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NCCAM Clinical Digest: Stress and Relaxation Techniques

NCCAM Clinical Digest: Stress and Relaxation Techniques
Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Relaxation techniques may be helpful in managing a variety of health conditions, including anxiety associated with illnesses or medical procedures, insomnia, labor pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

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Health And Health Care

Energy Drinks

Energy Drinks
Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Bottom Line:

  • Although there’s very limited data that caffeine-containing energy drinks may temporarily improve alertness and physical endurance, evidence that they enhance strength or power is lacking.
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Safety

NCCAM Clinical Digest: Yoga for Health

NCCAM Clinical Digest: Yoga for Health
Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

This issue of the digest summarizes current scientific evidence about yoga for health conditions, including chronic low-back pain, asthma, and arthritis.

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Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture: What You Need To Know

Acupuncture: What You Need To Know
Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

What’s the Bottom Line?

How much do we know about acupuncture?

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Alternative Medicine

Lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the “biological clock”

07/17/2014

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize circadian rhythms, or the “biological clock” found in most life forms. 674 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

Using Dietary Supplements Wisely

Using Dietary Supplements Wisely
Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Like many Americans, you may take dietary supplements in an effort to stay healthy.

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Health And Health Care

Mind and Body Practices for Fibromyalgia

Mind and Body Practices for Fibromyalgia
Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, diffuse tenderness, fatigue, and a number of other symptoms that can interfere with a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.

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Diseases And Conditions