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Swelling

Postby Josef » Thu May 05, 2011 5:15 pm

Hi Namdrol and anyone else who is interested in what our resident doctor has to say about it.
I recently had a couple of operations to repair my knee. The meniscus was badly torn and my ACL had to be completely replaced.
The most recent operation was about a month ago and recovery is going well. I am about to start physical therapy and there is one area that I was hoping to get some advice on.
The knee is still quite swollen, this is totally normal but the healing/physical therapy process will go smoother and faster if I can diminish the swelling.
What are my options from a the TM point of view? Suggestions for both external and dietary remedies would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
nangwa
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Re: Swelling

Postby Malcolm » Thu May 05, 2011 5:26 pm

Nangwa wrote:Hi Namdrol and anyone else who is interested in what our resident doctor has to say about it.
I recently had a couple of operations to repair my knee. The meniscus was badly torn and my ACL had to be completely replaced.
The most recent operation was about a month ago and recovery is going well. I am about to start physical therapy and there is one area that I was hoping to get some advice on.
The knee is still quite swollen, this is totally normal but the healing/physical therapy process will go smoother and faster if I can diminish the swelling.
What are my options from a the TM point of view? Suggestions for both external and dietary remedies would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
nangwa



Moxa will reduce the swelling immediately -- provided it is not an inflamation/infection. Otherwise try cold compresses. Way to find out is apply hot, see it is more comfortable. If not, then apply cold. Or reverse. whichever your instinct sends you. Then, apply corresponding diet and behavior.

if it is red an angry looking, it is probably hot. If not, cold.
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Re: Swelling

Postby Josef » Thu May 05, 2011 5:38 pm

Namdrol wrote:
Nangwa wrote:Hi Namdrol and anyone else who is interested in what our resident doctor has to say about it.
I recently had a couple of operations to repair my knee. The meniscus was badly torn and my ACL had to be completely replaced.
The most recent operation was about a month ago and recovery is going well. I am about to start physical therapy and there is one area that I was hoping to get some advice on.
The knee is still quite swollen, this is totally normal but the healing/physical therapy process will go smoother and faster if I can diminish the swelling.
What are my options from a the TM point of view? Suggestions for both external and dietary remedies would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
nangwa



Moxa will reduce the swelling immediately -- provided it is not an inflamation/infection. Otherwise try cold compresses. Way to find out is apply hot, see it is more comfortable. If not, then apply cold. Or reverse. whichever your instinct sends you. Then, apply corresponding diet and behavior.

if it is red an angry looking, it is probably hot. If not, cold.

Thanks Namdrol.
Its definitely not infection related.
Ice and heat both seem to help. I will get some moxa.
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Re: Swelling

Postby Josef » Thu May 19, 2011 12:28 am

the moxa treatment is remarkable.
Not only did it diminish the swelling in my knee, but my comfortable range of motion was significantly increased.
thanks again for the recommendation Namdrol.
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Re: Swelling

Postby Malcolm » Thu May 19, 2011 12:37 am

Nangwa wrote:the moxa treatment is remarkable.
Not only did it diminish the swelling in my knee, but my comfortable range of motion was significantly increased.
thanks again for the recommendation Namdrol.



Sure thing.
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Re: Swelling

Postby ronnewmexico » Thu May 19, 2011 2:02 am

HOw compassionate, and with compassionate result to boot. How very rare to suceed at this thing of compassion.

How fortunate to be Namdrol and Nangwa.
And I am happier reading this.
So fortunate are Namdrol Nangwa and Ron, and perhaps many others :smile: .
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Re: Swelling

Postby Pema Rigdzin » Thu May 19, 2011 10:09 am

E Ma!
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