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Don't be scared: New Santa Monica studio aims to take the fear out of acupuncture

In Santa Monica, acupuncture goes mainstream and a gym rolls out a new high intensity interval training class; a new meditation studio in Sherman Oaks offers mindfulness sessions for teens; and a crystal healing workshop is happening in Silver Lake. Here are some well-being options around Los Angeles...
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Quackery has thoroughly infiltrated medical academia in the form of "integrative medicine." So what's worse than Harvard offering an acupuncture course? It might be Duke offering a reflexology and reiki course. The post What’s more quackademic medicine than Harvard’s acupuncture course? Maybe Duke’s reflexology course! appeared first on RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE.
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Medicine Pseudoscience Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking acupuncture Duke Integrative Medicine Duke University featured Harvard University quackademic medicine reflexology Source Type: blogs
Chronic pain affects at least 116 Million U.S. adults at an estimated cost of $650 billion annually in direct medical treatment and lost productivity. Approximately 25%-50% of community-dwelling older adults and 45%-80% of nursing home residents have substantial pain. Pain management is commonly medication-based and opioids are still widely used to treat pain. Although opioids may have some benefit for acute pain management, habitual use of these drugs for chronic pain carries many risks. In 2010, a Joint Task Force evaluated pain management in the military and veteran ’s health care and found that there is a paucity...
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Quality Improvement Source Type: research
We present a nonpharmacological treatment for a demented patient who suffered from severe postoperative pain.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion This is the first trial evaluating the effectiveness, safety, and economic efficiency of Chuna manual therapy for frozen shoulder. The results of this trial will serve the basis for the effective use of Chuna manual therapy for pain relief, improvement of range of motion and shoulder joint function with frozen shoulder. Trial registration Clinical Research Information Service Registration Number is KCT0002300. Registered on 6 April 2017.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
PMID: 29461208 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol Source Type: research
Condition:   Healthy Volunteers Interventions:   Device: Genuine acupuncture (A);   Device: Sham acupuncture (B);   Other: Rest Sponsor:   University Hospital, Linkoeping Completed
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Acupuncture is being embraced by patients and doctors as an alternative to powerful painkillers
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Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids
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This study is a prospective, multi-center (DongShin University Gwangju Oriental Hospital, DongShin University Mokpo Oriental Hospital, and KyungHee Korean Medicine Hospital), outcome assessor-blinded, randomized controlled clinical trial with a 1:1 allocation ratio. Participants (n = 60) with a lateral ankle sprain occurring within 1 week of the study will be randomly assigned to either an acupuncture group (n = 10 at each center (totaln = 30)) or an AcuKT group (n = 10 at each center (totaln = 30)). The acupuncture group will receive acupuncture treatment at ST36, ST41, BL60, BL62, KI3, KI6, GB39, and GB40 once per day, 5...
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A couple of weeks ago, I was interviewed by the a reporter from the Georgetown student newsletter about its integrative medicine program. It got me to thinking how delusion that one’s work is science-based can lead to collaborations with New Age “quantum” mystics like Deepak Chopra. "Integrative medicine" doctors engaging in what I like to refer to as quackademic medicine all claim to be "evidence-based" or "science-based." The words apparently do not mean what integrative medicine academics think they mean. The post Quackademic medicine versus being “science-based&rdqu...
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Bad science Cancer Clinical trials Complementary and alternative medicine Integrative medicine Pseudoscience Quackery acupuncture Aviad Haramati Chopra Center Deepak Chopra featured Georgetown University Hakima Amri homeopathy Source Type: blogs
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