Each person has specific needs and the treatments must be individualized. In that eagerness, there are alternatives that sell more illusions than results. They can even put people’s health at risk.
The doctor Rubén Mühlberger was presented as a specialist in orthomolecular medicine and He was arrested after an inspection by the Ministry of Health of the Nation. The authorities detected that he did not have the necessary authorization to work.
“Within medicine, there is the conventional, which has endorsements and the support of medical societies that use approved drugs, if necessary,” says the doctor. Mario Fuks (M.N. 69,704), expert in aesthetic medicine and dermatologist. “You have to be strict and manage within the scientific, with real and precise treatments,” he insists.
Therapies called “alternatives” have more and more followers looking for a different option than traditional western medicine. Although some may be helpful in relieving some mild symptoms, it should be noted that they have not been shown to be effective in rejuvenating, much less treating COVID-19. For aesthetics, the most widespread in addition to the orthomolecular, are the cell and autologous treatments, which use platelet rich plasma and stem cells.
All treatments, even conventional ones, can have risks. However, when it comes to therapies without any scientific proof of their effectiveness, as in the case of complementary or alternative therapies, the danger increases exponentially.
“The medicines that are offered and that do not have any type of control can have consequences. It would be best if they were innocuous, they are placebos, but by offering capsulesFor example, it is not known what they are proposing for sure, “says Fuks.
What the WHO says
The World Health Organization (WHO) supports the use of traditional and alternative medicines when they have been shown to be useful to the patient and they represent minimal risk. “But as the number of people using these medicines increases, governments must have instruments to ensure that all stakeholders have the best information on their benefits and risks,” the entity concludes in a release.