Santa Ana Business Alliance

Here are friends from Santa Ana Business Alliance (a/k/a Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, a/k/a Santa Ana Business Connection).

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BNI Orange County Friends

Here are some friends from Business Networking International (BNI) Orange County.

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FDA on RIFE Technology

The FDA website has a lot of material on use of the RIFE machine, not all easy to find.

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U.S. law blog features camlawblog

The U.S. law blog has ranked the complementary and alternative medicine law blog.

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Overflow attorney and referral for health care law, general corporate, and alternative medicine legal issues

If you are a law firm seeking an attorney for overflow work or a referral for health care law, general corporate, and alternative medicine legal issues, then consider. Continue Reading...
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine / Holistic Health Speaking Legal & Business Issues

Check out the new speaker page on legal and business issues in complementary medicine, holistic health care, alternative medicine and spirituality. Continue Reading...
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Abstracts on legal issues in complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine

For the new year, here is a collection of some abstracts of articles I have authored or co-authored in medical and legal journals on legal issues in complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine. Continue Reading...
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Integrative Pediatrics Council website launched

The Integrative Pediatrics Council launched its website today. Continue Reading...
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Integrative medicine: legally defensible, ethically appropriate, and clinically responsible?

The terms "legally defensible, ethically appropriate, and clinically responsible" describe an aspiration for integrative medicine. Continue Reading...
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Holistic health curriculum offered online

LearningAndLife.com has announced educational and informational online resources.

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Juvan's Health Law Update Features Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine

Juvan's Health Law Update features the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Law Blog and the Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine.

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UK Legal Resources

Having passed the QLTT exam for admission as a solicitor, I'll be collecting UK legal resources.

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Alternative and Complementary Medicine Research and Legal Resources

Alternative medicine legal and research resources are now copiously listed by Georgetown Law Library.

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Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York

The Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of New York is having its annual convention in November in New York City.

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More Integrative Medicine Clinics and Medical Spas

Here is a list of more recent openings from friends and colleagues around the country.

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Resources for Four-Leggeds

Persons interested in luxury feline accommodations will be glad to know of the Blue Cat Farm Spa in New London, New Hampshire.

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MD Anderson Cancer Center Video on Complementary Therapies

MD Anderson has just released a video entitled "Complementary Therapies...What you must ask, and why."

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Healing the Wounds of War

To continue helping populations severely impacted by the devastating effects of war, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) embarks on a new and critical phase of its Healing the Wounds of War (HWW) program.

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New Integrative Pediatrics Blog for the Whole Child

Dr. Lawrence Rosen has just established a new blog dedicated to integrative pediatrics. Well done.

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Online Course for Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine

An on-line course is now available for practitioners of acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine seeking recertification as Diplomates from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

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AMA's Family Medical Guide devotes chapter of book to alternative medicine

The American Medical Association has released a new version of its Family Medical Guide that includes a whole chapter on alternative therapy.

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Institute of Medicine Report Features Ethical Values

The Institute of Medicine's Report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States highlighted five ethical values to be held in balance during clinical decision-making.

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Institute of Medicine Releases Report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use by the American Public

The IOM today released its report on U.S. CAM Use, noting that health care should strive to be both comprehensive and evidence-based and calling for conventional medical treatments and complementary and alternative treatments to be held to the same standards for demonstrating clinical effectiveness.

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CAM, Legal, and Holistic Health Links

Here are some up-to-date links to resources in the CAM, Legal, and Holistic Health community.

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Marginal to Mainstream: Alternative Medicine in America

Stephen E. Straus, MD, Director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, wrote a favorable review of Marginal to Mainstream: Alternative Medicine in America, a new book from my colleague Mary Ruggie, PhD, a sociologist and professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. The review, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, commented: "Readers could also review Cohen's Beyond Complementary Medicine: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Health Care and Health Evolution (University of Michigan Press, 2000) for more insights into the government machinery that is abetting or restraining the movement of CAM from marginal to mainstream."

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Hospital - Complementary Medicine Links

Below are links for hospitals involved in complementary and alternative (integrative) medicine.

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Links - Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Below are links to organizations involved in hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Be sure to read A Question of Time, the novel about hypnotherapy.

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CAM Resources - Professional Associations

Below is a list of names and addresses of (and links for) the major professionals associations representing the major CAM professions (acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, massage therapy, and naturopathy).

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Case Studies of CAM Legal Issues - Online Health Services

Below is a case study of CAM legal issues involving a client seeking to offer online health services. The client, an MD, sought effective consultation for a new, entrepreneurial venture, while controlling legal fees.

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Case Studies of CAM Legal Issues - Wellness Center

Below is a case study of CAM legal issues involving a client seeking to build a wellness center. This business required rapid, effective solutions without excessive cost.

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Legal and Regulatory Resources in Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Medicine

In addition to Articles by Michael and Books by Michael, this section offers articles and books by others on complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine law, regulation, ethics and policy.

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CAM Resources - Journals

This part of the blog will be updated regularly with important links to key players in the CAM field.

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Articles by Michael H. Cohen

Below is a chronological list of articles and book chapters, with links and downloads where publicly available. A list of articles by topic area is available at the Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine.

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Resources for Courses - Intellectual Property Legislation

Intellectual property legislation and other resources are listed and linked below.

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Resources for Courses

Below are further materials for various courses.

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Institute of Medicine Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has convened a Committee on Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by the American Public. The Committee is charged with the following:

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Complementary Medicine: Legal Status of the Non-licensed Provider in the USA

European providers of complementary medicine may be surprised by the formal strictures which their US counterparts face. A major hurdle to holistic practice in the USA is the statutory prohibition against the unlicensed practice of medicine.

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Legal Issues in Complementary and Integrative Medicine: A Guide for the Clinician

Physicians integrating CAM therapies into clinical practice face many legal challenges, including the fact that legal rules governing CAM providers and practices are new and evolving in many cases.

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Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, The FDA, and the NIH

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) presently defines complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as covering "a broad range of healing philosophies (schools of thought), approaches, and therapies that mainstream Western (conventional) medicine does not commonly use, accept, study, understand, or make available.

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Legal Ramifications of Homeopathy

The article addresses four regulatory challenges faced by practitioners of homeopathy.

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Free Complementary, Alternative, Integrative Medicine - Potential Malpractice Liability Quiz

Take this short quiz to assess the extent of your potential malpractice liability regarding counseling clients and patients about use of complementary, alternative, and integrative medical therapies.

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