Month: June 2012
Often times children are diagnosed with ADHD when they do not fit the criteria. This article by Dr Kruzel discusses the reasons why children are diagnosed and the reasons that many of them do not have this condition.
This article is the testimony draft authored by Dr Kruzel for the AANP at the request of Senator Dan Burton for his hearings on alternative and complementary medicine. The article reviews the evidence on how naturopathic medicine can not only treat asthma but cut health care costs as well.
Naturopathic Treatment of Anal Fissure
The article covers the natural treatment of this painful condition.
This article discusses allergic reactions and what causes them while providing information on how to lower the risk of developing them.
Acid Reflux Disease
Americans are exposed daily to numerous commercials for medications to stop acid reflux. We are lead to believe that this is a disease state rather than a condition of abnormal digestion and that instant relief is available by going to the nearest drug or grocery store and picking up antacids. The over use of these over-the-counter medicines only serve to make the condition worse. This article discussed the how’s, why’s and what can be done naturally to relieve this common condition.
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary tract infections (UTI) account for a considerable number of visits to physicians every year and are more commonly seen in women than men (10:1 ratio).
Vitamin D Supplementation: A New Look at the “Sunshine” Vitamin
Vitamin D is a very important vitamin but an estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups, have been found to have a vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D has been found in recent studies to provide much more than treatment for ricketts and osteomalacia. This article by Dr Meghna Thacker discusses the importance of vitamin D in maintenance of health and prevention of disease.
Heating compresses cause warming to the area being treated through the application of cold. Cold applications cause the blood to circulate to the inner core of the body where it is warmed and re-oxygenated and then circulated back to the affected area.
Homeopathic Immunization Schedule
As more and more parents are opting out of conventional immunizations because of the increased risk of an adverse reaction and the large number administered, having a viable and effective alternative is better than not immunizing at all. This schedule lists all of the available homeopathic nosodes but not all are administered. Parents wishing homeopathic immunizations are given a reading list prior to starting the program so that they can make an informed decision. Immunizations by this method may also be done with children who have already received some conventional vaccines.
One of the principals of naturopathic medicine is that proper circulation to internal organs and tissues is a necessity for pain relief, optimal metabolic function, repair of damaged or infected tissue and for general well being. There are many ways to improve circulation and hydrotherapy, the use of alternating hot and cold water, is one of the oldest.