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Deeper than Swedish: Pfrimmer is a type of massage therapy similar to swedish massage, but deeper. It is used to treat inflammatory and circulatory problems - theoreticaly helping to mobilize the fluids that collect locally with these conditions, and correct cellular damage. Massage can be a wonderful way to help with muscle and connective tissue problems...See your dr to see if it is appropriate for you. ...Read more
Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more
Technique comparison: The alexander technique is based on years of experience by the alexander brothers from texas. It is constanly being updated. In my almost 30 years as an orthodontiat I have never heard of the feldenkrais technique. We all have our "techniques" and they are based on earlier work of other orthodontists. That being said, all techniques have the same goal- improving your smile. ...Read more
What is the difference between Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation, is there a dr in new york that offer ces?
TMS vs CES: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate brain nerve cells to treat depression. Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) uses a pulsed electric current across the head to treat depression, anxiety & insomnia. I can't give you leads on a provider. Take care. ...Read more
Electrical stimulati: It certainly could and its worth a try. However this should be done by directly stimulation on the spinal cord- it probably will not work in any other area. ...Read more
If you believe in : The theory behind it that everything starts with a dysfunctional atlas. There are pros and cons to it, plus it's not the most comfortable procedure. However, if you try it once, and get relief, then that's the end of the story! ...Read more
What are the differences between surgery, aromatherapy, acupuncture, orthopedic therapy and pediatric therapy?
Too broad for answer: Your ? Asks for descriptions involving several therapies for an unknown condition. Without specific background information, no comments can be made. Public site answers are also limited to 400 characters, making a synopsis of all disciplines unrealistic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, Is the Integrated Magnetic Resonance Stimulation (IMRS therapy) beneficial for kidney disease. My mom bought it hearing about its benefits. Thanks?
Not proven to help: Electromagnetism(EM) in the form of IMRS or PEMF is being hyped as a cure or treatment for a wide range of conditions. It HAS been show to improve fracture healing and depression. The medical literature does not support the claim that it helps CKD. However there are some patient testimonials it did offer modest improvement. In the 1800's EM was a widespread fad promoted by quacks and hucksters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gamma knife: Doctors have different answers. Please contact Dr. Neal. ...Read more
No evidence for this: Classical music is wonderful, relaxing and exciting at times both recorded and attending live concerts (nothing like it). But there is no proof that your creativity or intellectual capacity will be altered. You might extend your creativity to newer areas while relaxing with classical music and it might stimulate alternative thinking. Your infant may sleep better with it but it will not be smarter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Posture: Both can help and so can an osteopath. ...Read more
YES, a great deal: Allopaths practice conventional western medicine,relying primarily on drugs & surgery for treatment. Many osteopaths practice allopathic medicine but the root of osteopathy is gentle manipulation of bones & many osteopaths still include this. Naturopaths primarily utilize nutritional supplements, herbs & homeopathy,whereas chiropractors use various manipulative therapies & often use supplements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maharishi: Transcendental meditation (tm) is a form of meditation derived from yoga practice and popularized in the western world in the 1960s and 1970s by maharishi mahesh yogi. The maharishi was the beatles' guru for a time. Their song "sexy sadie" was originally titled "maharishi.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The Right Practioner: In the U.S. Cranial-sacral work is usually performed by massage or physical therapists. This is different from osteopathy in the cranial field (ocf), which is practiced by physicians (do's, md's & dentists). There have been no peer-reviewed studies that evaluate the effectiveness of either cranial-sacral or ocf at the population level. However, there is anecdotal evidence for ocf effectiveness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The very small : Amount of literature out there is between absolutely no effect and ambivalent when compared to sham air. So, there is no proof it works. I am all for anything that might help, but too many people spend the little bit of life savings they have on these therapies with false guarantees and I do not think that it appropriate. Hbot is good for many things, CP and autism are not them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would like to know if its safe to take Malanil after having a few alcoholic drinks?
I have been taking it the past 6 days
Abdominal pain that has been going on for years, I stay constipated, but I often take phillips milk of magenisum to open my bowels, the pain is awful..?
Seen a doctor?: Have you seen a doctor for this? If not, make an appointment today. This can usually be treated, but a complete evaluation needs to be done first to try to find the cause and recommend the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Hi my name is Amanda Phillips..what is this painful lump near my spine just to the right? I've also been vomiting and fevers also have autoimmune disorders
Hi Amanda: sorry for all what you have, but what you have mentioned needs a thorough history and physical examination in an office, unfortunately cannot be handled on this limited platform, see your doctor / any doctor for assessment and help, good luck ...Read more
I'm pretty sure im 9 weeks pregnant, im not sure. if im prego or not! Ive been constipated for a few days now. All i have is phillips stool softner. I?
Periods've always been normal(last 7 days).Period came 10 days early. Bleeding heavily on 5th day. Not using any birth control pill.Is it my period?
Common : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Skin cancer: Bowens disease is essentially squamous cell carcinoma in situ or early stage squamous cell cancer. It is a disease of the skin in older patients (over age 60) occurring in sun damaged areas, mainly in women, and most frequently in the lower extremity. It can be treated by phototherapy, cryotherapy, or 5-fu cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wide differential: urinary incontinence can be from many causes and more hx is needed to narrow down the differential. for ex: nocturnal seizures vs urge incontinence from an overactive bladder or from a cns lesion vs loss of inhibition of the micturition reflex from a frontal brain lesion (from either an anterior cerebral artery territory stroke, aneurysm or a space occupying lesion in the frontal micturition area) ...Read more
Opioid constipation: Constipation is a major concern in those taking opioids eg butran. Prevention w/stool softeners ; laxatives is imperative as you won't develop tolerance to narcotic-induced constipation, unlike other side effects. If otc isn't enough, ask your prescribing doc for prescription stuff like lubiprostone, linaclotide ; methylnaltrexone. ...Read more