Alternative Medicine

Get good sleep to learn well - natural remedies

Aug 23 2016 - 9:26pm
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According to new findings from Psychological Science getting sleep in between study sessions may help to make it easier to recall what you have studied and relearn what you seem to have forgotten.

Students are often searching for ways to enhance their capacity to learn well.

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Five Home Remedies to Fight Fatigue

Aug 19 2016 - 5:09pm
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A recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey found that Americans are tired. Yet they can use home remedies and natural treatments to fight fatigue.

In fact, 15 percent of women and 10 percent of men said they felt very tired. My guess is that many more Americans are fighting fatigue daily.

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Using St. John’s wort as a fibromyalgia natural treatment

Aug 19 2016 - 4:07pm
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Are you struggling with fibromyalgia and wondering if St. John’s wort can help you?

St. John’s wort is a popular herb that has medicinal qualities and has been used as a natural remedy. Fibromyalgia patients share that this herb may help reduce depression and improve sleep.

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Music may be good natural medicine for cancer

Aug 18 2016 - 8:08am
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New research shows that patients suffering from cancer may have better outcomes both psychologically and physically with natural music therapy.

Taking the time to listen to music may help to improve the overall treatment outcomes for patients with cancer.

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Chinese Medicine Makers Go Mainstream, But Is It Safe?

Aug 15 2016 - 6:34am
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Are you considering Traditional Chinese Medicine for your health? A recent news announcement states that you can expect to see a lot more Chinese medicine hawked in the near future. But is it safe? Here’s what the NIH has to say about it.

A recent Reuters’ news video tells viewers that Chinese techniques like cupping, acupuncture and herbal remedies are expected to become more easily accessible and prevalent in the U.S.

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Natural Alternatives to Sustol To Prevent Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting

Aug 12 2016 - 8:53pm
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The Food and Drug Administration has just approved extended release Sustol (granisetron) for treatment of chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting, all-too-common side effects of this type of cancer treatment. Yet prescription antinausea drugs like Sustol themselves are associated with significant side effects, which causes some patients to seek natural alternatives to prevent chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting.

That’s not to say you won’t experience some relief from nausea and vomiting if you take Sustol (which is not yet available; slated for fourth quarter 2016) or other prescription antinausea medicati

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Reflexology For Weight Loss

Jun 21 2016 - 11:05am
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One of the more relaxing ways to complement your weight loss efforts is to reach for your feet. No, I’m not talking about exercising and touching your toes; I’m referring to practicing reflexology for weight loss.

Reflexology is a noninvasive, complementary therapy that involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, and/or ears.

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Why your weight and snoring could leave you needing a lawyer

Mar 3 2016 - 10:01pm

If you snore at night, then you may have more problems than you realize. Snoring is one of the top reasons couples get a divorce, and it affects relationships on multiple levels. Snoring also has an impact on your health and can increase your risk of issues such as cardiovascular disease. Your weight is an important factor, and those extra pounds can make your snoring worse.

Snoring destroys relationships

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Weight loss, medical marijuana and HIPAA protections: What you need to know

Feb 13 2016 - 8:03pm

It is common for some jobs to have mandatory drug testing, but what happens when you are managing health problems with medical marijuana? Although medical marijuana is legal in 23 states as well as Washington, D.C., marijuana remains illegal on a federal level. This creates significant problems for those who depend on the product to control the numerous health issues THC seems to benefit. Can employers require information about medical marijuana use, and does HIPAA offer any protections?

As research continues on the benefits of medical marijuana, scientists have discovered its impact on weight loss.

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Perilla As Natural Treatment for Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Feb 10 2016 - 6:45pm
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Gastrointestinal symptoms affect approximately one in five people and are often treated with a variety of over-the-counter medications that vary in their effectiveness and can cause side effects. A natural remedy called perilla has recently been found to provide significant relief in several studies.

Bloating, gas, flatulence, stomach rumbling, abdominal pain, and constipation—have you experienced any of these lately?

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Keep people informed about the latest health threats

Jan 25 2016 - 6:58pm

Many people fail to listen to the advice from their doctors. In some cases, a medical professional will mention a certain health threat, but the patient will not believe it until it is confirmed by several sources. Surprisingly, more people believe health threats when they hear them from family, friends or even random strangers. This means it is everyone’s responsibility to help spread the word about common health concerns today.

Health conditions which are more common than you think

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Alternative Cancer Treatments that Work

Jan 25 2016 - 2:54pm
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Treatments for cancer have traditionally been surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. However in 1985, hyperthermia therapy, a natural non-invasive treatment which allows the generation of heat to a specific area to kill tumor cells was approved for clinical use. When combined with very low dose radiation, proponents of this non-traditional treatment claim a success rate of 85-92% remission. Hyperthermia is internationally known as the fourth treatment in cancer therapy and while relatively new to the U.S is well known and widely used in other countries like Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, France, Italy, and China.

Dr. Haim I. Bicher, M.D. of the Bicher Cancer Institute (BCI) in Los Angeles, California, is one physician who has used the combined therapy successfully for decades. Dr.

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Top snoring remedies that actually work

Jan 15 2016 - 9:35pm

A report from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) found that 48 percent of adults snore. Snoring is a common complaint among couples and has been the cause of many arguments. However, snoring can also be an indication of other health problems and has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease.

Dangers of snoring

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Bed bugs and your health: Common FAQs

Jan 11 2016 - 6:18pm

Although it is not something the average person spends a lot of time thinking about, bed bugs can be a serious problem when present in the home. Unfortunately, regardless of how careful and conscientious you are, there is always a risk of bed bugs making your house their home. From a personal health and hygiene perspective, what does the presence of bed bugs mean for you and your family? Here are the answers to frequently asked questions regarding bed bugs and your health.

Are Bed Bug Bites Dangerous?

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Boost your immune system with easy steps

Jan 8 2016 - 7:29pm
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Your immune system is crucial to keeping you healthy and protecting you from germs. However, it is constantly under attack from a variety of factors. If you want to boost your immune system, then you may want to consider the following ideas. They are easy to incorporate into your daily life and do not take a great deal of planning.

Take probiotics

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SAM-e for fibromyalgia: Studies reveal advantages of supplement

Jan 5 2016 - 9:50pm

SAM-e is also known as S-adenosylmethionine, and it has become a popular supplement. This amino acid has been used by patients seeking relief from depression, anxiety, pain, headaches, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and other health problems. Although researchers continue to debate the efficacy of this supplement, patients have reported an improvement in their fibromyalgia symptoms after using the treatment.

Understanding S-adenosylmethionine

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Acupuncture for High Blood Pressure

Dec 28 2015 - 11:04am
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For the first time, researchers have scientifically shown that acupuncture (specifically, electroacupuncture) can reduce blood pressure among individuals with hypertension. For anyone looking for a drug-free way to manage this common health challenge, acupuncture for high blood pressure may be an option to consider.

The study involved the use of electroacupuncture, a form of acupuncture in which individuals receive low-intensity electrical pulses through ultra-thin needles that are inserted at specific sites t

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Fibromyalgia study focuses on surprising Epsom salt benefits

Dec 23 2015 - 7:56pm

Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is a popular home remedy with several benefits. Now, a new study is focusing on the potential use of Epsom salt to help fibromyalgia patients. The researchers are investigating how Epsom salt baths affect patients and reduce symptoms. Scientists have previously noted that magnesium deficiencies may play a role in fibromyalgia, so soaking in Epsom salt may help.

Understanding Epsom Salt

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Essential steps for keeping seniors safe at home

Dec 18 2015 - 1:08pm

It is estimated that one out of every seven people is a senior. The population continues to age, and the National Institute on Aging believes that the number of senior citizens will triple around the globe by 2050. This is creating unique challenges for families and caregivers as they try to help seniors stay safe in their homes. There are steps you can take to help your family members.

Make it easy to reach help

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Learn to identify and solve common tooth pain causes

Dec 18 2015 - 12:57pm

Tooth pain affects three out of every 10 adults on a regular basis. It has an impact on a person’s overall health and ability to work. However, there are multiple causes of tooth pain, so it is important to identify them correctly. Once the cause has been identified, you can find different treatment options that can help you eliminate the pain.

Pain in the jaw or face

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Irritating fibromyalgia misconceptions

Dec 14 2015 - 9:01pm

Fibromyalgia patients often face unfair criticism and questions about their illness. Several misconceptions about the condition have become prevalent. However, patients and medical professionals are fighting these myths and trying to educate the public. Fibromyalgia is a real illness with specific symptoms and treatments.

Biggest myth

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Boosting employee health reduces absenteeism and low production

Dec 7 2015 - 5:25pm

Absenteeism, lack of productivity and work-related medical bills can all be major expenses. Cumulatively, these problems cost billions every year in additional spending and lost revenue. However, several studies suggest that the solution to these issues may be a greater focus on employee health. If health in the workplace is ignored, then absenteeism, low productivity and the associated costs increase. If you combine these problems among all U.S. companies, the cost per year is $84 billion. However, this number falls dramatically when companies choose to enact health initiatives in the workplace.

Multiple studies have shown that focusing on employee health and morale can dramatically reduce costs. It is a difficult issue because many factors are outside your control.

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Music Should Be Part of Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Dec 3 2015 - 3:40pm
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Several studies indicate that music should be part of Alzheimer’s disease treatment because it can be effective in dealing with significant challenges associated with the disease. Among those challenges are wandering, agitation, and depression. .

The conventional approach to dealing with Alzheimer’s patients who have wandering behaviors, depression, and/or agitation is to prescribe medications.

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10 habits to develop now for dementia prevention

Dec 2 2015 - 3:11pm

The number of reported cases of dementia continues to rise and affect the daily lives of the elderly while contributing to early deaths. In addition, dementia can also affect young individuals. Researchers and doctors are still debating whether or not you can prevent dementia, but there have been many promising studies that show there are ways to reduce your risk. The key is to develop the following key habits early.

1. Start early

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Fibromyalgia patients benefit from the use of ginger

Nov 25 2015 - 8:16pm

Many fibromyalgia patients have reported that they reduced their chronic pain by using ginger. From fresh ginger to ginger tea, patients have tried a variety of forms. Although researchers continue to investigate the use of ginger to treat pain, medical experts recommend considering these types of alternative therapies to treat fibromyalgia and discussing them with your doctor.

Understanding ginger

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Celiac disease risk rises in infants exposed to gluten

Nov 20 2015 - 6:11pm

A new study has found that the risk of celiac disease increases in infants who are fed gluten before the age of two. Researchers point out that the risk is tied to genetics. They believe they may have found one of the key reasons why some children with a genetic predisposition for celiac disease develop the condition. It appears that the amount of gluten that an infant eats can have a large impact on the development of the disease.

Gluten exposure at a young age

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Fibromyalgia patients benefit from surprisingly simple exercise

Nov 20 2015 - 5:30pm

A new study reveals that the path to reducing fibromyalgia pain does not have to be complicated. Researchers focused on a group of female fibromyalgia patients who were able to decrease their pain by simply walking. Previous studies have shown that exercise can have a positive impact on patients who are dealing with fibromyalgia. Now, more research backs up the idea that staying active is essential.

Decreasing pain through exercise

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