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General Wellness

General wellness is a feeling of physical and mental wellbeing. Healthy habits can help you stay well. Natural therapies have also been used.

Natural Therapies

Likely Effective

  • Traditional Chinese herbal medicine—A blend of specific herbs tailored to an individual based on traditional Chinese medicine. Patients saw improvements in tear and salivary function.

May Be Effective

  • Electrostimulation—Stimulates specific nerve pathways to produce saliva.

May Not Be Effective

  • Electrostimulation—Stimulates specific nerve pathways to produce saliva.

Unlikely to Be Effective

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

Not Enough Data to Assess

  • Rotavirus—may shorten the length of symptoms
Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.
Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at EBSCO NAT Editorial Process.

Herbs and Supplements to Be Used With Caution

Talk to your doctor about all herbs or pills you are taking. Some may get in the way of your treatment or other health problems you may have.
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some may get in the way of treatment. They can also make illness worse or cause new problems. Examples include:

Safety Notes

It is likely safe to take chlorella in small doses for a short time. Not enough studies have been done to say whether it is safe to use for a long period.
Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse.

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Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO NAT Review Board Eric Hurwitz, DC
  • Review Date: 02/2020
  • Update Date: 05/26/2020
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