Meningitis Treatment Traditional Medicine Vs Alternative Ideas!

Today I’m going to share some of the most common meningitis treatment, as well as a few alternative medicines that can also help. I’m going to start off with a controversial question, which is more important the brain or the heart? No matter which one you choose the human body realizes the brain is important and apart from the skull and the fluid that protect this organ there is a membrane or meninges. If this membrane becomes swollen it is known as meningitis. Most of the time a virus or bacteria infects the area, and this causes the inflammation.

Since the brain is such an important organ the real danger is permanent damage. The good news is that it’s rare that it happens, but it’s still a large threat, which is why getting good treatment is such a good idea. The type of treatment that is used really depends on what causes the disease. For example if it is bacteria that is causing the inflammation then oftentimes antibiotics are often used. The disadvantage to using antibiotics is that they can be expensive, the can give off some unwanted effects, kill the healthy bacteria in your digestive system, as well as enable bacteria to build up a resistance to it.

Another idea would be to use herbal remedies that can kill off unwanted bacteria. There are a ton of herbs that can do this, but a few good choices would be olive leaf extract, garlic, goldenseal and echinacea. There is even another type of echinacea that is even more powerful called andrographis. Also, if you do take antibiotics it might be a good idea to consider probiotics or something called prebiotics to help grow the helpful bacteria in the intestinal tract.

The next culprit that could cause meningitis is a viral infection. Viruses differ from bacteria because they are not really alive. They are just a tiny amount of DNA with some protection and need a cell to infect. Once they infect a cell they turn it into a factory and start to reproduce. If you see doctor for a viral infection that is causing the inflammation of the brain they might prescribe rest, drinking lots of fluids and medicine for the pain. Apart from this there are a few things you can do to boost up your white blood cells and strengthen your immune system. One idea would be eluthero, which can slow the growth of viruses. According to Wikipedia a study showed that taking eluthero, which is Siberian ginseng can increase the number of white blood cells and T cells to kill off viral infections.

To sum everything up the leading meningitis treatment involving natural approaches include antibiotics, rest and drinking lots of fluids. Alternative medicine that can be used for bacteria include olive leaf extract, goldenseal, echinacea and angrophas. When it comes to a viral infection something called eluthero or Siberian ginseng can be used to help eliminate the infection.

Who Is The Major User Of Traditional Chinese Medicine And Alternative Medicine?

Research was done some months ago on who are the major users of traditional Chinese medicine, alternative medicine and complementary medicine. This research was insightful and may be helpful to you strategize your business. The following was what I have found.

It is understandable that the main focus of disease management for Chinese medicine is often getting to the root of the problem, not just controlling the adverse symptoms. The ultimate goal is to maintain the well-being of the biological system by balancing the body’s systems. This is what most of my patients who came to see me are looking for.

It has always been very common among Chinese and other Asians patients in countries like Singapore to use TCM (Lee, et al., 2004), But, it has been shown that although most Chinese patients usually seek help first from doctors trained in Western medicine for most illnesses, a large proportion (42%) consulted traditional Chinese herbalists for further consultation for the same illness. Some turn to traditional medicine as a complementary or alternative treatment.

Many studies had indicated that TCM users tend to be women and are more educated. Women are the major users of healthcare service because of their biological nature. So with more women who are more educated in this modern societies, they will have better spending power. Hence, women are more willing to spend to attain a better holistic health than men.

It is from this research, a pracitioner will be able to better position his marketing strategies and enable those who have just started their business to have a idea who their initial market target should be, initially.

Reference:

Lee GBW, Charn TC, Chew ZH and Ng TP. (2004). Complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with chronic diseases in primary care is associated with perceived quality of care and cultural beliefs. Family Practice, 21(6): 654-660.

Hematoma Treatment – Traditional & Alternative Medicine

In this article I’m going to talk about traditional hematoma treatment as well as alternative medicine.

A hematoma takes places when blood builds outside a blood vessel and they can happen anywhere. It usually happens when there is an accident or trauma, such as falling off a ramp when skateboarding or getting hit by a post office truck.

Other causes could be drugs, diseases, high blood pressure and cancer. You might be wondering, how do you know if you have a hematoma.

Well the skin can change colors such as become darker, there could be pain, inflammation and swelling.

Traditional treatment usually involves R.I.C.E. Have you heard of R.I.C.E. Before? It stands for rest which is when the body heals itself, so many times it might just be the best medicine. Elevation, ice and compression which all reduce the inflammation and improve the healing.

If the injury is really red, there is pus coming out of it or if it’s in an eye, it’s best to see a doctor.

Plus if you notice hematomas occurring without any injury it’s best to get it checked by a doctor because it could be serious.

If you are wondering if there are better treatments or alternative medicines the good news is that there are tons.

One of my favorite things is coconut oil, which has millions of uses. In a study at the U.S. National Library of Medicine they took rats and split them into groups. Some received coconut oil and some did not. Wounds treated with coconut oil healed much faster.

Another idea is bromalean which can help a lot. In a study by the third medical university at China researchers took 16 pigs and shot them with high velocity rifles. They divided them into groups and the group that received bromalean healed much more.

The way it works is it increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the wound and reduces inflammation. Plus it activates growth factors, which are needed for healing.

If that wasn’t enough it helps with burns. In Bursheba Israel they took pigs, burned a few and bromalean really improved the healing. It’s seems like they have something against pigs right? They are shooting them and burning them, poor pigs.

If you really want to heal a hematoma or a skin injury believe it or not they even have a stem cell gun. It takes an hour and a half to isolate the cells and spray the skin. Then it only takes a few days for the treatment to work and the skin is brand new again.