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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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Tai Chi may benefit veterans with PTSD

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A small study of veterans with PTSD suggests the ancient Chinese exercise Tai Chi has the potential to help manage symptoms of the disorder.

Can Tea Tree Oil Help Treat Psoriasis?

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is psoriasis and what is tea tree oil? Learn how tea tree oil may be used for psoriasis as well as other natural remedies. Can lifestyle changes help?

Can Coconut Oil Help Treat Psoriasis?

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

What is psoriasis and what causes it? Learn about coconut oil, if it can be used to treat psoriasis, and other treatments that are available.

8 Herbs and Supplements to Help Treat Depression

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is depression, what are its symptoms, and when should a doctor be contacted? Learn about different herbs and supplements that may treat depression.

Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

It's somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30% to 40% of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes.

Can Frankincense Treat Cancer? Get the Facts

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Frankincense conjures up images of myth and ancient medicine. It has been hailed as an alternative cure for cancer and other conditions. Should we use it?

Apricot Seeds: Cancer Treatment or Danger to Health?

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Are apricot seeds an effective, alternative treatment for cancer? Learn about the nutritional content of apricot kernels and the risks of consumption.

Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Treat Psoriasis?

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Some people use apple cider vinegar as a home remedy to treat their psoriasis. This article looks at whether it is effective, along with other options.

Breathing-based yoga may help treat major depression

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Sudarshan Kriya yoga - which focuses on controlled breathing - may be beneficial for patients with major depression who do not respond to antidepressants.

Can Essential Oils be Used for Treating Asthma?

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Can people with asthma use essential oils to treat their symptoms? Learn about which oils may be of benefit, along with possible risks and precautions.

Ways to Induce Labor: Medical and Natural Options

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Why might some pregnancies need to be induced and how is this achieved? Learn about the natural ways that may be used to induce labour.

UPMC experts combat foot pain with fat injections

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Patients who suffer from pedal fat pad atrophy, or the loss of fat in the ball of the foot, may benefit from an innovative new procedure that involves restoring the lost padding by grafting fat...

UCI study finds acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating natural opioids

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers with the UCI Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found that regular electroacupunture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in...

Patients report symptom improvement following prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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...