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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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Eleuthero: 12 potential health benefits

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Eleuthero is a plant used in herbal medicine to treat dozens of health conditions. Discover how it can increase energy and boost health.

Lavender: Health benefits and uses

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Lavender is an herb that is used in skin and beauty products but packs a wealth of health benefits, including action against fungi, wounds, and anxiety.

Does platelet-rich plasma for the knee work?

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

The use of platelet-rich plasma as a treatment for knee pain is relatively new, and becoming more popular. Learn about this alternative treatment.

Acupuncture, electrotherapy after knee replacement associated with reduced and delayed opioid use

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An analysis of drug-free interventions to reduce pain or opioid use after total knee replacement found modest but clinically significant evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy can potentially...

Box breathing for anxiety: Techniques and tips

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Box breathing is a relaxation technique to help relieve anxiety. In this article, we look at how it works, and how to perform box breathing properly.

Does laser therapy for knee pain work?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Laser therapy is an experimental type of treatment being offered for knee pain. We look at the science behind it, and benefits or risks of laser therapy.

Do probiotics for eczema work?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States, and research into treatment is ongoing. Learn about using probiotics to treat eczema

Using alternative medicine only for cancer linked to lower survival rate

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer...

Gripe water: Uses and other treatments for baby colic

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is gripe water? This traditional therapy can help to relieve baby colic. Learn about the risks and benefits, alongside other treatment options.

No wonder cure, but music therapy can still be helpful for children with autism

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

An international study finds the improvements from improvisational music therapy, on symptoms of autism, to be similar to those who do not receive music therapy.

Saw palmetto: Uses, dosage, and side effects

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is saw palmetto? Learn about saw palmetto's usage and effectiveness. What is the science behind the claims and are there side effects?

Yoga can help to treat depression, studies show

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:00:00 PDT

New studies presented at the American Psychological Association's annual convention indicate that yoga can help to reduce symptoms of depression.

Eight evidence-based health benefits of aloe vera

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 PDT

This is a detailed article about Aloe vera and its health benefits. Here are eight evidence-based ways that Aloe vera can improve your health.

15 natural remedies to get rid of a sore throat

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 04:00:00 PDT

A sore throat is a common symptom of viral infection. Most cases of sore throat can be treated at home with simple natural remedies.

13 Home remedies to relieve constipation naturally

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Constipation is a common problem that can affect anyone. In this article, learn about 13 different home remedies that can help treat constipation.

Seven health benefits of biotin

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Biotin is a B-vitamin that has benefits for hair, nails and skin, to name a few. Learn more about the benefits and side effects of biotin in this article.

Free radicals: How do they affect the body?

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What are free radicals, and what impact do they have on the body? In this article, we look at the free radicals and how antioxidants interact with them.

Mind-body therapies immediately reduce unmanageable pain in hospital patients

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mindfulness training and hypnotic suggestion significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Study: Yoga helps back pain among veterans

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a study including 150 military veterans with chronic low back pain, researcher Dr. Erik J.

Chaga mushroom: Nine potential health benefits

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are chaga mushrooms and what are their potential health benefits? How are chaga mushrooms used and what are the possible risks?

Acupuncture is effective for relieving period pain

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Manual acupuncture is effective in treating period pain and associated symptoms, such as nausea and headaches, according to the results of new research.

Craniosacral therapy: Does it work?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Craniosacral therapy is type of alternative therapy similar to a gentle massage, sometimes used by osteopaths. What conditions can it treat?

Daily tomato consumption may protect against skin cancer

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Consuming tomatoes daily may help to protect skin against UV light damage and decrease the likelihood of developing skin cancer tumors, new research finds.

Does having a purpose in life help you sleep better?

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research examines the link between having a sense of meaning in one's life and sleep quality among older white and African American adults.

New form of CBT may help with chronic pain management

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Research investigates the effect of a new form of CBT called acceptance and commitment therapy on the outcomes of people living with chronic pain.