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Herbal Remedies for Phlebitis

An herbal treatment can include vein tonics and anti-inflammatories for the veins. Homeopathic arnica in the form of drops or pills internally or as a cream applied externally has also been recommended for this ailment.

Phlebitis - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Thrombophlebitis is the inflammation of a vein, with blood clots forming inside the vein at the site of inflammation. Thrombophlebitis is also known as phlebitis, phlebothrombosis, and venous thrombos....

Horse Chestnut Herbal Remedies

Horse chestnut has been shown to have a tonifying effect on the venous system and is used both internally and externally for varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and phlebitis. It increases blood circulation, reducing fragility and leakage from tiny vessels, and can be used long-term for leg cramps which occur at night. Recently, extracts from horse chestnut, called aescin, have been added to creams and other preparations used externally for sports injuries such as sprains and strains, bruises, and ve

Arnica Herbal Remedies

Arnica is mostly used for external purposes in the form of oil or diluted tincture (although it is used internally in homeopathic form) for bruises, muscle or tendon strains or sprains, and stubborn inflammation when the skin is not broken. The highly diluted tincture is also used as a gargle for sore throats. The homeopathic tablets are taken for shock or trauma to body tissues or after an accident. Further cautions: many people will develop irritation and inflammation using arnica on open wou

Reflexology for Neck Pain

Neck pain - either chronic or recurring - is a very common problem. Reflexology may provide quick relief, particularly for neck pain caused by stress.

Blood Clots - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

A blood clot is a mass of blood cells and blood components that form to stop the bleeding that occurs when a blood vessel is injured. When a blood vessel is broken, platelets in the blood become sticd....

Reflexology for Headaches

Tension headaches are very common, affecting as many as 40 percent of teenagers and adults. Sufferers can find relief for tension and other types of headaches through Reflexology.

St. John's Wort Herbal Remedies

St. John's wort shows great promise as an antiviral and anti-inflammatory agent and is being researched for its potential benefit to AIDS patients. It has long been used as a remedy for uterine cramping, mild depression, bedwetting, and anxiety. St. John's wort is used internally and externally for pain relief. One of its main active ingredients, hypericin, is a strong anti-inflammatory and can penetrate through the skin if applied locally as an oil. This warming and soothing oil is used ext

Mesoglycan - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Mesoglycan is a mucopolysaccharide complex that is extracted from calf aorta or synthetically created and taken in pill or capsule form as a dietary supplement. Mucopolysaccharides are long moleculars....

Russian Massage - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Russian massage is a system of therapeutic and sports massage developed in the former Soviet Union. It uses a variety of manipulations of the body's soft tissues to achieve benefits, includings....

Sports Massage - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and e....

Horse Chestnut - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

The European horse chestnut, , is the horse chestnut most frequently used in herbal medicine. It is a member of the Hippocastanaceae family. Horse chestnuts are in an entirely different botanical fam, ...

Swedish Massage - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the United States. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and phn....

Arnica - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Arnica (), known also as leopards-bane, wolfsbane, and European arnica, is a member of the Compositae (Asteraceae) family. This attractive herb is native to the mountains of Siberia and central Europg ...

Massage Therapy - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pry....

Menopause - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Menopause represents the end of menstruation. While technically it refers to the final menstrual period, it is not an abrupt event, but a gradual process. Menopause is not a disease that needs to be )....

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List of Entries - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

AbscessAcidophilusAcneAconiteAcupressureAcupunctureAdemetionineAdie's pupilAfrican pygeumAgastacheAgingAIDSAlcoholismAlexander techniqueAlfalfaAlismaAllergiesAllium cepaAloeAlpha-hydroxyAlzheise...

List of Entries - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

AbscessAcidophilusAcneAconiteAcupressureAcupunctureAdemetionineAdie's pupilAfrican pygeumAgastacheAgingAIDSAlcoholismAlexander techniqueAlfalfaAlismaAllergiesAllium cepaAloeAlpha-hydroxyAlzheise...


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