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Old January 12th, 2001, 09:54 PM   #1
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Do you use alternative medicine to help your body stay healthy? Share your experiences of acupuncture, herbal medicine and any other health care options outside the "mainstream" of the medical establishment.
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Old February 26th, 2001, 06:00 PM   #2
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I love alternative medicine.
I think Eastern medicine is primarily about prevention and Western medicine is primarily about fixing the damage. Okay, so the west also has some prevention...<G>

I pay for accupunture and use herbs. I find that I need a physician far less than most people. I attribute much of this to the regular accupunture treatments. I just hate the fact that my insurance doesn't cover it.

I am a firm believer that too much of anything foreign in the body prohibits your body from manufacturing all the things it needs to to keep you healthy. I hate the fact that we, in the west, just prescribe more and more medicines to cover up or "fix" a problem that should be eliminated through behavior. There is no medicine that does not have a side effect when used long-term. Besides, I don't trust the drug companies to put my safety above their revenues.

Okay, are y'all wishing I wasn't home from work today?
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Old February 26th, 2001, 06:15 PM   #3
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I go to a Chiropractor once a month, regularly. Since January I have been seeing her more often because I had an episode. I love Chiropractic. There are some who are greedy jerks and they really give the others a bad name. I worked as a massage therapist and office manager for a Chiropractor for many years and I have seen people carried into the office and walk out. I believe in Chiropractic very much. Plus the one I have here in town is sooo cool. She is a good one.
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Old February 26th, 2001, 06:41 PM   #4
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I saw a chiropractor for a while, but not recently.

I did read recently that a chiropractor should never manipulate your neck, however, as it can bring on a stroke. I recall reading that when I was seeing a chiropractor, too.

I'll try to find a link to the article.

http://webmd.lycos.com/content/article/1728.57752


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Old February 28th, 2001, 10:29 PM   #5
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Liam, that actually happened to my younger sister. She had a TIA..transient ischemic attack from repeated chiropractic neck adjustments..was very scary.

I believe they have their place. I have never before seen the type of chiropractic adjustments that Terri receives, until I went with her. Awesome, totally awesome. I would let that doc adjust my neck anytime. She has a special table that absorbs the shock. It is truly amazing.

Right now I am pissed at the menopause symptoms I am having. Has anyone ever tried this "Revival Soy Protein" stuff?
I have read about it at PowerSurge.com.

Anyone ever try the Red-clover extract?

I am exploring alternative treatments to conventional hormone replacement therapy.
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Old March 14th, 2001, 07:39 PM   #6
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I use a lot of herbal remedies and so far most of them have worked. I do not like using chemicals because quite of few of them have side-effects and if you have an allergy to a particular medication, it can kill you. And you have no way of knowing about any allergies until you take it.

I use peppermint tea compresses for sinus headaches and it works great for me.



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Old May 24th, 2001, 09:25 PM   #7
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If you are interested in alternative medicine, then macrobiotics would probably interest you. There are a select few of the population involved in it, and it is an eastern philosophy that you are directly related to what you eat. Any sicknesses you have can be cured by changing your diet to your condition. It has cured everything from heart disease to cancer...the list is endless. I have not been to the doctor in eight years, and the minor sicknesses I get, such as colds, I just cure by changing my diet slightly until I am better in a day or two. I personally know someone who was cured of cancer by macrobiotics after all conventional medicine failed. There are also accounts of similar experiences in published books. It is facinating and, I have found, the ultimate answer to perfect health. Please e-mail me with any questions, and any specifics you may be wondering about. My address is kelmar7@hotmail.com.
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Old October 6th, 2001, 05:39 PM   #8
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Cool Chiro & TIA

Hey, I'm new here & just lurking. This caught my eye as I too see Chiro. He's very gentle with me as I have ruptured disc's & whatnot. He has been adjusting my neck as well & recently had episodes of TIA. At least I think thats whats going on. I'll see my DR. next week.
Should I not get my neck workrd over anymore?? This is scarey stuff!
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Old October 6th, 2001, 06:35 PM   #9
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Donna I think that would be an individual call. I get my neck worked on and it feels great. I have no experience of anyone suffering that effect from a neck adjustment, in the 15 years I worked for a chiropractor it never happened to my knowledge but that is not to say it has never happened at all. I for one will continue to get my adjustments.

I took Macrobiotic cooking classes in the early 80's. I did not find them helpful. I learned some nice recipes but the entire philosophy of eating macrobiotic is of little interest to me. I for one enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from all over the country, macrobiotics teaches that you should only eat fruits and vegetables grown in your belt (section of country where you live not your literal belt LOL) and then they should be cooked. Ever try a cooked grapefruit? I did learn how to cook brown rice in the pressure cooker and make miso soup which I love and baked tofu marinated in soy sauce so I didn't come away without learning something. I am just too taste bud depraved to eat that way and plus I do not agree with it.
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Old October 7th, 2001, 03:45 AM   #10
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Donna, you may find this article interesting (others of you may, also):

http://www.canoe.ca/ChiroYork/lana_lewis.html

I have been to chiropractors, but was always uncomfortable with neck manipulation and, after learning of cases of people suffering strokes after neck manipulation, have not seen a chiropractor. I'm not sure if I would return, but I don't think I would allow any manipulation of my neck. But, that's me.

Anyway...that article above is very interesting.
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Old October 11th, 2001, 12:13 AM   #11
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saw Chiro today

Liamfan, Well, you gave some great advice by submitting this site!!
My Chiro would not touch my neck until my pain DR. submits results done a year ago for irregular pulses in the neck area.
I'm no tech at this but it scared the patullas out of me.
Said quit smoking & I handed my smokes to nurse only
to buy more 2 packs 2 days later because specialist couldn't see me for two mo.s.. Well I figured, 2 mo.s..??
Must not be a big deal!!
It's a big deal.
All Chiros are so diff.
My Chiro is so careful & was surprised, really, that he'd back off so quickly on the neck ajustment.
Just wanted to say "THANK YOU" for the imfo!!!
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Old October 11th, 2001, 12:39 AM   #12
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{{{{{Donna}}}}} I'm glad things are working out! So...are you trying to quit smoking?

Good luck if you are, friend, and do keep us posted!
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Old March 2nd, 2002, 08:18 PM   #13
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alternative healthmethodes

I use reiki and lay my hands everyday on myself, feel the energy flowing through my body and this keeps it wonderfully healthy. Furthermore I believe that what you eat is very important how you feel, so I always pay attention to that and of course occasionally don't go by it and eat some chocolate. No meat, hardly any chicken, lots of grains, nuts , fruits and all that healthy stuff I adore.No medication since the body in itself can cure itself a lot. any other opinions are welcome
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Old September 11th, 2002, 02:23 PM   #14
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Cool alternatives to HRT

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Originally posted by Feline3940
Liam, that actually happened to my younger sister. She had a TIA..transient ischemic attack from repeated chiropractic neck adjustments..was very scary.

I believe they have their place. I have never before seen the type of chiropractic adjustments that Terri receives, until I went with her. Awesome, totally awesome. I would let that doc adjust my neck anytime. She has a special table that absorbs the shock. It is truly amazing.

Right now I am pissed at the menopause symptoms I am having. Has anyone ever tried this "Revival Soy Protein" stuff?
I have read about it at PowerSurge.com.

Anyone ever try the Red-clover extract?

I am exploring alternative treatments to conventional hormone replacement therapy.
Have you looked into progesterone cream? I have been on it for 2 months now and am seeing lots of changes. If you would like some more information, email me and I will post it for you. msfixit29@yahoo.com

Jane
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Old September 11th, 2002, 09:53 PM   #15
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Our Immune System.

Indigo I believe we were given something so powerful and natural that is so abused with bad diet,toxins,pollution,drugs, it can hardly survive on its own anymore. Our immune system. We never know when it is healthy because it has no nerve endings,it protects us from disease,builds up our bones when we break them. During the great plague in London England 4 out of 10 in one family lived through it.A study was done and found that even though they lived in the same environment and ate the same food their immune system was stronger,and they survived. I some times wonder why there are those who can live to a ripe old age and others who die in their 40's. Even infections we use to fight are now so use to antibiotics we do not know how to effectively handle them. They found a superbacteria in Thailand that is not effected one bit by the stongest antibiotic Carpapenem.
They say that beauty comes from within, and it does but we forget because we cannot see it , touch it, or smell it,and that is our own natural immune system.
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