Energy Medicine, the New Paradigm to Displace the Medical Establishment
(Natural News) During the past several decades, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is shaping rapidly into a new medical paradigm to displace our now failing and defunct Science Based Medical (SBM) model, which supports the ultra-orthodox and conservative drug-based theory started with the Rockefeller-funded Flexner report in the early 20th century. Among the many non-conventional... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Ghee Healthy? Here ’s What the Science Says
Ghee is a type of clarified butter used in the cuisines of India and the Middle East. Traditionally, it’s made by gently heating cow’s-milk butter until its water content evaporates and its milk solids can be skimmed and strained away, leaving behind only the liquid fat. “Clarified butter is very similar [to ghee], but it’s sometimes made using high heat, whereas ghee is simmered at 100 degrees or less,” says Chandradhar Dwivedi, a distinguished professor emeritus of pharmacology at South Dakota State University. While ghee takes longer to make than some other types of clarified butter, it ret...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical Despotism, the AMA's and Wikipedia's offensive against Chiropractic
(Natural News) “Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Proponents claim that such disorders affect general health via the nervous system, claims which are demonstrably false…. Its foundation is at odds with mainstream medicine, and chiropractic is sustained... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alternative therapies for cancer: Do they do more harm than good?
How many people with cancer use complementary and alternative therapies? And do these interfere with conventional treatments? A new study investigates. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Patch Offers a New Approach for Treating Iron Deficiency
Patch-like wearables are becoming increasingly popular in medtech. The latest device to employ such a design and make medtech headlines is transdermal patch being developed by Fe3 Medical. San Antonio, TX-based Fe3 said its biphasic iontophoretic transdermal technology is for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. The firm announced results from its first human study of the patch-like device. The human study focused on the safety and tolerability of Fe3's iontophoretic transdermal technology designed to bypass ionic resistance build up in the skin. The human study follows a series of successful preclinical studies demons...
Source: MDDI - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Adhesives Source Type: news

New Data to Steer Our Patients Away From Alternative Medicine New Data to Steer Our Patients Away From Alternative Medicine
David Kerr discusses study results that do not support the use of alternative medicine in cancer management.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

A Third of People With Cancer Use Alternative Medicine. Here ’s Why That Could Be Dangerous
About a third of cancer patients use alternative medicine — but many of them don’t tell their doctors, according to a new research letter published in JAMA Oncology. Complementary and alternative therapies are those that people use in addition to or instead of traditional medical care. Out of about 3,100 cancer patients who responded to questions about cancer and complementary therapy use through the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, just over 1,000 reported using one or more of these therapies during the prior year, the research letter says. Of these, about a third said they did not tell their doctors tha...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Source Type: news

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Use High in Cancer Patients
One - third of cancer patients, survivors use CAM; 29.3 percent do not disclose CAM use to their doctor (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Complementary, Alternative Medicine Use High in Cancer Patients
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- One-third of patients with cancer and cancer survivors report using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and many do not disclose use to physicians, according to a research letter published online April 11 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How marijuana affects the body
Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Many Secretly Use Alternative Meds For Cancer
The researchers found that herbal supplements were the most common complementary and alternative therapy used by cancer patients. That’s a concern, they said, because herbal products can interfere with traditional cancer treatments, reducing their effectiveness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Cancer Patients Take Alternative Meds But Don ’ t Tell Their Doctors
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

A third of cancer patients turn to alternative medicine - but many do not tell their doctor
Lead author Nina Sanford, MD, said there should be policies that make it compulsory for doctors to discuss complementary medicines with cancer patients so they can better advise and treat them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Cancer Patients Take Alternative Meds But Don't Tell Their Doctors
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- One out of every three U.S. cancer patients uses alternative or complementary therapies, but many keep that info from their doctors, a new study finds. That's a real concern, the study's lead author said, especially when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

One-third of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine
A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements. UT Southwestern Medical Center's Dr. Nina Sanford made the discovery that's now drawing renewed attention to habits she said cancer patients must disclose during treatment. Dr. Sanford is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology who specializes in and treats cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

One-third of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lots of patients with cancer, cancer survivors use but don't report complementary/alternative medicine therapies
This study used data from a nationwide survey to estimate how many patients with cancer and cancer survivors use complementary and alternative medicines (CAMS) in addition to or instead of conventional therapies, and how many don't disclose that to their physicians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of helichrysum essential oil?
Helichrysum essential oil comes from a plant that grows in many southern European countries. Learn about its possible health benefits and how to use it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Essential oils have potent antibacterial effects comparable to modern antibiotics
(Natural News) Researchers from Kotebe Metropolitan University in Ethiopia found that certain combinations of essential oils exhibited antibacterial effects similar to modern antibiotics. These results were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The team investigated the antibacterial effects of the following essential oils (EO): Blepharis cuspidata Boswellia ogadensis Thymus schimper The efficacy of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Health benefits of olive leaf extract
Research is beginning to show that olive leaf extract may have several potential health benefits. These include lowering blood pressure, improving cholesterol, and reducing the risk of weight gain and type 2 diabetes. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Expectant moms who practice yoga may have an easier birth, study suggests
(Natural News) Pregnant women may find yoga beneficial. A study suggests that prenatal yoga can help reduce labor pain and potentially improve birth outcomes. It is also a safe and easy-to-learn mind-body therapy. Published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, the study looked at the effectiveness of prenatal yoga exercises in alleviating labor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why people believe the Earth is flat and we should listen to anti-vaxxers | Elfy Scott
Science communication has lost its sense of empathy and misunderstands how fear can alter a person ’s belief systemThe internet, as we are all patently aware by this point, is awash with some incredible nonsense. In recent years, some of that nonsense has managed to gain a disturbing amount of traction: the anti-vaxxer movement, a religious belief in alternative medicine, the flat Earth theory, and even astrology have all experienced a tremendous surge of interest and support in online spheres.Inevitably, this means that these belief systems have become all the more apparent in our real-world social interactions and ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Elfy Scott Tags: Science Alternative medicine Health & wellbeing Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of marshmallow root?
Marshmallow root, Althaea officinalis, has a long history of use in traditional medicine, especially for coughs and digestive issues. In this article, we look at both the evidence behind the health benefits of marshmallow root and its possible side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does science say about the effects of meditation?
In this Spotlight feature, we look at the benefits of practicing meditation or mindfulness, and we weigh up some of the potential unwanted effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Director of FDA ’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Janet Woodcock, M.D. and Director of FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Peter Marks, M.D. on Expanded Access –Looking Forward
Helping to facilitate access to promising medicines for patients with serious or immediately life-threatening diseases or conditions when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available is a high priority for the FDA. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Director of FDA ’ s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Janet Woodcock, M.D. and Director of FDA ’ s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Peter Marks, M.D. on Expanded Access – Looking Forward
Helping to facilitate access to promising medicines for patients with serious or immediately life-threatening diseases or conditions when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available is a high priority for the FDA. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about cupping therapy
Cupping therapy involves placing cups on the body and creating suction. Benefits include pain relief and sports recovery. There are also some potential side effects, such as nausea and headaches. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Colloidal silver: Does it work and is it safe?
Colloidal silver is a popular home remedy, and people use it to treat or prevent a range of health issues. However, the solution may not be safe to ingest, and it can have serious side effects. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Why acupuncture may be the best option for people trying to quit smoking
(Natural News) Quitting smoking may be challenging because of the addictive nicotine content in tobaccos, but it can be made easier with natural therapies like acupuncture. A study published in the journal Chest found that acupuncture safely and effectively helps people quit tobacco smoking. This alternative therapy, which is a form of traditional Chinese medicine, is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endometriosis Awareness Month
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.  Endometriosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. It is estimated that up to 10% of women have endometriosis (Ozkan 2008).   Endometriosis can cause infertility and for women with subfertility the prevalence rate ranges from 25% to 40% (Ozkan 2008). Endometriosis frequently presents with the symptom of pain (Barlow 1993) including dysmenorrhoea (painful periods), dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse), and pelvic or abdominal pain.  We invited Edgardo Somigliana, MD-PhD (Dept Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Universit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can CBD help you lose weight?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound that comes from the cannabis plant. Some people claim that it can aid weight loss by supressing appetite and burning fat. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hand pressure points: Everything you need to know
There are several pressure points on the hands that reflexologists believe are linked to other parts of the body. Learn more about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Do Gummy Vitamins Work? Here ’s What Experts Say
Gummy vitamins are increasingly popular—and not just for kids. By some estimates, adults now comprise up to 80% of the gummy vitamin market. “Pill fatigue” is one factor driving grownups toward gummies. If you have to take multiple supplements every day—and especially if you have problems swallowing capsules or tablets—gummies can make that chore easier (and tastier), finds a 2017 report from the AARP. But do gummy vitamins work the same as ordinary supplements? “It’s a lot harder to make a good gummy than it is to make a tablet or capsule,” says Dr. Tod Cooperman, president ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally high blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Researchers from the Middle East found that a species of hawthorn can be used to manage blood sugar levels. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they identified Crete hawthorn (Crataegus azarolus), a plant native to the Mediterranean Basin, to have anti-hyperglycemic properties – that is, the ability to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Margaret Thatcher: PM sent alternative medicines by Cartland
Romance novelist Barbara Cartland sent her alternative medicine, newly released files reveal. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Health benefits of baking soda and lemon juice
Mixing baking soda with lemon juice has become a popular home remedy for treating several conditions. Here, we examine the scientific evidence for whether this combination can improve the skin, treat heartburn and indigestion, and whiten teeth. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Why do patients turn to the internet for health information?
Lack of trust in physicians, lack of information about biologics, medicine substitutions and the search for alternative therapies are among the reasons patients turn to the internet, a new study shows. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Ankylosing Spondylitis Source Type: news

Global Health: Diagnoses by Horn, Payment in Goats: An African Healer at Work
On a continent wracked with epidemics, millions turn to traditional healers. In rural Uganda, not far from the Ebola zone, an herbalist describes his practice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Alternative and Complementary Medicine Ebola Virus Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome World Health Organization Africa Uganda Traditional Healers Source Type: news

Housecall: What's keeping you from exercising?
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Barriers to fitness: Overcoming common challenges? Sticking to a regular exercise schedule can be challenging. Boredom, embarrassment, lack of motivation or time, and fear of injury can get in the way. What's keeping you from exercising? Try these practical strategies to stay on track. Integrative medicine: Alternative becomes mainstream? Complementary medicine [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

High - Fiber Diet May Help Gut ‘ Microbiome ’ Battle Melanoma
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Uses of methylsulfonylmethane
Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, is a compound that may help with arthritis, joints, and muscle recovery. It is available in certain foods and supplement form. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
Lack of inquiry from providers, fear of disapproval, belief CM is safe among reasons for nondisclosure (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 -- Just one-third of users of biologically based complementary medicine (CM) disclose their use to traditional health care providers, according to a review published online Feb. 7 in Scientific Reports. Hope Foley, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Solving the opioid epidemic naturally: Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to manage pain
(Natural News) America’s opioid epidemic has now become so bad that doctors and patients alike are starting to look more seriously into alternative medicine. As it turns out, there is one promising solution, and it has been around for more than one thousand years. Acupuncture, which is said to have originated in ancient China, is fit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jefferson gets $20M to launch first-of-its kind academic department
Thomas Jefferson University has landed a $20 million grant to launch what it says will be the country ’s first academic department of integrative medicine.  Integrative medicine is an approach that combines elements of conventional and alternative medicine to address the whole person – mind, body and spirit. "This is a historic first," said Dr. Daniel Monti, a Jefferson senior vice-president and director of its Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. "Nowhere to date has a medical school embraces… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

5 Things to Know About CAM and Cancer 5 Things to Know About CAM and Cancer
This article discusses potential interactions between anticancer medications and herbal remedies.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hemp oil benefits list
The potential benefits of hemp oil include improved heart, skin, and brain health. Research is ongoing, and it might uncover additional benefits. Learn more about the benefits of hemp oil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Dr. Mags Portman, HIV Prevention Pioneer, Dies from Mesothelioma at 44
Dr. Mags Portman, a British trailblazer in the fight to prevent and control HIV, died Wednesday after a two-year battle with mesothelioma. She was 44. Portman was lauded for triggering a significant reduction in HIV diagnoses throughout the United Kingdom by her work as a researcher, clinician and outspoken advocate. She earned international acclaim for her work as an HIV consultant at London’s Mortimer Market Centre, a progressive sexual health clinic that made pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) a reality in the U.K. Portman played a key role in the 2014 study at The Royal London Hospital that proved the efficacy of t...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 14, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

My patient swapped chemotherapy for essential oils. Arguing is a fool ’s errand | Ranjana Srivastava
I wish that as an oncologist I could see off quackery through good communication. Unfortunately that doesn ’t work“Tell me why I should have your chemotherapy when I can be healed naturally!”His face is set, his arms defensively squared. His friend carries a pamphlet that features a suspiciously healthy woman with glamorous hair and a glowing complexion. This is the urgent appointment of the day, for whom other patients were hastily shuffled to make room.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ranjana Srivastava Tags: Alternative medicine Cancer Cancer research Medical research Doctors Health Australia news Source Type: news

Why Pilates is a safe and effective intervention for people with chronic kidney disease
(Natural News) People with chronic kidney disease often experience multiple health complications, which may include decreased cardio-respiratory fitness, muscle force, and physical performance — all of which may decrease a patient’s quality of life. In a study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, researchers from Kashan University of Medical Sciences in Iran... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news