Medical Articles

An Introduction to Driving Phobias

For some people, seatbelts, airbags and GPS navigators just aren’t enough. The thought of driving alone is enough to send serious shivers up their spines. Decades after Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile industry, choking up city streets and freeways with high-volume vehicular traffic, people have started to develop fears of these horseless carriages. Yes, there…

Nerve Entrapment Syndromes and Massage Therapy

In my San Antonio, Texas based Massage Therapy and Bodywork practice I often treat men and women who are experiencing pain from various nerve entrapment syndromes. Like many painful conditions involving the body’s soft tissues, nerve entrapment syndromes respond quite well to massage therapy and bodywork. What Are Nerve Entrapment Syndromes? Nerve Entrapment Syndromes are…

Anxiety Sleeping Disorders – Insomnia

Anxiety sleeping disorders are extremely stressful and lead to a terrible kind of unhealthiness. Too many have suffered from anxiety induced sleeping disorders. Sufferers that grapple with this little slice of hell have an insurmountable difficulty in achieving sleep, primarily as a result of the constant ongoing mental chatter. Fears, phobias, or stress-packed worries –…

Main Characteristics of Streptococcus Infections

Symptoms of sore throats caused by streptococcus bacteria group A differ from easy headaches and fever to severe pain and inflammations of throat and tonsils. In any form of apparition, the streptococcus infection must be treated with antibiotics to prevent complications and contagiousness for other persons. In spite of the cases when the streptococcus is…

Ankle Sprains & Balance Training

Ankle sprains are a common athletic injury. Previous ankle sprains and a high body mass index (BMI) have been identified as risk factors for non-contact inversion ankle sprains (NCIAS) in football players, regardless of position. Commonly, ankle braces or tape are used in an attempt to reduce the risk of sprain, but the effectiveness of…

Will I Bruise After Rhinoplasty?

Just like any other surgical procedure, bruising just happens. It is simply a blood stain on the underside of the skin. A person's eyelids are considered to be the thinnest pieces of skin on the entire body and due to this, bruises are very common in association with a rhinoplasty. The good thing is that…

Green Tea – Does it Really Lower Blood Sugar?

Does green tea lower blood sugar? This is a question asked quite frequently by sufferers of diabetes. About 60 years ago a university doctor discovered something very interesting in hospitalised patients during the traditional tea ceremony. He noticed that the blood sugar of patients went down during this time and returned to normal shortly after…

Hair Loss – Women and Vitamin Deficiency

One of the things women need to be aware of is their nutrition. Vitamins are essential tools in caring for your body. In proper balance, vitamins help keep the body in as a healthy a state as possible. Not having enough of certain vitamins can cause any number of health conditions including hair loss. Hair…

Complications of Diabetes: Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis or (DKA) is a complication of diabetes. When the individual’s blood sugar gets very high and they are profoundly deficient in insulin, the body becomes unable to utilize blood sugar efficiently. The body then begins to burn fat stores for food. As these fat stores are burned, a by product is released called…

Menstruation Disorders – Dysmenorrhea – Symptoms of Kidney Yang Deficiency in a TCM Perspective

All women experience menstruation disorders sometime during their child bearing years before menopause. While Western medication has never viewed that irregular menstruation is a problem of a women’s reproductive system, traditional Chinese medicine looks at this problem seriously. If untreated, it will dis-harmonize the women’s ecosystem, leading to nervous tension and other health problems, including…