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 I have just got into crystal healing and meditation, and started a yahoo group- how do I get ppl to join?
Basically, none of my friends/colleagues are into to this, so I can't invite them, and I don't want to poach members from other groups. Are there so few ppl interested in this? If you want ...


 Do you know supplement or herb someone can take for B.O?
I have and Adult Foster Care Home and one guy just smells bad. He showers every day and uses deodorant but man he's stinky!...


 HEALING arts / technologies?
Im aware of NLP, EFT, Hemi-Sync, excercise, diet , CBT/REBT. WHat other arts / technologies help with healing and recovery from anxiety /depression?...


 How does an amputee find relieve from phantom pain??
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 Does anybody have a remedy for an on again off again headache?
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 bowel cleansing ~ pros cons and recommending cleansing ideas?
I would like to know all the pros and cons and any trialed cleansing products, I have never done before and am 42 years old and interested in learning all i can about it before attempting ...


 In Oregon you can get a Medical marijuana card how do I find the docter?
I am Chronic Pain from an injury that has disabled me for life, also I have MS and many other health problems,In search of docter for real medical conditions. Can anybody provide me with a way to ...


 Did airborne work for you?
There is a lawsuit against airborne because there is no evidence or something like that that it works. I have been using it for the past few years, especially during midterms and finals, and I ...


 i went to the hospital to donate an organ but they would not take any - why is this?
it was a good old bontempi one as ...


 Is homeopathy useful for healing broken bones?
A friend of mine broke her ankle in 2 places and I'm wondering if homeopathy will help speed up the healing process, also is it safe to use with conventional medicine and to help with the pain, ...


 anything about meneirs disease?
home remedies for meneirs disease
massage tips for meneirs disease
eating/exercise habits for meneirs ...


 Bates Method - any successes out there? Share stories please.?
I'm living proof that it does work. Used to have 4/20 'average' binocular eyesight (both eyes simulateously) and after only a month, increased the 'average' to 10/20. I used ...


 Bad blood circulation is giving me Lobster hands! What can I do?
For about 6 months I've suffered from bad blood circulation which only affects my hands and makes them go bright red! It's very embarrassing. I've looked into acupuncture and been for ...


 Does anyone know of a natural treatment for the symptoms of UC?
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 my ears are driving me crazy with bad itching and pain is their any home remedies for itchy ears?
I have Chronic problems with my ears itching,I have to put cotton in my ears before showers because if any water gets in them it means automatic infection! My problem is I seem to get a build up of ...


 How do i beat a urine test using home remedies?
I smoke Marijuana at least twice a day and have been doing so for 5 yrs and weigh 200lbs....


 homeopathic or natural remedy for UTI and staphylococcus epidermis?

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Treated with Macrodantin for 7 days ....


 Which is the simplest book to learn the basics of Acupressure?
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 gout. Can any one give Siddha/Ayurvedic/Homeopathic medicines for Gout?
A swelling occurs frequently in my left leg, mainly on the toe joints and in the left leg ankles. My uric acid level exceeds 7. I am a strict Vegetarian, aged 47, Male. No other problems like Blood P...


 any homeopathic/Chinese herbal medicine for pituitary gland reactivation, especially after the age of fifty?
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Dorcas
What does the label (on herbal medicinal bottles) "No approved therapeutic claim" mean?
I am a fan of herbal medicine but the label "No approved therapeutic claim" puts me in doubt of it's effectiveness.
                      









jody
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Dorcus,
it means that the product is not classified as a drug.
the label has nothing to do with whether or not the product is effective. if a cure was claimed the FDA would deem the herb a "drug" instead of a supplement and it would be available by prescription only....which means it would no longer be available in US


jivebaby04
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It means that they have not conclusively determined that this will cure it. It is a way to say they are not liable if you don't get better.


Judy B
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It means the manufacturer has not done any studies or found studies done by anyone else to show that the pills are safe and effective. Legally, therapeutic claims cannot be made unless human clinical trials showing effectiveness have been done.

Some herbals have had some studies done, but not enough to justify the claims. You are correct to doubt effectiveness. You can check claims on PubMed (link below), enter the herb name in the search field, and select "human", "clinical trials" under limits.

You can also sign out "Tyler's Honest Herbal" from your public library or buy it and use it to check out any herbal remedies you are considering.


howlegh
Nutritional supplements are not allowed to make claims about their products without extensive clinical research. That is why you will always see that disclaimer.

Even though products do not make claims, there are extensive clinical trials going on all the time and the information is available through resources like Natural Standard. Many supplements contain ingredients with rock-solid proof of effectiveness.

Also, you can research particular products at NutritionalTree.com which rates products according to conumer reviews.


knarfwiz
it means the FDA has not approved it as a medicine that can "cure" something with provable results...doesn't mean bad or good in my opinion


Brian A
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It means that they have no scientific studies to prove the medicine's effectiveness and thus cannot make any claims of such.


Linda W
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It's a law that they have to put that on their bottles or the FDA will slam them against the wall, close them down, hand out big fines, put them in prison and whatever other nasty things they can get away with. To me, personally, it doesn't mean anything - if it helps me in some way, and doesn't hurt me I'm gonna take it.


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