Alternative Medicine Ebooks
The business of dietary supplements in the Western World has expanded from the Health Store to the pharmacy. Alternative medicine includes plant based products. Appropriate measures to ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of these either already exist or are being answered by greater legislative control by such bodies as the Food and Drug Administration of the USA and the recently created European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products, based in London. In the USA, the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act of 1994 recognised the class of phytotherapeutic agents derived from medicinal and aromatic plants. Furthermore, under public pressure, the US Congress set up an Office of Alternative Medicine and this office in 1994 assisted the filing of several Investigational New Drug (IND) applications, required for clinical trials of some Chinese herbal preparations. The significance of these applications was that each Chinese preparation involved several plants and yet was...
Searches of additional databases not currently being searched for The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register
Investigations are under way to identify additional databases and other electronic sources which might prove to be rich sources of reports of trials. Meanwhile, reviewers may wish to consider the following databases amongst others for identifying additional studies Allied and Alternative Medicine (AMED), Biological Abstracts (BIOSIS), CAB Health, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Derwent Drug File, the NLM's pre-1966 equivalent of MEDLINE, Psychological Abstracts (PsycINFO), and Science Citation Index Current Contents. Each of the above databases will be evaluated to ascertain whether it would be worth doing a MEDLINE EMBASE-type project globally on behalf of the Cochrane Collaboration as a whole and reviewers more widely. In addition, because a particularly high proportion of controlled trials are only published as meeting abstracts and these trials may have importantly different results from those also published later as full papers,18 grey...
Many people, upon discovering that they have thyroid cancer, become very anxious and are quick to follow the first treatment plan presented to them. Some may be frightened of their diagnosis, avoiding physicians and procrastinating, preventing necessary care. Others may be distrustful of establishment medicine and might seek out alternative medicine that does not cure cancer, such as herbs, vitamins, or energy healing in place of curative therapies. It is most important is to seek out physicians within reach who have the greatest expertise in this disease. Chapter 21 will discuss how you can be a well-informed consumer and full participant in your medical care.
Since many men attempt their own remedies, the patient's previous approaches to improving ejacula-tory response should be investigated, including the use of herbal or folk therapies, prior treatments, and home remedies (e.g. using particular cognitive or behavioral strategies). Information regarding the partners' perception of the problem and their satisfaction with the overall relationship is often helpful. Once this body of knowledge is complete, an appropriate treatment plan, developed in conjunction with the couple, can be implemented.
One dose of the antibiotic penicillin will cure a person who has had syphilis for less than a year. More doses are needed to cure someone who has had it for longer than a year. A baby born with the disease needs daily penicillin treatment for 10 days. There are no home remedies or over-the-counter drugs that cure syphilis. Penicillin treatment will kill the syphilis bacterium and prevent further damage, but it will not repair any damage already done. Persons who receive syphilis treatment must abstain from sexual contact with new partners until the syphilis sores are completely healed. Persons with syphilis also must notify their sex partners so they can receive treatment as well.
Native American Healing
A lot of healing practices and spiritual ceremonials that are being practiced nowadays by healing practitioners and metaphysical groups have been acquired from traditions that initiated from assorted Native American tribes.