Alternative Medicine    – October 10

“Complementary” generally refers to using a non-mainstream approach together with conventional medicine.

“Alternative” refers to using a non-mainstream approach in place of conventional medicine.

“Integrative health care” integrating various practices with origins outside of mainstream medicine into treatment and health promotion.

Natural Products   This group includes a variety of products, such as herbs (also known as botanicals), vitamins and minerals, and probiotics. They are widely marketed, readily available to consumers, and often sold as dietary supplements.

Mind and Body Practices  Mind and body practices include a large and diverse group of procedures or techniques administered or taught by a trained practitioner or teacher.

For example,

Acupunctureis a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin.

  • Spinal manipulation is practiced by health care professionals such as chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, physical therapists, and some medical doctors. Practitioners perform spinal manipulation by using their hands or a device to apply a controlled force to a joint of the spine. The amount of force applied depends on the form of manipulation used.
  • http://nccam.nih.gov/health/chiropractic/introduction.htm

Introduction to integrative medicines. Andrew Weil  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXsm3qaFIk

Testing Alternative medicines http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGtdjSAwbzo&list=PLvjgG0pFnZLLfz4bVDZR2HHP6FbecH1MY

Evidence and dangers of Alternative medicines  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elahDHVo_gk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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