Alternative Medicine

GRAPHIC: Ointment Leaves Man With Inch-Wide Hole In His Head

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW A bogus "alternative medicine" ointment, purporting to cure cancer, burnt an inch-wide hole in a man's temple. The A...

Homeopathy, Bebop and Other 'Revelations'

Tony Lobl | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Noting a case in which she administered tiny doses of a solution containing "common table-salt" in which there wasn't "a single saline property left", she reportedly cured a patient who had been "sinking in the last stage of typhoid fever".

I Don't Know if I'd Be Here if Not for Music

Judith Owen | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

I have very few "happy" family memories. The ones I do revolve around music and road trips with us all singing along to the likes of James Taylor. So when my dad passed away in 2012, I decided to make fantasy a reality and work with the same consummate players who played on those records.

Should You Be Pushy With Your GP? Professor Haslam Thinks So

Karin Sieger | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Professor David Haslam, chairman of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), says in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, that patients should be more pro-active about their health and 'pushier' with their GPs. How realistic is his view, and where does our responsibility towards ourselves as patients start and that of a medical professional end?

Why Hypnotherapy Is Becoming Big Business

Steve Miller | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

But what makes a successful hypnotherapy business is very different to what creates a top hypnotherapy practitioner, and if this is a career that takes your fancy you need to think about building your business knowledge as well as your clinical skills.

Yoga "Treatment" for Varicose Veins

Mark S. Whiteley | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark S. Whiteley

I personally do not believe in the distinction between medicine and "alternative medicine". I would simply say, if something works to cure or alleviate a medical condition it is medicine and if it does not, it is not medicine.

Breaking "Good": My First Psychedelic Drug Conference

Christine Coco Jun | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Coco Jun

If the popular rise of drugs in mainstream culture is any indication of the times - just think how many viewers caught the finale of Breaking Bad - perhaps we need to especially reconsider the use of psychedelic drugs.

Sugar Injections In Knee Joints Could Ease Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Patients with knee osteoarthritis could benefit from having sugar injections -- known as prolotherapy -- new research has revealed. The study, publ...

Would You Swallow A Fish Filled With Medicine To Cure Your Asthma?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

At this time of year, those suffering from asthma can find their condition becomes dramatically worse. As the pollen count rises, so do our allergic r...

'Prince Charles And The Homeopathy Pill' - The Next Harry Potter Instalment?

Gemma Hurley | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Gemma Hurley

Do you ever feel when Prince Charles's name comes up, that you must be going slightly mad?

Homeopathy - Most of Us Are Ignorant and It Certainly Isn't Bliss

Michelle Beckett | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Beckett

Although I remain sceptical about some herbal treatments, some have been scientifically proven to have bio-active properties and effects on the human body in double blind trials. St. John's Wort, to give one example. Aspirin was originally from willow bark, wasn't it?

Alternative Medicines for Mental Health

Kerry Hudson | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

Many of us are choosing a greener lifestyle, and that goes for medication too. Holistic therapist Sorrell Robbins explains "The idea of alternative medicine - namely herbs - is to help moderate and balance the individual alongside medical and/or psychiatric care and not to cure conditions that mainstream doctors were unable to".

The Changing Patient of the Future - From Passive Recipient to Active Participant

Tony Lobl | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

What role, if any, should the NHS have in funding mind-body medicine and alternative medicines like homeopathy? It is a legitimate subject for debate, and one that Jeremy Hunt inherits in his new in-tray.

Painkillers Cause Headaches - Finding Another Way

Laura Knowles | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Painkillers can't be considered as a cure for headaches. They block the pain receptors that are giving the brain the message that there is a problem. Painkillers are not addressing the problem of where the headache is really coming from.

As Botox Is Found to Treat Clinical Depression, How to Battle Low Mood With Your Face

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

How often have we intuitively felt that, if someone just tried to look happier, it might have a positive impact on their mood?

The Club Drug Cure - Ketamine Treats Depression

Laura Knowles | Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

I read something crazy this weekend. Doctors have made an incredible discovery - apparently Special K cures depression! No not the Kelloggs cereal. Sp...

Do Drug-Free Options Offer Fresh Hope?

Tony Lobl | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

A "drug-free therapy" helps slow the expected decline of people diagnosed with dementia, a study has found. The therapy enabled sufferers to maintai...

Vitamin D Reducing the Risk of Disease

Holly Alsop | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Alsop

It is well known that sunlight is a reputable source of Vitamin D and that a mere 15 minutes of sun exposure can provide enough of the essential nutri...

Herbal Remedies 'Lack Safety Notes'

Posted 08.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Some herbal remedies are lacking clear safety information on possible side effects, researchers have said. Earlier this year, ...