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1

What is the current correct term for alternative medicine?

interative medicne

2

What are the four guiding principles of integrative medicine?

1. Holistic care
2. Active learning
3. Natural healing
4. Prevention

3

What is the national organization for complementary medicine?

National center for complementary and integrative health

4

What are the two major concerns the NIH has with supplements?

1. Possible drug interactions
2. Product contamination

5

What is the effect of omega 3 FAs on RA?

Improve arthralgias if used inconjunction with NSAIDs

6

What effect do omega 3 FAs have on HTN?

Small reductions in BP

7

What is the antioxidant found in garlic?

Allicin

8

What is garlic used in the treatment of?

HTN, heart disease, high LDL

9

Glucosamine is used in the treatment of what?

OA

10

GLucosamine may reduce the effectiveness of what drugs?

hypoglycemic drugs

11

What are the supposed benefits of echinacea?

Effective flu treatment

12

What are the side effects of echinacea?

Asthma flare ups

13

What are the side effects of flaxseed?

Lowers serum levels of some medications

14

What are the supposed benefits of ginseng?

Reduces fatigue in some patients
Antioxidant

15

What are the contraindications to ginkgo use?

thiazide diuretics
ASA

16

What are the benefits of ginkgo use?

Treats dementia/alzheimers

Antioxidant

17

What are the supposed benefits of CoQ10?

Heart health
Migraine treatment

18

What are the supposed benefits of saw palmetto?

BPH

19

What are the side effects of saw palmetto?

Increases bleeding time

20

What are the three things you should do when discussing/considering alternative treatments?

Investigate
Check attitude
Look for complementary therapies

21

What are the four types of medication that are of greatest concern when considering using a supplement, due to changing the serum levels?

Anticoagulants
Arrhythmia meds
Szs meds
immune suppressants