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Complementary and alternative medicines are treatments and medicines that range from acupuncture and homeopathy to aromatherapy, meditation and yoga. There is a wide range of popular treatments that fall into this category, some of which are based on prin

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Some herbal and dietary supplements can be toxic to the liver

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new review based on a research symposium sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the National Institutes of Health highlights the potentially damaging effects of...

Sauna: What are the Health Benefits?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Saunas have been used for hundreds of years, and spending time in a sauna can feel good. Learn about further health benefits to be had beyond relaxation.

Can traditional Chinese medicine offer treatments for dementia and Alzheimer's disease?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new study of classical Chinese medical texts identifies references to age-related memory impairment similar to modern-day Alzheimer's disease, and to several plant-based ingredients used...

Stretch Mark Removal: Treatments and Home Remedies

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Stretch marks are a common problem affecting men and women of nearly all ages and skin types. Learn about the treatments and home remedies for them here.

Acupuncture safe and effective for severe functional constipation

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Eight weeks of electroacupuncture, a technique where an electrical current is passed between a pair of acupuncture needles, is safe and effective for relieving chronic constipation.

10 Simple Remedies for Heartburn Relief

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Heartburn, also known as gastrointestinal reflux, can cause great discomfort. These 10 remedies could help people prevent and treat the symptoms.

New paper provides insights for music therapy in surgical area

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

UH Seidman Cancer Center music therapists and nurse anesthetist share experience from two-year study finding music reduces anxiety, pain for biopsy patients.

Yoga, acupuncture effective for chronic pain management

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A new review from the NIH suggests that complementary health approaches, such as yoga, are safe and effective for easing some chronic pain conditions.

Spiritual meditation plus medication: The best medicine for migraines?

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

"Effect of Different Meditation Types on Migraine Headache Medication Use," an article published in Behavioral Medicine, examines whether or not, and to what extent, a combination of spiritual...

Citrus fruit antioxidants may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Flavanones, a type of antioxidant found in citrus fruits, may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity: heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes.

Mindfulness combats depression for disadvantaged black women

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Participants learn to handle daily stresses and gain more control through yoga, breathing, body scans.

Relaxation Techniques: When Can They Be Used?

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about different relaxation techniques and the occasions where they can be used to reduce stress. This article includes information on anxiety.

What Natural Mosquito Repellents Are Available?

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn about natural options for mosquito repellents. This article also looks at standard mosquito repellents and reasons why mosquitoes should be avoided.

Acupuncture may help to improve dementia precursor - impaired memory

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Acupuncture may help to improve the subtle memory loss that precedes the development of dementia, otherwise known as mild cognitive impairment, or MCI for short, suggests a review of the available...

Soy may prevent diabetes, heart disease for women with PCOS

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Soy isoflavone supplements may help protect women with polycystic ovary syndrome against diabetes and heart disease, says new study.

Pre-dementia memory loss improved with acupuncture

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Acupuncture alone or combined with drug treatment may improve dementia precursor and improve scores on tests used to assess mild cognitive impairment.

What are the Benefits of a Sitz Bath?

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Learn all about the uses and benefits of a sitz bath. This form of bathing could help with hemorrhoids, Bartholin's cysts, and other perianal issues.

Is there a thin genetic line between happiness and depression?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Positive thinking and genetics combine in a new framework proposed by researchers, who say the approach could yield personalized therapies.

Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds.Fatigue is one of the most common long-term effects of breast cancer treatment.

Argentine tango 'therapy' helps restore balance for cancer patients with neuropathy

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Effects of chemo can impact balance, tango classes cut risk of falls by 56%.

Concerns over use of traditional Indian herbal remedy

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A 26-year-old student developed lead poisoning from taking Indian Ayurvedic herbal medicine, write doctors in the online journal BMJ Case Reports.

Can acupuncture improve quality of life for people with traumatic brain injury-related headaches?

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A study comparing the effectiveness of usual care alone to usual care plus either auricular or traditional Chinese acupuncture in treating patients with headaches due to a previous traumatic brain...

Aloe vera should be investigated as diabetes treatment, study says

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

An analysis of studies of people with diabetes and pre-diabetes shows use of oral aloe vera reduces fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c.

Americans spent $30.2 billion out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Federal analysis includes first-ever data on spending for children.Americans spent $30.2 billion - $28.3 billion for adults and $1.

Some plant-based therapies associated with modest improvement in menopausal symptoms

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT

An analysis of more than 60 studies suggests that some plant-based therapies are associated with modest reductions in the frequency of hot flashes and vaginal dryness but no significant reduction...