During certain times of the year, individuals experience symptoms of allergies which consist of sneezing, coughing, itching and running nose/eyes. These develop when the bodies’ immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts. People without the condition of allergies will not experience symptoms but those that do react will experience allergy symptoms.
Bell’s Palsy is a condition that causes the facial muscles to weaken or become paralyzed on one side of the face, causing that side of the face to drop. Bell’s Palsy specifically effects the 7th cranial nerve. In oriental medicine, Bell’s Palsy is known as wind attack or external wind stroke attack.
Dysmenorrhea causes cramps located in lower abdomen above the pubic bone. Some women also have severe pain located in the back or thighs. The pain usually begins just before or at the start of menstruation, and gradually diminishes over one to three days. Pain usually occurs intermittently, ranging from mild to disabling.
Insomnia is a disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep or both. With insomnia, you usually awaken feeling drowsy, which ultimately takes a toll on your energy level, mood, work performance, health and overall quality of life. Insomnia can be caused by stress, anxiety, depression, medication side effects and pre-existing medical conditions.
Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis and it is caused by an accumulation of uric acid. As the levels of the uric acid rise in your body, it tends to collect the base of joints. It is characterized by sudden and acute attacks of pain, accompanied by swelling, redness, and stiffness, usually around the big toe joint, as well as your knee, elbow, foot and other joints can be affected.
Please don’t ignore your neck pain. Do you feel those aches and pains in your neck from time to time? Do you feel stiffness in your neck getting out of a chair after sitting for a while or working in the office with a computer job? Four out of every five Americans will suffer from neck pains at some point in their lives.
Don’t neglect your knee pain, even if you are pain free. Knee arthritis pain can slow you down. Did you know that 85% of all individuals suffer from knee arthritis pain at some point in their lives? At times, the cause can be a specific injury. In other cases, the cause cannot be accurately determined. Knee arthritis pain is the second most common reason for a visit to the doctor’s office for senior citizens.
Occupational therapy is all about providing care for people with mental, physical, or learning impairments since birth. Through occupational therapy, we promote services to return you to your best, where we aim to increase independence, enhance development, and/or prevent disability.