Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Our Homeopathic Medical Centre

Our Homeopathic Medical Centre HQ at Gelang Mas, Pasir Mas,Kelantan, Malaysia

Our Sek 9, Bandar Baru Bangi Branch [ Near Maybank Islamic]

Damansara Utama Branch

Our Medical Centre at 118 Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur
[ Near KFC - PWTC ] Tel 03 4042 2020

Last Month One New Acupuncture Clinic has been set up by Ac Nik Fairuz Hakim at Shah Alam Gelnmarie Sek U1 [ Near Stadium - Shell )

Own by: Ac Nik Fairuz Hakim bin Dr Nik Omar
Address: No. 29 Jalan Peniaga 21/34
[ Off Jalan Kerjaya - Glenmarie ]
Shah Alam, Selangor

Tel: 013 931 4166

Open Everyday: 9.00 am till 7.30 pm

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[ Community Clinic For People Around: Shah Alam, TTDI Jaya, Subang Jaya, Subang, Sunway, Sungai Buloh, Klang, Banting, Meru, Puchong, Batu Tiga, Bukit Beruntong, etc. ]

Service Offered: Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Bekam Al-Hijamah ( Cupping )
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Cases Treated With Acupuncture at our Medical Centre No.118 Jalan Raja Laut, KL

Acpuncture are recommended for the treatment of Piles, fibroid, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and Gent Infertility.

WHO has recommended acupunture treatment for migraine, stroke, bell palsy, slip disc, lumbago, etc.

Acupuncture Eases Radiation

Acupuncture Eases Radiation-induced Dry Mouth In Cancer Patients

ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2009) — Twice weekly acupuncture treatments relieve debilitating symptoms of xerostomia - severe dry mouth - among patients treated with radiation for head and neck cancer, researchers from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report in the current online issue of Head & Neck.

Xerostomia develops after the salivary glands have been exposed to repeated doses of therapeutic radiation. People who have cancers of the head and neck typically receive large cumulative doses, rendering the salivary glands incapable of producing adequate saliva, said Mark S. Chambers, M.S., D.M.D., a professor in the Department of Dental Oncology. Saliva substitutes, lozenges and chewing gum bring only temporary relief, and the commonly prescribed medication, pilocarpine, has short-lived benefits and bothersome side effects of its own.

"The quality of life in patients with radiation-induced xerostomia is profoundly impaired," said Chambers, the study's senior author. "Symptoms can include altered taste acuity, dental decay, infections of the tissues of the mouth, and difficulty with speaking, eating and swallowing. Conventional treatments have been less than optimal, providing short-term response at best."

M. Kay Garcia, LAc, Dr.P.H., a clinical nurse specialist and acupuncturist in M. D. Anderson's Integrative Medicine Program and the study's first author, noted that patients with xerostomia may also develop nutritional deficits that can become irreversible.

Garcia, Chambers and their team of researchers conducted a pilot study to determine whether acupuncture could reverse xerostomia. Acupuncture therapy is based on the ancient Chinese practice of inserting and manipulating very thin needles at precise points on the body to relieve pain or otherwise restore health. In traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating these points is believed to improve the flow of vital energy through the body. Contemporary theories about acupuncture's benefits include the suggestion that needle manipulation stimulates natural substances that dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow to different areas of the body.

The M. D. Anderson study included 19 patients with xerostomia who had completed radiation therapy at least four weeks earlier. The patients were given two acupuncture treatments each week for four weeks. The acupuncture points used in the treatment were located on the ears, chin, index finger, forearm and lateral surface of the leg. All patients were tested for saliva flow and asked to complete self-assessments and questionnaires related to their symptoms and quality of life before the first treatment, after completion of four weeks of acupuncture, and again four weeks later.

The twice weekly acupuncture treatments produced highly statistically significant improvements in symptoms. Measurement tools included: the Xerostomia Inventory, asking patients to rate the dryness of their mouth and other related symptoms; and the Patient Benefit Questionnaire, inquiring about issues such as mouth and tongue discomfort; difficulties in speaking, eating and sleeping; and use of oral comfort aids. A quality-of-life assessment conducted at weeks five and eight showed significant improvements over quality-of-life scores recorded at the outset of the study.

"In this pilot study, patients with severe xerostomia who underwent acupuncture showed improvements in physical well-being and in subjective symptoms," Dr. Chambers said. "Although the patient population was small, the positive results are encouraging and warrant a larger trial to assess patients over a longer period of time."

Garcia said that a phase III, placebo-controlled trial is planned and is currently under review. She also noted that in other studies, the M. D. Anderson researchers are examining whether acupuncture can prevent xerostomia in patients treated for head and neck cancer, not just treat it.

"Recently, we completed a study at Fudan University Cancer Hospital in Shanghai, China that compared acupuncture to usual care to prevent xerostomia. We have now started a two-arm placebo-controlled pilot trial in Shanghai. In the prevention trials, acupuncture is performed on the same day as the radiation treatments," Garcia said.

In addition to Chambers and Garcia, other authors on the all-M. D. Anderson study include: Joseph S. Chiang, M.D. and Thomas Rahlfs, M.D., Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. and Qi Wei, M.S., Department of Behavioral Science/Integrative Medicine; Meide Liu, LAc, Place of Wellness; J. Lynn Palmer, Ph.D., Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine Research; David I. Rosenthal, M.D., Department of Radiation Oncology; and Samuel Tung, M.S. and Congjun Wang, Ph.D., Department of Radiation Physics.

Acupuncture For Low Back pain

Acupuncture-Like Treatments Improve Outcomes Compared to Usual Care for Low Back Pain

People suffering from chronic low back pain who received acupuncture or simulated acupuncture treatments fared better than those receiving only conventional care According to a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.[1] The study highlights central questions about the mechanisms of benefit seen in acupuncture studies.

This trial, led by Daniel Cherkin, Ph.D., of Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle, was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health.

"Because of the lack of highly effective medical treatments for chronic low back pain, we were pleased to find that acupuncture-like treatments were helpful for persons suffering from chronic back pain," said Dr. Cherkin. “However, the finding that real acupuncture produced no greater benefit than simulated acupuncture raises important questions about acupuncture’s mechanisms of action."

This trial enrolled 638 adults with chronic low back pain who had never had acupuncture and who had rated the "bothersomeness" of their pain as at least a 3 on a 0-to-10 scale. The participants were randomly assigned to one of four groups: individualized acupuncture, involving a customized prescription for acupuncture points from a diagnostician; standardized acupuncture, using a single prescription for acupuncture points that experts consider generally effective for chronic low back pain; simulated acupuncture, which mimics needle acupuncture but does not involve actual penetration of the skin; or usual care, which is standard medical care.

The patients assigned to any of the three acupuncture groups (individualized, standardized, or simulated) were treated twice weekly for three weeks, and then weekly for four weeks. At 8, 26, and 52 weeks, researchers measured back-related dysfunction and how much symptoms bothered participants.

The researchers found that at eight weeks the individualized, standardized, and simulated acupuncture groups all improved their dysfunction scores significantly more than the group receiving usual care. These benefits persisted for one year, though diminished over time. However, there was no significant difference between the groups receiving the needle and simulated forms of acupuncture. Thus, while acupuncture was found effective in treating low back pain, neither tailoring acupuncture needle sites to an individual patient nor penetrating the skin appears to be important for receiving therapeutic benefit.

"The findings of this research show that acupuncture-like treatments, including simulated acupuncture, can elicit positive responses," said Josephine P. Briggs, M.D., director of NCCAM. "This adds to the growing body of evidence that there is something meaningful taking place during acupuncture treatments outside of actual needling. Future research is needed to delve deeper into what is evoking these responses."

The researchers believe that further research is needed to determine the roles of patient expectancy, practitioner reassurance and the physiological effects of non-insertive stimulation and other effects that may contribute to acupuncture-like benefits.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s mission is to explore complementary and alternative medical practices in the context of rigorous science, train CAM researchers, and disseminate authoritative information to the public and professionals. For additional information, call NCCAM’s Clearinghouse toll free at 1-888-644-6226, or visit the NCCAM Web site at nccam.nih.gov. NCCAM 1999–2009: Celebrating 10 years of rigorous research.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.
1 Cherkin DC, Sherman KJ, Avins AL, et al. A Randomized Trial Comparing Acupuncture, Simulated Acupuncture, and Usual Care for Chronic Low Back Pain. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009;169[9]:858

Using Acupuncture To Help Children Heal

Using Acupuncture To Help Children Heal
Dr. Mallika Marshall Reporting

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of healing. Now local doctors are using it to help treat children.

Sandra Kean suffers from migraines as well as severe abdominal pain as a result of a condition called ulcerative colitis. In addition to having surgery, she comes to Children's Hospital Boston for regular acupuncture treatments to help relieve her pain. "I would be doubled over, uncomfortable and crying, and then after I went to acupuncture, I was more relaxed and calm and the side effects were basically gone."

"After a week or two, we weren't getting any more complaining about her abdominal pain or her back pain," said Sandra's mother Roseanne.

Children's started offering patients acupuncture as a complementary therapy in 2000.

"Lots of kids will be saying to us, 'I don't want needles,' however; after careful explanation and demonstration, kids to very well with acupuncture," said Dr. Yuan-Chi Lin of Children's Hospital Boston.

Doctors have used acupuncture to help hundreds of patients, ranging from teenagers like Sandra to the tiniest of babies."I have done acupuncture for premature infants to decrease their anxiety when they are in the intensive care unit," said Dr. Lin.

Dr. Lin has conducted studies which have shown that children who suffered from headaches, stomach aches and other chronic pain, felt less pain, missed less school and were able to sleep better after receiving acupuncture treatments for a year.

Unconventional Medicine

Unconventional Medicine

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About four in 10 U.S. adults and one in nine children are turning to unconventional medical approaches for chronic pain and other health problems, health officials said on Wednesday.

Back pain was the leading reason that Americans reported using complementary and alternative medicine techniques, followed by neck and joint pain as well as arthritis, according to the survey by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About 38 percent of adults used some form of complementary and alternative medicine in 2007, compared to 36 percent in 2002, the last time the government tracked at the matter.

For the first time, the survey looked at use of such medicine by children under age 18, finding that about 12 percent used it, officials said. The reasons included back pain, colds, anxiety, stress and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to the survey.

Infertility : Homeopathy Can Do Wonders

Infertility: Homeopathy can do wonders

Monday, May 11, 2009

The birth of first test tube baby, Louis Brown, in Manchester on July 25, 1978, was played up by the media to such an extent that issueless couples believed it as the best option for them. This served the interests of the medical industry and not that of the humanity.

The medical industry takes patients as machines that need to be fixed. Their approach can be best described in the words of a doctor who once told BBC, “You are deliberately setting out to create human beings and then destroying them.”

A homeopath, however, takes his patients as human beings and not as machines. The causes of infertility include a wide range of emotional and physical factors. Homeopathy believes in the individualization and gives primary importance to the fixing of vital force in the process of healing of an individual patient.

In most of female infertility cases it is either the blockage of fallopian tubes or the improper formation of eggs that forestalls conception. Many procedures like IUI, IVF, ICSI, MESA, TESA etc. are being adopted by the artificial reproductive technology these days to help patients suffering from infertility problems.

The birth of the test tube baby was the first event of its kind in the history of medical industry. But homeopathy has been successfully treating the infertility problems for the last two centuries. It focuses on the restoration of health gently, promptly and permanently. Its diagnostic methods, based on symptoms, are more reliable than the pathological lab reports. However, a homeopathic doctor may consider these reports for further confirmation of his analysis.

It gives me deep satisfaction as a physician that I was given chances by Allah Almighty to successfully treat many couples suffering from infertility. Most of these couples were told by reputed doctors that the only possibility for them to have a child was through the artificial reproduction technology. I remember a lady, who came from Karachi, had only one blocked fallopian tube, the other being already removed by surgeons. Some patients had asked her to try homeopathic treatment. She got the medicine and went back to Karachi. She returned after three months and to my delight her test reports showed that her blocked fallopian tube was absolutely clear and perfectly all right. She told me that her doctor said that there are now chances for conception if her ovaries could produce proper mature eggs. Then she asked, with hope in her eyes, “Doctor, is there any medicine in homeopathy for healthy eggs also?”

Although the successful homeopathic treatment of record cases of infertility is heartening, yet it disheartens me that a majority of the infertile patients are unaware of the efficacy of homeopathy. God is so kind that He has given us homeopathy. Europe and America are spending billions of dollars every year on homeopathy but do not let it become popular in the third world.

Our neighbour India had started patronizing homeopathy on government level sixty years ago and now homeopathic physicians there are providing cheap and effective alternative treatment to hundreds of millions of their countrymen. India has become the hub of homeopathy-related activities the world over.

In our country only certain individuals are doing research in this field. Our government is still oblivious to the importance of patronising homeopathy, which has great potential of curing problems not only of the infertile couples but also of all patients including those suffering from cancer and hepatitis.

Dr Asghar Ali Shah

Homeopathic Physician

More Infertility News

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Protect Yourself From Swine Flu, Naturally

Protect Yourself from Swine Flu, Naturally

From: Gabriel Traub, USA

I received so many calls from people in a panic about swine flu, that I wanted to share some information that can help.
Symptoms of Swine Flu include fever, coughing, fatigue and headache.

It is important to be smart and take precautions, but there is no need to panic. Please pass this along and let's help prevent this outbreak together.

Wishing you good health,Gabrielle Traub, certified homeopath.

What can you do to protect yourself and your families?

· A number of studies show that taking Homeopathic Influenzinum 9c once a week during outbreaks can prevent you getting the flu.

I have a limited quantity in stock, so please contact me as soon as possible if you would like to purchase some from me.

Give your immune system a boost

The best way to prevent getting sick is by keeping your immune system in tip top shape:

The recommended dose for healthy adults is at least 1000mg. Speak to your doctor if you have kidney disease before taking Vitamin C. It is important to increase your water intake when taking Vitamin C

During an outbreak I recommend taking a herbal immune support supplement such as "The Wellness Formulae" by Source Naturals: available at most health food stores. (This should NOT be taken for extended periods.)

Nothing affects the immune systems performance as not enough sleep. Most adults require between 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night.

Make sure you're getting enough down time. Exercise is a great way to reduce your stress. Yoga and meditation have been proven to reduce stress levels.

Simple hygiene practices such as washing your hands with hot soapy water, especially before eating or after using the bathroom has historically been shown to reduce the spreading of infections.

If you are immunocompromised or have small children, it is best to avoid crowded places when at all possible. Aeroplanes are notorious for spreading airborne infections.

These types of outbreaks like this makes me think about the impact of conventional farming methods and the treatment, and as a consequence, the health of the animals we eat. Another reason to support organic farmers.

What To Do If You Suspect / Get The Swine Flu

What to do if you get the swine flu:

It is important to notify your doctor if you think you have swine flu, so that any necessary treatments can be administered and that the Center for Disease Control has records of outbreaks.

Oscillococcinum (available at most health food stores) is the number one selling over the counter treatment for all kinds of flu. Oscillococcinum reduces the severity and duration of the flu.

Your homeopath will recommend a homeopathic remedy for your specific case of the flu. Individualized homeopathic treatment works best because no two people are alike. Homeopathic remedies work by giving your immune system and boost and can reduce the severity and duration of your illness.

There is nothing heroic about going to work when you are sick and infecting everyone else in the office or school. Especially during an outbreak, it is best to stay away from work or school and allow your body to rest. Don't send your sick child off to school as the school will become a breeding ground for an epidemic.

It is easy to dehydrate when you have a fever. Drink 6-8 cups of room temperature or warm water. Add lemon, honey ginger or cayenne pepper. Avoid cold or iced water especially when you are sick.