Stat!: Do as I Say, Not as I Do?

Percent of general population who reported using “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) in the past year: 63 Percent of older Americans (50+ years) who use CAM and say they’ve never discussed the matter with their health care providers: 60 Percent who say their health care providers have never asked them about CAM use: 40 Percent …

Patients, Doctors and the Elephant in the Room: CAM Use

Over the years, our practice has become increasingly specialized. Of course we continue to provide general dental services, but a large portion of our practice is made up of people with chronic illnesses and dysfunction, who want to see what role their dental and oral conditions might be playing in their health. When we first …

Stat!: Complementary and Alternative Medicine Continues Its Move to the Mainstream

Percent of American adults who use CAM: 38.3 Percent of American children who do: 11.8   Top 10 therapies used: Natural products Deep breathing Meditation Chiropractic and osteopathic Massage Yoga Diet-based therapies Progressive relaxation Guided imagery Homeopathic treatment Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Healthcare, Not Disease-Care

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal published an excellent opinion piece by Deepak Chopra, Dean Ornish, Rustum Roy and Andrew Weil. While we have had occasional bones to pick with these folks, we are really pleased with this call to President Obama to consider the use of holistic therapies and a truly preventive approach …

Video: Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine

As part of the “UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public” series, Beverly Burns of UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine discusses traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, meridians and chi.  

Quick Links: ‘That Viagra for Women Study,’ Saliva Proteins, Chemical Scents & CAM for MS

What’s Wrong with that ‘Viagra for Women’ Study in JAMA? (Jim Edwards’ NRx) Licking Your Wounds: Scientists Isolate Compound in Human Saliva that Speeds Wound Healing (PhysOrg) Fresh Scent May Hide Toxic Secret (Seattle P-I) Exposure to Bad Air Raises Blood Pressure (Science Daily) ‘New Car Smell’ Becoming Less Toxic (CNET News) Complementary and Alternative …