November 22, 2016

Acupuncture: A serviceable alternative to medication?

Accupuncture-therapy-alternative-medicine-treatmentsDepending on the severity of the pain a patient is experiencing, there are many types of pain medication available. They range from over-the-counter options such as acetaminophen to prescribed narcotic medications such as opioids. These medication have been known to successfully treat pain but there are many alternative therapies that can be explored, among them is acupuncture therapy.

Acupuncture therapy is a traditional Chinese treatment which has been known to treat a wide variety of conditions. Although there is no significant evidence or medical acceptance of this treatment many people claim it has the ability to effectively treat pain [1].

The premise of this therapy is to stimulate specific anatomic points of the body with very fine sterile needles. These points are called acupoints. In traditional Chinese medicine, these points were dependent on a variety of factors. It was believed that stimulating certain points with a certain technique could diagnose and treat the condition in question. The following points explain the core philosophies which lead to the above stated conclusions:

  • There are opposite forces in the universe and the body which need to be in balance in order for the body to be considered healthy
  • Energy in the body flows in certain pathways
  • If the flow of energy in the body is disrupted it is most likely causing pain in that specific area. Analysts describe it as the flow of water being blocked by a dam
  • Energy flow needs to be constant in order to reduce pain

With these core ideologies, traditional Chinese medicine specialists have been able to cure many people experiencing severe pain. Also, modern research has found associations with acupuncture therapy and cardiovascular, immune, endocrine and digestive symptoms, however there is no evidence of its etiological importance [2].

[1] How acupuncture can relieve pain and improve sleep, digestion and emotional well-being. UC San Diego: Center for Integrative Medicine. Retrieved from: http://cim.ucsd.edu/clinical-care/acupuncture.shtml

[2] Acupuncture. Medicine Net. Retrieved from: http://www.medicinenet.com/acupuncture/article.htm

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December 8, 2009

15 Interesting Facts about Your Health and Your Body

Take a look at these 15 interesting facts about your health and your body. Some might make you laugh, some might make you cry, and some might make you sit back and think about the meaning of life. Well maybe not the meaning of life thing, but you might be amazed at some of the things many of us don’t know.

1. If you rolled a lung from a human body out flat, it would be the roughly the size of a tennis court.

 

2. It takes only 17 muscles to smile, but 43 to frown.


3.
Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08!


4.
One quarter of the bones in your entire body are found in your feet!


5.
Perspiration is odorless. The reason for the odor you produce when you sweat is due to the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.

 

6. Redheads require more anesthesia to become unconscious than people with other hair colors.

 

7. A fetus develops fingerprints at only eighteen weeks!


8.
A man once sued his doctor because he survived his cancer longer than the doctor predicted. If I were the one with cancer, I would probably be too happy to even think about suing the doctor.

9. There are about 400 different kinds of microbes that live on and in the human body.


10.
Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. However, you probably shouldn’t do this to lose weight as you’ll suffer from severe brain damage long before you begin to notice the weight you’ve lost.


11.
Contrary to popular beliefs, chocolate does not cause acne.


12.
Fingernails grow almost 4 times faster than toenails!

13. The aorta, which is the largest artery in the body, has nearly the diameter of an average garden hose.

14. The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap. This always reminds me of the movie “Fight Club” when the two main characters make their own soap.


15.
The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 ft. Maybe those Tarantino movies are realer than I thought. Either way they still rock.

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October 1, 2009

American Health Care Ranked Lowest Amongst Developed Nations

Well considering that just a little while ago many Americans bought into the scare that President Obama was trying to create a Canadian style health care system, then this recent news is probably going to be a real shocker in the States. Canadian health care is better. Now every American who bought into the “Canadian Health scare” will probably argue and say, “there’s no way Canada has better health care, our politicians told us it was evil.” Well for those that have that opinion I have some points of mine I would like to share.

Point number one, politicians lie. Yes they lie deal with it, but they also screw up when they’re talking about Canada’s health care. It’s not as bad as you were led to believe. In fact it’s better then the current American health care which scored the LOWEST amongst developed countries. Is it just me here or could the President actually be right? Gasp!

Point number two, America needs to get over itself. Yes, I said it. Americans aren’t the best at everything, it’s a very harsh reality, but it’s true. Sure there are some things America does better then anyone else, but health care is not one of them. Take a look around, maybe towards Japan who took first place amongst developed countries. Yes, Japan is good for more than just Nintendo, cute Asian women, and awesome mech robots that I really hope exist.

Point number three, change isn’t always a bad thing. Change is a natural part of life. It happens and it definitely needs to happen in America. When you score a ‘D’ and rank last place you know somethings wrong. Sometimes we tend to become so greedy and self-centered we forget about everyone else. There are too many Americans that are without health care, or are paying way too much for needed services.

Before you start criticizing other health care systems make sure they’re worse then your own, get the facts, the real facts not by one women who panicked and rushed for American care even though she wouldn’t have died. It’s easy to use scare tactics, in fact many dictators used them from Hitler to Stalin all the way back to medieval times. All I ask is get some sort of real information. Spend some time really looking up what these politicians are talking about, if you still don’t think the system needs a fix then you keep believing that, but just take some time to look at what’s going on around you.

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