Complementary and alternative medical therapies for chronic low back pain: What treatments are patients willing to try?

Most patients with chronic back pain in our sample were interested in trying therapeutic options that lie outside the conventional medical spectrum.

Researching complementary and alternative treatments – the gatekeepers are not at home

The purpose of this paper is to explore the strengths and weaknesses of conventional biomedical research strategies and methods as applied to CAM

What do clinicians want? Interest in integrative health services at a North Carolina academic medical center

Use of complementary medicine is common, consumer driven and usually outpatient focused.

Homeopathic and conventional treatment for acute respiratory and ear complaints: A comparative study on outcome in the primary care setting

The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of homeopathy compared to conventional treatment in acute respiratory and ear complaints in a primary care setting.

A pain in the neck to get acupuncture focus

Does acupuncture provide a genuine and medically-proven treatment for long-term neck pain

Acupuncture relieves symptoms of fibromyalgia, Mayo Clinic study finds

Evidence suggests acupuncture reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia

Acupuncture relieves pelvic pain during pregnancy

Acupuncture and strengthening exercises help relieve pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and are effective complements to standard treatment

Acupuncture more effective than massage for chronic neck pain

Acupuncture is an effective short term treatment for patients with chronic neck pain, but there is only limited evidence for its long term effects after five treatments

Acupuncture is a safe treatment in skilled hands

Acupuncture is a relatively safe form of treatment in the hands of a competent practitioner, conclude two reports in this week's BMJ.

Acupuncture cuts tension headache rates by almost half

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for tension headache, cutting rates for sufferers by almost half, shows a study on this week.

Researchers Call Herbs Rich Source Of Healthy Antioxidants; Oregano Ranks Highest

Herbs are an abundant source of antioxidants and could provide potential anticancer benefits when supplementing a balanced diet...

Heat Halts Pain Inside The Body

The old wives’ tale that heat relieves abdominal pain, such as colic or menstrual pain, has been scientifically proven...

Examining The Healing Mystery Of Aloe

The mysterious Aloe vera has been a source for healing since Old Testament times...