Saturday, 20 February 2016

5 Simple Acupressure Points for Diabetes.

Acupressure is one of the natural ways to cure your body and has been sought after over allopathy due to its healing properties by using body’s own energy. Diabetes is of two basic types: Type 1, where the pancreas in one’s body doesn’t produce enough insulin to digest sugars and Type 2, where the cells become immune to the insulin and thus do not digest sugar that’s outside the blood. Either ways, blood sugar levels are affected giving result to a lot of adverse reactions in the body but the good news is diabetes can be controlled to a large extent if not totally cured.

So here’s a list of the most important acupressure points for diabetes


1. Palm

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This acupressure point is a very important one that is said to help controlling not only diabetes but also reduce headache and other ailments.The fleshy part of your palm that falls between your index finger and the thumb is where this acupressure point lies. Hold this point with the index finger and thumb of another hand for as long as 5 minutes and repeat on the other hand. This point controls heat in the body and also relieves problems of the large intestine.

2. Wrist-Hand

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This acupressure point basically lies near the wrist.The side of the wrist where the little finger of your hand lies i.e the right side of your wrist on your left hand and the left side of your wrist on your right hand is where this point lies. Very closely connected to the heart, this point helps in controlling stress from the heart. Massage this point everyday for 5 minutes to have a stress free heart which will control your diabetes automatically.

3. Knees

Knees are very closely connected to the digestive system as a whole. Diabetes can be controlled to a large extent if the digestive system work properly. Massage both your knees with your fingers in clockwise and anticlockwise direction for 5 minutes everyday to help your body cut down on stomach and digestion problems.

4. Feet

There are specific points on the feet that control problems like hypertension while treat diabetes as well as insomnia. This acupressure point lies on the front side of your foot, a little before your largest toe and the second toe. There is a joining point of both toes-measure 2 cms below that point and this acupressure point must be massaged for three to five minutes everyday to get your diabetes in control. Repeat on both feet.

5. Near the calf of your leg

This point is basically a little below the back part of your knee and above the calf of your leg. This acupressure point is connected to the urinary bladder which helps clearing impurities in the body. Problems regarding excess urination and others are common with diabetic people and applying pressure on this point for about three to five minutes shall help reducing such problems.
These acupressure points for diabetes must be practiced carefully and consistently for best results. These aim at some of the most closely connected problems to diabetes so when you treat core problems, the disease automatically becomes easy to treat. Eat healthy. Have a healthy lifestyle and practice these acupressure tips to eliminate any kind of ailments in your body.

Improve Your Eye Sight

Acupressure is a science with wide uses and here are a few important acupressure points for eyes or ailments related to the eyes. The eyes are an extremely delicate part of our body and yet have great control and functionality among the sense organs. Any kind of illness with the eyes not only affects our everyday life but also reduces our efficiency in doing various things. Acupressure claims that it is a science that is based on the ‘meridians’ through which energy flows and when any kind of obstruction or concentration of energy in a certain point occurs, it leads to ailments in the body. By the use pressure on certain point that correlate to the respective organs where the ailment lies, the ailment is cured and health is regained.
Here are some of the most important acupressure points to help release your pain and improve your eyesight:

1. Near the nostrils

This acupressure point lies either side of your nostrils. Use your index finger to locate the point right adjacent to your right nostril and your left nostril and apply medium amount of pressure while massaging simultaneously on both points with both hands. Massage gently for about 5 minutes each day to get relieved of sinus, headache or hazy vision.

2. Inner edge of eyes

Relax your eyes and improve your vision with this acupressure point that is located beside the bridge of the nose, the inner edge of each eye. Use the index finger and thumb of one hand to put enough pressure on these points or you can use each thumb to press evenly and massage. Put equal amount of pressure on this point for 3 minutes each day for best results.

3. Above the eyebrows

This point is very widely used while headaches are persistent. It has a magical way of relieving pain and gives a very good feeling after massage. This point lies above your eye and below your eyebrows- the eye socket. Use both your thumbs to put pressure in this space and massage it along the bone for 3 minutes each moving side to side. It not only relieves headaches but also work amazingly for a stiff back or a stiff neck.

4. Tips of thumbs on both hands and the first toe on both feet.

This acupressure point aims at giving you clearer vision. The tips of the thumb is related to your neck muscles which connect to your eyes. Use both your thumbs to massage the tip of the other thumb for 3 minutes for bright vision. The tips of the toes are known to cure many eye ailments. Use your fingers to press the tips of the first toe on each of your foot.

5. Between eyebrows

This is known as the power acupressure point that is very effective in controlling headache and also cures strain on the eyes. Use your thumbs to massage the point that lies exactly between your eyebrows and meets the nose line (the join of the t section). Massage this point upwards for about 3 minutes for better vision, stress free eyes and to relieve yourself from headaches.
Eyes are very sensitive and it is advised that when using the pressure points around the eyes, the pressure be kept to a mediocre range rather than applying excessive pressure like in case of other acupressure points.
No treatment can give the best results without using it regularly. Acupressure is advised to be used once a day for a considerable amount of time to show results. Steady pressure and practice will help you master the art while giving an effective cure to any problem in the body. Use these acupressure points for eyes carefully to get the desired results.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Understanding Spinal Disc Problems

Diagnosis & Treatment

What Are the Treatments for Spinal Disc Problems?

A surgeon may use a hollow needle to remove some of the soft core of a swollen disk so that it no longer puts pressure on a nerve. Other microsurgical procedures can remove fragments of core disk material that have broken through the fibrous outer wall.
Diskectomy is the surgical removal of part of a herniated disk that is done to relieve pressure on the nerve. In this procedure, the core of the disk is removed, leaving the tough outer casing in place between the vertebrae.
One treatment option for temporary pain relief of a disk problem is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), in which a device applies a small electrical current to critical points along the path of a nerve. TENS is not painful and also may be effective therapy for diabetic neuropathy. However, TENS for chronic low back pain is not effective and cannot be recommended, according to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).
Another nonsurgical treatment option is acupuncture. It's not clear how acupuncture works, but some patients get significant relief. 
Epidurals Steroid Injections (ESI) involve putting steroids and a local anesthetic into the space outside the sac of fluid around the spinal cord. The local anesthetic provides short-term relief and the steroid reduces the inflammation that occurs because of the disk herniation. This treatment option is recommended when pain persists despite painmedications, modified activity, and physical therapy.
Surgery for Spinal Disk Problems
When a herniated disk causes weakness or paralysis of the nerves that control muscles of the back and limbs, or if you lose control of yourbladder or bowels because of the damaged disk, your doctor will recommend surgery.
Surgery may also be recommended for those who have persistent symptoms lasting for t least six weeks despite conservative treatment. The decision for surgery for pain alone (absent any neurological findings) must be carefully considered, because although pain may improve in the short term, clinical studies do not support a long-term benefit.