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Archive for the 'Reflexology' Category

Results of nonpharmacological approaches to treating pain

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Researchers at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, in Chicago evaluated the effectiveness of an inpatient integrative medicine consult service for pain management. (more…)

A systematic review of reflexology

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

ReflexologyTherapy[1]Prof. Ernst has reviewed all the studies. (more…)

Using CAM to improve the lives of cancer patients

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

During the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, researchers at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, in Perth, Western Australia reported less distress, and improvements in pain, fatigue, nausea, appetite, sleep, breathing and bowel function. (more…)

Complementary therapies for patients with leukemia

Monday, July 5th, 2010

little guyThe Integrative Medicine Service, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City offers their perspective. (more…)

Failure of reflexology to achieve ovulation

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The results of this study suggest that any effect on ovulation would not be clinically relevant, according to researchers at the South Devon School of Reflexology in the UK. (more…)

CAM use in multiple sclerosis

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

 Up to two-thirds of patients with MS use CAM. (more…)

Massage for what ails ya

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Beliefnet lists 9 forms of massage. How many can you name? (more…)

Reflecting on the value of reflexology

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

This review from the Taipei Medical University asks the question, where in medicine might reflexology be useful. (more…)

Medical students in Wales want more education on CAM

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

In 2000, the House of Lords Select Committee’s Report on CAM recommended familiarization with CAM for medical students and doctors.

According to this article, little has been done. But it confirms an interest in greater exposure to CAM education among medical students in Wales. (more…)

Regulating CAM in the UK

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Presently, “Anyone can set themselves up as an acupuncturist, homoeopath, herbalist, or other complementary therapist,” reports TimesOnLine.

This will change in April 2008. (more…)

Prof. Ernst comes to the defense of CAM

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

During the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Annual Meeting in Lyon, France, researchers from Cardiff University reported that women who used complementary therapies while undergoing invitro fertilization (IVF) were 30% less likely to become pregnant than those who used IVF alone. (more…)

Self-care for peripheral neuropathy in HIV/AIDS

Monday, March 12th, 2007

Peripheral neuropathy is the most common neurological complication in HIV, and it’s often associated with antiretroviral therapy. Patients experience muscle weakness and atrophy, pain, and numbness.

Here’s what people use to manage the discomfort. (more…)

The use of homeopathy among celebrities

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

I was surprised to learn of the popularity of homeopathy among today’s luminaries.

Here’s a list.