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Piper, B.J., DeKeuster, R. M., Beals, M.L., Cobb, C. M., Burchman, C. A., Perkinson, L., Lynn, S. T., Nichols, S. D., & Abess, A. T. (2017). Substitution of medical cannabis for pharmaceutical agents for pain, anxiety, and sleep.  Journal of Psychopharmacology.  (31:5), pp. 569 – 575.  Abstract A prior epidemiological study identified a reduction in opioid overdose deaths in US …

Integrative Medicine and Health 2016

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CWL  attended the 2016 Integrative Medicine and Health Conference convened by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH). We hold all sorts of information at your disposal if you are a CWL member, posters, vendors flyers, videos of conference and podcasts, slides… The mission of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (The Consortium) is to advance the …

Managing the health of the elite athlete: a new integrated performance health management and coaching model

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Abstract Elite athletes endeavour to train and compete even when ill or injured. Their motivation may be intrinsic or due to coach and team pressures. The sports medicine physician plays an important role to risk-manage the health of the competing athlete in partnership with the coach and other members of the support team. The sports medicine physician needs to strike …

Rise in Alternative Medicine in Professional Sports

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Rise in Alternative Medicine in Professional Sports Athletes that Practice Yoga and Acupuncture Over the past decade, there has been a significant shift in the sporting industry’s perception of alternative medicine. Within such a competitive occupation, it comes as no surprise that athletes are desperate for ways to improve and prolong their performance. Aside from the obvious increase in flexibility, …

Art Therapy for Patients

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Art Therapy for Patients Art therapy has been used in a variety of clinical settings and populations. The idea of pairing therapeutic techniques with the creative process was first introduced in the early 1930s. Although art therapy’s medical benefits are still being examined and understood, patients have noted the effect on variety of illnesses ranging from fatigue, to pain and …

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The “Hidden Mainstream” of American Medicine

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A recent National Health Interview Survey reports that in the past two years, 38% of Americans used Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). CAM can be defined as diverse medical and health care products, practices and systems that are not typically considered conventional medicine. National interest in complementary and alternative medicine is increasing. The recent surge of interest in CAM has …

Three Must-Follow Wellness/ Alternative Twitter Accounts

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Three Must-Follow Wellness/ Alternative Twitter Accounts @aboutcathy Cathy Wong is commonly referred to as the “Alternative Medicine Expert” of about.com. Whether you’re an avid alternative medicine expert or someone interested in the holistic wellness approach, Wong is an authority worth reading. Cathy is regularly featured as a guest expert for magazines, radio, web TV series, and health and wellness blogs. …

Can Acupuncture Benefit Stroke Recovery?

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Can Acupuncture Benefit Stroke Recovery? Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key practice in traditional Chinese medicine, whose goal is to balance the flow of internal energy in the body. As a practice, acupuncture involves the insertion and manipulation of fine needles to designated points along the body. The manipulation applies heat, pressure, and other treatments to …

Becoming an Advocate: the Opportunity to Deepen Relationships with Healthcare Providers

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Becoming an Advocate: the Opportunity to Deepen Relationships with Healthcare Providers ‘They don’t ask, I don’t tell” A 2011 study from the Institute of Medicine confirmed that approximately 100 million American adults suffer from chronic pain. Pain relief expenditures currently equate to $560 to $635 billion in incremental healthcare and lost productivity. This means that pain is a more expensive …

Natural Product Discoveries Sweep Nobel Prize in Medicine

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Natural Product Discoveries Sweep Nobel Prize in Medicine   On October 5, 2015 Drs. Youyou Tu, William Campbell, and Satoshi Oumura received the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of the natural products Avermectin and Artemisinin. As stated by the Nobel Committee of the Karolinkska Institute in Stockholm, “ [their drug therapies] have revolutionized the treatment …