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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...

2006-03-03 11:43:33

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In places as far apart as Wales and Australia, about half of the children seen at pediatric hospitals are using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), investigators report. In a second study, British researchers found that children with chronic diseases were three times more likely to use CAM than healthy children. In both studies, reported in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, the researchers found that parents and their children were unlikely...

2006-02-09 09:47:45

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some traditional herbal medicines may -- stress "may" -- relieve the abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation that are the hallmarks of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a comprehensive review of published studies on the topic. There is evidence that some Chinese, Tibetan and Indian herbal medicines "improve global symptoms of IBS," investigators write in the report, published by The Cochrane Library. However, "it is premature to...