Mis. Alternative Medicine News

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Drinking Peroxide as 'Natural' Cure Leads to Dangerous Blood Clots

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

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

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

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.

Alternative Medicine and the Flu

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

Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot

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

Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?

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

Does 'Cupping' = Success for Olympic Athletes?

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

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study

However, definitive evidence remains lacking, experts say

New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain

Specialists urge doctors to offer alternative therapies for this widespread problem

Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report

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

Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

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

More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'

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

Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study

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

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

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

Meditation May Help Ease Chronic Low Back Pain

Study found it bested cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care

Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infection?

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

'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain

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

Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds

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

Meditation May Ease Pain, Anxiety From Breast Cancer Biopsy: Study

Researchers also found music helps during the procedure

Health Tip: Be Mindful

It can help your physical and emotional well-being

Try Home Remedies for Child's Cough or Cold

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

Health Tip: Meditation May Help Your Heart

It can help you deal with stress

Acupuncture May Ease Neck Pain Over Long Term

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

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

Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure

But small study isn't conclusive, experts say

Many Seniors With Cancer Use Alternative Medicines: Study

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

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication

25 Million U.S. Adults Struggle With Daily Pain

And 14 million experience severe pain, survey finds

Taking St. John's Wort for Depression Carries Risks: Study

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

Many Don't Tell Docs About Using Alternative Therapies for Pain

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

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

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

FDA Weighs Tighter Regulation of Homeopathic Medicines

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

Eat Right to Protect Your Sight

Oily fish, broccoli and berries may benefit your eyes, expert says

Yoga May Help Ease Depression in Pregnant Women

Finding suggests it might sometimes be alternative to antidepressants, talk therapy

Yoga Gaining in Popularity Among Americans

More children, adults and seniors trying the ancient discipline, researchers report

Cancer Doctors Don't Discuss Herbs, Supplements With Patients

Many physicians cite a lack of knowledge as a primary reason, survey finds

Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors

Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix

Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns

Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough

Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduced symptoms

Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

Doctors say one man developed colitis after detox treatment, though cause is unclear

Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns

Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says

Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure

U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers' Pain

Thirteen projects will look at alternative therapies, in hopes of lessening use of narcotic painkillers

Health Tip: Relax Daily

It helps the mind and body

Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery

Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion

'Immunonutrition' Ill-Advised for ICU Patients on Feeding Tube, Study Says

Adding agents to boost immune system might actually be harmful