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Growth Disorder
2013-08-13 17:11:52

< Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital of Daejeon University>
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.
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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We all already know what the causes are but trifle with our health in our everyday lives and eventually one day we regret that came too late. Readers are able to learn about diverse examples and progress for full recovery by reading cancer patients’ stories. Through this book that Kim Eui shin who is the world’s foremost authority on cancer of MD Anderson Cancer Center recommended, all cancer patients fighting against illness is going to start a new lives.  A hearty congratulations on your new book release ‘미국으로 간 허준’ (‘Heo Jun going to the United States’)”  (johanmk)    
"Cupping" Treatment Provides Benefits [ 등록일 : 2013-06-20 , 조회수 : 4,270 ]
Daphane Stidham, a holistic health coach, reflects on the benefits of the ancient "cupping" practice that has recently become popular. PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease   According to Daphane Stidham,   "Cupping" Treatment Provides Benefits   Daphane Stidham is a holistic health coach who provides mind-body solutions for her clients. Stidham is reflecting on the rising popularity of the "cupping" trend, which has become a favorite among celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, and Kelly Osbourne. Stidham is issuing a statement on a new article that explains the benefits of the unusual healing method.   Cupping therapy has existed for thousands of years, but has recently become the go-to treatment for Hollywood's elite. This form of alternative care is believed to relieve aches and pains, while increasing circulation. Those who practice the technique feel that it can increase the movement of the body's energy. During a cupping session, specially crafted glasses are cleaned with alcohol. The inside of the orb is then lit with a flame and placed on the skin; the heat from the flame creations suction. The client does not get burned by the flame; instead they simply feel a warm sensation and a slight tugging on their skin.   When the procedure was developed more than 3,000 years ago, it relied on horns, bamboo, and gourds. Now cups are made of manmade materials such as rubber. Sonia Morton of the International Cupping Therapy Association explains the theory behind the practice stating, "The general idea is negative pressure, rather than tissue compression. The suction lifts the connective tissue, breaks up and drains stagnation while increasing blood and lymph flow to skin and muscles in ways not possible using compression. It's great for pain, repetitive strains, inflammation, toxicity, digestive problems, and many other issues."   Daphane Stidham reflects on the technique stating, "This is an excellent alternative for those who are relying on over-the-counter medication in order to relieve pain. It is natural, healthy, and is proven to be effective. Whenever possible, it is always best to search for a holistic approach to a physical ailment. These methods are much better for the human body in the long run."   There are several types of cupping, including "wet" cupping. Using this strategy, a practitioner lightly pricks the skin with a needle and then places the cup on the skin. Blood gets released into the cup, thus relieving pressure. Some smaller orbs are even safe for use on the face. The side effects of the treatment are almost non-existent, except for slight red marks that last for a few hours after the session is complete. Morton explains, "There is no trauma, no broken capillaries. It's from the toxins that come to the surface. The worse the toxicity in a certain area, or the older an injury, the longer the marks will be apparent."   Daphane Stidham encourages individuals of all ages to seek out holistic healing methods in order to enjoy long-lasting benefits with minimal side effects.   ABOUT: Daphane Stidham is a holistic health coach who works in North Carolina. She aims to offer personal service that provides long-lasting results for her clients. Stidham provides individual coaching, helping her clients develop a health mind-body connection, while building a better version of their own self. She trains the people she works with to look at life through a holistic lens, thus allowing them to find a renewed sense of energy in their mind, their body, and their spirit. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Patients suffering from aches, pains and stagnation of energy   can apply cupping treatment at Dunsan Korean Medicine Hospital on 3rd floor.
13 Ways Acupuncture Can Change Your Life in 2013 [ 등록일 : 2013-06-17 , 조회수 : 3,842 ]
Jan 12, 2013 / Hawaii Health Guide.com All Islands, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu By Sara Calabro   13 Ways Acupuncture Can Change Your Life in 2013   Acupuncture helps us see the world differently—with more hope, openness, intention, gratitude, compassion, patience and clarity. In doing so, it changes us.   Here are 13 specific ways that acupuncture can change your life in 2013.   1. It will open your mind. Acupuncture requires us to think about health in entirely new ways. Despite noble efforts by many to find one, there is no biomedical equivalent for qi or meridians. Acupuncture turns mainstream medical tenets on their head. It will remind you that there are multiple ways of seeing the world.   2. It will make you less stressed. Acupuncture takes the edge off. It removes you from the perpetual state of sympathetic dominance in which so many of us find ourselves. By mellowing out the nervous system, acupuncture will help you feel less affected by and better equipped to manage the stressful aspects of life.   3. It will inspire you to get outside more. In acupuncture theory, humans are viewed as microcosms of the natural world that surrounds them. Things like weather and seasonal shifts factor significantly into acupuncture diagnoses and treatment plans. When you start thinking about health in this way, realizing the intimate relationship that humans have with nature, it inspires a desire to get outside and commune with your natural habitat.   4. It will give you more energy. Although it’s common to find yourself in “acu land”—a somewhat dazed, blissfully relaxed state—immediately following acupuncture treatment, the after effect is usually increased energy. Many people report having more energy in the hours, days and even weeks after acupuncture treatment. You may notice that you’re avoiding that post-lunch coma, feeling more motivated to hit the gym, or just sensing a little extra spring in your step.   5. It will clear your head. In addition to the surge of physical energy that follows emerging from acu land, many people notice improved mental clarity after acupuncture. They’re able to make decisions faster, with greater confidence. They feel more motivated and resolute about tackling items that have been lingering for months on their to-do lists. It’s as if the mental cobwebs have been cleared out. Suddenly, you will be out of your own way.   6. It will allow you to give yourself a break. Acupuncture looks at how root imbalances affect the whole system. This means that when one thing is out of whack, it can affect you in multiple ways. Many of us are quick to beat ourselves up when we can’t muster energy for something that used to come easy, or when we fail to accomplish all the things we “should” be doing. By thinking of yourself as a complex, interconnected system, it becomes easier to understand why you might be feeling incomplete or depleted. Acupuncture broadens your awareness of the things that can potentially influence your physical and emotional health. This, hopefully, will help you be a little kinder to yourself.   7. It will help you sleep. Insomnia is one of the most common complaints seen by acupuncturists, and acupuncture can be highly effective at resolving it. But even in people who do not recognize or mention sleep as a problem, acupuncture has a tendency to produce more restful nights. This often goes unnoticed until asked about on a follow-up visit. Many acupuncturists hear this refrain multiple times a day: “You know, now that you mention it, I have been sleeping a lot better since I started coming for acupuncture.”   8. It will get you thinking differently about food. Whether you’re Paleo, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, or free of any restrictions, acupuncture will lend some interesting perspective to your food choices. In acupuncture, foods often are thought about in terms of temperature. Some people, because of their constitutions or root imbalances, need warming foods while others need foods that cool. And this can change significantly based on the seasons. Everyone is different. Acupuncture dietary theory sheds light on why some people can eat certain foods and feel unaffected while others can’t even look in their direction.   9. It will help you embrace change. Conventional medicine requires us to think in absolutes, to label things good or bad, black or white. We’re either sick or we’re healthy. Our numbers are too high or too low. We’re happy or we’re depressed. Yet in between these extremes, subtle yet significant shifts occur. Acupuncture works in this gray area and teaches us to reflect on the small changes happening within and around us all the time. In acupuncture, this is progress. Unwillingness to accept change is a huge source of stress and anxiety for many people. Through reframing change as a marker of progress rather than something to be scared of, you will learn to love it.   10. It will give you something to talk about at parties. Acupuncture is a crowd pleaser! Next time you’re feeling awkward or bored at a social gathering, mention that you recently had acupuncture. You’ll be an instant sensation. People love learning about acupuncture. Did it hurt? Did she stick them in your eyes?People also love sharing their own acupuncture experiences, so it’s a quick way find common ground and make friends.   11. It will make you more patient. We loooove technology. Whether it’s the latest product from Apple or a cutting-edge MRI, we lust after shiny tools that promise to make us better. Technology, while awesome, acclimates us to quick fixes and perpetuates an “I want it now” mentality. This creates chronic impatience. Acupuncture, because it works but rarely overnight, can help us combat this. Acupuncture is an ongoing process that requires an investment of time and a willingness to let go of our desire for instant gratification. It will make you a more patient person.   12. It will make you tough. It’s not always easy to embrace acupuncture. Most doctors, as well as some family, friends and colleagues, regard mainstream medicine as the only acceptable form of healthcare. The constant barrage of pharmaceutical advertising is hard to ignore. It takes courage to go against the grain. Acupuncture, although becoming more popular, is still not the norm. It requires a conscious commitment to understanding ourselves in a way that the majority shuns. This is the harder path toward health but ultimately the most rewarding.   13. It will make you believe in yourself. The driving idea behind acupuncture is that we’re already in possession of everything we need to be well. Acupuncture does not add or subtract anything. Rather, it prompts the body to do what it already knows how to do. It reminds you that you have the power to heal yourself. This does not mean that external interventions such as pharmaceuticals or surgery should always be shunned—in many cases, these are life saving measures. But it does mean that becoming healthier, whatever that means to you, is within your control. When it comes to improving our physical and emotional health, most of us are capable of a lot more than we think. By using a therapy like acupuncture, which embraces rather than ignores our innate healing capacity, you’re making a statement that you believe in yourself.   Wishing you a transformative 2013!    
Integrative medicine making inroads [ 등록일 : 2013-06-17 , 조회수 : 3,719 ]
Daily Herald By Patrick Massey Article posted: 5/27/2013     Integrative medicine making inroads   It seems that the world is moving faster every year and change has become the new constant. This is especially evident in the area of nontraditional medicine. During the past 30 years, nontraditional medicine has transformed from a health care approach primarily done by those on the fringe to almost mainstream medicine. This change is most apparent in the Program for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona — the brainchild of Dr. Andrew Weil.   Before 2000 most references to nontraditional medicine were called alternative. The term "complementary" was introduced since these nontraditional therapies were complementary to what was being done in traditional Western medicine. Recently the term "integrative medicine" has become the working definition for combining traditional and nontraditional medicine. In 2014, integrative medicine will be a board certified subspecialty.   In 2000, I was a member of the inaugural class for the Program for Integrative Medicine. None of us actually knew much about the program because no one had done this before. However, we were all dedicated to meaningful improvements in how we practiced our craft.   After two years, we graduated with a greater understanding of holistic medicine and the conviction that the traditional medical system needed to change and would change. Since that time, the program has grown into an international phenomenon.   As an example of how much the program has grown, in 2002, the date of my graduation from the program, there were about 20 physicians, three in Illinois, who had completed the program.   In 2012, the Program in Integrative Medicine boasts almost 900 graduates, 37 Illinois and 64 from foreign countries. California has the most graduates with 122.   This program now offers opportunities for medical students, interns and residents to learn about nontraditional medicine. Through the program, more than 32 family practice medicine programs in the U.S. and Canada, including the St. Joseph family practice residency in Chicago, are offering physician training in integrative medicine. In a few days, five pediatric residency programs will offer extensive training in integrative medicine. The goals with this type of training are to educate and truly integrate effective nontraditional therapies into everyday medicine.   The U.S. population has been enthusiastically using nontraditional therapies for decades. It's good to see that traditional medicine is finally catching up.   An increasing number of corporations are realizing the health benefits to their employees by actively preventing disease and illness rather than simply early diagnosis. Corporations such as IBM, Cisco, Ford, Pepsi, Pfizer, NASA and others are looking to integrative medicine to reduce medical costs, improve employee health and productivity.   This update on the Program for Integrative Medicine is not meant to be an advertisement. It is tangible proof that the way we physicians practice medicine is changing for the better and that our improved health will ultimately benefit from this change.   • Dr. Patrick B. Massey is medical director for complementary and alternative medicine for the Alexian Brothers Health System. His website is www.alt-med.org.    
When East meets West [ 등록일 : 2013-06-17 , 조회수 : 4,149 ]
BBC NEWS  Monday, 25 January, 1999, 10:04 GMT   When East meets West  The exhibition examines the meeting of medical minds Eastern medicines are becoming more popular in the West, but few people realise how the various cultures have exchanged ideas. Now an exhibition at the Science Museum in London explores how they have interacted on medicine through the centuries. Called East Meets West: Medical Ideas on the Move, it looks at examples of how ideas and technologies have moved from one side of the world to another. It opens on Thursday and is based on an exhibition presented by the Wellcome Trust. Neil Fazakerley is curator of the exhibition. He said: "It's attractive because it's taking a medical history story but from a slightly different angle, showing how the different cultures have interacted. "It's obvious that Eastern medical practices are becoming more popular in the West but maybe people don't know that ideas have been exchanged for thousands of years and that Western medicine did not grow up in isolation."   The exhibition details four main areas: Ancient Greek and Islamic medical ideas, and how they were reborn into Western culture. The exhibition starts in the ninth and tenth centuries when Baghdad was the centre of Islamic science and its highly sophisticated medical system. Through the translation work of Persian scholars, ancient Greek medical thought was brought into the Islamic medical system. It was when Westerners started charging into the East on crusades during the twelfth century that European scholars became increasingly interested in Islamic medicine. Arabic material was translated into Latin, the European scholars' language of the time, thus preserving the Greek tradition that may otherwise have been lost.   Co-existence of Islamic and Indian traditions and the development of Western medicine in colonial India The traditional Indian medical system - known as ayurveda or "the knowledge of life" - has existed in some form for more than 2000 years. "Man of the medical caste, physician" (Wellcome Institute Library) During foreign invasions from the eleventh century onwards the Islamic system of medicine was brought to India. The Indian name for Islamic medicine, "unani" refers originally to the Greeks. The two systems complemented each other well and both ayurveda and unani flourish today in India. European colonists from the sixteenth century onwards, gained knowledge of plants, diseases and surgical techniques that were unknown in the West. One such example is rauwolfia serpentia, a plant used in traditional Indian medicine. The active ingredient is today used to treat hypertension and anxiety in the West. The flow of ideas turned with the growth of the British Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as many Western-style hospitals and medical colleges were established in India   How the West has adopted ideas from the Far East and vice versa Interaction began in the seventeenth century, when Christian missionaries sent home descriptions of the medicines and techniques they saw there. Europeans became aware of the Chinese practices of feeling the pulse, acupuncture and moxibustion. Moxibustion counters irritation and heals small wounds by placing on the skin and igniting a cone or cylinder of moxa, a tuft of soft combustible substance. Western medicine gained a foothold in the Far East in the nineteenth century. Western-style hospitals and medical schools were set up and foreign medical textbooks were translated of into Chinese. Today Chinese medicine is becoming increasingly popular in the West. Acupuncture is probably the best known technique and is used to treat a wide variety of complaints. However, studies suggest that moxibustion is successfully applied to conditions such as schizophrenia, back pain, arthritis, cancer and skin diseases.  A vaccination scene from 1807, by L. L. Boilly (Wellcome Institute Library)Innoculation - a true example of collaborative medicine "A good example of the exchange of medical ideas between East and West is that of immunisation," the exhibition says. Smallpox inoculation has long been used by physicians in Asia and Africa by deliberately attempting to give people a mild smallpox infection. One of the ways they did this for children was to make them wear the underwear of an infected child. The technique became known in Europe in the eighteenth century this technique and was practised for a while on the British aristocracy. The European medical establishment accepted the practice after Dr Edward Jenner developed a safer technique of vaccination in 1798. This used the less dangerous cowpox rather than smallpox. Vaccination, using Dr Jenner's method, then returned East, and was used in India and China by the beginning of the nineteenth century.
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