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Naturopathic, naturopathy

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
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
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
Soo Liang Ooi, John Rae, Sok Cheon Pak
Evidence-based practice (EBP), an approach to clinical practice that places emphasis on the use of best available research evidence for decision-making, has been adopted broadly in clinical practice. As a patient-focused approach, EBP promotes the spirit of inquiry. It can also facilitate consistency of care across professional boundaries, and clarify the directions of research. However, over-emphasis on systematic reviews and randomised control trials as the "gold standard" for evidence is a major limitation of EBP as it is being practised today...
February 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Jaya Prasad Tripathy
There are substantial areas of overlap between naturopathy and public health, which include a focus on health rather than disease, a preventive approach, and an emphasis on health promotion and health education. Public health can look to naturopathy for answers to the emergence of chronic disease through natural therapies, many of which can take the role of primordial and primary prevention of several diseases. Some selected naturopathic therapies include nutrition, hydrotherapy, fasting therapy, yoga, behavioral therapy, and health promotion...
April 2015: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Yosuke Usumoto, Naomi Sameshima, Akiko Tsuji, Keiko Kudo, Naoki Nishida, Noriaki Ikeda
We report the case of 2-year-old girl who died of precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), the most common cancer in children. She had no remarkable medical history. She was transferred to a hospital because of respiratory distress and died 4 hours after arrival. Two weeks before death, she had a fever of 39 degrees C, which subsided after the administration of a naturopathic herbal remedy. She developed jaundice 1 week before death, and her condition worsened on the day of death. Laboratory test results on admission showed a markedly elevated white blood cell count...
December 2014: Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi, Hukuoka Acta Medica
Aamir Ahmad, Kevin R Ginnebaugh, Yiwei Li, Subhash B Padhye, Fazlul H Sarkar
The relevance of naturopathy (defined as the practice of medicine for the treatment of human diseases with natural agents) in human cancer is beginning to be appreciated, as documented by renewed interest in nutraceutical research, the natural anticancer agents of dietary origin. Because of their pleiotropic effects and the ability to modulate multiple signaling pathways, which is a good attribute of natural agents, nutraceuticals have frequently been demonstrated to re-sensitize drug-resistant cancers. The effectiveness of nutraceuticals can be further enhanced if the tools for the relative assessment of their molecular targets are readily available...
January 2015: Nutrients
Jon L Wardle, David W Sibbritt, Jon Adams
BACKGROUND: Naturopathy forms an increasingly significant part of the Australian healthcare setting, with high utilisation of naturopaths by the Australian public and a large therapeutic footprint in rural and regional Australia. However, despite these circumstances, there has been little exploration of the interface between naturopathy providers and conventional primary health care practitioners in rural and regional Australia. The study reported here examined the referral practices and factors that underlie referral to naturopaths amongst a sample of rural and regional Australian general practitioners (GPs)...
2014: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Cornelia Locher, Christof Pforr
Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897) is seen as a vital link between the European nature cure movement of the 19th century and American naturopathy. He promoted a holistic treatment concept founded on five pillars: hydro- and phytotherapy, exercise, balanced nutrition, and regulative therapy. Kneipp attempted to bridge the gap with allopathic medicine, and many modern treatments that are based on his methods indeed blend wellness elements with naturopathic medicine and biomedicine. Because Kneipp's approach to health and healing today are mainly covered in German literature, this paper aims to provide a broader international audience with insights into his life and his treatment methods and to highlight the profound influence Kneipp has had to this day on natural and preventive medicine...
July 2014: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Charles R Elder
Although acupuncture and chiropractic care have achieved some measure of acceptance within mainstream medicine, the integrative role for naturopathy has yet to be well specified. This essay provides a discussion of the potential benefits of naturopathic medicine, as well as an overview of current obstacles to its integration. Action steps toward improving communication between allopathic and naturopathic physicians are suggested.
2013: Permanente Journal
Christopher Ryan Newey, Aarti Sarwal, Deborah Tepper
OBJECTIVE: We described a case of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in a patient taking multiple supplements as part of a naturopathic anti-aging regimen. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: The patient presented with a thalamic infarct associated with a thrombus in the vein of Galen. He reported no previous history of endocrinopathy and no known hypercoagulability risk factors. He was treated with therapeutic anticoagulation resulting in improvement...
2013: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
K R Wiebelitz, W Teske, T Henke, J Brach, A-M Beer
BACKGROUND: This study compares orthopaedic and naturopathic inpatient treatment concepts for back pain with regards to therapeutic efficacy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A controlled prospective cohort study is presented. 187 conservatively treated patients of an orthopaedic clinic and 161 patients of a clinic for naturopathy were recruited for the study, if they needed inpatient treatment because of chronic back pain.The results were measured with the Oswestry Score for orthopaedic symptoms as primary endpoint and the SF-36 for life quality before treatment (T0), after 3 (T2) and 6 months (T3), plus the SES for pain intensity and pain quality (T0, T1 = at discharge, T2, T3)...
July 21, 2011: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
Prasad Mamidi, Kshama Gupta
CONTEXT: Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common sexual disorder of young males. Even though there are number of treatment options available for PE, patient's satisfaction and drug side effects remain to be a problem. Non-pharmacological treatment options like Yoga and Naturopathy have been implicated in sexual fulfillment, pleasure and efficacy of some of these approaches has been established in previous studies. AIM: To assess the efficacy of certain yogic and naturopathic procedures in the management of PE...
July 2013: International Journal of Yoga
Tobias Romeyke, Harald Stummer
The costs of nursing in Germany are defined in terms of "nursing-relevant secondary diagnoses." However, the further development of the German-DRG system reveals nursing diagnoses play a constantly declining role with regard to increasing severity and revenue assurance. In particular, additional therapeutic nursing services performed, for example, by specially trained, certified nurses in acute hospitals focusing on naturopathy are not adequately defined. In this study, researchers analyzed naturopathic care, especially the nursing costs for inpatient care of multi-morbid cardiac patients, with a particular focus on a holistic, comprehensive treatment...
May 2013: Nursing Economic$
André-Michael Beer, Bernhard Uehleke, Karl Rüdiger Wiebelitz
We describe historic developments of inhouse facilities for natural healing in this paper, which were mainly located in German speaking regions. The naturopathic movement is a relabeling of the hydropathic movement in Germany, which was supported by a considerable proportion of the population in Germany during the mid 19th century. Due to the fact that hydropathic treatments were provided by nonmedical healers, discriminated as "quacks", there was continuous hostility between hydropathy/naturopathy and medicine...
2013: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Henning Albrecht
With the amendment of the German Medicinal Products Act in 1976 and the inclusion of naturopathy and homeopathy into the German Medical Licensure Act from 1988, the German government set up a comparatively favorable framework for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). But no comprehensive integration into the academic operating systems followed, because the universities as well as the legislative body seemed to have no further interest in CAM. Therefore, research projects in the field and suitable professorships had and still have to be financed by third-party funds...
2013: Forschende Komplementärmedizin, Research in Complementary Medicine
Dugald Seely, Orest Szczurko, Kieran Cooley, Heidi Fritz, Serenity Aberdour, Craig Herrington, Patricia Herman, Philip Rouchotas, David Lescheid, Ryan Bradley, Tara Gignac, Bob Bernhardt, Qi Zhou, Gordon Guyatt
BACKGROUND: Although cardiovascular disease may be partially preventable through dietary and lifestyle-based interventions, few individuals at risk receive intensive dietary and lifestyle counselling. We performed a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of naturopathic care in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: We performed a multisite randomized controlled trial of enhanced usual care (usual care plus biometric measurement; control) compared with enhanced usual care plus naturopathic care (hereafter called naturopathic care)...
June 11, 2013: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
Matthew B Stanbrook
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June 11, 2013: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
A M Beer, S Fey, M Zimmer, W Teske, D Schremmer, K R Wiebelitz
BACKGROUND: The homeopathic drug combination Lymphdiaral Basistropfen is established in the treatment of edema and swellings. This is the first time the effectiveness and safety was investigated in the treatment of chronic low back pain. METHODS: The study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. From December 2003 to May 2007 248 patients aged 18 to 75 years were screened, 228 were randomized, 221 started therapy, in 192 the progress was measured (103 verum vs...
June 28, 2012: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
L A Braun, O Spitzer, E Tiralongo, J M Wilkinson, M Bailey, S G Poole, M Dooley
BACKGROUND: The practice of naturopathy and Western herbal medicine (WHM) was built on traditional evidence but may be undergoing change with the advent of scientific evidence. The aims of this research were to provide a better understanding of practitioners' attitudes towards evidence, information sources, professional regulation and their knowledge about the evidence of commonly used complementary medicines (CMs). METHOD: Naturopaths and WHM practitioners were invited to participate in an anonymous, self-administered, on-line survey...
February 2013: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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