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Discover the best in alternative medicine for cancer

9/13/2012 - First, let's make one thing perfectly clear, conventional (western) medicine does an outstanding job with medical emergencies. When it comes to trauma and (extreme) life-saving intervention techniques or surgical procedures - modern medicine is often times heroic. But, many health experts would agree,...

Australia attempts to enact scientific dictatorship at universities by banishing alternative medicine courses

2/3/2012 - Self-proclaimed advocates of "science-based" medicine are hard at work trying to eliminate government funding for any form of medical education or treatment that is not conventional in nature. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that a new lobbying group of 400 "doctors, medical researchers, and scientists,"...

Part I: Evidence-Based Medicine is Not Exclusive of Alternative Medicine (Opinion)

9/30/2010 - There appears to be a disconnect between what is evidence-based medicine and alternative medical options. The problem is with mainstream medicine and its virtual control over what is considered to be "evidence-based." This is due to the corruption of science that has been perpetrated in the name of...

Part II: Evidence-Based Medicine is Not Exclusive of Alternative Medicine (Opinion)

9/30/2010 - In the first half of this series, we had a discussion of how science is corrupted in modern medical science and why the Food and Drug Administration (government) and Big Pharma use this to keep alternatives from seeing the truth-seeker's eye. The reasons why science is important, nevertheless, were...

Why alternative medicine is winning out against conventional (chemical) medicine

9/1/2010 - Despite bearing the brunt of years of mockery from mainstream medicine, alternative remedies continue to gain in popularity among Americans who actually want to cure their ills and improve their health. According to researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 40 percent of Americans...

Sales of alternative medicine products are booming

6/9/2010 - Sales of alternative medical products are on the rise in spite of -- and perhaps in part because of -- tough economic times. According to a study reported in The Daily Mail, the British alternative medicines market has grown by 18 percent in the past two years, to a yearly value of 213 million...

Join reader action to educate the Associated Press about natural remedies, alternative medicine

11/12/2009 - The Associated Press continues its assault on alternative medicine, led by writer Marilynn Marchione who writes attack pieces on everything under the sun (including the sun itself) related to alternative medicine and natural therapies. The Associated Press continues to publish stories carrying this...

Associated Press declares war on alternative medicine (opinion)

11/7/2009 - The Associated Press has declared war on alternative medicine, publishing a series of stories attacking everything from nutritional therapies to bioidentical hormones. These stories, which are syndicated across thousands of websites around the world, are prefaced with the following highly-opinionated...

Alternative Medicine Soars as Pharmaceuticals Sour

9/17/2009 - For those not familiar with the term, integrative medicine signifies the joining of conventional medical practice with alternative methods utilizing a complementary approach. Due to rapidly growing interest among the general population in treatments other than conventional drugs and surgery, many in...

Benefit from Alternative Medicine and Hypnosis

7/18/2009 - Research shows that more people are using alternative forms of medicine including hypnosis, herbs, massage, self-help groups, acupuncture, and energy healing. Other forms of alternative medicine include mind-body medicine and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Both are based on hypnosis, meditation,...

Many Doctors are Clueless about Alternative Medicine Research

4/21/2009 - It's no secret that Americans are turning to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in droves. In fact, last December the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Center for Health Statistics (part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released...

U.S. Military Personnel Use Alternative Medicine Just Like Everyone Else

3/28/2008 - Members of the U.S. military use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) at approximately the same rate and in the same demographic patterns as the wider U.S. population, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers surveyed 5,000 enrolled...

Government Sponsorship of Alternative Medicine Research

11/6/2007 - The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has added three new Centers of Excellence for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to its centers program. These centers will explore the biological...

After a cancer diagnosis: Crucial questions to consider about chemotherapy vs. naturopathic cancer treatments

4/26/2007 - It is widely known that an increasing number of consumers are turning to alternative medicine for treatment for diseases like cancer, depression, diabetes, heart disease and so on. What are generally not known are the circumstances under which many consumers make this switch from conventional to alternative...

Health freedom action alert: FDA attempting to regulate supplements, herbs and juices as "drugs"

4/11/2007 - When it comes to health freedom, this is the FDA's end game. A new FDA "guidance" document, published on the FDA's website, reveals plans to reclassify virtually all vitamins, supplements, herbs and even vegetable juices as FDA-regulated drugs. Massage oils and massage rocks will be classified as "medical...

Patients rarely discuss alternative medicine with doctors, study finds

2/12/2007 - A majority of Americans age 50 and older use alternative medicines, but don't tell their doctors. That's what a survey by the AARP and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine found. Health experts say that informing your doctor is important to prevent any conflicts between...

Alternative medicine thriving at Cleveland Clinic (because it works)

9/25/2006 - Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine in Broadview Heights, Ohio only attracted a few patients when it opened in 2004, but now the center -- which offers acupuncture, yoga therapy, and other alternatives to conventional medicine -- attracts dozens of patients every week. Dr. Tanya Edwards...

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Use High and Varied in Treating Middle Ear Infection in Israeli Children (press release)

7/7/2006 - Israeli researchers have found that slightly more than half of children admitted to a major treatment facility for acute otitis media have received alternative and complementary therapy. The most common therapy received was various immune boosting national preparations containing Echinacea Purpurea,...

Systems of medicine explained: Conventional, alternative, integrative, complementary and more

5/1/2006 - What's the deal with all the different systems of medicine? And what's the difference between "Western medicine" and "conventional medicine?" Here, you'll find some honest answers. "Conventional medicine" refers to the classic medical training offered through mainstream medical schools. This is a...

Study shows the public is turning to alternative medicine and away from dangerous prescription drugs

4/17/2006 - A study published in April 2005 revealed that more than 70 percent of adults aged 50 or older are now using some form of alternative therapy. This includes medicinal herbs, meditation and chiropractic care. The fact that these people are adopting alternative medicine and using it in their own lives...

Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here's why nearly everyone needs more folate

12/29/2005 - Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid found primarily in leafy green vegetables is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is...

Integrative Medicine journal brings together conventional doctors, naturopaths, nutritionists, chiropractors and others in the healing arts: an interview with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno

4/23/2005 - Dr. Pizzorno: Two years ago I became the editor of a new journal called Integrative Medicine, A Clinician's Journal, and what I've done with this journal is create a resource for clinicians, although it can also be read by the educated layperson, and on my board, my editorial board, I have medical doctors,...

Alternative medicine is often practiced with the limited mindset of conventional medicine

3/7/2005 - You may be surprised to learn that as much as prescription drugs are now being shown to be dangerous for human health, there's also a big problem in the way people turn to alternative medicines such as Chinese herbs, Western herbs, nutritional supplements and superfood supplements. And that problem...

How the care of naturopathic physicians differs from that of conventional doctors: an interview with Dr. Joseph Pizzorno

2/8/2005 - Mike: For our readers who may not be familiar with naturopathic physicians, can you give a brief description of what an ND really is? Dr. Pizzorno: Well, if you think about health care, there are kind of two basic philosophies -- one is kind of the interventionist philosophy seen by conventional...

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