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Townsend Letter
June 2014
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Letter from the Publisher
by Jonathan Collin, MD

Herbal Coxibs: The Future of Pain Relief
by Rajgopal Nidamboor
Conventional medicine treats pain with COX-inhibiting drugs, which may be effective, but at a cost: side effects and possible long-term damage. However, there are herbal remedies that work similarly and without side effects.

Bioregulatory Psychosomatic Bodywork: Generating Health via the Body's Own Communication System
by Tatyana Bosh, MD
Bodywork is the oldest form of healing art, with many distinctive forms, both Eastern and Western. In recent years, there has been a renaissance of therapeutic techniques, including the modality that Dr. Bosh developed in the 1990s. Here she describes how this therapy, by facilitating processing of denied and incorporated experiences, primes patients toward a higher level of psychosomatic integrity and new sense of freedom.

Triaging Chronic Pain Conditions: A Dialogue with Steve Amoils, MD, and Sandi Amoils, MD
based on an interview with Nancy Faass
This pair of doctors, known for opening one of the leading clinical integrative medicine centers in the country, discuss their exceptional approach to the diagnosis and treatment of pain, particularly in autoimmune conditions.

Paralysis Reversed in Six Weeks Flat: Spinal-Cord-Restoring Miracle Substance – 'Hidden Away' for over Two Decades – Finally Revealed
by Jonathan V. Wright, MD
Laboratory animals walking again, two paraplegic men "able to walk with the help of crutches" after treatment – why isn't this big news? Nonetheless, the treatment discussed in this article gives us real hope for repair in neurologic injury and neurodegenerative disease.

Inflammation and the Neuroimmune Systems
by Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA
Studies support the hypothesis that inflammation is at the root of many life-threatening illnesses, but how can one know which patients are at risk? The answer lies in the science of neuroimmunology, and in utilizing lab assessments that give health-care providers an opportunity to assess neuroinflammation levels and address underlying issues before damage becomes extensive.

Inflammation and the Kidneys
by Dr. Jenna C. Henderson
Inflammatory conditions of the kidneys are often resistant to treatment and require long-term strategies and lifestyle changes to manage. The author, a specialist in naturopathic nephrology, offers general guidelines to managing inflammation in kidney disease, with many natural alternatives to drug therapy.

Leaky Gut Syndrome: A Modern Epidemic with an Ancient Solution?
by Douglas A. Wyatt
Most people with chronic pain also suffer from leaky gut syndrome – and the pain relievers they're taking may be making it worse. Today's overuse of antibiotics also adds to the problem. This condition paves the way to allergies and chronic disease. However, there's hope in the form of one of Nature's first foods.

Vascular Biology, Endothelial Function, and Natural Rehabilitation
Part 2: Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress

by Jeremy Mikolai, ND
The dysfunction of the vascular endothelium is gaining increasing recognition for its role in the underlying causes of cardiovascular diseases, as well as chronic diseases across diverse organ systems. Part 2 of this article discusses the role of oxidative stress, inflammation, and natural rehabilitation of VEd.

Stem Cell Niche Nourishment
by Dr. Paul Yanick
Stem cells can turn into many different types of cells, and research demonstrates that they have a niche, or a nourished environment. This discovery points the way to the ultimate way to control stem cell differentiation.

Townsend Calendar


Pathways to Healing
Researcher Finds Acupuncture Effective for Many Conditions
Elaine Zablocki

Jule Klotter

Literature Review & Commentary
Alan R. Gaby, MD

F.A.C.T. – Just the Facts
Autoimmunity and Toxicity: Healing from Chronic Infections and Inflammation
Garry F. Gordon, MD, DO, MD(H)

Optimizing Metabolism
Innovations for Immune-Rebalancing Sleep
Ingrid Kohlstadt, MD, MPH

Healing with Homeopathy
The Traveler's Dozen
Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman, ND, DHANP, LCSW, and Robert Ullman, ND

Monthly Miracles
An Amazing Lupus Case
Michael Gerber, MD, HMD

Anti-Aging Medicine

An Anti-Aging Perspective on GI Health
Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, and Robert Goldman, MD, PhD, DO

Women's Health Update
Fish Oils and Stomatitis; Probiotics and IBD
Tori Hudson, ND


A General Approach to Inflammation and Autoimmune Disease
by Alan Gaby, MD

In the News

Standard Process Inc. Congratulates Herbalists Kerry Bone and Simon Mills on Earning Second Botanical Literature Award

The 2014 Annual Conference of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Letters to the Editor

None this month


Book Review
PEO Solution
by Brian S. Peskin, BSEE, and Robert J. Rowen, MD
review by Jonathan Collin, MD

  Book Review
Healing Pain and Injury

by Maud Nerman, DO, CSPOMM, CA
review by Katherine Duff

Book Notice
AHP Releases Cannabis In the Management and Treatment of Seizures and Epilepsy: A Scientific Review




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