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Hot stones to chill outupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 08:04:00

What is it: A hot stone massage.

Pamper yourself: Hot stone massageupdated: Fri Jun 15 2007 08:55:00

What is it: A hot stone massage that uses heated basalt stones to relax and re-energize the body. Being more involved, and even spiritual, than the usual massage, it's intended to leave you with a greater sense of well-being than just a good rub down. The heat of the stones is supposed to relieve tension and nervous fatigue, while the placing of different sized stones on the body's chakra points is meant to create a more balanced flow of energy.

When massages go badupdated: Wed Jun 13 2007 08:43:00

Treatments for men and men-only spas or grooming salons have been a phenomenon of the past decade and have helped spawn that dreadful modern urban archetype the metrosexual -- you may as well be called asexual.

Pamper yourself: Massageupdated: Tue May 22 2007 07:48:00

What is it: A traditional deep tissue massage of the body using aromatherapy oils at men's grooming salon, Gentleman's Tonic. The massage can be tailored to personal preference. Those who want to feel revitalized could have something a bit harder than someone just after relaxation. Apart from just relaxing muscles it also helps get rid of toxins that have built up in the body.

Money Magazine: From Acupuncture to Vitamins: A guide to alternative therapiesupdated: Tue May 15 2007 16:04:00

With so many alternatives to conventional medicine, how do you know what works and what's just old-fashioned snake oil? Money Magazine takes a close look.

Say 'ah' to acupunctureupdated: Thu Mar 29 2007 18:19:00

I don't usually stick my tongue out at my doctor. But that is exactly what Bianca, a clinic intern at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California, has asked me to do.

Massage: It's real medicineupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 09:47:00

Having your honey rub your back is sweet, but it's tough to compete with the hands of a pro. A good massage therapist can make you feel like a new person. And now research suggests massage can ease insomnia, boost immunity, prevent PMS, and more. Maybe that's why hospitals are making it a standard therapy.

Get the diet scoop: 6 promising supplements, 6 to avoidupdated: Fri Feb 16 2007 10:42:00

The sales pitches are irresistible: "Lose 2 Pounds a Day!" "Burn Fat Round the Clock!" "Learn the Amazing Weight-Loss Secret of Hollywood's Sex Symbols!" OK, maybe that's pushing it. But if diet pills could give you Eva Longoria's body, would you bother with the salads and stair-climbing?

Hotel rewards clubs get personalupdated: Tue Dec 19 2006 12:47:00

A few months ago, I had to go to the Big Island of Hawaii for a last-minute assignment. I called the Fairmont Orchid to book a room for that evening. When the reservation agent asked for my President's Club number, I told her I wasn't a member. After all, I'm rarely lucky enough to stay in such luxurious digs, and I assumed there was an annual fee or some other requirement. The agent informed me that the lowest of Fairmont's three-tier memberships is complimentary, adding, "There are several in-hotel benefits available on your first stay after enrolling."

Feel better, naturally updated: Tue Dec 12 2006 13:40:00

Thanks to a history of bad reactions, Louanne Weston was willing to do almost anything to avoid anesthesia. So when her doctor advised surgery to remove uterine fibroids that were causing cramps and heavy bleeding, Weston went looking for an anesthesia alternative. She found hypnosis -- and her doctor agreed to give it a try.

Sick-day survival: Holding down the fort when your little one is illupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 11:31:00

One of your kids is sick and has to stay home, which probably means you have to stay home too. Keeping him or her comfortable and entertained can make the day go faster for both of you. shares some expert ideas.

Shoaib to appeal against drugs banupdated: Thu Nov 02 2006 03:56:00

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will appeal against his two-year drugs ban after a tribunal's report showed the paceman took vitamins and herbal medicines without telling team staff.

Fortune: Physician, fool thyselfupdated: Wed Sep 13 2006 07:51:00

Can believing in a cure make it work? That question has long bedeviled researchers, who labor to rule out the placebo effect when they test new drugs. Yet there may be real value - as well as new h...

Fortune: The battle over your aching backupdated: Fri Aug 25 2006 17:48:00

John Chiota was ready to try just about anything. After a 2001 car accident, Chiota, a 63-year-old Connecticut lawyer and probate judge, had lower back pain so bad that he often had to hear cases w...

Teen battles state over cancer treatmentupdated: Fri Aug 11 2006 08:28:00

In Virginia, age 16 is old enough to drive a car, work a 40-hour week, stand trial in adult court, and marry.

Choosing a good spaupdated: Mon Jul 03 2006 11:45:00

When that extra piece of chocolate or glass of wine is no longer helping you unwind, you may decide to hit the spa for some professional care and a little "R and R." But how do you choose the right spa, and what do you do once there?

Spas: Not just for the rich and famous anymoreupdated: Mon Jul 03 2006 11:45:00

Spa experiences for a wider range of tastes and budgets are springing up all over the world, and weary Americans are taking note.

America's best spa values: Midwest and Southupdated: Wed Jun 28 2006 15:13:00

Where are the best values in spa vacation? Budget Travel magazine picked their favorites in different regions around the nation.

Money Magazine: Does It Pay to Be a Human Guinea Pig?updated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

For Fred Holper of Keyport, N.J., facing a diagnosis of terminal colon cancer at the age of 48 was tough, but his treatment decision wasn't. Immediately after surgery in 2001, he joined a clinical ...

Business 2.0: The New (Age) Drugstoreupdated: Mon May 01 2006 00:01:00

Joshua Michels could easily get toothpaste at the Walgreens near his San Francisco apartment. Instead, he usually buys it at Pharmaca, an alternative drugstore where shoppers can get their Lipitor ...

Chiropractor deals with Congress' pains in neckupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 18:18:00

When a Supreme Court justice is nursing an aching back or a senator has a crick in the neck, Dr. William Morgan is the man they may call for help.

Dr. Andrew Weil's top tips for healthupdated: Fri Feb 17 2006 09:24:00

Dr. Andrew Weil estimates he received only 30 minutes of nutritional training when he was in medical school. Since then, for decades, he's studied alternative or complementary medicine around the world.

CNNMoney: Beat the 3 p.m. bluesupdated: Thu Jan 19 2006 14:04:00

It's a condition all too familiar to many of us...the 3 p.m. slump. No matter how energized you may have felt when you alarm clock went off, by mid-afternoon, your body and mind have just about had it.

Unwinding at India's super spaupdated: Mon Oct 17 2005 10:46:00

The journey to the Ananda spa begins on the Shatabdi Express, a train that rumbles through the Ganges Valley in northern India.

Fortune: ROOTS OF DISCOVERYupdated: Mon Jul 25 2005 00:01:00

In 2001, Novartis reached across the world--and deep into the past--to seek new drugs at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, or SIMM, a leader in the study of traditional Chinese medicine. Th...

Digit damage from a busy BlackBerryupdated: Thu Apr 28 2005 11:00:00

If you are one of those busy professionals who incessantly taps on a handheld device in airport lounges, coffee shops or office hallways you may want to consider the damage it is doing to your digits.

FDA: Consider 'alternative' to Celebrexupdated: Fri Dec 17 2004 10:54:00

With a new study that indicates the nation's leading arthritis painkiller could raise the risk of heart attacks, the Food and Drug Administration advised doctors Friday to consider "alternative therapy" to Celebrex.

CNNMoney: Flex your spending musclesupdated: Fri Oct 08 2004 10:48:00

Flex-spending accounts allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to meet health care costs. But as anyone with one of these accounts knows, whatever you don't use, you lose!

FSB: Herbal Medicine Manupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

Bob McGraw would seem an unlikely peddler of an ancient herbal remedy from China. After all, McGraw, 49, is a grandson of the founder of publishing empire McGraw-Hill, on whose board he serves. And...

CNNMoney: Merck yanks arthritis drug Vioxxupdated: Thu Sep 30 2004 07:26:00

Merck & Co. on Thursday recalled its arthritis drug Vioxx after an ongoing trial confirmed the medication increases the risk of heart attack and strokes. The news sent stock down nearly 27 percent and erased $25 billion from its market value.

FSB: Natural Selectionupdated: Wed Sep 01 2004 00:01:00


Pain and gain of a 35-hour weekupdated: Mon Mar 29 2004 02:59:00

The struggle to achieve a work-leisure balance is one of the biggest challenges of modern life, but if you live in France you get a little help from the government.

FDA plans more scrutiny of supplementsupdated: Tue Jan 20 2004 16:12:00

The Food and Drug Administration is planning to move beyond its recent actions on ephedra and step up its scrutiny of the health effects of various other herbal supplements, a top federal health official said Tuesday.

Money Magazine: Small Businessupdated: Wed Jan 01 2003 00:01:00


Fortune: Go Barefoot This time of year, there's only one thing we want to do.updated: Mon May 13 2002 00:01:00

What's the first thing you do when you get home from work? I take off my shoes.

Fortune: Alt.Medicineupdated: Mon Jul 23 2001 00:01:00

Not long ago, a patient who asked his physician about acupuncture would have probably gotten a dirty look. Today some medical doctors have incorporated acupuncture into their practices, and studies...

FSB: A Medical Alert Why doctors say herbs and drugs don't mixupdated: Thu Feb 01 2001 00:01:00

If you're one of the millions of Americans who dabble with herbal remedies, listen up. Doctors and other medical professionals are concerned about the dangers of mixing prescription drugs with thes...

Money Magazine: Easing the Pain Insurers are starting to pay for alternative health care. Are you covered?updated: Wed Nov 01 2000 00:01:00

Like many journalists, I've long suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome, a typing-related repetitive stress injury. Last year, though, physical therapy stopped doing me any good. When my doctor menti...

Money Magazine: The Internet Can Save Your Life ...if it doesn't scare you, mislead you or rip you off first. Here's how to get the best health updated: Wed Mar 01 2000 00:01:00

Last year, Veronica Rippe was trying to do her own research on a debilitating kidney infection that didn't seem to be responding to the antibiotics her doctor had prescribed. Logging on to the Net,...

Fortune: Drug Spies Piracy is the pharmaceutical industry's dirty little secret; fighting back has become its dirty little war. With the updated: Mon Sep 06 1999 00:01:00

So this is prison, thought Paul Whybrow, almost giddily, as he fell onto a ratty mattress infested with spiders. Another experience in life. Something to tell the grandkids. After all, here he was-...

Money Magazine: Back Out Of Whack When your back goes out, is a chiropractor's office the place to go for help?updated: Sat May 01 1999 00:01:00

Spring is here, and as a winter-weary nation resumes outdoor activities like golfing and gardening, a resounding cry can be heard throughout the land: Oh, my aching back!

Fortune: Zen and the Art of the Shillupdated: Mon Sep 28 1998 00:01:00

In the good old days, advertisers wanted merely to make you self-conscious about your body. But what about those unsightly spiritual blemishes? That dull, lifeless psyche?

Fortune: A Stock Play On Boomer Health Fearsupdated: Mon Jul 06 1998 00:01:00

Whether or not herbal remedies such as St. John's wort, green tea, and kava really help fight depression, reduce the risk of developing cancer, or relieve stress, one thing is for sure: they are ha...

Fortune: Health Help on the Net Medical Websites are popping up all over the Net. Some are quackery, but many offer invaluable advice.updated: Mon Jan 12 1998 00:01:00

Fed up with an impersonal HMO? Wondering whether your doctor really knows best? Want the full story on a disease and its treatments from people who have it? Then surf, surf, surf.


The Manhattan office of acupuncturist and herbalist Phyllis Bloom is serene by the standards of the medical profession. The fragrance of soothing oils and the faint sounds of Chinese music fill the...


Because my mother had finally remembered when I was born, I felt confident and comfortable checking into the Chopra Center for Well Being for a three-day weekend of healing. The hour of birth would...

Money Magazine: MORE INSURERS PICK UP THE TAB FOR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINEupdated: Tue Oct 01 1996 00:01:00

If sticking needles into your body isn't your idea of curing a migraine, the medical community has three words for you: Get with it! A recent turnaround in attitudes toward alternative medicine is ...


HYPED ADVERTISING. INACCURATE LABELS. Useless costly ingredients. And products sold long after they've lost their potency. We're not talking about food supplies peddled on some Third World black ma...

Fortune: How to buy a politician, responsibilism on Wall Street, our sensitive government, and other matters. GREAT MOMENTS IN RELIGIOUS updated: Mon Oct 17 1994 00:01:00

Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon wants to put a stop to lawsuits from prisoners protesting limits on Kool-Aid refills and lack of salad bars. To get some publicity for his cause, he is publishin...

Money Magazine: Fifteen novel anniversary gifts your loved one will surely loveupdated: Wed Jun 01 1994 00:01:00

First aired Dec. 10, 1951, the 10th episode of I Love Lucy opens with Ricky Ricardo toting home a $3,500 mink coat he's rented for his nightclub act. But when his crazy redhead eyeballs that specta...

Money Magazine: HEALTH INSURERS PAY FOR SOME NEW-AGE MEDICINEupdated: Wed Dec 01 1993 00:01:00

If you scoff at alternative medicine, you may want to think again. In October, the usually staid National Institutes of Health issued research grants of $30,000 each to test the effectiveness of 30...

Fortune: NEW AGE MEDICINE AS SEX AIDupdated: Mon Apr 05 1993 00:01:00

Mary Lou Wilson, 57, used to be fat, sick, and tired -- all the time. Since she began treating herself with herbs a couple of years ago, she says she has lost 83 pounds, works 16 hours a day -- and...

Fortune: RUBBING MANAGERS THE RIGHT WAYupdated: Mon May 21 1990 00:01:00

Sometimes the best antidote to corporate stress is hands-on management. So say people at Apple Computer, GE's NBC, Johnson & Johnson, Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Bank, and a host of other companies ...

Fortune: The outlook for veal parmigiana, the honesty industry, double taxation at 3 A.M., and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Mar 27 1989 00:01:00

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah State Prison proposal to ((build)) a modern, steambath-type sweat lodge for American Indians would violate the inmates' religious rights, American Civil Liberties Union att...

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