Navigation Links
Inclination of North Carolina’s Elderly Population towards Home Remedie

A study conducted by Thomas Arcury, Ph.D., lead researcher, from Wake Forest University School of Medicine said that older adults in rural North Carolina// widely use folk or home remedies, such as taking a daily tonic of vinegar or using Epsom salts. Their use is largely limited to home remedies, vitamins and minerals.

The aim of the study was to study more about what complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies older adults are using and why. The results of the findings were published in the Journal of Gerontology.

Arcury said that by understanding the treatment strategies employed by the older generation one can gain useful information about managing the health scenario. Researchers found that the majority of participants don't use CAM therapies to treat diabetes or other chronic diseases.

The people use CAM for prevention and for treating symptoms such as headache, a sore throat, a cut and not for treating a chronic condition. CAM use among these rural older adults is largely a form of self-care.

The study divided CAM therapies in eight categories to analyze which types of therapies are being used in general. The categories are:

Food home remedies such as honey, lemon and garlic and about 52% of them used it regularly. Other home remedies such as tobacco, Epsom salts, and salves. It was used by 57%. Under the category of vitamins, multivitamins, folic acid and vitamin E are included which were used by 45%. Minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc are the commonly used ones (17%).

Herbs included are gingko biloba, ginseng and Echinacea (6%). This was due to the reason that doctors in these communities were not home-doctored by their grandmothers who knew about the usage of herbs.

Popular manufactured products available in that area are flax seed, amino acids and glucosamine sulfate. CAM therapies such as imagery, biofeedback and energy healing.CAM practitioners include chiro practor, herbalist and acupuncturist.

It was also astounding to find that ethnicity was the most important personal characteristic in predicting CAM use. African-Americans and Native Americans were 81% and 76 % respectively who used home remedies than whites.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Spiritual Inclination Plays A Role In Fear Of Death For Elderly
2. Northfield Labs Receives FDA Comments
3. Brain Fever or Encephalitis Spreading in North India
4. Kids In Northern India To Be Vaccinated Against Encephalitis
5. Northeast To Get Mega Rural Health Mission
6. North-Eastern Leaders Of India Meet To Discuss HIV Problems
7. New outbreak of birdflu reported in Northern China
8. Move to make HIV Tests mandatory For Soldiers In Northeast
9. Rise In Obesity Among North Qeenslanders
10. Northeast Governments Warn Against Andhra Fish
11. The mystery of the bulge in North Queenslanders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/28/2017)... ... February 28, 2017 , ... The role of females ... from military to civilian life. Body image dissatisfaction is largely unexamined among female ... and greater occurrence of chronic mental health conditions than female civilians. Female veterans ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Robert E. Burke, MD, PhD, had a ... impoverished upbringing and life experiences could have led him down a much different path. ... Tales of Parenting, Perseverance and Pediatrics,” Dr. Burke shares a personal account of the ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Orange County dentist, ... inflammatory gum condition that occurs when the bacteria in plaque infect the gums and ... as a scaling and root planing or SRP, and can include surgical therapies if ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... ... alcohol treatment programs in British Columbia, Canada, at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/ , is proud ... The new hire, Mackenzie Alsager, showcases the Centre's commitment to innovation in drug ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Today, A' Design Awards & Competition has ... Design Awards. , The 7th A' Social Design Award is open for ... with realized projects and conceptual works. , The first phase of the International ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/28/2017)... -- The global  pulse oximeters market  is expected to reach USD ... Inc. The pulse oximeters market is anticipated to witness significant growth during the ... such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea, cardiac arrhythmia, and ischemic ... ... Grand View Research Logo ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... -- Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANO) announces its results ... the results by the company,s senior management team will take place ... - details below. ... 2016 was a very successful year for Nordic Nanovector. We achieved ... with our preclinical candidates and build the foundation of R&D innovation ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... -- Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE: HYH ) today ... 2017 outlook and related key planning assumptions. Executive Summary ... 2 percent increase compared to the prior year. ... million compared to net income of $15 million in the ... $24 million compared to adjusted net income of $27 million ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: