The truth about osteoarthritis

19 04 2016

Images From” blog.discovermagazine.com”

arthritis images

Painful knees 

Images From” blog.discovermagazine.com”

Arthritis-back

low back pain

 

Osteoarthritis,  is an inflammation of joint, that much everybody agrees. Some would add a label  “degenerative disease”. That is not a proper label,  because with right treatment, degeneration can be reversed and thus is not degenerative.

Forget about what you ever learned if you want to get better. If you can learn the truth about osteoarthritis from books or medias, you would not have the problem by now. Would you?

The truth, arthritis is the result of deficiency of blood nourishing the joints. Resolving this problem and the joint will be healthy.

Therefore, people with high risk or arthritis include, most elderly, people who live in cold climates no heating, people with existing joint pain, people with low blood pressure and /or slow pulse rate who do not have vigorous daily physical activities.

Anti-inflammatory medicine may reduce the pain. It does not  address the blood supply issue.  As the result ,  it potentially accelerates “degeneration”. That is not a good thing.

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PTSD

17 04 2016

She is beautiful, tall, fit. 13 tour of duty to Afghanistan embedded in the marine units as a war reporter for a news paper.  To me, her bravery is way beyond my imagination. Her world started to crumble after leaving the war zone as our country ended the combat mission.

She lies on the acupuncture table, her quiet therapy dog curdled on her belly. Her tears steaming down her eyes.Everyday she feels more withdrawn from people. Images of people blown apart by bombs, artillery shells, IED and the scattered human remains surfaced without warning.

She can’t bear to the thought of three marines which she did an interview with. They were  all killed in a mission the next day. Her voice recordings of the interview are the last  image for the families of  those three heroes.

I inserted a few needles on her arm, head, ears. I asked a few questions. I let her rest for 40 minutes.

At the end of treatment, her facial brighten quite a bit. She cant’t believe that she actually felt lighter, wondered about what was in those needles.

The journey ahead is a long road for her. But she will make it. I read her published writings as reporter on the military. They are factual, thorough, reveling. They raises concerns, issues, saving lives. Her duty is not finished. Yet.

 

 

Post note:

Just finished her 18 acupuncture treatments. The remarkable thing is that she is well and healthy. Back to the original vibrant self. Full of plan for the future.

I can’t take the full credit for her recovery because there are psychologist and medical doctor working together to make her well again.





Neck tension and Migrain headache

16 04 2016

Migraine headache is such a dreadful event. The current medicinal  treatment  has a fundamental fault which makes the patients unable to shake the problem.

 

neck tension

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The root cause of migraine is the insufficient blood supply to the head. In response, the area blood capillaries become enlarged to facilitate the blood flow. The enlargement of capillaries irritate the surrounding pain sensors and the area become so painful and touchy.

The standard medical treatment for this problem is to constrict the capillaries to relief the pain. On paper, it makes sense. However, it does not take away the problem, namely, the blood supply to the area. Naturally, as soon as the effect of medicine wears off, bingo, pain comes right back. In addition, since the root problem is head blood is insufficient, migraine patients always feel having foggy mind with or without the medication.

The culprit: excessive tension at the neck. all of the migraine patients have neck tension either persistent or episodical.

Acupuncture treatment which aims at reducing the neck tension , offers an instant result for the pain relieve.

Most amazingly, patients will feel a clearer mind which only the sufferers can tell you truly what it felt like.

Unfortunately, there are acupuncturist who do not treat the root cause and therefore could not be very successful. (  Refer to the section in my website: dr. Wang in Action at www. PBACUPUNCTURE.com)