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By MD Barry S.Oken, Barry Oken

ISBN-10: 0203494571

ISBN-13: 9780203494578

Drawing upon the information of professional participants, this booklet presents an advent to what CAM remedies are and the way a neurologist may perhaps use them. Divided into sections, it studies different forms of treatments encompassed by means of the phrases "alternative" and "complementary" and provides readers an outline of universal treatments that experience a few clinical foundation for his or her use. the second one part is an evidence-based assessment of the scientific purposes of those treatments equipped through neurological illness. Written through physicians for physicians, this ebook is the 1st selection for info on replacement and complementary cures in scientific neurology.

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E. exerting an acceptable benefit/risk ratio) in the majority of users. Botanical medicines, however, pose a much greater challenge when it comes to assessing the quality of the product. The main issues are outlined in an article by Bauer9 and include the following: Botanicals—quality, efficacy, safety and drug interactions 15 (1) Each herb or extract contains a multiplicity of phytochemicals, known and unknown, and there may be limited data on the actual phytochemical constituents responsible for the therapeutic effect, let alone their required concentrations in the plant material.

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