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Is complimentary and alternative medicine an alternative approach to conventional allopathic medicine?

Is complimentary and alternative medicine an alternative approach to conventional allopathic medicine?

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 power-grab conspiracy, it's because it's what's most likely to work, as can be shown in the courts of science and the law. "Alternative" stuff like laetrile and gallstone flushes preys on the gullibility of desperate people. ...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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Is complementary and alternative medicine safe?

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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Does Ortho-molecular medicine help curing Psoriasis?

Does Ortho-molecular medicine help curing Psoriasis?

Unclear question: I do not know what you mean by Ortho-molecular medicine. At this time there is no cure for psoriasis, but there are effective treatments to keep the disease under control. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/understanding-psoriasis-treatment ...Read more

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Is traditional chinese medicine effective compared to regular 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 with differing side effects, and for still others western medicine may be more effective. ...Read more

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Whats holistic, complementary and alternative medicine?

Whats 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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What is ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis?

What is ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis?

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE: Is the traditional medicine of india, originating some 5, 000 yrs ago.It emphasizes on re establishing balance in the body through diet, lifestyle, exercise, and body cleansing, with improvements in the health of body, mind and spirit. As far as how it makes chronic rhinitis better specificslly, I have not a clue. ...Read more

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How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia. Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulation have all shown to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic medicine for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

Is there any homeopathic medicine for pityriasis lichenoid chronica?

Not specifically: There is not a "this for that" homeopathic medicine for this condition. But with a comprehensive assessment, a medicine may be found that helps your overall health -- including the skin condition. Homeopathy seeks to understand your problem by perceiving the deeper pattern of your suffering, which manifests on the surface also. Find a homeopathic doctor: http://www.Homeopathyusa.Org/. ...Read more

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Does traditional chinese medicine cure raynaud's?

Does traditional chinese medicine cure raynaud's?

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. Like other non-fda-regulated medicines, traditional chinese meds are of uncertain purity, composition, strength, etc... Traditional chinese ideas of avoiding cold drinks, cold foods, cold temperatures, wetness from rain or snow, etc... Can be helpful. ...Read more

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Ayurveda is an alternative medicine to what?

Ayurveda is an alternative medicine to what?

Ayurveda…: …is the traditional medicine practiced in india; it is considered an alternative medicine to western allopathic/osteopathic medicine, which arose from greek & european traditions. ...Read more

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Top alternative medicine for skin fungal infection?

Do you want best?: First determine if it really is fungus! if so, how did it come about? These are very important. Otc antifungal creams are cheap & effective. Science has it all over wichcraft in this area. If you accidently brush your teeth with antifungal cream you need not call a dr. This is not the case with herbal remedies which are not effective and often dangerous as well as more expensive. ...Read more

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Is prescription acne medicine better than proactiv?

Is prescription acne medicine better than proactiv?

Almost certainly!: Unfortunately, most doctors feel that proactive is not particularly helpful for managing acne, despite their very impressive commercials! see a board-certified dermatologist with experience in managing acne for the best results. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between "holistic medicine" and "complementary and alternative medicine" ?

Is there a difference between "holistic medicine" and "complementary and alternative medicine" ?

Yes and No.: These terms may be used interchangeably to distinguish them from conventional or orthodox medicine. Technically, "holistic medicine" refers to using a approach where the body is encouraged to do its own healing. In contrast, "complementary medicine" refers to a practice of medicine that works with conventional medicine and "alternative medicine" refers to using natural means other than drugs. ...Read more

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What is a simple, ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis?

What is a simple, ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis?

Avoid dairy/gluten. : Super low or nonexistent estrogen levels in menopause can reduce immunity. Best treatment for that is cyclic bhrt. However, chronic rhinitis is frequently caused by a gluten or dairy sensitivity. ...Read more

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Skin allergy medicine pls?

Skin allergy medicine pls?

You can try: Oral antihistamines or topical steroids, both of which are over the counter. ...Read more

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Medicine for dundruff?

Medicine for dundruff?

Dandruff: First try over the counter Selsum blue. This works miracles. Use it twice a day for about two weeks. ...Read more

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Is homeopathy a reliable alternative to mainstream medicine?

For some things, yes: Conventional medicine is excellent in emergencies, overwhelming infections, and conditions requiring surgery. Homeopathy excels in supporting healing after the above crises, and in chronic conditions not otherwise helped. You'll need an experienced practitioner who can accurately perceive your problem & prescribe the 1 out of 4000 remedies that specifically matches your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more