Treating shingles with homeopathy
(Natural News) Despite popular belief, conventional medicine isn’t a magic bullet in disease treatment. Most of the time, there are more natural, affordable cures to remedy a particular ailment or condition. Take shingles, for instance. While there are conventional drug therapies to treat the disease, these can be expensive and may cause adverse side effects.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCCIH Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory Council
The National Institutes of Health ’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) welcomes three new members—with expertise in acupuncture, natural products, and mind and body approaches—to itsNational Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Job Opening at NCCIH for a Behavioral Science Researcher
In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Add this orange spice to your diet to control blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can go unnoticed, as they don ’t necessarily make you feel unwell. But signs of the condition can include peeing more than usual, feeling thirsty all the time, and blurred vision. Lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and exercising more are the recommended treatments for this type of diabetes, but some health expert s believe herbal medicines can help control blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Alternative Medicines For Alzheimer's Really Work? Does Anything?
Alzheimer's Association shares the hard truth behind alternative therapies for dementia as the National Institute on Aging steps up the fight against the disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Job Opening at NCCIH for a Social and Behavioral Science Researcher
In this blog post, Dr. Wendy Weber, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, welcomes researchers to apply for a career in health science administration. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 31, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Screening of drugs and homeopathic products from Atropa Belladonna seed extracts: tropane alkaloids determination and untargeted analysis - Mar ín-Sáez J, Romero-González R, Frenich AG, Egea-González FJ.
Homeopathic products are still a controversial issue in modern medicine, understood as complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). In this particular case, homeopathic products prepared from Atropa Belladonna extracts may present specific problems due to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mindfulness Training to Help With Weight Loss
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says
Dry needling and acupuncture look similar and involve sticking thin needles into the skin, but they are different practices with different aims. In this article, we look at how dry needling and acupuncture work, the ailments they intend to treat, and whether they are effective. We also explore the possible risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut
(McGill University) McGill University scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies' longevity by 60 percent and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Does kratom work for opioid withdrawal?
Kratom, an herbal extract that comes from the leaves of an evergreen tree grown in Southeast Asia, can be chewed, and dry kratom can be swallowed or brewed. Kratom extract also can be used to make a liquid product. Kratom is promoted as an aid in overcoming withdrawal from opioid medications. It's also sold as [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of egg yolk for hair?
People have used egg yolks to improve the look, feel, and growth of their hair for hundreds of years. In this article, we examine what evidence there is to back this practice, and how people can use egg yolks to create a hair mask. We also take a look at whether egg whites could offer similar benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

June 4th Lecture to Explore Pain Treatment in Military and Veteran Populations
On Monday, June 4, at 11 a.m., Mary Jo Larson, Ph.D., M.P.A.will discuss “Caring for Our Military: Considering Nondrug Therapies for Pain.” Part of  NCCIH’s Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series, her talk will take place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and will be streamed live and archived for later viewing at  videocast.nih.gov.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 30, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Blog Team Source Type: news

Elderberries are a great natural remedy for the flu
(Natural News) While getting the flu today doesn’t seem that threatening, especially if you can just head to the store for some medicine, if SHTF it can be more difficult to get drugs or immediate medical treatment. However, preppers won’t have that problem because there are various herbal plants that have medicinal properties, such as the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug information, misinformation, and disinformation on social media: a content analysis study - Al Khaja KAJ, AlKhaja AK, Sequeira RP.
This study, carried out in Bahrain, evaluated the truthfulness  of 22 social media claims about drugs (72.7%), dietary supplements (22.7%), an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Naturopath college outlaws therapy that promises 'complete elimination' of autism
A homeopathic therapy that promises “complete elimination” of autism has been banned by the regulator for naturopaths in B.C. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use Manuka honey for acne
Manuka honey can be used for a variety of skin ailments and may even help treat acne. Learn how its wound-healing and antibacterial properties may help reduce the incidence of acne and inflammation. We also look at how to use Manuka honey as a spot treatment, face mask, and natural cleanser. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - £1 a day supplement REVERSES patient’s high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, feeling very tired, and passing more urine than usual. Adding these cheap herbal supplements to your diet could reverse your condition, and lower your blood sugar. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Group Recommends Ditching Bacon and Booze to Stay Cancer-Free
The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has bad news for lovers of bacon and booze: Eliminating processed meats and alcohol from your diet may help reduce your risk of developing cancer. The third report from the WCRF’s Continuous Update Project, an ongoing effort to inform consumers about lifestyle habits that may be related to cancer, provides numerous recommendations for people looking to minimize their risk of getting cancer. But two, in particular, are likely to cause a stir for many Americans. First, the WCRF recommends significantly or totally cutting back on processed meats including bacon, salami, hot dogs and...
Source: TIME: Health - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

South Africa:Dear Ivo Vegter, the Real Quackery Lies With Big Pharma
[Daily Maverick] Ivo Vegter finds pharmacists selling quackery more credible than homeopaths, as he wrote in two columns about ethical pharmacists. A true scientist has an open mind, hence should be careful about labelling ostensible "otherness" from the (kn)own paradigm as quackery or ludicrous. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Homeopathy for autism 'certainly not based on science,' B.C. health official says
B.C.’s top doctor says there are “huge potential harms” connected to a homeopathic treatment based on the unfounded claim that vaccines cause most cases of autism. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

NIH study explains why opioid therapy may not always work well for chronic pain
Researchers have shown that pain-induced changes in the rat brain ’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain and may play a role in the depression that often accompanies it. These findings clearly show the impact of chronic pain on the brain and its relation to depression. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Pain-Induced Changes in the Brain ’s Opioid System May Explain the Limited Effectiveness of Opioid Therapy in Chronic Pain
Animal research suggests pain-induced changes in the brain ’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain; these changes also may play a role in the depression that often accompanies chronic pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can saw palmetto reduce enlarged prostate?
Saw palmetto is an herbal remedy with many potential uses in healthcare. One such use is the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). Although a popular remedy, research into the herb ’s efficacy is still ongoing and the results to date are inconclusive. Here, we look at the other treatments also available. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is krill oil better than fish oil for omega-3?
Krill oil and fish oil are popular dietary supplements containing omega-3. Krill oil comes from a small crustacean while fish oil comes from oily fish, such as salmon. Both are shown to increase blood levels of omega-3 and have benefits for health. Learn more about the differences between krill oil and fish oil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

The FDA Is Warning People to Steer Clear of Sunscreen Pills
Sunscreen comes in many forms, from lotions to sprays to creams — but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to steer clear of one formula in particular: so-called sunscreen pills. The agency on Tuesday announced that it sent warnings letters to four companies claiming to make dietary supplements that can protect people from sun damage, and reminded consumers that, “There’s no pill or capsule that can replace your sunscreen.” The announcement specifically calls out four products — GliSODin Skin Nutrients’ Advanced Skin Brightening Formula, Napa Valley Bioscience&rsqu...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Supplements Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to use essential oils for hair growth
Many essential oils show promise for promoting hair growth, including peppermint, bergamot, and jojoba oil. In this article, we look at the best essential oils for hair growth and provide tips on how to use them to get the greatest benefits. We also consider whether there are any risks involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Can Your Diet Reduce the Effects of Air Pollution? Here ’s What a New Study Says
A new study suggests that following a Mediterranean diet — an eating pattern high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, olive oils, fish and poultry — may protect people from some of the health effects of air pollution. Researchers at NYU School of Medicine, which looked at data collected from nearly 550,000 people with an average age of 62 from around the United States for more than 17 years, grouped people based on how closely their eating mirrored the Mediterranean diet and linked them to estimates of their long term exposure to air pollution, including particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrous oxide (NO2)...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Pollution Source Type: news

Medtronic recalls select MindFrame Capture revascularization devices
The FDA today released a recall notice for a select number of Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) MindFrame Capture LP revascularization devices over issues with the delivery wire breaking or separating during use. The federal watchdog labeled the recall as a Class I, its most serious class of recall, which indicates the potential for serious injury or death. The Fridley, Minn.-based company’s MindFrame Capture LP device is designed to restore blood flow and remove blood clots within a blood vessel in the brain during acute ischemic stroke in patients who are ineligible or fail intravenous tissue plasminogen activator therapy. Medt...
Source: Mass Device - May 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Recalls Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news

YouTube goes to war with natural medicine as tech giant starts BANNING video channels for talking about herbal remedies
(Natural News) Naturopathy often gets ignored by doctors and the mainstream media, but people can learn about natural medicine thanks to independent news sites like Natural News. One place you won’t be able to hear about people’s successes with alternative treatments, however, is the increasingly corrupt YouTube, which has now taken to banning video channels... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SURFACING: What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing
“ I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up, ” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MALIN FEZEHAI Tags: surfacing 2018 Bali (Indonesia) Alternative and Complementary Medicine Religion and Belief Hinduism Source Type: news

MBI Distributing, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir Due to a Lack of Process Controls
MBI Distributing, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir, within expiry, to the consumer level. The drug products have been found to be manufactured with a lack of adequate controls. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a qi deficiency?
The concept of qi deficiency comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Practitioners say that qi is a person's energy or life force, often related to the spleen. A qi deficiency is said to create negative symptoms, including poor physical and mental health. Recommended treatments include certain foods and rest. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: This herbal supplement can help control blood sugar levels
Diabetes type 2 symptoms are not always obvious, but they may include increased thirst, frequent urination, fatigue and headaches. Eating a balanced diet is the best way to control blood sugar levels, but some health experts recommend taking herbal supplements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Housecall: Are complementary and alternative medicine therapies right for you?
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES? Complementary and alternative medicine Just how popular is complementary and alternative medicine? Nearly 30 percent of adults have tried it, and health care providers are embracing the idea, too ??often in combination with mainstream medical therapies. From herbal remedies and dietary supplements to ancient healing systems, learn more about complementary and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Cannabidiol oil won't get you buzzed but it could get you busted
Cannabidiol oil, or CBD, is generating a lot of buzz in the world of alternative medicine, and some purveyors say it's completely legal in Canada. But federal authorities say it is indeed illegal without a medical marijuana prescription. And its purported health benefits are still in question. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

Is colonialism creating inappropriate regulation of traditional medicine practitioners?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Two commentaries in JACM (The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine), a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers that is dedicated to examining paradigm, practice, and policy advancing integrative health, raise questions about whether the value to health care of traditional, complementary, and integrative practices and practitioners is unfairly devalued by the dominant biomedical model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wall Street Journal now covering HYPNOSIS as a form of effective, validated medicine... alternative medicine is the NEW medicine
(Natural News) There are many forms of alternative and complementary medicine, and many of them are beginning to gain the recognition they deserve. Many types of alternative medicine are often misrepresented by the mainstream media and conventional medicine communities as crazy “woo-woo” nonsense that doesn’t actually work. But now, naysayers are witnessing the power of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Next Steps for Research on Probiotics and Microbial-Host Keystone Organisms
Could discoveries aboutprobiotics and the microbiome eventually help us to eat healthier, live longer, and even eliminate some chronic  diseases? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Neural Mechanisms of Manual Therapies for Chronic Pain
In this blog post, Dr. Merav Sabri, of NCCIH’s Division of Extramural Research, discusses the scientific basis for manual therapies and their use in treating chronic pain conditions, and also addresses an NCCIH-sponsored symposium about this at ICIMH on May 11, 2018. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 8, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Merav Sabri, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Be Wary of Liver Injury From Herbals or Dietary Supplements Be Wary of Liver Injury From Herbals or Dietary Supplements
Healthcare providers should have a heightened awareness of the harm associated with herbal and dietary supplements, especially because patients may not always disclose their use of them.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Viewpoint Source Type: news

More doctors should start taking care of their own health with dietary supplements
(Natural News) When it comes to nutritional supplements, we’re used to hearing about certain groups of people who can benefit greatly, whether it’s athletes, pregnant women, the elderly, or those with certain conditions. However, some experts are lamenting the fact that there has been little in the way of published reports on nutritional supplement use... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Badger Botanicals Recalls Red Suma, Green Suma, Green Hulu 2, And Red Hulu 2 Kratom Supplements Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk
Badger Botanicals, LLC of Springville, Utah is recalling Green Suma, Red Suma, Green Hulu 2, and Red Hulu 2 kratom dietary supplements sold directly to consumers via the company website from January 1st, 2018 to April l 12th, 2018 in pouches of 250g, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Targeting and Developing Your Clinical Research Proposal
Apply for an NCCIH grant for research involving human participants? If you’re attending the ICIMH meeting, plan to attend this Pre-Congress Workshop: “Honing Your Clinical Research Proposal for NIH and NCCIH Funding Opportunities” (on Tuesday, May 8, at 2 p.m.). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 4, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wendy Weber, N.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. Source Type: news

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Cancer
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bid to overturn homeopathy crackdown
The British Homeopathic Association takes NHS England to the High Court after it asked GPs to stop prescribing treatment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICIMH Roundtable To Explore Research on Creative Art Therapies
Many current health challenges such as autism, chronic pain, and Alzheimer ’s disease have remained largely intractable. Research suggests that a combination of therapeutic approaches will likely be needed to address these complex conditions. Creative art therapies may have a role to play in these multidisciplinary strategies.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Symposium To Explore Science of Music, the Brain, and Health
Can music help people feel better? Many of us would like to say, “Of course it can.” But what does the research say? The fact is that rigorous, systematic investigation of the impact of music on health —particularly in the areas of management of chronic pain and treatment of opioid-use disorder—is just beginning.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Retailer stops selling unlicensed remedy made from rabid dog saliva after federal investigation
The online retailer of an unlicensed homeopathic remedy made from rabid dog saliva has agreed to stop selling the product in Canada, according to the federal government. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Plant toxins and acute medicinal plant poisoning in children: a systematic literature review - Ghorani-Azam A, Sepahi S, Riahi-Zanjani B, Alizadeh Ghamsari A, Mohajeri SA, Balali-Mood M.
BACKGROUND: For many years, medicinal plants and herbal therapy have been widely used in different societies for the treatment of various diseases. Besides their therapeutic potency, some of the medicinal plants have strong toxicity in human, especially in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news