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What You Need to Know Rhonda Stanton – Kaplan University
What is CAM? CAM – Complementary Alternative Medicine Various Types of CAM: Homeopathy Ayurvedic Naturopathic Chiropratic Herbal Massage Therapy Reiki
Why CAM? 1970’s Cultural Revolution in China 1998 National Institute of Health established the National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
Benefits of Herbs Herbal treatments are one of my favorite CAM’s. Herbs are natural plants with medicinal properties. That date back to over 100 BC. Most Herbal treatments are safe, however there are many that are not, and when you are using herbs as supplemental care it is important to discuss these with your physician.
Green Tea Green Tea has become a favorite herbal remedy treatment A great source of high levels of antioxidants Polyphenols are effective in preventing Cancer Studies in mice have shown Green Tea may help reduce DNA damage in skin cells A study in China found that Green Tea may assist in preventing esophageal cancer
Turmeric Turmeric is an Herb that I personally swear by Turmeric has been used for over 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions Turmeric has been shown to fight infection, some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive issues Turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic & Chinese medicine Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation
Turmeric Research has suggested that turmeric can assist in the following Conditions: - Indigestion - Ulcerative Colitis - Osteoarthritis - Heart Disease - Cancer - Viral Infections
Turmeric Turmeric can be found in spice form in any grocery store, in root form, and in capsule form Turmeric is considered safe Large doses can cause stomach issues Turmeric may act as a blood thinner
Aromatherapy What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy uses essential oils which are believed to stimulate the senses through the nervous system to the limbic system, which controls emotions Essential Oils are created from various plant parts – such as roots, barks, stalks, flowers and leaves. Aromatherapy can be used orally, on the skin, or through smell receptors
Aromatherapy Many people can benefit from Aromatherapy Uses involve : - Assisting those with chronic conditions - Life threatening conditions such as cancer - Reduction in stress, anxiety and depression Studies of Essential Oils have found that they have antibacterial effects on the skin, some have antiviral and antifungal properties, and that they can be calming and energizing.
Aromatherapy Lavender is a well known essential oil used in many soaps, shampoos, sachets and candles. Lavender can help purify the body and spirit. Lavender has calming properties and is used to assist with insomnia, hair loss, anxiety, stress and postoperative pain. Most essential oils are safe but may have some side effects, usually the most common being skin irritation.
Reiki What is Reiki - Energy Healing Reiki was founded in the early 1900’s Reiki is a non religious spiritual healing system using energy to heal the body, mind and soul and bring relaxation to the client - The belief is that the mind, body and spirit are one and the practitioner sends healing energy into the clients body to remove blockages and restore healthy energy.
CAM There are many various CAM techniques, and they all do not suit each of us. Therefore it is important to try various techniques to use in conjunction with traditional medicine. The key is in finding what works for you as the benefits will assist your ability to find peace, relaxation and healing rather than just simply masking the symptoms with a prescription.
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