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Q&A: Can acupuncture help with major depression disorder?

Acupuncture can certainly be very helpful for all sorts of depression and anxiety disorders. However, I do not recommend that acupuncture be your sole means of treatment for major depressive disorder. It is important that you also be seeing a psychiatrist and/or counselor that you trust and are comfortable with. Acupuncture can enhance the effectiveness of any other therapy that you are doing, and help to control any uncomfortable side effects.




Q&A: Is it true acupuncture can increase collagen production?

We have used cosmetic acupuncture to provide a natural "facelift." Some believe that acupuncture stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. While I can't find any scientific evidence to support that hypothesis, cosmetic acupuncture is quite effective. I believe that acupuncture stimulates the fascia and helps tone the muscles rather than stimulate collagen production.
 
Biweekly treatments are recommended for several weeks and as patients are satisfied, they are not too concerned which mechanism produces the results.




Hi Destiny...here's what Medline says about Genital warts "Prognosis With adequate identification and treatment, HPV outbreaks can usually be controlled. Lesions frequently reappear after treatment. Current treatment of HPV-associated lesions may reduce, but probably does not eliminate, the infectiousness of the genital warts. Normal skin and mucosa in the vicinity of HPV-associated lesions often contains HPV. It is thought that perhaps reactivation of latent infection rather than reinfection is responsible for wart recurrence, but this is still unknown. It is still unclear as to whether treatment of the lesions has an impact on future transmission." Hope this helps... Julie Adinolfe RN AskANurse




Hi...according to our archives, there's nothing you can eat or use to make your breasts larger except implants. Check out our archives. They are full of info. You are only 16, there's still time for things to improve. I grew 5" when I was 17! Julie Adinolfe RN AskANurse




Hi Traci...no they are an STD..here's the Medline website with lots of good info for you to check out... Hope this helps...http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000886.htm Julie Adinolfe RN



Ok, me and my boyfriend have just started kissing and doing sexual activities

Hi Ann....Well, the stingy pain may be from just being touched...Sometimes guys are a little rough and don't realize it...hopefully it's feeling better now. If not...keep an eye on it..if it continues you should visit a GYN for an exam...just to make sure everythings okay. I have a couple of really good websites that should answer your questions.... http://kidshealth.org/teen/sexual_health/index.html http://www.med.utah.edu/pated/handouts/handout.cfm?id=1335 http://www.medem.com/MedLB/article_detaillb.cfm?article_ID=ZZZBRRU487C&sub_cat=12 Good Luck, Julie Adinolfe RN



I've had extremely dry lips for about 7 years now.

Dear Jiun, There is not a single nutrient related to dry skin or lips. However, a multiple vitamin is a good insurance as well as an extra 400 units of Vitamin E per day. You may also want to break open a vitamin E capsule and apply it directly to your lips. Hope this helps. Karen Sue Beerbower MS,RD



I WAS TOLD THAT I HAVE GENITAL WARTS I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF THE VIRUS NOT THE WARTS CAN BE TREATED?

Hi Destiny...here's what Medline says about Genital warts "Prognosis With adequate identification and treatment, HPV outbreaks can usually be controlled. Lesions frequently reappear after treatment. Current treatment of HPV-associated lesions may reduce, but probably does not eliminate, the infectiousness of the genital warts. Normal skin and mucosa in the vicinity of HPV-associated lesions often contains HPV. It is thought that perhaps reactivation of latent infection rather than reinfection is responsible for wart recurrence, but this is still unknown. It is still unclear as to whether treatment of the lesions has an impact on future transmission." Hope this helps... Julie Adinolfe RN AskANurse



i was just wondering, i'm 16 years old and want to go on the birth control pill, i know this involves a physical examination, but as far as doctor/patient confidentiality, if i tell her that i have had sex is she obligated to tell my parents?

Hi Kallie...Here's a good archived Q&A from our Dr. Potter from a 14 year old girl...it answers your question well. Question: Sep 09, 1999 i'm only 14 i was wondering where i could go to get on the pill without having to go with my parents or have someone tell them somewhere cheap and fast. Answer: The position of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is that contraception be made available to all women who want it. Parents do not need to be notified nor consent to their teenage children obtaining contraception. Teenageers also have the right to refuse any method of contraception. That said, being sexually active at the age of 14 can only lead to problems and heartache for you. Remember also that birth control pills to do not prevent sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital warts and herpes. These infections can lead to infertility (chlamydia, gonorrhea), cervical cancer (HPV the virus that causes genital warts), long term/recurrent out breaks and social problems (herpes) and of course death (HIV). To add to the fun, Hepatitis B is sexually transmitted as well and can lead to long term disability and liver cancer. Sex is a wonderful thing when youu are at a place in life that you understand it. At 14 you are only being exploited and putting youself at risk. Wait until you are a little older and have better judgement. If this doesn't convince you to abstain for a few more years, please use condoms and birth control pills. A gynecologist in your area will give you similar advice as above and will confidentially dispense contraception to you if you request it. Daniel A. Potter M.D. Hope this helps... Julie Adinolfe RN



I have dry skin alot could it be cause of the cold weather?

HI...Yep...it's the weather okay...I found this article on the web that should explain it to you... Dry Skin In The Bleak Mid-Winter The winter months mean more than grey skies and chilly mornings - when the central heating?s switched on, skin dries out. What?s The Problem? Most working women alternate between a ?controlled? environment which is centrally heated in winter, with short periods in an ?uncontrolled? outdoor environment. Switching between extremes of temperature has a drying effect on skin. The winter months really give skin the ?big chill?, as central heating dehydrates the skin and we have to face up to the wind and the cold ? both of which will further dry and sensitise the skin. Why Is It Worse in Winter? Skin that is dry and sensitive does not enjoy prolonged time spent in the de-humidified atmosphere of central heating which literally strips skin of its natural moisture. The lower the humidity, the faster water escapes from your skin. Approximately 60% humidity balances with skin, lower than this and water evaporates. In winter the centrally heated atmosphere may be much lower than 60% which is why people suffer dry skin more in the winter. What?s The Solution? Healthy skin has a high water content of between l0 and 20%, if this is leached out by central heating and falls below 10% it becomes dry and dull looking. Regular, daily moisturising is essential to maintain the skin?s natural humidity. A good moisturiser puts water back into the skin, but what is more important is keeping it there. Tips for Healthy Skin This Winter Independent skin expert Sue Steward recommends the following tips to protect your skin from a man-made environment, helping to keep it healthy and hydrated: Place a bowl of water or damp towel on a radiator, this will put water back into the atmosphere. A towel will need re-damping two or three times a day, but notice how much water has evaporated from the bowl at the end of the day, it?s quite unnerving Avoid using central heating when you can - snuggle up at night with a hot water bottle instead! Apply a moisturiser while your skin is still moist from bathing or showering. This will help provide maximise hydration, by trapping moisture into the surface layers. Drink plenty of water. The body needs water to keep going and if it doesn?t have enough will take it from your skin?s water reservoir. Six to eight glasses of water a day is the recommended amount. Help skin hold onto moisture by using a mild cleanser in the shower or bath. If you do have control over the temperature of the central heating, keep it on the low side, and definitely turn it off at night. Cool air is not as drying. Pile on a sweater or a hot water bottle if you?re feeling cold. If your skin is dry or sensitive, choose a gentle, body moisturiser that is unperfumed, soap and colour free Here's the whole site....http://www.surgerydoor.co.uk/coe_db/coe/skin/detail1.asp?level1=Dry%20Skin Hope this helps... Julie Adinolfe RN AskANurse



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