The efficacy of nonpharmacologic agents for wound care should encourage discussion of their usefulness and appropriateness in wound management.
Most studies evaluated fish oil, acupuncture, indigo naturalis, curcumin, meditation.
Spinal manipulative therapy plus exercise more effective than exercise alone over 1-year period.
Investigators sought to determine the safety and efficacy of electroacupuncture for painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
No harms-related data reported for 28% of trials; safety results not reported for 37%.
Equol-containing nutraceuticals may be beneficial for postmenopausal women with vaginal symptoms.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may be ineffective in treating, relieving lower back pain when compared with other nerve stimulation therapies.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to monitor brain activity in patients with osteoarthritis who were administered either genuine or placebo electroacupuncture.
Non-pharmaceutical treatments improved 4 cognitive and behavioral domains in children with epilepsy.
Oral copper supplements are not recommended unless extensive metabolic testing shows a true copper deficiency.
Commercially prepared kefir is considered to be safe, mainly as a result of the pasteurization process that is required for dairy products.
Cod liver oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids as well as eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid and has high concentrations of vitamins A and D.
Boron is found in small amounts in the earth's surface and is thought to be produced by the collection of particulate matter of meteorites.
Coal tar products are commonly used as a treatment for psoriasis.
Just as in nutrition, there are certified aromatherapists who can assist providers in helping their patients use essential oils safely.
Long-term use of alfalfa has an immune-stimulating effect and can worsen autoimmune conditions such as lupus and multiple sclerosis.
Frankincense is one of a multitude of rediscovered botanical products being studied for use in a variety of diseases and conditions.
Holy basil's protective mechanisms are thought to be due to the increase in antioxidant activity and alteration in gene expression.
Kratom's legal future is uncertain, pending further review from the DEA and FDA.
Cloves, most commonly known in foods, are also excellent sources for treating pain in the oral cavity.
Foods are the preferred source of vitamin K; however, supplements are widely available in many subtypes.
Spider web silk has been used for fabric, wound care, and is now the topic of some amazing research.
Inulin is a collective term for a large group of complex, natural carbohydrates.
The use of gold therapy as an anticancer agent appears promising, as does its more common use as a DMARD.
D-mannose is a simple sugar that can be used as an effective alternative to antibiotics in a number of conditions.
Found in pineapple, bromelain is a well known proteolytic enzyme.
Slippery elm may be beneficial for patients with GI complaints.
Could cannabidiol (CBD) be an acceptable use of medical marijuana?
Chromotherapy focuses on rebalancing patients' chakras.
Bright light therapy may be safe and effective in children and adolescents.