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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the most common form of inflammatory joint diseases, is a disease of unknown etiology and affects 1% of the population worldwide and generally involves many joints because of the systemic nature of the disease. The diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is primarily based on clinical symptoms, so it is often difficult to diagnose RA in very early stages of the disease. A disease specific autoantibody that could be used as a serological marker would therefore be very useful. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the first line drugs of choice for the symptomatic treatment of RA. Because of the risks associated with the use of NSAIDs and other limitations, the use of alternative drugs such as corticosteroids, DMARDs and medicinal herbs, is on the rise and according to reports 60-90% of dissatisfied arthritis patients are likely to seek the option of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Sciatica is very commonly seen in people suffering from backache that affects 80% of the population throughout the world. Among them 40% of them are said to be afflicted with sciatica. Due to the evolution of new lifestyle and dietary habits, new health problems have sprung up that have disturbed the health of the individual physically, psychologically, socially and emotionally, almost the total health. By extensive research, Integrative medicines like Ayurveda and Yoga found to be very effective and comprised vast descriptions of lifestyle disorders and its treatments. Hence here the author has made an effort to manage the new ailment with ancient approaches like Ayurveda and Yoga which is also considered as CAM-COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE all over the world. AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF SCIATICA is a book with explanation in lucidity for the better understanding. Its a unique book comprising both the Modern and Ayurvedic aspects of Sciatica in detail with images and tables.
According to Health Canada, Approximately 20% of individuals will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, and the remaining 80% will be affected by an illness in family members, friends or colleagues. New medications and a more holistic approach to empowering people with mental disorders (consumers) and assisting them in gaining life skills through a collaborative approach has helped alleviate many symptoms. At the same time, many consumers are dissatisfied with conventional treatments and experience adverse side effects from medications. An increasing number are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to alleviate their internal turmoil. An integrative approach was found to be the most fair and comprehensive method of increasing choices for consumers in their recovery. This book, therefore, provides an overview of all the different types of CAM therapies available and their relative effectiveness for treating mental illnesses. It will be especially useful to consumers, family members, psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, counsellors, therapists, community workers and anyone interested in integrative and alternative healing approaches.
Infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continues to be a significant public health issue in the United States. Allopathic medicine, specifically Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), has dramatically reduced mortality rates associated with HIV infection. HAART, however, has negative side effects, and some people living with HIV find the side effects a challenging aspect of treating their health issue. As a result, some of those living with HIV turn to Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) to alleviate their symptoms. Since patient navigation of CAM options are fraught with uncertainties, and with the documented decrease in time people spend with a physician in the United States, nurses may play a critical role in determining a patient's choice of care outside or alongside allopathic treatments. Yet knowledge level of CAM, and behavior toward referral, has been less studied among this important group of healthcare professionals.
A term referring to a heterogeneous group of hygienic, diagnostic, and therapeutic philosophies and practices whose principles and techniques diverge from those of modern scientific medicine. Some of these differ from traditional medicine only in preferring natural hygienic and therapeutic methods to drug treatment and surgery, some have roots in ancient or modern philosophical or religious systems, and some are based on what some more clinically oriented critics assert are naive, false, or inconsistent notions of anatomy, physiology, psychology, pathology, and pharmacology. Complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, is a category of medicine that includes a variety of treatment approaches that fall outside the realm of conventional medicine. An increasing amount of research is being done to establish the safety and efficacy of alternative medicine.
Understanding profiles of older individuals, who use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) services, continues to remain under researched. Towards better understanding massage therapy (MT) user profiles, this study tested a modified version of Andersen's Health Behavior Model. Respondents represented an elderly sample (aged 60+) that resided within a large urban city. Using a quantitative method, data were gathered over a period of 6 month. Bivariate analysis suggest that inequalities exist within the sample obtained whereby the ability to access certain health care resources which are not publicly funded, such as massage therapy, varies according to one's socioeconomic status. This is further supported using binary logistic regression, whereby being self- employed, one's employment situation and household income where strong predictors of MT use status. One's health network and having back problems also emerged as significant predictors of MT use. Overall findings suggests that Andersen's Model is useful towards gaining an improved understanding of older users of MT.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Energy medicine is one of five domains of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) identified by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in the United States. The approaches vary wildly in philosophy, approach, and origin. The U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine divides energy medicine approaches into two general categories. Therapies predicated on theorized forms of "energy" unconfirmed by scientific investigation are known as putative energy medicine. Therapies which rely on known forms of energy, such as electromagnetism are termed "veritable" energy therapies. Some claims of those purveying ''energy medicine'' devices are known to be fraudulent. Their marketing practices have drawn law enforcement action in the U.S.