Alternative treatment options—also known as complementary therapies—can be a good adjunct to medication when it comes to managing arthritis symptoms. Some of the options address physical causes of pain, but don’t forget that chronic pain is complicated. In arthritis, tissue inflammation, bone erosion, and nerve impingement can combine to “rewire”
Fascinating research shows passion flower benefits for anxiety and insomnia compare favorably to powerful drugs like benzodiazepines and Ambien. And, the benefits come without daytime drowsiness and other side effects.
If you suffer from severe migraine symptoms several times a month, and your migraines last for 12 hours or more, your doctor may prescribe a daily medication to help to reduce the frequency of your headaches.
Many migraine sufferers opt for pharmacological migraine medication. Other effective migraine medications include non-pharmacological
When a painful headache threatens to disrupt our day, our first instinct often is to take some Tylenol or Advil for relief. But if you suffer from chronic headaches, or if you’re prone to negative reactions to the main ingredients in some of these OTC pain relievers, you might want
Q. I?ve stopped hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because of recent concerns, but now am again plagued by hot flashes. What else can I try?A. Though no remedy is as effective as hormones, a few herbs have research to back them, says herbalist David Winston, a founding member of the American
Q.Are there natural remedies I could try for my annual bouts with hay fever?A.Yes. Alongwith a good diet, several herbs may work as well as over-the-counterantihistamines for symptomatic relief with no drowsiness, says David Winston, anoted herbalist and
Herbs are hot. At last count, sales of herbal products in the U.S. were approaching $4 billion and climbing. This potential gold mine has now lured pharmaceutical giants like American Home Products (Centrum) and Warner
Q. <font SIZE=”2″ face=”Arial”>I think I have irritable bowel syndrome. What advice can you offer? <font SIZE=”2″> A. <font SIZE="2" face=”Arial”>If you experience crampy abdominal pain, gas, bloating, feelings of
With every breath you take and bite of food you eat, potentially hazardous viruses and bacteria go along for the ride. But the human body doesn’t welcome these hitchhikers. It wields an arsenal of