Holistic Approach to Pain May help Prevent Drug Deaths in Vulnerable Populations

As integrative practitioners have been saying, a holistic approach to pain is the answer to the opioid crisis, especially for low-income and at-risk patients. A new study give these ideas merit. A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids fromRead …

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Two Multi-Modality Integrative Studies in Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is best described as wear-and-tear arthritis. While difficult to treat, these two articles show promise for integrative therapies that include laser therapy, acupuncture and botanicals. Study One: Treatment of Osteoarthritis With Low-level Laser Therapy, Acupuncture, and Herbal Therapy: A Case Report. Published in

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Addiction Expert: Prescribing Painkillers is Not the Only Option

By Tammy Strickling Medical practitioners are writing millions of prescriptions for drugs such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin, which contain compounds derived from opium—one of the world’s most powerful painkillers— in an effort to relieve Americans of pain after acuter injuries or operations. These powerful opioids – the standard inRead …

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Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ABSTRACT / Given that the etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is believed to be multidimensional, interventions generally have been nonspecific and typically produce only mild to moderate effects. In medical practice, treatment for CFS remains largely symptomatic. Preliminary evidence of the efficacy of acupuncture for CFS is available, butRead …

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Income and Education Linked to Non Use of CAM Therapies

Education and income are tied to reduced awareness and use of alternative medical options, say researchers from San Francisco State University. According to the research led by Adam Burke, professor of Health Education, practices like yoga, acupuncture, natural products and chiropractic medicine are less likely to be pursued among people

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