Research Updates: alternative medicine

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  1. Issue 29

    BERDEN and colleagues, BION, Institute for Bioelectromagnetics and New Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia studied whether electromagnetic field emission from living beings could modify physical characteristics of water.

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  2. Issue 29

    WATSON and WATSON, University of Bradford, review the therapeutic benefits of massage and its relationship and relevant to orthodox therapies.

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  3. Issue 29

    BUSS and colleagues, Maastricht University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing Science, The Netherlands write that the prevention of pressure sores is a major concern of rehabilitation nurses.

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  4. Issue 28

    LINDE and colleagues, Munchener Modell, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, Technische Universitat/Ludwig-Maximillans-Universitat, Munchen, Germany write that homoeopathy appears to be scientifically implausible but is widely used

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  5. Issue 28

    WHITE, RESCH and ERNST, Department of Complementary Medicine, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter UK write that information regarding GPs use of and attitudes toward Complementary Medicine (CM) is necessary 1

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  6. Issue 28

    ALKHAWAJAH, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia writes that Juglans regia L. bark is used as a toothbrush and a cosmetic lip colourant dye in some countries.

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  7. Issue 28

    HOU and LI, Xinjiang Academy of Forestry Science, China have previously shown that plants exhibit functional characteristics similar to the meridian system in humans and animals, including high potential and low electr1

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  8. Issue 27

    MILLAR, Health Statistics Division, Statistics Canada, Ottawa. millway@statcan.ca. studied the use of alternative health care practitioners by Canadians aged 15 and over.

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  9. Issue 27

    MAA and colleagues, School of Nursing, Chang Gung College of Medicine and Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China write that acupressure, a therapy in which gentle pressure is applied with fingers at specific acupoints on the body, has b1

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  10. Issue 27

    SUDAN reports that extremely low frequencies ranging from 1-1.Hz, imprinted in water (imprinting was performed by succussing a glass containing the water) resulted in the total abrogation (disappearance) of a f1

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  11. Issue 26

    CAWLEY, Macmillan Practice Development Unit, Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden Hospital, London UK reviews (28 References) 14 research studies which have evaluated massage . The review provides a critique of the metho1

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  12. Issue 26

    FRYBACK and REINERT, Indiana University, USA write that people coping with AIDS and cancer have a sense of being out of control in dealing with their illness . Much of this feeling stems from the uncertainty regarding 1

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  13. Issue 26

    CASTOT and colleagues, Centre Regional de Pharmacovigilance Hopital Fernand Widal, Paris, France write that for several years, herbal medicines have been consumed increasingly by patients without prescription . Traditi1

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  14. Issue 26

    TAUBERT, Praxis fur Physikalische und Rehabilitative Medizin, Neubrandenburg, Germany writes that during times of limited funds for health care, it seems sensible to critically evaluate commonly used therapeutic techniques.

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  15. Issue 26

    ERNST and WHITE, Department of Complementary Medicine, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter UK write that although laboratory studies demonstrate that acupuncture may produce physiological effects,1

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  16. Issue 25

    SCHENK and colleagues, Department of Family medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan USA write that although The Institute of Medicine has recommended basic clinical competence in Environmental Medicine (EM)

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  17. Issue 25

    XU and colleagues, Office of Research, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens 45701 USA studied the differences between osteopathic and allopathic physicians regarding factors which influenced their career choi1

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  18. Issue 25

    DOXEY and PHILLIPS, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, Whittier, California 90609-1166 USA compared US chiropractic college admissions requirements with those of allopathic, osteopathic, optometry, podiatry1

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  19. Issue 23

    LAWSON and CALDERON, Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Services, Touro College, Dix Hills, NY 11746, USA conducted two trials testing the inter examiner reliability of Applied Kinesiology manual testing.

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  20. Issue 23

    PARAMORE, Project Hope Center for Health Affairs, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, USA conducted a study to update national estimates regarding the use of alternative therapies, in order to improve the quality of the estimates and to investig1

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