|Statement||Richard S. Panush, guest editor. 1.|
|Series||Rheumatic disease clinics of North America -- 25/4|
|Contributions||Panush, Richard S.|
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recognizes the interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The ACR supports rigorous scientific evaluation of all modalities that improve the treatment of rheumatic diseases and recommends continued support of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health to further research and understanding about CAM. OCLC Number: Notes: "November " Description: xviii, pages illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Epidemiology of complementary and alternative practices in rheumatology --Quackery: the national council against health fraud perspective --Talking with patients about alternative and complementary medicine --Why I would want to use complementary and alternative therapy: a. Complementary and alternative therapies are popular and widely used among patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Marketing and word of mouth, ready availability, and interest in “natural” treatments contribute to their popularity. Scientific basis and clinical trails of most therapies is limited or : Erin L. Arnold, William J. Arnold. There's no denying that medication plays an important role in the treatment of rheumatic diseases like arthritis. But the use of complementary treatments — such as acupuncture.
Results. We identified 60 good quality RCTs using CAM as intervention for patients with rheumatic diseases: acupuncture (9), Ayurvedic treatment (3), homeopathic treatment (3), electricity (2), natural products (31), megavitamin therapies (8), chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation (3), and energy healing therapy (1).Cited by: 7. A Systematic Review of Evidence for the Effectiveness of Practitioner-Based Complementary and Alternative Therapies in the Management of Rheumatic Diseases: Osteoarthritis. Rheumatology. . Complementary and alternative medicine includes a heterogeneous spectrum of approaches to health and wellness, in addition to disease treatment, which span ancient to new-age modalities. Complementary and alternative medicine for rheumatic diseases: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials Article (PDF Available) in Complementary Therapies .
Therapies (continued) --Glucosamine in the treatment of osteoarthritis / Jeffrey C. Delafuente --Phyto-anti-inflammatories: a systemic review of randomized, placebo-controlled, double-bline trials / Edzard Ernst, Sigruu Chrubasik --Chinese anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive herbal remedy Tripterygium wilfordii hook F / Xuelian Tao, Peter E. Lipsky --Electronmagnetic fields and magnets: . If you have rheumatoid arthritis, complementary therapies like yoga and massage may help reduce your pain, relax you, and improve your life. But it's important to know which ones might help -- Author: R. Morgan Griffin. Introduction. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is gaining popularity and usage in western societies and accounts for significant private and public health expenditures . An estimated 40% to 60% of Americans use CAM to manage various medical conditions, and 33% of them cite pain as the primary reason .Cited by: Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies might sometimes be used alongside conventional medical treatment. They are not meant to replace conventional rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment, but may help to alleviate side effects or to improve a patient's sense of wellbeing.