American College for Advancement of Medicine Grants First Chiropractic Physician Membership

Chicago, IL, February 27, 2014 --( The American College for Advancement of Medicine (ACAM) has appointed James Rosenberg, DC, national director of chiropractic medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), to the ACAM Advisory Board. The appointment marks the first ACAM board membership held by a chiropractic physician. Rosenberg, a pioneer in his field, uses chiropractic treatment to relieve stress and pain in the muscles, bones and joints of cancer patients.

“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Rosenberg serve on the ACAM Advisory Board and recognize his unique experience as a national leader in the field of chiropractic,” said ACAM president, Dr. Allen “Buddy” Green. “We believe his role in developing supportive therapies for cancer patients at CTCA is important and will provide further therapeutic interventions which allow our organization to grow and evolve. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with Dr. Rosenberg and CTCA.”

Chiropractic treatment works to alleviate bone, muscle and joint pain by using non-invasive, manual procedures to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine. Pain and stiffness in joints and muscles can be caused by, or intensified by, common cancer treatments including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. A chiropractic adjustment helps to properly align the spine and other joints, and restore nerve function. It can also help alleviate a variety of symptoms, including: back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatic nerve pain, painful walking, nausea and neuropathy.

“CTCA practices an integrative care model that joins traditional medicine with chiropractic care and other supportive therapies to treat patients and improve their quality of life,” said James Rosenberg, DC. "It is important to treat cancer, but it’s also equally important to address the potential side effects of cancer treatment to keep patients emotionally and physically strong. I am looking forward to working with the ACAM to continue educating and perpetuating medical excellence.”

Rosenberg earned a doctorate of chiropractic medicine degree from the National University of Health Sciences. He completed Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and human anatomy at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He is a Diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and a member of the American Chiropractic Association and the Illinois Chiropractic Society. He also serves on the integrative practice council of the American Chiropractic Association.

About the American College for the Advancement of 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 the prevention of illness and strives 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 40 years of service, ACAM represents nearly 800 physicians in 30 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.

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center is a 73 bed specialty hospital dedicated to treating patients battling complex cancer. CTCA® at Midwestern is nationally recognized for providing innovative and individualized cancer care and has been designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) a Magnet Recognized® program, ranking the hospital as one of the top seven percent in the nation for nursing excellence. CTCA at Midwestern has been designated by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC®) as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence™, ranking the hospital among the top centers in the country for quality breast cancer care. CTCA at Midwestern is the only Certified Breast Center of Excellence in Illinois, and one of only 41 nationally. As a member of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) the hospital also offers a Stem Cell Transplant and Cell Therapy program that provides a full spectrum of transplantation services and advanced treatment options for hematologic cancers. CTCA at Midwestern is proud to use the latest technology to offer advanced treatment for cancer and is currently one of only a few hospitals in the nation to combine recent advances in brain mapping and navigation to perform minimally invasive brain surgery on hard to reach brain tumors.
Veronica Haynes