Alternative Medicine

Depression and Cancer

How does depression affect cancer patients? For cancer patients, depression means much more than just a dark mood. The illness, which strikes about up to

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Back Pain and Massage

Marina Alyea, a certified massage therapist in San Francisco, is familiar with the ravages of back pain. She has worked on people’s backs, she said,

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Glucosamine

For many years, veterinarians routinely gave glucosamine to racehorses to help preserve their joints over years of pounding the track. Now scientists are studying whether

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Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10, also called ubiquinone) is a vitamin-like substance that’s present in foods and is also produced by your cells to help convert food

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Flaxseed

You may think of flax as a source of fine linens, but the plant’s greatest value may well lie in its small, dark seeds. As

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Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum ) reigns as a powerful — and pungent — leader among herbal remedies. A close cousin of onions, leeks, and shallots, garlic

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Echinacea FAQ

Echinacea (Echinacea purpura ) is a medicinal herb originally used by North American Plains Indians. In the 1870s, an enterprising Nebraska doctor began touting it

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