Electrical Muscle Stimulation, IV Therapy and 6 More Unusual Wellness Trends

Is your wellness style more Los Angeles or New York? Here are eight wellness trends you might just want to try based on your personality.

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Benefits From Taking Evening Primrose Oil for Menopause

If you're approaching menopause or have already entered menopause, you might be concerned about some of the symptoms, such as hot flashes and difficulty sleeping. Although symptoms can vary greatly among women, they may interfere with quality of life and cause other problems.

Jody Braverman
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How Soon Will You Feel the Effects of Taking Multivitamins?

One-third of Americans take multivitamins, according to a 2012 article published in Mother Jones magazine.

Jill Corleone, RDN, LD
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Benefits of Borage Oil

The borage, or starflower, plant, produces seeds that are a rich source of an essential fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA. The body can convert GLA to an anti-inflammatory compound called prostaglandin E1, or PGE1.

Janine Grant
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All-Natural Treatments for Numbness in Toes

Numb toes feel like they’ve “fallen asleep,” and there may be tingling or burning, according to a paper published in the journal “American Family Physician.” It occurs when blood supply to your toes is decreased, and can be caused by factors such as infection, inflammation, a degenerative disease or snug shoes.

Kay Uzoma
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What Does the Amino Acid L-Ornithine Do?

Amino acids are building blocks of protein, used by your body to construct many different types of these essential compounds. But some amino acids, including one called L-ornithine -- or, more commonly, ornithine -- may have other important roles.

Joanne Marie
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The Best Way to Take Glucosamine

After consulting a physician, some people with aching joints or damaged cartilage might take glucosamine to relieve the pain. Glucosamine is a type of sugar protein said to help rebuild cartilage and lubricate joints, making them more flexible.

K.T. Parker
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How Much Vitex Should I Take to Boost Fertility?

Herbs have been used for centuries in the treatment of health conditions. More women are interested in using them to treat infertility, defined as the inability to conceive within a year of unprotected intercourse. One herb that fertility experts are often asked about is vitex.

Tracy Morris
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Ganoderma Lucidum Side Effects

For more than 4,000 years, traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine have included Ganoderma lucidum as a remedy to promote longevity and treat asthma, cough, fatigue and liver disorders, according to Drugs.com.

Shelley Moore
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Homemade Sinus Rinse

For people with allergies, colds or sinus problems the use of a homemade sinus rinse may bring relief. Delivered to the sinuses by using a neti pot, a small ceramic pot similar to a teapot; a bulb syringe; or irrigation bottle, a homemade sinus rinse can help clear nasal passages and make breathing easier.

Frank Whittemore
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How to Naturally Treat Hives

Hives–clusters of raised, itchy red or white welts–can have any number of causes, says the Mayo Clinic. An allergic reaction or a response to medications or chemicals in foods can cause hives. In the case of chronic hives (hives that last for more than six weeks), the cause may remain unknown.

Lisa Sefcik
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The Side Effects of a Sinus Rinse

People with chronic nasal congestion due to infection or allergies can find relief from symptoms through the use of a sinus rinse. A sinus rinse, also called nasal irrigation, is a technique in which a salt solution is passed through the nasal passageways to clear mucus and congestion.

Rae Uddin
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