Alternative Health

New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients’ Post-Treatment Pain

Specialists urge doctors to offer alternative therapies for this widespread problemMore people are surviving cancer, but many are left with persistent pain after treatment....

Tai Chi Could Be a Healthy Move for Your Heart

Traditional Chinese exercises might reduce depression, improve quality of life for heart patientsWEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tai chi and other traditional...

For a Colicky Baby, You Might Give Acupuncture a Try

Treatment with 1 to 5 needles might stop the excessive crying, Swedish researchers sayFor beleaguered parents desperate to soothe a colicky baby, Swedish researchers...

Meditation May Help Ease Chronic Low Back Pain

Study found it bested cognitive behavioral therapy and usual careTUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation may work better than painkillers when it...

Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Better physical functioning reported after one year, study findsFRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning rehabilitation soon after a spinal cord injury seems...

Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain

People over 50 tended to respond best, study findsChronic low back pain can be a challenge to treat, but new research suggests that massage...

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alonePatients who go straight home from the hospital following hip...

Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids’ Flu Shot

Those who favor alternative therapies often bypass the annual vaccine, study saysChildren who see "alternative" health providers, such as acupuncturists or massage therapists, are...

Try Drug-Free Options First for Low Back Pain, New Guidelines Say

Recommendations state opioid painkillers should be last resort for long-lasting painPeople with low back pain should try drug-free remedies -- from simple heat wraps...

How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement?

Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for healthIf you take melatonin supplements to help you...
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