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Alternative Health

Health Promotion and Lifestyle Advice in a General Practice

What Do Patients Think?

Maria Jose Duaso BSc MA RGN
and Philip Cheung BA MA Ed PhD

Background/rationale.   Since 1990 health promotion and lifestyle advice has been integrated in general practice and has been mainly undertaken by practice nurses. However little is known about patients' views of the service provided.

Aromatherapy May Do More Than Soothe Your Spirit

Mon Aug 19, 2002

By Randy Dotinga
HealthScoutNews Reporter

MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthScoutNews) -- Imagine inhaling a certain scent that would help protect your lungs from damage if you found yourself in a smoke-filled room.

A California scientist says his research into the healthy properties of aromas could make that a possiblity one day.

FDA Approves Light Therapy for Acne

Mon Aug 19, 2002

WASHINGTON (AP) - Patients with a certain type of acne can soon opt for light therapy to try to clear it up.

The Food and Drug Administration approved a device Monday that emits high-intensity light to help clear up moderate inflammatory acne.

The ClearLight system doesn't work on severe acne or mild cases of pimples but works only on inflammatory acne, which is caused by bacteria, said Neil Ogden, FDA's director of general-surgery devices.

The theory is that the light kills the bacteria inside the pimples.

Feds to Study Chelation Therapy

Wed Aug 7,  2002


WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is beginning a $30 million study to determine once and for all whether chelation therapy offers any benefit for sufferers of heart disease.

Chelation therapy is the main treatment for lead poisoning. A manmade amino acid called EDTA is seeped into patients' blood, through a vein, to sop up the toxic metal so it can be excreted in urine.

A Brief History of RR Rife


Imagine, for a moment hat you have spent more than two decades in painfully laborious research...that you have discovered an incredibly simple, electronic approach to curing literally every disease on the planet caused by viruses and bacteria. Indeed, it is a discovery that would end the pain and suffering of countless millions and change life on Earth forever. Certainly, the medical world would rush to embrace you with every imaginable accolade and financial reward imaginable. You would think so, wouldn't you?



"Alternative Medicine" is defined as any protocol, action, or therapy that isn't "drugs….radiation….. or surgery oriented." Alternative Medicine is defined as “removing the cause”  in a cost effective Way…Conventional medicine is “treating the symptoms” with drugs, radiation Or surgery and is a choice of Poison….Burn and Cut procedure which causes Great  and unnecessary suffering.

Wrongfully named? Yes.

Niacin Therapy Aids Type II Diabetics

Wed Jul 24, 2002

WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthScoutNews) -- Low doses of extended-release niacin may help treat lipid abnormalities in people with Type II diabetes.

That's the conclusion of a study in the latest issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. It included 148 people with Type II diabetes.

Acupuncture During Labor Lowers Need for Pain Meds

Wed Jul 24, 2002

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who receive acupuncture during labor may be less likely to ask for an epidural to relieve their pain, and may even feel more relaxed, than those who go without the ancient Chinese treatment, Swedish researchers report.

Agneta Ramnero of Orebro University Hospital in Sweden and her colleagues also report that women who received acupuncture did not experience any negative effects from the treatment.