Reasons for Use of and Experiences with Homeopathic Treatment as an Adjunct to Usual Cancer Care: Results of a Small Qualitative Study.
CONCLUSION: The cancer patients in this study sought homeopathy to address their hopes and concerns and to help them face obstacles and find support. They were actively taking responsibility for their own health and valued the whole person approach used by their homeopaths. Participants reported improved well-being both at the physical and mental levels. The results provide a basis for further research to learn more from patients' experiences with this intervention. Such knowledge could potentially be helpful to improve healthcare practitioners' communication with patients, and thereby patients' overall care. PMID: 30241107 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: There is a considerable demand for integrative medicine among breast and gynecological cancer patients. Our results underline the need for the implementation of evidence-based integrative treatments in cancer care in order to meet the standards of modern oncology.Breast Care
This study identified fundraising campaigns for unsubstantiated treatments, such as homeopathic remedies for cancer and antibiotic therapy for chronic Lyme disease, on GoFundMe and other crowdfunding platforms.
CONCLUSIONS: Lack of a framework and sufficient funding prevented home blood transfusion development until changes that occurred in 2018. Therefore, this activity should develop in years to come. Allowing reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, home blood transfusion fit into French health national strategy. PMID: 30268597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
[Prevalence and expectations of "alternative and complementary medicine" use during radiotherapy in 2016: A prospective study]. Cancer Radiother. 2018 Sep 06;: Authors: Dupin C, Arsène-Henry A, Charleux T, Haaser T, Trouette R, Vendrely V Abstract PURPOSE: Alternative and complementary medicine is defined as any substance or technique of non-allopathic medicine used to improve health and quality of life. The purpose of this prospective observational study was to evaluate the use of alternative and complementary medicine during radiotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire w...
Cancer patients — including those with mesothelioma — who receive complementary therapy are likely to die sooner than those who use only conventional treatment, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Patients receiving complementary medicine also were more inclined to forego at least one component of their conventional treatment regimen. The study was done by a team from the Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center at Yale School of Medicine. JAMA Oncology published the study July 19. “The study was about patients who were using unproven therapies for treatment...
By ANISH KOKA Part 1 Part 2 Physicians have been making up numbers longer than people have been guessing weights at carnivals. How much does this statin lower the chances of a heart attack? How long do I have to live if I don’t get the aortic valve surgery? In clinics across the land confident answers emerge from doctors in white coats. Most of the answers are guesses based on whatever evidence about the matter exists applied to the patient sitting in the room. The trouble is that the evidence base used to be the provenance of experts and anecdotes that have in the past concluded leeches were good f...
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 114-115 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1654684 Diospyros kaki Cr. as a homeopathic remedy was made from the Kaki tree from Nagasaki, Japan, that survived the 1945 Plutonium bomb attack on the city during the war between Japan and the USA. Two short cases show the remedy can be used for climate change–related indications, namely skin cancers and post-traumatic stress disorder. [...] Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Homœopathic Links 2018; 31: 168-168 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1654692 Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Full text
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CONCLUSION: The appropriate homeopathic remedy, reflecting the Scholten approach, seemed to have beneficial impact on the disease process of the five individuals presented. PMID: 29908526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]