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Quarter of patients using alternative medicine

  A quarter of people with chronic diseases is using some kind of complementary and alternative medicine because of the failings of conventional therapies, a new survey...

NHS spends just £92,000 a year on homeopathic prescriptions—but may...

  The UK's National Health Service (NHS) spends just £92,000 a year on prescriptions for homeopathic remedies. Despite this very low amount—when sceptics had claimed that the...

Not just complementary, tai chi treats depression all by itself

Tai chi, the slow-motion Chinese exercise, has often been used as a complement to drugs for treating depression—but a new study has discovered it can dramatically improve the problem without...

Ombudsman investigates 'flawed' homeopathic study that claimed it doesn't work

  A major and influential review of homeopathy concluded that the controversial therapy doesn't work—but it was so riddled with error and bad science that it's sparked...

Homeopathy escapes the NHS cuts

  Despite a relentless campaign by doctors, medical regulators and internet trolls, homeopathic remedies will continue to be made available on the UK's National Health Service (NHS).

6 Qigong Exercises For Cultivating Healing Energy

Qigong combines both meditative and physically active elements. The physical elements are expressed through relaxing, visualization, stretching, and breathing. It’s a mind-body practice that first developed over 5,000 years ago,...

Integrative Medicine Interventions for Military Personnel STO-TR-HFM-195

The health of a force is crucial to its Military readiness. Decreasing Military budgets, global economic stagnation, and increasing medical healthcare cost threaten the sustainability of Military healthcare systems as...

CAM groups face challenge to their charitable status

  Complementary and alternative health groups are facing a legal challenge to their charitable status following a campaign by Simon Singh and his own charity, the Good...

In pain or depressed? Acupuncture super-charges conventional treatments

  If you’re suffering from chronic pain or depression, consider a course of acupuncture—it can super-charge any conventional medication you’re taking, researchers have discovered.
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