Category Archives: Alternative Medicine

Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies: A Nineteenth-Century Treatise on Boxing, Kicking, Grappling, and Fencing with the Cane and Quarterstaff

Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies is the treatise of Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery, a master swordsman who participated in more than fifty duels, fought under twelve flags, battled gangsters, and was constantly involved in the great conflicts and upheavals of his … Continue reading

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Homeopathy not effective: new research

Medical experts in Australia have concluded that an alternative form of medicine called homeopathy doesn’t have enough evidence to support its effectiveness. The idea behind homeopathy is that substances that can make a healthy person sick can also, in some … Continue reading

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An easy dose of healing, practical wisdom, blending modern medicine with aboriginal traditions

The author of The Global Forest: Forty Ways Trees Can Save Us, an international bestseller and a classic upon publication, beloved by readers around the world, gives us her tips and advice for achieving better health and peace of mind, … Continue reading

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Meditation Can Reduce Chronic Neck Pain

Newswise — CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2015 — Meditation might be an effective treatment for reducing chronic neck pain, according to research reported in The Journal of Pain. Chronic neck pain can lead to serious comorbidities like depression. Patients with chronic … Continue reading

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Mind and body practices widely used in US: NIH

More Americans of all ages are rolling out their yoga mats in an effort to improve their health. A large nationally representative survey shows that the number of Americans using mind and body approaches to improve health and well-being remains … Continue reading

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Reiki aids the wellbeing of cancer sufferers

As a new study shows that at least half of the population will get cancer at some point in their lives, a University of Huddersfield research project claims that the complementary therapy named Reiki can improve the quality of life … Continue reading

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New twist on mind-body connection

New research from Northeastern professor of psychology Iris Berent and her colleagues indicates that language and motor systems are intricately linked-though not in the way that has been widely believed. Spoken languages express words by sound patterns, some of which … Continue reading

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C-reactive protein response to a vegan lifestyle intervention

Complement Ther Med. 2015 Feb;23(1):32-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2014.11.001. Epub 2014 Dec 3. C-reactive protein response to a vegan lifestyle intervention Sutliffe JT1, Wilson LD2, de Heer HD2, Foster RL3, Carnot MJ4. Author information 1Northern Arizona University, College of Health & Human … Continue reading

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Mindfulness-based program in schools making a positive impact: UBC study

A social and emotional learning program started by Academy Award winning actress Goldie Hawn to help school children improve their learning abilities, be more caring, and less stressed is now backed by new scientific evidence. In a study from the … Continue reading

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9 ways mindfulness will help you succeed

Many of us are drawn to the peace and happiness promised by a life of mindfulness, but we often abandon it in our daily lives because practicing mindfulness can seem at odds with our desire to succeed. But it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Natural Cures for Dummies

Find natural cures for more than 130 health conditions Packed with over 130 remedies for the most common ailments, from arthritis to varicose veins, Natural Cures For Dummies will serve as your complete health advisor. This user-friendly reference arms you … Continue reading

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Why real Christmas trees are better for your health than artificial ones

It’s that time of the year when Christmas trees are popping up in the homes of many, but before we dig out last year’s artificial tree, University of Surrey environmental psychologist Dr Birgitta Gatersleben, explains the benefits of purchasing a … Continue reading

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Plant used in traditional Chinese medicine may treat metabolic diseases and obesity

New research published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, shows that a component found in in the plant, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, may inhibit the development of metabolic disorders by stopping the activation of NLRP3, a protein … Continue reading

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