Alternative Medicine

Natural remedies for gout

Gout is a condition that affects many people throughout the world. It is considered to be a type of arthritis that is characterized by sudden pain as well as swelling, heat, redness and tenderness in the affected joints. Gout typically affects the joint found in the big toe but the symptoms can spread to include […]

Acupuncture side effects

Side effects are possible with any medical treatment. Acupuncture is certainly no exception although there are relatively few reported acupuncture side effects to date. Most of the reported side effects of this treatment method are completely harmless. There are cases of life-threatening side effects noted, although these are very rare. In acupuncture, there are places […]

Larch arabinogalactan powder

Larch arabinogalactan (AG) powder is a polysaccharide taken from the wood of a Larch tree that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a source of dietary fiber. It extends its use as a fiber source to providing therapeutic benefits in that it may help boost the immune system and act as […]

Vinegar health benefits

Vinegar is heralded as a natural remedy for certain medical conditions, said to cure anything from aches and pains to more serious ailments. In this day and age medicine is highly dependent on technology, but many people are still highly encouraged by the use of traditional remedies. Vinegar is one of these natural remedies that […]

Sepia homeopathic remedy

Sepia is a homeopathic remedy, and another name for cuttlefish. The cuttlefish is a soft-bodied mollusk with 8 arms, similar to octopus and squid. When the fish feels threatened, it squirts a dark ink called sepia that clouds the water and is intended to camouflage itself. That dark ink is collected, allowed to dry, and […]

Natural beta blockers

Beta blockers are a class of medication which is used to treat various conditions involving the heart and blood pressure. Also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents, they prevent norepinephrine and epinephrine (adrenalin) from binding to receptors in the nerves. Epinephrine and norepinephrine are hormones which are involved in the ‘fight or flight’ response. Epinephrine gets […]

Stop smoking hypnotherapy

There are literally thousands of stop-smoking aids on the market today. You can walk into any drug store and see shelves loaded with products from nicotine gum and patches to pills and inhalers. One of the lesser known and one of the most successful ways to stop smoking is hypnotherapy. The success rates of using […]

Adaptogenic herbs

Adaptogenic herbs are a non-toxic alternative to prescription or over-the-counter drugs that can work just as effectively. These adaptogens are used to reduce stress, whether it is physiological, psychological, or environmental. The fact of the matter is that stress, while not an illness, can take an exhausting toll on the mind, body, and soul. Poor […]

Natural hemorrhoid treatment

A good portion of adults will experience hemorrhoids at some point in their life. It happens when the veins in the anus or rectum become swollen and inflamed. They can be painful, itchy, and can cause blood to appear on your stools (on, not in) or on toilet paper after wiping. These hemorrhoids can bulge […]

Water retention remedies

Water always seems so harmless. It is see through, so it isn’t hiding anything; it is virtually tasteless, so there is no evil aftertaste waiting to spring up on you; it is available for free from your tap, so it is accessible; you use it for everything—from drinking to cooking, washing to bathing—water is always […]

St. John’s Wort

You may be at your wits end looking for a treatment for depression, and really wish to stick with an herbal one, and then you hear about this odd-named substance called “St. John’s Wort.” You may be surprised to hear that St. John’s Wort is a very common alternative treatment, an herbal to be exact, […]

Natural muscle relaxants

When people have sore muscles, a headache, or any other type of such nuisances, the first relief they often think of is pain medication. More and more, people are interested in and discovering new ways to relieve this pain that have nothing to do with taking an over-the-counter or prescribed medication. In fact, these natural […]

Avena sativa extract

With all the dietary supplements, health fads, and weight loss quick fixes out there, it can be very easy to get lost just in the vocabulary. Though these terms get tossed around like candy, one can bet that very few people can define, off the tops of their heads, health terms or supplements like gluten […]

Astragalus health benefits

Probably almost as soon as they began to stand upright on two legs, early human beings began to wander what caused sickness and if they could cure it. Somewhere along the line back in the mists of time, they found that certain herbs and roots cured aches, pains, disease and other ailments, or at least […]

Colon cleanse home remedy

It was not until very recently that people began openly discussing the state of the health of their colons. After all, the colon is associated with the digestive system and all that entails – and that can be some pretty nasty stuff. But after famed news anchor Katie Couric’s husband passed away due to colon […]

Rosa mosqueta oil

Rosa mosqueta oil is oil derived from a Chilean rose bush called Rosa Moschata or Rosa Rubiginosa. The rose bush is native to Chile and Argentina and grows wild in the Southern slopes of the Andes Mountains. The flowers on this rose bush are pink with an orange, red seed pod. The seeds of this […]

Cinnamon health benefits

Cinnamon health benefits are touted throughout both the eastern and western world. Cinnamon is an ancient spice that is used for centuries in baking and cooking as well as for its health benefits. This spice has one of the highest antioxidant levels found in any spice. In fact, one teaspoon of powdered cinnamon has as […]

Acupuncture for depression and anxiety

Everyone can suffer from depression and anxiety from time to time. Depression and anxiety are a normal part of being a human being. However, when depression and anxiety begin to hinder your ability to live your life should only want to you may want to consider acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture for depression and anxiety is a […]

Licorice root extract

Licorice root has been used in medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It is the root of a flowering perennial that is native to Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The first recorded history that we have of licorice root being used is from Egypt in the 3rd century BC. It is widely used to […]

Homeopathy for autism

Autism is a grown concern for many parents in the western world. It is safe to say that the incidence of children being diagnosed with autism has reached epidemic proportions. Many parents are concerned that the standard medical treatment and psychological therapies used for autism will not help their child achieve their highest potentials. Because […]

Food poisoning remedies

Food poisoning is a closet sickness, which never reveals itself when one sees or tastes the delicious-looking food. It comes about only a few hours or days later after the infected and unhygienic food decides to induce its sickly effects in the form of vomiting, headaches, gastric pain, diarrhea etc. People with weak immune systems […]

Aromatherapy diffuser

Aromatherapy is a century old method of alternative therapy performed through the use of aromatic extracts from plants. Volatile ingredients form plants, known as essential oils are the primary ingredient in aromatherapy. Aromatherapy not only stimulates the mind to relax, but also helps to heal many heath conditions and infectious diseases. Aromatherapy can be put […]

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for ailments and certain conditions, for making pickles, killing unwanted weeds, for cleaning, and in cooking. Since its popularity has not ceased even today, it is sold over the counter for anyone who wants it. When reading this article, note that some of […]

Turmeric health benefits

Turmeric is an East Indian curry spice that has been used for thousands of years by both the Egyptian and Indian cultures to treat many diseases and ailments. It is also used as a spice for food and as yellow food coloring as well. The active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcumin. Curcumin has been derived […]

Migraine relief home remedy

If you have ever had a migraine headache, then you understand the havoc they can wreak on your day or, for an unlucky group, your week. Migraines are extremely painful and often debilitating headaches that are caused by either changes in the sufferer’s brain or genetics. They are often preceded by an odd sensation or […]

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a traditional alternative for modern medications which implements its wonders by using oil aromas extracted from natural plants in order to restore psychological and emotional wellbeing. These essential oils are extorted as aromas or perfumes by steam refinement from a variety of plants, flowers and fruits. Aromatherapy are known to be effective in […]

Hyperbaric chamber benefits

Hyperbaric chambers, also known as decompression chambers, are containers that are designed to treat a handful of medical illnesses, with one of the most important treatment being the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). The original intention of this therapy was to treat deep sea divers who may have suffered from air embolism following a dive. After […]

Sinus congestion remedies

Also known as rhinitis or nasal congestions, sinus congestion is the blockage of one (or more than one of) the four pairs of sinus passages in the human skull. Sinus congestions cause the blockage of the flow of fluid into the sinuses. This leaves people prone to bacterial infections which can cause sinusitis. Sinus congestion […]

Moist heat therapy

Moist heat therapy is a popular procedure that is used as a pain relief technique. The therapy can work to get rid of constant aches and pains that would normally require medication to be treated. This is a treatment method that should be practiced on a daily basis for optimal results but it really is […]

Herbal remedies for ADD

Just a couple short decades ago, if you saw the abbreviation ADD or heard it said allow, you might have thought they were simply using a funny way to refer to a common mathematical function. But now, we all know that ADD stands for attention deficit disorder, and this disorder seems to be running rampant […]