Category list : Complementary therapies
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A third of patients who use complementary and alternative medicine hide the fact in consultations with conventional medicine providers, with potential safety implications, a study suggests.
Rose geranium oil may help tackle a painful nasal condition that is an unpleasant side effect of chemotherapy, suggest a new small-scale study from the US.
The last remaining NHS funded homeopathy service in England has been axed, following a decision made today by commissioners in the South West.
The ancient martial art of tai chi has similar or greater benefits than aerobic exercise for patients with fibromyalgia, a US trial has found, suggesting it may be an alternative treatment strategy.
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM) will cease to provide homeopathic treatments on the NHS from next month, it has been revealed.
The Royal College of Nursing has announced that it will create the first ever nationwide protocol for animals in healthcare in a bid to encourage more hospitals to explore the therapy area.
Acupuncture given by nurses may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic – defined as those who cry for more than three hours a day on three or more days of the week – a Swedish study has suggested.
Yoga may have health benefits for patients with chronic non-specific lower back pain, though the evidence is limited, according to a Cochrane review.
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New guidance for patients on how the emergency contraceptive can be affected by other medicines has been issued by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
Asthma symptoms in children can be alleviated using a programme of simple breathing exercises called the Buteyko method, according to UK researchers.