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Due to serious oversight, most people who make use of T/CAMs are left out of the loop as to their right to determination of their own healthcare and what products they wish to use.
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Index to T/Cams Articles:

New CAMS Laws in South Africa as of 1 June 2017 -
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113605040234444955272/113605040234444955272/posts/DCowFAPBw8t

African Medicines Agency to be established in 2018 - https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113605040234444955272/113605040234444955272/posts/TgEfu6VSvru

#TNHA AFRICAN DRUG REGULATORY HARMONISATION UPDATE - 18 Feb 2017 https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113605040234444955272/113605040234444955272/posts/KJCYESmmVQx

IKSBill Swakopmund Protocol 'Protection" of Traditional Knowledge - https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113605040234444955272/113605040234444955272/posts/XpeygfbvimQ

Protection or Ethnopiracy?
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113605040234444955272/113605040234444955272/posts/68CtH2BGbmE

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Professions or Modalities? - https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113605040234444955272/113605040234444955272/posts/WTsTCHKTXhV

Complementary Medicines - When Regulation Results in Revolution - https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113605040234444955272/113605040234444955272/posts/dmGCsck2nj4

Canada CAMS products lost by 2004 -
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113605040234444955272/113605040234444955272/posts/GKnV2v93K6Z





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#South Africa #HealthFreedom #SouthAfrica
Traditional & Natural Health Alliance
March 18 at 1:54am ·
THE BATTLE FOR CHOICE IN HEALTHCARE HAS BEGUN - Here is the official Press Release related to the High Court case recently launched by the Alliance for Natural Health Products (ANHP). The ANHP is chaired by Anthony Rees, co-founder and chairman of the our own TNHA.

If you are the owner of a company selling natural health products (manufacturer, importer, retailer or direct seller), or prescribe them as a health practitioner or therapist, it is vitally important to join the TNHA as a member so you can be represented by our organisation and get first-hand feedback on critical regulatory issues affecting your business or practice. Sign up at http://www.tnha.co.za TODAY!
http://anhp.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ANHP-Summary-of-ANHP-application-27-Feb-2018.pdf
http://anhp.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ANHP-Press-Release-27-Feb-2018.pdf
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#MedicalCannabis Traditional & Natural Health Alliance
March 19 at 1:13am ·
FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE 'ULTRA SAFE' PROFILE OF NON-PSYCHOACTIVE CBD OIL - Download the full report here - http://eiha.org/media/2016/10/16-10-24-Safety-and-Side-Effects-of-CBD.pdf
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#Cams #MedicalCannabis August 20, 2017
The requirements as per this article shows exactly why the MCC is unqualified to regulate the growing of cannabis. They clearly mistake farming with a factory where chemicals derived from petroleum and other sources are used. This is clearly a requirement list that favors the manufacture of synthetic single compound drugs. Nature does not function to a checklist, and this seems to confound their overblown egos.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/dagga-farming-few-will-be-able-to-fulfil-requirements-20170307
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#MedicalCannabis September 21, 2017
A thought provoking article on the hypocrisy by US authorities from a doctor that works in the trenches for the good of his patients, not the pockets of pharmaceutical companies.
http://drbogner.com/nih-blowing-smoke-medical-cannabis/
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New Definition of Complementary Medicines
Ronald Gibson
August 25 ·

The SA government AGAIN changed the definition of complimentary medicines, in the process making the definition so open ended as to include ANYTHING the "Authority" decides. An interesting fact is that the "authority" referred to is the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, which as yet has no Director or appointed Board, thus this declaration has no legal standing, never-mind the fact that that it is against the freedoms as provided by our Constitution.
The new Government Gazette defines complimentary medicines as follows:
"complementary medicine" means any substance or mixture of substances that -
(a) originates from plants, fungi, algae, seaweeds, lichens, minerals, animals or other substance as determined by the Authority;
(b) is used or purporting to be suitable for use or manufactured or sold for use -
(i) in maintaining, complementing or assisting the physical or mental state; or
(ii) to diagnose, treat, mitigate, modify, alleviate or prevent disease or illness or the symptoms or signs thereof or abnormal physical or mental state of a human being or animal; and
is used-
(i) as a health supplement; or
(ii) in accordance with those disciplines as determined by the Authority;

The above will specifically include the following(Note that by definition, every single essential and plant oil used in therapy/treatments is affected, the same goes for most cosmetics, foodstuffs, supplements and modality specific products as they see fit):
Classes of Medicines in categories A and D (human complementary medicine)
1. Central nervous system stimulants
1.1 Central analeptics.
1.2 Psychoanaleptics (antidepressants).
1.3 Special antidepressant combinations.
1.4 Respiratory stimulants.
1.5 Hallucinogenic medicines.
1.6 Other central nervous system stimulants.
2. Central nervous system depressants
2.1 Anaesthetics.
2.2 Sedatives, hypnotics.
2.3 Barbiturates.
2.4 Non -barbiturates.
2.5 Anticonvulsants, including anti -epileptics.
2.6 Tranquillisers.
2.6.1 Phenothiazines and their derivatives.
2.6.2 Rauwolfia: Alkaloids and combinations.
2.6.3 Diphenylmethane and its derivatives.
2.6.4 Alkyl diols and their derivatives.
2.6.5 Miscellaneous structures.
2.7 Antipyretics or antipyretic and anti -inflammatory analgesics.
2.8 Analgesic combinations.
2.9 Other analgesics.
2.10 Centrally acting muscle relaxants.
2.11 Other medicines acting on the central nervous system
2.12 Depressants.
3. Connective Tissue Medicines
3.1 Antirheumatics (anti -inflammatory agents).
3.2 Non- hormonal preparations.
3.3 Anti -gout preparations.
3.4 Combinations with corticosteroids.
3.5 Others.
4. Local anaesthetics
5. Medicines affecting autonomic function
5.1 Adrenomimetics (sympathomimetics).
5.2 Adrenolytics (sympatholytics).
5.3 Cholinomimetics (cholinergics).
5.4 Cholinolytics ( anticholinergics).
5.4.1 Anti -Parkinson ism preparations.
5.4.2 General.
5.5 Ganglion blockers.
5.6 Histamine.
5.7 Antihistaminics, anti- emetics and antivertigo preparations.
5.7.1 Antihistaminics.
5.7.2 Anti- emetics and antivertigo preparations.
5.8 Preparations for the common cold including nasal decongestants.
5.9 Hydroxytryptamine (serotonin).
5.10 Serotonin antagonists.
5.11 Others.
6. Cardiac medicines
6.1 Cardiac stimulants.
6.2 Cardiac depressants.
6.3 Cardiac glycosides.
6.4 Antidysrhythmics /conduction modifying medicines.
6.5 Others.
7. Vascular medicines
7.1 Vasodilators, hypotensive, antihypertensive medicines include other
antihypertensive medicines e.g. ACE -inhibitors, ARBs, RAAS, etc]
7.1.1 Rauwolfia and combinations.
7.1.2 Rauwolfia: Diuretic combinations.
7.1.3 Other hypotensives.
7.1.4 Vasodilators - coronary and other medicines used in angina pectoris.
7.1.5 Vasodilators - peripheral.
7.2 Vasoconstrictors, pressor medicines.
7.3 Migraine preparations.
7.4 Lipotropic agents.
7.5 Serum -cholesterol reducers.
7.6 Others.
8. Medicines acting on blood and haemopoietic system
8.1 Coagulants, haemostatics.
8.2 Anticoagulants.
8.3 Erythropoietics (haematinics).
8.4 Plasma expanders.
8.5 Others.
9. Medicines against alcoholism
10. Medicines acting on respiratory system
10.1 Antitussives and expectorants.
10.2 Bronchodilators.
10.2.1 inhalants.
10.3 Others.
11. Medicines acting on gastro- intestinal tract
11.1 Digestants.
11.2 Gastro- intestinal antispasmodics and cholinolytics (anticholinergics).
11.3 Anorexigenics.
11.4 Antacids.
11.4.1 Acid neutralisers.
11.4.2 Acid neutralisers with antispasmodics.
11.4.3 Other.
11.5 Laxatives.
11.6 Lubricants and faecal softeners.
11.7 Cholagogues.
11.8 Suppositories and anal ointments.
11.9 Antidiarrhoeals.
11.9.1 Antidiarrhoeals in combination with anti -infective agents.
11.9.2 Special combinations.
11.10 Others.
12. Anthelmintics, bilharzie medicines, filaricides, etc.
13. Dermatological preparations
13.1 Antiseptics, disinfectants and cleansing agents.
13.2 Antiscabies medicines.
13.3 Surface anaesthetics.
13.4 Antipruritics.
13.4.1 Corticosteroids with or without anti -infective agents.
13.4.2 Emollients and protectives.
13.5 Rubefacients.
13.6 Counterirritants.
13.7 Keratolytics.
13.8 Special combinations.
13.8.1 Preparations for psoriasis.
13.8.2 Fungicides.
13.9 Radiation protectants.
13.10 Melanin inhibitors and stimulants.
13.11 Acne preparations.
13.12 Others.
14. Preparations for treatment of wounds
14.1 Wound disinfectants.
14.2 Wound dressings.
14.3 Others.
15. Ophthalmic preparations
15.1 Ophthalmic preparations with antibiotics and/or sulphonamides.
15.2 Ophthalmic preparations with corticosteroids.
15.3 Combination antibiotics.
15.4 Others.
16. Ear, nose and throat preparations
16.1 Nasal decongestants.
16.2 Aural preparations.
16.3 Surface anaesthetics.
16.4 Naso- pharyngeal and bucco -pharyngeal antiseptics.
16.5 Others.
17. Medicines acting on muscular system
17.1 Peripherally acting muscle relaxants.
17.2 Muscle activators.
17.3 Others.
18. Medicines acting on reno- urinary and genital system
18.1 Diuretics.
18.2 Antidiuretics.
18.3 Ion -exchange preparations.
18.4 Urolitholytics.
18.5 Urinary tract antiseptics.
18.6 Vaginal preparations.
18.7 Contraceptive preparations.
18.8 Ovulation controlling agents.
18.9 Uterine antispasmodics.
18.10 Others.
19. Oxytocics
20. Antimicrobial (chemotherapeutic) agents
20.1 Antibiotics and antibiotic combinations.
20.1.1 Broad and medium spectrum antibiotics.
20.1.2 Penicillins.
20.1.3 Penicillin- streptomycin combinations.
20.1.4 Antibiotic -sulphonamide combinations.
20.1.5 Streptomycin and combinations.
20.1.6 Topical antibiotics.
20.1.7 Antifungal antibiotics.
20.2 Other than antibiotics.
20.2.1 Sulphonamides.
20.2.2 Fungicides.
20.2.3 Tuberculostatics.
20.2.4 Leprostatics.
20.2.5 Germicides.
20.2.6 Medicines against protozoa.
20.2.7 Spirochaeticides.
20.2.8 Antiviral agents.
20.3 Others.
21. Hormones, antihormones and oral hypoglycaemics
21.1 Insulin preparations.
21.2 Oral hypoglycaemics.
21.3 Thyroid preparations.
21.4 Parathyroid preparations.
21.5 Corticosteroids.
21.5.1 Corticosteroids and analogues.
21.5.2 Analgesic combinations.
21.5.3 Anti -infective combinations.
21.6 Anabolic steroids.
21.7 Male sex hormones.
21.8 Female sex hormones.
21.8.1 Oestrogens.
21.8.2 Progesterones with or without oestrogens.
21.9 Androgen -oestrogen combinations.
21.10 Trophic hormones.
21.11 Hyperglycaemic hormones.
21.12 Hormone inhibitors.
21.13 Others.
22. Vitamins
22.1 Multivitamins and multivitamins with minerals.
22.1.1 Vitamins for paediatric use.
22.1.2 Vitamins for prenatal use.
22.1.3 Vitamins for geriatric use.
22.1.4 Vitamin B- complex with Vitamin C.
22.2 Others.
23. Amino -acids
24. Mineral substitutes, electrolytes and trace elements
25. Special foods
25.1 Infant foods and other formulae, excluding foods used solely as a substitute
for human milk.
26. Cytostatic agents
27. Chelating agents (versenates) as heavy metal antidotes
28. Contrast media
29. Diagnostic agents
30. Biologicals
30.1 Antibodies.
30.2 Antigens.
30.3 Blood fractions.
30.4 Probiotics.
30.5 Others.
31. Enzymatic preparations
32. Other substances or agents
32.1 Tonics.
32.3 Slimming preparations.
32.4 Water for injection.
32.5 Artificial tear and contact lens solutions.
32.6 Preparations of boracic acid, borax and zinc, starch and boracic powder.
32.7 Topical applications of delousing agents.
32.8 Topical applications of insect repellents.
32.9 Intra- uterine devices.
32.10 Dental preparations.
32.11 Solutions for haemo- or peritoneal dialysis.
32.12 Preparations for which the expressions "medicated ", "medicinal ", "for medical
use" or expressions with similar connotations are used.
32.13 Preparations intended to promote hair growth.
32.14 Sales packs containing two or more medicines with different indications.
32.15 Radiopharmaceuticals.
32.16 Others.
33. Complementary Medicines: Discipline- Specific Traditional Claims
33.1 Aromatherapy
33.2 Homeopathy
33.3 Phytotherapy
33.4 Traditional Chinese Medicine
33.5 Unani Medicine
33.6 Western Herbal Medicine
33.7 Combination Product
33.8 Other Herbal
34. Complementary Medicines: Health Supplements
34.1 Amino acids
34.2 Aminosaccharides
34.3 Animal Extracts, Products and Derivatives
34.4 Carotenoids
34.5 Enzymes
34.6 Fats, Oils and Fatty Acids
34.7 Minerals
34.8 Polyphenols (including Bioflavonoids)
34.9 Probiotics
34.10 Saccharides (including prebiotics)
34.11 Vitamins
34.12 Multiple substance formulation
34.13 Other
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4 August 2017 - Medical Cannabis reduces use of Pharmaceuticals
Please do not confuse the context in which this Forbes article uses the word "traditional", as they actually mean allopathic or "Western" medicine. And this is exactly the reason why pharmaceutical companies prompt governments to make it as difficult as possible to get hold of cannabis products for therapeutic use. During a FB conversation with a US based pharmacist working for a large retail group, and who can boast of being in the pharmacist trade for over 40 years, the pharmacist stated categorically that with proper research and use, cannabis can replace at least 50% of prescribed medication they stock.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/debraborchardt/2017/08/02/people-who-use-cannabis-cbd-products-stop-taking-traditional-medicines/#2a346eb02817
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Some pharmaceutical companies, and esteemed medical researchers deeply in the pockets of flu vaccine manufacturers must be having an apoplectic fit with the publication of the findings in this study. I will not be surprised at attempts to have it discredited, at least until someone figures out how to patent and sell this at a premium. The fantastic part is that people that have been using concentrated preparations like Sambucol, or just ingest lots of flavonoid containing foods, have found that their immune system in general is much stronger, and recovery time is generally much faster than when on prescription medicine.
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-08-natural-compound-coupled-specific-gut.html
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