To Turn Opioid Addiction Around, This Clinic Tries Exercise, Meditation And Acupuncture

To Turn Opioid Addiction Around, This Clinic Tries Exercise, Meditation And Acupuncture

Excerpt  "Kaiser tracked more than 80 patients over a year. It found the group’s ER visits decreased 25 percent. Inpatient admissions and total opioid doses dropped 40 percent.

Bye says the team helps patients taper off opioids and explore the benefits of alternatives like exercise, meditation, acupuncture and mindfulness. “And we found that we've had really good results getting those patients unstuck from the mud, getting them moving and living the life they want to live,”

Family medicine Dr. Heidi Clune says sometimes a  pain prescription can escalate to addiction.  “Our goal with  is to take that patient off that opioid Island and build that bridge, and get them back to functioning with society,” Clune says. " Read more

Natural Treatments For Seasonal Affective Disorder Depression

Natural Treatments For Seasonal Affective Disorder Depression

Excerpt "Seasonal Affective Disorder is an example of how a change in seasons can affect our emotional and physical well-being. Between 4 and 6 percent of the U.S. population suffer from SAD. It is more commonly observed in those who live at high latitudes . Seasonal changes are  more extreme in these regions, supporting the idea that SAD is caused by changes in sunlight availability.  While SAD can occur during summer with symptoms such as weight loss, trouble sleeping and decreased appetite, its winter symptoms tend to be more severe. Winter-time sufferers  can experience fatigue, increased need for sleep, decreased energy levels, weight gain, increase in appetite, difficulty concentrating and increased desire to be alone."  Read More

India's Philanthropist-Surgeon Delivers Cardiac Care Henry Ford-Style

India's Philanthropist-Surgeon Delivers Cardiac Care Henry Ford-Style

$106,000 Heart Surgery Costs $1,500 in India
NPR.org

Read about how this amazing Indian heart surgeon makes surgery affordable for all people in need.   Excerpt  "Devi Shetty says Narayana's profits are poured back into the enterprise, which now has 29 hospitals in India. The volume of surgeries has drawn comparisons to the assembly lines of Henry Ford. It's not something Shetty shies away from: "The is the way forward for the world," he says.  "It's pointless building boutique hospitals where one surgery or two heart surgeries are done in a day. We need to have a few hospitals, but these hospitals should do very large numbers. Then your quality improves, costs go down," he says.  Shetty contends people are entitled to care regardless of how little they earn.   "We do about 30  major heart surgeries a day. And we have never refused a patient because they have no money."  The fees from the rich offset the costs for the poor. Patients with money pay several thousand dollars for open heart surgery. But patients with little money — and little hope of raising any — pay very little. They are 60 percent of the cases.

The head of the charitable trust wing, Lakshmi Mani, says there's no complicated test to determine who's eligible for free surgery.  "One look at them and we can make out: They are poor, they don't have the money. And once we start doubting their credentials, there's no end to it," Mani says."
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Treating PTSD With Acupuncture

Treating PTSD With Acupuncture
PTSDJournal.com

Excerpt "A recent study suggests that acupuncture may be a promising alternative for post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.  PTSD is a physiological disorder characterized by symptoms such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, and depression. The disorder is also known to negatively impact relationships and can lead to drug and alcohol abuse.  The study showed that using acupuncture in conjunction with normal therapy helps alleviate PTSD symptoms. Those that underwent the acupuncture treatment experienced a decrease in depression, improved mental health, andbetter physical well-being."    Read More

 

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Acupuncture Relieves Pain In Emergency Patients, Science Daily

Acupuncture Relieves Pain In Emergency Patients, Science Daily

Excerpt  "The world's largest randomized trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs  The study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term relief for patients. But the trial, conducted in the emergency departments of four hospitals, showed pain management remains a critical issue."    Read More

 

Acupuncture For Depression, AcuTakehealth.com

Acupuncture For Depression

Excerpt  'Since the warmth of summer has been fading into  shorter days, I have had a  influx in patients seeking relief from depression. This isn’t uncommon—each year I see it with the season change. In acupuncture, there are five major organ systems, each of which is connected to an emotion and season. During that season, the corresponding organ is  most vulnerable and the emotion tends to show up more.  Fall is Lung season and the emotion associated is grief.  From an acupuncture perspective, it makes perfect sense that there is a heightened melancholy this time of year."    read more

Westen Doctor Trades Pills For Acupuncture Needles, Acutakehealth.com

Meet A Western Doctor Who Traded Pills For Acupuncture Needles

Excerpt  "Leslie Smith, MD, is a Western-trained physician who prefers acupuncture needles to scalpels and herbs to pharmaceuticals. At her  practice in Chicago, she rarely prescribes medications, relying instead on  modalities from Asian medicine and nutritional counseling. She teaches courses on acupunctur, and on  alternative medicine, to medical students at the University of Illinois ."   read more