Keep your heart healthy with black-jack
(Natural News) Researchers have found that black-jack (Bidens pilosa), commonly used in African traditional medicine to treat various diseases, can keep the heart healthy by preventing hypertension. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, assessed the protective effects of ethylene acetate extract of black-jack leaves on hypertension in mice. For the study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First study on mangabeira's anti-inflammatory activity concludes it can be used to treat ulcers and similar disorders
(Natural News) The fruits of the mangabeira (Hancornia speciosa Gomes) plant, a fruit plant species native to Brazil, have been used in traditional medicine for the treatment of ulcers, tuberculosis, and inflammatory disorders. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was found that the fruit extract of mangabeira could... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevent liver fibrosis with TCM
(Natural News) According to research findings, the key to treating liver fibrosis may be found in a traditional herbal formula. The study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, showed that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may help reduce the risk of liver disease. Liver fibrosis is a wound-healing process that occurs when the body sustains chronic liver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists look at a widely-used herb in Asia as a potential cancer treatment
(Natural News) A group of researchers from the University of Malaya has discovered that Melicope ptelefolia has potential as an anti-cancer agent. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked into the potential applications of the herb based on its different properties. Specific properties that they considered were its antioxidant, anti-proliferative, apoptosis induction,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight
A new case study warns that certain chiropractic techniques can lead to problems with vision due to their direct effect on the eye's retina. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Just 2 months of yoga can help patients with Parkinson's improve their posture and ability to walk
(Natural News) Among the many health benefits of yoga, research has found that it can also help improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease, a condition that affects a person’s posture and ability to walk. The study, which was published in the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, revealed that joining an eight-week Hatha... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Risk of Alternative Cancer Treatments
Avoiding evidence-based treatments in favor of untested ones can contribute to higher death rates, a Yale study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Cancer Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Alternative and Complementary Medicine Deaths (Fatalities) Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

TCM found to significantly reduce your risk of liver disease
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine revealed that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help lower the risk of developing liver disease. The authors observed the protective effects of Liuweiwuling tablets on rat subjects during the 12-week study. Liuweiwuling tablets are an herbal product that has protective effects on the liver and on aminotransferase... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you allergic to peanuts, dairy, latex, MSG, mercury or infected African green monkey kidney cells? Then reconsider what's in vaccines
(Natural News) The basic fundamental concept of how a vaccine works is homeopathy based, thus treating disease by minute doses of natural substances that, in a healthy person, produce the systems of disease. There’s one massive problem with inoculations in this regard. Today’s immunizations not only contain some natural ingredients, but they also contain the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Three common lichen-forming fungi dramatically reduce the risk of breast and cervical cancer
(Natural News) Some types of fungus are downright nasty, but some benefit humans in many ways. One such proof of this is research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine that discussed the antibacterial and anti-cancer properties of acetone extracts taken from three species of lichen-forming fungi. Lichen is among the hardiest organisms,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The herbal medicines of Ecuador: Plants used in local traditional medicine are safe and effective, and still in use today
(Natural News) A new study explored the different medicinal plants used for traditional healing by the ancestral healers of Chimborazo, Ecuador. The study focused on the 10 most used herbal plants by generation after generation of traditional healers. The study titled Medicinal plants used in traditional herbal medicine in the province of Chimborazo, Ecuador was conducted by researchers from the Temple University in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pill-popping rules EVERYONE needs to know
New research shows mixing herbal remedies with prescription drugs can lead to bleeding if it's a risky combination. Here, Dr Sarah Brewer explains what combinations to look out for. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rhodiola found to be an effective herbal medicine for treating fatigue and weakness
(Natural News) With everything that’s going on in life, it’s normal to feel tired at some point. Fatigue is a condition characterized by extreme feelings of either physical or mental tiredness. One study shows that rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) can be used as an herbal medicine for fatigue. People who are experiencing fatigue can have symptoms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coriander shown to be a potential natural remedy for diabetes
This study, which was published in Herbal Medicine: Open Access, reviewed articles that were published about coriander treatment of diabetes mellitus in animal models. Many studies are exploring the use of herbs, such as coriander,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A common traditional Chinese medicine shows potential in treating oral cancer
(Natural News) Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza), also known as red sage, is an important herb in Chinese medicine, used in the treatment of chronic and neoplastic inflammatory diseases. The authors of a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine investigated its effects on oral cancer in both in vitro and in vivo experiments.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relieve muscle spasms naturally with the pomegranate
(Natural News) Like a lot of other fruits, pomegranate (Punica granatum), is great for more than just your sweet fix. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine discusses its ability to soothe muscle spasms, particularly, the smooth muscles, indicating its potential as a treatment for spasm-related conditions like diarrhea. Past research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stunned scientists confirm drug-resistant breast cancer cells can be effectively treated with citral, a chemical found in lemongrass
(Natural News) Previous studies have already shown that citral, a substance found in lemongrass, possesses cytotoxic activity against different cancer cell lines. However, a study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative medicine, was the first to test if this cytotoxic activity can be specifically targeted for drug-resistant breast cancer cells. Breast cancer treatments have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers list the top herbs for preventing diabetes
(Natural News) Researchers from Gargi College (University of Delhi) came up with a list of herbs that show potential in diabetes prevention. This review on the anti-diabetic properties of herbs and botanical ingredients was published in Herbal Medicine: Open Access. In 2014, over 422 million people were diagnosed with diabetes and since then, this number... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know About the Surprising Modern History of Contraception
When the birth control pill hit its 50th anniversary of its 1960 FDA approval, TIME commemorated its influence on the world as having “rearranged the furniture of human relations.” But as influential as the pill was and continues to be, it’s only one small slice of the enormous influence contraception has had on modern history. Few people know that as well as Donna Drucker, a historian who is currently writing a book about its history. As it turns out, that history is just as complex as you probably think, but in ways that may still surprise you. Drucker says she started studying contraception in a rounda...
Source: TIME: Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

Scientists find that a popular Chinese herbal medicine is effective in eliminating colon cancer cells
(Natural News) Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen (Rom.Caill.) Stapf, also known as adlay, adlay millet, or Job’s tears, has been identified by previous studies as having anti-proliferative effects on lymphoma, lung cancer, and colon cancer. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine investigated the anti-cancer effects of Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen Stapf sprout... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food science: Cinnamon can be used to treat various illnesses
(Natural News) Researchers at the University of Colombo and the Industrial Technology Institute in Sri Lanka confirmed that Cinnamomum zeylanicum (commonly referred to as Ceylon cinnamon) can be used to treat various diseases. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, provides scientific support for its use a treatment for many ailments.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some drugs, supplements taken together can pose health risk
People who use certain over-the-counter herbal medicines and dietary supplements concurrently with prescription drugs could cause serious health risks. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese ginseng can be used to treat acute pancreatitis
(Natural News) Acute pancreatitis can be treated with Chinese ginseng (Panax notoginseng) according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers from Kunming Medical University and its affiliated hospitals in Kunming, China looked at the protective effects of Chinese ginseng extracts against acute pancreatitis. In conducting the study, they first... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One million warned over side effects from mixing drugs and herbal remedies
Doctors stressed that statins, diabetes drugs and stomach acid pills can interact negatively with popular health supplements. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interaction with Evidence-based Guidelines a Featured Topic in October 5th Advisory Council Meeting
In this blog post, Dr. Partap Khalsa highlights key presentations and concepts to be discussed at the October 5, 2019 meeting of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 24, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D. Source Type: news

Study: Multi-resistant bacteria killed by cinnamon bark oil
(Natural News) Researchers continue to search for natural antimicrobial agents as the increasing number of drug-resistant pathogens continues to become a problem for infectious diseases globally. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was revealed that cinnamon bark oil can be used to fight against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. For... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyme essential oil has many uses in alternative medicine, as an antimicrobial, antispasmodic, and antioxidant
(Natural News) People have been using plants for various purposes for centuries, most notably for treating different kinds of illnesses. Essential oils derived from these plants, in particular, offer a wide array of medicinal properties that provide relief, prevention, and even reversal of symptoms and side effects. The use of essential oils as medicine for millennia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative therapies for breast cancer
(Natural News) When you think of breast cancer, surgery and chemotherapy probably come immediately to mind. Many patients often end up undergoing one or both of these treatments, and the prospect of going under the knife or being injected with chemicals can be scarier to some people than the diagnosis itself. However, some patients are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Homeopathy doctors in Bengaluru switch to safer medicine practices
Doctors have stopped selling branded medicines at their clinics. Non-qualified personnel too are being dissuaded from dispensing these medicines. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Grants To Study Behavioral Interventions for Opioid Addiction and Recovery
Overdose deaths, opioid misuse, addiction to prescription opioids or to illicit drugs such as heroin, and chronic pain management are tough problems that are often related to each other. Together, they form a daunting public health crisis that is of great concern and significance to many in the United States, including the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and much of the National Institutes of Health  (NIH).  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 20, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Robin Boineau, M.D. Source Type: news

Research finds exercise increases brain size, memory function as you age
(Natural News) Here’s one more reason to start working out — a study has shown that regular exercise can benefit our brain in the long run. The study, a collaborative effort between researchers from Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine at Western Sydney University and the Division of Psychology and Mental Health at the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to do a foot detox
Some people believe that a foot detox can remove toxins from the body and leave people feeling refreshed. While foot detox machines are available, people can also make their own footbaths at home. These footbaths can help remove dirt and dead skin, as well as aiding relaxation. Learn more about foot detoxes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does a foot detox work? What the research says
Some people believe that a foot detox can remove toxins from the body and leave people feeling refreshed. While foot detox machines are available, people can also make their own footbaths at home. These footbaths can help remove dirt and dead skin, as well as aiding relaxation. Learn more about foot detoxes here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

NIH announces awards for behavioral research on OUD prevention and treatment
This press release provides information about NCCIH research awards to study the impact of behavioral interventions for primary or secondary prevention of opioid use disorder (OUD) or as complements to medication-assisted treatment (MAT). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 19, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Agarwood essential oil demonstrates promising anti-cancer properties, researchers find
(Natural News) Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna) – a plant used in traditional medicine to treat vomiting, rheumatism, coughing, and asthma – could be used in treating colorectal cancer, according to researchers from the Universiti Sains Malaysia. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at both the toxicity profile of agarwood essential oil and its anti-tumor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An anthraquinone derived from the cheese fruit is being studied as a potential cancer remedy
(Natural News) Researchers have discovered that nordamnacanthal, an anthraquinone found in cheese fruit (Morinda citrifolia), possesses anti-cancer properties. In the study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, in vivo and in vitro experiments were used to determine the cytotoxic effects of nordamnacanthal. Existing studies have shown that nordamnacanthal possesses several biological activities. However, these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A traditional Chinese herb tonic, Sheng Jiang San, found to be capable of treating influenza
(Natural News) Sheng Jiang San is a traditional Chinese herbal tonic that has been used to treat seasonal flu. However, there has been no evidence that proves its efficacy as a flu treatment. Thus, researchers in China recently conducted a study on the anti-influenza activity of Sheng Jiang San. In the study, which was published in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking liquid calcium with red sage can build stronger bones
(Natural News) Preventing osteoporosis, especially in postmenopausal women, is possible with the help of this traditional Asian medicine, according to research. A study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine revealed that taking red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza) extract with liquid calcium can make the bone stronger and prevent osteoporosis. Type 1 osteoporosis is most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Research Career Development Funding Opportunity for Complementary and Integrative Health Clinician-Scientists
In this research blog, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses career development pathways for clinician-scientists and a new career development funding opportunity in partnership with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Dayonix Pharma at ECRM ® EPPS Event in Arizona September 30, 2018...
Dayonix Pharma Company, producer of dietary supplements, is attending this year's ECRM® EPPS event in Phoenix, Arizona.(PRWeb September 18, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/dayonix_pharma_at_ecrm_epps_event_in_arizona_september_30_2018_october_04_2018/prweb15765338.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA alerts consumers not to use products distributed by Years to Your Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerts consumers not to use any products made by Years to Your Health of Irving, Texas due to the risk for potential serious infections. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Drink one cup of this herbal tea a day to stop a bulging belly
STOMACH bloating usually comes hand-in-hand with trapped wind and can result in terrible discomfort. Certain food and drink are often the cause, but there are also certain food and drink that can help stop the problem, including a certain tea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another herb for the survivalist prepper: Amazonian mint can be used to treat cutaneous infections and promote wound healing
(Natural News) The Amazonian mint (Ocimum micranthum) is another herb that a survivalist prepper should take note of. Research has shown that this herbal plant could be used to treat cutaneous infections and speed up wound healing. In the study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the antimicrobial and antiproliferative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find that red sage extract with liquefied calcium improves osteoporosis symptoms
(Natural News) Red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza) extracts have been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat various diseases ranging from heart conditions to liver problems. In a study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, red sage extracts combined with a liquefied calcium supplement was found to prevent osteoporosis due to estrogen deficiency. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists document at the anti-obesity effects of tomato and broccoli
(Natural News) Increased levels of resistin, an adipocyte hormone that regulates glucose metabolism, may cause obesity leading to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine reveals that tomato and broccoli can reduce resistin levels and restores insulin sensitivity. Researchers at Helwan University and Modern Sciences... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milk thistle shows promise in treating liver cancer
(Natural News) Milk thistle has been used in herbal medicine for centuries. Historically, the prickly, purple plant has been used to promote liver health and is highly regarded for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. New studies have shown that the protective benefits of milk thistle are far greater than conventional scientists could have ever imagined.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erectile dysfunction: What is the cause? The herbal treatments available
ERECTILE dysfunction is a common problem but can result in embarrassment when it comes to the bedroom. So what is the cause of the condition in the first place? Luckily there are plenty of treatments available, including herbal alternatives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defining the Prevalence of Chronic Pain in the United States
This Research Spotlight highlights new data suggesting that in 2016 nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8 percent had high-impact chronic pain (pain that limited at least one major life activity). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A traditional Malay ethnomedicine shown to prevent obesity
(Natural News) Red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus), known as red dragon fruit in Malaysia, has been found to prevent obesity. In the study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was found that red pitaya improves energy balance homeostasis by regulating the anorectic, orexigenic and energy expenditure-related genes. Researchers at Universiti Putra Malaysia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A cucumber a day keeps the heart doctor away
(Natural News) The old folk wisdom “an apple day keeps the doctor away” just got an upgrade, thanks to the work of Italian researchers. Only now, it’s cucumbers instead of apples, and heart doctors instead of regular ones. In their study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they showed that the cucumber (Cucumis sativus) can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news