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Alternative Medicine News Nov 2011

Alternative medicine grows in popularity among veterinarians
FRANKLIN, TENN. — Animals are often treated with acupuncture, chiropractic and herbals, along with traditional therapies at Natchez Trace Veterinary Services. As alternative medicine gains traction for humans, veterinarian Marc Smith is among a growing number of vets who have mixes Western medicine with Eastern techniques. (Tue, 01 Nov 2011 08:24:08 -0700)

Traditional and Alternative Healthcare Month
MANILA, Philippines — To promote and provide affordable and alternative healthcare options for Filipinos, Traditional and Alternative Healthcare Month is observed in November each year. (Wed, 02 Nov 2011 07:50:18 -0700)

Marin’s Massage Therapy Clinic, Marin Ayurveda is Offering Discounts on All Holiday Gift Certificates
Marin Ayurveda, an alternative medicine and massage therapy clinic specializing in Ayurvedic medicine, including holistic health consultations, massage therapies and other treatments, offers discounts on all holiday gift certificates.Larkspur, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 Give the gift of health this coming holiday season. Marin’s massage therapy clinic, Marin Ayurveda, a company specializing in ... (Thu, 03 Nov 2011 00:23:28 -0700)

Steve Jobs and the Lure of Alternative Cancer Treatment
What his treatment choices tell us about conventional medicine (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 04:17:12 -0700)

American Pain Foundation Provides New Tools and Resources on Safe Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM ...
The American Pain Foundation (APF) announced today the launch of a new online educational module focusing on safe use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as part of its PainSAFE™ (Pain Safety & Access For Everyone) initiative. The module provides consumers and health care professionals information on the effectiveness of CAM therapies for managing pain, possible side effects and ... (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 10:02:24 -0700)

American Pain Foundation Provides New Tools and Resources on Safe Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM ...
The American Pain Foundation (APF) announced today the launch of a new online educational module focusing on safe use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as part of its PainSAFE™ (Pain Safety & Access For Everyone) initiative. The module provides consumers and health care professionals information on the effectiveness of CAM therapies for managing pain, possible side effects and ... (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 10:06:44 -0700)

APF launches new online educational module on safe use of CAM
The American Pain Foundation (APF) announced today the launch of a new online educational module focusing on safe use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as part of its PainSAFE initiative. (Sat, 05 Nov 2011 05:26:36 -0700)

Research and Markets: Handbook of Intelligent Scaffold for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Comprises ...
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.co has announced the addition of the "Handbook of Intelligent Scaffold for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine" book to their offering. It has been recognized that tissue engineering and regenerative medicine offer an alternative technique to whole organ and tissue ... (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 06:29:57 -0800)

Fresno County OKs alternative mental health healers
Shamans, medicine men and other spiritual leaders just might have a new job awaiting them with Fresn (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 12:40:09 -0800)

Ward off winter ailments with a few alternative medicine iPhone apps
Home Natural Remedies : Treat bruises, burns, headaches, etc. with items from your kitchen. iTherapy : Explore the world of alternative therapies. Ancient Remedies : Put your vibrating iPhone to use by treating pressure points. (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:40:42 -0800)

Fresno Co. OKs alternative mental health healers
Shamans, medicine men and other spiritual leaders just might have a new job awaiting them with Fresno County. (Tue, 08 Nov 2011 22:45:46 -0800)

Alternative medicine remains an ethics-free zone | Edzard Ernst
The level of misinformation about alternative medicine has reached the point where it is endangering patients Many people think medical ethics is a dry and boring subject mainly for the ivory towers of academia. Nothing could be further from the truth. One of the foremost aims of medical ethics is to make sure that people receive treatments that demonstrably do more good than harm, so it ... (Wed, 09 Nov 2011 19:04:47 -0800)

LaRon Landry: Achilles' tendon ‘just sore’
Washington Redskins starting strong safety LaRon Landry said that he isn’t overly concerned about his sore left Achilles’ tendon , and that he has scaled back his activity this week as a precautionary move. Landry, who sat out Wednesday’s practice, missed the last seven weeks of the 2010 season with micro-tears in the same Achilles’ tendon but opted for alternative medicine treatments rather ... (Thu, 10 Nov 2011 09:47:00 -0800)

Acupuncture for animals available
For years, Kimberly Henneman's nickname was "voodoo doc."She is a licensed veterinarian with a degree from a prestigious school, but she prefers to (Fri, 11 Nov 2011 15:30:13 -0800)

Alternative Gift Fair sells livestock, building materials, medicine
Everybody has that one relative or friend who’s difficult to shop for. (Sun, 13 Nov 2011 22:08:32 -0800)

Alternative therapies sometimes help, and almost always pay off
As hospitals elbow each other to attract patients, increasingly they’re hoping to tap into Americans’ interest in — and willingness to spend money on — complementary and alternative medical therapies such as acupuncture and massage. According to a recent survey by the American Hospital Association and the Samueli Institute , a nonprofit research group focusing on complementary medicine, 42 ... (Mon, 14 Nov 2011 06:41:21 -0800)

Westminster practice to showcase alternative-healing methods
WESTMINSTER -- Dr. Smith & Associates will hold its second annual Natural Healing Health Fair on Saturday, offering free seminars, demonstrations and workshops in alternative-healing methods. (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 04:00:13 -0800)

Hospitals Offer Alternative Treatments: Acupuncture, Yes; Ginkgo, No
A survey finds 42 percent of hospitals offer at least one type of complementary or alternative medicine treatment. Those hospitals that offer the options cite patient demand as the top reason. Clinical effectiveness is the No. 2 reason. (Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:30:27 -0800)

Professional Development Resources Announces New Continuing Education Course on Acupuncture
Professional Development Resources, a nationally accredited provider of continuing education (CE) to psychologists, social workers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and occupational therapists, has announced the expansion of its complementary and alternative medicine curriculum with the addition of a new course on acupuncture.Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) November ... (Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:16:43 -0800)

Professional Development Resources Announces New Continuing Education Course on Acupuncture
Professional Development Resources , a nationally accredited provider of continuing education (CE) to psychologists, social workers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and occupational therapists, has announced the expansion of its complementary and alternative medicine curriculum with the addition of a new course on acupuncture. (PRWeb November 16, 2011) Read the ... (Wed, 16 Nov 2011 01:04:46 -0800)

Steve Jobs’ treatment decisions reflect popular shift towards alternative medicine
The occasion of Steve Jobs’ passing earlier this month after a prolonged bout with pancreatic cancer landed nearly every facet of the revolutionary CEO’s life and work in the media spotlight. However, as noted in a recent piece from TIME magazine, the theme of alternative healing and its purported impact on Jobs’ illness seemed to provoke particular interest in the weeks following his death ... (Wed, 16 Nov 2011 08:39:16 -0800)

ELSEVIER Publishes Landmark CAM text – Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for Complementary and ...
A new CAM text from Elsevier (http://www.elsevierhealth.com.au promises to be the only one of its kind in Australia.Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) November 18, 2011 Elsevier Australia has published a pioneering new text entitled 'Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM'. 'Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM' is the only local textbook to deal comprehensively with ... (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:03:16 -0800)

One of the Last Traiteurs Keeps Tradition Alive
Alternative medicine is a growing trend, but some in Acadiana have been practicing it for decades with a strong base in the Catholic faith. Traiteurs date back hundreds of years, but it's a dying tradition. Prescilla Darby is one of them, trying to keep the faith alive one patient at a time. Sitting in her living room, Darby recites prayers in French, the Native American language and English ... (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:54:33 -0800)

Prince of Wales 'ideologically fixated' about alternative medicine, says Simon Singh
The Prince of Wales refuses to accept the failings of alternative medicine despite compelling evidence that it provides little benefit to patients because he is 'ideologically fixated', one of Britain's leading science writers warned yesterday. (Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:40:06 -0800)

Prince of Wales 'ideologically fixated' about alternative medicine, says Simon Singh
The Prince of Wales refuses to accept the failings of alternative medicine despite compelling evidence that it provides little benefit to patients because he is 'ideologically fixated', one of Britain's leading science writers warned yesterday. (Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:44:47 -0800)

Medical Marijuana Patients Turning to Garfield County for Medicine
As cities and counties vote to move dispensaries out of their areas in western Colorado, one county is seeing an influx of patients. (Sun, 20 Nov 2011 16:52:38 -0800)

Chinese Medicine Driving Rhinos to Extinction
Biologists and game park officials in South Africa say that rhinos are being slaughtered at the rate of one each day, and that most of these animals are killed to feed a demand for traditional Chinese medicines and cures. (Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:22:09 -0800)

San Jose Alternative Medicine Provider, Eternal Health Wellness Center Announces They Are Offering Free Arthritis Pain ...
Eternal Health Wellness Center – alternative medicine, health nutrition and acupuncture facility in San Jose – is offering a free workshop on natural approaches to preventing and handling arthritic pain.San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 22, 2011 Eternal Health Wellness Center a San Jose alternative medicine center is offering a free workshop on natural approaches to preventing and handling arthritic ... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 00:21:35 -0800)

Molecules to Medicine: Pharma Trumps HIPAA?
This past week, I was jolted out of my chair by news that a Pfizer-led group plans to buy access to patient data in hospitals . My initial reaction was anger, on a variety of levels: as a researcher, as one who is increasingly wary of the reach of huge corporations, and as an individual. Actually, it is not just Pfizer doing this a new consortium called the Partnership to Advance Clinical ... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 06:05:17 -0800)

Concierge Medicine: The Doctor Is (Always) In, If You Pay Enough
For anyone who has ever waited days or weeks to see the doctor, concierge medicine sounds appealing: For an additional fee, patients typically enjoy same-day appointments and 24-hour access, more face time with the doctor and extra preventative care. Doctors who offer concierge medicine say the practice frees them from the constraints imposed by insurance providers and allows them time to give ... (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 11:39:13 -0800)

Penn Medicine Physicians Receive Five-Year, $7.5 Million Grant for Breast Cancer Screening Research from the National ...
(PHILADELPHIA) –University of Pennsylvania researchers have received a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to create the Penn Center for Innovation in Personalized Breast Cancer Screening (PCIPS), dedicated to studying emerging methods of breast cancer detection. (Tue, 22 Nov 2011 12:28:59 -0800)

Ontario Physicians Duty Bound to Keep Quiet About CAM
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 23, 2011) - This month, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) posted a revision of their draft policy on "Non-Allopathic (Non-Conventional) Therapies in Medical Practice," a policy meant to guide doctors on their use or promotion of alternative medicine. The Centre for Inquiry (CFI) Canada is pleased with the changes to the document but ... (Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:20:00 -0800)

Chinese medicine could double the chances of childless couples conceiving
Researchers at Adelaide University, Australia, found a two-fold improvement in pregnancy rates over just four months of treatment from practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 08:56:17 -0800)

Homeopathy not well known but it works
I am writing in response to the negative remarks on homeopathy quoted in the recent article “Author Explores Alternative Medicine” and to shed a little more information on homeopathy. (Fri, 25 Nov 2011 23:14:19 -0800)

Register, traditional medicine wholesalers told
SERI KEMBANGAN: Traditional medicine suppliers and wholesalers are called to register their products with the Health Ministry. (Sat, 26 Nov 2011 00:29:44 -0800)

Alternative treatment to Traveler's Diarrhea
Getting ready to take a trip and wonder what to do about avoiding and treating Gastroentestinal problems with alternative medicine? Traveler's diarrhea is a common conditions for those traveling abroad. This catch all name encompasses contamination from a number of different microbes from foreign s (Sat, 26 Nov 2011 11:24:57 -0800)

New Study Shows Pregnancy Rates Double with Chinese Herbal Medicine -- Acubalance Wellness Centre Presents Seminar on ...
Vancouver audiences will be able to learn more about this research at a free public seminar Tuesday January 10, 2012, entitled "Age and Fertility: Can You Turn Back the Reproductive Clock?" Dr. Lorne Brown, clinical director of Acubalance Wellness Centre, Vancouver’s first Chinese Medicine fertility clinic, will be discussing how Chinese Herbal medicine and acupuncture can help optimize egg ... (Mon, 28 Nov 2011 01:02:16 -0800)

FDA Takes Legal Action Against Dietary Supplement Maker In Pennsylvania
The FDA has for the first time taken legal action against a dietary supplement manufacturer and owner, which has substituted ingredients and products and failed to note the changes on the final product labels. The U.S. Department of Justice, which filed the permanent injunction for the FDA, could prohibit the defendant from producing and distributing over 400 products for violating the Federal ... (Mon, 28 Nov 2011 01:24:53 -0800)

“Alternative” cancer clinic threatens to sue high school blogger | Bad Astronomy
Everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another. If you haven’t had it yourself, the odds are extremely high you know someone who has, and who has died from it. I’ve lost loved ones to cancer, and it’s awful; it can take years filled with tests, hope, lack of hope, expensive therapy… [...] (Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:15:46 -0800)

Maria Rodale: 5 Ways To Boost Your Libido Naturally!
by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, Director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center Here are a few... (Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:52:23 -0800)

'Alternative Medicine' Clinic Attempts To Silence Critics
Asmodae writes "Stanislaw Burzynski runs a clinic specializing in an alternative cancer treatment called 'antineoplaston therapy,' and charges thousands of dollars for the privilege. Unfortunately, there's no scientific support for such treatment, and skeptics all over the web are raising red flags and trying to warn potential patients away. This includes high-school blogger Rhys Morgan, who has ... (Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:17:42 -0800)

How To Keep Bad Medicine Out Of Our Markets
The FDA controls the drugs we take. Why cant the SEC regulate the investment products we are sold? (Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:33:00 -0800)

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Launches Bachelor’s in Holistic Nursing
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacific College of Oriental Medicine's BA Completion Program in Holistic Nursing offers nurses an opportunity to advance a career in integrative health as NY considers requiring nurses to have a BA. (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 04:08:30 -0800)

U.S. Physician, Dr. Sam Assassa, Offers NON-Bruising Needleless Technique That Revolutionizes Aesthetic Injections
Filler injections are now safer and less painful with the Needleless TechniqueBeverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2011 The founder of Beverly Hills Aesthetics and the President of the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Sam Assassa, is one of the first U.S. Physicians to offer needleless cannulas, thin and flexible hollow tubes that serve as an alternative to the ... (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:38:24 -0800)

Philippine police seize 2,000 geckos from trader
Philippine authorities seized a haul of about 2,000 live geckos as part of a campaign to protect the lizard that is highly-valued in traditional Asian medicine, police said Wednesday. (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:04:21 -0800)

How To Keep Bad Medicine Out Of Our Markets
Imagine a health care system where the FDA is limited to regulating the labeling of medication and cannot pass judgment as to their efficacy.  Does anyone feel confident enough in the integrity of drug makers to trust them not to misrepresent their products or put them on the market without adequate testing of their safety and effectiveness?  Despite criticisms of the FDA, few would prefer this ... (Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:42:06 -0800)

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