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So strong is the tide to inclusion of alternative therapies among benefits (almost always for a higher premium, of course) that the most authoritative assessment of HMO practices, conducted annually by Interstudy of Bloomington, Minnesota, will this year for the first time report on the prevalence of coverage for CAM modalities from acupuncture to yoga.
If the behaviors did not change by the next therapy session, a behavioral contract was written by the team that detailed the specific behavior(s) to be altered and stated that the client would be discharged from all therapies if a behavior change was not effected.
Furthermore, there are several immune-based therapies and therapeutic vaccines in the clinical trial phase.
Ayurvedic therapies are designed to induce a profound state of tranquility and to revitalize the healing power within each of us.
As a global leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of novel therapies, Biogen Idec transforms scientific discoveries into advances in human healthcare.
In some cases, the massages are more frequent, and other alternative therapies such as shiatsu, reflexology, tai chi, and yoga are incorporated.
Neither insulin nor disease-modifying therapies are without side effects.* Fortunately, adverse reactions to anti-MS therapies, particularly flulike symptoms, usually occur only at the beginning of treatment and can be controlled by lowering the dosage for a few weeks and taking ibuprofen during the 24 hours after injection.
Amifostine: The preclinical basis for broad-spectrum selective cytoprotection of normal tissues from cytotoxic therapies. Semin Oncol 1996;23 (Suppl 8):2-17.
That question might be easier to answer if activity, arts, and recreational therapies had clear qualifications and duties.
The National Institutes of Health established the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) in 1992 to identify and evaluate CAM therapies. In addition, the OAM supports and conducts research and research training on CAM practices and disseminates information.
(9) Moreover, because the goal of KS treatment is palliative and not curative, optimization of the antitumor and antiretroviral therapies is likely to provide for the best longer-term palliation and quality of life for affected persons.
Onyvax-P is a therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine designed to elicit a powerful and specific immune response against prostate cancer cells without the severe side effects often associated with conventional cancer therapies. Study participants receive the vaccine therapy for a period of 12 months and are followed for a further 12-month period.