Tag: INM

 

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]