Wellness Link

Canada's top source of news and information on alternative medicine, alternative treatment, natural health, holistic health, natural remedies, and more.


Alternative stroke therapies

While medication, physiotherapy and some medical procedures are usually prescribed as standard stroke rehabilitation measures, some doctors and health professionals are offering or advocating alternative therapies that can help to enhance or speed up their patients' healing process.

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Film maker examines unapproved cancer treatment

Anaheim film maker David Ingrassano will premiere a controversial documentary Saturday that follows a patient's cancer treatment at a Mexican hospital headed by a former Orange County chiropractor, who some have accused of preying on the desperate and dying.

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Psychiatrists calling excessive e-mailing a "mental illness"

An editorial published in the American Journal of Psychiatry advocates adding "Internet addiction" to the official U.S. list of psychological disorders, saying that the condition would describe those who spend excessive time on e-mail, text messages, online games or virtual sex.

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Colorado creating US's first fossil fuel-free community

Called Geos, the 25-acre area will have 250 homes from smaller 850 square feet to mansion-sized 3,500+ square feet placed in four neighborhoods. While that's a whole lot of houses, they'll be keeping a whopping 40 percent of the area as green space.

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Canadians opt for alternative health therapies

Fifty-four percent of Canadians surveyed in 2006 reported using at least one form of complementary or alternative medicine or treatment during the previous year, and 15 percent stated they received chiropractic care, according to report published by The Fraser Institute.

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Conventional infertility treatments "useless"

Research on conventional infertility treatments that monitored the results of 580 couples found such treatments to have absolutely no benefit. Conducted in Scotland, the research involved five hospitals providing artificial insemination and the prescription drug clomid -- a drug commonly used for treating infertility in the United States, Canada and other western nations.

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