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Cats Claw and Immune System The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Jan 27, 1997

Has there been any recent studies and findings on the use of cats claws to assist in maintaining a strong immune system or as an alternative treatment for HIV positive persons? Is it considered Eastern Medicine? Where did it originate?

Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Hi. Thank you for your question.

Alternative therapies are becoming more popular when it comes to treatment of HIV and other chronic diseases. Access our information here at The Body's Alternative Therapies Page. Some people with these diseases are using alternative therapies in addition to traditional treatments. Unfortunately, many alternative treatments that are being used have not gone through clinical trials to determine whether they are safe and effective. It's very hard for me to keep up-to-date on alternative therapies, and how effective they may be. Let me suggest the following resources that may have the information that you are looking for.

American Holistic Medical Association: 919-787-5146

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