General wellness, including self-care tips, prevention methods, healthy lifestyle choices, and other latest recommendations.
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.
Stressed? It May Take a Toll on Your Teeth: Explore an Integrative Approach to Managing Bruxism
In this article, we provide some suggested exercises for stretching the jaw muscles and reducing tension in the jaw and also, some further resources to explore to learn more about the impact of stress on oral health.
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.
East meets West at UCLA through Urban Zen
UCLA Health System President and Chief Executive Officer David T. Feinberg, M.D., M.B.A., pushes for the blending of both Eastern and Western medicine by introducing a new initiative called the Urban Zen Integrative Program.
A Patient’s Journey: East Meets West in Stress Management
This is a patient’s progression through suffering from the damaging influence of stress, to the intervention she received under the integrative East-West medicine model of care and ultimately, regaining health. We invite you to follow this patient along the journey as a way to learn the various basic concepts about integrative East-West medicine.