International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Integrative and Complementary Practices: the Therapeutic Benefits of Aromatherapy and Chromotherapy

Review Article of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Integrative and Complementary Practices: the Therapeutic Benefits of Aromatherapy and Chromotherapy Rubens Barbosa Rezende1 *, Larissa Teodoro2 1Santa Rita Faculty (FASAR), Conselheiro Lafaiete; 2 Institute of Health Sciences of University Paulista (UNIP), Campinas, SP. Objective: To understand the availability and use of integrative and complementary practices by the SUS; as well as to evaluate two of the various therapy options, chromotherapy and aromatherapy, in relation to their effectiveness and benefits for patients. Method: This is an integrative review of the literature available in the PUBMED and SciELO database, using the descriptors: "Aromatherapy", "Chromotherapy" and "Alternative Therapy", duly registered in MeSH/DeCS, using the boolean operator AND. Twenty-nine articles were found, 25 evaluated and, at the end, 11 selected to compose this review. The inclusion criteria were: complete articles, available free of charge, published in English, from 2012 to 2020. Results: The inclusion of integrative and complementary practices (ICPs) in the Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) was through the Política Nacional de Práticas Integrativas e Complementares (PNPIC), supported through the Portaria GM/ MS no 971, on May 3, 2006. Brazil is the country characterized as a world reference in the field of ICPs in basic attention. Conclusion: However, several cases of use of chromotherapy and aromatherapy as alternative therapies to promote patient's health, relieve pain and, among other unique symptoms in each case, were evaluated, and the therapies used proved their efficacy and safety for patients, as well as improved the quality of life of these people. Keywords: Alternative Therapy, Aromatherapy, Chromotherapy, Integrative and Complementary Practices ...


Review Article of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine TREATMENT OF SPOROTRICOSE IN THE WORLD, WITH EMPHASIS IN BRAZIL: WHAT'S NEW? Lucas Gonçalves Mesquita de Oliveira¹*, Karina Mika Kameoka¹, Gustavo de Oliveira Alves Pinto¹, Amanda Lins Bispo Monteiro¹, Marina Luiza Nascimento Rocha¹, Daniela Maria Bastos de Souza2 ¹UFRPE; ²DMFA: Departamento de Morfologia e Fisiologia Animal - UFRPE Objective: To evaluate the in vitro and in vivo results of works already published on the use of traditional and alternative medicines in the treatment of sporotrichosis, both in humans and in animals. Methods: The bibliographic research was developed from the analysis of publications found in the scientific literature, with emphasis mainly on Brazil in the period from 2015 to 2020. Updated bibliographies of the medical and veterinary literature were available on MEDLINE, through PubMed, Science direct, Scielo and academic Google, with a total of 28 studies that met the specific work requirements. Results: From the analysis of the reviewed papers, conventional treatments, mainly the use of itraconazole, Amphotericin B and Terbinafine, showed good results in the studies. In addition, the use of alternative treatments, either as the main treatment or support, against sporotrichosis, have shown promise in vitro results, requiring more tests for a possible alternative treatment in the future. Conclusion: The use of alternative treatments is important, since they can be effective against sporotrichosis, becoming a viable means when the animal is resistant to conventional methods. Keywords: Sporothrix, Alternative treatments, Antifungal ...

Homeopathy to post study of 2nd wave covid 19

Research Article of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Homeopathy to post study of 2nd wave covid 19 Balaji Deekshitulu P V Homeopathy Doctor and Psychologist, Sri Balaji Homeo Clinic, Tirupati, A.P, India. This is a case-related studies article on how homeopathy may be used to control corona virus, specifically, those with above 20 ages to forty age five individuals and 40 to 70 age 7 persons. Symptoms of corona human beings decided on a personal hobby. to used 60 above aged person homeopathy is a best medicine integrative approach, this study is home isolation patents, breathless people also survived the sickness via homeopathic drugs, use these homeopathic medicines every 2 hours once with the stage of the problem, corona virus disease completely controls, so preventive homeopathy medicine is best option to continue after control, So it is right to have worldwide utilized. Keywords: post symptoms of Covid 19 and Homeopathy ...

Indigenous Bone Setting in Ethiopia: in case on Addis Ababa University student

Research Article of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine Indigenous Bone Setting in Ethiopia: in case on Addis Ababa University student Kebede Lemu Bekelcha, Aregash Eticha Sefera, Shamil Husen, Yohannes Natnael Fisseha Bule Hora University Indigenous medicine is a total combination of knowledge and practices that can be formally explained or used in preventation and elimination of physical, mental or social imbalance and relying exclusively on practical experience and observation handed down from generation to generation whether verbally or in writing (Endalew,2007). Most of the populations of the developing countries use indigenous medicine to meet their primary health care needs. Indigenous medicine is known in many countries of Africa to meet some of their primary health care. In Africa, up to 80% of the population uses indigenous medicine. Ethiopia is one part of African countries in which indigenous medicine has long history before the beginning of modern medicine. In Ethiopia, indigenous medicine is highly practiced and many Ethiopian societies depend on the use of indigenous medicine and indigenous healing systems to deal with their health practices. It has been providing both preventative and curative services for Ethiopian peoples. Even today, as various studies have shown that about 90% of Ethiopian still depends on indigenous medicine. This indicate that the presence of two medical systems like indigenous and modern neither of them can adequately address the health care needs of the total population (Assefa,1986). But there is the reason why the majority of people still deep follow the services of indigenous medicine. It is because of accessibility of indigenous medicine compared to modern medicine and most of people have a limited chance of setting modern health care systems (Wondwossen, 2005). In Ethiopia, indigenous medicine is not limited to rural areas, rather also has numerous roles in urban areas of the ...

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International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine