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Acupuncture May Ease Neck Pain Over Long Term
Two alternative therapies -- acupuncture and the Alexander technique -- appear equally beneficial for the long-term relief of chronic neck pain, new research reports. Both therapies involve educating patients in ways to relieve stress, as well as improve posture and balance. These techniques appeared to help reduce neck pain in the 12 months following treatment compared with drugs and traditional physical therapy, the British researchers said. In general, ...
Healthday - Thu. Jan 7
Transcendental Meditation and lifestyle modification increase telomerase, new ...
A new study published in PLOS ONE found that the Transcendental Meditation technique and lifestyle changes both appear to stimulate genes that produce telomerase, an enzyme that s associated with reduced blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. Specifically, these approaches were found to activate two genes that code for telomerase, which adds molecules to the ends of chromosomes, or telomeres, protecting them from deteriorating. May explain ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jan 7
Acupuncture 'safe and effective' for chronic pain in children
Treating children with chronic pain is challenging there is limited evidence on the efficacy of pain-relieving therapies among this population. But according to new research, acupuncture may be a safe and effective treatment strategy.
Medical News Today - Thu. Jan 7
Agarikon: Ancient Mushroom for Modern Medicine
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Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 27
Can natural remedies jeopardize cardiovascular health?
Philadelphia, PA, November 19, 2015 - Chinese physicians report on the case of a woman who presented with aconitine-induced cardiovascular symptoms. Their report, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology , warns that the use of this natural ingredient may lead to severe poisoning. A 45-year-old Chinese woman was diagnosed with a severe heart-rhythm disorder, bidirectional ventricular tachycardia BVT , associated with aconitine poisoning. BVT is a ra ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Dec 19
Not ordinary growing pains
It is upsetting to see anyone in pain, but it s especially heartbreaking to watch a child endure chronic pain. In addition to the suffering itself, chronic pain can cause traumatic effects on a child s quality of life, and it can have significant physical, psychological and social consequences. Making matters worse, chronic pain greatly can affect the child s parents or caregivers by causing feelings of helplessness and inadequacy. Treating children with c ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Dec 16
The Hidden Dangers of Drinking Water
I was born in the early 1960s in Seoul, Korea, and clean water was hard to come by. We bathed at the local bathhouses and had toilets outside of the home.
Huffington Post - Mon. Dec 14
Researchers pinpoint brain's happiness region
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence, the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle once said. But how does one reach this goal According to a new study by researchers from Japan, a person s happiness may depend on the size of a specific brain region.
Medical News Today - Sun. Dec 6
Yoga may benefit men with prostate cancer, study finds
Yoga is used by millions of people to relieve stress and improve fitness, but the practice may yield so much more. A new study suggests yoga may help maintain quality of life and alleviate some side effects for men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
Medical News Today - Mon. Nov 23
The power of music: how it can benefit health
I think music in itself is healing, American musician Billy Joel once said. It s an explosive expression of humanity. It s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we re from, everyone loves music. Most of us would wholeheartedly agree with this statement, and it is this universal bond with music that has led researchers across the globe to investigate its therapeutic potential.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 21
Mindfulness meditation reduces pain, study finds
Mindfulness meditation can bring greater pain relief than a placebo, according to research published in the Journal of Neuroscience .
Medical News Today - Thu. Nov 19
Light therapy effective for depression: UBC study
New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall wellbeing of people suffering from the disease. These results are very exciting because light therapy is inexpensive, easy to access and use, and comes with few side effects, said Dr. Raymond Lam, a UBC professor and psychiatrist at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, a partnership between UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health. Patients can easily use lig ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 19