Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Acupuncture Laser



Applications of Laser Acupuncture in Treatment

With the invention of the laser in 1960, skincare experts started using this new technology for treating spots, acne scars and other skin problems. The first low level laser power started to find its application in medical treatment in the 70s. Among other uses, it was applied to replace the metal needles used in traditional acupuncture that had come from China to be practiced in the West. Laser acupuncture started to be used widely in clinical treatment in 1973. Now it is used in the treatment of several health problems like asthma, pneumonia, blood pressure, diabetes and even renal failure etc. There are two type of Acupuncture Laser i.e. 1. Acupuncture laser pens and 2. Laser Radiant Life are becoming more and more popular for those who suffer from carpel tunnel.

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Laser Acupuncture and Photo-Biostimulation

The mechanism by which laser therapy in acupuncture works is based on the phenomenon of photo-biostimulation i.e. biological changes resulting from stimulation by light. In case of laser therapy, it is laser light that brings about biochemical, electrochemical, and structural changes in the cells of the affected body organ. These changes result in improved functioning of the cells and hence relieve the painful/problematic condition.

Laser Acupuncture in Sinusitis

Sinusitis either causes other respiratory problems or accompanies them. Sinusitis patients who have been treated with acupuncture techniques using laser have been reported as healing better than those who were on drug therapy only. Outwardly, laser did better in relieving the pain of these patients. Tests reveal an increase in the activity of phagocytes (body cells working to increase immunity), increased stimulation of white blood cells (also working to boost immunity), and increase in the amount of lysozyme (bacteria-killing enzyme of the body) in saliva in patients who took laser acupuncture therapy.

Laser Acupuncture in Asthma

Asthma is the problem of some 15 million people in America today. More than six billion dollars are spent on conventional treatment of asthma patients every year. Laser therapy is a cheaper and more effective way of treating asthma and has been experimented with a number of patients. Those who underwent such treatment were reported to have improved function of lungs and better breathing. Acupuncture using laser technology improves the condition of asthma patients in as short a period as ten days. The improvements last from several weeks to several months.

Treating Pneumonia with Laser Therapy

Pneumonia patients who received laser acupuncture treatment showed a notable decrease in the permeability of cell membrane (making it harder for toxic particles to enter cells), increase in the concentration of iron and chromium in the blood, and improvement in microcirculation (important for overall body health). Also, recovery has been more rapid in pneumonia cases that have taken acupuncture therapy with laser treatments.

Is Acupuncture Good ? How It Works

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We offer acupuncture courses and treatment at our centre.

What Is Acupuncture and How Does It Work?

Sixteenth century Chinese doctors believed that illness was due to an imbalance of energy in the body. In acupuncture, disposable, stainless steel needles are used to stimulate the body's 14 major meridians, or energy-carrying channels, to resist or overcome illnesses and conditions by correcting these imbalances.

Acupuncture is also thought to decrease pain by increasing the release of chemicals that block pain, called endorphins. Many acu-points are near nerves. When stimulated, these nerves cause a dull ache or feeling of fullness in the muscle. The stimulated muscle sends a message to the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), causing the release of endorphins (morphine-like chemicals produced in our own bodies during times of pain or stress). Endorphins, along with other neurotransmitters (body chemicals that modify nerve impulses), block the message of pain from being delivered up to the brain.
What Conditions Are Treated With Acupuncture?

Although acupuncture is not a "cure-all" treatment, it is very effective in treating several diseases and conditions. Acupuncture is most effective at treating chronic pain, such as headaches; menstrual cramps; and low back, neck, or muscle pain. It can also be used to treat arthritis, facial pain, pain from shingles, and spastic colon and colitis conditions. Acupuncture has also been successful in treating obesity and addictions such as nicotine or drugs. Acupuncture also can improve the functioning of the immune system (the body's defense system against diseases).

Importantly, don't rely on acupuncture for treatment of chronic or serious illness unless you see a doctor first. Acupuncture may not be the only way to improve your condition. Your health-care provider may recommend acupuncture treatment along with other treatment methods such as physical therapy or medication. For certain conditions, such as cancer, acupuncture should only be performed in combination with other treatments.

What Happens During Acupuncture Treatment?

The acupuncturist, the person who performs acupuncture, will swab each acu-point area with alcohol before tapping a hair-thin, metal needle into the site. The number of needles used during treatment can vary and are placed at various depths. They are placed under the skin in carefully determined points on the body.

After the needles have been inserted, they stay in place for several minutes to an hour. During the treatment, acupuncture needles are twirled, energized electrically, or warmed to intensify the effect of the treatment. When electricity is applied, a tingling sensation is common. However, if the sensation becomes too strong, you can ask your acupuncturist to reduce the electricity at any time.

In a treatment series, the acupuncturist will use different combinations of points, different needling techniques, or both. These combinations help stimulate new sources of healing as the person's response to treatment is observed.

Acupuncture Pain Relief Without Drugs

Acupuncture is a safe and effective healing art backed by more than two thousand years of practice and research. It is used worldwide both as a primary and adjunctive treatment for a wide range of conditions. Generally, people find an acupuncture treatment to be a relaxing experience. This is especially so after they get over any initial hesitation regarding needling. The information below is intended to provide you with basic information regarding what you might experience with your first visit to a practitioner of oriental medicine.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

acupuncture treatment for back pain

Acupuncture & Back Pain

Research carried out in 2002 indicated that almost 80% of the world’s population would suffer from some kind of back pain with lower back pain being the most common type. In addition to the high rate of incidence, back pain is also known to have a high rate of recurrence in patients. With patients trying everything from over the counter painkillers to physiotherapy to gain relief from back pain, Acupuncture comes as a welcome change.

Acupuncture is a natural method of treatment that involves no chemicals or surgery. Thin stainless steel needles are inserted into the body at various acupuncture points to stimulate the free flow of Chi or life force through the body. Free flowing Chi results in a healthy and pain free body. Large bodies of research have been able to establish a connection between acupuncture and relief from back pain-especially sciatica.

Sciatica refers to a type of back pain in which the pain radiates from the buttocks down the legs. Sometimes, sciatica pain can also be a consequence of a muscle spasm impinging on the sciatica nerve. Acupuncture can be effectively used to alleviate muscle spasms. The results are almost immediate and can provide relief within minutes.

Back pain is generally caused because muscles that are not frequently exercised and stretched are suddenly put to excessive use. Muscle spasms are common in such cases and result in the individual feeling sore, stiff and a dull ache in the back. Patients suffering from sciatica may even feel a tingling sensation or numbness. This is generally due to the narrowing of the disc space or a disc protrusion in the lumbar region.

Acupuncture is used to improve blood circulation to the entire lumbar region and spinal cord. It relaxes paraspinal muscles and provides relief from muscle spasms. The increased blood flow provides greater nourishment to the discs and increases the elasticity and strengthens the spinal cord. Thus, acupuncture can be extremely effective in reducing back pain symptoms. It is important to remember that different patients respond differently to acupuncture sessions and it can take anywhere between 4-12 sessions to really feel the difference.

Our Acupuncture Courses in Malaysia

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Acpuncture Campus at Kelantan 500 km from Kuala Lumpur
Compound 11.5 acres of land

Our Kuala Branch

Department of Acupuncture
Faculty of Homeopathy Malaysia ( Regist Roc No. KT 44530-H)

Has offer Acupuncture Clinical Training to all student from year 2011 - 2015

There are two type of Study

1. Full Time Clinical Training at Our Acupuncture Medical Centre
2. Intensive Clinical Training

The Course are open to Malaysian and Foreigner.

The Subject Study cover all the basic Acupuncture Skill including

1. The Study of Chinese Medicine
2. Acupuncture Terminology
3.Theory Yin and Yang
4. Study of 12 Meridian + 2 Extra
5. Study of Material and Technique
6. Dangerous Acupuncture Points
7. Contraindication and Prohibited Points
8. Needling
9. Technique of Puncturing
10. Outdoor case taking
11. Clinical / Practical at our hospital

We will cover all the basic that you need according to credit hours that your need.
The study is flexible according to you

Language of learning: English and some Chinese wording

Place of Learning: Kuala Lumpur or Kelantan

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What Acupuncture Can Give You

Our goal is to serve as a valuable and efficient resource for people who are in the process of evaluating acupuncture treatments & therapies, or seeking a qualified acupuncture treatment specialist. The following collection of articles and abstracts can help you find answers to many common questions, including: The History of Acupuncture, How Does Acupuncture Work, What Can Acupuncture Treat, How Many Acupucture Treatments Will I Need, and How Much Does Acupuncture Cost.

» Acupuncture : Introduction & History
This article provides a brief introduction to the the history and theory of acupuncture, including a traditional Chinese medical view, as well as an easily-understood explanation for the layman.

» What is Qi?
Qi, also commonly spelled ch'i, chi or ki, is a fundamental concept of everyday Chinese culture, most often defined as "air" or "breath" (for example, the colloquial Mandarin Chinese term for "weather" is tian qi, or the "breath of heaven") and, by extension, "life force" or "spiritual energy" that is part of everything that exists. References to qi or similar philosophical concepts as a type of metaphysical energy that sustains living beings are used in many belief systems.

» Conditions for which Medical Acupuncture May Be Indicated in a Hospital Setting
Pain is also relatively easy to quantify, and progress can be measured fairly simply. For these reasons, physicians trained in Medical Acupuncture treat musculo-skeletal pain conditions as one of their early applications of their newly developed skills.

» Can Acupuncture Help Arthritis?
Acupuncture has been cited as a natural cure for arthritis symptoms by the World Health Organization since 1980. Acupuncture refers to needle therapy. Acupuncturists insert tiny needles into the body at strategic locations or acupuncture points that are known to be high-energy spots. The stimulation provided has various physical and psychological benefits for arthritis patients.

Acupuncture and Infertility, A Case Study

Acupuncture Case Study

Case Report: Infertility
Tim H. Tanaka, Ph.D., D.Ac., RMT, RNCP, BCIAC

This case demonstrates that by addressing the "true cause" of infertility, it is possible to become pregnant naturally even after modern artificial insemination procedures such as IUI have failed several times.

BH, a 35-year-old office secretary, presented to the Pacific Wellness Institute in July, 2001 with the chief complaint of infertility. She had a five-year old son, with no history of other pregnancies. After a couple years of unsuccessful attempts to conceive naturally, she visited a fertility clinic. She had a laparoscopy and abdominal ultrasound, based on which her doctor diagnosed a left ovarian cyst in August, 2000. The cyst was surgically removed soon after the diagnosis. The laparoscopy and ultrasound also ruled out the presence of a fallopian tube obstruction, endometriosis or any other physical problems that might prevent a pregnancy. She was taking an ovarian stimulation drug and had a total of four intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedures without any success.

She expressed her extreme discouragement and feeling of depression after the unsuccessful IUIs. Although our treatment was highly recommended to her by one of my patients, the only reason she decided to try acupuncture was, as she described, out of desperation.

Upon examination, I detected rapid and tense radial pulse, cold hands and feet, and her skin was rough and extremely dry. Her skin temperature on lower abdomen was noticeably colder compared to upper part of abdomen. All of these physical characteristics result from autonomic imbalance (chronic state of sympathetic dominance) and can be observed among many infertility patients.

The acupuncture treatment was designed to help rebalance the autonomic nervous system and minimize the harmful effects of a prolonged stress response. The treatment was aimed to increase the circulation to the lower abdomen and the structures within. BH was asked to measure her daily basal body temperature and instructed to test her thyroid function in order to rule out the possibility of endocrine/thyroid dysfunction.

After receiving weekly acupuncture sessions for approximately 3 months, on October 06, 2001, BH's pregnancy test became positive, and was subsequently confirmed through an abdominal ultrasound on Oct. 17, 2001 by her obstetrician. BH continued receiving monthly acupuncture treatments throughout the pregnancy period and finally delivered a healthy and normal baby girl without any pregnancy or delivery complications.


When BH came to see me the first time, she was in severe emotional distress due to the frustration and discouragement from the previous IUI failures. She was already under a lot of stress as a mother with a full-time job, which in my opinion contributed to her infertility and subsequent resultant failure to conceive creating further stress, which resulted in further loss of fertility. The cycle goes both ways: stress affects infertility and infertility affects stress.

The key to successful treatment is to break this cycle commonly seen among infertility patients. Nerve fibers connect the brain directly to both the fallopian tubes and the uterus through the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The prolonged stress leads to imbalance in the ANS which can alter the proper release of hormones that regulate the maturation and release of an egg. The ANS influences the ovary's ability to produce healthy eggs and hormones. Furthermore, when a woman is under stress and the ANS becomes out of balance, spasms can occur in both the fallopian tubes and the uterus, which can interfere with movement and implantation of a fertilized egg. ANS imbalance may be one of the major reasons why less than one third of patients using assisted reproductive technologies such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or gamete intra-fallopian transfer (GIFT) become pregnant.

Our treatment approach uses acupuncture and localized heat application on carefully selected points targeted to enhance uterine blood flow. In addition, a specific acupuncture technique aimed to decrease excessive sympathetic activation and enhance the parasympathetic system is utilized to correct imbalance in the autonomic nervous system (Tanaka, et al., 1997). Since it is almost impossible to avoid stress in this day and age, we should rather focus on how to recover quickly from the stress in order to avoid the harmful consequences of prolonged stress. Heart rate variability biofeedback technique is often combined with acupuncture to enhance patients' self regulation skills for this purpose (Tanaka, T.H., 2003).

How Acupuncture Works by Dr Tim H Tanaka

How Acupuncture Works: Findings from Recent Research

Tim H. Tanaka, Director

A new study entitled “Is There Any Difference in Human Pupillary Reaction When Different Acupuncture Points Are Stimulated?” examined the effect of different acupuncture points by measuring the size of research participants’ pupils (the black central part of the eye) using infrared pupillography (Mori, Tanaka, et al.). Human pupils change in size not only in accordance with the brightness of the environment but also with the state of the autonomic nervous system.

For instance, animals such as cats and dogs, when frightened or preparing to attack, have wide-open pupils, indicating the activation of their sympathetic nervous system (the so-called adrenaline rush). On the other hand, when they are mellow and lying on the couch, their pupils are very small, indicating the dominance of the parasympathetic system (i.e., they are in a state of relaxation).

Thus, evaluating pupil size using pupillography is a very useful method for determining the specific physiological effect of acupuncture. The study’s results suggested that the most significant pupillary reactions occurred when acupuncture point ST7 (a point on the face) was gently stimulated. Stimulating acupuncture points on other parts of the body (abdomen, leg, and arm) had less significant influences on pupillary reaction.

It should be noted that while facial acupuncture point ST7 had the most pronounced influence on pupil size, other acupuncture points on the body are no less important. Many other studies have demonstrated the elicitation of therapeutic responses in different internal organs, including the heart, stomach, intestines, uterus, ovaries, and bladder, by administering acupuncture stimulation to different parts of the body.

The mechanism of action has been explained by the well-known physiological phenomenon called the somato-visceral reflex, in which administering sensory stimulation such as acupuncture to specific parts of the body’s surface evokes a reflective reaction in the specific internal organ (Sato & Schmidt, 1987).

It has been discovered that parts of the body surface have a close neural association with a specific internal organ (e.g., the heart is linked to the upper back, the stomach to the middle back, the urinary and reproductive organs to the lumbar sacrum regions, and so on).
By stimulating the traditional acupuncture points located within those reflective areas, the functioning of an organ can be altered without directly manipulating the organ itself.

Other mechanisms involved in the therapeutic effects of acupuncture do not require stimulating the area near the target organ. As an example, stimulating the TE5 point (located near the wrist), which is typically done at the end of each acupuncture session, has been shown in a series of previous studies to induce more generalized, systemic physiological effects (Nishijo, Mori, et al. 1995; Tanaka, Leisman, et al. 1997).

It is important to emphasize that the main tenet of acupuncture rests on the concept that the meridian system—the flow of energy, or qi—runs through the entire body. In clinical practice, the new knowledge acquired through research is integrated into foundational classical acupuncture in an attempt to produce the optimum clinical results possible for a wide variety of health conditions.

Mori, H., T. H. Tanaka, et al. “Is there any difference in human pupillary reaction when different acupuncture points are stimulated?” Acupunct Med 28(1): 21-4.

Nishijo, K., H. Mori, et al. (1995). “Scientific approach for acupuncture.” Journal of the Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 45(3): 177-191.

Sato, A. and R. F. Schmidt (1987). “The modulation of visceral functions by somatic afferent activity.” Jpn J Physiol 37(1): 1-17.

Tanaka, T. H., G. Leisman, et al. (1997). “The physiological responses induced by superficial acupuncture: A comparative study of acupuncture stimulation during exhalation phase and continuous stimulation.” Int J Neurosci 90(1-2): 45-58.

Some Foreign Student Studying Acupuncture With Prof Dr Nik Omar in Malaysia

Student form Syria and Lebanon

Group Photos graduate student from Saudi Arabia, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Phillipine. These student are good acupuncturist at their respective countries. They have student from Prof Dr Nik Omar and Dr Nik Fairuz Hakim.

Group of foreign students studying acupuncture at our academu under the great master Prof Dr Nik Omar, one of the acupuncture specialist in Malaysia

Dr From Kuwait doing clinical at our academy at Kelantan.

Dr Richard of Nigeria are doing clinical studies at our college

Dr Simon from England, is one of our best student at department of Chinese Medicine Faculty of Homeopathy Malaysia, Kelantan.

Student from Tunisia
Diabetes & Acupuncture

It is said that Acupuncture is very good in treating Diabetes. Please note that there are few acupuncture points for diabetes such as:

Li 4, LI 11, Sp 6, Lu 7, St 25, St 36.

To get a very result kindly follow at least about 10 session of acupuncture therapy . It will keep blood sugar back to normal.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Prince William, Kate Middleton Engagement

Prince William, Kate Middleton Release Official Engagement Portraits
Us Magazine - December 12, 2010 12:07 AM PS

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Story photo: Prince William, Kate Middleton Release Official Engagement PortraitsUs Magazine

They're ready to wed!

Prince William and Kate Middleton released a set of official engagement portraits Saturday, shot by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino.

"I am very happy to have been asked to cover this historic moment that the whole world was waiting for. They are in their prime and brimming with happiness," says Testino, the same photographer who took iconic pictures of Princess Diana shortly before her 1997 death. "I have never felt so much joy as when I see them together."

PHOTOS: William and Kate's royal romance

In the couple's official portraits taken Nov. 25 in St. James's Palace, London, Kate -- who will now be known as Catherine -- puts her 18-carat sparkler on display. The platinum ring, which features an oval blue sapphire surrounded by 14 smaller white diamonds, is the same engagement ring that belonged to William's late mother.

PHOTOS: Stars' blingy engagement rings

Those close to Middleton say the bride-to-be has taken a special interest in her appearance since she began dating the heir to the British throne eight years ago.

"Kate is always perfectly manicured, and she will have blow-dries before she goes out," says Katie Nicholl, royal watcher and author of William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls. She adds that Middleton and William likely got their teeth whitened in advance of their Nov. 16 engagement announcement.

PHOTOS: How Kate's style has evolved over the years

The pair's April 29, 2011 nuptials should be the biggest royal event since Prince Charles married Diana in 1981.

Prince William and his commoner girlfriend, both 28, made a secret pact to marry three years ago while on vacation in the Seychelles. "Kate wanted assurances from William," Nicholl explains. "William told Kate she was The One, but he was not ready to get married. She...agreed to wait for him."

Another insider tells Us: "He wants to spend the rest of his life with her."

For much more on the royal engagement -- potential party venues, how Prince William is "determined" not to isolate his bride, Queen Elizabeth's tutelage, and more -- pick up the latest Us Weekly, on stands today!