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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619298/alternative-medicine-worker-health-and-absenteeism-in-the-united-states
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Kate Rybczynski
Health related absenteeism costs an estimated $153 billion annually in the United States (Witters and Agrawal, 2011).(1) Chronic conditions (major contributors to absenteeism) are often successfully managed by Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). As CAM becomes an increasingly visible component of healthcare, firms may wish to consider whether CAM therapies can help reduce illness-related absenteeism. This paper aims to extend the literature on healthcare utilization and absenteeism by exploring whether CAM treatment is associated with fewer workdays missed due to illness...
June 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601545/red-yeast-rice-preparations-are-they-suitable-substitutions-for-statins
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REVIEW
Carlos A Dujovne
Red yeast rice, a commercially available food supplement known to reduce serum cholesterol, has been repeatedly advocated as alternative therapy for hypercholesterolemic patients that refuse statins, cannot tolerate statin therapy's side effects, or request a "naturopathic" medicine. Red yeast rice contains a fungus (Monascus purpureus), which was utilized in the original production of lovastatin (Mevacor TM), the first marketed pharmaceutical statin, and is chemically identical to such product. Their identical properties account for the similarity in therapeutic and side effects of red yeast rice and lovastatin...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596675/cautiously-using-natural-medicine-to-treat-liver-problems
#3
EDITORIAL
Fei Xiong, Yong-Song Guan
Natural medicine is a system of therapy that administrates natural agents and their derivatives to treat human diseases. This medicine has been used to treat many kinds of human diseases for thousands of years. The treatment protocols of natural medicine are integrative in nature, and are required to utilize the most appropriate therapies to address the needs of the individual patient. Because of the relative convenience, safety and efficacy, natural medicine is now increasing worldwide. Naturopathic doctors are licensed in many areas of the world and regulated partly by law in these areas, which is quite different from various other forms of complementary and alternative medicine...
May 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557563/comparison-of-support-for-breastfeeding-beyond-12-months-of-age-from-conventional-and-alternative-pediatric-primary-care-providers
#4
Sarah A Keim, Alexis Tchaconas, Andrew Adesman
OBJECTIVE: Conventional medicine pediatric care providers (e.g., pediatricians) have been shown to be influential in women's decisions to initiate and sustain breastfeeding. Alternative pediatric care providers (e.g., naturopaths and chiropractors) may also provide breastfeeding support, but this has not been the subject of prior research. Our objective was to compare breastfeeding mothers' perceptions of support from these two provider types in a large sample of women who breastfed for more than 12 months...
May 30, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475224/prevalence-and-characteristics-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-use-by-australian-children
#5
Jane E Frawley, Dennis Anheyer, Sandy Davidson, Debra Jackson
AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) among Australian children within the previous 12 months. METHODS: Parents with children up to the age of 18 years were recruited from online parenting groups. Questions addressed demographic factors, socio-economic status, conventional health service use, including vaccination status and use of CAM. RESULTS: A total of 149 parents responded to the study of which 73...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436684/serenoa-repens-for-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-current-evidence-and-its-clinical-implications-in-naturopathic-medicine
#6
Soo Liang Ooi, Sok Cheon Pak
OBJECTIVES: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) commonly affects men above 40 years old. The progression of BPH is often accompanied with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) that can significantly affect the quality of life of the patients. Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) is a popular herbal remedy indicated for LUTS/BPH. We reviewed the current research on the efficacy of S. repens on LUTS/BPH as a monotherapy as well as combination therapies. DESIGN: Non-systematic searches were performed in PubMed for human studies and systematic reviews on the topic...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318814/integrated-yoga-and-naturopathy-module-in-management-of-metabolic-syndrome-a-case-report
#7
Swathi Gowda, Sriloy Mohanty, Apar Saoji, Raghuram Nagarathna
A 50-year-old male participant with sedentary lifestyle, diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) [obesity, Type-2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension] and hypothyroidism since 2013, was administered integrated Yoga and Naturopathy (IYN) for 6 weeks as a tailor made individualized protocol at the residential integrative medical facility in Bangalore between October and November 2015. The results showed reduction in weight (97.9 kg to 74.6 kg), Body Mass Index (BMI) (35.1 kg/m(2) to 27.86 kg/m(2)), total cholesterol (192 mg% to 145 mg%), triglycerides (153 mg% to 90 mg%), Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) (124 mg% to 81 mg%), High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) (40 mg% to 46 mg%), fasting blood glucose (110 mg/dl to 75 mg/dl), postprandial glucose (267 mg/dl to 100 mg/dl), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) (7...
January 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304182/insurance-reimbursement-for-complementary-healthcare-services
#8
James Whedon, Tor D Tosteson, Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, Melissa Nagare Kimura
INTRODUCTION: Insurance reimbursement for clinical services provided by complementary healthcare professionals in the United States likely differs by provider specialty. It is hypothesized that a lower likelihood of insurance reimbursement demonstrates that complementary healthcare services are not utilized to an optimal level and are not financially accessible to all who may need or want these services. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the likelihood of insurance reimbursement for complementary healthcare services compared with other complementary services and with conventional primary care medical services in New Hampshire...
April 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271459/differences-in-eating-and-body-related-attitudes-beliefs-and-behaviors-among-female-graduate-students-in-nutrition-and-dietetics-and-naturopathic-medicine-a-pilot-study
#9
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236614/treatment-of-athlete-s-plantar-warts-using-a-botanical-blend-a-case-report
#10
Erik O Nelson, Adam F Kozin, Guillermo Ruiz, Arben Lasku, Jeffrey O Langland
Context • Viral plantar warts, or verruca plantaris, are a benign epithelial tumor caused by various strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV). Current treatments have had mixed degrees of success, are moderately invasive, and are often incompatible with participation in sports. Objective • The study intended to examine the benefits of treating plantar warts with a topical, botanical blend that has had clinical success treating herpes simplex virus cold sores. Methods • A synergistic botanical blend was applied topically...
May 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219100/-current-developments-of-the-interdisciplinary-subject-rehabilitation-physical-medicine-naturopathic-treatment-in-the-german-medical-faculties-results-of-the-dgrw-faculty-survey-in-2015
#11
S Schmidt, C Bergelt, R Deck, G Krischak, M Morfeld, M Michel, S R Schwarzkopf, K Spyra, S Walter, W Mau
To ascertain the current development of the rehabilitation-related medical teaching in the interdisciplinary subject Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine, Naturopathic Treatment (Q12) regarding its execution, content, exams and evaluation of teaching at the Medical Faculties the German Society of Rehabilitation Science conducted another faculty survey in 2015. Representatives of all degree courses of human medicine in German Universities (n=41) received a pseudonymised standardised questionnaire in summer 2015...
February 2017: Die Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195546/naturopaths-in-ontario-canada-geographic-patterns-in-intermediately-sized-metropolitan-areas-and-integration-implications
#12
Stephen P Meyer
Evaluating conventional medicine (CM) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with respect to integration opportunities (such as patient referrals and professional knowledge sharing) and possible geographic implications is novel. This research utilizes nearest neighbour and local spatial autocorrelation statistical analyses and surveys directed towards Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine (NDs) and their patients to better understand the geographic patterns of NDs and potential integration qualities. While the statistical tests reveal that the offices of NDs and Doctors of Medicine (MDs) display clustered patterns in intermediately-sized census metropolitan areas in Ontario and that the majority of NDs are near MDs, proximity is not manifesting in discernible integration tendencies between NDs and MDs...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165775/treatment-of-depression-and-anxiety-by-naturopathic-physicians-an-observational-study-of-naturopathic-medicine-within-an-integrated-multidisciplinary-community-health-center
#13
Cindy Breed, Catherine Bereznay
OBJECTIVES: This project was designed to assess the quality of care received by patients with depression and anxiety who were seen by naturopathic physicians in a community health center. METHODS: The Natural Medicine Quality Improvement Project for the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety (NMQP-DA) was conducted over a 26-month period from December 2009 through February 2012 at HealthPoint, a non-profit, consumer-governed, community health center network located in suburban King County, Washington...
May 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143544/an-overview-of-the-practitioner-research-and-collaboration-initiative-praci-a-practice-based-research-network-for-complementary-medicine
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Amie Steel, David Sibbritt, Janet Schloss, Jon Wardle, Matthew Leach, Helene Diezel, Jon Adams
BACKGROUND: The Practitioner Research and Collaboration Initiative (PRACI) is an innovative, multi-modality practice-based research network (PBRN) that represents fourteen complementary medicine (CM) professions across Australia. It is the largest known PBRN for complementary healthcare in the world and was launched in 2015. The purpose of this paper is to provide an update on the progress of the PRACI project, including a description of the characteristics of PRACI members in order to facilitate further sub-studies through the PRACI PBRN...
February 1, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068145/comparison-of-patient-health-history-questionnaires-used-in-general-internal-and-family-medicine-integrative-medicine-and-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-clinics
#15
Justin G R Laube, Martin F Shapiro
OBJECTIVES: Health history questionnaires (HHQs) are a set of self-administered questions completed by patients prior to a clinical encounter. Despite widespread use, minimal research has evaluated the content of HHQs used in general internal medicine and family medicine (GIM/FM), integrative medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM; chiropractic, naturopathic, and Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM]) clinics. Integrative medicine and CAM claim greater emphasis on well-being than does GIM/FM...
May 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940756/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-and-influenza-vaccine-uptake-in-us-children
#16
William K Bleser, Bilikisu Reni Elewonibi, Patricia Y Miranda, Rhonda BeLue
BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly used in the United States. Although CAM is mostly used in conjunction with conventional medicine, some CAM practitioners recommend against vaccination, and children who saw naturopathic physicians or chiropractors were less likely to receive vaccines and more likely to get vaccine-preventable diseases. Nothing is known about how child CAM usage affects influenza vaccination. METHODS: This nationally representative study analyzed ∼9000 children from the Child Complementary and Alternative Medicine File of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey...
November 2016: Pediatrics
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
#17
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/27810165/the-characteristics-of-women-who-use-complementary-medicine-while-attempting-to-conceive-results-from-a-nationally-representative-sample-of-13-224-australian-women
#18
Amie Steel, Jon Adams, David Sibbritt
BACKGROUND: Preconception is acknowledged globally as an important part of ensuring health for the next generation and is underpinned by principles of health promotion and preventive medicine. There is a demand for more holistic, preventive health care within preconception health services. Many women are also using complementary medicine during their reproductive years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This paper presents a longitudinal analysis of women's consultations with a complementary medicine practitioner while attempting to become pregnant, and the characteristics of women who choose to consult a complementary medicine practitioner during the preconception period...
January 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785941/new-development-in-traditional-chinese-medicine-symbolism-digit-therapy-as-a-special-naturopathic-treatment
#19
REVIEW
Shanyu Li, Stevenson Xutian
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) grew out of traditional Chinese culture. For example, the eight-diagram symbol is composed of the Yang and the Yin. According to oriental philosophy, everything in the universe has a two-sided property, namely an image (or symbol) and a number (or digit). This paper introduces the new concept and historical background of symbolism-digit therapy (SDT), which is a natural therapy for the treatment of various kinds of diseases. SDT is of TCM heritage, which can be traced back to the ancient publications such as Yi Jing, and this heritage has been incorporated into modern development and practices...
2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720777/complementary-and-conventional-health-care-utilization-among-young-australian-women-with-urinary-incontinence
#20
Jane Frawley, David Sibbritt, Amie Steel, Sungwon Chang, Jon Adams
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between health status and health service utilization (including conventional and complementary and alternative medicine [CAM]) accessed by women experiencing urinary incontinence (UI). Although a high number of younger women report symptoms of UI, such as leaking urine, only a small proportion seek help for these symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health is a large nationally representative study that investigates the health and well-being of women...
January 2017: Urology
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