Oedema is the swelling of body tissues caused by build-up of fluid in the spaces between cells.
Oedema may be local–that is, limited to one part of the body–or it may affect tissues throughout the body. Local oedema commonly results when injured capillaries leak their contents into nearby tissue spaces.
The most common cause of general oedema is heart problem. When a weak heart does not circulate the blood effectively, the kidneys cannot remove enough water and salt from the bloodstream. As a result, the blood volume increases and excess liquid seeps into the body tissues, particularly the legs and lungs. The condition is called pulmonary oedema when excess fluid accumulates in the lungs, causing shortness of breath.
Oedema also frequently results if poor diet, liver disease, or kidney disease causes a drop in the protein content of the blood plasma. Proteins in the blood plasma play a major role in the blood’s ability to retain fluid. High-protein diets help to correct this type of oedema.
Problems with lymphatic drainage cause lymphedema. This condition often requires long periods of bed rest, with the affected body parts elevated and tightly wrapped to reduce swelling.
Acupuncture. The traditional theory of ACUPUNCTURE ONNURI<SuJok> states that an abnormal accumulation of watery fluid in tissues, cavities of body, often causing visible swelling and not properly distributed, actively full of waters; dropsy, liquids. Initially wind energy disburse the liquids – the accumulated fluids which are not coming up. One should focus on humidity which is the main energy. If stagnated it will make pressure on tissues, feeling of heaviness be it any part of the body<legs, heart>etc.
Acupuncture is a powerful medicine, which aids in strengthening the system and serves to prevent diseases, control pain and increase both the ability to function and the quality of peoples lives. It has also helped many people who were not successfully treated through conventional western medicine. Several conditions can be dramatically improved or remedied in full including Oedema. One should opt for acupuncture to overcome the problem.
ask : Dr.Dinesh Kapur, originsmile.wordpress.com