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" News and updates on studies checking the efficacy of Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs) "
Non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs, also called complementary medicine) vary greatly in terms of health efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness. This wide range of results generates persistent –sometimes intentional– confusion and misconceptions, which can mislead people made vulnerable by a medical condition. Blog en Sante reviews the most rigorous studies focusing on children, senior and people with chronic disease, to distinguish between accurate and false information and to make objective results available to all. A glossary of main concepts is also proposed.
Blog en Sante presents the bottom line results of clinical studies on the efficacy of Non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) (also called Complementary and Alternative Medicine), obtained through the use of rigorous Randomized Control Trial (RCT) methodology. We provide original studies, article reviews, medical society opinions and health authority recommendations. Each of our reviews describes a published scientific and medical fact; reading the original article is also recommended. Topic selection is based on relevance and on the quality of the methodology used in the study. To help readers, concept definitions are provided in the glossary section. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author. In accordance with our editorial charter, any comment posted on this blog attempting to steer readers away from conventional medicine or to deter them from following the advice of their physician will be deleted.
Publication of a Non-Pharmacological Interventions Manual
“Alternative Medicine” (Schwartz, 1986), “Complementary and Alternative Medicine or CAM” (Wieland et al., 2011)”, “Complementary Medicine” (Falissard, 2016)”, “Complementary Therapies” (French Medicine Academy, 2013), “Dietary…Read more
Meta-analysis: essential for NPIs practice
Meta-analysis, an indispensable tool for understanding the benefits and risks of non-pharmacological interventions. More than 100 million Europeans are using alternative medicines according to the…Read more
Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs): an asset for general medicine
Lecture given at the 17th National Conference of Medicine General Practionners, November 22, Montpellier, France. No one is supposed to ignore the benefits and health…Read more
Psychotherapy is a non-pharmacological intervention (NPI) like any other
Lecture given at the AFPSA – SFPS workshop, October 13, Psychology Department, Université de Bordeaux titled “Enjeux et défis de l’évaluation des prises en charge non médicamenteuses: recherche et intervention…Read more
Connected Objects: Gadget or Effective Solutions for Health?
Conference given at the “Rencontres de l’Innovation” the 27th April in Carcassonne (France). Non-implantable health digital objects invade our daily lives. They are not in…Read more
Assessing the Impact of Prevention: What possible Scientific and Actuarial Approach?
Lecture given at the 3th Meeting of Argus on 25th November 2017, Paris, France. Health prevention has become a priority in terms of therapeutic progress,…Read more