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In oriental medicine acupuncture and alternative medicine do you undress?

In oriental medicine acupuncture and alternative medicine do you undress?

Not always: It depends what problem you might have. Some very experience acupuncturist can make a diagnosis by checking your pulse, ear, or more modern practitioners will use different computer programs ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Enlargement or distension of the veins lining the anal canal, which can ...Read more


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Should I forgo western medicine and try chinese herbal medicine to treat my diabetes?

Should I forgo western medicine and try chinese herbal medicine to treat my diabetes?

Can try both : First, to some degree this depends on what type/degree of diabetes you have- if you are Insulin dependent please do not forego insulin! if you have type 2 (adult onset) you may benefit from chinese as well as western herbal medicine, as many herbs & nutrients have been proven to have benefits in treating diabetes. But it is not either/or- you can do herbs while using western medicine. See comment:. ...Read more

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What's your opinion of chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and other alternative medicine specialists?

What's your opinion of chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and other alternative medicine specialists?

Good but it depends: Some practitioners in all fields of medicine are better at it than others. Some are too opinionated to get good answers, some more skilled than others, some curious to dig deep and have great instincts too. But generally speaking, I am delighted that more and more people are gaining access to real healthcare instead of getting hooked on pharmaceuticals and dealing with the side effects. ...Read more

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Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more

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Are traditional chinese medicine and fuyan pills acceptable solutions in medicine community for treatment of urinary tract infections and problems ?

Are traditional chinese medicine and fuyan pills  acceptable solutions in medicine community for treatment of urinary tract infections and problems ?

Ee comment: In the traditional scientific method of treating urinary infection, no one drug is capable to treating all infections, as the germs react differently and at times unpredictably we don't know what the herbs contain? Cystitis cystica and glandularis are not due to infection. ...Read more

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What Ayurvedic and homeo medicine can treat gaut well, or any other medicine or herb.Please suggest me.?

What Ayurvedic and homeo medicine can treat gaut well, or any other medicine or herb.Please suggest me.?

Gout: Not only do homeopathic herb like stuff not work , they are poorly controlled substances caveat emptor. Do the right thing and see your podiatrist for the assistance you seek. ...Read more

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Traditional chinese medicine for fecal impaction?

Traditional chinese medicine for fecal impaction?

Not sure: Many of our medicines are derived from plants in our environment. If traditional chinese medicine means using some herbs with mild laxative effect (we still have these in our natural food stores!), more water intake, and perhaps a gentle enema, that seems reasonable. However, i can't see how acupuncture would aid. If this doesn't improve quickly, see your doctor: there may be a more serious cause. ...Read more

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How are allopathic and osteopathic medicine different?

How are allopathic and osteopathic medicine different?

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 more

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I would like a list on chinese herbal teas and help with chinese medicine?

Chinese Herbs/ meds: Here is a good site on Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs: http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/herbal/list.html ...Read more

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Can chinese medicine for chronic prostatitis work?

Can chinese medicine for chronic prostatitis work?

Prostatitis: There are chinese formulas for prostatitis but i've had a better clinical response from a western natural supplement formula called prostathera. This is available through natural and conventional docs. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine in alternative medicine for diaberics with blood sugae over 320?

What is the best medicine in alternative medicine for diaberics with blood sugae over 320?

Diabetes: Some effective alternative medicine treatments for such a severely abnormal glucose include strict carbohydrate restriction, berberine 200 mg with each meal, liberal use of cinnamon and a combination product called diaxanol. ...Read more

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What's an alternative medicine for treating high blood sugar?

What's an alternative medicine for treating high blood sugar?

Depends: How high is your blood sugar? If greater than 200 , but you are less than 40 and not overweight you need to see a doctor. If you are overweight, your best alternative medicine is to change lifestyle alternative medicine might be fine, 1st see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do a general practitioner, family practice, and internal medicine differ?

How do a general practitioner, family practice, and internal medicine differ?

Family medicine : The difference is in training. Family medicine usually focused more in outpatient. Internal medicine training training focus more on inpatient with some emphasis on outpatient. ...Read more

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Can we take cough medicine and herbal cough medicine along with mirtazapine ??

Can we take cough medicine and herbal cough medicine along with mirtazapine ??

What's in it?: Usually that is ok. Some antidepressants, the MAO Inhibitors, can cause very bad high blood pressure reactions with some cold meds. Mirtazepine can be sedating at lower doses, and increase sedating effects of cough syrup, or lead to an idiosyncratic reaction. Herbal remedies are usually benign but sometimes they have active components that can have reactions with prescribed meds. ...Read more

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What are traditional chinese medicine treatments for chronic muscle pain?

What are traditional chinese medicine treatments for chronic muscle pain?

Several: Acupuncture is the most well known based on the flow of energy through the body through what are called meridians. Each of these channels have points close the the skin surface. The basic idea is to help restore normal energy flow which in turn helps the muscle pain. There are also traditional chinese herbs to help restore balance or "harmony" in the body. Diet-try gluten/dairy free for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What are some illnesses that can be better treated with eastern medicine (acupressure, accupuncture, etc.) than western medicine?

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 more

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Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Can western and chinese medical doctors collaborate?

Yes: More and more western doctors are collaborating with other health professions including chinese medical doctors. Ask your chinese practitioner if they have any recommendations on western doctors that are open or ask your western doctor if they are willing to collaborate. You can try looking into academic medical centers that have integrative medicine or find a holistic or integrative M.D. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between "holistic medicine" and "complementary and alternative medicine" ?

Is there a difference between "holistic medicine" and "complementary and alternative medicine" ?

Yes and No.: These terms may be used interchangeably to distinguish them from conventional or orthodox medicine. Technically, "holistic medicine" refers to using a approach where the body is encouraged to do its own healing. In contrast, "complementary medicine" refers to a practice of medicine that works with conventional medicine and "alternative medicine" refers to using natural means other than drugs. ...Read more

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What's best homeopathy medicine for dry breast milk?

What's best homeopathy medicine for dry breast milk?

Confusing question: I'm sorry, but i don't understand if the problem is that your breast milk is "dry" or not enough in quantity, or if you want breast milk to dry up. The remedies are different for each, and also according to other aspects of you as well. I suggest seeing a trained homeopath for a more specific selection -- it is not just an "off the shelf" solution. For physician homeopaths: www.Homeopathyusa.Org. ...Read more

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Take chinese herbal medicine together wif diabetes med.(injection n oral) high blood med. , cholesterol med. , and other regard bones med. . Is it ok?

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

Anal Swelling (Definition)

accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more