Does evidence suggest about homeopathy what does

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: h. B iologic Therapies: Administration of Chemical/Organic Substance that Heal What does evidence suggest about homeopathy? What does evidence suggest about chiropractic? What does evidence suggest about massage? List CAM theories in which multiple studies in multiple disorders have been performed. Mixed evidence; May Be Useful in Immune Related and Inflammatory Conditions Acupunct ure The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy f low (Qi) t hrough the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed t o be responsible for disease. Acupuncture may, it has been theorized, correct imbalances of f low at identifiable points close to the skin. However, promising results have emerged, for example, efficacy of acupuncture in adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea and v omiting and in postoperative dental pain. There are other situations such as addiction, s troke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma for which acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative or be included in a comprehensive management program. Findings from basic research have begun to elucidate the mechanisms of action of acupuncture, including the release of opioids and other peptides in the central nervous system and the periphery and changes in neuroendocrine function. Briefly describe the scientific bases for acupuncture. Describe oriental perspective. Several processes have been proposed to explain acupuncture's effects, primarily those on pain. Acupuncture points are believed to stimulate the central nervous system to release c hemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals either change the experience of pain or release other chemicals, such as hormones, that influence the body's s elf-regulating systems. The biochemical changes may stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being. There are three main mechanisms: conduction of electromagnetic signals, activation of opioid systems, and changes in brain chemistry sensation, and involuntary body functions. Chinese medicine practitioners believe these meridians conduct energy, or qi , between the s urface of the body and internal organs. Qi regulates spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance. Qi is influenced by the opposing forces of yin and yang. According to t raditional Chinese medicine when yin and yang are balanced they work together with the natural flow of qi to help the body achieve and maintain health Aromat herapy Involves the use of essential oils (extracts or essences) from flowers, herbs, and trees to promote health and well-being. Practiced primarily in the Indian subcontinent for 5,000 years. Ayurveda includes diet and h erbal remedies and emphasizes the use of body, mind, and spirit in disease prevention and t reatment. Ch...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 09/19/2013 for the course MEDICINE All taught by Professor Johnsmith during the Fall '12 term at Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online