Lupus


LUPUS
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory (also known as systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease, which causes immune system, natural defense system to turn against own tissues and organs throughout the body. Lupus may trigger the health problems (including kidney disease, neurological dysfunction, and rheumatoid arthritis), lupus can set off inflammation and can cause damages in the heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain, joints, skin, kidneys and other parts of the body. While complications arising from lupus can be fatal, the disease often goes into remission, which can sometimes last for years. It could be because of genetic factors or environmental such as infections, certain antibiotics, particularly sulfa and penicillin drugs, UV light, severe stress, hormones and certain other drugs play a key role in triggering disease symptoms. The symptoms of Lupus vary widely among patients, as do the treatments which range from avoiding stress.
Symptoms; Although lupus symptoms vary widely from case to case, some signs and symptoms include:
•feeling very tired and fatigue : Nearly all people with lupus have mild to extreme fatigue. Even mild cases of lupus cause an inability to engage in daily activities and exercise. Increased fatigue is a classic sign that a symptom flare is about to occur.
•a butterfly-shaped rash on the face (covering the cheeks and bridge of the nose) The rash often happens after one has been in the sun. Mouth sores and hair loss may occur
•weight gain or loss
•Joint and muscle pain and swelling : Most people with lupus have joint pain(arthritis)and muscle pain considered to be the first sign of the disease. Joints may be red and warm, and may swell. Morning stiffness may also be felt. Lupus arthritis often occurs on both sides of the body at the same time, particularly in the wrists, small joints of the hands, elbows, knees, and ankles.
•mouth sores
•memory loss and tissue damage throughout the body or blood cells.
•skin lesions(typically aggravated by sun exposure)-most people with lupus develop skin rashes,an important clue to the diagnosis. In addition to the butterfly rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose,other common skin symptoms include skin sores or flaky red spots on the arms, hands, face, neck, or back; mouth or lip sores; and a scaly, red or purple raised rash on the face, neck, scalp, ears, arms, and chest.
Sensitivity to light: Exposure to ultraviolet light (such as sunlight or tanning parlors) typically worsens the skin rash and can trigger lupus flares. Sensitivity to light affects many of those with lupus, with fair-skinned people with lupus tending to be more sensitive.
Nervous system symptoms: The majority of people with lupus develop nervous system problems, most commonly headaches, depression, or anxiety. Memory loss is less common.
Heart problems: People with lupus may develop chest pain or inflammation of the heart sac (pericarditis), which may cause severe, sudden pain in the center of the left side of the chest that may spread to the neck, back, shoulders, or arms.
Mental health problems: People with lupus may develop problems such as anxiety and depression. Such problems can be caused by lupus, the medications used to treat it, or the stress of coping with chronic illness.
Fever : Most people with lupus will sometimes have a low-grade fever related to the disease. Fever is sometimes a first sign of the disease.
Changes in weight: Many people with lupus lose weight when their disease is active (flaring).
Hair loss : People with lupus may experience periods of hair loss, either in patches or spread evenly over the head. This hair loss is usually not permanent.
Swollen glands : Many people with lupus eventually develop swollen lymph glands during a flare.
Raynaud’s phenomenon: Some people with lupus have this condition. It affects the small vessels that supply blood to the skin and the soft tissues under the skin of the fingers and toes, causing them to turn white and/or blue or red. The skin affected will feel numb, tingly, and cold to the touch.
Inflammation of blood vessels in the skin or bleeding from the blood vessels can lead to small or large blue spots or small reddish spots on the skin or nail beds.
Swelling of the hands and feet: Some people with lupus have kidney problems, which can prevent extra fluids from being removed from the body tissues. As fluid collects, the hands and feet may swell.
Anemia : Anemia is a decrease in the amount of the oxygen-carrying substance (hemoglobin) found in red blood cells. Many people with an ongoing disease such as lupus develop anemia because they don’t have enough red blood cells.
There are other conditions with symptoms similar to lupus.
Lupus is not contagious. A person may be born with a certain genetic makeup that affects how the immune system functions or makes him or her at risk for lupus. A combination of factors can trigger the autoimmune process, some of which may affect one person but not another.
Smoking may increase the risk of getting lupus and may make the disease more severe.
Some medications are suspected triggers of lupus and symptom flares.
Some infections are suspected triggers. Some people who have cytomegalovirus (CMV), parvovirus (such as fifth disease), and hepatitis C infections eventually develop lupus. The Epstein-Barr virus has been linked to lupus in children.
Chemical exposure has been known to trigger lupus. Suspected chemical toxins include trichloroethane in well water and silica dust. Hair dyes and straighteners, linked to lupus in the past, are no longer considered to be lupus triggers.
Lupus symptoms vary widely, and they come and go. The times when symptoms get worse are called relapses, or flares. The times when symptoms are not so bad are called remissions.
Diagnosis of lupus the most common symptoms that blood has certain proteins. These proteins are called antinuclear antibodies, or ANAs. But other problems can cause your body to make ANAs,so doctors will use blood tests and other tests to find out if you have lupus.
How to manage lupus?
One of the goals of controlling mild to moderate lupus symptoms is to prevent flares, the times when the symptoms are worse. Some of the other things can do include:
Rest to reduce stress.
Avoid the sun.
Wear sunscreen and protective clothing when to be outside.
Exercise regularly to prevent fatigue and joint stiffness.
Stop smoking.
Learn the warning signs of a symptoms flare, such as fatigue, pain, and rash, and take steps to control them.
With good self-care, most people with lupus can keep doing their regular daily activities.
It is important to learn about lupus so that you can understand how it might affect your life and how you can best cope with it.
Acupuncture ‘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,also helped many people who were not successfully treated through conventional western medicine. Several conditions can be dramatically improved or remedied in full including Lupus.
The beauty of acupuncture ‘SuJok’ is that each treatment is catered to the needs of an individual patient. Acupunctures energy concept on the hand is chosen for overall well being with the objective of increasing circulation of the blood and vital energy.
Undoubtedly, one may get positive results in Lupus, through the energy concept of acupuncture ‘SuJok’.
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Prolonged Labour


Prolonged Labour ‘Malposition of Fetus’
Parturition lasting over twenty-four hours is defined as prolonged labour. It is often due to weak contraction and force less contraction of the womb, or narrow pelvic fetal and malposition of fetus.
It may be due to weak constitution with insufficient vital energy and blood, exhaustion through premature contraction, premature amenorrhea, and depletion of blood due to hemorrhage, all lead to prolonged labour. In understanding of childbirth, it says ‘Physical weakness and early exertion of force have exhausted the mother before the baby is delivered and thus the baby gets stuck. Another cause of energy may be of dryness of vagina brings about difficult delivery.
Main manifestations: Dull and paroxysmal labour pains with mild weighing and distending sensation or profuse hemorrhage in light colour, pale completion, lassitude, palpitation, shortness of breath, pale tongue, weak pulse.
Analysis: since both energy and blood are deficient and the puerperal is too weak to have uterus contraction, there are mild abdominal pain, mild heavy and distending sensation, and the delivery duration is prolonged. Energy deficiency leads to profuse hemorrhage in light colour, pale complexion, lassitude, palpitation and shortness of breath. Pale tongue and weak pulse are signs of deficiency of energy and blood.
It may also be possible due to fear or too much worry over forthcoming delivery retards energy and stagnates blood. Extreme leisure during gestation leads to impaired flow of energy and blood. Affection of external cold during delivery hinders the circulation of  energy and blood. All of them are causative factors of prolonged labour. Prolonged labour derives from various factors such as seeking comfort and ease and too much sleep, both of which lead to retarded flow of energy or from fright and worry over the oncoming labour..and obstruction of vagina by blood stasis from an injured uterus.
Main manifestations: Sharp pains in the waist and abdomen, scanty hemorrhage in dark red colour, prolonged delivery curse, dark bluish complexion, depressive mood, fullness in the chest and epigastric frequent nausea, dark tongue deep forceful pulse.
Analysis: The retarded circulation of energy and blood gives rise to the sharp pain in the waist and abdomen and prolonged course of delivery. The stagnated energy does not ascend as usual, bringing about the dark bluish complexion, fullness and distension in the chest and epigastrium and frequent nausea. The dark tongue, deep and forceful pulse indicate energy stagnation and blood stasis.
Acupuncture SuJok is a traditionally accomplished through insertion of very fine micro needles at the certain energy meridians, joints of affected organs, or energy flow therapy located in miniature form of hands and feet’s by adopting tonify wind. Thus,the treatment concept is effective at all the three levels – BODY, MIND, EMOTIONS and effective to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering even of labour pain problems.  The course of treatment is definitely uneventful. The practitioner is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating certain areas along these “meridians”.
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DIZZINESS


DIZZINESS
 A sensation of light-headedness and unsteadiness, is often caused by a decrease in blood supply to the brain, while vertigo is caused by disturbances in the inner ear and the balance centers of the brain. It is necessary to understand the specific symptoms a patient is experiencing in order to make the correct approach;
Common causes of dizziness –
Low blood pressure – Dizziness, light headedness, and the feeling of passing out is a common complaints who have low blood pressure. When the blood pressure is too low, not enough oxygen-rich blood is being delivered to the brain, and its function can be affected.
•sweating,
•nausea and vomiting,
•shortness of breath, and
•chest pain. 
 •anemia (decreased red blood cell count)
•bleeding
•dehydration (loss of water in the body) often occurs with infections that cause vomiting and diarrhea.
Most attacks of dizziness are brief and harmless and are caused by a momentary reduction of the blood supply to the brian,such as may occur when getting up suddenly after sitting or lying down. However, dizziness may be a symptom of ear or brain disorders, cardiovascular disease, anaemia or Hypo or Hyper – glycemic or it may be a side effect of certain drugs – especially those used to treat high blood pressure.
•endocrine disease.
•addison’s disease: it occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough cortisol to meet the needs of the body, it’s a naturally occurring steroid produced by the body and is part of the stress response (fight or flight). If cortisol levels are low, a patient may experience weakness, fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, low blood sugar, and low blood pressure.
Vertigo – Vertigo is often described as feeling dizzy, or a sensation of spinning. The patient may specifically mention that the room seems to be spinning around them. Sometimes the complaint is loss of balance or loss of equilibrium. This often occurs because of irritation in the inner ear (the part of the ear that involves balance, not hearing).
 The inner ear has two parts that help the body determine its position in space relative to gravity; 1) the semicircular canals and, 2) the vestibule.
 There are three semicircular canals that are aligned at right angles to each other. These canals are filled with fluid and are lined with a nerve-filled, crystal-encrusted membrane that transmits information to the cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls balance and coordination). The cerebellum collects information from visual stimuli and the nerve endings in muscles associated with proprioception (the perception of movement), to assist the brain in assessing where the body is in relationship to gravity and its surroundings.
Normally, when the head moves, fluid in the semicircular canals shift, and that information is relayed to the brain. When the head stops moving, the fluid stops as well, and that information is relayed to the brain.
In some cases there may be a short delay in the transmission of this information to the brain. For example, when a person rides on go-round or spins quickly around in circles, the fluid in the canals develop momentum and even though the body stops spinning, the fluid in the semicircular canals may continue to move. This causes vertigo, or a sensation of spinning, and may cause the person to fall or stumble. It also may be associated with vomiting.
•Acoustic neuroma: This is a benign tumor of the ear that can present with vertigo.
•Vertigo is the sensation of spinning and may present without warning and be associated with nausea and vomiting. Patients with inner ear problems may be unable to move without generating symptoms.
The mild case can be relieved by closing one’s eyes, while the serious case has an illusion of bodily movement with rotatory sensation like sitting in a sailing boat or moving car, and even accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sweating.
Pathogenesis ;
Hyperactivity of the liver ;
The liver is analogize as wind and wood, characterized by movement and ascending. Over contemplation, anxiety, depression or anger can damage the liver yin, resulting in hyperactivity of liver yang. Dizziness occurs in case the liver yang moves as the wind and ascends to attack the brain. Or the kidney water, generally in deficiency, fails to nourish the liver. Dizziness occurs in case the liver is lack of nourishment, which leads to hyperactivity of liver yang. In both situations there is deficiency in the lower but excess in the upper part of the body.
Main manifestations : Dizziness aggravated by anger, irritability, flushed face, red eyes, tinnitus, bitter taste in the mouth, dream-disturbed sleep, red tongue proper with yellow coating, string taut, rapid pulse.
Analysis : Anger damages the liver yin causing hyperactivity of the liver yang which transforms into fire. When the fire flares up, flushed face, red eyes and irritability appear. The spirit stored in the liver is upset by disorders of the liver, then dream disturbed sleep occurs. The red tongue proper with yellow coating, bitter taste in the mouth, string-taut, rapid pulse are the signs of yin deficiency resulting in fire hyperactivity.
Deficiency of blood ;
the heart and spleen are damaged by overwork and over contemplation in case of a weak constitution after a disease. The damaged spleen fails to produce qi and blood, leading to deficiency. In case the brain in poorly nourished by blood, dizziness occurs.
Main manifestations : dizziness accompanied by pallor and lustreless complexion, weakness, palpitation, insomnia, pale lips and nails, lassitude, pale tongue proper, thready and weak pulse. Dizziness occurs mostly after a serious disease or loss of blood and is aggravated by overwork. Loss of consciousness happens in sever cases.
Analysis : Dizziness is inevitable because deficiency of qi and blood fails to nourish the brain. The heart dominates the blood and is manifested in the complexion. The spleen dominates the transportation and transformation to manufacturer qi and blood. If the heart and spleen are injured, the blood will be insufficient, thereby the complexion is lustreless and the lips and the nails are pale. Deficiency of blood leads to palpitation and insomnia. Deficiency of qi gives rise to weakness, lassitude, anorexia and is aggravated by overwork. Pale tongue and thready, weak pulse are the signs of deficiency of blood.
Interior retention of phlegm dampness ;
In a person with generally abundant phlegm dampness, irregular food intake and overwork damage the stomach and the spleen, impairing their function in transportation and transformation and leading to production of dampness and phlegm. Then the stagnant phlegm and qi may impede the ascending clear yang and the descending of the turbid yin, and thus dizziness occurs.
Main manifestations : Dizziness with a heavy feeling of the head and suffocating sensation in the chest, nausea, profuse, sputum, anorexia, somnolence, white, sticky tongue coating, soft, rolling pulse.
Analysis : Dizziness with a heavy feeling of the head is the sign of the pure yang disturbed by phlegm dampness. Suffocating sensation in the chest and nausea are caused by qi obstructed in the middle jiao. anorexia and somnolence are due to the spleen yang deficiency. White sticky tongue coating soft and soiling pulse are the signs of phlegm dampness.
SuJok therapy stands as a highly efficient method of non medicamentous treatment of dizziness patients. The SuJok therapy approach has the capacity to remedy health disorders at a variety of levels, including emotional, mental, at the somatic (intersystemic) level, the afflicted system and cellular levels. SuJok therapy will emerge useful both as a tactical therapeutic modality in order to relieve an exacerbated condition, and as a strategic treatment aimed at dealing with first-order factors of the dizziness pathogenesis.
SuJok therapy has proved to be in tune with the therapeutic methods advised by the International Su Jok acupuncture by the points corresponding to the ear, and also by Six ki energy therapy.
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