July 12, 1999
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September 8, 2011 |
Growing numbers of U.S. hospitals, responding to patient demand, are integrating acupuncture, massage therapy and other alternative services into their conventional medical care, a new national survey shows. Forty-two percent of hospitals in the survey said they offer one or more alternative therapies, including meditation, relaxation training, homeopathy and chiropractic care. That's up from 37% of hospitals that said they offered such medical services in 2007. The alternative options are provided mostly in outpatient settings and come primarily in response to patient requests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1994
Established medicine has long been slow to recognize the potential value of unconventional therapies. When acupuncturists from Asia first introduced that technique in this country, they were shunned and reviled by most doctors. Today acupuncture is widely accepted as a means of treating pain and other symptoms. But the current uproar in Washington over how to validate so-called alternative medical therapies gives us concern.
March 15, 1999 |
DR. ROSENFELD'S GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE by Isadore Rosenfeld Soundelux Audio, abridged nonfiction, six cassettes. Length: nine hours. $26.95. Read by Bob Deyan. Available in bookstores or by calling (800) 227-2020. * This is an extremely comprehensive rundown on alternative medicine by a professor of clinical medicine and author of several bestselling books. It is also very negative.
April 19, 1999 |
The emergence of alternative medical practices has changed the way many Americans approach health care. This series by award-winning producer and writer Gail Harris explores how consumers are using such practices alongside conventional care and brings to mind Bill Moyers' 1993 series, "Healing and the Mind."
September 29, 1992 |
As do many HIV-positive people, Elena Monica does all she can to maintain her health and avoid the disease's symptoms. She sees a conventional medical doctor who checks her blood and advises her. But she also undergoes oxygen therapy, an unproven remedy that involves intramuscular injections of pure liquid oxygen. And she practices chiqong , a form of Chinese meditation.
May 1, 2012 |
As if Dr. Paul Offit hasn't made enough enemies already by insisting (correctly) that parents put their kids' health at risk when they refuse to get them vaccinated, now the infectious disease expert appears to be picking a fight with those who believe in alternative therapies like prayer healing and acupuncture. In an essay to be published in Wednesday's edition of the Journal of the American Medical Assn., Offit questions the way the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine doles out its $130-million annual budget.