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Alternative medicine is becoming mainstream November 13, 2009

Posted by Dreamhealer in Alternative medicine.

Leon Wittman tweaked his shoulder in 1994 while attempting to keep his basement from flooding during a thunderstorm by scooping water out of a window well with a bucket.

His left arm began to ache. He realized about a year later that he rarely used it anymore and could no longer comfortably sleep on that side. A physician said the only cure was surgery.

Wittman and his wife Charlene have always shied away from physicians, preferring to “maintain a good attitude, drink lots of water and figure things out on our own,” as he puts it. And so he opted instead to try a pain relief supplement that included acetaminophen, alfalfa, cramp bark and valerian root — which, he says, improved his shoulder within a month. The Shawnee, Kan., man now takes a glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM supplement. Read More….


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