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Old 06-03-2003, 01:10 PM   #1
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Post anyone been to a naturopath?

Thanks to a post on here i think a naturopath might benefit me, has anyone been to one?? they wouldn't tell me over the phone, what the treatment is. Was it beneficial? thanks!

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Old 06-04-2003, 08:24 PM   #2
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Hi Bunny,

Just came across your post. I visited a naturopath in May this year, following failed attempts at healing my cystic acne with Mino and Retin-A. I was told the next step was accutane and my derms were pushing this treatment despite my concerns about the medication.

Naturopathy concentrates on helping the body cure itself with natural therapies such as herbs, nutrition, osteopathy and massage.

The naturopath I visited, looked into my eyes (iridologist)and discussed the imbalances that were present in my body. From his diagnoses, he prescribed a herbal tonic (a natural herbal immuno-stimulant and antioxidant) which rids/flushes your body of all those nasty toxins and is supposed to assist in restoring balance to your body.

He also prescribed a dermatolgical cream - a specially formulated homogenous mass of activated herbs, such as Fucus Vesiculous, Arctuim Lappa Root, Rosa canina fruit, Equisetum arvense herb....too many to list. I can apply this cream liberally to my face as often as i want without any drying effects.

I have had amazing results. I am into my fourth week of treatment and my biggest cyst (i had this cyst since late January) has reduced in size significantly and is very close to disappearing all together. My cysts on my right cheek are practically gone -and my naturopath has assured me his cream will help heal my pitted scarring.

I decided to visit a naturopath as a last resort and had decided that if this failed, I would then go on accutane.

I should also say that although I have had great success with the treatment so far, I never really had any previous problems with acne in my teens or early 20's. I had my first breakout at 29 and have found that severe emotional or stressful situations aggravates my skin.

Good Luck with your treatments!

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Old 06-05-2003, 06:32 PM   #3
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thanks for the info!. I was using proactiv faithfully for a year and half. it was a miracle! but after a while, i was getting these cysts on my chin. After going back on anti-biotics ( big mistake) made it worse, then the derma gave me retin-a, even bigger mistake. i was still using the proaciv thru this ordeal. so i stopped the proactiv for a few weeks. I started the proactiv again last week, my skin is improving again, but i am scared the same thing will happen again, so i am gonna try the naturopath as a last resort,since the derma does nothing anymore for me. if the proactiv ends up not working again, its accutane for me

Old 06-05-2003, 09:32 PM   #4
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I visited one today actually,I hope the hippie meds he have me will work cuz all the other crazy meds that ive used sure as hell didnt work.

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