Natural Health in the News

Articles featured below include news about or mention of natural health and related topics such as holistic therapies, various forms of alternative medicine and traditional remedies associated with different places around the world e.g. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). See also books about therapies.

Short simple mindfulness training could help drinkers reduce alcohol intake

A recent study has found that after an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness, heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught rela...

24 Aug | Mindfulness

Harnessing the healing properties of honey to help combat antimicrobial resistance

The researchers in Southampton, England, are studying the properties of Surgihoney, an engineered, medical honey that has a potent antimicrobial agent with antibiofilm activity. It is hoped that th...

29 Apr '16 | Honey | Southampton, UK

Aromatherapy Book wins Botanical Literature Award (USA)

The 2015 James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Award has been awarded to a book about aromatherapy. The recipient is Clinical Aromatherapy: Essential Oils in Healthcare, 3rd edition, by ...

19 Feb '16 | Aromatherapy | USA

Yoga practice associated with better general wellness

What are the benefits of yoga ? According to the 2012 NHIS survey of 34,525 American adults, yoga practitioners reported more positive health benefits than the people who used other alternative hea...

05 Nov '15 | Yoga | USA

Prisoners who do yoga might benefit psychologically

Yoga can improve mood and mental well-being, as well as having a positive effect on impulsive behaviour. This is the outcome of recent research conducted at Oxford University where researchers foun...

11 Jul '13 | Yoga | Oxfordshire

Acupuncture can help treat lung disease

Acupuncture can help relieve breathing problems associated with chronic lung disease according to Professor George Lewith of Southampton University. He found that acupuncture can much improve the q...

17 May '12 | Lung Disease | Southampton, UK

Silver found to be as effective as the leading chemotherapy drug

Some silver compounds are as toxic to cancer cells as Cisplatin, a leading cancer drug. However, silver is thought to be much less toxic to healthy human cells, and in some cases, can be beneficial...

02 Feb '12 | Cancer | England

Yoga for chronic back pain

Yoga can provide more effective treatment for chronic lower back pain than more conventional methods, according to the UK's largest ever study into the benefits of yoga. The research focused on peo...

01 Nov '11 | Back Pain | Manchester, UK

Massage therapy for reducing pain, anxiety and depression

Many cancer patients receive complementary therapies such as massage to reduce the sensation or effects of symptoms such as pain, anxiety, or depression associated with the cancer. A recent academi...

25 Aug '11 | Massage | USA

Stress and Psoriasis

Psoriasis sufferers could benefit from a new study that aims to reduce the symptoms of this chronic skin condition through the psychological concept of mindfulness. This research is based on the no...

20 Apr '11 | Mindfulness | Manchester, England

Uses of olive oil for massage in ancient times

The uses of olive oil for sports massage treatments during the classical period has been the subject of a recent study. The expected benefits of the treatments described would be familiar to modern...

27 Aug '10 | Massage | Ancient (Classical) World

Can Vitamin D Help Prevent Arthritis ?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory form of arthritis affecting around 380,000 people, mainly women, in the UK. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks itself, causing pain and swelling...

24 May '10 | Arthritis | UK Research

Proposals for UK regulation of Herbal Medicines, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture

Proposals for improving safeguards for people using herbal medicines, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture were announced by UK Health Secretary Andy Burnham

01 Apr '10 | UK

Meditation must be available on the NHS, recommends Mental Health Foundation

The national UK charity, the Mental Health Foundation, has released a report calling for people who suffer repeated episodes of depression to be offered Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), ...

05 Jan '10 | Mental Health

Lavadin essential oil to manage anxiety before surgery

Preoperative anxiety is common among patients about to undergo surgical procedures. According to a recent study in the USA, lavandin essential oil may be a simple, low-risk, cost-effective assistan...

31 Dec '09 | Aromatherapy | USA

Egyptians, not Greeks, were true fathers of medicine

Researchers studying documents dating back 3,500 years have found proof that the origins of modern medicine lie in ancient Egypt rather than with Hippocrates and the ancient Greeks. The team from t...

09 May '07

Love of special pets can inspire acceptance of the divine; no wings necessary. Bless them all.

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