Patient discussion about alternative

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Q. Anybody familiar with alternative treatment for ADHD?

A1We use two parallel programs for children with ADHD and all developmental problems. This also includes dyslexia, learning disability, auditory processing disorder, global developmental disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, autism spectrum, failure to thrive, etc. . .

The two programs go hand-in-hand. One is about what caused the developmental process to get stuck or sluggish. The other is about encouraging the developmental process to catch up when it is behind.

Most programs for children with developmental problems attempt to medicate or train away the symptoms. If a child is hyperactive or unfocused, doctors prescribe a medication which reduces hyperactivity or improves focus. This is often hit-and-miss and many children need to take many months for the doctor to find the correct medicine and correct dosage for the child. But these medications do nothing for the underlying cause. The developmental process got stuck and needs to be re-engaged.

From our experience, the &
A2Don't use chemical drugs. I have ADHD and live with it without any medication.
A3ANN MY MOM GIVES MY BROTHER FISH OIL PILLES THAT SEEMS TO HELP HIM

Q. What are natural or alternative ways to beat depression?

I keep reading about how depression is caused by 'chemical imbalances' in the brain, and it feels like I don't stand a chance at beating it without going on Anti-depressants, but I don't want to go down this route cause I'm worried about the side-effects. Can anyone suggest natural ways to beat depression that don't involve medication?
A1Here are couple of alternative ways to treat depression:
http://www.theindian.co.nz/testing/default.asp?page=509
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/926049/top_10_ways_to_beat_depression_naturally.html

but if all of this doesn’t work- I recommend medical help. It can help you immensely. It’s much better then walking around with depression.
A2According to the National Institue of Mental Helath (NIMH), research has shown that St. John’s wort can interact unfavorably with other medications, including those used to control HIV infection. On February 10, 2000, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory letter stating that the herb appears to interfere with certain medications used to treat heart disease, depression, seizures, certain cancers, and organ transplant rejection. The herb also may interfere with the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Because of these potential interactions, patients should always consult with their doctors before taking any herbal supplement.

A3St. John’s wort: The National Institutes of Health conducted a clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of the herb
in treating adults who have major depression. Involving 340 patients diagnosed with major depression, the eight-week trial randomly assigned one-third of them to a uniform dose of St. John’s wort, one-third to a commonly prescribed SSRI, and one-third to a placebo. The trial found that St. John’s wort was no more effective than the placebo in treating major depression.

Q. Is there any danger in the alternative treatment of Acupuncture?

I've been suffering from back pains for about 3 months now. I tried Acupuncture for the first time yesterday and was wondering whether somebody in the community tried it and have any knowledge about the success and dangerous of such a treatment.
A1Hi Justin - Thank you so much for sharing your personal experience with me. You are right, I should ask these questions. I will ask my therapist and follow your advice although the place and the therapist look good and professional to me.
A2a good friend of mine was studying Chinese medicine and Acupuncture. he needed patients for that time and i volunteered. it was very successful with my problem (chronic sinusitis), very effective, but it varies between people and conditions. about the dangers, there shouldn't be any if you do it in a well known clinic with a certified (from a good school) therapist. see if the place is clean and don't be afraid to ask him where he studied, when and investigate about the place.
good luck :)

Q. Is there an Alternative Medicine treatment for FIBROMYALGIA?

My Mother was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia last year and is not responding well to conventional medical treatment. Is there an alternative treatment for it?
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A2I saw a movie on YouTube about Alternative Medicine treatments for Fibrimyalgia:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSacbApgVW8

Q. Are there any alternative treatments to Tennis Elbow?

I've been suffering from Tennis Elbow for over 2 years and would really like to avoid surgery. Any suggestions based on your experience would be highly appreciated.
A1Massage therapy has been found to be beneficial if symptoms are mild. Massage techniques are based primarily on increasing circulation to promote efficient reduction of inflammation. Manipulation, acupuncture, and acupressure have been used as well. Contrast hydrotherapy (alternating hot and cold water or compresses, three minutes hot, 30 seconds cold, repeated three times, always ending with cold) applied to the elbow can help bring nutrient-rich blood to the joint and carry away waste products. Botanical medicine and homeopathy may also be effective therapies for tennis elbow. For example, cayenne (Capsicum frutescens) ointment or prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum) oil applied topically may help to increase blood flow to the affected area and speed healing.
and omega 3 fatty acids.
that's all i know...i investigated the subject as you can see :)
A2For stubborn cases of tennis elbow your doctor may advise corticosteroid injections, which dramatically reduce inflammation, but they cannot be used long-term because of potentially damaging side effects. Another attractive option for many sufferers, especially those who prefer to not ingest medication orally, is the application of an appropriate and effective topical anti-inflammatory. CT Cream with A.C.P. was specifically designed to reduce inflammation and does so by taking advantage of well known elements Arnica, Choline, Pyridoxine and Vitamin B6. Researched, formulated and introduced recently by Dr. Ying Lee, CT Cream has proven to be extremely successful in treating inflammation related ailments such as epicondylitis, tendonitis, bursitis & carpal tunnel syndrome. Even after you feel you have overcome a case of tennis elbow, be sure to continue babying your arm. Always warm up your arm for 5 to 10 minutes before starting any activity involving your elbow. Hope this helps.
A3Also called Lateral Epicondylitis, the treatment is to avoid any activity that hurts on extending or pronating the wrist, and to substitute any exercise that does not cause pain, eg, jogging, cycling, basketball. Generally, exercises to strengthen the wrist flexor pronators are also recommended. Keep in mind that this is an overuse injury so it's extremely important to restore the strength and the wrist flexors before initiating the same activity.The most effective conventional and alternative treatments for tennis elbow have the same basic premise: Rest the arm until the pain disappears, then massage to relieve stress and tension in the muscles, and exercise to strengthen the area and prevent re-injury. If you must go back to whatever caused the problem in the first place, be sure to warm up your arm for at least 5 to 10 minutes with gentle stretching and movement before starting any activity. Take frequent breaks. Hope this helps.

Q. Any alternative medication for cats allergy?

I also suffer from graves so I already take to many meds. anyone know of a good alternative treatment for cats allergy? My cat is my best friend- I don't want to lose it...
A1allergy to cats come from cat's skin dandruff that he sheds. there is some kind of substance there that your immune system recognize as foreign and dangerous (even though it's not) this cause an allergic reaction. hypoallergenic cat is a kind of a cat that doesn't have that material in his skin. the site i referred you to is selling those cats.
A2henrystar, what does that mean???
A3you can always get hypoallergenic cat!

http://www.allerca.com/

Q. alternative treatment for bakers cysts

I have substantially sized bakers cysts behind each knee - have taken prednisone - this is the only way to get any relief from the pain - is there an alternative more holistic cure?
Ai don't know about alternative medicine treatments- but i know of treatments they do when they start to be painful:
* Physical therapy- Icing, a compression wrap, and crutches may help reduce pain and swelling. Gentle range-of-motion and strengthening exercises for the muscles around your knee may also help to reduce your symptoms and preserve knee function.
* Fluid drainage- Your doctor may drain the fluid from the knee joint using a needle. This is called needle aspiration and is often performed under ultrasound guidance.

hope it is what you are looking for...
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