Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), also known as "post-military stress syndrome," is a severe anxiety disorder that is developed after exposure to an event that results in either physical or psychological trauma.
PTSD is common among post-combat military personnel who were exposed to strong sensory stimulations in
battlefield that had a damaging effect on their nervous systems and led to disorders of bodily
functions, and imbalance of Ying and Yang.
Recently, I received a call from a client who told me that her 89 year-old father was suffering from the after-effects of bronchitis and congestive heart failure. He had been hospitalized for four days and was treated with Prednisone, Avelox (antibiotics),
and Lasix (a diuretic). His bronchitis was treated successfully by the hospital but his daughter
requested that he be discharged because he was agitated and disoriented. She felt he would be better off
convalescing at home.
Q:I am in my late twenties and just started to develop allergies.
I am not quite sure what could be causing them. Is acupuncture a good way to go?
A: Allergies are often a sign of some kind of immunity weakness. In young people, barring any known medical conditions, this is most likely caused by overexertion and excessive indulgence in drink and physical activity. Allergies manifest when your
immune system is overburdened and tends to take the attitude that a "good offence is the best defense."
I recommend you begin by regulating your sleep and physical activity. Do not drink alcohol, coffee, smoke, or take recreational drugs. More...
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