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...

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...

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...

Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study

Little by little, patients step up activity levels as an expert coaches via phone or online videoAn expert-guided, self-help exercise program may help people...

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....

‘Mindfulness’ Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain

Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study findsTUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindful meditation may offer a measure of...

New Guidelines Say No to Most ‘Keyhole’ Knee Surgeries

Widely used arthroscopy won't help arthritic degeneration, expert panel says "Keyhole" arthroscopic surgery should rarely be used to repair arthritic knee joints, a...
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