Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine is becoming more popular. Discover the world of alternative, holistic or complementary medicine and learn about unique treatments.

Can Meditation Really Slow Aging? What the Latest Science Shows

Is there real science in the spiritualism of meditation? Meet a Nobel Prize winner who thinks so.


Never Meditated Before? Try Starting Your Morning with These Mindfulness Exercises

Mindfulness means living intentionally and attentively in the present moment. If your mornings are usually hectic, practicing these short mindfulness...


7 Surprising Conditions You Can Treat with Acupuncture

This traditional Chinese medicine treatment works along with Western medicine—and in some cases, maybe even better than Western medicine—to heal...


Did a Woman’s Faith Help Her Pull Through a Dangerous Surgery?

The doctors told her "she had as much of a chance to survive the operation as she did if she...


Hydrotherapy: The Benefits of Healing Through Water

Water therapy treatments can help with a whole slew of health problems, including hemorrhoids and rheumatoid arthritis.


Hypnotherapy: How It Actually Works, and Should You Try It?

Although many consider hypnosis little more than just a parlor trick, it may be the answer to some of your...


Lavender Oil: Harness the Healing Powers of This Fragrant Herb

This herb counters inflammation, swelling, and pain, while protecting against infection.


Ginseng Benefits: How It Heals

Wars were fought over this ginseng, which has the power to boost immunity and enhance physical and mental performance.

What Is Ayurveda? How Ayurvedic Medicine Works

Used for acne, burns, and frequent illness, the ancient healing system of Ayurvedic medicine has much appeal for the modern...


Benefits of Arnica: The Anti-Inflammatory Herb That Heals Bruises

Here's how arnica can help you feel better, and some precautions to make sure you take it safely.


7 Healing Scents That Can Make You Feel Better

Let aromatherapy improve your health. Get a whiff of these powerful scents to sleep better, quit smoking, and much more....


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Aromatherapy: The Scents of Healing

As you stroll through an herb garden, it’s hard to resist the temptation to pluck a few leaves, crush them


Learn the Art of Self-Massage

Reduce tension in seconds -- anywhere you happen to be!