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Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms ?

Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms ?

Definitely: There have been a number of studies supporting the use of cognitive behavioral therapy in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain states. They should be used more often. ...Read more

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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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Can particular stretching exercises help treat sciatica?

Can particular stretching exercises help treat sciatica?

Maybe: It is conventional to use exercises for the treatment of sciatica and a variety of back conditions. These exercises should be specifically tailored for your particular needs. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help treat heart disease?

Can acupuncture help treat heart disease?

Only if it relaxes: No randomized controlled trial is ever shown a cardiovascular benefits of acupuncture, however if it relaxes you and thereby lowers your blood pressure, there may be some effect. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy help fibromyalgia?

Can massage therapy help fibromyalgia?

Not the way you mean: Fibromyalgia is a brain problem, not a joint, muscle, tendon or bursa problem. Massage doesn't "help" fibromyalgia the way it may help muscular soreness after vigorous exertion. The pleasurable sensation merely acts as a counter-sensation to fibromyalgia & is only temporary. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition with no "cure," only symptomatic treatment at the neurochemical level, ...Read more

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Do drs ever prescribe medications to help alleviate chronic fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis?

Do drs ever prescribe medications to help alleviate chronic fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: Complaints of fatigue are present in over 80 percent of patients with active ra. Successful treatment of the RA with medications decrease these symptoms. It is felt that the fatigue is due to pain. Another factor is depression which can be treated with medications. ...Read more

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What holistic treatments can help treat petechaie?

What holistic treatments can help treat  petechaie?

None: Petechiae are bits of blood that has left capillaries & entered the skin. The cause is a breakdown of capillaries. There are usually significant causes such as severe infection (meningococcus), blood dyscrasias (low platelets, leukemia), viral illnesses, trauma, allergic rxn.None of these conditions are amenable with "holistic" treatments. If you have petechiae you should your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What alternative therapies may help relieve arthritis pain?

What alternative therapies may help relieve arthritis pain?

Acupuncture/herbs: One alternative therapy is found in traditional chinese medicine. This would consist of acupuncture therapy and the use of chinese medical herbs. If you choose this route make sure you do your research to make certain the practitioner is certified and licensed in your area. In the us this varies from state to state. Some states allow doctors of oriental medicine (dom) to practice. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help with psorisis?

Can acupuncture help with psorisis?

Yes: Psoriasis is a serious skin condition with serious medical treatment, but it is quite sensitive to emotional states. Acupuncture may be quite beneficial, yet it is not a mainstream treatment. It is worth considering. ...Read more

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Will taking rosehip help treat arthritis?

Will taking rosehip help treat arthritis?

Yes, perhaps: A combined danish/german study found 20% or so of patients somewhat improved using a supplement litozin. It seems to have both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties and contains a fatty acid (gopo) thought to be similar to fish oil. Many of our current drugs come from plants. A rose hip supplement can concentrate and standardize the potential active ingredients. ...Read more

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Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Can osteopathic manipulation therapy help in fibromyalgia treatment?

Partly: A carefully designed program with myofscial release stretching and aerobic exercize would be needed the latter would still be the more important part. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help with treating spinabifida symptoms at all?

Can acupuncture help with treating spinabifida symptoms at all?

See below: Acupuncture will not cure defects from spinabifida. However, if symptomatic - it can reduce surrounding inflammation/ pain. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture help Lyme disease?

Can accupuncture help Lyme disease?

Not sure: I've had a patient who was helped by her acupuncturist with fatigue, but others have not been helped. The only way is to give it a try, assuming it is ok with the doctor treating your lyme disease. Keep a journal and see how you are before and after sessions, and if you are helped, how long the effect lasts. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture helpful to manage any arrhythmias?

Is acupuncture helpful to manage any arrhythmias?

Categorically NO!: I know of no indication or recognized treatment of accupuncture for treating arrhythmia. It is not a choice i would make and i would be very, very cautious to know the risks involved and any other treatments recommended and certainly the advice of the participating physician (cardiologist/electrophysiologist). Be careful! be very careful! ...Read more

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Would acupuncture help lessen my fibromyalgia symptoms?

Would acupuncture help lessen my fibromyalgia symptoms?

Acupuncture appears to modestly reduce many types of chronic pain, so it's not surprising that many people with fibromyalgia are interested in trying it: While the studies on the effectiveness of acupuncture for fibromyalgia symptoms are somewhat mixed, most suggest that it may have a beneficial role. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles to various depths into strategic points on your body. They are usually left in place for 20 to 30 minutes and sometimes are further stimulated by the addition of heat or electricity. When performed by a trained practitioner, acupuncture has few risks. Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat, and a combination of treatments may be necessary to control your symptoms. If you're having trouble finding relief for your fibromyalgia pain, it may be worth trying acupuncture. But if your symptoms don't begin to improve within a few weeks, acupuncture may not be the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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Do anti inflammatory drugs help with fibromyalgia pain ?

Do anti inflammatory drugs help with fibromyalgia pain ?

Why not?: Are NSAID's helpful in fibromyalgia? Dr. Shah of NIH has shown tender points to be anoxic, ischemic, replete w. reactive substances; ala inflammation. FM sufferers have elevated substance P in spinal fluid. FM pain loci match tendon insertions & hurt upon mechanical pressure. Tendonitis? Concept of FM as a cognitive disorder is theoretical; as is idea that is not, in part, a peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Joint care in middleage. Will yoga effectively treat it?

Joint care in middleage. Will yoga effectively treat it?

Possibly: Yoga does tend to increase flexibility and can therefore help with joint stiffness. If there are certain yoga poses that cause pain or discomfort, avoid those. ...Read more

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Can homeopathy treatment helpful in arthritis?

Can homeopathy treatment helpful in arthritis?

Proven effective: Research from controlled studies in mainstream medical journals proves homeopathy can be effective for both rheumatoid & osteoarthritis. See http://homeopathyusa.Org/home/eb/arthritis.Html & http://www.Homeopathic.Com/articles/using_homeopathy_for_ailments/homeopathic_medicines_for_arthritis.Html homeopathic treatment is highly individualized so it is best to consult a professional homeopath. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture cure pemphigus vulgaris? Need expert opinions!

Can accupuncture cure pemphigus vulgaris? Need expert opinions!

Cure - doubtful: Acupuncture may help to reduce pain associated with pemhigus vulgaris. Major energy moving treatments may help with skin health in general. However - acupuncture is not likely to cure this autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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