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Alternative Medicine For Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Introduction What Is Peripheral Neuropathy? What Causes It? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Is It Diagnosed? How Do You Prevent It? How Do You Treat It? Concerns for People Over 50 What Can Help to Ask About at a Doctor's Visit? Access to Meds Research The Bottom Line Introduction Some people living with HIV will develop a disease of the nerves called peripheral neuropathy , or PN. It's a common ...
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looking for neuropathy treatment alternatives

I have been HIV+ for almost 2 years. I have the beginnings of peripheral neuropathy in my toes and the bottoms of my feet. I had it worse 5 months ago while on study drugs involving Videx, Sustiva and either TC3 or Zerit and stopped the study Nov....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Some of my patients have benefited from acupuncture and/or massage for neuropathy but that has not been a consistent benefit (worth trying). Use of Ca, Mg supplements, N-acetyl carnitine, co-enzyme Q have been helpful in some anecdotal reports... Read more »

Alternative Medicine options - reply to Dr. Pierone's question

Dr. Pierone, thank you very much for answering my question. My cousin is from Santa Ana (city), El Salvador (country) in central america. I believe they have some aid, but I don't know what exactly is offered. My cousin sought help after he...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
There are studies that show zinc supplements may help with wound healing and this can be given as part of a multi-vitamin or separately. There are also some people with neuropathy due to B12 deficiency, but usually that would cause numbness in both... Read more »

Alternative medicine HIV

Dear Doc,Can anyone doctor there kindly highlight me is there any other alternative medicine that can help to bring back the CD4 to normal? What is the normal count of CD4? I have a friend whom have been HIV+ for the last 12 years and still...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
There is no "alternative" medicine that has been shown to restore CD4 cell levels to normal (despite the unregulated marketing of such products).Truth is, that some lucky persons ("long-term non-progressors" or "elite... Read more »


what is the most effective way of curing my hep B?and is there any alternative medicine to cure m hep B?my oppurtunity to go abroad has chattered because of m medical result was hep B hbv-dna viral load was 11IU/ml,what does it...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There is treatment for HBV. You should consult with a liver expert for an evaluation and discussion of the treatment options.... Read more »
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Holistic Medicine: From Alternative to Mainstream?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Holistic Medicine: From Alternative to Mainstream?

It is claimed that a paradigm shift is occurring in our health care system as alternative medicine begins to compete with orthodox medicine to become the... Read more »

Question about Alternative Therapies

Posted by AustinGuy, 3 Replies
I found out about my status relatively recently (October 05) and now am in the mode of learning all I can and trying to build a strategy for battling the virus.

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with accupuncture as part of their... Read more »

Alternative Meds

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Are there any alternative medicines or herbs one could take to assist in this disease?

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Alternative Therapies?

Posted by Anonymous
I have created an internet discussion forum for those who are interested in how alternative therapies can be included in the treatment regimen of those living with HIV or AIDS. It is my hope that there is a need for such a site and that it shall... Read more »