Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today

Complementary and alternative medicines are treatments and medicines that range from acupuncture and homeopathy to aromatherapy, meditation and yoga. There is a wide range of popular treatments that fall into this category, some of which are based on principles and evidence that are not recognized by scientists. Some treatments have been proven to work for certain health conditions - such as osteopathy, chiropractic and acupuncture effectively treating persistent low back pain.
  1. Keto diet: 1-week meal plan and tips
    Keto diets are high in fat and protein. Read on for a week-long keto meal plan, information on the best foods to eat, and some diet tips.
  2. Pressure points to help you fall asleep
    Some people use acupressure to help ease insomnia and encourage sleep. Here, learn which pressure points may be effective and what the research says.
  3. Can seborrheic dermatitis cause hair loss?
    Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition that causes an itchy, flaky rash. Rarely, it causes temporary hair loss. Learn how, and what people can to do treat it, here.
  4. Melatonin: Is it safe for babies?
    Melatonin is a hormone in the body, and taking supplementary melatonin can help adults get to sleep. But is it safe for babies and kids? Find out here.
  5. Can essential oils help lower hypertension?
    Many people look for natural treatments, such as essential oils, for high blood pressure. Learn which of these oils may help and how to use them safely.
  6. What are the benefits of NAC?
    N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an over-the-counter supplement that may help relieve or improve various medical issues. Here, learn more about the uses and risks.
  7. What to know about CoQ10 and its dosage
    CoQ10 is a natural chemical that carries out a many vital roles in the body. Some people may take supplements to correct a CoQ10 deficiency.
  8. Do braces hurt? What to expect
    People often wonder whether braces hurt. Here, we discuss the pain or discomfort that people may experience when getting and wearing braces.
  9. Does toothpaste work on pimples?
    Many people have tried using toothpaste on pimples, but this alternative treatment method is one to avoid. Learn why this is and what remedies to try instead.
  10. Study outlines concerns around natural psychoactive substances
    New evidence shows that the rate of exposure to natural psychoactive drugs in the United States has increased, putting adult and child health at risk.
  11. What are the benefits of neem oil for the skin?
    Neem oil contains natural compounds that may support skin health in various ways. Here learn more about the potential benefits and risks of neem on the skin.
  12. How to treat female hair loss
    Female hair loss happens for many reasons, including natural aging. We cover treatments for hair loss, tips for hair growth, and ways to cope with hair loss.
  13. Everything you need to know about fluoride treatment
    Fluoride treatment may offer benefits to those at risk of tooth decay. Natural health advocates, however, question the safety of fluoride. We look at the benefits and side effects of fluoride and fluoride treatment.
  14. Vitamins and supplements for athletes
    Many athletes look for safe and efficient ways to boost their performance. In this article, we look at six vitamins and supplements that may help.
  15. What does it mean when acne is itchy?
    Acne can cause pain and skin irritation, but is it normal for acne bumps to itch? Here, we discuss the causes and treatment of itchy acne.
  16. Black tongue: Causes and what to do
    Black tongue is a temporary and harmless condition in which the tongue appears to be covered in hair. In this article, learn about the causes of black tongue, as well as how to treat and prevent it.
  17. Should people use tea tree oil on piercings?
    Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substance. Some sources suggest that it can help with piercings and keloid scars. Learn more about tea tree oil for piercings here.
  18. 8 yoga poses to relieve constipation
    Constipation is a common complaint, but yoga poses can help by stimulating the digestive system and relieving gas. Learn more about yoga poses for constipation here.
  19. Can activated charcoal detox the body?
    Activated charcoal can reduce the toxic effects of some substances, but it only works in very specific circumstances. Here, learn about the uses and effectiveness of activated charcoal.
  20. What to know about constipation and nausea
    Constipation is infrequent bowel movements consisting of hard, dry stools. It can also lead to other symptoms, such as nausea, depending on the cause. Learn about nausea and constipation, the causes, and ways to treat it here.
  21. How to treat hair loss from medication
    A variety of medications can cause hair loss as an unintended side effect. Learn about whether the hair will regrow and how to treat hair loss here.
  22. Can baking soda treat constipation?
    Although baking soda is not an evidence-based home remedy for constipation, some people find it works to relieve their symptoms. Learn more here.
  23. Are sulfates in shampoo dangerous?
    In products such as shampoos, sulfates provide the foamy texture when a person mixes the product with water. Some people have concerns about the inclusion of sulfates in shampoos. Learn more about sulfates, and if there are any potential risks associated with use.
  24. What are the health benefits of saffron?
    Saffron is a spice with a distinct taste and aroma. Due to its antioxidant content, it may provide a variety of health benefits. Learn about them here.
  25. Homeopathic treatments for anxiety: What to know
    Homeopathy is a practice that uses diluted nonmedical substances to treat different illnesses. Learn more about whether it can help treat anxiety symptoms in this article.
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