Complementary and alternative medicine use in rheumatoid arthritis: proposed mechanism of action and efficacy of commonly used modalities

  title={Complementary and alternative medicine use in rheumatoid arthritis: proposed mechanism of action and efficacy of commonly used modalities},
  author={P. Efthimiou and M. Kukar},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  • P. Efthimiou, M. Kukar
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Rheumatology International
  • Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become popular in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) worldwide. The objective of this study is to systematically review the proposed mechanisms of action and currently available evidence supporting the efficacy of CAM modalities in relieving signs and symptoms of RA. The prevalence of CAM usage by RA patients is anywhere from 28% to 90%. Many published studies on CAM are based on animal models of RA and there is often insufficient evidence… CONTINUE READING
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