Alternative Health Articles

Tincture time

Tincture time

It wasn't long ago that herbs — the leaves, roots, berries and bark of plants — supplied the medicines of the world, gathered throughout history, usually by women, to treat just about anything you can name.
Body awareness

Body awareness

The Feldenkrais Method was developed more than a half-century ago by Moshe Feldenkrais, an engineer and physicist who also practiced martial arts, so it is not surprising that the discipline emphasizes learning about body structure and movement.
Meditation Time

Meditation Time

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.
Preparing for birth

Preparing for birth

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.
'Back to where I was'

'Back to where I was'

Rosalyn Rhinehart treasures her independence, so she dreaded the idea of leaving her home and moving into an assisted-living center.

Massage is proving to have medical benefits

New studies are proving that massage offers a wide variety of tangible health benefits.
Your next   50 years

Your next 50 years

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.
A foot up on  health

A foot up on health

Erin Daugherty walks all over her clients, but they keep coming back.
Acupuncture for all

Acupuncture for all

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.
Touch and go

Touch and go

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.