Traditional Chinese medicine as a complementary treatment for mild and serious diseases

A recent study by researchers at the China Medical University in Taiwan and the University of Chicago discussed Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its application in the treatment of acute and critical medical conditions. In developed nations as well as in many Eastern countries, modern medications developed in the West are routinely used for clinical treatments while traditional medicines are only used by a … Continue reading Traditional Chinese medicine as a complementary treatment for mild and serious diseases

14 Natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis

Don’t let rheumatoid arthritis get you down. There are many natural ways to manage the pain of inflamed joints without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs. Products Start by applying a hot pad or an ice pack to the swollen joint. An ice pack decreases inflammation and swelling during an attack, while a heating pad relaxes muscles and helps blood flow. Magnet … Continue reading 14 Natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis

Acupuncture may improve standard treatments for chronic headache

Headaches are associated with pain that can be trifling when mild and disabling when severe. A minor headache may not be a cause of concern, although what causes it is still unclear. However, some headaches, such as those that develop after the age of 50 and are accompanied by other symptoms like fever, confusion, or … Continue reading Acupuncture may improve standard treatments for chronic headache

Acupuncture confirmed to provide relief from menstrual pain

For centuries, acupuncture has been used for therapy to relieve certain ailments like menstrual pain. In a systematic review and meta-analysis, researchers at Kyung Hee University in South Korea and Dongguk University Los Angeles evaluated the efficacy and safety of acupuncture on primary dysmenorrhea. Their results confirmed that acupuncture provides relief from menstrual pain and is even more effective than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory … Continue reading Acupuncture confirmed to provide relief from menstrual pain

Manage eczema with these homemade remedies

Patients with eczema often resign themselves to living with the allergic condition while managing its symptoms. Fortunately, they may experience relief from the effects of atopic dermatitis with the aid of simple home remedies. A remedy may be a complementary therapy that improves the quality of life of a patient alongside a prescribed conventional treatment. It may also … Continue reading Manage eczema with these homemade remedies

Electroacupuncture confirmed an effective alternative treatment for mild cognitive impairment

Electroacupuncture can be used as an effective alternative treatment for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In this paper, its benefits on mild cognitive impairment were investigated in comparison to Western interventions. Almost half of the people with MCI tend to progress … Continue reading Electroacupuncture confirmed an effective alternative treatment for mild cognitive impairment

Fight Parkinson’s with these 6 alternative treatments

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects movements. Treatment for this condition focuses on managing its symptoms. Here are six alternative treatments that might help people with Parkinson’s disease. Acupuncture: A traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture enhances the appetite, promotes relaxation, boosts energy levels, promotes better sleep, and combats stress – all of which are beneficial to everyone, especially … Continue reading Fight Parkinson’s with these 6 alternative treatments

Acupuncture at these specific points alleviates pain in cancer patients

Cancer causes many adverse complications, including constant pain. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into the viability of using acupuncture to soothe this pain and cause relief to cancer patients. Although cancers are named after the body part where the tumor – or tumors, in some cases – is located, its effects can … Continue reading Acupuncture at these specific points alleviates pain in cancer patients

How effective is integrative medicine at treating anxiety? It works, say scientists

Anxiety disorders are an “invisible” illness that affects people from all over the globe. However, according to a study, integrative medicine can help treat these conditions. The study, which was published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, aimed to gauge how effective integrative medicine (IM) can be when used to manage anxiety disorders. The research team also set … Continue reading How effective is integrative medicine at treating anxiety? It works, say scientists

Strong scientific evidence points to acupuncture as an effective treatment for anxiety disorders

Could acupuncture be the solution to anxiety you’ve been looking for? The ancient practice of inserting needles into the skin may sound a bit daunting, but research has continued to confirm that this traditional healing art can offer a myriad of health benefits — including relief from anxiety. Recently published research has further examined the … Continue reading Strong scientific evidence points to acupuncture as an effective treatment for anxiety disorders