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Spa Therapy That Helps With Back Pain

Spa Therapy That Helps With Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, then you know how awful it can be. Relief is sometimes non-existent. You may have tried everything you can think of to eliminate this aggravation. Your physician has probably prescribed you pain relievers, and muscles relaxers, that only work for a short time, and then you will have to […]

Hypnosis Convinces Woman She Had Gastric Band Surgery

Hypnosis Convinces Woman She Had Gastric Band Surgery

Having a gastric band fitted surgically is a very serious procedure not least because it involves undergoing anesthetic, which are why, only very seriously obese people would even consider it. However, a British woman has dropped four whole dress sizes after believing she’d been fitted with one, even though she didn’t have one. Marion Corns, […]

Chinese Slimming Capsules Can Be Dangerous

Chinese Slimming Capsules Can Be Dangerous

Several documented cases of poisoning from Chinese Slimming Capsules have been reported. Advertised over the Internet, the capsules are said to contain herbal supplements, and are classified as a food supplement rather than a drug. A close examination of the formula contained in these capsules, however, finds that the active ingredient is sibutramine. Sibutramine is […]

Poultice To Help Relieve Your Pain

Poultice To Help Relieve Your Pain

You may be tired of taking those over the counter, or physician prescribed pain relievers. Some of these can be addicting, and have harmful side effects, if used too much. Over the counter medications for pain will hurt your stomach and liver, after taking them for a long period. You already have enough problems, being […]

Many People Turning To Foods For Hypothyroidism Rather Than A Lifetime Of Drugs

Many People Turning To Foods For Hypothyroidism Rather Than A Lifetime Of Drugs

People who suffer with a low thyroid are likely to be taking the appropriate drugs for the rest of their lives. Recent findings suggest that despite earlier optimism there are no easy answers for the condition. The individual’s thyroid gland fails to create enough of the thyroid hormones that the body needs. It is mainly […]

Using Your Mind To Improve Bladder Health

Using Your Mind To Improve Bladder Health

A recent clinical trial studied whether or not cognitive therapy could be used to manage an overactive bladder. Cognitive therapy uses deep breathing along with guided imagery exercises, much like meditation. The study found that cognitive therapy was an effective tool. Researchers said that for women suffering from incontinence, cognitive therapy was especially effective. The […]

Alternative Medicine Can Help With Nausea Resulting From Cancer Treatments

Alternative Medicine Can Help With Nausea Resulting From Cancer Treatments

Nausea is a common side-effect of the radiation and chemotherapy treatments used to treat various types of cancer. Recent studies suggest that acupressure, a variation of a form of traditional Chinese medicine, may help with that nausea. There is an anti-nausea point on the inside of the arm, just above the bend of the wrist. […]

Taking Ginger Before Chemotherapy Reduces Side Effects

Taking Ginger Before Chemotherapy Reduces Side Effects

If you remember having a stomach ache as a child, you probably remember your mother giving you a glass of ginger ale, or a cup of ginger tea. Ginger is a well established natural remedy for stomach upset. Now, the humble ginger plant is helping relieve a common side effect of one of the most […]