Gingivitis


GINGIVITIS

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums, characterised by redness, swelling, bleeding easily when brushed, tenderness and with bad breath usually. Swelling deepens the crevice between gums and teeth, where pockets containing pus may develop to cause a condition called pyorrhea. Gingivitis is common and may be acute, chronic or recurrent.
The most frequent single cause of gingivitis is poor dental hygiene with a build-up of dental plaque around the base of the teeth. Other localised causes include tartar, calcified plaque, food traps between teeth and ill-fitting dental plates, caps or crowns. The gum inflammation that often develops during puberty or pregnancy thought to be aggravated by hormonal factors. Gingivitis may also be a symptom of general illness such as in Diabetes mellitus and leukemia and malnutrition especially in scurvy and pellagra Vitamin B3 deficiency.
Gingivitis is treated by control of plaque and correction of any other local or general conditions that give to the disorder. Good dental hygiene with regular tooth brushing and use of dental floss will prevent most gingivitis. Acute ulcerative necrotizing gingivitis is a non-contagious, painful, ulcerating infection of the gums also called trench mouth or Vincent disease. This can develop in heavy smokers or people suffering poor dental hygiene, nutritional deficiencies or physical or emotional stress. The mouth has an extremely bad odor, and the victim may develop a fever. The plaque and calculus irritate the gums, causing them to become inflamed. In time, the bone supporting the teeth may become inflamed. The best way to prevent plaque from building up under the gum line is by flossing daily. The gums can also become irritated by habitually breathing through the mouth, smoking or chewing tobacco, brushing improperly, or wearing ill-fitting dentures. Irregularly positioned teeth can also irritate the gums.
Symptoms develop rapidly over a day or so and include very painful bleeding gums, foul breath, crater like ulcers covered with a greyish membrane particularly on the points of gums between the teeth and usually swollen glands around the jaws. People who smoke or chew tobacco or drink excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages are exposing themselves to an increased risk of developing oral cancer. Oral cancer may be painless and unnoticeable in its early stages. The first symptom may be a small sore in the mouth that does not heal.
Treatment is by the use of hydrogen peroxide mouthwashes to relieve the symptoms, followed by gentle removal of plaque by the dentist. Anti bacterial drugs may also be need. Good nutrition is essential to recovery.
According to the energy concept of acupuncture SuJok, gums inflammation in mainly because of nutritional deficiency, thrush is stomatitis caused by infection with fungus, also associated with the excessive emotional stress; In such cases basic dominant energy which controls is Stomach and sub branch energy of gums mucous membrane is excess of Dryness. One may easily overcome the symptoms of gums inflammation by controlling this energy.
Or one may put green color dot as prescribed in the picture on finger. The color is to be mark only with the permanent marker pen.
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Mammary Gland


The endocrine system that regulates the mammary glands and become functional in response to the hormonal changes associated with parturition. A woman who has not borne children consists of a conical disk of glandular tissue of mammary gland, which is encase in variable quantities of fat that give it its characteristic shape. The glandular tissue itself is made up of 15–20 lobes composed of solid cords of ductal cells; each lobe is sub-divided into many smaller lobules, separated by broad fibrous suspensory bands, which connect the skin with the fascia, or sheet of connective tissue, that covers the pectoral muscles beneath the breast. A separate excretory duct drains each lobe. These converge beneath the nipple, where they widen into milk reservoirs, before narrowing again to emerge as pinpoint openings at the summit of the nipple.
Hormones induce the real secretion of milk – prolactin from the pituitary and somatomammotropin from the placenta. At the end of lactation the mammary glands and areolae return almost but not completely to their state before pregnancy. After menopause the glands atrophy and are largely replaced by connective tissue and fat.
Diseases and abnormalities of the breast;
Painful breasts may occur when estrogens are present in large amounts, as at puberty, during pregnancy, prior to menstruation, or after administration of the estrogens.
Fibrocystic disease, may result in later reproductive life from the cumulative effect of the ebb and flow of endocrine stimulation with each menstrual cycle; this produces nodular fibrosis—or lumps of fibrous tissue—and cysts of various sizes, also called chronic cystic mastitis. The condition can usually be distinguished from cancer because it is intermittently painful and tends to subside after menstrual periods. It may predispose to carcinoma, however. Early biopsy is indicated for any nodules that persist. The condition of such abnormalities of the breast such as;
Stiff tissue of the mammary gland
Dry and peeling skin
Hair growth
Stiff fibrous masses
Galactorrhea
Acute pains or painful breasts
It is advisable to put some seed or round pulse like white pepper on the prescribed dot that will stimulate the correspondence area of that particular meridian and stimulate on the mount.
Acupuncture SuJok methods, from the simplest to complex ones, are self-sufficient for coping with pain and obtaining a stable remission of even chronic disease. The SuJok method is a natural way of treatment, and the process of normalisation of the patient’s state, beginning during treatment, goes on after the active intervention stopped. The most effective and fast acting in treatment of chronic ailment is six or eight energies therapy in the structure of the stomach meridian after preliminary correction of the emotional sphere, in combination with biorhythmic SuJok acupuncture and basic treatments.
The beauty of SuJok is that each treatment is catered to the needs of an individual patient. Its energy concept on palm will be chosen for overall well-being with the goal of increasing circulation of the blood and vital energy.
Key Points-“acupuncture” describes a family of ways involving the stimulation of anatomical points on the body using a variety of techniques. The technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles is inserted. Some people feel energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Improper needle placement, movement of the patient, or a defect in the needle can cause soreness and pain during treatment. This is why it is important to seek treatment from a qualified acupuncture practitioner.
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TONGUE


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 Tongue coating
Quality of the tongue coating : Thin or thick, can be considered and understand the severity of the pathogenic factors. Thin tongue coating is present if superficial portion of the body is affected in a disease, or if the disease is due to deficiency of the anti pathogenic qi. It may be retention of food or phlegm in the interior, or inward transmission of pathogenic factor from the exterior, and is a sign of aggravation of the disease.
Moist coating and dry coating : It indicates body’s fluid by distinguishing the moisture and dryness of the tongue coating. A normal tongue is moist and lustrous whereas dry looks coarse and feels lacking moisture indicates consumption of body fluid due to excessive heat or consumption of fluid. If there is an excess moisture, the saliva dribbles whereas in sever case, it is a slippery and the condition is caused by upward flooding of harmful water and damp.
Sticky coating and granular coating : It reduce the turbid damp in the intestines and stomach. A sticky tongue coating is often seen in syndromes resulting from retention of turbid damp and phlegm or retention of food. In granule tongue surface are coarse, loose and thick like residue of making soy bean curds, and easily scrubbed. A pastry tongue coating often results from excessive heat bringing the turbid qi in stomach upwards.
Peeled coating : The tongue with a part of its coating peeling off is know as geographic tongue. It is a sign of consumption of qi and yin of stomach. If the entire coating peels off leaving the surface mirror smooth, the condition is known as glossy tongue. It is a sign of exhaustion and sever damage of stomach.
Color of the tongue coating ;
 White Coating : A thin and white coating is normal. Yet a white coating may appear in an illness. If so, it indicates exterior syndromes and cold syndromes. A thin and white coating is present in exterior cold syndromes, whilst a thick white coating is seen in interior cold syndromes.
Yellow Coating : It indicates interior and heat syndromes. The deeper yellow the coating is the more severe pathogenic heat it indicates. A light yellow coating point to mild heat; a deep yellow coating to severe heat; a burnt yellow coating is accumulation of heat.
Grey Coating : It indicates interior heat syndromes or resulting from cold and damp. If grey coating is yellowish and dry, it signifies consumption of body fluid due to excessive heat. If it shows whitish and moist, it implies retention of cold damp in interior or retention of phlegm and fluid.
Black Coating :It is interior syndromes due to extreme heat or excessive cold which appears in case of sever illness.
Precautions ;
As conditions of the tongue and its coating are manifestations of interior complicated pathological changes. The conditions mainly reflext deficiency or excess of organs and strength of the essential qi.
It is desirable to observe the tongue in direct natural light. The patient is required to protrude the tongue naturally.
Some food and drugs may color the tongue coating and the thickness and moisture of the tongue coating may change after eating or scraping the tongue. Attention should be paid to the exclusion of false phenomena induced by such factors in the clinical situation.
In normal course if a person’s tongue move freely inside the mouth without opening the mouth means heart is healthy!
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CREATININE


CREATININE  
Creatinine is a chemical waste molecule which is generated in blood  or created by normal breakdown from the muscle metabolism, a molecule of major importance for energy production in muscles. The process of filtration of creatinine  done by the kidney’s out of blood and put it in urine to leave from the body. Average 2% of the body’s creatine converted to creatinine every day and transported through the bloodstream to the kidneys.
Normally, the muscle mass in the body is relatively constant, the creatinine level in the blood remains essentially unchanged on  daily basis. The kidney’s maintain the blood creatinine in a normal range. Creatinine is chiefly filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, though a small amount is actively secreted by the kidneys into the urine. If the filtering of the kidney is deficient, blood levels then rise. Therefore, creatinine levels in blood and urine used to calculate the creatinine clearance(Cr Cl) which reflects the glomerular filtration rate(GFR), clinically an important aspect to measure the renal function.
However, in cases of severe renal dysfunction, the creatinine clearance rate will be “overestimated” because the active secretion of creatinine will account for a larger fraction of the total creatinine cleared.
A more complete estimation of renal function can be made when interpreting the blood(plasma) concentration of creatinine along with that of urea.
BUN-to-creatinine ratio (the ratio of urea to creatinine) can show other problems besides those intrinsic to the kidney; a urea level raised out of proportion to the creatinine may show a prerenal problem such as volume depletion. Normally, men tend to have higher levels of creatinine because they generally have more skeletal muscle mass than women. It has also been observed that vegetarians to have lower creatinine levels too.
When the kidneys become impaired for any reason, the creatinine level in the blood will rise due to poor clearance by the kidneys,means unable to filter it properly. Abnormally high levels of creatinine thus warn of possible malfunction or failure of the kidneys. It is for this reason that standard blood tests routinely check the amount of creatinine in the blood.
A more precise measure of the kidney function can be estimated by calculating how much creatinine cleared from the body by the kidneys and it is referred to creatinine clearance. Normal levels of creatinine in the blood are about 0.6 to 1.2 milligrams (mg) per deciliter(dl) in adult men and 0.5 to 1.1 milligrams per deciliter in adult women. In the metric system,a milligram is a unit of weight equal to one-thousandth of a gram,and a deciliter is a unit of volume equal to one-tenth of a liter. Whatever the condition that impairs the function of kidneys will probably increase the creatinine level in the blood. It is important to recognize whether the process leading to kidney dysfunction.
The liver is responsible for the urea and passed out-of-body through urine. If kidneys are not able to remove urea from the blood normally, BUN level rises. Heart failure,dehydration,or a diet high in protein can also make BUN level higher. (BUN)test  to:see if severe dehydration is present. Kidney disease or blockage of the flow of urine from kidney causes both BUN and creatinine levels to go up. High values BUN can mean kidney injury or disease is present. Kidney damage caused may be because of diabetes or high blood pressure that directly affects. High BUN levels can also be caused by blockage of the urinary tract (by kidney stone or tumor) or low blood flow to the kidneys caused by dehydration or heart failure.  A high BUN value is caused by a high-protein diet,or from bleeding in the gastrointestinal digestive tract or respiratory tract. Low values – A low BUN value is caused by a diet very low in protein, malnutrition, or severe liver damage. Drinking excessive amounts of liquid may cause dehydration and cause a low BUN value. A low BUN-to-creatinine ratio may be caused by a diet low in protein. Taking diuretics, which can cause dehydration.
Gastrointestinal bleeds – It is useful for the diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in patients who do not present with overt vomiting of blood.
The most common causes of longstanding kidney disease are high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus. Certain drugs can sometimes cause abnormally elevated creatinine levels. Serum creatinine can also transiently rise after ingestion of large amount of dietary meat.
Why Do Kidneys Fail?  Most kidney diseases attack neurons,causing them to lose their filtering capacity. Damage to the nephrons may happen quickly,often as result of injury or poisoning. But most kidney diseases destroy neurons slowly and silently. It may take years or even decades for damage to become apparent.  The two most common causes of kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure.
Signs –  Early stages of kidney disease may not feel sick at all, first sign:one may be having feeling of tiredness or itchiness all over the body or frequent headaches. If disease gets worsen, need to urinate more often or less often. May lose your appetite, experience nausea and vomiting. Swelling of hands or feet or may feel numb. May get feeling of drowsiness or having trouble in concentrating, skin may darken and have muscle cramps. Some people may have an incidental finding of severe kidney disease and higher creatinine on routine blood work without having any symptoms at all. In others, depending on the cause of problem, many symptoms may be present including: feeling dehydrated, fatigue, shortness of breath, confusion, or many other nonspecific symptoms.
 Urine creatinine (UCr) Creatinine concentration is also checked during standard urine drug tests. High creatinine levels indicate a pure test while low amounts of creatinine in the urine show a manipulated test, either through the addition of water in the sample or by drinking excessive amounts of water.
 Acupuncture ‘SuJok’, itself is a powerful medicine, which aids in strengthening the immune system and serves to prevent diseases, control pain and enhance  both the ability and quality to act the 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 control of creatinine level or functioning of the kidney’s.
 Needless to say, to have positive effective results, one must opt for Acupuncture ‘SuJok’. The beauty of the concept is that each treatment is catered to the needs of an individual patient. SuJok’s energy concept of treatment is on the miniature form of hands and foot of the body. Undoubtedly, one may get positive effective results from the first few sessions. 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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Blisters


BLISTERS

A collection of fluid under the surface layers of the skin, skin itching, breaking out, covered in a rash, or to strange spots?

Blisters can cause by injury to the skin or by skin inflammation, changes in texture or color, and spots may be the result of infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant, due to infection, burns, sunburns and other skin disorders. Blisters caused by skin or internal infections usually have specific diagnostic features, such as those of chickenpox, herpes simplex and shingles. Small blood vessels in the base of a blister may rupture, making the blister fluid bloodstained (blood blister). In general, blisters should not be pricked because of the risk of introducing infection to underlying tissues. If blisters are large, troublesome, multiple, or appear without explanation, consult to the doctor.

Cold Sores (Fever Blisters) small, painful, fluid-filled blisters on the mouth or nose, cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. Lasting about seven to 10 days, cold sores are contagious until completely crusted over. Triggers can include fever, too much sun, stress, or menstruation. One should consult if sores contain pus, you have a fever greater than 100.5°, or if your eyes become irritated.

Rash from poisonous plants – Contact with sap from poison ivy, oak, and sumac causes a rash in most people. It begins with redness and swelling at the contact site, then becomes intensely itchy. Blistering appears within hours or a few days. The typical rash is arranged as a red line on an exposed area, caused by the plant dragging across the skin.

SuJok therapy stands as a highly efficient method of non medicamentous treatment for such patients. The Su Jok therapy approach has the capacity to remedy health disorders at a variety of levels, including blisters or skin related problems. It has proved to be in tune with the therapeutic methods advised by the International SuJok acupuncture by the points corresponding to the lungs , and also by the concept Eight Ki points. SuJok acupuncture methods, from the simplest to complex ones, are self-sufficient for coping with pain, allergy and obtaining a stable remission. The SuJok method is a natural way of treatment, and the process of normalisation of the patient’s state, beginning during treatment, goes on after the active intervention stopped.

One should opt to get rid of these related problems. Undoubtedly, one may get positive results in blisters, rashes, through the energy concept of acupuncture ‘SuJok’.

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JAUNDICE


Jaundice   
An excess of bilirubin in blood can produce jaundice, is a yellowish discoloration of skin, tissues and sclera is caused by high levels in blood of the chemical bilirubin.  It results from an increased amount of bilirubin, a reddish-yellow pigment in blood, when bilirubin level is mildly elevated, they are yellowish and they tend to be brown when bilirubin level is high.  Jaundice is mainly manifested by yellow discoloration of the sclera, skin, urine, normally resulted from the dampness in the spleen and heat in the stomach,leading to abnormal circulation of the bile which spreads to the skin surface. It is further divided into Yang jaundice and Yin jaundice according to its nature.
Bilirubin is formed by the breakdown of haemoglobin, a pigment in red blood cells.  The liver removes bilirubin from the blood stream and discharges it in the bile. The chemical that remains in the blood after the iron is removed becomes bilirubin.  Thus, jaundice results from either excessive production of bilirubin or reduced discharge of bile.  Jaundice is not a disease but a symptom of various diseases. 
Hemolytic jaundice results from an increased breakdown of red blood cells, which causes a greater concentration of bilirubin in the blood. Hepatocellular jaundice occurs when the liver is diseased, as in hepatitis, so that it cannot secrete enough bile. Mainly Bilirubin collects in the body, with the result jaundice develop.  Obstructive jaundice is caused by the blocking of the bile ducts.  Gallstones may also cause such a blockage. Many babies are born with physiologic jaundice, which occurs if the body cannot process all the bilirubin it produces.  In most cases, it disappears within two weeks after birth.
Bile a fluid secreted by liver helps the body digest and absorb fatty foods.  It also rids the body of certain waste products.  The liver secretes bile continuously, producing about 1 litre per day.  Bile flows from the liver into a tube called the hepatic duct. It connects with the common bile duct, which leads to the small intestine.  Except after meal most of the bile does not proceed directly to intestine.  Rather, it enters in gall bladder, a pouch attached to the common bile duct.  There, bile is stored and concentrated until needed. It contains various waste products that eventually become part of the faeces (solid body wastes).  One of these waste products, bilirubin, is formed from breakdown of red blood cells.  Bilirubin gives bile its colour, which ranges from brown to greenish-yellow.  Other waste matter in the bile includes excess cholesterol and certain poisons that the liver removes from the bloodstream.
The seasonal and epidemic factors accumulate in the spleen and stomach, leading to internal formation and collection of damp heat. Dampness after mixed with heat is apt to penetrate deeper, while heat mixed with dampness is apt to get more exuberant. The liver and gallbladder are steamed by the heat in the spleen and stomach, leading to overflow of the bile to the skin surface, thus jaundice appears.
Irregular diet injures the spleen and stomach, causing disturbance in transportation and transformation and internal formation of dampness, which transforms into heat. Damp heat stains the skin yellow.
Differentiation
YANG Jaundice ; Main manifestations: Lustrous yellow skin and sclera, fever, thirst, scanty dark yellow urine, heaviness of the body, fullness in the abdomen, stuffiness of the chest, nausea, yellow sticky tongue coating, string taut, rapid pulse. If the spleen yang fails to resolve the dampness, the normal distribution of bile is impaired, affecting the spleen, soaking into the muscles, and spreading to the skin which turns yellow as if it were smoked.
Basically, steaming of the damp heat makes the bile spread to the skin surface. Heat being a yang factor, makes the yellow discoloration of the skin lustrous. Fever, thirst, scanty dark yellow urine are due to excessive damp heat, which damages the body fluid and disturbs the activity of the bladder.
YIN Jaundice ; Main manifestations: Sallow skin, heaviness of the body, weakness, loss of appetite, epigastric stuffiness, lassitude, aversion to cold, absence of thirst, pale tongue, thick, white tongue coating, deep slow pulse. Yin jaundice can also result from an improperly treated yang jaundice which leads to injury of the yang qi, hypo-activity of the spleen yang, and internal collection of cold dampness.
Basically, the stagnation of cold dampness in the spleen and stomach impedes the distribution of yang qi, leading to overflow of the bile, thus the skin is sallow. In case the dampness stays in the spleen, the spleen yang is hypo-active and the transporting and transforming function is impaired, therefore heaviness in the body, loss of appetite and epigastric stuffiness occurs. 
SuJok 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 been observed many people who were not successfully treated through conventional western medicine.  Several conditions can be dramatically improved or remedied in full including Jaundice.
While giving treatment through SuJok ACUPUNCTURE, one can opt for the positive effectiveness treatment aiming sedating Biliary colic Heart which is already in excess. Total effectiveness is possible.
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