Alternative Health

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...

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....

Try Home Remedies for Child’s Cough or Cold

Over-the-counter treatments are riskier and costlier, says American Academy of PediatricsTUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Instead of turning to over-the-counter cough and...

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...

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...

For Migraine Sufferers, Is a Chiropractor’s Touch All in the Mind?

Study participants who had sham treatment reported pain relief, tooPeople with migraines sometimes seek a chiropractor for help, but a small study suggests that...

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...

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...

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...
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