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Can you tell me if i could request a pericardial tap?

Can you tell me if i could request a pericardial tap?

Pericardial tap: We perform this procedure for diagnosis and in some patients for therapy. If you need one your doctor will suggest it. This is not a procedure you walk in and request. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a tapping from pace maker?

No: It is not normal to feel tapping or twitching from your pacemaker. You should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you treat narcissistic behavior with tapping?

Can you treat narcissistic behavior with tapping?

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

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I have been reading on EFT (tapping) is this safe to do?

I have been reading on EFT (tapping) is this safe to do?

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

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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?

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

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Can hitting or tapping your back help relieve plurisey? My partner does this for me and it helps but is it good to do?

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

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Is pleural tapping a painful procedure?

Is pleural tapping a painful procedure?

Unusual: Local anesthetic used prior to inserting the pleural cath/neeedle/ less likely to be painful. However it is an invasive procedure with inherent risks. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Tapping to cure joints pain, can this help?

Tapping to cure joints pain, can this help?

Tapping joint: Tapping joint is also called aspiration of fluid from joint for examination and to find out the correct cause it is not the cure. ...Read more

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Does keyboard tapping constantly help improve your mental state of mind?

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Does keyboard tapping constantly help improve your mental state of mind?

Tapping: Done in moderation, it helps focusing and grip strength. ...Read more

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Why is the corsi block tapping test not used as a standard dementia test if it is a measure of hippocampus function?

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

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Why does face twitch both right and left sides upon tapping?

Why does face twitch both right and left sides upon tapping?

If you tap then : Tapping the tendons of facial muscles can elicit a reflex contraction of that muscle. Similar to the famous patellar knee jerk reflex, only of a much smaller muscle. Good work in discovering a little known clinical sign! ...Read more

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Will anxiety meds help "misophonia"? Workplace noises- chewing, tapping, even breathing- make me irate like I need to hurt someone.

Will anxiety meds help "misophonia"? Workplace noises- chewing, tapping, even breathing- make me irate like I need to hurt someone.

Misophonia: There are no good studies showing that anxiety meds help misphonia. You need to see a Dr. to determine the cause and to get proper treatment. BTW there is no know successful treatment. So you and your Dr will be doing an interesting experiment. Keep us posted. ...Read more