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Alternative Medicine

Doctors Have Been Treating Lower Back Pain All Wrong

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 02.20.2017 | Healthy Living

When Julie Price threw out her back for the second time in December, she knew she needed help. “It was immobilizing and intense,” Price, a 37-yea...

7 Tips for Making Time After School

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2017 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Time after school is usually a rush to have a snack, do homework, fit in some play time, hurry through dinner and watch TV or play video games before ...

How To Not Waste Your Time In Therapy

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

Two of the concerns that people often have when considering going into psychotherapy are that it takes too long and that it’s too expensive. You mig...

13 Great Ways You’ll Find Stress Relief In Interesting Times

Brett Greene | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living
Brett Greene

Apparently we are cursed with living in interesting times. Whether politics, work, juggling 21st century life, or simply living in the social media ag...

Shed Your 'Neutrality': A Plea For Psychoanalytic Activism

Flora Lazar | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
Flora Lazar

Early last summer, my son called to tell me to drop everything and go online. Tickets for the Chicago run of “Hamilton” beginning in November were...

The Debate Over 'Off-Label' Drug Use

Healthline | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living

As a screenwriter, Jeremy Lew creates fiction for a living. As a patient, he found fact stranger than fiction. In 2009, while bringing his newborn son...

Big Sean Raises $100,000 To Support Flint Residents

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.27.2017 | Black Voices

.@BigSean discusses the work he’s done in Flint, Michigan.— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) Janu...

Lifestyle Guru Hey Fran Hey Shares 5 Self-Care Tips To Adopt In 2017

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 01.31.2017 | Black Voices

Self-care guru and social media personality Francheska Medina, who popularly goes by HeyFranHey, stopped by The Huffington Post Black Voices’ bi-wee...

8 Things That Matter Less Than You Think In A Relationship

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.10.2017 | Divorce

Choosing a romantic partner is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in life. (Or not choosing one ― we see you, single-by-choice people...

The World's Oldest Yoga Teacher Has Some A+ Advice

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living

If you had any reservations about the power of yoga, please meet Tao Porchon-Lynch. Now 98 years old, she was declared the world’s oldest living yo...

Beware Allergy Or Asthma 'Treatments' At Alternative Medicine Clinics

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.06.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Alternative medicine practitioners like homeopaths and acupuncturists may claim to treat allergies or asthma, but a study in Canada...

This Big-Hearted Kid 'Therapist' Offers Emotional Support To Stressed Out Adults For $2

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.24.2016 | Healthy Living

Sitting behind a folding table on a busy subway platform in New York City, 11-year-old Ciro Ortiz looks calm and thoughtful. He’s sitting across an ...

At 70 Years Old, Marina Abramović Is Still Learning From Heartbreak

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.23.2016 | Arts

Marina Abramović, the godmother of performance art, recently celebrated her 70th birthday at New York’s Guggenheim Museum by asking party guests to...

8 Life-Changing Benefits Of An Oxygen Chamber

Liana Werner-Gray | Posted 12.16.2016 | New York
Liana Werner-Gray

I don't know why I waited so many years to try a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Chamber, especially considering I have tried literally hundreds of the othe...

The Election Self-Care Detox

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 11.08.2016 | Politics
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

For the past umpteen months, we have all been inundated with dramatic news of one of the most heated and unusual elections in our lifetime.

Putting The NO In A Nobel Prize: Nitric Oxide And Heart Disease Prevention

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

The Nobel Prize in Medicine this past week was awarded to Yoshinori Oshumi for work on autophagy or "self-eating" of cells. Notable was that this fiel...

Protein: Our Weight Loss Friend Or Foe?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2016 | Taste
Julie Chen, M.D.

My friend recently mentioned that he had lost a bunch of weight eating less protein but that seemed counterintuitive to what I've seen in my clinic an...

Integrator Alert: Demand Time (and Changes) in the FDA's Move Limiting Access and Increasing Costs of Dietary Supplements

John Weeks | Posted 09.25.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Removal of many dietary supplements from the market. Increased prices for patients and consumers. Limited access to key nutritional tools for practiti...

Medical Tourism - A Growing Retail Heath Strategy

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The Cleveland Clinic just announced plans to develop a hospital near Buckingham Palace in London. Cruise ship spas are now staffed by medical doctors ...

Compelling Alternatives -- 'Outside Mental Health' -- To Mainstream Psychiatry

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Bruce E. Levine

Outside Mental Health's collection of interviews and essays include scientists, journalists, and doctors who, like myself, came to rethink a good part of what we had been taught in our professional training.

7 Tips For Self-Acceptance

Sarah Herstich, MSW, LCSW | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Sarah Herstich, MSW, LCSW

Ever noticed how it’s much easier to rattle off parts of yourself that you don’t like than to list all the traits that make you a undeniably aweso...

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.12.2016 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine.

Would You Break The Law To Save Your Child's Life?

Wendy Robbins | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
Wendy Robbins

I love my mommy and she loves me. Mo Barnhart loves her daughter. "I had Dahlia five years ago, so she's five years old right now and was diagnose...

Life-Saving Tips for Long Distance Travel

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer As summer hits full swing, many people are packing bags and getting ready for...

The Therapeutics Of Tea: Why L-Theanine Can Help Stop Stress

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

So far, L-theanine has shown minimal adverse side effects on young patients, making it an especially compelling form of therapy for researchers to look into in the future. If you're considering taking L-theanine, be sure to consult your doctor prior to beginning a new regimen.