Friday, August 17, 2018

Kampo!!!

Kampo Medicine (also known as Kanpo) was originally introduced from the Han Dynasty in China to Japan. It literally means the "Han Method" referring to the herbal system of China that was developed during that dynasty. Although Kampo incorporates the most famous and popular of the Oriental healing methods, which include acupuncture and moxibustion, it is primarily the utilization of herbal formulae that makes this form of healing and its naming so effect, popular and well known.

Brief history:
In actuality, Kampo was initially developed as far back as the early 200s B.C. Kampo history is absolutely fascinating and there is a lot of literature out there with some incredible facts and pictures. The introduction of Kampo to Japan arrived primarily during the 7th and 9th Centuries A.D. It was during this time that the "Guide" to herbal medicine and other holistic theories of treatment from China, were compiled, edited and released under the name, ISHIMPO, in Japan.

Although there was a slight set back in the treatment of diseases with Kampo, there were renowned physicians by the name of Otsuka, Keisetsu and Yakazu, Domei who resurrected this form of treatment during the rise of Western medicine. There were also such prominent Japanese physicians as Tashiro, Sanki, Goto, Gonzan and Yashimosu, Todo who make a profound mark on Kampo medicine history. As is the case with acupuncture having originated in China, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, L.Ac., was first introduced to Kampo Medicine at a very early age in Japan. It was there that he experienced its incredible impact and healing capabilities. His life was dramatically changed after his in-depth study of Kampo, Acupuncture and Moxibustion along with the entirety of Oriental medicine. Yoshihiro Yamaguchi then decided to dedicate his life towards the practice of these Oriental healing medicines/arts over the last thirty some-odd years dealing primarily from his clinic in Manhattan. What more can be said? The stuff works. 

Current day relevance:
During the last 25 years the Japanese Ministry of Health formally approved of the usage of these traditional Chinese herbal formulae, along with similar formulae based and developed in Japan, with the government's pride of strict quality control.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Micro-Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) has been used by Chinese people to treat various diseases and strengthening physical health for thousands of years, however it has not be fully understood by westerners.
Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy is based on TCM and it has overcome the main disadvantage of TCM and it is more effective and efficient in treating kidney disease and kidney failure.

The mechanism of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy treatment are to block the process of renal fibrosis, repair damaged renal intrinsic cells and recovering renal structure and renal functions by dilating blood vessels, anti-inflammation, anti-coagulation and degradation of extracellular matrix.
Micro-Chinese Medicine is to micronize Chinese medicines so that active ingredients in the medicines can be fully absorbed and the efficacy is greatly improved.
Osmotherapy means this is an osmosis treatment that is applied externally by putting 2 medicated bags in the patients’ renal areas. What the patients need to do during the treatment is to lay on their back. It is very comfortable and safe. It is also very simple and patients can do this in his home under the doctor’s guidance after a period of hospitalization which is necessary for a more accurate diagnosis and designing a more suitable and personalized treatment plan according to the patients’ specific illness and physical conditions.
Renal failure patients often have protein in urine, blood in urine which are not easy to be completely cured and they are easy to re-appear when treated with conventional hormones and immunosuppressant therapy, this is because the root problem is not solved. In the past, treatments for renal failure only aims at treating primary disease without repairing of damaged glomerular filtration membrane, that is why proteinuria and hematuria are easy to relapse and illness conditions will become even worse.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can repair damaged renal tissues. It can also activate DNA replication in the damaged renal intrinsic cells so as to gradually restore renal structures and renal functions. That is why its curative effects can last for long time.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Anxiety and Panic Attack

Anxiety is an emotional state characterized by apprehension, unease, panic, fear or terror, dread, uncertainty, and/or worry. Physical symptoms that often accompany the feelings of anxiety include jitters, insomnia, fear, sweating, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and/or heart palpitations, chest pain, decreased sex drive, nausea, and/or diarrhea.


Feelings of anxiety can become a greater health concern when the symptoms become excessive and persist indefinitely, cause emotional distress or when the symptoms start to interfere with normal activities of daily living. An acute form of anxiety disorder is often referred to as a panic attack — a sudden, intense bout of panic, fear, and dread combined with shortness of breath, excessive sweating, rapid heartbeat and/or a feeling of looming death.
The exact causes of anxiety and panic attacks in a given patient are usually unknown. Anxiety attacks can be triggered by intense stress or a traumatic event, such as a death, accident, or divorce, while others have no identifiable root causes. Physiologic and hereditary factors may also play a role in anxiety. Certain substances or drugs, or withdrawal from such substances, can trigger anxiety. The most common triggers include caffeine, over-the-counter decongestants, asthma drugs, and withdrawal from alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, certain medications, and other addictive substances including narcotics.

Complementary/Nondrug Treatment and Prevention

In complementary or alternative treatments to psychotherapy and/or medication, your doctor may prescribe include several natural methods.
Natural medicine practitioners have used herbs including kava kava and St. John’s Wort as effective treatment alternatives to prescription anxiety drugs. Kava kava is well known for its calming effects and holds great promise in easing the symptoms of nervousness; however, the FDA has recently issued warnings on kava kava due to its adverse effects on the liver. Valerian root is another herb that is often used for its calming effects. St. John’s Wort is backed by more research on its safety and use as an anxiety treatment, and as a treatment for mild to moderate depression. Its effectiveness in treating anxiety is yet to be confirmed.
SAMe is another dietary supplement that has been used in treatment of anxiety.Eliminating caffeine and alcohol, reducing your intake of sugar, sugary food products, refined carbohydrates, and foods with additives and chemicals may help lessen anxiety symptoms. To minimize headaches and other withdrawal symptoms, make reduction of caffeine intake gradual. Instead of caffeinated beverages, try drinking tea made from chamomile (or passionflower, skullcap, or lemon balm), which can relax you without causing drowsiness or addiction.
Calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B complex all contribute to the health and proper functioning of the nervous system. They also support the production of neurotransmitters, chemicals that help relay messages between nerve cells.
Exercising regularly and practice relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, t’ai chi or progressive relaxation are all non-drug remedies that can help relieve anxiety disorders. Your routine should include cardiovascular exercise, which burns lactic acid, produces mood-enhancing chemicals called endorphins, and causes the body to use oxygen more efficiently.
Controlled breathing techniques can help ease a panic attack. When an attack strikes, try this breathing exercise: Inhale slowly to a count of four, wait four counts, exhale slowly to a count of four, wait another four counts, then repeat the cycle until the attack passes.
Consult your doctor before using any health treatment — including herbal supplements and natural remedies — and tell your doctor if you have a serious medical condition or are taking any medications. The information presented here is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended as substitute for medical counseling.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Non-drug Treatments for Nausea and Vomiting

Anti-nausea/vomiting medicines (anti-emetics) are the main treatment for nausea and vomiting, but some non-drug treatments can also be used. These involve using your mind and body with the help of a qualified therapist.
Non-drug treatments may be used alone for mild nausea, and are often helpful for anticipatory nausea and vomiting. These methods can be used along with anti-nausea/vomiting medicines for a person whose cancer treatment is likely to cause nausea and vomiting. If you’d like to try one of these methods, ask a member of your cancer care team to refer you to a therapist trained in these techniques.

These methods try to decrease nausea and vomiting by:
  • Helping you feel relaxed
  • Distracting you from what’s going on
  • Helping you feel in control
  • Making you feel less helpless
Below are some non-drug treatments that have helped some people. Most of them have few or no side effects. And with the proper training, nearly anyone can use most of these.

Self-hypnosis

Self-hypnosis can be used to make behavior changes to control nausea and vomiting. It creates a state of intense attention, willingness, and readiness to accept an idea. It’s been shown to work very well with children and teens.

Progressive muscle relaxation

Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) teaches a person to relax by progressively tensing and releasing different muscle groups. It’s been used to decrease the nausea and vomiting caused by chemo.
Patients who learn PMR often go on to use this method as a way to cope with other stresses, too. It’s also used to help with nervousness, pain, anger, headaches, and depression.

Biofeedback

Biofeedback helps people reach a state of relaxation. Using biofeedback, a person learns to control a certain physical response of the body, such as nausea and vomiting. This is done by tuning in to the moment-to-moment body changes that are linked to the physical response. For example, biofeedback can be used to prevent skin temperature changes, such as those that often happen before nausea and vomiting starts. Biofeedback alone has not been found to work as well as for nausea and vomiting as the combination of biofeedback and progressive muscle relaxation.

Guided imagery

Guided imagery lets people mentally remove themselves from the treatment center and imagine that they are in a place that’s relaxing for them. The place can be a vacation spot, a room at home, or some other safe or pleasant place. While trying to imagine what they usually feel, hear, see, and taste in the pleasant place, some people can mentally block the nausea and vomiting.

Systematic desensitization

Systematic desensitization helps people learn how to imagine an anxiety-producing situation (such as nausea and vomiting) and reduce the anxiety related to the situation. In most cases, what a person can imagine without anxiety, he or she can then experience in the real world without anxiety.

Acupuncture or acupressure

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese technique in which very thin needles are put into the skin. There are a number of different acupuncture techniques, including some that use pressure rather than needles (acupressure). Some clinical studies have found it may help treat anticipatory nausea.

Music therapy

Specially trained health professionals use music to help relieve symptoms. Music therapists may use different methods with each person, depending on that person’s needs and abilities. There’s some evidence that, when used with standard treatment, music therapy can help to reduce nausea and vomiting due to chemo. It can lower heart rate and blood pressure, relieve stress, and give a sense of well-being.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Mouth Ulcers!!!

Mouth ulcers are sores or lesions that often appear on the inside of the cheeks, lips or on the floor of the mouth. They are uncomfortable, sometimes painful but harmless. Mouth ulcers can be caused due to a number of reasons like constipation, hormonal changes, acidity and deficiencies of vitamin B or C, iron and other nutrients. Interestingly, it has been found that women (more than men), adolescents, and those with a family history of mouth ulcers are at higher risk of developing mouth ulcers. The good news is that they are easily treatable.  Stock your home with these natural home remedies for mouth ulcers. “The most common cause of mouth ulcers may be constipation or other stomach disorders. Treating such ailments or the root cause will help in healing mouth ulcers faster,” says Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Clinical Operations and Coordination Manager, Baidyanath.
 


1. Honey

Honey works due to its antibacterial properties. Honey retains moisture and prevents your mouth from becoming dry.  It also hastens the process of new tissue growth. Dr. Gautam suggests that you apply raw homey to the ulcer or you can even mix it with some amla powder and gently rub on the affected area. You can even mix pinch of turmeric with honey, it helps in healing.

2. Mulethi Powder
Mulethi has long been used in Ayurveda for its medicinal properties. For mouth ulcers cause due to stomach ailments, mulethi works wonders, says Dr. Gautam. It is best consumed with water or with some honey. It helps in cleaning your stomach and removes toxins that could be responsible for the ulcers. If you haven't used mulethi yet, make sure you do as it sure is a quick way to get rid of mouth ulcers. 

3. Triphala
Triphala is an Ayurvedic herbal powder consisting of three Indian fruits – Amalaki, Bibhitaki and Haritaki. “Mix 1/2 teaspoon of Triphala with 1 cup of water to make a decoction. Gargle with it once a day. Hold it in your mouth for 1 to 2 minutes and then spit it out,” advices Ayurveda Expert, Dr. Meenakshi Sharma. Triphala has powerful healing and anti-inflammatory properties that one cannot miss out on. In fact, triphala is said to heal most stomach related issues.
4. Mishri and Camphor

Dr. Meenakshi suggests another home remedy where you can grind 8 grams mishri with 1 gram of camphor and apply this powder on the sores. This mix is known to reduce irritation and swelling. Mishri is generally used as a mouth freshener and is known to reduce any inflammation that is being produced in the mouth. Camphor is another ingredient that may help in reducing ulcers effectively. 

5. Coconut Oil or Ghee

Coconut oil has natural inflammatory properties. Swish some around in your mouth and then spit it out. Do this several times a day, it helps in reducing swelling and soothes the pain. Similarly, desi gheeis an age-old remedy for mouth ulcers your grandmother may have often told you about.  Apply desi ghee on the ulcer, let it stay for few minutes and then spit it out. Rinse your mouth properly in order to avoid any residue left in the mouth. 

6. Aloe Vera Juice


Swish some aloe vera juice a couple of times in the day to get relief. This simple home remedy is the easiest way to treat mouth ulcers. Aloe vera also has natural anti-inflammatory properties and drinking aloe vera juice is known to cure even stomach ulcers. It offers relief by healing the stomach lining and reducing acidic secretions.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Organizing Committee Members

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Kampo!!!

Kampo Medicine (also known as Kanpo) was originally introduced from the Han Dynasty in China to Japan. It literally means the "Han M...