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Thuja Side Effects
Not approved "drug": Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really in the medication anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredients were added. ...Read more
Could the use of thuja occidentals,dissolving pills under tongue,every day for a month,cause short-term or long-term side effects on health?
Homeopathic medicine: Thuja is a tree. The leaves and leaf oil are used as a medicine. Thuja contains a chemical called thujone that can cause brain problems and miscarriage. Also, this is not a pharmaceutical grade product so no one knows what else is in the preparation and how it was made. ...Read more
Could use of thuja occidentalis for a month(every day) ,dissolving pills under tongue, cause short-term or long-term side effects on nervous system?
Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more
CBT: Cbt is mostly free of side effects, but during the treatment you may well feel some anxiety. For instance, exposure and response prevention are part of cbt treatment for obsessive compulsive d/o. With ocd, the person is unconsciously using compulsive behaviors to bind anxiety -- and if prevented, will temporarily feel anxiety. The therapist will help you through this. ...Read more