complementary and alternative medicine

Indian plant extracts may help treat diabetes


July 4th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated some Indian and Australian medicinal plant extracts that could potentially help manage diabetes. Researchers from Australia's Swinburne University of Technology have investigated 12 ... Read more...

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‘Sahaja Yoga fosters better health’


May 14th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Performing Sahaja Yoga induces 'mental silence,' which calms the mind, fosters better health and wellbeing, a new study says. Fifty-two percent of study respondents said that ... Read more...

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Massaging promotes pain relief, muscle recovery


February 6th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 6 (IANS) Most athletes would swear by the pain-relieving, muscle recovery-promoting benefits of massaging, which has now been validated by scientific evidence. On the cellular level, massage reduces ... Read more...

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Yoga, medication helps improve asthma symptoms in urban adolescents


April 16th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A new study has suggested that meditation and yoga can be 'helpful' in improving asthma in urban adolescents.A new study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) ... Read more...

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Alternative remedies can be fatal for children (Lead)


December 24th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Using alternative remedies for children can be fatal, experts have warned.Parents can be misled into believing that treatments such as homeopathy are more 'natural', with fewer side-effects than ... Read more...

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Alternative remedies can be dangerous!


December 24th, 2010 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Alternative remedies can be dangerous for children and could even lead to death.Parents are sometimes misguided into thinking that they are "more natural", with fewer side effects than ... Read more...

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Choice of colour impacts response to hypnotherapy


December 7th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A new study involving a colour test showed that people who choose positive colours were nine times more likely to respond to hypnotherapy than those who chose a ... Read more...

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Britain not to go ahead with ban on homeopathy


July 27th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Homeopathy will continue to be available on the National Health Service (NHS) despite an influential health committee condemning it as medically unproven, a British minister said. Health Minister ... Read more...

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Tai Chi gets thumbs-up for psychological health


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Tai Chi, a gentle martial art, is believed to cut down stress, anxiety and depression and enhance mood in both healthy and sick people. A systematic review of ... Read more...

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More research needed to establish Tai Chi’s psychological benefits


May 21st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Despite the positive psychological effects linked with Tai Chi, a low impact martial art, researchers have suggested that there is a need for more high quality, randomised trials ... Read more...

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Transcendental Meditation helps in depression


April 8th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) The Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique may be an effective way to ease the symptoms of depression, according to two new studies. The studies, conducted at Charles Drew University in ... Read more...

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Lemon grass fights headaches


March 8th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 8 (IANS) Native lemon grass has the potential to relieve headaches and migranes, researchers say. Griffith University (GU) researchers Lyn Griffiths, Darren Grice and Kelly Rogers have proven that lemon grass ... Read more...

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Spiritual care can help healing process: Prince of Wales


February 13th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 13(ANI): Prince Charles has said spiritual care can help the healing process, and has called on healthcare providers to reintroduce patients to "mind, body and spirit" while aiding in their ... Read more...

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Chronic rhinosinusitis patients going for alternative medicine


October 5th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): An increasing number of patients are turning to complementary and alternative medical therapies to help treat the symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), revealed a new study.In the ... Read more...

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Scientists exploring possibility of using Asian herbs to fight diabetes, obesity


July 8th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Chungbuk Oriental Medicine Center in South Korea are exploring the possibility of using Asian medicinal herbs ... Read more...

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Frankincense oil can treat patients with bladder cancer


March 18th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 18 (ANI): Frankincense oiltracing its origin to India, Africa and the Middle East may prove to be an inexpensive alternative therapy for treating bladder cancer, according to a new ... Read more...

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Study shows herbal supplements effectiveness against prostate cancer


January 13th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 13 (ANI): Experiments conducted in laboratories have raised US scientists'' hopes that herbal supplement can be helpful in fighting prostate cancer. Dr. Julia Arnold, a staff scientist at the ... Read more...

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US Air Force relying on acupuncture for pain relief


December 19th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Medical acupuncture, performed by a clinical physician, is being used increasingly for pain control by the US Air Force (USAF). The technique developed by Richard Niemtzow, editor-in-chief of ... Read more...

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Physical therapy effective in treating back and neck pain


December 16th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): People with back and neck pain should opt for treatment by a physical therapist, for a new survey has found that physical therapy offers an evidence-based, time-tested ... Read more...

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38pct adults, 12 pct kids use complementary and alternative medicine in US


December 11th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 11 (ANI): A nation-wide survey commissioned by the U.S. Government has revealed that about 38 per cent of adults in the country, and 12 per cent of children use ... Read more...

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Traditional Chinese therapy may offer treatment for osteoarthritis


August 27th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): Qigong therapy, a form of traditional Chinese medical practice, including a variety of Chinese energy exercises can offer alternative treatment for people with osteoarthritis, suggest researchers.Traditional Chinese ... Read more...

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Soon, wine pills to ward off Alzheimers


June 18th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new study has found that red grape seeds extract may offer a new treatment option for Alzheimers patients. Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that ... Read more...

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Ayurvedic herb that can spell death knell for deadly dengue


April 3rd, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): A team of Indian researchers from the Burdwan University in West Bengal has found that extracts from berries of a weed, commonly used as an ayurvedic herb ... Read more...

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Cancer patients more likely to go for dietary supplements: Study


March 3rd, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Cancer survivors are turning to complementary and alternative medicine in increasing numbers to manage the short-term and long-term effects of their conditions.Thus, researchers at the National Cancer ... Read more...

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Transcendental meditation helps reduce blood pressure


December 5th, 2007 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 05 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with high blood pressure may find relief from it through Transcendental Meditation.The Transcendental Meditation, a technique derived from the ancient ... Read more...

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Anti-hypertensive drugs may help treat Alzheimer’s


November 14th, 2007 - 2:52 am ICT by admin
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Clay may be best cure for infections


November 14th, 2007 - 2:51 am ICT by admin
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