In a story akin to “the mouse that roared,” the Swiss government has determined that the very small doses commonly used in homeopathic medicine are both effective and cost-effective. Despite the impressive technological prowess of conventional medicine today, the Swiss government has determined that homeopathy is considerably more cost effective.
When the diagnosis is breast cancer, many women will augment their doctor’s care with some form of complementary treatment.
In 2006, research from the University of Texas indicated that yoga helped women going through radiation for breast cancer. They were able to function better day-to-day, they slept better and they had elevated moods compared . . . → Read More: Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatments May Ease With CAM Therapies
Rochester researchers are presenting six abstracts on topics ranging from complementary medicine-use rates to nutritional insufficiencies in children with autism spectrum disorders. They even looked at how artificial food dye might affect children with autism.
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Dr. Andrew Weil, among the best-known medical doctors practicing alternative and complementary medicine, suggests researchers are ignoring an important endpoint when they evaluate the success or failure of clinical drug trials: how the patient feels about the treatment.
Medicine has become enslaved to “evidence-based” approaches that rely on randomized, clinical trials as the only . . . → Read More: Dr. Weil says there’s a better approach to evaluating clinical drug trials
Complementary and alternative medicine use is high among people with skin disorders and has increased in this group, according to a report in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The 2007 survey revealed that 84.5 percent of people with skin problems reported using CAM, such as vitamins, minerals, . . . → Read More: Complementary Medicine Use for Skin Disorders Has Risen
“This smack of winter weather will be with us for the next several months and for some it may affect their mood and overall outlook.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that follows the seasons. The most common type of SAD is called winter depression. It usually begins in late fall . . . → Read More: Welcome to the winter ‘blues’ (SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder)