Alternative Medicine Articles & Stories

Alternatives to Antidepressant Drugs

Alternatives to Antidepressant Drugs

Even though the movement is still small, psychiatrists are increasingly shying away from pharmaceuticals in the treatment of depression. There is a subtle shift toward supplementing drug antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil, with treatments like herbs, nutritional supplements, med... Read More


The Healing Influence of Religiousness

The Healing Influence of Religiousness

Study after study over the years has shown that practicing one's religion - with all of the persistence and sincerity that demands - inevitably leads to improved health and ability to recover from illness. For example, a 1987-95 research investigation of 21,000 Americans found that those who ... Read More


Can Acupuncture Reverse Wrinkles and Sags?

Can Acupuncture Reverse Wrinkles and Sags?

For centuries, when China's rich and famous started to grow wrinkled and saggy with age, they fought back with a form of acupuncture known as mei zen, which means "beautiful person." Not long ago, this technique arrived in the United States, giving Americans an alternative to Botox, fillers a... Read More


Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity

Tai Chi Increases Seniors' Immunity

A Chinese form of martial art that's also a meditation and exercise discipline shows a remarkable ability to boost immunity in older people, according to recent research. This is on top of studies that have already demonstrated that the martial art, known as tai chi, lowers blood pressure, im... Read More


Anti-Arthritis Benefits of Ancient China's Qigong

Anti-Arthritis Benefits of Ancient China's Qigong

An old Chinese healing-energy practice has potential for helping patients with knee arthritis, recent research suggests. The Chinese technique, known as qigong (pronounced chee-gong), utilizes the supposed flows of chi (qi), or energy, in practitioner and patient to bring healing to a variety... Read More


Happiness Promotes Health

Happiness Promotes Health

Paul Hershberger, a professor at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, found the most impressive aspect of his study to be how the researchers isolated the happiness and contentment variables from all of the other elements that affect future health. Read More


Acupuncture May Help Some Women Conceive

Acupuncture May Help Some Women Conceive

A study at a Virginia University is giving hope to women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) that they will be able to return to normal fertility and become mothers. Lisa Pastore, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Virginia Health System and the study's princi... Read More


Five Steps To A Healthy Sleeping Environment

Five Steps To A Healthy Sleeping Environment

The human body uses electrical impulses generated in the brain to facilitate intercellular communication. This is only possible because our bodies are composed mainly of water with a high mineral content, making it highly electrically conductive. With so much information being passed through ... Read More


Waiting May Reduce Need for Back Surgery

Waiting May Reduce Need for Back Surgery

New studies demonstrate that waiting may be the best alternative to back surgery. Approximately 1.5 million back surgeries are performed worldwide. These surgeries are performed to address painful problems associated with slipped or misaligned disks. Intransient sciatica and other lower back ... Read More


Reducing Calories May Increase Life Longevity

Reducing Calories May Increase Life Longevity

Scientists have been aware that that animals with a reduced calorie intake had lengthened lifespans, but they were never able to understand the reasons why. A recent study by scientists from Harvard Medical School suggests that restricting calories to lose weight may also be the secret to ext... Read More


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