Cupping

Cupping is an ancient methodology in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine. The use of cupping could be traced back to the fourth century when the renowned herbalist Ge Hong made a record of a form of cupping in a handbook of prescriptions.

Afterwards, some literatures gave vivid description of a cupping process during the Tang and Qing dynasties. A particular literature dedicated an entire chapter to “Fire Jar Qi”; a type of cupping that alleviates headaches, dizziness and abdominal pain.

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Pulse Diagnosis

Pulse diagnosis is one of the fundamental parts of a diagnostic process in the practice of Chinese medicine. 

Pulse diagnosis is used in conjunction with other methods of diagnosis such as inspecting –making a general physical observation of the patient; auscultation and olfaction - listening and smelling as well as questioning – obtaining general information about the patient’s symptoms.

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LASIK

Recovery

Recovery differs in every case, but almost all patients are usually able to drive, work and get back to normal daily activities within 24-48 hours after surgery. Most patients show amazement at how easy the recovery was and how they wish they could have had surgery earlier.

After Surgery

While the recovery time is incredibly fast after the procedure, there actually are some vital steps and instructions you need to follow to guarantee proper healing.

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LASIK

LASIK Procedure Steps

Before the procedure starts, your doctor will apply numbing eye drops to prevent any discomfort throughout the procedure. Your doctor may as well give you some medication to help you relax.

Your doctor will use an instrument called a lid speculum to keep your eyelids open while your eye is positioned under the laser.

The next step is to create a corneal flap using laser, see figure below.

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LASIK

Before LASIK Surgery

LASIK can be very successful if done on the right patient, but it is not for everyone.

That is why your doctor will carry out a thorough eye exam to be sure your eyes are healthy enough for the procedure. Your doctor will examine:

  • The shape and thickness of your cornea
  • Pupil size
  • Refractive errors
  • Moistness of your eye
  • Other eye conditions

Your doctor will assess your general health and take note of any medication you are taking.

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Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

After the Procedure

  • After the surgery, you will be transferred to the recovery room where your blood pressure, breathing rate, and oxygen level will be monitored closely.
  • Once you are awake and your vital signs return to normal, you will be transferred to your own private room in the ward.
  • Our nurses will take care of you in the ward and provide you with pain medication for incisional pain if needed.
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Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

During the Procedure

  • You will be required to take off any jewelry or other objects that may interfere with the procedure.
  • You will be requested to take off your clothing. You will be provided a gown to wear instead.
  • You will be requested to empty your bladder before the procedure.
  • Your nurse will shave the surgical site should there be too much hair.
  • An IV line will be inserted in your arm or hand.

The Procedure

  • You will be positioned in your back on the operating table.
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