Hydrogen peroxide is a common ingredient in many at-home and commercial teeth whitening solutions. Learn more about how it works and the safety considerations here.
A toothache can cause severe pain and prevent a person from falling asleep. Learn about nine different methods to get rid of a toothache at night here.
Acupressure is a form of complementary or alternative medicine. Read about research on the efficacy of acupressure for headache, and learn some simple acupressure techniques to try at home.
Home remedies for bad breath include green tea, herbal rinses, and water. People should see a doctor if their breath does not improve. Learn more about home remedies for bad breath here.
There are many ways to calm anxiety. Tips include deep breathing, drinking less caffeine, and trying other relaxation strategies. Learn more here.
While typical treatment for endometriosis includes surgery, hormone therapy, and pain medications, some people also use essential oils. Learn whether they are effective here.
From tea bags to cold compresses, many home remedies can quickly relieve mild-to-moderate gum pain. Learn about these methods, and when to see a dentist, here.
Lip color varies from person to person. The lips can become darker for various reasons, and people can use home remedies to care for their lips. Learn about causes and treatments for dark lips here.
There are many possible causes of eyebrow pain, including sinusitis, headaches, shingles, and glaucoma. Learn about these and other causes, as well as how to get relief, here.
The ears are self-cleaning and produce earwax to push out dirt and debris. In this article, learn what different ear wax colors and textures indicate, as well as how to safely clean the ears.
Some essential oils may combat infection and inflammation, which can help wounds heal and improve skin health. Here, learn about the evidence behind these essential oils and how to use them to help prevent scars.
Apple cider vinegar is gaining popularity as a potential treatment for a range of health issues. We investigate the science behind the claims.
A recent FDA news release outlines the potential dangers of so-called Miracle Mineral Solution, a product sold to 'cure' a range of conditions.
Inflammation is the body’s defense mechanism, but it can be painful and damaging when chronic. As well as medication, people can try natural supplements to relieve inflammation. Learn more here.
There is no cure for chickenpox, but the infection usually clears up without treatment within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, people can use home remedies to ease the symptoms.
When pimples form, people may pick or pop them, which might cause a scab to form. Protecting the area from further irritation, as well as practicing good skin hygiene, can help scabs heal. Learn more here.
The use of steroids can lead to steroid acne. Treatment options include topical creams and ointments. Prevention usually focuses on avoiding steroids or taking preventive measures. Learn more here.
Plantar calluses are hard, thickened areas of skin on the feet. Here, learn what causes them, treatments and remedies, and how to stop plantar calluses from forming.
People can develop pimples almost anywhere on the skin, including on the chin. Remedies include washing the face regularly and using topical ointments. Learn more here.
An ingrown hair on the penile shaft occurs when a hair grows into the skin. Ingrown hairs do not usually require treatment, but some remedies can improve the symptoms. Learn more here.
Complementary and alternative medicines are treatments and medicines that range from acupuncture and homeopathy to aromatherapy, meditation and yoga. There is a wide range of popular treatments that fall into this category, some of which are based on principles and evidence that are not recognized by scientists. Some treatments have been proven to work for certain health conditions - such as osteopathy, chiropractic and acupuncture effectively treating persistent low back pain.Subscribe to Alternative Mental Health feed