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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...

2008-08-09 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...

2008-06-24 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...

2008-06-23 00:00:25

By Rajen M. OSTEOARTHRITIS is a major cause of loss of motion and reduced quality of life especially in the elderly, and more so among the fairer sex. It is the most common form of arthritis and occurs most frequently in the knee. Currently, there is no non-surgical cure for the disease. The focus of treatment is the management of pain and functional limitation. Although patient education, physical therapy, exercise, and weight loss are all an important part of intervention,...

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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2008-04-01 09:30:00

A medical procedure dating back thousands of years was introduced to patients and medical staff for one week in March at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC). The hospital, located near Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is the largest and most modern US military medical facility outside the United States. A limited form of acupuncture, called battlefield acupuncture, was introduced to LRMC doctors who applied the procedure to war- wounded servicemembers and local patients for pain relief, and...

2006-07-05 16:10:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture is effective in relieving osteoarthritis knee pain, new research suggests, but placebo acupuncture appears to also do the job. As reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, acupuncture was 53.1-percent successful in treating symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. However, a sham procedure that looked like acupuncture, but provided no actual benefit, was a close second with a success rate of 51.0 percent. Still, the authors are reluctant to dismiss...

2006-06-16 10:36:10

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture may help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, especially the fatigue and anxiety that often comes with the condition, a new study suggests. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome marked by chronic widespread aches and pains, fatigue and sleep problems, among other symptoms; the cause is unknown, and there are no medications specifically approved for the condition. Instead, treatment usually involves a combination of approaches, such as...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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