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Athlete’s Foot
What is it?
A type of ringworm caused by dermatophyte, which are often picked up in public places, such as changing rooms and swimming pools. It is commonly found among adolescents and young men. The skin on and between the toes becomes inflamed and itchy and may crack or flake off, exposing red tender skin underneath. In time, the nails may also be affected and may start to crumble or separate from the nail beds.
Symptoms:
Inflamed toes, itchy toes, red tender foot sole.
Conventional Practice:
The antifungal properties of certain herbs have been demonstrated by herbal practitioners in experiments. Doctors prefer to rely on more powerful chemical preparations.
Alternative Treatments:
  Reflexology
  Reflexologists treat diseases in parts of the body they claim to be related to reflex areas. It is thought that illness occurs when energy channels in the body are blocked, causing damage to one area or another. Massage is aimed at destroying these blocks, allowing the energy to flow freely again and so heal the damage. More Info
  Aromatherapy
  Treating illness with highly concentrated oils extracted from plants is known as aromatherapy. These highly scented extracts-called essences or essential oils-contain the substances that give plants their smell. Aromatherapists believe that many also have medicinal properties. More Info
  Herbal Medicine
  The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
  Naturopathy
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
   



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