Alternative Medicine 1401 - Alternative Medicine Alert - Jan 01, 2010

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for physicians and researchers interested in complementary and alternative medicine.


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Credit Designation:

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Executive Editor
Russell H. Greenfield, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ

Senior Managing Editor
Paula Cousins

Peer Reviewer
David Kiefer, MD
Clinical Instructor, Family Medicine
University of Washington, Seattle
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona, Tucson
Adjunct Faculty, Bastyr
University, Seattle

Judith L. Balk, MD, MPH, FACOG
Associate Professor
Magee-Women's Hospital
University of Pittsburgh

James C. Scheer, DO, MS
Associate Medical Director
NorthEast Internal & Integrative Medicine Program
Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast
Concord, NC

Nancy Selfridge, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Integrative Medicine Department
Ross University School of Medicine
Freeport, Grand Bahama


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  • Squeezes, No Wheezes? Spinal Manipulation and Asthma
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  • Food Blues: Diet and Depression
  • From Padasana to Pain Relief: Iyengar Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain
  • "Qigong Show" — MQ for Cancer Patients


  • present evidence-based clinical analyses of commonly used alternative therapies
  • make informed, evidence-based recommendations to clinicians about whether to consider using such therapies in practice
  • describe and critique the objectives, methods, results and conclusions of useful, current, peer-reviewed clinical studies in alternative medicine as published in the scientific literature

Financial Disclosure:

Russell H. Greenfield, MD (executive editor), David Kiefer, MD (peer reviewer), Paula Cousins (senior managing editor), Judith L. Balk, MD, MPH, FACOG, James C. Scheer, DO, MS, Nancy Selfridge, MD, (authors), have no financial relationships with companies having ties to the material presented in this continuing education program.

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