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Alternative Medicine

Let Them Eat Cake: The Anomaly of Compulsory Private Health Insurance

Ellen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Brown

"Let them eat cake," the notoriously callous words ascribed to Marie Antoinette, were probably said a century earlier by Marie-Therese, the wife of Lo...

How To Pay For Alternative Treatments

nytimes.com | TARA PARKER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Besides learning the ins and outs of complementary and alternative medicine, Ms. Klenke has also become something of an expert on how to pay for these...

More Insurers Are Paying For Alternative Remedies

health.yahoo.com | Marilynn Marchione | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now mainstream and used...

A Broader Definition Of Healthcare

latimes.com | Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Acupuncturists, dietary-supplement makers and other alternative health practitioners, some of whose treatments are considered unproven by the medical ...

Alternative Medicine: Safety Tips

latimes.com | Tammy Worth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's unlikely that Americans will lose their love affair with complementary medicine, so the best thing to do is to make the practice as safe as possi...

Health Care: Understanding Functional Medicine

Dr. M.J. Wegmann | Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. M.J. Wegmann

Wellness can be described as a state that combines health and happiness. Thus those factors that contribute to being healthy and happy also will be contributing to being well.

The Mythology Of Science-Based Medicine

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

There is an implied faith here that if a new drug manufacturer has paid for the research for FDA approval, then it is scientifically proven to be effective. As it turns out, this belief is by no means fully justified.

South African Plant Helps With Back Pain

nytimes.com | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Devil's claw is a plant from South Africa named for the small hooks on its fruit. Known for its anti-inflammatory effects, it has been shown in recent...

Heart Disease: Protect Yourself With Fresh Garlic

cnn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Here's a new garlic discovery I hope you will make use of: researchers have discovered why freshly crushed garlic protects your heart....

Med, Nursing Schools Teaching Alternative Remedies

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

EDITOR'S NOTE: Ten years and $2.5 billion in research have found no cures from alternative medicine. Yet these mostly unproven treatments are now main...

Addendum To 'The Mythology Of Science-Based Medicine'

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

Our conclusion stands: using even the low figure of 225,000 annual in-hospital deaths, hospital care ranks third, behind heart disease and cancer, as a leading cause of death.

20th Century Musical Geniuses Who Loved Homeopathy

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

The purpose of the above article is to discuss musical geniuses who were devoted to homeopathy as a mode of healing. For more scientific evidence for homeopathy, visit my other blogs.

Liver Damage May Be Prevented By Herbal Medicine

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A well-known Eastern medicine supplement may help avoid the most common cause of liver transplantation, according to a study by researchers at the Sta...

A Breathing Technique Offers Help For People With Asthma

nytimes.com | JANE E. BRODY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hyperventilation -- breathing too fast and too deeply -- could be the underlying cause of asthma, making it worse by lowering the level of carbon diox...

10 Natural Antidepressants to Boost Your Spirits

Shannon Bindler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shannon Bindler

While antidepressants are the answer for some with clinical depression, others may seek natural methods in addition to or as an alternative to taking medication.

Snake Oil Medicine

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

Acupuncture doesn't hurt anybody. Many believe that it works. While "believe" might be the operative word there, the evidence to satisfy the skeptics isn't here yet.

Allergies: Neti Pot Cures Congestion

nytimes.com | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For allergies, doctors recommend irrigating the sinus cavity with a mild saline solution. One option is to snort warm salt water from cupped hands, bu...

Fibromyalgia: Alternative Therapy Looks Promising

nytimes.com | The New York Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

There are many new strategies -- especially in alternative medicine -- for dealing with fibromyalgia in a way that helps many patients live with the d...

13 Natural Hangover Cures: Quick Remedies Or False Hope? (PHOTOS) (POLL)

Huffington Post | Michael Macher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hangovers happen to the very best of us. We all know the familiar story: the evening starts off innocently enough--you go to a party to unwind after a...

Homeopathy: Arnica Relieves Pain

nytimes.com | Anahad O'Connor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Arnica Montana, a plant native to mountainous areas of Europe and North America, has been used for centuries to treat a variety of pain....

"$2.5 Billion Spent, No Alternative Cures Found"

Cassandra Vieten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cassandra Vieten

Those of us who study mind-body approaches need to step up our own creativity and discipline so that we meet acceptable standards of scientific conduct, while also developing innovative ways to study treatments.

Imaging Sheds Light On How Acupunture Works

US News and World Report | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Traditional Chinese acupuncture, increasingly popular in the West for a variety of ills, eases pain by regulating key receptors in the brain, accordin...

The Tenderness in the Autism Journey

Amanda Copeland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amanda Copeland

Mothers experience a more shattering level of love than they have ever known, the day their baby is born. I had that experience. Then, there was the afternoon when I first heard my child had autism.

Killing the Killers: How We Can Eliminate Heart Disease and Cancer

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

We need to wake up to the obvious: the solution is already here, and it rests on prevention, not invention.

Health Care and Daniel in the Liars' Den

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Millions of informed citizens may not be enough to fight the health care system as it stands. That's why I keep thinking about the road less traveled: taking responsibility for your own wellness.