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What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is one component of a health system called Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM. TCM is a complete system for the treatment of health disorders. It is not limited to any particular disorder, and can be used to treat almost anything, supposedly. Acupuncture is recognized world-wide for its ability to effectively treat a wide variety of disorders naturally, without the use of harmful drugs or surgery, and with virtually no side effects. Acupuncture stimul

During the past 68 years many laboratory procedures have been developed to analyze the body in relation to its three major structural components: fat, muscle, and bone. Some of the procedures are time-consuming and require the use of sophisticated, expensive laboratory equipment, while other procedures are fairly simple and inexpensive. There are several ways of measuring body fat: measuring skin-fold thickness with calipers, hydrostatic weighing, where a person's underwater weight is compared w

Four Major Types of Drugs: What they are and how they affect the body. Depressants: These slow down the activity of the nervous system. They include alcohol, inhalants (including glue, nail polish remover, cleaning fluid, lighter fluid, antifreeze, aerosol from cans or household products and gasoline), minor tranquilizers (including Valium), and sedatives (including barbiturates, Quaaludes, and PCP). All depressants except PCP can be obtained legally. Stimulants: These stimulate a

Cannabis, hemp, or commonly known as marijuana, the third most widely used drug in the United States, is a drug made from its dried leaves and flowers smoked in cigarettes to produce a narcotic effect (Barnhart 1272). Marijuana is not only smoked, but also used in cookies, brownies or tea (Hermes 49). Marijuana, an illegal drug, has harmful side effects, but in the United States it is being prescribed as medication for relief from some diseases. The main active chemical in marijuana is delta

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Anger The definition of anger is, a feeling of displeasure, hostility or exasperation toward someone or something. Anger is also when you feel lonely or in certain situations you feel depressed. There are many results that go with anger one of them is negative by throwing things, by yelling at things or people and also taking it out on yourself by hitting or punching yourself. Anger can also lead to crime, abuse or more violent behaviors such as wrecking something of someone else

The condition Huntington's Disease got its name because it was first described by George Huntington, a physician in New York, in 1872. It use to be commonly known as Huntington's Chorea - chorea being the Greek word for dancing and describing the strange movements of the sufferer. Most people now refer to it as Huntington's Disease or HD for short. The illness probably occurs all over the world, though it has not been thoroughly researched in many places, particularly in underdevelop

Asthma is a disease involving a type of breathlessness. In the late 1980's, about ten million people in the U.S. suffered from asthma. Asthma related deaths in the U.S. increased forty percent between 1982 and 1995 for unknown reasons. Asthma attacks are caused by a partial blocking of the small bronchial tubes in the lungs. This blocking results from a contraction of the bronchial muscles, swelling of the mucous membranes that line these muscles, and the production of phlegm

Asthma Asthma is a chronic lung condition that affects people of all ages. It can be severe and is sometimes fatal. It is primarily caused by inflammation of the airways which causes them to be hyper-irritated and respond with mucus production and decreased air flow. This irritability may be associated with cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and mucus production. This condition is usually reversible with the proper medical management. The tendency to have extra-irritable ( twitchy )

Auguments about Abortion Abortion is one of the most controversial issues around, and is an issue that will never beagreed upon. By bringing morals into the question of whether it should be legal to haveabortions, this issue has been elevated to a higher level. By some people, it is no longerlooked at as a question of choice but as a question of morality, and these concepts have ledto a full-blown debate over something that really should not be questioned. Every women in America has the rig