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2009-12-17 13:57:58

Editorial: Secret remedies 100 years on The medical establishment and politicians must do more to crack down on alternative medicine, argues a senior scientist on bmj.com today. In 1909 the BMA, BMJ and politicians tried to end the marketing of secret remedies by uncovering the secret ingredients of popular products like Turlington's Balsam of Life, Mayr's wonderful stomach remedy, and Green Mountain magic pain remover. Yet, one hundred years on, the response of the medical establishment to...

2009-12-07 08:07:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Boca Raton-based nutraceutical company NutraRx(TM), a division of herbal and homeopathic market leader Native Remedies, today announced a distributor partnership with Emerson Ecologics. A leading provider of products and services to the professional integrative healthcare community for nearly 30 years, Emerson Ecologics will now be carrying the entire NutraRx line, enabling practitioners to save valuable time and money with just one order....

2009-12-01 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the announcement of her diagnosis with Lyme disease in February 2009, actress Parker Posey has kept a low profile about her battle with the illness. Now the actress is revealing something about the state of her health and battle, which ultimately took a decidedly alternative holistic course, while throwing support behind a thought-provoking new documentary which parallels her own experience with the illness, Rethinking Cancer. The new documentary...

2009-11-17 16:59:53

Alternative health remedies are increasingly important in the health care marketplace. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research explores how consumers choose among the many available remedies. "Examples of the wide array of health remedy options available to consumers include drugs, supplements, acupuncture, massage therapy, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (to name a few). Such medical pluralism is common in both developed and developing countries and raises the questions:...

2009-04-15 09:25:46

Drugs and radiotherapy given for cancer can cause unpleasant side effects such as nausea and vomiting, mouth sores, dermatitis, and menopausal symptoms. Around a third of patients with cancer use complementary therapies, including homeopathic medicines, to try to reduce these side effects. In a systematic review of randomized controlled trials, Cochrane Researchers examined recent evidence for the safety and effectiveness of homeopathic medicines used in this way. The review included eight...

2008-10-08 09:00:50

Huifeng Bio- Pharmaceutical Technology, a developer and producer of plant extracts and pharmaceutical raw materials for use in pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food production in Xi'an, China, has signed a formal exclusive management agreement with Xi'an Qinba Xintong Medical. The company has previously announced a letter of intent to enter into a contractual arrangement with Qinba. Under the terms of this arrangement, Huifeng will assume operational control of Qinba and will receive a...

2008-09-16 21:00:10

By Pam DeFiglio pdefiglio@@dailyherald.com Karen Kallimani is ready for any allergies her two sons will face this spring. She's armed with homeopathic medicine, which she considers a potent weapon. She uses it for many different health problems. If a workout leaves the Mount Prospect mom sore or her 12- and 14- year-old sons strain muscles in sports, she turns to a homeopathic medicine called arnica for relief. She uses a homeopathic combination remedy made by a company called...

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...

2008-09-07 03:00:06

By Bishop, Felicity L Yardley, Lucy; Lewith, George T Objectives. We analyzed how patients use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and examined how patients' perspectives relate to existing, expertled taxonomies. Methods. We conducted semistructured interviews with 46 people who used CAM in southern England, then performed a qualitative thematic analysis of the interviews. Results. CAM appeared to be used in 4 different ways: as treats, and as alternative, complementary, or...

2008-09-04 15:00:07

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a61609/nbjs_complementar) has announced the addition of the "NBJ's Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Practitioner Supplement Sales Report 2007" report to their offering. A review of the emerging role of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the U.S. and an analysis of markets, trends, competition and strategy in supplement sales through practitioner channels. CAM Report 2007 presents detailed...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.