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Alternative Medicine News Jun 2012

Hollywood star Hayley Mills backs Fountain Centre
THE Fountain Centre in Guildford has gained a high-profile patron in stage and screen actress Hayley Mills. (Fri, 01 Jun 2012 09:31:31 -0700)

Treating sleep apnea - alternatives versus traditional techniques
"I am confident enough that I am out of the woods with sleep apnea," Herb Rickloff, 62, said. Rickloff, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been doing Buteyko breathing exercises for about six months. This alternative to traditional medicine, he said, cured his apnea. "If you are going to do alternative medicine, you are going to have to do it yourself, because doctors will not support you," Rickloff ... (Sun, 03 Jun 2012 05:43:49 -0700)

Pursue Alternative Routes to a Medical Education
From primary care-focused M.D.’s to programs in Qatar, here are some nontraditional options. (Mon, 04 Jun 2012 06:44:52 -0700)

First Research and Referral Site Launched for Western Alternative Medical Professionals
The natural healing industry’s first research and referral website, www.MyHealthiestLife.com, was launched today to address the growing patient need for information on Western alte (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 03:00:00 -0700)

HEALTH IS WEALTH Alternative Medicine
“The physician heals. Nature makes well.” –– Aristotle Today, people from all walks of life, rich or poor, educated or not, are turning to alternative therapy just to be relieved from their recurrent ailments despite the presence of conventional western medicine. (Tue, 05 Jun 2012 06:34:23 -0700)

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Alternative Medicine
Americans are increasingly looking for ways to improve their health and well-being. If you're like others, you may consider your mental and spiritual health to be equally as important as your physical health. (Fri, 08 Jun 2012 10:52:39 -0700)

Business Leader Q&A: Nursing for the body, mind and soul
Registered nurse Hannah Draper, of Dover, has more than half a dozen years of experience in conventional nursing and a dozen years of experience in massage therapy. But Draper recently decided to combine her personal interests in holistic medicine with her professional training and parlay that into a holistic nursing practice that she just opened out of her home. (Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:55:24 -0700)

Best Cyclotron Systems unveils five new cyclotrons at the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Annual Meeting
Best Cyclotron Systems is unveiling five new cyclotrons for isotope research and production at the Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting on June 9–12 in Miami Beach, Flo (Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:13:00 -0700)

Australian Bee Health Specialist Finds New Niche for Hive Health products
Bee products such as Royal Jelly, Propolis Bee Pollen and Manuka Honey have been used therapeutically since ancient times and are frequently recommended by Chinese and alternative medicine practitioners. As Westerners swing toward natural therapies and lifestyles, Australian bee product specialist Natural Life™ is finding a new niche market for bee health products. ... (Sat, 09 Jun 2012 00:17:17 -0700)

Organized medicine details future of Medicare payment without SGR
Physician associations respond to a congressional request on how to improve the Medicare payment system with ideas for alternative care delivery and pay models. (Sun, 10 Jun 2012 21:39:18 -0700)

Leading-Edge Non-Drug Insomnia Treatment Now Offered by Integrative Insomnia & Sleep Health Center
Newly opened Integrative Insomnia & Sleep Health Center offers a scientifically supported, non-drug alternative for the treatment of chronic insomnia. Insomnia is a highly prevalent public health problem affecting large segments of the population and is known to significantly impair daytime functioning and reduce quality of life. (Tue, 12 Jun 2012 05:00:00 -0700)

Leading-Edge Non-Drug Insomnia Treatment Now Offered by Integrative Insomnia & Sleep Health Center
Newly opened Integrative Insomnia & Sleep Health Center offers a scientifically supported, non-drug alternative for the treatment of chronic insomnia. Insomnia is a highly prevalent public health problem affecting large segments of the population and is known to significantly impair daytime functioning and reduce quality of life. (Tue, 12 Jun 2012 05:00:00 -0700)

Vincent Mehdizadeh, Founder and CEO of Prescription Vending Machines, Inc., a subsidiary of Medbox, Inc., Featured on ...
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (Pinksheets: MDBX) ( www.medboxinc.com ) announced today that Vincent Mehdizadeh, the Founder and CEO of subsidiary company Prescription Vending ... (Wed, 13 Jun 2012 04:15:00 -0700)

Alternative medicine may help cancer patients
Cancer patients who take complementary and alternative medicine come down with fewer infections than those who do not, a local study has found. They are also less likely to be hospitalised or need antibiotics. Related Stories Underaged JC student used another's IC to go clubbing New $180,000 grant for youth projects to benefit community Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros to perform here on Nov ... (Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:25:33 -0700)

Alternative medicine may help cancer patients
Some fruits, organic vegetables, herbs and vitamins are thought to have properties that can help cancer patients fight infections. (ST FILE PHOTO) Cancer patients who take complementary and alternative medicine come down with fewer infections than those who do not, a local study has found. (Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:05:21 -0700)

Alternative medicine may help cancer patients
Cancer patients who take complementary and alternative medicine come down with fewer infections than those who do not, a local study has found. They are also less likely to be hospitalised or need an ..... (Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:08:08 -0700)

CardiAQ™ Valve Technologies Reports Cardiovascular Medicine Milestone: First-in-Human Nonsurgical Percutaneous ...
CardiAQ Valve Technologies , which has developed the world’s first self-conforming and self-anchoring technology for nonsurgical Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation , today announced that the Company has achieved a cardiovascular medicine milestone: a bioprosthetic mitral heart valve was successfully implanted as a compassionate treatment into an 86-year-old male suffering from severe mitral ... (Thu, 14 Jun 2012 06:30:00 -0700)

Integrative medicine holds the key to fighting obesity in children and adults
American obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Over one-third of the population (35.7%) is obese, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and as this number continues to rise among both children and adults, so too will serious health risks and astronomical healthcare costs. Amidst a consumer-driven culture inundated with fast food sugary drinks and ... (Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:52:50 -0700)

Jets safety LaRon Landry’s rehab speeding along thanks to advanced medicine
The left Achilles tendon that forced LaRon Landry to miss most of the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins is “ totally healed ” — and, remarkably, no surgery was required. The New York Jets safety spurned advice to go under the knife, instead opting for alternative medicine. And so far, so good. Landry joined his new teammates at minicamp this week, and, although he could not practice ... (Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:24:35 -0700)

Preventing Need for Hip Replacement with Less Invasive Procedure: Dr. Scott Levin Explains the Pros of Hip Arthroscopy ...
More than 231,000 hip replacement operations are reported each year in the United States. But are all of these surgeries necessary and what other alternatives are available for people suffering with hip pain? “Hip arthroscopy is a less invasive outpatient procedure that may be a viable alternative to open surgery for some patients,” notes Dr. Scott Levin, leading sports medicine doctor with ... (Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:02:36 -0700)

Bad medicine
THE premier's promise this week to upgrade St. Paul's Hospital is a disheartening example of treatment without a treatment plan. (Fri, 15 Jun 2012 07:20:20 -0700)

Vernon Chiropractor Announces New Online Wellness Resource
VERNON, Conn. -- Acupuncture & Alternative Healthcare in Vernon, CT announced that the practice has a new website, http://www.acupunctureandalterna The new website is part of the practice's ... (Sun, 17 Jun 2012 07:00:00 -0700)

More Oregon kids on "alternative" vaccine schedules
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More and more parents in one area of Oregon are not following the recommended vaccination schedule for their babies and that means some are missing their recommended shots, according to a new study. Researchers found that the number of babies on alternative vaccination schedules grew from 2.5 percent in 2006 to 9.5 percent in 2009. And despite going to the doctor's ... (Mon, 18 Jun 2012 03:44:57 -0700)

More Oregon kids on 'alternative' vaccine schedules
More and more parents in one area of Oregon are not following the recommended vaccination schedule for their babies and that means some are missing their recommended shots, according to a new study (Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:01:11 -0700)

Local Herbal Now P2-B Industry
MANILA, Philippines --- Strong demand for alternative medicines has boosted growth of the herbal sector in most countries, including the Philippines. (Tue, 19 Jun 2012 02:03:26 -0700)

Foxglove Therapy Explained
The herb Foxglove has been used for centuries to cleanse wounds and Native Americans brewed its dried leaves in order to treat leg swelling caused by cardiovascular problems. Now, researchers have discovered that an active ingredient in Foxglove (digitalis) called digoxin, can improve the body's own protective mechanism against heart failure and hypertension. The study, conducted by researchers ... (Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:08:57 -0700)

Medicinal Marijuana Use Found In 10% Of Fibromyalgia Patients
Doctors Caution Self-medicating with Herbal Cannabis Sparks Poor Mental Health New research reveals that 10% of fibromyalgia (FM) patients use marijuana for medicinal relief from symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, and insomnia caused by this chronic illness. Findings published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of ... (Thu, 21 Jun 2012 01:23:44 -0700)

Enzyme offers new therapeutic target for cancer drugs
( University of California - San Diego ) Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have uncovered a new signal transduction pathway specifically devoted to the regulation of alternative RNA splicing, a process that allows a single gene to produce or code multiple types of protein variants. The discovery, published in the June 27, 2012 issue of Molecular Cell ... (Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:33:11 -0700)

Patient Educational Program on Diagnosis, Treatment, Integrative Medicine for Brain Tumors
Brain tumor patients, families and caregivers are invited to an educational conference that will focus on patient empowerment June 23 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The free, Saturday program, "Outsmarting Brain Tumors," will feature presentations by Keith L. Black, MD, chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, and other treatment and research experts. (Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:26:58 -0700)

White co-defendant refuses medicine
A tow company owner accused of conspiring to bribe former Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White refuses to take medication to treat his mental illness. (Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:00:00 -0700)

New Website and Video Series Educates Women on Alternatives to Hysterectomies When Diagnosed With Fibroid Tumor Disease.
981 Media in conjunction with the Institute for Female Alternative Medicine launches a new website and video series to educate women on the alternatives to hysterectomies when diagnosed with non cancerous fibroid tumor disease. (PRWeb June 23, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/fi (Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:20:15 -0700)

New Website and Video Series Educates Women on Alternatives to Hysterectomies When Diagnosed With Fibroid Tumor Disease.
981 Media in conjunction with the Institute for Female Alternative Medicine launches a new website and video series to educate women on the alternatives to hysterectomies when diagnosed with non cancerous fibroid tumor disease.Burbank, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2012 981 Media in conjunction with the Institute for Female Alternative Medicine launches a new website and video series to educate women on ... (Sat, 23 Jun 2012 01:05:32 -0700)

Scandal of NHS drug shortage: Patients with life-threatening conditions struggle to get medicine in 80% of trusts
Patients with life threatening conditions are struggling to get hold of drugs in 80% of NHS trusts in England and Wales, a survey suggests. (Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:16:02 -0700)

NHS drug shortage scandal: Patients with life-threatening conditions struggle to get medicine
Patients with life threatening conditions are struggling to get hold of drugs in 80% of NHS trusts in England and Wales, a survey suggests. (Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:30:52 -0700)

Judge prohibits sale of $1.25 M bond Yellow Medicine East School District
Yellow Medicine East. Granite Falls, Minn. — (Sun, 24 Jun 2012 16:33:20 -0700)

Team records petroglyphs at Medicine Rocks State Park
MEDICINE ROCKS STATE PARK — No one alive can remember Herbert Dalton, but his tragic love story still resonates in the tiny southeast Montana town of Ekalaka. (Sun, 24 Jun 2012 23:00:00 -0700)

National Registry Study Evaluating Utility of SPRIX® (ketorolac tromethamine) Nasal Spray, a Non-Narcotic Alternative ...
SHIRLEY, N.Y., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Regency Therapeutics, a division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced today that a national registry has been launched by a group of academic emergency ... (Mon, 25 Jun 2012 05:00:00 -0700)

Asheville's Helios Warriors offers alternative therapies to veterans
Veteran Eugene Fougere gets cupping to increase his circulation from acupuncturist Jessica Mosher at Helios Warriors, a nonprofit that provides alternative therapies to veterans. (Tue, 26 Jun 2012 04:57:52 -0700)

Many Americans turning to unconventional medicine
A woman receives acupuncture treatment. About four in 10 U.S. adults and one in nine children are turning to unconventional medical approaches for chronic pain and other health problems. (Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:21:52 -0700)

Getting to the point: From retirement to acupuncture
Minister, missionary, lab technician, psychologist: Kenneth Kuchar-Haas has worn many hats in his 72 years. (Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:00:00 -0700)

Bill to regulate alternative medicine industry tabled
KUALA LUMPUR: The Traditional and Complementary Bill was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat to better regulate the growing alternative medicine industry. (Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:37:25 -0700)

Gazans turn to ancient alternative medicine therapy for Islamic reasons
In a Gaza shop, a group of men sit with glass jars attached to their legs, their backs, their faces, sucking at the skin as blood slowly seeps out. It's the latest craze in the isolated coastal ... (Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:52:47 -0700)

Traditional Gaza Drawn to Old Alternative Therapy
Gazans turn to ancient alternative medicine therapy for Islamic reasons (Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:57:41 -0700)

Traditional Gaza drawn to old alternative therapy
In a Gaza shop, a group of men sit with glass jars attached to their legs, their backs, their faces, sucking at the skin as blood slowly seeps out. It's the latest craze in the isolated coastal strip — ... (Wed, 27 Jun 2012 08:03:33 -0700)

Traditional Gaza drawn to old alternative therapy
In a Gaza shop, a group of men sit with glass jars attached to their legs, their backs, their faces, sucking at the skin as blood slowly seeps out. It's the latest craze in the isolated coastal strip — cupping therapy. (Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:21:25 -0700)

Integrative Medicine: Some herbs ease migraine symptoms
Headaches, including migraine and tension-type headaches, are a huge medical concern in the United States, affecting more than 45 million Americans. (Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:31:49 -0700)

TCM Bill to regulate industry
TRADITIONAL and Complementary Medicine (TCM) practitioners will be required to be registered and work at hospitals and medical institutions approved by a council. (Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:24:34 -0700)

Popular Cosmetic Procedure Shows Promise in Many Areas of Medicine
LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer upon us, the time is right for those who have unsightly hairs to consider depilatory (hair removal) options. Shaving and plucking are time-tested ... (Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:46:00 -0700)

Benefits of complementary and alternative medicine for back pain
Got a pain in the neck or back? Relief could be just an adjustment away. In a recent study, "Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain" (Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, May - June 2010, Vol. 23 No.3), the majority of respondents receiving CAM for back pain reported significant benefits from the various treatments. (Thu, 28 Jun 2012 23:17:00 -0700)

REGION: Alternative medicine going to the dogs
Nine-year-old Dewey rested her head in Sharon Cerkan's lap as the doctor poked a series of needles into her damaged hip. (Fri, 29 Jun 2012 18:00:00 -0700)

Unconventional pet meds: When furry four-leggers need a different approach
Seven years ago, I adopted a rescue white bull terrier -- or, to be more precise, a Pandora's box of "special" conditions. As a former groomer, I'd seen it many times over. White dogs, especially the rosy-hued ones, were walking allergy cases. "Sensitive," their owners would tell me, and I'd respond that I knew it firsthand. (Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:19:42 -0700)

Alternative Medicines
As nonconventional medical treatments become increasingly mainstream, we take a look at the science behind some of the most popular. (Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:35:14 -0700)

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