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ORGAN CLOCK THEORY
The 12 organs in our body are owning 2 hours in a day according to the relevant time of the organ clock. In traditional Chinese medicine, diagnosis and the treatment are based on the dynamic theory of energy flow. This energy flow is continuous in our body in definite path. This vital energy is termed as `Qi’, which has three levels that is superficial, deep and intermediate. It is possible to cause changes in the body by influencing this Qi flow at the superficial level, which is called ‘ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY’
This organ clock theory in Acupuncture therapy is used to treat many complications for better results.
The energy enters the lung (organ) channel at 3.00am, when a day starts originally.
Symptoms of particular organ is shown at that particular time, it is an alarm to the patient and good diagnosing point to an acupuncturist. Human body mechanism is a miracle and always it sticks to nature. The peak hours of each organ is 2 hours.
The treatment according to the organ clock balances the vital energy flow in our body. So that lacking energy will gain by tonification of acupuncture points and stagnated energy is transferred by sedation of specific points.
LUNGS – 3 AM TO 5 AM URINARY BLADDER – 3 PM TO 5 PM
LARGE INTESTINE – 5 AM TO 7 AM KIDNEY – 5 PM TO 7 PM
STOMACH – 7 AM TO 9 AM PERICARDIUM – 7 PM TO 9 PM
SPLEEN – 9AM TO 11 AM TRIPPLE WARMER – 9 PM TO 11 PM
HEART – 11 AM TO 1 PM GALL BLADDER – 11 PM TO 1 AM
SMALL INTESTINE – 1 PM TO 3 PM LIVER – 1 AM TO 3 AM
Of course this theory surprises any one at first sight, but seen deeply the practical Bio-rhythmic activity can be identified. A day always starts at 3.00 am which is the time for lungs, the foremost organ. Ayurvedic physicians . Siddhars , Rishis, Naturopathy Doctor at earlier times use to wake up 3.00 am, which is defined as Brahmamuhuratha time probably this particular time is good for breathing exercise, so that, lung will gain more energy from universe and later it travels to other organs continuously. More, acupuncture theory adds more, by diagnosing the patient’s symptoms which shows severe for lung disorders. And single point in lung channel is stimulated at this time to cure the lung disorders. So both for diagnosis & treatment, the organ clock helps a lot. Apart from this lung disorder patient will have disturbed sleep, like cough, sneezing or nasal congestion at this time. Next to lung time is large intestine 5 to 7 am, when the bowl is emptied. Proper evacuation is needed, if failed, particular large intestine points are needled to care the problem. Next time is for stomach organ 7 to 9 am, so that break fast is taken moreover Ulcer, gastritis, acidity, loss of appetite, headache cares are treated with relevant acupuncture points in stomach organ time, Again next organ spleen time 9 to 11 am is very special, so that persons who feel very tired and sleepy is the indication of diabetic symptoms in later life. Some persons use to sleep with good snoring, which is not advisable. Next heart organ is owning 11 am to 1 pm, where cardiac problems are shooted up this time. Usually cardiac patients sweat a lot and feel suffocation. From 1 to 3 pm is the time of small intestine, the organ for digestion, allergies, muscles, soft tissues, lips, mouth, genito-urinary disorders and general tonification. Symptoms of these problems may rise in this time. A complete digestion is supposed to be done to maintain the whole body health. Those who skip or don’t fulfill the food intake, may suffer from insufficient food energy. 3 to 5 pm is the time for urinary bladder, which looks after spine, sense organs, internal organs, kidney and urinary bladder disorders. The next is for kidney organ 5 to 7 pm, which can be used for treating all chronic problems in our body. Inspite it is the special time is kidney disorders, and hair loss. Yes. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a boon to acupuncture. Patients who are suffering from Alopecia and Alopecia Areata have good results in cosmetic Acupuncture where kidney points are stimulated in this particular time. Likewise 7 to 9 pm is for pericardium, where the Psychiatric and cardiac patients are treated. And 9 to 11 pm is sanjiao – tripple warmer which controls the endocrine system, reproductive organs and temperature in our body. Most of the infertility cases are treated in this time. Next is 11 to 1 am gallbladder, the special organ for Insomnia and muscular pain. At last 1 to 3 am is for liver, the store room of our body. If this is disturbed, the body is terrible tired, eyes burning and leads to total weakness. These patients can be treated to have good sleep.
Again the day starts, cyclic flow to complete the 24 hours for 12 organs. Man has to stick to nature for better living. Biological clocks govern every living, in motion, rest, sleep, chemical composition, excretion, regulation of tissue fluids and organs. The circulation is repeated for every twenty four hours which is called as circadian rhythm.
Onychophagia (also onychophagy) or nail biting, is an oral compulsive habit (sometimes described as a parafunctional activity; the common use of the mouth for an activity other than speaking, eating or drinking.)
Nail biting is considered an impulse control disorder in the DSM-IV-R, and is classified under obsessive-compulsive and related disorders in the DSM-5. The ICD-10 classifies it as “other specified behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence.” Nevertheless, the frontier between normal and a pathological nail biting is not clear
Signs and symptoms
Nail biting usually leads to deleterious effects in fingers, but also mouth and more generally the digestive system. These consequences are directly derived from the physical damage of biting or from the hands becoming an infection vector. Moreover, it can also have a social impact.
The ten fingernails are usually equally bitten to approximately the same degree. Biting nails can lead to broken skin on the cuticle. When cuticles are improperly removed, they are susceptible to microbial and viral infections such as paronychia. Saliva may then redden and infect the skin. In rare cases, fingernails may become severely deformed after years of nail biting due to the destruction of the nail bed.
Nail biting is also related to oral problems, such as gingival injury, and mal occlusion of the anterior teeth. It can also transfer pinworms or bacteria buried under the surface of the nail from the anus region to the mouth. When the bitten-off nails are swallowed, stomach problems can develop.
Nail-biting is also associated to guilt and shame feelings in the nail biter, a reduced quality of life, and increased stigmatization in the inner family circles or at a more societal level.
Stress, Anxiety and Depression are also main cause for Nail Biting which can be reduced through Yoga, Pranayama and meditative techniques. Diversion during the crises of stress helps in overcoming nail biting.
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If the normal flow of speech is hampered in any way, it is called stammering. Stammering is an interrupted way of speaking, blocking of speech or repetition of the same letter or word.
It may be in the form of mind block, hesitation, blocking, taking more time to utter any word, repeating either any particular starting sound or the word itself, elongating more than normal and distracted sound due to unnecessary force. It is an in-coordination among respiratory, vocal cords and articulatory mechanisms.
Stammering is speech which is hesitant, stumbling, tense or jerky to the extent that it causes anxiety to the speaker.
There is a wrong belief amongst a section of the people that stammering means severe speech problem. It may be minor, medium or severe. The extent of problem varies from person to person and even varies from situation to situation for a particular person.
There is no difference between stammering and stuttering. Incorrect pronunciation is not stammering, it is called lisping.
CAUSES OF STAMMERING
Stammering develops mostly from the early age of a person. It is an acquired behaviour not inherited. It is usually caused by multiple factors and their interactions. Some of the causes that lead to the development of stammering are :
- Childish imitation of other stammerers either in the family or outside.
- An after effect of certain serious illness.
- Feeling of insecurity in the early age.
- Strict, rude & rough guardianship.
- Sudden physical or mental shock.
- Shy or introvert nature from childhood.
- Very fast speaking habit.
- Parental fights and misunderstandings.
- Disturbances and quarrel in the family.
- Fast thought process.
- Lack of co-ordination between thinking & speaking.
- Stiff competition in all spheres of life.
- If one is bilingual or multilingual, confusion may occur to the child while speaking.
- Side effects of strong medicinal action.
- Subjected to tremendous fear and tension from childhood.
- If the child is left alone for some time without parents or familiar people.
- When a second child is born in the family.
- Seeing horrifying scenes in real life or in movies.
- If the child is weak or sickly.
- When pressurized by parents to achieve difficult and high targets.
- When forcibly changed from left handed behavior to right-handed.
- The child tries to attract attention and stammers when neglected.
- If the teacher is strict and always punishes and terrorizes the child.
- Humiliation in front of friends and class mates.
- If one is frightened of every little thing.
- Hurting one’s head due to some accident, specially the back side of the head and
- If parents and family members all talk very fast, the child is unable to compete with their speed and thus faulters.
Whatever may be the reason for developing stammering, it occurs due to excitement tension fear nervousness hesitation anticipation of blocking and lack of confidence & courage to speak.
HOW STAMMERING DEVELOPS AND COMPLICATES
In most of the cases, stammering develops from an early age (from 3 to 10 years). Neither does it start by birth nor is there any physical defect. Plenty of causes are responsible for its occurrence. It usually starts with minor problems but gradually complicates due to certain circumstances, ignorance, conducive environment and wrong parenting.
When a child begins to stammer, the family members and others draw the attention of the child to it and make the child conscious of his dis-fluency. The child, at this stage, is not mature enough to deal with this sudden problem and the constant awareness of the difficulty make it even worse. Different advises and guidance from an array of people makes the child confused as to what to follow and what not.
The child feels guilty and helpless if the parents are over-anxious, sad and dejected. The problem gets triggered if they discuss these problems in front of the child. So the child starts hiding it by avoiding, substituting, hesitating and the confidence level dips down gradually. There is a lack of co-ordination between thought and speech as the child is battling in his mind to cover up his problem. Fear, nervousness and tension develop with the constant anticipation of blocking. Slowly the problem becomes so acute that the child becomes branded as a ‘STAMMERER’ for life.
My Experience in Treating a Childhood Stammerer With Acupuncture:
The Stammering of the person started at the age of five.
Clapping as Therapy:
Clapping appears to be an effective method for stimulation of the brain, Clapping has the most significant cortical activation.
Since the development of functional MRI, many studies have reported on cortical activation by external stimuli. Clapping is the most significant activation than the sequential opposition, and grasp-release movements.
Mirrors of our Body – Palms and soles:
Our hands and feet have pressure points corresponding to the main organs of the body. These points are sensitive to touch pressures which if massaged relieve us from various ailments corresponding to the organs. These pressure points should be pressed regularly to keep your organs activated at all times. Each specific acupressure point has relation to specific organ and therefore alleviates the same if properly massaged. So, instead of massaging specific points on hands, general line of treatment measure suggests clapping therapy to facilitate massaging of all the points of the hands.
By clapping, our blood circulation increases and you can cure diseases and makes yourself active, fresh and energetic throughout the day and physically fit in the long run.
Therapeutic effects of Clapping:
Clapping stimulates the acupressure points all over the palms and hence is a great remedy for all Chronic Ailments.
You can see the following chart showing various points which activate our vital organs in the body and stimulate them to function smoothly.