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Complementary Medicine

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Laura Byrnes

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Presentation by Laura Byrnes and Lienke Wilker
Complementary Medicine and Well Being
Does it work?
What is Aromatherapy?
- Alternative therapy

- Essential oils from herbs, flowers and spices are selected according to the nature of the problem.

- Holistic treatment
History of Aromatherapy
- Over 8000 years old
- Biblical references
- Egyptians
- Greek
- Hippocrates
- Gattefosse (French Scientist)
What Aromatherapy Claims to Heal
What
What Aromatherapy Claims to Heal
EVERYTHING!
skin
heart
circulation
digestive system
immune system
mind
nervous system
aches
pains
respiratory system
reproductive system
acne
scars
heart palpitations
high blood pressure
low blood pressure
bruises
poor circulation
varicose veins
anorexia
bulimia
constipation
diarrhea
gum disease
loss of appetite
weight loss
stomach ulcers
anxiety
depression
ADHD
addictions
insomnia
jet lag
headaches
chronic fatigue
shingles
emotional swings
heartbreak
rage
nightmares
cellulite
bloating
muscle strain
muscle sprain
arthritis
back pain
sore throat
bronchitis
tonsillitis
cough
cold
fever
inflammation
hay fever
allergies
periods
pms
infertility
morning sickness
How is Aromatherapy administered?
- Topically

- Inhalation

- Compress

- Aromatic bath

- Orally

- Burners/vaporises
Complementary Medicine

Complementary medicine is the use of an alternate method for diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of an illness, in conjunction with conventional medicines

•Complimentary medicine consists of an extensive range of methods
Types of Alternative and Complimentary Treatments:
•Homeopathy



•Hypnosis

•Yoga

•Ayurveda

•Massage

•Meditation

•Spinal manipulation

•Acupuncture

•Hydrotherapy
•Aromatherapy
HOMEOPATHY
HOMEOPATHY
•Homeopathy was created by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796.


•Homeopaths consult a repertories to select remedies


•Hahnemann based homeopathy on belief that like cures like
Main Principles
A substance that elicits the same symptoms of a disease in a healthy person, will cure similar symptoms in ill people
How does Aromatherapy Work?
Side Effects of Aromatherapy


- Allergy

- Cancer

- Photo toxicity
Why people seek alternative medicine

•Individuals are not satisfied with some aspect of the conventional medical treatment

•Individuals find that selecting an alternative medicine gives them a sense of control over personal health care decisions

•Complimentary methods could be more congruent with the individuals’ personal beliefs and views.
Effectiveness of Aromatherapy
Limited!
but a safe and pleasant intervention for those who can afford it
Lee 2011
Cook & Ernst 2000
Review of 24 studies
Plausibility of Homeopathic Remedies
The diluted substances lack a single molecule of the original chosen substance
No scientific support for the notion that water has a memory which produces a response in patients
Accreditation of Complementary Medicine
A substance is diluted in water, followed by succussion. Homeopaths suggest water has a memory, so the substance will leave a vibration in the water,which causes a response from a patient.
- No national standards



- Self-regulated



-Professional Associations such as the Australian Natural Therapists Association
- Acute toxicity

- Chronic toxicity

- Irritation
A study by Grimes (2012)found that according to the laws of physics and chemical analysis, the principles of homeopathy are highly improbable
DEATH
Adverse Effects
Regulation of Complementary Medicine
COMA
CANCER
-Through the Governments Therapeutic Goods Administration



- Two tier system
-Low risk (only register if exporting)
-High risk (must register)


- Ongoing manufacturing inspections


- Vigilant program for ill-effects


- No internet regulation
CARDIAC AREST
Diarrhea
Fever
Rashes
PANCREATITIS
RENAL FAILURE
Bleeding
Irritability
Weight loss
Abdominal pain
Flatulence
Dermatitis
Apnea
Lesions
Explanations for Perceived effects of Homeopathy
The placebo effect
Therapeutic effects of consultation
Natural healing
Time of consult
Lifestyle Changes
Non-Homeopathic Treatments
Discussion Questions
Posadzki, Alotaibi & Ernst 2012
Safety
Risk of missing timely diagnoses
Lack of effective treatment
Worse outcomes of serious conditions
A meta-analysis of 11 systematic reviews by Ernst (2002) concluded that there was
NO
significant
DIFFERENCE
between
HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES
and a
PLACEBO
Studies of Efficacy
Has anyone participated in complementary medicine, or know someone who has?
Would you use complementary medicine as a substitute, or in conjunction with medical treatment?
POSITIVE RESULTS
were due to
:
Chance

Flawed Research Methods

Reporting Bias
Would you try complementary medicine or therapies?
What was your original ideas of complementary medicine?
Did you believe the affects of complementary medicine to be as serious as we explained?
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