Black cohosh has been used since ancient times, but only recently has it come to be known as a possible combatant of hot flashes, the most common and uncomfortable symptom of menopause. Here’s what it is, how it’s used and what it can and can’t do for you.
Kratom is one of those plants that you may assume is a safer, natural alternative to other drugs. But don’t be fooled: There’s a dark side to kratom-derived pills, powders and teas. An integrative medicine specialist explains why “natural” doesn’t always mean safe when it comes to kratom.
There’s been a lot of buzz around ashwagandha these days. So what is it and does it really work? Learn more from an integrative medicine specialist.
Both your ancestry and ethnicity offer clues about your health risks. Find out how much they contribute to the big picture.
An integrative medicine specialist explains what you should know about essential oils, including the evidence behind their health benefits and how to use them.
Qigong is rooted in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) principles which state that qi, or energy, is present in everyone’s body. Learn more about the benefits of this ancient practice.
The internet is awash with suggestions to lower the stress hormone cortisol — but are they sound?