Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT), also known as prolotherapy, is an effective, low-cost treatment for treating musculoskeletal problems, and to truly repair overuse injuries. Yet it remains sadly underutilized in the US.
What happens when a naturopathic doctor & his girlfriend get the H1N1 flu? A whole lot of coughing, sneezing, fevering and bed rest, that’s what. Swine flu is nasty, says Dr. Michael Traub, but for most people it’s not likely to be life-threatening.
A physician's words and manner of communicating can be of great help or great harm to patients. Lee Lipsenthal, MD, looks at communication styles that help activate a patient's own innate healing abilities.
The natural products industry has done a poor job of regulating itself thus far, making it difficult for many doctors who are committed to natural medicine to know which products they can trust. An overhaul of the regulatory system is long overdue.
Not all interactions between dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals are negative. In fact, there are many cases in which a nutrient or herb can improve the effect of a drug or reduce drug side effects. Michael Traub, ND, explores some of these beneficial interactions.
Conventional treatment of asthma relies on corticosteroids, Beta-2 agonists, and antibiotics, all of which can have considerable long-term side effects. Naturopathic medicine focuses on identifying and eliminating infectious and allergenic triggers of asthma, and in using various nutrients and herbs to down-regulate the chronic inflammation that characterizes the disease.
For several years, columnist Michael Traub, ND, has been working collaboratively with MDs in the care of women with breast cancer. He describes the naturopathic principles for cancer care and discusses the dynamics of interdisciplinary practice.
The Congressional Caucus on CAM provided holistic health care professionals and their public supporters with an unprecedented opportunity to educate Congress people and their staff, about what natural medicine has to offer.