Swine flu prevention option in homeopathy

With the swine flu threat growing large, people have started searching for alternative medicine such as homeopathy for prevention of H1N1 swine flu in India. As more people are being tested positive with each passing day, the citizens are seen approaching homeopathy clinics in almost all states in India, seeking homeopathic preventive medication for swine … Read more

Un-utilised and utilised funds in AYUSH India

This is the last week of 2014 and we have finished 9 months of our working in the financial year 2014-2015. What we have achieved in 2014 in alternative medicine sector in India. Central Govt. has recently released details of allocated and utilised funds in AYUSH. For the year 2014-2015, central govt. allocated 1069 crore … Read more

Parents using complementary and alternative medicine treatments to treat children with autism

Researchers have found that families often use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments and that the most frequent users of both conventional and complementary approaches are those with higher levels of parental education and income. The cause or causes of most neurodevelopmental disorders are not known, and the conditions have no cure. Many children suffer … Read more

Yoga once a week may relieve lower back pain

Practising yoga – an ancient Indian meditative practice – just once a week may be enough to provide lower back pain relief and reduce the need for pain medication, a new study has found. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that a weekly yoga class provided … Read more

Nutrition is pre-requisite of Beauty

Nutrition is the pre-requisite of beauty. There is peaceful co-existence of Allopathy with Ayurveda, Yoga, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa in our country, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad said this, addressing the 12th Convocation of the VLCC Institute of Beauty and Nutrition. Shri Azad said we have pluralistic healthcare delivery system … Read more

An opportunity or a threat to homeopathy ?

Maharashtra Legislative Assembly is considering an option to allow homeopathic doctors to practice allopathy in the state. Replying to a calling attention notice on the issue of demand of homeopathic doctors to practice allopathy, state Medical Education Minister Vijay Kumar Gavit said “It is not possible legally to allow medicos to practice a medicine which … Read more

Massage :: Mayo Clinic study shows that massage therapy decreases pain levels for patients after heart surgery.

A new Mayo Clinic study shows that massage therapy decreases pain levels for patients after heart surgery. During a five-month period in 2005, 58 patients undergoing surgery participated in a pilot study to examine the effect of massage on pain after surgery. Of the 30 who received massage, the mean pain scores were less than 1 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 as the most painful.

Sleep Apnea :: Usage of CAM therapies high among those with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome

A high proportion of patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) report previous or current use, and interest in future use, of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, according to a study published in the October 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM).

Medicine :: WHO stresses need to ensure the safety of children’s medicines

The lack of thorough and reliable clinical data on the way medicines affect children requires strengthened safety monitoring and vigilance of medicinal products. This is the fundamental message of Promoting safety of medicines for children, released today by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Ginkgo Biloba :: Better study of ginkgo biloba now possible with new materials

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a suite of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for ginkgo biloba, one of the most popular dietary supplements in the marketplace, with annual worldwide sales estimated at $1 billion.

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