Archive for May 24th, 2012
» posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 10:11 pm by
Question by : how to reduce back pain and joint pains?
I am suffering with chronic back pain as well as joint pain, Please help me how i reduce this pains.
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» posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 10:11 pm by
Question by : foot pain on the metatarsal bones… is it fractured/broken?
earlier today, i was moving this large dry erase board in my room… and it slipped out of my hands and hit the top of my foot…. it really hurt when it happened… so i ran in the kitchen to get some ice for it. my dad and his girl friend were in there, and noticed that my face was pale. i felt really nauseous and blacked out. i remember blacking out and my dad’s girlfriend helping me in a chair and asking me if i was okay and if i could hear her. when i was able to see a little bit, i was sweating… and couldn’t hardly respond because i was so weak. so they helped me to the couch where i was laying down for an hour or so trying to feel better.
i don’t know what’s wrong, but on the metatarsal bone (or whatever it’s called) where i dropped the board, there is pain when i stand up. not only that, but whenever i stand up, or even put pressure on my right foot, i get dizzy, and nauseous. is it possible that i fractured it? if so, what exactly should i do?
Answer by mtwaites
It is possible that you have fractured one or more bones in the foot. There are also a lot of nerves that run through your foot, and it is possible that you have hurt one of them as well. You should get to the hospital, or to a clinic asap so that they are able to get an x-ray for you to look at the damage that has been caused. The dizziness and the nausea do concern me however. This means that there is something that has caused you to get this way, and you need to be examined as soon as possible. Also, if you blacked out this does cause some concern as well. Hopefully this helps, and hope that you’re feeling better real soon.
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» posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 8:01 pm by
Some cool trauma hospital images:
Hospitals can really wear a person out
Image by Elise Robinson
This is in the ER after she got her IV port put in. Totally conked from all the trauma.
» posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 6:09 pm by
Question by Liz: What causes chronic neck pain and how can I get rid of the pain?
I am a 25 year old female who has had chronic neck, pain and head pain for over 8 years now. As far as I can remember there was no injury that caused this initially. However, this past April I was rear-ended and since have been having worse neck pain than anything else. I’ve seen four chiropractors, been to physical therapy three times, tried acupuncture, electrotherapy and have had multiple xrays and MRIs taken. I’m fed up with the pain. It seems that when I don’t take the muscle relaxant – Flexoril – the pain is worse to the point where I can’t go to work, move my head, or even function with daily activities. I’ve tried getting massages to relieve the pain but that just gets to be expensive and I don’t have enough time in the day to get massages all of the time. I’ve kept migraine/pain diaries to see if there is any type of pattern but nothing has helped. I’ve seen a Rheumatologist but he said there is nothing wrong with me (after looking at me for 10.5 seconds). I’m sick of having my xrays and MRIs come back negative and I’m tired of my chiropractors saying there is nothing more they can do for me. Even my regular doctor is running out of ideas. Any help please?
Answer by Andre K
I am 50 and female and also have chronic neck pain since I was 25. I recently found out that I have bone spurs that press into the nerve and massage and relaxation is the only treatment that helps me.
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» posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 3:56 pm by
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Breakfast of champions
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» posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 12:09 pm by
Question by : So much pain on foot after back surgery?
i had spinal fusion surgery about a month ago because my nerves were so damaged they were very tiny. now after surgery my foot was painful to the touch. it hurt to put a sock on. now i can barely walk. it is so painful it burns in my arch when i try to walk. piercing pain pokes my toes at random times. could this be because my nerves are healing or is it getting worse cause the pain is getting worse. and i wore a backpack also so could that have been the cause?
Answer by thebattwoman
You might want to get this checked out. It may be that the nerves are healing from surgery and thus becoming sensitive again but it may also be because of some type of nerve impaction still going on. Have a chat with your doctor about this asap.
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» posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 10:01 am by
Question by C: Can u guys believe Trauma on NBC is being cancelled?
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Answer by jesus
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» posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 8:10 am by
A few nice joint pain relievers images I found:
Leaves, flowers and buds of Boerhavia diffusa … Hoa, lá và n? c?a cây Nam Sâm bò, Sâm quy ??u, Sâm ??t..
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Vietnamese named : Nam sâm bò, Sâm ??t, Sâm quy ??u
English names : Pigweed, Hogweed, Red Spiderling, Spreading Hogweed, Wineflower
Scientist name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Synonyms : Boerhavia repens L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae. H? Bông Ph?n
Searched from :
Sâm ??t, Sâm nam, Sâm r?ng, Sâm quy b?u – Boerhavia diffusa L. (B. repens L.), thu?c h? Hoa ph?n – Nyctaginaceae.
Mô t?: C? n?m r?i ??ng, s?ng dai. R? m?p, hình thoi. Thân m?c to? ra sát ??t, màu ?? nh?t. Lá m?c ??i, có cu?ng, phi?n xoan tròn dài hay hình bánh bò, mép l??n sóng, m?t d??i có nhi?u lông màu tr?ng l?c. C?m hoa chùm mang xim 3 hoa không cu?ng. Các nhánh hoa có nhi?u lông tròn dính vào qu?n áo. Hoa màu ?? tía, có 1-2 nh?. Qu? hình tr?, ph?ng ? ??u, có lông dính.
Ra hoa k?t qu? quanh n?m, ch? y?u tháng 4-6.
B? ph?n dùng: R? và lá – Radix et Folium Boerhaviae Diffusae.
N?i s?ng và thu hái: Loài liên nhi?t ??i, m?c hoang kh?p n?i, ? v??n, sân, b? ???ng hay bãi c?… Thu hái r?, lá quanh n?m, ?ào r? (t?t nh?t vào mùa thu) và r?a s?ch, ph?i hay s?y khô.
Thành ph?n hoá h?c: Trong r? có 0,01% m?t ch?t alcaloid có ho?t tính là punarnavine; alcaloid t?ng s? trong r? là 0,04%; còn có m?t ch?t th?m, tinh b?t, ch?t gôm, m?t ch?t d?u bay h?i, nitrat kalium.
Tính v?, tác d?ng: R? có tác d?ng l?i ti?u, nhu?n tràng, làm long ??m, làm t?ng l??ng n??c ti?u, nh?ng v?i li?u cao, có th? gây nôn m?a và làm ra nhi?u m? hôi. Nó có tác d?ng vào h? th?n kinh nh? m?t tác nhân ch?ng co gi?t. Lá có tác d?ng ho?t huy?t, gi?i ??c.
Công d?ng, ch? ??nh và ph?i h?p: Ð??c dùng ch?a hen suy?n, ?au d? dày, phù th?ng, thi?u máu, vàng da, c? tr??ng, phù toàn thân, ti?u ít, táo bón th??ng xuyên, các b?nh v? gan và lá lách; còn dùng tr? viêm nhi?m bên trong và tr? n?c ??c r?n. Lá ???c dùng tr? sang ??c.
Li?u dùng 10-15g, d?ng thu?c s?c hay thu?c hãm. Có th? tán b?t u?ng. Có th? pha u?ng nh? trà (10g trong 1 lít n??c sôi) n?u pha r??u thì ch? dùng li?u 2-5g b?t r? trong 1 ngày.
Species: diffusa, hirsuta
Synonyms: Boerhavia adscendens, B. caribaea, B. coccinea, B. erecta, B. paniculata, B. repens, B.viscosa
Common Names: Erva tostão, erva toustao, pega-pinto, hog weed, pig weed, atikamaamidi, biskhapra, djambo, etiponia, fowl’s lice, ganda’dar, ghetuli, katkatud, mahenshi, mamauri, ndandalida, oulouni niabo, paanbalibis, patal-jarh, pitasudu-pala, punar-nava, punerva, punarnava, purnoi, samdelma, san sant, santh, santi, satadi thikedi, satodi, spreading hog weed, tellaaku, thazhuthama, thikri, touri-touri, tshrana
Part Used: whole herb, roots
Erva tostão is called punarnava in India, where it has a long history of use by indigenous and tribal people and in Ayurvedic herbal medicine systems.
TRIBAL AND HERBAL MEDICINE USES
The roots of erva tostão have held an important place in herbal medicine in both Brazil and India for many years. G. L. Cruz, one of Brazil’s leading medical herbalists, reports erva tostão is “a plant medicine of great importance, extraordinarily beneficial in the treatment of liver disorders.” It is employed in Brazilian herbal medicine to stimulate the emptying of the gallbladder, as a diuretic, for all types of liver disorders (including jaundice and hepatitis), gallbladder pain and stones, urinary tract disorders, renal disorders, kidney stones, cystitis, and nephritis. In Ayurvedic herbal medicine systems in India, the roots are employed as a diuretic, digestive aid, laxative, and menstrual promoter and to treat gonorrhea, internal inflammation of all kinds, edema, jaundice, menstrual problems, anemia, and liver, gallbladder, and kidney disorders. Throughout the tropics, erva tostão is considered an excellent natural remedy for guinea worms — a bothersome tropical parasite that lays its eggs underneath the skin of humans and livestock; the eggs later hatch into larvae or worms that eat the underlying tissue. The roots of the plant are normally softened in boiling water and then mashed up and applied as a paste or poultice to the affected areas to kill the worms and expel them from the skin.
Novel plant chemicals have been found in erva tostão, including flavonoids, steroids, and alkaloids, many of which drive its documented biological activities. The novel alkaloids found in erva tostão have been documented with immune modulating effects. In one study, the alkaloid fraction of the root evidenced a dramatic effect in reducing an elevation of cortisol levels under stressful conditions (cortisol is an inflammatory chemical produced in the body in an immune response). Simultaneously, the alkaloids (and a whole root extract) also prevented a drop in immune system performance indicating an adaptogenic immune modulation activity, which might suggest it could be helpful in preventing adrenal exhaustion.
The main plant chemicals in this plant include: alanine, arachidic acid, aspartic acid, behenic acid, boeravinone A thru F, boerhaavic acid, borhavine, borhavone, campesterol, daucosterol, ecdysone, flavones, galactose, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, hentriacontane, heptadecyclic acid, histidine, hypoxanthine, liriodendrin, oleaic acid, oxalic acid, palmitic acid, proline, punarnavine, serine, sitosterols, stearic acid, stigmasterol, syringaresinol, threonine, triacontan, ursolic acid, and valine.
BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES AND CLINICAL RESEARCH
Erva tostão has long been used in traditional medicine systems as a diuretic (to increase urination) for many types of kidney and urinary disorders. The diuretic action of erva tostão has been studied and validated by scientists in several studies. Researchers showed that low dosages (10–300 mg per kg of body weight) produced strong diuretic effects, while higher dosages (more than 300 mg/kg) produced the opposite effect—reducing urine output. Later research verified these diuretic and antidiuretic properties, as well as the beneficial kidney and renal effects of erva tostão in animals and humans. Research indicates that a root extract can increase urine output by as much as 100 percent in a twenty-four-hour period at dosages as low as 10 mg per kg of body weight.
The worldwide use of erva tostão for various liver complaints and disorders was validated in three separate studies. These indicated that a root extract provided beneficial effects in animals by protecting the liver from numerous introduced toxins and even repairing chemical-induced liver and kidney damage. In other clinical studies with animals, erva tostão extracts demonstrated smooth muscle and skeletal muscle stimulant activities in frogs and guinea pigs; anti-inflammatory actions in rats; hypotensive actions in dogs as well as in vitro hypotensive actions; antispasmodic actions in frogs and guinea pigs; analgesic activities in mice; and antiamebic actions in rats. In two studies with monkeys, a root extract was reported to reduce bleeding and uterine hemorrhaging commonly associated with wearing contraceptive IUDs. The traditional use of erva tostão for convulsions was verified by scientists in two studies, demonstrating that a root extract provided anticonvulsant actions in mice. In vitro testing of erva tostão confirmed its antibacterial properties against gonorrhea (another traditional use), as well as Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Salmonella and Staphylococcus. It was also shown to possess antiviral actions against several viral plant pathogens.
CURRENT PRACTICAL USES
Many of these animal studies help to explain erva tostão’s long history of different uses in natural medicine. Clearly, it has played an important role in the herbal practitioner’s medicine chest of natural remedies for many maladies in both South America and India. It is an effective natural remedy, especially for the liver and kidneys, which is deserving of much more attention and use here in the United States. Several research groups studying various biological activities of erva tostão have shown the safety of the plant — indicating no toxicity of root and leaf extracts taken orally by mice at up to 5 g per kg of body weight. Another group of scientists studied the effects of erva tostão on pregnant rats and reported that it had no abortive effects and no embryotoxic or teratogenic (fetal death or birth defect) activity.
ERVA TOSTÃO PLANT SUMMARY
Main Preparation Method: decoction or capsules
Main Actions (in order):
hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), antilithic (prevents or eliminates kidney stones), hepatoprotective (liver protector), diuretic, menstrual stimulant
for liver disorders (jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis, anemia, flukes, detoxification, chemical injury, etc)
for gallbladder disorders (stones, sluggish function, low bile production, emptying, and detoxification)
for kidney and urinary tract disorders (stones, nephritis, urethritis, infections, renal insufficiency/injury, etc)
for menstrual disorders (pain, cramps, excessive bleeding, uterine spasms, water retention)
to tone, balance, and strengthen the adrenals (and for adrenal exhaustion and excess cortisol production
Properties/Actions Documented by Research:
ACE-inhibitor (typically lowers blood pressure), analgesic (pain-reliever), anti-inflammatory, antiamebic, antibacterial, anticonvulsant, antihemorrhagic (reduces bleeding), antispasmodic, antiviral, liver and gallbladder bile stimulant, diuretic, hepatoprotective (liver protector), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), immune modulator (selectively lowers overactive immune cells)
Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use:
antihistamine, antilithic (prevents or eliminates kidney stones), aperient (mild laxative), blood cleanser, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), carminative (expels gas), detoxifier, digestive stimulant, kidney tonic (tones, balances, strengthens the kidneys), lactagogue (promotes milk flow), menstrual stimulant, uterine stimulant, vermifuge (expels worms)
Traditional Preparation: For a general liver tonic, 1 cup of a whole herb or root decoction or 2 ml of a 4:1 tincture is taken once daily. This same dosage is taken two to three times daily for various liver and kidney disorders. For a natural diuretic, 500 mg of the root in capsules or tablets can be taken twice daily. As a menstrual aid (to reduce menstrual pain, cramping, and excessive bleeding) 1 cup of a whole herb or root decoction or 1–2 g in tablets or capsules can be taken two to three times daily as needed. See Traditional Herbal Remedies Preparation Methods page if necessary for definitions.
Both in vivo and in vitro studies have demonstrated the hypotensive properties of erva tostão. Those with heart problems such as low blood pressure, or those taking medications to lower their blood pressure should not use this plant without the advice and supervision of a qualified health care practitioner as blood pressure levels should be monitored closely.
This herb has also demonstrated myocardial depressant activity and should therefore not be taken by anyone with heart failure or those taking heart depressant medications unless under the direction and care of a qualified health care practitioner.
Drug Interactions: Erva tostão may interfere with prescription diuretics and may potentiate cardiac depressant medications. Erva tostão has been documented in one in vitro study to have angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibition action. Therefore, this plant may potentiate ACE inhibitor drugs for high blood pressure.
In one study, an oral dosage of 500 mg/kg (leaf extract) in mice inhibited barbiturates and decreased sleeping time. Therefore, the use of this plant may decrease the effect of barbiturates.
WORLDWIDE ETHNOMEDICAL USES
Brazilfor albuminuria, beri-beri, bile insufficiency, cystitis, edema, gallbladder problems, gallstones, gonorrhea, guinea worms, hepatitis, hypertension, jaundice, kidney disorders, kidney stones, liver disorders, liver support, nephritis, renal disorders, sclerosis (liver), snakebite, spleen (enlarged), urinary disorders, urinary retention
Guatemalafor erysipelas, guinea worms
Indiafor abdominal pain, anemia, ascites, asthma, blood purification, cancer, cataracts, childbirth, cholera, constipation, cough, debility, digestive sluggishness, dropsy, dyspepsia, edema, eye problems, fever, gonorrhea, guinea worms, heart ailments, heart disease, hemorrhages (childbirth), hemorrhages (thoracic), hemorrhoids, inflammation (internal), internal parasites, jaundice, kidney disorders, kidney stones, lactation aid, liver disorders, liver support, menstrual disorders, renal insufficiency, rheumatism, snakebite, spleen (enlarged), urinary disorders, weakness, and as a diuretic and expectorant
Iranfor edema, gonorrhea, hives, intestinal gas, jaundice, joint pain, lumbago, nephritis, and as an appetite stimulant, diuretic and expectorant
Nigeriafor abscesses, asthma, boils, convulsions, epilepsy, fever, guinea worms, and as an expectorant and laxative
West Africafor abortion, guinea worms, menstrual irregularities, and as an aphrodisiac
Elsewherefor childbirth, guinea worms, jaundice, sterility, yaws
Importance of Boerhavia diffusa in Traditional and Ethnological Healthcare Systems
» posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 2:08 am by
Question by : Help , What could be wrong with me , please help me???!!!?
These are my symptoms , any ideas what could be wrong? thanks heaps
arm – wrist, elbow pain
lower back pain
terrible right hip pain
feeling sick in the stomach most times
What could be wrong with me !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I;m sick of feeling yuck, my mum does know and im going to have a MRI soon
Also i have bad knee pain too
Also i have bad knee pain too
Answer by TheRavenAZ
It sounds like you have Fibromyalsia. Sorry. Lyrics sometimes helps.
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