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Health benefits of oolong tea
There is a record of tea being used as a beverage in China since 2,000 B.C.E. Besides water, it is consumed more than any other drink around the world. The four main types of tea are black, green, white, and oolong.
Medical News Today - Thu. Sep 7
Lecithin: Benefits, risks, and types
Lecithin describes a group of fatty substances found in plant and animal tissues. Lecithin is essential for proper biological function. A commercial form of lecithin is commonly used in the preparation of food, cosmetics, and medications, as it extends shelf life and acts as an emulsifier.
Medical News Today - Wed. Sep 6
Killing cancer with vitamin C: Hype or hope?
There are few cancer treatments that give patients long-term hope of survival. Could vitamin C be the missing link
Medical News Today - Wed. Sep 6
Four effective gingivitis home remedies
Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, which in turn, can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, gingivitis can be treated easily at home, but which home remedies work best
Medical News Today - Wed. Sep 6
Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levels
Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. The study found that practicing just 25 minutes of Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation per day can boost the brain s executive functions, cognitive abilities linked to goal-directed behavior and the ability to control knee-jerk emotional responses, habitual thinking pattern ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Sep 6
Seven home remedies for shortness of breath
Shortness of breath, or breathlessness, is when a person has trouble taking in enough air to breathe. It can range from mild to severe.
Medical News Today - Tue. Sep 5
Hypnosis: What is it, and does it work?
Hypnosis has been treading the line between quackery and therapy since around the 18th century, but recently it has been picking up steam as an alternative treatment for many disorders. What is hypnosis, does it work, and if so, how We investigate.
Medical News Today - Tue. Sep 5
Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About 'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids
Parents often try unconventional treatments -- such as acupuncture and herbal products -- when their kids are sick, but many don t tell their pediatricians about it, a new report shows. Such omissions could be risky, especially when these young patients are already taking traditional medications, the report authors said. The point we re making in this report is that many of our young patients are already using these [complementary] therapies, said lead aut ...
Healthday - Wed. Aug 30
Pineapple juice for cough relief: Does it work?
Home remedies containing pineapple juice are sometimes used as an alternative to cough medicine. But is pineapple juice effective for cough relief
Medical News Today - Wed. Aug 30
New osteoporosis treatment uses traditional Chinese herb to prevent bone loss
An herb widely used in traditional Chinese medicine might hold the key to a new osteoporosis therapy that could prevent bone loss without causing side effects. Using a compound derived from red sage, UBC researchers have found a way to selectively block an enzyme called Cathepsin K CatK , which plays a major role in the breakdown of collagen in bones during osteoporosis. The findings were published today in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research . The de ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Aug 30
Navigate Change With Acupuncture
Here we are, about a month into fall. We re a few days away from Halloween, about to officially enter the holiday season. This weekend we ll turn back the clocks. Change is afoot. As the days get darker and the holiday engine kicks into high gear, you may discover your body and mood shifting. Lower energy, higher stress levels, changes in sleep patterns, and digestive disturbances are all common this time of year. If you notice yourself and the people arou ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
Chronicles of Health Creation: 'Never Only Opioids" Urges Imperative for Integ...
Integrative medicine and complementary health practices and professionals have been listed in some pain guidelines of the dominant school of medicine since at least 1999. Usually they are buried, a last resort. If all else fails, try acupuncture. If all else fails, see a chiropractor. A new eight-page, policy brief, Never Only Opioids The Imperative for Early Integration of Non-Pharmacological Approaches and Practitioners in the Treatment of Patients with ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28