Alternative Medicine Articles & Stories

Vitamin D for Diabetes

Vitamin D for Diabetes

Vitamin D, previously shown to benefit cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease, appears to prevent or delay the inception of diabetes, and to alleviate its symptoms among those already afflicted with it, according to a recent review of various studies.     “Vitamin D has ... Read More


Stress Deforms Brain and Behavior

Stress Deforms Brain and Behavior

Stress is not just an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness and tension. It’s a treacherous force that actually remolds the brain at the same time as it warps behavior, according to a bevy of neuroscientists at a recent conference in Washington, D.C.     “Stress cau... Read More


Mental Disorders Associated With Migraines

Mental Disorders Associated With Migraines

Migraine sufferers seem to have an increased tendency to experience mood and anxiety disorders, according to a recent study - though it's not clear whether one causes the other or if both are caused by some unknown third factor. "An expanding body of literature has shown that migraine head... Read More


Brain Scan Reveals Bullies' Pleasure Pattern

Brain Scan Reveals Bullies' Pleasure Pattern

In two unexpected findings of a recent brain-scan study, bullies appear to gain pleasure from fighting, lying and destroying property - and they seem to lack the ability to control their violent and thrill-seeking emotions. In the study, which appeared in the journal Biological Psychology, t... Read More


Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society

Elimination of Long Dying Process Could Alter Society

A group of still-hypothetical drugs that may serve to rejuvenate the body's cellular energy system and thus eliminate the diseases of aging could have the effect of removing a huge burden from the U.S. health care system and state and federal budgets. It could also promote closer, more intima... Read More


Yet More Natural Cures for Workaday Woes

Yet More Natural Cures for Workaday Woes

Like Narcissus in the Roman legend, modern Western humanity, critics say, has become so infatuated with our own technological and pharmaceutical prowess that we've lost sight of the host of simple and natural things that could handle many of today's problems effectively. Lest we become like N... Read More


More Natural Cures for Workaday Woes

More Natural Cures for Workaday Woes

Modern medicine is coming to agree that the new ways are not always necessarily the best ways. It's reaching the conclusion that the latest pharmaceuticals are not always necessarily the only way to assault an ailment, that homespun remedies can often be the most helpful and least expensive a... Read More


Natural Cures for Workaday Woes

Natural Cures for Workaday Woes

Having a medical problem doesn't always involve getting cancer or having a heart attack. In fact, it's usually something simple and uncomplicated, like indigestion or a slight fever. And many are the people nowadays who cringe at the thought of dealing with minor medical problems by taking sy... Read More


Graston Massage Breaks Up Deep Scar Tissue

Graston Massage Breaks Up Deep Scar Tissue

A relatively new massage technique gets at stubborn scar tissue buried deep in muscles and joints, returning people to a delightfully pain-free and flexible condition. The technique, called Graston therapy, is usually performed by a massage therapist or chiropractor, and involves the use of s... Read More


One-Third of Hospitals Provide Alternative-Medicine Option

One-Third of Hospitals Provide Alternative-Medicine Option

In 2005, a study found that one in five hospitals provided their patients with the option of alternative medicine, but by 2007 that number had risen to one in three. "The largest hospitals in the U.S. are doing it," said Laurel Anderson, former director of health policy at the Minnesota Hospi... Read More


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