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Can holistic medicine work for arthritis patients?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes...

We refer patients to holistic md's and we have seen some encouraging results from doctors prescribing supplements.
Also holistic doctors are likely to suggest that a patient make some dietary changes and consider doing a cleanse to remove toxins including heavy metals. A clifford report may be used by a holistic doctor to help guide treatment.

In brief: Yes...

We refer patients to holistic md's and we have seen some encouraging results from doctors prescribing supplements.
Also holistic doctors are likely to suggest that a patient make some dietary changes and consider doing a cleanse to remove toxins including heavy metals. A clifford report may be used by a holistic doctor to help guide treatment.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Arthritis

Yes as long as you take a mechanistic approach to diagnosis and treatment.
Discovering the reasons why the arthritis gene expressed is usually found in lab work that assesses the effects of diet, lifestyle and environment on gene expression. Once managed, there are many effective natural therapies that can help you.

In brief: Arthritis

Yes as long as you take a mechanistic approach to diagnosis and treatment.
Discovering the reasons why the arthritis gene expressed is usually found in lab work that assesses the effects of diet, lifestyle and environment on gene expression. Once managed, there are many effective natural therapies that can help you.
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Along with those mentioned by others here, classical homeopathy is another helpful treatment for arthritis patients.
Using this effectively would require consultation with an experienced homeopath, because arthritis is a chronic condition. Any of the over 4000 known homeopathic medicines ("remedies") might be the one most similar to your problem. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22177660.

In brief: Yes

Along with those mentioned by others here, classical homeopathy is another helpful treatment for arthritis patients.
Using this effectively would require consultation with an experienced homeopath, because arthritis is a chronic condition. Any of the over 4000 known homeopathic medicines ("remedies") might be the one most similar to your problem. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22177660.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care

In brief: Probably

Much of treatment for pain and inflammation is non pharmaceutical ( stretching, positive thinking, exercise, relaxation, heat, massage, etc).
And don't forget the placebo effect! But beware of snake oils sold by practitioners who personally profit. Check the website : http://nccih.nih.org to see what really works and what is bogus.

In brief: Probably

Much of treatment for pain and inflammation is non pharmaceutical ( stretching, positive thinking, exercise, relaxation, heat, massage, etc).
And don't forget the placebo effect! But beware of snake oils sold by practitioners who personally profit. Check the website : http://nccih.nih.org to see what really works and what is bogus.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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