Integrative Medicine Articles & Stories

St. John's Wort and Depression

St. John's Wort and Depression

Some studies show St. Johns wort helps alleviate depression, and some don't. But one government agency, one educational institution and a nonprofit biomedical group recently gave it a something of a thumbs-up. "There is some scientific evidence that St. John's wort is useful for treating mild... Read More


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


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


How Stress Causes Weight Gain

How Stress Causes Weight Gain

The mounting stress in today's society leads to a vicious descending spiral of ever-increasing weight gain. But the good news is that the spiral is not inevitable and can be reversed and transcended. "In times of economic hardship and stress, people gain weight," said Dr. Sasson Moulavi, a ba... Read More


Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia

There is new hope for the millions of americans suffering from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain, stiffness and fatigue for unknown reasons. It affects between three and six percent of Americans, mainly women. Treating the disorder using western medicine can be ... Read More


Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

Women With Depression At Risk For Osteoporosis

A study from the National Institute of Mental Health has found that women who suffer from depression are more likely to enter menopause with an increased risk of bone fractures. Researchers report that 17% of women with depression had decreased bone mass in the femoral neck, compared to 2% of... Read More


The Impact of Globalization on the Future of Medicine

The Impact of Globalization on the Future of Medicine

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the impact of globalization on the future of modern medicine. He sees that because of the economic pressures on the cost of health care different nations will be more open to working together. There will be increased traveling between nations, as well as sharing ... Read More


The Most Alarming Health Stories of 2007

The Most Alarming Health Stories of 2007

With a new year full of it's own surprises soon to be underway, now is a good time to reflect on the most shocking medical stories of 2007. 5. For Older Men Low Levels of Testosterone Can Be.. Fatal? We don't usually associate testosterone levels in men with matters of life and death. However... Read More


The Top Wellness Stories of 2007

The Top Wellness Stories of 2007

The new year is fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about those yearly resolutions. Here are some suggestions from the top 2007 wellness stories on how to begin 2008 with a healthy and refreshing lifestyle. Read More


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