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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia. Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually: Since most aspects of complementary and alternative medicine have never been put to clinical trials, they are mostly ineffective. But the placebo eff ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
CAM: Complementary and alternative medicine ("cam") is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that usually aren't cons ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Different philosophy: There are many definitions to alternative medicine but usually it is defined as methods of care that do not involve pharmaceutical drugs and procedure ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: If you get seriously sick, the treatment you get is evidence based. You're not getting it because it's "conventional" or because of a cultural or powe ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Whole Person: Holistic (and integrative) medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphas ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No cure but may help: There is not a cure, but some research shows that gingko biloba decreases the number of raynaud's vasospasm attacks. Gingko has vasodilator effects. L ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Along with those mentioned by others here, classical homeopathy is another helpful treatment for arthritis patients. Using this effectively would req ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Absolutely: No doubt.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valencia Porter
20 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Depends: Chinese medicine can be an effective treatment for many things. For certain health issues it may be more effective, for others it may be equal but wi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
I'd say no: Some say yes, some no - but no sound clinical or scientifically credible evidence supports effectiveness for treating infertility due to any cause.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Prostatitis: There are chinese formulas for prostatitis but i've had a better clinical response from a western natural supplement formula called prostathera. This ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Varies: Always see an M.D. Or an osteopath first if you suspect a problem. There is some data suggesting improvements from acupuncturists. Chiropractors and ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Over the years more and more medical schools have been developing integrative medicine centers, and there's a consortium of academic health centers fo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeraj Gupta
21 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Patients can improve pain scores with things such as glucosamine/chondroitin, tumeric pills, and fish oil.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, it is: Holistic medicine is a legitimate field. Its body of expertise includes whole-person health, nutrition, mind-body interventions, tcm/acupuncture, her ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Several: Acupuncture is the most well known based on the flow of energy through the body through what are called meridians. Each of these channels have points ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Val Koganski
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not always: It depends what problem you might have. Some very experience acupuncturist can make a diagnosis by checking your pulse, ear, or more modern practition ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Meningioma: Meningioma is usually a slow-growing, benign tumor of the protective coverings of the brain/spinal cord. They can be found incidentally on MRI scans ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
35 years experience in Psychiatry
Safe not effective: There are two questions that usually relate to medical procedures - is it safe, and is it effective. Probably nootropics, tcm and chiropractors are re ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
For some things, yes: Conventional medicine is excellent in emergencies, overwhelming infections, and conditions requiring surgery. Homeopathy excels in supporting healing ... Read More

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