Questions related to Complementary Medicine
I'm currently working on complementary medicine for treating PCOS related infertility and reducing Insulin Resistance. And my Professor wants me to publish a literature review on Complementary Medicine of PCOS.
Urotherapy is an established practice. Urotherapy has been practiced for treating piles, Atheletics foot, prevention from wetting the bed and skin care. The safety of urotherapy has not been established by scientific studies.
In a previous question about shunt follow up, a respected researcher referred to the value of craniosacral therapy. At beginning I thought she is talking irrelevant until the following speaker convinced me with a possible correlation:
On the other hand I knew from other reference that scientific committees disagree. Can you kindly share your knowledge and opinion on this specific point.
I prepared a manuscript for the journal but still have issue with cover letter and title page format.
Oligoscan www.oligoscan.net.au is being widely used by Australian and NZ complementary Medicine clinicians as a way to detect heavy metal levels in their patients. The device claims to have been internally validated. It’s customers seem to accept that this is enough. Can someone with experience in spectrophotomeyour comment on the likelihood that holding this device on the hand is capable of detecting heavy metal levels for clinical purposes?
My papers using lithium in Alzheimer patients and Mice models show a protective action in both mice and human beens.
It would be a small-scale pilot study using myself as the provider and volunteers as clients. I'm fascinated by reflexology and it's charted indications of active health conditions in clients upon subjective palpation review. I believe the mechanisms of reflexology are similar to that of acupuncture. I'd like to research even elementary connections between the two disciplines. Any constructive advice appreciated.
Here at the University of Bristol we are conducting a DH funded scoping study of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) for multimorbid patients with mental health and musculoskeletal problems in primary care in the UK. By CAM we mean approaches where a practitioner is involved in providing a treatment complementary to conventional care, for example acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, Pilates, mindfulness etc.
We are looking for services in the UK where an integrated approach - CAM alongside conventional NHS treatment - is currently provided or has recently been provided. These services need to:
· Be in the UK
· Target patients with musculoskeletal and/or mental health issues
· Provide the CAM through primary care e.g. GP referral to CAM, GP practising CAM
· Offer CAM which is at least partially funded by the NHS or charitable funds etc i.e. the patient pays nothing/very little
We are interested in places where this is currently happening, but also where it has been attempted but been unsuccessful.
Some drugs are recommended for androgenic alopecia but these may carry certain risks. In certain parts of the world bizarre natural remedies are used like camel's urine! Are they a myth?
Practice of yoga improves the physical health. There are a number of studies available that prove the efficacy of yoga as therapy. Can someone practice it during spinal cord injury?
It is common that WSR is suggested as an alternative to classical clinical research methodology in the field of CAM, which does not have many limitations of classic RCT designs? Can anyone explain what the exact difference between these research methodologies is?
I am trying to screen ellagic acid, punicalagin and some other purified compounds in animal and in-vitro models. Since I have never ordered these things from company like sigma, I see there are many forms of the same compound available (like from tree bark, technical grade, analytical grade, etc). I wasn't sure what should I order for my assay.
i have a patient who had left phrenic nerve damage at c5-c6 from herniated disc probably from minor auto accident followed by weakness in walking with brisk lower extremity reflexes. pt recovered most function with home use of iron lung neg pressure vent, one of the few current indications for this modality. pt spent alot of time leaning on left shoulder looking at tv etc and then developed rsi brachial neuritis with phrenic nerve involvement and is severely limitef because of immediate impact of produced or received speech or sudden loud sounds. during exertion or stress patient has to consciously pace her breathing. recently her home environment is more stressful due to increased ambient sound and stress and sound can lead to left upper extremity fasciculations and i am concerned that this might imply denervation. also she gets apical AF when exposed to too much sound. besides hoping it gets more quiet, i have found gentle stretch of shoulder helps, but household needs demand overuse of shoulders. inhaled glutathione supports cardiac status and i hope improves diaphragm functiion as does inhaled acetylcysteine remarkably. avoiiding increased bp, maintaining circulation and optimal metabolic status being done. idebenone works but isno longer being manufactured. ventilation or oral glycerin or both when pco2 high help but former also causes damage iatrogenicaly by pressing on site of phrenic nerve insertion on chest wall. the pt is on hydrocortisone for addisons. aerobic exercise when tolerated can improve status a bit. i am interested in any ideas, experimental or otherwise. is anyone using calcium channel blockers or anticonvulsants? tens? any new source idebenone? any advances in neuoscience that might suggest ideas? use of alpha ketoglutarate? all comments welcome.