Alternative Medicine

Sep 1, 2016 Issue
Complementary/Integrative Therapies That Work: A Review of the Evidence [Article]

Get the latest evidence about acupuncture for chronic low back pain, coenzyme Q10 for heart failure, exercise for anxiety, fish oil for hypertriglyceridemia, Ginkgo biloba extract for dementia, mind-body interventions for insomnia, probiotics for antibiotic-associated diarrhea, and St. John’s wort for depression.

Aug 1, 2016 Issue
Acupuncture for Frequent Tension-Type Headaches [Medicine by the Numbers]

Studies show an NNT of 3 to have at least a 50% reduction of headache frequency compared with routine care. Want to know more?

Jan 15, 2016 Issue
Dietary Supplements: How Family Physicians Can Address Safety Concerns by Working with the FDA [Editorials]

Your patients are likely using some type of dietary supplement, whether they tell you or not. What can a physician do to support and protect patients from harm if they choose to use readily available dietary supplements?

Jan 15, 2016 Issue
A Vietnamese Child with a Rash on the Back [Photo Quiz]

A Vietnamese girl who had been experiencing upper respiratory tract symptoms presented with the sudden appearance of linear erythematous lesions on her back.

Oct 1, 2015 Issue
Probiotics for the Prevention of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections [Medicine by the Numbers]

Studies show that probiotics prevented 1 in 8 upper respiratory tract infections and caused no harms. Find out more.

Nov 15, 2011 Issue
Ginger for the Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Ginger can be safely used to reduce nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Acupuncture for Migraine Headaches [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Acupuncture reduces the frequency of migraine headaches when used as an adjunct to, or in place of, medical management.

Feb 15, 2010 Issue
Health Effects of Hawthorn [Article]

Hawthorn medicinal extract has long been a favored herbal remedy in Europe. The active components of this slow-acting cardiotonic agent are thought to be flavonoids and oligomeric procyanidins. The most studied hawthorn extracts are WS 1442 and LI 132. Reviews of placebo-controlled trials have repor...

Dec 15, 2009 Issue
Evening Primrose Oil [Article]

Evening primrose oil (Oenothera biennis) is a commonly used alternative therapy and a rich source of omega-6 essential fatty acids. It is best known for its use in the treatment of systemic diseases marked by chronic inflammation, such as atopic dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is often used ...

Oct 15, 2009 Issue
Medical Marijuana: Informational Resources for Family Physicians [Editorials]

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