A Doctor's Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What by Mel Borins, Bernie Siegel

By Mel Borins, Bernie Siegel

In the us on my own, greater than 38 percentage of individuals use substitute drugs to regard and forestall scientific matters and greater than 50 percentage of individuals have attempted substitute medication sooner or later of their existence. yet simply because a few humans do not feel their medical professionals see these equipment as valid, sufferers usually flip to unreliable resources corresponding to the web, celebrities, and so on. for advice. With loads incorrect information available in the market, how does somebody understand which recommendation to keep on with and what truly works?


In this e-book, Dr. Mel Borins solutions those questions utilizing the most recent medical study and double-blind experiences to teach sufferers and physicians alike on which replacement remedies paintings, which don’t, and why. And extra importantly, it teaches them the best way to correctly use those substitute remedies, as a credible resource of data to complement their traditional medication remedies. Written in transparent, available language for the layperson whereas offering citations to complete experiences for the physician, the e-book covers conventional therapeutic and natural treatments, actual cures, mental remedies, and normal overall healthiness products--making it excellent for replacement drugs skeptics trying to find challenging facts, medical professionals of traditional medication trying to comprehend why substitute cures paintings, and for these open to substitute drugs yet who are looking to comprehend the advantages and risks; those comprise America's seventy eight million child Boomers who buy seventy seven percentage of all prescriptions medications and are looking for how one can deal with their wellbeing and fitness concerns with no inflicting extra of them.

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Patients with nausea received a gauze pad saturated with a randomly chosen aromatherapy agent and were told to inhale deeply three times. They were given one of four substances to inhale: (1) essential oil of ginger, (2) a blend of four essential oils: ginger, spearmint, peppermint, and cardamom, (3) isopropyl alcohol, or (4) saline, which was used as the control. indd 20 7/15/14 1:44 PM Ginger for Nausea and Vomiting and Menstrual Pain not for the alcohol. 8 Ginger After Chemotherapy Despite the widespread use of antiemetics (antinausea and vomiting drugs), post-chemotherapy nausea and vomiting continue to be reported by up to 70 percent of patients after treatment.

Some of the earliest records of natural remedies in North America are found in the journals and sketchbooks kept by herbalists and botanists of the eighteenth century. These early collectors of indigenous plants often relied upon Native Americans who generously shared their knowledge with the explorers and settlers. In Northeastern America, one of the most common herbs recommended for “female problems” was black cohosh, sometimes referred to as snake root. People dug the plants up in the autumn after the leaves fell, when the root was thickest and therefore considered to be stronger medicine.

No one knows for certain where the plant originated, although many botanists believe it came from India, since that is where most biologically diverse varieties of ginger are found. The part of the plant used for culinary and medicinal purposes is the rhizome, a thickened underground stem, from which roots and shoots appear. Ginger was mentioned in literature as far back as the fourth century BCE, in the Indian epic Mahabharata, as one of the main flavorings used in stewed beef. In the fifth century AD, if you traveled on a merchant ship in the South China Sea or Indian Ocean, you might have seen potted ginger plants with their reed-like leaves and strange blossoms on board being transported to distant lands.

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