Can Viscum album (Mistletoe) Homeopathic Medicine Reduce Blood Pressure?
A Pilot Study has been published in the Journal of Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine which looks at a rarely used homeopathic remedy - and it's use in treating hypertension. Interestingly the medicine that was given to the patients was a preparation of Mistletoe - which has a long history of use throughout Europe, Asia and Africa - and has traditionally been used as a cardiac medication. The researchers found that the Mistletoe extract lowered blood pressure safely and that it also lowered serum triglycerides. The researchers comment that they would like to see Mistletoe extract being used to treat high blood pressure in future, both on it's own and in conjunction with conventional medicines where appropriate.
Perceived Stress in Multiple Sclerosis and The Potential Role of Mindfulness in Health and Well-Being
Stressful life events are associated with worsening neurological symptoms and decreased quality of life in multiple sclerosis (MS). Mindful consciousness can alter the impact of stressful events and has potential to improve health outcomes in MS.
Yoga for RA, Fibromyalgia and other inflammatory conditions
Sugary drinks linked to endometrial cancer risk after menopause
Researchers have shown that treating patients with traumatic brain injuries with Electroacupuncture (EA) for one hour - in the acute stage - was shown to be able to increase regional blood flows and attenuate the levels of transforming growth-interacting factor (TGIF) in the injured cortex.
Researchers have found that acupuncture could be considered as an option in prevention of postoperative anaesthesia-related sore throat.
Researchers looked at the efficacy of a standardised grape seed procyanidins extract to decrease blood pressure.
Research has looked at the effects of inhaling Eucalyptus Oil (or Almond Oil for the control group) on pain and inflammatory issues – after total knee replacement surgery.