Wednesday, July 17, 2019

UsingTraditional Acupuncture Before and After Surgical Trauma

There are a variety of ways to project more positive surgical outcome before surgery, and to speed up recovery after the trauma of surgery. Using Traditional Acupuncture is high on the list. It is safe, efficient, cost-effective and has amazingly fast results. Receiving Acupuncture pre-operative is smart and pro-active. Acupuncture received before surgery: 1) Decreases pain and inflammation. 2) Strengthens immunity. 3) Offers a better surgical outcome. 4) Affords the body to heal more quickly. 5) Decreases wound recovery time.

Acupuncture received after surgery 1) Breaks up scar tissue. 2) Speeds up recovery time. 3) Reduces pain levels. 4) Decreases inflammation, swelling, discoloration and bruising. 5) Improves mobility. 6) Reduces and ends numbness and tingling. 7) Reduces fluid retention and puffiness. 8) Strengthens the body and areas operated upon, a limb, leg, arm, knee or shoulder. 9) Reduces adhesions and scars. 10) Breaks up scar tissue.

Case Report: Photo of BEFORE and AFTER Acupuncture: A female in her mid-thirties had knee surgery a few days before seeing me. She needed to travel by airplane from the East Coast to return home on the West Coast. Her knee and leg had inflammation (her leg was twice the size of her other leg), fluid retention, bruising, discoloration and she was experiencing severe pain.  She could barely walk. She had two days to change her condition in order to make her flight; otherwise, her doctor would forbid flying. She was looking for relief and immediate results.

This photograph shows the before Acupuncture treatment, then after her treatment. The difference is visibly astounding. She had one more treatment the following day and then was able to receive 'the all-clear' from her doctor. 

Our bodies require time to heal after any surgical invasion. For the body, it doesn't matter how insignificantly small a procedure may have been termed, such as wart removal, teeth extraction, or cleaning out scar tissue. 'Going under the knife' triggers a variety of protective, physical responses. Symptoms occur such as 1) Pain -- levels of pain intensity will vary from person to person. Pain can be intense, moderate, or manageable. Pain will be concentrated at the site of the procedure, or travel to distant parts, or encompass the entire body. 2) Inflammation and swelling of soft tissue and/or of organs is a common feature. 3) Skin, soft tissue, redness, discoloration, and bruising occur at the site or encompass larger bodily areas. 4) Scar tissue build-up at the surgical site is inevitable. 5) The inability to move a limb or the area where operated on is a given. The area is tender, stiff, and sore; it mustn't be expressed, cleaning of wounds are surgical-specific. 6) Numbness or tingling is common. This happens with limbs, for expample after a rotator cuff operation. The hands and fingers, usually on one side, will become numb with tingling sensations running from the shoulder into the fingertips. The sensation is uncomfortable and even painful and limits mobility. 7) Weakness is experienced in the area operated upon. If it's a limb, you won't be able to move it, lift it, or make use of it. Everything is dependent on the severity and type of operation, and the condition and constitution of the patient. 8) Fluid retention and puffiness around the operated site are common. 9) Adhesions and scars often form at the surgical site. They impinge free movement, illicit pain, and retard recovery.

Other natural things you can do to assist your healing: 1) Drink water - drinking copious amounts of water helps rid the body of chemical and toxin build-up from surgery and hydrates all cells. 2) Manage your scar with Vitamin enriched oils, such as Vitamin E. 4) Take the Homeopathic Remedy Arnica 30C pre and post-operative. Also, use Hypericum 30C and Arnica Cream for topical areas for bruising and discoloration when permissible. 5) Eat nutritionally enriching foods, and eat 'for your blood type.' The correct nutritional diet will ensure wound recovery time will be lessened. 6) Take a Probiotic, such as yogurt without added sugar. Avoid alcohol. 7) Take Vitamin supplements. 8) Cough often if you were given anesthesia. Anesthesia hampers normal breathing and suppresses the urge to cough. Mucous can build up in your lungs after surgery. One complication after surgery is a collapsed lung. 9) Have outside support to help you thru the initial healing. This is particularly important for all major surgeries and for lesser ones such as laser eye surgery, shoulder or knee surgery.
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