Alternative Pain Treatment

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A government funded study conducted in Seattle, Washington by the Group Health Research Institute, involving 401 patients, with chronic back pain who were primarily middle-aged women sought to determine if massage or drug therapy was more effective.


A recent review of complementary and alternative therapies in the treatment of depression are quite promising.  A study review of the medical literature, conducted by the American Psychiatric Association’s Task Force on Complementary and Alternative Medicine reported its findings  in the June, 2010  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.   The following is a brief overview of […]


Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans.  The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), report 3.1 million Americans visited acupuncturists in 2007, up from 2.1 million in 2002. Many people use acupuncture for its benefits, because of its apparent safety, compared to other standard treatment modalities. A recent study, reminds us that […]


A University of Michigan survey has determined that 33 % of people with chronic pain reported using alternative and complimentary therapies including chiropractic treatment and acupuncture for pain relief.   Carmen Green, MD, professor of anesthesiology and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan found this treatment approach is attracting people with college education […]