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Can Orthomolecular Medicine Be Fatal
Don't know fatal: Orthomolecular medicine is a practice of optimizing health through vitamins and supplements. Some of these are at megadoses that can be toxic. The general scientific consensus is that there is little benefit. For normal individuals a balanced diet is all that is necessary. Supplementation is a waste of money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Huge category: There are many neurological diseases and disorders, and homeopathy can be helpful in many of them. In my practice, i also recommend collaborating with a conventionally practicing neurologist and/or psychiatrist -- depending on the type of problem. Also you need a very well-trained, experienced classical (single remedy) homeopath. Find homeopathic physicians: http://homeopathyusa.Org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Schizophrenia: No proof of full effectiveness of such tx. ...Read more
No: Homeopathic medicines are prepared in very dilute quantities, such that above the potencies of 12c or 24x, it's unlikely to find a molecule of the original substance from which the remedy was made. This is what some point to as the "nonsense" of homeopathy -- but dr. Hahnemann wrote of using a spiritual substance to deal with a spiritual, energetic aspect of the person (his or her healing system). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some illnesses that can be better treated with eastern medicine (acupressure, accupuncture, etc.) than western medicine?
Sx without diagnosis: Acupuncture is often helpful for treatment of symptoms even in the absence of clear diagnoses. It can also be used to treat constellations of symptoms which are classified in traditional chinese medicine but which are not recognized in western medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, not really: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research). Herbal supplements have not been shown to be successful in preventing or self-treating vascular conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can one cure heart disease without taking allopathic medicine and which exercise should be preferred?
Holistic approach: There are many types of heart disease. If you're talking about cardiovascular disease dean ornish md proved it can be reversed with diet, exercise & stress reduction- see http://www.Ornishspectrum.Com/proven-program/the-research/ supplements also help- see reverse heart disease now by stephen sinatra md.There is also good evidence that chelation therapy helps.I advise working with a holistic doc. ...Read more
Can the new drug for cystic fibrosis, kalydeco, (ivacaftor) be taken by someone with copd..Would it help?
Belladonna: Homeopathic Belladonna may be an indicated constitutional remedy for some people, and this would be used over time. For the best results you need consultation and follow-up with a professional homeopath to make sure this is an appropriate remedy for your needs. Belladonna is also called for in some acute cases, but this would be a short-term use. ...Read more
11mm kidney stone,does it requires a surgery or can be cured with medicines?If so please suggest medicines.
Probably not surgery: Extra-corporal shockwave lithotripsy, ESWL, does not involve any incision although performed under anesthesia or conscious sedation. Stone is too large to pass spontaneously & can not be cured with medication. U also need a metabolic work up with 24 hour quantitative & qualitative urine analysis to find out why you developed stone in first place & how to prevent recurrence. ...Read more
I heard that diazepam flouxotine combination is potentially dangerous and has to be preceeded by special tests.Is this true and which are these tests ?
(CYP450) tests: I reviewed this issue looking up references cited by Drugs. Com. See: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=862-0,1115-0&types=major&types=minor&types=moderate&types=food&types=therapeutic_duplication&professional=1 . This Mayo Clinic article will give more information on Cytochrome P450 (CYP450) tests to determine effects of cytochrome P-450 isoenzyme system. ...Read more
Viral etiology: Mouth ulcers are usually caused by viruses. As such antibiotics dont work. Symptomatic care is all that can be offerred. Consult your doctor as to what he can do for you. ...Read more
No: If you will read the disclaimers that are all over the site, it states we do not diagnose or treat anything from this platform. These meds are often schedule 2 controlled substances closely watched by the feds. Any doc who prescribes them without a physician/patient relationship, chart , exam findings and proper testing to verify need can lose their ability to prescribe such meds & their license. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any physicians with experience in treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis? Given it is incurable, can symptoms be mitigated via particular treatments?
Myalgic Encephal: Yes mans specialize in this. I would call one of the medical schools in Chi town and see who they recommend you see. ...Read more
Qualified NO: Herbal medications have a place but they do no have to be studied and proven effective like prescribed drugs. We do not fully understand what they do as research is lacking. Some of my patients see acupuncturists and naturopathic providers and i allow them to prescribe herbs but usually we stay away from herbs during ivf for example where the costs of failure is high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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