The Treasure Coast Newspaper TC Palm (6/1/17) published an article that was in response to a doctor writing in about his experience with knee problems-specifically arthritis and mensicus tear- with subsequent meniscus tear surgery being ineffective. He found relief with medical massage and acupuncture.
Two citations were made in response to this doctor:
#1- The Journal of American Medical Association cited a study (pub 5/16/17) stating that STEROID INJECTIONS INTO THE KNEE WAS NO BETTER THAN SALINE INJECTIONS FOR ARTHRITIS RELIEF. AND, KNEES EXPOSED TO STEROID LOST CARTILAGE MORE QUICKLY.
#2- The British Medical Journal (5/6/17) states: SURGERY PROVIDED NO LONG TERM ADVANTAGES OVER CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES!!! A GROUP INCLUDING SURGEONS, PHYSIOTHERAPISTS AND PATIENTS HAS JUST ISSUED GUIDLEINES DISCOURAGING ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY FOR KNEE ARTHRITIS AND MENISCUS TEARS (bmj, 5/10/17)
(can you see me jumping for joy?)
THIS IS HUGE!! It takes what it takes, and if if takes surgeons to say out loud these things we bodyworkers know from daily experience, so be it. I will stop here and just let this marinate for awhile.
Today I am celebrating what I do – Natural Healing Therapies may become a mainstream term. Hallelujah!