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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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Alternative Treatment

The Lowdown on Alternative Medicines?

By Amanda Page
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Living With

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Fighting RA

By Sarah Fielding

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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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Alternative Treatment

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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Living With

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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Brain

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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Supplements

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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Supplements

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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Family Health

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
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Alternative Treatment

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