Tag Archives: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Pseudomedicine and Potential Dementia Treatments? (JAMA)

Summary A United States perspective covers the growing market for complementary interventions to promote brain health or minimise dementia risk and/or symptoms. Health professionals are requested to help the public understand commercial conflicts of interest and the market forces behind … Continue reading

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Acupuncture Appears Effective for Amnestic MCI? (NHS Choices / Acupuncture in Medicine)

Summary A recent systematic review examined carefully selected randomised controlled trials investigating the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for treating mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The following NHS Choices Behind the Headlines critical appraisal places this research in context, but is … Continue reading

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Attempts to Establish the Scientific Basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Summary This review article investigates the literature attempting to establish any basic evidence-based principles behind Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of senile dementia.  Five main ingredients include: Poria cocos, Radix polygalae, Radix glycyrrhizae, Radix angelica sinensis, and Radix … Continue reading

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Non-Pharmacological Treatments (Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2010)

Abstract The 2010 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) , produced by NHS Evidence,  gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period March 2009 – September 2010. This section of the AEU contains evidence on the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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