MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information
TREATING HEALTH AILMENTS
For "Informational Use Only".
For more detailed information, contact your health care provider
about options that may be available for your specific situation.
SAFETY ISSUES & TREATMENT
As you visit several of MoonDragon's pages on health related issues which may have complementary and nutritional therapies included in with conventional approaches, research any information you find about disorders and find those approaches which will be most appropriate for you particular situation. Before embarking on any treatment, it is important to read the precautions and the red light symptoms given below, in addition to any relevant therapy guidelines for choosing a practitioner that can best treat your specific situation.
Do not attempt to diagnose a health problem yourself. Always consult with your health care provider.
Consult with your health care provider immediately if you have any of the red light symptoms.
Check with your health care provider if there is no improvement within 2 to 3 weeks (48 hours in children under five) or if symptoms get worse.
Do not stop taking any prescribed medication without first consulting your health care provider.
Tell your complimentary practitioner about any prescribed medication you are taking, and any other complimentary treatments you are receiving.
Tell your health care provider about any complimentary treatments or remedies you are taking.
Always check with your health care provider before embarking on any complimentary treatment if you have any medical condition or symptoms of illness.
Do not embark on vigorous exercise without first consulting your health care provider if you have any serious medical condition, such as back pain, high blood pressure, or heart disease, or if you are pregnant.
People with persistent mental illness may be disturbed by hypnosis, visualization, and meditation.
Advise your practitioner if you have any sexually transmitted disease.
Do not begin a course of complementary therapy without first consulting your health care provider or midwife if you are pregnant, or trying to conceive.
Do not take or use any herbal or aromatherapy products during the first three months of pregnancy or if breastfeeding unless supervised by and experienced practitioner or your midwife.
Consult with your health care provider before allowing babies or infants to receive complementary treatments, as some, such as enemas and certain herbal remedies, are unsuitable for small children.
Children under 12 should follow complimentary treatments only with professional supervision and a health care provider's consent.
Children under 12 and pregnant women should not fast.
Do not take supplements of iron or vitamin A without first consulting with your health care provider. Do not exceed the recommended dosage of other supplements.
Do not take high doses of nutritional supplements without professional supervision.
Do not embark on fasts lasting longer than two days without professional supervision.
RED LIGHT SYMPTOMS
Consult a health care provider immediately for:
Chest pain or shortness of breath, if there is acute pain in the chest, arms, jaw, or throat, call an ambulance.
Persistent hoarseness, cough, sore throat.
Difficulty in swallowing.
Persistent abdominal pain or indigestion.
Coughing up blood.
Persistent weight loss or fatigue.
A mole changing shape, size, or color, or itching or bleeding.
Change in bowel or bladder habits.
Passing blood in the stool.
Vaginal bleeding between periods, after sex or after menopause, or unusual vaginal discharge.
Thickening or lump in a breast; discharge or bleeding from a nipple; change in shape or size of a breast.
Swelling or lump in a testicle; change in shape or size of a testicle; total and persistent failure to get an erection.
Severe headaches; persistent one-sided headaches; vision disturbances.
A sore that does not heal, or swellings.
Frequent and persistent back pain.
Unexplained leg pain and swelling.
THERAPIES IN TREATING AILMENTS SECTION
(These will be added as they are completed.)
Guide & Therapy Ratings
The Brain & Nervous System
Heart & Circulation
The Immune System
Mind & Emotions
Mouth & Throat
Muscles, Bones, Joints
The Respiratory System
The Urinary System
AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Allspice Leaf Oil Angelica Oil Anise Oil Baobab Oil Basil Oil Bay Laurel Oil Bay Oil Benzoin Oil Bergamot Oil Black Pepper Oil Chamomile (German) Oil Cajuput Oil Calamus Oil Camphor (White) Oil Caraway Oil Cardamom Oil Carrot Seed Oil Catnip Oil Cedarwood Oil Chamomile Oil Cinnamon Oil Citronella Oil Clary-Sage Oil Clove Oil Coriander Oil Cypress Oil Dill Oil Eucalyptus Oil Fennel Oil Fir Needle Oil Frankincense Oil Geranium Oil German Chamomile Oil Ginger Oil Grapefruit Oil Helichrysum Oil Hyssop Oil Iris-Root Oil Jasmine Oil Juniper Oil Labdanum Oil Lavender Oil Lemon-Balm Oil Lemongrass Oil Lemon Oil Lime Oil Longleaf-Pine Oil Mandarin Oil Marjoram Oil Mimosa Oil Myrrh Oil Myrtle Oil Neroli Oil Niaouli Oil Nutmeg Oil Orange Oil Oregano Oil Palmarosa Oil Patchouli Oil Peppermint Oil Peru-Balsam Oil Petitgrain Oil Pine-Long Leaf Oil Pine-Needle Oil Pine-Swiss Oil Rosemary Oil Rose Oil Rosewood Oil Sage Oil Sandalwood Oil Savory Oil Spearmint Oil Spikenard Oil Swiss-Pine Oil Tangerine Oil Tea-Tree Oil Thyme Oil Vanilla Oil Verbena Oil Vetiver Oil Violet Oil White-Camphor Oil Yarrow Oil Ylang-Ylang Oil Aromatherapy
Healing Baths For Colds
Using Essential Oils
AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Almond, Sweet Oil Apricot Kernel Oil Argan Oil Arnica Oil Avocado Oil Baobab Oil Black Cumin Oil Black Currant Oil Black Seed Oil Borage Seed Oil Calendula Oil Camelina Oil Castor Oil Coconut Oil Comfrey Oil Evening Primrose Oil Flaxseed Oil Grapeseed Oil Hazelnut Oil Hemp Seed Oil Jojoba Oil Kukui Nut Oil Macadamia Nut Oil Meadowfoam Seed Oil Mullein Oil Neem Oil Olive Oil Palm Oil Plantain Oil Plum Kernel Oil Poke Root Oil Pomegranate Seed Oil Pumpkin Seed Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Safflower Oil Sea Buckthorn Oil Sesame Seed Oil Shea Nut Oil Soybean Oil St. Johns Wort Oil Sunflower Oil Tamanu Oil Vitamin E Oil Wheat Germ Oil
HELPFUL RELATED MOONDRAGON NUTRITION BASICS LINKS
MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Amino Acids Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Antioxidants Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Enzymes Information MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Herbs Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Homeopathics Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Hydrosols Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Minerals Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Mineral Introduction MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary & Cosmetic Supplements Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary Supplements Introduction MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Specialty Supplements MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Introduction
NUTRITION BASICS ARTICLES
MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: 4 Basic Nutrients MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Foods That Contain Additives & Artificial Ingredients MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Is Aspartame A Safe Sugar Substitute? MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Guidelines For Selecting & Preparing Foods MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Destroy MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Heal MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: The Micronutrients: Vitamins & Minerals MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Overcooking Your Foods MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Phytochemicals MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Increase Your Consumption of Raw Produce MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Limit Your Use of Salt MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Use Proper Cooking Utensils MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Choosing The Best Water & Types of Water
RELATED MOONDRAGON HEALTH LINKS & INFORMATION
MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Analysis Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Diet Index MoonDragon's Nutritional Recipe Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Preparing Produce for Juicing MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Additives Index MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Safety Links MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Index MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Articles MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Back Pain MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Labor & Birth MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Blending Chart MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Essential Oil Details MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Links MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Miscarriage MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Post Partum MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Childbearing MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Problems in Pregnancy & Birthing MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #1 MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #2 MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Tips MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Uses MoonDragon's Alternative Health Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information Overview MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Touch & Movement Therapies Index MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy: Touch & Movement: Aromatherapy MoonDragon's Alternative Therapy: Touch & Movement - Massage Therapy MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Therapeutic Massage MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 1 MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 2 MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Nutrition Basics Index MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy Index MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Massage Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hydrotherapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Pain Control Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Relaxation Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Steam Inhalation Therapy MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy - Herbal Oils Index
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