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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Therapy (Overview)

Alternative therapy is also known as Alternative medicine. Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has a small success rate.


Dr. John Ebner
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Do you know any alternative therapy for behcet's disease?

Dr. John Ebner
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Do you know any alternative therapy for behcet's disease?

Challenging Disease: Behcet's is a chronic systemic vasculitis with ulcers in the mouth, genitals and sometimes eyes as well as skin manifestations and arthritis. Traditional therapies for this rare disease include high-potency topical and intralesional steroids. Other topical therapies exist. Also Dapsone and Colchicine (oral medications) can help. More agressive therapies can be used also. ...Read more

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Alternative Therapy (Overview)

Alternative therapy is also known as Alternative medicine. Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has a small success rate.


Dr. Joseph Gutman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
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Is there any alternative therapy for urinary stricture?

Dr. Joseph Gutman
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
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Is there any alternative therapy for urinary stricture?

No: No... unfortunately the only way is dilation or surgical repair ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
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Is alternative therapy effective? Or it can be taken as only add up therapy to conventional drug therapy?

Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
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Is alternative therapy effective? Or it can be taken as only add up therapy to conventional drug therapy?

Broad question: Alternative therapy can mean anything from taking herbal supplements to chanting mantras while sitting under crystals. It's impossible to say that all alternative therapy is effective or that no alternative therapy is effective. The best approach to either alternative or conventional therapy is to follow the scientific evidence and use what has been demonstrated to work. ...Read more

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
34 years in practice
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Is there an alternative therapy for osteosarcoma?

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Board Certified, Pediatrics
34 years in practice
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Is there an alternative therapy for osteosarcoma?

No: Osteosarcoma is a form of cancer and convnentional oncological therapy is the best option. There are however centers that focus on an integrative approach. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
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Why isn't music therapy covered by insurances other than because it is an alternative therapy?

Dr. Andrew Berry
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
9 years in practice
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Why isn't music therapy covered by insurances other than because it is an alternative therapy?

Music: Attempting to get insurance to pay for alternative treatments is tantamount to attempting to raise the Titanic with tweezers. It's hard enough to get for them to pay for mainstream treatments let alone anything out of the ordinary. If you believe in music therapy, advocate for it! ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin O'Neil
Board Certified, Urogynecology
23 years in practice
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What is an herbal or alternative therapy to use in place of heparin?

Dr. Kevin O'Neil
Board Certified, Urogynecology
23 years in practice
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What is an herbal or alternative therapy to use in place of heparin?

Number of choices: A website which lists some of these is http://www.Med.Umich.Edu/1libr/aha/umherb04.Htm keep in mind however, that anticoagulant therapy must be monitored very carefully and should not be done without medical supervision. Also keep in mind that if it is being done during pregnancy, the medication or herb must be proven safe for the fetus. Just because it's 'natural' doesn't make it safe. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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Are there any alternative therapy for renal simple cyst?

Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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No....: Such event will stay with the patient forever. It tends to grow in size in widely variable pace over time, but usually remains silent, asymptomatic, until the occasional occurrence of its rare superimposed infection or bleeding. Experience proved no practical need to intervene but for rare occasions as just described above + possible size-related pain. There is no magic pill around for it. ...Read more

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Dr. Horacio Capote
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Is there an herbal or alternative therapy to use instead of heparin?

Dr. Horacio Capote
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Is there an herbal or alternative therapy to use instead of heparin?

I wouldn't try it: If you or someone you know is taking heparin, they require very accurate management of their coagulability (ability to make clots). It really requires the exact doses that manufactured pharmaceuticals posses with all of the fda mandated quality assurance that that entails. ...Read more

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Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
32 years in practice
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I have parkinson's. What is the best alternative therapy? I've been taking Parkinson's meds for 12 years. I'm 66 now.

Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
32 years in practice
446K people helped

Mucuna puriens: Mucuna puriens is an herb that helps your body make more dopamine. There are many ways of using natural medicine to support your body better with parkinsons. You can support your hormones, with bioidentical hormones and there are ways of measuring your brain chemistry and then supporting Dopamine and other neurotransmitters with natural supplements. ...Read more

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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 congenital medicine. It is usually based on cultural or historical traditions, ...Read more


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