By Leanna J. Standish ND PhD Lac, Carlo Calabrese ND MPH, Mary Lou Galantino PT MS PhD
This complete source compiles the newest medical details in relation to complementary and replacement treatments and the therapy of HIV/AIDS. It offers the most recent learn within the parts of homeopathy, healing contact, guide drugs, meals, and move treatment for individuals dwelling with HIV/AIDS. The unique study demanding situations which are thinking about the medical review of complementary and substitute medications are mentioned, and the authors supply new insights into the complicated pathogenesis of AIDS. a part of the clinical courses to Complementary & substitute drugs sequence.
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The current environment does not encourage medical advances that are not economically protected. After doing the necessary descriptive research on CAMs, research methods should be chosen that least interfere with the CAM practices to be 28 AIDS AND COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE studied instead of distorting CAM practices to fit models of research intended for patentable drugs. The medicine needs to be delivered in context, and broad measures ofhealth and well-being are required to evaluate its outcomes.
A significant difference exists between the symbiotic interactions of disease agents, synergistic interactions, and progressive accumulation theories. In a symbiotic interaction, both agents are necessary for functionality. For example, Shope discovered in 1931 that swine flu in pigs is caused by a combination of a virus and a bacterium, neither of which is pathogenic in pigs by itself. 20 This case is quite different from that observed in the synergism between alcohol and barbiturates. Alcohol and barbiturates are each capable of causing death in large quantities but 34 AIDS AND COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE can cause death when taken together in relatively small amounts.
In general, clinical screens must be used to generate worthwhile hypotheses for further testing. Clinical outcomes are more relevant at this point than clinical mechanisms for three reasons: (1) we do not know the clinical mechanisms for most CAMs, (2) we may not have the tools to measure the mechanisms unique to alternative medicines, and (3) the interaction questions are often too complex to parse. , qualitative research, observational studies, small comparison trials) rather than just a focus on a few narrow, randomized trials.
AIDS and Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Current Science and Practice by Leanna J. Standish ND PhD Lac, Carlo Calabrese ND MPH, Mary Lou Galantino PT MS PhD