June 2008

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Prevent and Cure Cancer Info: Cancer Update from John Hopkins

Posted by on 29 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: Gallstone Alternative Medicine

When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment , it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size. …. A weakness in the liver will benefit from gallstone flush. Most people have some gallstone even if they do not have any symptoms. The following procedure has been tried many times, some claiming to flush out as many as 100 stones. …

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6 Herbs That Heal the Gallbladder Quickly and Naturally

Posted by on 27 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: Gallstone Alternative Medicine

The gallbladder stores bile that the liver produces. When we eat, it triggers the gallbladder to release this bile, which then digests saturated fat and flushes cholesterol and other toxins out of the body. … Peppermint Leaf is a natural anti- inflammatory and muscle relaxant. It can reduce the size of gallstones or eliminate them … Berberine in Barberry Bark is the agent responsible for treating viral and bacterial infections and fungal infections. It is being tested for use in treating diabetes, …

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ADDRESSING complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) IN PRACTICE (The Role of the Physician)

Posted by on 22 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: Physician and Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Patient advocacy encompasses promoting patients’ well-being, protecting them from harmful practices, facilitating informed choice, honoring their values and decision making, and promoting dialogue and partnership. It also includes the purposeful identification of the physicians’ own medical experience and knowledge within the limits of their training, which results in the responsibility to seek appropriate consultation and referral. The interplay of patient advocacy, the difficulty in achieving the goals of medicine, the perceived and real limits of conventional medicine, and the reality of today’s practice environment serves as the motivation to 1) learn why patients are seeking and using complementary and alternative practices for their health needs; and 2) help define the significant role physicians play in these areas. We recommend that physicians follow the framework of “Protect, permit, promote, and partner” when approaching CAM in their clinical practices :

  • Protect patients against dangerous practices.
  • Permit practices that are harmless and may assist in comfort or palliation.
  • Promote and use those practices that are proven safe and effective.
  • Partner with patients by communicating with them about the use of specific CAM therapies and products.

Reference:

  • Studdert DH, Eisenberg DH, Miller FH, et al. Medical malpractice implications of alternative medicine. JAMA 1998;280:1610–1615.

TYPES OF complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) MODALITIES USED

Posted by on 21 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: Physician and Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

Patients who use unconventional medicine are not necessarily unconventional patients. Many interventions used by the patients in the Eisenberg studies straddle or are part of current conventional medical practice. This can result in confusion as to the definition of CAM. For instance, the more frequently used interventions included exercise, relaxation techniques, and massage; all of these are part of treatment programs prescribed by medical doctors. Other approaches included imagery, prayer, and spiritual healing. Medical doctors usually do not interfere with the use of these modalities.
Chiropractic manipulation was also a frequently used intervention. Although there has been resistance by organized medicine to chiropractic, this modality has been demonstrated to be equally effective as other treatments that can be offered for acute lower back pain of nonorganic etiology. It has even been recommended as such by the United States Public Health Service.
The list of the more frequently used CAM modalities in the Eisenberg study also included herbal medicines and megavitamins. Herbal medicine is a difficult area for most medical doctors because most lack formal training in it, many of the medicaments are unfamiliar, and only recently has there been an authoritative source, such as the Physicians Desk Reference for prescription items. Also, there is little required Food and Drug Administration overview and labeling of herbal products sold in the United States, although other countries (such as Germany and Australia) have established guidelines and oversight procedures. These same factors apply to the difficulty that physicians find in sanctioning the use of megadose vitamins. As a result, physicians cite generalized concerns about safety and efficacy if these products are used by their patients.

Reference:

  • Eisenberg DM, Kessler RC, Foster C, et al. Unconventional medicine in the United States— prevalence, costs, and patterns of use. N Engl J Med 1993;328:246–252.
  • Eisenberg DM, Davis RB, Ettner S, et al. Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States. JAMA 1998;280:1569–1575.
  • Bigos S, Bowyer OB, Braen G. Acute low back problems in adults: clinical practice guideline No 14. AHCPR Publication No. 95-0642. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, 1994.
  • PDR. The herbal Physicians Desk Reference. Philadelphia: PDR Press, 1999.

FDA Warns Against Internet Sales of Fake Cancer Cures

Posted by on 20 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: Cervical Cancer

Stomach Cancer Tea Formula ➢ Tongue and Oral Cancer Tea Formula ➢ Uterus and Cervical Cancer Tea Formula ➢ Ellagic Acid. Triherba Marking ➢ Triherba Black Salve ➢ Triherba Black Salve Tonic ➢ Herbal Horizons Heart Drops … They could also harm a cancer patient by interacting with other drugs the patient is taking. Health fraud is a “cruel form of greed,” Elder said in a news conference, calling fraud involving cancer treatment “especially heartless.” …

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Helpful Guide to Warts and What Causes Them « STD and Herpes …

Posted by on 20 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: Cervical Cancer

Once you understand the various types of warts and what causes them, you'll know the route of treatment that's best for you. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Warts … Some HPV warts, however, can lead to certain types of cancer such as cervical cancer if left untreated. HPV is contracted through a break in the skin … Surgery, freezing, and burning with acids are three traditional methods, but many wart sufferers are seeking natural treatments today. Essential oils and natural wart removal …

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Why Do Patients Use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)?

Posted by on 20 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: Physician and Complimentary and Alternative Medicine

The predominant conditions for which Americans use CAM are chronic and stress-related conditions such as back problems, arthritis, headaches, digestive problems, depression, cancer, hypertension, and autoimmune syndromes—in other words, conditions for which there are no cures and for which inadequate treatment regimens sometimes produce adverse side effects.
Patients use alternative practices because these modalities are part of their social network, they are not satisfied with the process or result of conventional care, or they are attracted to CAM philosophies and health beliefs. Patients who use CAM do not generally hold anti-science or anti-conventional medicine sentiment, nor do they represent a disproportionate number of the uneducated, poor, seriously ill, or neurotic. Included in these multiple motivations is the patient’s wish to obtain faster resolution of illness. Some patients are motivated by the desires to prevent illness or injuries and maintain wellness. Most of these patients function as active participants in their own health care.

Reference:

  1. Furnham A, Forey J. The attitudes, behaviors and beliefs of patients of conventional vs complementary (alternative) medicine. J Clin Psychol 1994; 50:458–469.
  2. Astin JA. Why patients use alternative medicine. JAMA 1998;279:1548–1553.
  3. Cassileth BR, Lussk EJ, Strouss TB, Bodenheimer BJ. Contemporary unorthodox treatments in cancer medicine: a study of patients, treatments, and practitioners. Ann Intern Med 1984;101: 105–112.
  4. Vincent C, Furnham A, Willsmore M. The perceived efficacy of complementary and orthodox medicine in complementary and general practice patients. Health Education: Theory and Practice 1995;10:395–405.

AGAVACEAE

Posted by on 18 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: Philippine Medicinal Plants

Cordyline fruticosa (L.) A. Chew.
Sagilala, tongkod obispo, tongkod pare (Tag.); tokor pare (Pamp.); kilala (Bik.); Kilaa (Bis.); dongla (If.); dang-nga (Bon.); danga (Ilk.); Baston de San Jose (Sp.)

Erect, smooth shrub 1 to 3 m high, growing from tuberous roots. Stems simple or somewhat branched, marked with leaf-scars. Leaves mostly near the apex of the stem, lanceolate to oblanceolate, usually tinged with red or purple, 30 to 50cm long. Panicles terminal, purplish, laxly branched, branches up to 30cm in length, slender. Flowers pink, about 1 cm long, slender, tubular with the perianth split to the middle into 6 equal lobes. Fruit globose about 5mm in diameter, few or one-seeded.

Widely cultivated for ornamental purposes. Probable origin is Malaya, but is now pantropic in cultivation.

Decoction of the red leaves is administered for dysentery, and the outer part of the stem is used for diarrhea and dysentery.

Tannin in leaves= 1, stem 2; calcium oxalate in leaves= 3; fatty substances in stem = 1; iron in leaf = 1, stem = 2.

Articles 20VN | What You Need to Know About Genital Warts …

Posted by on 18 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: Cervical Cancer, Others

Unfortunately, some are also more resistant to treatment . What about a Vaccine? Yes. Scientists have developed a vaccine to help prevent the HPV strain that contributes to cervical cancer . However, the shot is not a full-proof deterrent. … But, the symptoms can be managed with a variety of treatments -some more invasive than others. So, before subjecting the body to a solution that hurts and may cause scarring, essential oils is a natural treatment to try first. …

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Articles 20VN | What You Need to Know About Genital Warts …

Posted by on 18 Jun 2008 | Tagged as: Cervical Cancer, Others

Unfortunately, some are also more resistant to treatment . What about a Vaccine? Yes. Scientists have developed a vaccine to help prevent the HPV strain that contributes to cervical cancer . However, the shot is not a full-proof deterrent. … But, the symptoms can be managed with a variety of treatments -some more invasive than others. So, before subjecting the body to a solution that hurts and may cause scarring, essential oils is a natural treatment to try first. …

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