Moxa treatment, also called Moxibustion, traditional medical practice that originated in China and thence spread to Japan and other Asian countries. It is performed by burning small cones of dried leaves on certain designated points of the body, generally the same points as those used in acupuncture.
Magnetic therapy is an alternative medical practice that uses static (i.e. unmoving) magnets to alleviate pain and other health concerns. So-called therapeutic magnets are typically integrated into bracelets, rings, or shoe inserts, though therapeutic magnetic mattresses and clothing are also on the market.
Many well-conducted studies over the past three decades have shown that static magnetic devices offer no more or no less benefit than sham devices devoid of a magnet. These studies suggest that static magnetic therapy devices may not work at all beyond having a placebo effect on those who wear them.
Despite a lack of scientific evidence to support claims that commercially available magnetic therapy devices work, wearable magnets remain extremely popular. Global sale of therapeutic magnets is estimated to be at least $1 billion a year, according to the BBC.
How it’s supposed to work
Magnetic therapy dates back at least 2,000 years, according to a report by New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Folk healers in Europe and Asia are believed to have used magnets to try to treat a variety of ailments. These healers may have believed that magnets could actually draw disease from the body.
Today, those who believe in the efficacy of magnetic therapy often cite the ability of static magnets to alter a person’s bioenergetic fields, or biofields, which are “energy fields that purportedly surround and penetrate the human body,” according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Practitioners of certain alternative medical techniques may refer to this alleged bioenergetic field as life force, chi or energy flow. Some believe that such fields can be manipulated — sometimes using magnets — to treat illness or injury, according to an article published in 1999 in the Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine.
Many companies that sell therapeutic magnets also claim that a small magnet inside of a bracelet or other device helps increase blood flow to the area of the body where the device is worn. This increased blood flow is then said to help tissues heal faster.
While this idea may sound plausible because blood contains iron and magnets attract iron, the iron in blood is bound to hemoglobin and is not ferromagnetic (that permanent kind of magnetism that keeps magnets on a refrigerator, for example). If blood was ferromagnetic, you would essentially blow up when undergoing an MRI scan, in which the magnets used are thousands of times more powerful than those incorporated into magnetic bracelets and the like, according to an article by Dr. Bruce Flamm, a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Irvine.
Regardless, the therapeutic magnets sold to ease aches and pains have magnetic fields that are generally too weak to penetrate your skin. You can test this by observing the weak interaction between a magnetic shoe insert and a paperclip when separated by a sock. Human skin is about 3 millimeters deep, thicker than some socks.
The most commonly used therapeutic magnets measure 400 to 800 gauss (one of the units in which magnet strength is expressed). Also known as permanent magnets, the static magnets used in magnetic therapy devices come in two different polarity arrangements, according to the Langone Medical Center report. The magnets are either unipolar, which means they have north on one side and south on the other, or they are alternating-pole, which means they are made from a sheet of magnetic material with north and south magnets arranged in an alternating pattern.
Magnet therapy, magnetic therapy, or magnotherapy is a pseudoscientific alternative medicine practice involving the use of static magnetic fields. Practitioners claim that subjecting certain parts of the body to magnetostatic fields produced by permanent magnets has beneficial health effects. These physical and biological claims are unproven and no effects on health or healing have been established. Although hemoglobin, the blood protein that carries oxygen, is weakly diamagnetic (when oxygenated) or paramagnetic (when deoxygenated) the magnets used in magnetic therapy are many orders of magnitude too weak to have any measurable effect on blood flow.
Methods of application
Magnet therapy is the application of the magnetic field of electromagnetic devices or permanent static magnets to the body for purported health benefits. Some believers assign different effects based on the orientation of the magnet; under the laws of physics, magnetic poles are symmetric.
Products include magnetic bracelets and jewelry; magnetic straps for wrists, ankles, knees, and back; shoe insoles; mattresses; magnetic blankets (blankets with magnets woven into the material); magnetic creams; magnetic supplements; plasters/patches and water that has been “magnetized”. Application is usually performed by the patient.
Purported mechanisms of action
Perhaps the most common suggested mechanism is that magnets might improve blood flow in underlying tissues. The field surrounding magnet therapy devices is far too weak and falls off with distance far too quickly to appreciably affect hemoglobin, other blood components, muscle tissue, bones, blood vessels, or organs. A 1991 study on humans of static field strengths up to 1 T found no effect on local blood flow. Tissue oxygenation is similarly unaffected. Some practitioners claim that the magnets can restore the body’s hypothetical “electromagnetic energy balance”, but no such balance is medically recognized. Even in the magnetic fields used in magnetic resonance imaging, which are many times stronger, none of the claimed effects are observed. If the body were meaningfully affected by the weak magnets used in magnet therapy, MRI would be impractical.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage
The cups may be made of:
Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
There are different methods of cupping, including:
During both types of cupping, your therapist will put a flammable substance such as alcohol, herbs, or paper in a cup and set it on fire. As the fire goes out, he puts the cup upside down on your skin.
As the air inside the cup cools, it creates a vacuum. This causes your skin to rise and redden as your blood vessels expand. The cup is generally left in place for up to 3 minutes.
A more modern version of cupping uses a rubber pump instead of fire to create the vacuum inside the cup. Sometimes therapists use silicone cups, which they can move from place to place on your skin for a massage-like effect.
Wet cupping creates a mild suction by leaving a cup in place for about 3 minutes. The therapist then removes the cup and uses a small scalpel to make light, tiny cuts on your skin. Next, he or she does a second suction to draw out a small quantity of blood.
You might get 3-5 cups in your first session. Or you might just try one to see how it goes. It’s rare to get more than 5-7 cups, the British Cupping Society notes.
Afterward, you may get an antibiotic ointment and bandage to prevent infection. Your skin should look normal again within 10 days.
Cupping therapy supporters believe that wet cupping removes harmful substances and toxins from the body to promote healing. But that’s not proven.
Some people also get “needle cupping,” in which the therapist first inserts acupuncture needles and then puts cups over them.
What is acupuncture?
Traditional acupuncture forms a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine where the basis of diagnosis and treatment is that the mind and body should be in perfect balance.
This ancient system of healing has developed over 2,500 years originating in China and other far Eastern cultures. It is a gentle and effective treatment that focuses on helping the whole person, aiming to improve their entire health and wellbeing and today is widely used and accepted all over the world.
Having your first traditional acupuncture treatment
Before having your first traditional acupuncture treatment there are a just a few simple steps to follow which ensure you get the most out of your session:
Avoid alcohol and caffeine:
The main goal of traditional acupuncture is to make you feel more relaxed and calm, therefore avoid doing anything that can jeopardise this. For example fizzy drinks and coffee all make you feel more alert and energised. Believe it or not this affects your pulse and makes it much harder for your practitioner to get accurate readings.
Plan to have a meal 2-3 hours before your appointment to allow your food to digest. Don’t go with an empty stomach and more importantly don’t go just after a big meal as you may need to lie on your front.
It’s important to try and keep your day free after the session or make sure you don’t do anything too stressful. After treatment you’ll feel incredibly relaxed so try not to do anything that can alter that.
It is a good idea to wear loose-fitting clothes so that the traditional acupuncture points, especially those on your lower limbs, are easily accessible.
Your acupuncturist will do a full diagnostic consultation asking questions about your medical history including all aspects of your health and wellbeing. Your acupuncturist will also look at your tongue and feel your pulses on both wrists. This comprehensive diagnostic consultation allows the practitioner to create a bespoke treatment plan including lifestyle and dietary advice as well as acupuncture.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions required will depend entirely on the individual patient and the condition. Your acupuncturist will normally ask to see you once or twice a week at first. Some change is usually felt within five or six treatments, although occasionally just one or two treatments are sufficient.
How can acupuncture help me?
A growing body of evidence-based clinical research shows that traditional acupuncture, as practised by British Acupuncture Council members safely treats a wide range of common health problems including short-term relief of symptoms such as low back pain, tension-type headaches and migraine-type headaches. It can also be used to help temporarily relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee (along with exercise and conventional medicine). In fact the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on best practice now recommend that GPs offer a course of 10 sessions of acupuncture as a first line treatment for persistent, non-specific low back pain. In September last year, NICE announced it also recognises acupuncture’s benefits for migraines and tension-type headaches too.
In Today’s life there is many types of diseases. some have solution and some don’t have any solutions. but we are providing solution for all types of diseases. The following list of some major diseases.
Injury ranks first as a killer of persons age 1 to 44, according to the CDC. The risk for injury varies with age. For example, poisoning is a particular hazard for toddlers while older adults are at a higher risk of fall-related injuries. Motor vehicle crashes, while decreasing in frequency at the time of publication, continue to threaten all age groups.
Brain and Nervous System Diseases
Brain and nervous system illnesses can appear at any age. Spina bifida, which is associated with inadequate folic acid intake in a pregnant woman’s diet, is present at birth. Alzheimer’s dementia, like schizophrenia, arises in adults, has a genetic component and is associated with physical changes in the brain.
Endocrine System Diseases
Endocrine glands secrete hormones into the bloodstream with wide-ranging effects. For example, diabetes occurs when insulin from the pancreas can no longer effectively regulate glucose. Cushing’s disease of the adrenal glands and hyperthyroidism are also endocrine disorders.
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Historically, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis have played a major role in human health. Even today, according to the National Institutes of Health, more people die worldwide of infectious diseases than any other cause. Bacteria, viruses and parasites all contribute to this toll.
Pregnancy and Childbirth-Related Diseases
The number of babies, out of those born alive, who survive to age 1 is a critical health measure. The U.S. infant mortality rate lags behind other industrialized countries. More than one-third of these deaths, according to the CDC, are related to premature birth, which is often related to other problems during pregnancy.
Inherited diseases can be the result of a single gene abnormality — such as sickle cell disease or Down’s syndrome — or from the interplay of multiple genes. Neural tube defects and hip dysplasia involve multiple genes.
Environmental health effects can be immediate, such as heat wave-related deaths or carbon monoxide poisoning. Others, such as skin cancer, take years to evolve. And others, such DES-related tumors, may only show up in later generations.
In general, following SCI, there are three types of pain, based on where in the body the pain is felt: somatic, visceral, and neuropathic. Pain of all three types can be either acute or chronic. Acute pain is short lasting and usually manifests in ways that can be easily described and observed. Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting more than three months. It is much more subjective and not easily described as acute pain. The three pain types can be felt at the same time or singly and at different times. The different types of pain respond differently to the various pain medications. Somatic and visceral pain are easier to treat than neuropathic pain.
Somatic pain is caused by the activation of pain receptors in either the body surface or musculoskeletal tissues. A common cause of somatic pain in SCI persons is postsurgical pain from the surgical incision. It is usually described as dull or aching. Somatic pain, that is a complication of SCI, occurs with increased frequency in the shoulder, hip, and hand, although it also occurs in the lower back and buttocks. Somatic pain is probably caused by a combination of factors, such as abnormalities that may have always been there, inflammation, repetitive trauma, excessive activity, vigorous stretching, and contractions due to paralysis, spasticity, flabbiness, disuse and misuse. Generally speaking, somatic pain is usually aggravated by activity and relieved by rest.
Visceral pain is the pain we feel when our internal organs are damaged or injured and is by far the most common form of pain. Viscera refers to the internal areas of the body that are enclosed in a cavity. Visceral pain is caused by the activation of pain receptors in the chest, abdomen or pelvic areas. Visceral pain is vague and not well localized and is usually described as pressure-like, deep squeezing, dull or diffuse. Visceral pain is caused by problems with internal organs, such as the stomach, kidney, gallbladder, urinary bladder, and intestines. These problems include distension, perforation, inflammation, and impaction or constipation, which can cause associated symptoms, such as nausea, fever, and malaise, and pain. Visceral pain is also caused by problems with abdominal muscles and the abdominal wall, such as spasm.
Neuropathic pain is caused by injury or malfunction to the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Neuropathic pain is typically a burning, tingling, shooting, stinging, or “pins and needles” sensation. Some people also complain of a stabbing, piercing, cutting, and drilling pain. This type of pain usually occurs within days, weeks, or months of the injury and tends to occur in waves of frequency and intensity. Neuropathic pain is diffuse and occurs at the level or below the level of injury, most often in the legs, back, feet, thighs, and toes, although it can also occur in the buttocks, hips, upper back, arms, fingers, abdomen, and neck.
What are body meridians?
They are energy channels ‘transporting’ life energy (Chi/Qi) throughout the body. If there are blockages, leading to lack of energy supply to certain areas of the body, or a surplus of energy in other areas…
The Body Meridians can be used for Treatment of a condition or/and Diagnosis.
Energy blockages can be the result of stress, an injury or trauma, or bad living habits (diet, habits/addictions, lack of exercise) and can be traced to the root of all health (physical/mental/spiritual) problems
Our energy flow affects how we feel, how we think, and the over all condition of our health situation. When the body’s life-force energy becomes blocked, various imbalances will result.
For centuries, in China, Japan, Tibet, India and other countries, life has been considered as a bio-electrical/vibrational energy phenomenon.
It is only because of the existence of this energy in our body that we can move, breathe, digest food… think and even feel.
In general, sports and exercise injuries fall into two categories: overuse injuries and traumatic injuries.
Overuse injuries occur when we overstress the tissues and don’t allow enough time for recovery. Common overuse injuries include:
• muscle strains
• inflamed and painful tendons (tendinosis)
• pain at the front of the knee
• jumper’s knee (tendinopathy)
• shin pains, sometimes referred to as shin splints
• tight calves/Achilles
• sore heels.
The most common symptom of an overuse injury is pain, but you may also experience tingling, numbness, swelling, stiffness or weakness in the affected area.
Traumatic injuries are often the result of contact during sport and can happen whether or not you have a careful warm up.
Common traumatic injuries include:
• bruising (contusions) or cuts
• sprains and strains (e.g. ankle sprain, wrist sprain or knee ligament strain)
• fractures/ broken bones
• dislocations (when a joint ‘pops out’).
Common symptoms of acute injuries include sudden, severe pain, swelling, restricted movement and inability to bear weight. There may also be obvious signs of a dislocation or a broken bone.
When should I see a doctor?
Most overuse injures will get better with rest or a reduction of your activity levels, although it’s important to keep gently stretching the affected muscle or joint.
If you’re in a lot of pain after 24 hours and the injury hasn’t responded to simple measures such as ice and taking things gently, you should get medical help as soon as possible.
If you think there may be a fracture or dislocation then you should get medical attention as soon as you can.
Many women who have pelvic organ prolapse do not have symptoms and do not require treatment. If your symptoms are bothersome, you may want to consider treatment. Treatment decisions should take into account which organs are affected, how bad symptoms are, and whether other medical conditions are present. Other important factors are your age and sexual activity.
Many women are able to reduce pain and pressure from a pelvic organ prolapse with nonsurgical treatment, which may include making lifestyle changes, doing exercises, and/or using a removable device called a pessary that is placed into the vagina to support areas of prolapse.
If your pelvic organ prolapse is causing pain or problems with bowel and bladder functions or is interfering with your sexual activity, you may want to consider surgery. Surgical procedures used to correct different types of pelvic organ prolapse include repair of the supporting tissue of the prolapsed organ or vagina wall. Another option is the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) when it is the prolapsed organ or if it is causing the prolapse of other organs (such as the vagina).
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Kim Kardashian recently tweeted a picture of herself undergoing Beauty Acupuncture, which she described as ‘oh so relaxing’. While Made In Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh was also happy to post a photo of herself having it done. Fast becoming the treatment of choice for beauty insiders and celebs-in-the-know, here’s why you should be trying beauty acupuncture:
1. It’s a preventative rather than a reactive approach to wellbeing
Traditional Chinese Medicine treats the symptoms as well as the root of any health problem. Skin, being the largest organ in our body, acts as a two-way mirror guide to our inner health. So, premature signs of ageing can actually be the outward manifestation of many conditions including stress, hormonal and nutritional imbalances.
I combine traditional Chinese acupuncture with highly specialised methods that I’ve developed through years of practice. I work extensively on the facial skin, minimising the appearance of fine lines and age-associated issues.
- It’s not just about the needlesAcupuncture is not about the needles it’s about the way they make you feel. It has a literal, substantial and constructive effect within the skin layers, and treats the causes of ageing from a holistic approach. It helps to boost microcirculation and the overall health of the skin, helping it to look firmer, plumper and younger.
- It stimulates the body’s ability to regenerate itselfUnlike most beauty treatments, it addresses not just the topical and superficial signs of premature ageing, but the true internal causes of ageing, by stimulating and channeling the body’s own healing energy towards ‘repairing’ the skin.
The treatment – a gentle application of highly specialized ultra-fine micro-needles to specific acu-points on the face and body – triggers a cascade of crucial healing processes, directly involving the brain biochemistry to affect the way the body functions: from increased oxygen flow, to the release of powerful anti- inflammatories, to an increase in cellular waste elimination. It also helps to stimulate the fibroblast cells that lie deep within the dermis layer of the skin, promoting the production of new collagen and elastin – the key building blocks of the skin that are so crucial to the fight against ageing.
- It helps you look more youthfulBy boosting the skin’s ability to regenerate itself and increase the levels of collagen and elastin, skin tone is dramatically improved, wrinkles and fine lines are reduced and the skin looks more youthful.
- It relieves stress and facial tightnessBeauty Acupuncture facilitates natural biochemicals that help to alleviate stress, reduce cortisol levels and boost endorphin and serotonin levels throughout the whole body. As a result, it has a calming effect on facial muscles and the whole body.
- The treatment is tailor-made for youThe first phase of the Signature Beauty Acupuncture Treatment is the crucial visual appraisal and consultation, during which, I apply the knowledge gained through over 20 years of training and experience. Treatment protocol will vary according to the age, condition, and needs of my client, taking into account any health concerns that might affect the health and condition of the skin.
- It’s surprisingly relaxingIncredibly fine, almost undetectable, ultra high-quality needles are applied at strategic points to address any specific health symptoms or skin manifestations. Any sensation the client feels is actually very beneficial for the therapeutic outcome of the treatment – allowing the skin and its receptors to respond to the treatment.
I also apply a special solution of potent Chinese herb actives to the skin, and then use specific acupressure massage techniques (facial shiatsu) to open up the energy channels on the face, as well as to relax the facial muscles and improve circulation. Skin looks plumper and glows with health.
The needles remain in for about 20 minutes. After removal, I offer a choice of my own-formulated botanical mask for deeper hydration and LED light therapy for additional anti-ageing benefit.
- There are no negative side effects or downtime
Acupuncture treatments can also be performed up until the fifth month of pregnancy.For those who take blood-thinning medication or supplements, the treatment may potentially cause a little bruising, but this can be treated immediately and effectively with anti-bruising gel.
- It’s a better option than BotoxBeauty Acupuncture supports all the functions of the skin, while Botox just affects the subcutaneous facial muscles and does not influence the health, vitality and function of the actual skin. Studies have shown that on a long-term basis, Botox-like procedures can even deteriorate the volume of the facial muscles as well as minimise blood supply and oxygenation to the skin.
- It’s not just a temporary fix
Beauty Acupuncture boosts the skin’s ability to regenerate itself, improving its quality and appearance, by delivering a lasting cumulative effect. Although skin will look revitalised after an initial treatment, I’d recommend a course of six to eight treatments for substantial long-term results (three to four in the space of one to two months, followed by monthly or bi-monthly repeat treatments).