Much has happened since the first edition of this book appeared in 2002.
Despite the continuing paucity of robust scientific evidence to support
most of its constituent therapies, complementary and alternative medicine
(CAM) remains popular with clients who appreciate the holistic approach
and have a belief in its effectiveness.
I came to herbal medicine as many of us do: I became ill, and modern medicine could not help me. I felt
betrayed. I was shocked, then angry. Then I began to think about a great many things in new ways.
Because I was raised in a family of powerful political physicians, I was raised with the belief that after
millennia, man (and modern medical science) had defeated disease. I was taught to believe that we were all on
the threshold of everlasting, disease-free life. It was a tremendous shock, then, when reality took me aside and
whispered in my ear. That murmured secret was...
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read. Since natural and/or dietary supplements are not FDA approved they must be accompanied by a two-part disclaimer on the product label: that the statement has not been evaluated by FDA and that the product is not intended to "diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease." ...
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu khoa học ngành y học tạp chí Medical Sciences dành cho các bạn sinh viên ngành y tham khảo đề tài: Effect of Acute Administration of an Herbal Preparation on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in Humans...
Sales of herbal products have increased dramatically over the past five years. Unfortunately, the
knowledge base devoted to the adverse effects of these products has not grown in proportion to their
increased usage. Data of questionable accuracy, often designed to sell products rather than to provide
objective information, can be found in the print and electronic media, most notably on the Internet.
Even in medical journals, misleading information about the beneficial and adverse effects of herbs can
Alternative medicine is recognized as medical products and practices that do not belong to
the standard cares taken by medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy and allied health professionals.
Alternative medicine includes the mind-body interventions (i.e., meditation, yoga,
acupuncture, deep-breathing exercises, guided imageryAny of various techniques (such as a
series of verbal suggestions) used to guide another person or oneself in imagining sensations—
especially in visualizing an image in the mind—to bring about a desired physical response
(such as stress reduction).
OVER THE PAST DECADE, alternative medical therapies have played an increasingly prominent
role in American health care. In the nation’s grocery stores, homeopathic treatments and over-thecounter
herbal remedies crowd aisles that were once largely devoted to analgesics, sore throat
lozenges, and fruit-flavored, animal-shaped children’s vitamins. Eager to fill their beds and their
coffers, hospitals advertise—even celebrate—the inclusion of nontraditional medical practices.
Adam wasn’t hungry and was apprehensive about the potential consequences
of eating the forbidden fruit. He was, however, convinced
the plant material could provide benefits beyond its nutritional
value. On the one hand, God told him that its consumption would be
fatal, while the serpent contended the plant would impart new
knowledge. Both were right. After eating the fruit Adam lost his
home and immortality, and was made aware of the concepts of good
and evil. He would need this new knowledge to survive in the world
outside of Eden....
Leaf extract ofGinkgo biloba(GBE) is increasingly used as a herbal medi-cine for the treatment of neurodegenerative, cardiovascular and cerebrovas-cular diseases. Several studies have demonstrated many protective effects of
GBE in neurons, the endothelium and liver.
(BQ) Nearly two decades after the first Drug Eruptions & Reactions Manual was compiled by Dr. Litt, this classic work has been developed and expanded into Litt’s D.E.R.M. Relied upon by dermatologists and medical practitioners internationally for its unparalleled practical focus on adverse effects and cutaneous reactions, this text is the essential quick-reference tool for patient care and drug safety.
Chapter 3 - Pathology. This chapter presents the following content: Areas of competence, medical terminology, the nine regions of the abdomen, risk factors for disease, microorganisms, modes of disease transmission, stages of inflammation, disorders/diseases, drugs and herbal therapy, effects of physical and emotional abuse and trauma.
This book was written to provide accurate and helpful information about
complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to people with multiple
sclerosis (MS). The term CAM refers broadly to medical approaches, such as
acupuncture or herbal medicine, that are not typical components of conventional
medicine. Despite the fact that the majority of people with MS appear
to use CAM, it may be difficult to find reliable information about the
relevance and usefulness of these therapies in MS.
Abbreviations: LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide; GHB, γ-hydroxybutyrate; PCP, phencyclidine; CNS, central nervous systemPrescribed, over-the-counter, and herbal medications are common precipitants of delirium. Drugs with anticholinergic properties, narcotics, and benzodiazepines are especially frequent offenders, but nearly any compound can lead to cognitive dysfunction in a predisposed patient.
A complete medical history is perhaps the single most important part of the evaluation of the patient with unexplained jaundice. Important considerations include the use of or exposure to any chemical or medication, either physicianprescribed, over-the-counter, complementary or alternative medicines such as herbal and vitamin preparations, or other drugs such as anabolic steroids. The patient should be carefully questioned about possible parenteral exposures, including transfusions, IV and intranasal drug use, tattoos, and sexual activity. ...
Medications can also interact with what we eat or drink, or with our
activities. We may never notice many of these interactions. They might
not affect how we feel or function. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if it’s
safe to drink alcohol when taking your medications. Ask about each drug
you take, whether prescription or non-prescription. Many drugs, even over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements,
interact dangerously with alcohol. Even a small amount of beer, wine,
or liquor can change how a drug works in your body. Alcohol can get in
the way of your medicine doing what it is...
The present assessment showed that traditional herbal
medicine has flourished in rural areas where modern
medicine is parsimoniously accessed as a result of the
high cost and long travel time to health center. More-
over inadequate modern medical resources/facilities and
government subsidies also made traditional herbal medi-
cine pertinent in Nepal. It is estimated that there is one
physician for every 20,000 people whereas there is more
than one healer for every 100 people in Nepal [41,42].
It is expected that the prescription of drugs and treatments tailored for the right patient at the right time
will increase the efficiency of healthcare delivery and reduce healthcare costs. Applied healthcare studies
will be required to obtain evidence for this assumption so that those who reimburse healthcare costs can
incentivise the introduction of personalised drug prescription.
The welfare of the donor, and the potential for harm and exploitation within donation
practices, should be a key determining factor when considering the ethical acceptability of any
system for encouraging people to come forward as donors. While proper consent procedures,
underpinned by sufficient information, are clearly essential in order to protect those coming
forward as living donors, consent alone may not be sufficient to justify particular donation
practices if such practices might put other potential donors, or wider communal values, at risk.
Many people who today choose herbal products in lieu of
prescription medications assume that because these products
are natural, they must be safe, even when the evidence for this
assertion is essentially anecdotal. Recent studies have shown
that herbals are highly variable in quality and composition,
with many marketed products containing little of the intended
ingredients and containing unintended contaminants, such as
heavy metals and prescription drugs. A few herbals are banned
outright in several countries.