Chlamydia infection, often simply known as chlamydia, is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Most people who are infected have no symptoms. When symptoms do develop this can take a few weeks following infection to occur. Symptoms in women may include vaginal discharge or burning with urination. Symptoms in men may include discharge from the penis, burning with urination, or pain and swelling of one or both testicles. The infection can spread to the upper genital tract in women causing pelvic inflammatory disease, which may result in future infertility or ectopic pregnancy.1
Chlamydia usually don’t bring any symptom to the infected person. If any, the symptom will appear not instantly after being infected. The symptom will emerge after some few weeks after being infected. The symptom that may show up including abnormal vaginal discharge, burning sensation when urinating, and also Pain and swelling in one or both testicles
Chlamydia is a disease that is regarded as a disease that spread via sexual activity. Therefore, one way to prevent the infection is by using condom during sex. Other thing that should be done is not having anal sex. Not only adult people, new born babies can get infected also during birth.
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Acupuncture treatment for Chlamydia
Chlamydia, which is a fungi infection to the female sexual organ when not treated appropriately will bring pain to the pelvic organ. The organ will be inflamed because of this disorder. Appropriate acupuncture treatment combined with herbal medicine will effectively cure this disorder. Acupoints will be choosen carefully to treat this disorder. As this disorder is happen in the sexual organ, then acupoints near this sexual organ will be selected, for example acupoints at the stomach.
- Chlamydia – cdc.gov – 2017, https://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm
- Chlamydia Infection, Written by The Healthline Editorial Team, Medically Reviewed by Steven Kim, MD on September 11, 2015, http://www.healthline.com/health/std/chlamydia#Causes2
- Chlamydia in Women, Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Medical Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD, http://www.medicinenet.com/chlamydia_in_women_overview/article.htm
- Acupuncture for PID & Health Insurance Chlamydia Screenings, 29 January 2013, http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1139-acupuncturepidinsurancechlamydiascreenings