Complementary Therapies (Alternative Medicine)

Therapeutic practices which are not currently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medical practice. They may lack biomedical explanations but as they become better researched some (PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES; DIET; ACUPUNCTURE) become widely accepted whereas others (humors, radium therapy) quietly fade away, yet are important historical footnotes. Therapies are termed as Complementary when used in addition to conventional treatments and as Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment.
Also Known As:
Alternative Medicine; Complementary Medicine; Alternative Therapies; Therapy, Alternative; Medicine, Alternative; Therapy, Complementary; Therapies, Alternative; Therapies, Complementary; Medicine, Complementary
Networked: 3806 relevant articles (189 outcomes, 598 trials/studies)

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Therapy Context: Research Results


1. Ernst, Edzard: 30 articles (10/2014 - 10/2002)
2. Ben-Arye, Eran: 25 articles (12/2015 - 10/2002)
3. Ernst, E: 21 articles (12/2009 - 06/2000)
4. Adams, Jon: 19 articles (12/2015 - 08/2003)
5. Schiff, Elad: 16 articles (12/2015 - 01/2012)
6. Cassileth, Barrie R: 15 articles (02/2014 - 01/2002)
7. Broom, Alex: 14 articles (12/2015 - 09/2005)
8. Mao, Jun J: 14 articles (08/2015 - 03/2007)
9. Lee, Myeong Soo: 14 articles (01/2015 - 03/2004)
10. Verhoef, Marja J: 14 articles (09/2014 - 02/2002)

Related Diseases

1. Pain (Aches)
2. Neoplasms (Cancer)
3. Asthma (Bronchial Asthma)
4. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma)
06/01/2014 - "Collaboration of medical professionals, managers, and musicians may help to generate ideas on how to prevent injuries as well as to evaluate what treatments for playing-related conditions, including both conventional and complementary and alternative therapies, are most effective."
05/01/2012 - "Recent scientific evidences and clinical trials conducted using traditional and alternative medicine in wound therapy holds good promise in the future."
09/01/2010 - "Three subjects showed a decrease in wound size, and three subjects utilized alternative therapies, including biologic dressings or grafts at week 6, 11, and 16 following surgery since no significant improvement was noted. "
01/01/2012 - "However, a systematic review of the evidence is required to assess the effects and acceptability of locomotor training after SCI. To assess the effects of locomotor training on improvement in walking for people with traumatic SCI. We searched the Cochrane Injuries Group's Specialised Register (searched November 2011); the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library 2011, Issue 4); MEDLINE (Ovid) (1966 to November 2011); EMBASE (Ovid) (1980 to November 2011); CINAHL (1982 to November 2011); AMED (Allied and Complementary Medicine Database) (1985 to November 2011); SPORTDiscus (1949 to November 2011); PEDro (the Physiotherapy Evidence database) (searched November 2011); COMPENDEX (engineering databases) (1972 to November 2011); and INSPEC (1969 to November 2011). "
06/01/2009 - "Studies on the efficacy of different treatment modalities for psychological trauma, including mind-body complementary therapies, are needed."
5. Stroke (Strokes)
01/01/2006 - "This results in improved identification of patients with acute stroke syndromes, improved patient selection of those patients who are regarded suitable for thrombolysis, an extension of the rather strictly defined therapeutic time window for treatment, as well as a more sophisticated method of introduction of alternative therapies into clinical practice."
07/02/2002 - "The purpose of this study was to determine the percentage of stroke rehabilitation patients in Saskatchewan using alternative therapies, whether patients found these therapies effective in alleviating stroke-related symptoms, how often those patients who used alternative therapies discuss this fact with their primary care doctor and the main reason why patients might not do so. "
08/22/1997 - "This model is relevant to thromboembolic stroke in humans and may be useful in documenting the safety and efficacy of fibrinolytic intervention and in investigating therapies complementary to antithrombotic therapy."
09/01/2014 - "Randomized trials assessing the effects of acupuncture for the treatment of spasticity after stroke were identified by searching the Cochrane Library, PubMed, ProQuest, EBSCOhost, SCOPUS, CINAHL, EMBASE, Alternative Medicine Database, and Chinese and Korean medical literature databases. "
01/01/2013 - "More and more clinical trials revealed that acupuncture shows positive effect in stroke, not only as a complementary and alternative medicine for poststroke rehabilitation but also as a preventive strategy which could induce cerebral ischemic tolerance, especially when combined with modern electrotherapy. "

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5. resveratrol
6. Melatonin
7. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
8. Carbon Dioxide
9. Heavy Metals
10. Famotidine (Pepcid)

Related Therapies and Procedures

1. Complementary Therapies (Alternative Medicine)
2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
3. Massage (Reflexology)
4. Sclerotherapy
5. Injections