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Epidemiology

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I wrote this long article because many women were approaching me for help related to complaints of fatigue. Yet, they did not present with the Chinese medicine diagnosis I expected. Some were self-treating with substances [including Chinese herbals] that were dis-harmonious with their constitution, making accurate diagnosis and treatment difficult. While women are mostly impacted by CFS, 20% of sufferers are men who remain undiagnosed [Clayton, 2015, p.

PAP Smears

The PAP Smear screens for cervical cancer and HPV. Risk factors for developing cervical cancer are smoking, multiple sexual partners, DES exposure, hysterectomy for malignancy, abnormal PAP , and history of sexually transmitted infections (STI). Regarding STI, there are 4 subtypes of Human Papillovirus (HPV) that account for 80% of all invasive cervical cancers, HPV16 and HPV18 are of particular note. Ladies First (2011) adds:

  • History of sexual abuse
  • Immunodeficiency or HIV infection 
  • History of non-adherence of recommended medical care

10-Point Vaccine Backup Plan

The vaccine issue has come full circle. Community, public, and world health organizations have done their job at the population health level to decrease the global incidence and prevalence of vaccine-preventible diseases- even eradicating some. It is now our job at the individual level. Meaning, even if only 1/ 100,000 children has an adverse reaction to a vaccine [the number needed to harm/ NNH];that one child is still that family's one-in-a-million!!

If vaccinating, delaying/ partially vaccinating or not vaccinating, also have a back-up plan for prevention & intervention.

ADHD

Not all children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) will demonstrate obvious symptoms during a clinic visit. Therefore, certain academic, social, and emotional problems should prompt the evaluation for the three types of ADHD- inattentive, hyperactive-impulsivity, and combined types (Taylor, 2013). All Diagnostic & Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders Fifth Edition diagnostic criteria are outlined in a checklist published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2014).

The Otherside of TeaTree

Tea Tree essential oil (EO) is highly valued for its anti-microbial potency, while its psycho-spiritual properties are virtually unknown to most people. I for one never enjoyed Tea Tree's medicinal aroma, and was unlikely to explore further using it for its unique PMS chemistry; or blending/diluting it to explore any psycho-spiritual properties.

ANTIMICROBIAL STANDARDIZATION
Tea Tree ( M. alternifolia) is most commonly known and used for its antimicrobial potency against bacteria, virus, fungus, and parasites.
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