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By Jacqueline Young

This e-book is for all those who find themselves keen to have an open but discerning brain approximately complementary drugs. it's also devoted, with thank you, to all my complementary drugs academics, sufferers, scholars, and associates. convinced, we have to discover and examine complementary treatments in order that we will be able to be convinced approximately their defense and effectiveness. but whilst we must always no longer let boundaries to be erected that could impede new studying and deny entry to cures which can offer a strong therapeutic strength in our global.

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Jane’s immediate symptoms were remedied by means of dietary change, nutritional supplementation, adrenal support, and natural sleep aids. Jane also made the decision to change her job and to join a gym. Within a month she was bursting with energy, her tongue and pulse were normal, her sleep was good, and she was happily in training for a charity trek on Mount Kilimanjaro! The practitioner may also be interested to know about the health history of your immediate family (in particular your parents, grandparents, and siblings), and may use this to determine your health risk factors and predisposition to disease.

If you’re in any doubt about your condition, consult your GP. Choosing the Right Complementary Therapy Choosing the right complementary therapy is always tricky. You need to consider the nature of your ailment, the track record for resolving it with different therapies, any evidence of effectiveness, and any possible side effects or negative outcomes. In practice, the most common ways that people choose a therapy is by word of mouth from friends or colleagues, by recommendation from a GP or other practitioner, or by reading or learning about the therapy from a book, TV, radio programme, or the Internet.

To remedy this situation, you need to use acupuncture, acupressure, and/or Chinese herbs, and eat predominantly warm and easily digestible foods. ߜ If your stool is hard and dry, then according to nutritionists, this can indicate dehydration and a lack of essential fatty acids (EFAs). Drinking more water and increasing EFAs in your diet, such as from oily fish, seeds, nuts, and plant oils, can help to remedy the situation. ߜ If your stool contains parasites, such as small threadworms, then herbalists recommend using sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua), a powerful, bitter herb, plus other digestive and bitter herbs to eradicate the parasites and support gut ecology.

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