Alternative Medicine

Information and advice about alternative methods to live a healthier life

  • Cooking with essential oils: a little dab will do

    Cooking with essential oils: a little dab will do

    Always dilute essential oils when cooking or ingesting

  • Comeback Kid Donovan Carter talks health and recovery at the Wellness Corner

    Comeback Kid Donovan Carter talks health and recovery at the Wellness Corner

    Former UCLA Bruins Defensive Lineman and Former NFL player, Donovan Carter, Talks Health and Recovery at the Irvine Wellness Corner

  • Natural Therapies for Treating Injury Are a Hit for Cat Zingano

    Natural Therapies for Treating Injury Are a Hit for Cat Zingano

    It may seem like she’s made of steel, but even this professional UFC fighter gets injuries and works hard to prevent and recover from them.

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  • 10 essential oils to heal your ailments

    10 essential oils to heal your ailments

    You may have used essential oils in the past, but are you aware of the full extent of their benefits?

  • 3 alternative methods for reducing your child’s back-to-school anxiety

    3 alternative methods for reducing your child’s back-to-school anxiety

    Parents, you’re not alone. Many children experience school-related anxiety, and here's how you can help them.

  • Pro football player Joe Anderson and Dousedaicon clinicians weigh in on alternative medicine

    Pro football player Joe Anderson and Dousedaicon clinicians weigh in on alternative medicine

    We sat down with three experts to gather some insights on the usage and benefits of alternative medicine.

  • 10 natural remedies for anxiety that really work

    10 natural remedies for anxiety that really work

    In observance of Mental Health Month, we’re sharing these 10 simple remedies for anxiety you can try at home.

  • My caffeine habit: Why it’s good for my health

    My caffeine habit: Why it’s good for my health

    A writer with a taste for a strong cuppa jo discovers that the research on caffeine is in his favor.

  • Honey, carpet fuzz and green mucus: 7 health myths, deconstructed

    Honey, carpet fuzz and green mucus: 7 health myths, deconstructed

    Should you clean a wound with hydrogen peroxide, or eat honey instead of sugar? See if you can spot a health fact from fiction.

  • Opioids are a dangerous way to treat pain, experts warn

    Opioids are a dangerous way to treat pain, experts warn

    Opioids may help in the short term, but they can cause an array of troubling new issues, from addiction to overdoses.

  • 5 drug-free ways to find relief from pain

    5 drug-free ways to find relief from pain

    More and more people are actively pursuing drug-free pain-relief therapies and techniques. Here are 5 ways to naturally relieve your pain.

  • How do dads bond with kids? It’s all in their heads

    How do dads bond with kids? It’s all in their heads

    The same hormone that helps moms bond with their babies helps dads do the same.

  • Fake news, jade eggs and bad medical advice

    Fake news, jade eggs and bad medical advice

    For as long as people have felt or imagined pains and creakiness, there have been those who promised unconventional solutions.

  • Pregnant women should balance pain relief with potential effects on kids

    Pregnant women should balance pain relief with potential effects on kids

  • Reduce your pain without painkillers

    Reduce your pain without painkillers

    Our expert explains pain and how you can take control.

  • Americans spend billions on alternative medicine treatments

    Americans spend billions on alternative medicine treatments

    Combined, the purchases amounted to about 9 percent of all out-of-pocket health care spending in 2012, according to a federal report.

  • Prescription painkillers: 10 things you need to know

    Prescription painkillers: 10 things you need to know

    New studies of opioid pain medications have found no evidence that they help with persistent pain – in fact, they might make you worse off.

  • Have you considered acupuncture?

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