Alternative Medicine Update

Slippery elm: an effective anti-inflammatory agent

Slippery elm: an effective anti-inflammatory agent

Slippery elm may be beneficial for patients with GI complaints.

Chromotherapy as treatment for medical conditions

Chromotherapy as treatment for medical conditions

Chromotherapy focuses on rebalancing patients' chakras.

Bright light therapy effectively treats psoriasis, acne

Bright light therapy effectively treats psoriasis, acne

Bright light therapy may be safe and effective in children and adolescents.

Insufficient evidence exists for clinical recommendation of medical marijuana

Insufficient evidence exists for clinical recommendation of medical marijuana

Although small studies show potential efficacy of medical marijuana in treatment of specific conditions, insufficient evidence exists for clinicians to recommend or prescribe to patients.

Lactobacillus acidophilus may effectively treat gastric infections, autoimmune conditions

Lactobacillus acidophilus may effectively treat gastric infections, autoimmune conditions

Often included in probiotic products, L acidophilus has been studied for its possible impact on a multitude of human ailments.

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