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Alternative Medicine Finally Becoming More Mainstream

Alternative Medicine Finally Becoming More Mainstream

  Proponents say integrative and holistic treatments such as acupuncture and diet are finally being recognized and accepted by the traditional medical world. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.healthline.com It is good that more mainstream medical philosophies are starting to see the value of alternative supplements and disciplines for the overall health of the patient If you would like to learn more and are a nurse, then consider becoming a certified holistic nurse #certifiedholisticnurse

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Patience and Prevention: Taking a Holistic Approach to Heart Health

Patience and Prevention: Taking a Holistic Approach to Heart Health

Holistic Nursing and Health Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, accounting for about 25% of all deaths. People who are at risk for the disease or other heart-related issues may wish to take a proactive and holistic approach to their heart health and treatment. Research into preventative strategies has come a long ways in recent decades, so people have access to more knowledge and more ways to stay healthy than ever before. Holistic or integrative medicine is one of the choices that healthcare professionals should know about. Traditional Medicine Heart disease treatment or prevention generally

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Holistic Nursing and Drug Free Options for Back Pain

Holistic Nursing and Drug Free Options for Back Pain

Four Drug-Free Treatment Options for Back Pain Patients Even a minor injury can cause some people to experience intense and persistent back pain. This pain can go down in a few days, or it can have longer-lasting consequences. Other people experience back pain because of poor posture, age, sagging mattresses, or family genetics. Whatever the cause behind your aching back, you want to alleviate the pain, but you might think you don’t have any treatment options besides over-the-counter or prescription pain killers. Actually, you can find a variety of drug-free, relatively low-cost treatments that can reduce your pain and improve

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Why alternative medicine should be integrated into conventional health care

Why alternative medicine should be integrated into conventional health care

  Complementary and alternative medicine could alleviate many of the access problems within primary health care in South Africa’s rural areas if it was fully integrated into the system. Sourced through Scoop.it from: theconversation.com Good article about holistic and alternative practices being incorporated into conventional and western medicine Certified holistic nurses can take advantage of this and utilize their knowledge for their clients If you would like to learn more then please review our Holistic Nursing Program #certifiedholisticnurses

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Holistic nurses seek to promote healing | Nurse.com/News

Holistic nurses seek to promote healing | Nurse.com/News

 Become a Certified Holistic Nurse The Lancaster (Pa.) chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association promotes alternative and complementary healthcare practices. Sourced through Scoop.it from: news.nurse.com A good write up on Holistic Nursing and how it has now entered into the mainstream and represents a whole philosophy towards human healing that includes mind body and spirit. If you would like to become a certified Holistic Nurse, then please review our program.  By completing the required courses, you can become a certified Holistic Nurse and help others with your nursing and holistic knowledge put together.  If the program meets your academic

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Chronic pain patients use alternative care, often don’t tell physician

Chronic pain patients use alternative care, often don’t tell physician

A survey of more than 6,000 patients treated for chronic pain at Kaiser Permanente Northwest between 2009 and 2011 found that nearly 60 percent also saw a chiropractor or acupuncturist. But more than a third treated for acupuncture and more than 40 percent who saw a chiropractor did not tell their primary care physician. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.oregonlive.com While alternative therapies can have multiple benefits, one needs to utilize them carefully and with the coordination of a primary physician and someone trained in holistic medicine. If you would like to become a certified holistic nurse then please review #certifiedholisticnurse

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Most chronic pain patients use alternative therapies, but many don’t tell their doctors

Most chronic pain patients use alternative therapies, but many don’t tell their doctors

More than half of chronic pain patients in a managed care setting reported using chiropractic care or acupuncture or both, but many of these patients didn’t discuss this care with their primary care providers. These study results suggest that better care coordination is needed among patients and physicians. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.sciencedaily.com It is imperative that patients utilizing alternative therapies should let their primary physician know and be on board with these other treatments.  This will maximize both West and Eastern ideas and also prevent any dangerous mixing If you would like to learn more about becoming a Holistic

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Steps for Discussing Alternative Treatments With Your Patients

Steps for Discussing Alternative Treatments With Your Patients

  Steps for Discussing Alternative Treatments With Your Patients Numerous doctors hold to the motto that science comprises the driving force behind a proper understanding of medicine. This attitude in the medical community ultimately leads patients to losing faith and trust in the modern medical community. The situation becomes one where doctors drive their own patients away with the “My way or the highway” approach to healthcare. Fortunately, numerous physicians see the folly of this approach and actively seek to learn more about the alternative medical treatments with which their patients are experimenting. Instead of dismissing a patients efforts as

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Yoga now linked with medicine and fitness, not spirituality

Yoga now linked with medicine and fitness, not spirituality

WASHINGTON: Yoga has become increasingly associated with medicine and fitness and decreasingly associated with spirituality, according to a new US study which examined how the meaning of yoga… Source: articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com Many Eastern practices have been stripped of their spirituality and utilized for their health benefits in the West.  Yoga is no different as many Westerners utilize it for peace and health in their lives This article examines this and how it can benefit you If you are a nurse and would like to become certified in Holistic Nursing, then please review the program #certifiedinholisticnursing

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Eating green leafy vegetables keeps mental abilities sharp

Eating green leafy vegetables keeps mental abilities sharp

Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research. The study also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking vitamin K consumption to slower cognitive decline for the first time. Source: www.sciencedaily.com Are you concerned about cognitive decline, well research has shown that eating more green is better for your mind.  Spinach, Kale, Collards and other Mustard Greens could all help keep a sharper mind. If you are interested in Holistic Nursing Training, then please review the program #holisticnursingtraining