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Can spiritual healing fight cancer?

Can spiritual healing fight cancer?

No objective : Evidence. Spirituality may help a person deal with difficult issues, but there is no objective evidence that it can "fight" cancer. ...Read more

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Is spiritual healing effective?

Is spiritual healing effective?

It depends: It depends on what you mean by healing, and what conditions you're talking about. Healing can be without cure. Cure happens @ level of biology, involving eradication of disease. It can be "done to" the person. Healing happens @ level of a whole person, & is an active, inner process of becoming whole -- relating well with all parts of self (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual) and others. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is reiki energy healing a good form of alternative healing?

Please help docs! is reiki energy healing a good form of alternative healing?

Additional healing: As with anything else, it depends upon what condition one is wishing to heal. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. This in itself is beneficial in addressing pain and reducing stress, which can aggravate most illnesses and diseases. ...Read more

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Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Can alcholol delay healing in pilonidal wound healing?

Possibly: Large amounts of alcohol can cause nutritional deficiencies or cause liver failure which both can affect normal wound healing. ...Read more

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How does aromatherapy work in wound healing?

How does aromatherapy work in wound healing?

Minimal: Although psychological issues may complicate wound healing and aromatherapy may have therapeutic benefits, the actual use of this in organized wound care is unusual. Many different aromatherapy compounds are used for a variety of conditions, but none that i know are specific for wound healing. ...Read more

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Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more

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Tips for quick healing deep foot laceration?

Tips for quick healing deep foot laceration?

Wound care: It is impertive that your tetanus is up to date and the wound has been thouroughly cleansed. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read more

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How can magnetic therapy assist healing of injuries?

How can magnetic therapy assist healing of injuries?

Not shown to help: The magnetic therapy products available to consumers have not been proven to help injuries. Little magnets are sometimes sewn into elastic braces. The elastic braces may help support one's limbs or joints, but magnets do not provide any additional benefits. However, life is very subjective, so if a person believes he is doing more to heal his injuries by using magnets, he may "see" faster healing. ...Read more

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Can meditation really help improve lung health?

Can meditation really help improve lung health?

No: No meditation nor any natural known substance has proved to improve lung function. Meditation as any associated maneauver can help the persons to understand their inner energy. Also to be calm & rational on responses as well as learn to understand your body better. Also to improve your response to different reactions, your limitations & attributes. ...Read more

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How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

How to speed up wound healing with vitamins?

Wound healing: Typically vitamin c and zinc aid in wound healing. Would also recommend high protein diet and no tobacco use. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine can help speed up healing of an open wound?

What over-the-counter medicine can help speed up healing of an open wound?

Clean and cover.: Wash with soap and water and rinse well. Pat dry gently. Cover with a clean bandage. Seek medical help if the area becomes red, hot, swollen or drains pus. ...Read more

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Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Does bactroban/mupirocin promote healing of wounds? Does it help them heal quicker?

Wound: Bactroban/Mupirocin are topical antibiotics. If the skin is infected then it will help the wound to heal. If no infection is present then Aquaphor ointment applied twice a day is most effective. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture or massage help a torn tendon heal?

Can acupuncture or massage help a torn tendon heal?

Feels good: But, i don't see how it will help the tendon heal. Ideally, you would want to make sure both of the torn ends are placed back together if possible. There are other repair methods in case the tendon has retracted but this is something you need to see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist. ...Read more

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Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Lung capacity: To some degree, yes. But this is limited to the physical capacity of the lungs. Cardiopulmary function may improve as well. ...Read more

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What vitamins promote healing?

What vitamins promote healing?

Many: Vitamin c, d, e, k ... Many vitamins promote healing. For some good advice on vitamins and the proper dosage for your particular needs you may want to see a naturopathic doctor or a md or do whose practice advocates vitamins and or supplements. ...Read more

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Can doing cardio exercise delay the healing of rib fractures?

Can doing cardio exercise delay the healing of rib fractures?

Depends on: how vigorous you exercise. But if it is causing little or no pain, it is probably ok to continue. ...Read more

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Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?

Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?

Cognitive skills: If you doc has ruled out medical conditions, see a book by Brant Courtright, PhD called "The Neurogenesis Diet and Lifestyle." It provides way to help the brain continue to grow, something we didn't think it could do not too many years ago. Peace and good health. ...Read more