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.
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FEVER and COLD


FEVER and COLD  
A common cold is an inflammation of upper respiratory tract caused by infection with common cold viruses. A common cold occurs more often than any other disease. A person may suffer from a common cold several times in a year, usually lasts from three to eight days. The initial signs of cold are feeling of soreness of throat and congestion of the nasal passages. Although diseases normally begins in the nose and throat, it affects all parts of body. Its usual symptoms are running nose, sneezing, a rise in temperature, headache, sore throat, chill aches and pains in body, and loss of appetite. A common cold results from exposure to virus. Its intensity however depends upon state of health of person and environmental factors. Low vitality, exposure to cold, lack of sleep, mental depression, fatigue and factors such as sudden changes in temperature, dust and other irritating inhalations are important contributory causes.
An abnormally raised body temperature is controlled by the hypothalamus in the brain which monitors blood temperature, when the temperature falls too low, the hypothalamus stimulates shivering which generate heat through muscle activity and constriction of skin blood vessels to reduce heat loss from the surface of the body. Fever leads to sweating and an increased breathing rate both of which increases heat loss.
Most fevers are caused by viral or bacterial infections. White blood cells that increase in number to fight infection release chemicals called pyrogens that act on the hypothalamus causing it to raise body temperature in an attempt to destroy the invading micro-organisms. Fever may also occur in non-infectious conditions such as Graves disease some Autoimmune disease in which the immune system produces antibodies that attack one or more of the body’s own tissues such as Lupus erythematosus, some malignancies such as Heat stroke.
Chills accompanied by fever; occurrence of chills and fever at the beginning of the disease indicates exogenous exterior syndrome. It is the manifestation of invasion of the body surface by the pathogenic factor and its contending with the anti pathogenic energy. Exterior syndromes resulting from exposure to pathogenic wind cold usually manifest as severe chills and mild fever with the accompanying symptoms and signs such as absence of sweating, headache and general aching and a superficial and tense pulse. Exterior syndromes due to invasion by pathogenic wind heat are characterized by mild chills and severe fever, the patient also reveals thirst sweating and a superficial and rapid pulse.
Alternate fever and chills; the patient may notice alternate attacks of chills and fever. This is the representative symptoms of intermediate syndromes. The patient may also complain of bitter taste in the mouth, thirst and fullness and stuffiness in the chest and hypochondrium.
Fever without chills; fever may occur without chills. Persistent high fever with aversion to heat instead suggest interior heat syndromes of excess type due to transmission of the pathogenic factors from the exterior too the interior with excessive heat in the interior. The accompanying symptoms and signs are profuse sweating, sever thirst and a surging pulse. If fever occurs or becomes worse at a fixed hour of the day, it is known as tidal fever. Tidal fever in the afternoon or evening accompanied by night sweating and a red tongue with little moisture indicates deficiency of yin; afternoon fever with constipation and fullness and pain in the abdomen suggests excess heat of the meridian.
Chills without fever; the subjective feeling of chills without fever indicates interior cold syndrome of deficiency type. The patient may also have chilled appearance, cold limbs and a deep, slow and weak pulse.
As SuJok acupuncture 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, simultaneously improve the body’s immune function. The system is quite effective in controlling fever and chills. One can get the positive effective results that too in initial one or two applications.
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