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2012-06-04 10:23:15

DANVERS, Mass. and BEVERLY, Mass., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pain affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives, and, in the worst cases, diminishes quality of life and livelihood. In fact, pain is a significant health problem affecting more than 100 million people and costing society at least $560-$635 billion annually in both health care and lost productivity costs.* Now research shows that pain patients do better with a comprehensive approach to care that addresses the needs of...

2012-05-31 11:58:10

The American Medical Association's Code of Ethics prohibits physicians from prescribing treatments that they consider to be placebos unless the patients know this and agree to take them anyway. But this policy is not clearly the best way to protect or benefit patients, concludes an The American Medical Association's Code of Ethics prohibits physicians from prescribing treatments that they consider to be placebos unless the patients know this and agree to take them anyway. But this policy is...

2012-05-24 06:28:39

NEW YORK, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, doctors and microbiologists have sent out biopsies, slides, X-rays and other information outside the body for examination. These tests take days to get back and cannot be used immediately or during procedures. Donald Spector, a well-known, serial entrepreneur-inventor and Chairman of New York College of Health Professions, one of the few institutionally accredited schools of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in the nation, is changing the face...

2012-05-24 02:28:16

SOUTH FALLSBURG, N.Y., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neck surgeries can correct bone damage and attempt to correct disc problems; however, with Manning's surgeries over, he's still left with significant soft-tissue damage, says one pain specialist. "There are seven bones in the neck yet six large layers of muscle groups. Most pain is caused by muscle and tendon adhesions where the cells have glued together in a contracted position and even when pain is resolved the soft-tissue injuries are...

2012-05-14 21:21:31

According to a small clinical trial reported by investigators from Japan, acupuncture appears to be associated with improvement of dyspnea (labored breathing) on exertion, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a study published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The management of dyspnea is an important target in the treatment of COPD, a common respiratory disease characterized by irreversible airflow limitation. COPD...

2012-05-10 02:32:04

SOUTH FALLSBURG, N.Y., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthritis is a common diagnosis for pain; however, pain and arthritis are usually separate problems that coexist. The "death sentence" of arthritis as an incurable pain problem is a complete fallacy, says Tom Chi, a/k/a The Pain Whisperer. Medscape approximates 35% of Americans have chronic pain, and 50 million Americans are disabled partially or totally due to chronic pain. Dr. Hugh Rosomoff, MD, then chief of neurology at the...

2012-04-24 23:20:58

Nearly 8 of 10 Americans will experience lower back pain at some time in their lives. Persistent low back pain is a common, incapacitating, costly, and difficult to treat condition. Many patients might benefit significantly from an individualized, multidisciplinary, team-based model of care that includes access to licensed complementary care practitioners (e.g., chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists) in addition to conventional care providers, as demonstrated in a study...

2012-04-24 09:37:29

Team hopes findings will bolster practice´s reputation as a nonpharmacolgical treatment A team of Japanese researchers will reveal study results Monday at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting that show how acupuncture therapy mitigates skeletal muscle loss and holds promise for those seeking improved mobility through muscle rejuvenation. "It is my hope that this study will demonstrate acupuncture's feasibility with regard to improving health among the elderly and medical patients....

2012-04-23 20:58:53

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a new way to deliver long-lasting pain relief through an ancient medical practice. In an article published in the April 23 online edition of Molecular Pain, UNC researchers describe how exploiting the molecular mechanism behind acupuncture resulted in six-day pain relief in animal models. They call this new therapeutic approach PAPupuncture. Principal investigator Mark J. Zylka, PhD, associate professor in the...

2012-03-29 02:23:59

NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What you may not know about Don King, the self-proclaimed "world's greatest promoter," is that he started his career in boxing by putting on a fundraiser to help a cash-starved hospital in Cleveland. After thrilling billions of people around the world with his larger-than-life persona, he is now being honored for his humanitarian efforts over the years by New York College of Health Professions, which will present him with an Honorary Doctorate of...