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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: MedlinePlus

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: MedlinePlus | Health Practices in NZ | Scoop.it
Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:20 AM

American - Medline Plus - reputable source of information. 

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New Finding - Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Lower Back Pain

New Finding - Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Lower Back Pain | Health Practices in NZ | Scoop.it
Acupuncture beats drugs for the treatment of lower back pain according to new studies.

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 20, 2013 4:36 PM

This is an American acupuncturist training site - seems to be a few recent studies reported of acupuncture's effectiveness .  Be careful of bias - they would not be publicising reports that didn't endorse/sell the benefits of acupuncture!. 

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Cancer treatments : Cancer Research UK : CancerHelp UK

Cancer treatments : Cancer Research UK : CancerHelp UK | Health Practices in NZ | Scoop.it
This page has links to our main cancer treatment sections, information about specific cancer drugs and combinations of cancer drugs, as well as treatment information for specific cancers.

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, May 15, 2013 4:32 PM

Information about a range of treatments for various cancers. 

mitch's comment, February 27, 2014 5:07 AM
Question for students: What are the effects on well-being of some of these treatments?
Josie Bower's curator insight, July 1, 2014 4:21 PM

A range of cancer treatments

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Depression - find a way through

Depression - find a way through | Health Practices in NZ | Scoop.it
holding on to hope is essential for getting through

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, May 18, 2013 5:01 AM

A range of information here.  Also see their link to a pamphlet on treatment options:  http://www.depression.org.nz/ContentFiles/Media/PDF/MOH0360%20Fact%20Sheet_16.pdf ;

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Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain: Acupuncture, Marijuana, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Music Therapy, Yoga, Massage

Alternative Treatments for Chronic Pain: Acupuncture, Marijuana, Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Music Therapy, Yoga, Massage | Health Practices in NZ | Scoop.it
If you have chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to medication and surgery, you have a lot of options. Alternative pain treatments that doctors once scoffed at are now standard at many pain centers.

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Rachael Dixon's curator insight, March 16, 2013 12:41 AM

Could be useful if your health condition/circumstance is "pain". 

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Eastern vrs. Western Medicine

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Sophie McLachlan's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:13 AM

Very clear comparison between Western (WSM) and Eastern (CAM, TM) medicine. Helps students to understand the differences between each.

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Types of Treatments | Cancer Society of New Zealand

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mitch's comment, February 27, 2014 5:48 AM
Excellent booklets on each type of treatment explaining the actual practice and side effects/impacts of treatment
Josie Bower's curator insight, July 1, 2014 4:21 PM

Reputable source of information...great PDF pamphlets here...  Comprehensive information.