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Do I Need Antibiotic Prophylaxis For Endocarditis With Acupuncture Treatments
What's the likelihood of long term antibiotic prophylaxis resulting in pulmonary fibrosis with Nitrofurantoin? Mom's getting sequentially recurrentuti
Pulmonary fibrosis : Pulmonary fibrosis due to nitrofurantoin is rare, about less than 1% reported in literature, but risk increases with age of patient and other medical condition. Symptoms may start to develop after 6 months of treatment. Usually fatigue, dry cough and shortness of breath without fever. Stop the nitrofurantoin if these symptoms develop and see a physician immediately ...Read more
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
Is it true that antibiotic prophylaxis is needed for dental procedures for people with prior rheumatic heart disease?
I had bilateral total hip replacements 26 months ago. Is antibiotic prophylaxis still recommended prior to routine dental cleanings?
What do you suggest if I have had 14 acupuncture treatments over the past 4 months and have seen no improvement. Should i continue?
You haven't told us: What you are being treated for. When i treat patients - i look for an ^ or v in pain (if treated for pain condition). Either of these can be a good result. However, if the patient has had no reaction after several treatments - i look for a different approach. There are many different ways to approach the same problem using acupuncture. Take care. ...Read more
From one to many: The most common response to acupuncture is a very pleasant state of relaxation. It can often relieve stress immediately but you may need a series of treatments over time to help relieve chronic stress if you cannot learn to manage it in other ways as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need Western Med: No, would not rely on acupuncture to cure blood cancer. However, energy moving meridian txs are used to enhance stamina, improve health of the affected organs (using traditional chinese medicine physiologic principles) & center one during treatment. Please rely on western medicine for healing cancer. However, it would likely be beneficial to talk to your dr. About augmenting tx with acupuncture. ...Read more
When a bacteria gets in the bloodstream, there is a chance of attaching to a heart valve. This is called endocarditis. If this happens, the bacteria can grow, causing lesions called vegetations to appear which can break off and plug small blood vessels in the hand, foot, or brain. The bacterial growth can also cause the valve to leak. If this is significant, valve ...Read more
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