Different Types of Skin Diseases Predicted in Astrology

The skin is the largest outer covering organ of the body, made up of multiple layers of tissues. It guards and protects the internal organs and systems of the body from outer pathogens.

Skin diseases is a broad terminology used of a variety of skin disorder caused by many internal and external factors like genetic, viral, bacterial, inflammatory, allergic and environment hazards.

A skin disease causes misery, incapacity, mental suffering and economic loss to a person because of its visibility.

By carefully analysing ones horoscope the astrologer not only predicts the exact cause of skin problems but can also suggest some astrological remedies.

Factors Responsible for Skin Disorders

· Ascendant: general mental and physical health

· 2nd house: represent face, pimples on face, facial scars

· 6th house: sickness

· Saturn: natural significator of skin, age related problems, eczema, incurable diseases

· Moon: blood impurity, anaemia

· Venus: beauty of skin

· Mercury: stress in life, skin problems

· Mars: boils, rashes, allergies, measles

Different combination for skin diseases

Leprosy

· Afflicted Ascendant and Moon causes blood impurity

· Sun, Mars and Saturn placed together in any house cause leprosy

· A weak malefic planet posited in ascendant and in heavy affliction may induce leprosy

· Moon, Saturn and Mars together are posited in Cancer/ Scorpio/ Pisces, native may suffer from leprosy

· Venus, Saturn, Mars, Moon together placed in a watery sign and in heavy affliction may cause lingering death due to severe leprosy

· Jupiter and Venus/Moon placed in 6th house and aspected by a malefic

· 6th lord associated with Rahu/Ketu posited in ascendant/8th/10th house may cause leprosy

· Lords of ascendant, 6th and 8th placed together in 6th house

· If Moon/Mercury as lord of ascendant associated with Rahu/Ketu and aspected by Saturn causes leprosy

Leucoderma

· Moon, Sun and a malefic posited in Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces gives the problem of leucoderma

· Moon, Venus and a malefic planet placed in a movable sign causes leucoderma

· Mars and Saturn posited in 2nd/12th house, Moon in ascendant, and Sun is placed in 7th house

· Rahu, Sun, Mars/Saturn associated with Moon and Mercury/ ascendant

· A malefic planet in Cancer/Scorpio/Pisces may cause white patches on the body

· Ascendant posited in 8th house associated /aspected by a malefic, chances of having white patches increases

· Moon in ascendant hammed between two malefic planets posited in 2nd and 12th

· Moon, Mars and Saturn together placed in Aries/Taurus

Eczema

· Mercury and Rahu associated with lord of ascendant/6th, cause eczema

· 6th lord is in inimical sign/inauspiciously placed/retrograde/debilitate cause eczema

· 6th lord is with a malefic and aspected by a malefic being placed in ascendant/8th/10th

Itching

· Saturn is strong and posited in 3rd with Mars causes itching to the native

Chickenpox and measles

· Mars in ascendant aspected by Sun and Saturn, native may suffer from chickenpox

· Sun in ascendant aspected by Mars or Mars in ascendant aspected by sun causes chickenpox

· 6th lord placed in 7th aspected by Mars

· Lords of ascendant and 6th placed together with Mars causes measles

· Saturn in 8th and Mars in 7th/9th causes chickenpox

Boils, pimples, rashes and sores

· Mars with 6th lord causes skin problems like boils, rashes and sores etc

· Mars and Ketu placed in 6th/8th causes skin problems

· Mars and Saturn placed in 6th/12th causes boils [skin abscesses]

· Saturn in 8th and Mars in 7th, causes pimples on the face

· 6th lord and a malefic posited in ascendant/8th, causes boil

· 6th lord associated with Rahu/Ketu placed in ascendant the native may suffer from boil

· Saturn, Mars and Jupiter placed in 4th, the native may have lingering boils besides heart problems

BY

GEETA JHA [SPIRITUAL HEALER]

INDIA

Restrictions After Hernia Surgery – 5 Common Restrictions

Going through the pain and inconvenience of a hernia is something that you may only have to experience once in your lifetime – if ever. The good news is that, if you do have a hernia and you receive the proper medical attention, your chances of a recurrence should be very low.

Surgery is by far the most common and trusted method that most physicians recommend for the correction of a hernia. After all, a hernia is a protrusion or “pushing through” of internal body tissue and/or organs (think: intestines) through weak places in the muscle wall. A hernia can come about due to genetic causes or be the result of undue strain placed on the localized area of the body, such as during strenuous lifting, childbirth, or an accident.

Hernia surgery involves your doctor placing a synthetic mesh over the affected area after pushing the protruding tissues back into the body. Once the surgical incisions have healed in a few weeks, the affected muscle should regain its previous strength. As long as proper healing has occurred, the newly-healed muscle wall – along with the synthetic mesh – should be more than strong enough to keep everything properly in place.

If you have undergone hernia surgery or plan to soon, you may have heard about restrictions after hernia surgery. Here are 5 common restrictions after hernia surgery:

1. Avoid lifting anything that weighs over 10 lbs. (or about 4.5 kg):

For the first 2 weeks or so after surgery, you should avoid lifting anything that weights over 10 lbs. (about 4.5 kg). This includes young children! If your home or work life require that you lift items that weigh more than this, be sure to enlist the assistance of a helpful friend, family member, or hired nurse to get you through those first few weeks.

2. Do not hold objects above your head:

You will want to avoid any type of strenuous holding or lifting of items of any weight above your head. Reason: in that position, your abdomen will likely be stretched in ways that could put undue pressure on the affected area of your body. The risk is that you could re-open your incisions or re-injure the herniated part of your body.

3. Avoid running or jogging:

Your healing hernia will be very sensitive to any type of jarring motion, such as that which comes with running or jogging. Avoid this type of jarring physical activity for at least 2-3 weeks – maybe longer.

4. Avoid doing sit-ups:

Immediately following your surgery, just trying to sit up in bed might be a very painful experience for you. It goes without saying, then, that sit-ups should be out of the question.

5. Do not stay in bed all day:

Despite all of these cautionary notes about avoiding any type of strenuous or jarring activities, it is important also that you do not just stay in bed or on the couch all day. Rather, once a day or two have passed after your surgery, make it a point to get up every day and take a little walk around your house. After a week or so, you should start venturing outside. Surprisingly, avoiding this type of light exercise could actually keep your body from healing properly after surgery.

In order to avoid recurrence of your hernia and to promote healing, keep these restrictions in mind for after your hernia surgery.

Forearm Fractures

The two bones of the forearm are the radius and the ulna. A forearm fracture is the result of a severe trauma affecting one or both of these bones. Forearm fractures are one of the most common limb fractures reported in hospitals. Some of the common causes are listed below:

  • Breaking a fall with an outstretched arm
  • Direct trauma to the forearm
  • Twisting the arm beyond its range of motion

Sometimes, the symptoms of a broken forearm may be subtle. However, in most cases, a forearm fracture is excruciatingly painful. Here are some symptoms that you should look out for if you have been exposed to any of the above mentioned conditions:

  • Pain and swelling in the forearm
  • Difficulty moving or rotating the arm
  • Deformity near the wrist or elbow

The following are some of the most common forearm injuries:

Greenstick fracture: This is common in children and occurs when either the radius or the ulna is completely fractured. Children’s bones heal quickly, so it is important to seek medical attention the moment your child fractures his or her forearm to ensure that the bone is set properly.

Nightstick fracture: In this type of injury, the ulna is fractured. It usually occurs as a result of a direct blow to the forearm.

Radial shaft injury: This is also known as a Gallaeazzi fracture. This type of fracture is an isolated one that happens to a third of the radius bone. It often occurs as a result of indirect trauma while the wrist is pronated.

Monteggia injury: This is an isolated fracture that occurs when a third of the ulna bone is broken and the radial head is dislocated. This type of injury is often caused by trauma to the arm while the elbow is pronated and extended.

Although forearm fractures occur as a result of trauma, there are certain health conditions that predispose some individuals to these fractures. Age, poor nutrition, congenital bone conditions, and participation in contact sports are all factors that contribute to the likelihood of forearm fractures.

After a forearm fracture has been diagnosed, depending on the severity of the fracture, treatment can involve anything from shifting the bone back in place to surgery. During the healing process, it is important to keep the arm immobilized so that the bone can heal properly. This is done with the help of a cast or splint. After the bones have healed and most of the pain is gone, your doctor may recommend physical therapy to assist you in regaining mobility in your injured arm.

Acer Aspire 5542g Review

The Acer 5542G is the company’s replacement model for it’s very popular 5536/5536G series. The new model comes with an improved processor and a whole new Tigris platform. It was after more than a week’s wait and phone calls that I got hold of one Acer Aspire 5542G. From the moment I read the specification sheet, I have been very thrilled to get the machine in my hands. The specs boasts about a AMD Turion II 2.2 Ghz, 3GB DDR2 Memory, ATI 4570 Dedicated graphics card with a 512MB DDR3 memory and a quite generous 320GB Hard disk drive for a price tag of less than RS 34000, which is quite a tempting deal.

In this detailed review we will see how these specs meet the real performance needs.

Key features:

In this section, we will look in detail at the key components that makes up this laptop. I will also try to include as much specifications and details as available from the manufacturer’s source.

Processor:

Acer Aspire 5542G comes with the second generation AMD Turion Processor (AMD Turion II M500) clocked at 2.2Ghz which houses a 1MB L2 Cache. The Turion II M500 is fabricated using the 45nm technology. It belongs to the Caspian generation of processors and supports HyperTransport 3.0 and hardware virtualization.

The Turion is AMDs answer to mobile processors, which provides excellent performance while keeping the power consumption at the minimum. The Turion processors generates less heat compared to AMD’s desktop work horses that have a bad reputation in heat emission department. The Turion II being the next version of the decent performer Turion, it sets high expectations in terms of competing with the Core 2 Duos in the market. We will see how it scores in real performance when we benchmark it down the road.

Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 512MB DDR3

One of the main attractions of this laptop is the graphics engine that lies beneath the hood. The Acer 5542G comes with a dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 with 512 MB of DDR3 memory.

For those of you who are not clear about the difference between an integrated and a dedicated graphics solution, I’m adding a few words. An Integrated graphics solution (eg: the Intel’s X4500) doesn’t come with dedicated video memory; it eats up your system memory for graphics processing and thus the slower path between the system memory and the graphics engine causes the biggest bottle-neck when it comes to performance. Also the integrated graphics processor would be less powerful than a mainstream dedicated one in raw processing power. On the other hand, a dedicated graphics card will usually have a high speed dedicated video memory (eg: DDR3) which is coupled to the graphics processor. This removes the bottle neck and gives the card superior performance. The graphics processor on a dedicated card would usually support high-end effects provided by the latest DirectX and OpenGL APIs which gives the realism and visual-candy in the latest games.

The HD 4570 is a faster clocked version of the Mobility Radeon 4530/4330. It has a 64 Bit memory bus and comes with a 512MB DDR3 VRAM. The 512MB should be adequate for most gaming and graphics needs, unless you play in the craziest resolutions. (As rendering resolution increases, the more memory it needs). The DDR3 memory will meet the needs for the fastest and huge volume texture processing that modern games demand. However the 64 bit bus stands inferior to the 128 bit bus that most mainstream cards offer.

The ATI Mobility Radeon 4570 is based on the RV710 chip and it provides 80 stream processors. The Mobility Radeon also provides the video technology called Avivo HD that provides an on board 7.1 sound chip. The graphics solution also features a 2nd generation Unified Video Decoder that supports full bitstream decoding of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and VC-1 streams. The 4570 graphics unit is capable of handling all video tasks including HD video decoding.

Display:

The Acer 5542G comes with a 15.6″ High Definition LED backlit TFT LCD display that provides 220-nit high brightness and Acer’s Cinecrystal display technology. The pure widescreen (16:9) display supports a maximum resolution of 1366X768 and provides a 60% color gamut. It has a high-def response time of 8ms.

Memory: There is nothing much to boast about a 3GB DDR2 800Mhz memory that comes with the Acer Aspire 5542G when compared to the current line of laptops many of which sports a 4GB under the hood. The 3GB is sufficient for most of the computing needs which can later be upgraded to 4GB. However the 3GB deal would appear reasonable when we keep the price tag of the Acer 5542G in mind.

Hard Disk Drive: Again there’s nothing jaw dropping in this department. But I would say that the 320GB that comes with the Acer 5542G is generous for most of your storage needs.

Processor performance and benchmark:

I was initially reluctant to switch from the Intel’s proven workhorse Core 2 Duo to the AMD’s Turion family of processors. It is a widely accepted fact that the Intel’s processor outperforms the AMD counter part, provided that both runs on the same clock speed; the main culprit being the lower L2 cache in AMDs. But my reluctance to move on to the AMD Turion II was swept away by the performance benchmarks. The AMD Turion II M500 2.2 Ghz outperforms the Intel Core 2 Duo 6670 2.2 Ghz. When AMD Turion II M500 scores a decent score of 1426, the Intel Core2 Duo 6670 managed to get only 1379, though the margin is not huge.

The Turion II M500 also scored higher in the Windows 7 performance rating with a score of 5.7 against the score of 5.5 of the Intel’s Core 2 Duo 6600.

The Turion II without doubt has improved it’s architecture dramatically compared to the previous generation Turion, which helps it to achieve a higher performance benchmark, while competing head-on with the Intel’s counterpart, even though AMD Turion II M500 houses only 1MB L2 cache compared to the 2MB offered by the Intel’s variants.

The AMD Turion II M500 is doubtlessly an excellent performer and is commendable for being the first AMD processor model overtaking the Intel Core 2 Duo along the performance lines, both of which are clocked at the same speed. Though the Turion II has only 1MB L2 Cache it brings excellent performance and computing power on a budget. The Turion II M500 processor gives the Acer 5542G with great number crunching efficiency, that was much noticeable when we ran tests involving compressing/extracting, Gaming and Video rendering using 3D graphics tools. The Acer 5542G showed brisk performance during daily computing, and the Windows responsiveness and multi-tasking were significantly quick.

Graphics card performance:

The Acer 5542G with the ATI Mobility Radeon 4570 with 512MB Dedicated DDR3 VRAM is not an exceptional performer in terms of the latest gaming standards. But very few laptops comes with a high end graphics card that meets the high-end gamer’s needs and those machines will burn a hole in your wallet for sure. The HD 4570 in the Acer 5542G is a decent graphics card to play a little older game titles in full detail whereas when it comes to the most recent games, you might have to tweak the detail level to a medium to get reasonable frame rates.

The Acer 5542G is an excellent choice for gamer’s on a budget as well as 3D Graphics designers and Animators.

I found the Acer 5542G delivering very smooth frame rates on Test Drive Unlimited even at the highest settings, though a video review of the Dell Studio 15 housing the same graphics card showed significantly lower frame rates in YouTube. May be the performance boost is due to the DDR3 Video Memory as well as the better number-crunching done by the AMD Turion II M500. The card fared really well in older titles like Need For Speed Most Wanted, Need For Speed UnderCover, Unreal Tournament 2003, and Crysis Warhead even at the highest detail settings with 1024X768 resolution and FSAA turned on. The Acer 5542G also delivered consistently playable frame rates in Microsoft Flight Simulator which is a quite resource hungry game, due to the presence of huge textures and extensive terrain.

Display performance:

The 220-nit high brightness display of the Acer 5542G, gives excellent display quality with good sharpness and contrast. It also delivers very good and accurate color reproduction (60% gamut). The viewability from sides is not exceptional, but is adequate. The only major disadvantage of the display is that it’s high glossy finish attracts glare. Hence it is not suitable while viewing against any direct light source.

Audio Performance:

The Acer 5542G sports a Dolby certified audio system. The Realtek chip provides 32bit audio decoding and provides SP-DIF and Dolby Digital output. It also supports Dolby Headphone and Dolby Virtual Surround modes. It means you will be in audio bliss, if you connect the Acer 5542G to a nice home theatre or high-end headphones.

The built-in speakers of the Acer 5542G clearly lacks the bass and was a disappointment during our tests. The sound clearly lacks the thump element in it. It doesn’t mean that the speakers are worthless. The speakers give you very nice high and medium range frequencies quite well. The audio volume levels were loud enough and will be adequate if you are not in the middle of a very noisy environment.

Battery:

The Acer 5542G comes with a 6-cell battery pack. It would probably disappoint you, if you are looking for a laptop with 3+ hours battery backup. The lower battery backup can be attributed to the modestly big 15.6″ display paired with the dedicated graphics card that can drain out quite a lot of battery power. With the screen brightness at low, I was able to obtain a 2 hours 50 minutes backup with no audio, video or games turned on. At highest performance setting, you can expect roughly two hours of battery backup.

Heating:

Being an AMD based laptop most of us who have used an AMD based system would have concerns about over-heating. Stay cool. The Acer 5542G handles heat well. When you use it for extended hours for your daily computing needs, it doesn’t generate any significant heat. I found the heat near the palm rest regions less compared to some other Intel based competing laptop models. The Acer 5542G has adequate ventilation at the bottom and has a vent at the back, that blows the hot air out. The fan steps into high speed the instant things start getting hot.

It doesn’t mean that the Acer 5542G won’t generate heat at all. The moment you start playing games, the rosy picture changes. Though the Acer 5542G’s body remained just warm, the vent at the rear end was blowing out really hot air, which obviously means heavy heat generation, though it gets displaced well. Though the Acer 5542G gets away with the heat quite well, it would be a good choice to get an efficient laptop cooling pad if you are into serious gaming.

Other components:

The Acer 5542G comes with a good DVD Writer, Bluetooth, Wireless LAN etc. These devices performs quite well and doesn’t seem to have any specific points worth mentioning.

Accessories:

The laptop comes with a nice backpack from Targus with Acer logo on it. The backpack has adequate space to carry some extra stuff in it while you are on the move. It’s build quality is good and provides adequate cushioning for the laptop compartment.

Conclusion:

Acer 5542G is a laptop that brings great value to those on a budget, who need excellent processing and graphics performance. I highly recommend it for all gaming enthusiasts and graphics designers, owing to the excellent performance of the processor and the graphics solution built-in. It’s powerful processor can meet most of the extreme computing needs unless your needs target the ultra-high-end like an i7. The Acer 5542G equipped with it’s Turion II processor competes really well with the Core2 Duos out there; no need for the ‘Will AMD perform equally well?’ question anymore. It delivers brutal processing power.

If you are an audiophile who would play music through the laptop’s built-in speakers round the clock, Acer 5542G may not be the best suit for you. If that is not a top-priority for you or if you have a nice home theatre/headphone, then the Acer 5542G gives you great joy in the audio department too, through it’s Dolby processing and digital outputs. It all depends on your needs.

The battery suits the home computing / gaming / designing needs. It’s 2+ hours backup can handle your presentation, on-the-go needs too, though a 3+ hours backup would have been more recommendable.

The laptop model I purchased comes loaded with Linpus linux operating system (command prompt only) and eliminates the Windows dependency, which helps the Acer 5542G keep its price down. You might also get a version with Windows pre-loaded but for a higher price tag.

Pros:

Excellent processor

Excellent graphics for designers and budget gamers

Good Looks

Quite sturdy design

Good Audio processing and digital out

HDMI

Cons:

Built-in speakers do not match the good audio processing and lacks bass completely

Glossy screen difficult to work with in direct light

Volume control keys could have been softer to touch

Arrow keys needs refinement

Pricing and final words:

This laptop is available in India in many online shopping websites at a sub RS 35k price tag. I got hold of one for RS 33700/- (approximately 717 USD) through a local dealer. With such reasonable price tag and compelling set of features, I strongly recommend the Acer 5542G.

Shingles – Natural Remedies for Clearing the Virus and Repairing Nerves

If you already have shingles, or if you want to avoid getting it, you might want to turn to natural remedies. But which ones should you choose, and can they play an effective role?

Below are some natural remedies you might find useful. Some support your body in either avoiding the virus entirely or helping eliminate it if already present. And others aid in nerve recovery and repair after your body clears the virus.

First, a short review. Shingles occurs when the chicken pox virus erupts along the surface of your trunk, resulting in skin blisters. It customarily follows a peripheral nerve that passes information from your skin back through your central nervous system and spinal cord. The virus causes pain in the area of your skin supplied by the affected nerve and also pain due to inflammatory nerve alterations. It is this second condition that can continue to cause pain even after your body has cleared the virus.

The following are herbal and nutritional supplements that can first support your body in clearing the virus, followed by those that can assist the nerve to recover.

Support for Clearing the Virus

Echinacea

The effectiveness of the aerial part of the herb Echinacea (rather than the root) has been shown to be effective in warding off viruses, including this one. Apparently it blocks virus receptors on the surface of cells and also supports the body in killing the virus through the production and release of interferon, which can block viral RNA.

Garlic

This common food has antiviral actions due to its ability to stimulate and support the immune system. It can kill viruses and can protect from invading viruses.

Pau d’Arco

This herb has demonstrated antiviral activities, including that of inhibiting the varicella virus.

Astragalus

This herb restores and enhances immune system activity. Used in Chinese medicine for centuries, it also has the additional advantage of supporting adrenal and cardiovascular functioning.

St. John’s Wort

This herb promotes optimal immune responses, and has the additional advantage of acting to calm nerves and restore nervous system balance, thus it has the potential to reduce nerve pain associated with an outbreak.

B12 Allan Spreen, M.D. recommends 500 mcg per day of B12 as a prevention. He used B12 shots in higher dosages for 3 days when he had an outbreak and that took care of it, he said.

Tai Chi Practice A UCLA study demonstrated that the practice of Tai Chi by older adults doubled their immunity to shingles.

Support for Repairing the Nerves

After clearing the virus, the following are among the remedies for nerve repair:

Inositol

This is a B vitamin with a somewhat sweet taste; it is the fuel nerves use to fire.

Flax Seed Oil

This is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. The lining, or insulation of the nerves is made from this type of fatty acid.

Schizandra fruit May be helpful in nerve repair and relief from neuralgia.

California Poppy An herb specific for addressing nerve pain.

Damiana leaf is a central nervous system tonic.

Skullcappromotes a tranquilizing effect on the central nervous system.

St. John’s Wort (see above.)

Minerals Nerves Use Nerves use minerals to do their work and also to repair themselves. Those minerals found in kelp and alfalfa are especially effective for these functions.

Disc Protrusion Surgery

Almost every case that results in disc protrusion surgery begins with over-the-counter pills such as Ibuprofen. And then next thing is a call to the doctor, as well as a referral to some expert and a diagnosis.

Different therapies including prescribed anti inflammatory tablets, cortisone injections, and even physical therapy are tried. And after several weeks or perhaps a few months of continuing suffering, disc protrusion surgery is brought to you as an alternative.

How often does a disc protrusion surgery succeed?

Sorry to disappoint, but successful outcomes coming from back surgery are not quite so common as many people might think. The fact is that typically the long term effectiveness can be so minimal that it is the one sort of surgical procedures having an own medical establishment term for unsuccessful outcomes: Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.

Even in the event that disc protrusion surgery brings pain reduction, the suffering generally comes back eventually if the actual root cause has not been treated. Although you’ll find cases where back surgery can help, it really should be thought of as the last resort option.

Find out the cause of the disc protrusion

Let’s work backward so you should see the point. To begin with, acknowledge that the actual pain is not the challenge. It’s only the manifestation of the condition, oftentimes one that has been there for a relatively long time and eventually started to be serious enough to become recognizable.

That is when you’ll usually get a conventional diagnosis, like a pinched nerve coming from a protruded disc. What such diagnosis rarely shows you (apart from clear cases of trauma) is what caused it. Picking up a fairly light object should not dislocate your back, but it occurs all the time. Yet this was not the only move that caused the situation. It’s the culmination of months or even years of stress and the one unpleasant incident most likely was the last straw.

But where exactly did it come from? The response is mostly postural dysfunctions. Any time bones continue to be in an abnormal posture, uneven as well as excess pressure is put on the bones such as lumbar vertebrae. As time passes, this uneven and extreme compression leads to discs to protrude.

But that is still not really the root of the problem for many lumbar pain affected patients. Ultimately, it’s actually muscle imbalances that have major role in postural dysfunctions, and ultimately, most cases of back pain. How do muscles put the bones in the bad place? Put simply, the moment a single muscle is put to use frequently results in being more powerful in comparison with an other muscle that may be underused and will get too weak.

This is where working out for back pain comes in. Whereas a lot of physicians are more than happy to give you a sheet of back stretching exercises, these workouts aren’t particularly qualified to repair the imbalances that the patient has got. The reality is, they offer the exact same list of exercises to each patient!

What is a good alternative to disc protrusion surgery?

Inversing muscle imbalances requires first finding out precisely what specific postural dysfunction there is. Subsequently working with that knowledge, one can focus on building up the weakened muscles and stretching the taut overworked muscle. Muscle balance therapy makes it possible to recognize postural dysfunctions and offers the ideal strengthening as well as stretching exercises for your unique condition.

So how come a lot more people aren’t up to date with muscle balance therapy? For two reasons: First of all, most people, including medical professionals, just are not aware of it. Also, stretching and strengthening exercises require working hard. Improvements won’t often manifest immediately. Nonetheless it is worth your time and effort before committing to anything as serious as back surgery to help fix back pain.

Baby Speech Development – Lost for Words

As children are growing from todddlerhood to childhood parents are very aware and concerned about their child’s development. One of the most grieved about concern is the development of speech. If you find that your child’s gurgles are not developing into “mama” and “dada” within a short period of time, this will cause anxiety for most.

Your child is two years old and is still not talking. She says a few words but in comparison to her siblings and other children her age she is way behind. You will probably try to explain it away various excuses, hoping the child will catch up. Some children are early walkers some are early talkers, so you will tell yourself there is nothing to worry about. Unless there are other areas of slowness in the child’s development parents will hesitate to seek medical advice.

If this is becoming a worry you should contact your family doctor. Your doctor may refer you to a speech therapist. A speech therapist is a health professional trained to evaluate and treat people who have speech, language voice or swallowing disorders that will effect their ability to communicate.

The speech therapist will evaluate your child with special speech and language test; this can also include a hearing test as hearing difficulties can affect speech. Depending on the results the therapist may suggest activities you and your child can do at home to improve speech and language development. This can include reading to the child more regularly, speaking in short clear sentences, making it easy for your child to imitate you.

Make sure you use correct pronunciation and grammar. The therapist may also recommend group therapy or refer you to another professional for further evaluation such as an audiologist (hearing specialist) or development psychologist.

Speech development warning signs

About 10% of all children have some difficulty learning language. Experts encourage parents to make sure that the child hearing is not impaired, also that his speech development falls within the normal range. Learn some signs that could indicate speech issues in your baby.

If you notice that your baby doesn’t startle at loud sounds, this could be an indication of hearing problems, which in itself will affect speech also.

If your baby’s eyes don’t follow you around when your talking this could be another sign of hearing problems. A baby is naturally curious about speech and will generally follow you around the room with his eyes if you’re talking or singing.

A baby will begin to imitate sounds between 4 to 6 months. If your child is not doing this, it could be he can’t hear any sounds to imitate. Get him checked out by your GP.

The typical 18-month-old baby will have a vocabulary of about 50 words. If your child were not uttering any words at this stage it would be considered unusual.Most children start using 2 word combinations by 18 to 22 months. If your child were not putting two words together by the age of two and half, this would be a red flag for language delay.

In some cases the problem has a social or environmental cause, such as the lack of communication and stimulation in the home. Parents can help develop their children’s environmental skills by doing various tasks such as:Read books and sing songs to your child on a daily basis beginning at infancy.

Introduce a wide vocabulary by giving everything its specific name.Speak directly and clearly to your child giving him time to respond.Avoid finishing the child’s sentences.

Speech Facts

There is great variation in the onset of expressive language. Children generally understand (“receptive speech”) far more than they can articulate themselves (“expressive language”).

Girls general develop the ability to communicate earlier than boys.Language can develop smoothly and continuously, or in spurts and jumps.Because language development varies, it’s important not to compare your child’s language and speech development to other children’s language and speech development.

Speech and language problems can certainly create serious social, emotional and academic challenges for children, but the good news is that it is treatable. The help of a health care professional and love and support of a family can ensure that your child will never be lost for words.

Treatment For Stuttering

If you’re looking for treatment for stuttering then you’re going to want to read this article. This is because I used to stutter for a long time when I was a child and learnt exactly how to overcome my stutter, and I want to show you how I did it right here. If this interests you, then stick around for some great advice.

Before I got treatment for stuttering I had a terrible stammer and went through all the ups and downs, mostly downs, of life as a stutterer. Everyday things such as ordering drinks in a bar and making small talk with strangers were close to impossible for me. This was because I was terrified of stammering and also terrified of what the other people would think of this.

It was also very hard to meet members of the opposite sex too. When meeting girls for the first time you often need to win them over with good conversational skills and show off your personality. This was incredibly hard for me because one thing that made my stutter worse was in nervous and stressful situations such as this.

I reached a point in my life when I though enough was enough, and I was determined to do whatever it took to get rid of my stammer and speak fluently like everybody else around me. I didn’t want to have this massive anxiety whenever I was in large social situations and I wanted to enjoy life as a young adult.

Perhaps you are in the same situation as I was and are now looking for treatment for stuttering problems. This is a step in the right direction, as the majority of people with this speech problem to not even attempt to get it sorted. They believe that it is incurable and they have to accept a lower standard of life because of this.

Fortunately for you, I want to show you the treatment for stuttering I got which really began to improve the way I spoke. I decided that I needed to re-train my entire speaking process and start from scratch. I would often speak way too fast and my words would come out all jumbled and even when I tried to speak slower I would often relapse and go into a stammer again.

The process took me several months of trial and error. Some techniques worked whilst others were pretty useless. However I can now speak with total fluency and my self confidence has shot up.

Basic Facts and Information About Stuttering

Thus, when a person repeats or prolongs sounds or hesitates for an unusually long time between sounds, we usually say that that person stutters (or is dysfluent). A person who stutters may also exhibit other behaviours such as facial grimaces and unusual body postures or movements.

Every person who stutters is unique and presents a different pattern of behaviour. The frequency of stuttered words, the type of speech disruption, and the presence of, and type of associated behaviour varies from person to person. How much a person stutters varies greatly from time to time, from situation to situation, from day to day, from week to week, from year to year, and even from minute to minute.

The effects of stuttering on feelings, beliefs, self-concept, and social interactions are often overlooked.

Stuttering is a social-emotional problem as well as a speech problem. People who stutter often display intense fear of speaking, experience repeated frustrations when communicating, and express dissatisfaction with themselves. However, people who stutter are not more neurotic than people who do not stutter, as was once believed, but are just reacting normally to the stress of their communicative handicap.

Basic Facts about Stuttering:

– There are no differences in intelligence between people who stutter and those who do not.

– Stuttering is not a psychological disorder.

– There are more males than females who stutter; a 3:1 ratio.

– Stuttering tends to run in families.

– Between 0.5 and 1% of the general population stutters, thus making it a rare disorder.

– Stuttering affects people from all levels of the socio-economic scale and is found in all parts of the world.

– Children do not copy stuttering. You cannot pick it up by copying someone who stutters.

– Parents do not cause stuttering. Some environmental factors may affect the development and severity of

stuttering, but these factors are not likely the cause of stuttering.

– Stress and anxiety may aggravate stuttering.

– There are no magical, quick cures for stuttering but you can help by doing some exercises.

– Research has demonstrated that stuttering can be controlled by direct therapy and environmental changes.

Genesis 1:29 Side Effects

The Genesis 1:29 diet and lifestyle has side effects or consequences. Any change in diet or livestyle can have good or bad side effects. This is a look at what these may be. I am sure there more, but these should suffice to give you an idea as to what to expect.

Negative Side Effects

When you adopt the Genesis 1:29 diet there is one negative side effect that is really a positive. It just feels like a negative.

Your body will start to dump toxins. It will begin to clean house so to speak. Depending on whether you change completely or gradually will determine the severity of the symptoms associated with this house cleaning, as well as how quickly you could experience them.

Symptoms of the common cold can be brought on anytime, but during a housecleaning a crisis is likely.

If your body chooses to eliminate a lot of toxins through your lungs, you could start coughing.

You could get a lot of drainage from your mucous membranes, in your   sinuses  or throat.

Your body could increase your temperature.

You could have diarrhea.

You could have flu symptoms

You could just feel tired.

You may feel dizzy if you get up too rapidly.

You could have a pimple outbreak or increase of body odor if your body uses your skin as an outlet for the toxins stored in your body.

Many people taste medications they took years before, which were stored in their fat.

All of these negative side effects are evidence of increased nerve energy and body healing in process. If you are on medication you should consult your doctor and perhaps taper off to prevent side effects caused by the medication.

Positive Side Effects

Weight Loss

Improved eyesight

Increased energy after your body is cleaned out.

Improved attitude.

Improved muscle tone.

Improved stamina.

Pain, simply vanishing.

Disease symptoms, gradually going away.

Awake ready to face the world.

As you clean house your body odor will gradually go away.

Women often have a reduction in monthly cramping and blood flow.

The negative side effects may not happen overnight. It may take weeks or months. When you initially change your diet some of the positive side effect could encourage you. Then where most people get in trouble they will have a healing crisis.

A Healing Crisis is where the Negative side effects become evident for one to three days. If you don’t jump ship, the negative evidence of healing will pass. Then the positive side effects will be more evident.

Each day on the Genesis 1:29 diet you will experience more of the positive side effects.

One final list of negative side effects. These are things that are likely to happen if you slide back to the SAD diet.

Your body will become more sensitive to what you eat and react faster when you eat something that it does not like.

Diarrhea could come on suddenly if you eat something your body does not like. Like baby when it is given foods it was not designed for, or that it is not ready for, your body will become better equipped to expel toxins quickly.

Vomiting is a possibility if you eat something really toxic after you are healthy.

Mucus drainage often flows the day after we eat toxic substances. It can go on for days if you keep eating things that you should not eat.

A sign of a clean body house is a clean pink tongue upon arising in the morning.

One final warning.

If you return to your old ways your disease or another worse disease is likely to come and take its place. In my case it is arthritis pain. When I eat too much of what I know I should not eat the pain starts to return.

Magnesium and Cancer – How Magnesium Cures Cancer

Magnesium has an incredible healing effect on a wide range of diseases as well as in its ability to rejuvenate the aging body. Magnesium is essential for many enzyme reactions, especially in regard to cellular energy production, for the health of the nervous system and brain and also for healthy bones and teeth. Many regions with low magnesium levels have shown an increased cancer rate.

The cancer rate in Egypt was only about 10% of that in America and Europe and it was practically non-existent in the rural areas. An extremely high magnesium intake of 2.5 to 3g, was the main difference. French surgeon, Prof. Pierre Delbet MD was the first prominent researcher to investigate and promote the antibiotic effects of magnesium.

Prof. Pierre Delbet was looking for a solution to cleanse wounds of soldiers in 1915, because he found that traditionally used antiseptics encouraged infections instead of preventing them and actually damaged tissues. Magnesium chloride solution was by far the best solution for this problem in all of his tests.

Prof. Delbet also found magnesium to be a powerful immune-stimulant, after he performed experiments with the internal application of magnesium chloride. He found out that white blood cells destroyed up to three times more microbes than before, after the intake of magnesium chloride.

Magnesium chloride was found to be beneficial in a wide range of diseases by Prof. Delbet. He found an excellent preventative effect on cancer and cured precancerous conditions such as hyperkeratosis, leukoplasia and chronic mastitis. He was surprised by many of these patients experiencing bursts of energy and euphoria.

Regions with magnesium-rich soil had less cancer than those with low magnesium levels, according to epidemiological studies. A. Neveu, who was another French doctor, cured many diphtheria patients with magnesium chloride within 2 days. Doctor, A. Neveu published 15 cases of poliomyelitis that were cured in a few days, if the treatment was immediately started. He also found magnesium chloride effective with bronchitis, asthma, emphysema and pneumonia.

Indian scientists demonstrated how the incidences of tumors of the breast in rats, could be reduced from 100% to between 46-57% by single applications of magnesium chloride, Vitamin C, Vitamin A or selenium. Tumor incidences were further reduced to between 25.9-31.8%, in combination of two. And finally tumor incidence was reduced to only 12%, when all four nutrients were given.

This shows clearly that the best way to beat cancer is by treating the cause of cancer. If the body is provided with the essential nutrients it needs, then cancer can be overcome! The thinking that getting rid of the symptom, which is the tumor, is going to make everything okay is silly!

Electric Disability Scooters

If you are physically disabled and you need a way to get around, there are several options you might consider. The most popular are power wheelchairs and electric  disability  scooters.

Power Wheelchair orScooter – Which is a Better Choice?

While both products provide the user with increased mobility and comfort, they are not the same. To begin with, power wheelchairs can be difficult to transport. They are not foldable and they will often require a large, commodious vehicle to move them from place to place. Also, they are much bigger and wider than the average scooter, which means they may not be able to take you everywhere you want to go.  A common problem of power wheelchair users is that they cannot fit through narrow doorways. This, however, is not an issue with power scooters which are lightweight and highly maneuverable. They are easy to transport and they can fit through even the narrowest of doorways.

What to Know When Buying a Scooter

When you have made the decision to purchase a  disability  scooter, there are several things you should know. First, you must decide what type you want. You may choose from either electric or gas powered versions. The electrical or battery powered scooter is far more popular that the gas powered version. This may have something to do with the fact that gas powered scooters have been banned from several states because they produce pollution and they are not suitable for indoor . So, before you purchase a gas powered scooter, make sure you check to see if they are legal in your state. The electric version is not only environmentally harmless, but it will also save you a lot of money at the pump.

Electric scooters are by far the most popular transportation vehicle for the physically impaired. But this wasn’t always the case. Early models of electric scooters were shunned by buyers because they were bulky and had a short battery life. But over the years scooter manufacturers have addressed these concerns. The contemporary electric scooter is both easy to transport and can go for hours without having to be recharged.

On an average most electric scooters can run for 8 to 10 hours before running out of juice. That translates to 25 or 30 miles! They are also a cinch to move around. Many of them fold up, or come apart. You can separate them into three or four pieces when you need to move them or when they are not in use.

There are a variety of choices available for you when buying a  disability  scooter. The most important thing is to be sure that that vehicle you are getting gives you what you are looking for in a scooter. Do not trade utility for lower costs. Safety and your comfort should be the number one priority.

Causes and Treatments for Hearing Loss

Our ears play an important role in our everyday lives. As time passes, our hearing ability decreases because of many causes.

Hearing is a process of sound. Your ear is divided into three parts: first is the outer ear where you pick up sounds, sending it to the middle ear, where the eardrum starts to vibrate, moving the bones and helping the sound travel into the inner ear, where the sound processing starts. However, if something wrong happens in one of these processes, that’s when you experience hearing loss.

Causes of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss may be caused by fluids that stay in the ear after an ear infection; these causes are common in most people. Other causes of hearing loss are: the buildup of earwax, a scar or a hole in the eardrum from past ear infections, or foreign objects that is stuck inside the ear.

Some causes of hearing loss can be present at birth, like birth defects that changed the conditions in the ear; some could come from genetic conditions and infections that came from the mother that has been passed to the child in the womb that can also cause changes in the ear (examples: toxoplasmosis, rubella, or herpes). There are other infections that can affect the nerves of the ear like; measles, mumps and scarlet fever.

Our ears can also be injured from pressure difference. This happens when the pressure from outside the eardrum is different from the pressure inside the eardrum. This is often experienced from scuba diving.

Other causes can be outside forces that damages the nerves in our ears like explosions, gunfire, loud noises and skull fractures. Other causes are age-related, the use of certain medicines, and too much exposure to loud noises.

Hearing Loss Treatment

Treatment from hearing loss is not that cheap and not easily attained so I would suggest avoiding the causes of hearing loss. But when loss of hearing seems inevitable, you could only turn to treatment. Treating hearing loss depends on the type of hearing loss. Common treatments include medicines, operations, and hearing aids.

Hearing aids are like amplifiers, they make the sound easier to pick up so that the sound could be clearer to someone who has loss their hearing. But hearing aids are expensive and they get easily broken, they are not water-resistant, and could break easily when stepped on. If you’re not able or willing to spend the money on custom devices, you may want to consider over-the-counter hearing aids. When you decide to get a hearing aid, you can also check into hearing aid insurance.

Hearing aid insurance gives you a warranty period of 2-3 years, which surely guarantees you protection from any sudden loss or damage. However some insurance companies do not offer hearing aid insurance as part of their health insurance plans because hearing aids do not fall in the category of prosthetic devices; some companies add-on an extra charge when it comes to hearing aids.

Our hearing is important and should be paid attention to. In following some rules and researching on solutions to enhance our hearing, we are a step closer to preventing loss of hearing.

Sarmiento Splint – Humeral Fracture Braces – What These Braces Do For People

1.) Humeral Fractures & Temporary Splints

When someone injures their humerus and sustains a midshaft fracture, for example, then they will benefit from support after the injury has occurred. Usually, people will go into a splint that is applied in the emergency room or doctor’s office. This splint usually consists of a rigid structure that is then wrapped in ace bandages to help apply compression to the area. Swelling usually exists after someone has sustained this kind of injury as well.

2.) What A Sarmiento Brace (Splint) Does For A Patient

When an individual is ready to move from the temporary splint, to a more definitive brace, then a Sarmiento style orthosis is usually applied. A Sarmiento brace (splint) will be applied to the patient after the temporary splint is removed. Usually an orthotist (licensed brace professional) will clean the arm and apply a stockinette to help protect a patient’s skin. – There should be no concern that a Sarmiento brace will cause harm to the patient, but rather that the stockinette is used proactively to help the patient. After the stockinette is on the patient’s arm then the new Sarmiento brace is applied.

A Sarmiento orthosis is usually fabricated into a bivalve design. The two pieces of the brace come together to form a cylinder, in effect, around the fracture site. This cylinder will help to provide compression to the soft tissue around the injury. In this way, the orthosis is helping to promote healing for the patient.

Sarmiento braces will typically:

A.) Help to reduce pain levels for the patient.

B.) Help the patient to feel more secure as the injury is healing.

C.) Help to protect the arm from things that may hit it accidentally.

3.) Where Do You Get A Sarmiento Splint? And, Does My Insurance Cover The Brace?

Licensed brace providers, called orthotists are the best people to provide you with a brace. Why? – Well, they will be there for a follow up visit if you need one (like when your arm swelling reduces). They can also help you to submit a claim to your health insurance provider. This can help to reduce costs for patients, if not eliminate them (for this special brace). These individuals also have studied and trained in the field of orthotics and this revolves around the medical provision of orthopedic braces.

The terms of your health insurance policy are what dictate your coverage levels. When you come in for the brace, you will find that the orthotics company will ask for your ID and health insurance information. In this way, when you allow them, they can act on your behalf to determine coverage levels.

Multiple Sclerosis

This ailment is sometimes also abridged as MS. In the medicinal field it is commonly known as the disseminated sclerosis.

Numerous causes have been put down as the chief reason behind this ailment. Several have been listed. It has only been reasoned that it is the immune systems reaction to either a single or multiple circumstances. The onset of the attack does not have many any symptoms, they are mostly mild. In fact in the initial stages they are such that a visit to the doctor is not as much as even considered, and they become known only after the diagnosis of this sickness.

Some of the popular symptoms include fatigue, trouble in seeing, anxiety or depression, and problems in the management and the working of the muscles and hence bodily movements to name a few. The resulting ache associated with it ranges from placid to rigorous. At times it can be excruciating, sharp and piercing. It can often result in lack of sensation and feeling.

In order to make an analysis of this disease a professional medical practitioner should be consulted. It would not be wrong to say that the definite diagnosis of this ailment can not be made until and unless the possibilities of all the other ailments with similar ailments are not over ruled. The patients are kept under close watch for over half a year and are diagnosed only when they show repetition in the symptoms.

As far as a possible cure is concerned, even though there is no identified treatment for it there are numerous treatments that have been proved as beneficial. The goal of these therapies is aimed at normalization after an attack and avoidance of further attacks which may pilot possible impairment. Several therapies are being tested in ongoing researches to find more possible cures.