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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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

The Great Kratom Controversy

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

By Stephanie Stephens

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

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 alleviating breast cancer symptoms and 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

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

Take a holistic approach to managing psoriatic arthritis with these top picks for alternative therapies, including acupuncture, essential oils and meditation.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Can Magnesium Ease Nighttime Leg Cramps?

If leg cramps are keeping you up at night, you might consider magnesium to help you rest easier. Find out if it actually works.

By Pete Kelly