Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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“Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold” and Other Common Cold Myths “Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold” and Other Common Cold Myths

We’ve all heard it before: “Bundle up or you’ll catch cold.”... 


Alternative Therapies for Back Pain Alternative Therapies for Back Pain

Willow was the original herbal aspirin, thanks to several compounds it contains,... 


Bronchitis Symptoms and Treatments Bronchitis Symptoms and Treatments

After a cold or flu, the two main branches of your respiratory tract, your bronchi,... 


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Alternative Therapies

Ayurvedic Medicine (Ayurveda) Overview

Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India and has evolved there over thousands of years. In the United States, Ayurvedic medicine is considered complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)—more specifically, a CAM whole medical system. Many therapies used in Ayurvedic medicine... [Read more of this review]


Aroma Therapy Facts

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants to support and balance the mind, body, and spirit. There is no evidence that aromatherapy cures or prevents cancer. It is used by patients with cancer mainly as a form of supportive care that may improve quality of life and reduce stress and anxiety. Aromatherapy may be combined with other complementary... [Read more of this review]


Aloe Vera: Uses, Effectiveness and Cautions

This article provides basic information about aloe vera—common names, uses, and potential side effects. Aloe vera’s use can be traced back 6,000 years to early Egypt, where the plant was depicted on stone carvings. Known as the “plant of immortality,” aloe was presented as a burial gift to deceased pharaohs. [Read more of this... [Read more of this review]


Introduction to Acupuncture

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world, and is part of traditional Chinese medicinal practice. It is based on the concept that disease results from disruption in the flow of qi and imbalance in the forces of yin and yang. Practices such as herbs, meditation, massage, and acupuncture seek to aid healing by restoring the yin-yang... [Read more of this review]


Reversing Heart Disease with Complementary Medicine

When Dean Ornish entered Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in 1975, it was a leading center of what, at the time, was the hottest new high-tech treatment for heart disease, coronary artery bypass surgery. Surgeons there were winning acclaim for crafting detours around blockages in the arteries that supplied blood to people’s hearts. But bypass... [Read more of this review]


Home Remedies for Back Pain

Try to stand with your weight evenly distributed on both legs, your knees slightly bent, your shoulders down and back, and your buttocks tucked in. Never slouch. It’s even more important to watch your posture while sitting. Pressure on your disks is higher when sitting than standing. That’s why those at highest risk for low back pain have... [Read more of this review]


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