Acupuncture treatment of chronic pharyngitis

Pharyngeal mucosa of chronic pharyngitis, chronic inflammation and submucosal lymphoid tissue. Diffuse pharyngeal airway inflammation often part of the chronic inflammation; inflammation of the pharynx limitations are much more pharyngeal lymphoid tissue inflammation. The disease is common in clinical practice, longer duration of symptoms is a recurring problem. Systemic symptoms are not obvious to the local symptoms. Such as throat discomfort, foreign body sensation, throat secretions difficult to spit, throat itching, burning sensation, dryness or irritation, and some pain. Chronic pharyngitis is more common in adults, children can also occur. Systemic symptoms are not obvious to the local symptoms. Various types of chronic pharyngitis symptoms were similar and varied, such as throat discomfort, foreign body sensation, throat secretions difficult to spit, throat itching, burning sensation, dryness or irritation, but also a slight pain. Since the posterior pharyngeal wall usually due to chronic inflammation of the throat caused more viscous secretions adhesion, as well as due to the nose, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx disease caused by mouth breathing at night, often irritating cough and nausea during early morning. Since foreign body sensation in the throat can be expressed as frequent swallowing. Throat secretions usually small and difficult to cough up the habit of clearing his throat and dry cough sputum action, if forced to cough or clear his throat pharyngeal mucosa can cause bleeding, resulting in bloody secretions.
Chronic laryngitis type
(1) mental stress : fatigue, mental stress, lack of sleep is a common factor induced pharyngitis.
(2) physical or chemical stimulation: such talk too much, eating spicy, with hot food, excessive alcohol and tobacco, chemical gas, dust and other air pollution, can damage the pharyngeal mucosa and glands. Destruction of local defense system.
(3) weather, seasonal factors: cold can cause pharyngeal mucosa vasoconstriction, reducing the number of phagocytic cells, decreased local resistance; drying can affect the throat mucus secretion and ciliary motility, reducing cleaning of air, humidification, direct pharyngeal mucosa cause irritation and damage; winter and spring climate changes, indoor air circulation is poor, but also easily lead to decreased immunity and pathogenic microbial invasion.
(4) adjacent organs diseases: nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, mouth, teeth, gums, larynx, trachea, bronchi and other neighboring organs acute and chronic inflammation along the mucosal, submucosal tissue, local lymph and blood circulation violations to the throat, or inflammatory secretions repeatedly stimulate the throat or nasal respiratory obstruction and forced to mouth breathing, can lead to pharyngitis.
(5) systemic diseases: allergies or suffer from systemic diseases, such as rheumatic fever, gout, diabetes, heart disease, anemia, nephritis, bronchitis and other chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, tuberculosis, cirrhosis of the liver and digestive diseases caused by malnutrition, constipation, etc., can lead to decreased immunity the body, blood circulation disorders throat, triggering pharyngitis.
Symptoms of chronic laryngitis:
1. Long-term nasal congestion, mouth breathing: nasal and moist air heating function, when there are inferior turbinate hypertrophy rhinitis or burning excessive loss of physiological function, resulting in dry cold air directly to dry throat and produce pain.
2. Postnasal drip, throat irritation Long-term: common chronic rhinitis, purulent discharge will destroy the surface of the cell ciliary activity throat, easy to breed bacteria.
3. Persistent or recurrent throat infections: repeated “cold” or “tonsils” may cause throat sputum or foreign body sensation.
4. Acid reflux burning throat: common in eating and drinking before going to bed like the people fell down to sleep, the acidic gastric juice will be upstream, burning throat and esophagus, long-term stimulation, patients often wake up to find that burning throat, dry pain.
5. Irritating diet and improper oral hygiene: I like to drink and eat spicy spicy food, to cigarette after a meal, but forgot to regular brushing and mouthwash, and eating every meal is a stimulus, will soon have to chronic laryngitis.
6. Talk too much moisture supplement: speak more thirsty, coupled with lack of fluid secretion itself spit some of the elderly, and you should add more water, a few times more water than a lot of water moisten the throat.
7. Work pressure, emotional stress, sleep disorders: middle-aged women often feel therefore throat foreign body sensation, may be due to stress or tension caused by excessive muscle tension caused by the throat. Also because the symptoms can not be alleviated, fearing minister throat cancer, long-term psychological stress are more aggravating symptoms, more than half of patients after a detailed examination after exclusion throat cancer symptoms will alleviate sleep disorders so that the throat can not get enough rest, of course, you will feel uncomfortable.
traditional chinese medicine considers. More acute laryngitis by the abnormal climate, living carelessly, lung organ damage, bodily wind-heat; or feeling cold, depression and heat, evil heat up, stagnation in the throat, caused by the throat closing collaterals; or overeating spicy, lung and stomach organs heat, Wei Huo steam, fluid blocked the formation of phlegm, wind and heat motivate pyrophlegm, blues throat walls.
Chronic laryngitis and more weak by the ferrite, overwork, long illness, overuse of voice, lung and kidney caused by loss, Hao Shang yin, collaterals make throat injury, false fire Meridian upstream in the throat. Mainly in the pathogenesis of lung and stomach kidney, acute foreign invasion by hot and windy, lung and stomach heat Sheng; among those with chronic lung and kidney.
Select acupuncture points: tiantu, lianquan, futu, hegu, sanyinjiao, taiyuan, dadu, fuliu, feishu, shenshu, taixi, zusanli, neiguan. Once every two days needle. Information about the acupuncture treatment of  chronic pharyngitisPlease call Adelaide Yihong Acupuncture Clinic or visit our website atwww.adelaideacupuncture.com.au

Acupuncture treatment of tenosynovitis

Tendon sheath is set on the outside of the sleeve-like double-sealed tube synovium, synovial tendon sheath to protect. It is divided into two levels encircled the tendon, a cavity that is between the two synovial cavity, there synovial tendon sheath. Close conformity with the inner tendon and outer liner inside the sheath to the tendon fibers, combined together with the bone surface, with a fixed, protect and lubricate the tendon to rub against or oppression action. Sheath with the maintenance of normal flexion and finger tendon sliding function. When the hand is fixed in position to make repeated, excessive activity, so that between the tendon and tendon sheath often friction, resulting in edema, fibrosis, causes lumen stenosis. Due to activities within the tendon sheath, through a narrow channel diameter, so pain and movement disorders, which is tenosynovitis. Often occurs in the fingers of the palm, risk refers to the redness, swelling, pain, heat signs, flexion like, because it will cause pain in the fingers straight. If not promptly treated, after purulent infection, loss of finger tendon necrosis will make active function, pus also flowing into the adjacent finger tendon sheath and palm gap, resulting in total hand disability.
Radial styloid process stenosing tenosynovitis because of wrist and finger joints in one position for long been engaged in activities to sheath long been worn. Since the abductor pollicis longus and extensor hallucis brevis muscle while being constrained within the sheath, combined with tendon groove narrow, uneven bottom surface, the groove surface covering the transverse carpal ligament. Because of injuries, excessive strain (notably in the hand and fingers), osteoarthritis, some of the autoimmune diseases, and even infection may also cause. Some require long-term repeated strain joint career as a typist, instrumentalists, cargo handling or takes a long time computer operation and other industries, will cause or aggravate the disease. Common affected area wrists, fingers, elbows, shoulders and other locations. Women and patients with diabetes more prone to develop this disease. Patients will feel joint pain, morning stiffness, joint morning stiffness usually feel after getting up in the most obvious, but the symptoms will not be as frequent and apparent ease. Swelling of the affected joints, even snapping, joint movement disorder.
Tenosynovitis although it seems not serious, in fact, it has some potential hazards, tenosynovitis patient self-examination, the thumb clasped in the other four fingers inside, then do wrist flexion activities to the inside of the wrist, then the radial styloid process will severe pain, and sometimes the patient will feel pain strip, it will appear in the thumb side of the wrist bone protrusion (radial styloid) Office and thumb around the pain gradually worsened and thumb activities will be limited in the radial styloid will appear at tenderness and a sense of friction, sometimes in the radial styloid slight bulge pea-sized nodules. The main body of the tendon sheath tendon avoid friction plays a protective role or oppression. Trauma, tendon sheath after straining fibrous lesions in the tendon sheath so that activity blocked due to illness called stenosing tenosynovitis. The most common life with narrow tenosynovitis tenosynovitis tenosynovitis two kinds flexor muscle. Different types of tenosynovitis acupuncture method of treatment is not the same.
1. Acupuncture treatments of  narrow tenosynovitis are: radial styloid Department has abductor pollicis longus and extensor hallucis brevis tendon sheath through a total, if it is because the incidence of damage caused by thickening of the tendon sheath, then the radial wrist pain, fist outside when the exhibition section radial styloid pain, motor weakness thumb when the thumb motion may have a sense of friction or snapping, fist ulnar test positive symptoms. Select acupuncture points:ashi, yangxi, lieque, hegu.
2. flexor tendon tenosynovitis: the thumb, middle finger, ring finger, the thumb tenosynovitis is the most common. With tenosynovitis of finger flexion not free, you need to help flip the other hand, can barely stretch or flexion, and pulled when there will be sound bombs, life, people said the “snapping finger”, “trigger finger.” Select acupuncture points: yangxi, yangchi, hegu, lieque, quchi, shousanli, pianli, ashi . skin routine disinfection, taking tenderness at the point  ashi the point around the use of acupuncture,
 Information about the acupuncture treatment of  tenosynovitisPlease call Adelaide Yihong Acupuncture Clinic or visit our website at www.adelaideacupuncture.com.au

Acupuncture treatment of children with cerebral palsy

Cause of children with cerebral palsy have a lot of specific summarized as follows: parents smoking, alcoholism, drug addiction, mother suffering from mental illness, diabetes during pregnancy, vaginal bleeding, pregnancy-induced hypertension, placenta previa, threatened abortion or birth control pills drug treatment of infertility, miscarriage and other drugs; yield times, premature birth, abortion, twins and other multiple births, fetal growth retardation, intrauterine infection, poor fetal distress, placental abruption, placental function, cord around the neck, forceps delivery, breech births long labor, premature children or expired births and low birth weight children, aspiration pneumonia after birth asphyxia, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, kernicterus, intracranial hemorrhage, infection, poisoning and malnutrition.
The main symptoms: dyskinesia motion self-control is poor, serious is not grasping things with both hands, feet do not walk, and some will not even stand up, not sit, not stand, not normal chewing and swallowing. Posture disorders of various abnormal posture, poor posture stability, three months can not head straight strong, accustomed to one side or the left and right rocking back and forth. Children do not like bathing, washing hands is not easy to break apart fist. Mental retardation children accounted for about 1/4 of normal intelligence, intelligence mild, moderate deficiency accounts for about 1/2 of severe mental retardation account for about 1/4. Language barriers language difficulties, lisp or stutter. Within visual perspective and sound sleep disorder rhythm difficult to identify the most common. Stunted growth small. Tooth developmental disorders loose texture, easy to break. Orofacial dysfunction, facial muscles and tongue muscles sometimes uncoordinated contractions or spasms, difficulty chewing and swallowing, difficulty closing the mouth and drooling. Emotional and behavioral disorders stubborn, headstrong, irritability, withdrawal, mood swings, sometimes compulsive, self-injurious, invasive behavior. 39% to 50% of children with cerebral palsy due to the fixed lesions in the brain and induce seizures, particularly severe mental retardation in children.
Acupuncture therapy is a strong stimulation by dormant brain cells re-activate it, such nerve stimulation could activate a strong reflex can be excited cerebral cortex, accelerate blood flow, so damaged in a semi-dormant state cell recovery, even to the normal metabolism of brain cells: the potential to stimulate cell activation state, because, although brain cell damage is final, but the activation of compensatory damage cells ability to the maximum limit, so the brain is activated compensatory acupuncture treatment function is fundamental law.
Therapeutic effect of acupuncture is mainly reflected in the reflecting surface from the outside Meridian – related laws of organs between points within the pathological response is from the outside reflects the internal organs – the body surface by the relevant laws and pathologic contact points between . Acupuncture treatment of cerebral palsy is mainly reflected the impact of acupuncture on the nervous system function in:
1. Effect of acupuncture on peripheral nerve function: The basic function of peripheral nerves are sensory stimulation, the impulse conduction. Acid-soluble phosphorus after acupuncture zoo, phospholipids phosphorus reduction, nucleic acid phosphorus increased, phosphorus and protein had no significant change, just with acupuncture promoting metabolism nerve regeneration and functional recovery are closely related. A large number of experiments show that the role of acupuncture on peripheral nerve caused excitement, generate nerve impulses caused by the incoming center various adjustments reactions.
2, acupuncture on the lower parts of the central nervous system. Experiments confirmed that acupuncture points: neiguan, hegu, Zusanli cause forefinger eliminate fatigue and improve blood circulation and other effects. A large number of experiments confirmed that acupuncture excitatory or inhibitory effect on the various reflex regulation center in the spinal cord may be the primary reaction to adjust the effectiveness of acupuncture in these parts caused.
3, the impact of acupuncture on the brain stem reticular formation function: Acupuncture on the lower brain stem. Acupuncture: gongsun, zusanli , people “and other gastrointestinal motility induced enhancement points in between spinal and bulbar after transection does not occur, but if you do not operate in the case of nerves and spinal cord removal only of the brain, then Effect of acupuncture can only reach part of the brain stem, but its role in regulating blood pressure could occur. experimental results demonstrate a significant effect of acupuncture regulation center of the brainstem level can occur at all levels, and by changing the functional state of the central way to achieve . it acupuncture body function adjustment hypothalamus regulative mechanism under: a large number of experiments show that acupuncture points can certainly influence the hypothalamic thermoregulation, water balance and the central function of the pituitary gonadotropin secretion activity under further proved thalamus bow. shaped nucleus in acupuncture analgesia, especially acupuncture suppress pain reaction in a very important position and influence of acupuncture on the hypothalamus of the brain: the change thorn in the nature and perception of the body acupuncture stimulation on the brain. of cortical functions: needle healthy Zusanli, gu or bilateral Futu hole can cause α and β wave wave is suppressed increase, and found different acupuncture techniques, which causes abnormal EEG changes also considerable evidence that acupuncture. the corresponding parts of the cerebral cortex can generate excitement or stove and spread to form new links with other conditions reflex center in the cortex of a certain range, resulting in a variety of adjustment effects.
Treatment of children with cerebral palsy. Acupuncture and massage combination of methods to improve bad posture in children, correct limb deformities, promote blood circulation, stimulate limb nerve development. Application of scalp and also promote nerve cell metabolism point injection drug method, promote brain development, nutrition, brain cells, and promote intellectual development. Select acupuncture points: baihui, dazhui, shenshu, ganshu, pishu, zusanli, guanyuan. Head acupuncture select: sports area, can be equipped to take language Second District, Third District, depending on the area, balance area, dance tremor areas. Information about the acupuncture treatment of  children with cerebral palsyPlease call Adelaide Yihong Acupuncture Clinic or visit our website at www.adelaideacupuncture.com.au