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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.

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Treating Cancer With Complementary Medicine Raises Death Risk

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.

Complementary Care Can Help You Manage Diabetes

Many people who have diabetes use complementary care providers. But unlike conventional Western medicine, which is largely based on evidence, much complementary medicine lacks a solid research basis. Whether you will benefit from complementary medici...

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Acupuncture For Cancer Side Effects?

Women who have hot flashes as a result of breast cancer treatment may benefit from regular acupuncture treatments, according to this study.

The Lowdown on Alternative Medicines?

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 ...

6 Complementary and Alternative Treatment Options for MS

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...

Beyond the Drugs: Complementary Therapies for Osteoporosis

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...