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I signed on the Health Tap because I am curious about how Tele medicine of this sort works. I am a professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. I heard a podcast by the founder of Health Tap and was curious. Do you find this me
Resp to E medicine: Hi Ryan, Hope all is well. Welcome to the new age in medicine. I am a new physician and entering into the new world of E-medicine/telemedicine/etc. Its a valuable tool as much of my inpatient visits as a hospitalist usually stem from the common theme. I can't get into my PCP's office, they have limited hours, nobody works on the weekends. ...Read more
Not advisable: Tapping or tft (thought field therapy) has more direct connections to anxiety, pain, weight loss and ptsd. Narcissistic behavior or narcissistic personality disorder are best treated with psychoanalysis, psychodynamic approaches or interpersonal therapies that get at the root problems with superiority and diminished empathy. ...Read more
EFT: stands for Emotional Freedom Technique as you probably know. It is considered a type of psychological acupuncture. Like any technique of this sort it is best done under the guidance of a licensed professional. Here is a link to Doctor Mercola's teaching on it. He is a well-respected physician and alt med practitioner. http://eft.mercola.com/ Peace and good health. ...Read more
I scored 10 in the digit span test and 6.5 on the corsi block tapping test. Does this mean I have a good memory?
More info needed: Memory testing is a complicated thing because there are many different types of memory to be assessed. How would do you do with declarative verbal memory, list learning tests, implicit visual memory (Ray Osterreith Figure copy and recall) and working memory. How does your short term recall hold up under conditions of distraction (eg., PASAT and Brown-Peterson Consonant Trigram Test ? ...Read more
Can hitting or tapping your back help relieve plurisey? My partner does this for me and it helps but is it good to do?
Feels good, do it: Short answer is yes. Mechanical percussion helps to break up and mobilize mucus in the chest and "sticky" spots to reduce pleuritic pain. It is best done "posturally" -- meaning with the bottom of your lungs higher than the top. Simple way is to build wedge of pillows and lie knees-bent, head-down while getting thumped on. When done well (not too hard), it also feels good, so why not?! ...Read more
Why can I score high in the corsi block tapping test and digit span test but not do well on the name and address remembering tests?
Others do better: The problem obviously isn't your memory if plain memory tests are doing well. The name and address information can be processed more and related more to previous exposure to names and addresses. Other people who do poorly on the tests you mentioned can do better on the name and address .. and hurt the curve!. ...Read more
Had root canal, tempoary crown was on for 3 weeks with no issues, now perm crown but feeling weird when pressing or tapping on it, is this a problem?
Probably not: But have your dentist check your occlusion. ...Read more
Tapping: Done in moderation, it helps focusing and grip strength. ...Read more
Why is the corsi block tapping test not used as a standard dementia test if it is a measure of hippocampus function?
It is sometimes, but: This test has been used in research w/ Alzheimer's and was successful identifying moderately impaired but not mild cases. That's why it's not widely used. By the time it shows problems, patients are already diagnosed. It is more useful in injuries and MS and other brain damage screenings. Okay? ...Read more