Articles by Aparna Iyer

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How My Ayurvedic Doctor Cured Somatic Symptom Disorder

There once lived a mentally distressed woman in my neighborhood. She suffered from somatic symptom disorder. Her infirmity caused her psychological distress to manifest itself in the form of acute physical discomfort. She experienced aches and pains that could not be be attributed...
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Rare MRSA Infection and an Unrivaled Cure

My friend developed painful boils on her legs a few days after her visit to the hospital to see her gynecologist. She had been living in Africa with her husband who was working on behalf of UNICEF to build stable homes for orphaned kids. Since skin infections are common in third world...
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Healing From the Scars of War the Natural Way

My next door neighbor was diagnosed with 5 psychiatric disorders. She had been a soldier and a war hero and found it very hard to adjust to life back home after returning from the battlefield. Anxiety disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive...
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How Alternative Medicine Cured My Maladies

Being diagnosed with heart disease, type II diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and depression, at the age of thirty-four, was an emotional experience. My friends wondered how I ended up with all these illnesses in my youth. It all started, at the age of thirteen,...