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September 25, 2016
To a large degree traditional medicine focuses on the symptoms of fibromyalgia that occur after the knockout blow. The knockout blow is the original traumatic event.
Bergman's wonderful video seems like a much more reasonable approach. Okay, if the person with fibromyalgia has all these symptoms, how do you take care of the CAUSES of the symptoms, rather than just reducing the pain from the symptoms. This makes so much more sense to me. So, by chiropractice adjustments, and adjustments to diet and gut health, Bergman achieves powerful results.
Right from the start
by Laura Laing
July 14, 2012
New chiropractors are well advised to study those with more experience. But you can learn a lot from those who are just starting out of the gate, too.
But of course the Internet is useful in a variety of ways - not the least of which is marketing. "When I was in practice 40 years ago, you had to be listed in the Yellow Pages," Singer says. These days, the advice is different for the 1,000 practices he consults with each year. "Patients don't find you in the Yellow Pages. They find you on the Internet." But this isn't news, right? "You would be surprised at how many established chiropractors have no website or don't know what social media is," notes Nona Djavid, DC. In 2008, she started two businesses: her own practice and MyChiroPractice Inc., a marketing and branding company exclusively for chiropractors.
Alternative treatments: Medicine or not?
by Laura Newcomer
May 15, 2014
You might not think to call a balneotherapist when your face breaks out or a reflexologist when asthma flares. But alternative medical practices, no matter how weird they might seem, are gaining traction.
Technically, "alternative" treatments are used in place of conventional medicine; when used alongside standard medical practices, alternative approaches are referred to as "complementary" medicine. The benefits (or lack of benefits) of alternative therapies are far from clear, since there have been few large-scale randomized clinical trials of them. Still, in 2008, more than 38 percent of American adults said they had used some form of alternative medicine. Here is a guide to some of those treatments:
Healthy Postures For Your Daily Tasks (VIDEO)
by Laura Schocker
June 20, 2011
We all know that sitting hunched over at a desk all day isn't good for the back -- but there are actually a variety of unhealthy postures we may be holding all day without even knowing it.
Turns out, the wrong stance can put stres and tension on the wrong areas of the body, Dr. Perry Wolk-Weiss, a chiropractor, told Daily Connection in this video. And that can cause long-term health problems.
Alternatives to Cymbalta
by Leaftv Editor
April 2, 2018
There are many herbal remedies that can be used as alternatives to the prescription medication Cymbalta. This drug is prescribed for several different reasons, including depression, anxiety disorder, pain from fibromyalgia and diabetic nerve pain.
The herb of choice for treating depression is St. John's Wort. This herb has been used extensively in Europe and has become very popular in the United States in recent decades as well. It is reported to have fewer known side effects than prescription and over-the-counter drugs used for depression. The compound hypericin is present in this herb and is said to be the substance that is responsible for depression relief in St. John's Wort.
Durbin Attack on Supplements Fails Again
by Lee Bechtel
May 24, 2012
The Durbin amendment, # 2127, to S.B.3187 to reauthorize the FDA Prescription Drug and the Medical Device User Fees has failed on the Senate floor.
The Durbin amendment would have heaped yet more reporting requirements on supplement manufacturers with those companies who launched, reformulated, or discontinued supplements having to report those products and any changes within thirty days of the launch, reformulation, or change. What does any of this nonsense have to do with food safety? Absolutely nothing. It's all about making supplements more expensive and less affordable for the average consumer.
Chiropractor brings services to Dominican Republic
by Lee Enterprises
December 28, 2012
A passion for travel and an instinct to help has driven Dr. Lona Cook to Haiti and the Dominican Republic for the second straight year.
Cook is a chiropractor. "A lot of times, people want to know: "Well, as chiropractors, what can you do?" Cook doesn't leave them unimpressed. On her second mission trip to Costa Rica, Cook met a wheelchair-bound man who, after one adjustment, came back the next day with a walker.
There's A Simple Way To Make A Big Dent In California's Drought. Why Aren't Government Officials Promoting It?
by Leighton Woodhouse
April 8, 2015
If just one in ten Southern Californians were to install a greywater system in their home, the state would conserve as much potable water as it expects to generate through the massive $1 billion desalination plant that is about to come online.
So why aren't more state and local government officials encouraging California homeowners to install residential greywater systems as a key part of reducing urban water usage throughout the state?
Study: Placebo or not, acupuncture helps with pain
by Lindsey Tanner
September 10, 2012
Acupuncture gets a thumbs-up for helping relieve pain from chronic headaches, backaches and arthritis in a review of more than two dozen studies - the latest analysis of an often-studied therapy that has as many fans as critics.
Some believe its only powers are a psychological, placebo effect. But some doctors believe even if that's the explanation for acupuncture's effectiveness, there's no reason not to offer it if it makes people feel better. The new analysis examined 29 studies involving almost 18,000 adults. The researchers concluded that the needle remedy worked better than usual pain treatment and slightly better than fake acupuncture. That kind of analysis is not the strongest type of research, but the authors took extra steps including examining raw data from the original studies.
Nearly 1 in 20 US adults over 50 have fake knees
February 10, 2012
Nearly 1 in 20 Americans older than 50 have artificial knees, or more than 4 million people, according to the first national estimate showing how common these replacement joints have become in an aging population.
Doctors know the number of knee replacement operations has surged in the past decade, especially in baby boomers. But until now, there was no good fix on the total number of people living with them.
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