TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- Any approach that differs from conventional -- or Western -- medicine is typically considered complementary and alternative, or CAM.
But these practices have become much more mainstream, leading to growth in the health care approach called integrative medicine, which draws on traditional and non-traditional systems tailored to each individual's needs.
SUNDAY, April 22, 2018 -- Yoga can make you flexible and strong, but it can also hurt you if not practiced correctly, an orthopedic expert warns.
Improper technique can lead to serious muscle damage, including strain and overstretching of the neck, shoulders, spine, legs and knees, according to Dr. Brett Freedman. He is an orthopedic spine and trauma surgeon, and an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) spokesperson.
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- A single session of meditation can lower your anxiety levels, a small new study finds.
"Our results show a clear reduction in anxiety in the first hour after the meditation session, and our preliminary results suggest that anxiety was significantly lower one week after the meditation session," said study author John Durocher. He is an assistant professor of physiology at Michigan Technological University's department of biological sciences.
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- People struggling with COPD might find some relief in an ancient art.
The centuries-old practice of tai chi appears to boost the exercise capabilities and the quality of life of those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study from Chinese and British researchers suggests.
THURSDAY, March 22, 2018 -- If you suffer from fibromyalgia, new research suggests tai chi might do more than aerobic exercise to ease your chronic pain.
"Tai chi mind-body treatment results in similar or greater improvement in symptoms than aerobic exercise, the current most commonly prescribed nondrug treatment, for a variety of outcomes for patients with fibromyalgia," the study authors wrote.