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It seems alternative medicine is sweeping the country but alternative medical treatments have been around for centuries. Our extensive alternative medicine library covers acne to alcoholism and insomnia to lupus.

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Alternative Medicines for the Common Cold

Alternative medicines for the common cold include nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and aromatherapy.


Reiki: Hype or help?

Reiki: Hype or help?

Reiki is used to treat illnesses ranging from asthma to cancer to depression. Learn how you might benefit from Reiki and if it is helpful. See more »

Using Melatonin to Treat Insomnia

Using Melatonin to Treat Insomnia

Melatonin can be used to treat insomnia. Learn about melatonin studies and how to use melatonin to treat insomnia at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is regression therapy?

What is regression therapy?

Regression therapy looks into past lives as sources of phobias and depression. Learn how regression therapy works at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do alternative medical practices really work?

Do alternative medical practices really work?

Alternative medical practices are outside of typical, evidence-based medicine taught in med schools. Find out if alternative medical practices work. See more »

Amazing Alternative Medicine Pictures

Amazing Alternative Medicine Pictures

Amazing alternative medicine has helped change many people's lives. View pictures of amazing alternative medicine treatments here. See more »

The Best Detox Method: You

The Best Detox Method: You

The best detox method is your own body. Learn how the body detoxes, cleanses itself and eliminates waste. See more »

Flax Seed: What You Need to Know

Flax Seed: What You Need to Know

Flax seed can be used to treat many ailments and illnesses. Learn all about flax seed and other alternative medicines at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy

Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy

Hydrogen peroxide therapy can be used to treat many things. Learn about hydrogen peroxide therapy and alternative medicines at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening primrose oil can be used to treat many ailments and illnesses. Learn about evening primrose oil and other alternative medicines at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver Oil

Cod liver oil can be used to treat many ailments and illnesses. Learn all about cod liver oil and other alternative medicines at HowStuffWorks. See more »