Complementary approaches to decreasing discomfort during shockwave lithotripsy (SWL).
Complementary Medical approaches including Acupuncture, TENS and Music Therapy have been at the centre of a recent trial to see if these therapies can help people suffering from kidney stones. It was discovered that Complementary Therapies can lower patients need for pain killers and it was also noted that their anxiety levels decreased too.
Aromatherapy Reduces Nausea after Surgery
In the aromatherapy study, 301 patients reporting nausea after surgery were randomly assigned to receive one of four types of aromatherapy. Two groups received true aromatherapy, with essential oil of ginger or a blend of aromatherapy oils (ginger, spearmint, peppermint, and cardamom) placed on a gauze pad.
Researchers have shown that treating patients with traumatic brain injuries with Electroacupuncture (EA) for one hour - in the acute stage - was shown to be able to increase regional blood flows and attenuate the levels of transforming growth-interacting factor (TGIF) in the injured cortex.
Researchers have found that acupuncture could be considered as an option in prevention of postoperative anaesthesia-related sore throat.
Researchers have looked at the ability of homeopathic medicines as anticancer agents.
Research published by Minerva Pediatrica has reviewed the use of CAM in paediatrics in Italy.
Research has looked at the dilemma created by earlier research that showed that calc carb demonstrated the ability to kill cancer cell in vivo – it didn’t demonstrate the same effects ‘ex vivo’.
Researchers have set out to assess the value of acupuncture in helping in the recovery of patients who had suffered ischemic strokes. They also sought to determine the role that physiotherapy – on its own, or coupled with acupuncture, might play.