Mis. Alternative Medicine News

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6/29/2017
Alternative Treatment for Depression

Noninvasive brain stimulation no better than medication in treating depression, study finds.

6/27/2017
Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases

Research yields mixed results for this traditional Chinese treatment

6/19/2017
Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study

Age-old practice did as good a job as physical therapy, but neither was a cure for all patients

6/19/2017
Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER

It's a safe alternative to addictive opioid pain relievers, Australian researchers say

6/13/2017
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine may benefit some heart patients, study finds.

6/12/2017
Meds Rooted in Ancient China May Help Heart: Review

But U.S. experts greet report with caution, urge further research

5/19/2017
Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms

But study into alternative therapies didn't find evidence to support using dietary supplements

5/12/2017
Could Tai Chi Ease Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors?

Study found it as effective as talk therapy for improving sleep and depression

5/5/2017
Meditation Can Help Improve Focus in People With Anxiety

Just 10 minutes each day might boost concentration, prevent mind wandering, small study suggests

5/3/2017
Mind-Body Therapies for Cancer

Evidence supports the use of some complementary therapies during breast cancer treatment, study finds.

4/25/2017
'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: Study

But one specialist still isn't ruling out this complementary therapy

4/7/2017
Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain

Live tunes, singing and rhythmic drumming appeared to help ease discomfort after back surgery

3/2/2017
How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement?

Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for health

2/27/2017
Review Raises Questions About Herbal Meds for Heart Problems

While popular among patients, they haven't been proven safe or effective in clinical trials, study says

2/10/2017
Low Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try Yoga

Review of 12 studies found small improvements in pain levels, function after 3 to 6 months

2/9/2017
Drinking Peroxide as 'Natural' Cure Leads to Dangerous Blood Clots

So-called 'super water' carries big risks, doctors warn

12/8/2016
Turning to an Ancient Art to Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

Small study suggests that Tai Chi could reduce symptoms, but a larger trial is needed

10/11/2016
Calcium Supplements May Not Be Heart Healthy

Another study shows link to poorer cardiovascular health from the pills, but can't prove cause-and-effect

10/5/2016
Alternative to Surgery for Early Breast Cancers

A deep-freezing technique may be a valid option for treatment of early stage breast cancer, study finds.

10/3/2016
Alternative Medicine and the Flu

Children who are treated with alternative therapies less likely to get flu shot, study finds.

10/3/2016
Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot

Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study says

9/12/2016
Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?

'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds

8/8/2016
Does 'Cupping' = Success for Olympic Athletes?

Telltale red circles of ancient Chinese practice said to boost blood flow, rejuvenate muscles

8/5/2016
Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study

However, definitive evidence remains lacking, experts say

7/29/2016
New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain

Specialists urge doctors to offer alternative therapies for this widespread problem

6/22/2016
Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report

More than $30 billion paid out-of-pocket for acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care, supplements

5/23/2016
Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

As effective as physical therapy, study suggests, plus it might also improve depression

5/13/2016
More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'

Tennessee poison center reports doubling of dangerous exposures since 2011, mostly in kids

5/12/2016
Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study

But delay in getting chemotherapy may lower odds of survival, researcher says

4/26/2016
Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Might Boost Antidepressants' Effects

Data from 8 randomized clinical trials suggests a benefit, but consult with your doctor first, experts say

3/28/2016
Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients

Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study

3/22/2016
Meditation May Help Ease Chronic Low Back Pain

Study found it bested cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care

2/25/2016
Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infection?

Specialist says grocery-store varieties aren't strong enough for the job

2/23/2016
'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain

Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study finds

2/16/2016
Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds

Alternative therapy combined with medication appears safe and effective, expert says

2/4/2016
Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study

Researchers also found music helps during the procedure

1/25/2016
Health Tip: Be Mindful

It can help your physical and emotional well-being

1/5/2016
Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold

Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of Pediatrics

12/23/2015
Health Tip: Meditation May Help Your Heart

It can help you deal with stress

11/3/2015
Acupuncture May Ease Neck Pain Over Long Term

'Alexander technique' also helped more than drugs and physical therapy, study found

10/15/2015
FDA Warns of Hazards From Imported Supplements

Danger for people who don't speak English well or have limited access to health services, agency says

9/2/2015
Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

But small study isn't conclusive, experts say

8/28/2015
Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study

And a majority of these patients don't tell their doctors about it

8/25/2015
Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication

8/18/2015
25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

7/29/2015
Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

Herbal remedy isn't regulated, and can have side effects and serious drug interactions

7/20/2015
Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain

Although most said they'd let their physician know if asked, survey finds

6/13/2015
Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women

But study did not determine how much was consumed, and only found an association, not cause-and-effect link

6/5/2015
Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism

These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

4/22/2015
FDA Weighs Tighter Regulation of Homeopathic Medicines

Critics say these natural remedies are ineffective, potentially dangerous; backers contend current oversight is sufficient