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Alternative Medicine News Aug 2011

Acupuncture's value criticized despite its widespread use
In May 2005, it seemed like an intriguing match. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine announced a partnership with the Tai Sophia Institute, a center for complementary and alternative medicine based in Laurel, Md. (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:29:08 -0700)

Acupuncture's value criticized despite its widespread use
In May 2005, it seemed like an intriguing match. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine announced a partnership with the Tai Sophia Institute, a center for complementary and alternative medicine based in Laurel, Md. (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:55:33 -0700)

Global Mercury Treaty May Include Ban on Mercury in Medicine
Contact: Rev. Lisa K. Sykes, CoMeD President, +1-804-740-7128, lisa@mercury-freedrugs.org (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 06:42:06 -0700)

Professor calls Prince Charles, others "snake-oil salesmen"
A leading professor of complementary medicine accused Britain's heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and other backers of alternative therapies on Monday of being "snake-oil salesmen" who promote products with no scientific basis. (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 10:58:19 -0700)

DON'T REGARD TRADITIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS AS INCOMPETENT - ASSOCIATION
SHAH ALAM, Aug 2 (Bernama) -- Traditional and Complementary Medicine (TCM)practitioners should not be regarded as incompetent as the medical halls wererun by many of these practitioners over decades and generations, said the president of the Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine, Dr Lee CheePheng. Dr Lee said people should understand that "TCM is not an alternative tomodern medicine, but ... (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:13:33 -0700)

General : Don't Regard Traditional Medicine Practitioners As Incompetent - Association
SHAH ALAM, Aug 2 (Bernama) -- Traditional and Complementary Medicine (TCM) practitioners should not be regarded as incompetent as the medical halls were run by many of these practitioners over decades and generations, said the president of the Malaysian Society for Complementary Medicine, Dr Lee Chee Pheng. (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:32:03 -0700)

Acupuncture's value criticized despite its widespread use
In May 2005, it seemed like an intriguing match. The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine announced a partnership with the Tai Sophia Institute, a center for complementary and alternative medicine based in Laurel, Md. (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:01:47 -0700)

Train track 'therapy' kicks off in Jakarta
Indonesians resorting to dangerous alternative medicine to improve their health. (Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:40:04 -0700)

Best-Selling Author and Pioneer of Integrative Medicine, Stephen Holt, MD Releases His Latest Book, "Holt On The HCG ...
In his new book Dr. Stephen Holt takes a cautiously optimistic approach to a controversial diet that has seen a resurgence since it captured the attention of women over fifty years ago.Little Falls, NJ (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 Is the HCG Diet an antidote to weight loss? World renowned physician, best-selling author, and pioneer of Integrative Medicine, Stephen Holt, MD tackles this question in ... (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 00:07:42 -0700)

Pathogen research inspires robotics design for medicine and military
Researchers have made significant findings about the swimming and attachment of the microorganism Giardia. The findings can aid in designs for drug discovery and underwater vehicles. (Tue, 02 Aug 2011 19:15:13 -0700)

San Jose Alternative Medicine, Eternal Health Wellness Center Offers Summer Weight Loss Special
Eternal Health Wellness Center is offering a special weight loss package this summer.San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 Get slimmer and healthier this summer as Eternal Health Wellness Center offers a special weight loss package during the month of August. Everyone looks to get or stay trim for the summer season when bulky clothes take a back seat to t-shirts, tank tops, shorts and swimwear ... (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:15:39 -0700)

Safe Harbor Alternative Medicine
Safe Harbor Alternative Medicine is located on the hippest block of shops on Michigan Avenue, wedged between Emil´s Restaurant and across the street from Gone Wired Café between Clemens and Fairview avenues. (Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:19:57 -0700)

Professional Development Resources to Add Continuing Education Courses on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Professional Development Resources has announced the release of a series of new online courses on complementary and alternative medicine. The Florida company, which provides continuing education to psychologists, social workers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and occupational therapists, has announced that it is in the process of expanding its offerings on such ... (Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:18:36 -0700)

As Complementary & Alternative Medicine Becomes More Popular, Should Insurers Pay for CAM Procedures and Therapy?
Physician recruitment firm Jackson & Coker reviews a study on complementary and alternative medicine and how CAM will impact physician jobs and education.Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 More doctors are learning about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as part of their medical training, and more patients are drawn to health care professionals who practice holistic medicine ... (Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:50:18 -0700)

Shocking; Indians Look To Railroad "Electric Therapy" For Cures
Pseudo medical or alternative treatments are commonly used in Asia and in particular the large and impoverished nation of India. Now in shocking developments, Indians are looking to railroad tracks to help cure themselves via the electric currents the system sends through their bodies to cure ailments not remotely related to internal electric currents, such as diabetes. Medical experts say there ... (Fri, 05 Aug 2011 09:35:03 -0700)

Dr. Aleksander Strande M.S.,Ph.D. for Simply Healing Clinic Announces Virtual Health and Wellness Visits; Phone ...
The offices of Dr. Aleksander Strande M.S.,Ph.D. from Simply Healing Clinic in Texas has announced the inclusion of phone consultations in addition to regular office hours for assistance and counseling for bouts with anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, pain, and chronic fatigue. ... (Sat, 06 Aug 2011 00:08:29 -0700)

Acupuncture in hills; therapy battling against critical diseases
Kullu, Aug 8: Acupuncture therapy, a popular alternative way of medicine, is gaining new waves in the state. (Mon, 08 Aug 2011 04:10:54 -0700)

Soy Supplements Don't Ease Bone Loss, Menopausal Symptoms: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Soy supplements, sometimes promoted as a healthier alternative to estrogen for maintaining bone and relieving menopausal symptoms, don't appear to do so, according to a new study. (Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:54:06 -0700)

Warning For Buyers Of Herbal Medicines! Important Safety Information Missing From Several Products
Herbal medicines are used by many people, who naively believe that just because they are natural there safe. Many products however, have potentially dangerous interactions with other medications and can have similar side effects to conventional drugs. A new study published in BioMed Centrals open access journal BMC Medicine shows key information required for safe use is not contained on several ... (Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:25:03 -0700)

Alternative Medicine Info, LLC. Announces New Web Site for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information
Alternative Medicine Info, LLC. today announced that its online community information web site has gone live at  www.AltMeds.com. The group that created  http://www.AltMeds.com  has spent two years beta testing the site and building the database of more than 8,000 pages, creating a comprehensive, go-to location for information on ... (Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:09:00 -0700)

Alternative Medicine Info, LLC. Announces New Web Site for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Information
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alternative Medicine Info, LLC. today announced that its online community information web site has gone live at www.AltMeds.com . The group that created http://www.AltMeds.com has spent two years beta testing the site and building the database of more than 8,000 pages, creating a ... (Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:38:27 -0700)

Body Cleansing
Today, alternative medicine experts hold that body cleansing is a healthy way to remove harmful toxins out of the body and improve health. (Thu, 11 Aug 2011 04:11:59 -0700)

Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing Launches New Portal Website that Reveals Startling Discoveries in Alternative Health ...
As Consumer Interest in Alternative Medicine Overtakes the Former Reliance on Traditional Medicine, UndergroundHealthReporter.com Helps People Make Informed Decisions Amidst the Factoids and Half-Truths that AboundBeverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 Mark Cranston is a 55-year-old man who spends more money on alternative medicine -- such as fish oil, glucosamine and echinacea -- than he ... (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:19:01 -0700)

Think-Outside-the-Book Publishing Launches New Portal Website that Reveals Startling Discoveries in Alternative Health ...
As Consumer Interest in Alternative Medicine Overtakes the Former Reliance on Traditional Medicine, UndergroundHealthReporter.com Helps People Make Informed Decisions Amidst the Factoids and Half-Truths that Abound (PRWeb August 12, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/un (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:35:51 -0700)

Research and Markets: UK Complimentary & Alternative Medicines Market Development Report - With Coverage of the Herbal ...
DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.co ) has announced the addition of the "UK Complimentary & Alternative Medicines Market ... (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 05:30:00 -0700)

Press Release
The UK Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Market research report analyses the historic and forecast levels of the market. The report covers the herbal, homeopathic and aromatherapy products markets. The report analyses trends over a five year historical and a detailed five year forecast period. (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 06:00:34 -0700)

Learning to be more open
IF Scott McDonough ever leaves Malaysia to return to his homeland Australia, the one thing he will miss sorely as a sports lover is alternative medicine. (Fri, 12 Aug 2011 19:11:03 -0700)

Supporters, detractors passionate about homeopathy
Homeopathy, which has been practiced for centuries, relies on the belief that ‘like cures like.’ (Sun, 14 Aug 2011 08:23:37 -0700)

Top Philippine hospital now offers ¿alternative¿ healing programs
Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The sick are cautioned against alternative cure-alls in the market. Oftentimes they are also warned against physical activities, especially when suffering from serious medical conditions. (Mon, 15 Aug 2011 22:30:02 -0700)

Nigeria: Alternative Medicines Now Processed At NIPRD - Drector General
Professor Karmalius Gamaniel is the Director General of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD). He speaks on efforts made by government to ensure the efficacies of alternative medicine and explore its potencies for export, among others. (Tue, 16 Aug 2011 04:24:59 -0700)

Alternative Therapy
Sometimes when you have an achey joint or even a bad day, you feel like yoga or a massage might do the trick.. Hear what Consumer Reports says about turning to *alternative treatments* when you feel physical as well as emotional pain....does it work? (Tue, 16 Aug 2011 06:42:24 -0700)

Pegloticase, Alternative Treatment For Chronic Gout Shows Greater Improvement In Symptoms
According to a study in the August 17 issue of JAMA, patients with severe, chronic gout who took pegloticase for 6 months as an alternative to conventional gout treatment that some patients may not respond to, showed greater improvements of uric acid levels as well as physical function and quality of life... (Wed, 17 Aug 2011 10:02:58 -0700)

Chavez's socialist medicine dream may be liability
CARACAS (Reuters) - Osmar Herrera is the kind of Venezuelan that President Hugo Chavez had in mind when he launched his flagship health program eight years ago: sick, impoverished and in need of a break. (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 06:22:37 -0700)

Doctors, Nurses Often Use Holistic Medicine for Themselves
U.S. health care workers, especially doctors and nurses, use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) far more than do workers in other fields, according to a new study. (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:47:22 -0700)

Study: U.S. health care workers often use complementary and alternative medicine
U.S. health care workers, especially doctors and nurses, use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) far more than do workers in other fields, according to a new study. CAM includes diverse therapies outside the realm of conventional medicine. (Thu, 18 Aug 2011 23:14:02 -0700)

Nigeria: NACAMA Denounces Dissident Group
The National Complementary and Alternative Medical Association (NACAMA) has denounced a group known as the Alternative Medical Practitioners Stakeholders saying members of the group are dissidents who are antagonistic of efforts of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) to reposition alternative medicine in the country. (Fri, 19 Aug 2011 02:31:15 -0700)

Doctors, nurses often use holistic medicine for themselves
U.S. health care workers, especially doctors and nurses, use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) far more than do workers in other fields, according to a new study. CAM includes diverse therapies outside the realm of conventional medicine. Overall, 76 percent of health care workers report CAM usage, compared with 63 percent of the general working population. (Fri, 19 Aug 2011 06:22:19 -0700)

Dispur thrust for AYUSH
The directorate will promote indigenous, traditional and community medicine research in the state and co-ordinate with various councils of alternative medicines under the AYUSH sector. (Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:00:00 -0700)

Your yin and yang balance delicately on a needle
How is your yin? Well, how about your yang? Yin (dark, passive, cold, negative) and yang (light, active, warm, positive) cannot exist without each other. The more balanced your yin and yang is, the better you should feel. read more (Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:49:32 -0700)

New acupuncture and massage business opens in Breckenridge
Q: What type of business do you operate - what do you sell, or what service do you provide? A: An alternative medicine center offering acupuncture, massage therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional counseling. Q: Wh Copyright 2011 Summit Daily News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Summit Daily News ... (Mon, 22 Aug 2011 23:35:44 -0700)

Saffron Shows Promise In Preventing Liver Cancer
The full study of a new research indicating that Saffron has a significant chemopreventive effect against liver cancer in animals is published in the September issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The study reveals, that when rats with diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced liver cancer were given saffron, it ... (Tue, 23 Aug 2011 05:30:58 -0700)

Research and Markets: NBJ Integrative Medicine Report 2011 - In-depth analysis of the U.S. market
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "NBJ Integrative Medicine Report 2011" report to their offering. (Tue, 23 Aug 2011 08:14:00 -0700)

Natural remedies: Boulder's alternatives to modern medicine
Now that you re in Boulder (or have been for a while), it s time to check out different ways to remedy college-age ailments, the natural way. (Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:26:27 -0700)

The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential for Greatness [Book and Media Reviews]
Deepak Chopra, a physician and international leader in alternative medicine, has synthesized a 7-point platform for better leadership of organizations. (Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:59:54 -0700)

Alternative medicine investigator: Placebos and platitudes
Why are unproven therapies so popular, asks physician Edzard Ernst , who has spent 18 years researching alternative medicines – and thinks homeopathy works (full text available to subscribers) (Tue, 23 Aug 2011 17:50:10 -0700)

Natural remedies: Boulder's alternatives to modern medicine
Now that you re in Boulder (or have been for a while), it s time to check out different ways to remedy college-age ailments, the natural way. (Thu, 25 Aug 2011 01:29:59 -0700)

Many Health-Care Workers Have Turned to Alternative Medicine
FRIDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Three out of every four U.S. health-care workers use some form of complementary or alternative medicine or practice to help stay healthy, a new report shows. (Fri, 26 Aug 2011 06:06:04 -0700)

Many Health-Care Workers Have Turned to Alternative Medicine
Title: Many Health-Care Workers Have Turned to Alternative Medicine Category: Health News Created: 8/26/2011 10:05:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2011 (Fri, 26 Aug 2011 21:29:33 -0700)

Many health-care workers have turned to alternative medicine
Three out of every four U.S. health-care workers use some form of complementary or alternative medicine or practice to help stay healthy, a new report shows. (Sat, 27 Aug 2011 16:47:03 -0700)

Wellness Fair features speakers, alternative-medicine practitioners
SANTA CRUZ -- Takashi Tamasu moved his arms slowly, scanning his patient's chest and torso area with widespread fingers hovering several inches above her prone figure. (Sun, 28 Aug 2011 01:51:58 -0700)

Bone Scaffold: Medicine's Next Big Thing? - Research Summary
BACKGROUND: More than 500,000 bone graft procedures are performed in the United States each year, and approximately 2.2 million are performed worldwide. The estimated cost of these procedures approaches $2.5 billion per year. Either autograft or al ... (Mon, 29 Aug 2011 07:33:17 -0700)

Upward Trend in Alternative and Complementary Medicine Use Revealed in Nation Center for Health Statistics Report ...
Consumer demand for safer and often better methods of natural treatments has given rise to a growing demand for alternative treatments for a wide range of health issues. Puma Applied Science recognizes this as an important factor in the substantial sales increase of their all-natural travel sickness prevention product, the Puma Method. ... (Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:28:52 -0700)

Detox: flushing out poison or absorbing dangerous claptrap?
The alternative-medicine version of detox has real-world side-effects that outweigh its imaginary benefits Colonic irrigation has been the subject of many newspaper articles in recent weeks. So one might think the debate about this subject has come and gone. But, as so often when it comes to alternative medicine, much of what was written did not make a lot of sense. Time, perhaps, to look at ... (Tue, 30 Aug 2011 04:47:56 -0700)

Alternative medicines failing the safety test
ALTERNATIVE medicines have failed to comply with health and safety rules in up to 90 per cent of cases even though the therapeutics watchdog has been aware of poor compliance rates for at least five years, an audit report has found. (Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:18:55 -0700)

Watchdog lacking on alternative medicine
Audit report finds alternative medicines fail to comply with health and safety rules in up to 90 per cent of cases. (Tue, 30 Aug 2011 07:28:17 -0700)

Alternative treatments flouting medicine laws
A report from the Commonwealth Auditor-General has found up to 90 per cent of alternative medicine products do not comply with regulations. (Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:43:14 -0700)

Alternative treatments flouting medicine laws
A report from the Commonwealth Auditor-General has found up to 90 per cent of alternative medicine products do not comply with regulations. (Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:45:06 -0700)

Research shows numerous health benefits of Modified Citrus Pectin
New research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine shows Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) packs a powerful immune punch. (Wed, 31 Aug 2011 03:30:07 -0700)

Vitamins and Dietary Supplements: Government Auditor reports serious enforcement failures by Therapeutics regulator
The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has found the regulation of alternative medicines in Australia is being administered badly. An audit undertaken by the ANAO revealed that false safety and efficacy claims on alternative medicine products are being overlooked by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), being the federal regulator for such products. In a shock to [...] (Wed, 31 Aug 2011 23:40:42 -0700)

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