Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Functional GI Disorders

 

 

March 2020 Issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology Includes Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Functional GI Disorders

 

Options for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for functional gastrointestinal disorders are discussed in this month’s issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology in a review article by Jill K. Deutsch, MD; Joshua Levitt, ND; and David J. Hass, MD, FACG. The authors present a wide range of therapies intended to address symptoms of some of the most common GI disorders, including nausea and vomiting, functional dyspepsia, and irritable bowel syndrome. The authors note that the review does not issue recommendations for specific therapies but instead presents available CAM approaches, adding that as CAM therapies grow in popularity, “a thorough understanding and knowledge base of these modalities is important for the practicing gastroenterologist to form better therapeutic rapport with patients and expand one’s armamentarium of treatment options.”

 

Click here for more information and links to articles.

Loneliness and hunger share a home in the brain

Loneliness and hunger share a home in the brain

A new study has discovered that the same part of the brain is
involved in craving company and craving food. This supports

Why are men so negatively impacted by depression?

Potential link found between red meat consumption and women’s mental health

News

A January 13 2021 article in the British Medical Journal; ‘Supportive & Palliative Care’ described a metanalysis of a number of trials and database searches, which looked at the use of acupuncture as used for the treatment of pain in cancer cases.

The following study was published in the journal ‘Holistic Nurse Practitioner’ - 2020 Dec 9th – showing that reflexology was helpful to operating room nurses experiencing low back pain.

In a huge breakthrough for complementary medicine, a conventional health journal, The Oncologist, has published a study on how homeopathic medicine has a significant effect on a type of lung cancer.

Loneliness can be defined in a number of ways, but most specialists agree that it is an undesirable and hurtful emotion, and can impact both physical and mental wellbeing.

The COMPLEMENTARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (The CMA) © 2012. No part of this site may be reproduced without the express permission of The Complementary Medical Association. If used without prior consent a charge of US $1,000 per article, or mini section is paid (US $50 per word (minimum) will be charged. This is not meant to reflect a commercial rate for the content, but as a punitive cost and to reimburse The CMA for legal fees and time costs). Use of the contents, without permission will be taken as consent to bill the illegal user in full.