Integrative Medicine - Science topic
Integrative Medicine is the discipline concerned with using the combination of conventional (allopathic) medicine and alternative medicine to address the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of health and illness.
Questions related to Integrative Medicine
Simple search in Google Scholar shows that since 1960-70 many articles in peer-reviewed journals have supported various desirable effects of Transcendental Meditation (TM) but some people here and there claim that the research has always bee. Funded by certain organizations and people who benefit from advertising TM and the published evidences are not so reliable. Is that really true?
The Integrative Medicine is gaining popularity and acceptance as it consists of many healing therapies to treat many diseases. In mini form it is existing in India as Ayurved doctors always prescribes medicine, diet, yoga, meditation, mantra etc. but the present emerging IM is covering many existing therapies so domain is wider. There is need of a post-graduate course of general integrative medicine open for all medical graduates. As it advances the specialty integrative post graduate course may be introduced like integrative cardiology etc.
- I'm looking for researchers in European countries.
(my internship program is an Erasmus program)
Since ayurveda explains the concept of "Aasthapak and Nishtapak" about oral transformation of drug, so the question arises for Ayurvedic views about pharmacokinetics for non oral routes.
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.
We are trying to set a goal for rate of follow-through for referrals from our behavioral medicine consultants, who are integrated in our primary care department (community outpatient) to on-going psychotherapy? Does anyone know of literature that suggests a baseline for how many patients that are referred for therapy actually follow through?
UPDATE 6/25: Note that the referral is actually to a different department. Patients would be getting referred from a primary care appointment in which they meet with a behavioral health consultant. The BH consultant will be referring the Pt. to on-going therapy with a different therapist altogether. What referral follow-through rate should we expect, based on the literature?
Is infrared rays can be used after oil massage? If used what precautions should be taken?
what will be the duration and course?
I am interested in furthering the agenda around integrative medicine in Asia Pacific and wondered if there is any documentation of policy approaches to this.
high frequency bio potentials are electrical frequencies on the body surface which are more than 1kiloHz which excludes biopotentials produced by ECG,EEG etc
I want to set up a holistic health clinic for low-income or fixed income individuals. Setting up the clinic as a non-profit has many shortcomings and limitations, therefore I am looking for a financial model to subsidize discounted services.
Overt hostility sometimes arises between physicians and non-allopathic health providers, with caustic diatribes emanating from both sides of the divide – particularly relating to the scientific credibility of various interventions. In an era of evidence-based medicine, should modern clinical care be based on credible untainted research and favorable outcomes for patients and populations rather than what is considered conventional or alternative?
It is shown that some techniques (yoga, meditation, tai-chi, relaxation, conscious breathing, etc.) improve immune system, cardiovascular performance, pain management, quality of life, and other aspects of well-being. It is reasonable that these changes would have positive outcome on cancer supression. Does anyone have experience, considerations or explanations on the mechanisms and efficiency of such interactions?