Resources

Complementary therapies and integrated medicine

Disclaimer

Please be aware that the Huntington’s Disease Association do not advocate any particular complementary therapies for use in Huntington’s disease. There is little scientific evidence to back any claims made for these therapies. Information given in this session is without prejudice and is in order the participants may explore any areas of their interest independently.

Biologically based approaches

Co Enzyme Q10

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120618194944.htm

http://en.hdbuzz.net/107

Creatine

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140208080705.htm

http://hddrugworks.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=160&Itemid=66

http://en.hdbuzz.net/157

Antioxidants, Blueberries and Walnuts

http://www.hdlf.org/node/414

http://www.hdac.org/features/article.php?p_articleNumber=533

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2085405/Cracked-Health-secrets-walnuts–They-loaded-antioxidants-fight-disease.html

Manipulative and body based therapies

Massage

http://massagetherapy.co.uk/therapies-information/articles-and-notices/regulation-of-massage-therapists/

Reflexology

http://www.aor.org.uk/

Mind body interventions

Yoga

http://www.bcyt.co.uk/

http://www.bwy.org.uk/newtoyoga/

Hypnotherapy

http://www.general-hypnotherapy-register.com/

http://www.nrhp.co.uk/

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/

http://www.babcp.com/Default.aspx

http://www.cbtregisteruk.com/Default.aspx

Alternative medical systems

Homeopathy

http://www.britishhomeopathic.org/

http://www.friendsrlhim.org/home-2/the-rlhim/

Ayurveda

http://apa.uk.com/

Acupuncture

http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/

Energy therapies

Reiki

http://www.reiki.org/faq/whatisreiki.html

Qigong

http://nqa.org/resources/what-is-qigong/

Tai Chi

http://www.taichifinder.co.uk/

Please remember

  • Don’t neglect mainstream treatments
  • Safety & effectiveness of many therapies is unknown
  • Be aware of safe dose range
  • Select practitioners with care- most therapies have a regulation system. Find a registered practitioner.
  • Avoid needless expense
  • Tell your physician about any remedies you are taking or practicing
  • Be aware of interactions between remedies and between CAM and conventional medications
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