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Large Intestine Acupuncture Points
Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Nerve injuries can be temp. Or permanent. Don't get scammed. ...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
U can see a book: As I remeber there are 12 maridians on the body and about 760 regular points in addition to local points that can be used for treatment, depending on patient's presentation ...Read more
Acupuncture: May help with pain or stress (if you Believe in it enough). But the disease itself could be serious (? Nerve compression? Heart pain? Gallbladder? Rumor?). Make sure it's nothing serious before you trust in acupuncture. If no serious pathology, could then attempt acupuncture. Feel better ...Read more
Shoul I be concerned about bruising after acupuncture? They are purple and blue and about 1 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch on my abdomen.
Maybe.: If they are regular, generic bruises, they were caused by the needles piercing a small vein on their way in or out. But if they are tender to touch, or warm (or both), they could be focal infections, caused by use of dirty needles. In that case, see your doctor asap. ...Read more
What can I do if my right side of my large intestine aches, no appendix, could I have bowel blockage?
Is it normal to be able to feel your large intestine? (i assume that's what I can feel) its on the right side of my stomach.
Yes...: Abdominal symptoms e.g. Discomfort, cramping etc. Is often referred pain from either the small or large intestine. The location of the pain in the abdomen reflects the origin of the symptom based on what's called a dermatomal distribution. Patients with ibs (irritable bowel) have heightened awareness of intestinal contractions, spasms and gas in their intestines. ...Read more
Please give me suggestions a part lower large intestine comes out while passing the motion no pain I have to insert it inside while cleaning?
Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse is a condition in which the rectum (the last part of the large intestine before it exits the anus) loses its normal attachments inside the body, allowing it to telescope out through the anus, thereby turning it “inside out”. While this may be uncomfortable, it rarely results in an emergent medical problem. ...Read more
Explore the triggers: IBS has a multitude of possible causes. If you explore some you could avoid, it may improve. Gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy is a common trigger. Cross reactivity to a variety of lesser food sensitivities. Food additives like #40 red dye are all avoidable. There are a variety of blood tests that can help narrow the list of possibles. A primary care doc can arrange them. ...Read more
What is the side effect of large intestine surgery since I am ready to get surgery soon due to redundency?
Depends: I'm not sure what u mean. Colon surgery can have irregular bowel movements, temporary for most patients. Some can have chronic diarrhea but not frequent. U can also have complications from surgery, infection, bleeding, leakage of stool (can b life threatening). Redudent colon is usually not an indication unless u have potential for volvulus (twisting of bowel). ...Read more
Diverticulitis. Sigmoidectomy 2014. Just had another bout. Dr. says may have to remove large intestine. Logical? I can't find much online.
General Surgery: You should consult a physician in General Surgery/Colon and Rectal Surgery at an academic medical center designated as a tertiary care medical center. Diverticulitis is treated with bowel rest, nasogastric suction, and antibiotics, however, the level of infection may be grave, and in certain cases a resection may be necessary. An expert opinion is a reasonable course of action. ...Read more
How do I know that e.Histolatyca reached the bloodstream or the liver? How long does it take for it to travel from the large intestine to other organs
Variable: Most infected people, about 90%, are asymptomatic. In ~10% of invasive cases the amoebae enter the bloodstream and may travel to liver, causing an abscess, and other organs in the body. This can occur as early as 2-4 weeks after infected or months to years later. Symptoms can include fever, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the rt upper abdominal pain. Dx is by blood tests, ct scan, and needle biopsy. ...Read more
Some thoughts...: It's impossible to give advice based on your limited information--what have you tried, where does it hurt, what are the accompanying symptoms? Persistent abdominal discomfort can originate from the large or small intestine, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, liver, female organs, muscles or hernia of the abdominal wall, bladder, etc. Never hurts to get medical examination when questioning source. ...Read more
Can I take in protein powder? As I can only have low fibre diet due to I had done a total colectomy (large intestine).
A pure protein powder has no fiber at all.
There are many types of protein powder. If from soy make sure it is non-gmo soy. If whey try to find one from grass-fed cows not given hormones or antibiotics and processed at low temperature such as whey cool by designs for health. Protein powder from hemp seeds is another good choice though make sure it is a pure protein powder without fiber. ...Read more
Are my medications for bipolar illness at all affected by the fact that I am missing the first half of my large intestine?
I have severe crohns with most my large intestine gone and half of ilium removed and appendix and splin My question flair for 2weeks and pain dehydrat?
I have a history of bowel diseasw...colonic inertia led me to have an nearly complete colectomy. I have 5 inches of my large intestine left at multipl?
Question cut off: Please resubmit and include a specific and clear question. ...Read more
Abdomen: The large intestine, aka the colon, is located in varying areas of you abdomen. It begins in the right, lower portion of your belly and travels to right upper area (ascending colon) becoming the transverse colon as it moves across from your right to your left side. Here it becomes the descending colon and transitions to you sigmoid colon in the lower left side. It moves central and down to end. ...Read more
Healthy Diet: A diet that is high in fiber, fruits, whole grains, and vegetables can help keep your colon healthy. It is very important to have a colonoscopy when you reach age 50 to screen for colon cancer (which is very treatable if caught early) or younger if there is a history of colon cancer or colon polyps in your family. Avoid habitual laxative use, and get regular exercise. Your body will thank you! ...Read more
Sure, but...: ...Most of the time, your colon (large intestine) is not palpable. One may be able to determine some of its outline (particularly in the left lower quadrant) under circumstances when it is distended with air or stool, and the patient is relatively thin. If tenderness is present, please get to the doctor. ...Read more
Yes: The end of the colon is the rectum. ...Read more
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Microflora...: ...which is a blend of bacterium (and sometimes other organisms) unique from individual to individual. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more