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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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I take levothyroxine and armour thyroid but it's been causing depression and chest pain. Is there an alternative medicine I could be prescribed?

I take levothyroxine and armour thyroid but it's been causing depression and chest pain. Is there an alternative medicine I could be prescribed?

Sure this is cause?: I've had hundreds of patients on these meds and none have reported depression or chest pain; I question if these are the cause. Only options are levothyroxine, natural thyroid (Armour or Naturethroid) & liothyronine (which is seldom used on its own). It's unusual to take both levo. & Armour. Those with thyroiditis may react to Armour, or you may not be taking enough. See http://tinyurl.com/6gvsxqu ...Read more

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What is the best alternative medicine for relieving my si joint pain?

What is the best alternative medicine for relieving my si joint pain?

Alternative care: The best medicine is to see a doctor to be examined to find the cause of your joint pain. When the cause is know then you can have the options of treatment that are know to treat the cause. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best alternative medicine to help with quitting smoking?

Can you tell me what is the best alternative medicine to help with quitting smoking?

There are many: Unfortunately, testing for these products is limited, so nobody can tell you what is "best." lobelia, gingko, st. John's wort and valerian have all been used, and lobeline is used in europe as an anti-smoking medication. Meditation, yoga, relaxation techniques, acupuncture, hypnosis and other cam techniques are also widely used to assist with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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What's the best alternative medicine for diabetes?

What's the best alternative medicine for diabetes?

Depends: The only way to treat type one, Insulin dependent diabetes, is with insulin. In this disease, your body makes no insulin. There is no alternative; you take your Insulin or you die. Type two diabetes involves Insulin resistance. 80% of people with this problem are obese. Ala (a type of fatty acid) has been shown to help in some studies. Recently cinnamon has drawn attention as a treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine in alternative medicine for diaberics with blood sugae over 320?

What is the best medicine in alternative medicine for diaberics with blood sugae over 320?

Diabetes: Some effective alternative medicine treatments for such a severely abnormal glucose include strict carbohydrate restriction, berberine 200 mg with each meal, liberal use of cinnamon and a combination product called diaxanol. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more