Alternative, Integrated, Holistic, Complimentary Vs. Orthodox Medicine History Repeats.

Webster defines orthodox as adhering to what is commonly accepted, customary, or traditional. Today, 36 U.S. teaching hospitals are pushing the orthodox envelope to blend complimentary medicine with traditional care. No longer treated like unwanted relatives, this is the largest growing area of medicine. Hundreds of thousands of scientific studies are published annually, with millions of people receiving such treatments for back and neck pain, common colds, anxiety, depression and even cancer.

Therapies are termed Complementary when used in addition to conventional treatments and Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment. If that isnt sufficiently unclear, either category may include nutritional, holistic, naturopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture, herbal and other forms of medicine. Commonly labeled unconventional or unorthodox by the conservative mainstream, are these approaches valid?

Heart Disease – A Very Real Threat To All Dogs

Heart disease is one of the most frequently seen problems in dogs. Different diseases involving the heart valves or heart muscle can lead to heart failure. Mitral insufficiency is by far the most common type of heart disease seen in dogs.

Mitral insufficiency involves the heart valve that separates chambers in the heart. If this valve becomes diseased and fails to close properly, blood is allowed to flow backward, which reduces blood flow forcing the heart to work harder to keep up with the body’s demand for blood. This over working of the hart eventually leads to premature heart failure.

Acupuncture Clinics – Ancient Wisdom With A Modern Twist

With the ever-increasing popularity of acupuncture as an alternative medicine, it’s shouldn’t be all that surprising to learn acupuncture clinics appear to be popping up in virtually every American city of any size. As a result, receiving treatment that will help restore good health is becoming more and more popular at acupuncture clinics.

Acupuncture clinics are a great place for getting timely diagnosis, treatment and patient care. The patient receives individual care and their case can be discussed, studied and reviewed with a qualified acupuncturist. Appropriate acupuncture points and treatment techniques can be identified that will suit each individual patient.

The Many Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Eczema Healing

Most of us are familiar with apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has been commonly deemed as a “cure all” solution. Apple cider vinegar, or simply known as cider vinegar, is made from cider or apple must, and is often sold unfiltered, with a brownish-yellow color; it often contains mother of vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar ingredients: apple vine, apple cider from wild apples and water extract from herbs. Many who have used apple cider vinegar testifies positive results in bring relief to various health conditions. How can apple cider vinegar help those with eczema?

Firstly, apple cider vinegar is extremely rich is vitamins and minerals which can give the immune system a good boost. A strong immune system is the key to eczema healing. If you have a good immune system, half the battle is won. One of the main vitamin which is extremely beneficial to those with eczema is beta carotene. Apple cider vinegar’s beta-carotene is said to be in a “natural, easy to digest form. Apply cider vinegar is also very rich in potassium which is helpful in easing the effects of allergies. Other immune system boosting vitamins in apple cider vinegar includes amino acids, bioflavonoids and antioxidant.

Study shows the quality-of-life with cancer care, by Douglas Fanning.

Study shows the quality-of-life with cancer care

Palliative care, which helps the gravely ill make the most of the time they have left, provided a surprising bonus for terminal lung cancer patients: More time left to enjoy. The study involved 151 people newly diagnosed with cancer that had spread beyond the lung. All received routine cancer care and about half also got palliative care.

Acne Program – Step 11 Herbal Mixtures To Drink

Herbal combinations are a powerful way to reduce or eliminate acne symptoms. But, using herbal mixtures can sometimes increase acne activity or breakout temporarily. Do not panic, since herbs are a powerful way to cleanse the blood and start the acne healing process.

Here’s an acne herbal tea that you can make. You can also look for this tea in a health food store. Just look at the various tea combinations and check for these ingredients. If you want to make your own, here’s what to buy: