The complementary and alternative medicine field has come a long way. Natural remedies and healthy solutions are now widely accepted as effective and practical strategies for self-care and prevention. From supplements to massage to integrative therapies, we’re here to help you sort through it all.

Natural Approaches for Easing Anxiety

  • Posted on: 18 September 2009
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Do you find yourself worrying or anxious sometimes? Try these 7 tips to reduce stress and achieve a greater sense of calm.
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Do you find yourself worrying or anxious sometimes? Try these 7 tips to reduce stress and achieve a greater sense of calm.
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women sitting on the couch with teaIf you suspect you have an anxiety disorder, I urge you to get the appropriate diagnosis and treatment from a mental health professional. But in addition to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication, there are some things you can do on your own to enhance your treatment.

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Natural Ways to Prevent and Manage the Flu

  • Posted on: 17 September 2009
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The best defense against illness is a good offense. Protect yourself and your children from getting sick by practicing these healthy habits this season and all year long.
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The best defense against illness is a good offense. Protect yourself and your children from getting sick by practicing these healthy habits this season and all year long.

washing hands under the faucetThe best defense against illness is a good offense. Smart health habits can go a long way in preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses like the flu. Protect yourself and your children from getting sick by practicing these healthy habits:

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Men Get More Pain Relief From Marijuana Than Women

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Smoking marijuana provides greater pain relief to men than to women, a new study indicates.
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Smoking marijuana provides greater pain relief to men than to women, a new study indicates.

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WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Smoking a joint provides greater pain relief to men than to women, a new study indicates.

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Alternative Medicine Becoming More Popular Among Americans

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows.
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Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows.

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WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows.

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Meditation Tricks for Busy Bodies

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: jleff
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Even when you're busy, you need time to meditate and relax. Here are some high-tech and low-tech meditation tips and tools.
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Even when you're busy, you need time to meditate and relax. Here are some high-tech and low-tech meditation tips and tools.

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by Ashley McCann

"You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you're too busy; then, you should sit for an hour." That's the wise advice of an old Zen proverb.

You may be familiar with the concept of meditation and the benefits of the practice, but on some days finding a quiet 20 minutes seems impossible—or at least unfathomably self-indulgent.

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Alternative Treatment for Arthritic Knees is as Effective as Physical Therapy

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief--to the martial art tai chi. Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative to physical therapy for common knee osteoarthritis--and it might also boost well-being.
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Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief--to the martial art tai chi. Researchers concluded that tai chi offers an alternative to physical therapy for common knee osteoarthritis--and it might also boost well-being.

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MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief -- to the martial art tai chi.

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The Crazy Thing That May Improve Deep Sleep

  • Posted on: 20 June 2014
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Study finds that those highly suggestible to hypnosis can have deeper sleep after hypnosis therapy.

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THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A short session of hypnosis might lead to a better night's sleep, says a team of Swiss researchers.

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It's Confirmed: West Coast Folks Are Yogis

  • Posted on: 16 April 2014
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U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine

By Dennis Thompson
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WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains.

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