Since I last wrote about this in this column 10 years ago, reliable data have emerged from clinical trials validating a number of non-orthodox treatments for this condition.
Osteopathy is highly successful in treating carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), especially using what they call the ‘opponens roll’ manoeuvre. In a small study to assess the effectiveness of this procedure
Tension headaches result when the musdes of your scalp or the nerves supplying them release lactate, serotonin, bradykinin and prostaglandins, any of which significantly lower the pain threshold.
Certain constituents of the dietary supplement known as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may have a role to play in fighting prostatic and colorectal cancer cells,
I was shattered when I was told I had cancer. The doctor said I had to have a radical mastectomy on the right breast and a partial mastectomy on the left breast, followed possibly by chemotherapy or radiotherapy, or both, and removal of lymph nodes...
* Investigate the cause of your CTS. If it’s a symptom of, say, rheumatoid arthritis or hypo/hyperthyroidism, treat that condition first.
* When not a symptom of a disease, it’s likely to be a structural problem, so try osteopathy (see box, p 11).
* Look to hidden food allergy. Coffee, milk, sugar, honey, alcoholic and soft drinks, tea, chocolate, citrus juices and fruits, tomatoes or tomato-based products and highly spiced foods have all been associated with incontinence. Keep a food diary...
Take action at the first signs of a cold or flu as most of the research into remedies administer these early on to optimise the benefits.
Re HRT (WDDTY vol 13 no 2), if the risk of death or disease is increased by a certain percentage, then I feel less than informed if you don’t say what the original percentage of risk was.
There’s nothing worse than a summer cold, particularly when the weather is scorching. And although conventional medicine throws a load of mostly useless products at respiratory infections, alternative medicine provides some real solutions.