Alternative Treatments for Conditions or Diseases

Alternative treatment is a healing practice other than traditional medicine including homeopathy, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, Unani medicine, naturopathy, yoga, massage and reiki.

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Diabetes
Alternative Treatments for Conditions or Diseases

Is type 1 diabetes curable?

Diabetes cannot be cured, but if you have diabetes type 1, you need to undergo diabetes treatment. The treatment will help you in sustaining your glucose level and keeping your symptoms under check. It will also keep you safe by limiting any health ailment that develops in the future.

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Health
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Urinary System

Can chronic kidney disease get better with honey and cinnamon?

Chronic kidney disease should not be treated with honey and cinnamon. It is unlikely that they will hurt your kidneys, but they won't really help it either.

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Cancer
Israel
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Where are Gc-MAF anti-cancer injections available in Israel?

Pephaps this linik could lead you in your search, I posted it in the related links box below.

Look for dr. Ayal Atias in Jerusalem, Pf. Slavin in Tel Aviv (More expensive).

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Taken atropine eye drops orally?

Give Atropine eye drops 2 drops every 4 hours as needed for congestion.

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Conditions and Diseases
Arthritis
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Osteoarthritis

What is facet osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis can cause the breakdown of cartilage between facet joints. This causes pain as well as loss of motion and stiffness.

The facet joints are in the back portion or posterior of the spine. They combine with the disc space to create a three joint complex at each vertebral level. These joints consist of two opposing bony surfaces that should have cartilage between them and a capsule around it that produces fluid.

The cartilage and the fluid combine to allow the joint to move with little friction. However, with facet joint arthritis, the cartilage breaks down causing more friction with joint movement. This leads to a loss of motion stiffness and back pain.

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Conditions and Diseases
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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Shingles (infection)

Are shingles of the body contagious?

Yes, it is possible to pass on certain strains of the virus when the blisters are open and leaking.

Remember to stay away from the elderly, young, and infirm during this time.

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Mental Health
Obesity and Metabolism Disorders
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What are the effects on lack of movement?

people not movement

If a person does not keep moving - their muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons will have a tendency to shorten and stiffen. Then when the joint is moved - it will hurt as all parts are stiff and not used to moving.

Even a 90+ year old should keep moving to keep flexible one CAN regain flexibility IF they will stretch and move slowly to bring the muscles and attachments back to a more normal situation

KEEP MOVING - KEEP STRETCHING

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Conditions and Diseases
Arthritis
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What happens when you have arthritis?

There are more then a hundred different forms of arthritis, However the thing they all have in common is that they effect the joints of the body and the result is joint stiffness pain and joint destruction if treatment is not instigated to stop or at least slow it down. some forms of arthritis are a result of joint damage caused by wear and tear or trauma such as broken bones for example. these are referred to as non inflammatory arthritis , Osteoarthritis is the biggest example of this. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the immune system rejecting connective tissue like cartilage and other tissue in other organs of the body this can be a debilitating disease that effect more then just the joints. gout is a form of arthritis that happens as a result of uric acid crystals building up in joints causing excruciating pain. these are just a few of the different forms of arthritis.

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Elements and Compounds

Why do people take nitroglycerin?

Nitroglycerin eases the chest pain associated with stable heart disease (angina).

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Eyes
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Apple Cider Vinegar

Can you use apple-cider vinegar as a eye wash?

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Conditions and Diseases
Head, Ears, and Nose
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What can be done about severely clogged ears that are filled with wax and are painful?

  • First you must be sure it is wax in your ears and not an ear infection or allergies in your sinuses causing the pain and clogging. It can often be caused from the inside, such as severe sinus swelling, and can feel like wax, but is not. If it IS wax the solutions below should work. If it does not work, you can go see a Dr as a Dr can relieve pressure and pain in the inside of the ear.
  • Ear candles do not work, they are just a placebo effect. It has been proven that if you burn an ear wax candle while not holding it to your ear, you get the same gooey brown ear wax looking substance in it, so it is fake. (EAR CANDLES DO WORK, AND ARE A GREAT WAY TO REMOVE WAX FROM EARS)
  • If none of the above solutions work it could be due to allergies or sinusitus causing the eustachian tube to swell and stay closed and retain fluid. If the infection is old, and has already gone, the Dr may need to lance the ear drum to relieve the pressure of the fluid build up in the ear canal behind the ear drum. He will put a dab of deadening ointment on it to relieve pain, then lance it with a tiny scalpel, right in his office, and then yellow fluid (pus) will drain out for a few days and it will heal back up and your ear will feel great and you will hear again with no pressure issues.
  • If you 1. put 2 or 3 drops of olive oil or other liquid oil in each ear at bedtime to soften the wax and plug the ear with cotton IN THE OUTSIDE of the canal so the oil won't soil your bedding, and 2. in the morning pour some warm bubbly solution like soda or peroxide in one ear at at time allowing a minute for the bubbles to loosen the wax, then pour in warm water to rinse out and finally, a capful of rubbing alcohol to dry out the water and help to prevent infection, and hopefully the problem will be relieved. You may have to do it two or three times to clear it. After this, each time you shower, run warm water into your ears, use you finger to clean, and rinse when you are done showering, then use a Q-tip to dry gently ** but not deeply, and you can control the problem.
  • You can also try an ear syringe bulb (baby nasal aspirator) to suck out the wax once it is softened with oil or peroxide.
  • Most people say "Don't put anything in you ear smaller than your elbow." And it is true that Q-tips can push the ear wax into the canal and pack it in, like loading a cannon. But if you know your ear is not loaded with wax, you can use a Qtip to gently dry your ear and keep it clean if you do not stick it in very deep, maybe 1/4 an inch is ok.
  • If you have an ear canal plugged with wax, and the above solution does not work, see your Family Doctor or Pediatrician, they have intruments to remove the wax and/or irrigate the canal to remove it. This is the safest way to remove the problem and make sure you do not have an infection behind the wax that needs treating.
  • It is not uncommon to have "swimmer's ear" with this condition. The water builds up behind the ear wax and causes the infection which needs a prescription to be treated.
  • You may wish to try candle waxing. In NW MN the local salons (haircuts, colors, nails, massages and waxing) are doing this and I have heard many people comment on the positive experience. From what I understand the heat from the candle will melt the wax in your ears and then it is able to be removed.
  • I've never heard of 'candle waxing' so I don't know, but it sounds dangerous to me. Go to your family doctor and let him have a look. He can then clean them out for you easily and, more importantly, safely.
  • Ear candling, you should not try this alone, there are instructions included usually when you buy the ear candles. They can be bought at all most any heath food store or your neighborhood vitamin store. Usually not found at the supermarket unless its a local co-op. If the are followed properly it works great and its immediate relief!
  • Get your ears flushed out in a doctor`s office and then leave that wax alone, will you! No Q-tips. And leave those candles on the birthday cake. The vacuum that is created through heat may quite well extract the wax, however, if your ear drums have any kind of opening caused by previous infections or if you have ear tubes, do NOT experiment with your ear wax removal. Wax is a self-cleaning device by nature.
  • I've used ear candles, and I've been to the doctors. both are excellent ways of clearing out the ears. candling is not dangerous and it actually feels really good. the candle doesn't melt the earwax, it lifts debris out of your ear! it feels awesome. also a couple of times i went to my doc, and he used a higher pressure large metal blunt syringe to clean my ears out. that also feels good, and the process takes a lot less time, but it costs a bunch more.
  • Something else you can try is putting a drop of olive oil in each ear once a week (making sure that once you put it in, you tilt your head the other way so it can come in contact with the wax). This can help soften the wax, making it easier to come out. We can always do various procedures that have been mentioned above, or can prescribe earwax removal medications, but I usually recommend to my patients that they try the drop of olive oil trick first since it is the least expensive. Having a great deal of ear wax is not dangerous and usually will not result in any hearing loss unless the ear canal is completely occluded with wax, so there's nothing wrong with leaving things alone. As mentioned before, though, it's important to not use cotton swabs (such as q-tips), as this can make things worse.
  • One method which I have used effectively is hydrogen peroxide. Take one or two drops into each ear and let it for a few seconds. Try to massage it in at the same time so it moves around. You'll get rid of a lot of wax. You can do this often and hydrogen peroxide is pretty cheap, but DO NOT USE TOO MUCH AT ONCE. Otherwise, you may remove ALL the wax, include the wax that protects your ears from infection. Also, don't use alcohol. It works, but it is too strong.
  • To add to the answers on painful ear wax, the candles used in my salon are called Hopi candles, they are thin tubes of cloth and candle wax, which one end is inserted into the ear and the other end is lit, therefore creating a vacuum effect which slowly and safely draws the wax build up into the tube, thus clearing you re ears and making everything sound amazingly loud! definitely worth the effort though, i think that the treatment is around �20 and about 20 minutes long, although salons and prices of the treatment may vary.
  • If anyone is thinking about using ear candles, think again. They are a hoax. If you burn the candle without it being in your ear, cut it open, it is filled with ear wax-like stuff just like if you had put it in your ear and burned it. It really let me down. I thought it was the coolest thing but its not.
  • Having had a child with this problem- our pediatrician said to let her chew gum (sugarless, of course) every day. The chewing motion of the jaw massages the ear canal and moves excess ear wax out of the inner canal.
  • Ok here is what I did. I bought some medicine called Debrox. I followed instructions and got a ton of wax out. First it was little tiny pieces then with the last ear flush I got a corn size chunk out...it was disgusting yet it was kinda cool.
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Arthritis
Alternative Treatments for Conditions or Diseases
Acupuncture

How many people use acupuncture?

Seven Hundred Billion Love. GFYS

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Conditions and Diseases
Arthritis
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How is arnica good for arthritis?

Arnica

Arnica Montana

It is claimed that arnica Relieves aches; an anti-inflammatory and immune enhancer

However acording to Arthritis today from the Artritis foundation, it's among supplements to avoid because it can cause miscarriages, allergic reactions, paralysis, heart palpitations, death.

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Health
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Acupuncture

What is the importance of acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the form of medicine or treatment procedure for a health condition and it includes the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at a precise point in your body. How Acupuncture Can Help You? Acupuncture can help in back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain in your body, and also help to conceive pregnancy. Best Acupuncture Clinic In Brisbane - Many doctors are recommending acupuncture to their patients, but Brisbane Livewell Clinic is the best Acupuncture clinic in Brisbane, The have very qualified and experienced Acupuncture doctors. For more details visit - https://www.brisbanelivewellclinic.com.au/acupuncture-2/
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Conditions and Diseases
Arthritis
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Can prolonged typing on the computer cause arthritis?

The actual cause of arthritis is not known, However for a person that has a predisposition involving one or another type of atrhiritis is likely to have a problem with it more quickly.

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Nutrition
Herbs Spices and Seasonings
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Cinnamon

Is eating cinnamon dangerous?

Cinnamon helps you stabilize your sugar levels. Many diabetics knows this and uses it. It has not been found to be dangerous.

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Cold and Flu
Herbal Medicine
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How do garlic and onions kill flu and cold viruses?

Garlic & Onions have Allicin and Sulfur Compounds in them that is an antimicrobial, fungicidal and antiviral as well as being a natural Antibiotic.

The strong smell in both these plants is where their strengths lie.

Once cooked the plants no longer have germ killing properties, it has to be RAW!

But garlic is your real key, it is stronger than onions.

You don't even have to chew it!

Just slice or break it open (the inside of the cloves have to be exposed) into pieces small enough to swallow whole.

Swallow like a pill without chewing.

Eat a piece of bread first if you get indigestion easily.

It fits in your pocket and lasts forever before going bad!

Take with Vitamin-C and Vitamin-D for added protection!

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Nutella
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Apples
Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar

What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar?

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (when mixed with a glass of water before each meal) burns the fat.

It also acts as a natural antibiotic; it helps with digestion, arthritis, and sore throats; it lowers cholesterol; it keeps your skin healthy; it prevents dandruff; and soothes sunburn, shingles, aching muscles, etc.

Apple cider (Or any red based vinegar) also acts as a remedy for heart burn, due to it's acidity compounds, it neutralizes the acid imbalance and will relieve one from Heart burn(Acid reflux) in about 15/20 seconds.

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What is ambroxol salbutamol prescribed for?

its a low power cough medicine which you dont usually need a prescription to buy.

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Conditions and Diseases
Arthritis
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Ibuprofen
Painkillers
Anti-Inflammatories

How does Ibuprofen help arthritis?

Ibuprofen and ArthritisIbuprofin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), like aspirin, that is used to reduce the inflammation that causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.

Ibuprofen is in a class of drugs called Nonsteroidal AntiInflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS). The NSAID class includes aspirin, naprosyn (Alleve, and many others. Ibuprofen is a nonspecific cycloxygenase inhibitor. Cyclooxygenase is an enzyme that changes a specific fatty molecule (arachidonic acid) into other chemicals (prostaglandins) that cause inflammation. NSAIDS block this conversion and thereby decrease inflammation. Ibuprofen is nonspecific, blocking both of the two types of cyclooxygenase, called COX1 and and COX2. Because it blocks COX1, ibuprofen is damaging to the stomach, as is aspirin.

More input from others:

  • My GP prescribed 400mg every 6 hours before my appointment with a bone specialist. It greatly helped the burning pain I've been having. (The bone scan I was given showed that my back was inflamed. This has decreased greatly since taking the ibuprofin treatment.)
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Arthritis
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Gout

Is cress oil bad for gout?

No Cress oil is very low in the purines stakes at about 25 mg. Ie definitely avoid anything over 400mg

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Arthritis
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Gout

Is there less uric acid in your blood if your blood is thinner or thicker?

I would assume the expression thin and thick blood would have to relate to how quickly it coagulates. It should make no difference on average although the tendency that the existing uric acid has to crystallize the cause of gout is reduced by putting more water into the system.

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Arthritis
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Wheat

Does not eating wheat and dairy help arthritis?

Most dairy product are at the lower end of the scale for purine so they can be eaten safely

Any product made with bakers yeast should be restricted in its use as the yeast is very high in purines. however wheat itself is way down at the lower end of the purine table and most wheat products depending on what they are mixed with should be fairly safe to use.

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Conditions and Diseases
Arthritis
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Autoimmune Diseases
Senior Citizens

How does arthritis affect elderly people?

The same as it does anyone at any age. it reduces the ability to use your joints and causes pain with movement. this can however be especially hard on older people as they are less likely to be muscularly fit, which is always helpful when arthritisis a problem.

Arthritis is a condition that can cause painful muscles, swollen joints, and the inability to move comfortably. It can also cause dangerous falls, especially in the elderly. It is important for the elderly sufferers of arthritis to be protected in the event of a fall, because often a bad fall can cause injuries and broken bones.

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Osteoarthritis

How does high humidity affect osteoarthritis?

I Know people that swear that high humidity makes them suffer more and on the other hand I also know people that recon it makes no difference This question has been up in the air for many years and it would be reasonable to say that the effects of climatic conditions for OA sufferers would depend on the individual

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