Natural Medicine

On this page you will find links to various articles that discuss different aspects of Natural (Naturopathic) Medicine.  We hope you will find this information useful in helping you understand natural medicine and the current research being done in this field.

  1. "10 Myths About Naturopathic Medicine": 
    1. This article discusses some of the common misunderstandings that people have about naturopathic medicine and helps to set the record straight.  If you are new to naturopathic medicine or aren't quite sure what it is, this is a good place to start.  
  2. "Efficacy of Naturopathic Extracts in the Management of Ear Pain Associated With Acute Otitis Media":  
    1. This article published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine compares the use of pharmaceutical analgesic (painkiller) ear drops against the use of a naturopathic herbal extract ear drops for managing the pain experienced by children with ear infections.  The researchers found that the naturopathic ear drops worked just as well as the pharmaceutical ear drops.  
  3. "Naturopathic medicine for the prevention of cardiovascular disease: a randomized clinical trial": 
    1. This article shows a significant reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease in patients who received Naturopathic treatment in addition to their standard care when compared to those who only received standard care.  This is a very exciting result considering the role cardiovascular disease plays in the lives of many people. 
  4. "The use of water-soluble bioflavonoid-ascorbic acid complex in the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis":
    1. This article, published in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Oral Pathology, discusses the use of a biofavonoid-Vitamin C complex in the management recurrent herpes labialis (which often presents as cold sores).  In this study they found the use of this natural management approach was very useful and lacking in side effects.  Unfortunately, PubMed only has the abstract available, so if you want to see the whole article try stopping by your local state university or community college library and see if they can locate the actual article for you. 

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