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Alternative/Natural Treatments for AIDS / HIV



Together with medical treatment, many alternative therapies have been successful in improving the patient’s quality of life. 

If you have the support of your doctor, these remedies may be of benefit in relieving some of the symptoms. AIDS patients have responded well to nutritional programs aimed at improving their immune system function. Also any program which aims to relax the patient & decrease stress has been useful. Again, beware of any treatment that claims to be a "miracle" cure.

Regular massages

-Try some Bach flower remedies -
-Mimulus (for fear of illness or death),
-Sweet Chestnut (for despair),
-Pine (for guilt),
-Willow (for resentment).

-Chinese herbs help to boost the immune system. However it is vital to see a professional & fully qualified practitioner. Some suggested herbs are Green Tea, some Ginseng, Maitake mushroom & Shiitake mushroom.

-Use of certain Aroma therapy oils to reduce stress levels

-A healthy diet with moderate exercise

-Herbs such as Echinacea, Astragalus, Cat’s Claw, Chaparral, Liquorice (root), European Mistletoe & Garlic help the immune system.

-As well as Aloe vera (juice consumed orally), the minerals Zinc & Germanium, the vitamin A derivative - Beta Carotene, Selenium, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Coenzyme Q10 can often help.

With the above you may want to study the benefits of taking extra Vitamin A & B12 & C. However, always speak with your doctor as Vitamin A can be toxic in high doses.

Heat therapy - raising the body’s temperature above normal levels - with medical supervision may help control the HIV virus.

-Mind/body work with a psychologist or counsellor
-Also Yoga & meditation may be of benefit
-Try joining a support group
-Also some ideas to help yourself at home
-Eat nutritious, balanced meals to bolster your immune system.
-Take vitamin supplements such as the ones mentioned above.
-Try acupressure exercises to relax.
-Take up meditation or yoga to relieve stress.
-Try to maintain a positive attitude.
-Follow a moderate exercise program approved by your doctor.
-Try inhaling or bathing with oils of tea tree & garlic.
-Ask a knowledgeable practitioner about herbs such as St.-John's-wort.

The information contained in this Site/Service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice or taken for medical diagnosis or treatment.

Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-17