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Health News - Complementary Medicine

Some herbal and dietary supplements can be toxic to the liver
A new review based on a research symposium sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the National Institutes of Health highlights the potentially damaging effects of... (Medical News Today)

Sauna: What are the Health Benefits?
Saunas have been used for hundreds of years, and spending time in a sauna can feel good. Learn about further health benefits to be had beyond relaxation. (Medical News Today)

Can traditional Chinese medicine offer treatments for dementia and Alzheimer's disease?
A new study of classical Chinese medical texts identifies references to age-related memory impairment similar to modern-day Alzheimer's disease, and to several plant-based ingredients used... (Medical News Today)

Stretch Mark Removal: Treatments and Home Remedies
Stretch marks are a common problem affecting men and women of nearly all ages and skin types. Learn about the treatments and home remedies for them here. (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture safe and effective for severe functional constipation
Eight weeks of electroacupuncture, a technique where an electrical current is passed between a pair of acupuncture needles, is safe and effective for relieving chronic constipation. (Medical News Today)

10 Simple Remedies for Heartburn Relief
Heartburn, also known as gastrointestinal reflux, can cause great discomfort. These 10 remedies could help people prevent and treat the symptoms. (Medical News Today)

New paper provides insights for music therapy in surgical area
UH Seidman Cancer Center music therapists and nurse anesthetist share experience from two-year study finding music reduces anxiety, pain for biopsy patients. (Medical News Today)

Yoga, acupuncture effective for chronic pain management
A new review from the NIH suggests that complementary health approaches, such as yoga, are safe and effective for easing some chronic pain conditions. (Medical News Today)

Spiritual meditation plus medication: The best medicine for migraines?
"Effect of Different Meditation Types on Migraine Headache Medication Use," an article published in Behavioral Medicine, examines whether or not, and to what extent, a combination of spiritual... (Medical News Today)

Citrus fruit antioxidants may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity
Flavanones, a type of antioxidant found in citrus fruits, may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity: heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes. (Medical News Today)

Mindfulness combats depression for disadvantaged black women
Participants learn to handle daily stresses and gain more control through yoga, breathing, body scans. (Medical News Today)

Relaxation Techniques: When Can They Be Used?
Learn all about different relaxation techniques and the occasions where they can be used to reduce stress. This article includes information on anxiety. (Medical News Today)

What Natural Mosquito Repellents Are Available?
Learn about natural options for mosquito repellents. This article also looks at standard mosquito repellents and reasons why mosquitoes should be avoided. (Medical News Today)

Acupuncture may help to improve dementia precursor - impaired memory
Acupuncture may help to improve the subtle memory loss that precedes the development of dementia, otherwise known as mild cognitive impairment, or MCI for short, suggests a review of the available... (Medical News Today)

Soy may prevent diabetes, heart disease for women with PCOS
Soy isoflavone supplements may help protect women with polycystic ovary syndrome against diabetes and heart disease, says new study. (Medical News Today)

Pre-dementia memory loss improved with acupuncture
Acupuncture alone or combined with drug treatment may improve dementia precursor and improve scores on tests used to assess mild cognitive impairment. (Medical News Today)

What are the Benefits of a Sitz Bath?
Learn all about the uses and benefits of a sitz bath. This form of bathing could help with hemorrhoids, Bartholin's cysts, and other perianal issues. (Medical News Today)

Is there a thin genetic line between happiness and depression?
Positive thinking and genetics combine in a new framework proposed by researchers, who say the approach could yield personalized therapies. (Medical News Today)

Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors
Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds.Fatigue is one of the most common long-term effects of breast cancer treatment. (Medical News Today)

Argentine tango 'therapy' helps restore balance for cancer patients with neuropathy
Effects of chemo can impact balance, tango classes cut risk of falls by 56%. (Medical News Today)

Concerns over use of traditional Indian herbal remedy
A 26-year-old student developed lead poisoning from taking Indian Ayurvedic herbal medicine, write doctors in the online journal BMJ Case Reports. (Medical News Today)

Can acupuncture improve quality of life for people with traumatic brain injury-related headaches?
A study comparing the effectiveness of usual care alone to usual care plus either auricular or traditional Chinese acupuncture in treating patients with headaches due to a previous traumatic brain... (Medical News Today)

Aloe vera should be investigated as diabetes treatment, study says
An analysis of studies of people with diabetes and pre-diabetes shows use of oral aloe vera reduces fasting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c. (Medical News Today)

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)

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