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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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