Tag: integrative medicine

Can pain be talked away?

The recent Journal of Practical Psychiatry has a paper of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for chronic pain. Basically, they say that there is emotional and psychiatric factors in the patient with chronic […]

Holidays and weight control

Most important: alcohol and weight control Holiday season is certainly time of the year that we easily indulge ourselves with careless eating. And during holidays, eating and drinking do correlate with each […]

Alzheimer’s prevention

Doctors see patients of certain conditions year after year and easily become cautious with themselves on those conditions. Say a cardiologist who looks into blocked coronary artery every day becomes very cautious […]

NSAIDs: not a good drug for many people

What are NSAIDs? Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) include Ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®, Motrin IB®), Naproxen (Naprosyn®, Aleve®), Nabumetone (Relafen®) and COX-2 inhibitor Celecoxib (Celebrex®). What is the problem with it? It’s been shown that there is […]

Vegetarian men and depression

There seems some correlation between these two: vegetarian men and depressive symptoms, based on a study of 9668 adult male. Is there a serious relationship? However the causative relationship is hard to […]

What does a baby want

Parents has to know what the baby wants when they cry. Temperature, hunger, diaper, noise, sleepiness and colic/pain are the common reasons. Most of the time, however, there’s no reason. Simply swinging, […]