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 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

Bill Nye Takes on Alternative Medicine in New Netflix Show

In an episode of his new Netflix show “Bill Nye Saves the World,” Nye debunks myths about alternative medicine.

By Lara DeSanto

Vitamin D May Cut Asthma Attacks

High-quality evidence suggests that taking vitamin D along with standard asthma medication can reduce the number of severe asthma exacerbations.

By Deborah Kaplan

Meditation Plus Exercise May Relieve Depression

Combining meditation and moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of depression, research shows.

By Jeff Bauer