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Alternative health and alternative medicine describes practices used in place of conventional medical treatments. Complementary medicine describes alternative medicine used in conjunction with conventional medicine.
The term complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an umbrella term for both branches. Alternative medicine includes practices that incorporate spiritual, metaphysical, or religious underpinnings; non-European medical traditions, or newly developed approaches to healing.
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We have talked about acupuncture before. However, it has been some time ago and I wanted to bring this up and add some interesting points.
New studies using Acupuncture
What the researchers said was that of some 570 study participants in the study had less pain than those who received what they called "sham acupuncture." A similar study reported in the British Medical Journal reported similar results. (That study used a combination of acupuncture and an NSAID)
For those not familiar with the term "sham acupuncture" (I was not) it means that study participants received what they "thought" was acupuncture but it was not. The patients were simply unable to determine that needles were being inserted.
If you need more this might be the answer
And, I am the first to recognize that acupuncture is not necessarily an option for everyone and in fact, it is not available in many areas. However, if you suffer from osteoarthritis, you should be aware that there are options available to you.
I think that it would be a rare case where someone would have to take this extra step. However, these clinical studies confirm that it has helped with arthritis problems and for that reason alone, you need to be aware of it.
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JR Rogers is the owner of Synflex America Inc. makers of Syn-flex, a premium glucosamine arthritis formula for humans and household pets.
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