Traditional Chinese medicine should be equated with medicine and subjected to the same rigorous screening, British scientists believe. They described two cases where the seemingly harmless “weed” led to serious liver damage. As a result, even a transplant of a donor organ did not help one of the patients, and he died.
The attention of colleagues to the problem of uncontrolled use of Chinese herbs was drawn by specialists from the Newcastle upon Tyne Liver Research Center in an article published in the latest issue of the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. According to one of the authors of the article, Dr. Margaret F. Bassendine, the problem is becoming more acute. Continue reading
Despite the mistrustful attitude of professional doctors and somewhat biased public opinion, very many people seek to treat not in hospitals, but with specialists in alternative medicine. Only the risk of falling into the hands of a charlatan stops them. But now, apparently, this can not be afraid.
English acupuncture (acupuncture) specialists decided to get rid of unscrupulous competitors and introduce a special certification system in which not one of the “left” doctors will be able to accept patients. Continue reading
The use of stem cells in the treatment of type 1 diabetes helps fight the underlying cause of the disease, rather than its symptoms. It effectively resists both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
By means of a catheter (in rare cases, intravenously) placed in a pancreatic artery, stem cells are introduced into the patient’s body. These cells are located in the bone marrow, which is previously extracted from the patient’s pelvic bone. Continue reading