Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Doa For Anxiety and Stress

Dua for Anxiety and Stress

sajdah silhouette 300x157 %photoAlhamdulillah, here are some dua’a to make when under stress and experiencing anxiety. They are a means of dispelling fear, of seeking forgiveness of Allah, seeking His aid, protection and guidance. They are the words of the Messenger of Allah (sall’allahu alayhi wasallam) and hence anyone that sincerely makes these dua during times of great need Allah will always answer the dua of the sinere seeker. May they be of benefit to us all for there is not a time in the life of a believer when he or she does not need the protection, guidance and mercy of Allah.

And those that turn to Allah sincerely imploring His aid should know that in reality it is Allah turning to His servant, for, “When Allah wants to be good to someone, He tries him with some hardship.” (Abu Hurairah)
General advice from Prophet Muhammad (sall’allahu alayhi wasallam) when you are in distress or suffering from anxiety:

In hadith #599 narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas in Sunan Abu Dawood, The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If anyone continually asks pardon, Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress, and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide for him from where he did not reckon.
When in distress or difficulty or sorrow:

Source for this dua subsection: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, no 128

1. Ibn ‘Abbas reported, “The Prophet, peace be upon him, at times of sorrow and grief used to supplicate, La ilaha illa Allah Al-’Azim, Al-’Alim, la ilaha illa Allah, Rabbul ‘arshil ‘Azim, la ilaha illa Allahu, Rabbus-Samawati wa rabbul ardi wa rabbul ‘arshi karim (There is no god but Allah, the Mighty, the Forbearing, there is no god but Allah, the Lord of the mighty throne, there is no god but Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, and the Lord of the throne of honor)’.”
Source: Bukhari and Muslim.

2. Anas said that when the Prophet, peace be upon him, was faced with a serious difficulty, he would always supplicate, “Ya Hayyu, ya Qayyumu, bi-rahmatika astaghithu (O the Living, O the Eternal, I seek help in Your grace)."
Source: Tirmidhi

dua hands and alharam 274x300 %photo3. Abu Hurairah reported that whenever the Prophet, peace be upon him, was faced with a serious difficulty, he would raise his head to the sky and supplicate, “Subhan-Allah al-’Azim (glory be to Allah, the Mighty).” And when he implored seriously and strongly, he would say, “Ya Hayyu, Ya Qayyum (O the Living, the Eternal One).”
Source: Tirmidhi

4. Abu Bakrah reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The supplications of distress are, ‘Allahumma rahmataka arju, fala takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘ain, wa aslah li sha’ni kullahu, la ilaha illa anta (O Allah, I hope for Your mercy, so give me not over to my self even for as little as wink of an eye, and set right all my affairs, there is no god but You).”
Source: Abu Daw’ud

5. Asma, daughter of ‘Amais, reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, asked her, “Shall I tell you words that you may say in times of pain or distress. These are, ‘Allah, Allah, Rabbi la ushriku bihi shai’an (Allah, Allah, my Lord, I associate none with Him).” Another narration says that these words should be said seven times.
Source: Abu Daw’ud

6. Sa’d ibn Waqas reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The supplication made by the Companion of the Fish (Prophet Yunus) in the belly of the fish was, ‘La ilaha illa anta, subhanaka, inni kuntu minadh-dhalimin (there is no god but You, You are far exalted and above all weaknesses, and I was indeed the wrongdoer)’. If any Muslim supplicates in these words, his supplication will be accepted.”

In another report we read, “I know words that will cause Allah to remove one’s distress. These are the words (of supplication) of my brother Yunus, peace be upon him.”
Source: Tirmidhi

7. Ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “If any servant of Allah afflicted with distress or grief makes this supplication, his supplication will be accepted: ‘O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of your maidservant. My forehead is in Your hand. Your command conceming me prevails, and Your decision concerning me is just. I call upon You by every one of the beautiful names by which You have described Yourself, or which You have revealed in Your book, or have taught anyone of Your creatures, or which You have chosen to keep in the knowledge of the unseen with You, to make the Qur’an the delight of my heart, the light of my breast, and remover of my griefs, sorrows, and afflictions‘.” A supplication in these words will be answered. Allah will remove one’s affliction and replace it with joy and happiness.
Source: Reported by Ahmad and Ibn Hibban

8. Anas reported that the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to supplicate, “O Allah, there is no ease except what You make easy, and you alone can turn a difficulty into ease.” (Ibn As-sinni)
Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 4, #131
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Dua and Qadr (predestination) are both a part of Allah's plan

9. Allah’s Apostle used to say at the time of difficulty, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Majestic, the Most Forbearing. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Lord of the Tremendous Throne. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Lord of the Heavens and the Lord of the Honourable Throne.”
Source: narrated by Ibn Abbas in Sahih Bukhari, volume 9, #526.
Remember that sickness expiates evil deeds and wipes out sins

Abu Hurairah narrates that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “When Allah wants to be good to someone, He tries him with some hardship.”

Abu Hurairah also reports that Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, said: “For every misfortune, illness, anxiety, grief, or hurt that afflicts a Muslim, even the hurt caused by the pricking of a thorn – Allah removes some of his sins.”

Ibn Mas’ud said: “I visited the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, while he had a fever. I exclaimed: ‘O Messenger of Allah! You have a high fever! ‘ He said: ‘My fever is as much as two among you [might have]. ‘ I asked: ‘Is it because you have a double reward?’ He replied: ‘Yes, that is right. No Muslim is afflicted with any hurt, even if it is no more than the pricking of a thorn, but Allah wipes off his sins because of it and his sins fall away from him as leaves fall from a tree‘.”

Abu Hurairah (r) said: “The Prophet, peace be upon him, remarked: ‘The example of a believer is like a fresh tender plant; from whichever direction the wind blows, it bends the plant. But when the wind dies down, it straightens up again. (Similarly a believer is tested by afflictions to strengthen his faith and heart, and he remains patient and firm). And an evil person is like a pine tree which remains hard and stiff until Allah breaks it whenever He wills.”

Source: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, volume 4, #1

MRHP Campaign To Stop Sexual Abuse in Children

Perhatikan: Siapa Mangsa Berikutnya
Bertindaklah Dari Sekarag

Watch out who will be the next victim
Stop Child Abuse !!!

Please advise. A friend of mine has seen his daughter naked and she has seen her father nude and he had some times practiced physical (oral) sex (but not intercourse). She is 13 years old.

Please state what is the status for him, his marriage, and what should be done?

He has repented now and done taubah, and come on the right path.


Tagged as: Child Abuse, rape, sex crime, sexual abuse
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July 27, 2010 • 2:31 pm


What your friend has done is a serious sin and a crime. He should be reported to the authorities, and prosecuted. He belongs in prison.

Maybe your friend has stopped his behavior, maybe not. Sexual predators tend not to stop, instead they simply shift their predations from one victim to another. Regardless, he has damaged his daughter in a permanent way, even if you do not see the damage or scars right now. Children who are sexually molested are much more likely to become alcoholics or drug users, and to develop serious emotional problems later in life.

What your friend has done is illegal in every nation in the world. He has forfeited his right to be near his daughter or any other child.

Do you have the courage to report your friend? Maybe you want to "protect" your friend. But who will protect his daughter? Who will protect any other children he might have, or his nieces? They also have a right to justice.


Sexual Abuse in Children

NGO: One in 10 abused victims may turn into sex offender

PETALING JAYA: To say that cases of sexual abuse of boys are under reported is an understatement as one in three sexually abused children is believed to be male.

This finding was based on indirect disclosures filed by victims to the Protect And Save The Children Association of Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, a registered non-profit organisation advocating children's rights.

One in 10 of these victims may turn into a young sex offender if they are not given counselling and therapy sessions, said association director Madeleine Yong.

“Much of our society are still unable to accept disclosures from boys who were sodomised or sexually abused.

“Even with female victims, the first reaction is usually blatantly blaming the children what more with the boys, who are more commonly expected to defend themselves?” Yong told the The Star yesterday.

On Monday, Health Ministry Disease Control Division deputy director Dr Zainal Ariffin Omar said sexual abuse of boys might be under reported due to shame and stigma attached to such cases.

In his keynote address at the International Congress of Legal Medicine 2011: Child Abuse and Neglect in Putrajaya, Dr Zainal said a maltreated child might have negative effects on the development of the individual's brain and nervous systems.

This may expose an individual to a higher risk in abusive and sexual behaviours, among others, in adulthood.

Social psychologist Datuk Dr Chiam Heng Keng concurred, saying that paedophiles prey upon victims of both sexes.

Dr Chiam is the Malaysian representative (children) to the Asean Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children.

“If left untreated, there is a high chance the victim will turn into a sex offender himself.

“The victims would feel they need an outlet to appease their guilt and anger by doing the same to another person, as the abuser has stimulated a perverted desire in them,” Dr Chiam said, adding that Malaysia lacked an awareness of abused children's right to express in defence of themselves.

Wahai Ibu Bapa
Awas anak-anak kecil anda, jangan bagi bergaul dengan abang abang yang lebih dewasa , walau sepupu, bapak saudara yang berusia 14 tahun keatas. Apa lagi jika abang-abang ini seorang penagih dadah, gam atau suka lihat filem fonografi, kemungkinan besar, anak anda akan menjadi mangsa.

Lebih baik bertindak lebih awal dari menyesal seumur hidup.

Jangan biarkan anak anda bebas bergaul !!

What Do You Understand by Spondylosis

What is spondylosis?

Spondylosis is a wearing down or degeneration of the spine caused by wear and tear on the joints. Deterioration most frequently involves the cartilage and bones in either the cervical spine (joints of the neck), sometimes referred to as cervical spondylosis, or the lumbar spine, sometimes referred to as lumbar degenerative disc disease. Spondylosis can also affect the middle section of the spine, called the thoracic spine.

Degeneration of the spine is most commonly caused by normal wear and tear, which is why it is far more common for people over age 60 to have symptoms of spondylosis. However, degeneration can begin as early as age 30, and there are many cases of lumbar symptoms appearing by age 40. This degeneration can be associated with several other phenomena, such as spinal stenosis (abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal), osteoarthritis of the spinal joints, or degenerative disc disease, in which the disc dries out (becomes dehydrated) and loses functionality.

Spondylosis cannot be cured, but pain management and physical therapy, and in some cases surgery, can improve your mobility and comfort.

Spondylosis is not life threatening, but in some cases it can lead to nerve damage that can be debilitating. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) for serious symptoms of nerve compression, such as loss of sensation in the limbs or shoulders, a complete loss of balance, or loss of bladder or bowel control. Also seek immediate care for serious symptoms, such as abnormal sensations or sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, paralysis, and changes in level of consciousness.

Seek prompt medical care if you are being treated for spondylosis but mild symptoms recur or are persistent.

Common symptoms of spondylosis

You may experience spondylosis symptoms daily or just once in a while. At times any of these symptoms can be severe:

Back or neck pain that may or may not radiate to the limbs
Headache (especially with cervical spondylosis)
Herniated disc
Muscle spasms
Neck pain and stiffness (in cervical spondylosis)
Nerve problems that cause pain, numbness or tingling in the arms, shoulders or legs ,Sciatica

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, spondylosis can be a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Its symptoms may also mimic those of stroke or other serious conditions. Seek immediate medical care if you, or someone you are with, have any of these serious symptoms of nerve compression including:

Abnormal sensations, numbness, or weakness on one side of the body
Impaired balance and coordination
Loss of bladder or bowel control
Loss of sensation in the arms, shoulders or legs
Muscle weakness in the arms or legs

Bahasa Melayu:
Sakit urat saraf, sakit tulang, lenguh tengkok, leher rasa berat, kebas-kebas kaki, tangan, sebahagian anggota badan, sakit kepala, sakit bila bergerak, sakit bagun pagi, sakit dibahagian pinggang dan lain-lain kesakitan.
Awas, mungkin anda salah seorang calon untuk penyakit spondylosis.

Jika masalah ini tidak serius, rawatan akupunktur amat bagus untuk dicuba dan makan ubat homeopati dari dalam. InsyaAllah masalah anda akan dapat diselesaikan tanpa pembedahan.

Slip Disc Can Be Treated With Acupuncture

Slip Disc.

It sound very common that the people says that ' Slip Disc' cannot be cured. You have got to live with it forever or do some operation.

My suggestion try acupuncture for about 15 session, if there is no result than go for operation.

We have treated large number of slip disc cases with good result with acupuncture. Above are some of the patients undergone acupuncture treatment for 'slip disc' and Cervical Spondylosis

Rawatan Untuk Slip Disc di Pusat rawatan kami biasanya dengan menggunakan teknik
Perubatan Intergrasi iaitu memakan ubat-ubat homeopati dari dalam dan dari luar menggunakan teknik rawatan akupunktur.

Kaedah ini amat berkesan dan cepat sembuh.

Dalam 4 hingga 6 sessi terapi, masalah slip disc yang sederhana dapat diselesaikan dengan baik

sementara jika slip disc yang agak kronik, ia memerlukan terapi akupunktur antara 6 hingga 8 bulan.

kalau perubatan biasa slip disc biasanya berakhir dengan pembedahan.

selamat mencub

Some Sexual Problems in Women

Beberap Masalah Seksual Wanita, Tetapi Malu Untuk Bertanya

What are sexual problems?

A sexual problem means that sex is not satisfying or positive for you. In women, common sexual problems include feeling little or no interest in sex, having problems getting aroused, or having trouble with with orgasm. For some women, pain during intercourse is a problem.

Most women have a sexual problem at one time or another. For some women, the problem is ongoing. But your symptoms are only a sexual problem if they bother you or cause problems in your relationship.

There is no "normal" level of sexual response, because it is different for every woman. You may also find that what is normal at one stage of your life changes at another stage or age. For example, it's common for an exhausted mother of a baby to have little interest in sex. And it's common for both women and men to have less intense sex drives as they age. This is linked in part to hormone changes in the body.
What are some causes of sexual problems in women?

Female sexuality is complex. At its core is a need for closeness and intimacy. Women also have physical needs. When there is a problem in either the emotional or physical part of your life, you can have sexual problems.

Some common causes include:

Emotional causes, such as stress, relationship problems, depression or anxiety, a memory of sexual trauma, and unhappiness with your body.

Physical causes, such as hormone problems, pain from an injury or other problem, and certain conditions such as diabetes or arthritis.

Aging, which can cause changes in the vagina, such as dryness and stiffening.
Certain medicines that can cause sexual problems. These include medicines for depression, blood pressure, and diabetes.

What are the symptoms?

Sexual problems can include:

Having less desire for sex.
Having trouble feeling aroused.
Not being able to have an orgasm.
Having pain during intercourse.

How are sexual problems in women diagnosed?

Women often recognize a sexual problem when they notice a change in desire or sexual satisfaction. When this happens, it helps to look at what is and isn't working in the body and in life. For example:

Are you ill, or do you take a medicine that can lower your sexual desire or response?
Are you stressed or often very tired?
Do you have a caring, respectful connection with a partner?
Do you and your partner have the time and privacy to relax together?
Do you have painful memories about sex or intimacy?

Your doctor can help you decide what to do. He or she will ask questions, do a physical exam, and talk to you about possible causes.

Some women find it hard to talk to their doctor about sexual problems at first. Sometimes it helps to write out what you want to say beforehand. For example, you could say something like "For the past few months, I haven't enjoyed sex as much as I used to." Or you could say "Ever since I started taking that medicine, I haven't felt like having sex."

Solve your problem with Acupuncturist near your area. It might be very helpful to you.
Perhaps you don't need very strong drugs to solve your problems.
Acupuncture will balance your yin and yang in your body.

Some Technique of Acupuncture Points For Sexual Problem

Some useful technique in Acupuncture for treating sexual roblem such as:
* Spermatorrhoea
* No erection or feeble erection
* Impotence
* Urination Problems
* No sexual desire, etc.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

STD - Sexually Transmitted Diseses

Preventing and Treating STDs

As with many other diseases, prevention is key. It's much easier to prevent STDs than to treat them. The only way to completely prevent STDs is to abstain from all types of sexual contact. If someone is going to have sex, the best way to reduce the chance of getting an STD is by using a condom every time.

People who are considering having sex should get regular gynecological or male genital examinations. There are two reasons for this. First, these exams give doctors a chance to teach people about STDs and protecting themselves. And second, regular exams give doctors more opportunities to check for STDs while they're still in their earliest, most treatable stage.

In order for these exams and visits to the doctor to be helpful, people need to tell their doctors if they are thinking about having sex or if they have already started having sex. This is true for all types of sex — oral, vaginal, and anal. And let the doctor know if you’ve ever had any type of sexual contact, even if it was in the past.

Don't let embarrassment at the thought of having an STD keep you from seeking medical attention. Waiting to see a doctor may allow a disease to progress and cause more damage. If you think you may have an STD, or if you have had a partner who may have an STD, you should see a doctor right away.

If you don't have a doctor or prefer not to see your family doctor, you may be able to find a local clinic in your area where you can get an exam confidentially. Some national and local organizations operate STD hotlines staffed by trained specialists who can answer your questions and provide referrals. Calls to these hotlines are confidential. One hotline you can call for information is the National STD Hotline at 1-800-227-8922.

Not all infections in the genitals are caused by STDs. Sometimes people can get symptoms that seem very like those of STDs, even though they've never had sex. For girls, a yeast infection can easily be confused with an STD. Guys may worry about bumps on the penis that turn out to be pimples or irritated hair follicles. That's why it's important to see a doctor if you ever have questions about your sexual health.
More Information

For more information about the signs, symptoms, and treatments of some common STDs, click on the links below.

Genital Herpes (HSV-2)
Genital Warts
Hepatitis B (HBV)
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Pubic Lice (Crabs)

Reviewed by: Larissa Hirsch, MD

Get the treatment before its too late

Rawatan Homeopathy:

Terdapat lebih dari 35 jenis ubat-ubat homeopati yang spesifik untuk penyakit kelamin. Antaranya Medorrhinum, Syphilinum, Thuja, Merc Cor., Merc Sol., Cicuta, Avvena S.,Aconite, dll

Homeopathy amat bagus untuk merawat penyakit kelamin yang menahun atau chronic STD

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Building the Evidence Base for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Message from the Director: "Building the Evidence Base for Complementary and Alternative Medicine"
September 9, 2008

As I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of our stakeholders over the past 6 months, I have learned a lot. I’ve gained a greater appreciation of the complexities of studying CAM, the challenges to conducting rigorous research, and the need for setting clear priorities for the years ahead.

I’m proud of the work the Center has done in its first 10 years. Establishing a viable research enterprise in this field is a daunting task. We have attracted outstanding investigators from the leading academic institutions, established collaborative partnerships with CAM practitioners, and created training programs to expand the capacity for research in the years ahead. These are all fundamental steps to ensuring that the science of discovery on CAM will grow and mature.

These are important steps. But the public is often impatient, and we frequently hear “But what are the answers? What works, and what doesn’t?” News stories on CAM are numerous, but individual stories and even single research reports do not constitute an evidence base. Evidence-based medicine relies instead on careful, systematic reviews of the entire body of scientific literature using methods of information technology and statistics. One index of progress for NCCAM is an assessment of where we stand in the development of the evidence-base for CAM.

Acupuncture provides a telling example. American interest in acupuncture was piqued in the early 1970s with President Nixon’s visit to China. The press corps included New York Times correspondent James Reston, who, following emergency appendectomy surgery in Beijing, reported that acupuncture treatment had relieved his post-surgical pain and discomfort—a report that made headlines far beyond the New York Times. But Reston’s experience was met with skepticism and did not lead to changes in patterns of post-op pain management.

But things are changing. NCCAM has been steadily building a portfolio of basic and clinical research to understand acupuncture’s mechanisms of action. Basic studies have probed local effects of traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and also laser acupuncture, as well as exploited brain imaging techniques to show, for example, that acupuncture affects structures of the limbic system involved in the affective/suffering components of pain. Neurochemical studies are revealing the effects of acupuncture on neurotransmitters such as noradrenaline and endogenous opioid peptides that are associated with descending endogenous pain-modulating systems. Other neurochemical studies are exploring whether acupuncture increases nonenzymatic nitric oxide generation and the role that may play in acupuncture effects, such as inducing noradrenaline release.

Clinical research is also keeping pace. A systematic review of randomized controlled clinical trials of acupuncture for postoperative pain, published in the August 2008 issue of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, demonstrated that acupuncture had clear value, that it decreased pain intensity and lowered opioid side effects. Recently, the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians published new clinical treatment guidelines for persistent back pain that now include acupuncture as a treatment option.

The promise that Mr. Reston saw in this traditional practice is becoming a part of the portfolio of tools that providers can use to care for patients. Our job at NCCAM is to apply rigorous science in the pursuit of such areas of promise, and steadily build an evidence base.

Cupping Massage @ Al Hijamah

Cupping Massage

A few months ago I ran across this massage technique while looking over the menu of services at Canyon Ranch Spa Club in Las Vegas. After a bit of googling, I came across the website and decided to pick up the DVD from Lhasa OMS along with a few new cupping sets.

The technique is adapted for body workers and uses much lighter suction than TCM cupping. The theory is that the lighter suction stimulates the lymph system to loosen adhesions and pull stuck fluid into the lymph system where it is easier to eliminate. I started utilizing massage cupping in my practice and found it is great to help loosen up the body before doing traditional cupping techniques. It is not as effective for those with significant stagnation, but it is great for those with mild blockages who also need a little detoxification and TLC.

I just had this done last week and found it wonderfully relaxing on areas of mild tension, but in the parts that need a lot of work, I was yearning a bit for some strong stationary cupping. If I could have followed it up with some acupuncture, it would have been perfect - I even fell asleep a bit during the treatment.

Acupuncture Treats Low Back Pain

Alternative Medicine: Acupuncture treats low back pain

Low back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the country today, and acupuncture can be a very effective method of treatment. Typically, several acupuncture treatments are required to get rid of the problem, depending upon the length of time the problem has persisted, its severity, patient age and any complicating factors.

In Chinese medicine, pain is the result of a blockage to the flow of energy or blood. Once the normal flow of energy and blood is re-established with acupuncture, pain disappears. A trained acupuncturist has a variety of methods and tools to use to achieve this goal.

In the case of low back pain typically the acupuncturist first identifies the specific blocked acupuncture channels. Acupuncture is commonly applied to the site of the pain and at sites away from the pain that lie along the same channel. The needles usually are retained in the body for 20-30 minutes, after which they are removed and disposed of.

Frequently, relief is experienced right away, though any degree of results can be felt at that time. After a course of several visits, usually four to six if the case is uncomplicated, the problem is frequently resolved or diminished to the extent that acupuncture is no longer needed. When the problem is chronic and has persisted for months or years, it may take longer to resolve.

Before treatment, make sure the acupuncturist is licensed and experienced with your condition.
--Andrew McIntyre, Bastyr Center for Natural Health

Women Turn To Acupuncture For PMS Relief

Acupuncture For PMS Relief

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Women Turn To Acupuncture For PMS Relief

by Reporting Mallika Marshall, MD

acupunctureMillions of women suffer from severe PMS symptoms, and more and more of them are turning to the ancient technique of acupuncture, looking for relief. Patty Gift remembers the severe pain of pre-menstrual syndrome, before she tried acupuncture. “I was not functional. So, I was irritable. I was very fuzzy in my thinking.”

She tried everything from dietary changes to over the counter medications. Even the things that typically work, didn’t work for Patty. “I was exercising, which I had read would really help. At one point I was working with a gynecologist and taking birth control pills.” Patty was beginning to lose hope until someone suggested the ancient Chinese treatment acupuncture.

Acupuncturist Dr. Frank Lipman says the number of women seeing him for PMS is increasing. While there are no major clinical studies on PMS and acupuncture, Dr. Lipman knows what he sees in his patients. “At least 75 percent of women get better with acupuncture for PMS,” Dr. Lipman said.

A practitioner will insert thin needles into specific parts of the body. Dr. Lipman says this releases blocked energy, easing symptoms like bloating and sweating. “They feel like this load has been released or this pressure that they were holding in has been released,” Lipman said. Patty felt better after just one session. “I feel much more clear-headed. My mood is much better.”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has no stance on the treatment, but some members believe it can work. “Acupuncture probably affects the hormones of the brain called endorphins, which make people feel better,” explained Dr. Veronic Ravnikar. Dr. Ravnikar says she would never deter a patient from trying it, but stresses it’s important for women to see a doctor prior to any type of alternative treatment. “Along with the treatments, I always suggest lifestyle changes: exercise, good nutrition, and multi-vitamins.”

Acupuncture for pre-menstrual syndrome typically lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour per session. Most experts recommend regular treatments in order to maintain the best results.

Acupuncture and Depression

Acupuncture and Depression

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Acupuncture May Help Treat Depression In Expectant Mothers

by Personal Liberty News Desk

According to a new study, acupuncture may be an effective way to treat depression in pregnant women.

Currently, nearly 20 percent of women report symptoms of despair during pregnancy, while approximately 10 percent meet the criteria for major depression. Coping with the disorder can be extremely difficult for many women who do not want to take anti-depressants during pregnancy out of concern for the developing fetus.

“Depression during pregnancy is an issue of concern because it has negative effects on both the mother and the baby as well as the rest of the family,” said study author Rosa Schnyer.

In the study, a total of 150 pregnant women meeting the standards for major depressive disorder were separated into three groups. One-third of the respondents were given acupuncture specific for depression, another one-third was given control or “sham” acupuncture and the others were treated only with massage.

The researchers found that the women who received depression-specific acupuncture experienced a significantly greater decrease in symptoms related to the disorder.

Acupuncture may also be used to help alleviate symptoms associated with headaches, lower back pain and menstrual cramps.

Acupuncture Relief & Cancer

Acupuncture Relief & Cancer

Acupuncture News

In 2010, 250,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, but there is some good news: the disease’s death rate is steadily declining. That’s largely due to modern treatments, but they often come with intense side effects.

Quintell Williams is getting ready for what may just be the most relaxing part of her day. Believe it or not, it’s being poked with a dozen or so acupuncture needles.

Quintell is a two time breast cancer survivor. She’s gone through a mastectomy, reconstruction, chemotherapy and radiation. But what’s really hurting her now is a side effect of her breast cancer medicine.

“There’s joint pain. Sometimes you feel like your joints are on fire actually, you know. That’s the basic side effect that I would feel more than anything,” said Quintell.

Even though these drugs can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurring by almost 50 percent, the joint pain and stiffness cane be so severe.

“That a lot more women are stopping their medication than we originally realized and adherence is a big problem, which is unfortunate for a medication that works so well,” said Dr. Dawn Hershman, of New York Presbyterian-Columbia Medical Center.

But rather than add yet another drug like a painkiller, Dr. Hershman decided to see if acupuncture might help. Quintell volunteered for a study where half the women got acupuncture for their pain, and the other half got the acupuncture needles placed in a sham or fake way.

“To get your desired treatment effect you have to hit certain acupuncture points with the acupuncture needle and that is real acupuncture,” said acupuncturist Jillian Chapodice.

“There was about a 50 percent reduction in pain and stiffness in women that have gotten true acupuncture compared to the women that had gotten sham acupuncture, or fake acupuncture,” added Dr. Hershman.

Quintell was in the group that got real acupuncture and real pain relief.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, I would say maybe a 3. It had been a 10 because it was very painful,” said Quintell.



'Acupuncture News'

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, it may not just be the season that is aggravating your allergies, making you sneeze and wheeze with the spring months. Your allergies may be in high gear because of a few simple mistakes you are making.
BDO recommends the tips below to prevent symptoms as allergy season kicks into high gear:

Don’t assume you realize exactly what you’re allergic to. A lot more than two-thirds of people who think their allergies only occur during the spring season actually have year-round allergies. An allergist New York can pinpoint the source of your allergy symptoms and recommend the best treatment.
Don’t buy over-the-counter medications before you know that they are able to alleviate your allergy symptoms. Consult an allergist to determine which treatment options are best for you. Immunotherapy using nasal spray or shots might even get rid of your allergies permanently.
Don’t wait until symptoms are full-blown to consider allergy medications. Before the spring allergy season starts, start taking a medication that’s worked for you in the past.
Do something to avoid allergy triggers. Experts claim that if you are allergic to pollen, for example, keep your windows closed, take a shower after being outside and avoid going out in the center of the day when pollen counts are highest.
If raw or fresh fruits or other foods aggravate your allergy symptoms-making you sniffle and sneeze, and your mouth, lips and throat get itchy-you may have oral allergy syndrome. This problem affects about one-third of seasonal allergy sufferers. While cooking or peeling these food types may help, it is advisable to consult an allergist.

Prof Dr Nik Omar, one of the Malaysia Leading Acupuncturist

Dr Nik Omar is of the Malay Acupuncturist in Malaysia

He is busy pratising this form of Chinese Medicine among the Malays in Kelantan and Kuala Lumpur.

He also conducting courses in Acupuncture for local and foreigners alike.

You may read moer about his works at

Blood in Urine

Acupuncture Points for Haematuria
Blood in Urine

Du20, Ren 1, Ren 2, St 36, Li 11, Li 4

Normally it will take only few session of acupuncture to treat haematuria.

Bahasa Melayu:

Banyak sebab bagi Kencing berdarah, kemungkinan ada infeksi kuman, seperti terekan jangkitan kuman kelamin, batu karang, buah pinggang dan lain-lain. Penyakit ini tidak payah untuk dirawat. Biasanya dalam beberapa terapi sahaja gejala ini boleh disembuhkan.