Tag Archives: Alternative Medicine

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Alternative Medicine (Part Two) – Six Questions to Ask

Continuing yesterday’s topic, let’s take a closer look at how to talk to your doctor about alternative medicine. First, let me preface this with a few thoughts about talking with medical professionals in general. When I schedule a “get acquainted” or first-visit appointment with a new doctor, I ask for extra time to discuss the […]

A Look at Change: Growing Blogs, Medicine, and Alternative Medicine

  Prompted by the “If I started blogging today, I would…” question that is the May 23 Theme Day topic for bloggers who are participating in the WordCount 2012 Blogathon, today’s topic is a look at change.   It is always worthwhile to take time to reassess what’s working and what’s not working, whether the […]

Dr. Andrew Weil’s “Spontaneous Happiness” works for Jackie Dishner

If you think being a happy person means you have to smile 24/7, you can relax. In Spontaneous Happiness, Dr. Andrew Weil, one of the founders of integrative medicine and a professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson dissolves that fallacy.

Study explores benefits of Tai Chi

Studies exploring the benefits of Tai Chi show this form of alternative medicine helps reduce stress, anxiety, depression and mood disorders and also helps raise self-esteem. Although Tai chi   is fairly new here in the US,  the popularity of this mind-body exercise is growing.  Tai chi is an ancient martial art that has been practiced […]

POLL: Favorite for AltMed Info

Where do you look when you need AltMed information? (polls)


Complementary and Alternative Medicine Index What it is: The University of Maryland Medical Center’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Index. The UMMC Web site lets visitors search CAM topics by various categories and includes (on the top right side of the page) links to “Ask an Expert” as well as other general health resources. Where […]

POLL: AltMed for Cancer

Would you try alternative medicine to treat cancer?

Sloan-Kettering Integrative Medicine

Sloan-Kettering Integrative Medicine What it is:  the Web site for the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The Service was established in 1999 “to complement mainstream medical care and address the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients and families.”  Where it is:  http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/1979.cfm What you’ll find there:  Many excellent resources on alternative […]

Vitamin E Opened The Door

It all started with a dog’s nose. I used to be a confirmed skeptic – one of those people who scoffed at vitamins, minerals, herbs, supplements and “health stuff.”  I trusted conventional Western medicine to cure whatever might ail me, my family or my pets. They have pills for everything, right? If one pill couldn’t […]