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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Are there any home remedies for sleep apnea?

Are there any home remedies for sleep apnea?

No: The best answer is to loose weight. You can also try the nasal strips or nasal opening devices sold over the counter at pharmacies. ...Read more

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Natural home remedy for sleeping disorders besides valerian?

Natural home remedy for sleeping disorders besides valerian?

Melatonin : 1.Keep regular bed & waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep & sex. No work materials, computers, & tv in room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hr. ...Read more

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Home remedies for constipation?

Home remedies for constipation?

Fiber,herbs&exercise: Even here in america i've found no better remedy than the classic ayurvedic tonic triphala. A diet rich in fiber from fruits & vegetables is important. Fiber supplements like psyllium can help. Exercise helps. Constipation can be caused by low thyroid. Imbalances of GI flora & magnesium deficiency. Acupressure can provide acute relief- see http://www.Herbalshop.Com/acupressure/acupressure_16.Html. ...Read more

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Any good home remedies for headaches?

Any good home remedies for headaches?

Headache remedy: Ice to neck or head, alternating heat to area. Massage to neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for delayed sleep phase?

Are there home remedies for delayed sleep phase?

Sleep restriction: Sleep restriction therapy - you figure out how many hours you're actually sleeping, then limit your window of sleep time to that amount. Gradually, as you sleep for that whole time you lengthen it. It is hard because you will be tired for days/week as you implement it. It is hard to explain in detail in such a short field but many therapists and books can help with this. It works well though! ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for insomnia?

What are some home remedies for insomnia?

Risk/benefit: It is important to start w/ medical evaluation. Otc, herbal, and nonprescription remedies are not entirely benign and most have warnings abotu drug interactions, and more than short term use. Cognitive-behavioral therapy with relaxation traingin and sleep hygiene has been found to be more effective than meds: http://cpancf.Com/articles_files/psychotherapeuticotcherbalinsomniatreatments.Asp. ...Read more

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Quick home remedies for cramps?

Quick home remedies for cramps?

MAGNESIUM APSARTATE: Muscle cramps can usually be helped by magnesium and potassium complexed with aspartate, the Amino Acid that carries minerals into the cells. There is also a homeopathic remedy, magnesium phosphorus, than can be take in low dose (3x to 30x) every 5-15 minutes sublingual until improved. For menstrual cramps, using a natural source of Progesterone to counter estrogen's stimulating effect. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for gingivitis?

Any home remedies for gingivitis?

Floss!: Good brushing and flossing, and perhaps use of a good mouthrinse like listerine. If it is just gingivitis then this will be beneficial, but if it's progressed to a more serious form, affecting the bone, your home care will not cure the problem. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for constipation?

Any home remedies for constipation?

Diet changes: Try to increase the amount of water anf fiber in you daily diet. You can easily do that by eating more fruits and vegetables, or cereal and bread with more fiber. If all else fails, add a gentle stool softener like metamucil, fibercon, or even prunes. ...Read more

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Home remedies for pimples?

Home Remedies/Acne: Cut slices of a lemon and squeeze the juice out onto a cotton ball (if you have sensitive skin add a drop of water or two) and you're supposed to leave it on for about 10-30 mins, then you can use a moisturizer.Toothpaste! u take the toothpaste, rub it all over the effected areas, let it dry, then sleep with it. Proactive also works. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for scabies?

Any home remedies for scabies?

Scabies: Tea tree oil is an excellent natural scabies treatment and is very easy to implement. The main thing you need to do to put this treatment to work for you is you need to run a warm bath and add 25 drops of the tea tree oil to the bath before you get in. Once your bath is ready then the only thing you need to do now is soak yourself for a good 15 to 20 minutes. However, I am not sure this will work. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for hyperpigmentation?

Any home remedies for hyperpigmentation?

Sunscreen, Retinols: In treating hyperpigmentation, it is extremely important to minimize sun exposure through sun protection and sunscreen. Products containing retinols may help to even pigmentation. There are a number of prescription medicines that help reduce excess pigment. A newer product called elure contains lignin peroxidase a natural chemical found in trees that bleaches the color of tree bark. ...Read more

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Home remedy for strabismus?

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Home remedy for strabismus?

No such thing: The root cause for the strabismus must be identified. Is it muscular? Nervous? Malignancy? There is no blanket home remedy for this. ...Read more

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Are there homeopathic remedies for sleep apnea?

Are there homeopathic remedies for sleep apnea?

Almost: Beyond cpap, oral appliances, weight loss and surgery, there are some treatments that for some may reduce sleep apnea but will not eliminate it. 1) sleeping on side 2) exercising daily 3)wearing leg compression stockings 4) oral and throat activity such as speech therapy, singing or playing a wind instrument. There are no vitamins or supplements known to treat osa. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for rosacea?

Warm compresses: Unfortunately I'm not aware of home remedies other than continued hot compresses and to manage the dry eye with artificial tears. you can see your doctor for oral antibiotics or topical creams that may be helpful. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for vulvodynia?

Any home remedies for vulvodynia?

Many Treatments: Vulvodynia is a disorder of pain which can consist of burning, shooting, itching, or throbbing pain of the vagina. It has no known etiology and is a diagnosis of exclusion (other problems must be ruled out). Unfortunately, there is no fda approved treatment. At home, you can try sitz baths and lubricants for sex. However, i urge you to see your gynecologist or urogynecologist for options. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a uti?

Home remedies for a uti?

Hydration: Lots of fluids could help, i.e. Perhaps "wash out" or dilute out the infection. Antibiotics require a prescription. Cranberry products which may help prevent an infection, may not be effective for an established infection. ...Read more

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Home remedy for scabies?

Home remedy for scabies?

Scabies treatment: Neem soaps, oils and creams as well as clove oil have been useful home remedies for the treatment of scabies. Recommend medical treatments over home remedies. Consider - Pemethrin or Ivermectin. ...Read more

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