Examine the mind-body connection and its role in personal wellness and well-being. Mushroom Extracts: Active hexose correlated compound (AHCC), a compound derived from polysaccharides extracted from mushrooms, may prolong survival and improve prognosis of patients with advance liver cancer and delay the gradual decline of their physiological status.
It is the only FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid, and offers an alternative to conventional therapies for these patients, though results have been mixed when comparing its effects to those of smoked cannabis, with the herbal version usually outperforming the synthetic.
Since integrative medicine practitioners are often involved in exploring with patients choices among a variety of options that are not well studied, it is incumbent on these clinicians to be well versed in the critical thinking skills required to make decisions with an incomplete database.
Other alternative practices such as chiropractic and osteopathic manipulative medicine were developed in the United States at a …