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Pulsatile dry cupping in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee — a randomized controlled exploratory trial

Posted October 12, 2012

Cupping is used in various traditional medicine forms to relieve pain in musculoskeletal diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of cupping in relieving the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA).

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Vitamin D News: New Meta-Analysis Reveals the Truth About Prescription D2 vs. Over-the-Counter D3

Posted April 30, 2012

Many people write me and ask, My doctor prescribed Drisdol, is that OK? Drisdol is D2 and the form of vitamin D that doctors write prescriptions for. The body doesnt produce vitamin D2 in response to sun exposure. It is made by irradiating fungus and plant matter. When you take it, a number of metabolic forms of D2 are found in the body, and some studies show D3 (produced by the skin) is more potent, meaning it is more effective at raising blood levels than D2, while some show they are equal. However, there are few studies comparing the efficacy of D2 vs. D3.

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