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Alternative Medicine News Mar 2013

There's Nothing Special About Alternative Medicine
'Natural' and ' alternative ' are simply cultural appellations with their attendant cultural meanings, designations that our physiology doesn't give a rip about. (Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:11:17 GMT)

Testis Compositum: Pistorius' Medicine Not Medicine
The moment I heard that an herbal remedy and syringes had been found at the home of the accused murderer, athlete Oscar Pistorius, I suspected that it might not have been "herbal" but rather a glandular extract used as a hormone supplement. (Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:10:31 -0800)

Medical charlatanism is alive and deadly
Putting on my doctor hat again, for an oxymoron alert: "Alternative Medicine." There's no such thing. If a treatment is effective, it's not alternative medicine, it's medicine. "Alternative," in other words, means either ineffective or untested. Colon cleansing. Liver flushes. Detoxification. (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 00:35:26 -0800)

SCU Showcases North America's Premier Graduate Program For Acupuncture And Chiropractic Medicine At Annual Campus ...
WHITTIER, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU), the nation's leading post-graduate college for chiropractic, acupuncture and oriental medicine, ... (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:30:00 -0800)

Medical charlatanism is alive and deadly
Putting on my doctor hat again, for an oxymoron alert: " Alternative Medicine ." There's no such thing. If a treatment is effective, it's not alternative medicine , it's medicine . " Alternative ," in other words, means either ineffective or untested. Colon cleansing. Liver flushes. Detoxification. (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:31:00 GMT)

Medical charlatanism is alive and deadly
Putting on my doctor hat again, for an oxymoron alert: " Alternative Medicine ." There's no such thing. If a treatment is effective, it's not alternative medicine , it's medicine . " Alternative ," in other words, means either ineffective or untested. Colon cleansing. Liver flushes. Detoxification. (Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:38:38 GMT)

Child treatment warning
The nation's top doctors have called for an end to government subsidies for children to receive unproven alternative medicine treatments such as chiropractic. (Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:30:52 GMT)

Chiropractic funding called into question
The nation's top doctors have called for an end to government subsidies for children to receive unproven alternative medicine treatments. (Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:07:09 GMT)

Chiropractic funding called into question
The nation's top doctors have called for an end to government subsidies for children to receive unproven alternative medicine treatments. (Thu, 07 Mar 2013 22:56:30 GMT)

Why Australia’s Alternative Medicine Regulations Need Fixing
Australia’s complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) industry is worth about A$4 billion annually . Around two thirds of Australians use CAM — which includes therapies such as chiropractic and naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine , vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements, as well as homoeopathic and aromatherapy products — and there appears to be no sign of this declining. In many ... (Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:38:50 GMT)

Chiropractic funding called into question
The nation's top doctors have called for an end to government subsidies for children to receive unproven alternative medicine treatments. (Fri, 08 Mar 2013 01:50:58 GMT)

Having a bone to pick with natural medicine
The women sat perched on the edge of their seats, desperate to hear more. ''Some would be dead now.'' (Fri, 08 Mar 2013 13:15:37 GMT)

Foundation for Chiropractic Progress and the Midwest Business Group on Health Present Workshop: Role of Complementary ...
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress  , a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care, will support an educational event of the Midwest Business Group on Health  entitled: The Role of Complementary Alternative Medicine in Managing Costs and Improving Outcomes, on March 14, 2013 between 8:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M. (Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:59:00 GMT)

Treatment isn't always a cure
Alternative medicine is being brought into the mainstream. But this may give respectability to undeserving therapies, writes Amy Corderoy. (Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:39:22 GMT)

Treatment isn't always a cure
Alternative medicine is being brought into the mainstream. But this may give respectability to undeserving therapies, writes Amy Corderoy. (Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:27:28 GMT)

'Community acupuncture' offers affordable treatments to alternative medicine
From pain management, to easing anxieties and treating allergies, many patients attest to the benefits of acupuncture as a complementary alternative to traditional medicine . (Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:36:38 GMT)

Weil: We need a new kind of medicine
We spend more on health care than any other country and get shockingly little for our money, author Andrew Weil says. (Mon, 11 Mar 2013 02:05:37 GMT)

Really?: The Claim: Acupuncture Can Reduce Symptoms of Hay Fever
Studies suggest that acupuncture can help with symptoms of hay fever, but the effects may be short-lived. (Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:26:43 GMT)

Integrative Medicine : Food purity
In the United States, we like to think that the foods we purchase are not only free from contaminants and toxins, but also contain what the label states. If a food is labeled "organic," we hope that it has been brought to market with strict organic standards, and that it is largely pesticide-free and GMO-free. (Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:35:39 GMT)

Integrative medicine : A radical step or necessary alternative ?
If we want to change our lives for the better and truly start finding our way back to health we have to support the four pillars of health (Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:40:18 GMT)

What If They Published a Science Journal Where Every Result was Wrong?
In real science, we agonize over every detail.  When we publish a paper, we strive to get everything just right.  We qualify our findings, always allowing for the possibility that we might have missed something. (Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:08:37 GMT)

Acupuncture helps with hay fever, but effects may be short-lived
Can acupuncture help hay fever symptoms? Acupuncture is the crown jewel of alternative medicine , recommended for issues like chronic pain and osteoarthritis. Lately, it has been promoted as a way to relieve hay fever. But is there any real benefit? (Sat, 16 Mar 2013 21:36:45 GMT)

Kelley School of Business Launches Business of Medicine MBA
INDIANAPOLIS, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To address the leadership needs of a rapidly changing healthcare system, Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis has launched the Business ... (Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:00:00 GMT)

Documentary Explores the Benefits of Drinking Urine
Spectacle Films, Inc.'s Documentary film ‘Urine: Good Health’ investigates the alleged medical validity of “auto urine therapy”New York, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 Whether they’re practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine , Christians compelled by Proverbs 5:15 which commands the faithful to “Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well”, or alternative medicine advocates who ... (Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:14:17 GMT)

Traditional Chinese Medicine Goes Online: DoctorPage Shows Them How
SINGAPORE, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the healthcare industry witnessed the shift of medical services online over the past decade, it appears the time has finally come for Traditional Chinese Medicine ... (Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT)

Tory Zellick: New Medicine Is a Comprehensive Road Map to Integrative Medicine
New Medicine is a comprehensive road map to all things integrative medicine , and Peters and Pelletier have done an amazing job of simplifying complex ideas and diverse modalities -- making them accessible and understandable to the lay reader. (Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:08:28 GMT)

Complementary and alternative medicine studies take center stage at EuroHeart Care
( European Society of Cardiology ) Alternative therapies appear to be used by many patients with beneficial effects. It is important they inform health professionals about their use. (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:22:33 GMT)

Washington Health Agencies Are Practicing Medicine : The Case Of A Sick Heart
The heart has four chambers, each separated by a supple valve. As people age, these valves narrow, and eventually can fail. The aortic valve often takes the brunt of the damage. Repairing it used to require risky open-heart surgery. Two years ago, after a lengthy delay, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a device called Sapien -- developed by Edwards Lifesciences (EW:NYSE) -- that ... (Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:18:01 GMT)

Alternative medicine
Mark Levy•Herald/Review Rick Abril of Sierra Vista practices his posing recently at the Buena Health Fitness Center in Sierra Vista. He will be competing tonight at the 30th annual Copper Classic at the Buena Performing Arts Center. SIERRA VISTA — All kinds of folks use the Copper Classic bodybuilding championship as a symbol, testimony or metaphor for the strength of their particular human ... (Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:42:36 GMT)

Physical Therapy: A Reasonable Alternative to Surgery for Patients with Meniscal Tears and Arthritis
A recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study which demonstrated that physical therapy is just as effective as surgery in patients with meniscal tears and osteoarthritis of the knee should encourage health care providers to reevaluate their approach to the management of this common medical condition. (Mon, 25 Mar 2013 04:37:04 GMT)

What Business Can Learn From Medicine
Question the intuitive "best" practice; never assume we know enough. (Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:37:20 GMT)

Warren M. Levin M.D., Leader in Integrative Medicine , Joins National Integrated Health Associates
March 25, 2013 Washington, D.C. Warren M. Levin, M.D., known as the “East Coast Dean of Alternative and Integrative Medicine ,” has joined National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA), a comprehensive integrative medical and dental center located in Washington, D.C. An early visionary in the field, Dr. Levin in 1974 established the first alternative and integrative medical practice in New York ... (Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:02:17 GMT)

Midwest Business Group on Health seminar
About 25 employers, doctors, insurers and health management vendors attended the Midwest Business Group on Health's seminar on alternative medicine , held March 14. (Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:20:00 GMT)

In Twist, Fake Medicine Could Save Rare Animals
Counterfeit ingredients are increasingly being found in traditional Chinese medicines . - (Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:33:18 GMT)

Is Concierge Medicine The Correct Choice For You?
As the ObamaCare law is phased in, health policy experts predict a growing physician shortage. Although ObamaCare did not create this shortage, it will worsen the problem. (Wed, 27 Mar 2013 12:03:32 GMT)

Oral drops may be an effective treatment for allergy, asthma sufferers
Instead of shots, oral allergy drops may soon be an alternative treatment for allergy and asthma sufferers  (Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:39:43 GMT)

Integrative Medicine : Sounds icky, but treatment's promising
In the "strange but true" category: A recent study shows transferring fecal matter from one person to another works better than current medical therapies to eradicate bacteria from the serious bowel infection Clostridium dificile colitis. (Wed, 27 Mar 2013 17:44:08 GMT)

EDTA Chelation Therapy Reduces Cardiovascular Events in Heart Attack Victims Age 50 and Over
March 27, 2013 - Chelation therapy, an unproven alternative medicine in the treatment for heart disease, “modestly” reduced cardiovascular events for seniors aged 50 and older who had suffered a prior heart attack, according a news release from the National Institutes of Health, which supported the research. (Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:15:41 GMT)

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Doctor, there's a scorpion in my tea! A clinic in Bagkok's Chinatown has all the right herbs. Photo by The Nation (Thu, 28 Mar 2013 03:20:17 GMT)

Complementing end-of-life care
Alternative therapies can help relieve discomfort and stress. Families can pursue and sometimes administer these therapies in both hospice and hospital settings. Of the countless painful decisions surrounding a loved one's end-of-life care, among the trickiest is how to provide physical comfort in a way that also provides a dignified ending. (Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:47:52 GMT)

New D-I-Y Kit Allows Any Doctor To Recommend Medical Cannabis
The medical marijuana industry's pioneer in online booking and search platforms, MarijuanaDcotors, has formulated a media kit that allows any primary care physician to become eligible to recommend cannabis as an alternative medicine .(PRWEB) March 29, 2013 The nation's first ever online booking and search platform, MarijuanaDoctors.com, has announced the implementing of an innovative new "do-it ... (Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:26:26 GMT)

Alternative medicine
Got Hollywood fatigue? Seek out 'Starbuck' and 'The Silence' FILM No country exports mainstream films to the extensive success that the US does. To the frequent chagrin of local filmmakers and cultural watchdogs, Hollywood dominates many nations' box offices, non-English-speaking ones included. (Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:33:34 GMT)

Medical Marijuana Resource UnitedPatientsGroup.com Adds New Naturopathic Medicine Page
As more patients turn to UnitedPatientsGroup.com for trustworthy information about medical marijuana and alternative pain medicine, the reputable website extends its reach with the addition of a new Naturopathic Medicine page. (PRWeb March 30, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Na (Sat, 30 Mar 2013 00:33:42 -0700)

Medical Marijuana Resource UnitedPatientsGroup.com Adds New Naturopathic Medicine Page
As more patients turn to UnitedPatientsGroup.com for trustworthy information about medical marijuana and alternative pain medicine , the reputable website extends its reach with the addition of a new Naturopathic Medicine page.San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2013 Patients looking for guidance about alternative medicine to treat pain and other symptoms related to a range of ailments now have ... (Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:52:17 GMT)

Security Tight At Wildlife Parks After Rhino Poaching Tip Off
Wildlife parks in south-east England are on high-alert after a tip off about a plot to hunt rhinos. Poachers in Africa regularly shoot rhinos to... (Sat, 30 Mar 2013 19:20:37 GMT)

Himalaya, India's booming herbal healthcare company
Its raw materials are plants and it bases its products on texts dating back millennia, but don't dare call India's biggest herbal healthcare group a maker of "alternative medicine". (Sat, 30 Mar 2013 23:10:27 -0700)

Minding Our Elders: Mayo Clinic book offers advice on integrated medicine
DEAR READERS: While traditional health care saves lives and cures many illnesses, prescription drugs and many surgeries also have risks and limitations. Because of this knowledge, or simply out of the need to take a more active role in their healthcare and that of their elders, many people are using the Internet and other resources to research historic, alternative methods of preventing or ... (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 05:00:13 GMT)

Himalaya, India's booming herbal healthcare company
Its raw materials are plants and it bases its products on texts dating back millennia, but don't dare call India's biggest herbal healthcare group a maker of " alternative medicine ". (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 06:16:35 GMT)

Himalaya, India's booming herbal healthcare company
(MENAFN - AFP) Its raw materials are plants and it bases its products on texts dating back millennia, but don't dare call India's biggest herbal healthcare group a maker of "alternative ... (Sun, 31 Mar 2013 21:34:37 -0700)

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