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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894973/is-there-nothing-new-under-the-sun-the-influence-of-herbals-and-pharmacopoeias-on-ethnobotanical-traditions-in-albacete-spain
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Diego Rivera, Alonso Verde, Concepción Obón, Francisco Alcaraz, Candelaria Moreno, Teresa Egea, José Fajardo, José Antonio Palazón, Arturo Valdés, Maria Adele Signorini, Piero Bruschi
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: This paper has two overarching aims: (1) presenting the results of studying the Albacete tariff of medicines of 1526 and (2) broadly analyzing the origin and influences of medicinal traditional knowledge in the region of Albacete, Spain. We use historical and modern literature that may have influenced this knowledge. Our primary goal was to determine the ingredients used in the pharmacy in the 16th century CE in Albacete through the analysis of the tariff, and our secondary goal was to investigate until when ingredients and uses present in pharmacy and herbals persisted in later periods...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888788/alternate-hot-and-cold-application-in-the-management-of-heel-pain-a-pilot-study
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Dhananjay Arankalle, Jon Wardle, Pradeep M K Nair
BACKGROUND: Despite a long-standing tradition of naturopathic physical therapy and hydrotherapy use in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, neither naturopathy, nor specific aspects of hydrotherapy have been tested for efficacy in the treatment of heel pain. METHODS: Patients (n=20) were assigned to standard naturopathic physiotherapy care (NPC) with two adjuvant therapy groups: a control group (therapeutic ultrasound, n=10), or alternating compresses (n=10)...
September 19, 2016: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843477/addition-and-subtraction-theory-of-tcm-using-xiao-chaihu-decoction-and-naturopathy-in-predicting-survival-outcomes-of-primary-liver-cancer-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Min Dai, Yue-Wu Yang, Wen-Hai Guo, Feng-Lin Wang, Ge-Min Xiao, Yang-Mei Li, Hong-Zhi Yang
To investigate the therapeutic effect of combined Xiao-Chaihu-Decoction and naturopathic medicine therapy on survival outcomes of patients' PLC. In XCHD group (n = 76), patients were treated with Xiao-Chaihu-Decoction in accordance with the addition and subtraction theory of TCM; in NM group (n = 89), patients were managed by naturopathic medicine; in combined group (n = 70), the same volume of Xiao-Chaihu-Decoction combined with naturopathic medicine procedures was applied. There were no evident statistical differences of age, gender, KPS score, body weight, smoking status, AFP levels, HbsAg status, TBIL levels, tumor diameters, and numbers among different groups, showing comparability among groups...
2016: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695071/differences-between-practice-patterns-of-conventional-and-naturopathic-gps-in-germany
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Gunter Laux, Berthold Musselmann, Marion Kiel, Joachim Szecsenyi, Stefanie Joos
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence exists whether practice patterns of general practitioners (GPs) who have additionally completed training in naturopathy are different from those of conventional GPs. We aimed to assess and compare practice patterns of GPs in conventional and naturopathic GPs. METHODS: Routine data from 41 GPs (31 with and 11 without additional qualification in NP, respectively) and 180,789 patients, drawn from the CONTinuous morbidity registration Epidemiologic NeTwork (CONTENT)-registry and collected between 2009 and 2014, were used...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615199/-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-in-surgical-patients
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Sándor Árpád Soós, Norbert Jeszenői, Katalin Darvas, László Harsányi
INTRODUCTION: Due to the rise in use of non-conventional therapies, we may consider the application of those in perioperative setting. AIM: The aims of the authors were to measure the attitude of patients waiting for elective surgery towards naturopathic methods, to determine their use and factors influencing their usage. METHOD: A questionnaire was applied that patients filled in individually and anonymously at the First Department of Surgery of Semmelweis University, between July 1, 2014 and April 30, 2016...
September 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575933/-getting-the-water-carrier-to-light-the-lamps-discrepant-role-perceptions-of-traditional-complementary-and-alternative-medical-practitioners-in-government-health-facilities-in-india
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K Lakshmi Josyula, Kabir Sheikh, Devaki Nambiar, Venkatesh V Narayan, T N Sathyanarayana, John D H Porter
The government of India has, over the past decade, implemented the "integration" of traditional, complementary and alternative medical (TCAM) practitioners, specifically practitioners of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-rigpa, and Homoeopathy (collectively known by the acronym AYUSH), in government health services. A range of operational and ethical challenges has manifested during this process of large health system reform. We explored the practices and perceptions of health system actors, in relation to AYUSH providers' roles in government health services in three Indian states - Kerala, Meghalaya, and Delhi...
October 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534941/is-adjunctive-naturopathy-associated-with-improved-glycaemic-control-and-a-reduction-in-need-for-medications-among-type-2-diabetes-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study-from-india
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Srinivas Bairy, Ajay M V Kumar, Msn Raju, Shanta Achanta, Balaji Naik, Jaya P Tripathy, Rony Zachariah
BACKGROUND: With an estimated 65 million Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients, India ranks second in the world in terms of DM burden. The emphasis of current medical practice has been on pharmacotherapy but, despite the best combination therapies, acheiving glycaemic control (reduction of blood sugar to desirable levels) is a challenge. 'Integrated Naturopathy and Yoga'(INY) is an alternative system of medicine that lays emphasis on the role of diet and physical exercise. We assessed the short term effect of INY as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy on glycaemic control among type 2 DM patients...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530013/effect-of-naturopathy-treatments-and-yogic-practices-on-cervical-spondylosis-a-case-report
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Rajiv Rastogi, Priti Bendore
BACKGROUND: Cervical spondylosis is a degenerative disease of cervical spine. The conventional management offered in this condition focuses upon pain, muscle relaxation and restoration of movements. This approach however has not been found adequate in many cases. CASE CHARACTERISTICS: This is a case of cervical spondylosis treated with naturopathy and yogic practices in an OP set up. Earlier to this treatment, the patient was on conventional medicine. INTERVENTION: The patient was given naturopathy treatments in form of cold spinal pack followed by other procedures and some yogic practices consisting of asanas, pranayam and relaxation for 30 minutes for a period of one month with an improvement in symptoms...
October 2015: Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437245/an-evaluation-on-medical-education-research-and-development-of-ayush-systems-of-medicine-through-five-year-plans-of-india
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REVIEW
Janmejaya Samal, Ranjit Kumar Dehury
INTRODUCTION: Indian system of medicine has its origin in India. The system is currently renamed as AYUSH, an acronym for Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Sidha and Homeopathy. These are the six Indian systems of medicine prevalent and practiced in India and in few neighboring Asian countries. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this review was to gain insight in to the prior and existing initiatives which would enable reflection and assist in the identification of future change...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417171/nature-cure-treatment-in-the-context-of-india-s-epidemiological-transition
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Joseph Stewart Alter, Chandrashekar Sharma
Scholars have argued that theoretical insights of critical medical anthropology should be applied to the analysis of complementary and alternative medicine in order to develop more critically engaged integrative medicine. In this essay we focus on nature cure in the context of India's contemporary epidemiological transition as an example of why engaged integrative medicine is important for public health, and how the institutionalization of nature cure treatment in India provides a critical framework for the development of programs focused on holistic treatment and prevention...
July 2016: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27325274/utility-of-a-referral-letter-to-improve-comprehensibility-of-cancer-patients-in-palliative-care-a-single-center-study
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Eva-Marie Kloeppel, Hani Hanaya, Eckart Seilacher, Sarah Schroth, Patrick Liebl, Christian Keinki, Marie Jolin Koester, Jutta Huebner
In spite of a referral letter as an important document for communicating between physicians, whether it could also be useful as a source of information for patients has not yet established. We included cancer patients in palliative care setting, all of whom completed a standardized questionnaire regarding their opinion concerning the utility of a referral letter as a source of information and its requirements to achieve a better understanding. Completed questionnaires were received from 50 cancer patients. Ninety-four percent of participants agreed that a referral letter could be of great importance for procuring medical information to them...
June 20, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27297512/challenges-of-mainstreaming-ayurvedic-practice-in-delhi-government-health-institutions
#12
Sharmistha Mallick
This paper is an attempt to understand the project of mainstreaming in India's health care system that has started with an aim to bring marginalized and alternative systems of medicine in mainstream. The project has gained much attention with the establishment of Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) in the year 2003, which is now a ministry. It has ushered some positive results in terms of growth of AYUSH hospitals and dispensaries. However, it has also raised challenges around the theory and practice of mainstreaming...
March 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27297510/clinical-trials-in-allied-medical-fields-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-world-health-organization-international-clinical-trial-registry-platform
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S Kannan, S Gowri
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials are mandatory for evidence-based practice. Hardly, any data are available regarding the number of clinical trials and their methodological quality that are conducted in allied fields of medicine. OBJECTIVE: The present study was envisaged to assess methodological quality of trials in allied medical fields. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Registered clinical trials in World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (http://apps...
March 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27297504/does-short-term-lemon-honey-juice-fasting-have-effect-on-lipid-profile-and-body-composition-in-healthy-individuals
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Prashanth Shetty, A Mooventhan, Hongasandra Ramarao Nagendra
Fasting is one of the fundamental treatments of naturopathy. Use of lemon and honey for various medicinal purposes were documented since ancient days but there is a lack of evidence on short-term effects of lemon honey juice fasting (LHJF). Hence, we aim at evaluating the short-term effect of LHJF on lipid profile and body composition in healthy individuals. A total of 50 healthy subjects were recruited and they received 300-ml of LHJ, 4 times a day for four successive days of fasting. Assessments were performed before and after the intervention...
March 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27294458/ethical-and-legal-issues-in-cross-system-practice-in-india-past-present-and-future
#15
REVIEW
Suresh Bada Math, Sydney Moirangthem, Naveen C Kumar, Maria Christine Nirmala
Recent changes in policies allowing practitioners of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) to integrate into the mainstream of healthcare and also allowing practitioners of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy to perform medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) under the proposed amendment to the MTP bill have brought crosssystem practice into the limelight. We evaluate cross-system practice from its legal and ethical perspectives. Across judgments, the judiciary has held that cross-system practice is a form of medical negligence; however, it is permitted only in those states where the concerned governments have authorized it by a general or special order...
November 2015: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27251398/exploring-approaches-to-patient-safety-the-case-of-spinal-manipulation-therapy
#16
Linda Rozmovits, Silvano Mior, Heather Boon
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the current safety culture around the use of spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) by regulated health professionals in Canada and to explore perceptions of readiness for implementing formal mechanisms for tracking associated adverse events. METHODS: Fifty-six semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with professional leaders and frontline practitioners in chiropractic, physiotherapy, naturopathy and medicine, all professions regulated to perform SMT in the provinces of Alberta and Ontario Canada...
2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27160996/characteristics-and-health-benefits-of-phytochemicals
#17
Claus Leitzmann
In food science the term 'phytochemicals' includes a variety of plant ingredients with different structures that are capable of health-promoting effects. Phytonutrients are natural substances but are not called nutrients in the traditional sense, since they are synthesized by plants neither in energy metabolism nor in anabolic or catabolic metabolism, but only in specific cell types. They differ from primary plant compounds in that they are not essential to the plant. Phytonutrients perform important tasks in the secondary metabolism of plants as repellents to pests and sunlight as well as growth regulators...
2016: Forschende Komplementärmedizin, Research in Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27149072/multiple-chronic-conditions-and-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-among-us-adults-results-from-the-2012-national-health-interview-survey
#18
Laura Falci, Zaixing Shi, Heather Greenlee
INTRODUCTION: More than 25% of American adults report having 2 or more chronic conditions. People with chronic conditions often use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for self-care and disease management, despite a limited evidence base. METHODS: Data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) (n = 33,557) were analyzed to assess associations between presence of multiple chronic conditions (n = 13) and CAM use, using multivariable relative risk and linear regressions weighted for complex NHIS sampling...
2016: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27111953/-how-useful-is-physical-therapy-in-old-age
#19
Rainer Brenke
Physical therapy is the most important element of naturopathy. In old age conditions accumulate that can be readily treated with physical therapy. It is possible to save on simultaneous drug treatment, and the risk of side effects can be reduced. The prescription of physical therapy in old age should not be regarded as restrictive.
March 1, 2016: Versicherungsmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27108172/genetic-variability-of-the-equine-casein-genes
#20
J Brinkmann, V Jagannathan, C Drögemüller, S Rieder, T Leeb, G Thaller, J Tetens
The casein genes are known to be highly variable in typical dairy species, such as cattle and goat, but the knowledge about equine casein genes is limited. Nevertheless, mare milk production and consumption is gaining importance because of its high nutritive value, use in naturopathy, and hypoallergenic properties with respect to cow milk protein allergies. In the current study, the open reading frames of the 4 casein genes CSN1S1 (αS1-casein), CSN2 (β-casein), CSN1S2 (αS2-casein), and CSN3 (κ-casein) were resequenced in 253 horses of 14 breeds...
July 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
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