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tl;dr Current research seems to indicate that the brain is responding to anticipation or visual stimulus of needles being inserted, not that any of the theories supporting acupuncture are correct. Steven Novella reviewed the following article: Chae Y, Lee IS, Jung WM, Park K, Park HJ, Wallraven C. Psychophysical and neurophysiological responses to ...


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Dysmenorrhea (pain with menstruation) can be primary or secondary. The first thing a woman should do is see a physician to determine which kind of dysmenorrhea she has. Primary dysmenorrhea is painful menstruation with a normal pelvic examination (no causes can be determined). It is is by far the most common gynecologic problem in menstruating women, can ...


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Terminology note: I am going on the assumption that by 'rheumatism' you are referring to rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic destructive inflammatory condition There is not good or sufficient evidence to suggest that 'Radon bathing' confers symptomatic benefit for rheumatoid arthritis (and possibly some other diseases) Is radon therapy a 'helpful therapy'? This ...


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Before I answer, I have to say that I disagree with several claims stated/implied in your question: antibiotics or any treatment cannot be simply replaced by another; many factors have to be taken into account, such as the type and severity of acne, the microorganism(s) (bacteria) causing the problem and many others topical use of antibiotics definitely ...


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Unquestionably, sexual activity has several benefits for the body and mind. People who have a satisfactory sexual life tend to be happier, friendlier, calmer and sleep better. People who are happier, friendlier, calmer and sleep better, tend to need fewer medical appointments. Then again, sex is a touchy subject. Unless you are a psychyatrist, most ...


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Thank you for this most interesting question. Happy to have a fresh look on these things. The main question is if you give or do not give medication, mainly antibiotics, steroids, antihistamines or painkillers. Luckily there is a cochrane [1] review of studies, I think the best answer is already in just sharing the conclusion: Authors’ conclusions: ...


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Not by ICD10 code that I am aware of. But there are for diagnoses, which is obviously what ICD10 codes for. There are a variety of sites that bring together references by topic. Most require a $subscription. Some examples used in the USA include UpToDate (usually incorporates recent research into consensus report, but may lag behind new studies) ...


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I will answer your questions in turn How does venous leak develop? WebMD in the linked article in your question states how Venous Leak can happen It may happen with vascular disease. Vascular diseases affect blood vessels. They lower blood flow to organs such as the heart, brain, and kidneys. If they cut blood flow to the penis, they can cause erectile ...


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Some people simply have "looser" joints throughout their body due to less elastic connective tissue (and other causes), a condition called benign joint hypermobility. It sometimes manifests itself as a pervasive vague joint discomfort or dull soreness which may be temporarily relieved by popping or stretching the joint. The joints may also pop spontaneously ...


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Under no circumstances should you ever allow chiropractic manipulation of the neck unless you're interested causing a stroke or paralysis. There is an artery that exits between two cervical vertebrae. If it gets pinched off, it can cause a full-blown stroke, and over-manipulation can actually break the neck.


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Restless Legs Syndrome (a.k.a. Willis-Ekbom Disease) is not rare! What it is is woefully under-diagnosed. Not that you asked, but, although estimates of prevalence vary widely depending on the criteria used, 5-8% of people in Europe/U.S have clinically significant RLS/WED, with women affected about twice as often as men. Now to what you did ask: treatment ...


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Acupuncture is often used to treat pain conditions such as headache, lower back and osteoarthritis. It is based on scientific evidence that treatment can stimulate nerves under the skin and in muscle tissue and as result body is producing pain-relieving substances (such as endorphins)NHS. NICE recommends acupuncture only as a treatment option for chronic ...


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What you are basically asking for is a called a "power analysis" in statistics. If all you have are proportion data (i.e., 99% vs 98% surviving), then for a two-sided test of the null hypothesis that Group M and Group P have the same survival rate, with an alpha of 0.05, and expected probabilities as you've stated them, you would need at least 2254 subjects ...


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The study did not investigate the causes of, or possible treatments of, grey hair. However, the research focused on vitiligo, specifically looking at segmental vitiligo (NHS, 2013). The NHS went further by saying that: Though the blame for the poor reporting of the study can be put at the door of the press office of the FASEB, which issued a press ...


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I ask about natural options only to kill bacteria in acne; these options should replace only antibiotics. Use raw, organic, unfiltered, and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, but dilute it (4 parts water, 1 part vinegar, that's 1/4 cup of vinegar in 1 cup of water)Note 1. Now swab it on your face with a rag or cotton balls; it: kills bacteria is a ...


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As aduckinthewinter mentioned, ADD/ADHD is not something that can be fixed - just managed. I wouldn't worry at all about trying to "fix" your ADD/ADHD, just understand it and work with it. Some experience hyperfocus if you do, learn to tap into it. Also make sure that you're getting proper sleep and nutrition. You might try an elimination diet to see if ...


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I have experienced allergies to many medications, including antibiotics, and one of the treatments (aside from abstention) has been to simultaneously take an antihistamine such as Benadryl to force the immune system not to respond to the preconceived threat. The best way to deal with this, however, is to ask your doctor how to proceed. An infection can get ...


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There are very few research data available on the efficacy of hypnosis in the treatment of sleep disorders. Most of the literature is limited to case reports or studies with such a small sample that at times it is very difficult to interpret the results. There is a major placebo effect, so uncontrolled trials are of limited value. http://www....


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The American Rhinologic Society says: Nasal/Sinus Irrigation Conclusions: Recent research has confirmed that sinus and nasal irrigations with salt water are helpful. Multiple devices are available for delivery however the high volume and positive pressure methods seem to work the best. Both the irrigation device and the water source have the potential for ...


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Sleep Hygiene is the first line treatment for most insomnia. This is another good list from Harvard. Anecdotally, the principles of it that worked best for me were blackout curtains, removing everything including TV from the room (the saying is "the bed is just for sleep and sex"), never reading or using my phone in bed, not eating within 3 hrs, and ...


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I haven't read the article, only the abstract, but what it's saying is that, for people with grey or white hair, darkening of hair color is an indication that anti–PD-1/anti–PD-L1 treatment for lung cancer is working. This is almost entirely unrelated to reversing age-related hair depigmentation. (As a side note, I consider the Daily Mail to be comparable ...


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Bad idea. Tears are not water, so water will simply wash them away and cause increased irritation. There are various folk remedies you can try such as placing teabags on your eyes, but in general if you don't have eye drops, removing the source of the irritation that caused them is the only option.


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There are no specific proven drug treatments for Covid-19 disease but quite a few claims based on very limited experience which is why the WHO is arranging a mega trial called SOLIDARITY to test 4 protocols. Remdesivir, an anti-Ebola drug, a RNA polymerase inhibitor Hydroxychloroquine - a drug used in SLE/Rheumatoid arthritis that may have some ACE2 ...


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Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) syndrome is a life-threatening condition commonly triggered by viral illness. It is caused by over-activated macrophages and low NK cell/cytotoxic T-cell activity, leading to increased cytokine release (cytokine storm) and organ failure. A non-exhaustive list of clinical features of this syndrome includes: fever ...


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It is not generally recommended, but any individual person should speak to their doctor for individualized advice prior to traveling to areas with potential for concerning exposures. There are many health factors that determine how risky a disease exposure is for an individual, and what he/she should do about it. The term you're looking for is antibiotic ...


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I would add to Carey Gregory answer , that water from tap water has bacteria and would make it worse. There is natural eye drops from herbal extract (but I don't know them all as it is very hard product to compose,some herbs alone can work well) . Other synthetic eye drops can increase irritation or give you toxic effects. There is plenty of causes of red ...


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I am really happy that I found Krill oil. It's an omega 3,6,9 oil made from krill. (a sea creature similar to shrimp but much smaller). It makes this choice the strongest choice in benefits of any fish oil, but no yucky taste if you burp. I can't take NSAIDS anymore, but I found that after a few days of taking krill oil, it works as an anti-inflammatory pain ...


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Foods that may reduce Gynocamastia: Livestrong: there's no association between any food and breast enlargement in men, and no special food you need to eat or avoid when you have the condition. That said you can try food that are anti-inflammatory dor tenderness, low calorie to decrease total body fat, and avoiding foods that may encourage it. Low ...


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