More and more the tide is turning. Everyday more people look to other Health Care systems for answers that the Medical Sick Care system cannot deliver. There’s lots of talk in the media these days about “Alternative” health care. Dr. David Eisenberg of Harvard University defines “Alternative” health care as those disciplines that are not taught at Medical Schools or available in hospitals. This is a pretty good definition but it does raise a communications problem in people’s minds. Read the rest of this entry »
A study in the May 20, 1998 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association finds some very interesting reasons why people are willing to go outside the standard medical sick care system and pay for these services out of their own pocket without benefit of a third party payor. Read the rest of this entry »
A study presented in the September, 1997 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research finds that patients in the study experienced “significant positive changes” in breathing capacity and lung function under chiropractic care. Read the rest of this entry »
Reuters Health news service reports on August 9, 2001 that The Prescription Access Litigation Project (PAL), a Boston advocacy group, announced that it has filed a class action lawsuit against Claritin maker Schering-Plout over deceptive direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising. Read the rest of this entry »
On October 1, 2003, HealthDayNews highlighted research reported at a conference of the European Respiratory Society in Vienna, Austria finds that children who take antibiotics are more likely to develop Allergies and Asthma later in life.
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A study presented at the World Allergy Congress on September 10, 2003 indicates that patients taking antacids may develop food allergies.
Dr. Erika Jensen-Jarolim, professor of medicine and immunology at the University of Vienna, Austria says,”Our hypothesis appears to be right in that digestible proteins may act as food allergens when physiological digestion is hampered [by antacids].” Read the rest of this entry »
The February 2004 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reports that children who spend their first year of life in a household with a pet dog have a lower risk of developing allergies.
Dr. James Gern of the University of Wisconsin-Madison studied 101 children who lived with a dog in the house and 84 who were raised with a cat in the house. In all cases, either the child’s mother or father had allergies or asthma. Read the rest of this entry »
The acupuncture and acupressure system has been utilized with great success by the Chinese for over 5,000 years and by increasing numbers of Americans since the 1970s. This is a system that moves vital energy through the body. Meridian is the name given to each of these energy pathways in the body. There are twelve main meridians Read the rest of this entry »
A study in the January issue of The New England Journal of Medicine indicates that allergy shots given to children to treat their asthma are of little or no value. Dr. N. Franklin Adkinson, of Johns Hopkins University, where the study was undertaken, says, “we didn’t find any statistically significant benefits.”
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