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Preventing And Treating Urinary Tract Infections With Cranberry

Preventing And Treating Urinary Tract Infections With Cranberry

For a long time, it was thought that the cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) prevented urinary tract infections (UTI) by altering the pH of the urine, inhibiting the growth of the most common form of infective agent, E.coli. That idea has not been borne out by research, but the effectiveness of the treatment has been proven. The […]

Using Tui Na Massage For Stress Or Pain

Using Tui Na Massage For Stress Or Pain

If you experience high levels of stress, or you live with pain on a daily basis, Tui Na massage can be very beneficial. The term Tui Na translates to mean, push pull. It is very similar in practice to chiropractic therapy or physical therapy. The process uses active and passive stretching techniques to correct any […]

Herbal Treatment Options For Combating Baldness

Herbal Treatment Options For Combating Baldness

No one wants to lose their hair. For some people a few stray strands in the sink can be devastating. This is why many chemical treatments have become available to treat baldness today. However, some of these chemicals can have side effects and be unsafe for use. In fact, some chemicals can be very toxic […]

Can Vitamin D Cure African American Ailments?

Can Vitamin D Cure African American Ailments?

Harvard Medical School Doctors JoAnn Manson and Jule Buring are launching a study with 20,000 test subjects that aim to explain why African Americans have higher occurrence rates of cancer, strokes, and heart disease when compared to people with pale skin. Researchers currently think the explanation may lay in skin color, due to the fact […]

Treating Bruises With Arnica

Treating Bruises With Arnica

While bruises in and of themselves are not generally harmful, most of us would be happy to have them heal as quickly as possible. One alternative remedy you can use for the treatment of bruises is arnica gel or arnica cream. Arnica gel and cream are homeopathic products that contain the herb Arnica Montana, also […]

Using Reflexology To Help With Negative Pregnancy Symptoms

Using Reflexology To Help With Negative Pregnancy Symptoms

During pregnancy there are many negative symptoms you may suffer from. Many women experience morning sickness or excessive heartburn. During the final months of pregnancy it is common to experience back aches, swollen feet, and a general feeling of uneasiness. These final months may seem like an eternity. Many women search for relief from these […]

Kahuna - An Ancient Hawaiian Therapy

Kahuna – An Ancient Hawaiian Therapy

Kahuna is an ancient Hawaiian massage, which is based on “lomi lomi” which means the loving touch. It is believed that this type of massage has a connection between your heart, your hand, and your beautiful soul. You will love the feel of this all over body massage. Kahuna massage offers a holistic way of […]

Government Studies Find Only A Few Alternative Treatments Effective

Government Studies Find Only A Few Alternative Treatments Effective

After $2.5 billion and an extensive amount of time studying and researching alternative and herbal health remedies such as Echinacea, chondroitin, and gingko biloba, the government found that herbal and alternative solutions on the whole garnished the same results as placebo pills. The only alternative treatments that the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine […]