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Alternative Medicine News Oct 2007

Yes, the Wimp Doctor Is in, but His Advice Can Chill You
In this disappointing ?Jackass? spinoff, Steve-O (Stephen Glover) instructs initiates who weren?t born to be wild. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 04:50:33 GMT)

Holistic health center delayed in Gilbert
A holistic health center that is key to Gilbert's plans to create a niche health care market won't open this year as anticipated. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 13:39:11 GMT)

Failure of surgery, pills leads to quest for a cure
When Western medicine no longer met his needs, one writer turned to a Brazilian shaman and embarked on a quest for healing. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 13:55:12 GMT)

Drugs That Go Untaken
Too often, lifesaving medicine is prescribed but not used. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 14:04:38 GMT)

1 Oct, 2007, 2134 hrs IST, PTI
NEW DELHI: Europe seems to be keen to adopt Ayurveda as an alternative system of medicine and remove obstacles in its wider reach across the continent. (Mon, 01 Oct 2007 16:42:18 GMT)

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE: For bull’s eye vision!
WORLD Sight Day falls on Oct 13 every year. It’s a day to remember how important our eyes are and how we should keep them clear and healthy. Many cases of blindness are a result of common eye disorders. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 00:54:16 GMT)

The Conflicted Life of the Modern Immigrant Doctor
Doctors who write about medicine tend to dwell on the big themes: life, death, suffering, hope and the rest. Dr. Lam also looks into the life of the modern immigrant doctor. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 01:36:48 GMT)

Wellness center promises full disclosure
A Molalla Internet cafe operator signed an agreement with the Oregon attorney general's office that prohibits him from practicing medicine without a license. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 07:16:30 GMT)

Downtown Honolulu taking to seawater air conditioning
A Minnesota-based alternative-energy company wanting to air-condition Downtown Honolulu buildings using cold seawater said it's received interest to use half the planned system's total capacity. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 12:25:42 GMT)

Your Health: ACE inhibitors may cause persistent coughs that do not respond to medicine
Q:I have had a violent cough for several months and have been treated with four different medications, a chest X-ray and a blood test, all to no avail. I started taking lisinopril about the time this all began and noted that a cough was one of the side effects. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 14:11:36 GMT)

Bangladeshi group, Sri Lankan get alternative Nobel Prize
By Alfred de Tavares, Stockholm, Oct 2: Christopher Weeramantry, a renowned legal scholar of Sri Lanka, and Grameen Shakti of Bangladesh, a leading group in solar energy enterprise, share the 2007 Right Livelihood Award of Swedish Kroner 2 million (approx $310,000) with two other recipients, who show that there exist practical solutions to pressing global challenges. (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 14:55:47 GMT)

The Benefits of Not Checking the Box: Default Options to Improve Healthcare
Anyone who has ever tried to set up an internet account or wants to make a purchase on a company's website, has experienced the 'default option,' an event or condition that will be set in place if no alternative is actively chosen. In an opinion article in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers argue that these concepts applied by marketers should also be used by the medical community ... (Tue, 02 Oct 2007 19:25:13 GMT)

Pinpointing a Cure
It`s a 3,000-year old alternative to medicine, but its proponents say it cures ailments that medicine just can`t help. Acupuncture is based on the theory that everyone has a qi, or life energy. When a person`s qi is not properly balanced, other things aren`t either. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 00:38:16 GMT)

• The Pros And Cons Of Using Herbal Alternatives
Alternative herbal remedies are nutritional foundation nutrients, which help the body’s deepest and most basic elements. Most of the herbal products that are sold in stores or online are generally said to be safe and effective to use. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 08:28:58 GMT)

Researchers issue new treatment guidelines for low back pain treatment
Washington, Oct 3 : Clinicians should rely less on X-rays and expensive diagnostic imaging and more on therapies supported by the evidence, including some medications and some alternative therapies, when it comes to treating low back pain researchers have suggested. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 13:21:31 GMT)

University of South Carolina, SC Launch! and Collexis Announce Alternative Energy Project to Create Global Virtual ...
COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The University of South Carolina has signed an agreement with Collexis Inc. and SC Launch! that will create a partnership for hydrogen fuel research and make the university an international technology hub in that field. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 14:11:42 GMT)

Fawcett Tries Alternative Cancer Therapy
Is this a last-ditch attempt for a cure? (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 15:49:50 GMT)

Actress Farrah Fawcett turns to alternative cancer treatment
Actress Farrah Fawcett and the late Coretta Scott King are among the thousands of people who have turned to alternative approaches to cancer treatment when conventional medicine has failed. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 15:55:09 GMT)

Expert backs prescription by clinicians
Do any herbal medicines work? Professor Ernst is often regarded as an opponent of all alternative medicine, but he is a defender of a form of herbal medicine he calls phytotherapy. (Wed, 03 Oct 2007 21:51:56 GMT)

Herbal medicine 'risks harmful side-effects'
Vulnerable patients are being duped into taking herbal medicines that could be dangerous, scientists have warned. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 00:52:53 GMT)

X-rays show promise as colonoscopy alternative
NEW YORK — Having an X-ray to look for signs of colon cancer may soon be an option for those who dread the traditional scope exam. Two of the largest studies yet of “virtual colonoscopy” show the experimental technique works just as well at spotting potentially cancerous growths as the more invasive method. It’s also quicker and cheaper. The X-rays can help sort out who really needs the full ... (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 04:30:43 GMT)

No Proof That Tailored Herbal Medicines Provide Any Benefit
There is no reliable proof that tailored herbal medicine provides the patient with any benefit, according to an article in Postgraduate Medical Journal. A review of the current laws concerning the regulation of tailored herbal medicinal treatments is currently underway in the United Kingdom. [click link for full article] (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 08:13:05 GMT)

PENN Medicine News: Default Options Used to Improve Health Care
(PHILADELPHIA) – Anyone who has ever tried to set up an internet account or wants to make a purchase on a company’s website, has experienced the ‘default option,’ an event or condition that will be set in place if no alternative is actively chosen. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 08:24:53 GMT)

Bioponic Phytoceuticals Retains OTC Financial Network for Investor Relations
Bioponic Phytoceuticals, Inc. , an innovative provider of natural products and patented technology serving the Complementary Alternative Medicine and nutraceutical markets, announced today that it has retained OTC Financial Network, a division of National Financial Communications Corporation, as its investor relations representative. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 12:30:00 GMT)

5 alternative medicine treatments that work
Dr. Andrew Weil wasn't sure exactly how he hurt his knee; all he knew was that it was painful. But instead of turning to cortisone shots or heavy doses of pain medication, Weil turned to the ancient Chinese medicine practice of acupuncture. "It worked -- my knee felt much better," says Weil. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 14:19:49 GMT)

Inner Rhythms Healing Arts
Featured Wellness Center - Inner Rhythms Healing Arts, located in Vancouver, Washington, is a full-service center for complementary alternative medicine. This wellness facility also offers professional training in Reflexology,... (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 16:55:48 GMT)

5 alternative medicine treatments that work
Dr. Andrew Weil wasn't sure exactly how he hurt his knee; all he knew was that it was painful. But instead of turning to cortisone shots or heavy doses of pain medication, Weil turned to the ancient Chinese medicine practice of acupuncture. (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 17:44:00 GMT)

If You're Due for a Colonoscopy; Consider the Virtual Route
For many people, the thought of getting a colonoscopy can be so intimidating that they don't. Now, in a New England Journal of Medicine study published today, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine report that an alternative screening procedure for colorectal cancer, known as CT colonography, proves to be just as effective at detecting dangerous polyps as traditional ... (Thu, 04 Oct 2007 20:03:18 GMT)

Sports medicine aids weekend warriors
Only about 10 percent of injuries require surgical treatment, so it doesn't always make sense for patients to visit an orthopedic surgeon for every sprained ankle or sore shoulder. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 04:20:10 GMT)

Indian reservation selling energy bars
An American Indian-owned company has gone back to its roots for a healthy, natural alternative to the energy bars now on the market: the Tanka Bar, made with South Dakota bison and Wisconsin cranberries. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 08:00:01 GMT)

Greater Use Of Automatic Decisions Urged To Improve Healthcare
Anyone who has ever tried to set up an internet account or wants to make a purchase on a company's website, has experienced the 'default option,' an event or condition that will be set in place if no alternative is actively chosen.In an opinion article in the New England Journal of Medicine, lead author Scott D. Halpern, M.D. [click link for full article] (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 10:29:21 GMT)

BBC Two gets alternative for winter
A new three-part BBC Two series for winter will explore popular and fast growing alternative therapies. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 14:25:10 GMT)

Mount Sinai Recognized as Center of Excellence for Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Alzheimer's ...
Mount Sinai School of Medicine has just received a major grant from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and lead Federal agency for research on complementary and alternative medicine. (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 16:26:48 GMT)

ProfNet Wire: Health & Living: Safety of Cold Medicine for Kids
1) Safe Candy-Consumption Tips When Trick-or-Treating; 2) State of the Health Care Industry; 3) Innovative Alternative to Relieve Chronic Knee Pain; 4) Holiday Heart Health; 5) Earwax and Hearing Aids Don't Mix (Fri, 05 Oct 2007 17:25:13 GMT)

Doctor no help? There's an alternative
Recognizing that good health does not always rest exclusively in the hands of mainstream physicians, Clarian West Medical Center soon will unveil a facility that offers a range of complementary medical therapies from acupuncture to nutritional counseling to yoga. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 06:55:12 GMT)

Your Health: ACE inhibitors may cause persistent coughs that do not respond to medicine
Q:I have had a violent cough for several months and have been treated with four different medications, a chest X-ray and a blood test, all to no avail. I started taking lisinopril about the time this all began and noted that a cough was one of the side effects. (Sat, 06 Oct 2007 17:33:55 GMT)

Yoga's "Swami-ji" Gives Blessing to First Virtual Holistic Health Alternative Medicine Center -- ...
The deep need for in-depth experiential holistic heath alternative medicine information by practitioners, the medical community and a population striving for optimal wellness prompted filmmaker and holistic health meditation practitioner Victor Demko to the Himalayas' India/Tibet border area to seek the blessing for his idea of a virtual healing arts center www.thecenterforhealingarts.com, ... (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 07:11:05 GMT)

From a curiosity to a cure
Alternative medicine has emerged from the shadows and has found a place in major American hospitals Kim Holland's biker-chick days were over not long after they began, with the 46-year-old smashed between her Harley and a guardrail in Elkridge, and a bystander saving her right leg by taking off his belt and making it into a tourniquet before paramedics rushed her to the hospital. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 08:01:53 GMT)

Your Health: ACE inhibitors may cause persistent coughs that do not respond to medicine
Q:I have had a violent cough for several months and have been treated with four different medications, a chest X-ray and a blood test, all to no avail. I started taking lisinopril about the time this all began and noted that a cough was one of the side effects. (Sun, 07 Oct 2007 17:33:50 GMT)

Holistic pet care: Alternative treatments on the rise
Acupuncture, chiropractic give relief to ailing pets. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 05:10:34 GMT)

The wisdom of another culture
Exhibit offers 'a window for the mainstream public to try to understand traditional Chinese medicine.' To step into the Gin Herb store -- or Wing On Tong, as it is known to its Cantonese-speaking patrons -- is to enter both another country and another century. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 07:26:47 GMT)

Alternative treatment brings family hope
Briannah Grace Olsen turns 2 this week - with chubbier cheeks thanks to ongoing alternative treatment aimed at shrinking a grapefruit-sized tumor in her brain. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 07:42:46 GMT)

Pine Ridge company selling wasna-inspired buffalo-cranberry bars
An American Indian-owned company has gone back to Lakota history for a healthy, natural alternative to the energy bars now on the market: the Tanka Bar, made from South Dakota bison and Wisconsin cranberries. (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 12:34:53 GMT)

Lasers Effective Removing Scars and Stretchmarks Reports Alternative-Beauty.com
Alternative-Beauty.com today reports that Low Light Laser Therapy (LLLT), which has undergone clinical studies for years, has been proven effective in reducing scars and stretchmarks resulting from surgery, weight loss, injury, acne, and wound healing, even from burns. Soft light lasers have been used world-wide for nearly 30 years, and over 2500 studies have shown their effectiveness ... (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 17:15:47 GMT)

ORLive Presents: Endovascular Repair of Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Minimally Invasive Alternative to Open ...
See a live endovascular repair of a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm with the GORE TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis. Michael D. Dake, MD, Professor of Radiology, Internal Medicine, Surgery and Chairman of the UVA Department of Radiology will host this live broadcast. In the procedure, the GORE TAG® Thoracic Device -- the only approved endoprosthesis in the U.S. that provides a minimally invasive ... (Mon, 08 Oct 2007 20:30:00 GMT)

Alternative health screenings: lunacy or lifesaver?
Never mind Bupa health screening - alternative therapists are getting in on the act. But is it all just dangerous hogwash? (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 08:00:38 GMT)

Centers Of Excellence In CAM Research Program Expanded By NCCAM
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has added three new Centers of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to its centers program. [click link for full article] (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 11:12:45 GMT)

Surprising Uses For Household Items
Real Simple magazine's Kris Connell shows how common products can be great problem-solvers when used in alternative ways. She discusses clothespins, rubbing alcohol, spray starch, hairspray, baby powder, toothpicks and soda bottles. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 14:00:08 GMT)

Alternative Therapies for Fibromyalgia
Research shows that some alternative and mind-body therapies can help relieve the pain of fibromyalgia. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 16:15:09 GMT)

Call to integrate alternative systems of medicine with mainline health care system
In India, alternative systems of medicine need to be integrated with the mainline health care system to ensure that the country is a healthy and happy place to live in. (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 22:34:15 GMT)

Call to integrate alternative systems of medicine with mainline health care system
In India, alternative systems of medicine need to be integrated with the mainline health care system to ensure that the country is a healthy and happy place to live in. It is a difficult task, but if the country leverages on the huge wealth of alternative medicines available, it will be quite beneficial, said Dr Pratap C Reddy, chairman of the Apollo Hospitals group and CII National Committee of ... (Tue, 09 Oct 2007 22:38:23 GMT)

Complementary Medicine Can Help With Chronic Pain
Mr. Jones has chronic back pain. He cannot sleep, bend or stand for long periods of time because of the pain. He cannot lose weight because the pain keeps him from exercising. Jones is a case study in a publication by a University of Missouri-Columbia occupational therapy professor to show that chronic pain can be treated by more than just a pill. [click link for full article] (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 13:17:29 GMT)

Comp Time with Eric Sandgren
Dr. Eric Sandgren has in recent years become an outspoken counterweight to the animal rights activists who'd like to see his and other UW-Madison animal study laboratories shut down. An associate professor of experimental pathology in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, part of the UW's School of Veterinary Medicine, Sandgren is chair of two animal-use oversight committees on the UW ... (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 15:07:02 GMT)

• "No Approved Therapeutic Claims" In Herbal Supplements: What It Means
Herbal and dietary supplements represent a growing billion-dollar business in the U.S.,and worldwide. The herbal phenomenon is part of a larger "alternative medicine" movement, which seeks to utilize both traditional and New Age methods of disease prevention and treatment. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 16:09:38 GMT)

Your Health: ACE inhibitors may cause persistent coughs that do not respond to medicine
Q:I have had a violent cough for several months and have been treated with four different medications, a chest X-ray and a blood test, all to no avail. I started taking lisinopril about the time this all began and noted that a cough was one of the side effects. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 17:49:14 GMT)

Complementary medicine for chronic pain
Mr. Jones has chronic back pain. He cannot sleep, bend or stand for long periods of time because of the pain. He cannot lose weight because the pain keeps him from exercising. (Wed, 10 Oct 2007 23:18:49 GMT)

Researching Complementary And Alternative Medicine For Alzheimer's At Mount Sinai Center Of Excellence
Mount Sinai School of Medicine has just received a major grant from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and lead Federal agency for research on complementary and alternative medicine. [click link for full article] (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 13:16:29 GMT)

Out Of Medicine, Just Open The Vodka
A hospital in Australia found a unique alternative to traditional medication. Emergency Room doctors ran out of pharmaceutical-grade alcohol, so they hung a vodka drip. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 16:46:44 GMT)

Colchicine deaths blamed on pharmacy error
Two recent deaths, and possibly a third, from intravenous colchicine therapy at an alternative medicine clinic were the result of a compounding pharmacy error, health authorities reported Thursday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 20:27:12 GMT)

Cold Medicine For Infants Voluntarily Recalled
Cold medicine for infants is being pulled off store shelves across the country. Over-the-counter cough and cold medicine is being voluntarily recalled because of improper use leading to overdose. KLTV 7's Courtney Lane takes a closer look and finds out what alternative you have when your baby gets sick. (Thu, 11 Oct 2007 22:55:07 GMT)

Acupuncture: Old Medicine Being Given A New Look
A South Florida woman has an ancient form of medicine to thank for giving her the greatest gift of her life. Lynn Graubert says never thought she'd get to do this - be a mom to two kids, Maddie and Ben. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 00:08:00 GMT)

CDC says state action helped limit fatal overdoses at clinic
A mislabeled overdose of the drug colchicine last spring killed three back-pain patients at a Portland alternative medicine clinic. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 07:23:08 GMT)

Corporate America looks at Quad for alternative health care model
QuadMed LLC, the health care division of Sussex-based Quad/Graphics Inc. that was originally formed to take care of the company’s health care needs, continues to grow by serving other corporate clients. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 14:17:41 GMT)

6 Ways to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs
he prices of prescription drugs keep rising, so learn about safe and effective ways to save money: from generic medicine and pill splitting to mail order pharmacies. (Fri, 12 Oct 2007 23:00:10 GMT)

Old-Fashioned Remedies Can Help Kids' Colds
Drug makers are pulling cold medicines, including alternative medicine brands, for children ages two and under after the FDA found links to accidental overdose deaths in babies. (Sat, 13 Oct 2007 02:44:00 GMT)

Fake your way through Halloween with faux pumpkins
Magazines always show artistic autumn displays that include enormous pumpkins. But it can get expensive to display half a dozen medicine-ball-size pumpkins on the porch. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 08:44:15 GMT)

Helena Bonham Carter: 'I would have tried anything, even IVF'
Helena Bonham Carter, alternative therapy devotee, tells Andrea Manzi-Davies how she resorted to fertility drugs in her quest to conceive a second child at 41. (Sun, 14 Oct 2007 23:24:59 GMT)

Usage of CAM therapies high among those with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome
WESTCHESTER, Ill. – A high proportion of patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) report previous or current use, and interest in future use, of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, according to a study published in the October 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM). (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 10:13:24 GMT)

Many People With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome Use Alternative Medicine
A high proportion of patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome report previous or current use, and interest in future use, of complementary and alternative medicine therapies. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 13:07:15 GMT)

N.J. drugmaker's hot-flash pill works in test
Madison-based Wyeth's drug Pristiq, the first nonhormone menopause pill, reduces symptoms such as hot flashes more effectively than placebo, according to a company-funded study used to seek U.S. permission to sell the medicine. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 13:57:15 GMT)

Gesundheit + Medizin : Exclusive Report: Electro-Cancer Therapy (ECT/BET), a gentle alternative to cancer therapy ...
Electrotherapy (Galvanotherapy) – successful in its treatment of Cancer? Electro Cancer Therapy, or ECT/BET in its short-form is in focus as a gentle alternative to the usual cancer therapies. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:28:27 GMT)

Maker Predicts Big Sales Drop From Heart Device Problem
Medtronic said it expected revenue to fall by as much as 7 percent as a result of problems with a component in the most recent model of its heart defibrillator. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:51:48 GMT)

Usage Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine Therapies High Among Those With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea ...
A new study in the October 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM) finds that a high proportion of patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) report previous or current use, and interest in future use, of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies.The study, authored by Amit Sood, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. [click link for full ... (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 18:15:39 GMT)

Scientists unravel health benefits of garlic: study
Alternative medicine has been touting the health benefits of garlic for centuries, from its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties, to its positive effects on the cardiovascular system. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 21:10:29 GMT)

Scientists unravel health benefits of garlic: study
Cloves of garlic. Alternative medicine has been touting the health benefits of garlic for centuries, from its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties, to its positive effects on the cardiovascular system. (Mon, 15 Oct 2007 21:28:31 GMT)

Garlic - smelly but good for you
ALTERNATIVE medicine has been touting the health benefits of garlic for centuries, from its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties, to its positive effects on the cardiovascular system. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 01:45:00 GMT)

Plasma Medicine Summit
Some top scientists and doctors from around the world have gathered here in Corpus Christi this week to look at a whole new kind of treatment for illnesses and injuries. A non-surgical alternative to what is typically done now. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 04:02:25 GMT)

NCCAM expands Centres of Excellence in CAM research programme
The National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has added three new Centres of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to its centres programme. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 06:41:54 GMT)

Scientists unravel benefits of garlic
CHICAGO: Alternative medicine has been touting the health benefits of garlic for centuries, from its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, to its positive effects on the cardiovascular system. (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:13:35 GMT)

Bioponic Phytoceuticals to Roll Out Multiple Products to 1,000 Major Health Food Stores in the Western United States
Bioponic Phytoceuticals, Inc. , an innovative provider of natural products and patented technology serving the Complementary Alternative Medicine and nutraceutical markets, announced today that it has engaged Active Sales and Marketing of Southern California as its Master Distributor covering the Western United States, including the states of California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, ... (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 12:30:00 GMT)

Alternative Treatment Accounts for One-Third of All Treatment for Automobile Accident Injuries-Utilization Varies Widely
According to a new report from the Insurance Research Council (IRC), approximately one out of every three auto injury insurance claimants nationwide receives some form of alternative medical treatment (See Note 1), and charges from alternative- treatment providers account for approximately one-third of the total charges from all types of medical providers. Much of the recent growth in the ... (Tue, 16 Oct 2007 13:56:00 GMT)

Scientists unravel health benefits of garlic: study
Cloves of garlic. Alternative medicine has been touting the health benefits of garlic for centuries, from its anti-bacterial and antifungal properties, to its positive effects on the cardiovascular system. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 00:59:19 GMT)

Usage of complementary and alternative medicine therapies high among those with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea ...
A high proportion of patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) report previous or current use, and interest in future use, of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, according to a study published in the October 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM). (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 01:02:24 GMT)

Chinese Herbal Medicine May Help Relieve Painful Menstrual Cramps
There is new evidence that Chinese herbal medicine may provide one possible form of treatment for women with menstrual cramps. Chinese herbal medicine has been used for centuries in China, being used in public hospitals to treat unexplained cramps that occur during menstruation (primary dysmenorhoea). (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 04:09:09 GMT)

Ancient Chinese herbal medicine may help ease painful menstrual cramps
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) may help provide relief to women with menstrual cramps. The study conducted by Cochrane researchers has found evidence that CHM, which has been used for centuries in China to treat unexplained cramps that occur during menstruation, may provide a possible form of treatment for menstrual cramps. For treating ... (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 07:41:36 GMT)

Painful Menstrual Cramps May Be Relieved By Chinese Herbal Medicine
Women with menstrual cramps are often offered either non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or oral contraceptives. Many women, however, find that this treatment does not work or they can not take the drugs, and more women would prefer a non-drug alternative. [click link for full article] (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 10:16:41 GMT)

Ancient Chinese herbal medicine may help ease painful menstrual cramps
Washington, Oct 17 : Researchers have found that Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) may help provide relief to women with menstrual cramps. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 11:49:04 GMT)

Xlear Provides Alternative to OTC Cold and Cough Medicines
When drug makers pulled non-prescription cold and cough medicines for infants and toddlers from retailers' shelves on October 11, 2007, parents were left searching for alternative solutions to help ease their children's coughs and runny noses. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 14:32:00 GMT)

Alt Food: The ABC's of Alternative Eating
Alternative Healing— Any method of healing not required of M.D.s: chiropractics, homeopathy, herbalism and faith healing. Sometimes called complementary medicine, these approaches don't necessitate rejection of allopathic medicine. (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 17:11:15 GMT)

Traditional vs. Western Medicine: Which One Is Easier for Chinese Consumers to Swallow?
"He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skills of his doctors." This proverb highlights the findings of a new study by Wharton marketing professor Lisa Bolton and two colleagues that explores how consumers in China choose between traditional Chinese remedies and Western medicine when seeking treatment. According to the study, Chinese consumers tend to prefer traditional Chinese ... (Wed, 17 Oct 2007 20:46:11 GMT)

New DNA Sequencing Technology Could Accelerate Pace of Genomic Medicine, According to Bio-IT World Magazine
If new sequencing technology delivers as promised, researchers may soon be able to decode DNA molecules at unprecedented speed, thereby accelerating the pace of genomic medicine, according to the October issue of Bio-IT World magazine, the leading independent publication providing news and analysis on enabling technologies for the biopharma industry. (Thu, 18 Oct 2007 13:30:00 GMT)

Snoring cures
What's the alternative? Complementary medicine and alternative health solutions to your problems (Thu, 18 Oct 2007 23:12:05 GMT)

Musgrave unveils alternative to vetoed children's insurance bill
WASHINGTON — Less than two hours after voting to uphold President Bush's veto of legislation expanding a state-federal health insurance program for low-income children, Colorado Rep. Marilyn Musgrave pitched an alternative proposal Thursday that would give parents tax incentives to buy private health insurance. (Fri, 19 Oct 2007 11:12:52 GMT)

Alternative Medicine Gives New Hope to Seven-Year-Old Scottsdale Girl Battling Brain Cancer
PHOENIX----As any parent would, the parents of seven-year-old Scottsdale resident Mae Watson have stopped at nothing to help their daughter battle an inoperable form of brain cancer. (Fri, 19 Oct 2007 15:30:00 GMT)

How the Exubera debacle hurts Pfizer
When Pfizer announced yesterday that it would stop selling its new inhaled insulin product, Exubera, the news came as quite a surprise to executives at Nektar Therapeutics - the company that first discovered the medicine. (Fri, 19 Oct 2007 20:22:17 GMT)

Doctor Suggests Alternative Treatment For Sick Children
Many of the nation's top pediatricians said they want cold and cough medicine labels to say they don't work for children younger than 6. Dr. Juliette Owens at Pediatric Associates of Austin said she believes there are more effective ways to treat children's symptoms. (Fri, 19 Oct 2007 21:18:21 GMT)

Humour best treatment for kids' pain
WASHINGTON: Humour may be the best medicine to help children bear pain for longer periods, says a new study. The study, conducted by UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and Rx Laughter, found that watching comedy shows helped children tolerate pain for longer periods of time. (Sat, 20 Oct 2007 10:28:29 GMT)

Humour is the best medicine to ease kids' pain
Washington, Oct 20 : Humour may be the best medicine to help children bear pain for longer periods, says a new study. (Sat, 20 Oct 2007 16:24:30 GMT)

Healing with herbs: Farmers and scientists see plenty of opportunity in WNC soil
ASHEVILLE -- As an herbal medicine practitioner, Accem Scott knew the healing powers of ginseng, black cohosh, bloodroot and other native herbs long before moving to the mountains, where they grow in the wild. (Sun, 21 Oct 2007 05:09:04 GMT)

Plant Medicine Co. sells natural products for a healthy life
Rachel Markel's grandmother grew up in the Appalachian mountains ``where they took honey for this, ginseng root for that.'' ''I learned a lot about alternative medicine from my grandmother,'' says Markel, who this year co-founded the Plant Medicine Co. with her business and personal partner Nick Hernandez. (Sun, 21 Oct 2007 07:11:39 GMT)

Family slayer may qualify for optional sentence
A Medicine Hat girl is to be sentenced this week for killing her family, and will likely be free by the time she's 18 (Sun, 21 Oct 2007 17:31:45 GMT)

Battlefield medicine
Seattle's Benaroya Research Institute, known for its work on diabetes and autoimmune disorders, is taking on a new field of science: battlefield medicine. (Mon, 22 Oct 2007 04:46:00 GMT)

Translational medicine: From the lab to the bedside
There is a movement in the medical world that seeks to unlock the power of more secrets discovered in American laboratories and tell them to those who really need to hear it -- sick people. (Mon, 22 Oct 2007 05:22:20 GMT)

China's caged bears in long battle for freedom
Smuggled overseas from China's far-flung bear farms, bear bile eye drops and remedies can be bought at traditional Chinese medicine shops the world over. (Mon, 22 Oct 2007 06:14:06 GMT)

National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day Aims to Educate Consumers about Benefits of Using Certified Practitioners
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.----Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day, celebrated annually on October 24, was created to raise awareness of the benefits of acupuncture -- a viable form of medicine with a 3,000 year history. (Mon, 22 Oct 2007 13:00:00 GMT)

Sentencing begins in Medicine Hat murder case
A judge will begin Monday on deciding the fate of an Alberta girl convicted of killing her family in a bloody attack. (Mon, 22 Oct 2007 15:14:43 GMT)

Ancient health practice gains more respect
Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old health-care practice, will be observed Wednesday with National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day. According to its advocates, more and more people are using the alternative therapy to treat ailments. (Mon, 22 Oct 2007 18:43:57 GMT)

Comedy helps children laugh off pain
U.S. researchers said distraction in clinical settings -- such as watching comedy shows -- can help children tolerate pain longer. The study, published in the journal Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found a group of children viewing funny shows d... (Mon, 22 Oct 2007 18:52:05 GMT)

Judge reserves sentencing in Medicine Hat triple-murder
Both the Crown and defence asked a judge Monday that an Alberta girl convicted of killing her family be sentenced under a rare provision designed to emphasize rehabilitation. (Mon, 22 Oct 2007 21:06:33 GMT)

Crown wants maximum 10 years for Medicine Hat girl convicted of murdering family
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - A young teenager convicted of murdering her parents and younger brother has several personality disorders and little insight into her condition, a Crown lawyer said Monday in arguing for the maximum 10-year sentence. (Mon, 22 Oct 2007 21:12:00 GMT)

Talking traditional, alternative approaches to mental health
The local chapter of Mental Health America of Colorado will hold a forum Thursday (Mon, 22 Oct 2007 23:49:50 GMT)

State charter policy, funding has Yellow Medicine East in a bind
GRANITE FALLS — Some of the oldest public school buildings still in use in Minnesota can be found along the western corridor of U.S. Highway 212 in the Renville County West and Yellow Medicine East school districts. (Tue, 23 Oct 2007 04:50:36 GMT)

Convenience clinics offer alternative to traditional doctor's office visits
By Cindy V. Culp (Tue, 23 Oct 2007 04:53:26 GMT)

Bioponic Phytoceuticals Featured in OTC Financial Network Report
Bioponic Phytoceuticals, Inc. , an innovative provider of natural products and patented technology serving the Complementary Alternative Medicine and nutraceutical markets, announced today that OTC Financial Network , a division of National Financial Communications Corp., has issued a Corporate Facts report on the Company. (Wed, 24 Oct 2007 12:30:00 GMT)

Bioponic Phytoceuticals Receives Initial Order From Singapore Distributor to Launch Asia-Pacific Retail Sales
Bioponic Phytoceuticals, Inc. , an innovative provider of natural products and patented technology serving the Complementary Alternative Medicine and nutraceutical markets, announced today that it received an initial order from Muji Global Sourcing Pte. (Wed, 24 Oct 2007 12:40:00 GMT)

Health Beat
The Northfield Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Clinic will hold workshops dealing with health topics including cancer, hepatitis and cardiovascular disease at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the clinic located at 619 E. Sixth St. Topics of discussion will vary and the public is welcome. (Wed, 24 Oct 2007 13:08:00 GMT)

National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day Aims To Educate Consumers About Benefits Of Using Certified Practitioners
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day, celebrated annually on October 24, was created to raise awareness of the benefits of acupuncture - a viable form of medicine with a 3,000 year history. [click link for full article] (Wed, 24 Oct 2007 13:16:16 GMT)

Abdullah To Launch Traditional Medicine At Kepala Batas Hospital
KEPALA BATAS, Oct 24 (bernama) -- The Kepala Batas Hospital recently became the first public hospital in Malaysia to introduce traditional medicine alongside modern medical treatment. (Wed, 24 Oct 2007 13:57:10 GMT)

Drug Eluting Balloons Show Promise as a Potential Alternative to Drug Eluting Stents Used in the Treatment of Coronary ...
WASHINGTON----Drug eluting balloons could offer a viable alternative to drug eluting stents in the treatment of coronary artery disease. Research results from two studies presented today at the Late Breaking Trials sessions during the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's Nineteenth Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics scientific symposium in Washington, D.C. support conducting ... (Wed, 24 Oct 2007 18:00:00 GMT)

New sleep medicine research
The following news briefs are embargoed until the date/time listed below each title. They will be presented at CHEST 2007, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians. (Wed, 24 Oct 2007 18:16:23 GMT)

A cheap, painless alternative to IVF?
A landmark in the development of fertility treatment was announced by doctors yesterday with the birth of the first babies to be conceived using a revolutionary technique that offers a safer, cheaper alternative to IVF. (Wed, 24 Oct 2007 23:15:53 GMT)

Novel Alternative Approach to Inhibiting Insulin Growth Factor (IGF) May Provide New Treatment for Breast Cancer and ...
Cell Therapeutics, Inc. and Systems Medicine, LLC , a wholly-owned subsidiary of CTI, announced that preclinical data presented at the 19th annual AACR-NCI-EORTC Symposium show an antibody to IGF-II may solve the problems of low blood sugar associated with drug candidates working through insulin receptor-linked pathways. (Thu, 25 Oct 2007 05:30:00 GMT)

The Beat of a Different Drum
MEDICINAL MELODIES: The soul-soothing, mind-altering, and emotionally positive benefits to music are an overly effective medicine capable of providing some good, should its awe-inspiring power be harnessed the right way. It’s no wonder, then, that the Glendon Association  — an S.B. nonprofit whose mission it is to empower the community by addressing the social problems of suicide, child ... (Thu, 25 Oct 2007 13:15:17 GMT)

New babies proof of safer alternative to IVF
A landmark in the development of fertility treatment was announced by doctors yesterday with the birth of the first babies to be conceived using a revolutionary technique that offers a safer, cheaper alternative to IVF. (Thu, 25 Oct 2007 16:47:02 GMT)

Watching Funny Shows Helps Children Tolerate Pain Longer, Study Finds
Watching comedy shows helps children tolerate pain for longer periods of time, according to a new study. Laughter has long been viewed as good medicine, and although there are many programs that bring humor into pediatric hospitals, little research has been done on the utility of humor for children or adolescents undergoing stressful or painful procedures, such as blood draws and treatments for ... (Thu, 25 Oct 2007 20:11:46 GMT)

Dealing With Stress As A Treatment For Alcohol Abuse, USA
A researcher at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is initiating a study of 'mindfulness-based stress reduction,' a technique often used in behavioral medicine for stress reduction but not before as an adjunct in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. [click link for full article] (Fri, 26 Oct 2007 11:16:18 GMT)

Ramadoss favours yoga in school curriculum
Ramadoss said that the government was taking steps to discourage youth from using tobacco like growing alternative plants in tobacco plantations. (Fri, 26 Oct 2007 11:28:42 GMT)

Religion divides U.S., Pakistani medicine
Professor says religion is the major factor in Pakistani medical care. There’s more separating Pakistan and the United States than just the Pacific Ocean, Farhat Moazam said in a presentation on organ transplant Wednesday. (Fri, 26 Oct 2007 14:08:05 GMT)

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Has New Chemotherapeutic Target
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major health problem worldwide. Currently, the only chance for obtaining a cure in patients with HCC is by either a surgical resection or liver transplantation. However, many HCCs with scattered tumors cannot be operated on. In such patients, effective alternative therapies need to be discovered in order to treat patients in the early stages of this disease. ... (Fri, 26 Oct 2007 15:16:49 GMT)

Dealing With Stress As A Treatment For Alcohol Abuse
An addictions researcher is initiating a study of "mindfulness-based stress reduction," a technique often used in behavioral medicine for stress reduction but not before as an adjunct in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. (Fri, 26 Oct 2007 21:06:58 GMT)

“Promote Indian medicine systems”
NEW DELHI: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Anbumani Ramadoss on Friday called upon industry to invest in research and development of the traditional Indian systems of medicine to achieve credibility and global acceptance so that they could be propagated internationally. (Fri, 26 Oct 2007 22:24:55 GMT)

Review: Alternative Medicine? by Roberta Bivins
Olivia Laing welcomes the understanding of the varieties of healing in Roberta Bivins's Alternative Medicine? (Fri, 26 Oct 2007 23:11:53 GMT)

Alternative medicine: Evaluate claims of treatment success
Educating yourself about alternative medicine helps you determine whether its treatments are worth exploring. Follow these suggestions to help you assess the claims. (Sat, 27 Oct 2007 04:21:01 GMT)

Malaysia Well Placed As Forerunner In Alternative Medicine Industry
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Malaysia is well placed as a forerunner in the increasingly popular alternative medicine industry which has a global market exceeding RM200 billion. (Sat, 27 Oct 2007 04:28:18 GMT)

Safe and Natural Alternative to Potentially Dangerous Flu Vaccinations
Immune assist 247 is a safe and effective alternative to flu vaccinations. Many people who are concerned about the dangerous and controversial side effects of flu vaccinations now have a safe alternative that can keep them healthy naturally. "Most effective immune system enhancer for prevention of colds or the flu available" (Sat, 27 Oct 2007 07:01:00 GMT)

Safe and Natural Alternative to Potentially Dangerous Flu Vaccinations
Immune assist 247 is a safe and effective alternative to flu vaccinations. Many people who are concerned about the dangerous and controversial side effects of flu vaccinations now have a safe alternative that can keep them healthy naturally."Most effective immune system enhancer for prevention of colds or the flu available" (PRWeb Oct 27, 2007) Post Comment:Trackback URL: ... (Sat, 27 Oct 2007 07:17:18 GMT)

Medicine, massage and meditation
Medicine, massage and meditation Justin Laube knew he was interested in integrative medicine, so when the time came to choose a medical school he went with the University of Minnesota. A big part of the reason was the campus' Center for Spirituality and Healing. Thanks to resources at the center, the second-year medical student has already had an immersion experience in Chinese medicine, taken a ... (Sat, 27 Oct 2007 21:43:28 GMT)

Malaysia can lead in alternative medicine
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is well-placed to become a frontrunner in the increasingly popular alternative medicine industry that has a global market exceeding RM200bil, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said. (Sun, 28 Oct 2007 00:06:31 GMT)

Nick Cohen: The cranks who swear by citronella oil
Nick Cohen: On 1 December, faith healers will meet at Roots & Shoots in south London to discuss how to treat Aids with magic pills. They won't call themselves faith healers, of course, or shamans or juju men. They will present themselves as 'homeopaths': serious men and women whose remedies are as good as conventional medicine. (Sun, 28 Oct 2007 00:33:20 GMT)

Offering more than medicine
Mary Newell tells a story that sums up why she's become a health-care trailblazer for the Kent School District: In her first year managing... (Sun, 28 Oct 2007 07:32:24 GMT)

What's Going Around: Integrated Medicine
Doctors are exploring a new way to treat the mind, body and spirit all at the same time. It's called integrated medicine. (Mon, 29 Oct 2007 03:51:04 GMT)

What's Going Around: Integrated Medicine
MADISON, Wis. -- Doctors are exploring a new way to treat the mind, body and spirit all at the same time. It's called integrated medicine. Meryl Cohen said the alternative approach is now her primary care. (Mon, 29 Oct 2007 03:51:51 GMT)

Mindfulness-based stress reduction study
A researcher at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) is initiating a study of "mindfulness-based stress reduction," a technique often used in behavioral medicine for stress reduction but not before as an adjunct in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. (Mon, 29 Oct 2007 09:18:24 GMT)

What's Going Around: Integrated Medicine
MADISON, Wis. -- Some local doctors are exploring a new way to treat the mind, body and spirit all at the same time. The approach is called integrated medicine, and Meryl Cohen said the alternative approach is now her primary care. (Mon, 29 Oct 2007 12:37:09 GMT)

A Rosetta Stone for traditional Chinese medicine
Scientists in the United Kingdom have "decoded" the inscrutable language of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), revealing its strong chemical foundation in a way that may help scientists mine age-old Chinese medicines to develop tomorrow's new drugs. Their study is scheduled for the Nov./Dec. issue of ACS' bi-monthly Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. (Mon, 29 Oct 2007 17:05:44 GMT)

A Rosetta Stone For Traditional Chinese Medicine
Scientists have "decoded" the inscrutable language of traditional Chinese medicine, revealing its strong chemical foundation in a way that may help scientists mine age-old Chinese medicines to develop tomorrow's new drugs. (Tue, 30 Oct 2007 01:07:48 GMT)

Try acupuncture to relieve tension and to quit smoking
Americans are increasingly turning to "alternative" medicine to treat what ails them; often they're trying acupuncture. (Tue, 30 Oct 2007 05:20:58 GMT)

FDA pill ban is bad medicine
NOTHING CURES the common cold, and children average between six and 10 upper-respiratory infections a year. The old joke about colds is they'll go away in five to seven days if you take medicine, or about a week if you don't. (Tue, 30 Oct 2007 22:29:34 GMT)

Alternative medicine
JOHNSTON — When a sales formula works once, business owners are apt to try to repeat their success elsewhere. (Tue, 30 Oct 2007 23:42:35 GMT)

Europe votes to legalize Afghan opium for medicine
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a recommendation for a pilot project looking into the legalization of opium production in Afghanistan to make morphine-related medicines, as an alternative to destroying opium poppy crops by chemical spraying. (Wed, 31 Oct 2007 17:28:52 GMT)

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