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Allopathic medicines are what we typically think of as traditional medicine. They produce the opposite effect of the symptoms seen in the disease. This is contrasted with homeopathic medicines that act according to the law of similars: "like cures like". This means that the remedy would cause symptoms of the illness in a well person, but cure the symptoms in a person who has the illness.

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), Naproxin (Aleve) and Aspirin are all anti-inflammatories, but remember they need to be taken with food, plenty of water and may require checking with your doctor to see if there may be contraindications,
particularly if you are on other medications, have stomach problems, or are not to take blood thinning medications. These non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines are not meant to taken for more than a month. They may in fact have a destructive effect on cartilage if taken long term. Remember Acetaminophen (Tylenol) provides pain-relief and lowers a fever; it doesn't reduce swelling and inflammation.

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MovementWise Christine Inserra P.T.
Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique & Feldenkrais Method
Physical Therapy serving Chicago and the Greater Chicagoland Area