COMPLEMENTARY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

January 23, 2013

Pharmacologic and Complementary Therapy for Migraine Prophylaxis

Medications that have been investigated for migraine prophylaxis include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, triptans, antidepressants, opioids, antiepileptic drugs, antiemetics, and cardiovascular medications.
April 20, 2009

Adaptogenic or Medicinal Mushrooms

The three medicinal mushrooms--maitake, shiitake, and reishi--are the most important and widely used mushrooms in alternative medicine.
October 17, 2008

The FDA, Vitamins, and the Dietary Supplement Industry

A look at the FDA and regulation of vitamins in the United States is revealing for the pharmacist.
May 20, 2008

To Tea or Not to Tea

While there have been many studies extolling the medical virtues of drinking tea, a group of Egyptian scientists discovered that green tea is particularly effective when taking an antibiotic to fight resistant superbugs.
April 18, 2008

Vitamins and Minerals Still a Mystery to Most Americans

A survey conducted by the not-for-profit National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) revealed that Americans might not be as savvy about the real nutritional value of the vitamins and minerals that many of us take on a daily basis.
December 20, 2007

Cinnamon–More Than Just a Flavoring Agent

It is impossible to obtain the strong, sweet, and inviting aroma of cinnamon bread and cookies without cinnamon; however, cinnamon is more than just another flavoring agent.
January 23, 2007

Drug Interactions with Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals serve crucial functions in almost all bodily processes and must be obtained from foods or supplements, as our bodies are unable to make them.