Alternative Medicine Articles & Stories

Complementary Medicines Could Replace Hormone Replacement Therapy for Postmenopausal Symptoms

Complementary Medicines Could Replace Hormone Replacement Therapy for Postmenopausal Symptoms

Herbal and complementary medicines could be recommended as an alternative treatment option to hormone replacement therapy in women experiencing postmenopausal symptoms. This is according to a review published in The Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Read More


Mixing Prescription Drugs with Herbal Supplements Can be Dangerous

Mixing Prescription Drugs with Herbal Supplements Can be Dangerous

Certain herbal and dietary supplements can create potentially dangerous drug interference, especially those who take medication for cardiovascular or nervous system issues. These study results are a part of an extensive new research review published in the International Journal of Clinical Pra... Read More


Ancient Foot Massage Technique May Ease Cancer Symptoms

Ancient Foot Massage Technique May Ease Cancer Symptoms

Led by a Michigan State University Researcher, a new study offers the strongest evidence yet that reflexology can aid cancer patients in managing their symptoms and performing daily tasks. Reflexology is a type of specialized foot massage that has been practiced since the age of pharaohs. The ... Read More


Chinese Medicine Slows Progression of Diabetes

Chinese Medicine Slows Progression of Diabetes

Traditional Chinese herbal medicines show promise for stalling the progression of prediabetes to an official diagnosis of diabetes, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Prediabetes is a condition involving the elevation of blood sugar lev... Read More


DHA and EPA Fish Oil: What are the Differences?

DHA and EPA Fish Oil: What are the Differences?

When you purchase fish oil, you may observe different companies tout how much DHA or EPA is contained within their product. Although both have benefits, you may want to consider the unique properties of each to address different aspects of health. EPA offers anti-inflammatory effects while DHA... Read More


Herbal Remedy May Contain Carcinogen, According to Geneticists

Herbal Remedy May Contain Carcinogen, According to Geneticists

In a report that pinpoints the striking genetic alterations caused by an herbal compound, investigators had uncovered a direct link between aristolich acid - used in a traditional herbal remedy - and upper urinary tract cancers.The researchers claim their results also demonstrate the power of ... Read More


Microscopic Hazards to Watch for in Your Home This Winter

Microscopic Hazards to Watch for in Your Home This Winter

We typically associate allergies with spring and summer, when high pollen counts fill the air and leave allergy sufferers sniffling and sneezing. However, winter brings its own microscopic hazards, with dust mites and mold spores creating misery for a whole new set of sufferers. Read More


Meditation Can Offer Benefits for Depression, Anxiety, and Pain

Meditation Can Offer Benefits for Depression, Anxiety, and Pain

A review of the published scientific literature on relaxation programs involving meditation has revealed a small benefit to individuals with a medical condition, including effects against depression similar in size to those achieved with antidepressant drugs. The systematic review is published... Read More


Short-Term Exposure to Essential Oils Lowers Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

Short-Term Exposure to Essential Oils Lowers Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

The scents and smells of essential oils can provide more benefits beyond a feeling of rest and relaxation. According to a study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the essential oils used in aromatherapy for stress relief are also found to have a positive impact on heart rate and... Read More


Complementary and Alternative Therapy can Improve Arthritis Patients' Lives

Complementary and Alternative Therapy can Improve Arthritis Patients' Lives

Close to a quarter of patients suffering with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis used complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) to help manage their condition. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Read More


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