Mis. Alternative Medicine News

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6/9/2009
Acupuncture May Relieve Heartburn In Pregnancy

But it's no better than standard treatment, one expert says

6/5/2009
Researchers Uncover Why Turmeric Helps Heal

Component of ancient spice makes cells more resistant to infection, report says

6/4/2009
Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases

In lab and mice studies, compound halts disease without crimping immune system

5/29/2009
Yoga Helps Those With Asthma

Study finds practice can ease symptoms, raise awareness of breathing patterns

5/21/2009
Meditation May Boost Short-Term Visual Memory

Study involving DY meditation could have wide-ranging implications

5/15/2009
New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation

Scientists spot anti-inflammatory components in the traditional remedy

5/12/2009
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain

Study found it worked even when treatment didn't break the skin

4/22/2009
Acupuncture Cuts Dry Mouth in Cancer Patients

Small study suggests larger trials needed to assess therapy over longer time

4/17/2009
Health Tip: Considering an Alternative Therapy?

Here are signs that it may be fraudulent and unsafe

4/13/2009
Pharoah's Wine Jar Yields Medicinal Secrets

Egyptians may have been using herb-spiked drink for healing 5,000 years ago

4/13/2009
Awareness of Alternative Therapies May Be Lacking

Clinicians who don't know about studies won't use findings, survey suggests

4/13/2009
Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation

Small study finds acupressure cut symptoms beyond mere placebo effect

4/7/2009
Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes

Most data finds no difference between real, sham treatments, researchers say

3/30/2009
Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes

Indigestion, constipation can be relieved with ancient remedies, researchers say

3/24/2009
Licorice May Block Absorption of Organ Transplant Drug

Study finds potential interaction with cyclosporine could lead to fatal complications

3/20/2009
Maggots as Good as Gel in Leg Ulcer Treatments

But while larval therapy works well, study says there's no rush to abandon standard care

3/14/2009
Traditional Chinese Therapy May Help Ease Eczema

Teas, acupuncture reduce itching, improve quality of life, study finds

2/26/2009
Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment

Women reported less stress, more peace after sessions, study finds

2/24/2009
Meditation May Boost College Students' Learning

Study finds better concentration, lowered stress after TM sessions

2/10/2009
Garlic Yields Up Its Health Secret

It's the same compound that gives it that distinct smell, scientists say

2/1/2009
Studies Struggle to Gauge Glucosamine's Worth

But many doctors insist the supplement is safe and worth a try for arthritis pain

1/29/2009
The Zen Way to Pain Relief

Meditation technique may help keep discomfort at bay, study finds

1/28/2009
Pain-Relieving Powers of Acupuncture Unclear

Analysis of recent data shows little difference from placebo

1/21/2009
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Iodine from kelp in dietary aid compromised therapy, researchers say

12/31/2008
Naprapathy: A Hands-On Approach to Pain Management

Manipulation and nutritional counseling helps with connective tissue-related pain

12/24/2008
Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive

Review finds it may cut cardiac mortality but not help those with heart rhythm problems

12/18/2008
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS

Group reviews conventional and alternative therapies to treat irritable bowel symptoms

12/17/2008
Alzheimer's Drugs Also Treat Behavioral, Psych Problems

Therapy effective at same dosage used to improve cognitive impairment, study says

12/10/2008
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments

As do 12% of children, new government survey says

11/27/2008
Cranberries May Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

Their high acid content inhibits bacterial growth, experts say

11/18/2008
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's

Taking the herb long-term didn't prevent or curb dementia, researchers say

11/18/2008
Indigo Ointment Benefits Psoriasis Patients

Traditional Chinese therapy proved helpful in relieving skin scaling, hardening, study finds

11/14/2008
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel

These older treatments may sometimes work best, researchers say

11/13/2008
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies

Study says treatment, similar to acupressure, may boost uterus receptivity

10/30/2008
Electrical Brain Stimulation May Boost Dexterity

Finding could lead to new treatments for stroke victims, study suggests

10/30/2008
Coconut Oil May Help Fight Childhood Pneumonia

Symptoms eased faster when it was added to antibiotic therapy, study found

10/10/2008
Ginkgo Prevented Stroke Damage in Mice

But it's not clear if the popular extract would be effective in humans

10/3/2008
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?

Early research suggests 'horny goat weed' might help men with impotence

10/2/2008
Health Tip: Considering Alternative Medicine?

Research any product and always consult your doctor

9/30/2008
Popular Supplements Don't Work Against Arthritis: Study

But lead researcher says it's too soon to give up on glucosamine

9/29/2008
Scams and Shams That Prey on Cancer Patients

In some cases, unproven 'therapies' can be dangerous, experts say

9/25/2008
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Patients using the technique saw episodes diminish by 68%, study finds

9/24/2008
A Honey of a Sinusitis Treatment

The natural sweet defeats the bacteria that drive the ailment, study shows

9/22/2008
Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Ancient therapy bested antidepressant for relieving hot flashes in study

9/19/2008
Chamomile Tea May Ward Off Diabetes Damage

Rats fed herbal extract showed significant decrease in blood sugar levels

9/17/2008
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure

Approaches could supplement other therapies to treat the condition, study says

9/16/2008
Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer

It improved mood, pain symptoms more than simple touch, concludes study

9/10/2008
Retail Clinics Attracting Those Without Regular Doctors

Users mostly seek preventive care or assistance with easy-to-treat illnesses, study says

8/26/2008
'Ayurvedic' Medicines May Contain Lead, Mercury or Arsenic

Over a fifth of products purchased on Internet tainted with toxic metals, study finds

8/4/2008
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine

Women, especially breast and ovarian tumor patients, more likely to use these therapies