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Does Reiki Really Work
Relora: I do not know how effective relora is. It contains magnolia officinalis & phellodendron amurense (traditional chinese medicine herbs). It is reported to improve sleep, reduce stress and help suppress appetite. This article refers to two studies: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/254056-side-effects-of-relora/. You might ask someone who has tried it. ...Read more
Work for everything?: "prayer" has intrigued scientists for years. Here's a link on this: http://www.Newsmax.Com/newsfront/scientific-benefits-prayer-works/2011/12/20/id/421663 there are scientific benefits of meditation, focusing, and even prayer apart from any specific religious doctrine. In addition, a sense of meaning, purpose, faith, and inspiration contributes a unique type of happiness to a person's life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great question!: The current working hypothesis: homeopathic remedies gently stimulate your healing/restorative system in the specific way it's disturbed -- which can be perceived through the symptoms you have. If the remedy is close enough to this symptoms pattern, your system responds by correcting itself. Your symptoms gradually resolve, and resilience improves. Nanomedicine too: http://tinyurl.Com/l6jlgar. ...Read more
Not exactly known: The mechanism of acupuncture is not entirely known, as is true for most of the pharmaceuticals we use. There is a local release of chemicals at the acupuncture points and brain centers release endorphins, neurotransmitters, and hormones that are relaxing, stress-relieving, mood and immune regulating. In addition, acupuncture increases local circulation and relaxes muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aczone: Aczone is antibacterial, antiinfective, and anti-inflammatory. It is one of the gentler prescription acne products out there, so it is often prescribed for acne patients with sensitive skin who cannot tolerate retinoids or drying actives like benzoyl peroxide. (Aczone is also suitable for those with Rosacea, although not that effective for Rosacea). ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minoxidil Works, but: Minoxidil promotes improved hair growth from weak follicles. Twice a day, everyday until further notice, is the recommended dosage. Get a HairCheck measurement if you want to track your progress in 90 days, otherwise you'll have to wait 6-12 months to judge. OTC minox (rogaine) is weak & messy. Formula 82M compounded minoxidil goes on dry & is much more powerful. Stop the minox? Lose the result! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, of course not: Their webpage claims their herbal product treats multiple types of std's and clears viruses, parasites, and bacteria. Of course, there is no such magical item, so hold on to your money. This is likely an offshore sales pitch, as it is illegal to make false medical claims in the U.S. ...Read more
Maybe: ? Re: Guifenisin for fibromyalgia (FM). The discoverer & his followers think so, but I am not aware of double blind studies to rule out placebo effect. One would think if Guifenisin were truly effective millions of people would use by now; by word of mouth. With FM the authoritative arenas & preferred belief systems are Big Pharma, American College of Rheumatology, and Academic Medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buyer Beware: Generally if an over the counter drug makes outlandish claims, it doesn't live up to the hype. Despite the manufacturer's assertions, no scientific studies have evaluated the drug in a prospective randomized trial published on PubMed. Thanks for trusting Health Tap! ...Read more
For some, yes: A recent meta-analysis did show positive results for both hypnosis and acupuncture in smoking cessation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22502956 this doesn't mean that gums, patches, and medications like zyban (bupropion) are not helpful, though. Different people respond best to different approaches, so having alternatives is good. ...Read more
Yes: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. But it's from shark so fish allergies may be an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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