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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Perspective & Concern about Chinese Herbal Medicine in America

It is estimated by the World Health Organization that 80% of the world population uses herbal medicine. And as healthcare costs rise and incomes decline, many Americans who are not satisfied with western medicine, have turned to alternative and complementary medicine. The authors of this paper cite how Americans are

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Using a Complementary Herbal Therapy in Heart Failure

Renee P. Meyer, MD; Jody Ciolino, MS; Terrence X. O’Brien, MD, MS, FACC  Abstract Context: Many patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) experience impaired quality of life (QOL) and would be willing to take an additional safe medication to gain QOL improvement. QOL scores provide meaningful patient-based outcomes for CHF

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