Flashcards in AK Collected Published Articles and Reprints Deck (56):
According to the Goodheart article titled "The Anemias", what are the normal ranges for: Hematocrit; Red Cell Count; and Hemoglobin in Men and Women?
Men: 40-54; Women: 37-47
Acidosis is an over-activity of the: Sympathetics or Parasympathetics?
Alkalosis is an over-activity of the: Sympathetics or Parasympathetics?
Acidosis is an over-activity of the Sympathetics
Alkalosis is an over-activity of the Parasympathetics
Which pH throws calcium out of solution and what is it associated with?
Allergy, Migraine, arthritic pains, and complaints of insomnia that is often associatd with stiffness on rising.
Shortness of breath, palpitations, pruritus ani, flatulence and a sensation of distension of the stomach immediately after eating can be associated with what?
What secretions are influenced directly by the quality and quantity of the acidity of the stomach?
Corrections of which two areas of the spine, as well as "intelligent changes in the diet" can provide relief to relative alkalosis or acidosis?
Upper cervicals and pelvic area
What conditions are generally characterized by a slow pulse, itchy crawling sensations, stiffness of joints and symptons which occur after rest, such as night cramps, night coughs and an abnormally high hematocrit?
What conditions are generally characterized by symptoms related to oxygen uptake patterns, such as frequent sighing and breathlessness and insomnia associated with breathlessness and complain of a "lump" in the throat and have a cold sweat type of perspiration pattern alternating with a dry skin and a dry hard stool, basically of dehydration?
What causes the achy symptoms in an excessively alkaline person?
Calcium precipitates in an excessively alkaline person even though they may be dietarly deficient
What organ is involved in creating the acid/alkaline balance and what vitamin should be used to help?
Kidneys; vitamin A
What organ is on the opposite end of the metabolic teetertotter to the liver?
What vitamin is an antagonist to Vitamin A?
Alkaline stool is generally a good sign for the need for what two supplements?
Bile and HCl
Infectious diseases do what the the pH?
Alkaline minerals and leafy vegetables will help what?
A low pH
Acidic Minerals and Apple Cider vinegar will help what?
A high pH
B complex vitamins, as compared to G, are what?
Niacin and Riboflavin
A bright red tip of the tongue is an indicator for need of what?
Riboflavin and Niacin
The strawberry tongue that has a purple color is an indicator for the need of what?
Cracking of the lips, especially at the corners, is an indicator for what?
Riboflavin and Niacin
What is the first tissue to suffer from a riboflavin and niacin deficiency?
Loss of the substance of the upper lip is an indicator of what?
Riboflavin and Niacin deficiency
Dermatitis, Dementia, and Diarrhea are classical signs of what?
Which vertebral sections will be found restricted in an acute asthma attack?
T2, 3 and 4, most common T4.
4th rib elevated on right
C3 rotated left
What should be given for a calcific bursitis?
Vitamin a, C, E and and acid calcium products. Vitamin a, C, E should be given one hour early in the acid calcium product should be given until the patient yawns and then cut down by one less than that per day.
What should be given for chronic shoulder dislocations?
Vitamin B complex and manganese B 12.
What should be given in neuritis associated with fatigue?
B complex. In alkalosis association acid and calcium and phosphorus compounds are needed. Shock doses of vitamin E complex occasionally required in syndromes following excessive use of synthetic fats.
What organ or gland relates most with asthma and emphysema?
The adrenals (not the lung parenchyma)
What is the "Thorn" test?
When ACTH is given to a patient the number of eosinophils decreases, which indicates the action of the adrenals in this condition.
What subluxation would you expect in an acute asthma attack?
T2, 3, 4, most commonly the 4th.
4th rib elevated on the right
C3 rotated to the left
What is the function of acetylcholinesterase ?
Activate acetylcholine in the nervous sheath into an active form.
However, as fast as it activates the acetylcholine to an active form it can degrade into acetic acid and choline.
What foods are rich in riboflavin and niacin?
Yeast, milk, egg white, kidney, liver, heart and growing leafy vegetables
What foods are high in riboflavin?
Yeast, milk and egg white
What foods are high in niacin?
Liver, adrenals, kidney, yeast, whole grains, mushrooms and peanuts
What foods seem to help in the production of cholinesterase?
Calf brains and sprouted grains
Carpal tunnel symptoms with numbness of the palm of the hand indicate what?
Pronator teres syndrome
Insomnia unrelated to emotional tensions and disturbances in calcium and vitamin B levels are often caused by what?
Low blood sugar secondary to hyperinsulinism
Which spinal segment is most connected with enurisis and why?
C3. Because of its involvement with the innervation of the diaphragm and when CO2 levels rise it can cause loss of urine.
Which postural distortions would you see in a person with enurisis?
Upper trap weak with occiput rotated one way and the shoulders tilted the other. Treat by simulating the bicipital groove bilaterally and the occiput bilaterally at the sorest point.
What vitamin should be considered with enurisis?
What is "the Master test"? What does it show and what is a normal response?
Have a patient hop on his left foot ten times then have him hop on his right ten times. Hopping 20 times should bring the pulse rate up 40 bpm and it should return to normal within 2 minutes.
With a weak subscapularis and failure of the heart rate to increase after the master test, what nutrition should be given?
Cytosol beef heart extract and beef heart meat.
At what vertebral level is the esophageal hiatus?
Constricting and tight garments across the abdomen may cause what?
What cranial finding is common with allergies?
The so-called banana head, Temporal bulge on one side and parietal decent on the other
What muscle is commonly found bilaterally weak in allergy?
Pectoralis major clavicular
What is to be expected of the latissimus dorsi muscle in a frozen shoulder?
The opposite side of the frozen shoulder will have a weak latissimus dorsi and the the side of the frozen shoulder will have a hypertonic latissimus dorsi.
(True or False) The concentration of B vitamins is four times more in body tissues then in the blood.
Clams and salted herring contain what? And what does it do?
Thiaminase. Destroys B vitamins.
What can be used in the saliva to evaluate vitamin D level?
Inability to fall asleep can be a deficiency of what?
The ability to fall asleep and then the patient reawakens and finds it hard to fall back asleep can mean what?
B vitamin deficiency
What substance is made every time a cell divides which sparks the synthesis of a new cell?
What is the only substance that can produce chromosome fingerprints, known as morphogens?
What is archusia?
A substance that is beneficial to cell growth. And low concentrations this substance is beneficial to health and growth of cells; high concentrations cause cessation of growth and death of cells.