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Is it mainstream or alternative? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:26pm A question I get about once a week: "Is your program a kind of alternative medicine?" Our program for control and reversal of coronary plaque using CT heart scans applies an eclectic panel of tools to achieve its goals. We use high-tech methods like lipoprotein analysis and CT heart scans; nutritional supplements like fish oil, vitamin D, ... Read on »
4 Ways to Naturally Stop Chronic Pain by Kar23 Posted Wed 10 Nov 2010 10:31am Stop Pain Naturally!   As a chronic pain sufferer, I know the importance of a successful treatment plan. But, here’s where it gets tricky! Just because I have found an effective treatment program, does not mean that it is necessarily good for my body. Treatments outlined by modern medicine can result in negative side effects that can cause dam ... Read on »
Introduction to CAM - Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:38pm 1 Comment What is CAM? Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a term used to describe a diverse group of healing systems that are not presently considered to be part of mainstream medicine. The goal of conventional medicine is to locate the physical source of a particular disease and then remove it. For example, if a patient has some sort of inf ... Read on »
Alternative Medicine in Medicine by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 14 May 2010 2:03am I spend a fair amount of time researching alternative treatments and supplements, mostly for my son but occasionally for myself or the rest of my family as well. I am always quick to point out to doctors that I have added some supplements to Brayden's diet, and found it quite shocking that they generally don't ask more about it or even note it in ... Read on »
Media release: Decision-making about complementary and alternative medicine by cancer patients: integrative literature review by Anita and Stephen .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 15 Apr 2014 6:41am Open Medicine A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new integrative literature review published today in Open Medicine looks at how patients dealing with cancer make decisions around incorporating complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapies into their treatment. The study appears onl ... Read on »
What Is Traditional Chinese Medicine? by Rev. Dr. Richard B. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 18 Oct 2010 1:06pm Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a comprehensive medical system comprised of a range of traditional therapies including: Acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, herbal medicine, nutrition, tui na massage, and exercises (tai chi and qigong). TCM has ... Read on »
Your Questions About Alternative Medicine Schools by Braxton P. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 17 Aug 2011 2:03pm George asks… I’m really interested in natural health, but what types of career could I have in that field and where would I go to school for training? William asks… Mandy asks… What are some o ... Read on »
Types of Alternative Medicine by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 29 Nov 2009 10:00pm Various types of alternative medicine are designed to promote health, heal the body, and improve overall well being. There are five basic categories in which complementary medicine approaches fall. In some cases, the types overlap, with one approach fitting into two or more categories of alternative and complementary medicine. Therapies th ... Read on »
Get The Facts On Treating Colds and Flu With Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 15 Feb 2010 10:04pm NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine No one looks forward to the cold and flu season. Americans catch an estimated 1 billion colds each year. In fact, the common cold is among the leading reasons for visiting a doctor and for missing school or work. The flu, with its potential complications, ... Read on »
Alternative Medicine - A guide to 8 most popular Complementary medicines Part 4 of 4 by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 5:55pm 1 Comment 1. Reflexology A chinese therapy that manipulates pressure points on the feet and hands which relate to areas of the body. For example pressure on the inside arch of the food can aid back problems. Research suggests there are beneficial results from this therapy with most people who have tried it agree it works. 2. Massage Therapy T ... Read on »