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;
•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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ADICTION-DE ‘smoking’

Acupuncture as an alternative approach to smoking cessation has a growing number of converts. In fact, acupuncture is often a court mandated treatment for drug addicts because of its ability to curb withdrawal symptoms and manage cravings.
Acupuncture is not a panacea or a magic cure in the treatment of any addiction, including smoking. But, is quite effective in making it easier to quit and remain smoke-free. If one is motivated and ready to quit, acupuncture can empower to take control and begin a healthy and smoke-free life!
A Formidable Addiction  The reasons to quit smoking are endless. Cigarettes have quite a lot known poisons, any of which can kill in high enough doses. One drop of pure nicotine acid can kill a person. Not to mention the chronic illnesses and diseases that are associated with smoking. Emphysema, lung cancer, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, chronic cough, an increased frequency of colds and flu; these are just a few of the widely known risks associated with smoking. Even – It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease. And besides this too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.
How Does Acupuncture Help Break the Cigarette Habit? It has turned a growing number of cigarette crave-rs into permanent ex-smokers. Though, acupuncture is not a panacea or a magic cure in the treatment of smoking. It can, however, reduce the cravings and lessen the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting.
The acupuncture treatments will focus on the jitters, the cravings, the irritability, and the restlessness that people commonly complain about when they quit. It will also aid in relaxation and detoxification.
Each patient is custom-treated according to his or her specific and unique diagnosis. Usually a combination of energy acupuncture on the hands and points on the ear are used that are believed to influence the organs and energetic pathways associated with smoking.
Commonly Used Points for Smoking Cessation include:Kidney. Sympathetic – Hunger or Mouth. Yang will to be tonify, as already there is a will deficiency, and desire excess.
What Lifestyle and Dietary Changes One Should Make?
 Exercise is encouraged and dietary and support systems are recommended to rid the body of toxins and avoid relapses:
 Get plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable juices to neutralize and clear the blood of nicotine acid and to fortify blood sugar.
 Carrots,Carrot juice,celery,leafy green salads and citrus fruits promote body alkalinity and decrease cravings.
 Avoid junk food,sugar,chocolate,coffee and cooked spinach. They can upset blood sugar levels and increase blood acidity which can  aggravate smoking-withdrawal symptoms.
 Green Tea can be sipped daily during the detox period to keep tissues flooded with elements that discourage nicotine cravings.
 Drink water – Research shows that dryness causes cravings. Sip water frequently throughout the day.
 Deep Breathing Exercises – to increase body oxygen.
Acupuncture itself is a powerful tools for de-addicting the smoking by itself. In the struggle to smoke less or to stop, one may find that acupuncture is just what was needed to overcome cravings, boost energy, enhance the metabolism, and at the same time it increases the willpower to succeed!
 Therefore, the application of SuJok therapy in combination with auriculotherapy allows to enhance the effectiveness of obtaining the de-addiction of smoking.
An important aspect of Su Jok therapy is that it allows to take into account an individual characteristics of the patient manifested in self’s energy constitution. This brings about an effective action on the very origin of disease.
One may easily opt for de-addiction of smoking.
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