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Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more

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What types of birthing complications require a vacuum extraction?

What types of birthing complications require a vacuum extraction?

None - avoid vacuum!: Vacuum extraction is a dangerous intervention that is almost never necessary. Normal delivery, cesarean section and forceps delivery are much safer for the fetal brain and life. Fda has issued a statement since 1999/2000 raising awareness of the severe and potentially life-threatening or neurologically devastating complications from vacuum deliveries. I have not used one since 1999. ...Read more

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Are midwives or doulas delivering at home a risky proposition?

Are midwives or doulas delivering at home a risky proposition?

Love 'em to death ?: A couple approaching childbirth has a limited knowledge base, preferring the "never would happen to me" approach.Some think that if problems arose they could just call an ambulance and things would be fine. In the best of situations it would take an hour to get to a specialized delivery room or operating suite. Minutes lost can mean permanent injury or death. ...Read more

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Which is better at preventing cellulite , performing martial arts or dancing Hip Hop?

Which is better at preventing cellulite , performing martial arts or dancing Hip Hop?

Both: heavy exercise or vigorous activities of any kind will help the condition known as cellulite. Cellulite describes the appearance of the tissues and can be avoided by staying at your ideal body weight and staying active. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery? I'm a yoga instructor. Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity. What are my odds?

How effective is shoulder stabilization surgery?  I'm a yoga instructor.  Multiple dislocations & inherent ligament laxity.  What are my odds?

Let me explain: You said yourself (inherent ligaments laxity) so this the tissue we have to work with so the result are variable and some time we have to go for bone block, if the reconstruction failed. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.

What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.

An approach: I prefer starting with a physical therapist working in a warm water pool, and doing gentle exercises initially. Later, one could start some core exercises working on back and abdominal musculature. At some point, an experienced personal trainer should get involved. The equipment is not the key ingredient, instead, the human support and interactional education. ...Read more

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What are relaxtion techniques?

What are relaxtion techniques?

There are many: Light exercise (walking), taking a short break from work or studying, stretching, slow deep breathing, "progressive relaxation" (tensing and relaxing body parts in a sequence), "autogenic training", yoga, meditation, guided imagery, etc. It doesn't have to be esoteric or complicated. Many people relax by reading a novel, lying under a tree in the park, or socializing with friends. ...Read more

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Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

No help now: There are some repairs in the literature that have shown a benefit in preventing seromas by using a compression garment, but once one forms, it will most likely not help make it go away faster. I less it is causing problems, such as pain, or enlarging significantly, i tell my patients to proceed about their usual activities as it should resolve within 6 months. No need for ct scans or ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Are cranial sacral therapy and rebirthing effective to heal birth traumas?

Are  cranial sacral therapy and rebirthing effective to heal birth traumas?

Garbage: For chronic conditions there are many who seek and even more willing to sell therapies of little or no value. Beware of this and other such offerings.They waste time and money that could be devoted to real help. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of hospital delivery w/epidural vs. Natural birth at a birthing center?

What are the pros and cons of hospital delivery  w/epidural vs. Natural birth at a birthing center?

? birthing center ?: Safety is the prime concern I have for deliveries. I have had relatives born in caves & understand it can be okay.I have also run to "normal" deliveries to salvage a baby that came out wrong. Our local facilities have midwives delivering next door to docs, where a case can be quickly moved to an OR for C section if needed. No off site birthing center can eliminate the hour + lost in a transit. ...Read more

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What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

Bikram Yoga: Working with a bikram-certified yoga teacher in the moment is the best way to learn the breathing techniques needed. S/he should give proper instructions. In some poses you are breathing normally, but keeping your lungs 80% full at all times; in others like forward bends you are exhaling completely. Pairing the breath with the pose being done is key. http://tinyurl.com/nfc6aqg. ...Read more

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Does bouncing on a birthing ball help induce labor if im 90% thinned out?

Does bouncing on a birthing ball help induce labor if im 90% thinned out?

No evidence: There's no evidence that can confirm whether or not bouncing the ball will truly help to induce labor , nor is there evidence for walking or standing or doing any number of exercises. It certainly does not hurt so long as you don't fall. Sometimes bouncing makes you feel more comfortable and that in itself is a benefit. ...Read more

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What exercises using weights pulleys in the physical therapy?

What exercises using weights pulleys in the physical therapy?

Discuss...: Discuss with your physical therapist about your exercises and what their purpose is. Best of luck in therapy! ...Read more

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What are myofascial self-care therapies and myofascial tennis ball therapy?

What are myofascial self-care therapies and myofascial tennis ball therapy?

Do It Yourself: Myofascial release techniques press on muscles, tendons and other soft tissue to release tension and relieve pain. Instead of having someone do this for you, you can do this yourself with balls or foam rollers. At home, at work or in the car. Rig up your seat. Or lay down on the floor. The humble tennis ball can help you heal. Take a deep breath and then sigh with relief. It feels great! ...Read more

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Doing sit ups will that aggregate scar tissue from a c section?

Doing sit ups will that aggregate scar tissue from a c section?

No: After about 6 weeks the scars will be strong enough for most activities. Most c-section scar heal very well because there is very little tension on the closure. ...Read more

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What's the best weight-loss home delivery program? Seattle sutton?

What's the best weight-loss home delivery program? Seattle sutton?

Wtloss home delivery: The positives about home delivery are portion control and ease of use.I imagine the companies that deal in home delivery would allow you to purchase a "sample" program to see if the food is to your taste after all, if the food is not to your liking-you will not becommitted to the program. I still advocate one"regular" type family meal per day. Please have your dr evaluate the nutritional content. ...Read more