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Alternative Medicine

Medicine's Great Divide: The View From The Alternative Side

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

I might as well begin by being blunt. There is no love lost between the medicine I was taught in medical school and the kind I practice now, which use...

Complementary Cancer Treatments: Which Is For You?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

If these complementary therapies all have the power to reduce chronic stress and depression, could they not -- in combination with medical treatment -- potentially improve the prognosis and extend the lives of cancer patients?

Why The Mind-Body Approach To Psychological Trauma Is Not 'Alternative'

James S. Gordon | Posted 07.28.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

It is a common misconception (and prejudice) that psychological and nonpharmaceutical research is less stringent and reliable than clinical drug trials.

Enhancing Cancer Treatment With Yoga And Tai Chi

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Yoga and Tai Chi are two popular complementary treatments. What they share is that they combine movement, posture and breathing to help people relax and achieve a "balance" between body, mind and spirit.

How Meditation Can Support Cancer Treatment

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Clinical research often seeks to ask a simple question: Does a treatment work? That is an important question. But an equally important question is: What works for whom, and when?

Complementary Osteoarthritis Treatment: What Works, What Doesn't

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
Loren Fishman, MD

Alternative therapies can bring a great deal of relief for people suffering from osteoarthritis. Here are a few worth looking into.

Alternative And Complementary Treatments For Cancer

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) maintains and regularly updates library that provides information on the effectiveness of "alternative and complem...

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-Payer

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-PayerBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Vermont is poised to abolish most forms of private he...

Holistic Medicine: How To Define It

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

People tend to have a strong sense of what holistic means, whether or not they can actually define it. Detractors see it as an indication of quackery-- without looking past the label. Proponents embrace it as an emblem of virtuous humanism. Holistic is good, and all else ... less so.

Finding Generosity In Hard Times

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

The quality of generosity stems from the belief that one has enough and is enough, and always will. It arises from knowing that one is already special and that it is wonderful to share in this abundance and specialness.

Modern Medicine: Healing or Stealing?

Judith Acosta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Acosta

I am as certain as I can be of anything in this fallen world that my father did not go into medicine to get rich or famous; now it's a different story.

What We Can Do About Breast Cancer (PHOTOS, RECIPES)

Meg Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meg Wolff

Had I not learned about the impact of our diet on cancer 12 years ago, I'm certain I would not be alive and healthy today.

My Girlfriend Was Exorcised by a Traditional Chinese Healer

Matt Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Gibson

My girlfriend Christine and I were walking down the street in Tainan, Taiwan, when a Taiwanese man shouted at us from the liquor store next door. "Lai, Lai (come here, come here)."

How Today's Medical Apartheid Is Sinking The Health Care System

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Medical apartheid exists on a number of other levels, first and foremost at the level of the haves and have-nots, and also between conventional and alternative forms of medical treatment.

One Woman's Story: Saying No to Conventional Cancer Treatment

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

This book is the story of Hollie and Patrick, who decided to decline conventional cancer care and the advice of their doctors and family members.

From Stage 4 to Cancer-Free: One Man's Plant-Based Recovery

Meg Wolff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meg Wolff

Healing requires a multi-pronged approach. When Scott Gill learned he had stage four cancer he decided to forgo chemo and simply live a healthier more balanced lifestyle. He is now cancer-free.

Desperation and Coping With Autism (Part Two)

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ariane Zurcher

Desperation can make for odd decisions, but for those of us attempting to manage the feelings of overwhelm as we do our best to live our lives with an autistic child, it's a too-familiar feeling.

What Is the 'Green' Medicine Revolution? (Part III)

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Green medicine transcends the cookie-cutter model that erroneously believes that most, if not all, persons with the same medical condition should respond to the same treatment.

Desperation and Coping With Autism (Part One)

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ariane Zurcher

Desperation is the shared feeling almost all parents of autistic children feel at some point. It may be fleeting, but I have yet to meet a parent who did not feel some degree of it.

Explaining The 'Green Medicine' Revolution

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Green medicine brings together the best of conventional and alternative resources. It's not about eliminating one in favor of the other, but achieving a balanced approach -- unity and diversity.

Our Emma and Autism

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Ariane Zurcher

Unless one is a scientist, and most parents of autistic children I know are not, how does one choose what will help one's child when all we have to go on is anecdotal evidence?

How To Stimulate Your Placebo Response

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

After finishing my Internship at Baragwaneth Hospital in South Africa almost 30 years ago, I went to apprentice in a busy General Practice in Johannes...

What Is the 'Green' Medicine Revolution?

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Green medicine seeks to stretch beyond its environmental connotation to include that which is beyond physical medicine. The emotional, energetic and physical become equally important.

Growing Debate In SKorea Over Traditional Medicine

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Nam-soo has stuck needles into generals, actors, tycoons and at least one president for more than six decades as South ...

Almost All Herbal Supplements Found To Have Contaminants: Lead, Mercury, Arsenic Found

New York Times | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some ...