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Doctor insights on: Herbal Remedies For Muscle Spasticity

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Can there be some strong muscle relaxants that are not anti depressants and not herbal remedies as they have no effect thanks?

Can there be some strong muscle relaxants that are not anti depressants and not herbal remedies as they have no effect thanks?

Yes there are: There are such medicines, such as valium, baclofen, robaxin, (methocarbamol) etc. Your family physician may want you to see a neurologist, pain medicine specialist, or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, though. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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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Are there any herbal remedies to encourage ovulation?

Are there any herbal remedies to encourage ovulation?

No and yes: None have been shown to work consistently in any sort of study or trial; some are used anyway, results seem to vary. ...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

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Any advice on herbal remedies for asthma?

Any advice on herbal remedies for asthma?

No scietific studies: Even thogh herbal remedies are and have been recommended by alternate medicine doctors, there are not any acceptable scintific studies to support their use in this day and age
asthma is an inflammatory condition of the bronchi and you need to treat the inflammation and bronchospasm both and avoid the triggers like cig smoke
therefore I can not recommend herbal medicines for treating this serious co. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal remedies for svt?

Yes-No-Maybe: There is no specific herb guaranteed. I would focus on nutritional therapies to strengthen the body at the cellular molecular level and natural therapies to reduce stress, anxiety. These would focus on behavior modification, aromatherapy and basic micronutrition supplementation and reduction of oxidative stress. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal remedies to unblock your sinuses?

Are there any good herbal remedies to unblock your sinuses?

Essential oils: Peppermint oil and or eucalyptus oil.
Peppermint has some antiinflammatory properties and can soothe the nasal pasages. Eucalyptus has decongestant properties.
You can add a couple of drops of any of these to your vaporizer and it will help your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a herbal remedies for tachycardia?

Is there a herbal remedies for tachycardia?

Berberine may help: Berberine is an herb that has been used extensively in China for cardiac arrhythmias, and to have properties similar to a beta blocker in slowing the heart rate. ...Read more

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Why are physicians so wary of herbal remedies?

Why are physicians so wary of herbal remedies?

Evidence or Lack Of: As pediatrician, I worry about herbal remedies mostly because of lack of convincing research that they are effective and safe. If I have proof of safety, trying it will not hurt. Often it is assumed that "natural" products are safe. If so, then those mushrooms growing in the backyard will not poison me. Seriously, most pediatric herbal cures, when studied have so far been found not to work well. ...Read more

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Tried and true herbal remedies for depression?

Tried and true herbal remedies for depression?

Natural treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements (i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and support groups. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If you have severe depression therapy and medication work best. ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies to get rid of coughing?

What are some herbal remedies to get rid of coughing?

None: There are no herbal remedies that have been proven to be effective in treating cough. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal remedies for acid/gastric reflux?

Are there any herbal remedies for acid/gastric reflux?

Should be treated: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more

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Which type of herbal remedies can I use for depression?

Which type of herbal remedies can I use for depression?

Unwise!!: When there are perfectly safe and effective drugs why should one use untested potentially harmful herbal medicine herbal does not necessarily mean harmless?! ...Read more

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What is your opinion on herbal remedies for depression?

What is your opinion on herbal remedies for depression?

Can help: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements (i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and light therapy. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. For severe depression usually therapy and medication work best. ...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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Are there any natural, herbal remedies used on depression?

Are there any natural, herbal remedies used on depression?

Yes: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements (i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and light therapy. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. For severe depression usually therapy and medication work best. ...Read more

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What are some natural or herbal remedies for panic attacks?

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Herbs for panic: Some are l-tryptophan & inositol, & vitamin b ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are any herbal remedies for depression?

Natural treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements (i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and support groups. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If you have severe depression therapy and medication work best. ...Read more

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Can you provide me with common natural/herbal remedies for depression?

Natural treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements (i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and support groups. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If you have severe depression which is adversely affecting your ability to function, medication and therapy work best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me herbal remedies I can take instead of plavix (clopidogrel)?

Can you tell me herbal remedies I can take instead of plavix (clopidogrel)?

None: There are none & if you fiddle around trying some, you will risk devastating clotting for which Plavix (clopidogrel) was prescribed. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any homeopathic or herbal remedies for addictions?

Please tell me if there are any homeopathic or herbal remedies for addictions?

Herbal: I am sure, there are treatments available
Homeopathic, Aruvedic and many other disciplines. We don't have any studies, done
independently to confirm the claim.
There are few, that we Indians use it on regular basis
First trimester in pregnancy, Nausea Treatment Ginger.
Deep sharp cut, bleeding Put Sugar on it, till you get to hospital
We do use such things, but do not recommend, its not proven. ...Read more

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Are there any natural or herbal remedies for decreased libido in men that can be safe to use?

Are there any natural or herbal remedies for decreased libido in men that can be safe to use?

Good health: Anything that increases your overall health, like diet, exercise, sleep, can influence libido. Removing things that negatively impact your health like drugs, alcohol etc. Can also make a difference. Finally good mental health can also influence. ...Read more

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Had miscarraige in march. Been trying since april. My cycles are not normal anymore. Have tried herbal remedies for cycle. Still haven't conceived.?

See a doctor: In person. Herbal remedies are not useful, they do not treat anything. No panic, there's likely a simple explanantion and some good help, but you'll need to see a doc in person to get it. ...Read more

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Are herbal remedies safe and effective? I wanted to try passion flower or valerian root for anxiety. I have never tried herbal remedies but thought they might be worth a try. I don't want to go on expensive, strong medication for anxiety.

Are herbal remedies safe and effective? I wanted to try passion flower or valerian root for anxiety. I have never tried herbal remedies but thought they might be worth a try. I don't want to go on expensive, strong medication for anxiety.

Hello,: Hello, dr. San pedro ferraz already commented on valerian root. So I will address your question regarding passion flower. Passion flower is also known at passiflora incarnata. Passion flower extract is used as flavoring in foods and drinks. It was previously classified as an over-the-counter medication but was taken off the market in this country because of a lack of studies to demonstrate safety and benefits. Chemicals in the passion flower plant can help with insomnia and are calming. It can be used in tea or an extract. Side effects are not common but include thinking sluggishly, feeling tired, fast heart beat, nausea and vomiting. It should not be used in pregnancy or if breast feeding. If sedated, do not drive or use dangerous machinery. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal remedies that work for bipolar?

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Are there any herbal remedies that work for bipolar?

Bipolar remedies: No herbal remedies exist that have strong enough mood-stabilizing effects that I know of. Some might be supplements for depression such as st. John's wort. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal remedies you'd suggest for pcos?

Not really: Pcos is a complex disorder involving Insulin resistance (pre-diabetes), hyperandrogenism (too much male-type hormones like testosterone) and changes in the ovaries. There are no well-proven herbal remedies, although I only searched studies reported in english. Women with pcos have more thyroid problems, but this has not been linked to lack of iodine - a mineral not a herbal unless seaweed counts. ...Read more

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What herbal remedies / tablets are recommended for patellar tendonitis?

Bowwellia: Bowwellia and bromelaina are recommended or a combination of horsetail, meadowsweet, and willow bark in equal measures three times daily. ...Read more

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Are all herbal remedies safe?

No: Are all medicines safe? Remember that nightshade is a herb, so too is oleander both are very poisonous. ...Read more

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Spasticity (Definition)

Spasticity = "Spasticity is stiff or rigid muscles. It may also be called unusual tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes (for example, a knee-jerk reflex) are stronger or exaggerated. The condition can interfere with walking, movement, or speech." Per MEDLINE ...Read more


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Medicinal Herbs (Definition)

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