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2008-12-19 11:08:18

Medical acupuncture, which is acupuncture performed by a licensed physician trained at a conventional medical school, is being used increasingly for pain control. Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Acupuncture, a peer-reviewed journal (www.liebertpub.com/acu) and the official journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, is at the forefront of these efforts in the military.The technique developed by Dr. Niemtzow has been so successful that the Air Force will...

2008-12-18 10:55:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical acupuncture, which is acupuncture performed by a licensed physician trained at a conventional medical school, is being used increasingly for pain control. Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Acupuncture, a peer-reviewed journal (www.liebertpub.com/acu) and the official journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, is at the forefront of these efforts in the military. The technique developed by Dr. Niemtzow...

2008-10-01 18:00:10

By JEFF BRUMLEY PART 4OTHER OPTIONS Fighting breast cancer - or any cancer, for that matter - is about employing the best weapons modern medicine has to offer. But there are a growing number of people - including medical experts and survivors - who urge cancer victims to add the arsenal of non-traditional medical and spiritual therapies. In fact, such methods - from acupuncture and yoga to herbal treatments and prayer - can go a long way toward treating the negative side effects of...

2008-09-25 00:00:12

V eterinary science has made great advances in the diagnosis and treatment of lameness and back pain in horses, and there is increasing evidence supporting the use of the ancient art of acupuncture alongside conventional western medicine. The word acupuncture is derived from the Latin Acus meaning needle and punctara meaning puncture. The technique is most commonly recognised as an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and involves piercing the skin with fine needles in order...

2008-09-15 12:00:09

By Michelle Dynes Types of complementary and alternative medicineNaturopathic medicine - Naturopathy supports the body's ability to heal through diet and lifestyle changes. Traditional Chinese medicine - Practitioners believe that disease is the result of disruptions and imbalances. Herbs, meditation, massage and acupuncture attempt to restore order. Mind-body medicine - Practitioners study the interactions among the brain, mind, body and behavior. Alternative and holistic medicine...

2008-08-11 03:00:15

By Olson, Scott A new law that went into effect July 1 says patients no longer need a physician referral before receiving acupuncture treatments. The upshot for a profession that only became legal in the state within the past 10 years is that acupuncturists should benefit from a boost in business. Competition is expected to increase as well, as the favorable conditions could prompt more of them to seek licenses in Indiana. The referral requirement has been a thorn in the side of the...

2008-08-09 03:00:09

By Spira, Alan ABSTRACT Acupuncture is a form of medical care that originated in China; it has evolved and progressed over thousands of years to become one of the most commonly used forms of health care throughout the world. Allopathic (Western) medicine has begun to seriously investigate and to use this system only in the past three decades. Although acupuncture's mechanisms for healing are not fully understood, it helps many conditions. Using acupuncture reduces or eliminates the need for...

2008-07-22 00:00:15

With regard to the article "Doctors warn: Licence to heal is only natural" (July 8), there is no doubt that every measure possible should be taken to ensure patients being treated by complementary therapies are not injured or conned. However, I would like to think the Lincoln branch of the British Medical Association is aware of the significant amount of work that has already taken place with regard to statutory regulation of acupuncture and herbal medicine, which will allow the therapists...

2008-06-24 09:01:45

By DOMINIC LAWSON It's hard to grade nonsense on a scale, but of all forms of medical quackery, psychic surgery must be judged one of the least scrupulous. You might recall the odd television expose of its practitioners - so-called 'surgeons' who appear to be operating on patients with their bare hands, and who seem to be able to remove allegedly diseased tissue without making any incisions. Despite being exposed as hoaxers, 'psychic surgeons' continue to cast their spell over the...

2008-06-16 15:00:07

By KAWANZA NEWSON Connie Ferentz first noticed the pain and numbness in her toes shortly after ending chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer last December. It didn't bother her much during the day, although the pain began to wake her at night. The 58-year-old Glendale nurse knew things would progressively worsen and sought to do something fast. Within a month, Ferentz found herself inside a dimly lighted room in the radiation oncology unit at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital, listening...


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