December 7, 2016

Simple Ways to Treat Frequent Nosebleeds

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Nosebleeds tend to come in different forms and due to different reasons. Many nosebleeds may occur due to simple reasons such as weather change. This usually happens in the winter when you come outside from the cold weather and your nasal passage becomes dehydrated by breathing the warm air created by the heat in your home. People who suffer from chronic nosebleed conditions are victims of a weekly and sometimes daily nosebleed. This condition is named hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT).

Simple ways to treat nosebleeds include holding the bridge of your nose with both fingers and applying ice to your nasal region to restrict blood flow. In addition, for chronic conditions, medicated solutions may be available in order to stop the bleeding. It is best to consult with a medical professional if a simple over the counter solution would suffice or if a prescription solution is needed.

However if your condition continues to worsen your physician may suggest a medical technique called cauterization. This method usually “involves your doctor burning the blood vessels in your nose with silver nitrate,” [1]. The compound is used to remove tissue from the affected area.

Regardless, there are certain treatments that are in your control. For instance, limiting aspirin intake and using an air humidifier can make significant contributions to lowering your chances of a nosebleed.

[1] What causes nosebleed? 29 possible conditions. Krucik, George. Healthline. Retrieved from: http://www.healthline.com/symptom/nosebleed

 

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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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