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In an aging population experieincing the effects of polypharmacy, the need for a holistic method of wound management is particularly important. Our geriatric population experiences surgical wounds, unhealed bedsores and diabetes induced ulcers Finding an intervention that has both a therapeutic effect on the healing process and the ability to kill microbes is of immediate value.
Honey is that intervention. Honey’s antibacterial properties and its effects on wound healing have been thoroughly investigated. Laboratory studies and clinical trials have shown that honey is an effective broad-spectrum antibacterial agent.
Read more about honey’s wound healing properties and how to best incorporate it in treatment regimens by viewing Exploring
Honey for Wound Management (J. Hoyt,
CCAM Research Partners) by visiting
Our Projects page and clicking on
Integrative health care.
Integrative medicine is an approach to health care that puts the patient at the center of the therapeutic process and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that imact that person’s health.
In their 2012 report, Integrative Medicine in America, the Bravewell Collaborative reports that 28% of the healthcare centers they surveyed for their report were using Tai Chi/Qi Gong as a specific lifestyle change intervention. A 2013 study entitled Meditative Movement for Respiratory Function: A Systematic Review finds that meditative movement in the form of tai chi/yoga/qi gong may be beneficial for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) experiencing respiratory difficulty issues.
Read more about qigong practice in Qigong for Daily Health (Alan Uretz, PhD, CCAM Research Partners) by visiting Our Projects page and clicking on Aardvarksfly Press.
Recently, the terms Dry Needling and
Intramuscular Manual Therapy have
been introduced to patient populations
as new treatment options. Are they?
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) communities would contend that Dry Needling and Intramuscular Manual Therapy are terms that describe the practice of trigger point needling, an important therapeutic mainstay of many acupuncture treatments.
Coalition for Safe Acupuncture Practice was formed to provide a process for responding
to current legislative issues that affect the safe practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine generally and impact NCCAOM Licensed Acupuncturists specifically in the United States.
Read more about dry needling and access AOM advocacy materials by visiting Our Projects page and clicking on Coalition for Safe Acupuncture Practice.