Study concludes effectiveness of aloe vera in preventing pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients
(Natural News) Pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers — commonly known as bedsores — are common complications among hospitalized patients. A new study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found a natural way of treating and preventing these ulcers using aloe vera gel. Pressure ulcers are areas of damaged skin, primarily caused by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study concludes effectiveness of aloe vera for preventing pressure ulcers in hospitalized patients
(Natural News) Pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers — commonly known as bedsores — are common complications among hospitalized patients. A new study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found a natural way of treating and preventing these ulcers using aloe vera gel. Pressure ulcers are areas of damaged skin, primarily caused by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is work making you stressed? Study shows aromatherapy can help
(Natural News) No work is completely stress-free, but it shouldn’t be overly stressful either. Relieve your work stress with aromatherapy using petitgrain essential oil. A study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that aromatherapy can reduce your stress levels, as well as boost your work performance. Researchers at the Autonomous University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consuming more pomegranate can reduce your risk of obesity-related complications
(Natural News) Pomegranate can help prevent complications linked to obesity, according to a study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. A team of researchers in Iran and Australia conducted the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to determine the effect of pomegranate extract on plasma inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers, as well as serum... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How safe are probiotics?
Products that contain probiotics are more popular than ever. A recent article asks if they are safe and whether the evidence backs up their claims. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 76: How to nail it in radiology
Sometimes radiologists can get a bit jaded about their work. Just call it a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 75: What does 'alternative medicine' mean to you? #MyRadGirlfriend No. 74: What not to do on Halloween #MyRadGirlfriend No. 73: Philadelphia care package #MyRadGirlfriend No. 72: Coffee run #MyRadGirlfriend No. 71: Learning on the job (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

James Duke, 88, Globe-Trotting Authority on Healing Plants, Is Dead
As a scholar and government researcher, he did field work in remote spots, finding indigenous remedies, trying them himself and pouring them into books. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOHN MOTYKA Tags: Duke, James A. Deaths (Obituaries) Flowers and Plants Alternative and Complementary Medicine Panama Canal and Canal Zone Department of Agriculture Source Type: news

Herbal combination used in Chinese medicine found to improve efficacy of asthma relief drug, study finds
(Natural News) A mixture of herbs commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine could help those suffering from asthma find relief, according to a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study, led by researchers from Capital Medical University in Beijing, looked at the effects of using a decoction of Herba Epimedii and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi with the asthma drug... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pilot study concludes pain-relieving effects of wet cupping therapy
(Natural News) In countries like China, wet cupping therapy (WCT) is a form of traditional alternative medicine that is used to cure different health conditions. According to data from a study, wet cupping can also be used to help patients who suffer from pain-related health problems. Wet cupping’s effectiveness as natural pain relief For the pilot study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What types of pain can HIV cause?
Pain is common in people living with HIV and can include headaches, joint pain, and abdominal cramping. Pain medications, alternative therapies, and home remedies can help a person manage their pain. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV and AIDS Source Type: news

How acupuncture benefits your respiratory system
(Natural News) Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting hair-thin needles into the skin to stimulate different body parts. As a form of alternative medicine, it does not directly cure any disease; but can help alleviate symptoms and side effects. Acupuncture is a safe alternative treatment with many health benefits, such as reducing inflammation in your respiratory system. The human... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You can lessen the severity of rheumatoid arthritis with reflexology
(Natural News) Reflexology is a godsend for people who are debilitated by pain caused by arthritis and other similar ailments. An article in Modern Reflexology explained how one particular branch of this alternative medicine can help manage rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that afflicts the joints. Like all types of arthritis,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of passionflower for anxiety and insomnia
People have used passionflower for medicinal purposes for centuries. In this article, learn how it may help reduce anxiety and improve sleep. We also cover the possible risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Better than milk thistle seeds? Researchers say white water lily protects your liver
(Natural News) Maintaining a healthy liver is one of the best ways to achieve optimal health. One way to keep it healthy is to supplement your diet with natural compounds that protect the liver from damage. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine examines the European white water lily (Nymphaea alba L.)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

African plant found to naturally manage cholesterol levels - study
(Natural News) Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from Cameroon discussed how the coffee senna (Senna occidentalis; formerly Cassia occidentalis Linn), a weed common in many parts of Africa, can be used to prevent atherosclerosis, one of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 6 uses of Tiger Balm
Tiger Balm is a popular home remedy for pain. It contains several active ingredients that may reduce swelling and numb the skin. Learn more about how to use Tiger Balm here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of oil pulling with coconut oil
Oil pulling is a method of cleansing the mouth by swishing oil around for up to 20 minutes. Learn about the possible benefits oil pulling with coconut oil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of soaking your feet in vinegar
Vinegar has antimicrobial properties that make it useful for a variety of conditions. Using vinegar on the feet may provide relief from foot odor, athlete's foot, and warts. It is simple to make and safe to use in moderate quantities for most people. Learn how to make and use a vinegar foot soak here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alpha-lipoic acid: Everything you need to know
Alpha-lipoic acid is a natural compound with antioxidant properties and other potential health benefits. In this article, learn about its uses and side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Homeopathic remedies for high blood pressure
(Natural News) Hypertension is a common and critical health concern, especially for older people. An article in Homeopathic covered some of the best ways of naturally treating high blood pressure according to homeopathy. This system of alternative medicine subscribes to the adage of “similia similibus curentur” (like cures like). Homeopathy prescribes controlled quantities of a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The kambo cleanse: Can frog poison boost health?
The kambo cleanse is a South American ritual that uses the poison of the giant monkey frog to boost energy and cure illnesses. We take a closer look at the kambo cleanse, its side effects, and the research behind the ritual. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Former naturopath and scientist share John Maddox prize
Scientist documenting coral reef decline and whistleblower on alternative therapy industry share awardA scientist who is documenting thedevastating decline of the world ’s coral reefs and aformer naturopath turned whistleblower on the alternative therapy industry have been jointly awarded a prestigious prize for championing science in the face of hostility and legal threats.Prof Terry Hughes, the director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia and a world expert on the Great Barrier Reef, was awarded the John Maddox prize for bringing to the world ’s attention the catastrophic coral...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Science World news Australia news US news Coral Environment Marine life Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of Thai massage?
Thai massage is an ancient practice wherein a practitioner will bend a person's body into different poses. Learn about the benefits and possible side effects of Thai massage, as well as what the research says about it, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is ear candling safe or effective?
Ear candling is a practice during which people use a lit candle to draw earwax and other impurities from the ear. Learn about the safety, side effects, and risks of ear candling here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

More adults are using complementary and alternative medicine in England but access is unequal, finds survey
Use of practitioner-led complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as acupuncture, massage, osteopathy and chiropractic treatment, rose from 12 per cent of the population in 2005 to 16 per cent of the population in 2015, according to a survey led by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care. However, access to these treatments was unequal, with women, those who are better off and those in the south of England more likely to use CAM. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

This Cameroonian medicinal plant can keep your liver healthy and prevent acute hepatitis
(Natural News) A study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine offers a new insight into how traditional medicine uses plants to full effect, especially in preventing certain conditions. In particular, researchers from the Université Lille Nord de France and Université de Yaoundé I have found that a local plant called the abenelanga (Neoboutonia velutina P.) is able to protect the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One of the oldest traditional herbal medicines, the cancer bush is a possible cure for tuberculosis
(Natural News) The cancer bush (Sutherlandia frutescens) was used in traditional African medicine as a treatment for tuberculosis (TB). Researchers, in a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, investigated the plant’s potential as a treatment for TB. The cancer bush has a long history in African medicine. As the authors put it,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#MyRadGirlfriend No. 75: What does 'alternative medicine' mean to you?
The term "alternative medicine" can mean different things to different people....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: #MyRadGirlfriend No. 74: What not to do on Halloween #MyRadGirlfriend No. 73: Philadelphia care package #MyRadGirlfriend No. 72: Coffee run #MyRadGirlfriend No. 71: Learning on the job #MyRadGirlfriend No. 70: Listen to your heart (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of witch hazel?
Witch hazel has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, so many people use it at home for common complaints, such as acne or varicose veins. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to strengthen FDA ’s expanded access program
The FDA is committed to the expanded access program which provides a pathway for patients to gain access to investigational drugs, biologics and medical devices for serious diseases and life-threatening conditions outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory approved alternative therapy options are available. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new efforts to strengthen FDA ’ s expanded access program
The FDA is committed to the expanded access program which provides a pathway for patients to gain access to investigational drugs, biologics and medical devices for serious diseases and life-threatening conditions outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory approved alternative therapy options are available. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Yoga and meditation on the rise among US adults and kids
More Americans are turning to forms of complementary medicine such as yoga, meditation and chiropractors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture at these specific points alleviates pain in cancer patients
(Natural News) Cancer causes many adverse complications, including constant pain. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into the viability of using acupuncture to soothe this pain and cause relief to cancer patients. Although cancers are named after the body part where the tumor – or tumors, in some cases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Echinacea Work? Here ’s What the Science Says
During cold season, people often search for natural cold remedies and immunity boosters. Echinacea has long been rumored to both prevent and knock out colds. But the evidence in favor of the herbal supplement is mixed, and its varied preparations make it hard to study. The name “echinacea” refers to almost 10 species of flowering herb, and echinacea supplements use one or several of these species. They can be made using either the plant’s above-ground parts or its below-ground roots (or both). All this variance has led to disagreement among experts when it comes to echinacea’s benefits. “Our s...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Does Echinacea Really Work Against Colds? Here ’s What the Science Says
During cold season, people often search for natural cold remedies and immunity boosters. Echinacea has long been rumored to both prevent and knock out colds. But the evidence in favor of the herbal supplement is mixed, and its varied preparations make it hard to study. The name “echinacea” refers to almost 10 species of flowering herb, and echinacea supplements use one or several of these species. They can be made using either the plant’s above-ground parts or its below-ground roots (or both). All this variance has led to disagreement among experts when it comes to echinacea’s benefits. “Our s...
Source: TIME: Health - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are egg white face masks good for your skin?
Many people use egg white face masks as a way to boost the health of both oily and dry skin. However, there is little to no evidence to support the suggested benefits of these masks. We take a closer look at these alleged benefits and explain how to make an egg white face mask. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

A Chinese herbal complex can prevent renal injury in patients with Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Diabetes is a fearsome health condition. When left uncontrolled, it can easily damage various parts of your body, including your kidneys. According to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the combination of two herbal formulations used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help protect your kidneys from damage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can hydrogen peroxide help treat cancer?
Many people use hydrogen peroxide to treat minor injuries, whiten their teeth, or dye their hair. Some claim that it can help cure cancer, but what does the research say? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is olive oil good for your hair?
Many people use olive oil in traditional home remedies, including in mixtures to protect and strengthen hair. There is little research to support these benefits, although using olive oil on the hair is unlikely to cause harm. Learn more about the research, and how people might use olive oil on their hair here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

A west tropical African plant analyzed to have strong antioxidant properties
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that the parasol tree (Polyscias fulva) possesses strong antimicrobial and antioxidant effects. This makes the tree a potential agent in treating various diseases. Diseases, for the most part, are a constant problem in any part of the world. As it happens, many of the diseases that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists examine the essential oil of agarwood as a natural remedy for colorectal cancer
(Natural News) Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna), a tree highly prized for its applications in perfumes and incense, could be used to naturally treat colorectal cancer. In a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia investigated the potential safety of essential oil extract from agarwood and looked at its anti-tumor activity using animal studies. To note,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a dog ownership and training program improve symptoms of PTSD among veterans?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The results of a new integrative health study that measures the effects of owning and training a therapy dog on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans are published in JACM, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An Ethiopian ethnomedicine found to regulate blood sugar levels in diabetics
(Natural News) Scientists have established that the bracted bugleweed (Ajuga remota) is able to significantly reduce blood sugar levels, supporting its traditional use as a treatment for diabetes. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, analyzed the phytochemical composition of the herb and examined its anti-diabetes ability in vivo. The bracted bugleweed is a plant common in East... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find this traditional Mexican remedy to be effective against hepatitis
(Natural News) Researchers have found that the golden tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), a plant used in folk medicine around the world, can protect the liver against injury, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, examined the hepatoprotective property of the golden tickseed using an acute liver injury mouse... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A plant found in tropical Africa is being studied for its strong antioxidant properties
(Natural News) Beyond turmeric, chia seeds, and goji berries are medicinal plants that have been used since the beginning of human history, which we have yet to explore fully. In a recent study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a team from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria identified Feretia apodanthera, a plant native to the African continent, to have potent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Himalayan medicinal tree may be the key to novel anti-cancer and anti-diabetic treatments
(Natural News) Research has shown that the moru oak (Quercus dilatata), a tree found in the Himalayas, could be used to treat chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes, as well as prevent the spread of infectious diseases like leishmaniasis. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, determined the therapeutic effects of the tree, which has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study looks at the exact mechanisms of acupuncture in reducing cognitive impairment among Alzheimer's patients
(Natural News) Acupuncture is one of the most commonly recommended alternative therapies for patients who are suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s disease. However, the exact means by which this traditional Chinese medicine improves the brain activity has remained obscure. So researchers took great pains to map out the areas of the brain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetic? Protect your cognitive health with this TCM herbal decoction
(Natural News) Complementary and alternative medicine is a burgeoning industry these days — and for good reason: Between the adverse side effects of synthetic drugs and its astronomically high cost, it’s no wonder that a recent study in the Journal of Patient Experience reports that at least 35 percent of its participants regularly use at least one type... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Licorice root is good for the liver
In this study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists look at the anti-diabetes potential of Rhaponticum acaule essential oil
(Natural News) A recent study from the University of Monastir and the National School of Engineers of Sfax in Tunisia has found that the essential oil of the Rhaponticum acaule (RaEO) – an aromatic plant endemic to northern Africa – possesses anti-diabetes properties, as well as potent antioxidant activity. The research, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, discussed how RaEO can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news