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Cancer Dormancy Therapy
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What is Cancer Dormancy Therapy?
 
Cancer Dormancy Therapy is a method that prolongs the cancer dormancy, so suppressed the recurrent metastasis. In other words, it is Korean medical cancer treatment to make chronic diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes cannot worsen and maintain dormancy.
 
 
 
 
Cancer treatment and recurrent metastasis
 
Generally, it’s the norm that getting surgery and anti-cancer or radiation therapy when patient detects cancer, usually below operable tertiary solid cancer. After that, if cancer does not appear through CT or PET-CT etc, patient gets regular tracking observation. In this case, cancer cell is so small that it become invisible through imaging test and over time, it grows, spreads and recurs. Therefore, it is quiet important not to grow remaining cancer cell after treatment.
 
 
 
 
Goal of Cancer Dormancy Therapy
 
 

 
Cancer Dormancy Therapy puts goal in suppression the cancer cell to grow and metastasize as shown above. If cancer continues to reproduce and to be a certain size, patient dies. By paraphrasing, if cancer can be suppressed to grow, patient will not die. This is contrary to cancer removal or cancer reduction. That is, making cancer sleep is the basic goal of Cancer Dormancy Therapy.
 
 
 
 
Methods of Cancer Dormancy Therapy
 
Cancer Dormancy Therapy practiced at East West Cancer Center of Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital can be roughly categorized into three types.
 
1. Suppression cancer angiogenesis
 
Basically, for cancer to grow, it is essential to be given nutrition just like other parts of the body. Cancer make blood vessel by itself to receive nourishment from the body. Therefore, if new cancer angiogenesis can be suppressed, cancer is hard to grow anymore. HangAm Plus is a Korean herbal medicine developed by East West Cancer Center of Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital, and it is already shown that it is effective for suppression of cancer angiogenesis.
 
2. Improvement immunity
 
Immunity has a significant effect on the cancer growth. If the immunity is strong, cancer cannot grow. Patients, who have low level of immunity due to anti-cancer or radiation therapy, often suffer from cancer recurrent metastasis.
At East West Cancer Center of Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital, we apply several therapies such as acupuncture, herbal acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine to increase patients’ immune function.
 
3. Directive cancer treatment
 
In cancer treatment, it is important not only to improve the body’s condition but also to suppress the propagation of cancer cells. At Ease West Cancer Center, the goal is a directive cancer treatment using multipath targeted therapy for cancer medicines. The representative medicines are “CheonRyongChungChoJung” (for lung cancer), “BackJilChungGanJung” (for liver cancer), “NoBongGiBiJung” (for cancer of the stomach). There are also anti cancer herbal acupunctures No.1, 2, 3.
 
 
 
 
Effects of Cancer Dormancy Therapy
 
Treatment comparisons of VEGF, BFGF of cancer patients at East West Cancer Center have found that Cancer Dormancy Therapy is effective for decrease in figure. (Journal of Korean Oriental Internal Medicine in 2005)
 
Effectiveness of Cancer Dormancy Therapy is as follows;
   ° Prevention of cancer recurrent metastasis
   ° Suppression the cancer having a tolerance to anti-cancer drugs to grow
   ° Increase in anticancer efficacy with anti-cancer and radiation therapy
   ° Suppression the cancer to develop through Korean anti-cancer treatment (If patient cannot receive the anti-cancer
     and radiation therapy because of low level of physical strength.)
   ° Extend cancer patients’ living period
 
 
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Golf injuries clinic
[ Date : 2013-08-27, Hit : 5,785 ]
 
  < Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr                 ☯ Cause of golf injuries      ⋅ Over training    ⋅ The wrong way to practice golf    ⋅ Physique related problems    ⋅ Loss of flexibility    ⋅ Muscle imbalance    ⋅ Overuse    ⋅ Improper equipment           ☯ Symptoms   - Muscle pain -   If muscle fibers are overstretched, they can be torn. Because of this, muscle pain occurs and using relevant muscles would be painful.   - Sprains -   Injury that tendon is excessively overstretched or torn. Pain and expansion joints & restriction of joint motion are accompanied.   - Fracture -   Fracture is caused by direct pressure to the bone, twist, flexure. Also stress fracture can occur because of repeated impact for a long time.   - Tendinitis -   Tendinitis happens when tendon that connects muscle to bone gets cracked and inflamed by continuous impact. The most common places are; elbow, shoulder, wrist etc.           ☯ Difference between professional and amateur golfer                         Amateur Golfer Professional Golfer Cause of injuries ⋅ Exhaustive exercise ⋅ Bad golf swing ⋅ Over- swing Excessive stress Average length of injury 5-12 weeks on average ⋅ Male : 9 weeks on average ⋅ Female : 3 weeks on average Most commonly injured area ⋅ Lower back, waist (35%) ⋅ Elbow (33%) ⋅ Hand, wrist (12%) ⋅ Hand, wrist (37%) ⋅ Lower back, waist (24%) ⋅ Shoulder (10%)           ☯ Injured part       Rotator cuff muscles which surround the shoulder and related tendons could be inflamed and cracked by overusing and improper swing. Shoulder injuries can be prevented by training golf swing that puts less pressure on rotator cuff muscles.     Excessive stress on spine strains facet joints. Swing dependent on a direct physical POWER, not a rhythm leads to back injury due to overpowering.         Muscles contract simultaneously when golfer makes a transition from backswing to downswing. Particularly, because of excessive wrist motion, tendons that connect to the elbow are overstretched and tendinitis easily occurs. There is a possibility of occurrence of tendinitis since impact caused by repulsive power when hitting the ball is absorbed by the elbow. (Golf Elbow)         Injuries commonly occur in the area where tendons that muscles are connected to the bones of the fingers and extensor retinaculum of wrist are crossed. Gripping the club too tight causes finger tendinitis. (Jerk finger)           ☯ Treatment   - Acupuncture therapy -   Applying acupuncture, electroacupuncture, blood letting therapy etc   - Moxibustion therapy -   Therapy that improves energy and blood circulation by using warmth of moxibustion   - Herbal medicine therapy -   Treatment for extravasated blood results from sprain and contusion. Effective therapy for treatment of disease and prevention golf injuries led by low level of flexibility and muscular strength by building strong bones and muscles.   - Herbal acupuncture therapy -   Therapy that applies herbal acupuncture containing active ingredients of herbal medicine on acupoints. Effective for anti-inflammation and relieving pain.   - Other therapies -   Physical therapy, Chuna therapy, Cupping therapy           ☯ Exercises for a better golf swing   It's important to strength musculoskeletal system.   The pictures below are the exercises to build muscles for golf. Perform 1 set of 10 repetitions. You need to do at least 3 sets per day. Hold each posture for about 3 seconds and take a rest for around 30-60 seconds between sets.                      
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Menopause
[ Date : 2013-08-21, Hit : 2,545 ]
 
< Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr            ☯ What is menopause   Menopause is a period that female hormones are no longer produced since the ovaries cease to function. In other words, once woman becomes menopausal, she cannot get pregnant. This is about 10 years of before and after menopause.   When woman is in her late 40s, ovarian function is gradually decreased and the levels of female hormones get lower. Through this period, menstruation becomes irregular and bleeding may be lighter. As a result, woman stops menstruation; menopause.           ☯ Causes   When female hormones are drastically decreased, body adjusts to this change. Some women who go through menopause fine don't feel severe pain. By contrast, others who have a tough time during menopause have several symptoms caused by instability of the autonomic nervous system.   A tenth of menopausal women even don't notice it. One-third go through menopause smoothly. But one- fifth have severe symptoms, so daily life would be affected.           ☯ Symptoms   - Hot flushes that are a sudden feeling of heat on the face -      ⋅ A sudden reddening of the face, head, neck etc    ⋅ Sensation of heat spreading over the body    ⋅ Heartbeat    ⋅ Sweating    ⋅ Symptoms last from a few seconds to a few minutes   - Difficulty concentrating and memorizing -       ⋅ Forgetting what you just heard    ⋅ Forgetting where you put things    ⋅ Even forgetting the names of your children   - The most common symptom of menopause; Depression -      ⋅ Emotional instability    ⋅ Mood swings    ⋅ Feeling sad or down    ⋅ Other common symptoms during menopause ;             fatigue, irritability, demotivation, nervousness, anxiety, aggression, low self-esteem   - Change in reproductive and urinary system-      ⋅ Vaginal dryness because of lack of lubrication    ⋅ Vaginal discharge and itchiness caused by vaginitis    ⋅ Incontinence of urine ( unintentional loss of urine)    ⋅ Descensus uteri, prolapsed bladder led by weakening of the pelvic support structures   - Sexual problems -      ⋅ Painful sex because of             - hormone deficiency             - thinner and smaller in width and length vagina             - lack of lubrication             - atrophic vaginitis    ⋅Having less sex and loss of libido for the reasons stated above             ☯ Complications   Since average life expectancy is increasing, women will live over one third of their life after a menopause. Living well through menopause makes your life fruitful and worthwhile. If there's no proper treatments for menopause, chronic complications occur as follows ;      ⋅ Osteoporosis    ⋅ Obesity    ⋅ Ischaemic Heart Diseases (IHD) - Angina, Myocardial infarction    ⋅ High blood pressure    ⋅ Hypercholesteremia    ⋅ Women's cancers - Uterine cancer, Breast cancer, Ovarian cancer    ⋅ Stroke    ⋅ Diabetes           ☯ Korean medicine for menopause       - Acupuncture for balanced internal organs & relieving local pain and disorder     - Herbal acupuncture for improving symptoms caused by lack of hormones & boosting immunity     - Cupping for getting rid of extravasated blood & promoting body circulation     - Herbal medicine based on symptom and constitution     - Moxibustion for boosting energy & promoting blood circulation in reproductive organs and urinary system
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Sinusitis
[ Date : 2013-08-20, Hit : 2,391 ]
 
  < Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr                                  ☯ What is sinusitis   Paranasal sinuses are the spaces inside the face. There are four parts.    ⋅ Maxillary sinuses : surround the nasal cavity    ⋅ Ethmoidal sinuses : between the eyes and the nose    ⋅ Frontal sinuses : Around forehead above the eyebrows    ⋅ Sphenoidal sinuses : behind the ethmoids.   These four parts are filled with air.   Paranasal sinuses are connected to the nasal cavity which is the space inside the nose and the structures are similar between paranasal sinuses and the nasal cavity. If outlet of paranasal sinuses swells up and is blocked by sinus cold, nasal inflammation, aggravation of rhinitis, nasal mucus cannot be excreted, the mucus turns into pus and this is called rhinosinusitis. If paranasal sinuses become infected by a pus-filled sinus, inflammation gets worse and pus becomes more viscous. This condition is called sinusitis.             ☯ Symptoms      ⋅ Have a slight fever & a blocked and runny nose    ⋅ Nasal congestion is getting worse & mucus drains down the back of nose into throat    ⋅ Coughing a lot when you're about to get a sleep or you wake up    ⋅ Headache & Have a dull feeling in the head    ⋅ Pain below the eyes    ⋅ Have a nosebleed a lot & loss of smell    ⋅ Develop into a middle ear infection    ⋅ Mattery eyes           ☯ Cause   Because of rhinitis and cold, nose is inflamed. In addition, due to edema, nose gets congested from too much mucus and this inflammation adversely affects mucous membrane of paranasal sinuses. Therefore, paranasal sinuses that air should get in is inflamed. Furthermore, if an opening is closed, rhinosinusitis occurs.   In the case of young children, nose is blocked filled with mucus because of tonsillitis, adenoidal hypertrophy, pharyngitis etc and this causes sinusitis.   Also, deviated nasal septum that is the nasal septum -the bone and cartilage in the nose- is displaced and various rhinitis can cause sinusitis.           ☯ Age of occurrence   Sinusitis occurs in children the age of 4 to 10. This is because not only young children physiologically have weak resistance but also their paranasal sinuses are not perfect morphologically, so they are sensitive to external influences.   Sinusitis is suspected is child has symptoms as follows;    . Continuous sinus cold (Over two weeks)    . Long-term of coughing after having cold (Over 10-14 days)    . Especially persistent coughing in the evening or morning           ☯ Treatment   The point of sinusitis treatment is the improving immunity of nasal mucosa through reducing inflammation in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses and improving overall health. We offer various treatment methods.   - Herbal decoction therapy -   Minimize recurrence and potential complications by treating symptoms and boosting immunity.   - Laser therapy -   Quickly regenerating of damaged ciliary activity and cleaning the nasal by directing laser at the affected area. Moreover, disease prevention through improvement of blood circulation and immune function.   - Aroma therapy -   Treating sinusitis using aroma oil such as Cypress, Eucalyptus, Tea-tree etc to soothe inflammation and excrete pus from the nasal.   - Acupuncture and moxibustion therapy -   Based on Korean medicine, treating sinusitis by stimulating acupuncture points on the body where are effective for curing sinusitis.           ☯ Precaution      ⋅ Prevent air pollution and dust if it's possible & keep the space clean by ventilating a room    ⋅ Be careful not to have a cold & if patient catches a cold, get a treatment as soon as possible       and try not to develop complications    ⋅ Because mental and physical fatigue weakens the immune system, so take enough rest    ⋅ Try not to eat           - fat meat (pork, chicken etc)           - wheat flour food (instant noodles, pizza, bread etc)           - frozen desserts, ice cream           - foods that contain food preservatives like canned food    ⋅ Try to eat           - seaweed           - vegetables           - fruits  
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Asthma
[ Date : 2013-08-16, Hit : 2,284 ]
 
< Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr                  ☯ What is asthma ?   Asthma is a disease that bronchial tubes overreact to several stimulations whether by nature or nurture. (ex. allergen, cold, respiratory infection etc) The symptoms of asthma are puffiness when breathing, coughing, stridor that the sound of wheezing is created in lungs because of difficulty of breathing. The symptoms worsen in the middle of the night, at dawn or early in the morning. On the other hand, symptoms are picking up in the afternoon.           ☯ Symptoms      1. Coughing when cooling the body or exposing to the cold air like air conditioner.    2. Coughing and being out of breath when running.    3. Feverless coughing over 3 weeks (without other symptoms)    4. Coughing when drinking cold beverage.    5. Dust, smell, smoke sensitivities    6. Breathing difficulties without fever at night.    7. Frequent colds and coughs   If you have these symptoms, do asthma test.           ☯Causes   - Genetic factor-   If one parent has asthma, his or her child has a 25 percent chance of inheriting asthma. If both parents have asthma, likelihood is about 50 percent. Childhood asthma tends to run in families and might be inherited. Although parents have other allergic diseases such as allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, hives ,not asthma, there is a possibility that child may suffer from asthma.   - Environmental factor -   Dust mites, mold, pollen, dog⋅cat hair, cockroach Milk, egg Flu, strenuous exercise, air pollution Anxiety, nervousness, tension   - Low immune function -   When immune function is weakened, functions of digestion organs, respiratory system, endocrine system are also weakened at the same time. Therefore, wastes pile up in lungs where is weak point on the body. In such situation, if person exposes to the cold air or eats cold foods, then asthma occurs.           ☯ Treatment   As usual, get steady treatment to strengthen immunity so try to place importance on preventing asthma. Also, taking medicine and herbal medicine at the same time is good for asthma.   - Herbal decoction treatment -   Minimize future occurrences of asthma not only by symptomatic treatment but also improving immunity.   - Aroma therapy -   Treatment of asthma through disinfection and antisepsis of oil refining and activation immunocyte by using aroma oil such as eucalyptus, pine, tea-tree.           ☯ Precaution      1. Be careful not to catch a cold. Try to build resistance to a cold and improve respiratory system.    2. Try not to expose to the cold air for a long time and eat cold foods a lot.    3. Do not cool the body.    4. Do a proper exercise in moderation and build up physical strength.    5. Avoid stimulate if it's possible. Breath in fresh air and take the sun adequately.    6. Find out substances that cause hypersensitivity reaction and avoid them.    7. Try to eat natural foods and fresh foods as much as possible.    8. Do not eat junk food and artificially sweetened foods.            ☯ Self-diagnosis of asthma   If all of six items are applicable to you, asthma is suspected.      1. Wheezing, Whistling & Experience of feeling breathless    2. Experience of these symptoms more than two times so far    3. Diagnosed with asthma, asthmatic bronchitis or childhood asthma    4. Sounds of wheezing and whistling when breathing at that time    5. Difficulty of breathing at that time    6. Symptom of feeling breathless in two years        & Have experience in getting a treatment of asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, childhood asthma   If 1 to 5 items are applicable and 6 does not apply to you, that means you may have asthma but you are getting better.       ※ You might have asthma bronchitis if the following three items are applicable to you. ※      A. Sounds of wheezing and whistling when breathing    B. This happens when having a cold    C. Wheezing and whistling more than two times in the last two years    
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Growth Disorder
[ Date : 2013-08-13, Hit : 3,445 ]
 
< Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr               ☯ Growth Characteristics   1. Differentiation between male and female   Female grows quickly about two years than male, this is because female reach skeletal maturity faster than male. Boys grow up rapidly around ages 11~14 and girls grow ages 10~12.   2. Period of rapid growth   Normally, there are four periods of growth and two of them are the periods of rapid growth. First stage is from birth to age two where nutrition is the most important thing. Second stage is from adolescence to age 15~16. After two years of adolescence, growth ceases in both male and female because of closed growth plates. Thus, treatment of growth is particularly opportune at the time of school age that is before adolescence.                            ☯ Cause   1. Inborn error      a. osteodystrophy    b. chromosome aberration (Down's syndrome or turner syndrome)    c. IntraUterine Growth Retardation IUGR)   2. Secondary growth delay caused by chronic disease      Innutrition led by anorexia, diarrhea    digestive, cardiac, liver and bowel, lung, thyroid disease   3. Hormone Deficiency (Particularly Growth Hormone Deficiency)   4. Familial dwarfism      Inherited factor that is genetically transmitted from parents to child influences offspring. In this case,    one or both of parents are dwarfism.   5. Constitutional dwarfism      Weight and height of newborn are normal at birth. After birth, baby doesn't grow well without reason.    At that time, baby growth rate slows. Yet, after that, growth rate returns back to normal.    (Puberty is delayed compared with other children.)   6. Psychosocial dwarfism      Social isolation, child abuse, break up with parents, lack of affection         ☯ Diagnosing growth disorder      1. Cortisol Binding Globulin (CBG), Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)    2. Thyroid test    3. Chromosome examination    4. Urine examination    5. Radiologic examination : Bone age, Skull X-ray, CT, MRI (in the case of suspecting disorder of central nervous system)    6. Growth Hormone Measurement    7. Body composition test       ☯ Classification of weak children accompanied with growth disorder   1. Digestive system weakness      . Anorexia    . Monophagia (Eat only what one wants)    . Vomit    . Frequent stomachache (Especially, pain around navel)    . Indigestion    . Bad breath   2. Respiratory system weakness      . Continual flu, fever, cough    . Suffering from Bronchiolitis, bronchitis, throat pain, tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchial asthma in the past or present   3. Circulatory & neuropsychiatric weakness      . Get frightened and scared easily    . Sleeplessness caused by anxiety, nervousness    . Very tense   4. Liver function & metabolism weakness      . Easily get tired    . Often feel dizzy    . Have a nosebleed    . Soft skin    . Partially have a cramp   5. Urogenital & skeletal system weakness      . Frequent urination, Feeling of residual urine    . Bedwetting    . Pain around arms or knee at night (Pain stops when getting a massage)            ☯ How to grow taller   - Nutrition -   1. Eat high-calorie food as much as possible and eat high-protein food based on quality of food not quantity of food 2. External blue colored fish which contains enough calories and protein and spinach, carrot, tangerine etc    that contain lots of minerals and vitamins are protective foods to grow tall 3. Drink milk about 12 oz   - Exercise -   1. Exercises that help to grow taller : Jump rope, sprint, swimming, dance, gymnastics, volleyball,                                                          tennis, basketball, ping-pong, badminton etc 2. Exercises that does not help to grow taller : weight training, wrestling, judo, marathon, rugby etc 3. Exercises that help to gain weight : Judo, rowing the boat, wrestling, weight training etc   - Tips for everyday life -      1. Get plenty of rest and sleep    2. Do not lift heavy things    3. Avoid walking around or standing up for a long time    4. Wash legs clean    5. Exercise that can poise on toes and bend knee a little bit    6. Do not wear stiff shoes    7. Get leg and foot massage           ☯ Cause & herbal medicine of growth disorder based on Korean medicine   Growth is done by yang energy, especially Sinyang (a kind of yang energy). Korean medicine doctor says that growth disorder is led by innate function of Sin deficiency and acquired function of Bi deficiency. Therefore, internal secretion and nutrition play the major roles in growth.   Herbal medicines that are used in treatment of growth disorder are Swaeyang, GuGiJa, DuChang, SokDan, Ogapi, WooSeul, HasuO, GolSwaebo, EumYangKwok, Ginseng, YukJongYok, NokGak, NokYong etc.    
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Facial nerve paralysis
[ Date : 2013-08-12, Hit : 2,364 ]
 
< Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr         ☯ Facial nerve paralysis   Facial nerve paralysis is caused by a facial nerve lesion of a cranial nerve. Facial nerve paralysis is a disease leading facial muscles paralysis, asymmetric face, tearing, food stuck between teeth in one side. If patients miss treatment time, after effect can occur.           ☯ Cause   - Undue stress - Overwork - Exposure to the cold - Immunocompromised state by long=term illness - Reduced stamina around birth - After effect of intracranial surgery, stroke, tumor, a superficial wound           ☯ Symptom   - Paralyzed face & Difficulty with movements of the face - Tearing & Dryness of the eye & Inflamed eye - Pain and stiffness behind the ear, back of the neck & Headache - Increased loudness of sound in paralyzed ear - Alteration or numbness of taste on the paralyzed side - Food stuck between teeth on the paralyzed side           ☯ Difference between stroke and facial nerve paralysis   Many patients confuse facial nerve paralysis with stroke. But facial nerve paralysis and stroke are different kinds of diseases, therefore patients have to talk to doctor and set mind at rest.   - Stroke Cerebrovascular accident accompanied by weakness of one side of arm and leg, slurred speech and in worst case clouded consciousness. Facial paralysis that's along with stroke is a unfavorable prognosis so patients need to get a thorough medical checkup.   - Idiopathic facial nerve paralysis (Bell's Palsy) Bell's palsy affects only one side of the face's paralysis without any other symptoms of paralysis of other parts of the body, slurred speech etc. Even though paralysis is progressing at a rapid pace in early stage of Bell's palsy, it's quite a favorable prognosis.   - Herpes Zoster Oticus (Ramsay Hunt Syndrome) Herpes zoster oticus is a facial nerve paralysis caused by herpes zoster. It's different from the facial nerve paralysis led by stroke. Herpes zoster oticus takes long recovery period and has possibility of after effect compared with Bell's palsy. Patient with herpes zoster oticus should get aggressive treatment.            ☯ Treatment   Patient must quickly receive treatment such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, Korean medicinal physical therapy, external treatment in the first stage (within two or three days). If patient can't get proper treatment in time, paralyzed facial muscles cannot recover and sufferer may suffer from long term after effect (e.g. a facial tic, facial numbness or hypesthesia.) Normally, facial nerve paralysis tends to progress for about a week from its occurrence. Usually patients recover from a facial paralysis over a period of a month or two months.             ☯ Exercise therapy   Look on the face through mirror and make the right movement.   1. Lift forehead 2. Close the eyes tightly 3. Frown and make forehead and eyebrow wrinkles 4. Flare nostrils 5. Smile 6. Whistle 7. Blow out the candle 8. Blow up a balloon           ☯ Precaution   1. Avoid stress, overwork, chilly air, ice-cold water 2. When going outside, keep paralyzed face warm by wearing a mask, cap, scarf 3. Wear an eye patch when patient can't close the eye 4. When washing face, be careful of soapy water 5. Eat nutritious food 6. Get enough rest and sleep           ☯ Facial massage   < Acupressure therapy >   It's good to warm the face using steamed towel and massage several spots on the face from forehead and over the eyes to below the mouth for facial paralysis. It's quite important to relax the tension in the shoulder and back of the neck by performing acupressure treatment.   Perform acupressure on   - for forehead ; YangBeak - for eye ; JeongMyeong, DongJaRyo, ChanJuck, EoYo, SaJuckGong, SeungEup - for chic ; GwanRyo, HaGwan - for mouth ; SaBeak, JiChang, YoungHyang, HwaRyo, InJung, SeungJang.   Massage is also highly effective.      
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Chuna therapy - Body corrective therapy
[ Date : 2013-08-06, Hit : 12,458 ]
 
  < Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr                ☯ What is Chuna manual therapy?   'Chu' and 'Na' are chinese characters meaning pushing and pulling. That is, Chuna therapy is a method that puts bone, joint, muscle back in the proper position. It encompasses corrective therapy -Chu therapy, Na therapy- and medicinal treatment. Most modern people suffer from back, shoulder and neck pain or disc because of irregular lifestyle, incorrect posture and stress. Patients may have an instant effect on correction of spinal, pelvis and other parts of body by getting Chuna therapy.           ☯ A brief description of Chuna manual therapy   Once muscles, bones and joints are out of position, muscles and ligament continue to change abnormally. If this condition continues, indurations are created and blood circulation disorder is occurred. In this stage, patients feel pain. Chuna therapy is for smooth function, removing pain by correction the body.           ☯ Treatable diseases with Chuna manual therapy   Chuna manual therapy is widely used. It can cure diseases as follows;   1. Lumbar disc 2. Herniated cervical disc 3. Spondylolisthesis, Rachischisis 4. Scoliosis 5. Spinal stenosis 6. Lumbar facet joint syndrome            ☯ Patients who can't get Chuna manual therapy   1. Acute spinal cord injury patient with indefinite diagnosis 2. Patient with osteoarticular or soft-tissue tumor, tuberculosis, osteomyelitis 3. Expectant woman who is about three months pregnant 4. Patient with severe heart, brain, lung disease 5. Patient with severe localized swelling of soft-tissue damage 6. Patient who is suspected fracture           ☯ Difference between Chuna and Chiropractic therapy   "Chiropractic therapy" is a manual treatment that is similar to chiropractic. Chiropractic therapy is commonly used all over the world. Perhaps, for this reason, some patients take Chuna therapy for chiropractic therapy. Western chiropractic is a manual therapy for simply bone correction. On the other hand, Chuna is a comprehensive therapy that encompasses bone correction and medicinal therapy. Chuna improves not only the function of bone, joint and muscle but energy and blood circulation.           ☯ Process of Chuna therapy     Counseling  current symptoms  disease history   ⇓   Write medical records   ⇓   Counseling   Korean medicinal examination Orthopedic examination  Neurological examination (Reflex, sense, muscular strength test)  Image diagnosis   ⇓   Determine relative patient for Chuna therapy   ⇓   Decide the way of treatment   Chuna therapy & Acupuncture Chuna therapy & Chuna medicinal therapy Decide whether other physical therapy is going side by side or not  
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Stroke
[ Date : 2013-08-06, Hit : 2,858 ]
 
< Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr                ☯ What is stroke?   Stroke is a lesions that are the bursting or getting blocked of a blood vessel in brain. There are many different kinds of symptoms of stroke (e.g. suddenly lost consciousness because of disorders of the brain, loss of function to one side of the body, slurred speech, minor symptom that doesn't need to get treatment since it doesn't affect daily life.) In any case, patient should go to the hospital and get prompt treatment as soon as possible.           ☯ Kinds of stroke   There are two major causes for stroke; getting blocked of a blood vessel and bursting of a blood vessel   1. cerebral hemorrhage      : the case of stroke caused when the blood vessel bursts in the brain.   2. cerebral infarction      : blood vessels in the brain are disturbed by other vessels so that blood flow is interrupted.   3. etc : hypertensive encephalopathy   * Transient Ischemic Attack : Previous step of stroke when blood flow temporarily stops.           ☯ Stroke Treatment   There are three parts of stroke treatment.   1. Emergency measures         : Active western medicine treatment accompanied by acupuncture and herbal medicine.   2. Stabilizer         : Physical treatment such as Korean medicine treatment and exercise therapy.   3. After-effect         : Medicine therapy for reducing after-effect and relapse prevention.           ☯ Symptoms   Symptoms of stroke depend on causes and diverse. Neurological signs, for instance, sudden hemiplegia, a speech disorder, unconsciousness are the usual symptoms. Since the state of stroke is rapidly worsening, patients are symptomatic within a few minutes or hours.    - You need to doubt stroke if you have one or more of the following-      1. Weakness or numbness on one side of the body (leg, arm, face)    2. Difficult to talk or understand what is said. Hard to swallow food.    3. Blurring and loss of vision.    4. Dizziness and hard to balance. Vomit    5. Continuous headache, frequently yawn, sleep a lot.         ☯ Cause of stroke   1. High blood pressure 2. Smoking 3. Obesity 4. Diabetes 5. hyperlipidemia 6. a cardiac disorder 7. Intemperate lifestyle 8. Family history of stroke           ☯ Prevention of stroke   1. Control high blood pressure   2. Quit smoking        : If patient stops smoking, the risk of stroke starts to reduce immediately.          After a year, the rate is down by half and five years later, the risk reduces to the          same extent as non-smoker.   3. Get treatment for diabetes        : In the case of high level of blood sugar, patient must get treatment as prescribed by a doctor.   4. Stop drinking excessive alcohol   5. Build healthy eating habits        : Have low fat, low cholesterol and low sodium food.   6. Exercise        : Try to exercise over 30 minutes three or four times per week.          (e.g. jogging, walking faster, riding bicycle)  
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CFS : Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
[ Date : 2013-08-05, Hit : 3,076 ]
 
  < Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr               ⊙ CFS : Chronic Fatigue Syndrome   CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is a severe disease that an inexplicable fatigue, lassitude and general weakness continue or repeat over 6 months. It doesn't improve by plenty of rest and degrades not only professional, social and personal efficiency but brain activities such as memory and concentration.         ⊙ What are some common complications?   Apart from being easily exhausted, symptoms of CFS include low-grade fever, sleep disorder(insomnia or hypersomnia), headache, aprosexia, depression, anxiety, anorexia, throat pain, muscle pain, arthralgia , swollen lymph nodes in neck or armpit. Among these, CFS is commonly accompanied by over two or three symptoms.         ⊙ What causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?   Multiple mechanisms of several factors (a virus infection, physical, psychological and biological stress, hormone and central nervous system disorders) lead to confused immune system. In this process, immune complex that attacks itself is created. In some cases, blood volume supplying the brain might be reduced and this is because physiological incrementality of internal organs and yin and yang is disrupted.         ⊙ How does CFS start?   In some patients, it starts with feeling like not getting over the flu. In some cases, a psychological trauma (e.g. car accident, being laid off) can be a trigger action that leads to CFS. Since CFS is long-lasting and gradually developed problem, most patients don't know when and how did CFS start.         ⊙ How long does CFS last?   Partly, CFS might heal by itself but mostly it lasts 3 to 6 years or even over 10 years. CFS may relapse in every few years cycle or may last forever.         ⊙ Age Group   The greatest occurrence of CFS is in 25 to 45. However, it can occur in the young students or the middle-aged.         ⊙ Is it contagious?   There is no accurate proof but CFS is not transmitted to family or surrounding people. However, CFS somewhat displays genetic predisposition and the reason why is that CFS is closely related to problems with the immune system that's associated with gene.         ⊙ How to treat CFS?   In Western medicine, since the cause of CFS hasn't been established, there's no drug yet. On the other hand, in Korean medicine, through an aggressive therapy that improves internal organs and immune system and proper management, CFS can be cured.   1. Get plenty of rest and avoid stress. 2. Express feelings as honestly as possible and try not to think again. 3. Avoid excessive drinking, chain smoking, coffee or drug dependence, using computer,     watching a lot of TV or going to bed late. 4. It's advisable to do adequate physical activity or exercise. It's rather harmful to do     strenuous exercise. 5. It might helpful to meditate or do hypogastric breathing for mind and body rest and     control of energy and blood flow. 6. Keep a symptom diary to understand personal characteristic accurately.         ⊙  Korean Medicine Treatment   1. Taegeuk Acupuncture    : Acupuncture therapy based on constitution. It improves the flow of energy and balances      the internal organs.   2. Herbal acupuncture    : Apply herbal acupuncture that recovers immunity on spots on the body suitable for acupuncture.   3. Cupping    : Remove extravasated blood so clean the blood.   4. GwanWon moxibustion    : Preserve energy by gathering it at spots on the body suitable for acupuncture so-called Myeonmun.   5. Aroma Therapy    : Activate the function of internal organs by stimulating the blood circulation and the flow of energy.   6. Herbal Medicine    : According to the constitution and symptoms, we prescribe different kinds of herbal medicine      as follows :          肺脾氣虛型(PyebiKiheohyeong)     - Suffer from low energy as opposed to healthy-looking appearance. Get cold sweat and sleep a lot.   心脾血虛型(SimbiHyeolheohyeong)     - Since this type of person is sensitive, patient suffers from insomnia, nervousness, fright,         losing appetite and neurological stomach problem.      脾腎陽虛型(Bisinyangheohyeong)     - Sensitive to cold and suffer from cold hands and feet, stomachache, diarrhea and lack of stamina.      肝腎陰虛型(GansinEumheohyeong)     - Have weak joints and back. Eyes and brain are get tired easily and also lose temper easily.     According to the Sasang constitutional type, in many cases, Taeeum physiological type belongs to 肺脾氣虛型(PyebiKiheohyeong), Soeum physiological type belongs to 心脾血虛型(SimbiHyeolheohyeong) or 脾腎陽虛型(Bisinyangheohyeong) and Soyang physiological type belongs to 肝腎陰虛型(GansinEumheohyeong).      
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Back Pain
[ Date : 2013-07-31, Hit : 6,327 ]
 
< Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr/           ● Back Pain   In the history of mankind, there has always been backache and 80 percent of men experience back pain at some point during their lifetime. The reason of this is that every human has spine and is bipedal- having two feet- therefore, there is a lot of pressure on the spine causing back pain. Accordingly, backache that is a typical disease of spine is widely distributed in every walk of life regardless of age or sex. Since back pain restricts social life and is prolonged and chronic, it reduces efficiency at work and leads to psychological and financial damage by long-term treatment.         ● Cause   When the lumbar gets stimulation, stress and damage, back pain is arise. Occasionally, backache can be caused by damaged organs or psychic origin. In Korean Medicine, the cause of the backache can be classified by impotence, indigestion, extravasated blood, stroke etc. Patients need to get proper treatment based on reasons of pain after seeing a Korean Medicine Doctor.           ● Typical disease of back pain   1. slipped disk (disk) 2. degenerative disease 3. senile osteoporosis 4. spondylolisthesis 5. Intrapelvic pathologic alteration of organs such as uterus, ovary etc 6. kidney disease such as nephritis, pyelitis etc 7. liver and gall bladder diseases           ● sciatic neuralgia   Sciatic neuralgia means displeasure and pain triggered by several reasons , for example, disk, rheumatoid arthritis, influenza, toxic diseases, a superficial wound, arteriosclerosis, pregnancy, an ill-defined disease etc.           ● Precautions for patients with back pain   Posture problems of daily life can be the main reason causing back ache and can make pain worse. Apart from getting treatment at the hospital, patients should correct bad posture that causes back pain for prevention of symptoms aggravation.             ● Treatment of patients with back pain   There are conservative treatment and surgical treatment as a therapy method. Patients should choose type of treatment by consulting a specialist.   -Bed Rest-   To relieve pressure on the back, patients need to go on bed rest until the symptoms are eliminated.   -Acupuncture Therapy-   We apply acupuncture depending on patient's physical condition and cause. Applying moxibustion based on symptom is also effective.   -Herbal Medicine Therapy-   According to the reason that causes back pain or the symptoms, we describe different herbal medicine such as Hwalryeok Tang, Ojucksan, yukmiJiHwanghwan.   - Use of orthotics - Using orthotics depending on patient's condition.             ● Exercise Treatment               ● Back Pain can be cured.   Numerous people suffer from back pain. Occasionally, there are patients who have gotten treatments at various hospitals but haven't improved. However, back pain is a remediable disorder so patients should receive care with confidence.
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Obesity Treatment
[ Date : 2013-07-29, Hit : 2,926 ]
 
  < Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr/                 ◈ Obesity    Obese people tend to die young and get adult diseases easily. Obesity is not simply fat and people who are slim on the outside may be obese inside. Obesity is a condition in which the percentage of body fat is relatively higher than muscle quantity. Therefore, obesity results from not only excess body fat but also small amount of muscle. Severe obesity leads to hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, arthritis and diverse pain disorders.         ◈ Complications of obesity   High blood pressure, angina, myocardial infarction, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, a respiratory disease, musculoskeletal disorder, endocrine disorders, mixed anxiety-depression        ◈ Body fat percentage BMI (Body Mass Index) was widely utilized as a standard of judgement. However, BMI was just an external indicator of obesity. It was not fully an accurate standard of obesity since it classifies obesity if the person's weight exceeds a certain range in relation to height. Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital measures an accurate body composition (body water, protein, minerals, body fat) and uses it as an evidence of obesity.        ◈ Diet & Exercising For the successful weight loss, obesity treatment need to go side by side with a dietary treatment and exercise. A long-term calorie limit without exercise damages to muscle.   Moderate weight loss is like this ; 0.6 pounds (lb) by reducing the amount of food and 1 pound (lb) by exercising per week. To reduce 0.6 pounds (lb), reduce 20 percent daily food intake and do not eat snack.   Once patient reduces food intake, it's easy to be a lack of essential nutrients such as vitamin, minerals and protein. So patient should eat a lot of vegetables and beans for balance of nutrients.   Because not drinking water while losing weight is highly risky for water metabolism so drinking a lot is needed. To reduce 0.4 pounds (lb), do exercises such as walking, jogging, swimming that can continue to exercise for over 20 minutes. Gently increase in exercise intensity.   Particularly, severe obese patient exercising without supervisor could be dangerous. In this case, for successful treatment, patient'd better consult with specialist about types of exercise, hours, intensity.         ◈ Successful Weight Loss   Losing weight successfully is required two conditions; intake less food than the amount of energy needed for the body and increase consumption of energy by adequate exercise. Early period on diet, despite of losing weight, percentage of body fat is rather increased, and this is because that weight loss caused by reduction of water retention in the body occurs a lot, on the other hand, the quantity of reduced body fat is minuscule.   After 1 to 3 weeks, gradually fat is broke down and used for energy source. In this period, body fat is reduced and percentage of body fat is also down. Therefore, to get satisfactory results, having patient and making steady and persistent effort are needed.         ◈ Obesity management at Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital   - Acupuncture Therapy - Apply acupuncture that suppresses appetite and breaks down body fats.     - Physical Therapy - Induce secondary breaking down of fat by using several machines that help to break down the body fat, to treat by regulation pressure and by water pressure.     - Bowel Washout- Help make patients' bowel movements smooth by relieving constipation and excretion of feces.     - Drug Treatment- Through prescription of herbal medicines on the basis of constitution, take Korean Medicine dispensed by individual's characteristic.     - Dietary Treatment- After dietary counseling with nutritionist, receive advice on constant dietary control.     - Exercising- Provide scientific exercise prescription under the direction and supervision of sports curer.  
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Dry Eye Syndrome
[ Date : 2013-07-19, Hit : 3,746 ]
 
< Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>   http://en.djuds.or.kr/          ◈ What is dry eye syndrome?   Dry eye syndrome is tear film troubles that accompanies an unpleasant feeling of eye and stimulation symptoms because of the tear-deficiency and the damage of the surface of eyeball by enormous amount of evaporation of tear film.          ◈ Dry Eye Syndrome Symptoms    ● Gritty feeling in eyes ● Persistent eye dryness ● The difficulty of opening eyes and sign of headache ● Symptoms of tearing dozens of times a day ● Eyes get tired easily and eye redness ● The difficulty of reading or using computer for a long time ● The difficulty of wearing contact lenses ● Symptoms of tearing and dazzling by exposure to the sun light            ◈ What causes Dry Eye Syndrome?         ▧ Excessive Tear Evaporation ▧        ● Blinking is decreased when watching TV or using computer      ●  Long-term use of air conditions or fans      ● Place with low humidity (e.g. office, theater)      ●  Abnormal facial deformation      ●  An inflammation of the eyelids, Obstructive meibomian gland dysfunction      ●  Long-term use of contact lenses      ● Age       ▧ Decreased Tear Production ▧        ●  Sjogren's syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, SLE(Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), lupus      ●  Facial paralysis      ●  Dacryostenosis      ●  Corneal injury (LASIK . LASEK eye surgery)      ●  Climacteric changes ; Decrease in female hormones        ●  Use of drugs that lead to decrease tear production          ◈ How to examine dry eye syndrome?   ● Subjective symptoms that are based on patient-subjective ● Eyelid. Conjunctiva disorder ● Tear Film Break up Time(BUT) Test ● Schirmer Test ● Cell inspection          ◈ Self care at home    ◈  Have enough sleep. Especially try to sleep before 12 A.M.      Your eyes get tired easily because of the lack of sleep or sound sleep.  ◈  Try to reduce westernized eating habits particularly instant food and greasy food      and eat more brown rice and food that are in season.  ◈  Cut down on alcohol, cigarette and coffee.      These are the factors that aggravates fatigue or burning in the eyes.  ◈  Do not watch TV or monitor in the dark.  ◈  Ventilate the room often and use humidifier.  ◈   Do stretching for shoulder and neck and massage around eyes frequently.          ◈ Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment     ▧ Acupuncture therapy ▧       . Improve energy and blood flow around eyes.     . Relax muscles around eyes.     . Quickly reduce the symptom of eye strain     . Promote secretion of lachrymal gland     ▧ Herbal medicine ▧      . Segan Myeongmok Tang    . Seok gyeol myeong San    . Takri Sodok eum    . Hwangryeon Haedok Tang    . Ji baek Jihwang hwan    . Jaeum Ganghwa Tang    . Ginseng Yangyoung Tang    . Cheonwang Bosimdan    . Yukmi Jihwangwon    . Jasin Myeonmok Tang    . Gikuk Jihwangwon             ◈ Ease eye strain with stretch                               ◈ Ease eye strain with relaxation massage                
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Herbal remedies for Alcoholic Hepatitis- Glhwahaejungtang
[ Date : 2013-07-13, Hit : 3,087 ]
 
 < Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University> http://en.djuds.or.kr/                  < Metabolic process of alcohol >                        Ethyl alcohol that is the main ingredient of alcohol is mostly removed in liver by process of oxidation. However heavy drinking (i.e. 160~180g per day or more) or continuous drinking can cause liver diseases.  Liver disorder can be led by complex causes of NADH that is overproduced during oxidation process of ethyl alcohol, toxic action of acetaldehyde, abnormalities in cell-mediated immunity, nutrition disorder.    < Alcoholic liver disorder >                                                Alcoholic fatty liver Alcoholic fatty liver occurs when the liver accumulates fat because of excessive alcohol-metabolizing. Patient who suffers from alcoholic fatty liver is susceptible to various liver disorders since virus and toxic substance are able to damage hepatocyte very easily.   Alcoholic fatty liverAlcoholic hepatitis occurs because of hepatolysis caused by acetaldehyde, perstriction and pressure on hepatocyte caused by fat accumulation, relative hypoxia caused by alcohol-metabolizing.   Alcoholic cirrhosisAlcoholic cirrhosis is a condition where both hepatic insufficiency and portal hypertension occur since alcoholic hepatitis or hepatic fibrosis continuously progresses caused by suppression of liver regeneration.   Liver cancer Once hepatocirrhosis led by heavy drink occurs, the rates of cancer is 200 times higher than normal person group.    < What is 葛花解酲湯 Glhwahaejungtang? > OriginAlcohol has characteristics of yang (in both aspects of odor and taste) because it is hot and poisonous and is without shape or form. If the body is damaged by drinking, sweating could be a method for improving health. Addedly, it's helpful to remove moisture from the top to the bottom by urinating. At this time, use 葛花解酲湯 Glhwahaejungtang.- Donguibogam (Korean medical encyclopedia)  Contents葛花解酲湯 Glhwahaejungtang contains herbal medicines that excrete toxicity of alcohol through sweating and urine such as flowers of an arrowroot, round cardamon, natsudaidai peal, white atractylis, alisma, ginseng, poria cocos wolf, tangerine peel, saussurea root etc. Effects葛花解酲湯 Glhwahaejungtang detoxifies toxicity of alcohol through sweating and urine. In addition, 葛花解酲湯 Glhwahaejungtang is especially efficacious in alcoholic liver disorders (fatty liver, hepatitis, hepatocirrhosis), hyperlipidemia, fatigue recovery after drinking, relieving hangover by enhancing digestion and liver function.                           1. Refrain from all kinds of sweet things. 2. Do not drink a lot. Heavy drinking causes damage of the five viscera and a confused state of mind.3. Do not eat food constrainedly when getting drunk. Boil could be came out.4. Lie down and expose to the wind after drinking lead to hoarse voice. 5. Forbid sex life when getting drunk. If not, a person may have lentigines or coughs because of light ones,     and the pulse of the five viscera will be uneven and life expectancy will be going down because of heavy ones.
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Acupuncture to quit smoking
[ Date : 2013-07-09, Hit : 3,138 ]
 
 < Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University> Pain Rehabilitation Center TEL. (042)470-9137 / (042)470-9136http://en.djuds.or.kr/                                       < What is the "Acupuncture therapy to quit smoking" ? > Acupuncture therapy to quit smoking is an one way of acupuncture based on ears that used a lot for clinical utilization not only in Korea but also in Europe, China and so on. This way of acupuncture has an effects on reducing desire to smoke and phlegm by applying several acupuncture.                                                 < Substances in cigarettes and Their Effects > Cigarette smoke of a cigarette currently on the market contains about 4,700 substances. Smoker inhales the smoke (approximately 50ml) from burning cigarette. Among 50mg, 18mg are the solid elementary particles that nicotine is melted as an aerosol of tar and 32mg consists of gas and substances that turned into the gas. When the smoker inhales the smoke, he/she takes in all carbon monoxide, 90 percent of nicotine and 70 percent of tar.   1. TarTar is a material that can lead to various kinds of cancer and contains toxic substances including carcinogenic substances. A cigarette contains 20mg of tar on average.  2. NicotineNicotine stimulates arteriosclerosis by causing capillary vessel and peripheral vasoconstriction, rise of blood pressure, heartbeats acceleration, neural stimulation and vessel wall damage.   3. Carbon monoxideThe most harmful chemical in tabacco smoke is carbon monoxide. Smoking causes chronic anoxia so the smoker feels like he/she smells small quantity of anthracite consistently. Therefore, smoking can lead to metabolic syndrome, premature aging.                                                                           < Health hazards of smoking > 1.  Smoking causes lung cancer, cough, difficulty in breathing, bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema etc by affecting      respiratory system negatively.2.  Speaking of effects on cardiovascular system, smoking is the factor that leads to various kinds of diseases such      as high blood pressure, hypercholesterinemia, arteriosclerosis, myocardial infarction, ASHD      (arteriosclerotic heart disease), sudden death, peripheral vascular diseases and stroke. In addition, smoking causes      deterioration of heart function, symptom and reduces medicines' effectiveness that are used for treatment of      the cardiovascular system.3.  Smoking causes laryngopharyngeal cancer, oral cancer, lung cancer, esophagus cancer, bladder cancer, pancreatic     cancer, stomach cancer, uterine cervical cancer, kidney cancer and so on.   < The damaging effects of secondhand smoke > 1.  If a non-smoker is in the same place with a smoker, the non=smoker is negatively affected about 25 percent. 2.  The effects of passive smoke on infants could be one of following symptoms ; bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, an      inflammation of the middle ear, hypotrophy, hypofunction. Children whose parents smoke are more likely to smoke      (95 percent) themselves when they get older.3.  Smoking during pregnancy increases the possibility of placenta previa, abruptio placentae, complications of early      rupture of membranes and premature birth. Additionally, it affects infants negatively such as intrauterine growth      retardation, premature baby, increasing perinatal mortality rate and deformed child. When a non-pregnancy      women smoke, the possibility of infertility, premature ovarian failure, osteoporosis, loop electrosurgical      excision procedure could be higher.   < Precautions for acupuncture to quit smoking > ▧   Try not to smoke for 3~5 hours after applying acupuncture to quit smoking. ▧   When a patient wants to smoke, press auricular acupuncture 3~5 times frequently.▧   Be cautious not to detach acupuncture from ear when washing up or taking shower.▧   If a patient feels strong pain or serious itchiness, remove that acupuncture and disinfect the area.▧   Patients don't need to worry about the symptoms of nervosity, anxiety, lassitude during the acupuncture       therapy to quit smoking because it si caused by reducing smoking.▧   Patients should be applied acupuncture twice or three times a week.▧   Every time patients feel the urge to smoke, water, vitamin, juice, gum can be great substitution       for cigarettes.
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Bee Venom Therapy
[ Date : 2013-07-02, Hit : 4,065 ]
 
< Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>     http://en.djuds.or.kr/ Pain Rehabilitation Center TEL. (042)470-9137 / (042)470-9136                                                                < What is "Bee Venom Therapy" ? >   Bee venom therapy has been used by the common people for ages. In the past, there are two different types of this therapy. One method was catching the bees and using them alive. The other was pulling bee stings out and injection bee venom into an affected area. These ways, however, could be risky because it was hard not only to adjust quantity and concentration of bee venom but also objectify and generalize the treatment. Therefore, it could cause shock.         < Efficacy of bee venom >   Melittin and apamin which are the main ingredients of bee venom and are a sort of protein have a strong anti-inflammatory action. Once the bee venom is injected into body, it activates both metabolic activity and immune function and kills invading germs by maximizing immune function.    ① Anti-inflammatory action ② Control immune function ③ Antipain / Pain relief ④ Improving blood circulation ⑤ Stimulating hormones secretion           < Therapeutic target of bee venom therapy >   ① Cervical spinal , lumbar disc ② Degenerative arthritis ③ systemic diseases like neuralgia, rheumatism etc. ④ Cold hands and feet or paresthesia ⑤ Shoulder joint pain like adhesive capsulitis         < Treatment Process of bee venom therapy >    Diagnosis Diagnosis depending on constitution, disease ⇓ Decision on affected area Decision about an effective concentration of bee venom and affected area. ⇓ Treatment Twice or three times a week. 10~ 15 times in total.         < Directions for bee venom therapy >   Before receiving bee venom therapy, patient has to test for allergies. The reason is that there is a person who gets hives and has difficulty in breathing in every 10,000 patients. Patient who received bee venom therapy after allergy testing sometimes shows signs of swollen and itchiness on an affected area. This is, however, an immune reaction like a cold and flu after receiving vaccinations. Moreover, this reaction will clear up in no time so patient doesn't need to worry. Ice pack would be helpful but food such as alcohol, pork and chicken should be avoided. (These kinds of food could cause skin allergies.)        
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