In acupuncture, pneumothorax usually occurs in the following way: A needle punctures the lung tissue. Then the natural respiratory movement of the lung causes tearing at the injury and enlarges the puncture. The needling hole on the thoracic wall may become a one-directional valve such that air can be sucked only into the cavity and not the other way. If blood vessels are involved, both blood and air fill the cavity to form hemopneu-mothorax. All these conditions change negative pressure into positive pressure inside the cavity, especially in the diseased lungs of patients with emphysema, a history of smoking, and other respiratory disease.
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Spiritual healing is the ability of your mind and soul to repair your ailments. These ailments are not limited mere physical wounds, but can also relate to mental illness and self esteem issues. Many modern day physicians invoke the idea of spiritual healing along with western medicine as a means to promote the health of their patients.