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Alternative Medicine News May 2011

Hundreds Of Herbal Medicines Taken Off The Market In European Union
As a move to protect its citizens from potentially damaging side-effects, hundreds of over-the-counter herbal medications have been banned as new European Union regulations come into force. From now on, only herbal medications that are licensed, well established, or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner are allowed to be sold. Herbal remedy makers and practitioners fear this rule could ... (Sun, 01 May 2011 11:09:00 -0700)

New AOMA campus signals growth in alternative medicine
Students and teachers at the Academy of Oriental Medicine say their new South Austin campus is a symbol of growth within the school and within alternative medicine. (Sun, 01 May 2011 19:24:17 -0700)

New AOMA campus signals growth in alternative medicine
Students and teachers at the Academy of Oriental Medicine say their new South Austin campus is a symbol of growth within the school and within alternative medicine. (Mon, 02 May 2011 06:24:00 -0700)

Feeling Better, Naturally
Over the last 10 years, a growing number of people have been turning to what are known as complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). The most recent data available from the National Health Interview Survey shows that in 2007, nearly 40 percent of survey respondents reported using CAM. $33.9 billion was spent on visits to CAM practitioners and purchases of CAM classes, materials and products ... (Tue, 03 May 2011 09:25:22 -0700)

In homeopathic medicine, is the doctor the treatment?
A recently published clinical trial raises a difficult question about a popular alternative medicine treatment modality. This study was designed to ask a critical question that has bothered researchers for some time -- is the benefit that patients report with homeopathy due to the remedy treatment, the interaction with the doctor, or the placebo effect? (Tue, 03 May 2011 10:39:28 -0700)

University Leads Drive On Future Herbal Medicine, UK
As new European laws governing the sale of herbal medicines come into force, the University of Birmingham is hosting a major international conference tomorrow (May 5) on the future of the regulation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Funded by The Wellcome Trust, the conference brings together experts from across the world to Birmingham to answer questions around the regulation of ... (Wed, 04 May 2011 08:30:40 -0700)

Drug-free ways to cope with chronic pain
When it comes to chronic pain, drugs often aren't enough. These complementary and alternative medicine therapies are showing some success dealing with this devastating condition. (Wed, 04 May 2011 12:13:55 -0700)

Active Conversation
Why Medical Schools Should Not Teach Integrative Medicine (Wed, 04 May 2011 15:06:55 -0700)

Between the Worlds shop hosts weekend Psychic Fair in Hamilton
Energy resources and conservation dominate international discussions, but this weekend, energy healing and focus will permeate personal discussions at the Hamilton Psychic Fair. (Thu, 05 May 2011 20:57:30 -0700)

More docs prescribing yoga, meditation
Doctors may be more accepting of certain complementary and alternative medicine therapies, such as yoga, meditation and deep breathing, than they have been in the past, a new study suggests. (Mon, 09 May 2011 13:44:11 -0700)

Health-care providers are prescribing nontraditional medicine: Use of mind-body therapies on the rise
Prior research suggests that mind-body therapies, while used by millions of patients, is still on the fringe of mainstream medical care in America. New research suggests that attitudes are changing. (Mon, 09 May 2011 14:28:23 -0700)

One in 30 Americans use mind-body therapies due to provider referral
More than a third of Americans use some form of complementary and alternative medicine and that number continues to rise attributed mostly to increases in the use of mind-body therapies like yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercises. (Mon, 09 May 2011 23:50:34 -0700)

Health-Care Providers Are Prescribing Nontraditional Medicine
More than a third of Americans use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and that number continues to rise attributed mostly to increases in the use of mind-body therapies (MBT) like yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercises. Prior research suggests that MBT, while used by millions of patients, is still on the fringe of mainstream medical care in America. New research ... (Tue, 10 May 2011 01:22:09 -0700)

Gastrointestinal Illness Influenced By Psychological Factors; Colon Cancer Prevented By Minimal Exercise
Research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) shows that psychological issues may play a role in the severity of gastrointestinal symptoms. Another study found that just an hour a week of low-intensity exercise decreases the risk for colon polyps, particularly among overweight and obese individuals. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians and researchers in the field ... (Tue, 10 May 2011 03:38:50 -0700)

Ohm: Americans Doing Doctor Reco Yoga, Meditating For Treatment
Ohm. Did you know that more than a third of Americans use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and that number continues to rise attributed mostly to increases in the use of mind-body therapies (MBT) like yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercises. In 2007, 38% of Americans used complementary and alternative medicine. Rates of CAM use have increased since 2002, with mind ... (Tue, 10 May 2011 10:21:19 -0700)

Health-Care Providers Are Prescribing Nontraditional Medicine
Study shows use of mind-body therapies is on the rise More than a third of Americans use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and that number continues to rise attributed mostly to increases in the use of mind-body therapies (MBT) like yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercises. Prior research suggests that MBT, while used by millions of patients, is still on the fringe ... (Tue, 10 May 2011 14:17:05 -0700)

Trend: More Doctors Prescribing Yoga & Meditation
Doctors may be more accepting of certain complementary and alternative medicine therapies, such as yoga, meditation and deep breathing, than they have been in the past, a new study suggests (Wed, 11 May 2011 06:18:34 -0700)

Dr. Weil says there's a better approach to evaluating clinical drug trials
Dr. Andrew Weil, among the best-known medical doctors practicing alternative and complementary medicine, suggests researchers are ignoring an important endpoint when they evaluate the success or failure of clinical drug trials: how the patient feels about the treatment. (Thu, 12 May 2011 12:14:48 -0700)

Call to train shop workers selling alternative medicine
Health food shops, and other retailers promoting complementary and alternative medicines, need to be trained to obtain relevant health details from their customers, researchers say. (Thu, 12 May 2011 19:52:31 -0700)

Dr. Weil says there's a better approach to evaluating clinical drug trials
Dr. Andrew Weil, among the best-known medical doctors practicing alternative and complementary medicine, suggests... (Fri, 13 May 2011 08:10:55 -0700)

Chiropractic social group aims to show people benefits of alternative medicine
A Sugar Land-based chiropractor, started a social group in hopes to educate the public about everyday health conditions and syndromes that she said can be treated with alternatives to mainstream medic (Fri, 13 May 2011 10:31:02 -0700)

ELSEVIER Australia to Publish Landmark New Textbook for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Students
'Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine' is set to be the definitive guide for CAM students in Australia. The textbook will be published by Elsevier Australia – http://www.elsevierhealth.com.au – in July 2011. (Sun, 15 May 2011 22:00:00 -0700)

ELSEVIER Australia to Publish Landmark New Textbook for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Students
'Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine' is set to be the definitive guide for CAM students in Australia. The textbook will be published by Elsevier Australia – http://www.elsevierhealth.com.au – in July 2011. Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) May 16, 2011 Elsevier Australia has announced the upcoming publication of a ... (Tue, 17 May 2011 00:06:08 -0700)

Haryana to promote alternative medicine
Chandigarh, May 17 : The Haryana government will promote alternative medicine and is contemplating to organise acupressure training camps in the state so that the people are benefitted with this natural way of treatment known for quick results and having no side effects. (Tue, 17 May 2011 19:55:14 -0700)

Bill would license healing arts
I bring to your attention to Senate Bill 412, which has passed the senate and is awaiting a vote by the Assembly. This bill relates to complementary integrative medicine. (Wed, 18 May 2011 05:14:05 -0700)

Alternative doctor promotes better way to evaluate trials
Dr. Andrew Weil, among the best-known doctors practicing alternative medicine, suggests researchers are ignoring an important endpoint when they evaluate the success or failure of clinical drug trials: how the patient feels about the treatment. (Thu, 19 May 2011 01:31:18 -0700)

Yoga Improves Quality Of Life And Regulates Stress Hormones In Women With Breast Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy
For women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy, yoga offers unique benefits beyond fighting fatigue, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. While simple stretching exercises improved fatigue, patients who participated in yoga that incorporated yogic breathing, postures, meditation and relaxation techniques into their treatment plan ... (Thu, 19 May 2011 01:53:21 -0700)

Alternative Health Practices Show Benefits For Treating Chronic Pain
A variety of complementary and alternative health practices - including meditation and relaxation techniques, manual therapies such as massage and spinal manipulation, meditative exercise forms such as yoga, Tai Chi, and ancient health practices such as acupuncture-show promise for contributing to the management of pain according to research presented today at the Annual Scientific Meeting of ... (Thu, 19 May 2011 08:21:39 -0700)

The traditional remedy bitter cumin is a great source antioxidant plant phenols
Bitter cumin is used extensively in traditional medicine to treat a range of diseases from vitiligo to hyperglycemia. It is considered to be antiparasitic and antimicrobial and science has backed up claims of its use to reduce fever or as a painkiller. New research published in BioMedCentral's open-access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows that this humble spice also ... (Thu, 19 May 2011 17:14:50 -0700)

The Traditional Remedy Bitter Cumin Is A Great Source Of Antioxidant Plant Phenols
Bitter cumin is used extensively in traditional medicine to treat a range of diseases from vitiligo to hyperglycemia. It is considered to be antiparasitic and antimicrobial and science has backed up claims of its use to reduce fever or as a painkiller. New research published in BioMedCentral's open access journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows that this humble spice also ... (Thu, 19 May 2011 18:35:54 -0700)

Interdisciplinary Research To Look At Patient Safety In Spinal Manipulation
A recent team grant by the Canadian Institute for Health Research is providing an innovative approach to researching patient safety for those who provide and receive spinal-manipulative therapy. The $2-million grant over five years brings together health researchers from across Canada and will involve input from four regulatory colleges in Alberta... (Fri, 20 May 2011 06:37:04 -0700)

Creighton Professor Editor of Alternative Medicine Journal
Complementary/Alternative Medicine Journal launched. (Fri, 20 May 2011 10:55:37 -0700)

IPI subsidiary opens center for alternative medicine
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Study identifies bitter cumin as ‘great source’ of antioxidants
The new study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine , reported that seeds from bitter cumin herb ( Centratherum anthelminticum (L.) Kuntze ), a member of the daisy family, are a rich source of phenolic antioxidant s. They found extracts of the cumin seeds to be strong antioxidants, with powerful free radical scavenging ability. (Mon, 23 May 2011 08:13:32 -0700)

Ashford University Degree in Complementary and Alternative Health Teaches Nontraditional Medicine
In response to the growing public profile of holistic, homeopathic and spiritual healthcare, interest in education and training in unconventional medicine has increased. Ashford University has introduced the Bachelor of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health to serve this demand. (Tue, 24 May 2011 03:00:00 -0700)

Traditional Doctors, Alternative Treatments: An Intersection?
Sometimes it can seem as though complementary/alternative treatments and traditional medicine live in two silos -- never the twain shall meet, as the saying goes. We go to the doctor when we're sick or for regular wellness checks. And we go to the yoga studio or a meditation class. (Wed, 25 May 2011 05:41:46 -0700)

Cancer patient tries alternative medicine
Bryan Harper, 48, of Florence, keeps a quote by former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt on the wall by his desk at Midway Motors in Hillsboro. “We do not have to become heroes overnight,” Roosevelt said. (Wed, 25 May 2011 13:58:03 -0700)

Fish Oil May Have Positive Effects On Mood, Alcohol Craving, New Study Shows
Omega 3 fatty acids may be beneficial for more than just the heart. Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine disclosed at a molecular level a potential therapeutic benefit between these dietary supplements, alcohol abuse and psychiatric disorders. In a multi-year study, researchers showed conclusive behavioral and molecular benefits for omega 3 fatty acid given to mice models of ... (Wed, 25 May 2011 17:50:01 -0700)

Leading Integrative Medicine Organization ACAM Adopts Alternative Medicine Review as Official Journal
The American College for Advancement in Medicine is pleased to announce the Alternative Medicine Review is now the official medical journal of ACAM. (Thu, 26 May 2011 13:35:00 -0700)

Pattaya Mail
BANGKOK, 25 May 2011 – The Department of Development of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (DTAM) will inspect 100 out of 2,000 formulas of Thai herbal medicines claimed to have potential to cure first-stage cancer. (Thu, 26 May 2011 13:39:07 -0700)

At a glance -- Complementary and alternative medicine
AT A GLANCEComplementary and alternative medicineAcupunctureA study published in the June issue of the journal “Acupuncture in Medicine” found significant improvements in spinal cord injury patients who received twice weekly treatments of acupuncture and those who received massage therapy. Acupuncture patients fared better in ratings of worst pain intensity at the end of treatment. When patients ... (Sat, 28 May 2011 21:54:51 -0700)

Unexplained Symptoms Eased By Acupuncture
Attending frequently with medically unexplained symptoms is distressing for both patient and doctor and effective treatment or management options are limited: one in five patients have symptoms that remain unexplained by conventional medicine. Studies have shown that the cost to the NHS of managing the treatment of a patient with medically unexplained symptoms can be twice that of a patient with ... (Mon, 30 May 2011 02:16:27 -0700)

A legacy of scepticism
Edzard Ernst, the world's first professor of alternative medicine, is stepping down. (Mon, 30 May 2011 04:34:24 -0700)

Health: Vet takes holistic approach to pet health
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado - You could say that Kobe and Thorn are experienced when it comes to alternative medicine. There aren't many treatments the two haven't tried, including homeopathy, acupuncture, massage and chiropractor Copyright 2011 Vail Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Vail Daily Health: Vet ... (Mon, 30 May 2011 19:44:39 -0700)

Deepak Chopra to return to NZ for the first time in 4 Years
Time Magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century, and credits him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.” – Time Magazine, June 1999 (Tue, 31 May 2011 19:13:29 -0700)

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