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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 2012 CAMBrella survey. The popularity of these medicines is growing as evidenced by bestsellers, magazine covers, television report hearings and Internet consultations. They are accessible everywhere, in hospitals, in city […]

The self-administered acupressure would care for mood disorders

A clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of self-administered acupressure on anxiety and depression of Japanese youth. A Japanese randomized controlled trial randomized controlled trial of Horiuchi et al, published in the Global Journal of Health Science in 2015, evaluates the effectiveness of acupressure self-administered for two weeks on the mood of Japanese students state. The results demonstrate […]

The efficacy of auriculotherapy

INSERM has published in 2013 a report evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of auricular acupuncture The French Report by Gueguen and his colleagues, published by INSERM in 2013, analyzing the clinical benefit of acupuncture at ear level, otherwise known as auriculotherapy in several health disorders and diseases: smoking cessation or alcoholic, pain, dermatology, nausea or vomiting, preoperative […]

Role of Complementary Medicines according to the French Academy of Medicine

  The French Academy of Medicine published a report in 2013 on the usefulness of acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic, hypnosis and Tai Chi. The report by Bontoux and colleagues, published by the National Academy of Medicine in 2013, analyzes the clinical value of four techniques: acupuncture, manual medicine (osteopathy and chiropractic), hypnosis and Tai Chi. The […]

Defining Placebo

Etymology The term “placebo is a Latin word meaning “I shall please.” In medicine, it implies “I shall please the one who asks me to prescribe a treatment.” Definition Placebo A placebo is a therapeutic measure of zero or low intrinsic efficacy with no logical connection with the disease. It is designed to let the […]

Defining Non-Pharmacological Intervention (NPI)

The blog presents the most rigorous studies, reviews and health authority reports assessing the efficacy and safety of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs). But what exactly are NPIs? “Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs) are science-based and non-invasive interventions on human health. They aim to prevent, care, or cure health problems. They may consist in products, methods, programs or services whose contents […]

Blog In Health

Welcome to the Blog in Health Why this blog? Non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) and health prevention programs vary greatly in terms of efficacy and cost-benefits. This wide range of results generates persistent –sometimes intentional– confusion and misconceptions, which can mislead people made vulnerable by a medical condition. Blog in Health reviews the most rigorous studies focusing on […]