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What acupuncture points can I pinpoint to fight bell's palsy?

What acupuncture points can I pinpoint to fight bell's palsy?

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

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Acupuncture (Definition)

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


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What are the acupuncture points for jaw and neck pain?

What are the acupuncture points for jaw and neck pain?

It depends: There are multiple points in the body the treat jaw and neck pain. However which points are used for an individual is dependent upon the physical examination to determine which meridians have too much or not enough flow of chi in them. ...Read more

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What are the acupuncture points for back and neck?

What are the acupuncture points for back and neck?

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

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What are the acupuncture points for back, jaw and neck pain?

What are the acupuncture points for back, jaw and neck pain?

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

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Can you please tell me about the acupuncture points for back and neck pain?

Many, many, many: There are over 365 acupuncture points. - there are many on the neck and the back. So, I am not sure which points you are referring to. ...Read more

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Are there any acupuncture points on the body that can trigger an instant orgasm upon pressure?

Are there any acupuncture points on the body that can trigger an instant orgasm upon pressure?

Not that I know of.: There are auricular protocols for decreased libido - but I don't know of a button to push for an instant orgasm. ...Read more

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Where are the auricular acupuncture points for addiction to alcohol, smoking, and opioids?

Where are the auricular acupuncture points for addiction to alcohol, smoking, and opioids?

Protocols: Nada protocol: shen men, autonomic point, kidney pt, liver pt and lung pt.
Tobacco cessation: shen men, kidney pt, point zerio, lung pt and nicotine point. Some protocols can vary. This should only be performed by a trained acupuncturist. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What can I do if my right side of my large intestine aches, no appendix, could I have bowel blockage?

What can I do if my right side of my large intestine aches, no appendix, could I have bowel blockage?

No: With a blockage you would have been in much more pain and had other GI problems. What you decsribe is adhesions or scarring involving the intestines. This can lead to a complete obstruction. You should see your
doctor soon. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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How can I relax my irritable large intestine?

How can I relax my irritable large intestine?

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

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What is the side effect of large intestine surgery since I am ready to get surgery soon due to redundency?

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

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Diverticulitis. Sigmoidectomy 2014. Just had another bout. Dr. says may have to remove large intestine. Logical? I can't find much online.

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

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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

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

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What if I feel after eating a littlebit uncomfortable in the large intestine place? Is it okay?

What if I feel after eating a littlebit uncomfortable in the large intestine place? Is it okay?

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

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Can I take in protein powder? As I can only have low fibre diet due to I had done a total colectomy (large intestine).

Can I take in protein powder? As I can only have low fibre diet due to I had done a total colectomy (large intestine).

Yes: 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

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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 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?

Steroids?: Have you seen your doctor to give you medicine for this episode? See your GI. Try drinking water or Gatorade. Fiber powder to slow diarrhea down. ...Read more

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What does the large intestine do?

What does the large intestine do?

Absorb water: Stool as it leaves the small intestine is very liquid. As it travels through the colon, water is absorbed from it so that it is more formed by the time it reaches the rectum. ...Read more

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Where is the large intestine located?

Where is the large intestine located?

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

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What is the definition or description of: large intestine?

Def: Large intestine: The large intestine, colon, or large bowel is the last 5-6 feet of the GI tract. The colon functions to recover the last amount of water from food and to store solid waste. See healthtap answers regarding colon diseases. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my large intestine in good condition?

What can I do to keep my large intestine in good condition?

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

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Can u palpate your large intestine?

Can u palpate your large intestine?

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

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What is the reason for bleeding in the large intestine?

What is the reason for bleeding in the large intestine?

Variable: Various reasons of colon bleeding can be: vascular malformations, diverticulosis, tumors or polyps, colon cancer, hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What is the name of the bacteria that lives in the large intestine?

What is the name of the bacteria that lives in the large intestine?

Microflora...: ...which is a blend of bacterium (and sometimes other organisms) unique from individual to individual. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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 (Definition)

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