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Alternative medicine

Alternative medicine
Alternative medicines may contain unsafe or toxic ingredients. The science community is critical of alternative medicine for making unproven claims. Alternative medicine is any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine, but is not based on evidence gathered using the scientific method.[1] It consists of a wide range of health care practices, products and therapies.[2] Examples include new and traditional medicine practices such as homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, energy medicine, various forms of acupuncture, Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and Christian faith healing. The treatments are those that are not part of the conventional, science-based healthcare system.[3][4][5][6] Complementary medicine is alternative medicine used together with conventional medical treatment in a belief, not proven by using scientific methods, that it "complements" the treatment. Types of alternative medicine[edit] Unscientific belief systems[edit] Related:  Info Pseudomedicinadocs a2

Phytotherapy Running total of the number of research papers listed on PubMed from 1990-2007 containing the word "phytotherapy."[original research?] Phytotherapy is the study of the use of extracts of natural origin as medicines or health-promoting agents. Phytotherapy is distinct from homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine, and avoids mixing plant and synthetic bioactive substances. Modern phytotherapy, following the scientific method, can be considered the study on the effects and clinical use of herbal medicines. Clinical tests[edit] The bark of the cinchona tree contains quinine, which today is a widely prescribed treatment for malaria, especially in countries that cannot afford to purchase the more expensive anti-malarial drugs produced by the pharmaceutical industry. Many herbs have shown positive results in-vitro, animal model or small-scale clinical tests,[1] while studies on some herbal treatments have found negative results.[2] In 2002, the U.S. Points to consider in phytotherapy[edit]

“Medicina” Alternativa ? Blog de Daniel Zepeda Empecemos por ver que es la medicina alternativa: Richard Dawkins, profesor de Public Understanding of Science en la Universidad de Oxford, define la medicina alternativa como «ese un conjunto de prácticas que no se pueden probar, rechazan ser probadas o fallan sistemáticamente en las pruebas» (Diamond 2003). esto quiere decir que la “medicina” alternativa NO es medicina, mas bien son practicas basadas en ANÉCDOTAS, muchas veces en cosas culturales y tradiciones, y donde generalmente todo esto carece totalmente de evidencia, hemos de recordar que las ANÉCDOTAS no son evidencia de ningún tipo, estas nos pueden llevar a descubrir algo, pero nunca debemos tomarlas como AFIRMACIONES, desgraciadamente es una de las formas que los productos alternativos se promueven. En este blog me gusta exponer las verdades (casi nulas) y fantasías de estos pseudotratamientos, exponiéndolos como lo que son… FRAUDES!!! “Medicina” f. “Medicina Alternativa” Estas son algunas de estas magias:

Functional medicine Functional medicine is a form of Western alternative medicine.[1] It is a popular modality for use by health care providers whose practice is largely within conventional medicine. [2] Functional medicine focuses on interactions between the environment and the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and immune systems of patients. Practitioners attempt to develop individual treatment plans for each patient.[2] Functional medicine typically seeks to provide chronic care management based on the assumption that "diet, nutrition, and exposure to environmental toxins play central roles in a predisposition to illness and "provoke symptoms, and modulate the activity of biochemical mediators through a complex and diverse set of mechanisms Functional medicine was developed and originated by Dr. Systems biology approach[edit] The Institute for Functional Medicine[edit] Criticism[edit] In 1991, the U.S. See also[edit] American Board of Functional Medicine References[edit]

Moringa oleifera "Drumstick tree" and variants thereof redirect here. This name is also used for the golden shower tree (Cassia fistulosa) Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. Etymology[edit] Moringa derives from the Tamil word, murungai or Malayalam word, murinna (alternately muringa).[3] Numerous other common names for moringa exist in different languages worldwide.[3][4] Description[edit] Tree and seed pods of Moringa oleifera M. oleifera is a fast-growing, deciduous tree.[5] It can reach a height of 10–12 m (32-40 ft) [6] and the trunk can reach a diameter of 45 cm (1.5 ft).[7] The bark has a whitish-grey colour and is surrounded by thick cork. The flowers are fragrant and bisexual, surrounded by five unequal, thinly veined, yellowish-white petals. Flowering begins within the first six months after planting. Cultivation[edit] Production area[edit] Cultivation practice[edit] Soil preparations[edit] Propagation[edit]

"La medicina alternativa no es medicina", dice el biofísico Félix Goñi Félix Goñi es un apasionado de la ciencia, la cocina, la música y la vida en general. El director de la Unidad de Biofísica de la Universidad del País Vasco y del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas reflexiona en esta entrevista sobre el mundo en que vivimos y el rechazo a los avances de la ciencia por parte de una sociedad científicodependiente. -Hay gente que piensa que cualquier tiempo pasado fue mejor. -A pesar de lo que dice Jorge Manrique, cualquier tiempo pasado no fue mejor. Lo que pasa es que tenemos en la memoria un filtro maravilloso que hace que olvidemos las cosas malas y recordemos solo las buenas. -Siempre lo bueno. -Sí. -Esa idea de que antes todo sabía mejor y era más saludable es muy común. -Desde luego, no se come como antes. -Pero ¿y el sabor? -Tenemos alimentos más baratos y mejores; pero, claro, en esta vida nada es gratis. -Somos 7.000 millones. La antivacunación -¿Por qué hace cien años moría un niño de cada cinco y ahora tres de cada mil? -Claro. -Sí, sí.

History of alternative medicine "Disease Can Not Exist", October 1899 advertisement in the People's Home Journal for Weltmerism, a form of "magnetic healing" The term alternative medicine refers to systems of medical thought and practice which function as alternatives to or subsist outside of conventional, mainstream medicine. Alternative medicine cannot exist absent an established, authoritative and stable medical orthodoxy to which it can function as an alternative. Such orthodoxy was only established in the West during the nineteenth century through processes of regulation, association, institution building and systematised medical education. Alternative medicine[edit] The concept of alternative medicine is problematic as it cannot exist autonomously as an object of study in its own right but must always be defined in relation to a non-static and transient medical orthodoxy. Before the "fringe"[edit] "Marriage à la Mode, Plate 3, (The Scene with the Quack)" by William Hogarth, 1745 Medical professionalisation[edit]

This ancient Egyptian practice can cheaply purify dirty water The seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree have been used to purify water and clean crockery since the days of ancient Egypt, but up until now scientists weren't sure exactly how they worked. Thanks to a new paper published in the journal Langmuir by researchers at Pennsylvania State University, part of the mystery has now been solved. It had already been established that a protein inside the Egyptian seeds caused bacteria to clump together in the water and die, sinking to the bottom of the container to leave the water largely clear. But the latest discovery reveals how this is done: the academics found that the seeds actually fuse the membranes of said bacteria together. As those membranes are the main protection the bacteria have, disrupting them causes the cells to die. That's not all though. These new breakthroughs are another step along the way to having this type of seed grown in areas where it is most needed, rather than just the areas where it occurs naturally.

El retorno de los charlatanes: Alternativa... ¿a qué? Los ingenieros creen que lo saben todo, pero continuamente aparecen nuevos materiales, nuevas técnicas, nuevas formas de construir que ponen en jaque una y otra vez todo lo que se afirmaba antes. Por eso no se puede confiar en ellos nunca. La ingeniería oficial es una gran mentira sostenida por poderosos intereses económicos que imponen “verdades” incuestionables sobre la base de un paradigma agotado, cientifista e inútil. La ingeniería oficial ha matado a millones de personas. Hay otra forma de hacer ingeniería, una ingeniería alternativa, tradicional, milenaria y producto de la sabiduría de nuestros ancestros, una ingeniería perfecta, que no se derrumba, que no se cae, que no falla. Pero los promotores de esa ingeniería alternativa, holística, ortoangular, tradicional y milenaria somos perseguidos por los grandes intereses de la industria de la construcción. Pensemos en una clínica holística que ofrezca a su clientela sufriente tratamientos homeopáticos y de acupuntura.

What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent? | Technology When Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk all agree on something, it’s worth paying attention. All three have warned of the potential dangers that artificial intelligence or AI can bring. The world’s foremost physicist, Hawking said that the full development of artificial intelligence (AI) could “spell the end of the human race”. What are these wise souls afraid of? An important component of AI, and a key element in the fears it engenders, is the ability of machines to take action on their own without human intervention. Needless to say, there are those in the tech world who have a more sanguine view of AI and what it could bring. While he acknowledges the concerns about artificial intelligence, Kelly writes: “As AI develops, we might have to engineer ways to prevent consciousness in them – our most premium AI services will be advertised as consciousness-free.” Tim O’Reilly, coiner of the phrase “Web 2.0” sees the internet of things as the most important online development yet.

¿Por qué los médicos no frenan el auge de las medicinas alternativas? Las medicinas alternativas, aquellas cuya eficacia terapéutica no está demostrada, están en expansión en España. Sus usuarios van en aumento y también son, cada vez más, los médicos que las acogen. Así, por ejemplo: Se aplica reiki en los hospitales, la acupuntura es un posgrado en muchas facultades de medicina, la homeopatía tiene una resplandeciente cátedra en Zaragoza e, incluso, entre las secciones de distintos Colegios Oficiales de Médicos, podemos encontrar a médicos homeópatas, naturistas y acupuntores. Hace dos días, además, saltó a las noticias el congreso de la Sociedad Española de Médicos de Atención Primaria (Semergen) por sus afirmaciones benevolentes acerca de la homeopatía y de que ésta estaba haciéndose un hueco en las consultas de atención primaria, con alrededor de 10.000 médicos de atención primaria que la han empleado alguna vez (es recomendable saber también que uno de los generosos patrocinadores del evento eran los laboratorios homeopáticos Boiron). 1. 2. 3. 4.

How Artificial Superintelligence Will Give Birth To Itself Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service. "So if you create an AI that has a terminal value of friendliness to humanity, the AI would not want to change itself in a way that caused it to be unfriendly to humanity," he says. "From there, the AGI would be interested in pursuing whatever goals it was programmed with — such as research, exploration, or finance." I think this is a mistake. There are also a lot of things that we know we are inclined to do instinctively (i.e. we do essentially have some programmed "terminal values") but that doesn't stop some people from breaking from those instincts – see for example suicide, killing our own families, etc, which are examples of people going against their survival instincts. Flagged Keep in mind that we're not talking about a human-like mind with paleolithic tendencies. Thanks for replying, I'm not sure if we're in agreement or not though — quite possibly I wasn't being clear in my first comment.

El retorno de los charlatanes: La farsa de la "medicina complementaria" Una pareja italiana dedicada al curanderismo por vía de la homeopatía y lo que el padre llamaba pomposamente "medicina homeosinergética" ha dejado morir a su hijo de cuatro años sin llevarlo a médicos reales por su creencia firme en que la medicina basada en evidencias, la medicina real, es no sólo inútil, sino peligrosa, y trataron los males de su hijo con homeopatía e infusiones de hinojo. La pareja ha sido llevada a los tribunales como lo relatan El Mundo y (en italiano) La Reppublica. El caso es una réplica del de la niña Gloria Thomas Sam, muerta por una septicemia a causa de un eczema mal atendido por sus padres, él también homeópata, que se negaron a atenderla con la medicina que les enseñaron a odiar. Ambos niños llegaron a la atención de médicos legítimos cuando ya era demasiado tarde. Muchos dirán que la medicina de verdad también tiene practicantes irresponsables que causan muertes.

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