Side‐effects of complementary and alternative medicine

  title={Side‐effects of complementary and alternative medicine},
  author={B. Niggemann and C. Gr{\"u}ber},
  • B. Niggemann, C. Grüber
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Allergy
  • Complementary and alternative medicine are increasingly used to diagnose or treat allergic diseases, and numerous studies have reported benefits of this type of medicine. This article presents a review of the literature on risks of these methods. The potential sensitizing capacity of numerous herbal remedies may lead to allergic contact dermatitis and more rarely to IgE‐mediated clinical symptoms. Mechanical injuries may be observed following acupuncture leading to pneumothorax, cardiac… CONTINUE READING
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