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Q. Is it really working?

My boyfriend practice Chinese medicine and he always advocate Chinese medicine and brings many examples in which regular medicine failed for many years and one treatment of acupuncture cured the problem. I know it sounds convincing, but maybe these stories are misleading? I find it hard to believe in this meridian thing. It seems just like an old and out-of-date theory. What do you think?
A1As a successful practicing doctor of Chinese medicine I can tell you this: it doesn't matter what a patient believes if the diagnosis and treatment is correct. I treat patients every day who benefit from treatment as seen by objective sign and symptom changes. I am not providing new-age this or that, or ambient music, or BS talk. It's a standardized form of medicine with a complete theory at its foundation. Those who say otherwise are uneducated, inexperienced, and full of empty speculative opinions. This is real clinical experience talking, having worked and practiced in 5 clinics with vastly different patient demographics.
A2It’s not a fairy-tale – there are studies and researches about Chinese medicine, and some of them actually support the meridian theory. And does western medicine helps everybody? Chinese medicine isn’t part of this new-age trend. It’s based on a thousand years-old philosophy, and the experience of millions that practiced it through the years. The western way of thinking isn’t the only standard by which we should judge things.
A3Chinese medicine is like any other medicine. You have to believe in the treatment and believe it will work on you and then it can. If you think it's old and out of date then it won't work on you.
Also many people combine conventional medicine with alternative medicine so you don't have to be against one in order to accept the other.

Q. I am Maya,I had stress both at work and in my personal life.

I am Maya, a Civil Engineer working in a construction company. I had stress both at work and in my personal life. As a result, at the age of 30, I developed fibromyalgia. I could not meet my target of 8 hours sleep due to work stress and I had to forgo 2 hours of my sleep every day. Somehow, I would try to make it during weekends by sleeping 7-9 hours a night. After a year of this, I suddenly developed a pain in the shoulder and shooting pains in my arms, hands and fingers. My muscles became tight as if it was being tied to the rock and I felt weak. I cannot quit my job though, as I had to meet my commitments. Does work pressure and stress fuel up fibromyalgia?
A1Hi, I wish you the best in learning to deal with your condition. AS most of us that suffer know distrubed sleep is one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The pain awakes you or when you wake you feel as if you haven't slept. There for the chronic fatigue. But with learning to deal with your illness, working with your doctor to find out what treatment works best for you, you can and will learn to cope. You will realize you have "limits" that weren't there before and you will adjust to meet these. For someone that had suffered from the worse of my symptoms for the last 4 years I feel stress is a VERY large trigger for me. I can feel the difference in my body and the pain when I am under a lot of stress. I encourage you to find support, to try to outline ways to get things done that do not rush and stress you. Hot/warm baths, resting when you can and you need too. Realizing your new "limits" and not overdoing when ever possible. Good Luck!
best,
A2Hi Maya! I wish you a speedy recovery. Fibromyalgia is a muscular pain that can be felt in the trigger points in the body. Don’t lose hopes. You should learn to live with the problem. The fibromyalgia symptoms can be controlled with massage therapy and meds and with good life style. This doesn’t require tests/ chemo /but requires 8 hours uninterrupted sleep and balanced diet coupled with exercises that suits you. Don’t try for exercises that could increase your pain the body. Regular massage therapy is good to relieve the pain coupled with mild dosage of meds prescribed by the doctor. You are diagnosed correctly at an early stage; I hope you can easily manage with this pain. Massage therapy and Acupuncture therapy have proven results in fibromyalgia patients.
A3it is believed that stress can cause Fibromyalgia, more accurately - it's considered as a trigger. there isn't much research on the subject so i can't tell for sure...

Q. Anyone can give some information on how to start working on my son fitness?

I am willing to send my son for a fashion show which is going to be held next year, but he is not fit enough to participate and there is a possibility that he might get rejected…..I want him to participate… …my colleague son is a fit guy and he doesn’t share his secret with others. Anyone can give some information on how to start working on his fitness….
ASee…More than you he needs to have interest in participation. Self-interest is all the more important. I strongly doubt whether he is interested to participate in the show or not? He should work hard to participate and win the show. It is not that easy like participating in the college competition. I shall suggest you aerobic, anaerobic exercise, muscular strengthen exercise, flexibility exercise etc. He must gather all info’s on these types if his body can take well it is good and if he tries whole heartedly, there is a possibility for him to succeed. He may have to dance also apart from ramp show. If you are very particular, keep a fitness expert dedicated to your son.

Q. What is safer than caffeine but works just as well?

A:? i fail to see what is so wrong with caffeine. as long as you don't over use it - it's fine. but if you insist of giving it up:
eat a light breakfast, orange juice.
at noon when you get tired- take a nap (less than 30 min. more than 15) after 2 weeks you won't understand how you lived without it.
exercise regularly, walk 40 min a day , 5 days a week.
that should do it.

Q. What can i do about everyones germs at work?

the people at work are always sick and it is getting nasty
A1i dont know if hand sanitizer will do it but now i always have a bottle on me. its like being in the movie outbreak.i will try to post some pics so you can see i need help!
A2always carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer, they have some really good ones out now!also, you can buy wet wipes that also kill germs to use on commonlly used surfaces at work...
A3If all your coworkers are sick all the time it is probably because they are catching it from each other.
In order to avoid catching their germs you should keep hygiene by washing hands after touching other sick people, clean the keyboard and phone after someone else uses it and make sure the bathrooms are clean. It is also important to clean the air conditioner's filters because germs accumulate there.

Q. It just doesn’t work!

I’m hopeless. I’ve every type of diet since I was seventeen, and yet, ten years later I still have these 10 pounds I gained in that summer. What ever I try, it seems as if they just stick there and will never leave. Help me!
A1i never constdered walking much fun. i got a dog and i walk him 4x a day for 20 min. at a time. i lost 20lbs. in three mo. try walking. you don't have to run just walk like you normally would. i could never lose weight till i walked.
A2Terrany provides a great answer. Fad diets can be very confusing and often won't work. The best thing to think about is portion control. We don't need to eat the large portions that are typical, especially in the US. It is also essential to exercise, whatever it may be, do some sort of activity for 30-45 minutes a day. Running has been the best for me and Runner's World is a great resource for training programs, from beginner to advanced runners. Best of luck.
A3I think that the key to weight loss is not so much as dieting but taking control over what and how much you eat. I eat at least six times a day, thats four meals and two snacks. The protions that i eat however are not that big. I mostly just eat until I'm full or just satisfied. I really dont excercise either except for walking and I have lost 55 pounds over about a 3 or month period. I LOVE food and the few diets that i did try didnt work, either because I was still hungry or I just didnt stick to them long enough to see results. I don't know if this works for everyone, but it worked for me. I think this worked because eating six meals a day kept my metabolism running almost constantly, so i ended up burning more calories than i took in. Hope this helps.

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