Author: Gregory Ninot


Pourquoi 70 appellations différentes?

Les médicaments et les dispositifs médicaux (DM) disposent de cadres scientifique, réglementaire et économique établis. Pourquoi n’est-ce pas le cas pour les interventions non médicamenteuses (INM)? La multiplication des appellations entretient le doute sur leur pertinence pour santé et discrédite la légitimité des professionnels qui les utilisent. Une revue récente de la littérature francophone m’a […]

L’écosystème des INM

Le siècle dernier a permis de découvrir les traitements de masse permettant de guérir un certain nombre de maladies organiques. Si cette logique a donné l’espoir de découvrir le traitement curatif de chaque maladie, force est de constater que de nombreuses maladies dites chroniques, évolutives et d’origine multifactorielle (épigénétique, comportementale, exposomique) y échappent: diabète de […]

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 and Hygiene Solutions”, “Integrative Medicine”, “Lifestyle Medicine”, “Natural Medicine”, “Non-Drug therapeutics” (French Health Authority, 2011), “Paramedical Care”, “Supportive Care”, “Traditional Medicines” (WHO, 2013), “Unconventional Care Practices “(French Ministry of Health, […]

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 […]

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 risks of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs), and especially not the general practitioner. It would still be necessary to have rigorous studies and to be able to consult them easily. NPIs are […]

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 auprès de groupes restreints” (French). It is readily admitted that the health benefit of psychotherapy or a health prevention program depends on the professional, the participant and the context. The […]

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 the category of medical devices. Interactive pedometer measuring our number of daily steps and encouraging us to do more, telephone application to better manage a chronic illness, weighing scales, electronic […]

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, ageing of the population and early detection. Talking about health promotion or awareness is not enough today. It is necessary to talk about health prevention action and to question their […]

Unconventional Health Practices: Can They Be Evaluated?

Lecture given on the occasion of the 16th Congress of the French Society for the Study and Treatment  of Pain (SFETD) on 25th November 2016,  Bordeaux, France. More and more healthcare professionals and patients are using unconventional practices, also called Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs). These NPIs range from traditional biomedical solutions (such as drugs, implantable medical […]

Beyond Ambiguity about Physical Activity and Cancer Treatments

Lecture given on the occasion of the 12th Congress of Canceropole Grand Sud Ouest on 24th November 2016, Grande-Motte, France. More and more healthcare professionals and patients are using unconventional practices, also called . TheseNon-Pharmacological Interventions (NPIs) range from traditional biomedical solutions (such as drugs, implantable medical devices, surgery) to everyday consumer products. This scientific, ethical […]