Alternative Medicine Topics
Combining meditation and moderate-intensity aerobic exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of depression, research shows.
New guidelines for treating insomnia recommend a type of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia before considering medication.
Growing evidence shows that traditional Chinese exercise, such as tai chi and qigong, may benefit heart disease patients, both physically and mentally.
Medicare and some private health insurers may offer partial coverage for certain alternative and complementary treatments. Here’s what you need to know.
Research suggests essential oils could help with certain health problems. Here’s what you need to know about these oils and how to use them.
Just because they’re “natural” doesn’t mean they’re always safe. Here’s what you need to know to avoid skin reactions and other essential-oil pitfalls.
Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis), a yellow wildflower, yields an oil that is a popular supplement, usually sold as capsules.
Coenzyme Q10, a vitamin-like compound discovered in 1957, plays a crucial role in the cells’ energy-producing mitochondria. It also acts as a powerful antioxidant, meaning that it helps neutralize cell-damaging free radicals.
Made from the bark of a West African tree, yohimbe has been used as an aphrodisiac for centuries. In pre-Viagra (sildenafil) days, it was sometimes prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction.
St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a yellow flowering weed that has been used to treat various “nervous disorders” for centuries. It is sold in Germany, usually by prescription, as an antidepressant and in the United States as a dietary supple...