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Green light for ban on prescription of ‘low value products’ on NHS

Fish oils, herbal remedies, homeopathic products, and warming muscle rubs on the list Related items fromOnMedica Gluten-free food CCGs ban routine prescription of some treatments NHS savings plan led to cuts of some ‘low-value’ treatments Dropping ‘low value prescription items’ set to save NHS ‘millions’
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Conclusion: In a series of experiments, we were able to show that the mere information transfer of an antifungal substance (clotrimazole) leads to a statistically significant reduction of yeast colony growth. Same was true for a homeopathic potency and a digitalized clotrimazole information. Implications for pharmaceutical treatment and unwanted drug side effects are discussed. An experimental confirmation of these findings would coincide with a wide range of practical applications.
Source: Current Signal Transduction Therapy - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:Journal of Integrative Medicine Author(s): Paolo Bellavite, Marta Marzotto, Clara Bonafini Arnica montana is a popular traditional remedy widely used in complementary and alternative medicine, in part for its wound-healing properties. The authors recently showed that this plant extract and several of its homeopathic dilutions are able to modify the expression of a series of genes involved in inflammation and connective tissue regeneration. Their studies opened a debate, including criticisms to the “errors” in the methods used and the “confounders...
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by the a reporter from the Georgetown student newsletter about its integrative medicine program. It got me to thinking how delusion that one’s work is science-based can lead to collaborations with New Age “quantum” mystics like Deepak Chopra. "Integrative medicine" doctors engaging in what I like to refer to as quackademic medicine all claim to be "evidence-based" or "science-based." The words apparently do not mean what integrative medicine academics think they mean. The post Quackademic medicine versus being “science-based&rdqu...
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Most oncology patients are using some form of complementary alternative medicine (CAM). These can include acupuncture, massage, yoga, homeopathy, energy work, spiritual healers, vitamins and supplements, mind-body interventions, diets, and many other modalities. Although many of these interventions are safe and beneficial, some of them can be harmful. Unfortunately, because of time constraints, knowledge deficits, and the acuity of our patients, assessment of the use of CAM is often overlooked. As nurse practitioners, we must educate ourselves about the evidence for safety and efficacy of these interventions.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Feature Article Source Type: research
Updated Date: Feb 13, 2018 EST
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Updated Date: Feb 12, 2018 EST
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Georgian College says it is cancelling a controversial advanced diploma program in homeopathy, which has been criticized by doctors and scientists as "pseudoscience."
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Publication date: Available online 7 February 2018 Source:Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine Author(s): Paolo Bellavite, Clara Bonafini, Marta Marzotto Gelsemium sempervirens L. (Gelsemium) is traditionally used for its anxiolytic-like properties and its action mechanism in laboratory models are under scrutiny. Evidence from rodent models was reported suggesting the existence of a high sensitivity of central nervous system to anxiolytic power of Gelsemium extracts and Homeopathic dilutions. In vitro investigation of extremely low doses of this plant extract showed a modulation of gene expression of human ne...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION Doctors and interns of allopathic medicine are aware of AYUSH systems. They use it for themselves and recommend it to patients. They believe that familiarization of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery students with AYUSH therapies and their integration with allopathic medicine may help in improving patient care.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
(Natural News) A case report found that homeopathy could improve vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that causes the skin to lose its melanin pigment. The case report was led by a team of researchers from the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore, India who looked at a series of 14 cases of vitiligo that involved treatment with...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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