Holistic Herbal Medical Practice: bone maintenance and repair

Letter to Editor


Sunshine Specialist Centre, sunshine, Melbourne, victoria, australia


Bone repair is a condition for which conventional Western-style medicine offers “no treatment” (beyond stabilization and adequate calcium uptake).   The present discussion has consciously gone beyond the Cochrane levels of certainty, and has preferred to look to cutting-edge clinical inference drawn from animal or human studies, with the over-riding limitation of first doing no harm.


Main Subjects

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