Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mesotherapy for Arthritis Swelling and Pain

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meettwo different bones meet. This affliction affects the ability of a body part to be moved without pain. Joint pain is referred to as arthralgia.

There are over one hundred forms of arthritis. Some forms are related to the wear and tear of cartilage (such as osteoarthritis) to those associated with inflammation resulting from an over-active immune system (such as rheumatoid arthritis). Together, the many forms of arthritis comprise the most common forms of the affliction in the North America.

Symptoms or Arthritis

Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited function of joints. Inflammation of the joints from arthritis is characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth. Tenderness of the inflamed joint can be present.

Symptoms for some sufferers can include fever, gland swelling, weight loss, and fatigue.

Causes 

The causes of arthritis depend on the form of arthritis. Causes include injury (leading to osteoarthritis), abnormal metabolism (such as gout), and infections (such as rheumatoid arthritis).

Care and Treatment 

As there are over one hundred different arthritic conditions, mesotherapy needs to be tailored with an individual “injectible cocktail” o antiinflammatory agents, vitamins and medicines at the site of the swelling and pain.

The most common types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, gout, scleroderma, Lyme disease, osteoarathritis, Kawasaki disease, fibromyalgia and Raynaud’s disease.

Arthritis may also be the source of unexplained back, neck, wrist or ankle pain.

Arthritis is a chronic condition that can be managed with many holistic treatments including mesotherapy. Success is dependent on self-discipline when it comes to taking prescribed medications and making the lifestyle changes necessary to alleviate the symptoms.  It is not a fatal disease but it is degenerative and therefore must be controlled.


For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dermal Fillers Are An Anti-Aging Solution For Your Patient

When you are dealing with a patient, he or she may be asking for any number of corrective procedures.  The bottom line is that dermal fillers work best on deep brow lines, naso-labial lines (that run from nose to mouth) and the lines around the eyes.  You can even use dermal fillers to add a bit of firmness to the jaw line.

Dermal fillers are the number one way that celebrities, models and women-in-the-know manage to get their youthful appearance back. If you know any woman over the age of 45 who has smooth plump skin, it is probably because she has had dermal filler injections.

Dermal fillers are so much more effective than “lifting creams” and way less invasive than a brow lift. I you client can get over a fear of needles, then this is the procedure for them.

Explaining How Dermal Fillers Work

Your client will ask you how dermal fillers work. The first thing that you should do is make
Naso-labial fold
absolutely sure that he or she is not mistaking dermal filler injections for Botox injections.  There is a big difference between the two modalities of treatment.

Dermal fillers have one specific, corrective task and that is to provide a naturally derived or synthetic material into the frown lines between the brows, jaw line irregularities, sunken eye areas and other places.  The skin is filled in until the depression or wrinkle fold is no longer visible.

On the other hand Botox paralyzes muscles in the area of the injection. The injections are usually made around the forehead and eyes to stop the muscle movements that create wrinkles in the first place.  Botox also does not plump out the area that has been treated.

Explaining the Difference Between Dermal and Natural Fillers

There are two basic kinds of dermal fillers:  synthetic and natural.

Naturally-derived fillers (derived from hyaluronic acid) have a much smaller risk of causing allergic reactions but the results, will only last from three to eighteen months because the filler eventually degrades.  Most people need at least one follow-up injection within a year to retain how good they look.

Synthetic fillers last much longer and are considered semi-permanent. They do not degrade but the face can form wrinkles around the injection sites.  Another risk with using a synthetic filler for your patient is that if the patient does not like the result, it cannot be removed. It is permanent.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.