There is a lot of hype about alternative medicines, and some of them are certainly without much value. Of course there is a lot of hype about regular medicines, many of which do as much harm as good. The fact that natural remedies and treatments rarely hurt people as much as prescription drugs is one reason to at least try them. Here are a few that I can vouch for from experience.
The first written record of herbs being used was about 2000 BC in Asia. The Greeks and Romans were using herbs before AD. About 800 AD monks were planting herb gardens in monasteries for the use of the sick and injured. About 100 AD the Arab world became a center of medical influence using some herbs and various plants. Europeans were also using herbs for medicinal purposes. The first book about herbal medicine was written in England about 1600 AD. By the 1800s herbal medications were used less often but were revived during World War I because of a lack of drugs. In the year 2000 AD the EU started regulating and testing herbal Prescription Cards. Most herbal supplements today are made from herbs cultivated for that purpose.
You can check the ingredients of the product you are going to buy. Make sure that all the ingredients are safe and pure. It should not contain any chemicals or toxins in it. The product should also have completed all the clinical testing to prove that it can be used on prescription medicines your teeth.
H2 Blockers block acid and are a bit more serious as a remedy for heartburn. Tagamet and Zantac are examples of this type of medicine. They do work longer than antacids, but you have to be more careful on how you take them and what you take them with. If you have issues with your kidneys, you should be monitored by your doctor.
Avoid using strong soaps and rough scrubs. Using strong soaps or rough scrub pads are not helpful and can actually make the problem worse. Astringents are not recommended unless the skin is very oily and they should be used only on oily spots.
Kevin: What are some of the common things that are then prescribed once someone, say they’re on Lipitor or something like that, what are some of the things that are prescribed for the muscle pain?
Ease the aches and pains. Don’t just accept discomfort as a necessary part of pregnancy. Your spouse can easily be helped with problems related to hemorrhoids, heartburn, and leg cramps.