Alternative Medical Therapies

17 Oct 2019 21:32

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Integrative medicine is a combination of medical treatments for cancer and complementary therapies to cope with the symptoms and side effects. Visualizing your success pre- and post-surgery could help you recover more quickly, Scientific American reports In one study, participants undergoing ACL surgery mentally rehearsed physical therapy exercises and visualized the physiological healing process.

Founded in 1978 for the purpose of uniting practitioners of holistic medicine, membership of the AHMA is open to licensed medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) from every specialty, and to medical students studying for those degrees.

They are used to help relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life by lessening the side effects of conventional treatments or provide psychological and physical benefits to the patients.Example: a cancer patient receiving chemotherapy may also undergo acupuncture to help manage the side effects of chemotherapy like nausea and vomiting.

In addition, patients who used complementary medicine had a shorter 5-year overall survival compared with those who received no Precautions with intermittent fasting complementary therapies (82% vs 87%; P <.001), and it was associated with increased mortality (HR, 2.08; 95% CI, 1.50-2.90).

Broadly speaking, CAM includes those healthcare practices that are not currently an integral part of conventional therapies are considered to be complementary or alternative is not therapies are constantly being developed and, as a therapy is shown to be effective and safe, it can become accepted as a conventional healthcare practice (e.g. as is happening with acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy).

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Almost 40% of Americans believe cancer can be cured through alternative therapies alone, according to a survey conducted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology This is alarming because evidence shows that people who use alternative therapies in place of standard cancer treatments have much higher death rates.

Integrative medicine, as defined by NCCAM (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) _, "_combines mainstream medical therapies and complementary or alternative therapies for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness." Examples of integrative approaches include guided imagery, biofeedback, massage, nutritional counseling, exercise, meditation, Tai Chi, yoga, support groups, hypnosis, music therapy, art therapy, herbal medicine, acupuncture and Reiki (energy therapy).

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