Alternative Healing Archive

You'll find articles about this subject in each of the items listed, even if the term does not necessarily occur within the headlines or descriptive text.

Mind Medicine: What Proof?

A research review published in 2002 in an Australian medical journal linked transcendental meditation (TM) to decreased hypertension. The authors concluded that the technique was promising for prevention and treatment of heart disease. A similar review published last year in …

Fatal mumbo-jumbo

The government is dealing in deceit when it allows public money to be wasted on alternative remedies According to his supporters, our next sovereign and his first wife couldn’t have been a greater mismatch. Prince Charles was the upholder of …

Running on faith

Spiritual healing can appear to have a positive effect, but when placebo reigns over rationality, I’m wary Around 15,000 spiritual healers practise in Britain, so it is important to examine whether their techniques do more good than harm. The term …

Alternative cures find financial favor

Used by more than a third of Americans, alternative medicine is slowly becoming accepted by the healthcare establishment. A growing number of health insurers are recognizing this $30 billion industry, mostly by offering discounts for acupuncture, nutritional counseling, mind-body practices …