Complementary Medicine

Treating depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety – can over the counter pills really help?

Paula Goodyer For many herbs and supplements claiming to improve mental health the jury is still out.

Can calm come in a can?

Paula Goodyer We're used to the idea of getting a shot of energy from a drink spiked with caffeine - but how about a dose of tranquillity in a drink with a hit of calming chamomile?

Can you find calm in a can?


Paula Goodyer After a tsunami of energy drinks, could relaxation drinks be the next wave?

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Yoga: the power of the pose

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Charmaine Yabsley It's said that yoga can relieve a range of conditions from depression to low libido.

PCOS help

Can acupuncture boost fertility and cool hot flushes?

Acupuncture help: may assist with PCOS and menopause.

Paula Goodyer Acupuncture shows promise for symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and menopause

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Multiple choice

Paula Goodyer Should you take a daily multivitamin pill? There's no easy answer to this, partly because results of research into multivitamin pros and cons are so conflicting, and partly because it depends on who...

Waste of money?

Multiple choice - do you need a multivitamin?

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Paula Goodyer Are multivitamins a way to plug nutritional gaps - or a waste of money?

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Diet-aid firm's law suit halts review of its 'outlandish' ads


Louise Hall AN ACADEMIC who complained to health authorities about a company that marketed a herbal spray as ''the most effective slimming solution available in the world today'' has failed to have an $800,000...

Bright and bountiful

Colour-code your diet

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Protect your health with nutrient-rich greens - and oranges, reds and purples.

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Benefits to all from alternative therapies

Deborah Snow If you are taking fish oil to prevent heart disease, St John's Wort to manage mild depression or visiting an acupuncturist for back pain, you are doing your health - and the nation's finances - a...