Cellphone Use May Cause Stress to the Neck and Cervical Spine
January 28, 2015
A study by Kenneth K. Hansraj, MD, Chief of Spine Surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, reveals that looking down at cellphones in poor posture increases the gravitational pull on the cervical spine, causing harmful stress to the neck.
Self-Applied Acupressure May Improve Constipation Symptoms
December 22, 2014
A recent study conducted by Ryan Abbott, JD, MD, MTOM, and his colleagues at UCLA assessed the efficacy of applying external pressure to the perineum to alleviate constipation symptoms. The study, published in The Journal of General Internal Medicine on November 18, 2014, was featured in both UCLA Newsroom and Medscape.
A Push to Back Traditional Chinese Medicine with More Data
December 19, 2014
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal illustrates the movement embarked upon by researchers in China, Europe, and the U.S. to research centuries-old theories from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) on what makes people sick using modern analytical techniques.
NIH and VA address pain and related conditions in U.S. military personnel
November 24, 2014
Over the next 5 years, the National Institute of Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research and Development Division will fund thirteen research projects to address pain and related conditions in U.S. which affect military personnel, veterans, and their families, with a focus on nondrug approaches.
Common Herbal-Based Anti-Malarial Drug for Asthma Control
October 20, 2014
A new pharmacological discovery by researchers from the National University of Singapore has discovered that artesunate, a common herbal-based anti-malarial drug, may be a more effective way to control asthma than current drugs.
Acupuncture Improves Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Patients
October 20, 2014
A recent study from the Perelman School of Medicine in Pennsylvania shows that electroacupuncture (EA) provides significant quality of life improvements among breast cancer patients taking drugs to prevent recurrence.
Moxibustion May Alleviate Arthritis Knee Pain
September 9, 2014
According to a new study, the TCM therapy of moxibustion may safely relieve pain and improve function for up to 18 weeks among patients with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Acupuncture Reasonable Treatment for Menopausal Hot Flashes
September 9, 2014
A recent study conducted at the Taipei Medical University in Taiwan showed acupuncture to be an effective treatment for women who are experiencing menopausal hot flashes.
Malcolm Taw, M.D. on "The Potential Benefits of Integrative East-West Medicine"
September 8, 2014
A recent publication by the Acoustic Neuroma Association contains an article summary of a presentation given by Malcolm Taw, MD, FACP, at the ANA's National Symposium in Los Angeles, CA in August 2013.
Dangerous Herb-Drug Interactions
August 12, 2014
Researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center published a study in an online issue of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, which showed that St. John’s Wort can be dangerous when taken with many commonly prescribed drugs.
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