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What are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety, muscle pain, sleep issues, migraines, and stomach issues?

What are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety, muscle pain, sleep issues, migraines, and stomach issues?

I would suggest: A medical work up 1st to rule out any serious medical issues, followed by psychotherapy if there are no medical reasons for your multiple issues. Meet with a psychologist to learn stress reduction techniques and reduce anxiety by talking in therapy about the issues which may be impacting on your physical well being. ...Read more

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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Can a gastric bypass surgery help with fibromyalgia pains?

Can a   gastric  bypass   surgery help with fibromyalgia pains?

NOT AN INDICATION: I do not know of gastric bypass for fibromyalgia. The weight reduction may help to a certain degree but reducing anxiety and treating mood and exercising help fibromyalgia ...Read more

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Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Medical opinions:  nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read more

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Could probiotics help with stomach problems such as being treated for stomach problems?

Could probiotics help with stomach problems such as being treated for stomach problems?

Yes: Discuss w your doctor. Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Bifantis, Lactobacillus GG, Bacillus Coagulans, Bacillus Subtilis, Lactobacillus Salivarius are probiotics which can aid digestive problems ...Read more

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Which are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety/panic, muscles, sleep, migraines, stomach issues etc..?

Which are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety/panic, muscles, sleep, migraines, stomach issues etc..?

Can't address all of: This in 400 characters. Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help with anxiety. Although kava kava may help w anxiety it has potential to cause liver damage. St john's wort has been used for depression. Valerian root, melatonin ; chamomile have been used for sleep. Ginger is good for nausea ; stomach issues. Although not an herbal, acupuncture is good for anxiety/ panic/ migraine headaches, . ...Read more

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What medicine would work well for chronic pain, anxiety and depression?

What medicine would work well for chronic pain, anxiety and depression?

See below: While a combination of medications may be an option, Cymbalta (duloxetine) may be of help for all these issues. ...Read more

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Did 3 treatments for h. Pylori waiting a moth for results. Lot stomach pain. Is there a diet that helps with gastritis pain? I'm taking 40 mg PPI.

Did 3 treatments for h. Pylori waiting a moth for results. Lot stomach pain. Is there a diet that helps with gastritis pain? I'm taking 40 mg PPI.

Stomach pain: Please request your doctor to do a urea breath test when you are not on antibiotics and PPIs for at leat 10 days to make sure whether or not H.pylori has been cured. ...Read more

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Can a neck collar help for cervicogenic headaches? Cannot take meds due to GI problems. Physiotherapy hasn't helped.

Can a neck collar help for cervicogenic headaches? Cannot take meds due to GI problems. Physiotherapy hasn't helped.

IT CAN: you need to ask your physician about alternative therapies. You may need to see a neurologist to clarify the impact and be certain there are not other approaches. Sometimes injections, sometime acupuncture but you need a clear diagnosis to clarify the best approach. ...Read more

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Is echenacea good for stomach problems?

Is  echenacea  good  for  stomach  problems?

Unlikely: Echinacea is a "pop" remedy that has failed most of the controlled studies, though its popularity makes me think perhaps there's some real effect. If you're experiencing significant GI upset, you owe it to yourself to get diagnosed and treated scientifically. Reflux is a breeding ground for serious problems, including lung damage and cancer. ...Read more

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Is the acupuncture treatment needed daily for body pains and other health problems?

Is the acupuncture treatment needed daily for body pains and other health problems?

No: Acupuncture is usually given in a series of treatments with increasing intervals between them. Occasionally for severe pain a daily treatment can be given up to 10 treatments or so, but not for maintenance. Once you are feeling better you may need periodic treatments to maintain your benefit. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture work for sciatica pain?

Can acupuncture work for sciatica pain?

Possibly: Although not understood fully, acupuncture has shown good success in some pain syndromes. Only way to know is try it out. If after a few treatments you can't see a difference I would seek out a pain/spine specialist for other options. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC medications that can be taken for upset stomach and hearburn after bariatric surgery? Pepto-bismo?

Are there any OTC medications that can be taken for upset stomach and hearburn after bariatric surgery? Pepto-bismo?

Several: You could try prosec otc (a ppi), or an h2 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid (both otc) and for immediate relief Tums usually works well. Or pepto would be fine too. ...Read more

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Can acupunture really work for primary dysmenorrhoea?

Can acupunture really work for primary dysmenorrhoea?

I have only: Performed auricular (ear) acupuncture for dysmenorrhea. My patients found it more effective than nsaid's - with a significantly longer period of action. ...Read more

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Can homeopathy be useful for permanent stomach pain ?

Can homeopathy be useful for permanent stomach pain ?

possibly: It is hard to answer this without knowing more about the stomach pain; if it is truly "permanent" by definition nothing can help it, but if you mean chronic or constant pain homeopathy can help. Of course, it depends on what is causing the pain, but homeopathy often helps conditions that western medicine considers incurable. This, of course, also depends on the skill of the homeopath! ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more