… that a free, revolutionary health practice can eradicate the root cause of chronic pain–and prevent or reverse nearly every known health condition? Continue reading
There are several different causes of chronic neck pain, including many different structural dysfunctions in the neck, and the results Continue reading
… that simple salt can effectively treat respiratory ailments, anxiety, and even cystic fibrosis?
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, prescribed saltwater inhalation therapy for bronchial and lung disorders. Continue reading
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My mother-in-law likes to joke that she’s bionic because she has an artificial hip; but the reason she has one isn’t funny at all. Continue reading
In some ways, mental health issues can be more worrisome than physical ailments. It can be a real challenge to get through each day during times of mental distress and emotional hardship. But the good health news in all of this is that mental health issues often resolve themselves with a little bit of support.
One of the best forms of Continue reading
If you have ever been curious about meditation, there has never been a better time to start reaping its astonishing benefits.
Recent years Continue reading
Mark down a new health breakthrough for the ancient therapy known as acupuncture. Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common form of joint pain in the world. The answer, for many, is knee replacement surgery. But what if acupuncture could be used instead?
When acupuncture burst onto the scene in the U.S., Continue reading
People with mental disease and health problems typically seek relief by hiring a shrink or snagging a prescription. The adventurous few might sign on for a trek in the Himalayas or a five-month silent retreat, but if you prefer a cuddlier solution, various studies show that you might do just as well with dog therapy.
We’ve written before about Continue reading
For those with multiple sclerosis (MS), life is definitely a challenge. This disease attacks your brain and spinal cord. And while doctors have come a long way in understanding MS, there is no treatment that can make it disappear.
At best, MS patients try to manage their symptoms and reduce their severity and/or frequency. In recent health news, researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago think they have uncovered another way to fend off a particularly troublesome symptom of MS: brain lesions. Continue reading
There is a painless light therapy called photoluminescence. This treatment has been around for ages. With everyone going towards natural alternatives photoluminescence therapy is making its come back.
“Photoluminescence” sounds high-tech, but it’s actually simple. “Photo” means light, and “luminescence” is emission of light. The treatment involves irradiating ultraviolet light onto a patient’s blood — a procedure which increases oxygenation and promotes healing.
The treatment device is safe, non-toxic, easy to administer, and drug-free.
Note: Administering photoluminescence is so simple that some experts say you can do it yourself at home with the right equipment and clear instructions (both easily obtained online). Continue reading
The treatment and care of heart patients is always evolving, often dramatically, and one therapy in particular now may help cardiac arrest survivors in central Alabama.
Emergency departments in the U.S., Europe and Australia have been experimenting with a treatment called therapeutic hypothermia (TH) over the last several years.
For reasons that aren’t clearly understood, the induced hypothermia — or a rapid cooling of the body — reduces brain damage and reduces the brain’s demand for oxygen. That helps preserve the patient’s neurological function once the body recovers.
One example: A patient who suffered cardiac arrest in the University of Alabama at Birmingham emergency department was successfully revived — after 90 minutes of chest compressions — and then was treated with TH. He eventually made an amazing recovery with no neurological deficits. His story was reported in The Birmingham News Continue reading
Pancha Karma is the cornerstone to Ayurvedic management of disease. Whereas diet, lifestyle and herbal supplements play key roles in creating and maintaining health; Pancha Karma is the process which gets to the root cause of the problem and corrects the essential balance of mind, body, and emotions.
Pancha Karma is not only good for alleviating disease but is also a useful tool in maintaining excellent health. Ayurveda advises undergoing Pancha Karma at the seasonal changes to both keep the metabolism strong and keep toxins from accumulating in the Mind/Body. Using Pancha Karma prior to any rejuvenation treatment (herbal tonics and foods) greatly enhances the beneficial effects; for it cleanses the body, improves the digestion Continue reading
SAN DIEGO – A form of Chinese martial arts called Tai Chi may prove an effective treatment for patients who suffer from dizziness and balance disorders, also known as vestibular disorders.
In a study presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting and OTO EXPO in San Diego, a team of researchers evaluated the utility of Tai Chi in managing patients with vestibular symptoms who have failed conventional vestibular therapy.
It could include individualized physical therapy or different sets of physical maneuvers that a doctor performs on a patient.
As part of the study, the researchers conducted a survey from April 2008 to March 2009 at an outpatient rehabilitation program, utilizing the activities-specific balance confidence scale and dynamic gait index survey, both prior to therapy and at the conclusion of an eight-week course.
A total of 21 patients (18 females, 3 males) completed the study to date.
According to the researchers, patients reported subjective improvements in their vestibular symptoms.
Based on their observations, the researchers came to the conclusion that the technique might be effective because Tai Chi promotes coordination through relaxation, rather than muscular coordination.
TEL AVIV – Tel Aviv University researchers have invented a technique to destroy malignant cells in the breast while leaving healthy ones untouched. If the results produced in lab tests on mice can be applied to human patients, the result could be a revolution in cancer care, though human clinical tests are years away, at best.
The killing of cancerous cells in the lab was accomplished by using a chemical generally used to treat strokes. The work by
The international research team she headed found that potent phenanthridine derived polyADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors that were originally designed to protect cells from cell death under stress conditions such as stroke or inflammation efficiently eradicate MCF-7 and MDA231 breast cancer cells without impairing normal cells.
Cohen-Armon said they made the discovery “by chance,” but that the findings provide “a new therapeutic approach for a selective eradication of abundant human cancers.”