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Chronic Coughing

Why do we cough?
Coughing also known as tussis is a sudden reflex that we possess. Coughing is a rapid expulsion of air from the lungs. It is the bodies way of ridding unwanted foreign particles.

What are the causes of an uncontrollable cough?
Dr.Kim states that most cases of uncontrollable coughing are due to weak lungs and stagnation of Chi energy. Chi energy is the life force that all living beings posses. Chi energy travels within our body according to its energy paths/roads, and when a road is blocked the Chi cannot pass and if the Chi is not unblocked and released to continue on its way a problem begins to develop.

How do we treat chronic coughing at CNS?
Here at CNS, we believe in a three-step treatment plan: Acupuncture, cupping and herbal medicine. Acupuncture is when thin needles are inserted along specific points of the body which correlate to the major organs and the 12 meridians. Acupuncture helps tonify lung, liver, and spleen unblocking the system to remove traffic of energy and blood. Tonify means that it increases the available energy of an organ, part, or system of the body. Liver and spleen help the lungs work properly so all three organs benefit from acupuncture. Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get cupping for many purposes, such as help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being. With coughing, Cupping helps to remove damp heat from the body which creates blood stagnation that causes coughing and weak lungs. The third treatment step is Herbal Medicine, Dr.Kim’s own mix of herbs designed to help and tonify the tiny blood vessels of the lungs so they can take in enough oxygen, strengthen the tissue and receive optimal blood circulation in order to lessen the coughing.

How Does CNS Rehabilitation Center Deal With Acid Reflux?

Acid Reflux occurs when the process of digestion is disturbed. At the entrance of your stomach and the end of the esophagus their is a valve called the lower esophageal sphincter. During the normal digestion process, food passes from the esophagus to the stomach through the opening of the sphincter. Once the food has reached end of the esophagus, it then transitions to the area of the stomach. The sphincter closes in order to allow the digestive process to occur in the stomach. Unfortunately when the lower esophageal sphincter is not working properly problems can arise. If the sphincter does not close completely then acid produced by the stomach will enter the esophagus and the individual will experience heart burn.

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What does TMJ stand for?

TMJ is the acronym for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder. TMJ is associated with pain and/or tenderness in your face, which can affect one side or both sides simultaneously. An individual can experience pain in the neck, shoulder and around the ear canal. Along with pain, individuals experience clicking, popping and/or grating sounds in the jaw. Other symptoms include headaches, dizziness and/or wheezing sounds.

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How Do We Help Children with Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is defined as a sideways curve in one or more segments of the spine. It occurs because of a muscle skeletal disorder that cause an abnormal curve of the spine or backbone. There are three different types of scoliosis. The first is known as idiopathic scoliosis, which is the most common form and effects 65% of individuals. The second type of scoliosis is known as congenital scoliosis which effects. The final type of scoliosis is known as neuromuscular scoliosis.

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My Treatment Involves Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is an FDA approved non-surgical approach ot pain relief that has been used since the early 2000s for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel pain, tendonitis, elbow pain, etc. ESWT is especially beneficial for patients that have chronic heel pain and have not had much success with traditional therapies such as medications, arch supports, orthotics, steroid injections or stretching.

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What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressively painful hand and arm condition caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist. A number of factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, including the anatomy of your wrist, certain underlying health problems and your patterns of hand use. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common job-related injuries and is responsible for the highest number of days lost among all work related injures.

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What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthmas cause recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages but it most often starts during childhood. Asthma can be caused by invasion of the external pathogenic factors, diet, emotional disturbance congenital weakness and chronic illness.

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What Is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, tissue tenderness, and a number of other symptoms. Fibromyalgia is similar to arthritis in the fact that it can cause significant pain and fatigue. It can also interfere with a persons ability to carry on with daily activates. Fibromyalgia can be caused by physical and emotional stress, problems with the central nervous system.

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Do You Suffer From Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the connective tissue on the sole of the foot. Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps out of bed, sitting for a long period of time, climbing the stairs and/or after intense activates. This is due to the tightening of the fascia ligament. Pain can occur under or on the side of the heel around the insertion of the ligament.

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