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What are herbal remedies for arthritis?

What are herbal remedies for arthritis?

None, really!: Omega 3 fatty acids can help. Other high potency anti-oxidants can help. But no nutritional support with herbs consistently works. See your doctor for real help. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...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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What are some herbal remedies for arthritis?

What are some herbal remedies for arthritis?

GlucosamiProcollagen: For osteoatrhritis there is nothing proven to substantially prevent or treat it. Some people advocate natural products like glucosamine alone or in combination with chondroitin and msm. Others use "vital procolageno" or any pro-collagen. ...Read more

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Any alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

Any alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

Talk to your dr: Accupuncture, fish oil, arnica. Speak to your dr before starting any treatments. Pharmacies that specialize in homeopathic remedies may be helpful "routine" treatments include low impact exercise, weight loss, anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbal treatments for gout?

Are there any natural herbal treatments for gout?

Cherry, h2o, vit c: Cherry juice helps the flares. Vitamin c and good old water (staying hydrated) help prevent flares. Ask your doctor about other treatment. A rheumatologist treats this kind of arthritis. ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies for gout?

What are some herbal remedies for gout?

None: None work including cherry juice once the attack has started. You need to normalize your serum uric acid with Allopurinol to prevent joint damage, kidney stones and arteriosclerosis. ...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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Are there any natural or herbal remedies for treating ibs?

Are there any natural or herbal remedies for treating ibs?

Individualized : Approach. There are many causes that may include: stress, hormones, infections, inflammation, structural to name a few. Best is to work together with a gastroenterologist to arrive at the correct answer for you. Everyone is different and there is not one straight approach. You may start with as simple as an elimination diet and record which foods may aggravate you. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some natural remedies for rheumatoid arthritis?

Absolutely none: There are none, period....... The longer the use of specific disease meds is delayed, the greater the risk for irreversible damage and deformity. ...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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Are there any herbal remedies for cystitis?

Are there any herbal remedies for cystitis?

Many: There are several remedies, most cause the urine to acidify and thus inhibiting bacterial growth, nothing repalces being examined and obtaining an accurate diagnosis and isolating the bacteria so you can obtain the correct antibiotic. Cranberrys and blueberrys help bacteria not "stick"to the bladder wall. ...Read more

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Can any herbal supplements help psoriasis?

Can any herbal supplements help psoriasis?

No: There is no dramatic result with any herbal supplement. Nutritional supplements are sometimes helpful in relieving psoriasis such as fish oil supplements. Diet plays a factor in small percentage wheat sensitivity is a trigger. ...Read more

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Are there homeopathic remedies for rosacea?

Are there homeopathic remedies for rosacea?

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 natural or herbal remedies for pemphigus?

Are there any natural or herbal remedies for pemphigus?

None I know: Trouble with herbal remedies is no studies to show if effective or not.Notice how every bottle says "not to be used to treat or diagnose a medical problem" or something to that effect.This scares us;if we endorse this and you don't improve we have basically made you worse! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Medicinal Herbs (Definition)

Medicinal herbs is a term used to describe plants that either have or are believed ...Read more