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Children who have either partial or total hearing loss are especially vulnerable to sensory processing disorder. The inner ear affects the sense of balance and gravity which play a major part in the processing of the other senses.
The cochlea also plays an important role in sensory integration. If hearing impairment affects sensory integration it can lead to learning disorders and emotional problems. The loss of auditory sense stimulation can be compensated for by the same techniques used in treating sensory processing disorder. Sensory processing disorder can be hard to recognize.
The symptoms can confusingly range from hyperactivity to under activity. It is often misdiagnosed as a learning disorder or ADHD. A child may be very bright but has problems with coordination. He may be fearful of playground equipment, or, at the other extreme, maybe reckless to the point of putting himself at danger. Proper and early diagnosis of sensory processing disorder can help the child develop to his or her full potential. Misdiagnosis, on the other hand, may lead to emotional and developmental problems that could haunt the child for the rest of his life.
Such a child would be at higher risk for delinquency, substance abuse, and high stress levels. A Bibliography and Review from Textbook Sources. According to Chinese medical theory, inserting a needle into GV26 helps re-establish Yin-Yang harmony.
From a scientific perspective, needling GV26 has profound effects because there are numerous nerve fibers, both sympathetic and parasympathetic, at that location.
For those with knowledge of human anatomy: GV provides access to muscular branches of the right and left buccal branches of cranial nerve VII, and superior labial branches of the infraorbital nerve, which is a branch of the middle division of cranial nerve V. GV also provides access to branches of superior labial arteries and tributaries of companion veins.
The Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center's Critical Care Unit routinely uses acupuncture on animals in cardiac or respiratory arrest in combination with conventional procedures. Interestingly, just a single powerful point is employed. Through stimulation of GV26 is especially beneficial in the emergency room and in dogs under anesthesia, it can be used by dog owners at home. If your dog or cat is electrocuted, falls into water, or suddenly stops breathing for any reason, using your electronic acupuncture unit could help save his life.
What Else Can Acupuncture Treat? The answer is simple; Most everything. The Evidence on Acupuncture The research so far on acupuncture has been mixed, but several studies have indicated that it's effective for treating certain conditions.
Here are a few highlights of the research so far:. A wide variety of acute and chronic conditions exist for which acupuncture can be effective. According to the World Health Organization following is the list of indications for which acupuncture can be used. Tinnitus is defined as a sensation of sound perceived by a person regardless of an external stimulus.
It is generally compared to the sound of hissing, of a whistle or a waterfall. Acupuncture had an effect on otoacoustic emissions OAE in tinnitus patients. Acupuncture had an effect on the suppression of otoacoustic emissions OAE in the left ears of tinnitus patients. Aging For thousands of years, the Chinese have known that beauty comes from the inside. The Chinese discovered and utilised ways to change the energy flow from within the body to initiate the healing process for rejuvenation.
According to a famous Chinese axiom, "Where Qi goes, blood flows. Commonsense would tell us that treating the underlying cause of why someone is ageing is preferable to masking the outward symptoms and allowing further decline and dysfunction to continue within the body.
Acupuncture for Sexual Dysfunction and Decline. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been used to strengthen and promote optimal sexual health for centuries.
Chinese Emperors took their sexual health quite seriously and would consult with a team of physicians if they experienced any difficulties in the bedroom. A study in the "Annals of Internal Medicine" found that acupuncture significantly reduced pain and improved function in people with osteoarthritis of the knee that couldn't be helped by medicine. The study included patients with chronic osteoarthritis. After eight weeks, participants who received acupuncture reported far less pain in their affected knee than those who didn't receive the treatment.
A Mayo Clinic study of 50 patients found that acupuncture significantly improved the symptoms of fibromyalgia, a condition that causes muscle pain, fatigue, and joint stiffness. Acupuncture has been reported to help women with breast cancer going through chemotherapy.
A study in the "Journal of the American Medical Association" found that electroacupuncture plus an anti-nausea medication relieved nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy better than medication alone. The study included women with breast cancer who had been given high-dose chemotherapy. Women in the electroacupuncture group had a third of the vomiting episodes of those in the medication group.
An earlier analysis of 11 studies also found acupuncture to be effective for nausea related to chemotherapy, as well as surgery and pregnancy. A trio of studies in the "Fertility and Sterility Journal" suggested that acupuncture may help women who are undergoing in-vitro fertilization IVF procedures.
When women had acupuncture before and after embryo transfer, they were anywhere from eight percent to 18 percent more likely to get pregnant than women who had sham acupuncture outlined below or no treatment.
The only caveat -- one of the studies found that women who had acupuncture were slightly more likely to miscarry. On the palmar surface of the forearm, 1 cun proximal to the transverse wrist crease, on the radial side of flexor carpi ulnaris tendon.
On the anterior forearm, 2 cun superior to the transverse wrist crease, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscles. Out of a group of 74 women, those who were treated with acupuncture for bladder control had 30 percent fewer urgent trips to the bathroom, compared with only 3 percent fewer trips in the group that received sham acupuncture.
Korean Koryo Hand Acupuncture. How does acupuncture work from an Eastern Outlook? When a needle is inserted into an acupuncture point you will usually feel a sensation of warmth, slight numbness, heaviness or mild achiness at the point of insertion.
This is known as obtaining the Qi. According to Chinese medicine Qi is the vital energy which flows through a system of channels called meridians and regulates the bodily functions. All the vital activities of the human body are explained by changes and movement of Qi.
The activities of the Zang Fu organs, maintaining the normal temperature and defensive systems of the body all depend on the promoting and stimulating effect of Qi.
The meridians are the transmission lines among the various parts of the body, making the organism a unified whole. The meridians and their tributaries provide Qi and Blood and thus warmth and nourishment for the whole body and also serve as lines of communication among the organs and the body.
They adjust the ebb and flow of Qi in the body and help maintain a balance of yin and yang, blood and Qi and defense and construction. What happens in disease? In disease, exogenous pathogens, such as wind, cold, dampness, heat, dryness or fire, invade the body through the exterior and penetrate into the interior via the meridians in turn, affecting the organs. Organ pathologies, such as Liver Wind, may spread to other parts of the body through the channels.
Through channel transference, disease in the organs may also be reflected in areas of palpatory tenderness, swellings, indentations, nodules and red areas on the skin. There can be many disharmonies involving Qi. We speak of deficient Qi, stagnant Qi, collapse of Qi and rebellious Qi. The following metaphor is very helpful in understanding how acupuncture can affect Qi flowing through the meridians. Imagine the flow of Qi to be like water flowing in a stream. Just as the flow of water can be affected by an obstruction in the stream so can the flow of Qi be obstructed in the meridians.
Qi in meridians can be blocked by becoming stagnant, by being obstructed by dampness, phlegm, cold, etc. When a stream is blocked by debris it floods upstream from the debris and becomes dry downstream from it. If one clears the debris away the water in the stream can resume its normal and natural flow.