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