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The Stages of Homeopathic Education Post 3

Alternative Medicine

Finally, our primary educational programs should work to develop community. We need to recognize that to be sustained as healers we need community. Homeopathic practitioners benefit from one another. The frequent use of cooperative learning methodologies can certainly encourage a healthy sense of professional interdependence and encourage the easy transition into existent professional communities.

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The Stages of Homeopathic Education Post 2

Alternative Medicine

Primary education

Primary training involves from a one to four year commitment. There are a number of schools available for this type of training. A wide variety of educational models and school formats exist. There is little unified discussion or agreement on curriculum content, class design, or minimum requirements. And, unfortunately, there is not only very little evaluation of the instructional methodologies, but an almost complete lack of appreciation for the necessity of this in the development of any truly effective school.

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The Stages of Homeopathic Education Post 1

Alternative Medicine

Been to any good seminars lately? Rajan Sankaran? Henne Huddens-Mast? If so, you may feel like there is a large population of practicing homeopaths in the United States.

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What Is a Thallium Stress Test

Alternative Medicine

If you become unusually short of breath or have chest pain while exercising, your doctor may order a thallium stress test. This test determines if you have coronary artery disease by showing which parts of your heart aren’t receiving enough blood. Thallium is the name of a substance that traces blood flow during the test; sestamibi is another commonly used chemical tracer.

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What to do on Vacation

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On the eve of my vacation, and with continued house guests, things have really gone downhill with my nutrition and exercise program.

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Making Penicillin Available to All

Alternative Medicine

Women were instrumental in discovering and perfecting some of our best-known and most effective medicines. This week we learn about the role microbiologist Doctor played in making enough penicillin available to treat patients. 

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Pharmacology

Alternative Medicine

The above-ground portion of E. purpurea contains numerous high- and middle- molecular-weight polysaccharides, including arabinogalactans, as well as cichoric acid, inulin, flavonoids, and caffeic acids. The root is especially rich in caffeic acids, including one known as echinacoside, as well as polyacetylenes, alkylamides, alkaloids, and volatile oils [Bauer et al., 1991; Heinzer et al., 1988; Hobbs, 1989]. Which of these constituents is most biologically active remains a matter of active controversy (see “Mechanism”).

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Detox Foot Pads Help Take Away Toxins

Alternative Medicine

Are detoxifying foot pads effective?

It really depends on who you are asking.

If you inquire with a doctor who is employed in a state health facility, they will inform you that detoxifying foot pads are ineffective.

It makes sense. These people don’t care about anything that originates from the alternative medicine field. The truth is, they don’t believe in any kind of organic products.

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