Investigating the effects of tai chi chuan exercises on patients with total knee arthroplasty
(Natural News) Researchers from hospitals affiliated with Jining University and Jilin University in China investigated whether tai chi chuan (TCC) exercises can improve functional outcomes and the quality of life (QOL) of patients with primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) due to knee osteoarthritis (OA). Their findings were published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the science behind The Goop Lab's claims?
Gwyneth Paltrow's exploration of alternative therapies has angered critics, including the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Coronavirus, China Weighs Benefits of Buffalo Horn and Other Remedies
China is advising doctors to consider mixing Western antiviral drugs with traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of the coronavirus. But experts question the efficacy of Chinese remedies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sui-Lee Wee Tags: Medicine and Health Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Epidemics Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Alternative and Complementary Medicine World Health Organization Xi Jinping China Hubei Province (China) Source Type: news

Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa Often Turn to Alternative Medicine Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa Often Turn to Alternative Medicine
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is common among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), more than half of whom report dissatisfaction with conventional treatment, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Sniff this oil before bed to get a good night’s sleep
HOW TO sleep: The prospect of a peaceful night's sleep can seem like a pipe dream if you suffer from sleep loss, especially if you have seemingly exhausted all options. Smelling essential oils is an alternative therapy that may just do the trick, however. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Goop Targets Gaps in Patient Care Goop Targets Gaps in Patient Care
The size of the complementary and alternative medicine market is an'indictment against the conventional medical industry,'says F. Perry Wilson. What can be done to reverse this growing trend?Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of cold and hot showers?
Cold showers and hot showers may have different effects on the body. In this article, learn about the potential benefits of each, as well as some risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mindfulness could help us unlearn fear
Recent research adds to the evidence that mindfulness practice may enable us to eradicate unhelpful fears — and continue to keep them at bay. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Early Prostate Cancer Treatment: Surveillance and Alternative Medicine
Title: Early Prostate Cancer Treatment: Surveillance and Alternative MedicineCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Yoga May Bring a Brain Boost, Review Shows
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Mindfulness training may lower blood pressure
A recent study concludes that a specially designed mindfulness curriculum can significantly benefit individuals with high blood pressure. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Clove essential oil can keep blood sugar levels at bay after eating
(Natural News) The aromatic flower buds of the Syzygium aromaticum plant known as cloves are common ingredients in many cuisines and in traditional medicine. Besides being a natural antibacterial and having anti-obesity properties, cloves have also been reported to have anti-diabetic properties. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from India and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could the Family Dog Lower a Child ’ s Odds for Schizophrenia Later?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a heavy metal detox?
This article looks at the effectiveness, benefits, and risks of a heavy metal detox. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Homeopathy as a complementary therapy for asthma
(Natural News) Asthma is a common long-term disease characterized by the inflammation of the airways in the lungs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that around 19.2 million American adults aged 18 and above have this disease, equivalent to about 7.7 percent of the entire population in the US. There is currently... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study sheds light on the ability of music therapy to relieve stress
(Natural News) It’s a stress-ridden world. So stressful, that around 75 percent of American adults report experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in a study by the American Psychological Association. To help deal with this pervasive issue, researchers from South Korea’s Sahmyook University suggest using music for reducing stress. The study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, showed that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 -- More than half of office-based physicians recommend complementary health approaches (CHAs) to their patients, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Barbara J.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of NAC?
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an over-the-counter supplement that may help relieve or improve various medical issues. Here, learn more about the uses and risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: 4 - 7 - 8 Breath Relaxation Exercise
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, FYI, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study outlines concerns around natural psychoactive substances
New evidence shows that the rate of exposure to natural psychoactive drugs in the United States has increased, putting adult and child health at risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of neem oil for the skin?
Neem oil contains natural compounds that may support skin health in various ways. Here learn more about the potential benefits and risks of neem on the skin. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Ghana: 16 Herbal/Alternative Medicine Centres, Practitioner Honoured
[Ghanaian Times] Sixteen herbal/alternative medicine centres and a practitioner have been honoured for upholding excellence in that area of healthcare in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

If ‘Pain Is an Opinion,’ There Are Ways to Change Your Mind
All pain is real, but it ’s also true that it’s “made by the brain” and that we can exert some control over it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Austin Frakt Tags: Pain Brain Medicine and Health Pain-Relieving Drugs Therapy and Rehabilitation Mental Health and Disorders Alternative and Complementary Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamins and supplements for athletes
Many athletes look for safe and efficient ways to boost their performance. In this article, we look at six vitamins and supplements that may help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Should people use tea tree oil on piercings?
Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substance. Some sources suggest that it can help with piercings and keloid scars. Learn more about tea tree oil for piercings here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Music found to enhance mood, relieve depression and improve balance for the elderly
(Natural News) Music is often used to express emotions or as a form of entertainment. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, however, used it for therapy and found that listening to music can reduce the risk of falls in older people. For this study, researchers at McGill University and the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can activated charcoal detox the body?
Activated charcoal can reduce the toxic effects of some substances, but it only works in very specific circumstances. Here, learn about the uses and effectiveness of activated charcoal. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

When did natural medicine become "alternative" medicine? Here's a hint: It has something to do with Big Pharma
(Natural News) Once upon a time, natural medicine was the only medicine. The pharmaceutical industry has done everything in its power to make the masses buy into the prescription drug trade — and forget about the incredible healing power of natural foods, herbs, spices and other remedies. Indeed, Big Pharma wants to erase any notion... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert: Herbal Aids Can Cause Harm When Breast Cancer Spread to Skin
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Hibiscus flowers are a "death sentence" for breast cancer cells, says research
(Natural News) Researchers from the University of Windsor in Canada revealed that the extracts from the Chinese hibiscus flower (Hibiscus rosa-sinesis) have potent anti-cancer properties. The study, published in BMC Contemporary and Alternative Medicine, found that the extracts not only induce cell death in breast cancer cells – it does so without harming non-cancerous cells. The team also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why doctors need to walk a 'fine line' when talking to parents about alternative therapies for autism
Given that many parents of children with autism seek out complementary and alternative therapies, the Canadian Paediatric Society says it's important that doctors get informed and talk about them — especially since those therapies are often expensive, unproven and even potentially harmful. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Mindfulness May Be a Balm for Breast Cancer Patients
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Exploring the anti-tumor activity of Helleborus niger extracts
In this study, researchers from Germany investigated the safety of Helleborus niger aqueous fermented extract (HNE) and its therapeutic potential against various cancer cell lines. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The therapeutic applications of H. niger is manifold due to its phytochemical composition. However, the two active... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Swedish massage vs. deep tissue massage: What's the difference?
Swedish massage and deep tissue massage are two popular forms of massage therapy. Read on to learn about their differences and intended uses. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Complementary therapies can do more harm than good when breast cancer becomes visible
(European School of Oncology) Patients with advanced breast cancer that has spread to the skin are likely to cause more harm than good if they use complementary therapies to treat their skin lesions. Professor Maria Jo ã o Cardoso told the Advanced Breast Cancer Fifth International Consensus Conference (ABC5) in Lisbon that there was a long list of herbal products and creams that patients often try, but many of them could delay wound healing and interfere with systemic anti-cancer treatments such as hormone therapy or chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Some complementary and alternative therapies to treat colic show promise
A review of the evidence on the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies to treat babies with colic has shown some that some treatments - including probiotics, fennel extract and spinal manipulation - do appear to help, but that overall the evidence on the use of these therapies is limited so should be treated with caution. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best home remedies for fever?
A fever is an uncomfortable symptom of infection or illness. Learn about the best home remedies for fever in children and adults here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Clove extracts found to reverse elevated pre- and post-prandial blood glucose levels
(Natural News) Researchers from India and the U.S. conducted a pilot study to determine if the polyphenolic extract from unopened clove buds can influence glucose metabolism. The results of their study were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Type 2 diabetes is considered a global pandemic and is a huge contributor to the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?
A new review and meta-analysis has concluded that meditation, hypnosis, relaxation, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help reduce pain and opioid use. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Review investigates the effects of Chinese herbal baths as treatments for uremic pruritus
(Natural News) Researchers from the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal bath therapy (CHBT) as a treatment for uremic pruritus (UP). The results of their study were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Traditionally, CHBT is used as an external therapy to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tea tree oil for nail fungus: Does it work?
Tea tree oil is an essential oil that appears to have antifungal properties. Some people, therefore, claim that it may be effective as a treatment for nail fungus. Read on to find out what the research says. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: CBD: Online interest is peaking
A new study looks at the number of Google searches for CBD or cannabidiol and finds that interest in CBD exceeds that in other alternative health topics. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are there any benefits of apple cider vinegar baths?
Taking an apple cider vinegar bath may help with the symptoms of some skin conditions. They could also help keep skin and hair healthy. Read this article to find out more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Homeopathy: FDA issue new statement on risks
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued a new statement on the potential risks of drugs marketed as homeopathic products. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does apple cider vinegar help with bloating?
Some people take apple cider vinegar for bloating, but there is little scientific evidence for this remedy. Find out about the potential benefits and risks of apple cider vinegar for bloating here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Green cardamom supplements can protect the liver for those with obesity
(Natural News) Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease today. Fatty liver is commonly caused by excessive alcohol intake. However, as its name implies, NAFLD can develop with little to no alcohol consumption. New research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggested that people with NAFLD may benefit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does drinking urine have any real health benefits?
There are no proven health benefits of drinking urine, though people have done so for centuries. In this article, learn about risks, reasons, and more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Is voluntary envenomation from the kamb ô ritual therapeutic or toxic? - Byard RW.
In recent times a considerable amount of attention has been focused on the potential role of herbal preparations and alternative therapies in causing or contributing to morbidity and mortality [1]. However, despite their current popularity in Western ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Menopause: Could Chinese herbal remedies reduce hot flashes?
A recent paper asks whether Chinese herbal medicine might reduce hot flashes relating to menopause. Although there is hope, we need much more data. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Interest in CBD Products Keeps Soaring, but Health Experts Wary
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news