The use of non-biomedical therapeutics and the management of cancer are
high profile issues in health internationally. They both generate, in their
own right, considerable debate amongst academics, practitioners and the
wider public. Increasingly, as non-biomedical approaches have become
more and more a feature of the range of therapeutic options available to
cancer patients, the two have become inextricably linked. This book is concerned
with that increasingly evident combination.
The field of Pain Medicine has evolved over the last 20 years to include an
increasing array of sophisticated and technologically complex diagnostic and therapeutic
procedures. Concurrent to this advancement has been the development of a
battery of pharmacological options to treat pain, from extended-release formulations
of analgesics to antidepressants and anticonvulsants designed to treat specific types of
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).
This book is a compilation of chapters written by experts in their field on
various modalities and dimensions of holistic health care and aging. We
envision the book to be a compendium of reliable and authoritative information
on complementary and alternative therapies that health professionals
may use as they seek to improve the health and quality of life
of those in their care.
The title Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicine was chosen for this
book to reflect the need for a critical overview of the subject areas that relate to the
development of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as part of a dynamic
process of change in contemporary society. The recent changes and developments in and
the exponential growth of CAM are explored from a wide range of perspectives and
covering several academic disciplines.
For 250 years, veterinary medicine and its scientific underpinning, veterinary
science, have struggled to gain the confidence and respect of clients, fellow
health scientists and practitioners, and the general public. And it has been
accomplished by means of the scientific method and strict objectivity. To
embrace unproven or even discredited “complementary and alternative” techniques
surely is regressive both for patients and for veterinarians.
Herbs and traditional medicines are being extensively used for healthcare in
almost all the countries since times immemorial. Ancient religious texts are replete
with references on the use of natural products with medicinal properties. Because of
local beliefs and practices and also from cost considerations herbal medicines remain
a popular mode of treatment in the developing countries. Even in the industrialised
society the rising cost of prescription drugs and ensuing side effects of the treatment
make it highly attractive to use the traditional medicine particularly for minor ailments....
In defining a new paradigm it is difficult to know where to begin. How do you take fifteen years
of medical practice in pathology and ten years of clinical observation utilizing the theories of
traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, and therapeutic nutrition and meld them
into a model of biological understanding and medical practice? The answer is actually quite simple
— start from the beginning and build a convincing model based upon sound physics, physiology,
pathology, and clinical medicine and see if the model fits the expected outcome.
Financial development is important for fostering economic growth and stability. This is a
feature of the development process that has been extensively documented in the literatures
One of key components in this process is capital market development. For
example, deepening the long-term local bond market facilitates the reduction of currency and
maturity mismatches on corporations’ balance sheets. This also creates alternatives to bank
financing that can support efficiency and stability.
Another important change can be traced to the 1960s and 1970s, when some producers and dealers began
testing the possibility of selling rough diamonds through alternative channels instead of the traditional
practice of selling through the unified sales channel of De Beers’ CSO (see.Figure.8).
In the 1990s major producers began breaking away from the CSO (later transformed into the Diamond
Trading Company, or DTC) to start selling their diamonds independently on the global market.
The governor’s office has expressed the view that, since Planned Parenthood affiliates
constitute just 2% of WHP providers, patients would have little difficulty finding alternative
providers. Our analysis indicates that in the markets they serve, Planned Parenthood affiliates
serve half, and sometimes much more than half, of all WHP patients.
The last decade or so has seen remarkable advances in our knowledge of cough. This
applies especially to its basic mechanisms: the types of airway sensors, the pharmacological
receptors on their membranes, the brainstem organization of the ‘cough
centre’, and the involvement of the cerebral cortex in the sensations and the voluntary
control of cough. With the exception of the last of these, nearly all the studies
have been on experimental animals rather than humans, for obvious reasons.
The major pathogenic mechanism of poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is an in
situ immune complex formation due to deposition of streptococcal nephritogenic antigens,
such as nephritis-associated plasmin receptor (NAPlr) and Streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin
B (SPE B). Both are capable of activating the alternate pathway of the complement cascade
and enhance the expression of adhesion molecules. SPE B also stimulates the production of
NAPlr was isolated from group A streptococcus and was shown to bind plasmin(ogen).
This book, with its 16 chapters, documents the present state of knowledge of the
adenosine A3 receptor. It covers a wide range of information, including data from
studies of theoretical, molecular and cellular pharmacology, signal transduction,
integrative physiology, new drug discoveries and clinical applications. It fills an
important gap in the literature since no alternative source of such information is
The last solution is the one of choice, if you have the machines. But many people
don't and that is why one alternative is to find a shop that will help you out. If you can
find such a shop it may turn out to be very easy for you to show up now and then with
a few boards and quickly have them planed down, so it's worth the effort to
investigate by calling around. But keep the following in mind. These shops will be
busy and it is not worth their while to disturb their normal flow of...
When I began research for the Nutrition Almanac in the early seventies, scientific information on health
and nutrition was scarce and difficult to find. In recent years, however, there has been a plethora of studies
and most are easier to access. The database of the National Library of Medicine, for example, lists
over 40,000 articles specifically on alternative medicine.
Alternative therapies focus on the underlying cause.
Cystine-knot miniproteins are members of a large family of small proteins
that are defined by a common structural scaffold which is stabilized by
three intramolecular disulfide bonds. Cystine-knot miniproteins display a
broad spectrum of therapeutically useful natural biological activities and
several family members are marketed as therapeutics or are in clinical
Despite its limitations, unfractionated heparin has been the standard anticoagulant
used during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Several small studies have
suggested that intravenous enoxaparin may be a safe and effective alternative. Our
primary aim was to assess the safety of enoxaparin as compared with that of unfractionated
heparin in elective PCI.
In this prospective, open-label, multicenter, randomized trial, we randomly assigned
3528 patients with PCI to receive enoxaparin (0.5 or 0.
Proteinkinases are targets for therapeutic agents designed to
intervene in signaling processes in the diseased state. Most
kinase inhibitors are directed towards the conserved ATP
binding site. Because the essential features of this site are
conserved in all eukaryotic protein kinases, it is generally
assumed that the same compound will bind in a similar
manner to different protein kinases.
The longer migrants live and adapt to their destination country, the more their cancer rates
converge towards those in that country. This has been shown for stomach, colon and
prostate cancer (McKay, 2003). Migrants from non-western countries to Europe were found
to be more prone to cancers that are related to infections experienced in early life, such as
liver, cervical and stomach cancer. In contrast, migrants of non-western origin were less
likely to suffer from cancers related to a western lifestyle, e.g. colorectal and breast cancer
(Arnold et al., 2010)....