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Alternative Health

Warning Issued About Chinese Wolfsbane Remedy

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

Editor’s note: Although this item describes a case in Australia, the information could be valuable to anyone who goes to a Chinese herbal medication practitioner. A preparation prescribed by a Chinese herbal medication practitioner in Melbourne, Australia for back pain resulted in life-threatening heart changes, prompting a team of intensive care and emergency physicians to call for appropriate patient education by practitioners who prescribe complementary medications.

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Alternative Treatments for Fibromyalgia

Posted by Jane Farrell

People who suffer from fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder with symptoms that include musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness, often seek relief from alternative-health practices. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) part of the National Institutes of Health, talks about the research: