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Where can I read about ancient chinese medicine phytotherapy?

Where can I read about ancient chinese medicine phytotherapy?

Chinese Medicine: Chinese herbs are given in the context of traditional chinese medicine. It's important to consider them a part of a whole system of care. A couple of resources to get you started include an article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1071750/ and a web site: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/whatiscam/chinesemed.Htm. ...Read more

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I have suffered from depression, mood swings, anxiety, etc. I've tried E-Sam, St Johns Wart, & L-tyrosine, 'Bach' products, etc. Help!

I have suffered from depression, mood swings, anxiety, etc. I've tried E-Sam, St Johns Wart, & L-tyrosine, 'Bach' products, etc. Help!

Formal treatment: Pleased you are invested in your health. The products listed vary in effectiveness for depression, mood and anxiety. If not done previously it may be time to seek formal treatment. The most effective treatments include cognitive behavioral therapy and antidepressant medications. Suggest a consult with health tap providers or a primary care provider. Be well. ...Read more

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Find. Physican psychopharmacist in madison wi area for anti depression ?

Find.  Physican psychopharmacist in madison wi area for anti depression ?

Many: Psychiatrists are specialty trained in psychopharmacology and other forms of treatment in depression -- and there are many psychiatrists in madison wi. One option is the department of psychiatry at university of wisconsin school of medicine: http://www.Psychiatry.Wisc.Edu/uwpclinicians.Html . Also you can contact wisconsin psychiatric association: (920) 560-5643. ...Read more

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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Best is relative.: Good medical schools and great doctors in every country. Generalizing possible, but misleading. Most medical education takes place during internship / residency. Best education is one that prepares you for practice in the society and culture you live in. Japanese schools are great for japanese physicians and likewise for the other countries. ...Read more

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Do you know any doctor(preferably cognitive behavioral scientist) in Mumbai (Bombay)?

Do you know any doctor(preferably cognitive behavioral scientist) in Mumbai (Bombay)?

Not really, but...: Check this out: this is the link to the Maharashtra Medical Counsel, which I bet is responsible for keeping track of licensed providers. They might be able to point you in the right direction. Let us know if this works for you so we can use it in the future. Maybe our psych specialists have connections too. Will try to pass your request along. http://www.maharashtramedicalcouncil.in/ContactUs.aspx ...Read more

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Taking cymbalta 90 wellbutrin 450 add viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) 20 metrotoplo 50 & protonics 40. Can it cause sirtonim syndrome?

Taking cymbalta 90 wellbutrin 450 add viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) 20 metrotoplo 50 & protonics 40. Can it cause sirtonim syndrome?

Serotonin syndrome: Several potential interactions between this combination of meds. Cymbalta and viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) increase risk of serotonin syndrome, wellbutrin and Cymbalta could increase levels of metopolol and combo of wellbutrin and Cymbalta may increase levels of Cymbalta and increase risk of seizures. Please advise your prescibing physician (s) of all the meds you are taking so they can carefully monitor bp, etc. ...Read more

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Where I reside overseas the only 2 Ubiquinol products are Eckhart Corp's Vitamode CoQ10, & Tishcon Corp's Stay-well Active Q. I am 67- which is best?

Where I reside overseas the only 2 Ubiquinol products are Eckhart Corp's Vitamode CoQ10, & Tishcon Corp's Stay-well Active Q. I am 67- which is best?

CoQ10 choices: As supplements and vitamins are not uniformly regulated it's difficult to say if one is better than another, as the quality may vary even within the same brand from one "batch" to the next. Pick a brand that you trust or someone can recommend, but still no guarantees. ...Read more

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My teen was persribed Zoloft (sertraline) (50mg) for OCD by gp. Is it safe to stay on valerian (200) hops (100) and passionflower (100) as persribed by homeopath?

My teen was persribed Zoloft (sertraline) (50mg) for OCD by gp. Is it safe to stay on valerian (200) hops (100) and passionflower (100) as persribed by homeopath?

V. Risky: These three homeopathic meds you mention are all hypnotic and sedating, they also work on serotonin and may interact with zoloft (sertraline) leading to the well known serotonin syndrome which can be very serious. It is always "not a good idea" to have two professionals prescribe for the same problem ( with rare exceptions) . So wold suggest that you discuss all this with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Does the holy basil herb, aka tulsi in india, affect the birth control lutera? E.G. It is present in this tea - organic india tulsi ginger

Does the holy basil herb, aka tulsi in india, affect the birth control lutera?  E.G. It is present in this tea - organic india tulsi ginger

No: There are no known interactions between Lutera and holy basil. See http://www.Sharecare.Com/health/herbal-supplements/what-medications-interact-holy-basil & http://www.Rxlist.Com/drug-interactions/serious-index/levonorgestrel-ethinyl-estrad-oral.Htm. ...Read more

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Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Can you take holy basil, ashawagandha, curcumin, passion flower in combination?

Yes: It is quite common in herbal medicine to give multiple herbs in combination and, being 3 of the most widely used herbs in the ayurvedic tradition, holy basil, ashwagandha and curcumin are commonly used together. Passionflower is quite safe to combine with these. While combining pharmaceuticals together often creates worrisome interactions, most herbs combine well and synergistically. ...Read more