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Alternative Medicine News Apr 2011

NEW: VIDEO: New alternative medicine service provider open in Mt. Pleasant
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VIDEO: New alternative medicine service provider open in Mount Pleasant
Danny Trevino admitted to illegally growing marijuana since he was 13 years-old, however Michigan’s 2008 medical marijuana law has created several business opportunities for the alternative medicine service provider. (Fri, 01 Apr 2011 11:09:24 -0700)

Area doctor uses food in integrative medicine approach
Molly Maloof was stressed, burned out and plagued with migraines by her third year of medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. (Fri, 01 Apr 2011 21:03:09 -0700)

VIDEO: Another medical marijuana business opens
Normal (Sat, 02 Apr 2011 03:24:28 -0700)

VIDEO: New alternative medicine service provider open in Mount Pleasant
Danny Trevino admitted to illegally growing marijuana since he was 13 years-old, however Michigan’s 2008 medical marijuana law has created several business opportunities for the alternative medicine service provider. (Sat, 02 Apr 2011 08:07:25 -0700)

Alternative Medicine: Regulatory Review Needed
Alternative therapies including Chinese herbal products need more stringent regulation, according to an article in the Medical Journal of Australia. Ms Winnie Chau from the Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, said that online shopping has made herbal medicines more available, and regulation more difficult. Ms Chau and co-authors studied a 75-year-old man who developed renal failure from chronic ... (Sat, 02 Apr 2011 19:25:16 -0700)

Penn Medicine News: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation As Good As Traditional Surgery for High Risk, Operable ...
NEW ORLEANS - Just released data from a clinical trial shows continued promise for a new minimally invasive treatment option for patients with severe aortic stenosis. (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 07:00:26 -0700)

Did Homeopathic Medicine, Breast-Feeding and Veganism Kill a Baby?
Alternative medicine is far more commonplace today than it was in the past. Herbs and natural remedies can, in many cases, be effective at soothing colds and addressing muscle aches and plenty of other ailments. But a verdict handed down … Continue reading → (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 07:02:50 -0700)

Integrative medicine and the anti-inflammatory diet
Dr. Michelle Couri lectures on "Food as Medicine" the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Couri talked about the link between food choices and disease and what foods are healthier. (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 10:34:18 -0700)

Alternative “medicine” and the hope that hurts
Stephen Hough on how his friend’s beloved wife trusted “alternative” therapists to cure her breast cancer: I’m conscious that feelings of grief and anger… (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 16:41:00 -0700)

Freezing Wrinkles a Possible Alternative to Botox
Title: Freezing Wrinkles a Possible Alternative to Botox Category: Health News Created: 4/1/2011 2:05:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 4/4/2011 (Mon, 04 Apr 2011 21:19:01 -0700)

WNC Wellness review: Asheville area thrives on integrative medicine
• Asheville thrives as regional center of integrative medicine: “People from across the country now travel to attend Asheville’s herbal medicine and massage schools, something economic development groups want to promote, along with the city’s abundance of alternative medicine practitioners.” - [Asheville Citizen-Times]  • UNCA health and wellness department loses activity classes, faculty: “More ... (Tue, 05 Apr 2011 04:34:06 -0700)

Fighting Malaria With African Plant Extracts
The malaria parasite has gradually developed resistance to the most commonly used medicines. To make matters worse, several mosquito species that host and transmit the parasite have become resistant to insecticides, making it difficult to eliminate them from populated areas. Now researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), south of Oslo, are studying and testing plant extracts ... (Sun, 10 Apr 2011 01:22:22 -0700)

Alternative medicine is not medicine
By: Michaeld Dippold – Michael.S.Dippold@gmail.com You may have heard about a branch of 'medicine' available to people who want to get away from all of those icky unnatural substances that greedy pharmaceutical corporations put into medicines designed to produce drug dependency with no real benefit. ... (Mon, 11 Apr 2011 11:36:52 -0700)

Medical Schools Embrace Alternative Medicine
Patients' desire for alternative therapies is driving changes in medical education. (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 06:42:53 -0700)

Radiation at Time of Lumpectomy May Offer Faster, More Precise Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients
Intraoperative radiation therapy provides alternative for women with early stage breast cancer CHICAGO, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Medicine physicians are currently utilizing a new treatment option for breast cancer that allows women to receive a full dose of radiation therapy during breast conserving surgery. Traditionally, women who opt to have a lumpectomy must ... (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:17:28 -0700)

Medicine Shops Spur Consulate Warning
The so-called "botanicas" that have cropped up in Hispanic communities throughout the valley have once again caught the ire of the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas after a 42-year-old woman died from a botched surgery at the hands of an unlicensed doctor. Atzimba (Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:53:57 -0700)

Complementary and alternative medicine dialogue lacking between patients, providers
Despite their high use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Americans over the age of 50 often do not discuss CAM use with their health care providers, a survey indicates. (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:15:18 -0700)

MediCann Sponsors Cannabis as Medicine Symposium at New Living Expo in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, CA MediCann brings the Cannabis as Medicine educational symposium to the New Living Expo on April 30th in San Francisco and invites the public to learn about the health benefits and science behind the use of alternative medicine and medical marijuana in the treatment of disease, as well as discussing access for patients and the rise of cannabis industry standards. Medical experts... (Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:13:19 -0700)

Patients Aren't Talking About Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Despite their high use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Americans over the age of 50 often do not discuss CAM use with their health care providers, a survey indicates. (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:55:19 -0700)

Integrative medicine, spirituality improves outcomes in urban adolescents with asthma
( University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center ) A new study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that urban adolescents with asthma may experience worse outcomes when not using spiritual coping and often use complementary and alternative medicine, or integrative medicine, like prayer or relaxation, to manage symptoms. (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:15:55 -0700)

Integrative medicine, spirituality improves outcomes in urban adolescents with asthma, study suggests
A new study shows that urban adolescents with asthma may experience worse outcomes when not using spiritual coping and often use complementary and alternative medicine, or integrative medicine, like prayer or relaxation, to manage symptoms. (Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:15:36 -0700)

Integrative Medicine, Spirituality Improves Outcomes In Urban Adolescents With Asthma
A new study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows that urban adolescents with asthma may experience worse outcomes when not using spiritual coping and often use complementary and alternative medicine, or integrative medicine, like prayer or relaxation, to manage symptoms. These findings, being presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology in San Antonio April14 ... (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 03:22:05 -0700)

Calif man gets 1 year for impersonating doctor
An American who treated Coretta Scott King and other terminally ill patients at his Mexican clinic was sentenced Friday to one year in jail for practicing medicine without a license. (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:15:29 -0700)

Complementary alternative medicine may improve quality of life in urban adolescents with asthma
A new study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati shows that urban adolescents with asthma may experience worse outcomes when not using spiritual coping and often use complementary and alternative medicine, or integrative medicine, like prayer or relaxation, to manage symptoms. (Fri, 15 Apr 2011 21:55:34 -0700)

Human Health Specialists Announces New Location in Scottsdale, AZ
The Arizona alternative medicine specialists have officially moved offices from Tempe to Scottsdale, AZ. The new space will allow them to provide naturopathic treatments to AZ residents on a larger scale, while making them more accessible to a greater part of the Phoenix-metro area. (Mon, 18 Apr 2011 06:01:00 -0700)

Homeopathy Comes to UCI
HOLISTIC: High-profile figure Susan Samueli pays a visit to our campus for an event put on by SIM. (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 08:01:55 -0700)

Leaking gut
A series of bizzare symptoms that led conventional medical experts on a merry dance was finally recognised for what it was – a leaky gut – by alternative medicine practitioners. (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:17:59 -0700)

Researchers hit out at homeopathy
A Tauranga-based medical researcher is calling on doctors not to practise homeopathy or refer their patients to homeopaths.In a letter to the New Zealand Medical Journal , Professor Shaun Holt and other senior researchers from... (Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:18:13 -0700)

Alternative Medicine for Allergies: Popular and Costly
Summary Research indicates that alternative medicine is increasingly being used for treating allergies. This study aimed at investigating why and to what extent they are used. Results showed that almost a quarter of the studied population (26.5 percent) used alternative … Read More (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:29:32 -0700)

Seasonal Allergy Sufferers Turn to Alternative Medicine in Record Numbers
Seasonal allergy suffers may turn to alternative medicine but is the price worth it? A recent study found more than one-quarter of allergy sufferers are turning to alternative medicine. Unfortunately, there is little scientific research to suggest that they work. … Read More (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:44:36 -0700)

Paltrow adopted macrobiotic diet to help father fight cancer
London, Apr 21 (PTI) Gwyneth Paltrow turned to macrobiotic diet and alternative medicine hoping it will cure her father''s throat cancer. The Oscar-winning actress, who was very close to her late father, has released a healthy cookbook dedicated to his memory, Contactmusic reported. "I was convinced he could heal himself with good foods and alternative medicine, even if he was resistant to the ... (Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:21:00 -0700)

Why Medical Schools Should Not Teach Integrative Medicine
Bogus medical treatments going under the name "integrative medicine" are making their way into leading medical schools. (Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:27:40 -0700)

Allergy Sufferers Turn to Alternative Treatments
Allergy season is here and many are turning to unconventional treatments to help, a new study says. A study by researchers at the Medical University Lübeck in Germany showed that almost a quarter of the studied population (26.5 percent) used alternative medicine for allergies. The most common forms used were acupuncture, bioresonance and homeopathy. Researchers collected surveys from nearly 400 ... (Fri, 22 Apr 2011 05:20:06 -0700)

Steve Novella goes to Oz | Bad Astronomy
If you’ve read this blog for more than a few nanoseconds, you may know I am not a huge fan of people promoting "alternative" medicine. Overwhelmingly, these things turn out to fall far, far short of the claims made for them. Homeopathy, acupuncture, supplements, on and on — these tend to rely on anecdotes and not tests. When tested properly, they are almost universally shown to be ineffective ... (Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:03:18 -0700)

Ayurveda For Your Natuaral Remedies
Ayurvedic Medicine (also called Ayurveda) is a system of medicine that originated in India over 5000-years years ago and is practiced around the World today. Western medicine has now classified Ayurveda as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) so it can be used along with standard Western medicines and is therefore now recognised as a [...] (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 01:48:04 -0700)

Quality Of Life In Chronic Heart Failure Patients May Be Improved By Tai Chi
Tai chi, the ancient Chinese meditative exercise, may improve quality of life, mood and exercise self-efficacy in chronic heart failure patients, according to research led by a team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. A study reported in the April 25 edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine found that while tai chi offered no significant physical differences in patients who performed a ... (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 04:32:08 -0700)

Herbal Medicines: 'Natural' Doesn't Always Mean Safe, Says Royal Pharmaceutical Society
A new EU Directive on herbal medicines comes into force on 1 May which introduces a registration scheme governing the quality and safety of herbal products making medicinal claims for their use. Professor Jayne Lawrence, Chief Science Advisor for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society said: "The new Traditional Herbal Medicine Registration Scheme (THR) is a positive step forward as herbal remedies ... (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 06:32:11 -0700)

NIH launches Web resource on complementary and alternative medicine
A new online resource, designed to give health care providers easy access to evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), was unveiled today by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health. (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:15:19 -0700)

HFCC hosts Holistic Fair
Food, music and alternative medicine were among the features of the annual Holistic Fair held March 26 at Henry Ford Community College. (Tue, 26 Apr 2011 19:26:49 -0700)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Web Resource
Americans annually spend nearly $34 billion out-of-pocket on complementary and alternative medicine products and practices. (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 05:52:08 -0700)

Dr. Catherine Ulbricht Discusses Alternative Medicine on the Dr. Oz Show
NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ Elsevier (http://www.elsevier.com), the leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, and Natural Standard (http://www.naturalstandard.com), the … (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 09:46:42 -0700)

SAGE Launches Journal Of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
SAGE recently launched the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine (JEBCAM), formerly known as Complementary Health Practice Review. Additionally, the web address for the journal has been changed to: http://cam.sagepub.com. Those who navigate to the current site will automatically be redirected... (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 12:33:27 -0700)

NIH Launches New Resource on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health has unveiled a new online resource, designed to give healthcare providers easy access to evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This new resource seeks to provide health care providers with the tools necessary to learn about the various CAM practices ... (Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:58:54 -0700)

Treating hot flashes with acupuncture
After going the traditional route and finding no relief, one woman tried alternative medicine to help address hot flashes, what she now calls her miracle cure. (Thu, 28 Apr 2011 20:11:14 -0700)

HFCC hosts Holistic Fair
Food, music and alternative medicine were among the features of the annual Holistic Fair held March 26 at Henry Ford Community College. (Fri, 29 Apr 2011 03:40:22 -0700)

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