Effect of complementary therapies on functional capacity and quality of life among prefrail and frail older adults: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials - Buto MSS, de Oliveira MPB, Carvalho C, Vassimon-Barroso V, Takahashi ACM.
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effects of complementary therapies on functional capacity and quality of life among prefrail and frail older adults. MATERIALS AND METHOD: An electronic search was performed in the PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Cochrane Lib... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

‘A Hail Mary’: Psychedelic Therapy Draws Veterans to Jungle Retreats
Ayahuasca, a vomit-inducing hallucinogenic brew, draws thousands of people each year — including former soldiers — to jungle retreats that have become an unlicensed and unregulated mental health marketplace. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ernesto Londo ño and Adam Ferguson Tags: Alternative and Complementary Medicine Therapy and Rehabilitation Drug Abuse and Traffic Mental Health and Disorders Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Veterans Depression (Mental) Antidepressants Veterans Affairs Department Costa Rica Ama Source Type: news

Man indicted in sale of 'homemade', untested cancer drugs
Federal prosecutors say an Alabama man has been indicted on charges he manufactured homemade and untested cancer drugs in his kitchen and marketed them to “alternative-medicine doctors” in the U.S., Mexico and elsewhere (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Could Yoga Calm Your A - Fib? Early Findings Suggest It Might
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Defiance and low trust in medical doctors related to vaccine scepticism
(University of Turku) A new study shows that individuals who react negatively to rules and recommendations and have lower trust in doctors more often use complementary and alternative medicine, that is, treatments or substances that are not included in the care offered or recommended by doctors. The study included altogether 770 parents of young children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Feeling Anxious? Yoga Can Help Soothe You
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Sprains, strains and bruises: Oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs compared with other oral pain killers
ConclusionsThe body of evidence to date has found no difference between NSAIDs and other pain killers for pain relief for strains, sprains, and bruises in younger people. However, the authors need more, and better evidence on return to function and unwanted side effects in all age groups, particularly in older people.Peter Jones Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and Director of Emergency Medicine Research Adult Emergency Department, Auckland City Hospital summarized:“Sprains, strains and bruises are common injuries. Often people are unsure ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Resume After COVID-19 Disruption
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck earlier this year, clinical trials at medical centers around the world slowed enrollment or placed trial activities on hold. As businesses begin to reopen in the United States, more treatment centers are resuming mesothelioma study activities and ramping up enrollment. Clinical research trials offer patients access to experimental mesothelioma treatments that haven’t yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These treatments may provide higher chances of survival than the current standard of care. “So far, every patient I have seen during the COVID-19 pande...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 10, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Saved by the Saxons! The disgusting 10th-century potion that could beat superbugs
Made from cow ’s bile, garlic and onions, Bald’s eyesalve was meant to cure styes, but scientists believe it could deal with antibiotic-resistant bacterial infectionsName:Bald ’s eyesalve.Age: 1,000 years old.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2020 Category: Science Tags: Medical research MRSA and superbugs Science Alternative medicine Life and style Source Type: news

Investigating the wound-healing properties of royal jelly
(Natural News) Chinese researchers explored the wound-repairing activity of royal jelly proteins using an in vitro scratch wound model. They reported their findings in an article published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In recent years, chronic wounds or skin injuries have become a considerable challenge due to the increasing morbidity of diseases like diabetes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ Broken Heart Syndrome ’ Has Risen During Pandemic: Study
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Infections, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Use Increasing for MS
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- For people with multiple sclerosis (pwMS), there has been an increase in use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a study published in the June issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Activate these 5 acupressure points to relieve headaches naturally
(Natural News) Headaches can easily ruin your day if they’re left unchecked. But taking medications for headaches increases your risk of suffering from side effects, such as liver damage. To relieve headaches naturally, try alternative medicine like acupressure. Acupressure is a kind of complementary or alternative medicine that is based on the same fundamental principles as acupuncture. Both practices... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MS Patients Turn to Marijuana, Other Alternative Treatments
A majority of just over 1,000 respondents said they used some type of alternative therapy, including marijuana, vitamins, herbs and minerals, plus mind-body therapies like exercise, mindfulness, massage and various diets. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MS Patients Turn to Marijuana, Other Alternative Treatments
THURSDAY, July 2, 2020 -- Despite the existence of conventional medications to manage multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms, a majority of patients also rely on alternative therapies, including vitamins, exercise and marijuana, a new survey suggests. For... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Survey: Alternative medicine is widespread among people with MS
(Oregon Health& Science University) A new survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis finds that an overwhelming majority use complementary and alternative medicine, with many using cannabis. In a sign of broader societal acceptance of treatments beyond conventional medications, the survey found that patients are nine times more likely to talk with their neurologist about the use of alternative therapies than patients in a similar survey conducted in 2001. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Indians turn to ayurveda to ward off coronavirus
Faced with a rising death toll and limited treatment options, alternative medicine offers solace to many (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What is Dry Needling?
Discussion Myofascial pain is pain from muscle or fascia, and usually associated with myofascial trigger points which are “…a highly localized, hyperirritable spot in a palpable, taut band of skeletal muscle fibers.” Trigger points are common reasons people, especially adults, seek relief in primary care or pain clinic settings. Athletes may also complain of pain caused by them. They are treated in a variety of ways, none of which used as a single method is successful for all individuals. Muscle “…stretching, massage, ischemic compression, laser therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 1, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Mindfulness May Ease the Emotional Burden of MS
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, Immunology, News, Source Type: news

Scientists say barley is a promising laxative and functional food against constipation
(Natural News) According to a recent study published in BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies, fermented barley extract is a promising laxative agent and natural remedy for spastic constipation. After investigating its effects in constipated rats, South Korean researchers reported that fermented barley exhibits antioxidant, gastroprotective and immunostimulatory properties that make it a powerful functional food ingredient against spastic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Why Do We Take Existence for Granted?’ Deepak Chopra on Finding Gratitude During the Coronavirus Pandemic
This article is part of #TIME100Talks: Finding Hope, a special series featuring leaders across different fields sharing their ideas for navigating the pandemic. Want more? Sign up for access to more virtual events, including live conversations with influential newsmakers. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized clickmonsters COVID-19 TIME 100 TIME100 Talks video Source Type: news

A peppermint for pain? Peppermint oil can help reduce pain caused by irritable bowel syndrome
(Natural News) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a lifelong condition that can be very difficult to deal with on a daily basis. Fortunately, a recent study has found that peppermint oil can be a safe and effective remedy for IBS. Published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the research revealed that peppermint oil has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers investigate the effects of Moringa oleifera stem extract on cataracts caused by oxidative stress
(Natural News) Chinese researchers investigated the effects of Moringa oleifera stem extract (MOSE) on cataract formation induced by oxidative stress in cultured mouse lenses. The results of their study were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. M. oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, drumstick tree or simply moringa, has strong antioxidant properties. To find... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To fight the coronavirus, some patients turn to alternative medicine
With no treatment for the new coronavirus, some people are trying alternative medicines. In China and India, the government has advised them to do so. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

To fight the coronavirus, some patients turn to alternative medicine
With no treatment for the new coronavirus, some people are trying alternative medicines. In China and India, the government has advised them to do so. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Source Type: news

Scientists explore the healing effects of Gua Sha therapy on patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy
(Natural News) In this open-label, randomized controlled study, Chinese researchers examined the effect of gua sha therapy in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Their results were published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. A total of 119 subjects were recruited by the researchers, 60 were assigned to the gua sha group and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whatever works: Survey reveals patients with psoriasis are willing to try alternative medicine to address symptoms
(Natural News) People with psoriasis tend to use alternative medicines to treat rashes, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Through a survey distributed by the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), a team of researchers from the George Washington University‘s School of Medicine and Health Sciences found that people with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This way for brain tingles: ASMR gets a shiver-inducing exhibition
From cucumber-crunchers to cranial exams, YouTube is full of ASMRtists provoking the strangely pleasurable autonomous sensory meridian response. Now they ’ve got their own euphoric museum showSome whisper gently into the microphone, while tapping their nails along the spine of a book. Others take a bar of soap andslice it methodically into tiny cubes, letting the pieces clatter into a plastic tray. There are those who dress up as doctors and pretend toperform a cranial nerve exam, and the ones who eat food as noisily as they can, recording every crunch and slurp in 3D stereo sound.To an outsider, the world of ASMR vi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Wainwright Tags: Art Psychology Health & wellbeing Social trends Art and design Culture Technology Exhibitions Museums Installation Video art Sweden Painting Anxiety Alternative medicine Animal behaviour Science Life and style World Source Type: news

Promising Data Supports Curcumin Treatment for Mesothelioma
The plant-based substance curcumin could soon be included in the multidisciplinary treatment of malignant mesothelioma, according to a recent multicenter, international study review. Curcumin, an active compound found in the common culinary spice turmeric, has been used for decades by some as an anti-inflammatory, complementary medicine for many ailments. It may soon take a more prominent role with mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer with no definitive cure. “Our hope is that, in the not-too-distant future, it could be part of new therapeutic strategies for mesothelioma,” Dr. Antonio Giordano, director of Sbarro...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Hsiang ju, used in TCM, protects the liver from damage, prevents lipid accumulation
(Natural News) Glossogyne tenuifolia or hsiang ju is a common perennial herb that grows in the coastal areas of Penghu Island in Taiwan. It has a long history of use as a folk medicine and is known for its liver-protective properties. In a recent study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from Taiwan and Vietnam... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Easy and Effective Tips to Get Rid of Morning Anxiety
Apart from the Sunday Scaries, weekday morning anxiety is more commonplace than you think. Despite this notion, there are simple, natural, and drug-free ways to combat your AM anxiety in about five minutes. It might just be a small amount of time, but this payoff could make your morning — and potentially your whole day — a lot better and less stressful. That’s a great return on your time investment!  Below is a list of things to do as soon as you wake up and feel panicky. As said above, these only take about five minutes of your time with a big boost in a sense of calm and wellbeing. Try one of these...
Source: Psych Central - March 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Emily Waters Tags: Anxiety Habits Self-Help Sleep Habit Change morning anxity sleep hygiene Source Type: news

F.D.A. Warns 7 Companies to Stop Claiming Silver and Other Products Treat Coronavirus
The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission said the claims threaten public health because consumers might stop or delay appropriate medical treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christine Hauser and Johnny Diaz Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Food and Drug Administration Federal Trade Commission United States Alternative and Complementary Medicine Frauds and Swindling Source Type: news

Rehabilitating the mind:
Transcultural psychiatry has increased awareness of alternative approaches to mental health and wellbeing, influencing developments in Western psychotherapeutic treatments. In this article, I look at the recent interest in alternative therapies by the U.S.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Berberine a "multipotent" therapy for reducing risk of Alzheimer's disease
(Natural News) Researchers from Hong Kong and Macau conducted a systematic review to evaluate the neuroprotective effects of berberine. Their article was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a complex disease driven by multiple factors. Therapeutic strategies based on decreasing the amount of B-amyloid in the brain have failed in clinical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Topical sesame oil is effective at reducing pain in patients with chemotherapy-induced phlebetis
In this study, researchers from Iran assessed the effects of topical sesame oil, particularly if it could reduce the severity of pain caused by chemotherapy-induced phlebitis (CIP). Their results were published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. CIP is one of the most common complications developed by cancer patients. The use of complementary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigating the effects of tai chi chuan exercises on patients with total knee arthroplasty
(Natural News) Researchers from hospitals affiliated with Jining University and Jilin University in China investigated whether tai chi chuan (TCC) exercises can improve functional outcomes and the quality of life (QOL) of patients with primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to knee osteoarthritis (OA). Their findings were published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the science behind The Goop Lab's claims?
Gwyneth Paltrow's exploration of alternative therapies has angered critics, including the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Coronavirus, China Weighs Benefits of Buffalo Horn and Other Remedies
China is advising doctors to consider mixing Western antiviral drugs with traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of the coronavirus. But experts question the efficacy of Chinese remedies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sui-Lee Wee Tags: Medicine and Health Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Epidemics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Alternative and Complementary Medicine World Health Organization Xi Jinping China Hubei Province (China) Source Type: news

Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa Often Turn to Alternative Medicine Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa Often Turn to Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is common among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), more than half of whom report dissatisfaction with conventional treatment, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Sniff this oil before bed to get a good night’s sleep
HOW TO sleep: The prospect of a peaceful night's sleep can seem like a pipe dream if you suffer from sleep loss, especially if you have seemingly exhausted all options. Smelling essential oils is an alternative therapy that may just do the trick, however. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Goop Targets Gaps in Patient Care Goop Targets Gaps in Patient Care
The size of the complementary and alternative medicine market is an'indictment against the conventional medical industry,'says F. Perry Wilson. What can be done to reverse this growing trend?Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of cold and hot showers?
Cold showers and hot showers may have different effects on the body. In this article, learn about the potential benefits of each, as well as some risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mindfulness could help us unlearn fear
Recent research adds to the evidence that mindfulness practice may enable us to eradicate unhelpful fears — and continue to keep them at bay. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Early Prostate Cancer Treatment: Surveillance and Alternative Medicine
Title: Early Prostate Cancer Treatment: Surveillance and Alternative MedicineCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Yoga May Bring a Brain Boost, Review Shows
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mindfulness training may lower blood pressure
A recent study concludes that a specially designed mindfulness curriculum can significantly benefit individuals with high blood pressure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Clove essential oil can keep blood sugar levels at bay after eating
(Natural News) The aromatic flower buds of the Syzygium aromaticum plant known as cloves are common ingredients in many cuisines and in traditional medicine. Besides being a natural antibacterial and having anti-obesity properties, cloves have also been reported to have anti-diabetic properties. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from India and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could the Family Dog Lower a Child ’ s Odds for Schizophrenia Later?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a heavy metal detox?
This article looks at the effectiveness, benefits, and risks of a heavy metal detox. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Homeopathy as a complementary therapy for asthma
(Natural News) Asthma is a common long-term disease characterized by the inflammation of the airways in the lungs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that around 19.2 million American adults aged 18 and above have this disease, equivalent to about 7.7 percent of the entire population in the US. There is currently... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news