Flashcards in Complementary Medicine Deck (21)
What is the current correct term for alternative medicine?
What are the four guiding principles of integrative medicine?
1. Holistic care
2. Active learning
3. Natural healing
What is the national organization for complementary medicine?
National center for complementary and integrative health
What are the two major concerns the NIH has with supplements?
1. Possible drug interactions
2. Product contamination
What is the effect of omega 3 FAs on RA?
Improve arthralgias if used inconjunction with NSAIDs
What effect do omega 3 FAs have on HTN?
Small reductions in BP
What is the antioxidant found in garlic?
What is garlic used in the treatment of?
HTN, heart disease, high LDL
Glucosamine is used in the treatment of what?
GLucosamine may reduce the effectiveness of what drugs?
What are the supposed benefits of echinacea?
Effective flu treatment
What are the side effects of echinacea?
Asthma flare ups
What are the side effects of flaxseed?
Lowers serum levels of some medications
What are the supposed benefits of ginseng?
Reduces fatigue in some patients
What are the contraindications to ginkgo use?
What are the benefits of ginkgo use?
What are the supposed benefits of CoQ10?
What are the supposed benefits of saw palmetto?
What are the side effects of saw palmetto?
Increases bleeding time
What are the three things you should do when discussing/considering alternative treatments?
Look for complementary therapies