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Alternative Medicine News May 2012

Guerilla enlightenment: Defending science online
Pro-reason bloggers are doing a better job than scientists at challenging alternative medicine. Long may it continue, says Nicoli Nattrass (Tue, 01 May 2012 03:42:05 -0700)

Studying Complementary and Alternative Therapies [Viewpoint]
In 1992, with an initial budget of $2 million, Congress created the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM). Based on legislation sponsored by Iowa politicians Tom Harkin and Berkeley Bedell, OAM's mission was “to explore complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science.” (Tue, 01 May 2012 13:51:38 -0700)

The case against funding studies on alternative medical therapies
As if Dr. Paul Offit hasn’t made enough enemies already by insisting (correctly) that parents put their kids’ health at risk when they refuse to get them vaccinated, now the infectious disease expert appears to be picking a fight with those who believe in alternative therapies like prayer healing and acupuncture. (Tue, 01 May 2012 15:39:34 -0700)

Studies of Alternative Medicine Not Worth the Money, Doc Says
The National Institutes of Health should stop funding most studies of complementary and alternative medicine because they are not based on sound science, one prominent researcher argues. (Wed, 02 May 2012 05:14:35 -0700)

Studies of Alternative Medicine Not Worth the Money, Doc Says
The National Institutes of Health should stop funding most studies of complementary and alternative medicine because they are not based on sound science, one prominent researcher argues. (Wed, 02 May 2012 05:14:35 -0700)

Holliston Chiropractor Offers Alternative Options for Patients Suffering From Headaches and Migraines
HOLLISTON, Mass. -- Dr. Michael J. Krupa's chiropractic practice, the Holliston Spine & Sports Center, is helping area residents discover a powerful treatment option for headaches and migraines. Many headache ... (Sun, 06 May 2012 07:00:00 -0700)

Lebanon Chiropractic Center Announces Success With Integrated Approach to Wellness
LEBANON, Ohio -- Juszczyk Chiropractic, a Lebanon wellness center, announced that the practice has had significant success providing natural pain management. The practice follows an integrated approach ... (Sun, 06 May 2012 08:00:00 -0700)

Candidates for 10 May Elections become addicted to stimulants to resist fatigue
Alternative medicine, or herbal medicine is revived nowadays across Algerian cities. (Sun, 06 May 2012 15:31:26 -0700)

Holistic health healing increasing number of Tri-State residents
From homeopathy to reflexology, more people are opening up their minds to exploring alternative ways to heal themselves. However, not everyone agrees with the practice. (Mon, 07 May 2012 19:17:38 -0700)

Pay changes the right medicine for Ontario: OUR OPINION
Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews has yet to blink in her stare-down with provincial doctors. Not yet, anyway.[...] (Mon, 07 May 2012 21:11:26 -0700)

UCLA pre-med students interested in alternative medicine shadow acupuncturist for internship
Mia Nguyen, a clinical intern at Emperor’s College Acupuncture Clinic in Santa Monica, and licensed acupuncturist Steven Stone work on a patient’s swollen knee by feeling for certain pressure points. (Tue, 08 May 2012 01:21:12 -0700)

A holistic approach to treatment and cure
KUCHING: Traditional Chinese treatment is a holistic medical system that has been practiced for over 2,000 years, making [...] (Thu, 10 May 2012 17:17:36 -0700)

Tonight at 10 - Alternative Medicine for Dogs?
TONIGHT AT 10 - Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, hydrotherapy...for your pet? (Sun, 13 May 2012 00:06:16 -0700)

News Articles
TONIGHT AT 10 - Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, hydrotherapy...for your pet? If you're a pet person, you probably can't imagine your life without one, and when a life-threatening condition threatens your pet's life, it can be devastating. (Sun, 13 May 2012 00:06:26 -0700)

Alternative medicines 'potentially unsafe'
Alternative medicines should be treated with real caution because there is no real way of knowing if they are safe, according to Britain's foremost expert on the subject. (Sun, 13 May 2012 22:33:21 -0700)

Alternative medicines 'potentially unsafe'
Alternative medicines should be treated with real caution because there is no real way of knowing if they are safe, according to Britain's foremost expert on the subject. (Sun, 13 May 2012 22:44:56 -0700)

Global Alternative Medicine Industry
NEW YORK, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Alternative Medicine Industry   http://www.reportlinker.com/p015 ... (Mon, 14 May 2012 04:16:00 -0700)

Global Alternative Medicine Industry
NEW YORK, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Alternative Medicine... (Mon, 14 May 2012 04:27:22 -0700)

Alternative medicines potentially unsafe: Expert
London, May 14 (IANS) You should go slow if you depend too much on alternative medicines as there is no way of knowing whether they are really safe, suggests a leading expert. (Mon, 14 May 2012 05:01:27 -0700)

Prince Charles's alternative medicine foundation 'brought down by fraud'
Through no fault of the heir to the throne, the Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health is to be wound up due to embezzlement, writes RICHARD KAY. (Tue, 15 May 2012 00:44:49 -0700)

More Americans using acupuncture for common ailments
Americans are using acupuncture more to provide relief from pain and common ailments, according to a new survey (Tue, 15 May 2012 11:53:25 -0700)

Cancer patient dies in alternative clinic
SANAA, Yemen, May 17 (UPI) -- A 23 year-old female cancer patient died in Yemen after checking into an alternative health clinic run by a prominent cleric and wanted terrorist. (Thu, 17 May 2012 06:52:54 -0700)

Growing Body Of Research Shows Massage Therapy Effective For Prevalent Health Conditions
EVANSTON, Ill., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing body of evidence shows massage therapy can be effective for a variety of prevalent health conditions, including the pain of osteoarthritis of the ... (Mon, 21 May 2012 05:00:00 -0700)

Is it time to move beyond conventional ‘vs’ natural medicine?
While many doctors remain suspicious of ‘natural’ medicine and poorly educated in nutrition science, a growing number have accepted there are compelling alternatives to leading drugs that are supported by just as much scientific evidence, without the nasty side effects, says one leading player in integrative medicine. (Mon, 21 May 2012 06:51:53 -0700)

Is it time to move beyond conventional ‘vs’ natural medicine?
While many doctors remain suspicious of ‘natural’ medicine, a growing number now accept that there are compelling alternatives to leading drugs that are supported by just as much scientific evidence, without the nasty side effects, says one leading player in integrative medicine. (Mon, 21 May 2012 08:36:42 -0700)

Colonoscopy Alternative Reduces Cancer Rates, Research Finds
An alternative to colonoscopy that only looks at a portion of the colon rather than the whole intestine reduced cancer rates, a study found. (Mon, 21 May 2012 09:07:39 -0700)

Study Supports Value of Sigmoidoscopy, an Alternative to Colonoscopy
MONDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms that sigmoidoscopies -- less-invasive alternatives to colonoscopies that don't require sedation -- are effective in lowering the risk of colon cancer. (Tue, 22 May 2012 04:16:16 -0700)

Well: The Doctor's Remedy: Biofeedback for Stress
Patients aren't the only ones interested in alternative and complementary medicine. In a new series, Well talks to doctors across the country to find out what nontraditional medicines or therapies they sometimes recommend or use themselves. (Tue, 22 May 2012 10:16:56 -0700)

More Owners Turning To Holistic Medicine For Their Pets
Many people hail acupuncture as an effective alternative to medication for dealing with physical ailments. Now, there are veterinarians who say it can also help heal pets. (Wed, 23 May 2012 23:59:54 -0700)

Alternative medicines can't escape the long arm of the law | Edzard Ernst
Practitioners of alternative medicine who do not abide by the rules of evidence-based practice may fall foul of the law Alternative medicine has been in the firing line for a very long time. By and large, the critics are healthcare professionals who argue that the therapeutic claims made for alternative treatments are neither evidence-based nor plausible. In recent years, their arguments have ... (Thu, 24 May 2012 03:27:29 -0700)

What Is Adrenal Fatigue? What Causes Adrenal Fatigue?
Adrenal Fatigue, also known as adrenal apathy, is said to affect millions of people around the globe, and yet surprisingly it is still as of today not considered a conventional medical illness. Symptoms of adrenal fatigue cannot precisely be explained by general practitioners, since there is no scientific evidence supporting the concept. Most people will experience an episode of adrenal fatigue ... (Thu, 24 May 2012 12:23:23 -0700)

MIT jet-injector provides a needle-free alternative to medicine delivery
Those of us with an aversion to needles can soon go to the doctor with a little less trepidation. That is if a new device developed by a team of MIT researchers becomes available at your local medical facility. The device uses a Lorentz-force actuator to create an adjustable high-pressure jet that is ejected out of a nozzle as wide as a mosquito's proboscis, penetrating the skin to deliver ... (Thu, 24 May 2012 18:05:49 -0700)

Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
Karen Turner Knarr, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CVCH graduated with honors in 1989 from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She and her husband, Robert Knarr, DVM purchased East Ridge Animal Hospital in 1996. (Fri, 25 May 2012 09:03:46 -0700)

Tongue analysis software uses ancient Chinese medicine to warn of disease
Researchers have developed computer software that automatically analyzes images of the tongue, one of the measures used to classify the overall physical status of the body, or zheng, in Chinese traditional medicine. (Sat, 26 May 2012 17:13:40 -0700)

Naturopathic medicine fits into the medical mainstream
Despite pockets of skepticism, naturopathy is becoming just another option (Tue, 29 May 2012 09:14:05 -0700)

Anti-humour the best medicine for some audiences
Feeling bold, Dave Emrich strode on stage at a Yuk Yuks amateur night in London, Ont., a couple of years ago and unleashed one of his favourite jokes. (Tue, 29 May 2012 13:14:03 -0700)

COMMUNITY COLUMNIST: A primer on naturopathic medicine and benefits
Interest in alternative medicine and “natural health” has undoubtedly increased in recent years. As a result, the media and Internet are currently overflowing with health information that can be difficult to navigate. Naturopathic medicine is a form of healthcare that provides professional advice regarding alternative treatments and can help find the safe and effective natural [...] (Wed, 30 May 2012 05:23:40 -0700)

Alternative Energy Partners, Inc. (AEGY) Announces New Acquisition Agreement
MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA-- - Alternative Energy Partners, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Clarrix Energy, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, in exchange for 40 million shares of common ... (Wed, 30 May 2012 08:26:00 -0700)

Tim Daly tweets he’s leaving ‘Private Practice’
When Private Practice fans last saw alternative medicine guru Pete Wilder, he had just returned from jail and reunited with (Wed, 30 May 2012 08:50:04 -0700)

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