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Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients'
January 2005
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Letter from the Publisher

Chronic Pain Management
by C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
A premier researcher of pain syndromes has refined an electrotherapy device and also uses biofeedback and autogenic training, nutrition and massage.

The Relationship Between Bone Bruises and Lymphedema After Fracture: A Case Study
by Tanya Crowell, PT
Treatment of lymph tissue and bone bruises are important aspects of healing fractures, as this study shows.

Lyme Disease, Potential Plague of the 21st Century
by Professor Robert W. Bradford and Henry W. Allen
Culminating a series of articles and letters on the subject of Lyme Disease, comes the prospect of plague! Problems with detection and treatment has allowed this imminent health disaster to sneak up on us, but science is catching up with high-resolution microscopy and treatments.

Hormesis: A New System of Medical Practice
by Bill Sardi
After being dismissed for decades this unique concept is gaining the attention of scientists and the medical community again. Such things as heat stress and calorie restriction bring on hormesis and prolong life. A fascinating idea and a real challenge to the pharmaceutical paradigm.

Nutritional Treatment for Detoxification and Recovery from Alcoholism: The Functional/Molecular Medicine Approach
by David A. Arneson, NMD and Angela Pinkhasova, MD (Russia), NMD (Candidate)
The nutritional treatment of alcoholism has proven very successful in the few clinics where it has been used. It's past time for the rest of the medical community and social workers, to bring the treatment of alcoholism into the 21st century.

Of Dirty Bombs & the Health Benefits of Low-Level Radiation and Toxins
by Joseph G. Hattersley
We know that low doses of medicines are usually beneficial while high doses may be harmful. Could this apply to everything in our environment? Read on!

Nutritional Excellence from the Antioxidants, Probiotics, Enzymes, Fiber, and Proteins Packed into Ruby Reds™
by Morton Walker, DPM
Nutritional science just gets better and better — creating new concentrated supplements supplying all the essential nutrients needed for optimum health — especially antioxidants.

Innate Properties of H-Wave Device®, A Small Fiber Stimulator Provides the Basis for a Paradigm Shift of Electro-Therapeutic Treatment of Pain with Increased Functional Restoration Associated with Human Neuropathies: A Hypothesis
by Kenneth Blum, Thomas J.H. Chen & Brian D. Ross
This new device specifically stimulates the small smooth muscle fibers within the lymphatic vessels, producing a rhythmic "milking action," which reduces inflammation and pain.

Estrogen Replacement Therapy: How Much Is Too Much?
by Patrick Friel, BS
A closer look at the estrogen question suggests that there is much more research to be done, especially in regard to bioidentical hormone replacement and the use of laboratory monitoring.


Naturopathic Perspectives
Natural Pain Modulation
by Jason Barker, ND and Chris Meletis, ND

briefed by Jule Klotter

Townsend's New York Observer
New York Passes Bills to Limit Due Process Abuse by the OPMC
by Marcus A. Cohen

Pathways to Healing
Minnesota Offers Holistic CAM Education
by Elaine Zablocki

Literature Review & Commentary
by Alan R. Gaby, MD

Highly Effective Treatments for Pain and Fatigue
A Comprehensive Medicine Approach to Migraines
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Health Risks & Environmental Issues
MTBE Heroes
by Rose Marie Williams, MA

Oxygen Homeostasis
The Oxygen View of Pain
by Majid Ali, MD

Chinese Medicine Update
The Treatment of Migraine Headaches with Chinese Medicine
by Bob Flaws, Dipl. Ac & CH, FNAAOM, FRCHM

Phytotherapy Review & Commentary
Phytotherapy for Pain Management in Dysmenorrhea
by Kerry Bone, FNIMH, FNHAA

Psychoneuroimmunoendocrinology Review & Commentary
by Robert A. Anderson, MD

Healing with Homeopathy
Animal Magnetism
by Judyth Reichenberg and Robert Ullman, NDs

Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Warm Needle Acupuncture, Cupping & Sciatica
by Honora Lee Wolfe, Dipl. Ac., Lic. Ac., FNAAOM

Web Page Potpourri
by Marjorie Roswell

Therapeutic Nutrition
Detoxification as a Primary Treatment Modality for Chronic Pain (Part I)
by Gina Nick, PhD

Women's Health Update
Frequently Asked Questions
by Tori Hudson, ND

Nutritional Influences on Illness
The Influence of Caffeine on Pain
by Melvyn R. Werbach, MD


Treating Chronic Pain with Natural Medicine
by Alan R. Gaby, MD


Michael L. Culbert, ScD
by Marcus A. Cohen

In the News

5th International Conference of Integrative and Longevity Medicine

Number of Women Afflicted by Vulvar Pain Underestimated

Royal College of Alternative Medicine Seeks One Million Interdisciplinary Fellows in CAM

Study Shows Innovative Use of Sound as Potential to Relieve Back pain

New Data Suggest Electrical Stimulation Can Defer Total Knee Replacement Surgery in Patients with Osteoarthritis

Pain Free 1-2-3! by Jacob Teitelbaum

Letters to the Editor

Urinary Organic Acid Analysis Article Criticized

Vitamin C and Severe Influenza: A Case Report

Students Need Nurturing Environment

How to Get the Most Out of a Low Carb Diet

Klenner Protocol for MS


Water: for Health, for Healing, for Life and Water Cures: Drugs Kill
by F. Batmanghelidj, MD
review by Jule Klotter

The Spiritual Dimension of Therapeutic Touch
by Dora Kunz with Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN
review by Irene Alleger

Movement for Self-Healing
by Meir Schneider, PhD, LMT
review by Irene Alleger

Surviving Healthcare
by Pamela Armstrong, MPH, MBA
review by Katherine Duff

The Obesity Myth
by Paul Campos

Food and Loathing
by Betsy Lerner
review by Pat Johnson


None this month

. . . the regular features, commentary and opinions we can count on each month from our distinguished columnists.




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