Questions In Need of Answers - No. 5: What Non-Traditional Medical Cures Actually Work?

After years of suffering through various types of ailments, using traditional prescriptions from traditional Western doctors, and going through various procedures at Dr.'s offices and Out-Patient facilities, I felt like I was at a dead end... like nothing worked for some of these persistent problems. Then I discovered the magic of ACV, or apple cider vinegar, which has, in some cases, cured my problems and in other cases greatly reduced the issue. Now, let's be clear here, I am not a medical doctor and Neatorama does not suggest that ACV is an actual "drug" that contains "magic" properties. Nor are we in cahoots with any ACV manufacturer. 

But I will say that it has changed my life. Without going into any great details of what the issues were/are, I can say that ACV has helped me with skin problems and stomach/intestinal problems. And you can read up on what others believe are the benefits of ACV here.

Soooo, my question this week is:

1) What persistent or otherwise irksome health issues have you cured or eased with non-traditional treatments, medicines or "magic potions" ? In other words: What works?!


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Vitamin D. This is anecdotal, yet it is MY anecdote.

I have remitting/recurring MS. I was suffering through increasingly serious and more frequent attacks each year from the age of 25 through 37. That last year I was hit with five attacks with some tough repercussions. That's when my neurologist suggested checking my vitamin D levels, and found them deficient.

50,000 units per week (overdose is considered 70,000/wk, so I'm good) and I haven't had a single symptom since. That's four years, symptom-free.

I am positive it is not the cure for everyone, but please tell those with similar issues to have their levels checked!
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There are only two "homeopathic" remedies that I have found to work for me and they are Similasan Earache Relief Drops and (surprisingly enough because I didn't think it would work but it did) Head-On.

I have worked in the medical field for 15 years and for the majority of the doctors I've known, not many vitamins and minerals do much good (unless you are anemic and take iron)(although a good multivitamin can't hurt) except for glucosamine and chondroitin which does seem to help joint pain.

If you think something works for you, it could be a placebo effect. However, if you think it works and there's nothing harmful to it (i.e., drinking bleach could get rid of a headache but might cause a world of other problems), then go for it! Everyone is different in how they react to things!
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