The AARP/NCCAM survey found that 50 percent of men and women reported using some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Of these, three-fourths used CAM to help prevent illness, and an equal number had turned to CAM to reduce pain or treat painful conditions. Clearly, there are good reasons why so many people . . . → Read More: “What We Have Here Is A Failure to Communicate”
Research shows that being grateful leads people into a higher state of happiness. Sonja Lyubomirsky author of The How of Happiness, [The Penguin Press, 2007] suggests that making a list of things people are grateful for in life, practicing random acts of kindness, forgiving enemies and appreciating life’s small pleasures leads to happiness.
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A study this month in the Archives of General Psychiatry found that mindfulness-based therapy worked as well as antidepressants in preventing relapses of depression over an 18-month period.
Read more here: http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/health/3071425-423/mindfulness-stress-health-based-reduction.html
A handgrip strength test has been developed as a complementary tool in the assessment of fibromyalgia severity in women.
Handgrip strength was measured in both hands (and the average score was used in the analyses) by a maximal isometric test using a hand dynamometer.
Read more here: http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=15833
Many people diagnosed with incurable brain tumors turn to complementary therapies to slow the growth of their cancer or relieve side effects like fatigue and depression, new research shows. The study, published in the Dec. 14 issue of the journal Neurology, included completed questionnaires from 621 patients with glioma brain tumors who had received . . . → Read More: Many Patients with Incurable Brain Tumors Seek Complementary Therapies