"Environmental medicine" - Ethnoscience Glossary Terms and Abbreviations
Practitioners take a complete history from the patient about their nutrition and environment, and also do a physical examination. They pay special attention to possible causes of allergies, such as yeast, moulds, fungus, parasites and pollen as well as chemicals in the patient's environment, dental work and family illnesses.
Treatments may include:
- avoiding particular substances or environments
- changes in the diet
- nutritional support with supplements, herbal medicines and other natural health products, and
- detoxification support (helping the body "clean" itself, inside and out) with manual therapies, aromatherapy, relaxation and meditation and other approaches.
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