Scientific evidence from randomized clinical trials is only strong for many uses of acupuncture, some herbal medicines and for some of the manual therapies.Further research is needed to ascertain the efficacy and safety of several other practices and medicinal plants.The ghastly images are backed up by the numerous testimonies we have gathered which suggest that extrajudicial executions are, in fact, regularly carried out by the Nigerian military and CJTF.” More than 4,000 people have been killed this year alone in the conflict by the Nigerian military and Boko Haram, including more than 600 extrajudicially executed following the Giwa Barracks attack on 14 March in Maiduguri.In recent months, the conflict has intensified in north-eastern Nigeria, spreading to smaller towns and villages which are now increasingly on the front line.Unregulated or inappropriate use of traditional medicines and practices can have negative or dangerous effects.For instance, the herb “Ma Huang” (Ephedra) is traditionally used in China to treat respiratory congestion.Majority (84.7%) of the participants had used CAM at one time or another.
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This study investigated patterns of CAM use, perceived benefits, and associated harm with CAM use among adults.
A cross-sectional study was conducted in three local government areas of Enugu urban, Southeast Nigeria.
Traditional medicine refers to health practices, approaches, knowledge and beliefs incorporating plant, animal and mineral based medicines, spiritual therapies, manual techniques and exercises, applied singularly or in combination to treat, diagnose and prevent illnesses or maintain well-being.
Countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America use traditional medicine (TM) to help meet some of their primary health care needs.