The “Alternative” Controversy

Originally posted 19 June 2009 There’s been a lot of talk lately about the AP Impact series bashing “alternative medicine”. And it got us to thinking about how this term is kind of a straw man. onlyforward/Flickr Self-proclaimed skeptics like to say there is only medicine: that which works. Everything else, they argue, is non-medicine, …

Health Care Providers Need to Listen

When people first come into our office for biological dental treatment, they’re often happily surprised by how much time we spend just talking with them before even beginning the necessary exams and tests. We do this for a few reasons. For one, it helps us all – patient, dentist and staff – to start establishing …

The “Alternative” Controversy

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the AP Impact series bashing “alternative medicine”. And it got us to thinking about how this term is kind of a straw man.   onlyforward/Flickr Self-proclaimed skeptics like to say there is only medicine: that which works. Everything else, they argue, is non-medicine, and they lump it …

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