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Local resource for alternative medicine in Washington. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to healing practices such as acupuncture, chiropractic medicine, herbal medicine, naturopathy, biofeedback, hypnosis, and homeopathy as well as advice and content on conventional medicine and natural remedies.

Kelly Matthews
(202) 234-7227
2913 Georgia Ave.+ NW
Washington, DC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Sandy Mitchell
(202) 635-2986
2111 Rhode Island Ave. NE
Washington, DC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Myrtle Burge
(202) 607-8184
3240 Jones Court NW
Washington, DC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Tracy Freeman
(202) 237-7000
5225 Wisconsin Avenue+ Northwest+ #402
Washington, DC
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Cathlene Scoblionko
(202) 237-7000
5225 Wisconsin Avenue+ Northwest+ #402
Washington, DC
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Martina Washington
(202) 544-9595
426 8th St.+ SE 2nd Floor
Washington, DC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Xavier Rivera
(202) 445-4940
3240 Jones Ct. NW
Washington, DC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Sharon Roulhac
(202) 237-7000
5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW+ Ste. 402
Washington, DC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Iya Osae
202-332-3100+ 202-666-07690
5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW+ Ste. 402
Washington, DC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Jeanne Shiffman
(703) 671-2700
1225 Martha Curtis Drive+ Suite C-1
Alexandria, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Chinese Medicine May Help Chemotherapy Patients

24 Aug, 2010

Posted by: Natural Medicine In: Cancer | Natural Healthcare

A centuries‑old traditional Chinese medicine may reduce the intestinal side effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients by stimulating gut cell division and reducing inflammation, a new study in mice suggests.

The research published the journal of Science Translational Medicine.

Peonies and a pretty purple flower called skullcap, together with licorice and fruit from a buckthorn tree form Huang Qin Tang (pronounced Hu-ang Chin Tong), an ancient herbal medicine used in China to treat intestinal disorders such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Recently, a Western-style phase 1/2 trial confirmed that this drug reduces gut damage caused by chemotherapy in colon and rectal cancer patients.

In the new study, Yung- Chi Cheng, along with Wing Lam and colleagues from Yale University School of Medicine and a company called PhytoCeutica, Inc. use a carefully prepared, lab formulation of this medicine (called PHY906) and show that the healing effects of this blend of plants arise from its ability to target numerous biological processes in mice.

“The reductionist approach to treating multiple side effects triggered by cancer chemotherapy or complicated disease may not be sufficient. Rigorous studies of the biology of traditional herbal medicines, which target multiple sites with multiple chemicals, could lead to the development of future medicines,” said Cheng.

Dr. Cheng is a scientific founder of and has equity interest in PhytoCeutica, Inc., which develops traditional Chinese medicine into drugs for the treatment of cancer and that licenses PHY906 from Yale University. Additionally, two authors of this paper own stock in PhytoCeutica, Inc. Yale University holds a patent on the herbal composition PHY906 and its use in chemotherapy.

In the study, the researchers treated cancerous mice with chemotherapy, which shrank tumors but also caused massive destruction in the intestinal lining of the animals. After a few days of treatment with PHY906, the medicine restored the damaged intestinal linings in the mice. The team found that stem cell signaling molecules (known as Wnts) were present in higher than normal levels in the guts of the treated mice. Taking a closer look, the researchers discovered that PHY906 itself did not stimulate Wnt signaling, but that mixing PHY906 with a bacterial enzyme common in the gut triggered Wnt signaling, which drives the replacement of d...

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Natural Remedies for Yeast Infections

31 Dec, 2010

Posted by: Natural Medicine In: Around The Web | Women's Health

Vaginitis, or yeast infection, is a painful condition that many women experience at some point.  The Global Healing Center has assembled some of the most common natural remedies for yeast infections.  Here are a few of them:

Probiotics

If you are taking any form of antibiotic, the likelihood of a yeast infection is increased. Probiotic foods help restore the natural gut flora that prevents fungal infections.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Douche

A douching made from apple cider vinegar can soothe a yeast infection. Try 3 tablespoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar mixed in 1 quart of water.

Organic Garlic

Garlic has natural anti-fungal properties.  Try eating several fresh garlic cloves on a daily basis.

Say NO to Harsh “Feminine” Products

Most of these are too harsh, and strip off natural protective oils. Use organic hygiene products, if necessary.

Organic Cranberry Juice

You can drink the juice, unsweetened, to help restore healthy pH balance in the vagina.

Organic Plain Yogurt

Yogurt can be used topically and vaginally to reduce a yeast infection. Make sure yogurt has no added sugars, fruit or other ingredients.

Wear Loose Clothing

Wearing loose-fitting clothing and underwear keeps oxygen moving, and helps prevent the growth of fungus.

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