In-depth

Alternative medicine

Acupuncture

Find out how acupuncture works, who should avoid it and what conditions it can treat.

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a technique in which you use your mind to control your body, possibly helping with relaxation and a variety of health conditions.

Causes

Huntington's disease

Huntington's disease — an inherited disease that causes the degeneration of brain cells — results in movement, psychiatric, cognitive disorders and eventual death.

Tests and diagnosis

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

MRI

MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Treatments and drugs

Deep brain stimulation

This treatment uses electrodes implanted in your brain to treat a number of neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease.

May. 12, 2012