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Health News - Complementary Medicine

Americans spent $30.2 billion out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches
Federal analysis includes first-ever data on spending for children.Americans spent $30.2 billion - $28.3 billion for adults and $1. (Medical News Today)

Some plant-based therapies associated with modest improvement in menopausal symptoms
An analysis of more than 60 studies suggests that some plant-based therapies are associated with modest reductions in the frequency of hot flashes and vaginal dryness but no significant reduction... (Medical News Today)

Can People With Diabetes Use Epsom Salts?
Some people may recommend epsom salts for soothing painful feet, but are they safe for people with diabetes to use? This article looks at the evidence. (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes, night sweats in menopause
Compared with no treatment, a course of acupuncture treatments is linked with significant reduction in hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women. (Medical News Today)

Home Remedies for the Stomach Flu
Learn all about five home remedies for stomach flu that can be used to relieve some of the symptoms of this illness, such as dehydration and diarrhea. (Medical News Today)

Trance to treat stomach ache: the efficacy of medical hypnosis
Therapeutic hypnosis is an effective and safe complementary technique in surgery and the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Holidays in the sun hold key to boosting vitamin D, study finds
Holidays abroad may hold the key to tackling Scotland's vitamin D deficiency, research suggests. (Medical News Today)

Tai Chi improves pain and well-being in patients with knee osteoarthritis
Tai Chi improves pain and related health outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis as well as standard physical therapy, according to a comparative effectiveness trial published in Annals of... (Medical News Today)

Is initiation of chemo affected by complementary, alternative medicine use?
Women with early-stage breast cancer for whom chemotherapy was indicated and who used dietary supplements and multiple types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) were less likely to... (Medical News Today)

Yoga, meditation may reduce dementia risk
Older adults who engaged in a 3-month course of yoga and meditation showed memory improvements in a new study, suggesting the practices may lower dementia risk. (Medical News Today)

Alternative medicine use common among people with two or more chronic conditions
People with multiple chronic conditions are particularly likely to use complementary and alternative medicines, according to a recent report from Columbia University. (Medical News Today)

How do anesthesiologists view acupuncture and acupressure?
In a new study of anesthesia providers in the U.S., most report not having used or received any education in acupuncture or acupressure. (Medical News Today)

Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazard
Millions of people around the world use herbal health remedies, following a tradition that began millennia ago. (Medical News Today)

Herbs that can boost your mood and memory
The herbs peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender have been proven to have an impact on mood and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people, according to new research from... (Medical News Today)

Yoga may improve symptoms, quality of life for people with asthma
A new Cochrane Review finds that asthma patients may experience an improvement in symptoms and life quality with yoga, though researchers call for further evidence of its benefits. (Medical News Today)

Could a combined dietary supplement help ward off heart disease?
Fish oil, cocoa extract and phytosterols could offer new hope in fight against disease. (Medical News Today)

Physical therapy treatment proves to notably improve quality of life of COPD patients
The treatment, designed by scientists at the University of Granada and Virgen de las Nieves Hospital in Granada, allows for cost savings to the health system as it reduces the need for patients to... (Medical News Today)

Chiropractic: What Is Chiropractic Manipulation? Does It Work?
Chiropractic manipulation is the most common form of alternative, complementary medicine. In this article, we will explain how it came into being and what it entails. (Medical News Today)

UK's first holistic clinical trial to help improve life for cancer sufferers and survivors
For the first time in the UK a clinical trial is being run to examine whether a holistic approach will help people living with and recovering from cancer. (Medical News Today)

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA): Medical Uses, Side Effects and Interactions
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a naturally occurring hormone that, to date, is not well-understood. This article discusses its role in health and illness. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover how Chinese medicinal plant makes anti-cancer compound
New research led by Professor Cathie Martin of the John Innes Centre has revealed how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds which may help to treat cancer and liver... (Medical News Today)

Reiki: What Is It And Does It Work?
Reiki was developed in Japan less than a century ago; since then, it has spread across the globe. What does it involve and, more importantly, does it work? (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture in the military for rapid pain relief on the battlefield
Integrative medicine (IM) is coming of age in the U.S. military, with the first example of widespread implementation of an IM technique being the popular use of acupuncture to treat pain in combat... (Medical News Today)

Chinese traditional medicines: do you know what you are buying?
Chinese medicines are manufactured and distributed all over the world. Many people perceive them as natural, even benign and with few side effects, but regulation of human medicines fluctuates... (Medical News Today)

Integrative medicine a cover for dubious therapies
Integrative medicine is little more than an "ill-conceived concept" formalising the promotion and use of unproven or disproven therapies, and is therefore in conflict with evidence-based medicine... (Medical News Today)

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