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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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Patients report symptom improvement following prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Prolotherapy, an injection-based complementary treatment for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, was associated with improved knee-specific symptoms, quality of life, and ability to participate in...

PCOS: Red wine compound remedies abnormal hormone levels

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A compound found in wine and grapes - resveratrol - has been found to help correct hormone imbalance and improve insulin sensitivity in women with PCOS.

World first porous acupuncture needles enhance therapeutic properties

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A DGIST research team led by Professor Su-Il In, who developed acupuncture needles combined with nanotechnology, was recognized as the world's first application of this technology.

Can Castor Oil Be Used For Treating Constipation?

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Constipation can conspire to ruin your day. What causes constipation and how can we prevent it? Learn how castor oil and other treatments may help

The placebo effect: Knowingly taking sham pills may reduce chronic pain

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

New study suggests it is not the expectation that a 'dummy pill' is real that elicits the placebo effect, but rather the ritual associated with taking it.

Can You Treat Psoriasis With Essential Oils?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Psoriasis is a common skin condition. What is it and what causes it? Learn how essentials oils and natural remedies may be used to treat psoriasis.

Can Olive Oil Be Used to Treat Constipation?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Olive oil has long been used as a simple treatment for constipation. Learn more about this home remedy that gets stools moving again.

Transcendental meditation may help ease trauma symptoms, stress

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study of more than 180 male prisoners reveals how a 4-month transcendental meditation program eased stress and almost halved symptoms of trauma.

Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new review looks at the evidence behind the effectiveness of complementary or alternative therapies - including probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, fiber, and herbal medicinal products - for the...

FDA warns against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children.

Mindfulness meditation helps to control emotions, says study

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Brain studies suggest that mindfulness meditation can help to control negative emotions, even in people who are not 'mindful' by nature.

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...