Hospital tai chi, and other integrative medicine developments

A hospital announces Tai Chi and Qigong classes and other complementary and alternative medicine news.

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Some Bad CAM Outcomes

Outcomes research looks to the results of a therapy to see whether it works.

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CAM for functional bowel disorders, HIV, and stress management; herbal medicine on "Lost"

Physicians should discuss CAM use and effectiveness with their patients and refer patients if appropriate, concludes one recent study.

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Herbal medicine for diabetes, new CAM survey

A new survey of alternative therapies reveals extensive use; herbal medicine is promoted for sugar control; a skeptic knocks CAM.

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CAM for kidney care, heatstroke

Renal and urology news weighs in with information about CAM therapies for kidney care, the "skeptic" fights on, and someone offers household herbal remedies.

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Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion - Review

"Spirituality is a part of being human, the questions that occur to people at different times and how we answer them ourselves, or who we turn to supply us with those answers are part of who we are as people."

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Washington Post mentions camlawblog in article on massage therapist and CAM credentialing

Jennifer Huget writes a wonderful blog on health care issues for the Washington Post.

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Qigong for cancer care

Health trends include qigong for cancer care with a video by MD Anderson.

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Legal Issues in a Medical Spa or Integrative Care Center: Anti-kickback and Fee-Splitting Concerns - Structuring the Practice

Legal issues involving self-referral, kickbacks and fee-splitting need to be addressed in structuring a medical spa or integrative medicine care center - or even a multidisciplinary clinical health care center or group practice that involves multidisciplinary teams of allied health providers, such as psychologists and nurses.

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Legal Issues in a Medical Spa or Integrative Care Center: Anti-kickback and Fee-Splitting Concerns - The Laws

One of the most important legal concerns when setting up a medical spa or integrative medicine - or even a multidisciplinary health care center or group practice that involves multidisciplinary teams of allied health providers, such as psychologists and nurses, involves self-referral, anti-kickback and fee-splitting.

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Insurance tip for integrative medicine doctors

Medical doctors practicing integrative medicine (incorporating complementary and alternative medical therapies into conventional care) face a number of insurance-related issues.

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California law for non-licensed practitioners and nutritional advice

California law dealing with unlicensed health care providers also addresses a topic often neglected: advice involving nutrition.

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Complementary therapies for allergies, Reiki for police

Complementary therapies for allergies, Reiki for police, mindfulness movement, green energy and energy medicine.

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Integrative Pain Medicine book featured in Taiwan

National Taiwan University Library features Integrative pain medicine : the science and practice of complementary and alternative medicine in pain management.

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Integrative practice blog features complementary and alternative medicine law

The Integrator Blog, published by John Weeks, featured our blog in an article about legal issues in complementary and alternative medicine.

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Complementary and alternative medicine doctor urges restraint on energy drinks

Energy drinks can cause a host of health problems, warns one CAM physician.

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Weill-trained integrative medicine doc joins LMH

Physician graduates of Andrew Weill's Program in Integrative Medicine are making their way out into the world of conventional as well as integrative care.

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CAM can help with hospital stays

A psychiatrist and neurologist writes that complementary and alternative medicine can help with hospital stays.

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Integrative medicine expert offers course on the business of spas

Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD, my co-author on "The Practice of Integrative Medicine: A Legal and Operational Guide," is offering a course on spa business issues.

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Legal issues involving medical directors of spas

The California medical board has made an interesting statement about a physician serving as medical director of a spa.

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Complementary and alternative medicine legal advice

We get so many calls about legal advice on cases involving complementary and alternative medicine, it is hard to keep up!

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Patient access to complementary and alternative medical treatments

The Access to Medical Treatment Act has been before Congress for more than a decade and was most recently introduced again in 2007.

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Medical licensing and non-licensed healers

Vermont has an interesting way of legally handling non-licensed healers and other complementary and alternative medicine practitioners.

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Humanity's future is a space cruise ship

That is the message of Pixar's new film, Wall-E.

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