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2008-09-03 03:00:05

By Tilburt, Jon C Kaptchuk, Ted J Abstract Governments, international agencies and corporations are increasingly investing in traditional herbal medicine research. Yet little literature addresses ethical challenges in this research. In this paper, we apply concepts in a comprehensive ethical framework for clinical research to international traditional herbal medicine research. We examine in detail three key, underappreciated dimensions of the ethical framework in which particularly...

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2008-08-28 15:45:00

Researchers said on Tuesday that one in five Ayurvedic medicines commonly used by followers of the ancient Indian health philosophy were found to contain the metallic poisons lead, mercury or arsenic. The ancient Ayurveda system includes medicines, meditation, exercise and dietary guidelines practiced by millions of adherents on the Indian subcontinent and increasingly in the West. A team from the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center ordered Ayurvedic medicines made...

2008-08-18 18:00:08

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Many academic health centers offer programs that include traditional Chinese treatments or Ayurvedic medicine from India. The University of New Mexico goes beyond that, says management of its new Center for Life. "The uniqueness of our program is that we not only embrace Eastern and Western philosophies, but we try to integrate the traditions of New Mexico," said Dr. Arti Prasad, the center's director. Thus, Native American healers and Hispanic curanderas are invited to...

2008-08-04 09:00:12

By Janet Forgrieve Two decades ago, Sonja Torres was sick. She was sick from the allergies that had plagued her since she was a child, and she was sick of doctors telling her they were just chronic conditions that she would just have to live with and medicate for the rest of her life. So, she started searching for solutions she liked more, first finding acupuncture and later a slew of other alternatives that appealed to her largely because, over time, they worked. As Torres slowly rid...

2008-07-23 03:00:21

By Danielle Mohlman Ancient remedies such as acupuncture and herbs provide the foundation for the Yeh Center of Natural Medicine, which offers an alternative to modern medicine. "When I came to America 28 years ago, I found that there are not many places for natural medicine," said Dr. Timothy Yeh, president and founder of the Upland center. A native of China, Timothy Yeh earned both his M.D. and doctorate of natural medicine in his home country. He has been practicing both natural...

2008-07-17 09:00:19

GUANGZHOU, China, July 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China Medicine Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CHME; "China Medicine" or "the Company"), a leading distributor and developer of ethical and over-the-counter drugs, traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs), nutritional and dietary supplements, medical devices, and medical formulations in the People's Republic of China (PRC), announced today that it obtained a patent from Australia Patent Office for recombinant Aflatoxin Detoxifizyme (rADTZ). The...

2008-07-15 09:00:16

CASTLE ROCK, Colo., July 15, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- When looking for information on alternative or complementary medicine, look no further than AlternativesForHealing.com. Alternatives for Healing is the premier online resource directory for everything from holistic doctors and practitioners, natural products, books, CDs, magazines, workshops and schools, as well as informative articles on such issues as weight loss, cancer, autism, diabetes and more. Whether you are looking for something...

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...

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2008-03-04 11:50:00

Curing cancer with natural products "“ a case for shamans and herb women? Not at all, for many chemotherapies to fight cancer applied in modern medicine are natural products or were developed on the basis of natural substances. Thus, taxanes used in prostate and breast cancer treatment are made from yew trees. The popular periwinkle plant, which grows along the ground of many front yards, is the source of vinca alkaloids that are effective, for example, against malignant lymphomas. The...

2007-05-23 12:00:10

The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, dedicated to advancing patient care through education, evidence-based research and applied integrative medical therapies, today announced that it has added naturopathic treatments to its line of services. The Center is the first university in Southern California to offer naturopathic treatments, which will be administered by Dr. Suzanne Tang, a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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