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Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
A Randomized, Sham-controlled Trial With Single-blinded Design

by Siu-Man Ng, PhD; Yan-Mun Yiu, PhD
Content is courtesy of Alternative Therapies In Health & Medicine

ABSTRACT

Context: Given that the etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is believed to be multidimensional, interventions generally have been nonspecific and typically produce only mild to moderate effects. In medical practice, treatment for CFS remains largely symptomatic. Preliminary evidence of the efficacy of acupuncture for CFS is available, but the field has lacked high-quality trials.

Objective: The research team conducted the study to determine the efficacy of acupuncture for CFS. read more…

Depression and the Practice of Whole Psychiatry, Part 2

Part 2 of an Interview by Craig Gustafson
This content is courtesy of IMCJ

Dr. Robert J. Hedaya, MD, ABPN, DFAPA, is the developer of the Whole Psychiatry methodology, which offers a comprehensive physiological and psychosocial-spiritual approach to mental health and chronic physical illness.

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Detox Diets, Symptom Relief and Weight Loss with Meal Replacement, Low-calorie Diet

by Jeffrey A. Morrison, MD, CNS; Anita L. Iannucci, PhD
Content is courtesy of IMCJ

Abstract

Context: Recently, detoxification (detox) diets have achieved notoriety in the popular press due to celebrity endorsements and marketing that suggest quick and easy weight loss. Although researchers have done studies to evaluate the weight-loss outcomes of popular diet programs such as Weight Watchers, Atkins, and others, they have performed no outcomes studies to support the weight-loss results that detox diets claim.

Objective: This study intended to evaluate the changes in weight and medical-symptoms scores in participants who adhered to a 4-week, meal replacement–enhanced, low-calorie read more…

Depression and the Practice of Whole Psychiatry

Interview by Craig Gustafson
This content is courtesy of IMCJ

Dr. Robert J. Hedaya, MD, ABPN, DFAPA, is the developer of the Whole Psychiatry methodology, which offers a comprehensive physiological and psychosocial-spiritual approach to mental health and chronic physical illness.

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How a Bad Study Became Big News: The Fish Oil & Prostate Cancer Controversy

Michael T. Murray, ND
Content is courtesy of IMCJ

Can Too Much Fish Oil Increase Prostate Cancer Risk?

According to the talking heads on the nightly news, this is what they would have you believe.

But really, can too much fish oil really contribute to an increase of cancer of the prostate gland? For years we have heard nothing but positive things about Omega-3′s from Fish Oil: Fish oil for better cognitive function, fish oil as an anti-inflammatory for painful arthritis, fish oil and improved cardiovascular health, fish oil and you name it-fill in the blank…fish oil has been nothing read more…

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