As the nation embarks on a top-down overhaul of health care, a simple movement with the potential to improve wellness is quietly growing from the ground up.
Babies are supposed to enter the world headfirst, but when a baby is breech (feetfirst), it's a potentially serious situation that often requires a Caesarean section.
Rosalyn Rhinehart treasures her independence, so she dreaded the idea of leaving her home and moving into an assisted-living center.
New studies are proving that massage offers a wide variety of tangible health benefits.
Adults planning for their next 50 years typically think in terms of financial investments. Author and yoga instructor Max Strom preaches a different kind of investment — in one's health and longevity. His plan calls for learning to breathe mindfully, following up with balance and then integrating the two for at least 10 minutes a day.
Erin Daugherty walks all over her clients, but they keep coming back.
Acupuncture treatments often cost in the neighborhood of $100 for the first visit and $60 to $70 after that, which might not seem like much if you have a good health-insurance plan that covers it.
In a perfect world, we'd all be in shape and stay there. But working out too hard can be almost as hurtful as being the couch potato who gets exercise by walking to the fridge.
After caring for their cancer-crippled mother over the past few weeks, Ben Rosenberg and Claire Van der Zwan sought respite in the soothing setting of nearby Lithia Park.
All day long, every day, we are inundated by sound, but it's random: from iPods, television, traffic, sound systems, chatter. What if it were balanced and focused, harmonized with intent to heal and relieve stress? What would it sound like? And would it promote health?
A new study reinforced what physical therapists have long suspected: Massage, when coupled with traditional medical treatment, provides significant relief from chronic back pain.
If you're suffering from chronic systolic heart failure, tai chi may help.
Mind-body exercises employed by Chinese warriors millennia ago can poise modern people for the "battle of daily life."
Mike and Merry Vediner think a new massage course in Ashland should be a "prerequisite for couples."
Her ministrations don't look like much to the casual observer, but for Bruce Kellogg, Janet Rueger is a "miracle worker."
From foot doctors to acupuncturists to massage therapists, health care treatments tend to be solitary affairs, with one practitioner treating one patient in one small room.
A licensed massage therapist has created a unique way of using a golf ball as a massage tool, and her patented inventions have created a new niche business.
Women who suffer from hot flashes and other uncomfortable symptoms of menopause might be able to find relief through acupuncture, according to a new study.
The Chinese healing practice of Qigong is thousands of years old, yet you might be more familiar with its younger cousin, Tai Chi.
Traveling last winter when she started "coming down with something," Connie Crow resigned herself to being "miserable" for at least a week.
On the "path" to giving birth, Elisabeth Bentz imagined her contractions as "little hills" rather than steep slopes, and the spaces between as gentle dips in lieu of deep ravines. Techniques learned in local HypnoBirthing classes helped smooth the way for her delivery of son Rye.
BALTIMORE — Constant headaches and migraines had Diana Schulin considering acupuncture, but she found herself tensing at the thought of sitting alone in a room while being poked by a dozen needles.
Chronic migraines are like a huge bear gnawing on your head, day after day, often responding to painkillers as if you were shooting him with a popgun.