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Does Osteopathic Medicine Treat Hypothyroidism
Thyroid hormone: The treatment for congenital hypothyroidism is to replace the missing hormone, thyroxine, and monitor the treatment. I would hope all health providers would treat it the same way! it's a very natural treatment (it's replacing the same missing hormone the body is not making) and usually all that is necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression treatment: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Improve Physical Health, Emotional Health, Intellectual Health, and Spiritual Health. Have Balanced Diet. Drink lot of water. Have regular bowel habits. Have good sleep. Exercise-walk, hike, swim Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery,Yoga, Meditation Do Tai Chi and Qigong Feel Blessings of your Body and Mind. Feel Wonders of Universe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes...: We refer patients to holistic md's and we have seen some encouraging results from doctors prescribing supplements. Also holistic doctors are likely to suggest that a patient make some dietary changes and consider doing a cleanse to remove toxins including heavy metals. A clifford report may be used by a holistic doctor to help guide treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
OMT: Doctors of Osteopathic medicine in the US have very similar training to those of Allopathic medicine, in that they take the same courses and have same certifications and qualifications, but also take additional classes in Osteopathic Manupulative Treatment (also known as OMT). This treatment allows D.O.'s to treat some conditions with their hands and they are also taught to think more holistically ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Occasionally: Chiropractic is a form of massage; it is not medicine. Chiros use an outmoded theory of disease causation and then administer a deep massage which can help the feeling and pain but they offer no proper dfiagnosis or cure. It is best to see your general doctor or an orthopedic specialist first to rule out serious issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No cure but may help: There is not a cure, but some research shows that gingko biloba decreases the number of raynaud's vasospasm attacks. Gingko has vasodilator effects. Like other non-fda-regulated medicines, traditional chinese meds are of uncertain purity, composition, strength, etc... Traditional chinese ideas of avoiding cold drinks, cold foods, cold temperatures, wetness from rain or snow, etc... Can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are many therapies for lupus. First of all it depends on what ype of lupus one has and how bad it is. Some patients need no treatment. We still use medications that have been around for years which include drugs like advil, (ibuprofen) Prednisone and drugs called dmards such as Plaquenil and methotrexate. There are a host of other medications also. Talk with your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too broad a question: There is no single mental illness. There are many mental disorders. More than 2000 years ago ayurvedic physicians in india treated psychosis/ schizophrenia with a plant called rawulfia serpentina. The main chemical of this plant is reserpine. In usa they treated schizophrenia in 50s with reserpine. I will say thet ayurvedic medicine should not be your first choice for major mental disorders. ...Read more
Comprehensive care: Congenital heart disease should be cared for in hospitals with a dedicated team of highly trained specialists, including pediatric cardiologists, congenital heart surgeons, intensive care physicians/ neonatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, social work, physical and speech therapists, family support team, and other medical consultants to provide integrated care. ...Read more
Endorphin release: A large body of evidence proves that acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, endogenous opiate-like substances. While this explains how acupuncture helps pain, it doesn't explain other proven benefits of acupuncture, so there are obviously other mechanisms at work too (like the chinese concept of meridians). Seenhttp://www.Medicalacupuncture.Org/acu_info/interviews/pomeranzart.Html. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Possibly: All osteopathic physicians are trained in standard medicine. "herbs and natural remedies" are not part of their medical curriculum, and any claimed expertise in this area is entirely outside the realm of a standard physician's education. Having said that, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that dos on average prescribe fewer medications than mds. ...Read more
Take chinese herbal medicine together wif diabetes med.(injection n oral) high blood med. , cholesterol med. , and other regard bones med. . Is it ok?
Be careful: "chinese medicines" are often not what they are supposed to be. "chrysanthemum petals" may be potent steroids or even fungal poisons. Do your best to find out what you are really taking -- and this may be difficult. There are a variety of interesting supplemental / complementary medicines for diabetes available from reputable sources; discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
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