09.01.2014

Acupuncture treatment of urticaria

Deep tissue massage is a general term which encompasses several techniques that are effective in manipulating the deeper muscle layers using moderate to heavy pressure.
A ninety minute session is the ultimate choice if you want a full-body massage and also have specific areas that require more than just a few extra minutes of attention. GIFT CERTIFICATESGift certificates are available for any of our services or for any dollar amount toward services.
The five elements (metal, wood, water, fire and earth) and the Yin and Yang form the physical universe. If you look at the diagram of five elements, the internal links between the Elements are referred to as the Controlling Cycle.Controlling Cycle balances the Generating Cycle, and connects the elements. Our physiotherapy and sports injury treatments span physiotherapy, neurological rehabilitation, massage therapy, acupuncture and clinical pilates. With our broad service offering, we are sure to have a treatment which can cater to your physical needs.
Our physio and sports injury clinic is based in the Newport area of Barnstaple, a town in North Devon. The Physio Co clinic is a preferred and recommended facility with most of the major insurers. Robert J is a 45 year-old male who loves sports, especially skiing, snowboarding and tennis.
Knee sprain : A knee sprain means that you have injured one of the four major ligaments around the knee joint.
The PCL, posterior cruciate ligament,  is the ligament located at back of the knee, which prevents your lower leg,  the tibia (shin bone) from sliding too far backwards. The MCL, medial collateral ligaments, and the LCL, lateral collateral ligaments,  located inside of the knee, connects the end of the femur (thigh bone)  with the top of the tibia.
Tenderness of the medial joint line indicates medial meniscus damage, pain in the lateral joint line may mean lateral meniscus injury.
For age 65 or above,  you may not remember the history of knee injury.  You may only notice feeling pain after you got up from a squatting position, for example. Clinically, it is rarely seen a single structure injury in severe cases, very often there are mixed injuries of meniscus  and ligaments.
By physical examination, Robert showed vague positive on medial collateral ligament test, and positive test of Apley’s Grind test. Normal knee under MRI shows smooth edge without interruption as you may see from above, however, if there is meniscus tear,  you may see the interrupted meniscus line and non lineated edge of the meniscus. Acute stage.  In this stage the patient suffered a trauma or injury with acute pain, so it is necessary to use acronym PRICE measures for  this stage.
Protection.  Use or crutches or a brace is necessary to help stabilize the joint to avoid weight bearing and prevent further damage. Rest.  Reduce or stop the activities that caused the pain, which will help reduce the pain and improve the injury.
Compression.  Use of a compression bandage and massaging the damaged tissue helps to prevent fluid build up edema, and hard rubbing of the knee helps to strengthen it. Elevation.  Elevate your leg with help of gravity will facilitate the fluid return from the swelling knee to your heart, which will decrease the knee swelling.
Balance training, or proprioception, is critical to re-train the stabilizing muscles of the ankle, knee and hip.  As demonstrated below a wobble board can be used once balance in a tandem stance, one foot in front of other, on a flat surface is mastered. Wind cold: the knee is very stiff, cold and heaviness, the pain is worse in the morning, difficulty moving, getting in or out of car, mild to moderate pain. I choose the following acupuncture points for both type: LI 4 He Gu, LI 11 Quchi, St 35 Du Bi, Nei Xi Yan, Xue Hai, Liang Qiu, He Ding, Wei Zhong, I add Ying Ling Quan, Wei Yang for Wind hot, and Yang Ling Quan, Zhu San Li for Wind cold. Low back  pain, motor impairment of the hip joint, lower extremities, contracture of the tendons in the popliteal fossa, muscular atrophy, pain, numbness of leg,  hemiplegia, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, erysipelas. On the dorsum of the hand between th e1st and 2nd metacarpal bones, approximately in the middle of the 2nd metacarpal bone on the radial side.
Headache, pain in the neck, redness swelling and pain of the eye, epistaxis, nasal obstruction , rhinorrhea, toothache, deafness, swelling of the face, sore throat, arotitis, trismus, facial paralysis, febrile dieseases with anhidrosis, hidrosis, abdominal pain, dysentery, constipation, amenorrhea, delayed labour, infantile convulsion, pain, weakness and motor impairment of the upper limbs. Flex the elbow, the point is in the depression of the lateral end of the transverse cubital crease. Sore throat, toothache, redness and pain of the eye, scrofula, urticaria, motor impairment of the upper extremities,abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, febrile disease. Treatment for Robert:       Robert was treated with both physical therapy for about 12 visits. Always exercise your quadriceps muscle, this group muscle can protect your knee structures, even you do not have any knee injury now. You must have a clear diagnosis, if your diagnosis is severe knee meniscus or knee ligament tear, I do not recommend conservative treatment. Acupuncture and physical therapy only can treat mild to moderate knee sprain and meniscus tears.
Bike and swimming exercises should be encouraged as long as the patients are out of acute stage. Hello, thank you very much , you described all things is necessary for everyone who had a knee accident simply and complete and useful . Osteoarthritis in the knee is the most common condition affecting synovial joints.  When this type of arthritis is present, it usually involves degeneration and destruction of the various joint structures, especially the cartilage. There are many different treatment options available for osteoarthritis in the knee, depending on the stage of arthritic change.  Of course, nothing can reverse the degeneration that has occurred, but slowing the degenerative process and keeping the joint healthy is the best way to delay a joint replacement and allow a person with arthritis in the knee to be able to participate in the activities they like to do. The purpose of this blog is to educate patients and those interested in improving their health and wellbeing. There are many different types of glaucoma; however the two most common types are primary open angle glaucoma and angle closure glaucoma. If you are older than age 60, then you are at a higher risk of developing any type of glaucoma.
If you have a family history of any type of glaucoma, then you are at a greater risk for developing the disease as well. Having diabetes, certain heart diseases, hypothyroidism or high blood pressure can greatly increase your risk for developing glaucoma. This entry was posted in Health, Symptoms, Tips for Caregivers, Tips for Seniors, Warning Signs and tagged doctor, Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, health, vision, warning signs.


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It is also known as "Wu Xing" in Chinese.To maintain balance among them, these elements supports one another (the generating cycle), and oppose one another (the controlling cycle).
Let's look at some examples:Water generates Wood, for without moisture there cannot be growth. This means that you will be able to claim back the cost of treatment from your private medical insurance policy. The most common symptom of knee sprain is knee pain, swelling and sometimes you may feel pop sound at the knee. ACL prevents your lower leg, the tibia, from sliding too far forward,  and is critical to knee stability, and people who injure their ACL often complain of symptoms of their knee giving-out if you have complete or partial tear of ACL, or  frontal knee pain and swelling if you have just sprain of ACL. Along with the ACL, the PCL helps to maintain the tibia in position below the femur (thigh bone).
The one located in the medial side of the knee is called medial meniscus, the one in the lateral side called lateral meniscus. Swelling slowly gets worse over 2 or 3 days with limited range of motion and moderate, tolerable pain, you may walk with mild or moderate pain.  You might feel a sharp pain when you twist your knee or squat.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS):  is a syndrome characterized by pain or discomfort seemingly originating from the contact of the posterior surface of the patella (back of the knee cap) with the femur (thigh bone). Backer’s cyst: is an accumulation of joint fluid (synovial fluid) that forms behind the knee. With the patient lying supine, the knee flexed to 90 degree, the examiner grasps the patient’s knee and pull lower leg forward, if an anterior motion and distinct endpoint felt, ACL tear could be clinically diagnosed. As like ACL test, if a posterior motion and distinct endpoint felt, PCL tear is clinically indicated.
Because of the positive findings for both tests, therefore, it is medically necessary to have X-ray and MRI of the left knee. An x-ray can be used to determine if there is evidence of degenerative or arthritic changes to the knee joint. Ice will decrease this inflammation and should be applied to the injured knee three or four times a day for 20 minutes at a time.  It also helps to rub the ice pack around the knee to protect the knee and decrease the pressure of the inflammation.
Non-steroid anti-inflammatory medication such as NSAID’s, including asperin, nanproxen and ibuprofen help decrease the inflammation and decrease the pain. Because it is a moderate left medial meniscus tear, he did not go through the arthroscopic surgery. For severe knee sprain and meniscus tears, you have to wait until the patients have arothscopic surgery done.  You may then start acupuncture and physical therapy treatments. A systematic review of low-level laser therapy with location-specific doses for pain from chronic joint disorders. Low level laser therapy (classes I, II and III) for treating osteoarthritis (Cochrane Review).
Physical therapy interventions for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: an overview of systematic reviews. We recommend that you always consult with a qualified health care professional before applying any of the topics or suggestions mentioned on this website.
Primary open angle glaucoma occurs when the normal drainage angle between the cornea and the iris remains open. For this reason, it is vital that people known and understand risk factors for these diseases. However, if you do regularly have elevated pressures in your eyes, then you could be at risk for developing glaucoma.
Glaucoma is genetic, and if you have a strong family history of the condition, then you will definitely need to see an eye doctor regularly to check your intraocular pressures often. If left untreated, then glaucoma can lead to blind spots in your peripheral vision, tunnel vision or total blindness. The goal of treatment focuses on lowering intraocular pressures so that damage to your optic nerve will not occur.
Posterior & Anterior Muscles Charts show function as well as sport, weight trianing, and activities for daily living. Wood is the fuel to create Fire, and it is the action of heat on organic matter that produces Earth (think of a compost heap).Metal and minerals are generated from the Earth, and these filter and purify the Water that returns to feed the trees. He reports skiing one week ago while accelerating downhill while suddenly trying to make a left turn, when he fell in the snow.
Impact force to lateral knee usually causes the MCL injury, and to medial knee, the LCL injury.
The clinical differentiation of which ligament injured depends on the location of the knee pain, for  example, the  pain located at median knee might be MCL tear,  in the frontal knee, possible ACL tear.
It does not interfere your daily activities, but you do feel some slight pain and minimum swelling. Runners, basketball players, young athletes and females especially those who have an increased angle of genu valgus (knock knees) are highly risk for PFPS.
The x-ray of Robert’s left knee showed no narrow space, nor osteophysites, which guides me go ahead to order MRI. After about 2 to 3 treatments, his knee swelling was subsided, about 6 visits, his pain was gradually decreased.
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Appropriate practitioners include (but are not limited to) chiropractors and physiotherapists. The group of eye diseases known as glaucoma occurs due to abnormally high intraocular pressure. Primary open angle glaucoma results in gradual loss of your peripheral vision that occurs in both eyes. It is vital that you see an eye doctor regularly, and get your eye pressures under control before they develop into glaucoma.
Many people, who develop glaucoma, lose their vision gradually, and thus, their condition goes untreated for many years. Glaucoma cannot be cured completely; however it can be managed with treatment and regular checkups.


It can come in many forms, but will always cause a rise in intraocular pressures that leads to damage to the optic nerve.
I had struggled with bruxism (grinding my teeth) from adolescence until I started studying acupuncture.
The main difference between tears of ligament and meniscus is that there is swelling right away after ligament injury, for meniscus tear, the swelling usually comes in slowly after a few hours.  However, a MRI is an absolutely necessary to identify the injured structure and guide the next step for the treatment strategically. Typically localized anterior knee pain behind your knee cap is exacerbated by sports, walking, sitting for a long time, or stair climbing. He was discharged from my clinic after 12 visits, he was given home exercise program to strengthen his quadriceps at home. In most cases, the high pressures in the patient’s eyes will result in damage to the optic nerve, which can lead to partial or full vision loss.
In the more advanced stages, patients with primary open angle glaucoma will have tunnel vision. African-Americans have a higher risk of developing glaucoma at a much younger age, and should begin receiving regular eye exams as early as age 40. Overtime, as their vision worsens, they simply believe that they are losing their vision due to their age. Damage to this nerve can cause partial or total blindness in patients with advanced stage glaucoma. I’ll be honest, I still have tightness in my jaw, but I know that means I need an acupuncture tune-up.
Water is without shape and will always sink to the lowest level: it is Earth that defines its outline. Angle closure glaucoma can cause eye pain, nausea, sudden onset of visual disturbance, blurred vision, problems with glares, and eye redness. In angle closure glaucoma, the patient’s iris will bulge forward and narrow or block the drainage angle that is formed by the iris and the cornea. Medicated eye drops such as prostaglandins, beta blockers, alpha-adrenergic agonists, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, or cholinergic agents can be prescribed to lower intraocular pressure and relieve the symptoms of glaucoma. In terms of bodily functions, this is expressed through the organ relationships between each of the Five Elements. It is especially important for those with a family history of any type of glaucoma or other risk factors associated with this disease. My jaw clicked and popped, it hurt to open my mouth very wide and I ground my teeth so much I chipped more than one.
McDowall accept no responsibility for any complications arising from the use of any suggestions, exercises or topics of discussion on this site. This means, that both can be the only condition present and it can have an unknown cause, or they both can be symptoms of a larger problem, and be the result of an eye injury, medication, or another eye condition.
If you or your elderly loved one has noticed a slight or a dramatic change in vision, then it is essential that you visit an eye doctor as soon as possible.
It might not have been the worst TMJD, but it was bad enough.Acupuncture or acupuncture and herbal medicine work very well on TMJ and jaw pain.
Should you have any further questions about these topics please contact our Burlington Chiropractic Clinics or Burlington Physiotherapy Clinics.
If caught early, then glaucoma can be treated with simple eye drops and oral medications, and optic nerve damage may be avoided. However, for last the two days, he felt his right knee pain was getting worse, he had difficulty bending his right knee, and sometimes had his knee “locked” in certain position. With a simple test, they can check your intraocular pressures and determine if you are at risk for developing the condition.
However, if it is caught late, then the damage may have already occurred, and it may be too late to avoid blindness. Cupping therapy draws out stagnant blood and cellular waste so that fresh blood, oxygen and nutrients can reach the temporomandibular joint and the muscles of the jaw. If caught early, then treatment can minimize or even prevent nerve damage from occurring and save your vision. One of the best parts of cupping therapy is it can achieve in one treatment what might take 10 or more acupuncture-only treatments to accomplish. For many who are in serious pain, a drastic reduction in discomfort in their jaw is worth the temporary discoloration. For those who aren’t willing to try cupping therapy, acupuncture with or without herbal medicine will make as big an impact, but you will have to be more patient.What is the temporomandibular joint?
What causes TMJD and jaw pain?The Temporomandibular JointThe temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is place where your lower jaw (mandible) connects to your skull (the temporal bone, in particular). This joint and the surrounding muscles allow us to open and close the mouth for talking, chewing and yawning. This can affect the health of the joint itself and the way the jaw moves.Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD), or temporomandibular disorders (TMD), occur when the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding muscles in charge of opening and closing the mouth become imbalanced or otherwise damaged.
If a patient doesn’t want to have cupping therapy, then I prefer to use acupuncture and herbal medicine together. Of course, all three together are a great combination for strong pain relief.Cupping Therapy on the backWhen treating TMJD and jaw pain, it is really important to understand the source of the problem.
Stress-induced TMJD means we need to work on calming the mind and creating coping strategies.
Qigong exercises and meditation may be helpful for stress-related TMJ disorders, so I will talk to the patient about that, too.
Getting an grasp on the big picture means you get better treatment.In addition to treating the jaw pain, I do a holistic diagnosis from an acupuncture and Chinese medicine perspective to incorporate whole body or constitutional treatment elements.
As the body’s overall balance is restored, diseases, aches and pains will resolve too. This re-balancing is how I get pain relief to last.To make an appointment with me for treatment, please go to the Appointments page.



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