Hypochondria


HYPOCHONDRIA
Hypochondria are a belief that symptoms are signs of a serious illness, even though there is no medical evidence to support the presence of an illness, also known as Hypochondriasis, a type of somatoform disorder, mental illness in which a person has symptoms of a medical illness, but the symptoms cannot be fully explained by an actual physical disorder.
Such people are very much worried about getting a disease or are sure they have a disease, even after medical tests show they do not have any such disease. Further, these people often misinterpret minor health problems or normal body functions as symptoms of a serious disease. The symptoms are not under the person’s voluntary control, and can cause great distress and/or can interfere with a person’s normal functioning.
As such people excessively focus on the self-health, they have an unrealistic fear of having a serious disease. People with hypochondria are not in a place to control their fears and worries. The way people with hypochondria think about their physical symptoms can make them more likely to have this condition. As they focus on and worry about physical sensations, a cycle of symptoms and worry begins, which can be difficult to stop.
It is important to realize that people with hypochondria do not purposely create these symptoms (malingering). They are unable to control the symptoms.
The symptoms they describe can range from general complaints, such as pain or tiredness, to concerns about normal body functions, such as breathing or stomach noises. People with hypochondria are not faking or lying about their symptoms; they truly believe they are sick.
The signs that a person might have hypochondria include:
•The person has a history of going to many doctors. S/he may even “shop around” for a doctor who will agree that he or she has a serious illness.
•The person recently experienced a loss or stressful event.
•The person is overly concerned about a specific organ or body system.
•The person’s symptoms or area of concern might shift or change.
•A doctor’s reassurance does not calm the person’s fears; they believe the doctor is wrong or made a mistake.
•The person’s concern about illness interferes with his or her work, family, and social life.
•The person may suffer from anxiety, nervousness, and/or depression.
People who have a history of physical or sexual abuse are more likely to have this disorder. However, this does not mean that every person with a hypochondria disorder has a history of abuse.
They seek out reassurance from family, friends, or health care providers. They feel better for a short time at most, and then begin to worry about the same symptoms, or about new symptoms.
Symptoms may shift and change, and are often vague. Such people often look at their own body.
Those who are affected may recognize that their fear of having a serious disease is unreasonable or unfounded.
Expectations (prognosis)
The disorder is usually long-term (chronic), unless psychological factors or mood and anxiety disorders are treated.
But SuJok acupuncture, a powerful tool to cater problems even at emotional level, is enough to give positive results to such people. Otherwise also, when the liver is diseased, it causes pain in the body especially below the ribs on both sides, and then refers to the lower abdomen. As the meridian of the liver supplies the hypochondriac regions, and the liver is externally and internally related with the gallbladder, the occurrence of hypochondriac pain is mostly concerned with disorders of the liver and gall bladder.
The liver is situated in the hypochondriac region. If it is diseased, it will cause hypochondriac pain. The dominant energy of the liver in category of wind prefers to be in a harmonious state with free flow of qi. Emotional depression may restrain the liver function, causing poor circulation of qi in the meridian, often resulting in hypochondriac pain.
If there is any stagnation of energy of the liver or traumatic injuries such as sprain or contusion may cause stasis of blood in collaterals, resulting in hypochondriac pain. Or if there is sprain or strain means deficiency of essence and blood.
Excess energy means stagnation of qi with the main symptoms stifling sensation in the chest, sighing, poor appetite, bitter taste in the mouth, string taut pulse and thin white tongue coating.
Deficient energy means stagnation of blood with fixed stabbing pain in hypochondriac region, intensified by pressure and at night, dark purplish tongue proper, deep and hesitant pulse. It is to be considered if there is lingering dull pain in hypochondriac region, dryness of mouth, irritability, dizziness, blurring of vision, red tongue with little coating, weak, or rapid and thread pulse.
Thus, the SuJok acupuncture is effective to have CURE effect of an ailment. The remission of the disease can be achieved and medicaments’ therapy simultaneously can be reduced or eliminated altogether. The course of treatment is definitely uneventful.
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PANCREATITIS


PANCREATITIS
Acute or chronic inflammation of the pancreas, the gland that lies behind the stomach and produces insulin and enzymes used in digestion of food. Located deep in abdomen, the pancreas is an organ that has two types of glands: the exocrine glands (responsible for producing juice that helps break down food) and endocrine glands (which release hormones that help regulate blood sugar). The term acute pancreatitis is used when the pancreas can recover from the inflammation with its structure and function intact. In chronic pancreatitis, inflammation of part or all the gland persists when its cause has been corrected, and it may lead to progressive and permanent loss of the glands functions. Chronic pancreatitis may first become clear with an acute attack or may cause gradually worsening persistent abdominal pain with progressive symptoms of inadequate absorption of nutrients and development of diabetes mellitus because the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin.
Causes – The pancreatic duct joins the common bile duct before entering the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine. The most common cause of acute pancreatitis is temporary blockage of the pancreatic duct by a gall stone. Less common causes include injury to the pancreas, other obstructions to the pancreatic duct such as stones that may form when the blood calcium is too high, viral infection by mumps, alcohol abuse, adverse reactions to certain drugs or a peptic ulcer that has penetrated the gut wall and damaged the pancreas.
Symptoms –
•Acute pancreatitis causes sudden severe upper and central abdominal pain that spreads through to the back, and often accompanied by vomiting and shock
•The skin and eyes appears to be yellowish.
•Urination dark,cloudy.
•Pain in the upper abdomen that may radiate to the back
•Weakness and fatigue
•Nausea and vomiting
•Weight loss
Risk – The risk factors for damaging the pancreatitis may include;
•smoking
•diabetes
•chronic pancreatitis, most often the result of alcoholism, and less often of cystic fibrosis.
Diagnosis –
Diagnosis is by finding increased levels of pancreatic enzymes in the blood and tests to discover gallstones or other causes are performed. After an attack symptoms usually subside and blood enzymes return to normal within few days. It is based on blood tests of pancreatic function and x-rays, ultrasound.
Prevention – the following may help to reduce the risk, if:
•Quit smoking
•Following a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and the whole grains •Maintaining a healthy weight.
•Getting regular exercise.
SuJokacupuncture’ therapy stands as a highly efficient method of non medicamentous treatment of such patients. The Su Jok therapy approach has the capacity to remedy health disorders at a variety of levels, including emotional, mental, at the somatic (inter-systemic) 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 Pancreatitis pathogenesis. 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.
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GASTRITIS


GASTRITIS
Inflammation, which may be acute or chronic of the membrane lining the stomach. Acute gastritis may occur because of irritation of the stomach lining by alcohol or  certain drugs (particularly non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs), poisons or food poisoning.
Symptoms may include upper abdominal bloating and pain, nausea and vomiting. There may be flecks of blood in the vomit. A viral infection of the stomach  ‘epidemic acute gastritis or gastric flu’ causes similar symptoms as well as chills, fever and diarrhoea. Pain could be at tip of the stomach, bitter taste when belching, when serious gastritis vomit or pass motion with dark blood. The excess of coldness energy is indicated by attacks of intense gastric pains during which patient feels to be dying, also by feeling of paleness and cold sweating. Stomach may be hyper acid erosive gastritis, intensifying on an empty stomach and early in the morning, eructation, heartburn after eating sour food. Eliminating any possible cause of acute gastritis of this type, plus rest and a light diet usually leads to recovery. Other types of gastritis include the following.
• Acute stress gastritis is a much more serious condition that can develop rapidly when a person is severely stressed physically for example when suffering from extensive burns or injury, head injury or organ failure. At first multiple superficial ulcers of the stomach lining develop with nausea and indigestion that the patient may be too ill to complain of. Over a few days the ulcers may penetrate deeper layers of the stomach wall, and can lead to torrential bleeding and shock.
• Chronic erosive gastritis is characterised by persistent or recurring multiple ulcers, superficial or deeper, of the stomach lining, causing vague indigestion or gnawing upper abdominal pain similar to that of peptic ulcer disease. The condition may be the result of chronic use of aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, chronic alcoholism, crohn’s disease or some viral infections or there may be no apparent cause. Diagnosis is by gastroscopy.
• Chronic non erosive gastritis is generalised inflammation of the stomach lining, believed to be due to excessive growth of the organism. This condition generally causes vague indigestion and may increase susceptibility to peptic ulcer disease of the stomach. It is more common over the age.
ACUPUNCTURE SuJok provides excellent treatment for acute or chronic gastritis pain. It reduces inflammation and increase blood circulation. One may easily eliminate the gastritis through acupuncture SuJok.
 The beauty of the SuJok acupuncture is that each treatment is catered to the needs of an individual patient. It’s treatment of energy concept is only on the hand/ or foot chosen for overall well being with the objective of increasing circulation of the blood and vital energy.

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GALL STONES


GALL STONES
Solid bodies that form in the gall bladder from constituents of bile such as cholesterol, bile pigment, mucin and calcium.  Gall stones a small sac found just under the liver. It stores bile made by liver. Bile helps to digest fats. Bile moves from gallbladder to small intestine through tubes called cystic duct and common bile duct. The most common symptom is pain in stomach area or in the upper right part of the belly, under the ribs.The size of gall stones ranges from  grit like to several centimetres in width.  There may be a single stone but more often there are many.
CAUSE: The cause of gall stones, also called cholelithiasis is uncertain. It has been suggested that bile containing more than the usual amount of cholesterol, a normal bile constituent and a smaller than usual amount of bile acid may be likely to lead to stone formation. Production of this type of bile is an inherited tendency, which would explain why gall stones often run in families. Other possible factors include inflammation or infection of gall bladder, increased bile pigment formation and hormonal and other genetic factors.
INCIDENCE: Gall stones  are common in men and women.
PAIN: It may be develop suddenly in center of upper belly and spread to right upper back or shoulder-blade area. It is usually hard to get comfortable; moving around does not make pain go away.  It also prevent from taking normal or deep breaths. Normally it begins at night and be severe enough to wake you and mostly occur after meals. There are many other conditions that cause similar symptoms,including heartburn, pain caused by heart attack, and liver problems. Stomach flu(gastroenteritis) and food poisoning also can cause symptoms similar to gall stones.
Pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is an inflammation of pancreas, which is an organ in the upper abdomen that makes insulin and digestive enzymes. Pancreatitis may cause sudden, severe abdominal pain. It is most commonly caused by excessive use of alcohol or by blockage of tube(duct) that leads from pancreas to beginning of small intestine(duodenum),usually by a gall stone. Other causes include an infection,injury, or certain medicines. It may develop suddenly(acute),or it may be a long-term,recurring(chronic) problem, but may develop complications such as bleeding,infection,or organ failure may develop. The pancreas is an organ in upper belly, behind stomach and close to spine. It makes digestive enzymes that body uses to break down and process food. The pancreas also makes insulin, hormone that regulates sugar (glucose) in the blood.
SYMPTOMS: The most common symptoms are bouts of moderate upper abdominal pain or in upper right part of belly, sometimes brought on by a fatty meal. Pain may spread to right upper back or shoulder-blade area. Sometimes pain is more severe. It may be steady, or it may come and go. Or it may get worse even after eating something heavy.  When gall stones keep blocking bile duct,there is a pain with fever and chills, or the skin or whites of your eyes may turn yellow. Having stones in bile duct increases the chance of having swollen pancreas (pancreatitis). These symptoms may also be a sign of an infected gallbladder. A stone wedged in the ducts that drain the gall bladder causes the agonising pain of biliary COLIC.  If the stone blocks the common bile duct which drains bile from both the liver and gall bladder there may be jaundice as well as colic. A stone below the junction of the common bile duct and the pancreatic duct can, in addition cause acute PANCREATITIS.  However many people with gall stones have no symptoms, the stones may be discovered by chance if abdominal x-ray or ultrasound is performed for other reasons.  Symptoms of Gallbladder disease simultaneously be of steady, severe pain in the upper abdomen that increases rapidly.  pain in the back between the shoulder blades. pain under the right shoulder. nausea or vomiting abdominal bloating recurring intolerance of fatty foods colic belching gas indigestion.
The current belief is that cholesterol stones are the result of bile that is made of too much cholesterol or bilirubin and not enough bile salts. Cholesterol stones may also form when the gallbladder fails to properly empty during the digestive process. But those who develop pigment stones most often include people who have cirrhosis of the liver, biliary tract infections, and hereditary blood disorders that include sickle-cell anemia. These are all conditions that lead to the formation of too much bilirubin.
TREATMENT: Surgery to remove the gall bladder(cholecystectomy) is most commonly advised if opt through the medicinal concept. But if opting through alternative treatment particularly SuJok acupuncture, one may get positive effective results.  The beauty of acupuncture is that each treatment is catered to the needs of an individual patient.  SuJok is a component of Onnuri medicine, and involves inserting of very thin, fine, metal needles into the specific ‘correspondence points’ located on the miniature form of hands or foot, along the meridians pathways along which Qi travels,connecting the surface of the body energetically with the internal organs, it’s the energy concept chosen for overall well-being with the objective of increasing circulation of the blood and vital energy. The remission of the disease can be achieved and medicaments therapy simultaneously can be reduced or eliminated altogether.  The course of treatment is definitely uneventful. 

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LIVER


LIVER 
The liver function is to promote the free flow of vital energy, dominates the tendons and open into the eye.  Liver’s vital energy stagnation and emotions – according to energy concept of Onnuri Medicine, emotional disorders may be associated with a number of different patterns of disharmony; however, anger, irritability, and frustration are all signs that the energy is not flowing smoothly, properly. The liver is responsible for the smooth flow of energy (life force) throughout the body and for smoothing our emotions too. When the liver’s function of moving energy considered to be as wind and with new research it is considered to be as coldness is disrupted,can become stuck,referred as liver energy stagnation. Stagnation is one of the most common patterns of disharmony observed in patients. In addition to irritability and moodiness, changes of the liver mainly manifest themselves in dysfunctions of the liver in storing blood and in promoting the free flow of energy, and in disorders of the tendons.
Signs and symptoms may include ;
 – Distending pain in the area below the ribs
 – Pain or discomfort anywhere along the sides of the body
 – Stuffiness of the chest
 – Distending or wandering pain in coastal and hypochondriac regions, in prolonged cases pricking pain or palpable mass may be present
 – Sighing
 – Abdominal distention and discomfort
 – Stomachache that improves after massage or Stomachache that worsens with anger
 – Nausea
 – Sour regurgitation
 – Belching
 – Diarrhea or constipation
 – Feeling of a lump in the throat or possibly a foreign body sensation in the throat
 – Irregular woman’s cycle, painful periods and distention of the breasts prior to periods
 – Liver qi stagnation is commonly associated with PMS.
 – Depression. Mood swings. Sighing. Hiccups. Frustration. Inappropriate anger. Sensation of a lump in throat. Difficulty swallowing.
 – Bitter taste in mouth
 – Poor appetite
 – Churning sensation in stomach.
The tongue may be purplish dark in color or there are purplish spots on the tongue.
Move Livers vital energy! The liver is responsible for the smooth flowing of energy (life force) throughout the body. When the liver functions smoothly, physical and  emotional activity throughout the body also runs smoothly. So, for optimum health, move your energy!
Stretch – The liver controls the tendons, it stores blood during periods of rest and then releases it to the tendons in times of activity, maintaining tendon health and flexibility. Incorporate a morning stretch into your routine. Try yoga or tai chi.
Eye Exercises – The liver opens into the eyes. Although all the organs have some connection to the health of the eyes, the liver is connected to proper eye function. Remember to take breaks when looking at a computer monitor for extended periods of time and do eye exercises.
Eat Green – Green is the color of the liver. Eating young plants – fresh, leafy greens, sprouts, and immature cereal grasses – can improve the liver’s overall functions and aid in the movement of energy.
Try Something Sour – Foods and drinks with sour tastes are thought to stimulate the liver’s vital energy. Put lemon slices in your drinking water, use vinegar and olive oil for your salad dressing and garnish your sandwich with a slice of dill pickle.
Do More Outdoor Activities – Outside air helps liver qi flow. If you have been feeling irritable, find an outdoor activity to smooth out that liver energy stagnation. Try hiking or take up golf.
Enjoy Milk Thistle Tea – Milk thistle helps protect liver cells from incoming toxins and encourages the liver to cleanse itself of damaging substances, such as alcohol, medications, pesticides, environmental toxins, and even heavy metals such as mercury.
The syndrome is often due to mental irritation which impairs the function of the liver in promoting the free flow of qi and results in stagnation of the liver energy, leading to retardation of the energy circulation thus presenting mental depression, irritability, distending pain in the coastal and hypochondriac regions, breasts, stuffiness in the chest and sighing. Transverse invasion of the spleen and stomach by the liver energy produces epigastric and abdominal distension and pain, poor appetite, belching.  Retardation of the energy circulation allows damp to collect and phlegm may be formed; the phlegm and energy may accumulate in the throat. Affected by the dysfunction of energy, the circulation of both energy and blood is retarded and disharmony of the conception vessel meridians may result. This can cause irregular menstruation and dysmenorrhea.  Long standing obstruction of the liver energy, leading to stagnation of energy and blood, may elicit palpable masses, accompanied by pricking pain in the coastal and hypochondriac regions, a purple tongue or a tongue with purplish spots and a string taunt pulse.
The blood circulation relies upon the propelling function of energy. Although the heart and lung play the main role in the circulation of energy and blood, the function of the liver in maintaining the free flow of energy is also needed to prevent stagnation’s of energy and blood. The liver stores blood and its meridian ascends to connect with the eyes. The liver energy is in communication with the eyes. Whether the liver function is normal or not often reflects on the eye. Deficiency of the yin and blood of of the liver may lead to dryness of the eyes, blurred vision or even night blindness. Wind heat in the liver meridian may give rise to redness, swelling and pain in the eyes.
AS, SuJok is a component of Onnuri Medicine, and involves inserting of very thin, fine, metal needles into the specific ‘correspondence points’ or ‘triorigin joints’ or meridians located on the miniature form of hands or foot, connecting the surface of the body energetically with the internal organs. The theory is that inserting the needles stimulates these ‘energy points’ and unblocks the natural flow of light energy (qi or chi) through meridians, six ki or eight ki. Blocked qi is thought to cause disease. Unblocking qi allows  body to heal itself.  Scientific evidence=One theory suggests the needling encourages the release of endorphins natural pain killers produced by the brain) and sets off an inflammatory response that allows the body to heal itself. Another theory is that acupuncture has a powerful effect on the mind, which may also help to activate the body’s pain-relieving mechanisms.  The remission of the disease of LIVER can be achieved and medicamentous therapy simultaneously can be reduced or eliminated altogether.  The course of treatment is defenietly uneventful.  It [acupuncture] provides maximum benefits without the dangerous side effects associated with many of the approaches of conventional medicine. Try effectiveness results with smile.
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MORNING SICKNESS


MORNING SICKNESS
Morning sickness is marked by a group of symptoms including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anorexia within the first trimester of gestation. It is a commonly seen disorder appearing in early stage of pregnancy. Sever condition may emaciate the pregnant woman very quickly and trigger off other diseases.  The factors are due mostly to deficiency of stomach qi, upward flux of the fetal qi invading the stomach, and pervasive flow of stomach qi.
Pathogenesis : It is caused by constant deficiency of the stomach qi, cessation of menstruation after pregnancy and hyper-function of the Pancreas Meridian which further affect the Yangming(stomach and large intestine) Meridian, leading to pervasive flowing of the feeble stomach qi together with the qi in the Chong Meridian, hence nausea and vomiting. In some cases, when the blood flows to nurture the fetus there results in insufficient liver blood and hyperactivity of liver yang accompanied by weakened spleen and stomach, leading to nausea and vomiting.
Differentiation :
Deficiency in the spleen and stomach ; Main manifestations: Nausea and vomiting of liquid or undigested food immediately after meals, fullness and distending feeling in the chest, lassitude and sleepiness, pale tongue with white coating, slippery and weak pulse during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Analysis :  Blood centred in the lower abdomen after pregnancy, the qi of the Chong (pancreas) Meridian gushes upward and the stomach qi is unable to descend due to the weakened spleen and stomach. The stomach qi does not go downward, instead, upward with the qi of the Chong Meridian, causing nausea, anorexia and vomiting right after intake of food. Weakened spleen and stomach leads to the insufficiency of yang qi in the middle jiao, manifested by fullness and distension in the epigastrium, lassitude and sleepiness, and vomiting of liquid. Pale tongue with white coating and weak slippery pulse are signs of deficiency in the spleen and stomach after pregnancy. Acupuncture with the even moment is applied to build up the spleen, harmonize the stomach and quell the pervasive flowing of qi so as to check vomiting.
Disharmony between the liver and stomach ; Main manifestations: Vomiting of bitter or sour liquid, epigastric fullness and hypochondriac pain, frequent belching and sighing, mental depression, dizziness and eye distension, yellowish tongue coating and string taut slippery pulse in the early stage of gestation.
Analysis : The stagnated liver qi travels adversely along the Liver Meridian via the stomach to diaphragm, hypochondria and chest, which causes nausea, vomiting, epigastric fullness, distending pain in the chest and hypochondrium, frequent belching and mental depression. Dizziness and eye distension are consequence of the upward  influx of the liver qi. the liver and gallbladder are interiorly exteriorly related. When there is internal liver heat fire of the gallbladder discharges, resulting in vomiting of bitter or sour liquid. Yellowish coating and string taut slippery pulse are signs of disharmony between the liver and stomach.
It is appropriate to keep the patient in bed and away from raw, cold or greasy food. In the hope of adjusting and replenishing the stomach qi, multiple meals with a little intake of food is advisable. With SuJok Acupuncture treatments one can easily improve the overall health, symptoms of morning sickness  and of liver as well as treat stress, anger and frustration, which are often associated with liver qi disharmony.
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CONSTIPATION


CONSTIPATION
 Means do not have regular bowel movements, and may have pain or tenderness over the colon. There may be suffer from headaches and backache.  Constipation can be caused by weakness of the bowel muscles or by strong, irregular contractions of these muscles.  It may also occur when anyone uses laxatives too frequently or does not eat enough of certain kinds of foods, especially those that contain fibre.  In addition, constipation may accompany an illness that affects tissues or nerves of the bowel, such as the growth of a tumour that partially blocks the intestines. 
 When constipation results from a faulty diet, the constipated person should eat more green vegetables, fruit, whole grain bread and cereals, and other foods with fibre.  The person should  also  intake, drink ample quantities of water, to improve the condition of constipation.  Constipation may be a symptom of a serious disease.  If it persists, or is accompanied by rectal bleeding, it should be investigated.
 ACUPUNCTURE ONNURI, energy concept ‘constipation’ is mainly caused by disturbed transmitting function of the large intestine and also related to the function of the spleen, stomach and kidney. To overcome the problem one must opt for acupuncture.
 If looking for positive results that too within three applications of acupuncture, one must opt for this. Simultaneously, constipated person may draw with permanent marker BLACK color pen on palm particularly on left palm, as mentioned in the pix and should rub to the direction of arrows. It is too effective, according to color acupuncture.

The beauty of acupuncture is that each treatment is catered to the needs of the individual patient. Acupuncture energy concept will be chosen for overall well being with the objective of increasing circulation of the blood and Qi. High effect – on pricking 1mm small micro tiny needles on hand to adjust the energy system of body or with small magnets similar to pulse size to put on fingers only, exceptionally effective concept!
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