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Herbcures - Medical Conditions

   
  Headache and Migraine?
High blood pressure?
Sleep disorder?
Back pain?
Male infertility?
Anxiety and Stress?
Menopause?
Acne?
Halitosis (Bad breath)?
Hay fever?
Arthritis?
Hair loss?
Eczema?
     
 
 
  Headache and Migraine
  There are basically four type of headache: Vascular, Muscle Contraction, Traction and Inflammatory:
* Vascular headaches are basically migraine. It is usually characterized by severe pain on one or both sides of the head. Other types of migraines are cause by high blood pressure and fever. More women are more likely to get migraine then men.
* Muscle contraction headaches are cause by tightening (or tensing) of facial and neck muscles.
* Traction and Inflammatory headaches are symptoms of other disorders ranging from stroke to sinus infection.

Like any other type of pain, headaches can be a sign of more serious disorders. This is true for headaches caused by inflammation - such as meningitis, and diseases of the teeth, neck, ears, sinuses and spine
   
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  High blood pressure
  High blood pressure (also called, hypertension) is the result of two major factors, which can be present independently or together:
* The heart pumps blood with excessive force
* Small blood vessels narrow therefore blood flow exerts more pressure against the vessels' walls Although our body can tolerate increase blood pressure for months and years, but eventually our heart may enlarge, which is a major factor in heart attack. High blood pressure can occur in children or adults, but it is more common among people over age of 35 - especially middle aged, obese people, heavy drinker and women that are taking birth-control pills. It may run in the family, but there are many people that have family history of this problem, never have it. High blood pressure can increase the risk of coronary heart disease and if it is not treated will lead to heart attack and stroke (brain damage). It can leads to other health problems such as: kidney disease, hardening of the arteries, and eye damage.
   
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  Sleep disorder
  Sleep disorder is a disruptive pattern of sleep that may include difficulty to fall asleep, staying asleep, abnormal behaviours associated with sleep or excessive total sleeping time. Common sleep disorders:
* Bruxism
* Insomnia
* Jet lag
* Narcolepsy
* Sleep terror disorder (abrupt awakening from sleep with behaviour consistent of terror)
* Sleep apnea (obstruction of the airway during sleep)

There are factors that can also contribute to sleep disorders such as:
* Back problem
* Neck problem
* Various drugs
* Sciatica (is a pain in the leg due to irritation of the sciatic nerve)
* Incontinence (inability to control urination or defecation)
* Depression
* Anxiety
* Mood disorder
* Alcoholism
   
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  Male infertility
  Infertility is the inability to conceive after at least one year of unprotected intercourse. It is recommended that most couples that are unable to conceive within this time should be assessed for fertility problems.

In men, hormone disorders, illness, reproductive anatomy trauma and obstruction, and sexual dysfunction can temporarily or permanently affect sperm and prevent conception. The causes of infertility are:
* Defect or obstruction in the reproduction system
* Chemotherapy
* Hormone dysfunction (testosterone deficiency)
* Disease (e.g. cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia or STDs)
* Infection (e.g. prostatitis, epididymitis, orchitis)
* Injury (e.g. testicular trauma)
* Medications to treat high blood pressure and digestive disease
* Metabolic disorders such as hemochromatosis
* High fever
* Kidney disease
* Testicular cancer
* Varicocele (is an enlarged veins that develops in the spermatic cord, which impede bloodflow)
   
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  Anxiety and Stress
  Anxiety disorders are illnesses that cause people to feel frightened and apprehensive for no apparent reason. Stress is a psychological and physical response to the demands of daily life that exceed a person's ability to cope successfully.

Stress is often characterized for fatigue sleep disorders, irritability and constant worrying. General anxiety can be the result from prolonged amount of excessive stress. And having an unbalanced diet and lack of exercise can reduce the ability for someone to cope with stress. Stress can also lower your body resistance to illness by suppressing the immune system.

The symptoms of stress and anxiety:
* Feeling rushed and overwhelmed
* Worry, Anxiety, Panic, Tension
* Moodiness, Sadness, Upset
* Not able to concentrate
* Impatience, Anger, Irritability
* Lack of sense of humour
* Worsening relationships
* Tiredness
* Fatigue
* Muscle tension and aches
* Dry mouth and throat
* Sleeping difficulties
* Increased use of Alcohol or Drugs
* Overeating or Loss of Appetite
* Nervousness
   
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  Menopause
  Menopause is the time when a woman stops having menstrual periods. All women will eventually experience menopause and the average age for menopause is 51. As a woman approaches menopause, her body gradually makes less estrogen and progesterone hormones. This can result in symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, low sex drive, urinary incontinence, depression, sleep disorder, dry skin, mood swings and fatigue.
   
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  Acne
  Acne or acne vulgaris (pimples) is an unpleasant disorder of the skin that usually occurs during adolescence, however, it can also affect adults as well, even into their 40s.  It begins at puberty when, due to hormonal changes, the oil-secreting glands in the skin increase in size and become more active. Some of these glands become blocked, and the normal secretion (called sebum) is trapped inside. It becomes thick and hard as it dries out and may also become infected. The gland, along with the surrounding tissue, becomes swollen, red, and itchy or painful and develops a pus-filled 'head'. This is the typical white head which can vary from the size of a sesame seed to that of a 5 pence piece. The other type is the blackhead, which is usually small and is simply the swollen outer opening of the gland filled with dried sebum.

Acne usually occurs on the face, neck and shoulders and tends to clear up during late adolescence or early adulthood. Some of the aggravating factors include: food allergies, other diseases, cortisone therapy, vitamin deficiency, ingestion of halogens (chlorine, fluorine, bromine or iodine), contact with various chemicals (such as tar or chlorinated hydrocarbons) and psychological factors such as stress, worry and depression. While acne is not life threatening condition, it can be upsetting and disfiguring in some cases, which can lead to serious and permanent scarring.

Traditional Chinese Perspective
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are several different types of acne; it is not simply a single disease that requires a single uniform treatment. Two major factors are taken into consideration: one is the person's body type or constitution, and the other includes all of the different external influences which affect the development of the disorder such as diet, environment, climate, life-style, mental and emotional state and medications. Each individual's body has different strengths and weaknesses and different tendencies towards imbalance. Often two people will react in completely different ways to the same thing, e.g. eating a block of chocolate or being exposed to a hot dry wind. Therefore the TCM practitioner aims to understand the root of the problem (which is the individual's basic constitutional make-up) as well as to distinguish which particular type of acne the patient has.

In terms of TCM, acne develops because of an excessive amount of heat in the body. This heat arises due to a combination of external and internal factors. Those who suffer the worst from acne generally have a constitution which predisposes them towards becoming 'overheated'. This may show itself in different ways, e.g. a low tolerance for hot temperatures, strong reactions to certain foods (such as hot spices, seafood or chocolate), or often having a high temperature when ill. This heat often combines with other waste products in the body to produce a recognisable TCM disease syndrome or 'pattern'.



TCM also distinguishes several different levels at which the disease process is actually located. Although acne appears on the skin, the disorder may come from the blood, the internal organs (e.g. stomach, or large intestine), the skin and superficial tissues, or a combination of these.

TCM treatment addresses both the acne and the person's underlying constitution, concentrating mainly on the symptoms in the beginning. Later on, once the symptoms have been relieved, treatment is aimed mainly at correcting the underlying constitutional imbalance and preventing a recurrence. The time that it takes for the successful treatment of acne will vary from person to person and will depend very much on how deep seated the problem is. Generally, results will be seen within a month and treatment will need to continue for three to six months.

Things to do for yourself
There are several things that you can do yourself to help speed up the treatment. These include dietary and life-style changes.
  • Keep the skin clean by washing thoroughly but gently with a mild soap twice a day
  • Avoid picking at pimples, rubbing or touching them as this will spread any infection and encourage more to develop
  • Reduce exposure to the sun. Always wear a hat and use a sunscreen when spending prolonged periods out in the open
  • Increase the proportion of fruits and vegetables in the diet
  • Cut down on or omit entirely: fried foods, oils and fats, high fat dairy food, white sugar and products containing white sugar, hot spices, refined foods
  • Avoid any foods that aggravate the pimples or are difficult to digest
  • Be sure to have regular bowel movements – at least once a day
  • Take regular exercise
  • Have sufficient sleep
  • Avoid stress, worry, anger and depression. If any of these are severe then seek appropriate help

    Things to buy from the counter
    There are two kinds of herbal tablets to take and 101E (also call Acne Get Away) solution to use externally. All these products are 100% pure herbal products. There is no side effect at all. Tables are called: Pi Fu Bing Xue Du Wan and Qing Re An Cuang Wan. The functions of two tablets are to help to de-tox internal heat and to cool the blood then eventually to make the body balance and to make the skin balance. 101E is an excellent external use solution. It helps to reduce the soreness and inflammation and also helps to reduce the oily conditions of the skin. Internal and external combined together is the best treatment. If you have tried using these methods for 2 months and the acne is still as bad then I will recommend you to Email us info@herbcures.co.uk and we will diagnose your body conditions through the web and give you professional suggestions.
   
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  Back pain
  Most back pain is caused by strains and minor injury are sometime refer to as "simple back pain" rather then serious injury. Usually the back pain is cause by strain or tear to the muscle, tendons or ligaments around the lower spine.

Inactivity and incorrect movements are usually the main reason for "simple back pain" problem. Inactivity makes the muscles go slack and become unable to support the back properly - this makes it even more vulnerable to damage when certain movements pull too much on one area of your back.

Although the pain often comes suddenly and be triggered by a certain movement, the causes may have been building up for some time. Sometime it is hard to diagnose exact cause of the pain, this is why it is sometime called, non-specific low back pain. In many case the pain can start after one or two days after the injury, or the cause of back pain has been building up gradually for many years, which sometime make it difficult to diagnosis by doctors.

Common cause of back pain:
* Lifting heavy things incorrectly
* Slouching in chairs
* Sleeping on sagging bed
* Driving in a hunched position
* Lack of exercise
   
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  Halitosis (Bad breath)
  Bad breath is usually brought on by breakdown of proteins by bacteria somewhere in the mouth. Bad breath can also be cause by the oesophagus area (the tube that enters into the stomach) and stomach.
Main factors that cause bad breath are:
* Dental decay
* Gum disease
* Food between the teeth
* Dry mouth
* Excessive bacterial activity on the tongue (due to catarrh coming down to the throat from the sinuses and nasal passages)
* Throat or tonsil infection
* Bronchitis

SinusitisFactors that cause bad breath in the oesophagus area and stomach are:
* Gastritis and food reflux
* Food stagnation
   
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  Hay fever
  Hay fever is the most common form of allergy, which affect up to 20% of the population in UK. Basically, it is allergy to pollen - this includes grass pollen, tree pollen, flower pollen and also fungal spores.

The pollen is breathed in and sticks on the inside of the nose. This cause the nose's lining to react causing it to release some chemicals - the main one is Histamine. These chemicals trigger the body's defences and cause inflammation.
   
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  Arthritis
  Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints, characterised by stiffness and pain of the affected parts of your body. Arthritis comes in many forms, ranging from those associated with wear and tear of the cartilage to those associated with inflammation from over-active immune system, such as rheumatoid. It affects men and women of all ages, including children too. And it affects more women then men.

The symptoms range from pain, tenderness, stiffness and restricted function of joints. There are other forms of arthritis (rheumatic diseases) that affect various part of the body, but does not necessary involve the joints, such as fatigue, muscle wasting, inflammation of the blood vessels and in severe cases, inflammation of the heart and lungs.
   
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  Hair loss
  Most people routinely lose around 70 to 150 hairs each day, mainly through washing, brushing and combing. But scalp hair starts to thin when more hairs are lost through normal shedding then the scalp is able to renew. Hair loss can be due to heredity, or cause by illness, certain physical condition or medical treatment. This can include:
* High fever
* Iron deficiency
* Lack of protein in diet
* Thyroid disease
* Childbirth
* Certain medications
   
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  Eczema
  Eczema is one of the most common skin disorders. It is an itchy inflammation of the skin that has the following features of varying degree:
* Redness of affected areas of skin
* Dry skin, which is often thickened in areas that have been scratched
* Lump or blisters in affected areas
* Sign of superficial infection

The main problems occur in the epidermis (which contains sheets of epithelial cells called keratinocytes), where keratinocytes become less tightly held together. As a result they become vulnerable to external factors such as washing liquid, soap, water and other solvents. These dissolve some of the oil and protein that contribute to the natural barrier of your skin. And once this process has begun, the skin will become inflamed to minor irritation such as scratching. This in turn, makes the eczema worse and a cycle of inflammation and deterioration of eczema becomes established.
   
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