complementary medicine

Alternative medicines potentially unsafe: Expert


May 14th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) You should go slow if you depend too much on alternative medicines as there is no way of knowing whether they are really safe, suggests ... Read more...

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Australian to graduate at 97!


May 4th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) A 97-year-old Australian is set to create another world record by becoming the world's oldest university graduate.Allan Stewart, from Tea Gardens on the New South Wales ... Read more...

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Depressed? Be kind, compassionate


July 31st, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Rather than taking anti-depressants, people suffering from depression have an inexpensive way out - practising acts of kindness and compassion, new research claims.Acts of ... Read more...

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Acupressure effective in helping to treat traumatic brain injury


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that an ancient form of complementary medicine may be effective in helping to treat people with mild traumatic brain injury.The study involved a ... 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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Alternative therapies ‘could result in poor asthma control in kids’


December 1st, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A fresh study from Universite de Montreal has suggested that approximately 13 percent of parents turn to alternative therapies to treat their children's asthma.The findings suggest that this ... Read more...

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Chinese herbs can complement proven allergy treatments


November 15th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Allergists say complementary medicine when combined with traditional therapies may give allergy and asthma sufferers new options for treating symptoms.They discussed how herbal treatments might be integrated into ... Read more...

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Yoga gives a boost to feel-good brain chemical: Study


November 12th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): A new research suggests that yoga has a greater positive effect on a person's mood and anxiety level than walking and other forms of exercise, which may be ... Read more...

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Alternative therapies beneficial for both people and nation: Oz study


September 13th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 13 (ANI): A new Oz study has revealed that taking St John's Wort to manage mild depression, fish oil to prevent heart disease, or visiting an acupuncturist for back pain ... Read more...

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Nothing beats yoga in managing mood, anxiety


August 20th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) There's nothing to beat yoga for managing mood and anxiety disorders. These findings by Boston University School of Medicine researchers show a link between yoga, decreased anxiety and ... Read more...

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Yoga better than walking for driving away anxiety, depression


August 20th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Feeling down in the dumps? Try Yoga, for it is superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety, says a new study.Researchers ... Read more...

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Study maps acupuncture’s effects on the brain


February 5th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new study about the effects of acupuncture on the brain may shed light on the complex mechanisms of this Eastern healing technique.Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese method ... Read more...

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Brahmi herb shows promise in treating Alzheimer’s


December 6th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 6 (IANS) Researchers are coming by evidence that herbs like brahmi, associated with the ayurveda system of medicine, can help ward off Alzheimer's disease and preserve one's mental faculties. Although ... Read more...

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Experts cast doubts on efficacy of Chinese herbal medicines in preventing diabetes


October 7th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Although Chinese herbal medicines has been found effective in preventing type 2 diabetes, experts say more research is required to recommend their use.Scientists have cast doubts on the ... Read more...

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IVF success lower in women who used alternative fertility treatment


August 19th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 19 (ANI): A new study from Denmark has revealed that the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment is 30 percent lower among women who have used alternative fertility medicine. ... Read more...

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Chinese herbs relieve side effects of endometriosis treatment


July 8th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Chinese herbs have been found to be effective in relieving side effects of the endometriosis treatment, say researchers.Endometriosis is a gynaecological disorder affecting as many as one in ... Read more...

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Homeopathic remedy gets first ever licence nod from Brit medicines regulator


May 16th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): An arnica product has become the homeopathic remedy to receive a first licence nod from the British medicines regulator under controversial new rules.The Medicines and Healthcare Products ... Read more...

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Indian-origin writer in costly fight with chiropractors


May 14th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Popular Indian-origin science writer Simon Singh says he is considering fighting on with the British Chiropractic Association in a libel case that has already cost him more than ... Read more...

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Prince Charles” detox food dubbed ”outright quackery” by scientist


March 11th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Prince Charles has been accused of ''financially exploiting the gullible'' with his herbal detox tincture of globe artichoke and dandelion produced by his company Duchy Originals. Prof Ezard ... Read more...

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Even fake acupuncture benefits patients with headaches and migraines


January 21st, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Acupuncture can benefit patients with headaches and migraines, even when the needles are put in the wrong place, according to two separate systematic reviews by Cochrane researchers.The ... Read more...

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St. John’’s wort can help beat the blues


October 8th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Extracts from the plant, called St. John''s wort, have been found to effectively relieve symptoms of major depression, says a new study.The Cochrane Systematic Review supports an ... Read more...

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Homeopathy putting lives at risk through baseless claims


June 17th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): It has been practiced for decades, but now homeopathy has been accused of putting lives at risk through unfounded claims that convince people they do not need ... Read more...

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Indian video encyclopedia launches exclusive index pages for Ayurveda and massage


March 26th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 26 (ANI/Business Wire India): The web based Indian video encyclopedia www.indiavideo.org launches exclusive index pages for Ayurveda and massage. The portal aims at providing information to the students of ... Read more...

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Hawthorn extract may be the best tonic for the heart


January 23rd, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 23 (ANI): A group of Cochrane researchers has found that hawthorn extract is effective in controlling symptoms of chronic heart disease, and in improving a range of heart-related measurements.Known ... Read more...

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Ancient Chinese herbal medicine may help ease painful menstrual cramps


November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin
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