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Does foot reflexology work?

Does foot reflexology work?

Relieves some stress: Foot reflexology relaxes the patient, relieving some of his stress, because of the patient's getting a foot massage and getting to interact with a caring person. Stress-related symptoms can improve. The patient feels better because he believes he should feel better (otherwise he quits going to the reflexologist), but there isn't anything else about the "reflexology" that changes any disease state. ...Read more

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Does foot reflexology actually work?

Does foot reflexology actually work?

Nice: It's a nice foot massage, but as a way of treating your internal organs... Not so much! ...Read more

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Does reflexology work for allergies?

Does reflexology work for allergies?

Not evidence based: Reflexology is time-honored but getting scientifically-controlled studies that show an effect above placebo has been problematic. The magic may come from the relationship with the practitioner, and i'd not criticize anyone who sought this out with a hope of relief. Use it as part of a comprehensive program of allergy management -- your health depends on this, as allergy isn't trivial. ...Read more

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Does dr.Scholl's wooden shoes really work to reduce feet pain?

Does dr.Scholl's wooden shoes really work to reduce feet pain?

There's no magic.: Depending on your particular issues, some shoes, some brand names, some styles will make you feel more (or less) comfortable. If you want to try the wooden shoes on, go for it, but they may or may not make a world of difference. You may need a good orthotic in a more standard shoe to make you more comfortable. ...Read more

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Does hand therapy actually work?

Does hand therapy actually work?

Yes and no: It depends entirely on what you are doing the therapy for. There are some conditions that don't respond at all to therapy over the long term, such as hand arthritis. Many other problems of the hand and wrist require therapy. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture work on sports injuries?

Does acupuncture work on sports injuries?

Possibly: Like any other treatment, some are effective and others may not be effective. Acupuncture is just another tool that can be used to treat injuries. ...Read more

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Does anybody know if acupuncture for back pain really work or doesn't work?

Does anybody know if acupuncture for back pain really work or doesn't work?

Acupuncture Efficacy: Acupuncture is a method that stimulates nerves and muscle tissue to release stress and relieve pain. If the pain is due to structural damage, such as fractures, dislocation, or malformation, acupuncture may, at its best, provide temporary relief. Also, as not all chefs cook the same, not all acupuncture treatment provide the same efficacy, so if it didn't work, it doesn't mean it doesn't work. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture work for arthritis?

Does acupuncture work for arthritis?

Placebo effect: Acupuncture has shown a strong palcebo effect in rheumatic conditions. Studies have been done in oa, ra, neck and back pain, and fibromyalgia. Obviously, just like any treatments either well studied or not, acupuncture will help some people with arthritis, but there is no strong evidence that it will help arthritis in general. It also can get expensive since insurance usually doesnt cover it. ...Read more

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CRPS L foot. Meds, physio, steroid injections. PM specialist suggests leg brace to help walking. How does this work?

CRPS L foot. Meds, physio, steroid injections. PM specialist suggests leg brace to help walking. How does this work?

Stabilizes it: Uncertain what the major issue you have. Is it pain and swelling, is it foot drop, there are a lot of considerations in making this advice. I would ask your physician to clarify this for you. ...Read more

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Does triple antibiotic work on athletes foot?

Does triple antibiotic work on athletes foot?

No!: Need antifungal medication. You can try otc products or rx from podiatrist. ...Read more

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Does chinese medicine work for nerve damage?

Does chinese medicine work for nerve damage?

Traditional Chinese : With complete damage or loss of function, probably not. ...Read more

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