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Alternative Medicine News Dec 2011

Chiropractic care for animals, it's not magic -- it's neurology
Chiropractic care for animals, it's not magic -- it's neurology (Thu, 01 Dec 2011 06:08:55 -0800)

Medicine from lolot
Mediterranean people use vine leaves to make a parcel of minced lamb whereas the Vietnamese use lolot leaves to wrap around meat, though never lamb as they cannot stand the smell. (Thu, 01 Dec 2011 18:59:01 -0800)

SENIOR POWER … piqued
My curiosity was piqued by people and media references to “TCM.” Aha. Traditional Chinese Medicine. I ran it by a Chinese friend, discovered that she too has a conventional, primary care M.D. physician. She says she is part of the system now. (Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:07:41 -0800)

4 natural food cures: Eat your way to good health
Alternative medicine is not so alternative these days, as four out of 10 adults are now turning to natural remedies to help with certain health problems. TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer lets us in on her favorite natural cures, all found in food. (Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:36:56 -0800)

Centerville fair offers alternative health practices
Centerville fair offers alternative health practices The Salt Lake Tribune Published Dec 3, 2011 07:05PM MDT Saturday’s Centerville Holistic Healing Fair featured vendors and practitioners of various health alternatives including reiki, theta healing, cranial sacral therapy, massage, yoga, toe readings, aura clearings and more. Jennifer Trescott, co-creator of United Whole Health, said the fair ... (Sat, 03 Dec 2011 18:12:05 -0800)

This Man Had His Thumb Replaced By His Toe [Medicine]
# medicine James Byrne was doing some carpentry work when he cut his left thumb. Doctors unsuccessfully tried to re-attach it, so they proposed an alternative: "Why don't we use your dominant left toe instead?" He said yes. More » (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:06:58 -0800)

Acupuncture offers an alternative, gentle form of medicine
Elizabeth Armstrong practiced conventional medicine for 17 years before leaving an internal medicine practice to practice acupuncture full-time in downtown Lexington.For her, the irony was that the first formal exposure she had to acupuncture came as the result of taking a class as a lark. (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 13:14:46 -0800)

Drug abuse threats in medicine cabinets, 'head shops,' officials say
Keeping up with the wide-ranging, often bewildering array of designer drugs with appeal for young people is difficult enough, but parents often are the unwitting providers of a large supply of illegal drugs. (Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:09:40 -0800)

Acupuncture offers an alternative, gentle form of medicine
Elizabeth Armstrong practiced conventional medicine for 17 years before leaving an internal medicine practice to practice acupuncture full-time in downtown Lexington. (Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:54:08 -0800)

Health pros looking beyond conventional care
Stanley Westreich wasn’t always a believer in integrative medicine. In fact, he admits he thought it was “a little hocus-pocus.” But that was before integrative medicine helped turn his health and life around. (Tue, 06 Dec 2011 12:00:00 -0800)

Alternative Healing Goes High Tech: RightSmile and BG Medical Technologies Merge to Further Transform the Medical ...
BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RightSmile, Inc. (OTC: RIGH.PK) is pleased to announce the details of its pending Reverse Merger, to be completed later this month, … [RM info] …  with BG Medical Technologies, Inc., an industry leader in medical... (Wed, 07 Dec 2011 05:55:22 -0800)

Loren Fishman, MD: Mix and Match Several Alternative Therapies to Ease Back Pain
Non-invasive alternative therapies are often compatible with conventional treatments for back pain, have a relatively lower cost and can sometimes be done at home. (Wed, 07 Dec 2011 06:03:54 -0800)

Auburn University involved in research to develop alternative to spaying and neutering dogs and cats
MOBILE, Alabama -- The Scott-Ritchey Research Center at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and Vaxin Inc., have received a $1 million grant from the Found Animals Foundation to continue development of a vaccine that may provide an alternative to surgical spay and neuter for cats and dogs, according to a press release from the university. (Thu, 08 Dec 2011 05:09:34 -0800)

St. John's business offers pills from placentas
Some new mothers in St. John's are turning to alternative medicine to help fight the baby blues — aided by a woman with a unique business idea, they're consuming their own placenta. (Thu, 08 Dec 2011 08:30:40 -0800)

Ayurveda within reach
The holistic traditional alternative medicine from India is about life and longevity, and addressing the root cause of diseases through detoxification. It is a good and affordable treatment for the masses, says one Ayurveda practitioner. (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 01:44:20 -0800)

What medicine can you give asthmatic children?
This month, the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics published an article by pediatric pulmonologist, Dr. John T. McBride, in which he recommends that asthmatic children, and those with high risk for the condition, refrain from using acetaminophen. (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 11:51:31 -0800)

John Weeks: Berwick's Exit from Medicare a Loss of a Brother-in-the-Trenches for Integrative Medicine
The forced exit of Don Berwick, MD as administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services was a double whammy for the emerging field of integrative medicine. (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:17:54 -0800)

Medicine shortage due to allocation delay
THE recent medicine shortage at the Malacca Hospital was due to a delay in the Health Ministry's allocation for the purchase of new supply, Kosmo! reported. (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:01:05 -0800)

Pet Talk: Veterinarians increasingly turn to alternative treatment methods to help heal pets
When Western medicine fails them, veterinarians turn to alternative forms of treatment to help their patients. (Fri, 09 Dec 2011 18:06:36 -0800)

Studying alternative medicine with taxpayer dollars
A small branch of the National Institutes of Health has used federal money to study aromatherapy, prayer, energy healing and other nontraditional treatments. Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal ... (Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:08:24 -0800)

Studying alternative medicine with taxpayer dollars
A small branch of the National Institutes of Health has used federal money to study aromatherapy, prayer, energy healing and other nontraditional treatments. Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal ... (Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:11:05 -0800)

Alternative therapy course not magic
SOUTHERN Cross University has refuted accusations its alternative therapies course are “extraordinary nonsense” and “magic”, rather than medicine. (Sun, 11 Dec 2011 08:16:46 -0800)

Alternative cancer care under fire
Thousands of cancer patients use alternative treatments that could harm them and ultimately claim their lives, doctors say. (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 05:19:22 -0800)

A Science-ish Q&A: Dr. Ben Goldacre
The 'Bad Science' columnist on quacks, scaremongering journalists, and the importance of good research (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:22:50 -0800)

Steve Jobs a victim of homeopathy - expert
ALTERNATIVE medicine is unethical, criminal and likely contributed to the death of Apple boss Steve Jobs, a visiting professor says. (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:39:25 -0800)

Steve Jobs 'victim of homeopathy'
ALTERNATIVE medicine is unethical, criminal and likely contributed to the death of Apple boss Steve Jobs, a visiting professor says. (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:09:23 -0800)

Cancer patients turn to other treatments - study
MALE cancer patients in Australia are turning to alternative medicine to help find a cure, a new study has found. (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:07:07 -0800)

Cancer patients use alternative treatment: study
Male cancer patients in Australia are turning to alternative medicine to help find a cure, a new study has found. (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 18:49:58 -0800)

Steve Jobs was likely a victim of homeopathy, expert tells Australian conference
ADELAIDE, Australia -- Alternative medicine is unethical, criminal and likely contributed to the death of Apple boss Steve Jobs, an expert says. Professor Edzard Ernst, the world's first professor of complementary medicine, was in Adelaide on Monday to speak at the Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association conference at the University... (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:52:57 -0800)

Male cancer patients turn to alternative treatments
(Medical Xpress) -- More than 50% of men diagnosed with cancer in Australia are turning to complementary and alternative medicine to help find a cure, or to improve their health, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. (Tue, 13 Dec 2011 03:22:40 -0800)

Calls for more research into alternative medicine
The Federal Government needs to put more money into researching therapies such as acupuncture, homeopathy and radionics, the peak complementary medicine body says. (Thu, 15 Dec 2011 20:31:00 -0800)

Newspaper probe questions government funding of alternative-medicine research | Second Opinion
Creative Commons photo by Flickr user sfllaw A recent report questions whether government funds should be used to test the efficacy of alternative medicine treatments, like coffee enemas. Even if you're not among the 38 percent of Americans who collectively spend $34 billion each year on alternative medical treatments — things like herbal supplements and visits to acupuncturists and massage ... (Fri, 16 Dec 2011 09:01:47 -0800)

More doctors going the alternative route
While doctors are schooled in traditional Western medicine, a growing number are turning to complementary and alternative medicine to stay healthy, then integrating the techniques into their medical practices. (Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:12:31 -0800)

San Jose Alternative Medicine Specialist Eternal Health Wellness Center Offers Seminar for Staying Healthy
Eternal Health Wellness Center will offer a seminar for staying healthy on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2011 Dr. Quli Zhou, L.A.C., M.S. will be conducting a seminar at Eternal Health Wellness Center, a San Jose alternative medicine provider, on Dec. 19 at 6:00 p.m. presenting information about staying healthy through Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM). Dr. Zhou, a licensed ... (Sat, 17 Dec 2011 00:09:03 -0800)

Sunday Dialogue: When Marijuana Is Used as Medicine
Is marijuana safe and effective for medical purposes? Readers debate the science and politics. (Sat, 17 Dec 2011 14:02:07 -0800)

Consider alternative-medicine research
Re the Dec. 15 article Good money; questionable medicine?: Its criticism of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine ’s (NCCAM) research into alternative medical treatments was one-sided and not well-reasoned. (Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:00:53 -0800)

Of Heroes and Hoaxes: Painting a CNN Hero in a Dangerous Light
"Alternative medicine" is a load of bull. (Tue, 20 Dec 2011 01:54:02 -0800)

Kill the Tigers
(Or: How alternative medicine is wiping out the greatest of cats) (Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:12:51 -0800)

Kill the Tigers
Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, who use tiger parts because of fictional beliefs in their medicinal properties, have nearly driven the world's tigers to extinction. (Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:23:35 -0800)

New scholarship offered
A scholarship for an Otago healthcare practitioner keen to undertake research in complementary and alternative medicine is being offered by Integrative Health Trust Otago. read more (Wed, 21 Dec 2011 08:45:46 -0800)

Inside the Pentagon’s Alt-Medicine Mecca, Where the Generals Meditate
The Samueli Institute gets $7.6 million a year from places like the Pentagon to investigate alternative therapies from yoga to acupuncture to water with a memory. But does any of it really work? And can Samueli, a convicted fraudster, really be trusted? (Fri, 23 Dec 2011 03:36:19 -0800)

Take the razor of science to alternative medicine
So-called “alternative medicine” screams out for scientific study. Scientific, as in skeptical. (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:21:55 -0800)

The Use of Yoga in Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Yoga serves as an excellent exercise for the mind and body, and it is used in both complementary and alternative medicine ( CAM ). A survey done in 2007 revealed the growing popularity of yoga in the United States since about 6 percent of the adult population participated in it... (Wed, 28 Dec 2011 07:06:00 -0800)

John Weeks: Top 10 for Integrative Medicine Policy and Action in 2011
A good friend has warned me that my annual exploration of the year's highlights for integrative medicine in the form of a Top 10 is "too much inside baseball." I thought I'd let you decide. The year was a good one for integrative medicine. (Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:11:15 -0800)

$1.4bn of taxpayers' cash was spent on alternative medicine research
Government papers reveal how the National Institute of Health based in Maryland has squandered the money on research into a string of complementary therapies, including acupuncture, pictured. (Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:53:09 -0800)

When will insurers pay for alternative medicine?
With instances of painkiller dependency dotting Washington like a case of the chicken pox, when will health care insurers bend to demand for alternative pain treatment options?  (Thu, 29 Dec 2011 02:16:36 -0800)

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