Archive for September, 2007
“Flexion-distraction [FD] involves the use of a specialized table [see photo] that gently distracts or stretches the spine,” says Dr. Arn Strasser from the Center for Chiropractic & Pain Rehabilitation in Portland, Oregon.
OK, but how does it compare to an active trunk exercise (ATE) protocol (see photo below) as performed by physical therapists?
They don’t contain ephedra.
This might seem intuitive, but with supplements you can’t be sure until you test.
Conflicting findings on the effectiveness of acupuncture are often attributed to flaws in study design and methods. The German Acupuncture Trials (GERAC) were intended to demonstrate that it’s possible to design acupuncture studies in accordance with the standards of good clinical practice.
Why do CAM journals publish useless studies?
Case in point. (more…)
Those who read this blog know that one of the main objectives it to provide CAM information as concisely as possible.
Well, I’ve been outdone. Lidie Lajoie gets the award. you can carry it in your pocket.
See what I mean at this pdf.
1/31/07 09:28 JR
A company called TWC Global LLC, Inc. has issued a nationwide recall of Axcil and Desirin, which are marketed as sexual enhancement supplements for men and women, respectfully. (more…)
It has been reported in 3 people. (more…)
MayoClinic.com has posted a video that introduces five basic yoga poses.
It’s about 5 minutes long and worth a look.
1/23/07 21:14 JR
The objective was to determine the effectiveness of a 16-week community-based tai chi program in reducing falls and improving balance. (more…)
Some people with HIV/AIDS, according to an article from Voice of America, say they have “stopped taking ARVs [anti-retroviral medicines] in favor of the cheaper traditional Gundamiti herb, which costs under Z$2 million (about $38 in US dollars) a month.” That’s about half the cost of the ARVs in Zimbabwe.
But does it work? (more…)
A reader adds perspective to the physical vs philosophical value of yoga, so be sure to read the comment.
Dan Charnas has a good article in Yoga Journal where he advises yoga instructors against crossing the line between a physical workout and psychological counseling.
It’s useful for students to consider and applies to other disciplines as well.
Pelargonium is a genus of flowering plants, which includes about 200 species. Extracts have been used to treat respiratory tract and gastrointestinal infections.
Now, more about the allergic reactions to Pelargonium sidoides DC and P. reniforme Curtis, which reportedly have immune modulating properties and antibacterial activity. (more…)
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) offers research training and career development awards for those seeking a career in CAM research. (more…)