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What's your opinion of chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths and other alternative medicine specialists?
Good but it depends: Some practitioners in all fields of medicine are better at it than others. Some are too opinionated to get good answers, some more skilled than others, some curious to dig deep and have great instincts too. But generally speaking, I am delighted that more and more people are gaining access to real healthcare instead of getting hooked on pharmaceuticals and dealing with the side effects. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
My chiropractor uses a vibration massager during treatments. Is this safe during pregnancy? Can the baby feel the vibration?
What doctor treats intense cranial pain with involuntary twitching in the face? Medicine taken nortriptyline.
Is family medicine n preventive medicine r same? I think family medicine in us is parallel branch of preventive n social medicine in india. It's true?
REad below: Physical medicine and rehabilition (pm&r) concerns bringing a person to his or her individual highest level of function regardless of the underlying illness or disability. Most pm&r speicialists (physicatrist) specialise in particular disorders such as spinal cord or brain injury, nerve injury or musculosckeletal injury, or occupational health, or children's physical problems. ...Read more
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What is the difference between family medicine, internal medicine and general practice residency ?
Several: Acupuncture is the most well known based on the flow of energy through the body through what are called meridians. Each of these channels have points close the the skin surface. The basic idea is to help restore normal energy flow which in turn helps the muscle pain. There are also traditional chinese herbs to help restore balance or "harmony" in the body. Diet-try gluten/dairy free for 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO, however...: Homeopathic cheledonium is one of many homeopathic remedies that can treat palpitations, suggesting that taking it can cause palpitations if not diluted homeopathically. However, the homeopathic form has virtually no actual chemicals & is not known to cause palpitations. However, if you had palpitations prior to taking it, they might worsen for a few days as a temporary aggravation/healing crisis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local myalgia: Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, and primary tension type headache palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rec. See your pcp for evaluation and physical therapy treatment. ...Read more
Internal trembling sensation when sleeping. Not MS or parkinsons. What is this vibrating sensation ?
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
A radiology test: A nuclear scan is a type of radiology study that involves getting injected (or taking orally) a small dose of radioactive tracer that can be imaged by nuclear medicine specific scanners. It is unique in that it measures the physiology of the specific tracer instead of a person's anatomy. Typically, the radioactivity dose used for these exams is minuscule and presents no/little risk. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Could I use an electric massager like relax&tone on my shoulders & back to relief my fibromayalgia pain.This machine produces vibrations.?
Yes: That should be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Homeopathy: Homeopathy is a separate system of medicine, and is by definition "holistic" -- prescriptions are made for whole beings rather than parts. Homeopathy was developed by german physician dr. Samuel hahnemann, and is known for the principle of "like cures like, " and use of the minimum dose. Other holistic systems of medicine include acupuncture and ayurveda, but these have different backgrounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are many doctors besides emergency medicine specialists that work night shifts and weekends. For example, many family medicine practices are open and have coverage on weekends. There is also usually a specialist on call for certain circumstances. For instance, if a patient comes to the er with a broken bone, an orthopedic specialist will often come in and take care of that person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer