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Therapeutic riding programs help veterans cope with PTSD
(University of Missouri-Columbia) In the United States, military veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often are prescribed therapeutic horseback riding (THR) as a complementary therapy, but little is known about how these programs affect PTSD in military veterans. Now, a University of Missouri study has determined that veterans had a significant decrease in PTSD scores just weeks after THR. Results show that therapeutic horseback riding may be a clinically effective intervention for alleviating PTSD symptoms in military veterans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

GSK: complementary therapy
Returns on research and development are diminishing. So what’s next for the labs? (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Compassionate use without an IDE
Ashton Steinhagen, Lead Clinical Research Associate for IMARC Research What happens if you have a site that requests to use an unapproved device that could be life-saving for a patient without an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE)?  The device has been through the phases of clinical trials and the Sponsor is working on submitting the premarket approval (PMA).  The site in question was part of that clinical trial but now the study and enrollment goal has been met and both the site and study are closed. According to a response by a consumer safety officer at the FDA, there are two options for compassionate use...
Source: Mass Device - February 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Man turned to alternative therapies after NHS could find no cure to treat him
IF YOU were diagnosed with a condition for which there was no known cure, what would you do? It ’s not something I ever spent much time pondering to be honest, but in late 2011 I found myself in the uncomfortable position of finding out. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holistic treatment for respiratory ailments: Salt therapy is an effective drug-free option
(Natural News) Halotherapy (“salt therapy” or HT) is a form of alternative medicine that utilizes a “controlled air medium” that simulates the microclimate within a natural salt cave. Based on the findings of a group of researchers from Russia, salt therapy is an effective method that can be used to address respiratory diseases. For this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is ozone therapy? Benefits and risks
Ozone therapy is thought to improve the body's intake and use of oxygen and to activate the immune system. Learn more about the benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: I tried cupping, and this is how it felt
Recently, cupping has become popular with sportspeople and celebrities. I gave it a try and, in this feature, I explain how it felt and if it works. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does amla oil really work?
A look at amla oil and its potential use for hair growth. Included is detail on the preparation of the oil at home, and the other potential uses. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Mixing herbal remedies and conventional drugs 'could be harmful'
Alternative treatments could alter effects of prescription medication, warn researchersHerbal remedies such as St John ’s wort, ginseng and ginkgo biloba could have harmful interactions with conventional drugs, scientists have warned.In an extensive review of the medical literature, the team uncovered dozens of cases in which alternative treatments appeared to have altered the effects of prescription medication, either diluting it, making it more potent or causing potentially dangerous side effects.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Alternative medicine Health & wellbeing Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best teas to drink for IBS
In this article, learn about teas for relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, including ginger, turmeric, peppermint, and chamomile. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Flowers for Alzheimer’s patients: Several species of iris has been found to protect against the disease
(Natural News) Researchers have discovered a flower that can improve brain performance for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The results of the study were published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine. The paper, titled Protective effect of Iris germanica L. in b-amyloid-induced animal model of Alzheimer’s disease, studied the effects of the bearded iris in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flowers for Alzheimer’s patients: Several species of iris have been found to protect against the disease
(Natural News) Researchers have discovered a flower that can improve brain performance for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The results of the study were published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine. The paper, titled Protective effect of Iris germanica L. in b-amyloid-induced animal model of Alzheimer’s disease, studied the effects of the bearded iris in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is senna tea safe to drink?
A look at senna tea, which is used for many reasons including constipation relief. Included is detail on drug interactions and the potential side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Controversial homeopathic treatments could treat vitiligo
Researchers at the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore led the trial of the alternative complementary medicine, which is taken by 200 million people worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could homeopathy treat vitiligo?
Researchers at the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore led the trial of the alternative complementary medicine, which is taken by 200 million people worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Crystals Heal? Separating Facets from Facts Can Crystals Heal? Separating Facets from Facts
Do alternative therapies really work?WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Can Crystals Heal? Separating Facets from Facts
Do alternative therapies really work? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Aphrodisiacs: Where is the evidence?
Natural aphrodisiacs promise to enhance our sex lives — but what does the science behind the claims say? More evidence is slowly emerging. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about ginger for diarrhea
A look at ginger for diarrhea, a remedy that has been used for a long time. Included is detail on how much ginger is too much, as how much to eat a day. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is apple cider vinegar good for losing weight?
In this article, we look at the evidence behind the claims that apple cider vinegar could help with weight loss. We also examine the other possible health (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Armed with More Opioid Prescription Data, Justice Department Aims to Stop Fraudulent Doctors
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pain clinic tucked into the corner of a low-slung suburban strip mall was an open secret. Patients would travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. Andrzej Zielke, eager for what authorities described as a steady flow of prescriptions for the kinds of powerful painkillers that ushered the nation into its worst drug crisis in history. At least one of Zielke's patients died of an overdose, and prosecutors say others became so dependent on oxycodone and other opioids they would crowd his office, sometimes sleeping in the waiting room. Some peddled their pills near tumble-down storefronts and on blighted s...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sadie Gurman, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Armed with More Opioid Prescription Data, Justice Department Aims to Stop Fraudulent Doctors
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pain clinic tucked into the corner of a low-slung suburban strip mall was an open secret. Patients would travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. Andrzej Zielke, eager for what authorities described as a steady flow of prescriptions for the kinds of powerful painkillers that ushered the nation into its worst drug crisis in history. At least one of Zielke's patients died of an overdose, and prosecutors say others became so dependent on oxycodone and other opioids they would crowd his office, sometimes sleeping in the waiting room. Some peddled their pills near tumble-down storefronts and on blighted s...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sadie Gurman, Associated Press Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the home remedies for vertigo?
A look at home remedies for vertigo, a feeling of spinning and dizziness. Included are details on the symptoms and when to see a doctor for the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Alternative therapies for mild infections could help combat antibiotic resistance
(PLOS) Resistance to antibiotics poses a serious and sometimes deadly challenge to the treatment of severe bacterial infections. In a new Essay publishing 28 December in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Kristofer Wollein Waldetoft and Sam P. Brown of Georgia Institute of Technology propose that development of alternative therapies for mild infections could help slow the development and spread of antibiotic resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot, Study Finds
(CNN) — More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. The prevalence of marijuana use among a sample of moms-to-be in California climbed from 4.2% to 7.1% from 2009 through 2016, according to a research letter published in the journal JAMA on Tuesday. Among pregnant teens younger than 18, marijuana use climbed from 12.5% to 21.8%, and among women 18 to 24, marijuana use climbed from 9.8% to 19%, the researchers found. That rese...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Marijuana Pot Pregnancy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the possible benefits of clary sage oil?
Learn about some of the supposed health benefits of clary sage essential oil. We look at the current evidence, along with how this oil can be used. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gua sha: What you need to know
Gua sha is a technique used in traditional East Asian medicine that is often used to treat muscle pain and tension. We look at the benefits and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the best type of meditation?
A look at different types of meditation and the benefits of each. Included are tips for better meditation and information on how long it takes to work. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of milk thistle?
Milk thistle is used as natural remedy to treat several health conditions, including liver conditions and diabetes. Does it work? We look at the evidence. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is prolotherapy and what is it used to treat?
Learn all about prolotherapy, an alternative form of treatment for joint and back pain. We take a look at how it works, what to expect, and its efficacy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ten benefits of shilajit
Shilajit, also called mineral pitch, is the result of a long process of breaking down plant matter and minerals. Learn about the potential health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of a steam room
A look at steam rooms, which are a popular way for people to enjoy a range of health benefits. Learn more about the risks and benefits that are proven. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: I experienced -80 & deg;C and lived to tell the tale
Whole-body cryotherapy involves standing in a small chamber set to -80 °C. I tried it out so that you don't have to, and this is what it felt like. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you should know about rose water
A look at rose water, a liquid made using water and rose petals. Included is detail on the types of rose water and the side effects of using it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Non-traditional therapy: How horses help heal veterans with PTSD
(Natural News) Animals have been constant companions to humans for a long time. They have helped us in many ways from guiding physically challenged persons to cuddling with us on the couch. Now, an alternative therapy for managing and easing PTSD in war veterans is being practiced, with the help of rescued and retired horses. Post Traumatic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can mindfulness help you shed those extra pounds?
A new systematic review reveals the potential of mindfulness techniques in aiding people to lose excess weight and avoid a rebound. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the options for natural hair regrowth?
A look at how to regrow hair naturally. Included is detail on the efficacy of home remedies, the impact of hair care, and whether common myths are true. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Can Fish Oil Help Reading?
Discussion Fats and fatty acids are essential for good human health. Saturated fats have hydrogen pairs linked to each carbon on the carbon backbone. They are solid or semi-solid at room temperature. Common examples are butter, lard, or hardened vegetable shortening. They are linked to higher cholesterol and triglycerides and only a small amount of them are recommended to be consumed in the diet. Unsaturated fats have one or more hydrogen atoms missing from the carbon backbone. They are liquid at room temperature. Monounsaturated fatty acids have one hydrogen pair that is missing from the carbon backbone. They are liq...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the top essential oils for constipation?
A look at the best essential oils for constipation. Included is a look at the facts of constipation and common reasons for the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about burdock root
A look at burdock root, a plant native to North Asia and Europe with many medicinal uses. Included is detail on side effects and how to use it effectively. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Ibogaine Clinic Announces Natural, Alternative Medicine Treats...
David Dardashti's Ibogaine Treatment Shows Promising Results in Treating Opioid Addiction Withdrawal-Free & Without Getting On Short-Acting Opioids.(PRWeb November 14, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14910793.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What to do about the opioid crisis? Area hospitals are looking to alternative medicine.
Services that focus on the mind-body connection are getting renewed attention as providers and patients seek alternatives to opioids. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

What to do about the opioid crisis? Area hospitals are looking to alternative medicine.
Services that focus on the mind-body connection are getting renewed attention as providers and patients seek alternatives to opioids. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

How Wellcome sent a medicine collector to wander Asia for a decade
UK exhibition tells story of Paira Mall, an Indian doctor dispatched by a millionaire in 1911 to send back Ayurvedic materialsIn 1911 a young Indian doctor was kitted out by the patent medicines millionaire and obsessive collector Henry Wellcome, to go back to India and collect material relating to the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine.Related:V&A acquires segment of Robin Hood Gardens council estateContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Wellcome Collection Museums Culture Medicine Alternative medicine India UK news Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

The Benefits of Alternative Therapies
This article will take a look at two additional therapy practices that have been widely used by the U.S. and abroad. Specifically designed for trauma, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) works when a therapist leads a patient through a series of lateral eye movements while the patient focuses on traumatic memories. The goal is to reprocess these memories in an adaptive way — eliminating emotional distress and reducing physiological arousal.  Francine Shapiro, PhD, discovered the effects of EMDR by understanding “dual awareness”. When engaging in bilateral stimulation with memory, th...
Source: Psych Central - November 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca Lee Tags: Addictions Anxiety Cognitive-Behavioral Depression Eating Disorders Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Treatment Cbt Cognitive Behavioral Therapy EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessin Source Type: news

Drug regulator under fire over herbal supplement company ’s claims
Therapeutic Goods Administration approved advertising for product said to relieve urologic symptoms, despite scientific evidence to the contraryThe Therapeutic Goods Administration has been accused of putting the supplements industry before consumers after it allowed a herbal remedy manufacturer to advertise one of its products as helpful in relieving urologic symptoms – despite scientific evidence to the contrary.The TGAapproved an application from the Tomato Pill Company requesting permission to advertise a product called Ateronon XY Pro as helpful in relieving the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, inc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Alternative medicine Business (Australia) Australia news Medical research Source Type: news

Can cannabinoids be used to treat cancer?
When cannabinoids activate signaling pathways in cancer cells they can stimulate a cell death mechanism called apoptosis, unleashing a potent anti-tumor effect. Yet cannabinoids, which have also shown strong activity against human tumor tissue grown in animal models, have undergone minimal testing in patients. Their potential use as antitumor drugs and/or to boost the effectiveness of conventional cancer therapies is examined in an article published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM), a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Depressed with a chronic disease? Consider alternative therapies
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Scientists are finding more evidence that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes in how they treat millions of depressed Americans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of moringa?
A look at the benefits of moringa, a plant native to India with a variety of healthful components. Learn about the benefits, and how moringa is consumed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news