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What Is Palliative Therapy
Treating symptoms: Palliative care is treating symptoms associated with a disease. Sometimes palliative care may include chemotherapy or radiation to help with those symptoms. We are finding that people who have good palliative care throughout their cancer treatment live longer and have a better quality of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chemotherapy: Salvage chemotherapy is aggressive chemotherapy that is used when other treatment methods have been tried and failed, This is rather radical treatment and has high side effects. It is an attempt to control the cancer when nothing else will. Low response rate. Best wishes in this regard. ...Read more
An offshoot of OCF: Ocf is osteopathy in the cranial field. It is a century old field of manual treatment for headaches and other problems. Based on the idea that the skull is not a rigid bowl. Nature would not make a rigid container for a closed fluid system. Only physicians and dentists can receive training. Ct is an extension taught to anyone through the john upledger, do, institute in florida. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drugs turn off Immunity: Our immune system is our natural defense mechanism to foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses and fungi. Unfortunately, it also "defends" against foreign organs that are transplanted. We use a variety of drugs to suppress different portions of that complicated system - trying to prevent the organ from being rejected without incapacitating the rest of your defenses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Type of treatment: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) uses a drug, called a photosensitizer, and a light to kill cancer cells. Depending on the type of cancer, the drug is applied to the surface of the skin or injected. It can be used for certain cancers of the skin, esophagus, and lung. Studies are being done looking at the use of pdt for cancers of the head and neck, brain, and gastrointestinal tract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hippotherapy: Hippotherapy is a form of physical, occupational and speech therapy in which a therapist uses the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input. A foundation is established to improve neurological function and sensory processing, which can be generalized to a wide range of daily activities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manual Therapy: Osteopathic therapy (osteopathic manipulative medicine) is a set of manual medicine techniques that may be used to diagnose illness and injury, relieve pain, restore range of motion, and enhance the body's capacity to heal. It is used by osteopathic physicians in conjuction with other tools of modern medicine (prescription medicine, surgery, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extend/relieve: Mainly when chemotherapy is being recommended; it is for two purposes; either called curative when the goal is to achieve cure and then palliative; when the goal is mainly to improve quality of life by controlling the cancer in turn which is causing symptoms and hopefully to increase the period of time a person can live comfortably;. ...Read more
A Therapeutic Method: Cognitive therapy (ct) is a type of psychotherapy that could be classified under the broader rubric of cognitive-behavioral therapies. Ct or cbt involves the therapist and the patient working together to revise problematic thinking patterns that lead to emotional and behavioral problems. This is essential because one's beliefs affect one's view of self and one's prospects for future happiness, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Clot buster": These are medications that can be given to patients so as to break up blood clots in the lungs, heart, or for strokes and leg clots. These are utilised in situations where improving blood flow to the affected organs is critical. Examples include tpa, (alteplase) streptokinase, etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stroke and MI: Thrombolytic therapy is the urgent application of drugs/enzymes that break down blood clots, mainly in arteries to slow down or stop the progression of heart attacks and strokes. Blocked dialysis shunts are also sometimes treated with such medications. Since busting the clot allows blood to flow freely downstream, damage to vital tissue is reduced or sometimes totally halted. ...Read more
Treats depression: Ect treats depression - about 60% of those who receive treatment are not depressed at the end of treatment. During the procedure, patient's are put to sleep and paralyzed for about 5 minutes. During this time, an electrical signal causes a seizure which lasts from 20 sec to 2 min. Upon waking, there is some disorientation lasting up to 15 to 30min. Memory loss depends on electrode placement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chelation therapy: Chelation therapy is a chemical process in which a synthetic solution—EDTA is injected into the veins to remove heavy metals and/or minerals from the body. such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and calcium and removes them from the body. FDA has approved treatment for Lead poisoning. There is not enough scientific evidence about its effectiveness in other metal poisoning.. ...Read more
Championed by: Viktor Frankl, a WWII era psychiatrist, Logotherapy is a school of thought focusing on man's need to find meaning. Proponents state it is the third school of psychiatry, after Freud's and Adler's, but the therapy itself hasn't caught on much in the Americas. Frank did come up with two noteworthy techniques--hyperintention and dereflection--to deal with anxiety. ...Read more
Talk therapy: Psychodynamic therapy focuses on making a person consciously aware of previously unconscious childhood experiences, wishes, fears, desires, and motivations. Psychodynamic therapy also explores a person's use of "defense mechanisms". Psychodynamic therapy places a high value on gaining insight into underlying causes. Freud's psychoanalysis was a type of psychodynamic therapy. ...Read more
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