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Menstrual Cramping

The most recent theory of the cause of pain during menstruation is uterine ischemia (oxygen starvation) and sensitization of uterine pain fibers resulting from excessive uterine contraction. This responds rapidly with QuadraBloc™ One QuadraBloc™ device is placed in the middle, just above the pubic bone and pubic hair. Two other devices are placed one inch above to each side of the first device. Two additional devices are placed on the back over the dimples over the buttocks.

Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting can result from several underlying causes.  Nausea is a term which has been in use for over 3,000 years.  It is a feeling of discomfort, accompanied by salivation, aversion to food, weakness, trembling, and perspiration.  Nausea usually precedes vomiting and is common in the early months of pregnancy*, in gastrointestinal disturbances, disease associated with balance disturbance and chemical agents such as chemotherapy.  Vomiting may occur in morning sickness of pregnancy*, brain tumors, dysfunction of the digestive system, or from drugs that cause nausea and vomiting.  QuadraBloc™ treatment is basically the same regardless of cause, therefore, we will demonstrate the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy.

Nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy is well recognized, but the mechanism is poorly understood.  Acute chemotherapy-induced vomiting is the most common type and is seen with almost all commonly used chemotherapeutic agents.  Anticipatory vomiting is felt to be caused by previous experience with the effects of a chemotherapeutic agent and occurs when patients are scheduled to receive a treatment.  Delayed vomiting is a poorly understood phenomenon in which vomiting can begin one to four days after chemotherapy.

Proper placement of QuadraBloc™ devices or the treatment of nausea and vomiting is simple and reproducible.  Simply feel, and press deeply with a finger, along the wrist, on the lower thumb side and on the palm surface, just up the wrist from the hand/wrist joint.  A place of higher sensitivity to pressure should be found within two inches from the hand-wrist joint.  That is the proper location for the QuadraBloc™ for nausea and vomiting.  The devices are to be placed on the wrist about one hour prior to chemotherapy and worn for about four days after the last dose of chemotherapy.

 *see precautions

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