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What holistic treatments are helpful for the disabled?

What holistic treatments are helpful for the disabled?

What disability: Not enough info. What type of disability. Please be more specific for a better answer. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. James Wright
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Holistic Medicine (Definition)

Holistic medicine addresses the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Holistic medical practitioners generally integrate alternative and complementary therapies such as nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and homeopathy with conventional therapies, and focus on the importance of diet, lifestyle, and stress reduction to achieve ...Read more


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What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

What are some holistic treatments for migraine headaches?

Many options: The best way is to avoid triggers such as stress or certain foods so if you can find out what causes your migraines, start there. Thermal biofeedback is another option and it is closely related to meditation/guided imagery. Accupressure may help and some people have success with contrast showers (hot followed by cold). ...Read more

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Are there any holistic treatments that definitely work for multiple sclerosis?

Are there any holistic treatments that definitely work for multiple sclerosis?

Try these: There isn't yet a cure for ms in any form of medicine but good nutrition, yoga, acupuncture, graded exercise, relaxation and guided imagery can all be helpful to people with ms. ...Read more

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What holistic treatments are the best for secondary amenorrhea?

What holistic treatments are the best for secondary amenorrhea?

Weight control: Most commonly secondary amenorrhea is caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome which is due most of the time to weight. Do weight watchers, run two miles everyday 5x/week and do yoga the other two days a week. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some alternative/holistic treatments for eczema?

Diet and stress: What you eat is very important. Make sure you have high quality essential fatty acids, particularly omega 3s and a supplement may be necessary. You may have food sensitivities and can try an elimination diet. Probiotics also are good. Many find a correlation to stress so techniques such as meditation, self-hypnosis and guided imagery may be useful. Moisturize with a non-alcohol based product. ...Read more

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Do you know any natural holistic treatments that are proven to help a child that has eczema?

Do you know any natural holistic treatments that are proven to help a child that has eczema?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any experiences with holistic treatments with regards to children's cancer?

Can you tell me about any experiences with holistic treatments with regards to children's cancer?

Adjuncts only: If your child has cancer, your worst enemy is someone talking "natural healing" or "conspiracy" in order to dissuade you from accepting evidence-based treatment. When I was a kid, children with serious cancers simply died. Now all the common ones get cures more often than not. Treatments directed to comfort and coping may include meditation, physical treatments, nutritional support. ...Read more

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What are some holistic treatments for cervical cancer?

What are some holistic treatments for cervical cancer?

Serious : Cancer is deadly!!! Hopefully you do NOT have it. But if you do stick to proven regimens to treat it. Reserve holistic methods to deal with side effects, nausea etc. don't gamble with cancer. HTTPS://NCCIH.nih.org has good unbiased info on what works ...Read more

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What holistic treatments can help treat petechaie?

What holistic treatments can help treat  petechaie?

None: Petechiae are bits of blood that has left capillaries & entered the skin. The cause is a breakdown of capillaries. There are usually significant causes such as severe infection (meningococcus), blood dyscrasias (low platelets, leukemia), viral illnesses, trauma, allergic rxn.None of these conditions are amenable with "holistic" treatments. If you have petechiae you should your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Has there ever been a study comparing the effectiveness of meds & cbt to hypnotherapy & other holistic treatments for panic attacks?

Has there ever been a study comparing the effectiveness of meds & cbt to hypnotherapy & other holistic treatments for panic attacks?

HUGE Selection Bias: The biggest mental health tx outcome studies r ones sponsored/conducted by drug companies; & those paid for by gov agencies. Biggest studies tend 2compare meds vs various types of psychological/behavioral therapies. Cbt is tx now most studied as it's structured (ppl can b trained 2do it in standard ways) & involves small #of sessions. If only eat mcdonald's burgers u may think they're the best! ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

What’s the best treatment for scabies mites?

3step Multi-approach: Scabies is a common skin infection and it's spread by direct contact with the scabies germ. #1the best treatment is prevention of contact when possible. #2however, once infection has occurred, the next step is to treat with one of several scabicide (scabies-killing) creams as per provided instructions. #3treatment's not complete however until exposed clothing, bedding etc. Have been cleaned, too. ...Read more

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The best treatment for scabies?

The best treatment for scabies?

2 of them: The cheapest one is a lotion (permethrine) which you have to put on your body from neck to toes. It will kill the parasite but won't stop the itching until 2-3 weeks later. The other one is a pill you have to take. Same as the other one, it won't stop the itching. You need another medication for it. Wash all the bed linen and the clothes you were wearing in hot water to avoid reinfestation. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for scabies?

Elimite (permethrin) orLindane: Apply a mite-killer like Permethrin (elimite). These creams are applied from the neck down, left on overnight, then washed off. This application is usually repeated in seven days. Permethrin is approved for use in people 2 months of age and older. An alternative treatment is 1 ounce of a 1% lotion or 30 grams of cream of lindane, applied from the neck down and washed. ...Read more

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How will You look after scabies treatment?

The same!: You will probably look about the same as before the treatment, although your skin may feel a little drier. Redness, flaking and scabbing at the sites of the previous scabies infestation will heal with time. Moisturizers should help hasten this process. ...Read more

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Will i be itchy while the scabies treatments on me?

Itchy to itch free: You will become more itchy once treatment for scabies has started. Why? Your body is already reacting to the presence of the mites and mite poop. Once treatment starts to work, individual mites get broken down into many particles that the body reacts to even more. Hence, you will itch like crazy for the first 1-2 days on treatment and then you will be itch free! ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for scabies?

Yes: Scabies is treated with a topical over the counter scabicide such as 5% Permethrin (nix, actin, elimite). It is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to 14 hours before washing off. The treatment is repeated 1 week later. After your first Permethrin treatment is completed you can try some calamine lotion and some solarcaine as itching may persist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more