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Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research

Nondrug Pain Management The U.S. military and VA often lead the way for complementary therapies. The referenced article looks at nondrug pain management research for chronic pain. U.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative.Studies report nearly …

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Holistic Health in WNY takes several forms

Holistic Health in Western NY Holistic health seeks to understand root causes of disease as well as address symptoms. It is open to a variety of ways to address them, including traditional Western medicine. It depends on practitioners, communities and individuals to play key roles in health and wellness management. “When you look up the …

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I Tried Gua Sha To Treat My Ankle Injury And This Is What Happened

A Need for Gua Sha? I cried as they carried me off the basketball court, blubbering about how this couldn’t be happening. I had a half marathon in 14 weeks, and a severe ankle injury was not in the plan.  After a month of pain and little-to-no progress, I was willing to do just about …

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Alternative medicine: An opportunity for patients to be seen and heard

Complementary & Alternative Medicine may be coming of age for many patients. I had to fight for my own health and fired many doctors. I had to self-research and be fiercely determined to be heard. … Most of my health need answers came from beyond traditional medicine and was all out of pocket. –Molly Peterson …

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