Integrative medicine got a boost of greater public awareness — and funding — after a landmark 1993 study. The study showed that one in three Americans had used alternative therapy. In the past decade, large integrative facilities have opened across the country. Examples include Mayo Clinic’s Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and the Duke Center of Integrative Medicine. According to the American Hospital Association, the percentage of U.S. hospitals that offer complementary therapies has more ...Continue Reading →
Protecting your knees while to avoid pain later on
Taking a few small steps toward protecting your knees when you are younger might help you avoid debilitating problems when you get older.
Studies have shown that nearly half of adults will get knee arthritis in at least one knee by age 85. For obese people, the risk is even greater.
“Every time you take a step you apply three times your body weight to the knee,” said Dr. William J. Bryan, an orthopedic ...Continue Reading →
In the October 2004 issue of the peer-reviewed research publication, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), comes a case study of a child with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), who was helped with chiropractic.
The case was of a 5 year old boy who had been diagnosed with ADHD at age 2. The child’s pediatrician prescribed methylphenidate (Ritalin), Adderall, and Haldol for the next 3 years. The combination of drugs was unsuccessful in helping the child.
At age 5 the child was ...Continue Reading →
The Annals of Internal Medicine (of all places) published the results of a survey of 232 people who had arthritis and were under a rheumatologists care. Of those 63% responded to the survey by saying they were using some form of “complementary care” as named by the study. Of those people 31% were using chiropractic. These numbers may themselves be grossly under reported as only 45% of the patients told their doctor about using the other forms of care.
These reported ...Continue Reading →
The above was the headline of a July 1, 2005 story appearing in the Daily News Central from Las Vegas Nevada. A similar report also appeared on the June 30, 2005 WebMD website. The stories reported that a Consumer Reports survey of more than 34,000 of their readers were asked to rank the treatments that worked best for them.
According to those who responded to the survey, hands-on treatments, such as chiropractic, worked better than conventional treatments for such conditions as ...Continue Reading →