The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism

The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism

The Practice of Traditional Western Herbalism places the function of western herbs in their true historical context, apart from homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and Ayurveda. Recently there has been a revival of interest in western herbalism, but practitioners haven’t been able to explore its benefits due to a void of information on the topic—the system […]

[U] Westend Mri Medical Associates, P.C. v. Republic Western Insurance Co.

[U] Westend Mri Medical Associates, P.C. v. Republic Western Insurance Co.

This opinion is uncorrected and will not be published in the printed Official Reports. Plaintiff commenced this action against the defendant to recover first party no-fault benefits for medical services rendered, pursuant to CPLR 5102(a)(1) of the Insurance Law and Regulation of the New York State Insurance Department (11 NYCRR Sect. 65-1.1 et. seq.).

Autoimmune Disease: What We Do and Don't Know and How Western Medical Herbalists can Help (Report)

Autoimmune Disease: What We Do and Don’t Know and How Western Medical Herbalists can Help (Report)

Introduction In an ideal world the human immune system detects exogenous and endogenous pathogens as well as cancer cells, distinguishes them from the organism’s normal cells and tissues, and strives constantly to keep errant cells in check. When the immune system detects an invading, infected or abnormal cell, it responds with inflammation then highly specialised […]

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in the Western Cape: A Descriptive Analysis (Original Articles) (Report)

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in the Western Cape: A Descriptive Analysis (Original Articles) (Report)

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a complex disorder characterised by histological abnormalities identified on liver biopsy in patients who consume little or no alcohol but present with histological features similar to those seen in alcoholic liver disease. NAFLD is the most prevalent chronic liver disease in Western countries. In the USA the estimated prevalence […]

Quality of Asthma Care: Western Cape Province, South Africa (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Quality of Asthma Care: Western Cape Province, South Africa (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Asthma is the eighth leading contributor to the burden of disease in South Africa and is the second most important chronic disease after HIV/AIDS. (1) Asthma is often not considered particularly serious, but it causes significant morbidity in young and working-age adults that adds to the number of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in relation to […]

Is the Western Cape at Risk of an Outbreak of Preventable Childhood Diseases? Lessons from an Evaluation of Routine Immunisation Coverage (Original ARTICLES)

Is the Western Cape at Risk of an Outbreak of Preventable Childhood Diseases? Lessons from an Evaluation of Routine Immunisation Coverage (Original ARTICLES)

Joanne Corrigall, David Coetzee, Neil Cameron Objective. To determine the routine immunisation coverage rates in children aged 12-23 months in the Western Cape.