Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure

Acupuncture combined with electronic stimulation can lower rates by as much as 50 percent, according to a new study.

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University Planning to Study Meditation's Effects on Academic Performance

Researchers at Mahariashi University in Iowa are hoping to prove that meditation improves academic performance.

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Can Integrative Medicine be Made Legally Defensible, Ethically Appropriate, and Clinically Responsible?

An on-line video for this talk, recorded recently in Houston, Texas, is now available on the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's Integrative Medicine site.

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Acceptance of Acupuncture Reported

An article published in the Boston Globe announced that "acupuncture has won medical acceptance."

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American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) suggests FDA is Interfering Unlawfully with the Practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine

The AAOM recently released a statement criticizing FDA regulation of herbs.

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National Acupuncture Foundation Reissues "Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine State Laws"

The National Acupuncture Foundation has just re-released the popular Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine State Laws & Regulations book.

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"Meditation Nation," Herald Reports

A North Dakota paper reported on increasing use of meditation under the curious title, "Public pressure forces health-care industry to accept alternative medicine practices."

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Chiropractor Ranked High on List of Professions

According to the February issue of Fast Company, a magazine and website that chronicles how the business world is changing, the chiropractic profession is ranked fourth among the nation's top jobs to pursue in the next five years.

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South Dakota Passes Massage Therapy Licensing Law

On February 25th, 2005 governor Bill Rounds of South Dakota signed a new law that will regulate the state's massage therapy profession.

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CAM Best Evidence

The Institute of Medicine Report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use showcased the best available evidence regarding CAM therapies in its chapter entitled, "State of Emerging Evidence on CAM."

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Minneapolis May Close State Alternative Medicine Office

Minnesota may close the state office that oversees use of complementary and alternative medical therapies by non-licensed practitioners of modalities from ayurveda to energy healing to hypnosis.

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South Carolina Passes New Acupuncture Legislation

The state of South Carolina amended its medical practice statutes by adding the "Acupuncture Act of South Carolina."

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Mental Health Center Awarded Grant for Naturopathic Research

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester in New Hampshire (MHGCM) was awarded a $40,000 grant to develop a program model that uses complementary and alternative medical therapies for the treatment of mental health disorders.

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The Ethics and Liabilities of Touch in Yoga Teaching

As yoga teachers, many of us guide our students through touch regularly as we adjust their poses. But can this ever go too far? Protect yourself and your students by understanding the legal and ethical issues surrounding touching in class.

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Complementary Therapies in Pediatrics: A Legal Perspective

Pediatrics recently published our article on complementary therapies in pediatric care. The article offers a framework for clinical decision-making.

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