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Time To Talk About CAM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH For Immediate Release: Friday, June 6, 2008
According to a national consumer survey conducted by NCCAM and AARP, almost two-thirds of people age 50 or older are using some form of CAM...
PATIENT TIPS FOR DISCUSSING CAM WITH PROVIDERS
-- When completing patient history forms, be sure to include all therapies and treatments you use. Make a list in advance.
-- Tell your health care providers about all therapies or treatments -- including over-the-counter and prescription medicines, as well as herbal and dietary supplements.
-- Take control. Don't wait for your providers to ask about your CAM use.
-- If you are considering a new CAM therapy, ask your health care providers about its safety, effectiveness, and possible interactions with medicines (both prescription and over-the-counter)...
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...product cannot lawfully be labeled "organic", unless the farm has been inspected by an agency authorized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the product meets precise standards. The USDA now owns the word "organic"...
Bio-morphological rationale for laser stimulation of myofascial trigger points and acupuncture points.
by Alex Tatevian DA and Artem Grush MD, Foundation for Research in Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine; Department of Anesthesia, Harvard School of Medicine.
With various means of point stimulation granting comparable effect, the least invasive techniques appear most attractive. We investigated the effect of Low Energy Lasers (LEL) in MTrP and AP stimulation. LEL's are laser devices in which power densities and energy densities of laser beam are lowered to a point where no photo-thermal effects occur, but the photo-osmotic, photo-ionic, and photo-enzymatic effects are still operative. Penetration of a laser beam into tissues falls off at an exponential fashion...
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