Alternative Medicine

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

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9 Home Remedies for Psoriasis

From olive oil and baking soda, to aloe vera and Dead Sea salts, these home remedies might help alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis.

By Claire Gillespie

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Let’s Talk About CBD & Pain

More and more people are using this buzzy herbal remedy to treat all kinds of pain. But how effective is it?

By Jennifer Tzeses
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Let's Talk About Complementary Care for Cancer

Want to know what natural treatments could help you cope with the disease? Read this.

By Erin L. Boyle
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9 Natural Pain Remedies to Beat Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

Along with your regular medication, these simple remedies can help ease UC-related discomfort.

By Steve Calechman
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Simple Home Remedies to Soothe HS

While you're waiting for your prescription meds to kick in, these strategies may help ease the pain and discomfort that comes with hidradenitis suppurativa.

By Benedict Cosgrove
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Alternative Treatment

Mind-Body Basics for People with MS

Learning how to get a handle on stress (so it doesn’t manhandle you!) not only helps you manage multiple sclerosis symptoms, it may help you prevent them too.

By Rachel Zohn
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Your Holistic Diabetes Comfort Kit

These natural remedies can complement your care and be the wellness boost you need for mind, body and soul.

By Mary Shomon
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Headache? Marijuana May Cut Your Pain by 50%

For the first time, researchers found that puffing on a little cannabis for migraines helps reduce the pain—by a lot.

By Lara DeSanto
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The Herbal Supplement That Could Poison You

A new study shows that annual kratom-related calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for adverse effects skyrocketed from 13 in 2011 to 682 in 2017.

By Diane Domina
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The Great Kratom Controversy

Is kratom a natural a dietary supplement with pain-relieving properties — or is it an addictive drug?

By Stephanie Stephens
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Support for Legalizing Pot Hits an All-Time High

A record number of Americans favor legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup poll that shows about 66 percent of people — two in three — support legalization.

By Diane Domina