A Mixed Bag of Alternative Remedies
This handful of unconventional practices only hints at the breadth of the spectrum. Journals, guidebooks, government michael kors outlet resources, and private publications and websites provided the information.
Herbals and dietary supplements
Herbals such as echinacea for colds are a key element of traditional Chinese medicine. Dietary supplements range from vitamins and minerals to melatonin for insomnia and psyllium for cholesterol.
Pro/con: Some herbals, such as green tea and flaxseed, may turn out to have significant benefits, but few have been rigorously tested for effectiveness, and their safety, purity, and potency are loosely monitored. Dietary supplements also are understudied. The substance often is diluted in water to the point that it is undetectable. The water is said to “remember” it.
Pro/con: Supporters say that michael kors outlet homeopathy is safe and often helpful, so gold standard proof is unnecessary.
Pro/con: The purported benefits have been attributed to the magnetic field’s effect on cell function or blood flow. A recent analysis of numerous studies, however, found that for any of several condit michael kors outlet ions studied, magnets were no better than a placebo.
Pro/con: has been shown in preliminary studies to ease headache pain, severity of premenstrual symptoms, and, in cancer patients, anxiety. But the evidence that it counters specific diseases is weak.
Pro/con: An analys michael kors outlet is of 311 studies found that the strongest and most consistent benefits were lowered heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It draws on both conventional and unconventional practices, including nutrition, exercise, herbals, and homeopathy.
Pro/con: promotes a healthful lifestyle by encouraging sound eating habits, physical activity, and contact with nature. But some naturopaths oppose certain childhood vaccinations. And enemalike colonic irrigation, a cleansing therapy favored by many naturopaths, carries a small risk of infection (and a tiny one of bowel perforation) with little if any evidence that it helps.