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Acupuncture

Natural medicine is NOT the “alternative” — for most of human history, it was the ONLY medicine

When something is labeled an “alternative,” that means there’s something else that is considered the conventional choice.

Acupuncture Proves Effective ER Painkiller

Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports.

"While acupuncture is widely used by practitioners in community settings for treating pain, it is rarely used in hospital emergency departments," said study lead investigator Marc Cohen. He is a professor in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

The study -- billed as the world's largest randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture in the emergency department -- included 528 patients.

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Natural Remedies for Sciatic Nerve Pain

One of the biggest nerves found in your body is the sciatic nerve. It runs from your lower spine, to your feet, crossing over the buttock. It generates the feeling in your legs and provides both movement and strength.

Breakthrough as Cleveland Clinic begins using Chinese herbal medicine


One of the leading academic and research hospitals in the country has just opened its first Chinese herbal therapy center, a breakthrough in the mainstream advancement of what is commonly referred to as "alternative," or natural, medicine. The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, according to new reports, will now treat patients for pain, indigestion, inflammation and many other chronic health issues using traditional Chinese remedies, affirming the legacy of this holistic approach to healing.

What to expect at your first acupuncture visit


As acupuncture grows in popularity, more and more Americans have questions about the Traditional Chinese Medical system and just what to expect at a typical visit. Even after a visit, patients may leave with more questions than when they came in and confusion or worry about what their acupuncturist is assessing with their different and somewhat peculiar intake and evaluation.

Cleveland hospitals begin to embrace Chinese herbal medicine


The practice of Chinese herbal medicine is currently suppressed in the US, but this is changing as patients call out for alternatives. Herbal medicine is downplayed in America, not because it's ineffective, but because its principles are simply not taught to medical doctors. It's not studied; it's misunderstood. A typical allopathic doctor in America will receive virtually no training in herbal medicine during the decade that he or she spends in higher education. Consequently, mostly all medical doctors lack the basic understanding of how plant constituents heal the body through their unique energetic composition of nutrients and adaptogenic qualities.