19815 Bay Branch Rd
Andalusia, Alabama 36420
(334) 222-2525



Facebook    

 

SCAMHC is an approved Mental Health site for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment program.  Find out the program details and see if you qualify by visiting: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/

SCAMHC is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace


powered by centersite dot net
Alternative Mental Health Medicine
Resources
Basic Information
OverviewAnxietyDepressionBipolar DisorderSchizophreniaADHDArticle References
More InformationLatest News
Yoga May Give Lung Cancer Patients, Caregivers a BoostCan You Trust the Labels on Your Supplements?Get In Step With Tai ChiHerbal and Dietary Supplements Are Commonly MislabeledHealth Tip: Meditation May Help Lower Heart Disease RiskThe Body Benefits of PilatesYour Robot Masseuse Will See You NowTai Chi: A Gentler Way to Exercise for Ailing HeartsBe 'Mindful' of the HypeHealth Tip: Tai Chi May Help Prevent FallsCan You 'Om' Your Way to a Healthy Heart?Tibetan Yoga Improves Sleep Quality During ChemoYoga May Bring Better Sleep to Breast Cancer PatientsMany Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in KidsMeditation's Soothing EffectsAlternative Medicine Alone as Cancer Treatment Linked to Lowered SurvivalYoga May Boost Aging BrainsYoga May Help Ease DepressionAs Many as 1 in 3 Experience New or Worse Pain With YogaHealth Tip: Yoga Before BedTake A New View of YogaConsider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility CasesYoga May Be Able to 'Reverse' Stress-Inducing DNA ReactionsYoga Soothes Back Pain in StudyAcupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ERWhy Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Are Good for YouMeds Rooted in Ancient China May Help Heart: ReviewYoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms10 Minutes of Meditation Can Up Focus for Patients With AnxietyCould Tai Chi Ease Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors?Meditation Can Help Improve Focus in People With Anxiety'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: StudyTreatment Plan From Massage Therapist Alleviates Chronic LBPYoga Helps Ease Side Effects of Prostate Cancer TreatmentHealing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back PainIt's Yoga to the Rescue for Prostate Cancer PatientsChiropractors Not Magicians When It Comes to Chronic Back PainProvider Understanding of CAM Use in Menopause Is KeyAromatherapy Massage Helpful for Female Cancer PatientsHold That Pose: Yoga May Ease Tough DepressionReview Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart ProblemsHealth Tip: Get a MassageLow Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try YogaAcupressure Ups Sleep Quality in Nursing Home ResidentsFor a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a TryIncrease Noted in Mindfulness Practices From 2002 to 2012Chair Yoga Helps Older Adults Manage Osteoarthritis PainSerious Yoga Injuries, Though Rare, Are on the RiseYoga Helps Control BP in Patients With PrehypertensionTurning to an Ancient Art to Help Ease PTSD in Veterans
Questions and AnswersVideosLinksBook Reviews
Related Topics

Pain Management

Provider Understanding of CAM Use in Menopause Is Key


HealthDay News
Updated: Mar 16th 2017

new article illustration

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many women use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for menopause, and increased provider understanding may improve provider-patient communication and treatment effectiveness, according to a review published in the May issue of Maturitas.

Dunia Tonob and Melissa K. Melby, Ph.D., from the University of Delaware in Newark, conducted a narrative review to expand providers' understanding of cross-cultural approaches to treating and managing menopause.

The researchers note that increased provider understanding and awareness may improve provider-patient communication as well as treatment effectiveness. Women for whom biomedicine has been unsuccessful or inaccessible often seek CAM. Due to the individualized nature of illness patterns and associated treatments, which complicate the design of randomized controlled trials, assessing the effectiveness of CAM is challenging. Biomedical practitioners who make an effort to learn about CAM and ask patients about CAM use may improve the patient-provider relationship because many women seek CAM due to inefficacy of biomedical treatments or cultural or economic marginalization, according to the authors.

"By working with women to integrate their CAM-related health-seeking behaviors and treatments, providers may also boost the efficacy of their own biomedical treatments," the authors write.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)