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Dry Needling VS Acupuncture!

Dry Needling VS Acupuncture!

The word acupuncture comes from the Latin word for needle (acus) and it means “puncturing of bodily tissue for the relief of pain”. Physiotherapy use of acupuncture in the form of dry needling is often confused with the Eastern medicine practice of acupuncture. While Chinese acupuncture is based on healing through correcting the energy flow of a person, dry needling involves relieving muscle trigger points and is practiced by physiotherapists based on Western medicine principles.

Dry needling involves locating myofascial trigger points and aiming to release the spasm in that muscle at the trigger point with the needle. The needle only stays in for a few minutes. The muscle may sometimes twitch in response to the dry needling technique.

Dry needling is an effective form of treatment for many sports injuries as well as back pain, joint pain and headaches. Dry needling can be performed on most muscular trigger points in the body ranging from the upper trapezius muscle around the shoulder where dry needling may relieve headaches caused by upper trapezius muscle spasm, all the way down to gastrocnemius trigger points below the knee that may be responsible for calf pain and knee and ankle stiffness. With dry needling technique, pain can often be reduced or relieved immediately. It usually takes just a few sessions of treatment for the pain relief to become long-lasting.

The way dry needling works is threefold. Firstly, it works by reducing the toxic levels of pain causing chemicals that are located in a muscle trigger point when the needle goes into the trigger point. A reaction is caused in the body which helps eliminate the pain causing chemicals and this helps the muscle to relax and spasm and pain are thus eased. Secondly, dry needling a trigger point immediately increases blood flow to that area which speeds up the healing process. And thirdly, the needle can act as a blocker to the nerves that are sending pain signals from the brain to the trigger point. By blocking the nerves, the needle serves to “trick” the brain into stopping sending the pain signals.

Although dry needling is very effective in many patients at relieving their pain symptoms very quickly, patients have to be screened before beginning this type of therapy. Some medical conditions such as infectious diseases, immune disorders and skin problems can sometimes be contraindicated for this procedure. Patients on blood thinning medication should seek medical clearance before commencing dry needling therapy. Contact us at Shape and Strength to discuss the suitability of this treatment for you.

 

Ulcers - Treat It With Acupressure!

Any kind of ulcers either in the mouth or inside the body organs like esophagus, stomach, duodenum or colon can be completely cured even without medicines or lotions. This wonder therapy is called acupressure.

Heatstroke - How To Treat It?

Heatstroke - How To Treat It?

What is Heatstroke?

Heatstroke occurs if your body temperature continues to rise. It is caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures or by doing physical activity in hot weather.

Symptoms of Heatstroke-

Causes of Heatstroke-

  • Exposure to a hot environment
  • Strenuous activity

Risk factors of Heatstroke-

  • Genetic response to heat stress
  • Situations that require exertion in hot weather
  • A lack of air conditioning
  • Certain health conditions such as heart or lung disease
  • Sudden exposure to hot weather

Complications of Heatstroke-

  • Shock
  • Damage to your brain or other vital organs

 Diagnosis of Heatstroke-

Diagnosis of Heatstroke involves the following tests:

  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Muscle function tests
  • X-rays and other imaging tests

Precautions & Prevention of Heatstroke-

  • Wear loosefitting, lightweight clothing
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Wear light-colored clothing if you’re in the sun
  • Limit the amount you spend working or exercising in the heat
  • Never leave children or anyone else in a parked car

Treatment of Heatstroke

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Surgical Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Heatstroke
  • Other Treatment of Heatstroke

Homeopathic Treatment of Heatstroke-

Homeopathic treatment is useful in both acute and the chronic effects of heatstroke and in headache which return in hot weather. Homeopathy balances body temperature and water and electrolyte balance mechanism. It stimulates the heart and vaso-motor centers in the medulla very quickly. Some of the homeopathic remedies for heatstroke are:

  • Glonoine
  • Belladonna
  • Natrum carbonicum
  • Gelsemium
  • Aconite

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Heatstroke-

If any treatments to lower your body temperature make you shiver, your doctor may give you a muscle relaxant, such as a benzodiazepine.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Heatstroke-

  • Cool or cold clear liquids only
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Unrestricted sodium

Other Treatment of Heatstroke-

If you’re outdoors and nowhere near shelter, soaking in a cool pond or stream also can help bring your temperature down.

What is Gaucher s disease?

What is Gaucher s disease?

What is Gaucher’s disease?

Gaucher’s disease occurs when certain harmful fatty substances accumulate to excessive levels in your body’s organs and tissue such as liver, spleen, lungs, bone marrow and, less commonly, brain.

Symptoms of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Enlarged liver (hepatomegaly) or spleen (splenomegaly)
  • A decrease in healthy red blood cells (anemia)
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Skeletal abnormalities
  • Brain problems
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Low number of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia)
  • Yellow spots in your eyes
  • Delayed puberty
  • Nosebleeds
  • Loss of muscle coordination
  • Seizures

Causes of Gaucher’s disease-

Deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase which is responsible for breaking down a fatty substance called glucocerebroside.

Risk factors of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Family history
  • Eastern or Central European Jewish (Ashkenazi) ancestry
  • People of Swedish descent

Complications of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Bone pain
  • An increased risk of certain cancers
  • Seizures
  • A tendency to bleed
  • Difficulty walking
  • Swallowing problems
  • Calcification of heart valves 

Diagnosis of Gaucher’s disease-

Diagnosis of Gaucher’s disease involves the following tests and procedures:

  • Enzyme analysis
  • Genetic mutation analysis
  • Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Preconception screening and prenatal testing

Precautions & Prevention of Gaucher’s disease

There is no known way to prevent Gaucher disease.

Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gaucher’s disease
  • Other Treatment of Gaucher’s disease

Homeopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s Disease-

Homeopathy balances the metabolism. It relieves complaints and improves body functions. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of Gaucher’s disease are:

  • Phos
  • Calc
  • Merc
  • Lyco
  • Chel

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

In the conventional and allopathic treatment, the oral medication miglustat (Zavesca) has been approved for use in people with Gaucher’s disease. Enzyme replacement therapy is also done. It replaces the deficient enzyme with artificial enzymes. These replacement enzymes are administered in an outpatient procedure through a vein (intravenously), typically in high doses at two-week intervals.

Surgical Treatment of Gaucher’s disease-

The surgical treatment of gaucher’s disease involves Bone marrow transplantation. In this technique, blood-forming cells that have been damaged by Gaucher’s are removed and replaced, which can reverse many of Gaucher’s signs and symptoms.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Gaucher’s disease

  1. Add extra calcium to their diet
  2. Eat a diet rich in vitamin D

 

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What Is Flat Feet?

What Is Flat Feet?

What is Flatfeet?

The absence of an arch is known as flatfeet. It allows your entire foot to touch the floor when you stand up. All children are born with flat feet. After the age of three, children begin to develop an arch. It is also known as Fallen Arches.

Symptoms of Flatfeet-

  • Foot pain, particularly in the heel or arch area
  • Difficulty standing on tiptoe
  • Swelling along the inside of the ankle 

Causes of Flatfeet-

  • Hererditary
  • Abnormal foot development, either due to genetics or cerebral palsy

Risk factors of Flatfeet-

Diagnosis of Flatfeet-

Diagnosis of Flatfeet involves the following tests:

  • Physical exam
  • X-ray of feet

Treatment of Flatfeet-


Treatment of Flatfeet-

Homeopathic Treatment of Flat Feet-

Homeopathy may help supportive and relieve complaints like pain and swelling. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of are:

  • Calc
  • Calc P
  • Guaj
  • Stron C
  • Sulph

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Flatfeet-

In the allopathic treatment of flatfeet, over-the-counter pain relievers are prescribed until the pain subsides. Over-the-counter arch supports may help relieve the pain caused by flatfeet.

Surgical Treatment of Flatfeet-

If you are experiencing disabling pain from a severe posterior tibial tear, you may need tendon surgery.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Flatfeet-

  • Avoid coffee
  • Avoid excess salt
  • Other Treatment of Flatfeet
  • Exercises to stretch the Achilles tendon may help
  • Maintain healthy weight

 

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Fibromyalgia!

Fibromyalgia!

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic disorder. It is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.

Symptoms of Fibromyalgia-

Causes of Fibromyalgia-

  • Genetics
  • Infections
  • Physical or emotional trauma

Risk factors of Fibromyalgia-

Complications of Fibromyalgia-

  • Inability to function at home or on the job
  • Depression and health-related anxiety
     

Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia-
There is no lab test to confirm a diagnosis of fibromyalgia but your doctor may want to rule out other conditions that may have similar symptoms. Blood tests are recommended which may include complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and thyroid function tests.

Precautions & Prevention of Fibromyalgia-

  • Reduce stress
  • Get enough sleep
  • Limit your caffeine intake
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Exercise regularly

Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Surgical Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Other Treatment of Fibromyalgia


Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

Homeopathic Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

Homeopathy provides safe, natural and lasting cure of fibromyalgia. Homeopathic treatment for fibromyalgia depends on the person’s physical, emotional, and psychological makeup. It strengthens the vital force of the body that balances many functions and provides protection from illness. Some of the remedies for fibromyalgia are:

  • Rhus tox
  • Arnica
  • Bryonia
  • Calcarea carb
  • Causticum

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

Acupuncture and acupressure helps to relieve pain symptoms caused by fibromyalgia. The acupuncture needles helped to increase blood flow in fibromyalgia patients to a much greater degree than in the healthy controls. This increases the blood circulation helped to reduce the number of tender points and increase muscle health.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

Anxiety and stress have a negative impact on fibromyalgia patients. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one type of psychotherapy. It helps to ease pain symptoms. it can also help you to take control of the extent to which pain, tiredness, or other symptoms interfere with your life. Hypnotherapy quickly relives deep psychological issues causing or aggravating fibromyalgia. It also helps by working on pain tolerance.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Fibromyalgia-

Conventional or allopathic treatment can help reduce the pain of fibromyalgia and improve sleep. Analgesics, Antidepressants and Anti-seizure drugs are prescribed by the doctors. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen sodium are also recommended.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Fibromyalgia

  • Eat a high-fiber diet
  • Drink eight glasses of pure water daily
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and sugar

 

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome!

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome!

What is Fetal alcohol syndrome?

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a condition that results from alcohol exposure during pregnancy. When a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy, she risks giving birth to a child who will pay the price in mental and physical deficiencies for his or her entire life.

Symptoms of Fetal alcohol syndrome-

  • Deformities of joints, limbs and fingers
  • Low birth weight
  • Small head circumference
  • Slow physical growth before and after birth
  • Vision difficulties or hearing problems
  • Poor coordination
  • Lack of imagination or curiosity
  • Mental retardation and delayed development
  • Learning disorders
  • Abnormal behavior
  • Social withdrawal
  • Heart defects

Causes of Fetal alcohol syndrome-

When you’re pregnant and drink alcohol, it enters your bloodstream and reaches your developing fetus by crossing the placenta. It interferes with the delivery of oxygen and optimal nutrition to your baby’s developing tissues and organs, including the brain.

Risk factors of Fetal alcohol syndrome-

  • Alcohol consumption during pregnancy
  • Diagnosis of Fetal alcohol syndrome

Fetal alcohol syndrome can be diagnosed before a baby is born. Your doctor can assess the health of mother and baby during pregnancy. If you let your child’s doctor know that you drank alcoholic beverages during your pregnancy, he or she can watch for signs and symptoms of this syndrome in your child’s initial weeks, months and years of life.

Precautions & Prevention of Fetal alcohol syndrome-

The following precautions can help prevent fetal alcohol syndrome:

  • Don’t drink alcohol if you’re trying to get pregnant
  • Avoid alcohol throughout your pregnancy
  • If you have an alcohol problem, get professional help before you get pregnant

Treatment of Fetal alcohol syndrome-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Surgical Treatment of Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Other Treatment of Fetal alcohol syndrome


Treatment of Fetal alcohol syndrome-

Homeopathic Treatment of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome-

Homeopathy may play a supportive role. It can prevent as well as provides significant relief in complaints like promoting normal physical and mental development and body functions. Some of the homeopathic medicines for fetal heart syndrome are:

  • Bar C
  • Nux V
  • Ant C
  • Chel
  • Lach 

Surgical Treatment of Fetal alcohol syndrome-

Heart abnormalities may require surgery.

Other Treatment of Fetal alcohol syndrome-

  • Learning problems may be helped by special services in school.
  • Parents often benefit from counseling to help the family with a child’s behavioral problems

 

Female Sexual Dysfunction!

Female Sexual Dysfunction!

Female sexual dysfunction occurs when a woman is not able to fully, healthily, and pleasurably experience some or all of the various physical stages the body normally experiences during sexual activity.

Symptoms of Female sexual dysfunction-

  • You cannot experience an orgasm
  • Pain during sexual contact
  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Feelings of fear or anger towards their partners

Causes of Female sexual dysfunction-

Risk factors of Female sexual dysfunction-

Diagnosis of Female sexual dysfunction-

Diagnosis of Female sexual dysfunction involves the following tests:

  • Sexual history
  • Pelvic exam
  • Your doctor may also refer you to a counselor or therapist specializing in sexual and relationship problems.

Precautions & Prevention of Female sexual dysfunction

Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Surgical Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction
  • Other Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction

Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

Homeopathic Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

Homeopathic treatment of female sexual dysfunction has helped multitudes of women to overcome their suffering and lead a normal sexual life once again. Lack of libido and inability to become aroused show good response to treatment with homeopathy. Some of the homeopathic medicines for female sexual dysfunction are:

  • Caust
  • Helon
  • Lyco
  • Nat M
  • Sulph
  • Sepia

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles in your skin at strategic points on your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will rebalance. It may have positive effects on women with sexual pain disorders. It also helps to improve libido in women with low desire.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

Psychotherapy treatment includes education about normal sexual response, ways to enhance intimacy with your partner, and recommendations for reading materials or couples exercises. It may helps you gain a better understanding of your sexual identity, beliefs and attitudes, relationship with your partner, communication and your overall emotional health. Hypnotherapy quickly resolves deep psychological issues and help in regaining normal sexual function. Sex therapy is very helpful in having a good sex life.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

The allopathic treatment of female sexual dysfunction involves treating thyroid problems or other hormonal conditions, optimizing treatment for depression or anxiety. Treatment also includes estrogen therapy and Androgen therapy.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

  • Avoid excessive alcohol
  • Eat foods like nut, cereals, milk, honey etc.
  • Eat fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid tea and coffee

Other Treatment of Female sexual dysfunction-

  • Pelvic floor exercises can help with some arousal and orgasm problems.
  • Perform a series of postures and controlled breathing exercises to promote a more flexible body and a calm mind

What is Female sexual dysfunction?

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Febrile Seizure - Its Treatments!

Febrile Seizure - Its Treatments!

What is Febrile Seizure?

A febrile seizure is a convulsion in young children. It is triggered by a fever. Fortunately, febrile seizures aren’t as dangerous as they may look. They’re usually harmless and typically don’t indicate a long-term or ongoing problem.

Symptoms of Febrile Seizure-

  • Have a fever higher than 100.4 F (38.0 C)
  • A child often loses consciousness
  • Shake or jerk the arms and legs on both sides of the body
  • Your child may also vomit and foam at the mouth
  • Roll his or her eyes back in the head

Causes of Febrile Seizure-

  • Viral or bacterial infection
  • Post-immunization seizures

Risk factors of Febrile Seizure-

  • Children who are between 6 months and 5 years of age
  • Family history

 Diagnosis of Febrile Seizure-

Diagnosis of febrile seizure involves the following tests:

  • A physical exam
  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • A lumbar puncture
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Precautions & Prevention of Febrile Seizure-

Monitor your child’s temperature. At the first indication of fever, give proper medication to prevent a seizure.

Treatment of Febrile Seizure

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Febrile Seizure
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Febrile Seizure
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Febrile Seizure
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Febrile Seizure
  • Surgical Treatment of Febrile Seizure
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Febrile Seizure
  • Other Treatment of Febrile Seizure

Treatment of Febrile Seizure-

Homeopathic Treatment of Febrile Seizure-

Homeopathy relieves fever and seizures. Homeopathy can prove life saving. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for febrile seizure are:

  • Belladona
  • Ferr P
  • Cicuta
  • Nux V
  • Stram

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Febrile Seizure-

Medicines such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen can only lower fevers in children to prevent seizures.

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Geographic Tongue!

Geographic Tongue!

 

What is Geographic tongue?

Geographic tongue is a benign condition that affects the surface of your tongue. Geographic tongue is also known as benign migratory glossitis. It is a map-like appearance of your tongue due to irregular patches on its surface.

Symptoms of Geographic tongue-

  • Map-like appearance to the surface of the tongue
  • Smooth, red patches and sores (lesions) on the tongue
  • Frequent changes in the location, size and shape of lesions
  • Pain or burning sensation

Causes of Geographic tongue-

The cause of geographic tongue is unknown.

 Risk factors of Geographic tongue-

Diagnosis of Geographic tongue-

Diagnosis of Geographic tongue involves the physical examination of your tongue. Tests are usually not needed.

Precautions & Prevention of Geographic tongue

  • Avoid hot, spicy, acidic or salty foods
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco products

Treatment of Geographic tongue-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Geographic tongue
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Geographic tongue
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Geographic tongue
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Geographic tongue
  • Surgical Treatment of Geographic tongue
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Geographic tongue
  • Other Treatment of Geographic tongue

Treatment of Geographic tongue 

Homeopathic Treatment of Geographic Tongue-

Homeopathy treats pain and patches on tongue. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of geographic tongue are:

  • Am mur
  • Cham
  • Tarax
  • Manc
  • Ars alb

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Geographic tongue-

Allopathic Treatment of Geographic tongue involves the following medications:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Antihistamine mouth rinses
  • Mouth rinses with an anesthetic
  • Corticosteroid ointments or rinses

 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Geographic tongue-

  • Avoid drinking tea and coffee
  • Eat more of fiber rich foods such as cereals, spinach and fresh vegetables
  • Eat foods rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Drink plenty of water, fruits juice and other healthy liquids

Other Treatment of Geographic tongue-

Use a little water and baking soda to create a thick paste that should be used to brush your teeth and tongue until everything clears up.

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