Alternative Medicine

3 Main Reasons CAM Is Rising in Popularity

 July 15, 2021

Many treatments fall under the umbrella of Complementary and Alternative Medicine or CAM. Some of the most commonly used CAM therapies include: Acupuncture Chiropractic Food counseling Herbalism Massage Naturopathic medicine Supplementation Tai chi Yoga and meditation The conditions and diseases CAM can help address are as varied as the therapies mentioned. Almost anything that someone […]

The Nose Knows: Detecting Parkinson’s By Smell

 January 6, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects Dopaminergic neurons, which are nerve cells in the brain responsible for producing dopamine. Dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter and plays a role in sending messages to the substantia nigra area of the brain that controls movement and coordination. When these cells begin to die and dopamine levels […]

Facts On Cryotherapy

 June 22, 2019

Somehow I don’t quite think of sitting in a cold tank as being comfortable and certainly seems an odd path to health.  However, this trend called cryotherapy is becoming very popular as Zawn Villines reports in her article that was reviewed by Natalie Olsen, RD, LD, ACSM EP-C.  They claim that extreme cold can improve […]

Facts About Chemo

 January 25, 2019

Just hearing the word “chemo” scares the heck out of most of us after what we’ve either seen in movies or on TV and what we’ve been told by our loved ones that have endured the treatments of chemo. Oh! I must also include how it seems the oncologist frightens us by using the fear […]

Repurposing Drugs

 January 9, 2019

Have you heard the latest? Oxford University have developed a unique way to identify existing drugs that could potentially be repurposed for treating Parkinson’s by putting together the cutting-edge stem cell technologies and computational biology.  This research was published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics, and uses a stem cell technique to change a small […]

Emu Oil

 January 4, 2019

Emu oil has many uses, benefits and also side effects. Jon Johnson has written an article that was reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT on the benefits, possible risks and side effects of emu oil. The popularity of emu oil usage has increased recently due to health claims surrounding its […]

All About Astragalus

 December 28, 2018

Astragalus oil is from the root of a plant known as Astragalus membranaceus, that has various names like Huang Qi, Bei Qi and Hwanqqi and is native to northern China and the elevated regions of the Chinese provinces like Yunnan and Sichuan. The astragalus is a member of the pea family and coined Huang Qi […]

Alternative Meds Go Mainstream

 December 17, 2018

  Even though billions of dollars a year is being shelled out for alternative medicines, the decision to try those hot new supplements is grounded on only a friend’s recommendation or gossip. Do you ever wonder why that is? Doctors are admitting to being unfamiliar with the products and unsure of their benefits. You might […]

Benefits of Anise Oil

 December 10, 2018

Anise oil has a licorice-flavored taste that offers body-wide benefits that were used by many ancient civilizations. Many of today’s pharmaceuticals take advantage of anise’s benefits by adding this herb to some drugs, like cough syrup and throat medications. These drugs are neither all natural nor safe according to pharmaceuticals. It needs to be used […]

Who Gets Addicted?

 November 2, 2018

An article written by Amanda Gardner sheds a little light on the whys and hows of prescription drug abuse. Most often this happens when a patient is prescribed a very strong drug to treat a multitude of pain issues. It might take away the pain but then some end up enjoying the euphoric numbness that […]