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Are Knee Replacements Over-Prescribed

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
According to an article published in the June 2014 issue of the journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism, only 44% of knee replacements were indicated! This means that 56% weren't clearly indicated. You have to ask yourself why this is so. Is it because orthopedists do too many operations because they want the business? Is it because MDs are poorly trained...

Back Pain Management

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Back pain affects most of us at some time in our life. Both mainstream and CAM treatment alternatives are offered and integrative strategies encouraged. The use of infrared light therapy is introduced as a powerful adjunct along with physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, bodywork, imagery, qigong, prolo therapy, ozone, surgery, and much more.            

Back Pain: Initial Treatment

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Back pain is very common and there are many styles of practice that can help get rid of it. It pays to consider a wide range of therapies before choosing a treatment, especially if there is a serious disability. Initial treatment can include ice, DMSO, arnica, arnica, acupuncture, massage, Alexander, Feldenkrais, infrared light therapy are all approaches that...

Blending Mainstream and CAM Treatments with Marc Weill

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Mainstream and CAM independently work together, but there's little integration between the two. Generally, patients keep this a secret from the other group. Being a quarterback to guide the inclusion of whatever is needed works better.        

California Alternative Health Care Bill Passes

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
SB691 protects MDs from medical boards for the practice of CAM. This is a step towards medical freedom for patients. Lines for patient empowerment are discussed and scope of practice are reviewed.      

CAM Practice is Growing

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
As Americans become more skeptical of mainstream medicine, there has been a resurgence of interest both from med students and patients. Surveys have shown a continual trend toward CAM medical practices.      

Camu Camu with Amazon John Easterling

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Clear your mind and brighten your day with this highly nutritious fruit that is indigenous in the Amazon. Its unique profile of unique ingredients helps clear the mind. It is very rich in vitamin C. John suggests possible mechanisms of action.      

Cancer Patients Rely on CAM

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Cancer patients turn to CAM more than half the time, and especially women. The chiasm between mainstream and CAM is limiting. When there is little hope, we instinctively turn to alternative approaches.        

Cancer Prevention

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
The early detection of cancer is often confused with cancer prevention. It is far better to not get cancer than to deal with even the very earliest of cancers. A healthy lifestyle is the most powerful medicine in the universe and it is within our power to pay attention to the style in which we live our lives! We know what causes cancer and it is straightforward...

Cancer Prevention and Options for Treatment

submitted by: admin on 06/19/2016
The definition of cancer means that cancer cells don't die as they are programmed, they lack apoptosis. The reasons for this range from genetic defects to overgrowth of chromosomes. Cancer is believed to be caused by genetic and epigenetic factors that include poor lifestyle, radiation exposure, infections, pollution, and more. The spread of cancer is complicated;...

Chemobrain in Breast Cancer Treatment is Common

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
  A study out of Singapore, published in Annals of Oncology in March of 2012, showed that breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy had symptoms of chemobrain manifested by memory loss, difficulty in decision making and speech problems. Patients were generally not aware they had symptoms because they attributed them to fatigue, anxiety, and mood...

Congress Cuts Medicare Benefits: Is This the Change We Need?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
President Barack Obama's campaign for presidency tag like was that he'd bring us "The Change We Need." He promised there would be no cuts in health care and that we would provide health insurance coverage for millions of more Americans. However, now that the US budget is a huge challenge, he's signed legislation that can cut up to 2% per...

Doctors and Nurses Use CAM More than the Public

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Three of every four US healthcare workers use CAM for prevention. MDs and RNs used CAM services more than their assistants. Thirty eight percent of the US uses CAM services such as supplements, meditation, chiropractic, Pilates, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine. The reasons healthcare workers used CAM was for back, neck, and joint pain. Yet only 1.5% of total...

Essential Oils and Energy Healing with Elizabeth Anne Jones, PhD

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Essential oils have a powerful impact on energetic healing. Kirlian photography shows how the human aura changes in the presence of different oils and has an impact on the energy of our chakras. Examples of the effects of essential oils on chakras is described. Smell, emotion, and memory are stored in the hippocampus and are available through essential oils.             

Fibromyalgia Overview

submitted by: admin on 02/20/2015
This is an introduction to what fibromyalgia is and the challenges we have in making the diagnosis. Mainstream and CAM treatments are reviewed. There is a defect in energy production that can be measured. Management of the pain is straightforward most of the time using infrared light therapy, a balance of rest and exercise, and somatic therapies.            

Garlic Superior to Antibiotics for Common Food-borne Illnesses

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  A compound in garlic, diallyl disulfide, according to an article in the May issue of the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, is more than 100 times more potent than Cipro or erythromycin in food borne illnesses caused by campylobacter, pathogenic E. coli, and listeria infections. There are far more complication from pharmaceutical drugs than from...

Hay Fever Management

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
It can lead to asthma, hives, or angioedema. Causes, mainstream and CAM approaches to management are discussed. Conventional therapies work, but are not the safest and they do have possible significant side effects.            

Health Medicine Center Description

submitted by: admin on 11/18/2018

Health Medicine Forum: Is It Time to Make Health Freedom a Constitutional Right?

submitted by: admin on 07/02/2014
                        Home - Events - Media - Membership - About HMF - Contact Us - Healing Circles                         By Dr. Len Saputo, with Byron Belitsos Neither the Declaration of Independence nor...

How Oncologists Let Their Patients Down

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
There is a turf war between mainstream oncologists and CAM doctors that leads to an adversarial and competitive stance that is not in the patient's best interest. There is enough cancer around, but there aren't enough cures! Integrative oncology is sadly needed, but greed has gotten in the way of working together for the best interest of the patient....