FDA Update: New guidance released on mobile medical devices, medical devices data systemsAugust, 2015: Mobile devices, including cell phones and tablets, have had a major impact on the practice of medicine, how patients interact with their doctors, receive or implement treatments, as well as how software developers view the medical industry as a potential source of revenue. In response to this, the FDA released an industry Guidance late last year that took some very specific steps:
Interchange 2014: Mr. Bejon Misra, Partnership for Safe Medicines India
The head of Partnership for Safe Medicines India shared with the conference what PSM India has done, and what its goals are.
Mr. Bejon Misra, Head of PSM India, took a few minutes to tell conference-goers about his organization. He pointed out that he was “here on behalf of 1.2 billion consumers, and more than 10,000 pharmaceutical manufacturers.” The goal of PSM India is to protect consumers from “spurious medicine.”
Frequently Asked Questions Q1. What is meant by Acupuncture?
Answer: Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. It is commonly used for pain relief in musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain, shoulder stiffness, and knee pain. It is generally done by inserting thin needles into the body at acupuncture points or can be associated with the application of heat, pressure, or laser light to these same points.
Q2. What hydrotherapy means?
Answer: Hydrotherapy is a part of alternative medicine, in particular of naturopathy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, that involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. People use hydrotherapy to treat many illnesses and conditions, including acne; arthritis; colds; depression; headaches; stomach problems; joint, muscle, and nerve problems; sleep disorders; and stress. People also use it for relaxation and to maintain health.
Various therapies used in the present-day hydrotherapy employ water jets, underwater massage and mineral baths, cold plunge, essential oil bath etc.
The mechanism that works for hydrotherapy is to produce vasodilation and vasoconstriction. These cause changes in blood flow and associated metabolic functions, via physiological mechanisms, including those of thermoregulation. Hydrotherapy is generally safe if treatment is done properly. Different people may respond differently to the length and intensity of treatment. Some people may have headaches, aches and pains, sleep problems, nausea, chilliness, and faintness.
It is important to discuss your physical condition and medical history with your doctor or physical therapist before trying hydrotherapy.