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Covers all topics related to complimentary and alternative medicine, with particular focus on health psychology and behavioral medicine related topics.

Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc.

Acupuncture’s Molecular Effects Pinned Down

Scientists have taken another important step toward understanding just how sticking needles into the body can ease pain. In a paper published online May 30 in Nature Neuroscience, a team at the University of Rochester Medical Center identifies the molecule adenosine as a central player in parlaying some of the effects of acupuncture in the […]

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Young Patients With Chronic Illnesses Find Relief From Acupuncture

Doctors at Rush University Medical Center are offering pediatric patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses acupuncture therapy to help ease the pain and negative side effects like nausea, fatigue, and vomiting caused by chronic health conditions and intensive treatments. The confluence of Chinese and Western medicine at Rush Children’s Hospital is part of a study to […]

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The Use Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine In The United States

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Center for Health Statistics (part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released findings on Americans’ use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The findings are from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an annual in-person survey of Americans regarding their […]

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