Posts Tagged "Brain Tumors"

Many Brain Tumor Patients Use Homeopathy, Alternative Treatments

Posted on Dec 31, 2010 in Uncategorized

ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2010) — Many people with incurable brain tumors use alternative therapies, such as taking vitamins and homeopathy, in addition to their conventional treatments, according to a study published in the December 14, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. About 40 percent of brain tumor patients in the study used alternative therapies including homeopathic remedies, vitamin supplements and psychological therapy. “The use of these alternative treatments may be largely overlooked and underestimated,” said study...

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Patients with Incurable Brain Tumors Turn to Alternative Therapies for Help

Posted on Dec 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

A glioma is a type of brain or spinal tumor that arises from glial cells. Because the condition is rarely curable through modern medicine, patients often turn to complementary and alternative therapies in hopes of finding a treatment or as an effort to relieve symptoms. In fact, a new study conducted at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf finds that about 40% of patients will turn to remedies such as homeopathy, vitamin supplements or psychological therapies. Patients Do Not Distrust Medicine, But Want Alternatives to Care About 18,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with...

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