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Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Also known as Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chiropractic, Complementary Medicine, Homeopathy, Hypnosis, Naturopathic medicine, Reflexology

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  • Cured RA on my own

    I am diagnosed with RA almost 3 years ago. The doctor wanted me all the classic meds this forum has mentioned. I took some home and researched it before swallowing. I soon realized this is just a bandaid and not the best way to actually get to the real reason I got RA. I tossed the pills out. Started...

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  • A pro-active crowd-sourced technology approach

    I posted this in the 'dizziness' forum, but its application is much more general, so I'm re-posting here to see what those interested in 'complementary' approaches might think. I've been suffering from persistent dizziness for over a year now, undiagnosed despite a battery of...

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  • 100% WORKING TREATMENT for my IBS!

    100% WORKING TREATMENT for my IBS! Hi, I am writing this to try to help everybody that I can because I have been on the same boat as you guys and gone through this living hell for 3 years!!!  Short description about my previous case was that I could almost eat nothing, only eat what is normally...

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  • Verrucas are gone

    my daughter suffered badly with verrucas after trawling the net I found apple cider vinegar. We used it and it did work except for one really large stubborn one. So they kept coming back. We went to the doctors the first one just froze them and caused a lot of pain the second one prescribed a tablet....

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  • Hashimotos Thyroid

    An opthalmologist asked for Thyroid function tests including Thyroid antibodies test, because of some problems with my eyes. The results came out as,.my T3 and T4 are in normal range but my TSH is 8+, which is somehow elevated than normal range. (Sub-clinical Hypothyroidism, Right? ) Results of Antibody...

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  • How I cured my gastritis

    When I got diagnosed with mild gastritis (but no H. Pylori) and esophagitis, I looked all over the internet to find what to do. I did not find many accounts of people who have cured themselves successfully and how they did it. So I thought I would write my story once I am cured. Here it is. If you have...

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  • Lichen Sclerosus cured - but it took work.

    I started having symptoms of LS when I was 23 years old (from what I can remember). It got progressively worse until I was finally diagnosed at 26. I did a ton of research and started seeing two alternative doctors about it. The symptoms gradually disappeared, and I have been symptom free for about 6...

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  • Neck is bad

    Hi recently started going to the chiropractors cause was having pretty bad pressure in my head and chest pains, been dealing with anxiety lately so that is causing the chest pain but found out that my neck is pretty messed up i have a forward curve and some bone out of place from years of terrible postureso...

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  • How I healed my Acid Reflux

    Hi everyone, I would like to share my experience about the Acid Reflux desease. In September 2013 I got back pain, I went to GP and he gave me iboprufen and diclofenac. My back pain lasted up to almost June 2014. During this period I had to use the pain killers and I was under stress because I had...

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  • black line in big toe nails

    Big toe nail in my right leg shows a strong black color line in 4mm size. I am having this black line for the last six months; previously it was a simple line only but appears in two places in the big toe nail on both legs. I thought it indicates some deficiency in our body or indication of some disease....

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  • Yearning for change and wellness, opinions? ideas? insights?

    In the fall of 2015, I began having extremely bad migraines. Doctors had told me that they couldn't find a source of my pain, wrote me off as being a drug-seeking young woman. I didn't give up, I knew something was off, eventually saw a TMJ specialist, I was diagnosed with Bruxism and TMJD. I...

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  • Sugar and Cancer Cells

    Here is a good topic to think about and discuss: Ask the Nutritionist Q: The question of sugar and white flour always comes up. Does sugar feed cancer cells? Am I harming myself and encouraging a recurrence if I eat sugar? A: The notion that sugar feeds cancer is widespread in the public press. To...

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  • BP meds causing gout playback and knee pain

    I'm taking amlodipine, carviedal, hydrochlorothiazide,warfarin. I've got severe back pain now I got gout in my I had to go to the ER to get some medication to release the helped I went to see my doctor for a follow-up and I waited in the outer room for hour and a half if you can call me and...

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  • Gastritis right side/flank pain

    hi, does anyone have only right side pain with gastritis?i seem to be having this. Have been checked for gallbladder and liver but all is well, except for the gastritis. This is more like a stretching/ pulling and kind of near the flank. It's not severe but it's been there a few months now, since...

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  • Acupuncture - weird sensation

    Hi. So I had 4 sessions of acupuncture so far. It is for anxiety. 3 regular front acupuncture and 1 cupping plus needles along my back. Cupping was done at the 3rd session and I had a lot of muscle pain the day after both in my back and front. It was also a time when I decided to reduce beta blockers...

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  • Shurmans desease kyphosis and JRA can chiropractic help?

    I am suffering with chronic pain from shurmans desease kyphosis juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis and bone hypertrophic growth. I have been in pain for many years and have had many injections and procedures that have failed. I am wondering if a chiropractor could help my condition in any way. I also suffer...

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  • Gastritis

    Hi Sarah Thank you for your advise. Glad your stomach has settled down it's awful isn't it. I'll keep going with the bland diet and try probiaotics can you recommend anything? Glad your anxiety is improving too. Tracey

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  • Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

    I've been studying this issue for many years....I've read a lot that mag is even more important than overloads of calcium, which can cause calcium deposits for just one issue.... Enough mag is needed for best calcium absorption. Then there is the Vit D deficiency......lots of deficiencies....

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  • Drinking Baking Soda to Cure Bacterial Vaginosis?

    Hello, So I have been suffering with BV for like 6 years, on and off. I think it is linked to my intestines. I struggled with digestive issues through my teens, and still have a slow digestive system, tending to get constipated, etc. I can tell my digestive system is weak because I often get backed...

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  • Warfarin user needs anxiety help

    i have anxiety and some depression and want to use magnesium or anything that will help.  Asked gp who didnt know answer.  If i take magnesium in am thenwarfarin pm is that the answer?  Any other suggesrions for anxiety?.

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  • I think I've discovered a cure for Gastritis

    For a month I've been in continual pain, sometimes worse than that.. Two days ago I emptied a capsule of Tumeric into a cup with a teaspoon of water and let that soak till the Tumeric was fine rather than lumpy, a teaspoon of honey, and four teaspoons of live active bacteria culture yoghurt. Mixed...

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  • Something that finally helped my LS....

    I discovered something that made my long time LS about 85% better. I've had this awful problem since I was 31, (I am 64 now).  It has gotten so bad that everything was white, burning, swelling and itchy. It hurt to even sit down.  For about the last 25 years I used Clobetasol with only...

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  • HERBS THAT WORK!!

    Hello Ev1   Wanted to share some Herb Info with you.  I'm listing 4 of them that I use personally. I can say they work for me and saw results through my blood test and CT scans. I will describe what I have and what I take for it.  **Caution** You must do your research and know what...

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  • How are alternative and complementary medicine regulated in Europe?

    Hi All, I know that in the US alternative and complementary medicine (including, dietary supplements) are regulated by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 as products that supplement the diet. Dietary supplements sold in the US cannot make unsubstantiated claims and manufacturers...

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  • Neuropathy nerve pain in feet cure !

    I've been having terrible nerve pain in both my feet for about 1 and a half years, since I turned 19. The pain felt like I was being bitten constantly all over the inner-sides and bottom of my feet. I first saw a podiatrist privately who diagnosed me high arched feet and plantar flex - part of bottom...

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  • Yesterday a blood vessel burst in my husbands finger...

    Last night a blood vessel burst in my husbands finger, he didn't show me when it happened because he figured I wouldn't want to see the pea size swell that was turning blue and purple on his pinky. He didn't hit it, bang it or do anything that would cause it to burst. Now I know this seems...

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  • Vinegar and Fungal Infections

    I have been reading some web pages where people are saying that undiluted vinegar (any type) helps to clear fungal infections around the groin. I  think that vinegar would burn and not be recommended. What do you think

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  • How I cured my gastritis

    Here's my story and I want to share it with you so that you won't have to suffer as I did. I am now 90% cured from my gastritis. I am eating big portions of almost anything I want (but still going easy on spicy food and citrus) and I'm drinking coffee every day and one beer a night. I no...

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