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golden retreiver

Golden Retrievers Key to Muscular dystrophy?

A seven year old golden retriever named Ringo could well offer scientists a solution to the problem of muscular dystrophy.  Ringo has a defect; a degenerative illness that could have crippled or even killed him; however he is able to walk, run and jump like a healthy dog. Scientists are currently trying to fathom the […]

chinese healing traditions

Chinese Healing Traditions And Their Application Today

It is important to remember that Chinese healing and traditional medicine, though viewed as ‘Alternative’ or ‘Complementary’ therapy in the Western world are actually the mainstream of medical care in the Oriental world or East Asia. Chinese healing relies on several diagnostic factors such as visual, tactile auditory and olfactory as well as case history […]

alternative medicine

A Warning to Beware of Alternative Medicine

Though parents would obviously want that when it comes to the treatment of their children, the side effects from medications are kept to the minimum and that treatment methods may be confined to natural cures. However in some cases, parents are warned not to use complementary medicine on their children. A new study highlighted some […]

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A comprehensive Guide to Alternative Remedies

Those looking for physical, emotional and mental wellbeing, would likely value a book such as 500 of the Most Important Health Tips You’ll Ever Need by Hazel Courtney which offers over 500 health tips, alternative remedies for over 250 conditions. Courtney, an award winning author has helped educate the public as regards the benefits of […]

herbal tea

Herbal Teas And Tisanes – Types And Benefits

Herbal tea, though the term has the word ‘tea’ in it, is not really tea in the way that we understand it. It is not the tea that comes from the Camellia Sinesis plant. Rather herbal tea is tisane or an herbal infusion that is made from anything other than the leaves of the tea […]

pomegranate juice

Pomegranates to Stop Cancer Cells?

Various claims, some substantiated and others unsubstantiated have been made from time to time, that pomegranate in the form of juice and other products can help with problems ranging from erectile dysfunction to heart disease. While these claims may be iffy at best, there is some evidence to suggest that the components of pomegranate juice […]

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Alternative Medicine Treatment for Skin Disease on the Rise

According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the use of alternative and complementary treatment for skin diseases has increased. Those with skin disorders do anyway prefer to use alternative treatments and this number is increasing, says the journal’s report. 23,393 completed interviews were used to compile the data of this survey. Of […]

acupuncture for eyes

Acupuncture Could Be Solution for Lazy Eye

The troublesome condition of lazy eye which often causes children to be seen in pirate like eye patches with requirement of medications such as eye drops and so on, could be helped by an expected therapy. The condition is called amblyopia, and is characterized by poor vision in one eye and colloquially termed as lazy […]