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Child Psychiatrist /Adult Psychiatrist

Learning about Complementary Alternative Medicine

Updated: Sep 9, 2023

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The quality and quantity of scientific information of CAM treatment varies greatly. The lack of research often has little to do with potential benefits of an herb and more to do with whether a company would profit enough from sales to oftset the costs of doing a double-blind placebo controlled study (approximately $500,000 to $2,000,000). Many companies obtain patents on “proprietary blends” which are herbal combinations. CAM treatments have been used by large groups of people all ages and stages of health for hundreds if not thousands of years, therefore clinically we have more information about the safety and efficacy than we do synthetic drugs (which some have been pulled due to adverse side effects).


Complementary Alternative Medicine. It is important to understand the pros and cons of standard and alternative treatments pertinent to side effect profile. In synthetic medication trials, the patient only responds 50-75% improvement or if there are troublesome side effects, this may be a good time to consider CAM. Help improve the level of understanding of benefits of CAM are solo treatment or adjunct treatment.

Stress is the focal point that exacerbates a lot of underlying symptoms of mental illness. The main components of stress is the Sympathetic Nervous System and the Hypothalamus-Pituatary Adrenal axis (HPA). The Parasympathetic Nervous System is support to counteract these affect, however suppose it fails. This imbalance is the critical in the pathology development of anxiety, depression, and other stress related conditions. Extreme cases can lead to Panic, PTSD, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Irritable Bowel, weight gain, etc. Anxiolytics and antidepressants dampen the SNS, however underactivity of PNS can lead to umbrella of anxiety disorders. Medications have no been shown to boost the activity of PNS. Based on our research; this is a quality product: Adaptogenic herbs (Rhiodola rosea) boost the PNS, which is unique.

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The goal of treatment is remission, complete relief of symptoms, and resumption of a full functional life.

Source: How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health


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