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Can homeopathy help with my migraines?

Can homeopathy help with my migraines?

Yes, probably: Skillfully done, homeopathy may well help migraines. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20423206 finding the right homeopathic remedy requires professional case-taking and follow-up, though. Homeopathy is used successfully all over the world -- including germany, france, great britain, scotland, ireland, south america, india, etc. We're slower in the us, but use is growing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Can acupuncture help with psorisis?

Can acupuncture help with psorisis?

Yes: Psoriasis is a serious skin condition with serious medical treatment, but it is quite sensitive to emotional states. Acupuncture may be quite beneficial, yet it is not a mainstream treatment. It is worth considering. ...Read more

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How does acupuncture help with migraines and pain?

How does acupuncture help with migraines and pain?

Acupuncture: A number of chemicals/neurotransmitters can be impacted by acupuncture: serotonin, norepinephrine, substance P,GABA, Dopamine, B- endorphin, ACTH, Dynorphins, Leucine - enkephalin & methionine-enkephalin. Acupuncture also blocks obstructions in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction and Chi. Different forms of acupuncture have different impacts on the body. The strongest form of > ...Read more

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Can pills actually help with migraines?

Can pills actually help with migraines?

Seek medical opinion: The source of the migraine is a very important component in deciding the correct treatment. If a pill now and again helps control the pain, then that may be a good answer, but until you know what causes the problem i would discusrage you from popping pills since that may mask an underlying condition. Once you know the cause, then your md can guide you in an appropriate treatment path. ...Read more

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Can fruit help with headaches?

Can fruit help with headaches?

YES and NO: Like vegetables, fruits are valuable sources of fiber and antioxidants. Avoiding citrus fruits, avocados and bananas may help reduce headache symptoms, according to the ummc. Fruits unlikely to worsen your symptoms include apples, peaches, apricots, cherries, tomatoes, grapes, kiwi and cantaloupe. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors help with earaches?

Can chiropractors help with earaches?

Never: Chiropractors do not know of any disease condition that they will not try and treat. They offer a strenuous massage which can sometimes be dangerous. There is no connection between ear problems and the spine so chiropractors have nothing to offer in this arena. See your family doctor or your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help with stroke rehab?

Although research ha: Although some research and case reports have demonstrated some positive results in some patients, there have not been any large definitive study that has been attempted to answer this question. Unlike in the US, in China often include acupuncture is included as part of the early treatment along with other disciplines and interventions. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help with treating spinabifida symptoms at all?

Can acupuncture help with treating spinabifida symptoms at all?

See below: Acupuncture will not cure defects from spinabifida. However, if symptomatic - it can reduce surrounding inflammation/ pain. ...Read more

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Can neurologists help with TMJ headaches?

Can neurologists help with TMJ headaches?

Depends on diagnosis: You have to know, if possible, if the headaches are due to a tmj/tmd cause. I often get referrals from neurologists in my community because their treatment is delivering the desired results. But I have also referred patients to neurologists. Need to work together! ...Read more

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Can detox help with fibromyalgia?

Can detox help with fibromyalgia?

Possibly: Increasing doses of opioids to try to chase the pain, unsuccessfully, can sometimes result in “opioid induced hyperalgesia”. Typically, fibromyalgia does not respond well to the pain managing aspects of opioids, although it sometimes improves mood and spirit by reducing the suffering aspect of pain. If you have been taking increasing doses of opioids without improvement, it is time to taper off. ...Read more

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How well can neural therapy help with fibromyalgia?

How well can neural therapy help with fibromyalgia?

Sometimes quite well: Neural therapy will not necessarily help everyone with fibromyalgia, but if someone has scar tissue creating "interference fields" it may be extremely helpful in reducing pain and improving function. Like many alternative therapies, there is little research demonstrating its effectiveness, but it is very safe and I have seen many patients have remarkable benefit from neural therapy. ...Read more

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In what ways can massage help with dysautonomia?

In what ways can massage help with dysautonomia?

May not : It depends on what the manifestations are. There are many symptoms of dysautonomia. However massage may will help the pain syndrome. ...Read more

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Does music help with migraines?

No: Nothing in literature supportsusic as treatment.

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Can yoga help with anxiety?

Can yoga help with anxiety?

Definitely. Yoga: is one of the best ways to naturally decrease anxiety, but also to increase mindfulness, physical well-being through passive exercise, and a sense of slowing down in a very fast, busy world. Usually, Yoga is also taught with some form of meditation. Knowing what kind of anxiety is also helpful. Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Can the chiropractor help with allergies?

Can the chiropractor help with allergies?

No: Chirpractors practice a deep massage for musculoskeletal strains. Their manipulations will have no effect on allergies. ...Read more

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Can Botox injections also help with frequent tension headaches?

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Can Botox injections also help with frequent tension headaches?

Of course: The Botox injections are being increasingly used in pain management. They have been advocated as a preventive treatment for both migraine and tension-type headaches with some studies showing a reduction in the frequency, severity and disability associated with these headaches. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help sciatica? Does acupuncture ever help with sciatica pain? .

Can acupuncture help sciatica? Does acupuncture ever help with sciatica pain?

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Possibly: Although not understood fully, acupuncture has shown good success in some pain syndromes. Only way to know is try it out. If after 2-3 treatments you can't see a difference I would seek out a pain/spine specialist for other options. ...Read more

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Can reiki help with both depression and pain?

Can reiki help with both depression and pain?

Possibly: There have been studies conducted by the nih cam center and others, but there is no supportive scientific evidence that reiki works for any condition. That said, working with someone who cares about you and your condition can be therapeutic. The healing power of touch and contact with someone who cares is helpful for someone with pain and depression. A pain psychologist might be more helpful. ...Read more

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Can Valium help in migraine treatment?

Can Valium help in migraine treatment?

Not usually given: Benzodiazepine tranquilizers like Valium or Xanax (alprazolam) are usually not prescribed for treatment of migraine. There is no evidence they are effective for the acute migraine headache. Nor are they used for prevention of migraine. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more