Complementary medicine and treatment options to accompany traditonal treatments for your chronic illness, such as diet, exercise, naturopathy, and more.
So many terms are used to describe non-traditional medicine, but what do they all mean? There is scientific evidence to support traditional “Western” therapies, but what about the so-called “alternative” medicines? Nearly 40 percent of adults report ...
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Doctors have new guidelines for using yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and other complementary approaches for alleviating breast cancer symptoms and side effects.
People who get complementary therapy for curable cancers are more likely to refuse at least one element of conventional cancer treatment and are more likely to die as a result, say researchers at Yale School of Medicine.
A recent study found that acupuncture improved walking speed in 85 percent of people with MS.
If you live with chronic pain, learn how alternative and complementary medicines could help ease your pain.
Women who have hot flashes as a result of breast cancer treatment may benefit from regular acupuncture treatments, according to this study.
A new study looks at why some people embrace complementary and alternative medicine for cancer, while others shun it. Here are the main takeaways. Read more.
Sometimes people with MS are interested in therapies that fall outside of conventional or mainstream medicine – this is referred to as complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM. Complementary therapies usually refer to those that are used in con...
While bisphosphonates and other similar drugs remain the medically proven gold standard for treatment of osteoporosis, there are other things you can do to strengthen your bones. Especially if you’ve been diagnosed with osteopenia, and are on the fen...
Hopefully, disease-modifying drugs or alternative therapies result in improved physical health for the MSer. Complementary therapies are used along with these therapies to enhance quality of life. According to the World Health Organization, Quality o...
Yoga. Acupuncture. Meditation. If you’ve been treated for breast cancer, you’ve probably heard words like these mentioned. Maybe your local hospital offers therapeutic massage to chemo patients, or Reiki treatments to women heading into surgery. All ...
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association suggests eating a wide variety of foods to meet nutritional requirements can lead to overeating.
Want to cut your risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, dementia, etc., and boost your quality of life? Frequent saunas can do just that.
A study conducted in France and published in JAMA Dermatology suggests that an anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet may diminish symptoms in people with psoriasis.