Therapeutic practices which are not currently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medical practice. They may lack biomedical explanations but as they become better researched some (PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES; DIET; ACUPUNCTURE) become widely accepted whereas others (humors, radium therapy) quietly fade away, yet are important historical footnotes. Therapies are termed as Complementary when used in addition to conventional treatments and as Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment.
A system of therapeutics founded by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), based on the Law of Similars where "like cures like". Diseases are treated by highly diluted substances that cause, in healthy persons, symptoms like those of the disease to be treated.
Brief accounts or narratives of an incident or event.
Therapeutic use of humor and laughter to improve emotional well being and health.
The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.
Placing of the hands of the healer upon the person to be cured with the intent of spiritual energetic healing.
The study of medicines derived from botanical sources.
Treatment of disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians. The placement varies with the disease being treated. It is sometimes used in conjunction with heat, moxibustion, acupressure, or electric stimulation.
Systems of medicine based on cultural beliefs and practices handed down from generation to generation. The concept includes mystical and magical rituals (SPIRITUAL THERAPIES); PHYTOTHERAPY; and other treatments which may not be explained by modern medicine.
A state of increased receptivity to suggestion and direction, initially induced by the influence of another person.
Use of plants or herbs to treat diseases or to alleviate pain.
Medicines that can be sold legally without a DRUG PRESCRIPTION.
Treatment to improve one's health condition by using techniques that can reduce PHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS; PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS; or both.
A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.
Practice of a health profession by an individual, offering services on a person-to-person basis, as opposed to group or partnership practice.
A province of Canada on the Pacific coast. Its capital is Victoria. The name given in 1858 derives from the Columbia River which was named by the American captain Robert Gray for his ship Columbia which in turn was named for Columbus. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p178 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p81-2)
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.
A province of western Canada, lying between the provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Its capital is Edmonton. It was named in honor of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p26 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p12)
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
(Note: 'North Carolina' is a place, not a medical term. However, I can provide a fun fact related to health and North Carolina.)
Patient involvement in the decision-making process in matters pertaining to health.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
I'm sorry for any confusion, but "London" is a place name and not a medical term, so it doesn't have a medical definition. It's the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, known for its rich history, culture, and landmarks. If you have any questions related to health or medicine, I'd be happy to help answer those!
The interactions between physician and patient.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Those factors which cause an organism to behave or act in either a goal-seeking or satisfying manner. They may be influenced by physiological drives or by external stimuli.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.
I'm sorry for any confusion, but 'England' is not a medical term and does not have a medical definition. England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, known for its rich history, cultural heritage, and contributions to medical science. However, in a medical context, it may refer to the location of a patient, healthcare provider, or research study, but it is not a term with a specific medical meaning.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)

Exploring self-care and wellness: a model for pharmacist compensation by managed care organizations. (1/1160)

Self-care and wellness are rapidly becoming mainstays of practice for many pharmacists. Consumer confidence and trust in pharmacists provides continuing opportunities for pharmacists to create products and services to satisfy consumer demands related to disease prevention and healthcare delivery. We outline two pharmacy wellness programs designed to meet consumer needs, and offer them as models for pharmacists. Issues related to the program and extent of involvement by pharmacists are raised, including the role of the pharmacists in behavior modification efforts; selecting areas of focus (e.g., smoking cessation); working with physicians for referrals; enlightening community business leaders and managed care organizations to the economic benefits of the program; and developing strategies for fair purchase of services to achieve program goals and provide adequate compensation in return.  (+info)

Huge court fight may be in offing as Ontario college considers penalty for maverick MD. (2/1160)

Physicians who practise alternative medicine are paying close attention to the case of an Ontario physician who was found guilty of professional misconduct. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario says it is simply doing its job.  (+info)

Migraine headaches: nutritional, botanical and other alternative approaches. (3/1160)

Migraine headaches are an increasingly common health problem with a wide range of potential etiological factors. Stress, food allergies, neuroendocrine imbalances and nutritional deficiencies all may contribute to migraine attacks. Many nutritional and botanical therapies aim to reduce migraine incidence by decreasing platelet aggregation and preventing the release of vasoactive neurotransmitters, and avoiding triggering foods. This article reviews much of the research on nutritional, botanical, dietary, and other alternative approaches to the treatment and prevention of migraines.  (+info)

Use of complementary therapies by patients attending musculoskeletal clinics. (4/1160)

Patients with musculoskeletal disorders commonly seek treatment outside orthodox medicine (complementary therapy). In patients attending hospital clinics we investigated the prevalence of such behaviour and the reasons for it. Patients attending rheumatology and orthopaedic clinics who agreed to participate were interviewed on the same day by means of a structured questionnaire in three sections: the first section about demographic characteristics; the second about the nature and duration of the complaint, the length of any treatment and whether the patient was satisfied with conventional treatment; and the third about the use of complementary medicine, the types of therapy that had been considered and the reasoning behind these decisions. The data were examined by univariate and bivariate analysis as well as logistic regression multivariate analysis. 166 patients were interviewed (99% response rate) and the predominant diagnosis was rheumatoid arthritis (22.3%). 109 patients (63%) were satisfied with conventional medical treatment; 63 (38%) had considered the use of complementary therapies, and 47 (28%) had tried such a therapy. 26 of the 47 who had used complementary therapy said they had gained some benefit. Acupuncture, homoeopathy, osteopathy and herbal medicine were the most popular types of treatment to be considered. Patients of female gender (P = 0.009) and patients who had expressed dissatisfaction with current therapies (P = 0.01) were most likely to have considered complementary medicine. These results indicate substantial use of complementary therapy in patients attending musculoskeletal disease clinics. The reasons for dissatisfaction with orthodox treatment deserve further investigation, as does the effectiveness of complementary treatments, which must be demonstrated before they are integrated with orthodox medical practice.  (+info)

The economics of migraine. Based on a presentation by Stuart O. Schweitzer, PhD. (5/1160)

Migraine headaches produce an enormous financial burden on society, primarily because of their high incidence among people in the middle of their careers. Migraine-related indirect costs, which constitute more than three quarters of the total economic burden of this disease, include both lost work time and diminished work capacity. Direct costs of migraine, which run into the billions of dollars, are attributable mainly to clinic and emergency room visits but also to drug treatments and alternative care. Several studies have documented the efficacy of pharmaceutical agents versus placebo, but good comparative studies and economic studies are rare. Development of rational prescribing guidelines and reimbursement policies will depend on analysis of such studies.  (+info)

Use of alternative medicine by women with early-stage breast cancer. (6/1160)

BACKGROUND: We analyzed the use of alternative medicine by women who had received standard therapy for early-stage breast cancer diagnosed between September 1993 and September 1995. METHODS: A cohort of 480 patients with newly diagnosed early-stage breast cancer was recruited from a Massachusetts statewide cohort of women participating in a study of how women choose treatment for cancer. Alternative medical treatments, conventional therapies, and health-related quality of life were examined. RESULTS: New use of alternative medicine after surgery for breast cancer was common (reported by 28.1 percent of the women); such use was not associated with choices about standard medical therapies after we controlled for clinical and sociodemographic variables. A total of 10.6 percent of the women had used alternative medicine before they were given a diagnosis of breast cancer. Women who initiated the use of alternative medicine after surgery reported a worse quality of life than women who never used alternative medicine. Mental health scores were similar at base line among women who decided to use alternative medicine and those who did not, but three months after surgery the use of alternative medicine was independently associated with depression, fear of recurrence of cancer, lower scores for mental health and sexual satisfaction, and more physical symptoms as well as symptoms of greater intensity. All groups of women reported improving quality of life one year after surgery. CONCLUSIONS: Among women with newly diagnosed early-stage breast cancer who had been treated with standard therapies, new use of alternative medicine was a marker of greater psychosocial distress and worse quality of life.  (+info)

A review of nutrients and botanicals in the integrative management of cognitive dysfunction. (7/1160)

Dementias and other severe cognitive dysfunction states pose a daunting challenge to existing medical management strategies. An integrative, early intervention approach seems warranted. Whereas, allopathic treatment options are highly limited, nutritional and botanical therapies are available which have proven degrees of efficacy and generally favorable benefit-to-risk profiles. This review covers five such therapies: phosphatidylserine (PS), acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC), vinpocetine, Ginkgo biloba extract (GbE), and Bacopa monniera (Bacopa). PS is a phospholipid enriched in the brain, validated through double-blind trials for improving memory, learning, concentration, word recall, and mood in middle-aged and elderly subjects with dementia or age-related cognitive decline. PS has an excellent benefit-to-risk profile. ALC is an energizer and metabolic cofactor which also benefits various cognitive functions in the middle-aged and elderly, but with a slightly less favorable benefit-to-risk profile. Vinpocetine, found in the lesser periwinkle Vinca minor, is an excellent vasodilator and cerebral metabolic enhancer with proven benefits for vascular-based cognitive dysfunction. Two meta-analyses of GbE demonstrate the best preparations offer limited benefits for vascular insufficiencies and even more limited benefits for Alzheimer's, while "commodity" GbE products offer little benefit, if any at all. GbE (and probably also vinpocetine) is incompatible with blood-thinning drugs. Bacopa is an Ayurvedic botanical with apparent anti-anxiety, anti-fatigue, and memory-strengthening effects. These five substances offer interesting contributions to a personalized approach for restoring cognitive function, perhaps eventually in conjunction with the judicious application of growth factors.  (+info)

Hepatitis C: epidemiology and review of complementary/alternative medicine treatments. (8/1160)

Hepatitis C is emerging as a serious worldwide problem. In the United States the current mortality figures may triple in the next ten years, rivaling HIV. The disease has a latency of 10-30 years and symptoms or signs may not appear until cirrhosis is evident. Adequate diagnosis, including liver biopsy, is essential in assessing the current stage of the viral infection and the need for treatment. Hepatitis C may manifest as hepatic fibrosis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, lichen planus, glomerulonephritis, mixed cryoglobulinemia, or porphyria. The hepatic damage is due both to the cytopathic effect of the virus and the inflammatory changes secondary to immune activation. The use of the botanical components glycyrrhizin, catechin, silymarin and phytosterols, and the antioxidants N-acetylcysteine and vitamin E are reviewed for their efficacy in treating chronic hepatitis and affecting liver damage.  (+info)

Complementary therapies refer to a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medicine. They are often used in conjunction with conventional treatments and are intended to facilitate the physical and emotional well-being of the patient. Complementary therapies can include a wide range of interventions such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, herbal medicine, yoga, meditation, guided imagery, hypnotherapy, and homeopathy, among others. It is important to note that while some complementary therapies have been shown to be effective for certain conditions, others lack scientific evidence of their safety and efficacy. Therefore, it is always recommended to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new complementary therapy.

Homeopathy is a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) system, developed in the late 18th century by Samuel Hahnemann, based on the principle of "like cures like." This concept suggests that a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person can be used in very dilute quantities to treat similar symptoms in illness. The dilutions are so extreme that no molecules of the original substance remain, leading to significant controversy and skepticism over any potential therapeutic effect. Homeopathic remedies are typically made from plants, minerals, or animals, and are often highly individualized for each patient based on their specific symptoms, mental and emotional state, and overall constitution. Despite its widespread use, homeopathy lacks robust scientific evidence supporting its efficacy beyond placebo effects, and it is not considered a mainstream medical practice in most countries.

An anecdote, in the context of medicine and healthcare, is a short narrative or description of a particular event or experience regarding a patient or a medical treatment. Anecdotes are often used in clinical settings to illustrate a point or to share a personal observation about a patient's response to a therapy.

However, anecdotes are generally considered to be a lower level of evidence than rigorous scientific studies because they are based on individual experiences and may not be representative of the broader population. Anecdotes can be subject to bias, including recall bias and confirmation bias, and may not account for other factors that could have influenced the outcome.

Therefore, while anecdotes can provide interesting insights and generate hypotheses for further investigation, they should not be used as the sole basis for making clinical decisions or recommendations. Instead, anecdotal evidence should be considered in conjunction with more rigorous scientific research to inform medical practice.

Laughter therapy, also known as humor therapy or therapeutic laughter, is a clinical intervention that uses humor and laughter to help improve physical, emotional, and mental health. The goal of laughter therapy is to stimulate the body's natural response to humor, which can lead to increased oxygen intake, muscle relaxation, stress reduction, and an overall sense of well-being.

Laughter therapy may involve various activities such as watching comedy shows or movies, telling jokes, engaging in simulated laughter exercises, or participating in group laughter sessions led by trained laughter therapists. The therapy can be used alone or in combination with other treatments to help manage symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and dementia.

It is important to note that while laughter therapy can provide numerous health benefits, it should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment or professional mental health care. Always consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new therapy or treatment regimen.

Medical Definition of Massage:

Massage is defined as the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (such as muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance health and well-being. It involves various techniques that include kneading, rubbing, pressing, and stretching the muscles and fascia (the connective tissue that covers the muscles).

The goal of massage is to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce muscle stiffness and pain, promote relaxation, and improve range of motion and overall flexibility. Massage therapy may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including anxiety, headaches, insomnia, joint pain, soft tissue injuries, and sports-related injuries.

It is important to note that massage should be performed by a trained and licensed professional to ensure safety and effectiveness. Additionally, individuals with certain health conditions, such as deep vein thrombosis, fractures, or infectious diseases, should avoid massage or consult their healthcare provider before receiving treatment.

Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a non-invasive therapy that practitioners use to help promote physical and emotional well-being. It's based on the idea that human beings are energy fields that can be manipulated to facilitate healing. Here's a medical definition:

Therapeutic Touch is a contemporary energy therapy that incorporates the intentional and sensitive use of universal energy for the purpose of facilitating the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of the client. Practitioners consciously use their hands within the client's energy field to identify areas of imbalance, congestion, or depletion and facilitate the flow of energy to restore balance and harmony. (Adapted from Nurturing the Spirit Through Therapeutic Touch, by Dolores Krieger & Dora Kunz, 1985)

It's important to note that while some people report positive experiences with TT, its effectiveness is not universally accepted within the medical community. Some studies have suggested benefits, but more rigorous research is needed to establish its therapeutic value conclusively.

Herbal medicine, also known as botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to the use of plants and plant extracts for therapeutic purposes. This traditional form of medicine has been practiced for thousands of years across various cultures worldwide. It involves the utilization of different parts of a plant, such as leaves, roots, seeds, flowers, and fruits, either in their whole form or as extracts, infusions, decoctions, tinctures, or essential oils.

Herbal medicines are believed to contain active compounds that can interact with the human body, influencing its physiological processes and helping to maintain or restore health. Some herbs have been found to possess pharmacological properties, making them valuable in treating various ailments, including digestive disorders, respiratory conditions, sleep disturbances, skin issues, and cardiovascular diseases.

However, it is essential to note that the regulation of herbal medicines varies significantly between countries, and their safety, efficacy, and quality may not always be guaranteed. Therefore, consulting a healthcare professional before starting any herbal medicine regimen is advisable to ensure proper usage, dosage, and potential interactions with other medications or health conditions.

Acupuncture therapy is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy (Qi), balance the vital force (Chi), and promote healing. It is based on the concept of meridians, or pathways, through which this energy flows. Acupuncture therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, and reproductive health issues. According to Western medicine, acupuncture may work by stimulating the nervous system, increasing blood flow, and releasing natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins. It is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified practitioner using sterile needles.

Traditional medicine (TM) refers to health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs incorporating plant, animal and mineral-based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques and exercises, applied singularly or in combination to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses or maintain well-being. Although traditional medicine has been practiced since prehistoric times, it is still widely used today and may include:

1. Traditional Asian medicines such as acupuncture, herbal remedies, and qigong from China; Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani and Siddha from India; and Jamu from Indonesia.
2. Traditional European herbal medicines, also known as phytotherapy.
3. North American traditional indigenous medicines, including Native American and Inuit practices.
4. African traditional medicines, such as herbal, spiritual, and manual techniques practiced in various African cultures.
5. South American traditional medicines, like Mapuche, Curanderismo, and Santo Daime practices from different countries.

It is essential to note that traditional medicine may not follow the scientific principles, evidence-based standards, or quality control measures inherent to conventional (also known as allopathic or Western) medicine. However, some traditional medicines have been integrated into modern healthcare systems and are considered complementary or alternative medicines (CAM). The World Health Organization encourages member states to develop policies and regulations for integrating TM/CAM practices into their healthcare systems, ensuring safety, efficacy, and quality while respecting cultural diversity.

Hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. In a clinical context, hypnosis is often used as a tool in hypnotherapy, to help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, or to make positive changes to their thoughts, behavior, and physical well-being. It's important to note that hypnosis is not a state of unconsciousness or sleep, but rather a state of altered consciousness characterized by increased suggestibility and focused attention.

It's also worth noting that the definition of hypnosis can vary between different fields and perspectives. Some definitions emphasize the role of suggestion in shaping experience during hypnosis, while others focus on the importance of expectancy and belief. Additionally, there is ongoing debate about the precise mechanisms underlying hypnotic phenomena, with some researchers emphasizing social and psychological factors, while others highlight neurological and physiological changes associated with hypnosis.

Phytotherapy is the use of extracts of natural origin, especially plants or plant parts, for therapeutic purposes. It is also known as herbal medicine and is a traditional practice in many cultures. The active compounds in these plant extracts are believed to have various medicinal properties, such as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, or sedative effects. Practitioners of phytotherapy may use the whole plant, dried parts, or concentrated extracts to prepare teas, capsules, tinctures, or ointments for therapeutic use. It is important to note that the effectiveness and safety of phytotherapy are not always supported by scientific evidence, and it should be used with caution and preferably under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Nonprescription drugs, also known as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, are medications that can be legally purchased without a prescription from a healthcare professional. They are considered safe and effective for treating minor illnesses or symptoms when used according to the directions on the label. Examples include pain relievers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen, antihistamines for allergies, and topical treatments for skin conditions. It is still important to follow the recommended dosage and consult with a healthcare provider if there are any concerns or questions about using nonprescription drugs.

Relaxation therapy is not a specific type of therapy with its own distinct medical definition. Rather, relaxation is a common element that is incorporated into many types of therapies and techniques aimed at reducing stress, anxiety, and promoting physical and mental relaxation. These techniques can include various forms of mind-body interventions such as deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, meditation, yoga, tai chi, and biofeedback.

The goal of relaxation therapy is to help individuals learn to control their physiological responses to stress and anxiety, leading to a reduction in muscle tension, lower heart rate and blood pressure, and an overall sense of calm and well-being. While relaxation therapy is not typically used as a standalone treatment for medical conditions, it can be a useful adjunctive therapy when combined with other treatments for a variety of physical and mental health concerns.

"State Medicine" is not a term that has a widely accepted or specific medical definition. However, in general terms, it can refer to the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare services and resources at the national or regional level, overseen and managed by the government or state. This can include public health initiatives, regulation of healthcare professionals and institutions, and the provision of healthcare services through publicly funded programs.

In some contexts, "State Medicine" may also refer to the practice of using medical treatments or interventions as a means of achieving political or social objectives, such as reducing crime rates or improving economic productivity. However, this usage is less common and more controversial.

In medical terms, "private practice" refers to the provision of healthcare services by a licensed and trained medical professional (such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, or dentist) who operates independently and is not employed by a hospital, clinic, or other health care institution. In private practice, these professionals offer their medical expertise and treatments directly to patients on a fee-for-service basis or through insurance billing. They are responsible for managing their own schedules, appointments, staff, and finances while maintaining compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and professional standards.

Private practices can vary in size and structure, ranging from solo practitioners working alone to larger group practices with multiple healthcare providers sharing resources and expertise. The primary advantage of private practice is the autonomy it provides for medical professionals to make decisions regarding patient care, treatment options, and business management without interference from external entities.

British Columbia is a province located on the west coast of Canada. It is not a medical term or concept. The province has a diverse geography, with mountains, forests, and coastal areas. Its largest city is Vancouver, and its capital is Victoria. The province is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities, as well as its vibrant cities and cultural attractions. It is home to a number of medical facilities and healthcare providers, and the provincial government plays a role in regulating and funding healthcare services within the province.

Patient acceptance of health care refers to the willingness and ability of a patient to follow and engage in a recommended treatment plan or healthcare regimen. This involves understanding the proposed medical interventions, considering their potential benefits and risks, and making an informed decision to proceed with the recommended course of action.

The factors that influence patient acceptance can include:

1. Patient's understanding of their condition and treatment options
2. Trust in their healthcare provider
3. Personal beliefs and values related to health and illness
4. Cultural, linguistic, or socioeconomic barriers
5. Emotional responses to the diagnosis or proposed treatment
6. Practical considerations, such as cost, time commitment, or potential side effects

Healthcare providers play a crucial role in facilitating patient acceptance by clearly communicating information, addressing concerns and questions, and providing support throughout the decision-making process. Encouraging shared decision-making and tailoring care plans to individual patient needs and preferences can also enhance patient acceptance of health care.

Self care is a health practice that involves individuals taking responsibility for their own health and well-being by actively seeking out and participating in activities and behaviors that promote healthy living, prevent illness and disease, and manage existing medical conditions. Self care includes a wide range of activities such as:

* Following a healthy diet and exercise routine
* Getting adequate sleep and rest
* Managing stress through relaxation techniques or mindfulness practices
* Practicing good hygiene and grooming habits
* Seeking preventive care through regular check-ups and screenings
* Taking prescribed medications as directed by a healthcare provider
* Monitoring symptoms and seeking medical attention when necessary

Self care is an important part of overall health and wellness, and can help individuals maintain their physical, emotional, and mental health. It is also an essential component of chronic disease management, helping people with ongoing medical conditions to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

I apologize, but "Alberta" is not a medical term. It is the name of a province in Canada, located in western Canada, and is known for its vast prairies, mountains, and coniferous forests. It is bordered by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, as well as the Northwest Territories to the north, and the US state of Montana to the south.

If you have any questions related to medical terminology or health-related topics, I would be happy to try to help answer them for you.

Qualitative research is a methodological approach in social sciences and healthcare research that focuses on understanding the meanings, experiences, and perspectives of individuals or groups within a specific context. It aims to gather detailed, rich data through various techniques such as interviews, focus groups, observations, and content analysis. The findings from qualitative research are typically descriptive and exploratory, providing insights into processes, perceptions, and experiences that may not be captured through quantitative methods.

In medical research, qualitative research can be used to explore patients' experiences of illness, healthcare providers' perspectives on patient care, or the cultural and social factors that influence health behaviors. It is often used in combination with quantitative methods to provide a more comprehensive understanding of complex health issues.

Neoplasms are abnormal growths of cells or tissues in the body that serve no physiological function. They can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Benign neoplasms are typically slow growing and do not spread to other parts of the body, while malignant neoplasms are aggressive, invasive, and can metastasize to distant sites.

Neoplasms occur when there is a dysregulation in the normal process of cell division and differentiation, leading to uncontrolled growth and accumulation of cells. This can result from genetic mutations or other factors such as viral infections, environmental exposures, or hormonal imbalances.

Neoplasms can develop in any organ or tissue of the body and can cause various symptoms depending on their size, location, and type. Treatment options for neoplasms include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy, among others.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "North Carolina" is a geographical location and not a medical term or condition. It is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. If you have any questions about medical terms or conditions, I'd be happy to help with those!

Patient participation refers to the active involvement of patients in their own healthcare process. This includes:

1. Making informed decisions about their health and treatment options in partnership with healthcare professionals.
2. Communicating effectively with healthcare providers to ensure their needs, preferences, and values are taken into account.
3. Monitoring their own health status and seeking appropriate care when needed.
4. Providing feedback on the quality of care they receive to help improve healthcare services.

Patient participation is considered a key component of patient-centered care, which aims to treat patients as whole persons with unique needs, values, and preferences, rather than simply treating their medical conditions. It is also an essential element of shared decision-making, where patients and healthcare providers work together to make informed decisions based on the best available evidence and the patient's individual circumstances.

A rural population refers to people who live in areas that are outside of urban areas, typically defined as having fewer than 2,000 residents and lacking certain infrastructure and services such as running water, sewage systems, and paved roads. Rural populations often have less access to healthcare services, education, and economic opportunities compared to their urban counterparts. This population group can face unique health challenges, including higher rates of poverty, limited access to specialized medical care, and a greater exposure to environmental hazards such as agricultural chemicals and industrial pollutants.

A questionnaire in the medical context is a standardized, systematic, and structured tool used to gather information from individuals regarding their symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, or other health-related factors. It typically consists of a series of written questions that can be either self-administered or administered by an interviewer. Questionnaires are widely used in various areas of healthcare, including clinical research, epidemiological studies, patient care, and health services evaluation to collect data that can inform diagnosis, treatment planning, and population health management. They provide a consistent and organized method for obtaining information from large groups or individual patients, helping to ensure accurate and comprehensive data collection while minimizing bias and variability in the information gathered.

Patient satisfaction is a concept in healthcare quality measurement that reflects the patient's perspective and evaluates their experience with the healthcare services they have received. It is a multidimensional construct that includes various aspects such as interpersonal mannerisms of healthcare providers, technical competence, accessibility, timeliness, comfort, and communication.

Patient satisfaction is typically measured through standardized surveys or questionnaires that ask patients to rate their experiences on various aspects of care. The results are often used to assess the quality of care provided by healthcare organizations, identify areas for improvement, and inform policy decisions. However, it's important to note that patient satisfaction is just one aspect of healthcare quality and should be considered alongside other measures such as clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Quality of Life (QOL) is a broad, multidimensional concept that usually includes an individual's physical health, psychological state, level of independence, social relationships, personal beliefs, and their relationship to salient features of their environment. It reflects the impact of disease and treatment on a patient's overall well-being and ability to function in daily life.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines QOL as "an individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns." It is a subjective concept, meaning it can vary greatly from person to person.

In healthcare, QOL is often used as an outcome measure in clinical trials and other research studies to assess the impact of interventions or treatments on overall patient well-being.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "London" is a place and not a medical term or condition. It is the capital city and largest metropolitan area in both England and the United Kingdom. If you have any questions related to medical definitions or health-related topics, I would be happy to help!

Physician-patient relations, also known as doctor-patient relationships, refer to the interaction and communication between healthcare professionals and their patients. This relationship is founded on trust, respect, and understanding, with the physician providing medical care and treatment based on the patient's needs and best interests. Effective physician-patient relations involve clear communication, informed consent, shared decision-making, and confidentiality. A positive and collaborative relationship can lead to better health outcomes, improved patient satisfaction, and increased adherence to treatment plans.

Treatment outcome is a term used to describe the result or effect of medical treatment on a patient's health status. It can be measured in various ways, such as through symptoms improvement, disease remission, reduced disability, improved quality of life, or survival rates. The treatment outcome helps healthcare providers evaluate the effectiveness of a particular treatment plan and make informed decisions about future care. It is also used in clinical research to compare the efficacy of different treatments and improve patient care.

In the context of healthcare and medical psychology, motivation refers to the driving force behind an individual's goal-oriented behavior. It is the internal or external stimuli that initiate, direct, and sustain a person's actions towards achieving their desired outcomes. Motivation can be influenced by various factors such as biological needs, personal values, emotional states, and social contexts.

In clinical settings, healthcare professionals often assess patients' motivation to engage in treatment plans, adhere to medical recommendations, or make lifestyle changes necessary for improving their health status. Enhancing a patient's motivation can significantly impact their ability to manage chronic conditions, recover from illnesses, and maintain overall well-being. Various motivational interviewing techniques and interventions are employed by healthcare providers to foster intrinsic motivation and support patients in achieving their health goals.

National health programs are systematic, large-scale initiatives that are put in place by national governments to address specific health issues or improve the overall health of a population. These programs often involve coordinated efforts across various sectors, including healthcare, education, and social services. They may aim to increase access to care, improve the quality of care, prevent the spread of diseases, promote healthy behaviors, or reduce health disparities. Examples of national health programs include immunization campaigns, tobacco control initiatives, and efforts to address chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. These programs are typically developed based on scientific research, evidence-based practices, and public health data, and they may be funded through a variety of sources, including government budgets, grants, and private donations.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "pilot projects" is not a medical term per se. Instead, it is a general term used in various fields, including healthcare and medicine, to describe a small-scale initiative that is implemented on a temporary basis to evaluate its feasibility, effectiveness, or impact before deciding whether to expand or continue it.

In the context of healthcare, pilot projects might involve testing new treatment protocols, implementing innovative care models, or introducing technology solutions in a limited setting to assess their potential benefits and drawbacks. The results of these projects can help inform decisions about broader implementation and provide valuable insights for improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare services.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "parents" is not a term that has a medical definition. In general usage, parents are the two people (typically) who bring up and care for a child, or who have given birth to or adopted a child. They are responsible for the child's housing, food, clothing, education, and medical care. Is there a specific medical or healthcare-related context you had in mind? I would be happy to help further if I can.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "England" is not a medical term or concept. It is one of the four constituent countries that make up the United Kingdom, along with Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. England is located in the southern part of Great Britain, which is the largest island of the British Isles.

If you have any questions related to medicine or healthcare, I would be happy to try to help answer them for you!

An "attitude to health" is a set of beliefs, values, and behaviors that an individual holds regarding their own health and well-being. It encompasses their overall approach to maintaining good health, preventing illness, seeking medical care, and managing any existing health conditions.

A positive attitude to health typically includes:

1. A belief in the importance of self-care and taking responsibility for one's own health.
2. Engaging in regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and avoiding harmful behaviors such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
3. Regular check-ups and screenings to detect potential health issues early on.
4. Seeking medical care when necessary and following recommended treatment plans.
5. A willingness to learn about and implement new healthy habits and lifestyle changes.
6. Developing a strong support network of family, friends, and healthcare professionals.

On the other hand, a negative attitude to health may involve:

1. Neglecting self-care and failing to take responsibility for one's own health.
2. Engaging in unhealthy behaviors such as sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, lack of sleep, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption.
3. Avoidance of regular check-ups and screenings, leading to delayed detection and treatment of potential health issues.
4. Resistance to seeking medical care or following recommended treatment plans.
5. Closed-mindedness towards new healthy habits and lifestyle changes.
6. Lack of a support network or reluctance to seek help from others.

Overall, an individual's attitude to health can significantly impact their physical and mental well-being, as well as their ability to manage and overcome any health challenges that may arise.

A chronic disease is a long-term medical condition that often progresses slowly over a period of years and requires ongoing management and care. These diseases are typically not fully curable, but symptoms can be managed to improve quality of life. Common chronic diseases include heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). They are often associated with advanced age, although they can also affect children and younger adults. Chronic diseases can have significant impacts on individuals' physical, emotional, and social well-being, as well as on healthcare systems and society at large.

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Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 10 (5): 266-270. doi:10.1089/act.2004.10.266. "Treatment of Mental Illnesses With ... Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which a trained therapist uses music and all of its facets-physical, emotional, ... Music therapy is used with individuals of all ages and with a variety of conditions, including: psychiatric disorders, medical ... Music therapy may provide a means of improving mental health among people with schizophrenia, but its effects in acute ...
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  • Complementary Therapies in Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering complementary and alternative medicine, a field often designated as pseudoscience. (
  • These therapies can help you take control of your health and engage in activities and treatments that improve your life. (
  • This section provides a brief overview of some complementary therapies commonly used alongside conventional cancer treatments. (
  • Some therapies may interfere with conventional treatments. (
  • Alternative therapies are treatments which may be offered as an alternative to conventional treatments. (
  • From reiki to craniosacral therapy, these effective, focused treatments offer an array of wellbeing benefits to deepen relaxation and expand your healing potential. (
  • Although some insurance companies cover certain complementary treatments, please be sure to call your insurance company and ask if they cover the service in which you are interested. (
  • Complementary treatments and therapies' are any treatments or therapies that are not part of the conventional treatment (such as medicines or surgery) of a disease, such as acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, vitamin and mineral supplements and herbal medicines. (
  • Findings in support of alternative and complementary interventions may especially be an aid in the treatment of disorders for which current treatments are found to be inadequate or to carry severe liabilities. (
  • This task force ultimately produced a consensus document (Block et al in resources page) to support carefully designed combinations of non-toxic chemicals as complementary integrative support for traditional cancer treatments to maximize our chance of arresting most cancers. (
  • Whether you suffer from a chronic illness or issue in your body, are searching for a natural and health-enhancing practice to boost the effectiveness of your conventional medical treatments, or are simply looking to improve your overall health and happiness, complementary therapy could be for you. (
  • Complementary therapy falls under the general umbrella of Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAMs) , which encompasses all treatments that exist outside of mainstream, standard healthcare. (
  • Complementary therapies are treatments used alongside conventional (mainstream) medicine. (
  • A wide range of treatments exist under the broad term of complementary therapy. (
  • According to a recent survey by the American Hospital Association and the Samueli Institute , a nonprofit research group focusing on complementary medicine, 42 percent of the 714 hospitals that responded offered at least one such therapy in 2010, a significant jump over just five years earlier, when 27 percent of hospitals offered such treatments. (
  • Although research supporting the efficacy of various complementary therapies is increasing, if hospitals confined themselves to those procedures supported by evidence there wouldn't be much to offer, says Ian Coulter, a senior health policy analyst at the Rand Corp. (The same could be said of many conventional medical treatments, of course. (
  • According to the survey, the top treatments offered at outpatient centers were massage therapy, acupuncture and guided imagery. (
  • Over the past decade, Grinnell Regional Medical Center, a rural community hospital in Grinnell, Iowa, has built a comprehensive integrative therapy program that offers the inpatient services described above as well as an array of treatments at its outpatient center six blocks away. (
  • This is a growing area of research , including evidence-based therapies like mind-body practices, lifestyle modifications, and herbs and natural products. (
  • Complementary therapies are non-traditional physical healing practices that tap into the mind-body connection and help you access your body's own inherent ability to shift energy, boost mood and ease pain. (
  • Since physiotherapy is now very difficult to access through the UK's National Health Service, more people are paying to access this privately, and it is not uncommon to see these three professional groups working together in the same surgery: a great example of mainstream and complementary practices working side by side. (
  • Whether you are striving to maintain good health practices or are experiencing health problems, such as chronic pain, holistic therapies can achieve great results. (
  • She still uses complementary practices to help her feel better and manage long-term effects. (
  • Dr. Fitzgerald later found out that zone therapy had similarities to practices by indigenous people in North America, according to a research paper on the topic. (
  • There are innumerable practices, products and health care systems that fall under the broad category of complementary therapy, each with their particular theory and practice. (
  • But all complementary therapies are identifiable for existing outside of conventional medical practices. (
  • Complementary therapies include approaches to eating that can help you manage the cancer and treatment side effects. (
  • Approaches that may be offered as alternative therapies range from visualisation to diet and prayer, and products such as vitamin supplements, herbal and homeopathic medicines. (
  • Complementary therapies are a broad range of therapies designed to improve your health and are a safe way of complementing conventional medical approaches. (
  • Travelers often ask their health care providers about the use of complementary or integrative health approaches for travel-related illnesses and conditions. (
  • Claims made about dietary supplements, herbal products (see Box 2-15 ), and other complementary approaches for travel-related health problems may not be supported by evidence. (
  • Be prepared to discuss what is known about the reported benefits of complementary and integrative health approaches and to counsel travelers on their possible side effects or interactions with prescribed vaccines or medications. (
  • Complementary health approaches that have been advocated for preventing or treating colds or influenza include echinacea, garlic and other herbs, nasal saline irrigation, probiotics, vitamin C, zinc products, and others. (
  • In Spain , about a quarter of a million cases were diagnosed in 2017, and 81% of the Spanish population has used, at least once, some kind of complementary therapy . (
  • It provides the underpinning knowledge and skills to work as a complementary therapist in the public, private and charitable sectors. (
  • See Safety concerns and talk to your doctors and complementary therapist about which therapies are suitable for you. (
  • Stories like these from Benze at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital and more from Jenny Branson, a board-certified music therapist at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, are notable and generate support for both music and art therapy. (
  • [ 1 ] It involved studying complementary and alternative medicines, specifically focusing on the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (
  • Since the founding in 1992, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has received about $1.6 billion of federal money to study a variety of things. (
  • 6 Ongoing studies evaluating complementary and alternative therapies are being conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health . (
  • Reflexology is a form of massage therapy that focuses on pressure points on the hands and feet meant to help relieve a number of health issues, including pain, sleep troubles, and anxiety, per the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) . (
  • A new report was released by NCHS in collaboration with NIH's National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (
  • Other studies overseas have reported that 63% - 83% of breast cancer patients use at least one type of complementary or alternative therapy. (
  • We all relax in different ways, and our approach towards alternative therapy should be no different. (
  • We can provide dogs therapy insurance, equine massage insurance, insurance for horse whisperers, farriers and animal hydrotherapists and similar alternative therapy insurance at extremely competitive prices, with our Animal Complementary Therapy Insurance policy you are also able to add on Public Liability Insurance . (
  • If the treatment is used in place of conventional medicine, it's considered to be an alternative therapy. (
  • For example, aromatherapy may be used alongside mainstream medicine as a complementary therapy, but it can also be used on its own as an alternative therapy. (
  • A complementary alternative therapy (CAM) use survey is a questionnaire used by medical professionals to track the use of alternative therapies. (
  • Track alternative therapies with ease using Jotform's Complementary Alternative Therapy (CAM) Use Survey. (
  • Complementary Alternative Therapy (CAM) Use Survey is a questionnaire that helps medical professionals track the use of alternative therapies by their patients. (
  • Experts say hospitals are embracing these therapies for many reasons, including a growing recognition that some integrative therapies, as they're also called, are very effective in some instances. (
  • According to the most recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics, Americans spent $33.9 billion on integrative therapies in 2007 - money that came out of their own pockets, since most of these therapies aren't covered by insurance. (
  • Hospitals offer most of their integrative therapies on an outpatient basis, usually at designated centers located at or near the hospitals. (
  • Integrative therapies are part of that strategy. (
  • Can massage therapy or reflexology help? (
  • Massage therapy is frequently used as a complementary therapy to reduce stress, pain, anxiety, and other symptoms. (
  • When it comes to physical injury, many massage therapy centres will have different practitioners who specialise in different areas of the body, or in different complaints such as sports injuries. (
  • In keeping with our commitment to care for the whole person, Fenway Health is proud to offer holistic therapies - acupuncture therapy and massage therapy - that complement our medical and behavioral health services. (
  • Reflexology massage therapy targets points on the hands, feet, and outer ears, and may reduce your stress level, among other benefits. (
  • Reflexology is a type of massage therapy that involves applying varying amounts of pressure to different parts of the feet, hands, and ears. (
  • Reflexology is considered generally safe, but some people may experience side effects following therapy, similar to other kinds of massage therapy. (
  • The HND in Complementary Therapies (SCQF level 8) develops knowledge and skills in professional issues together with massage, aromatherapy and reflexology. (
  • While modern scientific research is lacking, some evidence suggests that reflexology may be an effective complementary therapy for pain, anxiety, depression, sleep troubles, and some digestive issues like constipation. (
  • Modern reflexology is often credited to William H. Fitzgerald of the United States, who wrote about "zone therapy," the practice of applying pressure to different zones, or points, of the body to help relieve pain, in the early 1900s. (
  • Reflexology is a relaxing holistic therapy for restoring, maintaining and activating the body's natural equilibrium and healing potential. (
  • A large percent of cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), typically with the goal of relieving pain and controlling the adverse effects of disease or treatment. (
  • Complementary and alternative therapies are commonly used by cancer patients. (
  • Clinicians should encourage discussion with their patients about complementary and alternative therapies in an open, evidence-based and patient-centred manner. (
  • 8 The use of complementary and alternative therapies by adult cancer patients has been reported to be 7 - 64% 9 and 22% in Australia. (
  • 10 Approximately 50% of ovarian cancer patients have reported using complementary or alternative therapies in some small studies. (
  • Some patients use complementary and alternative therapies to gain a feeling of control over the treatment of their disease. (
  • Many patients with cancer make use of complementary medicine alongside conventional medicine, but clinicians in oncology often lack the knowledge to adequately advise patients on the evidence base for complementary therapies. (
  • This study aims to provide an overview of recently published systematic reviews that assess the effects of complementary therapies on patient-reported health outcomes in patients with cancer. (
  • The results suggest that several complementary therapies can improve health outcomes reported by patients with cancer, such as acupuncture to relieve pain, music interventions to reduce anxiety and yoga to improve cancer-related fatigue. (
  • This overview of systematic reviews can support clinicians in counselling their patients on this topic and provide directions for future research and clinical practice guidelines in the field of complementary medicine. (
  • These "complementary therapies" are fairly new in the world of medicine, but are gaining major traction as means to reduce stress, ease pain and help patients and families deal with hospital stays. (
  • In many cancer therapies, treatment is highly toxic, and even when they appear to work, a significant percentage of patients will experience a relapse after only a few months. (
  • Symptom-based therapy represents the mainstay of URI treatment in immunocompetent adults, although antimicrobial or antiviral therapy is appropriate in selected patients (see Medication). (
  • Because nicotine is highly addictive, many doctors offer patients nicotine replacement therapy to help ease their tobacco cravings. (
  • At Rennie Grove Peace, a team of fully qualified volunteer therapists can provide complementary therapy for our patients, carers and family members. (
  • As hospitals elbow each other to attract patients, increasingly they're hoping to tap into Americans' interest in - and willingness to spend money on - complementary and alternative medical therapies such as acupuncture and massage. (
  • In addition, hospitals aren't blind to the opportunity these therapies present to attract patients and perhaps make some money. (
  • This survey is designed to help medical professionals gather information on the use of alternative therapies by their patients. (
  • Use this Root Canal Therapy Consent Form to ensure that your patients understand the treatment terms and give their consent and approval. (
  • Effectiveness of Complementary Therapies in Cancer Patients: A Systematic Review. (
  • Said therapies are increasingly being used by cancer patients . (
  • The purpose of the study is to analyse the effectiveness of complementary therapies among cancer patients . (
  • A recent survey suggested that up to 85% of patients with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms or diseases were using these complementary/alternative medical therapies. (
  • It is very important that we don't blow off patients when they bring up these therapies by saying that there is no evidence to support them or that we've never heard of them. (
  • The reasons for the increased success of Reiki as an alternative and complementary healing method in the Western world are addressed, as well as the practice of Reiki as a healing method for self and others. (
  • Much discussion of integration of complementary and alternative and mainstream practice tends to focus on the needs, expectations and problems of medical professionals who are integrating CTs. (
  • If you are unsure, then it is good practice to look for a well-being or complementary therapies centre. (
  • Practicing evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) requires practitioners to develop an ability to appraise the quality of published studies addressing questions related to their clinical practice. (
  • CAM therapies provide an exciting opportunity to validate and expand nursing's arena of clinical practice and demonstrate nurses' ability to serve as "unique, indispensable, and economically feasible providers of health care" (Cattell, 1999). (
  • In our often hectic and unhealthy world, more and more people are seeking alternative healing systems to heal their aches, pains and ailments, and medical professionals are increasingly prescribing complementary therapies to practice alongside conventional clinical medicine. (
  • a therapy based on an ancient Chinese practice, where very fine needles are inserted into the skin on specific parts of your body. (
  • Why do general practitioners (GPs) seem so open to complementary therapies? (
  • Why then might complementary practitioners (CPs) want to work in the mainstream? (
  • Your primary care team at Fenway will work together with our complementary therapies practitioners to determine if acupuncture and massage therapies can benefit you. (
  • That figure includes fees for about 354 million visits to complementary and alternative medical practitioners, and represents about 11 percent of total out-of-pocket expenditures on health care. (
  • Many of these procedures will not be covered on the NHS, so you might need to pay out of pocket or take out private health cover if you intend to access complementary therapies on a regular basis. (
  • How do I access complementary therapy at Grove House? (
  • There is evidence to support the effectiveness of some complementary therapies and for such therapies, clinicians should discuss their potential benefits and use alongside conventional therapies. (
  • 1 There is evidence for the effectiveness of cognitive and behavioural techniques, such as relaxation and guided imagery in reducing symptoms and anxiety, 2, 3 and for cognitive behavioural techniques and therapies such as prayer and meditation in the management of pain. (
  • Yet, the effectiveness of these therapies is limited. (
  • This survey is designed to collect information on the types of alternative therapies used, the reasons for using them, and the perceived effectiveness of these therapies. (
  • Most alternate therapies have not been assessed for efficacy or safety. (
  • To examine the efficacy of yoga therapy as a complementary treatment for psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (
  • In searching for ways to reverse antipsychotic medication-associated weight gain, we have identified yoga as an acceptable form of exercise as well as a plausible adjunctive therapy for the treatment of mental illness, particularly in the reduction of anxiety and depressive symptoms. (
  • Consider yoga, a popular complementary therapy - all you need is a mat, a little space and some time. (
  • The findings reveal some effective complementary therapies auriculotherapy and acupuncture , laser moxibustion , hypnosis , Ayurveda, electroacupuncture , progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery , yoga , phytotherapy , music therapy and traditional Chinese medicine . (
  • Studies have shown that chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine do not treat arthritis, or that St. John's wort does not treat depression, or that ginkgo does not improve memory, or that garlic does not lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, yet we are still looking at alternative and complementary medicine, a $34 billion-a-year business. (
  • The current reliable evidence from studies of complementary therapies for arthritis is summarised below. (
  • Learners who achieve an HND Complementary Therapies could progress to a BSc(Hons) Integrative Health Care. (
  • Some people with Parkinson's and their family and carers have found complementary therapies useful. (
  • Alternative or complementary medical therapies, particularly those available over the counter, are increasingly used in the United States. (
  • It was established in 1986 as Complementary Medical Research, obtaining its current name in 1993. (
  • Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies in Conventional Medical Settings: Legal Quandaries and Potential Policy Models. (
  • Today, complementary therapies are proving to be an incredible tool for combatting a whole host of health concerns by both holistic health enthusiasts and clinical medical professionals alike. (
  • Complementary medicine is used together with mainstream medical care. (
  • Do you need or use rehabilitative, medical, or complementary/alternative therapies on a regular basis? (
  • Research on how use of complementary therapies and a system of medical pluralism affects farm worker health is needed. (
  • Complementary therapies are very popular in the UK and have crossed over into the mainstream. (
  • Currently, clinicians have a limited number of tools to help them treat the disease once it becomes resistant to mainstream therapy, but an approach that can reach a broad-spectrum of targets without toxicity offers considerable promise. (
  • The music therapy team at Norton Healthcare are from left, Alex Ruffner, Brett Northrup, Kerry Willis, Kyle Hubert, Melanie Brison, Brian Schreck and Jenny Branson (seated). (
  • You may feel concerned that your doctor or other members of your healthcare team will disapprove of complementary therapies. (
  • Health care providers need to recognize complementary therapy use and provide patient education about ineffective or harmful therapies. (
  • The 10 most commonly used CAM therapies during the past 12 months and $47 billion on CAM therapies in were use of prayer specifically for one's own health (43.0%), prayer by others for 1997 (5). (
  • Is there a place for complementary therapies in multiple myeloma treatment? (
  • Complementary therapies, also referred to as integrative medicine, aren't a substitute for conventional treatment. (
  • Keep in mind that the information given to you by the person promoting the product or therapy may not be reliable, or they may have a financial incentive to recommend a specific treatment. (
  • Make sure the treatment or therapy is something you can afford, particularly if you need to keep using it. (
  • The treatment of epiglottitis in adults requires individual tailoring of therapy on the basis of the severity of the disease at presentation and the course of the disease as it unfolds under observation. (
  • Medicine and other therapy typically don't cure mantle cell lymphoma, so you might need treatment on and off for years. (
  • It is a very pleasurable and powerful treatment to receive and a great combination with a complementary therapy treatment or at the end of a massage. (
  • Although no complementary therapies have been scientifically proven to slow, stop or reverse the development of Parkinson's, many people with Parkinson's are interested in using them alongside their Parkinson's treatment. (
  • Photodynamic therapy has been used as an adjunct to traditional treatment, significantly reducing the amount of microorganisms in the target sites and contributing to the solution of cases, especially in the presence of resistant infections. (
  • Despite the variety of protocols used in recent research, photodynamic therapy is potentially used as an adjunct to conventional treatment. (
  • As a general rule, if the non-standard therapy is used alongside conventional medicine, it's considered to be a complementary therapy. (
  • Finding herbal medicine, what's often referred to as "Complementary and Alternative Medicine" (CAM) is getting easier. (
  • It's an ancient technique with roots in cultures all around the world and today is used as a complementary therapy for a variety of health concerns. (
  • Once side-lined to the realms of hippy health therapy and decried as an unconventional approach that didn't have the scientific weight to alleviate health concerns, attitudes towards complementary therapies have changed for the better. (
  • Scar therapy can help release tightness, ease restricted mobility, and reduce sensitivity and pain, as well as supporting emotional wellbeing. (
  • Some complementary therapies don't have strong evidence indicating they improve outcomes. (
  • The effects of complementary therapies on patient reported outcomes: an overview of recentsystematic reviews in oncology. (
  • The main criticism of complementary therapies is that there is often little scientific proof that they work. (
  • These complementary to medicine therapies support the bodies healing back to harmony and offer an opportunity to stop, re-connect and re-balance the body. (
  • Many people also want to consider complementary therapy to help support the management of Parkinson's. (
  • Many complementary therapies have their roots in ancient Eastern philosophies of health and take a holistic approach to your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. (
  • Complementary therapies normally use natural ingredients and holistic therapies that are readily accessible - and without a hefty price tag. (
  • Complementary therapy - as a form of holistic therapy - teaches you how to recenter, revive, and rebalance your mind, body and spirit. (
  • By becoming aware of the imbalances and interconnectedness of your mind and body, complementary therapy helps you to understand your body in an integrated and holistic way. (
  • Complementary therapies help make sure those symptoms and side effects are addressed so that you have the highest quality of life possible while also managing cancer. (
  • The side effects related to complementary therapy use are generally mild. (
  • Many complementary medicines can cause side effects and may interact with other medicines (e.g. prescription medicines). (
  • Before trying a complementary therapy, make sure you understand whether the benefits have been clearly proven so that you are not misled or given false hope. (
  • Therapy for animals can have fantastic benefits and can help recovery from injury and illness. (
  • Here we look at COPD therapy and rehabilitation options and their benefits. (
  • In this post, we take a closer look at complementary therapies - what they are, the benefits of investing in them and some of the most popular complementary therapies out there. (
  • Although no complementary therapies have been scientifically proven to slow, stop or reverse the development of Parkinson's, many people have experienced benefits from complementary therapies such as better general health, decreased pain and improvements in mood. (
  • One task force within that project focused on the design of a novel approach to cancer therapy and prevention to solve this problem. (
  • Do complementary therapies work? (
  • By approaching a health issue holistically, complementary therapies work with your body to ensure your overall health and wellbeing and help to reduce the risks that result from other, conventional forms of medicine. (
  • No, complementary therapies do not work as a replacement for Parkinson's medication. (
  • Therapies, lifestyle changes, and medications may help manage your symptoms. (
  • By considering all aspects of your wellbeing and lifestyle as a whole, complementary therapies don't simply seek to treat particular symptoms but rather incorporate all aspects of your life to heal, cure, repair and revive your mind, body and spirit. (
  • As a general principle, complementary therapies aim to treat the entire person, including mind, body and spirit, rather than just the symptoms. (
  • Complementary medicines need to be treated with the same care and respect as other medicines. (
  • This includes vitamin supplements, herbal medicines and other therapies. (
  • One traditional therapy that is more common outside the United States, in particular Japan, is rikkunshito, a product composed of eight different herbal medicines. (
  • 6 Therapies considered potentially dangerous for women with advanced breast cancer include calcium supplementation for bone disease, iron and vitamin C supplementation by women receiving blood transfusions, diets that may be nutritionally inadequate and the frequent use of enemas. (
  • Animal Complementary Therapy Insurance can cover a wide range of professions and comes with a range of indemnity limits to choose from £1,000,000 to £5,000,000, with cover starting from £80 , cover can extend to include bodily injury, illness, disease, good Samaritans act and even death. (
  • There is actually quite good evidence from multiple studies that suggest that these therapies - including nutrition, certain supplements, physical activity, and stress reduction - actually do have a major effect on survival," he said. (
  • There isn't good enough evidence to recommend it as a complementary therapy. (
  • Some complementary therapies have been subject to scientific evaluation and shown to be effective (Level I evidence). (
  • There is little evidence that alternative therapies are effective. (
  • Teaching evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine: 4. (
  • Appraising the evidence for papers on therapy. (
  • Alternative therapies still hold great potential in treating BPH, prostatitis, and prostate cancer, concluded four research leaders in prostate disease who analyzed the evidence and brought their conclusions here to the Roundtable Discussion of Vitamins, Minerals, and Phytochemicals In Prostate Disease, sponsored by Farr Labs, LLC. (
  • Therefore, I wanted to bring some of these traditional therapies to your attention by discussing a recently published review of their use and, where available, the evidence surrounding it. (