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Alternative Medicine

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sometimes changing diet is Rx for health

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Sometimes changing diet is Rx for health

This summer I am celebrating three years of improved health. I want to share my story with others because maybe I can help someone else who is feeling lost and hopeless. There had been a period of five years during which I suffered with various autoimmune diseases that resulted in numerous d…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Curcumin: An ancient remedy for cancer prevention and survival

Patients undergoing cancer treatment often look to augment their health through alternative means. Many integrative medical interventions can make a real difference in cancer prevention, recovery and survival. Supplements are a popular choice, although they can sometimes lead to a buyer-bewa…

October 19, 2012 10:54 am
Marriage seems to be good for your health, well-being

Marriage seems to be good for your health, well-being

Many studies have looked at the correlation between marriage and health, and a recent study found that marriage may affect survival after coronary artery bypass surgery.

December 15, 2011 10:00 am

Ancient Chinese herbal remedies can treat modern diseases

Kent Young Health Products Center & Co. in Chicago's Chinatown sells over 400 herbs for a variety of ailments. These include the common cold, nausea and digestive problems, urinary tract infections, high blood pressure and cancer, said Jian Qiang Yang, a licensed acupuncturist and co-own…

March 21, 2011 12:00 am
Folk remedies getting respect from doctors

Folk remedies getting respect from doctors

Peppermint oil to help irritable bowel syndrome. Chile pepper seed rub to ease aching joints. Lavender to aid sleep. Hibiscus-flower tea to lower blood pressure.

January 01, 2011 12:00 am

Alternative medicines sometimes dangerous for kids

Giving alternative treatments such as homeopathic remedies instead of conventional medicines to children may have deadly side effects in rare instances, a new analysis says.

December 25, 2010 12:00 am
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