Alternative Medicine Articles & Stories:

Oregano Can Reduce Inflammation

Oregano Can Reduce Inflammation Oil of oregano has been touted as a cure-all, capable of treating conditions ranging from diarrhea to rheumatism. Various sources have lauded its supposed capability to relieve intestinal gas, sore throat, sinusitis, breathing problems, dandruff, diaper rash, bee stings, and venomous bites. Ex... Read More

Acupuncture Beats Drug Therapy for Treating Hot Flashes

Acupuncture Beats Drug Therapy for Treating Hot Flashes Acupuncture therapy performs as well and lasts longer when compared to drug therapy in treating the hot flashes and sweating that afflicts 80 percent of breast cancer patients. Researchers have found that acupuncture treatment has none of the unpleasant side-effects that result from traditiona... Read More

Chelation Therapy Holds Uncertainties and Promise

Chelation Therapy Holds Uncertainties and Promise Chelation therapy involves using a chemical compound to improve an individual's health by extracting excess metal atoms in the body, forming compounds that are then expelled from the body through urination. Thus far, science has found limited effectiveness in utilizing this therapy. Empiricall... Read More

Sleep Sustains Our Bodies

Sleep Sustains Our Bodies We all know that food, water, and exercise are critical for our body's health. However, we sometimes overlook that sleep is just as critical for healthy function. In fact, without sleep, most animals in the laboratory die within several weeks. In the case of humans, sleep deprivation can wreak... Read More

How Meditation Works to Treat Pain

How Meditation Works to Treat Pain In today's fast-paced society, it's easier than ever to get wound up, worked up and stressed out. And that means enduring constantly high bodily levels of the "fight or flight" hormones cortisol and epinephrine. While these two proteins are very helpful, when the body is constantly charged wit... Read More

The History of Medicine: Ancient Egypt

The History of Medicine: Ancient Egypt Modern Western medicne finds its roots in ancient Egypt. Two 3500 old papyruses are some of the first medical texts - covering magic, herbal remedies, surgery, prosthetics and even psychiatry. Read More

Optimal Sleep for Optimal Health

Optimal Sleep for Optimal Health A study published in the latest issue of the journal SLEEP has found that either a decrease or an increase in sleep duration is associated with an elevated risk of mortality. In a 2008 study published in the journal of SLEEP researchers reported that either a decrease or an increase in sleep d... Read More

Do Anti-Depressants Really Work?

Do Anti-Depressants Really Work? Research originally published in 2008 from the University of Hull seemed to demonstrate that many anti-depressant drugs have little benefit for most patients. Now more current research from University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University and Northwestern University reports on placebo-control... Read More

American Heart Association: Guide to a Healthy Heart

American Heart Association: Guide to a Healthy Heart Back in 2007, The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association had released a set of guidelines that suggested that adults ages 18 to 65 should exercise a minimum of five days per week to prevent disease. Now The American Heart Association has for the first time defin... Read More

Green Tea Promotes Healthy Gums

Green Tea Promotes Healthy Gums Men who drink green tea appear to have greater periodontal health than those who don't, a recent study revealed. And it seems the more green tea they drink, the better their gum health is. Periodontal disease is a chronic condition in which the gums and bone supporting the teeth are inflamed. ... Read More

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