Slow Medicine: Clashing with Andrew Weil

(MedPage Today) -- Principles of slow, alternative medicine overlap, but there's a clear line
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ConclusionAlthough several CAM were found effective for chronic pain relief, it remains unclear when these modalities are a reasonable choice against or in conjunction with mainstream treatments. In that sense, future research with a clear emphasis on concurrent evaluation of CAM overall efficacy and patient adherence/tolerance is needed.
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
(Natural News) Researchers found that two plants used in Nigerian ethnomedicine have stronger cytotoxic activity than cyclophosphamide, a drug used in chemotherapy. The study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine initially looked at 31 plants before it singled out Macaranga barteri and Calliandra portoricensis for their anti-cancer effects. The researchers used two...
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(Natural News) The broken bones plant (Oroxylum indicum L.), commonly located in tropical Asian countries like Thailand, has long been used in treating obesity. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the effects of broken bones plant extract on the adipogenic and biomolecular change in 3T3-L1 adipocytes were evaluated. Initial studies evaluated the chemical components...
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(Natural News) The leaves of the elya plant (Elatostema papillosum) have been found to prevent neurocognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the antioxidant and anticholinesterase properties of the leaves of the elya plant were assessed to correlate it to the treatment of Alzheimer’s...
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(Natural News) Probiotics are increasingly becoming well-known for their health benefits. Common sources of probiotics include yogurt and kimchi, but one study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, provided evidence on the probiotic properties of brewer’s yeast, an essential ingredient to making beer and bread. Researchers at Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial...
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Lenalidomide is widely used for multiple myeloma (MM); however, while it is effective, most patients relapse and become lenalidomide-refractory. In this interview, conducted at the 23rd Congress of th... Author: VJHemOnc Added: 08/10/2018
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This study has limitations because of heterogeneity and inadequate quality of trials. Further research is requested.
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Review articles Source Type: research
Purpose of review The aim of this study was to describe the current state of physical therapy for facial nerve palsy, the evidence basis for these interventions and how therapy can be integrated with other medical and surgical interventions for facial nerve palsy, as it applies to ophthalmologists, oculoplastic surgeons and other specialists. Recent findings Many studies indicate that physical therapy is effective for the rehabilitation of patients with facial nerve palsy and can be used synergistically with interventions administered by physicians, such as targeted botulinum toxin injections. The field is limited by ...
Source: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: OCULOPLASTIC AND ORBITAL SURGERY: Edited by Richard C. Allen Source Type: research
(Natural News) Hypertension is a dangerous condition that leads to a wide variety of complications. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into the diuretic and antioxidant properties of Vepris heterophylla, a plant native to Africa, and its potential role as a natural treatment for high blood pressure. Despite the...
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(Natural News) Shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa) has been found to be an effective treatment for typhoid fever caused by Salmonella, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers at the University of Dschang, University of Ngaoundéré, and University of Yaoundé 1 in Cameroon looked at the effects of shea butter...
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