Tag Archives: alternative medicine

Does Echinacea Really Work Against Colds? Here’s What the Science Says

TIME By Markham Heid November 7, 2018 During cold season, people often search for natural cold remedies and immunity boosters. Echinacea has long been rumored to both prevent and knock out colds. But the evidence in favor of the herbal supplement is mixed, and its varied preparations make it hard to study. The name “echinacea”… Read more »

Herbs for Natural Pain Relief

By Cathy Wong, ND | Reviewed by a board-certified physician Updated September 29, 2017 If you are living with pain, adding herbs to your regimen may help to ease your discomfort, especially when combined with regular exercise, diet, and the practice of relaxation techniques. At the root of many pain-causing conditions such as arthritis, back pain, and tendonitis is inflammation, a natural immune response to infection… Read more »

Natural Remedies for Migraine Relief

very well health By Cathy Wong, ND Updated December 14, 2017 If you or someone you know has migraines, you probably know all too well how uncomfortable they can be. Throbbing pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light or sound are some of the symptoms of migraines. About 20 percent of people experience an aura—flashes of light,… Read more »

Mysticism and/or rigor: Can science and alternative medicine shake hands?

special section / strange science by Lauren Walker “There is no alternative medicine,” the editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association wrote last year. “There is only scientifically proven, evidence-based medicine supported by solid data or unproven medicine, for which scientific evidence is lacking.”1 Still, use of therapies that commonly fall under the rubric “alternative”–most of them… Read more »