Alternative medicine

3 Things Parents Should Know About Complementary and Alternative Medicine

follow me on twitter @drClaire Increasingly, I have families in my practice who are trying treatments and therapies that I did not prescribe. Most of the time everything is fine. Other times it is not. “Complementary and alternative medicine” is a general term that refers to treatments that are not usually part of traditional Western […]

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Alternative medicine alone reduces cancer survival

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The assessment of “alternative” medicine on cancer patients: a mortality rate up to 5 times higher

Enlarge / Homeopathic remedies in pharmacies. Unproven alternative treatments are clearly risky. Some carry the risk of direct harm, such as improperly diluted homeopathic tablets, blind stem cell injections, contaminated supplements, or contaminated placental pills. And others, such as magic healing crystals and unnecessary detoxes, may risk collateral damage by taking the place of evidence-based […]

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Using only alternative medicine for cancer linked to lower survival rate

According to researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center. The results were reported online by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Patients and families are increasingly interested in alternative medicine rather than conventional cancer treatment. This trend has created […]