Posted by bleauberry on September 11, 2010, at 16:42:44 [reposted on September 23, 2010, at 16:24:24 | original URL]
In reply to Re: Ibuprophen is the best, posted by ed_uk2010 on September 11, 2010, at 8:17:48
> Maybe, it's all rather theoretical due to a general lack of clinical evidence. NSAIDs are clearly effective treatments for painful arthritis which have been studied in many trials. You can't say that about alternative medicine.
There are literally hundreds of positive studies on some of these herbs from all across the globe. Set aside the studies for a moment. The herbs have been used for hundreds and thousands of years. The beneficial impact of an herb does not endure that kind of test of time if it doesn't produce.
We happen to live in a country that is way behind the curve in terms of alternative medicine wisdom.
Several of the lyme herbs did not seem to work out for me in terms of global improvement. But I can say, teasel root or grapefruit seed extract or japanese knotwood totally made my headaches disappear. No clinical study needed....they've already been done and indexed in the glossary section of the books that gave me the names of those plants. Pharmaceutical pain relievers didn't even compare to the efficacy I felt with those herbs. The only thing that came close was nortriptyline, but the herbs were better.
herbs or meds, doesn't matter, it's all still a game of trial and error. All the evidence in the world and all the theory in the world only gets you so far. Only a personal trial determines whether a particular molecule is good for someone or not.