Palpable Vascular Motilities and Joint Circulation
by Kimberly Burnham, PhD, MT, IMTC
Many practitioners use their hands and palpation skills to find areas of dysfunction and treat them. Recently further validation of palpable rhythms in the body, which can be used to assess the circulatory system have been published.
Accelerated Healing Response
by Dan Amato
Since every patient heals differently, the best way to assure both accelerated healing and reduced risk of re-injury is to use the bodies own innate healing system.
The Effects Of Essential Oils On Therapists
by Penny Price
Do essential oils affect therapists for better or worse? What are the health implications of working with aromatherapy oils?
Homeopathic And Conventional Treatment For Acute Respiratory And Ear Complaints
by Max Haidvogl et al
Onset of improvement within the first 7 days after treatment was significantly faster upon homeopathic treatment both in children and adults. Adverse drug reactions occurred more frequently in adults of the conventional group than in the homeopathic group.
Treating Common Sports Injuries Using Helichrysum Italicum Essential Oil
by Michelle Cech
Helichrysum has a high percentage of anti-inflammatory sesquiterpenes.Another 40% is made up of Esters with marked relaxing effects on tissues - relieving tension in injured areas and allowing natural perfusion to take place. The third major component is a di-ketone, which signals
tissues to regenerate.
Double-Blind Trials And Complementary Therapies
by Jane Thurnell-Read
There is a fundamental reason why complementary therapies do not, on the whole, respond well to double-blind trials on the few occasions that they have been conducted.
Correcting Migraines with Bowen
By Peter Short
The following is a system that has been effective for me, in correcting in excess of 90% of all migraines, no matter how severe they are. This procedure uses only basic Bowtech moves. Sometimes we can report a permanent correction which has lasted 12 months, & up to 2 years so far.
Therapists Doing Good In the World
by Jane Thrnell-Read
Some small therapy charities which are doing their bit to make a difference.
Effect Of Yoga On Visual Discomfort In Computer Users
by Shirley Telles et al
Visual discomfort is common among computer users. This controlled study looked at the effect of yoga on this symptom.
Fibromyalgia And Exercise
by Kim Dupree Jones et al
A comprehensive review of 46 exercise treatment studies in fibromyalgia (1988–2005)
Herbal Medicine: Women's Views, Knowledge And Interaction With Doctors
by Kathryn A Vickers et al
There is growing concern that serious interactions are occurring between prescribed/over the counter and herbal medicines and that there is a lack of disclosure of herbal use by patients to doctors.
In Vitro Antibacterial Activity Of Some Plant Essential Oils
by Seenivasan Prabuseenivasan et al
An abstract of a study evaluating the antibacterial activity of 21 plant essential oils against six bacterial species.
Guided Imagery And Recurrent Abdominal Pain In Children
by Joy A Weydert et al
This research looks at whether guided imagery can help children with recurring abdominal pain.
Confidentiality: The Core Of Counselling
by Colleen E Swan M.A.
Confidentiality is an important aspect of couselling. Here a practicing counsellor describes some of the legal cases around this.
How Does It Work?
by Jane Thurnell-Read
Many alternative medicine practitioners have difficulty answering this question. Here's some suggestions about how to do it.
The Effect Of Long Term Combined Yoga Practice On The Basal Metabolic Rate Of Healthy Adults
by M S Chaya et al
Different procedures practiced in yoga have stimulatory or inhibitory effects on the basal metabolic rate when studied.
Integrative Manual Therapy And Parkinson’s Disease
by Kimberly Burnham
A single-subject research design case study looking at the effectsof IMT on Parkinson’s disease.
Electroacupuncture Versus Diclofenac In Symptomatic Treatment Of Osteoarthritis Of The Knee
Chaichan Sangdee et al
The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA), diclofenac and their combination in symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
The Use Of CAM By Women Suffering From Nausea And Vomiting During Pregnancy
Taras Hollyer et al
Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP) affects two-thirds of pregnant women to varying degrees and over the years many modalities have been used to try to alleviate this often debilitating condition.
Therapies In Bosnia
by Jane Thurnell-Read
The charity Phoenix-Aid is taking
workshops in Indian head massage, Swedish/holistic massage, reflexology and aromatherapy to Bosnia.
Osteopathy & Low Back Pain
by John C Licciardone , Angela K Brimhall and Linda N King
Reviewing research in the USA and the UK on how successful osteopathy is at treating low back pain.
Meditation Can Increase the Brain's Grey Matter
by Carla Sharetto
Meditation has been linked to structural changes in areas of the brain that are important for sensory, cognitive and emotional processing.
Message To Complementary And Alternative Medicine: Evidence Is A Better Friend Than Power
by Andrew J Vickers
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is being embraced by an increasing number of practitioners and advocates of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). A significant constituency within CAM, however, appears to have substantive doubts about EBM and some are expressly hostile.
Why Alternative Medicine Cannot Be Evidence-Based
by M R Tonelli and T C Callahan
CAM must develop and defend a rational and coherent method for assessing causality and efficacy, though not necessarily one based on the results of controlled clinical trials.
Let's Collect More Therapy Statistics
A frequent complaint of the sceptic is that we don't have have the 'proof' to back up our claims. Many therapists are busy working and feel they have neither the time nor the skill to do this. MYMOP offers you a way of collecting evidence without it taking a lot of time or needing special skills.
Reflexology: Cobblestones And Health
Early findings from a study completed in 2005 by scientists at the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) in
the USA throw an interesting light