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Noma Disease

We cannot over emphasis the importance of tcm in curbing noma because it is perculiar among children under the age of twelve of the poorest country of Africa. But let us stop and ask ourselves what Noma disease is.

Noma is a disease that affects the mouth or genitals. It is caused by a rapidly progressive polymicrobial. It affect the mucous membranes of the mouth. It start with an ulcer then a rapid, painless degeneration occur to the mouth.

Noma can be caused by malnutrition especially the lack of vitamin A and Vitamin B. There is one good suppliment by Tasly called cen forte Tablet (commonly called Cen forte Tab) this is quite expensive for the demograph prune to be expose to it. So we have moringa oleifera and Bitter Leaf which is a cheap or almost free source of vitamin A and B found in Africa that could support malnutrition cause of noma. Let us just list all the causes of noma and we shall profer some tcm solution to those causes.

Poor oral hygieneUnsafe drinking water.Proximity …

5 common myths about Pregnancy (do's and don'ts)

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. People just believe when they have a heir, the are fulfilled in life. Though the good book says, "go into the world and multiply". For this reasons people develop different do's and don'ts about the process of procreation. they have do's and don'ts to conceive a male child, but our focus would be on pregnancy.

pregnancy and Gender: I like to adapt it as "girl child pregnancy". People believe they could determine the sex of a baby by the reaction of the pregnant mother. They believe female child disturbs or stress out the mother compares to male child. But all this is base on folklore not science. The most effective way to verify the sex of the child is through ultrasound scan when the pregnancy is 20 weeks old. Many carries the view that a girl child gives her mother stressful morning sickness and makes her nauseous. Those signs shows it's a girl child. when I tried to investigate what science has to say about that…

Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Hemp

We have discussed on this blog Osteoarthritis and we saw the magic of Bitter Kola and how effective it is in curbing the problem. We discuss the issue of prostrate cancer among men and blood pressure in our post titled "Now that I'm 50". Another very disturbing ailment is Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia syndrome(FMS) is a term for pattern of general pain without any visible sign of inflammation or signs.

                                                Fibromyalgia and Pain Regions.

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterize by widespread of musculo-skeletal pain accompany with fatigue and sleeping disorder, memory and mood issue. Patient with Fibromyalgia suffers "fibro fog" (impaired ability to focus, pay attention and concentrate on mental task). And of course pain and fatigue (not to torture words).

Medicine cannot specifically pinpoint the cause of FMS but they see traces of family heredity, it can be triggered by physical and emotional trauma like car accident and…

Peppermint oil and Pain Relief

Peppermint oil is one of the oldest European herbs in making medicine. It contains antimicrobial and antiviral activitves. It help relax the gastrointestinal track when used orally. More importantly it has anti-allegenic potential and pain killing effect.
Peppermint oil is an hybrid of spearmint and water mint. The most active ingredient is menthol (50 -60%) and methone (10-30%).
Peppermint oil is very effective in relieving pain and helps relax the muscles. It is used in alieviating a tension headache when applied externally. To use peppermint oil in relieving pain, add 2-3 drops of the oil on the concern area 3 times a day in warm water and little epsom salt. If you want a product already made by a nice alternative company, try to buy nanocool gel. The product is made of peppermint and other ingredients done using nano technology.

Nano technology manupulates molecules to less then a 100 nanometers. This miniaturize the peppermint oil ingredients to give it a quick action effect. If …

Zone therapy

Reflexology the gentle manipulation of certain part of the foot to produce effect elsewhere in the body also called zone therapy. It is a very important part of alternative health but not scientifically proven. You necessarily do not have to attach/apply oil to the foot or palm to get result.
Practitioners believe the process produce energy and release "blockage" in certain area of the body that causes pain or illness. Refloxology might not have been proven to be used to solve medical problems but persons who have used it can testify of it's effectiveness.

Many reflexologist believe it helps the body heal itself. They believe there are some energy field that is invisible ( life force or Qi) which when blocked can hinder the body from healing. Manupulating the feet according to some practitioners relieves stress and pain on some other part of the body.
Zone therapy is one of the most useful alternative health therapy in demark. Statistics have it that 21.4% of Danish popu…

TCM and TCM app

TCM means alot to so many persons. One which is most popular among the list is Turner Classic Movie the TV network. We understand how we all crave for fun but it takes a healthy body to have fun. The TCM we are talking about is an acronym for Traditional Chinese Medicine. This was developed by the Chinese 2000 years ago which include various forms of Phytotheraphy, Acupuncture, dietary therapy, massage,  exercise and the rest. This literally is what this blog is all about and we try our best to include some African Traditional Medicine to some of our post.
  As much as I believe there are  lots of inadequacy in the practice, many have come to pick up some good stuffs about the practice like exercising. Many might not be able to explain adequately how exercising helps to maintain healthy living but they know quite well that people who exercise have better chances of recovering faster than those who don't make it a practice.
   Orthodox medicine has been really helpful to mank…

Sickle Cell Anaemia

Today happens to be the world sickle cell day. A very displeasing disease caused by the parent of the affected patient because of the negligence or ignorance of the parent to know their genotype before they start making babies.

Sickle cell is an hereditary disease which result in the abnormal shape of the hemoglobin in the red-blood cell. In this condition they are insufficient  healthy red blood cell. Normally the red blood cells are flexible and round with the ability to move freely through your blood vessels. In the case of the sickle cell the shape looks like a crescent moon or a sickle for harvesting in the farm.

They become sticky and rigid and block small blood vessels thereby obstructing somebody part from getting oxygenated. The block in the blood vessels cause some pains called sickle cell crisis (SCC).This pain sometimes last for hours or days depending on the patient. Some could experience lots of crisis in a year and some could be hospitalize because of the crisis…

How you feel and look when you smile

Smiling would feel good when you gaze through the mirror and you obverse your teeth. How do you feel when after smiling, your smile starts trending as a subject of humor on social media because of teeth coloration. It is worth noting  that the true color of the teeth dentin is yellow. The more you age, the outer part of the teeth called enamel gets worn out revealing the true color of the teeth but they are other factor that also contribute to teeth coloration which are majorly centered on life style. 
One which is worthy of note is fluoride intake. Due to environmental factors, one could come in contact with it in drinking water. or should we start another behavioral communication against the use of tooth paste because we know sodium fluoride is one of the key compound of some toothpaste. should we start a campaign on using chewing stick rather than toothbrush? Some research have it that chewing stick has revealed parallel and at times greater mechanical and chemical cleansing of o…