International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine <p><strong>International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine</strong></p> South Asian Academic Publication en-US International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2583-1305 <p>Copyright © Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.</p> Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Pain Management in Cancer Patients <p>The field of Natural Health Sciences and Occult sciences is getting high attention and gaining importance in treatment of several diseases, that are not responding the traditional practice. However, the lack of extensive research and data supporting these fields is preventing them from becoming accepted method of treatment. &nbsp;Complementary and Alternative Medicine&nbsp; is not mysterious but science itself. In the last decade there is substantial research in these areas like aura, bioenergy or electromagnetic energy, radiation energy from bodies and techniques to measure these energies leading to wider acceptance.&nbsp;Holistic Healing is the practice of health that considers the &nbsp;entire person and all of the factors affecting the person and it is based foundational principles of Aurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbal medicine. Holistic medicine uses Mind and Body techniques, Natural products, Energy and Spiritual healing. Survey released by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine&nbsp; (NCCAM-NIH) revealed that 56% of&nbsp; population in&nbsp; US and in advanced countries uses CAM. Randomized Clinical studies conducted with 189 Patients undergoing standard chemotherapy, placebo or Reiki found that Energy healing (Reiki) was statistically significant in raising the comfort and well-being of patients post-therapy. Further, in the systematic review of 5 randomized clinical trials,&nbsp; two studies reported statistically significant reductions in pain when Reiki was used in addition to opioid agents.&nbsp;Additionally, energy healing on oncology patients undergoing infusion, showed 50% reduction in mean pain scores after each treatment. The investigations suggested that the sessions were considered helpful to improve well-being (70%), relaxation (88%), pain relief (45%). Similarly, in another cross over study, it was shown that in all sixteen cancer patients included in energy healing sessions, fatigue decreased, and quality of life was significantly improved with the reiki sessions compared with rest.&nbsp; Recent studies demonstrated that acupuncture was significantly associated with reduced cancer pain and can decrease the use of analgesics with moderate certainty of evidence. In addition, biology based practices like Herbal, probiotics and vitamins are also used to reduce pain. These methods are accepted by various professional certification agencies like National Certification Center of Energy Practitioners (NCCOEP) and Alliance of Energy practitioners (NAOEP) that is serving as resource for research and literature support. In summary, the complementary and alternative medicine field is upcoming and gaining acceptance as therapeutic method to increase patience confidence and reduce impact of ailment.</p> Srujana Naramala Copyright (c) 2023 Srujana Naramala 2023-09-10 2023-09-10 1 9 10.46797/ijacm.v4i2.474 Dengue Fever in India - A Review <p>Dengue fever is generally a mosquito borne viral infection which is transmitted from female Aedes Aegypti mosquito to human or infected human to mosquito, this virus is classified into five serotypes. Presenting features may range from asymptomatic to symptomatic (High grade fever, vomiting, hemorrhage, joint pain, headache ..etc.) Early and accurate diagnosis is critical to reduce mortality. Hematological tests includes RBC count, WBC count and Platelet count. We can protect ourselves from mosquito bites by using mosquito nets treated with Permethrin and getting rid of mosquito breeding sites. It is important to see a doctor when the symptoms become severe.</p> <p><strong><em>Keywords:</em> </strong>,,, ,&nbsp;</p> Sharmila T Chandini K Anwesh Deep Padhy V.Sri Alekhya S Glenda Doll Randeep Raj V.C Copyright (c) 2023 2023-09-27 2023-09-27 An updated review on liposomes- a modified dosage form <p>The first Nano medication to be approved for clinical usage was liposomes. Liposomes are being utilized more frequently for targeted drug delivery because of their incredible capacity to prevent drug deterioration and minimize unwanted side effects. In Liposomes, the drug can either be integrated inside the aqueous space (hydrophilic drugs) or inside the phospholipid's bilayer (hydrophobic drugs). The classification of liposomes, production of liposomes, applications, their advantages and drawbacks are the main topics covered in this review. Today, most researchers are becoming more and more interested in liposomes. As they are effective against a certain condition, and are simple to make, and have several additional benefits than others. This review covered liposomes as a modified dosage form, covering their present status, drawbacks, and applications. Numerous liposome-based formulations with higher drug concentrations have been developed as liposomes are effective as therapeutic agents.</p> Pandey Garima Joshi Aparna Kapil Kumar Vaishali Rajput Copyright (c) 2023 2023-11-03 2023-11-03 17 24 10.46797/ijacm.v4i2.511