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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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Could you suggest good herbal, natural, holistic cures?

Many remedies: This depends on what you are trying to treat. Depending on the issue, there may be a number of natural alternatives. ...Read more

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Is ginger a herbal medicinal cure?

Is ginger a herbal medicinal cure?

Ginger: Yes, ginger can help with several conditions -- including painful menstruation, morning sickness, vertigo, osteoarthritis, and postoperative nausea and vomiting. People sometimes also use it for motion sickness, but it may not always help with that. It may have an anti-inflammatory effect. Fresh ginger extract may have blood pressure-lowering effects, according to some small studies. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits to chinese herbal medicine?

Yes: Both Western medications & Traditional Chinese Medicines can be beneficial. You must be cautious about what you use however. I try to be aware if I am taking a TCM medication that utilizes a rare or endangered species (like rhino horn or rare sea horses). Sometimes can contain contaminants (such as mercury in shark). ...Read more

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Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Any good herbal plant teas for uti?

Not that I know: If you want to try something over the counter, use cranberry tablets or cranberry juice. You can also alternate one day of cranberry juice intake with another day of ice tea for a weak. This changes urine ph and can cure uti, although not high likelihood. May end up needing antibiotics. The claim of fame for cranberry is in the prevention of uti, not treating it. ...Read more

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Could folk healers and herbalists be effective?

Could folk healers and herbalists be effective?

Yes: As to the "effectiveness of folk healers": The placebo phenomenon has powerful healing effects, and just about any non-injurious therapy can evoke it. ...Read more

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Name natural, homeopathic remedies for lung damage?

Name natural, homeopathic remedies for lung damage?

Have your case taken: There are many homeopathic remedies which are known for "lung damage, " but you can't use homeopathic remedies in a generalized way. (that is, if you want real benefit). Please consider working with an experienced homeopath who can review your case thoroughly, and find a remedy that applies specifically to you -- all of you, not just your lungs. You are a whole being, and your lungs live in you. ...Read more

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Does traditional chinese medicine cure raynaud's?

Does traditional chinese medicine cure raynaud's?

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 more

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Any natural remedies or nutritional support psoriasis?

Any natural remedies or nutritional support psoriasis?

Zinc & Biotin. Sun!: Both have been shown to be depleted by the rapid dermal/epidermal transit in pts with psoriasis. More zinc is utilized in the skin than any other organ. Biotin helps with scaliness and desquamation. I recommend 100mg of zinc gluconate and 7500mcg of biotin per day. Sunlight in moderation helps clear psoriasis, but getting sunburned can cause it to flare. ...Read more

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Do rosacia homeopathic remedies actually work?

Do rosacia homeopathic remedies actually work?

Yes: There are many homeopathic remedies that can help rosacea. The problem is that only one of them is likely to really help you, and the trick is finding which one of the dozens of possible choices will be best for you. This generally requires the assistance of a good homeopath.No directory lists all good homeopaths but a good resource is http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.Org/resources/practitioners. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal remedies to help leg ulcer healing?

Are there any herbal remedies to help  leg ulcer healing?

Venous ulcers: Vasculera and diosmin are herbs purported to aid in the treatment of venous ulcers but they are not the mainstay of treatment. Venous ulcers are the end result of venous insufficiency and the best way to treat these is a combination of local care to the ulcer with compression, cleaning and topical wound healing agents. Next the underlying venous insufficiency needs to be addressed. See a vein MD. ...Read more

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Can chinese herbs cure syringomyelia?

Can chinese herbs cure syringomyelia?

No data: To my knowledge, there is no studied herbs that help for syringomyelia. In fact, there are no medications in general that help for syringomyelia. ...Read more

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How effective are herbal cures in respect to Western medicine?

How effective are herbal cures in respect to Western medicine?

Interesting question: There is Western Medicine and then there is medicine as practiced in America. There are many recognized herbal medications in Europe that work effectively. ...Read more

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Can natural / homeopathic remedies cure vitiligo?

Can natural / homeopathic remedies cure vitiligo?

Yes -- have seen it: Yes, dr. Rajan sankaran, an internationally known homeopathic physician and teacher from mumbai, has shown cases where vitiligo improved through homeopathic treatment. It requires careful case-taking by an experienced homeopath -- it's not a "take this for that" situation. Since your note says you're from la, robert gramlich md (family physician & homeopath) may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Best herbal supplement for stress/anxiety?

Best herbal supplement for stress/anxiety?

Many can help: Kava can help with anxiety, but valerian is more sedating and could help more with sleep. Don't forget lemon balm, hops, passion flower, and the adaptogens rhodiola rosea and ashwagandha. Make sure you buy from reliable companies who check for heavy metals and correct raw material. Tell your doctor about any herbs you're using. Homeopathy can provide much deeper ; more individualized healing. ...Read more

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Are Tulsi and Raspberry Leaf effective remedies to cure hyperthyroidism?

Are Tulsi and Raspberry Leaf effective remedies to cure hyperthyroidism?

No......: but let's even assume they are, the thyroid has to be closely regulated--neither too much nor too little. You'd still need bloodwork, monitoring, figuring out why hyperthyroid, etc. Modern medicine supplanted plants because it is simpler and reliable. ...Read more

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Any herbal remedies for patellar tendonitis?

Any herbal remedies for patellar tendonitis?

Inflammation: Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with strengthening and range of motion. Instead of nsaids I have had patients respond with arnica. ...Read more

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Social anxiety, are there any proven herbal or vitamin remedies ?

Social anxiety, are there any proven herbal or vitamin remedies ?

Although: Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help anxiety in general - they are not specific for social anxiety. Although kava kava may help anxiety it has potential to cause liver damage. ...Read more

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Any proven herbal remedies for the hyper child?

Any proven herbal remedies for the hyper child?

Probably: I have no training in herbs, but i can tell you that hyperactivity is extremely common and is most often due to sugar intake. Stop sugar in all its forms and look at how to initiate a proper diet made up of "god-made" food. There are no short cuts to a proper diet for it is the fuel for which we were designed and the brain of a child requires excellent nutrition. ...Read more