Side-effects of complementary and alternative medicine.

  title={Side-effects of complementary and alternative medicine.},
  author={Bodo Niggemann and Christoph Gr{\"u}ber},
  volume={58 8},
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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