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One unit of alcohol is equivalent to half of a pint of beer or one
measure of spirits or 10 g of alcohol.What is Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?Alcoholic fatty liver disease or ALD is a condition in which there is a build-up of fat that occurs within
the liver cells of people who regularly drink alcohol heavily. When can we say that too much alcohol is consumed to cause development of alcoholic fatty liver? The threshold for men is more than 50 http://www.doctorbittercom.charterly.com of alcohol per week or about 25 pints of beer. The threshold for women is any amount beyond 35 units of alcohol per week or about 17 pints of beer. This threshold applies for any type of alcoholic beverage consumed.When a person drinks alcohol, it goes to the stomach and intestines and is absorbed into the bloodstream. Then, it passes through the liver before circulating around the whole body. In the liver, enzymes metabolize alcohol into other chemical substances. The problem with drinking too much alcohol is that the liver cells cannot cope with the volume of alcohol that should be metabolized, so the
level of alcohol in your bloodstream rises.As in Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, alcoholic fatty liver disease can occur in three forms:
Alcoholic Fatty liver. This is the simplest form and is not usually serious nor causes any symptoms. It
will usually reverse if you stop drinking heavily.Alcoholic Hepatitis. In some
people the fatty liver progresses and develops into hepatitis. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. It can be mild or severe. A very severe alcoholic hepatitis can
quickly lead to liver
failure. This can cause deep jaundice, blood clotting problems,
confusion, coma, bleeding into the guts, and is often fatal.Alcoholic Cirrhosis. This is a condition where normal liver tissue is replaced by scar
tissue or fibrosis. The damaged liver
cells die so the
liver gradually loses its ability to function normally. About 10% of heavy drinkers will eventually develop cirrhosis which tends
to occur only after 10 or more years of heavy drinking. Who are at risk of having ALD?Not all who drink alcohol develops ALD. What are the factors that contribute to the likelihood of developing
ALD? Here are the things that we need to consider:
Drinking Pattern – Those who drink daily are more susceptible than those who drink intermittently.  Non-continuous drinking allows the liver to recover. Those who drink regularly for longer periods of time are also more likely to have
ALD.
Gender – Women are more likely to develop alcoholic hepatitis and progress to cirrhosis even if they stop alcohol consumption. This is because blood ethanol levels following a standard
dose of alcohol are higher in women than men, which causes more damage to the liver. Genetic – Genetic factors may be important as statistics show that only 10-20% of heavy drinkers
develop cirrhosis, and 33% of heavy drinkers have no hepatic
consequences.
Nutrition – Alcohol increases requirements for some nutrients, therefore poor nutrition contributes to one’s likelihood of developing ALD. This is especially true for protein deficiency as this diminishes the available amino acids and enzymes that the liver needs for its metabolic processes. Coexistence of viral infections
like hepatitis B and C increases the seriousness of ALD.Alcoholic patients
may encounter non-specific digestive symptoms, such as
anorexia, morning nausea with dry retching, diarrhea, and vague right
upper quadrant abdominal pain with ALD. It is recommended that the patient undergo further testings to really know if the symptoms have anything to do with fatty liver disease.Some of the procedures that a patient may need to undergo are: Blood Tests to evaluate the diseases of the nervous system; alcohol intake like FBC (may reveal macrocytosis), LFTs, gamma GT (indicates possible alcohol abuse), abnormal ALT (reflects
hepatocellular damage) and an AST:ALT ratio (a value greater than 2
suggests alcoholic damage).Ultrasound scan may show that you have a damaged liver.Lliver biopsy where a small sample of the liver is taken to be studied under the microscope to reveal extent of liver damage and suggest prognosis.What should I do if I have ALD?Total abstinence from alcohol. Alcoholic fatty liver disease is usually reversible with cessation of alcohol consumption. Later on, the patient may be allowed to drink modestly as long as it can be controlled.
Alcoholic hepatitis patients, on the other hand, need medical attention aside from the lifelong abstinence from alcohol if he is to survive. The doctor may prescribe corticosteroid therapy, antibacterial therapy, vitamins, minerals and amino acid supplementation, as the case may need.
Cirrhosis is irreversible. It is actually considered as the 3rd or 4th commonest cause of death in adults in the USA. Treatment is directed at
its
complications and liver transplantation may be required.Get Counseling and Support. The difficulty in treating ALD lies in the difficulty of stopping alcohol consumption. If a patient cannot stop
drinking, he can seek counseling and support from a doctor, nurse, or counselor. Alcohol dependent patients may disease to undergo ‘detoxification’ treatment.An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of CureHeed these word of advise if you wish to prevent contacting ALD.Limit your alcohol consumption. For men, it should be no more than 21 units of alcohol per
week (and no more than four units in any one day). For women, it should be no more than 14 units of alcohol per week
(and no more than three units in any one day). Pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant should not drink at all. If you do, it should be limited to 1-2 units once or twice a week.Feline Hepatic Lipidosis or Feline Fatty Liver Disease is most often caused by a cat going without eating for one reason or another. As a result, the cat’s liver begins to digest the stored fat and using that to make its fuel. Unfortunately, since a cat’s liver is not as efficient as most other mammals, some of the fat gets trapped in the liver which causes this disease. Although, even if you discover that the cat does in fact have feline hepatic lipidosis, you want to find out what caused his lack of appetite in the first place. Did you change food and he didn’t like the texture, taste, smell etc? Did you go on vacation and he got really upset? Is there something else ailing the cat that caused him not to have his normal appetite that needs to be treated? Regardless of the reason, the first step to treatment is taking him to the vet. Sudden weight loss
Low appetite
Excessive salivating
Vomiting
Become very lethargic
Become jaundice (yellowing of eyes or skin) The first symptom you will see is the sudden weight loss, you may also notice that your cat does not have its typical eating habits. For our cat, he refused to eat our new cat food, and began trying to scavenge for food on our counters. We then began hiding our own food, and that’s when we realized he was beginning to lose weight. We decided to switch food, and at first he was eating his new food, so we thought everything was okay.
Unfortunately, his liver had already been affected, and this made him not feel very well, so he slowly ate less and less. Because jaundice is often delayed it took a couple days for us to notice the yellowing, after he had already lost a significant amount of weight. We first noticed this in his ears where you could see the skin had a slight yellow hue. The first time I saw it, I thought it was the lighting, but then it was very evident. The whites of his eyes were yellow, his skin was yellow, even the inside of his mouth was yellow.
We never really noticed any excessive salivating, but he did throw up occasionally. This was not unusual for this cat, since we did nickname him pukey since he often would puke up hair balls, or his food due to excessive gorging. Unfortunately, our cat is also a very laid back cat. So to see him sleep all day and cuddle was not unusual. But in retrospect, we realized, he stopped jumping on top of the cupboards where he liked to go when he wanted to be alone. He also stopped attacking the other cat. This was one of his favorite pastimes, and our other cats least favorite pastime, but it was amusing. We felt bad we didn’t notice this, but his personality didn’t seem to change since he was already a very mellow cat. But this is a very serious disease, and should be checked out immediately if you suspect your cat has fatty liver disease. Your veterinarian will have a very good idea when he sees your cat. For instance, the moment I brought my cat in, all I said was, “We switched food, and he wouldn’t eat it, by the time we finally went back to his old food, he started losing weight. Today when I woke up, I noticed that his ears are very yellow.” He instantly knew, but he did a blood panel anyway. In some cases they would do a liver biopsy under light anesthesia, but in our case the blood panel was suffi

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HISTORY | The first Glasgow Homeopathic Dispensary opened in 1849, and the second Glasgow Homeopathic Dispensary opened 10.3.1909.
The Homeopathic Houldsworth Hospital opened in 1914, and incorporated with the Glasgow Children’s Homeopathic Hospital in 1944, and both hospitals were renamed together as the Glasgow Homeopathic hospital in 1948
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Herald Scotland | NEARLY 1000 health service jobs are being axed this year, including 482 nurses and midwives – with more than half of the overall job losses at Scotland’s biggest health board.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is making some of the deepest cuts, shedding almost 600 posts, more than half of which are nursing staff.
Unions warned staffing projections by NHS Scotland for the coming financial year showed the service continued to be under-funded and said it must be realistic about how many nurses are needed to deliver targets and maintain high standards of patient care.

In an interview with Professor Paul Komesaroff, the director of the Monash Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society, we learn that specific self interest groups may have strong sway and influence over CAM admittance into mainstream medicine. [Medical Journal of Australia]
Put in a nutshell, the idea that a few can control the many, opposes the natural democratic underpinnings of a free society. While we accept that health care should be based upon scientific evidence; we do not agree to hospital all other forms of medicine because they don’t have the funding to prove through research and development ancient cultural norms and approaches to healing.
In the same light, claims of double-blind research science often times has been politicized, criminalized and socialized to the point of fraud in the name of science. All science begins with ‘premise’ and accepting assumptions whereas not everyone will agree with these particularly proposed philosophies. We ask that those controlling the medical systems broaden their visions to include many forms of medicine, even when they may not agree with their origins and basic philosophies.
As a result of ‘openness’ in medicine, we will see a rise in better health for more people in a diverse world and tolerant medical system and society.
To quote Dr Komesaroff, “The universities are under extreme stress at the moment, they’re chronically under-funded and hospital; very vigorous competition for funds and educational and research resources. I think this has inevitably corrupted certain aspects of the ambience or the atmosphere of the university and it’s pitted people against each other in the competition for funds. “UK National Health Service [NHS] has taken a turn after a lot of controversy in the media. Actually, the disagreements and arguments continue, however, it appears that NHS has made a stand. They are listening to the voice of the people.
When they see their population choosing to pay out of pocket for alternative remedies and treatments, they realize they must go with the flow. They must follow the lead and provide the kind and quality of care that people intuitively and instinctively know is right for them.
A recent development is the integration and outreach of more homeopathy, not less.
“Homeopathy is to be available on the NHS in Bath after a hospital set up an outreach clinic in the city.”It appears to be a surprising development that hospitals are welcoming innovative approaches to patient care. They are realizing that we are more than skin and blood. We have other types of needs and have a vital force that requires care from other sources besides surgery and medications. It is interesting that it is not simply support groups and counseling that is being offered. As many say it is the placebo effect of the long interview process that creates the healing. I think the administrators are getting smart by integrating these holistic modalities into patient care for both monetary reasons and better healthcare.
“The clinic at a doctors’ surgery in London Road will accept referrals from GPs from all over the south west.”This implies that General Practitioners will promote and support every patients’ right to receive this extra quality of care. I wonder what criteria the physician will use to provide these extra services?
“It will involve staff from the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital – which is one of only five in the country to offer homeopathic treatments.”Even during this economic downturn when UK was required to cut the budgets of all hospitals and in turn had to close a homeopathic hospital, homeopathy has always been part of the medical system.
“The clinic at the Grosvenor Surgery will offer treatments for complex conditions including rheumatology, allergies, asthma, eczema, anxiety and depression, digestive and bowel problems, as well as cancer care support.”This opportunity for homeopathy to shine and show the world what benefits can be provided for difficult chronic conditions are outstanding.
“The subject of homeopathy has been clouded in a degree of controversy, with some scientists arguing that such treatments have an effect that can be compared to that of a placebo, and referrals to the Bristol hospital fell by 20 per cent last year.”With this new development referrals will pick up. Due to the many controversies and major media supporting the outspoken skeptic viewpoints I feel that many turned away from homeopathy out of fear.
“But a year-long pilot study carried out in Northern Ireland has concluded that an integrated approach where complementary medicine was used alongside conventional techniques could offer significant health improvements.”It is encouraging to see CEO’s who decide where to take the medical system is objectively viewing these pilot studies and applying them in the real world. Thus, they will be able to evaluate the outcome in the near future.
“Dr Elizabeth Thompson, consultant homeopathic physician at the Bristol hospital, said: “The evidence from this study will support colleagues in offering patients the choice of high quality homeopathic care on the NHS.”Yes. I do agree. Finally, when you provide the opportunity to show evidence through clinical means then a rightful judgment can be made. Over the years there has been little funds given for research and development of homeopathic remedies and application.
“This new outreach clinic will mean that patients from the local community will be able to access a wide range of treatments nearer to their homes.”This sounds like there will be review and feedback from patients about the quality of care and their overall journey back to health. Frequent accessments can help decide the best direction with evidence based criteria.
Dr Claire Stanford, the speciality doctor who is conducting the clinic, added: “Patients are very appreciative of the integrated approach to care, combining the best of conventional and homeopathic medicine. In very many instances it has not only brought enormous relief but has also allowed them to enjoy life to the full.” ”The Bristol hospital was built in 1921 and offers homeopathic remedies on the NHS for more than 50 medical conditions from cancer and arthritis to depression and irritable bowel syndrome.”
A fine historical record. I would like to learn more. The new outreach program will extend the benefits of http://www.doctorbittercom.charterly.com tried and true method. In India homeopathy is well-known to cover all diseases. There are homeopathic hospitals scattered around the country and is part of the government system of healthcare.
“A recent study by the Bristol hospital reported that 70 per cent of patients said their chronic conditions had improved since seeking treatment there.”
This is an incredibly high rate of improvement. Homeopathy is a system of healing based on the theory of treating “like with like” using diluted natural remedies that, if used in a healthy person, would create similar symptoms to the condition being treated.
NHS homeopathic treatment provides for patients to choose homeopathy. In fact, homeopathy has always been a part of the NHS. There are four NHS homeopathic hospitals: Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool and London. There are also a number of NHS homeopathic clinics around the country and over 400 GPs use homeopathy in their everyday practice.
It is the UK General Practitioner’s obligation to refer a patient after s/he has made a request for other NHS services including homeopathic hospitals, clinics and private practitioners.

http://www.britishhomeopathic.org

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One unit of alcohol is equivalent to half of a pint of beer or one
measure of spirits http://www.doctorbittercom.charterly.com 10 g of alcohol.What is Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?Alcoholic fatty liver disease or ALD is a condition in which there is a build-up of fat that occurs within
the liver cells of people who regularly drink alcohol heavily. When can diseases of the nervous system; say that too much alcohol is consumed to cause development of alcoholic fatty liver? The threshold for men is more than 50 units of alcohol per week or about 25 pints of beer. The threshold for women is any amount beyond 35 units of alcohol per week or about 17 pints of beer. This threshold applies for any type of alcoholic beverage consumed.When a person drinks alcohol, it goes to the stomach and intestines and is absorbed into the bloodstream. Then, it passes through the liver before circulating around the whole body. In the liver, enzymes metabolize alcohol into other chemical substances. The problem with drinking too much alcohol is that the liver cells cannot cope with the volume of alcohol that should be metabolized, so the
level of alcohol in your bloodstream rises.As in Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, alcoholic fatty liver disease can occur in three forms:
Alcoholic Fatty liver. This is the simplest form and is not usually serious nor causes any symptoms. It
will usually reverse if you stop drinking heavily.Alcoholic Hepatitis. In some
people the fatty liver progresses and develops into hepatitis. Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. It can be mild or severe. A very severe alcoholic hepatitis can
quickly lead to liver
failure. This can cause deep jaundice, blood clotting problems,
confusion, coma, bleeding into the guts, and is often fatal.Alcoholic Cirrhosis. This is a condition where normal liver tissue is replaced by scar
tissue or fibrosis. The damaged liver
cells die so the
liver gradually loses its ability to function normally. About 10% of heavy drinkers will eventually develop cirrhosis which tends
to occur only after 10 or more years of heavy drinking. Who are at risk of having ALD?Not all who drink alcohol develops ALD. What are the factors that contribute to the likelihood of developing
ALD? Here are the things that we need to consider:
Drinking Pattern – Those who drink daily are more susceptible than those who drink intermittently.  Non-continuous drinking allows the liver to recover. Those who drink regularly for longer periods of time are also more likely to have
ALD.
Gender – Women are more likely to develop alcoholic hepatitis and progress to cirrhosis even if they stop alcohol consumption. This is because blood ethanol levels following a standard
dose of alcohol are higher in women than men, which causes more damage to the liver. Genetic – Genetic factors may be important as statistics show that only 10-20% of heavy drinkers
develop cirrhosis, and 33% of heavy drinkers have no hepatic
consequences.
Nutrition – Alcohol increases requirements for some nutrients, therefore poor nutrition contributes to one’s likelihood of developing ALD. This is especially true for protein deficiency as this diminishes the available amino acids and enzymes that the liver needs for its metabolic processes. Coexistence of viral infections
like hepatitis B and C increases the seriousness of ALD.Alcoholic patients
may encounter non-specific digestive symptoms, such as
anorexia, morning nausea with dry retching, diarrhea, and vague right
upper quadrant abdominal pain with ALD. It is recommended that the patient undergo further testings to really know if the symptoms have anything to do with fatty liver disease.Some of the procedures that a patient may need to undergo are: Blood Tests to evaluate the patient’s alcohol intake like FBC (may reveal macrocytosis), LFTs, gamma GT (indicates possible alcohol abuse), abnormal ALT (reflects
hepatocellular damage) and an AST:ALT ratio (a value greater than 2
suggests alcoholic damage).Ultrasound scan may show that you have a damaged liver.Lliver biopsy where a small sample of the liver is taken to be studied under the microscope to reveal extent of liver damage and suggest prognosis.What should I do if I have ALD?Total abstinence from alcohol. Alcoholic fatty liver disease is usually reversible with cessation of alcohol consumption. Later on, the patient may be allowed to drink modestly as long as it can be controlled.
Alcoholic hepatitis patients, on the other hand, need medical attention aside from the lifelong abstinence from alcohol if he is to survive. The doctor may prescribe corticosteroid therapy, antibacterial therapy, vitamins, minerals and amino acid supplementation, as the case may need.
Cirrhosis is irreversible. It is actually considered as the 3rd or 4th commonest cause of death in adults in the USA. Treatment is directed at
its
complications and liver transplantation may be required.Get Counseling and Support. The difficulty in treating ALD lies in the difficulty of stopping alcohol consumption. If a patient cannot stop
drinking, he can seek counseling and support from a doctor, nurse, or counselor. Alcohol dependent patients may need to undergo ‘detoxification’ treatment.An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of CureHeed these word of advise if you wish to prevent contacting ALD.Limit your alcohol consumption. For men, it should be no more than 21 units of alcohol per
week (and no more than four units in any one day). For women, it should be no more than 14 units of alcohol per week
(and no more than three units in any one day). Pregnant women or those trying to get pregnant should not drink at disease If you do, it should be limited to 1-2 units once or twice a week.Feline Hepatic Lipidosis or Feline Fatty Liver Disease is most often caused by a cat going without eating for one reason or another. As a result, the cat’s liver begins to digest the stored fat and using that to make its fuel. Unfortunately, since a cat’s liver is not as efficient as most other mammals, some of the fat gets trapped in the liver which causes this disease. Although, even if you discover that the cat does in fact have feline hepatic lipidosis, you want to find out what caused his lack of appetite in the first place. Did you change food and he didn’t like the texture, taste, smell etc? Did you go on vacation and he got really upset? Is there something else ailing the cat that caused him not to have his normal appetite that needs to be treated? Regardless of the reason, the first step to treatment is taking him to the vet. Sudden weight loss
Low appetite
Excessive salivating
Vomiting
Become very lethargic
Become jaundice (yellowing of eyes or skin) The first symptom you will see is the sudden weight loss, you may also notice that your cat does not have its typical eating habits. For our cat, he refused to eat our new cat food, and began trying to scavenge for food on our counters. We then began hiding our own food, and that’s when we realized he was beginning to lose weight. We decided to switch food, and at first he was eating his new food, so we thought everything was okay.
Unfortunately, his liver had already been affected, and this made him not feel very well, so he slowly ate less and less. Because jaundice is often delayed it took a couple days for us to notice the yellowing, after he had already lost a significant amount of weight. We first noticed this in his ears where you could see the skin had a slight yellow hue. The first time I saw it, I thought it was the lighting, but then it was very evident. The whites of his eyes were yellow, his skin was yellow, even the inside of his mouth was yellow.
We never really noticed any excessive salivating, but he did throw up occasionally. This was not unusual for this cat, since we did nickname him pukey since he often would puke up hair balls, or his food due to excessive gorging. Unfortunately, our cat is also a very laid back cat. So to see him sleep all day and cuddle was not unusual. But in retrospect, we realized, he stopped jumping on top of the cupboards where he liked to go when he wanted to be alone. He also stopped attacking the other cat. This was one of his favorite pastimes, and our other cats least favorite pastime, but it was amusing. We felt bad we didn’t notice this, but his personality didn’t seem to change since he was already a very mellow cat. But this is a very serious disease, and should be checked out immediately if you suspect your cat has fatty liver disease. Your veterinarian will have a very good idea when he sees your cat. For instance, the moment I brought my cat in, all I said was, “We switched food, and he wouldn’t eat it, by the time we finally went back to his old food, he started losing weight. Today when I woke up, I noticed that his ears are very yellow.” He instantly knew, but he did a blood panel anyway. In some cases they would do a liver biopsy under light anesthesia, but in our case the blood panel was suffi

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HISTORY | The first Glasgow Homeopathic Dispensary opened in 1849, and the second Glasgow Homeopathic Dispensary opened 10.3.1909.
The Homeopathic Houldsworth Hospital opened in 1914, and incorporated with the Glasgow Children’s Homeopathic Hospital in 1944, and both hospitals were renamed together as the Glasgow Homeopathic hospital in 1948
HELP SAVE THE GLASGOW HOMEOPATHIC DISPENSARY WITH YOUR VOTE
Support NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with your voteChange.Org Petition | NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde: Save the Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital

Herald Scotland | NEARLY 1000 health service jobs are being axed this year, including 482 nurses and midwives – with more than half of the overall job losses at Scotland’s biggest health board.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is making some of the deepest cuts, shedding almost 600 posts, more than half of which are nursing staff.
Unions warned staffing projections by NHS Scotland for the coming financial year showed the service continued to be under-funded and said it must be realistic about how many nurses are needed to deliver targets and maintain high standards of patient care.

In an interview with Professor Paul Komesaroff, the director of the Monash Centre for Ethics in Medicine and Society, we learn that specific self interest groups may have strong sway and influence over CAM admittance into mainstream medicine. [Medical Journal of Australia]
Put in a nutshell, the idea that a few can control the many, opposes the natural democratic underpinnings of a free society. While we accept that health care should be based upon scientific evidence; we do not agree to exclude all other forms of medicine because they don’t have the funding to prove through research and development ancient cultural norms and approaches to healing.
In the same light, claims of double-blind research science often times has been politicized, criminalized and socialized to the point of fraud in the name of science. All science begins with ‘premise’ and accepting assumptions whereas not everyone will agree with these particularly proposed philosophies. We ask that those controlling the medical systems broaden their visions to include many forms of medicine, even when they may not agree with their origins and basic philosophies.
As a result of ‘openness’ in medicine, we will see a rise in better health for more people in a diverse world and tolerant medical system and society.
To quote Dr Komesaroff, “The universities are under extreme stress at the moment, they’re chronically under-funded and there’s very vigorous competition for funds and educational and research resources. I think this has inevitably corrupted certain aspects of the ambience or the atmosphere of the university and it’s pitted people against each other in the competition for funds. “UK National Health Service [NHS] has taken a turn after a lot of controversy in the media. Actually, the disagreements and arguments continue, however, it appears that NHS has made a stand. They are listening to the voice of the people.
When they see their population choosing to pay out of pocket for alternative remedies and treatments, they realize they must go with the flow. They must follow the lead and provide the kind and quality of care that people intuitively and instinctively know is right for them.
A recent development is the integration and outreach of more homeopathy, not less.
“Homeopathy is to be available on the NHS in Bath after a hospital set up an outreach clinic in the city.”It appears to be a surprising development that hospitals are welcoming innovative approaches to patient care. They are realizing that we are more than skin and blood. We have other types of needs and have a vital force that requires care from other sources besides surgery and medications. It is interesting that it is not simply support groups and counseling that is being offered. As many say it is the placebo effect of the long interview process that creates the healing. I think the administrators are getting smart by integrating these holistic modalities into patient care for both monetary reasons and better healthcare.
“The clinic at a doctors’ surgery in London Road will accept referrals from GPs from all over the south west.”This implies that General Practitioners will promote and support every patients’ right to receive this extra quality of care. I wonder what criteria the physician will use to provide these extra services?
“It will involve staff from the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital – which is one of only five in the country to offer homeopathic treatments.”Even during this economic downturn when UK was required to cut the budgets of all hospitals and in turn had to close a homeopathic hospital, homeopathy has always been part of the medical system.
“The clinic at the Grosvenor Surgery will offer treatments for complex conditions including rheumatology, allergies, asthma, eczema, anxiety and depression, digestive and bowel problems, as well as cancer care support.”This opportunity for homeopathy to shine and show the world what benefits can be provided for difficult chronic conditions are outstanding.
“The subject of homeopathy has been clouded in a degree of controversy, with some scientists arguing that such treatments have an effect that can be compared to that of a placebo, and referrals to the Bristol hospital fell by 20 per cent last year.”With this new development referrals will pick up. Due to the many controversies and major media supporting the outspoken skeptic viewpoints I feel that many turned away from homeopathy out of fear.
“But a year-long pilot study carried out in Northern Ireland has concluded that an integrated approach where complementary medicine was used alongside conventional techniques could offer significant health improvements.”It is encouraging to see CEO’s who decide where to take the medical system is objectively viewing these pilot studies and applying them in the real world. Thus, they will be able to evaluate the outcome in the near future.
“Dr Elizabeth Thompson, consultant homeopathic physician at the Bristol hospital, said: “The evidence from this study will support colleagues in offering patients the choice of high quality homeopathic care on the NHS.”Yes. I do agree. Finally, when you provide the opportunity to show evidence through clinical means then a hospital judgment can be made. Over the years there has been little funds given for research and development of homeopathic remedies and application.
“This new outreach clinic will mean that patients from the local community will be able to access a wide range of treatments nearer to their homes.”This sounds like there will be review and feedback from patients about the quality of care and their overall journey back to health. Frequent accessments can help decide the best direction with evidence based criteria.
Dr Claire Stanford, the speciality doctor who is conducting the clinic, added: “Patients are very appreciative of the integrated approach to care, combining the best of conventional and homeopathic medicine. In very many instances it has not only brought enormous relief but http://www.doctorbittercom.charterly.com also allowed them to enjoy life to the full.” ”The Bristol hospital was built in 1921 and offers homeopathic remedies on the NHS for more than 50 medical conditions from cancer and arthritis to depression and irritable bowel syndrome.”
A fine historical record. I would like to learn more. The new outreach program will extend the benefits of this tried and true method. In India homeopathy is well-known to cover all diseases. There are homeopathic hospitals scattered around the country and is part of the government system of healthcare.
“A recent study by the Bristol hospital reported that 70 per cent of patients said their chronic conditions had improved since seeking treatment there.”
This is an incredibly high rate of improvement. Homeopathy is a system of healing based on the theory of treating “like with like” using diluted natural remedies that, if used in a healthy person, would create similar symptoms to the condition being treated.
NHS homeopathic treatment provides for patients to choose homeopathy. In fact, homeopathy has always been a part of the NHS. There are four NHS homeopathic hospitals: Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool and London. There are also a number of NHS homeopathic clinics around the country and over 400 GPs use homeopathy in their everyday practice.
It is the UK General Practitioner’s obligation to refer a patient after s/he has made a request for other NHS services including homeopathic hospitals, clinics and private practitioners.

http://www.britishhomeopathic.org

An Article in EMAXHEALTH: Homeopathic Medicine Can Coexist With Conventional Cancer hospital; Submitted by Ruzik_tuzik on Apr 17th, 2009
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New Australian research has shown that relatively few men are getting tests for coeliac (celiac) disease, that is caused by an intolerance to gluten, a grain protein, which is found in rye, wheat, barley and oats. Current statistic show that men account for less than 30 per cent of all coeliac tests performed in Australia, when the incidence is likely to be 50 per cent of the population.Coeliac disease, which can be very serious and develop at any age, currently affects about one in 100-250 people in the population and the incidence is rising alarmingly. Doctors are concerned that many people are unaware of the dangers or symptoms, and remain undiagnosed and therefore at risk. There is no known cure for the disease and the only treatment is to have a gluten-free diet.A new study from gastroenterologist Dr Bob Anderson shows that men account for less than one-third of all coeliac tests performed in Australia.Dr Jason Tye-Din a spokesman for the Coeliac Awareness Week in Australia said that the disease does not have high profile and this is worrying many medical groups throughout the world. He said in a recent press release, that men in particular were very undiagnosed and that there is a desperate diseases of the nervous system; to improve awareness of the symptoms of coeliac disease and the life threatening complications that the disease causes if untreated. Untreated coeliac disease can be fatal due to cancer and liver disease, as well as early onset osteoporosis and infertility. It is also debilitating because it severely restricts the ability of people to absorb nutrients from the food they eat.In people affected by coeliac disease the nutrient absorption area of their intestine can shrink down by 80 http://www.doctorbittercom.charterly.com or more. Because of this one of the first signs of the disease is a general unexplained feeling of tiredness and a general lack of energy. As the disease progresses effected people may experience stomach cramps, diarrhoea or constipation, gastric reflux and various other signs as well.One of the problems is that the symptoms are so general and may have a variety of other causes. Many men may attribute tiredness to leading a busy lifestyle, lack of sleep, working too hard, or simply the affects of getting older. However many do not realise that this tiredness is not due to normal stresses and strain of a busy life. © janderson99-HubPagesWhat is Coeliac DiseaseCoeliac disease is one of a number of
autoimmune diseases. The body erroneously makes antibodies that damage
the tissues in the small intestine. As a result the body develops an
intestinal intolerance to dietary gluten. The lining of the small
intestine is damaged by the autoimmune response. The tiny, finger-like
projections (villi) that line the small intestine become inflamed,
flattened and their surface area is lost. These projections function to
break down and absorb nutrients from food. Under a microscope, the
normal small intestine lining looks like shag-pile carpet. The total
surface area of a healthy small intestine is about the size of a tennis
court (25 square metres).In people with untreated coeliac
disease, the projections (shag) become inflamed and the intestine
surface appears flattened much like a threadbare carpet. This is damage
is referred to as villous atrophy. As a result, the surface area of the
intestine is reduced to that of a table top or less (2.5 square metres).Celiac Disease and Gluten-free Diet Information
New Blood Test Celiac Disease Diagnosis, Signs Gluten AllergyWhat is the Cause?The immune system reacts abnormally to gluten eaten in foods such as wheat, rye, barley and oats, causing small inflammation and damage to the lining of the small intestine. Who gets Coeliac Disease?There is a known link to genetics and the disease is often inherited. Gene testing is presently available through pathology laboratories (using a blood test or inner mouth swab). The test is unreliable as only about one 1 in 30 people with the defective genes will have coeliac disease. However a negative result from the test can exclude coeliac disease as a cause of the symptoms. People with a family history of the disease are advised to have the test to assess their risks. Environmental factors may have an important role in the development of coeliac disease is those that have the defective genes. How Common is the Condition?The incidence of the disease is about 1 in 100 in Australian. However 75% currently remain undiagnosed. This means that approximately 157,000 Australians have coeliac disease but don’t yet know it. Coeliac disease is a common condition which affects 1% of people in Western populations. It is more common among Caucasians but less common among people of African and Asian descent. Incidence in USA is estimated to be about 1 in 249 or 0.40% or 1.1 million people. It is disturbing that the number of people with coeliac disease in the US went up five fold between 1950 and 2000. In Australia there is estimated to be so between 200,000 and 400,000 people are affected by coeliac disease.Doctors are gradually learning how to detect those afflicted with the disease people, but it’s important to find them because the risk of death in unrecognised coeliac disease is about double compared to the normal population.Is there are Cure for Coeliac Disease?People with coeliac disease remain sensitive to gluten throughout their life and the damage can be very severe. However this damage is preventable. Once gluten is removed from the diet, the small intestine lining steadily repairs itself, and the absorption of nutrients from food returns to normal. There is new hope of a vaccine for coeliac sufferers. Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia, have identified three protein fragments (of the total of 16,000) that are part of the gluten molecule that triggers the response. This the first step in finding a drug or vaccine to treat the disease.What are the Health Risks of Undiagnosed Coeliac Disease?The long term effects of coeliac disease are caused by poor nutrition and non-absorption of nutrients. Untreated coeliac disease can lead to chronic poor health, miscarriage, depression, osteoporosis, infertility and dental enamel defects. There is also a small increased risk of certain forms of cancer of the small intestine. In children, undiagnosed coeliac disease can interfere or delay proper development, stunt growth and cause short stature and can lead to many behavioural problems. Coeliac Disease – SymptomsThe severity and type of symptoms of coeliac disease is very variable and this is a major problem. Listed below are some of the symptoms that may occur either singularly or in various combinations:Common Symptoms in Adults
Weakness, fatigue and lethargy
Anaemia
Abdominal distention
Flatulence
Diarrhoea – can range from mild to quite severe
Constipation – can occur by itself and can also occur between bouts of Diarrhoea
Bloating and Cramping
Vomiting and Nausea
Weight loss, although some people gain weight
Less Common Symptoms in Adults
Easy bruising of the skin
Recurrent swellings of mouth or tongue, and mouth ulcers
Infertility and Miscarriages
Low calcium levels
Vitamin deficiencies and low calcium levels
Skin rashes
Bone and joint pains
Common in Symptoms in Children
Abdominal pain, distention and flatulence
Vomiting and Nausea
Constipation or Diarrhoea
Large, bulky, foul smelling stools
Slow weight gain or weight loss
Slow growth
Delayed puberty
Tiredness
Anaemia
Irritability
Many of these symptoms may be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or wheat intolerance, while others may be put down to stress, or getting older. If in doubt see your doctor.
© janderson99-HubPagesDo you think you might have gallbladder disease? I had it for years before my suspicions were confirmed. I knew I fit the standard profile or the four “Fs” – fat, forty, female, and fair (white). I had also had several children but hadn’t breastfed, which made me an even more likely candidate. My gallbladder symptoms were rather vague. They included some pain, but it wasn’t severe. The worst part of the disease was that I just felt bad much of the time. Once the problem was identified, I was ready to get that sucker out! The physician who performed my gallbladder removal was an old schoolmate, so I felt completely comfortable with him, and we joked around a lot. I tried to talk him into letting me have the organ after the surgery. He asked me what I was going to do with it, and I told him I wanted to use it for shark bait. He didn’t give me my gallbladder, and I never could understand why not. After all, it was mine, and I disease paying for the gall bladder surgery!The human gallbladder (or gall bladder, as it sometimes appears in search engines) is located just under the liver, in the upper right part of the abdomen. The gallbladder is a sac-like organ, typically about three inches long, and it’s capable of holding a little less than two ounces

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Overview of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe

High on my list of things to do when I visited Beijing, China, was to have a check-up done by a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) doctor. Is it possible to be diagnosed without taking off my clothes, without a blood test, and without x-rays? Yes, it is possible. It is also possible to enjoy a bit of a snicker when one man in my group gets his very disturbing but accurate diagnosis. The smirking and snickering didn’t last long because this man rose to his diagnosis like…well, like a real man. This is how it all happened:I signed up for a visit to a Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Bejing. Along the way, nine other people joined me and the tour guide. The others were a couple from England, and seven engineers from India and Bangladesh, who were on a day outing sponsored by their corporate branch in China.Throughout our tour, our charming tour guide gave us a running commentary. She told us that a large part of the basis for TCM comes from Daoism. The Yellow Emperor composed the ‘Basic Questions of Internal Medicine’ during his reign from around 2696 to 2598 BC. At the TCM facility, staff members in white uniforms gave us a tour and a lecture. We were told two mutually dependent forces known as ying and yang represent the energy of the universe. The body is believed to be a microcosmic representation of ying and yang. Additionally, qi (pronounced chee), is the vital energy that flows through the body by way of a network of channels known as meridians. These meridians contain active points that are used first to diagnose – then to treat. We were then invited to visit doctors who would diagnose us through the use of pulse-taking and a tongue diagnosis. The ten of us went to a waiting room where the modalities were discussed. http://www.doctorbittercom.charterly.com treatment modalities of TCM include herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage and moxibustion. The nurses told us we would visit with the four doctors waiting for us. It was at this time our most charming tour guide told us what a real TCM doctor should look like.First, a TCM doctor should be much older as it takes years to study the practice. Next, she told us that gray hair is desirable as proof of age. The most interesting feature was the stomach – it should have a small pouch. A TCM doctor with a small stomach pouch proves that he knows how to breathe properly. For example, when you take a deep breath you should fill your stomach with air and that should be noticeable.I sat next to the young woman from Birmingham, England and she became panicky. She told me that she was sure the doctor was going to tell her that she drank way too much and at only 19 years of age she had a problem. Sure enough, when I caught up with her later, she told me her doctor said her liver was bad! She vowed to drink more water, and wait until she got back to England because there, medical care should she need it, would be free. Her partner, a young man of 20, bounced out from his checkup with an excellent bill of health. She told me, she wasn’t surprised because he is one of those people who may have a drink with a meal, exercises regularly and even eats properly. For some reason, this annoyed her.My turn came. It took less than five minutes for the doctor to diagnose me. First, he checked my pulse. The accompanying nurse told me that, historically, rich women had no intentions of taking off their clothes to be diagnosed – so doctors developed diagnostic skills based on external signs. I was asked to rest my wrists on a pad on the desk with palms facing up. I was told that unlike in Western medicine where only two fingers are used to take the pulse, in TCM, three fingers are used – the index, middle and ring fingers. Gentle pressure is applied to different points on the wrist which correspond to the internal organs.Next, the doctor looked at my tongue which had a bit of cookie on it but that did not matter. The nurse explained that tongue diagnosis ranks second to the pulse diagnosis. Different parts of the tongue relates to different parts of the body. The root of the tongue relates to the kidney and bladder, the center relates to the stomach and spleen, the sides relate to the liver and gall bladder, and the very tip relates to the heart. Other issues are considered too, such as the color, if the tongue is cracked and for how long, and the person’s age.MY diagnosis? My doctor told me I had pain across my back and shoulders as well as a serious case of brain fog. This was true. In fact I have had a pain, particularly in my right shoulder, for so long that I no longer think about it. The pain comes and goes, is not debilitating, and I figured it came with carrying heavy shoulder bags and I’ve made an effort to not carry bags on the right shoulder. With the brain fog, I considered that part of being overworked as a teacher, traveling from S. Korea to China, and then a couple days later to New York City – and carrying around my laptop which was adding pressure to my shoulder. Nevertheless, I bought a two months supply of herbal medicine. The results? For the first time in many years, after taking the herbs, the shoulder pain, along with the brain fog, went away and hasn’t come back. That was two years ago.The fun diagnosis about the man, that had everyone snickering, happened when I came out of my doctor’s office; the incredibly good looking engineer in doctor 20′s was sitting, staring and smiling at his co-worker who was in his 40′s. I asked the tour guide what was up and with a smile she told me. It turns out that the diagnosis of the engineer in his 40′s was…you’ve waited for this…he was told that he was impotent, and could not satisfy his wife. But here’s where this man gets everyone’s respect. While a few of us waited, smirking around, for our herbal prescriptions – this included me, an amazing thing happened. We were so impressed that this impotent gentleman was handed two giant shopping bags with herbs. Yes, he had bought a year’s supply – and he didn’t care if we knew it. He even asked a nurse if he should see another doctor in case there was something, anything else, he could do. One of his friends helped him carry his big shopping bags of herbs out to our bus. About those herbs. When I got to the U.S., before I took the herbs, I decided to do some research about the herbs used in my prescription. Herbs play a major role in TCM and are divided into three categories as follows:Upper Herbs – which includes ginseng root, cinnamon, sweet gum fruit, ginger, peony root, Sichuan pepper, and leaves and fruits.Middle Herbs – which are strong and may have side effects, and include clerodendrum, wormwood/mugwort, field mint, loquat, spindle fruit, and fossil bone.Lower Herbs – these herbs are toxic and should only be used under the guidance of a qualified practitioner. These herbs include opium poppy, persica, forsythia, evodia, Japanese honeysuckle, and ephedra (ma huang). The reason I highlighted ‘ephedra’ is because this toxic drug was placed on the market in dietary supplement form and sold to the general population. This should have never been. After doing much harm and even causing death, the supplement was pulled in 2004 by FDA recommendation. Note: TCM practices are not to be confused with herbs bought off the shelf at a vitamin shop. There is no relationship to a visit to a trained doctor who dispenses a formula that will most likely be from the ‘upper herbs’ category, to a manufacturer who can package a supplement and put it on the shelf with no oversight. Ephedra is from the ‘lower herb’ category – and should only be used under the supervision of a trained doctor who season 8; Lower herbs are meant to treat serious disorders. The dietary supplement ephedra, often a synthetic version – as are many dietary supplements, was marketed as a weight loss supplement, and to increase energy, and enhance athletic performance.My perfectly safe herbal formula included ren shen, gui zhui, gan jiang, etc. In English, those translate to ginseng root, cinnamon, and ginger. I seem to remember licorice in there but all my herbs came from the ‘upper herb’ category and the way they were formulated – they worked!While our tour did later include a lecture on acupuncture (and we remembered the reference to 365 principal points or channels because it corresponded to how many days in the year), by this time we didn’t care at all because we were getting hungry and a little rowdy. We had to be fed as soon as possible. Then it was on to the Great Wall which was just astounding! 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People generally assume there is an infection when chills are accompanied by fever, but that’s not always the case. There is a long list of medical conditions which may manifest as chills without a fever. Each one is described in detail, below.When the body attempts to produce heat to increase its temperature from within, the muscles contract and relax rapidly. You can see goose bumps on the skin when it is cold and during times of stress. This is what happens when chills manifest.If the chills occur without a fever, it may indicate any of the following conditions:Bladder infections (aka cystitis or urinary tract infections) effect women much more than men. Most of these infections are caused by bacteria that enter the urethra and then the bladder and can spread to the kidneys if left unchecked. One in five women will get a bladder infection at some point and if she’s had one before, she’s more likely to have another. Men rarely get bladder infections, although the likelihood he will increases with age.
A bladder infection does not always cause chills as one of its symptoms but its symptoms may include:
chills (with or without a low grade fever)
increased urinary frequency,
the sensation of a full bladder even when you just emptied it,
strong-smelling, cloudy, or bloody urine,
cramping in abdomen, and
a burning sensation during urination,
If you experience any or all of these symptoms, you should consult a physician to determine the underlying cause. If it is a urinary tract infection, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics such as ampicillin, penicillin, or sulfisoxazole. The duration of treatment depends on the age and gender of the patient but lasts three days for most women. Male patients and children require longer duration of treatment, usually from seven to ten days. In some cases, the infection spreads to the kidneys or the patient may need angina pectoris; undergo a surgical procedure to address any problems that may have caused the infection.Certain prescription drugs may cause side effects like chills without fever. You may have a reaction to your medication, it may not mix well with another medication you’re taking, or perhaps the drug was incorrectly prescribed or you didn’t use it correctly. You may experience:
a series of bouts of chills without fever,
uncontrollable muscle spasms,
sleeplessness or drowsiness,
hypersensitivity,
nausea and/or vomiting, and
heart ailments.
There are numerous reasons the body might not get adequate nutrients.These include digestion and absorption issues, insufficient food or food that lacks proper nutrition, and secondary health conditions. General symptoms include:
chills without fever,
depression,
exhaustion,
lightheadedness,
and loss of weight.
The symptoms of malnutrition may come and go depending on the cause of malnutrition. A doctor will assess the situation and make a prescription, depending upon the circumstances.Anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. Its symptoms include:
chills without fever,
cold hands and feet,
weakness and fatigue,
pale skin,
depression,
angina (severe chest pain),
dizziness and/or difficult or labored breathing,
a fast or irregular heartbeat,
cognitive difficulties, and
headaches.
The cause of anemia determine how it will be treated. If an iron or nutrition deficiency is the cause, doctors may give supplements to be added to the patient’s daily dietary regimen. If it is caused by severe loss of blood, treatment may involve a blood transfusion. If it is an autoimmune condition, the physician may prescribe drugs to keep the immune system in check. Bone marrow problems may also cause anemia. This is managed with erythropoietin, a medication that acts to stimulate production of blood cells in the bone marrow.Hypoglycemia is a clinical syndrome that results from low blood sugar. Its symptoms come on quickly and include:
chills without fever,
vision problems,
confusion or delirium,
heart palpitations,
anxiousness,
weakness and/or trembling,
diaphoresis (sweating), and
intense hunger (perhaps to the point of nausea).
When hypoglycemia is the problem, intervention involves an immediate increase of blood sugar via intake of food with high sugar content. As soon as blood sugar levels have normalized, the next step is to determine what caused the patient to become hypoglycemic. Some causes include uncontrolled diabetes, excessive alcohol intake, side effect of medication, high levels of insulin, endocrine problems, and kidney or liver conditions. Once the underlying cause is determined, appropriate treatment can be rendered.The thyroid is a gland that releases metabolic hormones. Hypothyroidism occurs when the gland is underactive and does not generate adequate hormones to control the way your body uses energy. Its earliest symptoms may include:
chills without fever,
depression,
fatigue, weakness, or listlessness,
constipation,
heavy menstrual period,
aching joints and muscles,
pale skin,
weight gain,
fragile or thin hair or fingernails that break easily.
As the condition develops, other symptoms become apparent such as bloating in the face, feet, and hands, slow or hoarse speech, thickening of the skin and thinning eyebrows, and loss of taste and smell.
When your thyroid is sluggish, you’ll need to take hormones to replenish the deficiency. Medical management may involve Levothyroxine that the patient must sometimes continue taking even after symptoms are gone.What if you’re perfectly healthy but you still feel cold? If there is no underlying health problem causing the chills, they might be managed through certain natural solutions or remedies.
Adequate rest and enough hours of sleep without disturbance can alleviate chills. The recommended number is eight to nine hours of continuous, uninterrupted sleep.
Consume sufficient amounts of nutritious food without skipping meals. Make sure to keep healthy foods on hand in case hunger strikes, like fruits, energy bars, or other handy snacks.
Maintain a regular exercise regimen. It does not have to be rigorous. Morning walks or doing laps in the pool are recommended. Physical activity is great for keeping your http://www.doctorbittercom.charterly.com circulating.
Vitamin B is highly beneficial to maintain homeostasis in the body. This vitamin can help alleviate chills and improve energy.
Taking sips of warm water is very relaxing for the body, aids in digestion, and reduces chills. It helps to keep the body hydrated and also helps maintain body heat.
A warm bath or shower can soothe and provide warmth to the body and reduce chills.
Rochester Cemetery has been a favorite of ghost hunters and Halloween thrill seekers since at least 1967. They come here hoping to see the infamous Albino Woman who roams the cemetery as well as the surrounding neighborhood, supposedly searching for her lost child. But Rochester Cemetery is much more than the home of a famous ghost. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Kaw River Valley near Topeka, Kansas, Rochester is possibly the capital city’s oldest cemetery. A sign at the side of Menninger Road proclaims it’s been there “since 1850″. But most any American history buff knows Kansas Territory wasn’t opened to white settlerment until 1854. Therefore, any burials before that date would have been pioneers from “the States” (as everytthing east of the Missouri border was then known), bound for New Mexico on the Santa Fe Trail. Covered wagons making this arduous journey had been passing nearby since 1821. The most charming aspect of Rochester is the abundance of trees, many uncommonly tall for the area. During spring and summer, it’s not hard to imagine that you’re in an ancient burial ground somewhere in the British Isles. Because the trees provide a nearly solid canopy of shade, better take a jacket on a summer day because the temperature can be twenty or more degrees cooler. AC comliments of Mother Nature. With so much of the sun blocked out, it’s also quite spooky, which only adds to its reputation for being haunted. But only when the trees are in full leaf does it
look like a place where one could meet a roaming spirit at any moment,
even during a daytime visit. When the trees are bare, as in the photo above, Rochester doesn’t seem spooky at all. Then it’s “just” a cemetery.I recently seized an opportunity to visit, looking forward
not only to a respite from the the day’s unseasonable heat, but also
the chance to connect with my British roots. Why I thought angina trees in Rochester would have leaves when every other tree for miles around didn’t is beyond me. Wishful thinking probably. But there I was.
Determined the trip wouldn’t be a total waste, I followed the road round to the oldest section. Usually this is the least visited part of a cemetery because family members and friends who used to bring flowers on special days have died or moved away. Following the 19th century tradition that graves face the morning sun, Rochester’s is on a downhill slope on the east side.Since I didn’t get my Brit F

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Top 10 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Therapies that work

Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever felt groggy, tired,
drowsy, and/or drained of energy when waking up in the morning to go to
work or anywhere else for that matter? Feeling this way can actually
affect the rest of your day and you might find that it is hard to
function and accomplish the necessary tasks ahead of you. There
is a way to battle these morning symptoms and to recharge yourself so
that you are filled with positive energy and are ready to take on the
day. What you have to do is practice what is known as the daily energy
routine that I have discovered in Donna Eden’s Energy
Medicine book. The daily energy routine consists of eight
easy-to-accomplish techniques and takes up less than ten minutes of your
time. It is great to practice this routine every morning after getting
out of bed, but it will only benefit you more if you do it more than
once a day. The daily energy routine consists of the following
techniques: The Three Thumps – this technique will “boost
and restore energy, increase strength http://www.doctorbittercom.charterly.com vitality, and strengthen the
immune system.”The Cross Crawl – this technique will “balance
and harmonize energy, improve coordination, and clear thinking.”The
Wayne Cook Posture – this technique will “focus the mind, allow you to
untangle inner chaos, see with better perspective, think more clearly
and learn more proficiently.”The Crown Pull – this technique
will “relieve mental congestion and headaches, clear and refresh the
mind, sharpen memory, and open the crown chakra to
higher inspiration.”Connecting Heaven and Earth – this
technique will “open the meridians, expel toxic energies, and stimulate
fresh energy to flow through the joints.”The Celtic Weave –
this technique will “pulse your auric energies outward
and strengthen them, and connect all your energies together so they
operate as a single web.”The Hook Up – this technique will
“get strange flows moving, strengthen auric field, leave you feeling
whole again. It will calm you and help you feel connected.”The
Zip Up – this technique will “boost confidence, clear your thoughts,
and protect you from negative energy that may be around you.”Step
1: Use several fingers to tap various points on your body.
While tapping make sure to breathe in through your nose and to breathe
out through your mouth. Step 2: Tap the K-27
points for about 15 seconds. To locate the K-27 points, place your
fingers on the collarbone and move them inward toward the U-shaped notch
at the top of your breastbone. Move your fingers to the bottom of the U
and then move down and out about an inch.Step 3: Tap
the Thymus for about medicines company; seconds. To do this place the fingers of one of
your hands in the center of your sternum at the thymus gland. Step

4: Tap the neurolymphatic spleen points for about 15 seconds.
They are located beneath the breasts and down one rib. Then tap the
spleen acupuncture points for about 15 seconds. They are located on the
side of the body, about four inches down from the arm pits. The Cross CrawlStep
1: While standing, lift your right arm and left leg at the
same time.Step 2: As you put them down,
raise your left arm and right leg.Step 3: Repeat
this again but this time exaggerate the lift of your leg and the swing
of your arm across the midline to the opposite side of the body. Try to
make the elbow touch the opposite kneeStep
4: Do this exaggeration for about one minute and make sure to
breathe deeply while doing it.Step
1: Place your thumbs at your temples and your fingertips
resting at the middle of your forehead.Step 2: Slowly,
with pressure, pull your fingers apart to the hairline stretching the
skin above your eyebrows.Step 3: Place your
fingers at the hairline and repeat the stretch.Step
4: Repeat this pattern starting at the top, center, and back
of your head. Continue all the way down until you reach the base of your
neck. Use pressure as you pull.Step 5: Move
down to your shoulders and push your fingers in and hold. Then pull
across your shoulders toward the front. Hold your hands there until it
feels right, then release and drop your hands/arms.Step
1: Sit with your spine straight. Place your left foot over
your right knee. Hold your left ankle with your right hand and the
bottom of your left foot with your left hand. Step 2:
Breathe in slowly through your nose, letting the breath lift
your body, while stretching your leg toward you. Exhale slowly through
your mouth, relaxing your body. Repeat four or five times.Step
3: Switch to the other foot and repeat the entire process.Step

4: Uncross your legs and “steeple” your fingertips, resting
your thumbs just above the bridge of your nose. Breathe slowly in
through your nose and out through your mouth three or four times. On
exhale, separate your thumb slowly stretching your skin on your
forehead. Slowly bring your hands down in front of you. Surrender into
your own breathing.Step 1: Start with your hands on your thighs,
fingers spread.Step 2: Inhale through your
nose, circle your arms out, and bring your hands together in prayer
position. Exhale through your mouth.Step 3: Inhaling
through your nose, stretch one arm up and one down, pushing with your
palms. Hold, exhale through your mouth, and return to the prayer
position. Repeat switching arms. Do this twice for each arm. Step
4: Drop arms down, fold your body forward at the waist, and
relax with your knees slightly bent. Take two deep breaths before slowly
returning to a standing position.Step 1: Stand tall, hands on thighs. Breathe deeply,
in through your nose and out through your mouth throughout. Step
2: Rub hands together, shake them off, face palms, and try to
feel the energy between them. Rub and shake again, place palms close to
ears and take a deep breath.Step 3: Inhale
and bring your elbows together. Exhale, cross your arms and swing them
out to the side.Step 4: Cross and swing them
out again. Bend forward, repeat and cross arms over upper legs. Step
5: Swing out again, in front of ankles. Bend knees, turn
palms, forward, scoop energy, stand, and pour that energy all over your
body.Step 1: Place your middle finger of one hand on the
“third eye”. The “third eye” is the spot between your eyebrows above the
bridge of the nose.Step 2: Place the middle
finger of the other hand in the navel.Step 3: Press
each finger into the skin and pull it upwards. Hold for about 30
seconds.Step 4: Do this until you start to yawn
or feel yourself having a deep sigh. This will mean that your energies
are hooked up.Step 1: Place your hand at the bottom of the central
meridian – at your pubic bone.Step 2: Take a
deep breath in as you move your hands, slowly and deliberately,
straight up the center of your body to your lower lip.Step
3: Continue upward, bringing your hands past your lips and
exuberantly raising them into the sky. Circle your arms back to your
pelvis. Step 4: Repeat this three times. This Daily Energy Routine is easy and fun. You can do it on your own or with a group of people (friends, family, etc.) It is effective in many ways and doing it on a regular basis definitely will help you. So, don’t hesitate to try it…Seasonality has become a fashion statement on the dining scene. However, eating seasonally has been exactly “what the doctor ordered” since antiquity.Food was medicines ‘drug of choice’ in all of the ancient medical systems in Europe, India and China. Whilst the medical theories in each differed, they shared a common philosophy: illness is the result of imbalances within the body and between the body and the environment. Man lives within nature and staying in harmony with nature’s rhythms is essential for good health. The word disease is literally “dis-ease” or physical disharmony. Diet plays a significant role in correcting imbalances and is an important factor in healing the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on the cosmic theory of Yin and Yang; and the laws of the Five Elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water). These elements correspond with organs in the body. Other groups of five such as five flavours, five seasons etc are also involved in TCM. The principles, development of which is credited to the Emperor Huang Di – also known as the Yellow Emperor (2698 – 2589 BCE) – are documented in the ancient Chinese medical classic Huang Di Nei Jing . It remains a respected reference source in TCM to this day. Indian medicine from around 800 BCE was based on the theory of bodily humours (fluids) which in the Hindu view were connected with cosmic factors. The approach also integrated concepts such as the thermal (hot/cold) qualities of foods and the five states of matter (earth; water; fire; air; and ether/space.) These concepts were codified in several major Indian medical texts, translations of which made their way around the world over the centuries. Humorial medicine was taught by the Spaniards as part of the medical

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