Journal article

Whole system research of naturopathy and medical herbalism for improving mood and reducing anxiety

J Sarris

Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism | Published : 2011

Abstract

While research on complementary medicine products is on the rise, study of the real life practice and outcomes of naturopathy and medical herbalism is nascent, thus exploration of the effectiveness and safety of this system of medicine is urgently required. This paper explores considerations of whole system research of naturopathic practice, discussing challenges and strengths of this method and provides advice on pursuing this type of research. An example of a current study underway is presented: The Naturopathic Medicine for Improving Mood and Reducing Anxiety Study. The Australian 16 week observational study of naturopathy for treating depressed mood or anxiety has an aspirational goal to..

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