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Fungal Infections
What is it?
The warm, moist areas of the body, the armpits, groin, beneath the breasts between the toes, are ideal places for fungi to grow, and there they cause ringworm or between the toes called athlete’s foot. Ringworm of the scalp is most common in children. Thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth or genital area. Ringworm infections are highly contagious, and can be caught from cattle or pets.
Athlete’s foot, thrush, ringworm,
Conventional Practice:
Fungal infections can be slow to go. Antifungal ointments usually help. Antifungal powders are of particular benefit.
Alternative Treatments:
  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
  Homoeopathy aims to treat the whole person. Illness is seen as a sign of disharmony or inner imbalance. 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
  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

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