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Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Integrative therapy: Alternative treatments for depression include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. St. John's wort has been shown to improve mild depression. Of course, it is best to see a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative or traditional therapy. ...Read more

Weaning Problems (Definition)

Weaning problems refers to difficulty in transitioning a baby off of mother's breast milk to a bottle ...Read more


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Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Medical opinions:  nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read more

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Should fda stop testing medicines and treatments for safety?

Should fda stop testing medicines and treatments for safety?

No, emphatically: Testing is what keeps us from the days of thalidomide. There should be more testing truthfully. To be able to make sure medicines are safe and fully understood. There are incentives to make sure these medicines are safe in children too. It's post market monitoring and continued testing that catches medicines like vioxx that turn out to have unknown but notable adverse effects. ...Read more

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What are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety, muscle pain, sleep issues, migraines, and stomach issues?

What are safe, effective herbal remedies for anxiety, muscle pain, sleep issues, migraines, and stomach issues?

I would suggest: A medical work up 1st to rule out any serious medical issues, followed by psychotherapy if there are no medical reasons for your multiple issues. Meet with a psychologist to learn stress reduction techniques and reduce anxiety by talking in therapy about the issues which may be impacting on your physical well being. ...Read more

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Which herbal pills can I use for concentration problems for studying for exams?

Which herbal pills can I use for concentration problems for studying for exams?

It all depends!: There is no one size fits all. Herbs are powerful and can be very helpful but they must be prescribed by an expert in herbal medicine. There are herbal compounds that can help with concentration. I suggest you see a practitioner of ayurveda or chinese medicine and learn what would be helpful for your constitution. ...Read more

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Are aurvedic medicines good for thyroid problems?

Are aurvedic medicines good for thyroid problems?

No: Do not recommend. May refer to the american thyroid association for more information. ...Read more

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Any herbal treatment for allergies?

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Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Beware: Many herbal medicines make claims with anecdotal evidence but not scientific double blind study. Placebo effect works about 35% of the time! ...Read more

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Are there effective alternatives to sertraline for treating anxiety and depression?

Are there effective alternatives to sertraline for treating anxiety and depression?

Yes: Read nutrient power, and also read about neurofeedback. There are ways to tweak brain chemistry with Amino Acids and other nutrients, and biofeedback can be done on the brain. ...Read more

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How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia. Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulation have all shown to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Is there an effective herbal treatment for anxiety?

Is there an effective herbal treatment for anxiety?

Several herbal remedies have been studied as a treatment for anxiety, but more research is needed to understand the risks and benefits: Here's what we know — and don't know: Kava. , Passionflower. , Valerian. , Chamomile. , Lavender. , Lemon balm. . If you're considering taking any herbal supplement as a treatment for anxiety, talk to your doctor first, especially if you take other medications. The interaction of some herbal supplements and certain medications can cause serious side effects. If your anxiety is interfering with daily activities, talk with your doctor. More serious forms of anxiety generally need medical treatment or psychological counseling (psychotherapy) for symptoms to improve. ...Read more

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Remedies for withdraw?

Remedies for withdraw?

Remedies available: When an addicted person stops using whatever he is addicted to, he will have withdrawal symptoms. Treatments are available for such symptoms, so an addict should coordinate his plans with a doctor or a clinic specializing in recovery from addiction. Withdrawal from narcotics, nicotine, meth, cocaine, alcohol, gambling, and even caffeine each have their own set of symptoms with various treatments. ...Read more

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Is biofeedback a safe alternative to my medicines for generalized anxiety disorder?

Is biofeedback a safe alternative to my medicines for generalized anxiety disorder?

Yes: Biofeedback is a great modality and is very safe. It can help with anxiety disorder and should be used. What some people don't realize is that anxiety can also be due to an immune imbalance due to diet/microbes in the gut. If you have constipation, diarrhea, or any GI symptoms, you must first address your intestines, otherwise the biofeedback will not work well. ...Read more

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Is yinvive or any other herbal supplement a useful option for treating premature ejaculation?

Is yinvive or any other herbal supplement a useful option for treating premature ejaculation?

Doubtful: The mainstay of medical treatment for premature ejaculation has been ssri type antidepressants. Paxil (paroxetine) 10-20mg is most often used. It can be taken about an hour before sex or or on a daily basis. It stays in your system for a few days and can have other side effects as a result. In the usa watch for a new drug (dapoxetine) this year. It will be just for premature ejaculation. Already in europe. ...Read more

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What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

What are some effective herbal medications for insomnia?

A FEW: There are some herbal remedies with varying success. Valerian, chamomile, and melatonin. Are the most common.Also over the counter is benadryl (diphenhydramine). Remember though that herbal is still medicinal and must be taken with caution as there can still be side effects and risks. ...Read more

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Are there any dietary supplements that can be taken for OCD along with prescription medications (anafranil 50mg & Zoloft (sertraline) 25mg) for better management.

Are there any dietary supplements that can be taken for OCD along with prescription medications (anafranil 50mg & Zoloft (sertraline) 25mg) for better management.

Here is an: Enatural healing of obsessive compulsive disorder - alternative ... http://www.alternativementalhealth.com/…les/ocd.htm international guide to the world of alternative mental health ... The following are natural treatments for ocd which are practiced by various specialists. Charles ...Excellent article that goes into some depth about the use of alternative therapies in ocd>best wishes. ...Read more

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What is existing medical research on alternative meds/herbs for bph?

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What is existing medical research on alternative meds/herbs for bph?

Here are some...: The excitement to search alternative meds/herbs seems having died down lately. The ingredients of so-called alternative meds usually include saw palmetto, pygeum, bee pollen, zinc, selenium, lycopene, vitamins, etc. The studies on these failed to constantly prove their claimed effects, at best, marginal and inconsistent. Of course, another wave of similar effort may loom; time will tell. ...Read more

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