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Can Alternative Medicines cure type 1 or type 2 Diabetes so one would no longer have diabetes?

Can Alternative Medicines cure type 1 or type 2 Diabetes so one would no longer have diabetes?

No: No. Lifestyle changes can occasionally revert type 2 diabetes to normal, but still that person is at desk for the diabetes to return at a later date. But no data have shown any benefit of alternative medicines (i.e., the "medicines" WITHOUT proven efficacy or safety). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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Can Ayurveda or other alternative medicines cure alcoholic liver disease?

Can Ayurveda or other alternative medicines cure alcoholic liver disease?

It depends on stage: First of all it can be reversed in earlier stages before full blown cirrhosis has set in, as that is irreversible
but no medicine will work unless you stop alcohol intake completely and for good. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medicine or cure for Crohn's?

Are there any alternative medicine or cure for Crohn's?

There is help.: A change in diet can be very powerful. Drop meat and dairy from your diet. Avoid allergens (grains that contain gluten, soy products, and peanuts). Decrease gut inflammation with omega-3 fatty acids (flax, chia and hemp are good options), coconut products, and turmeric. A good probiotic with 50 + billion microorganisms can be helpful, and check a vitamin D level. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can there be some alternative medicine to cure convulsions for neonatalstage?

Can there be some alternative medicine to cure convulsions for neonatalstage?

ADVICE: If you or family member is suffering epileptic convulsions, there is distinct risk of injury or death, and these need expert evaluation and treatment. There is NO alternative medicine you will find in your kitchen that will help. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine to cure irregular menstruation?

Is there an alternative medicine to cure irregular menstruation?

Irregular Periods: Although supplements and herbal medications have a labeling stating that it is not intended to cure, treat or diagnose a disease, yes, there are multiple alternatives to surgery and traditional medicine to your problem. Causes could be multiple including a hormonal imbalance including thyroid and ovarian conditions, excessive weight gain, fibroids, endometriosis...Etc.... ...Read more

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My aunt has gall bladder stones. Is there any ways in alternative medicine to cure it without surgery? Or any foods that can cure it?

My aunt has gall bladder stones. Is there any ways in alternative medicine to cure it without surgery? Or any foods that can cure it?

No: Gallstones can be observed if there is no discomfort or problems. Gallstones that cause pain or nausea usually are best treated with surgery to resolve the problem. Actgall is a medication that may dissolve some gallstones, but can take 2-3 years, does not work on large or calcified stones & gallstones can return if medication is stopped. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative medicines to cure cancer?

Is there any alternative medicines to cure cancer?

None proven to work: There are no alternative medicines shown to cure cancer. ...Read more

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Doctors are looking to integrate more natural remedies into their treatment regimens. So is alternative medicine the cure?

Discuss with your MD: Western medicine offers many wonderful treatments, many that are derived from extensive research of the active component of a 'natural' cure e.g. Aspirin from a compound in the bark of the willow tree. Therefore, it is very important to discuss use of alternative medicines & any supplements with your md because there are many potential interactions as well as side effects. ...Read more

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Can you get rhabdo from the use of valtrx? And if so what alternative medicine can you use? Can rhabdo be completely cured?

Can you get rhabdo from the use of valtrx? And if so what alternative medicine can you use? Can rhabdo be completely cured?

Rhabdo: I have not heard of rhabdo from valtrex, (valacyclovir). It is much more common with statins especially when they are combined with other medicines, specifically gemfibrizol. That being said, any side effect can occur in anyone. ...Read more

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Can there be cure for niddm in alternative medicine?

No, but: A recent nih study showed that intensive lifestyle changes can virtually reverse type2 diabetes. Eat the right foods, get good moderate intense physical activity each day, manage stress effectively and get 7-8 hours of sleep and amazing things can happen. ...Read more

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Has there ever been a cancer cure using alternative medicine?

Has there ever been a cancer cure using alternative medicine?

I say no: During the Laetrile scam, every physician in the USA was asked to give information and possible cures for review. There were none. Cancer quacks lie shamelessly. The cures you are reading about are made up. ...Read more

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Uterine fibroids-non-malignant. Are there any cures by alternative medicine?

Uterine fibroids-non-malignant. Are there any cures by alternative medicine?

Not that I am: Familiar with. If the fibroids are not causing heavy bleeding or pain, live them alone. Otherwise, there are non surgical options like uterine artery embolization which ccuts off the blood supply to the fibroids and causes them to shrink. There is also a procedure using focus ultrasound to treat fibroids. This is being done at several centers in the us with mayo being a leading one. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure for lung cancer through alternative medicine?

Could there be a cure for lung cancer through alternative medicine?

No: Although herbal and homepathic medicine may help with some of the symptoms of the disease and the treatment, there is no evidence to support a herbal cure for lung cancer. The standard of care therapy for best chance of cure for stage I and ii lung cancer is surgery, with a role for chemotherapy for stages ii-iv and radiation for stage iii and possibly IV (as standard of care). See www. Cancer. Gov. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for alcoholic liver disease in Ayurveda or other alternative medicine.?

Can there be any cure for alcoholic liver disease in Ayurveda or other alternative medicine.?

Unfortunately no: When you say liver disease do you mean cirrhosis? Cirrhosis does not get better. Do you mean fatty liver? That can improve over time if the alcohol use stops and people get back to a normal weight. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are examples of alternative medicine?

What are examples of alternative medicine?

Alternative medicine: Many examples of alternative medicine. Acupuncture, Hypnotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathy are all types of alternative therapies. Others include Aromatherapy, Energy medicine, an massage therapy. ...Read more

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Is complementary and alternative medicine safe?

Usually: Since most aspects of complementary and alternative medicine have never been put to clinical trials, they are mostly ineffective. But the placebo effect is generally safe, so although you might be wasting your money, the only harm is the avoidance of getting an actual real diagnosis and proper treatment from a real doctor. ...Read more

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What is complimentary and alternative medicine?

What is complimentary and alternative medicine?

CAM: Complementary and alternative medicine ("cam") is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that usually aren't considered a part of conventional medicine. "complementary" treatments might be used in conjunction with conventional ones; "alternative" treatments would be used instead of conventional ones. For a lot more info, see: http://nccam. Nih. Gov/. ...Read more

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Alternative medicine is not real medicine-thoughts?

Alternative Medicine: Alternative medicine is just that an alternative to modern medicine. It can include off label use of modern medicine, or natural medicine like herbs and homeopathy, or traditional medicines chinese acupuncture and ayurveda. ...Read more

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Any value to complementary and alternative medicine?

Any value to complementary and alternative medicine?

Most certainly: More than 40% of adults say they use complementary and alternative medicine. More and more doctors are embracing these therapies too. The mayo clinic and the national center for complementary and alternative medicine are funding scientific research at this moment, and much work has already been done which verifies the efficacy of a natural medicine approach in specific conditions. ...Read more

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What's holistic, complementary and alternative medicine?

What's holistic, complementary and alternative medicine?

Whole Person: Holistic (and integrative) medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies (including. "alternative" & "complementary" medicine = those not usually taught in conventional med schools. ...Read more

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Describe the features of complementary or alternative medicine.?

Alternative medicine: Complementary and alternative medicine (cam) approach is to holisitically treat the patient using lifestyle, alternative therapies, nutrition, as well as supplements and or herbs. The emphasis is on bringing balance rather than just treating a problem. Combining this with traditional medicine can lead to longer lasting and more effective outcomes. ...Read more

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What drugs are classified as complementary and alternative medicine?

What drugs are classified as complementary and alternative medicine?

None: Drugs are regulated by the fda and require proof of efficacy and safety. Remedies used by naturopaths and similar providers have not been tested for either efficacy or safety and in fact are totally not subject to any federal oversight unless they are found to be dangerous in clinical use. ...Read more

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What's the difference between complementary and alternative medicine?

Shades of difference: Most would say that "alternative" medicine can be used "instead of" conventional approaches, and involves whole different methods of diagnosis and treatment. "complementary" methods are more often meant to be used along with conventional treatments, sometimes to ease side effects or to bring in aspects the conventional treatments may not include (such as spirituality, etc). ...Read more

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What's alternative medicine considered to be in a more global society?

Varies: I can only speak for acupuncture. It is practiced throughout asia, europe, & canada. It is regularly taught in many european medical schools. In some areas of china, traditional medicine is the only care that is readily available. The United States is on the tail end of modern countries that are accepting acupuncture. We could learn a lot from the french, who invented auricular acupuncture. ...Read more

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Which types of "alternative medicine" have you tried and found very effective?

Paerls: You are asking me jumpin the ocean and find a pearl. Alternative medicine for what particular problem? I can come to your town and give a talk get30 people tgather. I, m fond of turmeric and aloe and many monosachhrides your good health in kitchen. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: complementary and alternative medicine?

What is the definition or description of: complementary and alternative medicine?

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet. ...Read more

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How come alternative medicine practitioners always seem more caring and considerate?

How come alternative medicine practitioners always seem more caring and considerate?

A lesson for all...: ...from a mainstream practitioner: "KIndness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom." Theodore Rubin, MD ...Read more

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I am looking for one good website on complementary and alternative medicine, can you help?

I am looking for one good website on complementary and alternative medicine, can you help?

NCCAM: The national center for complementary and alternative medicine (through the national institutes of health) might be a good place to start: http://nccam. Nih. Gov/. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine for stress?

Exercise: Stress is normal. Do not become a "chemical coper". Exercise and relaxation techniques are far better for you than anti-anxiety medications. ...Read more

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