Tag Archives: Alternative Medicine

RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Mark Blumenthal on Herbal and Alternative Medicine

American Botanical Council director Mark Blumenthal in the studios of KOOP-FM in Austin, Texas, Friday, June 15, 2012. Photo by Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog. Inset photo below by Tracey Schulz / Rag Radio.Rag Radio:Botanical Council’s Mark Blumenthal discusses … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Mark Blumenthal on Herbal and Alternative Medicine

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Marc Estrin : Acromegaly

Art from the ACLU.ACROMEGALY By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / February 15, 2011 Acronyms, I think, bring out the worst in people. For example, the USAPATRIOT act is not an act for American Patriots as it would appear, … finish reading Marc Estrin : Acromegaly

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David P. Hamilton : My Remission and the Business of American Medicine

Graphic from The Patient’s Doctor.Rheumatoid arthritis, my remission,and the business of American medicine Their deficiencies, spawned by the system’s economic organization, might be more tolerable if doctors didn’t so often act like they had been anointed by God with special … finish reading David P. Hamilton : My Remission and the Business of American Medicine

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Stayin’ Alive : Learning About our Bodies

Apples and oranges: Rats have substantially different physiological systems.Stayin’Alive:What do we know about our bodies,And how do we know it? By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog / February 16, 2009 [Stayin’ Alive is a periodic column on Complementary … finish reading Stayin’ Alive : Learning About our Bodies

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Stayin’ Alive : Managing Osteoarthritis with Complementary and Alternative Medicine

“Skeleton Woman.” Prisma color pencil, watercolor, applique by Lucy MadelineStayin’ Alive:Hanging out in the joints with osteoarthritis By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog / January 19, 2010 [Stayin’ Alive is a new periodic column on Complementary and Alternative … finish reading Stayin’ Alive : Managing Osteoarthritis with Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Stayin’ Alive : Complementary and Alternative Medicine

“Tree of Life,” working design for Stoclet Frieze, Gustav Klimt, 1905/09.Stayin’ Alive:Towards a conscious self-health-care continuum No system of medicine is static, and none has a monopoly on beneficial knowledge or tactics. By Mariann G. Wizard / The Rag Blog … finish reading Stayin’ Alive : Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Real Life Education Through YouTube

Sarah Griffith with her husband, Brian Mclean, and sons Declan, 8, and Bastian, 18 months. Photo: Erik S. Lesser/New York Times.Lights, Camera, Contraction!By Malia Wollan / June 10, 2009 BY her eighth month of pregnancy, Rebecca Sloan, a 35-year-old biologist … finish reading Real Life Education Through YouTube

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Meditation Helps Veterans with PTSD

Dr. David Kearney, standing, a veterans-hospital physician, conducts a mindfulness-based stress-reduction class that uses meditation and yoga techniques to combat chronic pain, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. In front is Stephen Brakus. Photo: Courtney Blethen, Seattle Times.Seattle hospital teaches … finish reading Meditation Helps Veterans with PTSD

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HEALTH : The Homeopathic Crowd Meets Academic Medicine

Echinacea purpurea: Academic studies say it doesn’t work.‘To dismiss alternative medicine too quickly is to miss a central question: What is the role of health care?’By Kent Sepkowitz Few things rankle doctors more than alternative (aka complementary, integrative, holistic, homeopathic, … finish reading HEALTH : The Homeopathic Crowd Meets Academic Medicine

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Emerging from the Drug War Dark Age : A Psychedelic Drug Revival

Alex Grey’s Oversoul.LSD and other psychedelic medicines make a comebackBy Charles Shaw After a 40-year moratorium, credible research for treating illnesses and addictions with psychedelic compounds has made a miraculous comeback. The return flight from Switzerland was a mix of … finish reading Emerging from the Drug War Dark Age : A Psychedelic Drug Revival

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HEALTH : More Good News About Cannabis

Cannabis-linked cell receptor might help prevent colon cancer August 1, 2008 A cannabinoid receptor lying on the surface of cells may help suppress colorectal cancer, say U.S. researchers. When the receptor is turned off, tumor growth is switched on. Cannabinoids … finish reading HEALTH : More Good News About Cannabis

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