Kidney stones (renal lithiasis) can be one of the most excruciatingly painful conditions you can experience. In the United States, about 10-15 percent of adults will be diagnosed with a kidney stone in their lifetime. Roughly 1 million Americans develop kidney stones each year. Once you have had one kidney stone attack, your chance of recurrence is about 70 to 80 percent. Family genetics can increase your risk. And the younger you are when you have your first attack, the greater your risk of recurrence. Records of kidney stones can be found since the beginning of civilization. Lithotomy, a surgical procedure for removing stones, is one of the earliest known surgical procedures. In fact, a ca
I've learned a lot over the years as a massage therapist in Fargo, ND and would like to share my findings with you! All the entries in this section are either my life experiences, the experiences of others, or ideas that I believe to be true. Some of the health ideas and suggestions may work for some people but not for others. I AM NOT A DOCTOR OR A MEDICAL PERSON so I cannot diagnose, only give suggestions from my personal experience, which you may or may not find beneficial. It is my hope that if you try any of my Health Ideas that you and your family may lead a healthier life!
"Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privilege to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic. The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom."
-by Benjamin Rush, MD, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and physician to George Washington