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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Alternative and Natural Medicine

  1. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    More and more doctors and insurance providers are beginning to look into, prescribe, and cover alternative and natural medicine. Does it work? What experience have you had with natural medicine or alternative medical treatments?  Share your knowledge on these subjects as part of this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration challenge!

    Tips on writing Hubs on this subject
    1. Include references (and links) to studies; refer to specific details, and concrete data
    2. Supplement objective information with any real world experience you might have had with alternative medicine
    3. Share a balanced viewpoint (perhaps including a Table Capsule summarizing benefits and drawbacks of a certain method or treatment, or comparing an alternative treatment with a mainstream one)

    Search-friendly titles to consider
    When to Consider Homeopathic Treatment
    What do Naturopathic Doctors Do?
    When to Consider Holistic Treatment
    What is Complementary Alternative Medicine?
    Alternative Treatment: Benefits and Drawbacks
    Don’t have a particular Hub in mind? Here are some search-friendly titles to consider using:
    Reiki Treatment: Is it Effective?
    Are Reiki Practitioners Effective?
    Chakra Healing: Does it Work?
    Is Prayer for Healing Effective?
    Prayers for Healing: Do They Work?
    Light Therapy for SAD
    LED Therapy 101
    When to Get a Light Therapy Lamp

    To create search-friendly titles of your own, follow the steps outlined in this Learning Center guide.

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I wrote about how prayer is looked upon as an effective part of the healing process, titled "Is Prayer for Healing Effective?" Here is a link to the hub: http://marleneb.hubpages.com/t/325816

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        MarleneB, this Hub is positively stellar. What a fantastic overview you've given- and I like how you're not preachy about it; you just provide a sound, compassionate introduction and useful information. The layout, links, image, and videos compliment your text splendidly. Brava.

        1. MarleneB profile image93
          MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you, Simone. Mostly, thank you for feeling like it wasn't "preachy". My goal was not to preach, so your compliment truly warms my heart.

    2. Austinstar profile image79
      Austinstarposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My favorite medical treatment of all time! http://austinstar.hubpages.com/hub/Mass … e-Medicine

      1. MarleneB profile image93
        MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Great information. I am especially intrigued by reflexology among the other methods you covered.

      2. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Cheers to that! And I agree with MarleneB. You've covered the subject very well!

  2. cclitgirl profile image95
    cclitgirlposted 4 years ago

    This looks like a fun theme.  I'm really into alternative medicine...I'm going to see if I can "conjure" up a hub or two on this theme.  smile  Thanks for the idea!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Very cool! I don't know much about natural medicine, so I hope to learn a lot from everyone's Hubs this week!

  3. craftarrific profile image61
    craftarrificposted 4 years ago

    How timely this is for me! I just had my first acupuncture treatment last week!

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How perfect!! Can't wait to see the Hub you write.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I just tweeted this thread. Watch the new writers roll in... big_smile

    1. DianaLS516 profile image61
      DianaLS516posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Here's a new writer! LOL My first attempt at writing to a given topic in the Weekly Inspiration Hub, and my second Hub post. I chose Hypnotherapy as it has helped me immensely, and the brain fascinates me. Here is the link: http://dianals516.hubpages.com/t/325f75
      Criticism welcome - be gentle. ;-)

      1. MarleneB profile image93
        MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I can vouch that hypnotherapy works. Your hub is very informative.

  5. Anamika S profile image70
    Anamika Sposted 4 years ago

    Alternative Therapies fascinate me too! I can easily write at least half a dozen Hubs on the topic without stressing my brain.  I have never written a Hub based on Weekly Topic Inspiration so far, so this would be my first attempt.

    1. Anamika S profile image70
      Anamika Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have already written many hubs on chakras. So I picked the topic 'Chakra Healing: Does it Work?' so that I could link to my existing Hubs.
      http://anamikas.hubpages.com/hub/chakra … gnificance

      1. MarleneB profile image93
        MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What an amazing discovery for me. I've never heard of Chakra Healing and Balancing Meditation until now. The video is the perfect accompaniment. I am so glad I read your hub - very valuable to me.

        1. Anamika S profile image70
          Anamika Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you! I am happy that you found it helpful.

      2. Anamika S profile image70
        Anamika Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I published another Hub on Top 10 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies that work ( http://anamikas.hubpages.com/hub/Comple … difference) giving the meaning and difference of CAM and types.

  6. soni2006 profile image46
    soni2006posted 4 years ago

    I am also in. This topic is surely a comeback for me. I have written 100 hubs on alternative/natural medicine at Hubpages. Now it's the time to write more as these hubs are converting well for me and are the highest earners for my amazon account.

  7. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    Thanks so much for the topic, here's my latest hub.

    Light Therapy for SAD

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago in reply to this
      1. MarleneB profile image93
        MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Good coverage of this form of alternative treatment. The pluses and minuses are good to know - very helpful.

      2. MarleneB profile image93
        MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You did a great job helping us understand SAD and the treatments involved in controlling this condition.

  8. realtalk247 profile image70
    realtalk247posted 4 years ago

    Dr. Oz always discusses alternatives.
    My opinion............the f.d.a. allows prescription medications to be approved and the doctor's push them on patients.  The kickbacks provided for prescribing drugs happens wrecklessly and usually ends up causing another negative effect in your body.  Then you are given a prescription for that problem, and the scenario continues. 
    Unfortunately very few doctors say hey, let's watch your cholesterol or loose weight and change diet to try and help you get off diabetes medication.
    The food is filled with preservatives and hormone's to speed up production.  Cancer seems to be taken over the country and the drugs, surgeries,and treatment centers continue to grow.
    Nature provides all remedies.

  9. daisydayz profile image87
    daisydayzposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the inspiration again. Here is my hub on Crystal Healing for Pain Relief http://daisydayz.hubpages.com/hub/Alter … al-Healing

    It has made me think I could do a whole series around it as it is something I have been really interested in for years. Thanks - maybe keep an eye out for more tied into this one!

    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is an interesting topic that I think I will continue to follow. Thanks for the great information shared in your hub.

  10. Rosyel Sawali profile image17
    Rosyel Sawaliposted 4 years ago

    Hello! I finally posted mine...thanks for visiting! ^_^

    http://rosyelsawali.hubpages.com/hub/Is … e-Medicine

    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I learned about something I have never heard of before now. Excellent and thorough job. I enjoyed your hub a lot.

      1. Rosyel Sawali profile image17
        Rosyel Sawaliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the kind comment Marlene ^_^

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    kelleywardposted 4 years ago

    I just finished my hub about Light Therapy for SAD Disorder. Did know that someone already had this topic sad http://kelleyward.hubpages.com/hub/Ligh … order?done

    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wonderful coverage of an alternative treatment for SAD.

  12. Emma Harvey profile image87
    Emma Harveyposted 4 years ago

    I wrote about Reiki. My Mother in Law practices it and really swears by it!
    http://emmaharvey.hubpages.com/hub/What … -Treatment

    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is a very interesting concept. I am seeing the word Reiki for the first time through this forum. Great hub about it and the videos are wonderful visual accompaniments.

  13. Athena Clara profile image60
    Athena Claraposted 4 years ago

    I am probably one of the few people who runs away from natural and alternative medicine! I'm not sure why...

    1. Randy M. profile image90
      Randy M.posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Natural and alternative medicine is more frequently about how to keep the body well.  If you are interested in maintaining a healthy body and methods of doing so, then understanding the reasons why you are running the other direction may be of importance for you.

  14. CyberShelley profile image88
    CyberShelleyposted 4 years ago

    I have always been interested in the more mainstream alternative or complementary medicines, so I gave a brief description of them, trying to explain what each therapy believes.

    http://cybershelley.hubpages.com/hub/Di … l-Medicine

    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Nice coverage of other treatments available for healing. I am glad I read your hub to learn about some new and interesting forms of alternative treatments.

  15. LensMan999 profile image46
    LensMan999posted 4 years ago

    I just Published a hub on " Benefits and Drawbacks of Alternative Treatments"


    http://lensman999.hubpages.com/hub/Cont … Treatments


    Share your experiences with alternative medicine

    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Great coverage of the various alternative treatments. Sharing - One of my alternative treatments is prayer.

  16. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    This is the hot topic on alternative health in California.

    http://sherryhewins.hubpages.com/hub/Me … o-Get-High

    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      A straightforward hub covering a topic that is constantly in the news here in California.

  17. meloncauli profile image100
    meloncauliposted 4 years ago

    Finished my article today. Great topic with lots of scope. Thanks Simone!
    http://meloncauli.hubpages.com/hub/Comp … n-Ailments

    1. MarleneB profile image93
      MarleneBposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wonderful hub about natural alternative treatments. I enjoyed reading and learning about things I can do that won't cause negative side effects.

  18. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 4 years ago

    My word, you guys!! These Hubs are so good! This was a fantastic topic- and I've learned a lot from all of you!

    Our new topic is up. This week, we're talking about gadgets and personal electronics that have changed our lives for the better. I hope you'll join in!

  19. Melovy profile image96
    Melovyposted 4 years ago

    I'm late again. This one took an age to get ready, hopefully it's worth the wait.
    http://melovy.hubpages.com/hub/Alternat … ts-of-both

    1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image92
      EuroCafeAuLaitposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Me too - as my auntie used to say, better late than never:  "Magnetic Disk Therapy, a Method for Pain Relief":

      http://eurocafeaulait.hubpages.com/hub/ … ain-Relief

    2. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Better late than never, y'all! These are awesome!

 
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