Flashcards in 9) Complementary and Alternative Medicine Deck (7)
Give some examples of CAMs:
What are some results from trials into homeopathy?
No trials have proved how it works
But meta-analyses show positive results compared to placebo
What effects does aromatherapy have on the body?
Stimulate limbic system (release of serotonin and NA)
Immune system activated
Hypothalamic-pituitary axis activated
What does NICE recommend acupuncture for?
Tension headaches, migraines and back pain
Give some examples of herbal medicine used in psychiatry:
Gingko biloba - dementia
Passion flower - sedative
St John's wort
What can St John's Wort be used for?