Regular Health Problems

REGULAR HEALTH PROBLEMS

India is a country which is quite infamous for its sanitation and cleanliness. The chaotic waste management system and urban planning is responsible for the overflowing gutters and scattered waste. The common man has to suffer a lot because of this mismanagement. To add to the poor sanitary conditions, the population load is increasing each day. This has resulted in slums and poverty. The poor and unhealthy living is the primary cause for many health disorders.

Some regular health diseases are:

Headache

Headache is the symptom of pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. It occurs in migraines (sharp or throbbing pains), tension-type headaches, and cluster headaches. It can occur as a result of many conditions whether serious or not. There are a number of different classification systems for headaches. Treatment of a headache depends on the underlying cause, but commonly involves pain medication. Some form of headache is one of the most commonly experienced of all physical discomforts.

Fatigue

Fatigue is a subjective feeling of tiredness which is distinct from weakness, and has a gradual onset. Unlike weakness, fatigue can be alleviated by periods of rest. Fatigue can have physical or mental causes. It is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes and accompanies many different conditions. It is considered a symptom, rather than a sign because it is a subjective feeling reported by the patient, rather than an objective one that can be observed by others. Fatigue and 'feelings of fatigue' are often confused.

Anxiety

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events, such as the feeling of imminent death. Anxiety is not the same as fear, which is a response to a real or perceived immediate threat, whereas anxiety is the expectation of future threat.[3] Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. Anxiety can be appropriate, but when experienced regularly the individual may suffer from an anxiety disorder.

Nasal congestion

Nasal congestion is the blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes lining the nose becoming swollen from inflamed blood vessels. It has many causes and can range from a mild annoyance to a life-threatening condition. In an infant in the first few months of life can interfere with breastfeeding and cause life-threatening respiratory distress; in older children and adolescents it is often just an annoyance but can cause other difficulties.

Nasal congestion can interfere with the hearing and speech. Significant congestion may interfere with sleep, because snoring, and can be associated with sleep apnea. In children, nasal congestion from enlarged adenoids has caused chronic sleep apnea with insufficient oxygen levels and hypoxia, as well as right-sided heart failure. The problem usually resolves after surgery to remove the adenoids and tonsils however the problem often relapses later in life due to craniofacial alterations from chronic nasal congestion.

Nasal congestion can also cause mild facial and head pain, and a degree of discomfort, often from allergies or the common cold.

Nausea

Nausea is a sensation of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach with an involuntary urge to vomit. It may precede vomiting, but a person can have nausea without vomiting. When prolonged, it is a debilitating symptom.

Nausea is a non-specific symptom, which means that it has many possible causes. Some common causes of nausea are motion sickness, dizziness, migraine, fainting, low blood sugar, gastroenteritis (stomach infection) or food poisoning. Nausea is a side effect of many medications including chemotherapy, or morning sickness in early pregnancy. Nausea may also be caused by anxiety, disgust and depression.

Digestive problem

The process of digestion is accomplished via the surface of the GI tract using secretions from accessory glands. The two glands providing the majority of digestive chemicals utilized by the GI tract are the liver and the pancreas. The function of the liver is to control the food supply for the rest of the body by further processing the food molecules absorbed through the intestines. The liver does this by dispensing those food molecules in a controlled manner and filtering out toxins that may have passed through the GI tract wall.

Knee pain

Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Menstrual pain

Having menstrual cramps is one of the most common, annoying parts of your period. They can strike right before or during that time of the month. Many women get them routinely.

You’ll feel these cramps in your lower belly or back. They can range from mild to severe. They usually happen for the first time a year or two after a girl first gets her period. With age, they usually become less painful and may stop entirely after you have your first baby.

Insomnia

Insomnia, also known as sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder where people have trouble sleeping. They may have difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep as long as desired. Insomnia is typically followed by daytime sleepiness, low energy, irritability, and a depressed mood. It may result in an increased risk of motor vehicle collisions, as well as problems focusing and learning. Insomnia can be short term, lasting for days or weeks, or long term, lasting more than a month.

Insomnia can occur independently or as a result of another problem. Conditions that can result in insomnia include psychological stress, chronic pain, heart failure, hyperthyroidism, heartburn, restless leg syndrome, menopause, certain medications, and drugs such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.



How to cure these regular health problems with acupressure

Nausea

You can improve mild nausea or even morning sickness by trying acupressure techniques. In fact, acupuncture is often used for nausea or vomiting related to chemotherapy. For mild nausea, use your middle and index fingers to press firmly on the groove between the two large tendons on the inside of your wrist that start at the base of your palm. Special wristbands to help relieve nausea are also sold over the counter. When the band is worn around the wrist, it presses on this pressure point to help relieve queasiness.

Headache

Below the base of the skull, in the hollows on both sides of the neck, lies the occipital ridge. Using thumbs, fingers or knuckles, press with both hands underneath the base of your skull on both sides, about three inches apart. Gradually apply pressure into these hollows while tilting your head back slowly. Breathe in deeply while holding for two minutes. These pressure points can relieve headache, headache tension and restore clarity and alertness.

Nasal congestion

The spot near the bridge of the nose and eye socket is most affected by nasal congestion. Use the side of your thumb to press this spot for 1-2 minutes. Then, press both the areas near the eye sockets with the tips of your thumbs for 3-5 minutes. Pressing these points at the temple at the same time creates the desired relief. If pressure is applied properly you will relieve pain and congestion.

For sinus problems and severe pain, hold the joint between the thumb and the index finger, pressing very firmly. Hold for two minutes. Switch hands for optimal effect. This will reduce the irritation and pain in the nose. Pregnant women should avoid this point as its stimulation is said to cause premature contractions.

Anxiety

There are several pressure points that correlate with relieving anxiety in different parts of the body. On the shoulders, midway between the base of the neck and the outside of the shoulders, about a half inch below the top of the shoulders, press with three fingers quite firmly to relieve nervous tension and stiff necks.

For nervous stomach anxiousness, press on the inside of the arm at the lower end of the elbow crease when the arm is bent. Switch arms. For nervousness and emotional imbalance, press on the little finger side of the forearm at the crease of the wrist, hold for several minutes then switches arms.

Fatigue

For general tiredness and chronic fatigue, try several pressure points to restore energy. On the center of the top of your head, try pressing firmly with your index and middle fingers together for 3-5 minutes. On the sole of your foot, in the little V-spot where the ball of your big toe and your other toes meet, take thumb and massage in a circular motion with firm pressure. And on the outside of your shin, about three fingers down from your kneecap, use fingers and massage in a circular motion using steady pressure.

Insomnia

These points help with problems like stress, anxiety, exhaustion, burnout, headaches, heaviness in the head, neck pain and stiffness, insomnia and eye strain.

These points are located 1 finger width below the base of the skull, on the neck muscles that jut out on either side of your spine.

Press these points for a couple minutes every day, for several weeks.

Menstrual

Pressing these points relaxes the uterus and relieves menstrual cramps. It also reduces lower back pain and sciatica pain.

These points are located on the sacrum, which is at the base of the spine, right above the tailbone. When you press down on it, you should feel your sacrum bones, just below your upper buttocks.

Lie down and place both hands on the area, one on top of the other, applying firm pressure on the area. Do this for a few minutes.

Knee pain

This point helps treat problems related to arthritis and sciatica, like knee pain, back pain, hip pain and stiffness.

This point is located behind your knee, right in the centre of the kneecap area.

Press it gently for about a minute, and then switch to the other leg. Repeat every day.

Digestive problem

This point is used to relieve all sorts of digestive problems like gas, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, bloating and indigestion. It also boosts immunity, prevents fatigue and improves your overall wellness.

Bend your leg and wrap your fingers around your leg, just below your kneecap. The point is located where your little finger rests, not in the middle of your leg, but on the outside of your shin bone. On your right leg, this point will be a little to the right of the centre of your leg and on your left leg this point will be a little to the left of the centre of your leg.

Apply moderate pressure to this point for a few seconds every day. You can press the point on both legs at the same time.