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Alternative Medicine

Homebirth Midwives and the Hospital Goliath: Evidence Builds for Disruptive Innovation

John Weeks | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
John Weeks

Consider the potentially long-term positive consequences if mothers and families learn that most can have their babies at home, without all that expensive intervention.

7 Reasons Why You Should Try Homeopathy

Mind Body Green | Sue Anello | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Homeopathy means “treating like with like” so it looks at the state the person is in and tries to match it with a remedy in order to stimulate the...

Jeffrey Young

Stock Up On Band-Aids Now; Flexible Spending Accounts Deadline Is Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.12.2012 | Money

If you've got money left over in your health care flexible spending account from last year, hurry up and spend it. This tax-free employee benefit prog...

Let's See If This Magic Dirt Works

Erin Barnes | Posted 05.07.2012 | Denver
Erin Barnes

There's no other way to describe Taos, N.M. except that something mystical is in the air, like there is medical grade marijuana silently permeating the atmosphere. Like the air is just made out of relaxing hot springs (I am a poet, so shut up).

Can Organic Food Reverse Cancer?

Ginny Fraser | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Ginny Fraser

Cancer shows up in a toxic body. So to clean up, nourish and encourage it to work properly still seems completely logical to me.

Waging War

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Ariane Zurcher

Emma is my daughter, who happens to have autism. The autism piece is complicated. The beautiful little girl/daughter piece is not.

The Swiss Government's Breakthrough Report On Homeopathic Medicine

Dana Ullman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

The Swiss government's report on homeopathic medicine represents the most comprehensive evaluation of homeopathic medicine ever written by a government and was just published in book form in English.

How To Keep Your Pet Heart Healthy

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 04.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

Valentine's Day -- a time to think about your heart and the heart of someone you love. Where do you find more love than in the heart of your pet? Yes, we have husbands, wives, family and friends, but there's no substitute for that happy thump-thump-thump of a wagging tail.

How To Keep Your Pet Safe And Happy In The Cold

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

A pet on the lap is a simple and wonderful way to lower heating bills, but what can we do to reduce their risk of illness from the tolls of winter?

The Healing Benefits Of Touch

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Even as recent as just a few decades ago, the laying of hands and massage therapy or manual therapy was considered a normal natural part of medicine. In more recent times, massage and manual therapy is seen as more of a luxury rather than a necessary part of healing and wellness.

Herbal Remedies? Be Wary of Studies, Keep Your Caregivers in the Loop

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Before you give up the pharmaceutical solution in favor of an herbal remedy, let me strongly urge you to keep your doctor and other caregivers (don't forget your pharmacist!) in the treatment loop.

Using The Home For Alternatives In Medicine

www.knoxnews.com | Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty

Since retiring from almost 25 years in occupational therapy, Valerie Whiting has spent a lot of time redecorating her Farragut home. First, her sun...

A Preventative Lifestyle: Keeping Your Body Healthy (and Cancer-Free)

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Anderson

My extensive research has given me the sense that even if we have a genetic predisposition to develop cancer, there are ways we can protect ourselves. It is my hope that you will find some great tips in this blog series that will help you to live a longer, healthier and more vital life.

Catherine Pearson

The New Old: How Mainstream Medicine Is Opening Up To Integrative Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living

When students elect to spend a month learning about integrative medicine at the University of Maryland, they study by working with the toughest, most ...

3 Ways To Treat ADHD -- Naturally

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

When it comes to ADHD, it appears that a combination of medication with behavioral and environmental modifications yield the best results.

Ray Sanchez

'In Good Times And Bad, They Come To The Botanica'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ray Sanchez | Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Deirdre Bentancourt, currently unemployed, escorted her daughter through the aisles of a Bronx botanica that bills itself as the largest o...

Can Rehabilitation Prevent Cancer?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Complementary and alternative treatments all have the potential to significantly reduce stress levels, and some can relieve pain and certain side effects of cancer treatment such as nausea.

Why Menopause Merits A Trip To The Spa

Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

Menopause. The mere sound of the word quickly floods the mind with thoughts of hot flashes, irrational mood swings, bothersome pain and an aging woman...

LA Day Tripper: Mar Vista

Stacie Krajchir | Posted 12.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Stacie Krajchir

You're visiting LA; Mar Vista is beach adjacent, creative, hip and one of the city's best kept secrets. A neighborhood worthy of a drop in any day of the week.

'How I Came To Embrace Alternative Medicine'

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I wouldn't say that the cumulative effect of this experience has been to make me an evangelist for alternative medicine, but it has certainly moved me closer in that direction.

Beer Baths Are Eastern Europe's Latest Form Of Alternative Medicine

Posted 11.09.2011 | World

By David L. Stern, GlobalPost KONOPKIVKA, Ukraine — Here at the Medobory Sanatorium in western Ukraine, visitors come not only to take “t...

Is Practicing Medicine An Art?

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 09.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

Modern medicine has brought us many wonderful advances but what about the art of medicine?

Catherine Pearson

Does The UK Lag Behind The US In Integrative Medicine?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living

In spite of recent cuts to publicly funded advertising campaigns, the UK has led the charge in effective public health campaigns aimed at promoting pr...

Homeopathy: A Brief History

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Homeopathy was formulated by a German physician more than 200 years ago and came to America in 1825.

Questioning The 'Guardians Of Science'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

So while I suppose I am indulging in some self-defense, I am far more concerned with defending science. Because the self-proclaimed guardians of science are denigrating it, every day.