Exclusive Interview with Dr. Paul Anderson: The FDA and the Fate of Compounded Medicines

compounded medicine

The following is an excerpt of interview with Paul Anderson, ND on the FDA’s recent stance on compounded medicine as published in the Journal of Restorative Medicine, Volume 8, Number 1, 4 January 2019, pp. 1-5(5). The Journal of Restorative Medicine (JRM) recently interviewed Paul Anderson, ND, who is testifyingRead …

Read moreExclusive Interview with Dr. Paul Anderson: The FDA and the Fate of Compounded Medicines

Academy of Integrative Pain Management Makes Painful Decision to Cease Operations

Lenexa, KS, January 29, 2019 – After thirty years as the nation’s leading voice for integrative pain management, the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM) will cease operations and solicit members’ permission to dissolve as an organization in the coming weeks. AIPM’s Board of Directors voted unanimously on January 26Read …

Read moreAcademy of Integrative Pain Management Makes Painful Decision to Cease Operations

Congressional Reps. Judy Chu and Jackie Walorski to Lead Bipartisan Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 29, 2019– The bipartisan Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus has been registered with two new co-chairs at the helm for the 116th Congress. Representative Judy Chu (CA-21st) will serve as the Democratic leader with Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-2nd) as the Republican leader, replacing former Caucus co-chairsRead …

Read moreCongressional Reps. Judy Chu and Jackie Walorski to Lead Bipartisan Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus

ACT NOW! IHPC Call to Comment on HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force

Want your voice heard about integrative pain management? The Pain Management Best Practices Interagency Task Force issued its draft report in late Dec. 2018. The comment period is open for the next 90 days, until March 28, 2019. The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force), in aRead …

Read moreACT NOW! IHPC Call to Comment on HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force

Effectiveness of Prescription CBD for Epilepsy May Wane in a Quarter of Patients

Prescription CBD for Epilepsy

Approximately 25 percent of drug-resistant epilepsy patients taking cannabidiol (CBD) developed a tolerance to the treatment, researchers said at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting taking place Nov.30 – Dec. 4, 2018. The findings suggest that that the effectiveness of the CBD drug might wane in the long term forRead …

Read moreEffectiveness of Prescription CBD for Epilepsy May Wane in a Quarter of Patients

Two Myth Busting Studies: Health Risks of Sitting & the Benefits of Short-Burst High Intensity Exercise

health risks of sitting

In recent years, every major news outlet, and even medical journals, reported that the health risks of sitting at a desk for 8 hours were equal to smoking. It was a bold statement. The news spread faster than office gossip, prompting office workers to switch to adjustable desks that allowRead …

Read moreTwo Myth Busting Studies: Health Risks of Sitting & the Benefits of Short-Burst High Intensity Exercise

Special Report: Dramatic Progress in Integrative Care for Veterans

Integrative Care for Veterans, Dogs2Vets

Veterans Day is coming up, which drew our attention to some very encouraging and heart-warming studies on integrative care for veterans, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. We feature excerpts of two studies followed by full-text links to each of the 15 studies at the end ofRead …

Read moreSpecial Report: Dramatic Progress in Integrative Care for Veterans

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Spearheads American Pain Association’s Movement for Insurance Companies to Cover Cannabidiol (CBD) (CORRECTION)

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Oct. 16, 2018  — Dr. Sanjay Gupta, President of the American Pain Association (APA)* and a pain management specialist based in Bala Cynwyd, Penn., is leading the push for insurance companies to cover cannabidiol (CBD) products for the treatment of pain and Opioid Use Disorder. Simply put,Read …

Read moreDr. Sanjay Gupta Spearheads American Pain Association’s Movement for Insurance Companies to Cover Cannabidiol (CBD) (CORRECTION)

New Study Shows that Higher Omega-3 Blood Levels Improve Cognitive Function in Older Adults

Omega-3

A new study published in Nutrients shows that higher blood levels of the long-chain Omega-3 EPA and DHA are associated with cognitive benefits in older adults. In this study, researchers from the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study examined the prospective associations of omega-3 and omega-6 levels in red blood cells (RBCs) withRead …

Read moreNew Study Shows that Higher Omega-3 Blood Levels Improve Cognitive Function in Older Adults

Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day

With the more than 60,000 preventable deaths per year due to opioids in this country, the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession needs to work together to get the necessary visibility of providing acupuncture solutions to the crisis. An easy way to elevate acupuncture to the status it deserves forRead …

Read moreTop Ten Ways to Celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day