Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What is the Chinese herb Xiao Yao Wan used for?

It is used to sooth the liver, strengthening the spleen, and nourishes the blood to restore normal menstruation.
Just for clarification, Xiao Yao Wan is a multi-herb formula, not a single herb. As to the formula functions, the first respondent listed them dead-bang on. I would also suggest seeing an acupuncturists, or TCM herbalist before starting any Chinese herbal formula to insure you are taking the correct formula for your pattern diagnosis.

What is the best way to treat chronic constipation naturally?

Like a good dietary program, or some products that can be used or taken daily and long run. Thanks!
Yes pupa.parva, you correctly have noticed, if you have a health diet - you kill problem with constipation naturally. Constipation is mainly due to poor eating habits, insufficient exercise, not getting enough fiber and not drinking enough water. Yes, constipation is quite uncomfortable and most everyone knows when they have it.One way to help get things moving is to increase your intake of potassium through eating foods it naturally occurs in. You remember your grandmother telling you to eat prunes to relieve constipation, right? Well that is because prunes are high in potassium!Potassium works wonders on the walls of the colon and helps to stimulate peristaltic action which makes your bowels move. It also helps to clean out layers of mucus and dried fecal matter that have built up along the colon walls. Other foods that contain potassium include: tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, kale, sesame seeds, wheat germ, brewers yeast, pineapple and cauliflower. Also you should include eating more fiber which is found in fresh fruit (bananas, apples, papaya, grapes and oranges), fresh vegetables, whole grains and pulses. You should drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water each day or juice. And exercise.
Jason Homan
try eating 2 apples a day..include more fibre in your diet; whole wheat bread, prunes, dates, coffee has been known to help as well...but don;t ever over do it (especially with commercial kind), when it comes to laxatives or your body will become dependant on them.
Constipation is most commonly caused by a diet that is low in fiber, but can also be caused by drinking too much milk (more than 12-16oz/day), not drinking enough water or waiting too long to go to the bathroom.
Moderate exercise (such as walking) is also important.
I would recommend changing your diet to include whole grains, along with fresh veggies and fruit. The roughage/fibre in the whole grains will train your colon to start getting rid of waste more efficiently.
It is going to be a little uncomfortable when you first change over, so you may want some charcoal or other meds to help relieve gas.
I have the same problem. I use aloe vera juice at night and mornings 1 desertspoon. I also have bran cereal for breakfast. plenty of fruit through the day and water is important as is exercise. I also make sure i have salads and vegetables. kiwifruit at night before you retire works wonders. good luck.
take a 1/4 cup of warm milk and put in 2 tablespoon olive oil. drink that early in morning before anything. in 3-4 days your chronic constipation will go away and stay away as long as you use that. ( its not much oil and most of that is not even absorbed0
the first answer is very good. and also look for the source of you constipation it will be good to consult to a doctor if is chronic.
since the cause is very important.
add fiber to your diet gradually. try oatmeal for breakfast, and add more fruits and veggies to your diet. what helps me most is to drink plenty of water every day -- i try for 3 liters per day. it really does help!
Fiber and water.
Also take a supplement of Magnesium.
Best to get your fiber via the food you eat. Bookstores offer books that list the calorie, protein, carbohydrate, and fiber content of most foods.
Start drinking plum juice, prune juice, unfiltered apple juice, or pure cranberry juice. Eat high fiber cereal daily.
Limit the amount of cheese and rice that you eat. Limit the amount of processed flour, processed sugar, corn starch, and gelatin that you eat
Work your way up to eight prunes a day with plenty of water, and you will not have constipation anymore. And it is cheap too. Good health does not have to be magic or expensive. Almost anyone can enjoy good health.
Try to eat food reach with Magnesium, or just have a magnesium sulphate as an additives
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables and adding Braggs apple cider vinegar 3 times a day. Eating prunes daily will help also. Oh and drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.
Less animal protein, increase fruits and vegetables, a decent brand of yogurt (doesn't have to be activia, check the label for active bacterial cultures) and white grape juice . . .but no more than a glass a day or you'll be sorry!
I eat very clean and this also happens to me! but I have found 2 products that work very well! they are both natural(ingreds) pure safe beneficial and botanically based. I use . figure 8 daily detox tea, and also their herbal colon cleanse both of these products are mild and phenonomal!
Lots of whole grains, water. Flax seeds will do the trick too. If you're feeling adventurous-try castor oil (a tablespoon every half hour for 2 hours)-just keep close to the toilet.
I had constipation all my life, but ever since I started drinking coffee because of working midnights, it totally got rid of it and now I tend to have the opposite problem. Also a high fiber diet is good for helping constipation.
Triphala is a fantastic Aruyvedic herb that helps with constipation.Begin each morning with a cup of hot water on an empty stomach. This stimulates peristalsis, the intestinal movement.Eat plenty of lightly cooked veggies for fiber. Raw veggies can upset the digestion more. Rolled oats are also helpful. Avoid milk and beans; the former contributes to constipation and the latter is a difficult fiber to digest and makes it worse. Basically, you want to consume soluble fiber--veggies, grains; and avoid insoluble fiber (beans, raw leafy veggies, bran, skins of fruit). Re-introduce insoluble fiber once your digestive tract is happy again, and see how it goes.
Try prunes. Also drink alot of water and try raisins,figs,apples, and berries.
The same way a mathematician does...with a pencil.
Eat organic high fiber and raw fruits and vegetables. I drink a large amount of water within 1 hour (about 11/2-2 litres and eat sunseet prunes. It takes care of it within 2-4 hours. Although the prunes are gassy its still a excellant remedy.
Forget about special products and pills. First, just increase your fiber intake by eating lots of wholesome fresh foods and cereals. If you get your fiber intake to 25gms a day for a month, you'll most surely see your problem disappear... you'll lose weight and feel great. If that doesn't work, then see a doc, as something serious may be amiss.
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Wal-Mart has it. The whole 1st section is on water and it's benefits to our lives and diet.
I recommend his book to learn about your health and diet. Knowledge is power - get powerful; read.
Of course, eating more fiber is great. But if you want a really good, natural constipation remedy, try psyllium husks is capsule form. They help add moisture to your stool and become easier to pass. Check out http://www.realhomeremedies.com... and click on the constipation link on the left for more info.
The constipation had happened due to the improper digestion. So please go to the root cause and try to correct it. Here are some tips which will modify your digestion. Please ensure your breakfast at right time- between 7am and 9am. Don't take any snacks, fried items, soft drinks in between main foods. Take lunch between 12.30- 2.00. Can you have a tea at 4 o' clock. Please finish the supper before 8.30. Go to bed at 10. If you took a heavy food at any of these schedule, please wait to get an hungry feeling before next food. Please drink lot of boiled water in between food. Go to the toilets at right time.
Drugs- Triphala is a good ayurvedic drug. You can try some patented drugs like Anuloma DS two at bedtime, Cap Herbolax 2-0-2, Tab Avipathikar 2-0-2, Cap Balasudha 0-0-1, Hridyavirechana leha one teaspoon at bedtime.
Remember there is a fire burning inside your stomach and that one is one and the only lord of our health. So please ensure it is always lighted. If more fire woods are put , it will turn off. Then we should carefully light it like lighting a lamp in storm. Take small light foods in intervals and try to improve your digestion. When ever you are not getting good appetite, take some fruit juice and finish eating. Wait for the call from stomach for another food. Till then, don't give any more stuff to the poor stomach. Remember, the light inside the stomach is our lord. According to ayurveda, it is our life.
any symptoms that become chronic are typically due to some underlying problem. it's important to treat constipation with good diet and fibre intake but you should also consider looking into what is causing it in the first place. In Chinese Medicine this is typically due to some kind of heat disorder and may be accompanied by redness in the face, drt mouth, throat, thirst, dark urine or possibly nausea and vomiting. an acupuncturist may help relieve symptoms in the long term, encourage bowel movement, there are also some good chinese herbs that he/she could give you.
Increase water intake and Prune Juice.
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What is the best way to stop smoking and tobacco in general?

I have a dual dependency. I started chewing tobacco when I was14 cause all my friends did it, and smoking I started at 28 off and on. Now I feel its out of control at 35. Give me the low down on quit tobacco programs please if you have experience with them.
I totally agree with Nurse 22. Chantix. It's amazing. When you start smoking, the cells in your body are altered. Chantix changes your cells back to the way they were before you ever began tobacco use. I was really sceptical until I tried it. I was a HEAVY smoker - all of a sudden, I would realize I had gone 10 hours without smoking and not even missed it. Talk to your doctor about this - it's by prescription only. But the success rate with it is higher than anything else out there by far!! Good luck to you and you're making a GREAT choice!!
Call the Quitline and join a Quit Smoking Clinic.A Yahoo search for "Quit Smoking Clinics" will tell you much more. A search for Quitline might also help.
Chantix! I work in a pharmacy and everyone that has completed the medication therapy along with counseling program they offer has been successful! You must complete the full three months with chantix that includes the starting pack and two continueing packs for it to be 100% effective anyone that has only done the starter pack (one month) ends up going back to smoking
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Switch to nicotine gum to get off the chewing tobacco. Or go on the nicotine patch and chew your favourite flavour of gum. Or suck on a good lollipop or candy.I found the patch helped me immensely. The trick is to keep your hands busy as well. Get some worry beads to fiddle with in your hands. Or one of those soft squeegie forms to press with your fingers and palms. When you get the urge to have smoke, make yourself wait five minutes, and do something else. The urge should pass. If you are still finding the urge to be unbearable, see a doctor. You may need some medicine in the form of pills, that will help control the urges your brain is fighting. Remember that the nicotine habit is just as hard, if not harder to beat, as cocaine. You may find it takes more than one try to quit.Good luck.
Sorry, have no answer to this. But you should check out the added detail to my question that you answered, and maybe check out my other questions periodically. I'll have another that may interest you in about five minutes.

What is the best way to quit smoking?

I have tried cold turkey but that didn't work is there any suggestions?
Congrats on trying to quit. That's great!
First, I think, you have to tell us how long you have smoked, how old you are, how much you smoke and your sex. Yeah, that matters too.
Without knowing all of those things, I think the best way is for you to find out how it feels like when you quit. Do that by quitting. Go as long as you can. When you absolutely can't stand it any longer, force yourself to hold off. When you are about to die, make note of how you feel. Make note of what is forcing you to want a smoke. It will be unique to you alone.
Once you know that, the next time you try to quit you will be ready for it. Then try again, and again, and again. All of a sudden you will get it.
It took me 4 months of failure before I got it right. It was the most horrifying thing I ever did. I must have failed 100 times, but each time I learned more about the feelings, the emotions I would have and the "ugly" I would feel and I would try to figure out how to address it. Some time I got it right and sometimes I didn't.
I smoked heavily for over 30 years and I've been off the cancer sticks for 3 years now. I pray you have not smoked for so long, but even so, I'm no better than you, and I did it.
You can too! Go for it.NEVER STOP TRYING!!!!
hot turkey.
well for me it was cold turkey that worked .but my husband used the patch and it worked real good for him it eases the nicotin withdrawl
Stay away from them. Throw away all of your cigarettes.
Don't buy more. Take pills to stop. It has already damaged you though. You can't really change the past.
cold turkey!!
I dont know either rhoda... If you ever find the answer to HOW TO QUIT SMOKING... Get it patended, You'll be a Billionaire!$$$ that nicotine is something. one person at my work quit by hypmotism.. I quit for 8 months once, %26 started again. I used the patch then. I guess you JUST CANT HAVE ONE. SAY NO.
Try to keep yourself less-stressed because some people tend to light up whenever they are.Avoid other smokers because its easy for you to reach their box and light up.Have a supportive non-smoker to support and keep you off lighting up. Make sure its someone you'd spend the effort to really listen to - rather than someone you're not.Know the scientific and solid facts about smoking: knowing that you will get lung/throat cancer, heart failure, promote your own liver failure, rotting skin (especially around your toes and feet), cataracs (eye disease), terrible breath, killing loved ones near you slowly (actually killing them faster than you kill yourself) with your smoke [in other words: secondhand-smoke] - its a matter of whether you really care to quit or not.Last but not least... learn how to quit from the heart, if you love yourself enough to live longer you will know that every cigarette you dont light up will increase your chances to live longer... before you practically end it abruptly yourself.
DO NOT quit cold turkey. It is like a dieter cutting out all junk foods - you will binge. On cigarettes.Here are some tips.1. Chew sugarfree gum. It keeps your breath smelling good and you can buy it at the dollar store. Mint candies are good too. My dad tried eating candy when he stopped smoking and he put on some weight...try low cal alternatives2. Stay active. Walk, swim, dance, just do something to get your mind of that nicotine.3. Find the reason that drives you to smoke and find an alternative for it. Stress? Take a long hot soak in the tub or something. Bored? Uh, find something to do. 4. Find hobbies that keep your hands busy, like knitting or drawing, read books, etc.5. Keep tobacco related products out of your house. If someone else lives with you and won't keep their sh*t out of sight, make them stash it.6. Think about all the time it wastes. Let's say hypothetically you smoke five cigarettes a day and take about five minutes for each one. That is twenty five minutes gone every day, almost 3 hours gone in a week, half a day every month, about six DAYS every year. Seriously, that is a lot of time vanished from your life, not even counting the time you may have shortened your life expectancy.7. Volunteer somewhere. It will take your mind off your problem. For example if you help out at a food bank it will suddenly seem more trivial stressing about cigarettes when people are hungry out there and worried about where their next meal comes from.8. Keep a journal. Keep track of your smoking habits. It may help you find out what sets them off. Sometimes writing about it helps you forget about it. Write down how many cigarettes, if any, you had that day, or what you did to avoid smoking.9. Whenever you feel like buying cigarettes, take the same amount of money you would spent and put it in a jar or the bank or something. Once the money adds up to a nice large amount, a pack of cigarettes doesn't seem quite so appealing. It is also a bit like bribing yourself. :)10. Maybe you can donate some of that money you waste on cigarettes to organizations helping people dying of lung cancer, which is the boat YOU may be in if you keep this up.
For me quitting cold turkey works, I quit almost a year ago and haven't pick one up since. But in the past I've tried to quit many times.and always failed. You know how you say "oh I'll quit after this pack" ..does not work. So you have to reallly want to quit. Think about all the benefits you will gain from quitting write them down. Tell yourself everday what poisons your putting in your body and that it does not deserve it. Keep a strong mind and quit when you are truly up for it.
do scare ta-tic work on you?there's a lot of different meds to help,but i don't like the idea of taking meds to stop smoking?most hospitals have smoking sensation classes for free,try quit assist on-line or Phillip Morris.com, ask your doctor?hypnotist worked on my mother, shes been a non smoker for 30 years now, but you must really want to quit for it to work,for me i had an aneurysm and dadurning surgery had a stroke because i smoked, it was enough to scare me, doctor said if i smoked or was around a lot of second hand smoke I'd die, now i cant even stand to be around someone who smokes, they smell so bad, there clothes, house and car all smell.smoking can cause you to age earlier and faster , your teeth-usually get nasty, and to kiss, how gross!!!my aunt lost her leg because of smoking. I've had friends get copd and lung cancer, go to the hospital check out all the patients who are there because of smoking.and think of all that money you could still have if you quit, i know its not easy, i waited way to late to quit, but i tried, and that's what you must continue to do, keep trying, never give up trying,i wish you the best of luck, so never give up!!!!!!!!!
you have to want to befor you can .i mean really want to and they say cold turkey is the best of corse i dont want so i couldnt do it

What is the best way to quit smoking?

I have smoked for 14 years and its not helping me but hurting me for the worse
Visit a "quit smoking" clinic if such places exist.
Forget the 'I don't want to smoke' and replace it with a 'I want to be healthy' attitude. This will cause you to want to make lifestyle changes in all areas of your life.Your addiction is psychological and physiological. Guilt seems to work in a circular fashion- drawing you back to the activities you want to avoid and each time you try and 'fail' you push yourself even further into the smoking corner, making it harder to give up!Fill your life with positive activities such as running, and swimming. As you cut down on your smoking you'll actually FEEL the physical health benefits of giving up smoking.
I successfully used the Nicoderm CQ method. I smoked 2 1/2 pax for years. I've now been smoke free since 1998. They are very good at cutting the cravings while weaning your body off the nicotene.
cold turkey. Do it at a time when you are not likely to have a lot of stresses from work, moving house, etc.
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Make up your mind to quit and do it. No one can do it for you. You will be improving your health by stopping that dirty stinky habit. How'd I do?
cold turkey, smoked for 12 years, quit just like that. just sucked getting drunk makes you want a cig bad.
Cold turkey is the only way. If you try and step down your amounts, you will have a bad day or moment and say "what the hell!"
You have to not only want to quit but almost hate the habit with a passion.
I did it cold turkey myself been off of it for 5 years.
There are many ways to quit but the best way is to just quit. In 3 days all the nicotine will be out of your body but you will still struggle with the addiction of the hand-to-mouth habit. Don't replace it with food. What I did was take a drinking straw (just a plain white one the same size as the McDonald's one), cut it the length of a cigarette, stuffed it with a cotton ball and left it in a clean ashtray by the phone. One was in my car, on my deck, and in my purse. Whenever you really crave one, you simply "smoke" it. I used this crutch for about 2 months and then gradually tapered off. Remember you are like an alcoholic with cigarettes, you can't even have just one. You will find that the longer you go without them, the less you will miss them. You might also change your habits...don't go to a bar, don't play cards with friends, don't go on break with smoking friends, etc. You need to break the habit as well as the addiction. Good luck. It works.
This may sound crazy but you did not take any pills are wear any patches to start smoking so the best way to quit is the same way you started just quit. Go cold turkey!
Get your doctor to prescribe Chantix. It is like the magic pill. I have been taking it for three months now. I have tried to quit in the past with other methods only to fail. Chantix takes away almost all of your withdrawal symptoms. The only withdrawal symptom that you really have to deal with is your mind and that even diminishes easier than you think it will, due to the fact that your body is not going through nicotine withdrawls your mind doesn't keep saying "smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke". Really, try it you will be surprised. The first week you take it you are to continue to smoke. Even during that first week when you are only taking half the dosage your urge to smoke drastically decreases. Good Luck
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hmm..14 years already?? well..not sure if you could stop smoking..better try and reduced it and change to lights..that'll do..
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you can try essential oils that are supposed to help you quit smoking. i would try it before spending a lot of money on the patch. the free recipe is towards the bottom of the page.

What is the best way to improve your immune system?

What should a person eat regularly to improve their immune system?
No powders or potions please!
Echinacea helps boost the immune system by close to 50% along with tomatoes which are high in antioxidants but both are pretty much useless when cooked as it boils away there effectiveness as with any herb or vegitable there are many out there yes garlic is a good one also go down to a book store and buy a book on herbs and roots lots of info one i have is encyclopedia of herbs i found at barns and noble
Garlic (not fully boiled) will help a lot. 5 to 10 Neem leaves (fresh) taken in empty stomach in the morning help also.
No single solution, but in general eating plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables should help you.
Sources of anti-oxidants reduce the level of free radicals in your system. This is proven science. Free radicals are active chemicals which cause damage to your body and health. Sources of anti-oxidants are best natural since artificial and concentrated forms can be just as harmful as free radicals. Fruit and vegetables are the best sources along with tea (the drink).
Many claims are made about immune system boosters and some are more valid than others, try some different things, many claims are totally unproven and there is even treatments which recommend exposure to substances which attact the immune system to prevoke a response and thus strengthen it, most notably naturopathy, which has been discredited because concentrations of the stimulants are too low to be effective.
I would say antioxidants too. They help to slow down the aging of cells. They help to prevent cancer and repair damaged cells. Doing all these will improve immune system. Antioxidants can be found in a rich variety of foods such as apples, broccoli, grape seed, etc.

What is the best way to heal operated wound aside from fish & hard boiled egg?

my friend got operated in the stomach 4 times. the doctors kept the wound(4-5 inches)open %26 allows to heal. she is a strict vegetarian %26 wanted to know of vegetables that will help in fast healing of the wound.
In Homeopathy CALENDULA(Marie-gold) is known to heal and cure deep gashes and wounds and surgical incisions like magic. It is available in ointment form or you can buy it in Q(Mother Tincture) potency and mix it in any unscented non medicated moisturizer and apply it to the wound and it cures without leaving a visible scar. Totally amazing results. To read more about this gem of a remedy please click the link :- http://homeoint.org/books/boericmm/c/cal...Take Care and God Bless.
soy beans have the most protien in them.
By chance is your name Borat?
Just make sure she eats well, and keeps healthy. There is no magic food that will help her heal quick. It's important that she is careful with how much she eats obviously because her wound is sensitive to stomach expansion (depending on the location of the wound).
In practice, we find that many vegetarians are deficient in complete proteins and minerals.Is she vegan? She won't be getting colagen from eggs then, or complete protein from milk products.Assuming she is in fact vegan, it's best to really be diligent about food combining and get that complete protein, and possibly look into a liquid mineral supplement, because even if she's eating all organically grown, there are only a few farms in the US that have properly restored their minerals to the overfarmed lands they got for cheap.Good Luck... :)
Broccoli, spinach, turnip greens as far as builidng bodily recuperative and functional abilities. Assume your friend is on "drainage" mode and cannot apply cocoa butter or other topicals to the area to promote healing as the wound is still open. You mentioned fish and eggs which translates she is a moderate rather than a strict vegetarian which would exclude dairy products altogether. In such a case, yogurt, cottage cheese and body building "elixers" such as "blender magic"
could be incorporated. Used to give my mom (Pancreatic cancer) the following: 1 egg, 1 banana, 1 yogurt (8 oz) 4 oz apricot or peach nectar as often as she would drink it. You can delete the egg if your friend is hard core vegan or lie about it in her best interest as eggs are protein or you can up her protein with cheese, peanut butter, beans, your choice here.
Vegetarian patients with wounds will need to have their menus revised to incorporate a variety of nuts, grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and beverages. Snacks, such as nuts or a whey protein nutrition bar, add to the daily protein content of a diet.Vegetarian diets may also be low in vitamin D, calcium, iron, vitamin B12, and zinc.1 Therefore, a multivitamin supplement may be needed to ensure that 100% of the daily requirements are met and that deficiencies are avoided.
I heard Reiki is good as an extra source of energy especially before and after surgery. Good luck!


There is no way besides surgery that I know of but the thing is surgery will get rid of it only temporarily because scar tissue will grow from that surgery. Have you had a second opinion? I kept getting diagnosed with PID and was admited to the hospital 5 times only to find out later it was not PID at all. Good luck~

What is the best way to get rid of a bladder infection besides cranberry juice?please help!!?

Blueberries provide the same anti-infection protection as their cousins cranberries.which also seems to prevent them.
eat mushrooms daily because they boost the ability of your immune system to combat infections.
taking vitamin c helps acidify the urine, which prevents bacteria from clinging to the bladder and causingUTC.it has a powerful antioxidant to help fight infection, take 1000milligrams of c along with electrolytes such as potassium.
eat some garlics too (antibiotics) and make sure to drink plenty of water, and reduce you sugar intake.
drink a lot of water too
well... u could c your doctor and he could give u some antibiotics..
See a Doctor
The absolute best product is called D-Mannose. it is a supplement available online or at the Vitamin store or whole foods. it works really fast and is about 10 times stronger than cranberry pills. Solaray makes a good one for 21 dollars.
Cranberry juice will only change the PH of your urine, Making it harder for bacteria to grow, but it wont kill bacteria. You need to see a Doctor for a urinalysis and antibiotics.
If you have symptoms (painful urination, dark urine), then you need to start drinking a TON of water. I mean at least 2-3 quarts a day. Just have a water bottle in your hand at all times and keep sipping until your urine starts running clear. It's going to take awhile. Cranberry juice has cleansing properties for your urinary tract, but it doesn't replace water. If you actually have an infection though, you will need to be treated with an antibiotic to get rid of the bacteria, or it will only get worse. And it can get worse in a hurry. Something as simple as Amoxicillin will do the trick, or maybe Macrobid, which is meant for UTI's. Make sure you FINISH the medicaton; those UTI's can return in a New York minute. Good luck.
antibiotics, they will turn your urine orange for about 2 weeks but it's completely normal
Take 1 ounce of uva ursi from the health food store and soak in a half gallon of cool water overnight; this is called a maceration. If you make a hot tea, you will have a very high tanic acid amount that could give you a stomach ache.Uva Ursi is not an antibiotic for other parts of the body, just the urinary tract. When it passes through the Kidneys, it turns to phenolic acid; very powerful! Drink 1/2 cup of the strained tea every few hours for 5-7 days, even if symptoms abate.Continue with the cranberry juice, as molecules from the juice attach to receptor sites along the urinary tract and block the bacterias ability to attach itself the the walls of the urinary tract. Good Luck!
Sometimes you do need antibiotics. They do have their uses. Just don't forget to take acidophilus or Ultraflora to replace your good bacteria after taking the antibiotics.
Bladder infections are generally caused by the bacterium e.coli. Cranberry does not cure an infection, rather it may prevent one. There are several natural products that may help, but it depends on how long you have had the bladder problem. Oregano Oil capsules, Neem capsules or Grapefruit seed extract capsules may kill the bacteria. However it you have waited too long you will need to go to your MD and take an antibiotic. If you have these often, then taking a good quality cranberry extract capsule will help to prevent a recurrence.
Asparagus is very helpful in relieving the discomfort - even canned asparagus. Heat a small can, eat, and then drink the juice. This really helps a lot. If it's a true infection, you will probably need antibiotics . Once you're healed, though, add asparagus to your diet more often, increase your water intake and take Cranactin (liquid) for maintenance.
herbdoc.com Dr Schulze's kidney bladder tonic and tea is the best. He used it over 20 years in his underground clinic for the sick and incurable dying patients and said he has
NEVER, EVER seen herbs fail for a bladder kidney infection. He had a man with bone cancer in 90% of his bone the worst case he had seen who also had prostate cancer and had been cauterized so many times he had raging infection and been to many, many doctors taking everything they had and nothing worked. Schultze gort rid of it in 3 days and said the man was screaming into the phone you cured what no doctor could touch as he was so amazed and it led to him trusting Schulze to work on the bone cancer with his intense incurables program and the man was healed in 4 months.You can find this video at google videos under Richard schulze but I do not know which of the videos from the save your life ones it is (2 are missing..it may be on those as it covered the kidney bladder fomula but may be in the bone cancer section possible video 5 or 4..fascinating videos

What is the best way to flush your system of thc by over the counter methods?

magnesium citrate oral solution saline laxative =]
you'll bee poopin all day ahah
take a powerful laxative and a ultivitamin + lots of water to replace lost fluid.
The body will be depleted of minerals and vitamins so the vit tablets will replace this. The laxative will dehydrate your body so the water will clean you and rehydrate you.
If youve been smokin it for years then its in your fat cells and i suggest that you do this then totally lower your metabolism by doing very little so your fat cells are not being utilised, which will keep them shut and not releasing thc from them.
You might put on weight if you do that though.

What is the best way to ease depression with out pills?

I've been depressed over some time now and I want to move on in life without the butden of stress and depress
You should see my doctor. He is amazing! He will help with almost any problem you have.www.bmtheals.com check out the website and see what you think.
Exercise helps reduce symptoms of depression and a healthy diet couldn't hurt! Spend time with family and friends that you feel better around and (if at all possible) avoid those who are negative. If you are currently under the advisement of a doctor and are taking prescribed medicine...PLEASE consult your doctor before discontinuing any meds!
I, myself suffer from severe depression. I do not takes pills unless it gets really bad, like time to be put in the hospital. Best thing to do is stay away from people that have negative thoughts and talk negative all the time. Find some one to talk to about your problems. Some one that you can trust that will not go behind your back and talk to others about what you have told them. If you have to find a stranger that will listen to you. Depression is very hard to deal with. I try to keep to my self most of the time, when it is possible, but that is not really a good ideal to do that. Depression is a very serious thing.
Depression is a serious illness and requires the proper care.
You can go the medical route which would include counseling and medication. The 2 seem to both have good outcomes.
You can also try some over the counter supplements that may help as long as you are monitored by a medical doctor and counselor.
Some supplements cannot be taken with antidepressants and you should ask your pharmacist before taking them.1. 5 hydroxytryptophan take 200 mg at bedtime
2. B complex vitamin daily on a full stomach
3. Threonine 40-50 mg/day
4. Serine 20mg/day
5. Selenium 20-30 mcg/dayYou can also have a lab test you and see why exactly your "brain chemistry" is or may be unbalanced and they can develop a product to help re balance you.
The lab is called Sanesco. www.sanesco.net
Good Luck
Look on the bright side %26read books.There are lots of books out there that can teach you a lot about down mood%26treating that.Do exercises,keep yourself busy with something you enjoy %26 keep a good company.Watch comedies. Take ginko %26 rosewater.Change your thoughts.You are what you think.

I had a second bout of depression this past Jaunary and I was on an herbal antiderpressant (no side effects!!) for 2 months...The depression VANISHED once I started eating raw. Fruits and veggies...and taking supplements to build my immune system.I agree with other poster.EXERCISE!! All the studies show it increases the happy endorphins in your brain!
Two vitamins I would recommend to you is
B-Complex and Stress Relief Complex
Depression is a nasty creature, it is very quiet and creeps up on you before you know it. Some of the other suggestions were very good, exercise, good dietary habits etc. However, depression is actually mostly a state of mind, in most cases it is because a person feels powerless to resolve the problems in their lives. When you have the answers to your problems you usually feel empowered. It also can be brought about because of hormonal imbalances. One remedy that might be helpful is Bach Flower Remedies which is generally used for emotional problems. Flower essences have been exceptionally effective for a wide range of emotional/spiritual imbalances. You should find a nice amount of information online about flower essences and they can be purchased in health food stores or on line. Peace.

What is the best way i can do to do away with diabetic symptom?

Hi Melba Gloriane, you need to start out your diabetic diet by changing your eating habits. Increase your exercise each day while maintaining a comfortable fitness level.Start eating more natural raw foods. For example:Almond: The use of almond, after its oil has been extracted, is considered beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. It does not contain any starch.Banana: Bananas are believed to the useful in controlling diabetes. According to the Journal of American Medical Association, “Banana and Skimmed milk furnish a simple and effective method for weight reduction in treating diabetic patients”. Unripe bananas, cooked as a vegetable, are considered especially valuable in this disease.Legumes: Lentils and other legumes are considered valuable in diabetes. According to American journal of Clinical Nutrition, they are specially effective in the diet of diabetes patients because of their slow release of energy.Sour Fruits: Certain tart or sour fruits have proved to be valuable in stimulating the pancreas and increase the production of insulin. These fruits include sour apple and sour citrus fruits, which can invigorate pancreas.Teas: Certain types of teas are considered beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. Tea prepared from parsley has been found to lower blood sugar. Certain communities use tea made from tender leaves of walnut for controlling diabetes.Melba you need in order to maintain your glucose levels, so consult with your primary care physician before you start any diet. Your physician will have several resources and ideas to help you with your diabetes.
Jason Homan
I suffer from chronic diabetes for 5 years and for the last 3 years I have been using green clay and green tea. They work great for me. Check these sites:
Go to health food store %26 buy a mineral called "Chromium Picolinate". It helps dramatically lower blood glucose.
You have to wear a special type of sock. Stay away from sugary foods. There is a certain sugar I'm sure you heard of Splenda. Then you would have to make sure you eat on time so if you have a steady job its good to tell your Manager/supervisor that you have to go at a certain time.
They have a special kit that you could now use so that you don't have to keep giving yourself those shots.
Raw food diet. NO COOKED FOODS. Will eliminate any symptom of diabeties.

What is the best warm drink the helps improve the sore throat ?

Have a hot mug of tea with honey in it (honey will help improve your sore throat)
Honey is very good for this :)
Hope that helps
tea or gargle salt water
Any warm drink helps. For immediate relief gargle with warm salt water.
hot tea with lemon sugar or sweet and low to taste or theraflu
You could try a cup of chicken soup, or tea with a teaspoon of honey and a bit of lemon. Hope this helps
If it is a sore throat, not a stingy throat, try my family's favourite holiday/feel-better drink:1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup apple juice
1 cup red cranberry juice
1 cup water
1 large tea bag
1/3 cup sugar
4 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
Mix everything together in a microwave safe pitcher and microwave for 10 minutes on high. Remove the tea bag and enjoy. The cinnamon and clove start to flavor it more the longer they steep.
Tea / honey / lemon
a warm tea made with slippery elm and a touch of honey.
If we offered you a miracle remedy that cures "sore throat" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won鈥檛 find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.Try the Natural Cures for Sore Throat.Sore throat refers to the inflammation of the pharynx, or back of the throat. It occurs frequently when a person has a cold or an attack of influenza. This inflammation may also involve the tonsils and adenoids if these have not already been removed. An irritating condition of the throat may range from the harmless to the potentially serious.Symptoms: In case of acute sore throat, the patient complains burning and dryness in the throat followed by chills, fever, and some hoarseness or laryngitis. The lymph glands along the sides of the neck may become swollen and tender. The back of the throat may become very red and even covered with a greyish-white membrane. The patient may find difficulty in swallowing, especially during the acute stage. There may also be postnasal discharge if the irritation has spread to the nasal passages. The patient with sore throat, caused by 鈥?Streptoccal鈥?germs suffers from high fever and sharp pain with swelling.Causes: Sore throat is mainly caused by bacteria or a viral infection. Many different kind of ailments can give rise to this condition. The most common of these ailments are common cold and influenza. Other diseases which can causes sore throat are tonsillitis, mumps, sinusitis, measles, and diphtheria. Even leukemia on rare occasions may lead to sore throat. Other causes of this disease are excessive smoking and talking, frequent use of voice as in certain professions like singing, acting, and teaching.Treatment: The patient suffering from sore throat should fast on orange juice and water for three to five days, depending on the severity of the condition. He should take orange juice diluted with warm water every two or three hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during this period. The bowels should be cleansed daily with warm water enema. This should be done twice daily in more serious cases. A wet pack should be applied to the throat at two-hourly intervals during the day, and also one at night. The procedure is to wring out some linen material in cold water, wrap two or three times round the effected part, and cover with some flanner. The throat may be gargled several times with warm water mixed with a little salt. A hot Epsom-salt bath, taken daily during this period, will be highly beneficial.When the more severe symptoms subside, the patient may adopt an all-fruit diet for three or four further days, taking three meals a day of juicy fruits such as orange, apple, pineapple, and papaya at five-hourly intervals. Thereafter he may gradually adopt a well-balanced diet, with emphasis on seeds, nuts and grains, raw vegetables and fresh fruits. The daily dry friction and deep breathing and other exercises should form part of the daily health regimen.Home Remedies: Certain home remedies have been found to be beneficial in the treatment of sore throat. One such remedy is use of mango (aam) bark which is very efficacious in sore throat and other throat disorders. Its fluid can be applied locally with beneficial results. It can also be used as a throat gargle. This gargle is treated by mixing 10 mL of the fluidextract with 125 mL of water. The herb belleric myrobian (bahera) is another valuable remedy for sore throat. A mixture of the pulp of the fruit, salt, long pepper (pipli) and honey should be administered in the treatment of this condition. The fried fruit, roasted after covering it with wheat flour, is also a popular remedy for sore throat.Betel leaves (pan-ka-patta) have proved beneficial in the treatment of this disease. The leaves should be applied locally for obtaining relief. The fruit of the betel tree, mixed with honey, can also be taken beneficially to relieve irritating throat cough.The bishop鈥檚 weed (ajowan) is valuable in treating sore throat. An infusion of the seeds mixed with common salt can be used beneficially as a gargle in acute condition caused by colds. The spice cinnamon (dalchini) is also regarded as an effective remedy for sore throat, resulting from cold. Coarsely powdered and boiled in a glass of water with a pinch of pepper powder and honey, it can be taken as a medicine in the treatment of this condition. The oil of cinnamon, mixed with honey, also gives immense relief. A gargle prepared from fenugreek (methi) seeds has been found very effective remedy for treating sore throat. To prepare this gargle, two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds should be put in a litre of cold water and allowed to simmer for half an hour over a low flame. It should be allowed to cool to a bearable temperature. It should then be strained and entire quantity used as a gargle.The leaves of the holy basil (tulsi) have also been found beneficial in the treatment of this condition. The water boiled with basil leaves should be taken as a drink and also used as a gargle in sore throat.The patient should avoid rapid changes in temperature like hot sunshine to air-conditioned rooms. He should avoid cold and sore foods which may irritate his throat. To prevent the disease, a person should avoid touching tissues, handkerchief, towels or utensils used by the patients suffering from sore throat.Hope this helps, Good Luck.
slippery elm, elder berry or red raspberry tea. also- marshmallow root (the herb, not the tasty candy)
Hot tea. Chicken Soup. Gargle with warm water %26 salt. Tea with honey.
my mom used to make me warm lemonade...it helped me.
just take a few pieces of horehound candy (available at cracker barrel, as well as other places) and dissolve it in hot water
I crush fresh ginger and lemon in hot water with honey. It works very well on a sore throat.Try gargling with warm salt water too, followed by a tablespoon of honey to coat %26 soothe the throat.
Warm drinks only soothe a sore throat.
What I do is suck on a zinc tablet, you don't have to keep it in your mouth till it is gone, I do it till it makes my tummy queasy and then spit it out.
It heals throat tissue on contact.
It has never failed for me, except for one bad case of strep throat.
My throat feels better within min. and after doing it once or twice my sore throat is completely gone in less than an hour.
Take one glass of water mix it with1tsp pepper, 1tsp turmeric, 1tsp garlic, 1tsp small onion, 1tsp ginger and 1tsp of sugar. Boil it until it becomes 1/2 glass; drink it while it is warm. More remedies available at http://ailments.in/sorethroat.html...
Lemon %26 Ginger Tea works well for me
My husband swears by vin brule (hot red wine with cinnamon and cloves). We also often do hot milk or tea with honey -- but these are really only temporary remedies that make your throat feel better for a short period of time. They don't really improve the condition behind a sore throat.Our family takes an immune booster called Immune Alert that we love. We take one every day and have noticed that we rarely get sick and when we do the symptoms are mild and we get better faster. It's a natural product, not a medicine, made from a baker's yeast extract -- and there is a lot of science that shows that it works. Much easier to prevent an illness than to cure after the fact! (If you start taking once you are already sick you can double up the dose and you should feel better faster.)
1 Tablespoon of Honey
Juice of 1 lemon
Grated Quarter of an inch Ginger
200ml Boiling waterPut all ingredients in a jug, then add the water. Stir and allow to inmfuse and cool to a drinkable temperature. Pour through a tea strainer into a glass and drink.

What is the best type of steroids to take for a minor?

wtf where are your parents! leave the roids alone you will seriously do major damage to your body especially since you are still a minor...dont do it..reality is they are illegal and if you want to die at a young age be my guest..leave the roids alone..just being straight to the point!!
Exactly - NONE !
They are bad fro your health and are now illegal.
Get info from your doctor on the best way for you to add weight and mass.
there are no "best types" when it comes to steroids. Those things will shorten your life and make you miserable in the process. Don't be stupid, leave the steroids alone.
NONE. You want a irreversible cardiac damage?

What is the best thing to use to get rid of migranes?

Nothing seemed to help mine much after they were full blown. I didn't find much help with any of the meds they gave me other than the one time I got a shot of narcotics. They were getting ready to put me on daily preventitive meds but I could tell stressful days set me off so I would take 2 extra strength tylenol or something OTC w/ breakfast to hope it would prevent and I have been preventing most of them since. When I start seeing spots if I immediately take something OTC it helped but if it got full blown it didn't.
yoga and botox
2 Excedrin's
Tylenol usually, but see your doc and find out if something else is wrong okay.
i don't get them but my mom using a pill called imitrex
go to migranehelp.com
for more information
Excedrin Migraine works pretty well if you don't have a prescription. The mixture of acetaminophen and caffeine work really well and really fast. I usually take this when I can feel a headache coming on. I also use a heating pad or take a hot shower and let the water beat on my face. I haven't had any luck with regular over the counter pain killers such as aleve or tylenol
the natural way is to use the pressure points on your hand. squeeze between your thumb and your pointer and the headache will subside.. you can also use chocolate the caffeine in the chocolate helps.
As weird as it may sound, I find that whenever I get a headache, it's due to low blood sugar or something like that. What I usually do is I just drink a soda or eat ice cream or something, then I start to feel better. A nap helps too.
That works for my mild headaches. However, an actual migraine is usually caused by an actual disease or injury. If you experience migraines often, I would suggest going to a doctor.
Ice pack. My husband suffers from migraines and that is what he uses. You need to find out what is causing those
migraines. My husband had a tumor growing on his pituitary gland. Lucky for us it wasn't malignant. That was causing most of his migraines.
Limit Your caffeine intake and drink lots of water.
Butterbur (herb) is supposed to be really good for migraines. There's a supplement called Migravoid which contains butterbur, for details please c end of this link:
also there's another one called Mi-Gon which is suppsoed to be good:(please c link below)
There is a medicinal herb called Feverfew that has relieved the migranes of many people. You can grow it in your garden or in a pot. From http://www.holistichealthtools.com/heada...Feverfew: Hope for Fewer and Milder MigrainesIn the past 20 years, the leaves of feverfew, a short bushy member of the daisy family, have been used to prevent migraine headaches as well as fevers.Feverfew was mentioned in Greek medical literature as a remedy for inflammation and swelling, as well as menstrual discomfort. The name "feverfew" is derived from the Latin for "chase away fevers." Beginning in the 16th century, it was used by British herbalists for the treatment of fevers and rheumatic aches and pains. During the next few hundred years, the herb fell into disuse among herbalists. In the last two decades, however, use of the leaves to prevent migraine headache has led feverfew back to popularity with herbalists and healthcare practitioners who use phytotherapy.Because of the popularity of feverfew in Great Britain and increased medical research, the active component of feverfew is now well understood. Feverfew was found to contain a range of compounds known as sequiterpene lactones (STL). The most important STL in feverfew is parthenolide. First isolated in 1960, parthenolide comprises up to 85% of the STL content in feverfew.Proper concentration of parthenolide in feverfew extracts is critical for the effective treatment and prevention of migraines. A critical consideration in commercial feverfew products has been consistency in parthenolide content. Standardized feverfew extracts, developed in the last few years, are manufactured to insure a minimum parthenolide content of at least .2%. Consumers buying feverfew products should seek those with a guaranteed parthenolide content.How Does Feverfew Work?Even though a lack of consensus remains about the exact cause of migraine headaches, recent medical research and drug development have focused on the role of platelets and the release of substances they contain. Platelets, which are a normal part of the blood and involved in clotting, appear to behave abnormally in migraine sufferers.Platelets appear to over-aggregate prior to a migraine and then release a substance known as serotonin. Serotonin, in turn, causes abnormal blood vessel tone (primarily dilation) noted during a migraine attack. Inflammatory substances are also released locally during a migraine and probably contribute to the severity of an attack.Feverfew, and specifically parthenolide, act to inhibit over-aggregating. More importantly, is their blockage of serotonin from platelets as well as the production of inflammatory substances. The cumulative result is a normalization of blood vessel tone and a reduction in the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.Use of Feverfew for MigrainesMedical interest in feverfew arose in Great Britain after the publication of a story in Prevention Magazine in 1978 that related the success a certain Mrs. Jenkins had in using feverfew for her migraines. After suffering with migraines for over 50 years, Mrs. Jenkins found relief after consuming feverfew leaves for ten months.The first clinical study examining the effect of feverfew on migraines begin with migraine patients who had been using feverfew for several years prior to the study. Seventeen patients were enrolled and divided into one of two treatment groups: feverfew (50 mg per day) or placebo (an inactive substance). The eight patients staying on feverfew experienced continued successful management of migraines over a six-month period. The nine patients that were switched over to the placebo had an almost three-fold increase in migraine attacks over the same period of time.For the long-term treatment or prevention of migraines, individuals should use feverfew continuously for several months to as long as two to three years. Clinical experience has indicated that four to six weeks of treatment with feverfew is usually required before results are noted.Feverfew is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation or for children under the age of two years. Persons on drug therapy for migraines should consult their healthcare practitioner before using feverfew.
Awesome homeopathic remedy...called Migra Spray.Took away a vicious headache I had in 90 seconds. I dont go anywhere without it.
Warning Biased Opinion
Acupuncture can be great for migraines and any good acupuncturist will give you some handy tricks to get rid of them on your own. If you have been getting them for some time it is usually a warning sign that something else is wrong with the body and your acupuncturist can often use the exact location or source of the pain, as well as what time of day they generally occur to diagnose the problem and hopefully get rid of it for good. You should start paying attention to what particularly aggrevates the headaches (emotions, light, particular smells/tastes etc), as well as occurence patterns (time of day/night) and where the pain seems worst and mention these to the acupuncturist before treatment.
well as a CPhT i have heard of a new(still in testing) that the drug imitrex and naproxen sodium will be combined to make an expensive treatment...dont know the harm of taking the two together.good luck I have bad headaches myself
I suffer from migraines also. I haven't had a really bad migraine in a while since I have been taking Vitamin b. I usually get the bottle that says vitamin b-50. But on the rare occasion I do get one the best thing you can do is lie in a dark room with no sound and get a sandwich bag of ice and put it on your forehead. I know it sounds weird but it really works. You get headaches when the blood vessels in your head expand and the blood rushes through too quickly therefore you get the pounding in your head. The ice shrinks the blood vessels and slows down the flow of blood. Try it and let me know how it works for you.
Migraine Headaches can be defined as a paroxysmal ailment, accompanied by a severe headache, generally on one side of the head, and associated with disorders of the digestion, the liver, and the vision. It usually occurs when a person is under great mental tension or has suddenly got over that state. Persons who suffer from migraine headaches have a particular type of personality. They are intelligent, sensitive, rigid, and methodical, and tend to be perfectionists. A migraine headache comes on suddenly. The head and neck muscles, reacting from continuous stress, become overworked. The tight muscles squeeze the arteries and reduce the blood flow. Then, when the person relaxes suddenly, the constricted muscles expand, stretching the blood vessel walls. With each heart beat, the blood pushes through these vessels and expands them further, causing intense pain.Pain on one side of the head
There is a definite pattern of a migraine headache. The pain is on only one side of the head and often radiates from the eye. The right side of the head may be affected in one attack and the next time, the concentration of pain may be on the left side.
A short period of depression, irritability and loss of appetite
Migraines are usually preceded by a short period of depression, irritability and loss of appetite. Some persons get migraine attacks daily; others, every month or every two or three months; and still others, only or twice in several years.Pounding pain, nausea, and vomiting
The main symptoms of migraines are a pounding pain, nausea, and vomiting. The blood vessels on the affected side of the head become prominent and pulsating.
Numbness or weakness in an arm or leg, or on one side of the faceMigraines gives a fair warning before striking. The patient sees flashes of light or black spots or only parts of the objects in front of him. He may also feel numbness or weakness in an arm or leg, or on one side of the face. Sometimes the numbness may affect both sides of the face tongue and the entire mouth, making the speech slurred and difficult. As the headache develops, disturbed digestion becomes a marked feature.Migraine relief using Grapes
Migraine relief can be obtained from the juice of ripe grapes and is an effective home remedy. It is said that King Jamshed of Persia, who was very fond of grapes, once stored the juice of grapes well packed in bottles and made it public that the bottles contained strong poison so as to prevent others from taking it. It so happened that the king%26#92;'s wife was struck with migraine and having obtained no relief from any treatment, decided to end her life by taking this so-called 鈥榩oison鈥? She took it several times in small doses and contrary to her expectations, it gave her great relief instead of killing her.Migraine relief using Niacin
Niacin has proved helpful in relieving migraine pain. Valuable sources of this vitamin are yeast, whole wheat, green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, nuts, sunflower seeds, liver, and fish. Vitamin I complex tablets containing 100 mg of niacin can be taken for the same purpose.Relieving Migraine using Cabbage Leaf Compress
An ancient folk remedy for relieving the pain of migraine is a cabbage leaf compress. A few leaves of the vegetable should be crushed, and then placed in a cloth and bound on the forehead at bedtime, or when convenient during the day. The Compress should be renewed when the leaves dry out.Migraine treatment using Lemon Crust
The crusts of lemon have also been found beneficial in the treatment of migraine. These crusts should be included into a fine paste in a mortar. The paste should be applied, it plaster on the forehead. It will provide great relief.Natural Migraine headache treatment using Vegetable Juices
Carrot juice, in combination with spinach like, or beet and cucumber juices, has been found beneficial in the treatment of migraine. In the first combination, 200 ml of spinach juice may be mixed with 300 ml of carrot juice to prepare 500 ml or half a litre of the combined juices. In the second combination, 100 ml each of beet and cucumber juices may be mixed with 300 ml of carrot juice.Migraine relief diet
Fasting on orange juice and water
It is essential to undertake a thorough cleansing of the system and adopt vitality-building measures. To begin with, the patient should resort to fasting on orange juice and water for two or three days. If the orange juice does not agree with the patient, juices of vegetables such as carrots, cucumber, and celery may be taken.
Avoid foods like white flour products, sugar, tinned or preserved foods, etc
Foods which should be avoided are white flour products, sugar, confectionery, rich cakes, pastries, sweets, refined cereals, greasy foods, tinned or preserved foods, pickles, condiments, and sauces.All-fruit diet
After the short juice fast, the patient may adopt an all-fruit diet for about five days, taking three meals a day of fresh juicy fruits.Well-balanced diet of seeds, nuts etc.
Thereafter the patient should follow a well-balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts, grains, vegetables, and fruits. This diet should be supplemented with milk, yoghurt, buttermilk, vegetable oils, and honey. Further short periods of the all-fruit diet may be necessary at intervals of a month or two, according to the requirement of the case.Eat frequent small meals, Copious drinking of water is essential.
The patient should eat frequent small meals rather than a few large ones. Overeating should be avoided. Copious drinking of water is recommended.Take warm-water enema to cleanse bowels
During the initial two or three days of the juice fast, a warm water enema may be taken daily to cleanse the bowels.
Hot bath, cold compress applied to headA hot fool bath, fomentation over the stomach and spine, cold compress (4.5%26#92;JC to 15.6%26#92;JC) applied to the head, and towels wrung out of very hot water and frequently applied to the neck will go a long way in relieving migraine headaches.Plenty of exercise and walk in fresh air is essential
The patient should also take plenty of exercise and walk in the fresh air.

What is the best supplement/vitamin and what does it do for you?

I like Flax Seed oil - my doctor recommended it to me for my eye and skin problems and so far I believe it is working.
What is yours?I am interested in taking other supplements to feel better overall but I want to to know which ones are worth taking. I dont like MultiVitamins too much. Thank you all in advance!
Typically recommend the following 5 products subject to other priority health concerns:
1) Food Enzymes (digestion is most important)
2) Anti-oxidants
3) Whole Food Formulas/Vitamins
4) Minerals
5) ProbioticsWe use coconut oil along with flax oil; we rotate between bottles.--
No information in this letter should be construed as medical advice.
This information is for educational purposes only.Sincerely,Shelton R. Hendriex, CNHP
The Herb Shop
5133 Delhi Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
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I really like flintstones chewables (or the generic store brands). I think they absorb better than the hard tablets that you swallow. It really gives me a lot of energy, and I think it helps my mood a lot, too.
I've been taking an immune booster Immune Alert for about the last year and have been amazed by the results. The main ingredient is an extract from baker's yeast that works to get the components of your immune system more ready to fight over the germs, virus, bacteria, etc. that you encounter in everyday life.My whole family has been taking it (me, my husband and 2-year-old son) and we love it. My son thinks the cherry chewable tablets are candy!! He started day care this year and while all the other kids are home sick all the time, the worst he has had is the sniffles. It's strange with a product like this because you don't really realize it is working until you look back and realize that the whole winter has passed and you weren't sick. You should check out their website -- www.immunealert.com. Unlike other similar supplements that people just think work, this one actually has scientific research to back it up. And it's all natural. Give it a try -- they are offering a free trial now so don't miss out.
I take Pure Aloe 450. It keeps me regular and really detoxes my system.
There is no certain one that is better then the other. You need them all. I take extra Vit. C and B6 for certain things. I try to eat good fresh stuff!
I like all natural multivit/mineral supplements, calcium, magnesium, B6, and probiotics. The combination works to alleviate migraines, restless legs, pms, mild depression, fatigue, etc.
I would like to include more flax seed oil and omega 3 in my diet as well but just don't want to take the supplements. You can only swallow so many pills. :)
Please bear in mind that we all have different nutritional requirements.However, I generally advise that everyone should consume:-1) Glyconutrients
2) Antioxidants
3) Multivitamin and mineral - and not a cheap one, those are just synthetic junk that flushes through your system without doing any good
In today's marketplace, there are only a few pharmaceutical companies that supply isolated chemicals (vitamins and minerals) to thousands of supplement companies worldwide. Yet, packaging and marketing is what truly separates these products. The ascorbic acid found in one company's product is the same ascorbic acid found in another company's product, and another, and another. Yet, these companies will all tell you that they have the "unique" formula, justifying their mark-up on price. Fancier packaging, greater advertising, higher or lower costs, does not change the undeniable fact that the product inside the bottle is from the same source. USP, or United States Pharmaceutical grade nutrients are all isolated fractions, synthetically made in pharmaceutical labs. This segment of the market is more than 95% of the supplements on the market worldwide. If you travel to Europe, to Britain, they will call "USP" nutrients "BP" nutrients. Take the cover off of the book, the contents are the same. Keep in mind that there are only a handful of pharmaceutical companies that supply the isolated nutrients throughout the world. Chelated Supplements- A small step above USP in terms of effectiveness, these end products are still not as found in nature. In example terms again: Ok, you give Michael Jorden another teammate, but just 1, you give Babe Ruth another teammate, but just 1. These two players may have a better chance in the game over an isolated player alone, but in competition in the real world, these incomplete teams are simply that, incomplete, therefore can and will not perform the same job as the complete team, as with in whole foods. Whole Foods- There are truly only a few companies that are selling whole food supplements, and an even smaller percentage of these companies that are using Re-Natured锟?nutrients. Re-Natured锟?br />
nutrients are in a class all by themselves. In their unique manufacturing process, The Grow锟?Company supplies the nutrients to the plants as they are growing, hence the name Grow锟?Company. This is what separates Grown By Nature from any other Whole Food Supplements out there, the incorporation of Re-Natured锟?nutrients. The benefit results in "Fully-Satisfied" fruits and vegetables during the Re-Naturing Process. What good is a whole food if it's lacking the essential vitamins and minerals from the beginning because the soil had been depleted? Please review the soil depletion page as well. If you have any questions as to what companies supply Re-Natured锟?br />
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I don't whether you heard fo ITV or not, but they specialize in the sale of all natural whole food supplements. I am a firm believer in natural supplements as they do not included any synthetic vitamins or minerals. Check out the site and see what interest you. I personally take the sea vegg, vitassential, E8, Veggie Cal and the supreme Greens.www.itvventures.com/twalker
I can point you to an excellent liquid mutlivitamin and mineral supplement. Write me back, I can't put it the product source in a response here at ByeDr.com.

What is the best stuff to use to surely pass a drug test?

dont do drugs... you will pass every time!
dont take drugs ********
go to GNC and ask for a colon cleanser about a week before your drug test, drink tons of water and you should be fine, it worked for me! good luck
Eat lots of poppy seeds. ; )
Poppie seeds are the best way I know of.
synthetic urine depending on if they watch you or not, can buy at any smoke shop comes with temp gauge and hand warmer to get it up to temp. if they watch you i'd start pounding the h20 i also heard niacin works but will make you all red and itchy. or have someone piss for you.
GNC sells "body" detox drinks. They run from $20 to $40, but they are worth it. I caution you on the color you choose...it stains your tongue. Also, they taste like s*** but they work.
time and time alone is the best,I had to give a drug test once a week so unless you live in my ex home state California,you'll need 31 days to pass pot, most other drugs are out in a week, these are safe zones, best stay off the stuff. This coming from a 51yr young ex heroin addict,who was on methadone for 25 of those years.
The best way to pass is to abstain before taking one. If it is a urine test, 3 days is usually all that is required unless you use heavily. Drink lots of fluids and not just water (it will diluted your urine too much). Drink pop, coffee, tea, energy drinks, whatever, along with lots of water. You'll spend a lot of time in the loo but you may be able to flush your system in time. I'm not so sure about the poppy seed thing (didn't Myth-busters do an episode on that?) but I do know some companies test for golden seal and other herbs that are supposed to work. Seems to me that poppy seeds would make you test positive for opiates, I don't know, I don't remember the Myth-busters results.. Anyway, the lots of liquid thing worked for me a couple of times but I only use occasionally (socially) and nothing heavy, good luck.
umm i wouldn't suggest listening to those 2 about poppy seed the myth was confirmed on mythbusters and apparently a woman successfully sued a company for not hiring her after she got a false positive on a drug test because of eating poppy seed bagels that morning
I have no problem passing a drug test. My Secret is to pass the drugs up because they will get you in the end. Talk to some of your elders and some of those people who you think are really square, see if you can find out their secrets.

What is the best source for lowering cholesterol?

After trying the Omega-3, I have been told that Red Rice Yeast, flaxseed oil, Co-q 10 and Niacin are also effective. Aside from diet and exercise, which of these are better at reducing your cholesterol?
Except for CoQ10, they all are very good to lower cholesterol. But recent studies have shown pretty excellent results in lowering cholesterol with patients using organic flaxseed oil (full spectrum = all terpenes compounds included). This oil is far more superior than omega3 itself. The reason is that in order for the cells to use omega3 properly, without forming excess of free radicals, it requires the presence of omega6 and omega9 in a healthy ratio. Flaxseed oil comes with the three of them coreectly balanced already.I use a lot of flaxseed oil in combination with garlic, bromelain and OPCs to get the best results in lowering cholesterol fast. The only way this combination will fail is if the cholesterol problem is an endogenous one--but that's rare.Good luck! :)
I have not heard of these used in that way. Extra niacin makes me itch and have a facial rash. I lowered mine from 218 to 160 in 6 mths, eating oatmeal, and oatmeal products, reducing fried foods, increased my exercise a bit. Good Luck.
Omega 3-6-9 and flaxseed oil
eat less than 30 gm of fat a day, take fish oil caps every day about 1500 mg
Stay away from the red rice yeast, the side effects equal those of the statins drugs. Too dangereous to mess around with.
avoid foods that have cholesterol, anything that has trans fat and hydrogenated oil.
exercise very important and eat some raw (1)garlic and onions every day, do some research and you'll see the great benefits of eating them.
hope this help.
ps: omega3 are found in salmon, flaxseeds, walnuts but eat them with moderation.
use only cold press olive oil and canola oil that's it!!
Try a bowl of oats, oatmeal or oats based muesli every morning. Supposed to reduce your cholesterol level.Try a Yahoo search for"high cholesterol" + causes + treatment (OR cures OR remedies) and see what you get.
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Homeopathic Treatment to Lower High Cholesterol Levels : -1.PHYTOLACCA 30X
Three Drops Each in a sip of water half hour before meals thrice a day always take them on an empty stomach. And avoid Chocolates Coffee Mints and Red Meat while you are taking any Homeopathic remedy.Take Care and God Bless!
Yes, supplements such as Omega-3, inositol hexaniacinate, pantethine, and guggulipid can be effective in lowering cholesterol. Supplements for lowering cholesterol should be used as a part of an overall plan that includes diet and lifestyle changes.You can Clean Out Your System. Plan an occasional system cleanout day where you consume only fruit and vegetables. The high water content of fruit and vegetables facilitates the spread of their valuable nutrients through your body and helps flush out the wastes that have built up from eating the wrong foods.
Jason Homan
you can take all of them together.and/or cinnamon.
niacin will make you feel like you are having hot flashes, but, not bad ones. omega-3, go ahead and start taking these daily for a list of other ailments.

What is the best remedy psorasis?

Alternative medicine a.k.a. HomeopathyLeading remedies in psoriasis: Kali bromatum [Kali-br.]: 30X, 8 hourly; 3/4 drops in 1/4th glass of water; preferably empty-stomached or 30-45 minutes before or 1 hour after eating.Arsenicum. [Ars] 30X 8 hourly; 3/4 drops in 1/4th glass of water; preferably empty-stomached or 30-45 minutes before or 1 hour after eating.A useful remedy in all cases of skin troubles when the skin is thickened, such as in chronic eczema, psoriasis and chronic urticaria. The sensations are itching, burning and swelling, it also has pustules, nettle rash and pimples. Burning sensitive ulcers with offensive discharges. It is almost a specific for hives from shell fish, which itch and burn, and for repercussed hives. Pustules form into scabs. Sulphur. [Sulph] 30X, One every alternate day; 3/4 drops in 1/4th glass of water; preferably empty-stomached or 30-45 minutes before or 1 hour after eating.Berberis aquifolia 30X, 8 hourly; 3/4 drops in 1/4th glass of water; preferably empty-stomached or 30-45 minutes before or 1 hour after eating. Scaly pustular eruptions on the face. It is one of the most reliable remedies in the cure of psoriasis. Avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence)
assuming you mean psoriasis, you can get some topical stuff, but I think you wanna see a dermatologist before you make any decisions
less stress. most types are stress related
Consult any homeopathic doctor. Guranteed cure.

What is the best remedy (herbal or otherwise) for psorias around the eyes?

Psoriasis: A chronic skin condition, psoriasis presents as an overproduction of skin cells..most commonly on the elbows, knees and scalp where dry and scaly patches can be seen. Homeopathy has been used successfully to treat this condition but it can take a long time to clear as the sufferer will often have had it for a long time.Psoriasis has been successfully treated and managed by Homeopathic remedies.Psoriasis requires detailed specific prescribing of the "right" homeopathic remedy.Below are only some of the remedies that can be prescribed, please note how important the individual symptom picture is. Only when all symptoms, aggravation or amelioration are taken into consideration can a specific homeopathic remedy be selected.A further consideration is given to the potency of the remedy.Arsenicum album - Psoriasis with itching and burning, and it is worse for cold and scratching. The skin is very rough, dry and scaly.Arsenicum iodatum - Dry, scaly, itchy skin with scales that peel off easily, leaving the raw surface exposed. This remedy often suits emaciated and elderly women.Berberis aquifolium - Pimply, rough and scaly skin with eruptions appearing on the scalp extending to the face and neck.Borax - Skin is unhealthy and any injury suppurates easily. The Psoriasis is not as bad in the cold weather.Chrysarobimum - There is dry, scaly eruptions especially around the eyes and ears.Petroleum Rectificatum - Rough, thickened skin which may crack. Fingernail and toenails are also affected, and sufferer finds it much worse in Winter. Lycopodium - Styes on lids near internal canthus. Day-blindness. (BOTHROPS.) Night-blindness more characteristic. Sees only one-half of an object. Ulceration and redness of lids. Eyes half open during sleep.
If the eyelid is involved, this can be cleansed with a solution of tap water and baby shampoo used once or twice daily. A washcloth is then used with gentle rubbing to remove excess scale. Emollients should be applied. Potent cortisone around the eyes should be avoided as this can lead to glaucoma or cataract. The inner lining of the eye can also be involved with psoriasis. This is called conjunctivitis. This is a very sensitive area and your ophthalmologist should be consulted for treatment. http://www.yourskindoctor.com/psoriasis.
And if you find green clay, a natural remedy, mixed with green tea, put it around the eyes. Check these sites :
you can try caster oil
If we offered you a miracle remedy that cures "Psoriasis" would you buy it? Certainly you would. You won鈥檛 find it in a Pharmacy but at the Grocery Store.Try the Natural Cures for Psoriasis.Psoriasis is one of the most stubborn skin diseases. It is a chronic disease characterised by thick, red, silvery, scaled patches of skin. This disease affects both sexes equally and usually first appears at the age ranging from 15-30 years, although it may appear at any age. It is, however, rare in infancy and old age. Psoriasis is not contagious.Causes: Psoriasis involves an abnormality in the mechanism in which the skin grows and replaces itself. This abnormality is related to the metabolism of amino acids, the protein chemicals which are nature鈥檚 basic building blocks for the reproduction of cell tissues. Heredity also plays a role in the development of psoriasis, as it tends to occur in families. About 30% of the patients have a family history of the disease. The factors that aggravate and precipitate the outbreak of psoriasis are injury to the skin in the form of cuts, burns, minor abrasions, changes in the seasons, physical, and emotional stress, infections and use of certain medicines for the treatment of other diseases.Treatment: Since psoriasis is a metabolic disease, a cleansing juice fast for about seven days is always desirable in the beginning of the treatment. Carrots, beats, cucumbers and grapes may be used for juices. Juices of citrus fruits should be avoided. The warm water enema should be used daily to cleanse the bowels during the fast. After the juice fast, the patient should adopt the diet of three basic food groups, namely (i) seeds, nuts and grains, (ii) vegetables and (iii) fruits, with emphasis on raw seeds and nuts, especially seasame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and plenty of organically grown raw vegetables and fruits.All animal fats, including milk, butter and eggs should be avoided. Refined or processed foods and foods containing hydrogenated fats or white sugar, all condiments, tea and coffee, should also be avoided. After noticeable improvement, goat鈥檚 milk, yogurt and home made cottage cheese may be added to the diet. Juice fasts may be repeated after four weeks on diet. Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the treatment of psoriasis. The patient should use this vitamin in therapeutic doses from 200 to 800 I.U. a day. It will help reduce itching and scabs. Lecithin is considered a remarkable remedy for psoriasis. The patient may take six to nine lecithin capsules a day - two or three capsules before or after each meal. In the form of granules, it may be taken four tablespoonfuls daily for two months. It may thereafter be reduced to two tablespoonfuls.Too frequent baths should be avoided. Soap should not be used. Regular seawater baths and application of seawater externally over the affected parts once a day are beneficial. The hot Epsom salts bath has proved valuable in psoriasis. Three full baths should be taken weekly until the trouble begins to subside. The number of baths thereafter may be reduced to two weekly and finally to one. The affected areas should also be bathed twice in hot water containing Epsom salt. After the bath a little olive oil may be applied. The skin should be kept absolutely clean by daily dry friction or sponge.In many cases, psoriasis responds well to sunlight. The affected parts should be frequently exposed to the sun. The daily use of a sunlamp or ultra-violet light are also beneficial. Cabbage leaves have been successfully used in the form of compresses in the treatment of psoriasis. The thickest and greenest outer leaves are most effective for use as compresses. They should be thoroughly washed in warm water and dried with a towel. The leaves should be made flat, soft and smooth by rolling them with a rolling pin after removing the thick veins. They should be warmed and then applied smoothly to the affected part in an overlapping manner. A pad of soft wooden cloth should be put over it. The whole compress should then be secured with an elastic bandage.The use of mudpacks in the treatment of psoriasis has also been found highly beneficial. The packs are made by mixing the clay with a little water and applying to the affected areas. After the clay has dried, it is removed and fresh pack applied. Mudpacks are eliminative in their action. They absorb and remove the toxins from the deceased areas.The patient should undertake plenty of regular exercise in fresh air, especially exposing the affected parts, and deep breathing exercises. He should avoid all nervous tension and should have adequate rest.Hope this helps, Good Luck.

What is the best purifying shower head.?

Hi Jordy, for my family it is handheld shower head filter because they are handy to use and also better in comparison to others. Handheld shower head filter is the most flexible shower filter which is attached with array of features and benefits.Despite being handy and portable still they are very powerful and easy to use. Handheld shower head filter is powerful enough to eradicate chlorine from the water along with the bad odor. They eliminate the chlorine to almost 98.9% of chlorine and rust from the water.
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A whole house water filter would do the job.
I did lots of research and found Aquasana to be the best filter. We use it for our drinking water and shower head. They also have full household systems. The problem with those is that the water is still traveling through all of your internal plumbing, so if you have issues with that, its not as good as getting it direct from the filter. Aquasana is having a huge sale until the end of the month too, and they have great customer service. I've used them for about 3 years.

What is the best natural remedy for thyroid problem?

specifically for hypo %26 hyperthyroidism.
If you are asking about both hypo and hyperthyroidism, I assume you are not about to treat yourself.Both hypo- and hyperthyroidism can be very serious (life threatening) conditions, so need to be taken seriously! There are many natural forms of treatment that can assist in management of thyroid conditions.Many herbs can be used to help manage symptoms, and others can help tone the thyroid. The herbs chosen depend to a large extent on the cause of the condition eg iodine deficiency/autoimmune/pituitar... problem etc.Hypothyroidism:
Fucus versiculosis (Bladderwrack) is the main herb for an underactive thyroid. Nettle seeds can also help.
Liver herbs such as Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Globe artichoke can help by increasing liver metabolism, which generally helps metabolism.
Globe artichoke can help the hypercholesterolaemia common in hypothyroidism.
Yellowdock (Rumex crispus) can help the associated constipation.
Exercise and avoiding brassica vegetables are important.
Skin brushing before showering can help
Increasing warming foods like chilli, ginger, cinnamon can help increse metabolic rate, and help that feeling of being cold.Hyperthyroidism:
Bugleweed is the herb most commonly used for hyperthyroidism.
For the symptoms:
Motherwort for anxiety and palpitations.
Lemonbalm for the digestive problems and nervousness.Withania is used for general toning of the thyroid.The presentation of thyroid conditions is quite varied, so for best treatment, would need to know the symptoms, not just the condition.I hope this helps adn wish you all the best.
it depends on the base cause.
I dont know how anyone can treat themselves hemeopathcally from a hormonal inbalance. I definately wouldnt try it. Its dangerous to let those conditions go, there is a risk of heart problems.
These are very, very serious conditions. A hyperthyrpid can cause lasting damage to the cardiovascular system among many other things. Homeopathic medicine is for things like allergies and the sniffles, not for serious hormonal disorders.
Hi bradv, marine phytoplankton has come to be known as thyroid health food. The electrolytes and nutrients marine phytoplankton possesses are what the human body needs to control metabolic rate. Another natural supplement for thyroid support showing positive results in studies is the juice of the go-ji or lyceum berry from Asia. The fruit is seen as an immunomodulator - it can balance abnormal responses in the body and is seen by many as a natural treatment for thyroid problems.Are there any vitamins that can be take for thyroid support? Well, kelp is a combination of vitamins, minerals and supplements and has been said to work well in the treatment of thyroid problems. If you are on thyroid medication, be sure to take a good multivitamin with minerals and a few grams of Vitamin C everyday. Vitamin A is also very essential for the treatment of hypothyroidism as enough of it must be present in the body to enable the gland to absorb enough iodine.
Even if you are intending to take some natural remedies for a thyroid problem, you really must speak to your doctor first. Otherwise you could do more harm than good.Get referred to a specialist so that you have a proper diagnosis. Then, as well as any medication you are required to take, you could also take some natural remedies with it - but do tell your doctor so he can check that none of these would interfere with the medication.Thyroid problems can be serious; don't treat it lightly.
Some of the answers here scared me. I have been diagnosed with hypoadrenalism, over 5 years ago by my Endocrinologist. Initially he prescribed Cortef which I never bothered taking. Instead I went to 2 different Homeopaths and tried several things and have spent hundreds on all kinds of stuff. Well, I don't think the stuff I took hurt me per say, but I do believe that I should have taken the conventional route first in my case. Now I am worse off than I ever was and I am going back to my Endocrinologist. I believe Homeopaths are good when you are healthy to begin with. But thyroid issues are very complex and you could get hurt by not addressing it properly.
Homeopathic medicines, nothing works better. Totally Natural,Safe and 100% effective who needs side effects and complications of conventional drugs. For me and my family, Homeopathy works perfectly and I love what it does.Viva Homeopathy.

What is the best medicine for insomia?

Homeopathic Treatment for Sleeplessness/Insomnia, due to different reason and with different set of symptoms (No side effects or interaction with conventional drugs):-
Sleeplessness during menopausal stage Senecio Aur 30X, 4 hourlyCannot sleep in the early hours of night; utterly wide awake, mind active; sleeplessness due to excitement Coffea Cruda 30X 6, hourly Cannot sleep after 3 A.M.; sleeplessness due to mental strain or sedentary habits; sleep dreamy and restless Nux Vomica 30X, at bed times for 7 daysDue to fear or panic; insomnia after shock or fright; restlessness and tossing in bed Aconite Nap 30X 4 hourlyDue to tiredness; either physical or mental; bed feels too hard; must keep moving in search of soft portion for relief in bed Arnica Montana 30X or 200X, 1/2 hourly (3 Doses) Sleeplessness after midnight from anxiety and restlessness; has to get up and walk Belladonna 30X, 4 hourly Sleepy yet unable to sleep; child tosses, kicks clothes off, twitches; restless sleep with frightful dreams Arsenic Album 30X or 200X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)Sleeplessness and restlessness; specially in first part of night; gets up and walks on the floor, as soon as the bed time comes patient is wide awake Chamomilla 30X or 200X, 4 hourlySleeplessness due to old grief; after dreams of thieves or robbers Natrum Mur 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) Sleeplessness due to sudden shock; disappointment Ignatia 200X or 1M, 10 min (3 Doses) Feels sleepy but cannot sleep; clocks striking at a distance keep him awake; bed feels hot; moves about in vain to find a cool spot in bed Pulsatilla 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Restlessness during early part of sleep; sound sleep when it is turns to rise; gets too hot in bed; throws off covers, gets chilly and puts them on again; puts arms above the head during sleep Opium 30X or 200X, 4 hourly Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms. No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine Take Care and God Bless you.
Medicine, as in chemical drug?
Or do you mean alternative, sinice you posted this question in the alternative forum?
check this article from Uchee Pines:http://www.ucheepines.org/insomnia.htm...
lavender helps, for meds lunesta
There are many approaches you could try. It's hard to be precise when you don't give any details about the sort of insomnia you are suffering from. If you can get hold of some herbal sleeping tablets, these are sometimes very useful. They won't knock you out the way conventional sleeping pills do. Ideally, you want something containing at least two of the following three: avena sativa, passiflora and scutellaria. If the suggested dose doesn't help, go up a little bit. If that still doesn't do it, try taking two doses, one a couple of hours before the second. Some people have trouble sleeping because of a high core temperature. If that is the case (hard to know except by trying out the cure), then take 20 minutes vigorous exercise about 6 hours before going to bed. This will raise your core temperature, and there will then be a reaction to a cool temperature at the right moment for you to sleep. Alternatively, try a hot bath about 3 hours before bed.Cut out drugs of all sorts and junk food. If getting to sleep is the problem, eat a high carb meal about 2 hours before bed. If staying asleep is the issue, eat biscuits, bread or cereal at bedtime.Relax for a couple of hours before bed time. Have a cool room. Use ear plugs and heavy curtains if sounds or light could be interfering with sleep. Experiment with how your bed is placed - you may find you sleep better if you are aligned in a particular direction..It may be that bottled-up anger or depression is the underlying reason for your insomnia. Counselling or psychotherapy will be the way to go if this is the case.Sleep well!
Its not really directly for insomnia, but it helps.Melatonin.Melatonin appears to have some use against circadian rhythm sleep disorders, such as jet lag and delayed sleep phase syndrome. It has been studied for the treatment of cancer, immune disorders, cardiovascular diseases, depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and sexual dysfunction. A study by Alfred J. Lewy and other researchers at Oregon Health %26 Science University found that it may ameliorate SAD and circadian misalignment,[25] but as of 2006 it is known to affect the timing of endogenous melatonin production, raising the risk that it can exacerbate both clinical depression and SAD.[26] Basic research indicates that melatonin may play a significant role in modulating the effects of drugs of abuse such as cocaine.[27]I used to have horrible insomnia, up for 31 hours commonly. with little sleep inbetween. then i started taking it and my sleep regimine and habits straightened out and now im normal :]You can find it at health food stores, walmart, etc.
As has been mentioned, it would help to know what kind of insomnia you are experiencing and if you know some probable causes.Passion Flower is best for "brain chatter" where you just can't get your head to stop problem solving. Lots of folks get help from Valerian Root, although it can cause vivid dreams. If it is mild insomnia, German Chamomile flower tea can take the edge off. California Poppy works well if you are nervous and fidgety.You might look for a formula that contains several things, sort of a "shotgun" approach. Herbs, Etc. makes one like that, in a liquid extract, that I've heard lots of good feedback about. It's called Deep Sleep.Especially if you fall asleep but wake up in the middle of the night, I would recommend you cut out all caffeine by 2 or 3 P.M.
Medicine can mean both drugs and natural ones. I would encourage you to use more of natural remedies rather than drugs for insomnia.Here are some remedies and methods that can possibly help you:
1. meditation
2. music
3. drink warm milk before going to bed
4. no TV or reading just before hitting the bed to avoid mental stimulation
5. melotonin.
I got the tips from here:
Research Valerian root.
chamomeil tea! lavender essentail oil, maybe on pillow or massage, no eating or caffine 2-3 hrs befor bed time, no exeriszing 3 hrs befor, dark qiuet room, just like a kid.