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Vitamin C Therapy for Flu / Influenza

Large improvement

Hope to never have to endure the flu again

By Healthygirl on April 27, 2018 at 6:57 pm in: Alternative Therapy Reviews

My Integrative MD had mentioned that at his office, they do Vitamin C IV drips and when the flu is coming on is a great time to get one. So, the next time I felt myself coming down with the flu, I made an appointment. It took an hour or two to get through the bag, but by the end of it, it was clear I was going to breeze through this bout with the flu! I did feel mildly unwell for a couple days, but have never had a flu play-out so easily. Sometimes you just don’t have time to be down for a week. I highly recommend!

  • 1 treatments/sessions over 1 day
  • By MD
  • Time passed: 6 months
Infraspinatus Respiratory Reflex (IRR) for Asthma

Large improvement

Very helpful

By Healthygirl on April 29, 2018 at 9:53 am in: Alternative Therapy Reviews

I had outgrown asthma as a child, but it came back with a vengeance a few years ago. My rescue inhaler was not working well enough so that I could sleep at night because the feeling of suffocation would keep me from being able to fall asleep. I was searching for an effective alternative asthma treatment and came across IRR on one of the local integrative MD’s sites. The treatment took about 10 minutes and involved the doctor injecting lidocaine (which is a numbing solution) into a certain acupuncture point on each of my shoulder blades. By the time I sat up on the table, I could feel all the extra air going into my lungs. They had tested my blood oxygen level with a pulse oximeter before and right after the IRR. It had jumped from 93 to 98% which is really incredible!
My asthma is well under control now (still at a 98% blood oxygen), though still room for improvement. I’ve been wanting to eliminate all need for asthma medication and have been back for three more IRRs over 2.5 years, but without noticing the big jump in improvement like that first one.

  • 4 treatments/sessions over 2.5 years
  • By MD
  • Time passed: 6 months
Chiropractic for Colic


Try chiropractic before medication!

By Healthygirl on April 27, 2018 at 2:33 pm in: Alternative Therapy Reviews

At about a month old, my baby daughter began to have a pretty rough time, especially in the evenings. She would cry for an hour or two and we would bounce around the living room trying to ease her pain. The usual over-the-counter aids weren’t helping. Friends were suggesting various prescriptions that had helped their babies, but I just hated to give such a new little body medication! I read about chiropractic treatment of colic with as good or better success rates than with various meds, so I found a pediatric chiropractor. She said that the birth process can regularly leave a baby’s spine sublaxated and it’s just enough to interrupt the nerve-impulses between the brain and the digestive system.
I was nervous to get started because I was just thinking about the cracking and popping that usually goes on when I go to see the chiropractor for myself, however all the chiropractor’s adjustments on my daughter were completely silent and actually looked like she wasn’t doing anything at all! I was holding my daughter the whole time and the DC was just going up my baby’s pine with her fingers and then up to the crook behind her ear. She said this is the place that when things get “off” really interferes with digestion.
That evening, to my surprise, my daughter’s fussiness was cut-down by half! It was clear the adjustment had really helped. We went back for one visit every week for four more weeks and each time, her fussiness was cut down by half. I was thrilled. Five weeks is amazing to completely get rid of colic and without medication.

  • 5 treatments/sessions over 5 weeks
  • By Chiropractor
  • Time passed: 13 years
NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) for Allergies, General

Large improvement

I don’t know how it works, but it works

By Healthygirl on April 27, 2018 at 12:28 pm in: Alternative Therapy Reviews

I spent much of my childhood sick because of excessive allergies turning into respiratory infections. I heard about NAET treatment for allergies and that people I knew were having success with it. I will say it seemed pretty hokey as the treatment involves these little vials which contain the allergen (or the homeopathic equivalent of the allergen) which I held while the acupuncturist did muscle-testing to determine which ones made me “go weak”. The vials that I was “weak” to is what went on the schedule for me to receive treatment for. A session would involve holding a single vial to the chest while needles were put into a few points and left for fifteen minutes.
I wasn’t sure at first if anything really changed. It took passing through several allergy-seasons to notice that there had been a substantial decrease in my allergies. All I can say is that I really don’t suffer much with allergies anymore and it all seemed to pivot when I had NAET.

  • 10 treatments/sessions over 10 weeks
  • By Acupuncturist
  • Time passed: 15 years
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