Holistic Medicine

 It is only fitting that at the end of the year I write about holistic medicine as I reflect of memories of my life. My father believed in holistic medicine and I was raised in a home where diet, beauty of nature was very important!  He was way ahead of his time and only in the last 20 years has modern medicine caught up!

Holistic health

Holistic health (or holistic medicine) is a diverse field of alternative medicine[1] in which the “whole person” is focused on, not just the malady itself.

Source WEBMD

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person — body, mind, spirit, and emotions — in the quest for optimal health and wellness. According to the holistic medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal health — the primary goal of holistic medicine practice — by gaining proper balance in life.

Holistic medicine practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.

A holistic doctor may use all forms of health care, from conventional medication to alternative therapies, to treat a patient. For example, when a person suffering from migraine headaches pays a visit to a holistic doctor, instead of walking out solely with medications, the doctor will likely take a look at all the potential factors that may be causing the person’s headaches, such as other health problems, diet and sleep habits, stress and personal problems, and preferred spiritual practices. The treatment plan may involve drugs to relieve symptoms, but also lifestyle modifications to help prevent the headaches from recurring.

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Hepatitis B,

C and D usually occur as a result of parenteral contact with infected body fluids.

Common modes of transmission for these viruses include receipt of contaminated blood or blood products, invasive medical procedures using contaminated equipment and for hepatitis B transmission from mother to baby at birth, from family member to child, and also by sexual contact.  Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C are diseases caused by three different viruses. Although each can cause similar symptoms, they have different modes of transmission and can affect the liver differently. Hepatitis A appears only as an acute or newly occurring infection and does not become chronic. People with Hepatitis A usually improve without treatment. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can also begin as acute infections, but in some people, the virus remains in the body, resulting in chronic disease and long-term liver problems. There are vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A and B; however, there is not one for Hepatitis C. If a person has had one type of viral hepatitis in the past, it is still possible to get the other types.

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We covered Hepatitis A in a previous article in these series of Hepatitis.  In this article will cover B symptoms, who is at risk, and treatment. 

Hepatitis B


General information

Hepatitis B is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) which affects the liver. It can cause both acute and chronic infections. Many people have no symptoms during the initial infection. Some develop a rapid onset of sickness with vomiting, yellow skin, feeling tired, dark urine and abdominal pain.[1] Often these symptoms last a few weeks and rarely does the initial infection result in death.[1][2] It may take 30 to 180 days for symptoms to begin.[1] In those who get infected around the time of birth 90% develop chronic hepatitis B while less than 10% of those infected after the age of five do.[3] Most of those with chronic disease have no symptoms; however,cirrhosis and liver cancer may eventually develop.[4] These complications results in the death of 15 to 25% of those with chronic disease.[1]

The virus is transmitted by exposure to infectious blood or body fluids. Infection around the time of birth or from contact with other people’s blood during childhood is the most frequent method by which hepatitis B is acquired in areas where the disease is common. In areas where the disease is rare, intravenous drug use and sexual intercourse are the most frequent routes of infection.[1] Other risk factors include working in healthcare, blood transfusions, dialysis, living with an infected person, travel in countries where the infection rate is high, and living in an institution.[1][3] Tattooing and acupuncture led to a significant number of cases in the 1980s; however, this has become less common with improved sterility.[5] The hepatitis B viruses cannot be spread by holding hands, sharing eating utensils, kissing, hugging, coughing, sneezing, or breastfeeding.[3] The infection can be diagnosed 30 to 60 days after exposure. Diagnosis is typically by testing the blood for parts of the virus and for antibodies against the virus.[1] It is one of five known hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D, and E.

The infection has been preventable by vaccination since 1982.[1][6] Vaccination is recommended by the World Health Organization in the first day of life if possible. Two or three more doses are required at a later time for full effect. This vaccine works about 95% of the time.[1] About 180 countries gave the vaccine as part of national programs as of 2006.[7] It is also recommended that all blood be tested for hepatitis B before transfusion and condomsbe used to prevent infection. During an initial infection, care is based on the symptoms that a person has. In those who develop chronic disease antiviral medication such as tenofovir or interferon maybe useful, however these drugs are expensive. Liver transplantation is sometimes used for cirrhosis.[1]

About a third of the world population has been infected at one point in their lives, including 240 million to 350 million who have chronic infections.[1][8] Over 750,000 people die of hepatitis B each year.[1] About 300,000 of these are due to liver cancer.[9] The disease is now only common in East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa where between 5 and 10% of adults have chronic disease. Rates in Europe and North America are less than 1%.[1] It was originally known as serum hepatitis.[10] Research is looking to create foods that contain HBV vaccine.[11] The disease may affect other great apes as well.[12]

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DokChampa Massage is located in front of Paske Hotel in Paske City Laos.

 The owner of the shop is a friend of mine and I recommend because of the quality and service there!

Some photos of the inside of the shop


The exchange rate Laos Kip to US $ is one US dollar to 8106 Kip as of June 2015.  example Traditional Laos Massage is $6.17



Map where and click here for larger map   The massage shop is in front of the Hotel

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Paske Hotel Paske City Laos



To stay in remote area like my place,away from 4-5 stars Hotel Spa, it’s quite normal to make maximum benefit of things which we consume in everyday life…example for having spa therapy my own home..start with hot shower using tamarind scrub which be used for my cooking last night.Hair,face and head massage from Apricot oil which produce by local Lady next door from her apricot fruits last year crop, self whole body massage by the same oil..good is perfect.

Pomegranate is my favorite fruit since we all know the benefit of them..not except even peels.As the artical of Dr.Chetali Samant..he mentioned about his grandma..said“Throwing away peels of pomegranate was criminal” I like this sentence…She kept the pomegranate peels as one of the precious ingredients of her medicine box. For Hindu philosophy consider pomegranate as a symbol of fertility and prosperity, as well as Ayuravedic therapy, pomegranate fruit in high regards due to its ability to pacify all the three doshas.
To me as a super-food for anti-ageing ,properties to rejuvenate the skin, both internally and externally. To reduce the sign to ageing, it helps to maintain the collagen and keeps it healthy for a longer period of time,pomegranates contain certain compounds which prevent the breaking down of collagen.Delay signs of ageing and wrinkles…oh that’s importance.

After taking fruit,I will keep the peels and dry under the sun,spread them out,let every peel get sunshine …after few times,notice it dried no moisture,you may keep in container but keep away from the sun.For me after few sun dried, i grind them and keep in plastic container which cover with aluminum paper…i use them as a facial scrub and facial can start with facial mask…Use 1 teaspoon of grind pomegranate ,mix with honey,few drops of lemon juices,or milk,if you have dry skin.You also can mix with white egg and lemon juices in case you have oily skin…after it dries then softly scrub it out then wash with warm water and cold water last.

Hope you enjoy and start looking around,for the benefit of things which you almost throw away.You may wonder what you have found.Myself,Im looking forward for my orange peels.


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