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Alternative Medicine

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.

Is Alternative Medicine Ready For Mainstream?

The Atlantic | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living

Is alternative medicine really ready to claim a place in the mainstream? And what does the popularity of alternative treatments tell us about the weak...

How New Age Medicine Is Finding A Place In Mainstream Practice

The Atlantic | Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living

There’s no official list of what alternative medicine actually comprises, but treatments falling under the umbrella typically include acupuncture, h...

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.