Alternative medicine is a term used for alternative medical product and practices to treat diseases. Allopathic, Osteopathic, Homeopathic and Ayurvedic physician participate in alternative medicine practice. In addition nurse practitioners, chiropractors, and physical therapists also contribute to alternative medicine practices.
Common method of alternative medicine is acupuncture, chiropractic treatment, herbal medicine and different exercises. Scientific studies or publications are lacking in evaluation and assessment of treatment modalities of alternative medicine and herbal medications. FDA approval and safety studies are also lacking.
Green Tea for Brain Cell Production
Green tea is very popular in China and European countries. Drinking green tea on regular basis has helped to improve memory in older patients. Results of recent research published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research have indicated improvement of memory after treatment with green tea. Professor Yun Bai from the Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China, has published recent study. Green tea contains antioxidant epigallocatechin-3 gallate also known as EGCG. Antioxidant EGCG is also thought to be effective in slowing degenerative diseases. There are several hypotheses yet to be studied. EGCG improves memory and cognitive behavior.
EGCG product was studied in mice and results were indicating increase production of progenitor cells and other cell structures consider being like stem cells. Scientist has found that EGCG boosts the production of neural progenitor cells. Increase number of progenitor cells and other cells replicating stem cells improves memory and also slows down degenerative changes in joints.
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