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Breast-Feeding Problems - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

The term "breast-feeding problems" is used to describe a variety of physical, behavioral, and emotional difficulties with nursing an infant.Breast-feeding, or nursing, is the practice ot....

Herbal Remedies for Sore Breasts

For sore breasts that occur at times other than pregnancy or nursing, try hormonal regulators. During pregnancy and lactation, use a soothing salve or herbal oil or a soothing fresh plantain poultice.

Midwifery for Pregnancy

In recent years, midwifery has become an alternative to obstetricians and family doctors for women with low-risk, uncomplicated pregnancies. Research has shown that team midwifery care is associated with increased satisfaction before, during and after birth.

Therapeutic Touch - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Therapeutic touch, or TT, is a noninvasive method of healing derived from an ancient laying-on of hands technique. In TT, the practitioner alters the patient's energy field through a transfer t....

Herbal Remedies for Insufficient Lactation

An herbal program can include galactagogues or relaxing herbs when appropriate.

Aura Therapy - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Aura therapy is a healing technique based on reading a person's aura, or vital energy field, and then treating diseases revealed by the aura color or colors. Aura therapy is generally considere....

Herbal Remedies for Cradle Cap

An herbal program can consist of a blood-moving, anti-inflammatory herbal rinse, and a tea drunk by the mother of mucus-clearing or dissolving herbs, termed mucolytics. The baby's scalp may be rubbed with warm olive oil and then brushed a few hours later with a soft baby brush.

Squawvine - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Squawvine () is a plant that is native to North America. It is an evergreen herb belonging to the madder or Rubiaceae family. It grows in the forests and woodlands of the eastern United States and Cae....

Herbal Remedies for Broken Bones

Herbalists often recommend herbal mineral tonics to aid in the healing of broken bones. Horsetail is especially recommended due to its high natural silica content, which aids in calcium assimilation and utilization. Comfrey contains allantoin which stimulates the production of new tissue, but it also contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are stressful to the liver. Thus, comfrey is not recommended during pregnancy or nursing. The leaf can be used for up to 2 or 3 weeks once or twice a year,

Music Therapy - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Music therapy is a technique of complementary medicine that uses music prescribed in a skilled manner by trained therapists. Programs are designed to help patients overcome physical, emotional, intele....

Massage for Chronic Pain

Massage can help for chronic pain by loosing tight muscles, increasing blood flow, promoting relaxation, and helping to relieve emotional stress that contributes to chronic pain.

Alzheimer's Disease - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a neurologic disease characterized by loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living, lag....

Childbirth - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Childbirth, or parturition, is the process of labor that dilates the cervix, as well as the delivery of the baby and placenta through the birth canal.Most babies are born following approximately niney....

Senna Herbal Remedies

Senna is a safe, stimulating laxative with a long history of use. It acts as a stool softener so is beneficial for hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Senna has a taste of SWEET, BITTER and a temperature of COLD.

Rhubarb Herbal Remedies

Rhubarb has bitter, laxative, and heat-clearing properties and is used for constipation, hemorrhoids, and gastroenteritis. It is also used for eruptive skin problems caused by faulty elimination and "damp heat" in the lower intestines. Rhubarb has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COLD.

Coltsfoot Herbal Remedies

Coltsfoot is a water-loving plant that grows naturally in Europe, but is a garden favorite worldwide. It has been used for centuries, both in folk medicine and modern herbal practice, to help alleviate the symptoms of cough catarrh and upper respiratory tract congestion during a flu or cold, whooping cough, laryngitis, bronchitis, or asthma. It has expectorant, demulcent, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic properties.

The Use of Reiki in Healthcare

Reiki Energy Healing is a laying-on-hands technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Touch has always been an integral component of healthcare, primarily in the Nursing profession.

Hiatal Hernia - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

A hiatal hernia is an abnormal protrusion of the stomach up through the diaphragm and into the chest cavity.A hiatal or diaphragmatic hernia is different from abdominal hernias in that it is not visis....

Hydrotherapy - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, is the use of water (hot, cold, steam, or ice) to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being.The therapeutic use of water has a long history. Ruins of an ancie0 ...

Elecampane Herbal Remedies

Elecampane is an expectorant, useful for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs (even chronic ones) and bronchitis. It is also used for lack of appetite, to stimulate the digestion, improve assimilation, alleviate diarrhea, and as an antimicrobial and vermifuge. Elecampane has a taste of ACRID, BITTER and a temperature of WARM.

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