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Six Most Common Naturopathic Remedies

18 April 2014

Naturopathy refers to employing natural therapies to aid self-healing in an individual by identifying features that are unique to him/her. It uses non-toxic remedies to bring a balance to the individual's structural, physiological and psychological forms. The diagnosis of the individual focuses on the underlying aspects that cause the disease, and uses a blend of scientific, empirical and conventional methodologies to treat the individual. Read More

Liver Cancer Treatment Options

16 April 2014

The average lifetime risk of a man being affected by liver cancer is 1 in every 81, while that of women is 1 in every 196. About 95 percent of those diagnosed with the disease are aged 45, with 3 percent in the 35-44 age group. Liver cancer can be treated with medications and surgical procedures. The nature of the treatment is decided based on the stage to which the cancer has progressed. If the cancer is detected in its early stages then there are better chances of having it cured completely. If the cancer has spread to an extent where it cannot be cured, then the medical practitioner looks at relieving any symptoms of discomfort or pain that the patient faces.  Read More

What are Dental Implants? Types, Advantages and Factors to Consider

14 April 2014

A dental implant is a metal frame or post that functions as one of the tooth roots. These implants cannot be seen once they are surgically placed , just as in the case of natural tooth roots. They are bio-compatible (compatible with the individual's body's composition), strong, lightweight and secures the tooth crowns and dentures in place. Most implants used today, help in replacing one or more missing teeth. The different sizes and shapes in which these implants are made help in matching it with the various types of natural or prosthetic teeth that are to be replaced.  Read More

Urology Robotic Surgery Definition and Advantages

11 April 2014

Robotic technology has been used in urological surgeries since the latter half of 1980s. The improved accuracy, visibility and quality of treatment has made it a viable option for urological surgeries. Using robots as surgical equipments give the surgeon the advantage of operating on the patient through automatized movements which can be accurately managed for individual patients, based on the anatomy and nature of the disease.  Read More

7 Most Popular Couple's Spa Treatments

10 April 2014

Couple's spa getaways can make a significant difference when busy schedules make it difficult for couples to spend quality time with each other. Couple's spas can be relaxing and fun, apart from giving couples a platform to enjoy a peaceful time together. Many couples choose traveling to exotic destinations to combine their vacation with a soothing indulgence at the spa. Adding a couple of spa treatments to a weekend getaway can help in unwinding and pampering yourself and your significant other with ease. Read More

Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine: Benefits & How Does It Work?

09 April 2014

Ayurvedic herbs have their roots in traditional Indian medicine and have been practiced for over 5,000 years. Medical practitioners employ ayurvedic herbal treatments to maintain a balance in the spirit, mind and body. They are used in conjunction with spices and therapeutic oil to aid a person's overall well-being. Ayurvedic herbs should be taken in recommended doses to effectively cure maladies with slight to zero side-effects. Sometimes, these herbs help in rebuilding at a cellular level or to treat specific organs. Read More

Six Most Popular Plastic Surgery Tourism Destinations

04 April 2014

Plastic surgery tourism involves clubbing a plastic surgery with a vacation. The advantage of undergoing plastic surgery abroad is that patients can keep the surgery under the wraps. By recuperating abroad privately for a plastic surgery, people back home will not get to know about the patient's surgery. Also, plastic surgeries in the patient's home country are expensive. Cosmetic/ plastic surgeries performed for improving physical appearance of individuals are generally not covered under insurance. This has made many people to look out for cost-effective alternatives in other countries. Read More

Is a Minimally Invasive Heart Bypass Surgery Better than a Conventional Bypass Surgery?

02 April 2014

A coronary bypass surgery helps in creating a bypass or an alternate route for the oxygen and blood to reach the heart. Minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery, is called so, because it is conducted without interrupting the functionality of the heart or putting the patient under heart-lung machines. The surgery improves the oxygen and blood circulation, but does not prevent the re-occurrence of blockage. Read More

Eight Most Popular Alternative Treatments for Depression

31 March 2014

Alternative treatment or complementary treatments are health treatments that are not classified under Western medical practice standards. Holistic and Alternative Medicine could incorporate a number of disciplines, from mentally conditioning the patient to depression triggers, to making lifestyle changes. The effectiveness of alternative therapies has been a topic of discussion amongst medical practitioners and patients alike. While some question its effectiveness, others pair alternative therapies with other conventional treatments, to help individuals cope with depression. Acupuncture, reflexology, guided imagery, yoga, music therapy, massage and herbal remedies, are some alternative therapies that help in treating depression. Read More

How is Male to Female Breast Enlargement Performed?

28 March 2014

Although women more commonly opt for breast augmentation surgeries, men who choose alternate lifestyles, or transsexuals, undergo male to female breast enlargement surgeries too. The male to female breast enlargement surgery helps in improving the projection and fullness of breasts, as desired by the patient. The surgery improves the patient's confidence, as they become more comfortable in their skins, when their physical attributes are better aligned with their internal beliefs. Read More
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