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What's the best alternative medicine for diabetes?

What's the best alternative medicine for diabetes?

Depends: The only way to treat type one, Insulin dependent diabetes, is with insulin. In this disease, your body makes no insulin. There is no alternative; you take your Insulin or you die. Type two diabetes involves Insulin resistance. 80% of people with this problem are obese. Ala (a type of fatty acid) has been shown to help in some studies. Recently cinnamon has drawn attention as a treatment. ...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 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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What is the best alternative medicine for relieving my si joint pain?

What is the best alternative medicine for relieving my si joint pain?

Alternative care: The best medicine is to see a doctor to be examined to find the cause of your joint pain. When the cause is know then you can have the options of treatment that are know to treat the cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best alternative medicine to help with quitting smoking?

Can you tell me what is the best alternative medicine to help with quitting smoking?

There are many: Unfortunately, testing for these products is limited, so nobody can tell you what is "best." lobelia, gingko, st. John's wort and valerian have all been used, and lobeline is used in europe as an anti-smoking medication. Meditation, yoga, relaxation techniques, acupuncture, hypnosis and other cam techniques are also widely used to assist with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine in alternative medicine for diaberics with blood sugae over 320?

What is the best medicine in alternative medicine for diaberics with blood sugae over 320?

Diabetes: Some effective alternative medicine treatments for such a severely abnormal glucose include strict carbohydrate restriction, berberine 200 mg with each meal, liberal use of cinnamon and a combination product called diaxanol. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine in alternative medicine for diabetics with blood sugar over 320?

Uncontrolled DM: There is no substitute, natural or otherwise, for insulin. When blood sugars are chronically elevated to this degree, we strongly consider Insulin first in patients with type 2 diabetes. The best medicine is lifestyle change, weight management, diet, exercise, and appropriate sleep. For type 2 patients, medication can often be weaned when lifestyle changes positively influence diabetes control. ...Read more

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When is it best to take alternative medicine: before or after i drink coffee to avoid a headache?

Caffeine and headach: If caffeinated beverages give you a headache, it is altogether best to avoid caffeine. In general caffeine, when used sparingly can halt a vascular headache. Not true for all people. There is not really a specific antidote to the impact of caffeine but adequate magnesium, and other mitochondrial support can help by nutraceutical dosing. ...Read more

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What's the best way to find a general practice doctor who is into alternative medicine?

What's the best way to find a general practice doctor who is into alternative medicine?

Reliable sites: Specific web sites with search engines to find these physicians, include the american board of integrative holistic medicine (http://www.Holisticboard.Org/); arizona center for integrative medicine (www.Azcim.Org); and american holistic medical association (www.Holisticmedicine.Org). For homeopathic physicians, see american institute of homeopathy: www.Homeopathyusa.Org. ...Read more

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