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By itself?: The best thing about gerson therapy is its emphasis on excellent nutrition, very clean & anti-inflammatory. It's also a difficult therapy to keep up with, without help with all the juicing requirements. This treatment approach was developed specifically for various cancers. Fibromyalgia is not one of the conditions listed on the http://gerson.Org web site, so it's difficult to say yes or no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What amount of the Gerson therapy would you recommend for severe allergies? Also, any advice on how to stay clean enough?
No amount: Gerson therapy is an unproven form of treatment without any scientific basis . I suppose if you have an unknown food allergy, and the diet happens to eliminate that food, you may be in luck. You may also enjoy some transient relief in nasal congestion because of the norepinephrine and adrenaline released from the torture of colonics. Water-boarding can do the same. ...Read more
Not likely. : Trust the nci, not those proposing this! wikipedia says when gerson's claims were examined by the national cancer institute (nci), they found that his records lacked the basic information necessary to systematically evaluate his claims. The nci concluded that his data showed no benefit from his treatment. The therapy is scientifically unsupported and potentially hazardous. Try www.Quackwatch.Org. ...Read more
What are some recreational therapies that would be appropriate for someone with impaired physical mobility?
Swimming: Swimming or swimming pool walking excersises will give a sense of freedom as the body buoyancy makes you feel lighter so the joints are not stressed as much. You psisiatrist and physical therapist can guide you on excersises to maintain full range of motion and muscle strenght. ...Read more
What should I do at home to have my menes as early as possible? What are the home therapies or medicines i can get for that?
Wikipedia.com: According to the above...."menes" (egyptian, ancient greek) was an ancient egyptian pharaoh of the early dynasty period, created by classical tradition with having united upper and lower egypt, and the founder of the first dynasty. This is not a medical question. If you do not understand this explanation, i suggest you consult "wikipedia, otherwise you need to see a psychiatric consultation. ...Read more
Excellent move: A good therapist is a competent friend who will put you at ease as you look at things about your life and thinking that are uncomfortable. You'll get the courage and insight to learn new behaviors and attitudes. Avoid therapists who urge you to place blame or be angry; embrace those who will help you understand your past while you move to a brighter future. Work hard, be brave! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to stop cutting. But every time I try to stop I just do it again. I'm in therapy but I feel like I still need help with this. Any suggestions?
Bone marrow transpla: I think you're asking about a bone marrow transplant, which is a radical cancer treatment. Essentially it is used to allow the oncologist to use such a high dose of chemotherapy medication that it would completely "wipe-out" all of the growing cells in the body all at once, even the blood producing cells in the bone marrow, and then restore the marrow, essentially rescuing the patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Where do you seek cbt? Do you need referrals? Is it covered by insurance? And what's an average duration of therapy - weeks or months? I know varies.
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is most often provided by psychologists and other licensed psychotherapists -- although some psychiatrists do also. Whether or not you need a referral for reimbursed care depends on your specific insurance plan. Some policies severely limit access to mental health providers, or do not cover this area at all. The average duration depends on the problem(s) you have. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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