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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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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

Dr. Tapan Joshi
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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)

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