Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about essential oils
Essential oils are the concentrated extracts of potentially beneficial plants, such as lavender and peppermint. Learn more about their uses and the possible risks here.
Given that many parents of children with autism seek out complementary and alternative therapies, the Canadian Paediatric Society says it's important that doctors get informed and talk about them — especially since those therapies are often expensive, unproven and even potentially harmful.
This study presents an alternative therapy to conventional anti-Parkinson’s treatment strategies; where motor and non-motor symptomatic complications are considered. Thus; providing sustainability, patient compliance, therapeutic safety and efficiency, based on triggering secretion of endogenous dopamine (DA). Exogenous DA has long been considered the best therapy, however, its poor blood brain barrier (BBB) permeability, fluctuated plasma levels, and non-motor complications negligence, decreased response to therapy with time. Consequently; brain targeting Tween®80-coated pegylated lipomers were tailored for intr...
In this study, researchers from Germany investigated the safety of Helleborus niger aqueous fermented extract (HNE) and its therapeutic potential against various cancer cell lines. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The therapeutic applications of H. niger is manifold due to its phytochemical composition. However, the two active...
To provide evidence for medical management of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in China based on comparisons of all clinical practical interventions using Bayesian network meta-analysis.
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,Volume 25, Issue 11, Page 1103-1108, November 2019.
Swedish massage and deep tissue massage are two popular forms of massage therapy. Read on to learn about their differences and intended uses.
Conditions: Mild Cognitive Impairment; Older Adults; Neurological Injury Intervention: Behavioral: Dance-based exergaming Sponsors: University of Illinois at Chicago; National Institute on Aging (NIA) Recruiting
(European School of Oncology) Patients with advanced breast cancer that has spread to the skin are likely to cause more harm than good if they use complementary therapies to treat their skin lesions. Professor Maria Jo ã o Cardoso told the Advanced Breast Cancer Fifth International Consensus Conference (ABC5) in Lisbon that there was a long list of herbal products and creams that patients often try, but many of them could delay wound healing and interfere with systemic anti-cancer treatments such as hormone therapy or chemotherapy.
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Chemico-Biological InteractionsAuthor(s): Nehal M. Elsherbiny, Eman Said, Hoda Atef, Sawsan A. ZaitoneAbstractType 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a disease with a drastically growing worldwide prevalence. It is usually associated with numerous complications of which; diabetic nephropathy (DN); is a main complication of microvasculature and more seriously, a common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Unfortunately, both the lack of a definitive remedy alongside the economic and the social burden on DN patients enforces considerable impetus for developing alterna...