Complementary Therapies for Some Common Ailments

alcohol and drug abuse Acupuncture, meditation, mental imagery.

anemia, caused by iron deficiency Dietary adjustments, spinach, or iron supplements.

anxiety and stress Therapeutic massage, acupressure (press center of inside wrist 2 inches above crease), relaxation techniques, yoga, aromatherapy, valerian, chamomile.

arthritis Acupuncture, hand and back yoga exercises, hydrotherapy, topical capsaicin, willow bark, turmeric, and gamma linolenic acid.

attention deficit disorder Biofeedback, yoga, massage therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, music therapy.

backache Massage therapy, chiropractic, or other bodywork, topical capsaicin.

carpel tunnel syndrome Hydrotherapy, acupuncture, massage, ginger compress.

cholesterol, high Fresh garlic, red yeast rice, guggul, omega-3 fatty acids.

common cold Echinacea, eucalyptus or peppermint oil in steam vaporizer, raw garlic.

constipation Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily, eat more fiber, plantago seed, senna.

cough Eucalyptus, ginger, elderberry.

depression Hypericum (St. John's wort, but not if you are on prescription medication), lavender, yoga, tai chi, meditation, light therapy, massage therapy.

diarrhea Dried blackberry or blueberry leaves; dried blueberry fruit; peppermint tea.

headache Press acupoints between eyebrows or in hollows at base of skull on both sides of the spine; massage, progressive relaxation, biofeedback; feverfew butterbur.

heartburn Ginger tea.

high blood pressure Garlic, foods rich in calcium and magnesium, mind-body techniques.

indigestion Peppermint or chamomile tea.

menopause problems Acupuncture, mind-body techniques, exercise, black cohosh soy.

menstrual cramps Warm baths, feverfew, extract of the herb black cohosh, raspberry tea.

motion sickness/nausea Ginger (tea capsules, candy), acupressure at center of inside wrist, two inches above wrist crease.

muscle aches Wintergreen oil, capsicum cream, massage therapy, hydrotherapy.

osteoporosis Walking and other weight-bearing exercises; calcium-rich diet and supplements pain, chronic Acupuncture, massage and other body work, biofeedback, hypnotherapy.

Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) Lavender or parsley oil in a warm bath, yoga, meditation, chasteberry, black cohosh.

prostate enlargement Saw palmetto.

rashes Oakmeal bath, aloe vera.

seasonal affective disorder Depression therapies, especially light therapy.

sleep problems Valerian tea, warm bath, sage, meditation.

sore throat Zinc lozenges, salt gargle, slippery elm.

sunburn Bathe in cool water, apply aloe gel or arnica cream.

tennis elbow Acupuncture, bodywork techniques, chiropractic, apply ice.

urinary tract infections Cranberry juice.

varicose veins Horse chestnut, yoga, elevate feet.

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