Review investigates the effects of Chinese herbal baths as treatments for uremic pruritus

(Natural News) Researchers from the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal bath therapy (CHBT) as a treatment for uremic pruritus (UP). The results of their study were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Traditionally, CHBT is used as an external therapy to...
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es CM Abstract The World Health Organization (WHO) and other worldwide health agencies have recently taken initiatives to encourage the use of traditional medicine and/or complementary/alternative medicine in order to promote well-being and public health. In this way, one of the WHO's concerns is the safe use of these therapies. Phytotherapy is a strategy consisting of the use of medicinal plants (MP) and/or herbal medicinal products (HMP) for medicinal purposes. The use of phytotherapy concomitantly with drugs may cause interactions compromising the expected pharmacological action or generating toxic effects. The...
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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.
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by Paul McCusker, Md Yeunus Mian, Guanguan Li, Michael D. Olp, V. V. N. Phani Babu Tiruveedhula, Farjana Rashid, Lalit Kumar Golani, Ranjit S. Verma, Brian C. Smith, James M. Cook, John D. Chan Parasitic flatworm infections (e.g. tapeworms and fluke worms) are treated by a limited number of drugs. In most cases, control is reliant upon praziquantel (PZQ) monotherapy. However, PZQ is ineffective against sexually immature parasites, and there have also been several concerning reports on ce stode and trematode infections with poor PZQ cure-rates, emphasizing the need for alternative therapies to treat these infections. We ha...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine,Volume 25, Issue 11, Page 1103-1108, November 2019.
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Swedish massage and deep tissue massage are two popular forms of massage therapy. Read on to learn about their differences and intended uses.
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