There are no miracle cure-alls, silver bullets, or magic pills that will get you trim, fit and healthy, but after an exhaustive search and rigorous testing, The Sherpa has pinpointed a few natural health therapies that DO help and ferreted out the scams to may be shocked by what we've discovered.

Posts Tagged ‘complementary and alternative therapy’

Many children in Canada with chronic health conditions combine the use of prescription medicine with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, a good number of these children and their parents do not discuss these practices with their physician. Sunita Vohra, a researcher with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta and lead investigator on the study reports that more than 70% of pediatric patients seen in specialty clinics at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and more than 40% at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa use alternative medicine. However, almost 20% of the families who […]

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Complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) consisting of exercise, massage, acupuncture, and dietary supplements has been used to relieve the symptoms of patients suffering from arthritis. In a study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, researchers show that about a quarter of patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis benefit from CAT in addition to conventional therapy consisting of drugs. Lead author Professor Nada Alaaeddine, Head of the Regenerative and Inflammation Lab in the Faculty of Medicine, University of St Joseph, in Beirut, Lebanon states that it is important for health providers to be aware of the potential benefits of […]

Continue reading Complementary and Alternative Therapy Beneficial for Arthritis

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