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Announcing New Stategic Alliances

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 1, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Irvine, Calif -- The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), a leading provider of integrative medicine, today announced a strategic alliance with Natural Standard and Doctor's Data, Inc and the unveiling of a new member benefit for ACAM members.

The new ACAM-DDI-Natural Standard member portal will allow ACAM members to have access to some of the most robust research tools in the alternative medicine arena.

"We are thrilled to be able to provide this new member benefit at no cost to our ACAM members," stated Michael Boutot, Executive Director for ACAM. He continues, "ACAM is thrilled about this joint venture relationship with both Natural Standard and Doctor's Data, Inc. and is looking forward to a long lasting relationship with both organizations."

About Natural Standard:

Natural Standard is an international multidisciplinary collaboration that includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions. Research teams systematically gather scientific data and expert opinions to develop comprehensive monographs that are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. For each therapy, the available scientific evidence of effectiveness is evaluated using the Natural Standard Evidence-Based Validated Grading Rationale™. All monographs undergo blinded peer review prior to inclusion in Natural Standard databases. Scott Wolter, national director for Natural Standard stated "It has been a pleasure working with ACAM and DDI. We are excited that we are able to provide our resource to ACAM members." Wolter continues, "ACAM members will now have access to the most comprehensive database of high-quality, evidence-based systematic reviews on dietary supplements and CAM therapies. Our database is a clinical decision support tool that is designed to advise clinicians and researchers on the safety and efficacy of herbs, supplements, vitamins, diets, nutrition, exercise, and complementary practices and modalities." For more information about Natural Standard visit www.naturalstandard.com.

About Doctor's Data, Inc.:

Doctor's Data, Inc., (DDI) an independent clinical laboratory with over 40 years' experience, provides specialty laboratory testing and services for healthcare practitioners worldwide. DDI's tests are utilized in the assessment, detection, prevention, and treatment of heavy metal burden, nutritional deficiencies, gastrointestinal function, cardiovascular risk, metabolic abnormalities, and diseases of environmental origin.Darrell Hickok, President and CEO of DDI states "we are very pleased to continue our ongoing support of ACAM and its members. This educational tool can provide relevant and rapid information for physicians as needed.” For more information about DDI visitwww.doctorsdata.com.

About The American College for Advancement in Medicine:

The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the safe and effective application of integrative medicine. ACAM's healthcare model focuses on prevention of illness and a strive for total wellness. ACAM is the voice of integrative medicine; our goals are to improve physician skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures as they relate to integrative medicine; to support integrative medicine research; and to provide education on current standard of care as well as additional approaches to patient care. ACAM enables members of the public to connect with physicians who take an integrative approach to patient care and empowers individuals with information about integrative medicine treatment options.Celebrating now more than 40 years of service, ACAM represents nearly 700 medical professionals in 28 countries. ACAM is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the integrative medicine industry.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.acam.org.

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8001 Irvine Center Drive; Suite 825
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 309-3520
E-mail: info@acam.org
Web: www.acam.org

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Myasthenia Gravis Treated with ONDAMED's Biofeedback Device

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014

Study done by William P. Work, MD

Patient: J.P., a 60 year old female, born on May 26, 1950, had 17 treatments as of March 26, 2010. 

Diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis (MG) after initial testing in her 40s for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Symptoms included:

  • Muscle weakness over whole body increasing with use
  • Drooping eyelid on right side
  • Sagging face on right side
  • Lack of facial expression on right side
  • Weakness of the hand muscles
  • Extreme tiredness in daytime
  • Sleep disturbance at night
  • Equilibrium/Balance problems

J.P. experienced severe muscle weakness, drooping of right eyelid, sagging of right side of face and urgency incontinence. She didn't sleep well at night, but was sleepy during the day requiring frequent naps lasting more than one hour at a time. She was lethargic and had problems with balance, falling frequently.

ONDAMED treatments were started on January 18, 2010 at Ultimate Living Medical Clinic in Fresno, California. She received three treatments before I began seeing her on February 3, 2010. By her fifth treatment with ONDAMED, she started resting better. By March, she reported sleeping six hours a night undisturbed. The muscle tone of her face has greatly improved. (See comparison pictures.)


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On March 10, I used the Program 160 on Janice. Immediately following the treatment, I gave her the treated bottle of water as usual only I forgot to open it for her. I usually opened the bottles because she had no hand strength to do so herself. J.P. took the bottle and without thinking, she opened the bottle. On a whim, she tried to walk one foot in front of the other, like a drunk-test, and was amazed she could do so for a few steps without stumbling or losing her balance.

On March 15, I began a 10-treatment protocol for her to address her main complaint - MG. J.P. started feeling more energetic and had to hold herself back from overdoing it. By the sixth treatment of the protocol, she reported not napping during the day at all, able to walk the drunk-test for seven steps without falling or losing her balance, and she had a bright, cheery attitude.

By treatment eight, she was sleeping six hours a night, undisturbed with no daytime napping. Her balance had improved to where she could walk the drunk-test for 20 feet without faltering and J.P. could stand on her tiptoes.

 


Treatment nine, March 26, 2010, J.P. complained of muscle soreness in her right arm and shoulder, and in her buttocks. The day before she played catch with her kids, something that she hasn't done for years. Her soreness came from running after the ball and pitching balls back - all without falling.

Treatment ten, March 29, 2010. J.P. said she thinks all the extra activity has caught up with her. She was feeling like she needed a nap today. She was having some trouble with motor function of her legs. I finished the first round of specialized treatments for her. Next treatment will be on Wednesday this week.

We started a second intense protocol session with J.P., altering the treatment programs to just four programs each day. The programs used were 47, 48, 160 and 170 alternating to 47, 112, 160, 100 every other day.

Treatment one, March 30, 2010. Motor function returned to her legs after last week's treatment.

Treatment two, March 31, 2010. She slept soundly the night before; said she didn't even hear her husband snoring nor his morning alarm. That is not usual for her.

Treatment five, April 5, 2010. J.P. reported sleeping very well, 1 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Treatment seven, April 8, 2010. J.P. said she was having some breathing/asthma issues the night before so I added programs 102 and 113. She was able to take deep breaths after the treatment.

Treatment eight, April 9, 2010. I added program 113 to the scheduled protocol for today.

Treatment ten, April 13, 2010. This is the last treatment in second course of MG protocol.

Patient left for vacation the week of April 19, 2010.

May 3, 2010. J.P. took a week-long vacation in Laughlin, Nevada. I saw her for treatment Monday, May 3. She had a good time on vacation, not experiencing any setback with the MG. She said it took her two days to recuperate, but that was characterized by sleep and in bed for two days. The third day, she said she was full of energy and ready for almost anything.

Her treatment was over a week after she returned. She had a treatment Friday, April 15, before she left for vacation on the week of April 19. J.P. went 15 days until her next treatment without any perceived loss of the previously attained results. Treatments are resuming at the frequency of three times weekly.

Current programs used are 47, 52, 113, and 160.

June 9, 2010 - The patient recently had a bad case of asthmatic bronchitis. She has asthma and deals with chronic bronchitis frequently. She related that she ended up in the hospital this last time. The doctors were concerned that the condition was heart related. After diagnostic procedure, it was determined she has COPD and a slightly enlarged heart. She was previously diagnosed by her cardiologist with arrhythmia that requires medication.

She went to see her cardiologist June 8 because of the enlarged heart finding. He determined the slight enlargement was due to her severe coughing spells. He was impressed though with his findings concerning the arrhythmia. Apparently, the condition is improving to where the medication needs adjusting. He is now aware of the use of Ondamed on the patient and accepts that it is affecting the condition of her heart. 

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For more information please visit: www.ondamed.net, or contact us at: 1-845-534-0456, email: support@ondamed.net.

 

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