With the growing incidence of antibiotic resistance infections, there is a need to consider non-antibiotic antimicrobials agents as alternatives. An antimicrobial is any substance of natural, semi-synthetic or synthetic origin that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms but causes little or no damage to the host. All antibiotics are antimicrobials, but not all antimicrobials are antibiotics. Many Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies such as Naturopathy, Ayurveda and other Traditional Medicine systems, advocate the use of honey in treatment of bacterial associated diseases.
Some medical schools, including those at Harvard, Georgetown and Emory universities, have begun to integrate mindfulness and meditation into their curriculum. The Army has a course in mindfulness-based mind fitness training. Public schools in San Francisco are encouraging mindfulness under a program called Quiet Time.” Even the top doctor in the United States, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, practices meditation daily.
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