The health of our body is maintained by the equilibrium of redox control. Excessive external factors can disturb this equilibrium triggering disease and illnesses. Most of the diseases are caused by oxidative stress due to active oxygen, other free radicals, and lipid peroxides. Active oxygen, though vital to our body, cause considerable damage to the essential components of human body and disturbs the physiologically important functions of proteins, lipids, enzymes and DNA bearing the genetic code. DNA damage caused by oxidative stress is particularly dangerous and has the potential to lead to serious disorders. Continue reading
While these terms are often used to mean the array of health care approaches with a history of use or origins outside of mainstream medicine, they are actually hard to define and may mean different things to different people. Continue reading
Nowadays, more and more people are turning to alternative and or complementary treatments to treat their diseases. Complementary and Alternative treatments are often interchangeable terms although initially alternative treatments was meant to be used instead of conventional treatments, it is now often used together with conventional treatments to treat illnesses, given the name Complementary Treatments .
Scientific studies have been done to show the effects of various body-based practices on people having cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. These studies have shown that massage may reduce pain, fatigue, nausea, anxiety and depression. Continue reading
Traditional medicine is based on scientific evidence and involves a doctor, hospitals and prescriptions. However, if a patient seeks unconventional treatments – whether proven safe or effective – it is considered alternative treatments or complementary alternative medicine (CAM). Continue reading
Meditation has been found to be good for one’s health, but what is meditation exactly? Meditation is a way to train the mind and body in a way that is similar to physical fitness. It can enjoyed by anyone of any age, from beginners to monks, and it can be performed in solitary or in a group setting. Continue reading