General wellness, including self-care tips, prevention methods, healthy lifestyle choices, and other latest recommendations.
UCLA Summer Courses: Brain-Mind-Wellness
Experts from UCLA's world-renowned Center for East-West Medicine and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (including leaders from both the Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the Tennenbaum Family Center for the Biology of Creativity) offer a series of courses focused on bridging multiple disciplines to understand the links among brain, mind and wellness.
What Your Tongue Can Say About Your Health
The tongue is a vital organ in the body that plays key roles in facilitating digestion, forming speech, and providing the ability to taste. In this article, we examine what your tongue can say about your health from both Western and traditional Chinese medical perspectives.
The Echinacea Controversy: Herbal Remedy for Colds?
Although colds and respiratory disorders are common illnesses, there is no quick and easy treatment for these conditions. As a result, there has been growing interest in the use of the herb Echinacea as a potential method for prevention and faster recovery. The growing interest has also brought great controversy surrounding Echinacea and its efficacy as a remedy for colds and other respiratory illnesses.
An Inside Scoop on the Science Behind Chicken Soup and the Common Cold
It is a common practice in today’s modern society to turn to chicken soup as a cold remedy, but what is the science behind chicken soup? This article provides insight into the common cold and the scientific evidence behind the cold-fighting properties of chicken soup.
Take a Load off Your Mind
Headaches a common, almost everyday occurrence for some people. Being able to quickly diagnose the type of headache you have can greatly speed up the recovery process. In this article, conventional and alternative methods of headache treatments are discussed to arm the reader with as much information about headache relief as they need to tackle their problems head on.
Stress Less, Sleep More
Stress can greatly interfere with sleep and contribute to a downward spiral of declining health. This article provides a few tips and additional resources about how to manage stress for more restful sleep.
The Science of Stretch
The Scientist shares the study of connective tissues that shed light on pain and provide new explanations for alternative medicine.
Finding Balance through Integrative Medicine
Dr. Malcolm Taw, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine, commented Jan. 12 in a Los Angeles Times article about balance disorders.