FIBROMYALGIA


FIBROMYALGIA  
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that used to be called fibrositis that causes joints and muscle aches and pains along with fatigue.  People with fibromyalgia have chronic widespread pain, as well as “tender points” on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs, which hurt when slight pressure is applied.  Chronic muscle and joint pain that has no obvious physical cause is so common and follows a consistent pattern the term ‘fibrositis’ has been dropped the suffix ‘itis’ suggested inflammation which has never been demonstrated, as no other cause could be found even by means including microscopic examination of tissues. It is believed that the syndrome is caused b excessive sensitivity of the nerves that supply some soft tissues and their connections in the spinal cord and brain with resultant increased muscle tension that is aggravated if certain stages of sleep are disturbed, as they usually are in fibromyalgia. 
People with fibromyalgia may also have symptoms, which usually develops slowly over months or years, often starting in one part of the body and gradually becoming more generalised, the characteristic symptoms such as :
Trouble sleeping, or inability to sleep well, 
Morning stiffness, 
Headaches, 
Fatigue,
Symptoms not relieved by rest or sleep,
Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called “fibro fog”), 
Irritable bowel syndrome. 
May also have painful menstrual periods.
Depression, emotional or psychological distress.
The widespread pain that seems to come from joints and muscles affecting both sides of the body above and below the waist, difficult to interfere with regular activities and present on most days for over three months,
Increased sensitivity particularly to pressure of soft tissues around the skeleton, noted most conspicuously in specific area known as tender points in the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, buttocks and knees.
One may help by incorporating a few simple life-style changes into daily routine life and habits.
• Eliminate processed foods from the diet, especially white sugar and white flour products as over time may damage the digestion as well as cause obesity, one of the common problem related to fibromyalgia.
•Include foods, such as proteins, complex and unrefined carbohydrates,vegetables, whole grains and legumes(beans and bean products) especially soy based products.
•Avoid greasy foods, ice-cold drinks, alcohol, raw and uncooked foods, hot, coffee, and too much fruit. Avoid daily canned juice drinks.
•Stop drinking sodas. Sodas are acidic in nature and loaded with sugar and chemicals. Sodas are detrimental to both the spleen and the kidneys.
•Exercise that you really enjoy and just do it!
•Take a walk every day.
•Practice self massage every morning by stimulating or rubbing the hands to help promote the flow of Qi and blood in the channels.
•De-stress yourself.
This may be finding a new more supportive relationships. Understand that stress alone can kill you, and if you smoke and consume alcohol to escape stressful situations, you are making worst to it.
BUT, a SUJOK(ACUPUNCTURE) practitioner may overcome the symptoms. SUJOK itself is a powerful medicine, which aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent diseases, control pain and increase both the ability to function and the quality of peoples lives.  It has been shown to promote the health and improve the body’s immune function and helped many people who were not successfully treated through conventional western medicine.  Several conditions can be dramatically improved or remedied in full including fibromyalgia syndrome.
An important aspect of Su Jok therapy is that it allows to take into account an individual characteristics of the patient manifested in own energy constitution. This brings about an effective action on the very origin of disease. Besides, there are practically no contradictions for utilization of Su Jok therapy.
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PARKINSON’S DISEASE (PD)


PARKINSON’S DISEASE(PD)
• A slowly progressive disease that causes degeneration in certain parts of the brain and is characterised by slow movements, rigid muscles, tremor and a tendency to fall easily. The effects of Parkinson’s disease also called paralysis agitans, result mainly from degeneration of nerve connections at the base of the brain. It is mainly a disturbance of voluntary movement caused by the degeneration of the inhibitory nerve fibres in the basal ganglia of the brain. Mental faculties are affected. Parkinson’s disease is rare before the age of 50 but its incidence increases in elderly people, men are more affected than women.
Secondary Parkinson’s is the name given to the same symptoms when they develop as a result of other damage to these nerve connections caused by inflammation of the brain, Encephalitis, reduced blood supply to the base of the brain or disorders of nerve impulse transmission due to some drugs or poisons.
Symptoms : The first symptom is usually slight tremor or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, or head ; which is worse when the limb is at rest more particularly in the hands but better when it is in use. As the disease worsens, more muscles on both sides of the body become affected by tremor, rigidity and weakness. There may be constant trembling of the hands and uncontrolled nodding of the head. Walking becomes stiff, shuffling and unstable and the back develops a rigid stoop. The muscles of the face tighten and the expression becomes fixed and mask like. Speech becomes softer, monotonous and stammering. The disease may be identified by a weakness and spasticity of the face muscles causing the characteristic mask like expression, also a tendency for the mouth to stay open with excessive salivation, muscle stiffness or aching, slowness of movement, small handwriting, rigidity of limbs and the characteristic shuffling gait  that includes a tendency to lean forward, small quick steps as if hurrying forward (called festination), and reduced swinging of the arms. They also may have trouble initiating movement (start hesitation), and they may stop suddenly as they walk (freezing).
Parkinson’s disease symptoms often begin on one side of the body. However, as it progresses, the disease eventually affects both sides. Even after the disease involves both sides of the body, the symptoms are often less severe on one side than on the other. The intellect is not affected until late in the disease and because of this people with Parkinson’s disease often become depressed by their loss of mobility and independence.
Movement and coordination in the body are controlled in part by a chemical in brain called dopamine. In Parkinson disease, dopamine – producing nerve cells are damaged, gradually reducing dopamine levels in the parts of the brain thought to control movement. Without dopamine, the brain doesn’t send signals to the muscles so that they can function properly. Many researchers believe that PD may be caused by a combination of genetic factors and environmental factors, such  as exposure to certain toxins. But not all movement difficulties are related to Parkinson’s disease.
Symptoms, and the intensity of the symptoms varies from person to person.
Depression. This is a common problem and may appear early in the course of the disease, even before other symptoms are noticed. Emotional changes.  Difficulty with swallowing and chewing. Muscles used in swallowing may work less efficiently in later stages of the disease. In these cases, food and saliva may collect in the mouth and back of the throat, which can result in choking or drooling. These problems also may make it difficult to get adequate nutrition. Speech-language therapists, occupational therapists, and dietitians can often help with these problems. Speech changes.  Urinary problems or constipation.
Skin problems. In Parkinson’s disease, it is common for the skin on the face to become very oily, particularly on the forehead and at the sides of the nose. The scalp may become oily too, resulting in dandruff. In other cases, the skin can become very dry. These problems are also the result of an improperly functioning of autonomic nervous system. Excessive sweating, another common symptom, is usually controllable with medications used for Parkinson’s disease.
Sleep : A good night’s sleep keeps body and mind functioning properly, but PD can include symptoms that interfere with the sleep – such as vivid dreams, sleeplessness, or restless legs. Establish a regular routine by going to bed and waking up at the same time each day. Avoid oversleeping. Create a comfortable, peaceful environment in bedroom. 
Dementia or other cognitive problems.
Orthostatic hypo tension, a sudden drop in blood pressure when a person stands up from a lying-down position. This may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and, in extreme cases, loss of balance or fainting.
Muscle cramps and dystonia.
Pain. Many people with Parkinson’s disease develop aching muscles and joints because of the rigidity and abnormal postures often associated with the disease.
Fatigue and loss of energy. The unusual demands of living with Parkinson’s disease often lead to problems with fatigue, especially late in the day. Fatigue may be associated with depression or sleep disorders, but it also may result from muscle stress or from overdoing activity when the person feels well. Fatigue also may result from akinesia – trouble initiating or carrying out movement. Exercise, good sleep habits, staying mentally active, and not forcing too many activities in a short time may help to alleviate fatigue.
Sexual dysfunction.
Exercise : It can help make living easier by : Helping one feel more in control of self movements.  Reducing gait problems and muscle /joint injuries.  Improving flexibility.  Increasing muscle strength and balance.  Increasing energy, stamina and cardiovascular health.  Stretching, which will increase range of motion and relieve muscle tension.  Tai chi, which may improve the energy balance and provide mind and body relaxation.  Yoga, which uses stretching and breathing techniques to promote wellness.
Nutrition : Good nutrition is one of the most important part. Make these nutrition habits : Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day, even if you aren’t thirsty.  Eat natural laxatives – prunes, vegetables, and foods high in fiber – to prevent or relieve constipation . Eat something cold and sour – before a meal to help prevent dry mouth.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and other stimulants — especially in the evenings.
Minimize fluid intake in the hours before bed time.
Avoid watching TV, reading, or eating in bed.
Exercise regularly.
Remember that tending to your emotional health is as important as tending to your physical health.
Prognosis : Itself is not a fatal disease, but it does get worse with time. The average life expectancy of a Parkinson’s disease patient is generally the same as for people who do not have the disease. However, in the late stages of the disease, Parkinson’s disease may cause complications such as choking, pneumonia, and falls that can lead to death.
Stages of Parkinson’s Disease ;
Stage one Symptoms on one side of the body only.
Stage two Symptoms on both sides of the body. No impairment of balance.
Stage three Balance impairment. Mild to moderate disease. Physically independent.
Stage four Severe disability, but still able to walk or stand unassisted.
Stage five Wheelchair-bound or bedridden unless assisted. 
SuJok’s energy concepts define that Parkinson’s disease wherein a deformation starts, all the joints in coldness energy which is very much strong, and causing the nervous system responsible for it. If according to an individual’s constitution axial relations – there is an excess of wind, humidity and coldness and deficient of heat, hotness and dryness then there may take longer time to have positive results. 
 As Acupuncture, itself is a powerful medicine, which aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent diseases, control pain and increase both the ability to function and the quality of peoples lives.  It has been shown to promote the health and improve the body’s immune function. 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 Parkinson disease. Or at least the remission of the disease can be achieved and medicament’s therapy simultaneously can be reduced or eliminated altogether.  The course of treatment should definitely be uneventful, if taken.
The beauty of SuJok acupuncture is that each treatment is catered to the needs of an individual patient. Its energy concept of treatment is only on the hands /foot, chosen for overall well-being with the objective of increasing circulation of the blood and vital energy.
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ASTHMA


Bronchial ASTHMA 
• It is noteworthy that an excessive energy in the lung meridian would result in a stormy paroxysm associated with sonorous distant rale, largely occurring in the early morning time.  Where a paroxysm appeared to be of “quiet” type and the rales could be only perceived by means of auscultation, with aggravation coming in the second half of the day – this results from energy deficiency in the lung meridian, which is to be tonified. While conducting the diagnosis of application type, it is advisable that treatment should be started by activating a single byol meridian. Otherwise an inadequate placement of magnets simultaneously on two (paired) meridians could lead to a rapid development of a paroxysm.
 Moreover, a bronchospasm will be arrested by means of a slow, intense and prolonged massage of a point corresponding to the trachea bifurcation (sharply painful in all asthma patients). This can be done with fingers by simultaneously pressing upon the zone corresponding to the prominent vertebra. In providing a correspondence-system-based treatment a moxa should be applied to heat up what is called the asthma point until there emerges a bubble. The point is located between spinous processes of the thoracic spine – in the xiphoid process projection – and known to be the point of tenderness.
 The Six-Ki-oriented treatment using byol-chakras and byol-meridians should be provided on a strictly individual basis in each particular case. In order to work out a tactical algorithmization aimed at arresting paroxysms of asphyxia and at providing a differentiated and scheduled treatment strategy,following may be adopted. The principal pathogenic mechanisms of bronchial asthma were reviewed in the context of the theory of energy structures and substructures.
 As a matter of fact, an attack of asphyxia is likely to illustrate Six-Ki circulation. Prodromal, sensation of impending paroxysm and semi cough would be in line with the Wind stage. Immune inflammation, hyperemia, edema of the bronchial mucosa, a discomfort in the chest would correspond to Heat and Hotness stages. Sputum hyper-secretion will be related to Humidity. Bronchial spasm and blocking of the respiratory tracts with thick and tenacious sputum are associated with Dryness energy, while Coldness energy is manifested in a severe spasm, bronchial obstruction, dense vitreous sputum and acute respiratory incompetence. Hence, in order to alleviate a paroxysm of asphyxia it would be highly worthwhile to resort to the lung meridian involving sedation of Coldness and tonification of Hotness. If an illness proved to be associated with the unified energy, similar treatment will be provided in the large intestine meridian structure. As it happens, BA would affect the whole bronchial tree, upper respiratory tracts and accessory nasal sinuses. In the energy structure of the bronchi their muscles would reveal the branch Wind; the blood vessels – branch Heat; sympathetic and parasympathetic innervation will be associated with the branch energy of Hotness; the glands secreting the mucus – with the Humidity branch energy. Mucous membrane of the bronchi and the connective-tissue stoma would be related to the branch energy of Dryness, whereas the tracheal cartilage and bronchial serous membrane – to the branch Coldness. Therefore, hyperactivity and predisposition to spasms are likely to be associated with the fact that Coldness and Wind are predominating in the structure AH- or UM-Wind of the bronchi. This is specifically manifest provided bronchial asthma occurs in conjunction with cholelithiasis (in some patients the condition is caused by the energy imbalance of the liver). Disturbed circulation in the lungs will be brought on by the status of subbranch energies in the branch Heat of the Dryness, notably: the rate of the blood flow would be advanced due to the subbranch Wind; hyperemia is influenced by subbranch Heat and Hotness; perivascular edema – by subbranch Humidity; spasm and shunting are brought about by subbranch Dryness; pronounced diminution of the blood flow will be caused by subbranch Coldness. Vegetative innervation of the bronchi is conditional on the status of the Hotness branch energy: the sympathetic innervation contributing to the bronchodilation effect will be controlled by subbranch energies of Wind, Heat and Hotness in the branch Hotness of Dryness. Parasympathetic innervation whose intensified status results in hyper-secretion and bronchospasm is controlled by subbranch energies of Humidity, Dryness and Coldness in the branch Hotness of Dryness. For example, to eliminate the vegetative imbalance at the bronchopulmonary system dimension, the sedation of sub branch Dryness and tonification of subbranch Heat in the Hotness of Dryness would be indicated. Of special importance is the energy evaluation of the branch Humidity of the lung, which is helpful in controlling the status of the submucosal layer of the bronchi where a persistent immune inflammation is localized and where the hypertrophied mucous glands reside – the focus of hyper secretion and dyscrinism. When the subbranch Wind predominates in the branch Humidity of Dryness, the sputum is ether lacking at all or present in negligible quantity. With subbranch Heat, Hotness and Humidity in excess, however, the sputum is abundant, watery, with the sub mucous layer showing an immune inflammation and edema. Where the subbranch Dryness energy is excessive, the sputum proves to be tenacious, in the form of the bronchial molds, and is noted for having the Curschmann’s spirals. If the subbranch Coldness energy demonstrates excessiveness, the sputum appears to be dense, vitreous, notable for a large quantity of calcium crystals (in effect, crystallizing would set on before a paroxysm of asphyxia and tend to intensify during a magnetic storm). In order for these disturbances to be accurately corrected, a comprehensive diagnosis of the AH- and UM-Humidity should be arranged to make sure that a relevant chakra or a rent channel are adequately chosen.
 Of great practical value is the fact that the UM-Dryness framework would concurrently represent the state of the adrenal glands, and it is this very framework where the substructure of the lung branch Dryness will be projected on. In the meantime, the branch Coldness in UM-Dryness with which are associated both the pronounced bronchospasm and crystallization, and the allergic lesion – the mechanism to trigger bronchial asthma – will become manifest in the renal (urinary bladder) channels in the form of subbranch energies. Where the asphyxia attacks were related to a specific phase during a menstrual cycle – for instance, if they come in just before or during the monthlies (i.e. at the Dryness or Coldness stage of a monthly cycle) there should be performed sedation of the subbranch Dryness (Coldness) in the branch Hotness of UM-Dryness, as well as sedation of the branch Dryness (Coldness) in UM-Dryness.
 This is how one may be able to provide treatment at the main, branch, and subbranch energies dimension, and to ensure a unique individual approach to each and every BA patient.
 In efforts to diagnose and treatment of the Bronchial Asthma patients with the following syndromes ;
 Complete asthma (characterized by severe expiratory dyspnea ; asphyxia noted for sonorous distant rale; alterations in remission unavailable.
 -Wind and coldness penetrate into the lungs.
 -Hotness and sputum in the lungs.
 -Energy imbalance in the liver.
 -Energy imbalance in the liver, hotness has emerged.
 Hollow asthma (severe, but silent dyspnea; asphyxia with mild physical manifestations; dyspnea is keeping up during remission).
 The lung’s energy is running low.
 The spleen’s energy is running low.
 There is little Yang in the kidney.
 There is little Yin in the kidney.
 The “root” of Bronchial Asthma is believed to reside in the kidney, with the main pathognomonic process developing in the spleen, while the disease manifestation – or what can be described as its “flower” – is to be referred to the lungs. It is an easy matter to note that the cited energy – related substructures, which would in essence coincide with the syndromes offered by the mainstream, are fairly notable for greater accuracy and flexibility in as far as their therapeutic approaches are concerned.
 Symptoms of asthma generally include ;
 Chest tightness.
 Pain or pressure felt in the chest.
 Chronic cold, persistent cough, especially at night or in the early mornings, itchiness in the throat.
 Phlegmatic noise in throat.
 Blue lips, fingers. 
 An audible ‘wheezing’ sound symptoms of airway narrowing is characteristic of asthma,especially when exhaling.
 Shortness and difficult of breath.
 Restlessness.
 These “unusual” asthma symptoms include ;
 Rapid breathing,
 Sighing,
 Fatigue and inability to exercise properly,
 Difficulty sleeping,
 Anxiety and difficulty in concentrating,
 Noises emanating from the chest usually during exhalation,
 Influenced by diurnal factors,
 Chronic cough may have several causes such as postnasal drip, pneumonia, bronchitis, cigarette smoking, acid reflux, heart disease, lung cancer, and medications such as ACE inhibitors used for treating high blood pressure.
 Episode of nocturnal asthma, but possible explanations include ;
 Exposure to allergens at night such as dust mites or animal dander,
 Decrease in cortisone and adrenaline levels that normally occurs at night, resulting in increased reactivity of the airways,
 Reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus,
 Cooling of the airways that cause spasm of the major airways,
 Sinusitis and postnasal drip; and
 Sleep apnea.
 Chronic bronchitis, there is longstanding inflammation and swelling of the inner lining of the airways, and the inflammation and swelling cause narrowing of the airways. The inflammation also stimulates production of mucous within the airways that becomes the sputum produced by coughing.
 BUT, with SuJok Acupuncture, which itself is such a powerful medicine, aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent diseases, control pain and increase both the ability to function and the quality of peoples lives.  It has been shown to promote the health and improve the body’s immune function. 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 Bronchial Asthma.  An important aspect of SuJok therapy is that it allows to take into account an individual characteristics of the patient manifested in own energy constitution . This brings about an effective action on the very origin of disease. Besides, there are practically no contraindications for utilization of Su Jok therapy.
 Su Jok therapy has proved to be in tune with the therapeutic methods advised by the International Su Jok acupuncture by the points corresponding to the lungs and tracheobronchial tree, and also by Six Ki points.
 The beauty of SuJok acupuncture is that each treatment is catered to the needs of an individual patient. Its energy concept of treatment is only on palm, chosen for overall well being with the objective of increasing circulation of the blood and vital energy.
 One must opt for SuJok acupuncture to have total effectiveness.
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