Alternative Medicine

Alternative treatments for chronic illness, such as supplements, acupuncture, and homeopathy.

9 Home Remedies for Psoriasis

Remember: If you’d like to try some home remedies for psoriasis, talk to your doctor first.

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Acupuncture for Veterans: Treatment Increasingly Common at VA Facilities

Veterans in need of relief for chronic pain increasingly are finding acupuncture available as a treatment option throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Does The Oncologist Want You To Do More Yoga?

Doctors have new guidelines for using yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and other complementary approaches for breast cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.

By Katherine Malmo

Mobile App Shows Medical Marijuana Relieves a Variety of Symptoms

Two studies using a mobile app showed that medical marijuana can provide relief from symptoms like chronic pain and insomnia, with few side effects.

By Diane Domina

The Great Kratom Controversy: What You Must Know Now

Is this botanical substance a dietary supplement — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens

Should You Take Brand Name or Generic Thyroid Drugs?

Are generic drugs safe and effective for your thyroid condition, or should you choose a brand name?

By Mary Shomon

Can You Treat Hypothyroidism Without Drugs?

Can you treat hypothyroidism without prescription drugs? Gluten-free may be the answer.

By Mary Shomon

Alternative Therapies for Psoriatic Arthritis

Julie Cerrone Croner takes a holistic approach to managing her psoriatic arthritis. Here are some of her top picks alternative therapy, including acupuncture and essential oils.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Can Magnesium Ease Nighttime Leg Cramps?

If leg cramps are keeping you up at night, can magnesium help you rest easier? Researchers studied adults who had frequent nighttime leg cramps to find out.

By Pete Kelly

Can Nasal Strips Stop Snoring?

Nasal strips are simple to use and inexpensive. But they’re not a permanent fix for some types of snoring. Here’s what you should know.

By Berkeley Wellness

Can Acupuncture Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain?

Acupuncture treatments may decrease the intensity of pain brought on by fibromyalgia.

By Jane Langille