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If you have a baby suffering from colic then you know you will search to the ends of the earth to find some form of treatment to help soothe your baby's suffering and make them stop crying. You may be looking for conventional or natural treatments, or both, to help your baby and may have discovered the option for chiropractic treatment. You might think chiropractic treatment is only for those suffering from problems with their spine's alignment ad the like, and it is to some degree, not to mention this could be the problem that is causing your baby's colic. Amazingly, chiropract
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ic treatment has great results for relieving colic symptoms and helping baby and parents feel better again.

If you are not interested in chiropractic treatment for colic simply because you believe it is too radical or something you just don't approve of, then you can learn some massage moves that might prove effective as well at relieving colic symptoms and soothing your baby. If you do want to try the chiropractic treatments then you need to find a certified chiropractor for infants and you will need to talk with him/her to ensure you are confident in their skills and perhaps even ask for references. This is important because while chiropractic treatment for colic is natural it can be harmful if done incorrectly so you want a qualified chiropractor to perform the treatment. Once you find a chiropractor licensed to perform treatments on infants that you are comfortable with and confident in then you should give it a try and see if it works for your baby.

You are probably anxious about how the treatments will work and what will actually happen to your baby. However, don't worry because the treatments simply include lengthening procedures that lengthen the body to remove the kinks that are in the intestines. Additionally, many chiropractors simply align the baby's spine by adjustments to help relieve colic. Many times this helps and you might be surprised when a chiropractic adjustment helps your baby. You should not worry your baby will be in pain, either, during chiropractic adjustments because they are normally painful. Your baby might look as if he/she is in pain because of the chiropractor's strong hands and movements, but rest assured the adjustment is virtually pain free and will likely help your baby's colic tremendously.

After the chiropractic adjustment your chiropractor will likely show you some exercises to perform on your baby each day. These are generally called coli
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Amman is the capital of Jordan and it is a city where the ancient culture and modern day amenities blend. The city is an attractive tourist destination; it has been built on a series of hills and the famous Dead Sea is just a short distance from here. Jordan features among the top healthcare centers in Middle East and the World Bank ranks it as the best destination for medical tourism in the region. The city has a host of clinics and hospital that offer good services to the people.

King Hussein Medical Center is a leading and prominent multidisciplinary medical institution in Jordan. This cen
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ter comprises of five hospitals and provides advanced medical care to its patients. Al-Hussein Hospital set up in 1973 is oldest of the five hospitals that form the groups. It is also one of the busiest hospitals in the country and is equipped with state of art technology. The surgery department at the hospital provides latest technology treatment like the minimal invasive and endoscopic surgery. Other services offered are comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for internal medicine, nephrology, respiratory medicine, hematology and oncology, neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, dermatology and venerealogy. The hospital also has well equipped ophthalmology, E.N.T, pediatrics, dental and obstetrics and gynecology departments.

Queen Alia Heart Institute was set up in 1983 dedicated to providing comprehensive cardiac care to the patients. It is also a part of the King Hussein Medical Center. The hospital has a coronary care unit, an intensive care unit and post surgery care unit. The procedures carried out at the hospital are mainly open heart surgeries and cardiac transplants. There is an advanced laboratory at the center that carries out no-invasive advanced investigations. Queen Rania Paediatrics Hospital, part of the same group is the first hospital in the country that specializes in pediatric care. The hospital is equipped with the latest technology and co-ordinates with hospitals from US and UK for cooperation and consultation.

Jordan Hospital at Amman is a JCI accredited hospital that offers advanced healthcare services. It is also compliant with ISQua (International Society for quality in Health Care) standards and is ISO 9002-2000 certified. The hospital is a major healthcare destination in North Africa and Middle East. Quite a few doctors at the hospital have trained in Europe, Britain or United States. The multidisciplinary hospital offers
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Yep, you read that correct. Not a lower back injury but a neck injury. The mechanism is the same but I wanted to address neck pain in this article. The fact of the matter is: you can strain any muscle or joint doing just about any activity.

In this example a patient of ours was shoveling snow and he turned his head while lifting the shovel to toss some snow off to the side. He mentioned he was careful with his back - bending his knees, using his thigh as a fulcrum, not picking up too heavy of a load, etc. But when he turned his head to the right he immediately felt his muscles on the right si
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de of his neck, from the back and side of the head to the upper back, seize up. He said it felt like a major spasm or cramp.

We've seen this many times before, this same thing can happen in the lower back, or leg as well. People sometimes may describe it as a "Charlie horse" sensation. So why can this happen doing an activity you wouldn't think would cause it?

The answer is this: Sometimes a muscle or a joint is on the verge of getting irritated. Let's say for example the night before the snow storm you were on the computer for hours; your neck was tight after but it seemed to go away. Then you went to bed and got up early to shovel. Half asleep, while everyone was still in bed, you put your jacket and hat and gloves on, braved the cold, and started shoveling.

From the above example you can see how the shoveler's neck was probably still irritated from the night before (it may have gotten worse while sleeping too), then without getting the muscles warmed up a bit (taking a shower, or stretching a bit would have made a huge difference), or even drinking some water (this helps hydrate the body obviously, in this case muscles and joints, helping to prevent injury). In this case the individual probably shocks the body a bit, going out in the cold and starts to do a good amount of physical activity.

Now I'm not saying doing this nor something similar will cause a neck or back injury, and I know that most of us have been guilty of it in the past. However if one makes a habit of doing these kinds of things often you can and will eventually hurt yourself. I'm going to give you some tips you can use to heal the neck once you do strain it, but keep in mind the real goal is to prevent it from happening. Believe me, I've seen people that have strained it so bad or have strained and restrained over and over, that their neck is to the point where it doesn't heal so easy or fast
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Misunderstood

A chiropractic doctor is probably one of the most misunderstood healthcare practitioners in the medical profession. Through the years they have been looked at askance by doubters who are full of suspicion. In times past, they have been called quacks, or worse. This is due, in part, to the public's narrow and limited view of medical treatment - being that solely of administering prescription drugs and performing surgery.

It's unfortunate that the majority of people believe this is all there is to health care. There truth is there is more to health c
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are than drugs and surgery! A great deal more!

Sad to say, but even some chiropractic patients haven't a real clear understanding of what chiropractic is. And for those who have never been to a chiropractor, most are totally misinformed as to the make up of the profession. The fact is chiropractic is the largest drug-free form of health care and the third largest form of any health care in North America.

What is Chiropractic?

The word "chiropractic" is a blending of the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (action) and means "done by hand." Chiropractic is an alternative medical system in that the practitioner takes a different approach from conventional medicine in diagnosing, classifying, and treating medical problems.

Essentially, chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the body's structure - primarily that of the spine - and the body's function. Doctors of chiropractic use hands-on therapy called manipulation (or adjustment) as their core procedure.

Comparable to an MD?

So is the training of a chiropractor as rigorous as that of a medical doctor? The answer is a resounding, yes. Today's doctor of chiropractic receives an extensive educational background beginning with three years of pre-chiropractic study. From there they advance into a four-year course of study. A student of chiropractic spends as many hours in the study of human physiology as that of a medical doctor. Chiropractic programs require a minimum of 4,200 hours of combined classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience.

The difference between the education of an MD and that of a chiropractor lies in the fact that an MD trains in pharmacology and surgical procedures and chiropractor trains in the care of the spine.

Worth the Cost?

Some will assert that it costs too much to go to the chiropractor. However, the opposite is true. The fact is that oftentimes when a person is treated by a chiropractic doctor
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Until very recently, traditional treatments for wrinkles and depressed scars involved the use of soft tissue filler substances, such as injectable collagen replacement therapy or hyaluronic acid, also referred to as soft tissue augmentation. These treatments require the injection of purified materials directly under the wrinkles or depressions to elevate them to the surface. The materials are made in the laboratory, and in some cases skin tests must be performed before treatment in order to minimize the chance of allergic reactions. Moreover, repeat touch up injections are typically required e
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very several months in order to maintain optimum correction.

Dermaspacing, also known as subcision, by contrast, is a simple, safe and rapid office procedure designed to stimulate the skin to produce its own collagen. No foreign or processed material is implanted. While it is uncertain how long the correction may be maintained in any individual, because the skin has been encouraged to produce its own collagen, it is reasonable to anticipate that the correction may persist for an extended period.

How dermaspacing Works

Immediately prior to starting, the cosmetic surgeon generally numbs the region surrounding the wrinkle or scar with a small amount of local anesthetic, making the procedure entirely painless. Then, using a fine needle inserted into the skin, the tissue in the dermis is separated directly under the length of the wrinkle or scar to create a small, narrow pocket or space. During the next several weeks, the skin responds by producing new collagen to fill in the space created, thereby plumping the skin and correcting the wrinkle or scar directly above.

Doctors use the term excision to refer to a surgical procedure in which a deep cut is made through the surface of the skin, usually by some cutting instrument, such as a scalpel. For this reason, excisional procedures generally leave a small skin scar. The term dermaspacing is used because, except for the initial needle prick, no cuts are made along the surface of the skin. All work is done below the skin, virtually eliminating the possibility of surface scarring. And the needle prick site generally heals imperceptibly, as well.

Indications for Dermaspacing

"Worry" lines along the forehead, "scowl" lines between the eyes, and "laugh" lines, "marionette" lines and "smoker's" lines around the mouth are particularly well suited to this technique, which usually only requires a few minutes to perform duri
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Female Alopecia

1.-Introduction
2.-Growth cycles
3.-Main Causes
4.-Secondary Causes
5.-Topical treatments
6.-Oral treatments
7.-Cosmetic treatments
8.-Conclusion

Introduction

With different colors, styles and variations, young or mature, male or female, the hair has an important role in a person's image.

While advertising for products that "strengthen the hair" are almost always male-oriented, it may seem that women do not suffer from alopecia. The reality is that over two thirds of women face the challenges of hair-loss at some point in their lives.

Many women find this ve
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ry disturbing, perhaps more than men. In addition, the female physiology is unique, and factors such as menstrual cycles, pregnancy and menopause are particularly important.

For some women, hair loss can be genetic; however, many of the causes of female hair loss are treatable.

Without a doubt, the physical appearance of women depends greatly on their hair. For many women, their hair is a sign of youth and vitality.

Hair structure:

The external portion of the hair, called the stem, is the part of the hair that we see and style. In reality it is dead tissue produced by hair follicles, small bag-shaped structures located deep in the scalp. Each hair is enclosed within a follicle.

The average head has 100,000 hairs. At the base of the follicle is the oval shaped root, which is responsible for the growth of hair. In the lower portion of this is the papilla, which contains blood capillaries that provide blood to each hair.

As hair grows, the cells move towards the surface of the skin and become a protein called keratin, being replaced by new cells. Keratin is the same protein found in the nails.

The stem is composed of 3 layers: the cuticle, the cortex and medulla. The cuticle, or outer layer, consists of small cells known as scales. The cuticle serves as a case for the cortex, the thickest portion of the stem, composed of cells arranged in the form of tobacco leaves. The cortex holds the pigment that gives hair its color. The medulla is composed of cells with the form of a case and is located in the center. The spaces between cells in the medulla influence the refraction of light in tone and hair.

Glands and muscles

The hair is lubricated by oily secretions from the sebaceous glands, located on the sides of most follicles. Surrounding these glands and the rest of the follicle, there are groups of muscles (arrector pili) that allow the hair to stand up when a person is cold or
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Parents often become concerned when they notice their child running awkwardly, being "pigeon toed" (also known as in-toeing), or when they repeatedly sprain their ankles. Your child my trip or fall more often than seems normal, you may notice them rolling their ankles inward (AKA excessive pronation), or their foot may have a "hooked appearance". There are three conditions which can cause these problems and depending on which condition and the age of your child they may require intervention to correct. The good news is that serious interventions such as wearing leg braces o
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r surgery are not usually needed in these cases.

1. Tibial torsion - This is fairly common condition where the tibia or "shin bone" has not rotated into the position where it will be during adulthood. Tibial torsion is considered normal until the age of 7 years. However excessive toe-in between 2 and 7 years my warrant consultation with a doctor. Your child may have excessive pronation seen by weight bearing on the big toe side of the foot much more than the pinky toe side.

What your Chiropractor can do - Your Chiropractor can adjust a subluxated (misaligned) joints in the legs and show you how to stretch the proper muscles while strengthening others. Your Chiropractor may also be able to fit your child with custom shoe orthotics to help correct the excessive pronation.

What you can do - Buy shoes with flexible soles and good arch support such as athletic shoes. Also, getting your child involved in sports or activities which emphasize running such as soccer will help to strengthen the muscles of the legs and provide good muscle length.

2. Femoral torsion - This is similar to tibial torsion except in this case the femur or "thigh bone" is the one that is out of position. This is another common condition that usually resolves on its own by 8 years of age. Again excessive pronation may be seen as well as bowing back of the knees and an excessive curve in the low back.

What your Chiropractor can do - Chiropractic treatment will be similar to that of tibial torsion, adjustments/stretching/strengthening only focusing on the hip instead of the knee and lower leg.

What you can do - Again good shoes are in order. Sports in this case should include those that work out the hips such as bicycling, ballet, or gymnastics. Also, encouraging your child to sit cross legged will stretch the muscles holding the leg in a toe-in position.

3. Metatarsus adductus - This one is a little different than t
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Many different clinical case studies have emphasized the advantages and wonderful results of chiropractic therapy for patients who were unproductive in their effort to bear children. Although chiropractic care is not a direct treatment for infertility, it can contribute to enhanced homeostasis and physiological adjustment therefore allowing the body to have a better level of health as a result.

In three consecutive issues of the peer-reviewed Journal of Verebral Subluxation Research (JVSR), case studies were published regarding women who were struggling with their infertility, and who opted t
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o utilize chiropractic rehabilitation. It demonstrated a strong connection linking the utilization of chiropractic therapy and the resolution of infertility. In the following cases, chiropractic care was initiated and the outcomes were recorded and published.

In the December 8, 2003 issue of the JVSR, a case study involving a 32-year-old female whose infertility was accounted for. Since August 1999, she attempted to get pregnant. Prior to this, she had tried various conventional medical interventions such as treatment with Clomid, a fertility drug, artificial insemination, detailed fertility testing, and in vitro fertilization. Having no success, she sought chiropractic therapy in November 3, 2001. Over the next six weeks, chiropractic examination and rehabilitation were done. At this time, the patient's other concerns of headaches and pain in the lower back portion dramatically improved. In addition, the patient's estrogen levels, endometrial thickness, and cervical mucus levels also improved compared to the time when the patient's fertility specialists attempted the first in vitro fertilization. On February 17, 2002, the second in vitro fertilization was done and the patient displayed a positive pregnancy test on March 2, 2002.

Another case was about a 34-year-old woman who sought for chiropractic therapy on January 10, 2000. She had various conditions which included a history of infertility. Other than the onset of chiropractic rehabilitation, the patient made no changes in her clinical condition and lifestyle. About 4-5 weeks into the chiropractic care, the patient naturally became pregnant.

The last case was concerned with a 65-year-old female who presented with severe lumbar degeneration and low back pain. It's fascinating because she was not trying to get pregnant. When she was 13 years old, she had an accidental fall which caused in a total cessation of he