Shingles My shingles began on November 8, 2012 on the top of my head and down the left side of my face and neck. The chicken pox outbreak covered my left eye, half of my nose , cheek, mouth and chin. This part of my face, including half of my tongue were numbed and painful.The left eyelid would not open.My general practitioner prescribed medication and referred me to my optometristwho, with the aid of his nurse, forced the lids to part and inserted medication in the eye. A steroid was given and instructions to use this medication four times a day for one week. The following week, after re-examination, the sixth and eighth nerves found to be damaged. Again, a steroid was prescribed twice a day. Despite the prescribed medications, the eye retained a constant blur-as if water was constantly flowing in the eye. I was informed that there wasn't anything more to be done, but all would heal in time.I was aware that this condition might last months and, possibly, a lifetime. The following months I experienced constant, throbbing, headaches, and an unbearable itchyness.The use of various lotions to soothe my skin helped, but very little.My daughter, who is a patient of Dr. Zymler, heard the he was treating a person who had been suffering from the shingles a few years with no relief. This person was treated for shingles through the use of acupuncture and lazer therapy and was cured.Reluctantly, I decided to see if there was treatment for shingles through this method.I felt that medications were tried (and I even used nerve shield-not - FDA approved from a health store). I was tired of waking up in the morning and finding blood on my pillow and my fingers from scratching my skin in various places during the night. I followed all recommendations of hot and cold compacts throughout the day and night. The use of these wore thin and I became desperate enough to try anything and everything. This desperation was the best step, the best advice I ever took.After three treatments I had an appointment for my eyes to recheck the status. It was found that I no longer had nerve damage. The water fall in this eye was no longer there.With each treatment I found and continue to find that my severe headaches are gone and the unbearable itchyness is very low and not as painful. The pain on the top of my head still remains, but it is light and I am able to wash, brush and have my hair cut with ease. I can put hair rollers in my hair and sleep without pulling them out.At first I thought all this healing was wishful thinking, however, I know it is not. The relief that I am experiencing is indescribable. I am able to touch my left side of the face and neck. My tongue is no longer numb and I was able to have dental work done with ease.I still have pain on the left side of my head, forehead and the upper eyelid. I can feel an uncomfortable pulling in my eye, however, it is all very tolerable and mild. The treatments will continue as long as recommended and along with them, my confidence.Christine Wroblewski
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November 1, 2013I just wanted to express my thanks and appreciation for the wonderful treatment and care that I received through Acupuncture treatments in your office.I had been going to University Hospitals pain management center for seven years, receiving cortisone injections that gave me maybe 30 days of some relief, finally the doctor informed me there was nothing else not even another surgery would help my back get better. Prior To coming to see Doctor Zymler, I had lost all hope of ever recovering and being functional again after being told nothing else could be done. At the last Cortisone into my facet joints I experienced some problems from a tube being inserted in my throat to keep my airway open doing the anesthesia, it was after that I decided to seek him out for treatment. I had read in a book that acupuncture was helping a lot of back patients get back into the swing of life. I doubted it..but I felt it was my last result.After a few treatments I woke up one morning able to move better...I sat up in bed surprised that I felt better. I remembered being so excited that I went for a short walk feeling less pain then I ever felt since my injury in 2003.The first time I was ever able to walk around the block of my home since being injured. As I continued treatments, I started to feel like a new person. I am so happy that I tried an alternative course; acupuncture because through the skillful treatments of David Zylmer, D.D.C., I am in less pain and take no medication for my back condition. I am forever indebted to Dr. Zylmer and acupuncture treatments for relieving me of this debilitating condition. I am now able to work part time, twenty hours a week and I have hope that with continued treatments I will return to work full time in the near future.Whenever I meet others that suffer from a back injury the first thing I say is "you must go for acupuncture treatments, believe me is works, look I can raise my leg up again."Because of acupuncture treatments I am free of addicting pain medications.I am no longer depressed over my injury from work..but confident that now I am getting my life back.Thank you Doctor Zylmer, for not giving up on me and sticking me with those little life saving needles that have given me my life back.As you can see now I can go out and enjoy my life again, thanks to acupuncture.Bertha Toney
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Mistakes happen, and when it comes to owning a carpet or rug, mistakes usually mean stains. The plush softness of carpet and rugs comes with a price: the time and care required to clean them. Cleaning your carpet or rugs can require some extra work and special techniques that differ from typical hardwood or tile floors. In some cases, you may even need to hire a professional to get the best results.
For minor stains or routine cleaning, it's possible to effectively treat a carpet or rug yourself. If a thorough vacuuming doesn't get rid of dirt in certain areas, here's how to tackle them on your own.
A number of liquids can stain carpet or rug materials, including wine, coffee, nail polish, or blood, to name a few. Depending on what caused the stain, the carpet or rug's material, and how long it's been there, you may need to use different techniques or cleaning supplies to get rid of it. In general, though, keep the following ground rules in mind for stain removal:
- Apply a cleaning solvent directly on the stain, if needed, and allow it to soak in for a few seconds.
- Use a damp cloth to blot the spot. Don't scrub or apply too much pressure, as this might only further embed the stain into the carpet or rug.
- Rinse the cloth and continue blotting until the stain is removed.
Take these steps to remove a stain as soon as possible to prevent drying.
Some stains may come out with little more than water or a mild soap. More serious stains may require a solvent to make removal easier. The best solvent to use depends on what caused the stain.
-Water-soluble stains: These include berries, cola, food dye, jelly, mud, washable ink, or wet paint. Mix a solution of 1/4-teaspoon nonbleach detergent (or white vinegar) with 32 ounces of water.
-Dark water-soluble stains: Chocolate, coffee, mustard, tea, wine, and bodily fluids often stain much more readily than other water-soluble materials and need a different solvent. Use 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed in 1 cup of water first. If this doesn't work, try combining one part chlorine bleach with five parts water. These solvents may remove color from certain fabrics like wool, so check with the manufacturer for the best cleaning method.
-Oils and waxes: This would include glue, gum, nail polish, and cigarette residue. The best way to clean each of these varies - some may need to be simply scraped off or, if possible, frozen to make it brittle and then chipped away. Most glue can be dissolved and removed using a solvent like rubbing alcohol. Nail polish may also be dissolved using rubbing alcohol or with nail polish remover containing acetone.
Why You Should Hire a Carpet Cleaner Service
Unfortunately, some stains may prove difficult to remove using household products. In any case, vacuuming and spot cleaning may not be enough to get your carpet or rug looking like new again. That's why many homeowners opt to hire a professional carpet cleaning service on a regular basis, around once every 12 to 18 months.
When it comes to heavy-duty carpet cleaning, you have many options to pick from. The two most common methods for cleaning carpets are steam cleaning and dry cleaning.
Steam Cleaning Carpets
Steam cleaning is a common method for professional carpet cleaning, but the name is somewhat misleading. Steam-cleaning services use machines that utilize hot (but not boiling) water in combination with a vacuum. The water is heated inside the machine and sometimes mixed with detergent before being sprayed directly onto the carpet. At the same time, a vacuum sucks up the water almost immediately after hitting the fabric. The hot water extracts far more dirt and stains than would be possible by hand.
Cleaning machines using hot water extraction can be purchased or rented for home use, but they aren't always as powerful as what professional cleaning services use. Improperly drying the carpet may also cause bacteria or mold growth. Professional cleaners also employ a number of other methods to pre-treat the carpet and ensure adequate drying. For these reasons, professional carpet cleaning may be preferable to do-it-yourself methods.
Carpets or rugs can also be thoroughly cleaned using a dry-cleaning method. As the name suggests, there is much less water involved in dry cleaning, which means the carpet can be ready to use in less time. Using powerful solvents to break down dirt and stains, dry cleaning puts less physical stress on the carpet, and thus might be better in the long run. However, dry cleaning is usually more expensive than hot-water cleaning services. In addition, the chemicals used to dry clean carpets might irritate pets, people with sensitive skin, or anyone sensitive to strong odors.
What to Ask a Professional Service
Before choosing a professional carpet cleaning service, make sure you will be getting what you paid for by asking the right questions and doing your homework.
Decide Which Method to Use
Again, there are pros and cons involved in using a hot-water-based cleaning service or dry cleaning. Take into consideration not only cost, but how long the process will take from start to finish, including drying time. Also take note of the material your carpet is made from, and consult the manufacturer if possible to learn about the best ways to clean it. If you or your family is sensitive to any chemicals, be sure to keep this in mind and ask about what chemicals are used.
Research Online or in Person
You can find reviews of most professional carpet-cleaning services online, as well as information about a company's specific process, the chemicals used, and cost. It's also wise to ask friends and family members about services they've used in the past to get a recommendation. Don't always go with the service offering the lowest price, or hire a service who advertises door-to-door or over the phone, unless you have done thorough research on them.
Ask About Employees and Services Offered
Carpet cleaning services will be entering your home, potentially while you aren't there, so you want to feel comfortable with the business you trust with this responsibility. Ask if the company conducts background checks on employees, as well as if they are insured in your state. Without liability insurance, a mistake that results in damage to your home or furniture may be your responsibility to pay for.
Getting a Quote
If you've found a carpet-cleaning service you can trust, ask to get a quote. This may involve specifying exactly what services you would like performed, as well as the size of your home's carpeted area. Make sure you understand exactly what is included in a quoted price. Some businesses may charge extra to move furniture, clean stairs, or use special treatment methods. It's also common for businesses to sell customers on products and services they don't need. Don't hesitate to ask questions if any detail about the quote is unclear.
Choosing a Carpet Cleaner
If you instead want to rent or buy a carpet-cleaning machine to use yourself, you have many options to pick from.
Since heavy-duty carpet cleaning isn't a frequent activity for most homeowners, many choose to simply rent one of these machines. Of course, renting is usually much cheaper than owning a machine or hiring a service, which is the biggest advantage in this situation. But not all rental units perform equally, and some might require extra drying time or the use of special solvents that will cost more. There's also the time and effort that goes into carpet cleaning - renting a unit means you must also move furniture yourself and pay close attention to ensure you're operating the unit correctly. Making a mistake could mean damaging your carpet or the unit itself. Also, improperly drying carpet could allow harmful bacteria and mold to grow. Before renting a carpet cleaner, make sure you're up for the task at hand.
Owning Your Own
Homeowners can purchase carpet cleaners ranging from compact units to full-size industrial-strength machines. Besides price, take note of the features of a unit and compare them to what you most need from a carpet cleaner. Some models specialize in removing allergens from pet hair, while others may work better on tough stains, for example. Another key consideration: Make sure you have room for it. Some carpet cleaners can be bulky and require ample storage space.
Other features you may want to look for in a cleaning unit include:
- Attachments: Some models include special attachments that work on upholstery, stairs, bare floors, or small spaces.
- Brushes: Some units may not use a brush to agitate the carpet, while others might use a stationary one or multiple actuating brushes.
- Hose length: Bigger machines can be hard to maneuver around a room. Having a detachable hose of considerable length can make it easier to clean open spaces as well as more cramped areas.
Make the right choice in carpet cleaners by considering all the options available to you and how they fit into your needs and budget.