Tuesday 20 March 2012

Minneapolis Star Tribune-Chronic Kidney Disease-Medical Practitioner-Manual Laborers

Military using acupuncture

The military using acupuncture to help treat the new types of trauma that soldiers are suffering. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703561604576150110202228764.html read more..

Dry needling is acupuncture. ALWAYS ask about your medical practitioner's training.

This is a cute little video where a PT and a practitioners of Chinese Medicine/Acupuncturist are discussing whether dry needling is indeed acupuncture and the very large discrepancy in training. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygtOBE_qkZ0 read more..

Can You Work Too Much?

I recently read an article in my local newspaper about manual laborers in Nicaragua who are suffering from an epidemic of kidney failure that has been killing thousands.  (Worked to Death? Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sunday February 19, 2012) Doctors and scientists are struggling to find the cause of this chronic kidney disease that is affecting workers throughout Central America. One theory is that these workers are being exposed to toxic substances in the course of their work.  However, those who are getting sick come . . . ? Read More: Can You Work Too Much? read more..


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