Patient discussion about fixing

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Q. The cobbler's shoes are never fixed

A bit philosophical/ethical question: do you think it’s a appropriate to an alternative therapist to treat people with disease he or she has and can’t cure himself?
A1Even dietitian can suffer from depression and eat too much, or a gym coach that suffers from injury that prevents him or her from exercising. The knowledge and capabilities are not dependent on the specific situation of the therapist, not to mention the many explanations for such cases.

However, I do agree it may seem a bit suspicious…
A2the question is- can someone else cure it? western medicine? if so you are obligated to send that man to the right therapist. if the answer is no- then you have to ask yourself if there is a better treatment for this man, something that can ease his pain better then what you can give him. if there is- do so. if not, just remember that the Hipocrates oath is starts with "first of all-do no harm".
A3In my opinion – yes. First of all, many treatments are technically impossible to be performed by the therapist on his or her own body. Moreover, it’s a common notion in many alternative medicine disciplines that different people respond differently to the same treatments, so it’s not unacceptable that the healer would suffer from a disease he or she claims to cure in others.

Q. is there a easy fix for arthritis?

i have it over my legs, knees, arms, wrist, back, shoulders, neck. i need some relief.
A1biofreeze is what i use its a pain relieving roll-on also comes in a spray and small tube and is for arthritis,sore muscles and joints, backache it works great i get it from my chirpractor.
A2what kind of arthritis? rheumatoid arthritis? if so and it's also an auto immune disease like lupus. but there is a different treatment for every kind of arthritis. you can get a lot of information in this site:
http://www.arthritis.org/self-treatment.php
learn how you can ease pain and slow the progress of the disease. alternative, regular, anything.

Q. How can I fix my vocal cords?

Please I am in need of desperate help.
A1rest, which means no talking,
A2Hi Jamesi. Wish you had given more symptoms as to your vocal cord problem. As a long time choral singer, I started experiencinga cough that didn't just bother me when singing at at other times. I suffered with it for a long time before seeing a ear/nose/throat specialist. I had such fear that I would no longer be able to sing that I kept putting off going. It turned out that I suffer from Acid Reflux disease and had a small bubble on one vocal cord. I had to quit singing for 6 months after which I was re-checked to see that the vocal cord was OK. I have had to take prescription meds for Acid Reflux. I did return to singing again but now the acid reflux has not been responding to the meds and I have had to go on a different and stronger pill. So, once again I am giving my throat a rest. This may have nothing to do with your problem but since I didn't know your symptoms, I thought I would give you my story as I remember how worried I was when I thought I could no longer sing.
A3hello again:)
you gave a somewhat obscure description of your problem... therefore i'll give you a link to a wonderful site that has portals on any medical problems and gives link to reliable sites. this is his portal of vocal disorders:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/voicedisorders.html

hope that helps!
happy holidays

Q. I dont want to take sleeping pills but how do I fix this!?

I have been sleeping on and off for a long time. I have taken sleeping pills once because I really needed the sleep, but I have just been letting it happen because I dont want to become addicted to sleeping pills. My mind doesnt stop! I toss and turn, sleep an hour, lie awake another... Some way to help this without medicine?! Please and thank you.
A1There is Valerian (it can be strong)also Hops (a potpori) bag under your pillow ,if it is hot or where your pain if you have it Liac is good to spray under the covers ,I don't know if their is a law again yet Kava Kava (look for high Kavalectones)is verty relaxing ,I figure if someone found out it can relax people it will be made illegal .With Valerian mix Hops and Peppermint leaves and flowers (Peppermint is for your stomach also) I worked when I was 16 for Dr Wu a very old Chinese Herbalogist he would travel to the patients house,because each person is differebnt with different needs . I do know yoga is wonderful and it got my wifes figure b ack for her after babies ,many Healthfood Stores have experts in Herbalogy and other things that will help you sleep ,but be it a pill from the Doc or the inocuous herbal tea try not to use every night and if your Doc is worth (his or her ,I have 9 specialist ,therapist NPs I see and all are women and I have the best health care I ever had
A2PS (Could not find an edit function)

Linden tea is supposed to be very soothing and seems to have good results for insomnia.
A3I have had chronic insomnia since middle school, but have recently found that meditation and simple yoga exercises help greatly. For meditation try to sit upright for 5 minutes so you do not fall asleep. While sitting try to keep your attention on your breath ie how you feel your lungs expanding, the air going through your nostrils, etc. For the yoga exercise, it will sound weird (I know it did to me), but give it a try. While lying down move your head from side to side gently until you feel a bit more relaxed. Take three deep breaths. Then with your heels together, repeatedly touch and separate your toes (move the tops of your feet out to the side and then back, keep your heals together). The scientific reasoning behind the exercise is that it helps stimulate your brain stem which in turn helps your body relax. All the best.
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