Research Updates: alternative medicine

Below are short extracts from research updates about this subject - select more to read each item.

  1. Issue 38

    SIMPSON, University of Queensland, Sociology Department, Australia writes that in Queensland, Australia, patients suffering work-related injuries must be referred by a general medical practitioner (GP) in orde1


  2. Issue 38

    HOPPER and COHEN, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia write that despite the popularity of complementary therapies with the public, knowledge and use of these therapies among doctors appear to be l1


  3. Issue 38

    BUCKEL, Boehringer Mannheim GmbH, Penzberg, Germany writes that "natural medicine" treatments have recently enjoyed a surge in popularity, but that the term "natural" used regarding these healing methods is1


  4. Issue 38

    BOON, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Ontario Canada, describes naturopathic practitioners with 2 distinct world views - holistic and scientific and explores the relationship of pr1


  5. Issue 37

    COHEN, Chapman University School of Law, Anaheim, California 92660 USA writes that European providers of complementary medicine may be surprised by the formal strictures faced by their American counter1


  6. Issue 37

    RANKIN-BOX, De Montfort University, Cheshire UK writes that due to increased interest among the general public and health professionals, there appears to be an assumption that the use within the health care setting


  7. Issue 37

    WEST, Warwick Hospital UK writes that the availability of acupuncture in midwifery within the National Health Service (NHS) has yet to become widespread and that Warwick was one of the first hospitals in the UK to offer acupun1


  8. Issue 37

    BAKER, Aromatherapy Organisations Council, Leicester UK writes that although aromatherapy is used more and more alongside conventional medicine in hospitals and via GP referrals, doctors and other health professionals are conc1


  9. Issue 37

    VICKERS, Research Council for Complementary Medicine, London UK writes in this review (20 references) that while there is evidence that massage and aromatherapy may have benefits, practitioners make a great number of c1


  10. Issue 36

    BOTTING, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Glamorgan, Wales UK writes that public interest regarding complementary therapies continues to grow, and that many nurses and mi1


  11. Issue 36

    STYLES, Paediatric Unit, St Mary's Hospital, London UK writes that aromatherapy is a valuable means of maintaining optimum health, especially when the health problem is stress-related.


  12. Issue 36

    KACPEREK, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK conducted a survey to determine the views of patients regarding the potential value of aromatherapy massage as an out-patient service .


  13. Issue 36

    KATZ, Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, London UK writes that although nurses and midwives may not be involved directly in the treatment of menopausal patients, they are uniquely positioned 1


  14. Issue 36

    MACKERETH, Biodynamic Massage, Reflexology and Therapeutic, Burnage, Manchester UK writes that he has received supervision following the completion of his biodynamic massage therapy training, in compliance with the requirement1


  15. Issue 36

    WHITMARSH, Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, Scotland reported a case of migraine without aura, which was unresponsive to 5 years of conventional medical treatment.


  16. Issue 36

    KELNER and WELLMAN, Institute for Human Development, Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto, Ontario compared the social and health characteristics of patients from five groups of practitioners:<1


  17. Issue 35

    KENNER, Department of Parent-Child Health Nursing, College of Nursing and Health University of Cincinnati, Ohio USA review (17 references) writes that fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are not new 1


  18. Issue 35

    FIELD T and colleagues, Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101, USA studied the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy or relaxation therapy for children with asthma .


  19. Issue 35

    VICKERS and colleagues, Research Council for Complementary Medicine, London UK investigated potential research bias by analysing the results of clinical trials originating in various countries1


  20. Issue 35

    HILSDEN and colleagues, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada studied the use of complementary therapies by patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).


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