|Using Natural Therapies|
|Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has received a generous donation of 3-million dollars. The money comes for a couple in Massachusetts and will be used to research holistic and natural treatments for various illnesses.
In a story in the Denver Rocky Mountain News, the couple was identified as Charles and Lucia Shipley of Auburndale, Massachusetts. The money will help create the Shipley Center for Complementary Medicine and Natural Healing. Dr. Greg Ogilvie, head of medical oncology and director of the medical oncology laboratory in the Animal Cancer Center told the newspaper they would be researching treatments in well-controlled studies using acupuncture, glutamine, fish oils, magnets, mushrooms and flax oil. The team hopes to find treatments for cancer and other diseases.
Ogilvie says these studies should help determine the efficacy of holistic and natural remedies, with scientific data to back up findings. He notes that digitalis is one medicine widely used (in the treatment of heart disease) that comes from a natural source. That, he adds, should be reason enough not to ignore potential sources of non-traditional therapies that work.