Thursday, March 15, 2007

Alt-med treatments for hyperhidrosis



Google has created some interesting search tools around medical topics. For example, if you search hyperhidrosis, you can get a sub-set of results related to alternative medicine treatments for hyperhidrosis.

I haven't had a chance to read all the results, and a few look suspect to me, but here are a few interesting links -- let me know what you think!

  • acupuncture for hyperidrosis
  • Sweathelp.org -- " We often hear about people using alternative therapies to treat hyperhidrosis. These therapies may include herbal substances such as sage tea or sage tablets, chamomile, valerian root, and St. John’s Wort. Acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, and relaxation techniques have also been suggested as potential treatments. Currently there is little research to recommend such alternative therapies but this doesn’t discount their potential."
  • MSN's Hyperhidrosis community

1 comment:

Liz said...

i remember the first day i noticed the sweating. it was the first few days of freshman year in highschool, and my friend pointed it out. it was the weirdest thing! i had never even noticed sweating, and here i was, and it never went away! it took me over a year to mention it to my mom, and i dont think she really believed me, that i was over reacting. i am now a junior, still in highschool, and trying to find something to help. but i am happy to say it really hasnt effected me, or that i wont let it. by the way, Dove really helps with any smell! im living my life, like im really going to let this stop me? but i do find that tank tops reduce sweating, keeps the air flowing under there! it is hard to talk about, because people dont know about it, of course it does help that my bff has it to so we kinda fight it together. just take every day with a smile, thats the best cure!

Love,
Lizzie