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1

Give some examples of CAMs:

Osteopathy
Aromatherapy
Herbal medicine
Acupuncture
Homeopathy

2

What are some results from trials into homeopathy?

No trials have proved how it works
But meta-analyses show positive results compared to placebo

3

What effects does aromatherapy have on the body?

Stimulate limbic system (release of serotonin and NA)
Immune system activated
Hypothalamic-pituitary axis activated

4

What does NICE recommend acupuncture for?

Tension headaches, migraines and back pain

5

Give some examples of herbal medicine used in psychiatry:

Gingko biloba - dementia
Passion flower - sedative
St John's wort

6

What can St John's Wort be used for?

Sadness
Helplessness
Anxiety

7

What is the proposed mechanism of St John's Wort?

Enhances serotonin, NA and dopamine