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Tips for Using Mineral Oil in the Treatment of Hemorrhoids

Talking about Hemorrhoids is not one of the most pleasant topic to discuss even with your best friend or even your doctor as it is an embarrassing subject and this is why many people who suffer from them hemorrhoid tend to avoid talking about them. However, having Hemorrhoids is very common and almost half of the American population will have suffered from them by the age of 50, though approx ten million Americans are suffering from painful hemorrhoids right now only 5% are seeking medical attention.

Having a hemorrhoid is not a fatal condition, but with lack of information, it may become dangerous, and it is important to identify the causes of Hemorrhoids to avoid them becoming worse and even to prevent it from becoming pathological, one must also be informed of the kinds of hemorrhoids and their recommended treatment.

Most Hemorrhoids will actually heal up on their own, which is good to know. Unless you continue to strain when defecating or have chronic constipation or diarrhea, which causes it to flare up, most hemorrhoids heal naturally with out any interventions.

You know when you have hemorrhoids when you find it difficult to even have a bowel movement. You will experience pain, itching, swelling and often bleeding because of your hemorrhoids. If any such symptoms occur to you, it is wise to first consult your doctor.

Your doctor may advise lifestyle changes and the use of a hemorrhoid treatment cream to treat your condition. However, in the world of hemorrhoid sufferers, the word ‘cure’ actually means that your particular hemorrhoid will shrink and so stop giving you the discomfort of the associated problems.

So is it possible for you to completely cure your hemorrhoid problem? Well, unfortunately the simple answer is “no.” The truth is that no matter what a treatment program claims it can do, the problem veins will remain in your anal walls. So although there is no way to permanently “cure” the problem, there are a number of treatments that help not only in minimizing your risk of hemorrhoid but can also help at shrinking the size and reducing the pain and irritation that is associated with hemorrhoids. We must then look at methods that ensure the veins in your anal walls stay stress-free as reducing this is a key way to keeping these veins from struggling and swelling to prevent hemorrhoids.

What sufferers really need are tips on how to avoid getting hemorrhoids in the first place and tips to reduce the suffering they inflict without resorting to surgery or expensive ointments, preferably using a natural remedy.

Tip 1. Check your Diet and lifestyle first:

A little knowledge of the main causes of hemorrhoids may help to prevent hemorrhoid in becoming pathological. They are most frequently due to an unbalanced diet and straining during excretion in the anal part. These two main causes are connected, because when you eat the wrong foods, it will lead to poor bowel movements which will often lead to constipation and straining in the toilet.

The Western diet makes many people much more liable to hemorrhoids, this is largely because the western diet has become full of processed contents lacking in fiber content, and consumption of processed foods has increased still further with the sheer numbers and variety of fast food outlets.

Tip 2 The Use of a Protectant.

Protectants such as Mineral Oil (Balneol) are used to prevent irritation, itching, pain and burning of the perianal area by forming a physical barrier on the skin. Some of the main protectants used are:

  • Aluminum hydroxide gel
  • Cocoa butter
  • Glycerin
  • Kaolin
  • Lanolin
  • Mineral oil (Balneol)
  • White petrolatum
  • Starch
  • Zinc oxide or calamine (which contains zinc oxide) in concentrations of up to 25%
  • Cod liver oil or shark liver oil if the amount of vitamin A is 10,000 USP units/day.

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Hypnotizability – Do You Have It?

Hypnotizability is the ability to experience hypnotic trance, usually via self-hypnosis or under the instruction of another person, such as a hypnotherapist. People vary in their ability to go into trance at will and on purpose. As a human trait, hypnotizability seems to be “normally” distributed throughout the population. In other words, statistically, the distribution of hypnotizability in the general population follows the bell-shaped curve. This means that a small percentage of people, about 10%, are highly hypnotizable and access trance quite easily. They seem to have a natural, inborn ability to go into trance. At the other end of the continuum, there is a small percentage of people for whom accessing trance (at least on purpose or at someone’s instruction) is difficult. The rest of the population, about 80%, are in the middle of the continuum of hypnotizability—they are low average, average and high average. In this sense, hypnotizability varies from person to person, just as other naturally-occurring traits, such as intelligence or height.

Certain psychological, social, and physiological factors correlate with hypnotizability, and may actually contribute to hypnotizability. When a hypnotherapist conducts formal or informal “tests of hypnotizability” he or she is asking the client to perform some simple exercises designed to elicit one or more of the factors that correspond to hypnotizability. According to Dr. Steven Gurgevich in his Self-Hypnosis Home Study Course (Sounds True, 2006) there are many common indicators of hypnotizability. These factors, or indicators, of hypnotizability are discussed below in the following paragraphs.

Ability to Follow Instructions

Some people follow instructions willingly when they believe it is in their interests to do so–and are very compliant with a hypnotherapist’s instructions. These people will have go into trance more easily than other who do not like being told what to do and will often have a compelling drive to disobey or ignore instructions, just to maintain their own sense of self-direction and independent thinking. People in the latter category (independent) can be hypnotized, as long as the hypnotherapist does not use an authoritarian approach.

The authoritarian approach usually will not work well with independent thinkers. To have success with independent thinkers, the hypnotherapist must reinforce the client’s own decision-making capabilities throughout the hypnosis process, and allow the client to consider options on how to best use and respond to the hypnotic process.

Capacity for Daydreaming and Deep Concentration

If you easily slip into daydreaming, and you get easily absorbed in movies, books, and video games, then you probably have a good level of hypnotizability. If you are distractible and find it hard to sit still for even a few minutes, you will probably have less hypnotizability.

Imagination

If you have a good ability to visualize and imagine new possibilities, then you are a good hypnotic candidate. The success of hypnosis often relies on your ability to imagine carrying out new behaviors. If you are lacking in imagination, your hypnotizability may be less than optimal.

The Eye-Roll Phenomenon

In the 1960’s Dr. Herbert Speigel conducted studies that showed a strong correlation between the ability to tilt one’s eyes up toward the forehead, and hypnotizability. The more white area one can show on the underside of the raised eyeball, the higher the hypnotizability. No one is sure why this correlation exists.

Interest in How the Mind Works

People with an interest in the mind and how it works usually become adept with hypnotic trance. People with an interest in the mind are those who often seek self-improvement by attending seminars, reading self-help books, listening to self-improvement CDs and DVDs, and spending time in activities such as meditation, journaling, yoga, relaxation, and hypnosis. People who have little interest in the mind will usually not even consider hypnosis as a viable option for solving a personal problem or for self-improvement.

An Open Mind

People usually succeed with hypnosis when they maintain an open mind about the process. They are curious and willing to explore what hypnosis is and how to use it. They maintain a positive expectation that hypnosis will be a pleasant, perhaps beneficial experience. People who are dead set against hypnosis or who want to prove that hypnosis doesn’t work or won’t work for them will usually not succeed with hypnosis.

Ability to Think Non-analytically

A person who thinks only in a logical, analytical manner will not have high hypnotizability. People with high hypnotizability can easily shift between analytical thinking and intuitive, creative, imaginative thinking.

Intellect

It is a common misconception that hypnotizability is usually linked to mental weakness or gullibility. Actually, the opposite is true. Those with high intelligence are often very good candidates for hypnosis.

A Word about Control Issues

Some beginners who don’t know much about hypnosis are reluctant to pursue hypnosis, and difficult to hypnotize, because they worry that hypnosis will cause them to give up self-control. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hypnosis actually helps people acquire more control over their thinking, actions, and emotions. In fact, many people seek hypnosis because they are habitually engaging in some behavior that is out of control (smoking, overeating, gambling, etc.). A person with control issues will do best in hypnosis with a thorough understanding of the process in advance.

Paper and Pencil Tests

There are some paper and pencil tests of hypnotizability, but not all are well-documented for predictability and msny have not been subjected to rigorous scientific analysis as to what they actually measure. The tests that are well-documented are usually used in scientific studies in which hypnotizability is a variable. Hypnotherapists rarely use these tests in actual practice because:

1) The tests are time consuming and expensive.

2) Most people are hypnotizable under the right circumstances, regardless of what the tests might show.

3) Hypnotizability also depends on one’s own expectations. If you think you are hypnotizable, your chances of going into trance are improved. If a test says you have low hypnotizability, it may lower your expectations and your low expectations may actually reduce your ability to go into trance.

Other Factors that influence the Success of Hypnosis

There are other factors that influence the success of hypnosis. Rapport with the person conducting hypnosis is one. Even if you want to be hypnotized, if the hypnotist or hypnotherapist working with you doesn’t seem completely trustworthy, or sincere, or skilled in working with you, you may encounter difficulty accessing trance. If you don’t feel comfortable with the individual conducting hypnosis with you, some part of your mind will be on guard.

Motivation is a very important factor in hypnosis. Motivation is highest when the individual sees benefit to accomplishing the goal, is willing to engage in the processes and steps that lead to the accomplishment, is totally congruent about wanting the accomplishment, and believes in his or her own capability to accomplish the goal. The most hypnotizable people are those who sincerely want to be hypnotized, expect hypnosis to work, and who want real results from hypnosis. A person who is not motivated to make a change will not be easily persuaded to do so with hypnosis.

If you feel half-way motivated to make a change, but still have some concerns or conflicts, it may be necessary for you to do extra work with your hypnotherapist to get satisfying or lasting results with hypnosis. Your conflicts may be due to:

o Competing goals: You can have result A or result B but not both.

o Competing values: The goal is linked to a significant personal value or belief, but having it also violates another significant personal value or belief.

o Wanting the goal, but not the work or steps required to achieve it.

o Wanting the goal, but not the attendant problems and/or responsibilities that might come with the accomplishment.

o Wanting the goal, but not knowing how to accomplish it.

o Wanting the goal, but feeling blocked by fears, inhibitions, and limiting beliefs rooted in past experiences.

To complicate matters, the exact source of the conflict often resides in the subconscious and is not available for cognitive, conscious analysis. In this case, the conflicted individual has to contend with dread, procrastination, or self-sabotage, without actually getting at the heart of the matter.

Reaching resolution on one’s own is tough. A psychotherapist who is also a hypnotherapist can use a variety of hypnotic processes to help you identify the type of conflict you may be encountering and can assist you to work through it, reach resolution, come to terms with it, and put it behind you.

What to do if You Think you have Low Hypnotizability

Surprisingly, belief in one’s own hypnotizability does not seem to be a significant factor in hypnotizability. I’ve had several clients who came to my practice doubting, for one reason or another, that they could be hypnotized. Yet, once I explained the process to them, and worked with them, they easily accessed trance. I’ve also had a few clients who were told by other hypnotherapists that they were not hypnotizable, or who found they could not access trance with previous hypnotherapists. Many of these clients have also accessed trance, under my guidance and instruction. Most people can access trance once they understand the hypnotic process, and they truly have motivation to be hypnotized.

If you think you have little hypnotizability or believe you could be a poor candidate for hypnosis, don’t give up. Find and work with a skilled hypnotherapist with whom you feel comfortable. Sometimes people with low hypnotizability require a few sessions of practice before they can access trance. A skilled hypnotherapist will experiment with different approaches and inductions to find the methods that work best for each client.

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Ginseng is Good For You, But Do Not Overuse

Ginseng is a perennial herb that starts flowering in its fourth year. It grows in the United States, Canada, & the mountainous forests of eastern Asia. The translucent, yellowish brown roots are harvested when plants reach between 3 & 6 years of age. This herb has been used in the Orient for 5000 years as a tonic. According to traditional Chinese medicine’s philosophy of opposites, American ginseng is a cool or yin tonic used to treat hot symptoms such as stress, insomnia, palpitations, & headache.

In parallel, Asian ginseng is hot or yang & is used to treat cold diseases. In the Orient, ginseng is considered a cure all. This stems from the Doctrine of Signatures, because the root is said to resemble a man’s appearance & is therefore useful to treat all of man’s ailments. Throughout history, the root has been used as a treatment for asthenia, atherosclerosis, blood & bleeding disorders, colitis, & relief of symptoms associated with aging, cancer, & senility. Ginseng is also widely believed to be an aphrodisiac.

Ginseng is classified as an ‘adaptogen’, helping the body to adapt to stress, improving stamina & concentration & providing a normalizing & restorative effect. It is also widely promoted as an aphrodisiac. The Korean root is highly prized & the most expensive. Long term use of ginseng can lead to symptoms similar to those of corticosteroid poisoning, including hypertension, nervousness & sleeplessness in some subjects, yet hypotension & tranquillizing effects in others. The benefits of ginseng treatment are by no means confirmed at the pharmacological level.

One promising example of cancer preventive effects that are not specific to any organ is Panax ginseng, an herb with a long medicinal history. The genus name of ginseng, Panax, is derived from the Greek pan (all) akos (cure), meaning cure-all. No single herb can be considered a panacea, but ginseng comes close to it. Ginseng is a tonic herb that helps to improve overall health & restore the body to balance, & helps the body to heal by itself. Its protective influence against cancer has been shown by extensive preclinical & epidemiological studies.

Ginseng is a very slow growing perennial herb, reaching about 2 ft in height. The older the root, the greater is the concentration of ginsenosides, the active chemical compounds; thus the ginseng becomes more potent with time. More than 28 ginsenosides have been extracted from ginseng, & might be associated with a wide range of therapeutic actions in the central nervous system, cardiovascular, endocrine systems. Indeed, ginseng promotes immune function, metabolism, possesses antistress & anti-aging activities. Several ginsenosides were proven to be nonorgan-specific tumor suppressors & to improve learning & memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Consumer Reports revealed that the amount of ginsenosides in Ginsana®, the ginseng market leader in the United States, is well standardized. The manufacturer claims that each Ginsana capsule contains 100 mg of standardized, concentrated ginseng. A study of the Swedish Ginsana product revealed consistency in ginsenoside content between batches. Ginsana is available in the United States in soft gel capsules & chewy squares. The capsules are green because chlorophyll is added. Other forms of ginseng are most commonly available in capsule or tablet form & are usually brown. Dosage strengths normally range between 50 mg & 300 mg of Panax ginseng extract per capsule or tablet. Also, several combination products are available. For example, Ginkogin® is a combination of Panax ginseng, Ginkgo biloba, & garlic. There are other types of ginseng on the market including Siberian, Brazilian, & Indian ginseng. These are not of the genus Panax & do not contain ginsenosides.

However, two studies have also suggested that administration of ginseng and ginkgo biloba has no effect on cognition or mood. Hartley and colleagues evaluated the effects of a 6 or 12 week course of a ginkgo & ginseng combination product (Gincosan®) on the mood and cognition of postmenopausal women. Subjects were administered a battery of mood, somatic anxiety, sleepiness, and menopausal symptom tests.

No improvement in memory performance evaluated by eight separate tests was noted in either the group receiving ginseng or the group receiving ginkgo biloba. Thus, it appears that conflicting results still exist as to the ability of ginseng to improve memory and cognition; however, even in those studies demonstrating a positive effect, the enhancement was generally small in magnitude.

If ginseng are being over consume or overused symptoms of toxicity such as hypertension, shortness of breath, dizziness, inability to concentrate, a loud palpable fourth heart sound, thrusting apical pulse, and hypertensive changes on examination were reported in a 39-year-old man who had taken various ginseng products for 3 years. His blood pressure measured 140/100 mmHg on three occasions over 6 weeks, and when referred for management of his hypertension it was 154/106 mmHg. He was advised to discontinue the ginseng products and 3-month later, his symptoms had resolved.

In addition, A 72-year-old woman experienced vaginal bleeding after taking 200 mg daily of a Swiss-Austrian geriatric formulation of ginseng (Geriatric Pharmaton, Bernardgrass, Austria) for an unspecified time. In a similar case, a 62-year-old woman had undergone a total hysterectomy 14 years previously and had been taking Rumanian ginseng alternating with Gerovital® every 2 weeks for 1 year. The patient derived a marked estrogenic effect from the product based on microscopy of vaginal smears as well as the gross appearance of the vaginal and cervical epithelium.

So the bottom line is ginseng comes pretty close as one of the best natural remedy that promotes various healthy well being. It is a fantastic option for longevity but just be aware that too much of a good thing might not give you desirable result. Use ginseng in moderation & you will enjoy the great benefit of this ancient perennial herb.

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Joseph Pilates in His Later Years

Joseph Pilates met his future wife Clara, a kindergarten teacher, on the boat to Ellis Island. The story goes that Clara suffered from arthritis and Joe worked with her to increase her mobility and relieve her pain. Once in New York they opened their gym at 939 Eighth Avenue, in the same building that housed rehearsal studios for George Ballanchine’s New York City Ballet.

Joseph Pilates never received the level of recognition that his brilliant work clearly deserved, and even today it is difficult to wade through the myth and find the true story. This is partially true because most of what we know about his life has come from students of students of his students.

While many facts about Joe’s life are verifiable, sources still disagree on the basics. In fact, I have reviewed several websites and each gives a different year of death (1966, 1967, 1968) as well as a different cause of death (he died in a fire, as a result of a fire, as a result of smoke inhalation from a fire etc.). According to his New York Times obituary Joseph Pilates died in 1967 at Lenox Hill Hospital, but the Times never mentions cause of death. And there was indeed a fire on the same floor as his studio in 1965 where Joe suffered a bad leg scrape while inspecting the studio.

According to Pilates Elder Mary Bowen, “To set the record straight – no, Joe did not die in a fire. He died two years later…of advanced emphysema from smoking cigars for too many years…” Apparently all the good breathing in the world could not keep his scarred lungs (recall that he was rheumatic and asthmatic as a child) from feeling the effects of smoking. As Joe left no will, Clara took over and ran the studio until she retired in the mid-70s. This is where the story gets a bit more interesting, as this when the different schools of Pilates were formed.

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Night Sweating – Common Causes of Night Sweats

If you suffer from night sweating, you probably often wake up in the middle of the night, with your sheets soaked in sweat. It can be very unpleasant, and what’s worse – the nightly interruptions can rob you of precious sleep that your body needs to feel healthy and energized.

There are several kinds of night sweats. One is the occasional night sweat that is not very severe, or even a more severe kind of night sweat that occurs when a person has a psychologically very intensive dream. There is nothing to worry about with this kind of nightly sweating problem, and no need for any kind of treatment or remedy. If it is bothering you, simple relaxation techniques can help you to have a more calm sleep. Meditation, progressive relaxation, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or other ways to calm down your nerves can help to reduce anxiety or stress. Also, avoid eating heavy meals before going to bed, do not watch TV, or if you want to, at least make it a funny comedy or a romantic love movie.

Another cause of night sweat can be a general hyperhidrosis. If you also sweat a lot during the day, you might simply have a general excessive sweating problem. Some simple adjustments in your diet, your lifestyle and your hygiene habits can help you to reduce your sweating back to your normal levels. For example, avoid eating spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine or other foods and beverages that are known to cause heavy sweating. An exception of that is green tea: Green tea causes you to sweat more directly after you drink it for about three hours, but afterwards your sweat production normalizes.

For women, one of the most common causes of night sweating is the variety of hormonal changes that their bodies undergo during menopause or pregnancy. In these cases, it is best to simply use some sweat absorbing night  gowns and always have a glass of cool water next to your bed. This condition might be troublesome, but it will pass sooner than you think. There are also natural ways of dealing with the symptoms of menopause that can help to reduce night sweating.

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Can Self Hypnosis Make You More Beautiful?

Many people are aware that self-hypnosis may be used to change bad habits. But they often ask whether self hypnosis can really be used to actually make you more beautiful and attractive. The answer is a qualified yes! As always, the objective of all hypnosis is to bypass the critical gatekeeper of the mind. That way, most of the improvements in our lives come to us much easier. But real change isn’t limited to habit control. The subconscious is also in charge of bodily systems, including the organs, cells, muscles, hormones and so much more.

Science has verified that the physical body, including things like psychosomatic natural improvement of body appearance, may be changed through self-hypnosis with the powerful tools of hypnotic suggestion. Whether it’s to lose body fat, increase muscular strength, reduce body pain or all the other things you’d you like to work on, if you can systematically and artfully provide yourself with the correct hypnotic suggestions, there are many wondrous changes that can happen for you.

In short, you can make yourself more beautiful with self-hypnosis provided you know what kind of suggestions will profoundly affect your subconscious mind! Here’s a good example from a self hypnosis lecture I recently gave. Marta, a self-hypnosis student, told me and the class she wanted to have more beautiful hair. So I encouraged the class to help craft some really effective self-hypnosis suggestions. Here’s how we broke it down.

We started with this suggestion: “I grow beautiful and lustrous black hair.” We then had her imagine what it would feel like and look like to have that kind of hair. And though it took her several applications of hypnosis over several weeks to achieve what she wanted, the change was finally apparent to Marta and all the classmates.

Her new hair seemed thicker, stronger and shinier while its texture seemed much improved to everyone around her. (She confirmed that her hair care products and regimen remained the same since we started this informal test.) Like Marta, if there is a particular area of your appearance you would like to beautify, you can use specific self-hypnosis suggestions to make it happen. Men, of course, can benefit just as well as women, with self-suggestions to make themselves look more handsome, vigorous and attractive also.

Self-hypnosis suggestions don’t have to get this specific to get results for you. You can craft suggestions to become more “overall” beautiful, handsome or attractive. That is enough for the subconscious to really begin making noticeable changes in your appearance. For best results, make sure your suggestions include the following:

  • Determine and recognize that your own subconscious mind can make you more attractive
  • Create vivid descriptions of just how it will feel to be more beautiful or handsome
  • Express in words how you will find greater benefit in your life (like attracting someone special)

Like Marta, it may take you time and application to make those hypnosis suggestions produce these exciting benefits. But I’ve seen it happen for my hypnotherapy clients who wanted to lose weight, control their diabetes blood glucose – and improve their appearance too. Just be patient, look for the changes and enjoy the transformation. It costs a lot less than cosmetic surgery, and it’s much more natural and a lot safer too.

Hypnosis can indeed make you more beautiful.

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How to Know If You’re Having a Severe Anxiety Attack

When you have finished reading this article, you will know about a severe anxiety attack. You will learn what symptoms you experience with an anxiety attack severe, as well as the drugs that are most often prescribed to treat this condition. So, be sure to read this article from this point to the end so you will have a good understanding of anxiety attack severe.

What is a severe anxiety attack?

If you are experiencing an anxiety attack severe, you are most likely suffering from panic attacks as there is no real diagnostic difference between severe anxiety attacks and panic attacks.

Severe anxiety attacks or panic attacks generally last less than 15 minutes. However they can be as short as two to five minutes.

The physical symptoms

If you have some or many of the following physical symptoms, it is most likely that you are experiencing severe anxiety or panic attacks.

-A sensation of adrenaline going through your entire body

-Sweating

-Shortness of breath

-Stomach problems

-Racing or pounding heartbeat or palpitations

-Chest pain

-Dizziness or vertigo

-Headache

-Lightheadedness

-Nausea / stomach pains

-Hyperventilation

-Choking or smothering sensations

-Hot or cold flashes

-Tingling or numbness in the hands, face, feet or mouth

-Feelings of “crawly,” “itchy,” or “tingly” skin sensations.

-Burning sensations

-Trembling or shaking

-Feeling of claustrophobia

-Feeling like the body is shutting down/dying

-Tremors in the legs/shaking legs/thighs

-Tingling spine

-Feeling like one is experiencing a heart attack

-Exhaustion

-Muscle spasms

-Feeling of physical weakness or limpness of the body

-Grinding teeth or tensing other muscles repeatedly or for prolonged periods of time

-Temporary blindness

-Sizzling/ringing in ears/head

The emotional and mental symptoms

The emotional symptoms of anxiety attack severe or panic attack are feeling tense and jumpy, feeling irritable, trouble concentrating, restlessness, feelings of dread or apprehension, and always looking out for signs of danger.

Typical mental symptoms of a severe anxiety or panic attack are the loss of the ability to react logically to stimuli, a loss of cognitive ability in general, racing thoughts (often based on fear) and irrational thoughts. Other mental symptoms of an anxiety attack severe or panic attack can be a loud internal dialog, feeling that nothing is real, a feeling of impending doom, a feeling of going “crazy,” and feeling out of control.

In other words, when these attacks can be just the worst thing that has ever happened to you.

How to treat anxiety attacks severe

If you are suffering from severe anxiety attacks or panic attacks, you need to see your family physician. This is because you will most likely need prescription medication, possibly in conjunction with therapy. The medications most often prescribed to help with anxiety include Xanax, Valium, Prozac, Zoloft and Elavil. The form of therapy that has proved to be most helpful to severe anxiety attacks sufferers is a combination of cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT).

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Peptic Ulcer – 10 Ways To Manage It

Different types of drugs are employed in the management of peptic ulcer. The different groups of drugs each play a specific role in the healing of the ulcer or in helping to reduce the secretion of gastric juices. Diet control and surgery can also be involved depending on the type and stage of the ulcer. Some of the drugs for the management of peptic ulcer include:

1. Anbiotics: With recent knowledge that peptic ulcer is caused by a bacterium, antibiotics treatment is now being employed to get rid of the offending organism. In most cases there is the use of a combination of two different antibiotics which ensure the organism is completely destroyed.

2. Antacids: Antacids are used for the symptomatic relief of peptic ulcer pains. They help to neutralize the gastric acid and also inactivate pepsin. When given for a fairly long period they aid healing. One basic problem they have is that they may interfere with the absorption of other drugs employed in the treatment of the ulcer. It is therefore advisable to take antacids about 1hr before taking other medications or 2hrs after. Examples of antacids include: Magnesium hydroxide (Philip’s milk of magnesia); Magnesium hydroxide and Aluminium hydroxide (Gestid, Maalox and Mylanta); Aluminium hydroxide (Amphogel and Alternagel); Sodium bicarbonate and Calcium carbonate (Rolaids, Titralac, etc)

3. Histamine H2-receptor antagonists: They block histamine receptor thereby minimizing gastric secretions. Examples of these drugs are Cimetidine (Tagament), Ranitidine (Zantac), Nizatidine (Axid), Famotidine (Pepcid) etc

4. Proton-pump inhibitors: helps to decrease gastric acid production and as such limit the damage done by the gastric acid on the gastric mucosal lining. Examples of this drug include Omeprazole (Prilosec), Rabeprazole (Aciphex), Esomeprazole (Nexium), Pantoprazole (Protonix) and Lansoprazole (Prevacid).

5. Sedatives: May help to reduce stress and tension which are known to increase gastric secretion. These drugs include Diazepam and Phenobarbitone. They may be given in large doses at bed time.

6. Anticholinergics: They inhibit the action of acetylcholine thereby helping to reduce gastric acid secretion and also reduce pain. They may produce nasty side effects such as decreased visual acuity, difficulty in urinating and dryness of the mouth. Example of such drug is Pro-Banthine.

7. Sucralfate (Carafate): This drug helps to make a protective coating over the crater created by the ulcer thereby preventing further damage to the affected area.

8. Surgery: Surgery may be advocated if the use of drugs fail to control the acid secretion. Surgery could also be carried out when there is severe bleeding or perforation. Some of the surgical treatments include Vagotomy and Gastric resection (subtotal gastrectomy). Gastrectomy involves removal of the ulcer bearing part of the stomach, while vagotomy is to select the branches of the vagus nerve supplying the stomach and resect it to reduce gastric secretion and decrease gastric motility.

9. Patient education: Patient should be properly educated as to the cause of the disease, complications and their prevention; the need to adhere to the diet and drug therapy and the need to report signs of complication to the doctor. Patient should also be told to avoid NSAIDS, corticosteroids, alcohol, cigarette, caffeine, etc

10. Other methods of management may include the use of herbs, homeopathy and chiropractic.

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Does Hypnosis Work And How It Affects Person’s Consciousness

Hypnosis as commonly viewed by people:

It is a state of consciousness that is artificially induced, where the hypnotist control over an individual against his or her wishes and a sleep-like condition. There is a common misconception about hypnosis that only the weak-minded can be hypnotized, but on the other hand, the best candidates to undergo this method are those who have average or above average mentality, good concentration power and those who have good imaginations and self-motivation.

Hypnosis is a scientifically verified and effective technique that can promote accelerated human change. With Hypnosis, we can create desired changes in behavior and encourage mental and physical well-being.

Learn how to guide yourself and others to lose weight, quit smoking and be free of physical pain. These programs are especially suited for health care professionals, practicing therapists, and all individuals seeking to make a positive change in their lives. Presently, hypnosis in medicine performs a beneficial role. It helps to lessen the pain a certain patient is experiencing. In therapy, hypnosis usually involves the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with their attention narrowed down, and concentrated on the directions given by the therapist.

How Does Hypnosis Work?

Hypnosis is said to work by changing a person’s state of consciousness with reduced peripheral awareness accompanied by strictly focused attention. The subconscious takes over the conscious mind, while the subconscious mind is a deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part which has to change for the patient’s behavior and physical state to alter.

The hypnotized person must be able to put his or herself to “another place” in time. This does not mean entering the future or past, though common beliefs about hypnosis assert that this is possible. The “other place” is simply a focus on the present situation where the subconscious awareness takes the individual; it is where the entire surrounding environment is exchanged for sharply directed attention in or on a particular place or thing.

It works for all sorts of everyday problems and more unusual human troubles and challenges like, controlling your anger, stop blushing, insecurity and getting over a relationship, overcome jealousy, stop nail biting, building self confidence, overcome phobias etc.

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The Impossible Cure for Autism

In 1996 when my daughter was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDDNOS), there were very few natural resources to help children who were non-verbal. I had taken her to what was presumed to be the best hospital at the time, “Children Memorial”. The psychologist who evaluated her noted in her record, “We currently do not have the testing resources to properly evaluate the scope of her case; it falls under the spectrum of PDDNOS”. Offering blanket statements and improper diagnosis does not bring our children any step closer to wellness. My daughter remained completely non-verbal until age seven when I discovered after years of research a homeopathic protocol to help detoxify heavy metals from her body. I chose homeopathy because homeopathy has been in clinical use for over 200 years. Homeopathy has had no recorded side effects and no negative interactions with other drugs. Homeopathy can be taken safely and effectively with nutritional products, herbs, and other conventional drugs and procedures. If your child is taking drugs, you will need to monitor them as their symptoms improve. As they have less need for their prescription a plan, stepping down and off medication would need to be coordinated with your physician.

Homeopathy is based upon evaluating the symptoms and behavior and applying the proper remedy to help address the specific issues. My daughter started talking for the first time at age 7 within three weeks of being on the following recommended protocol. She also stopped spinning, slamming her head, explosive crying, and starting sleeping more through the night. She became calmer going into public and had less behavioral outbursts when transitioning from one environment to another.

Recommended Homeopathic Detox Protocol:

Please keep in mind the manufacturer is important; I highly recommend the “Energique Nutrition” brand of products. If you cannot buy it in your area please contact me through my blog listed in a link below. I can give you the information of doctors offices who can help you obtain the proper products and ship to you.

Items you will need and recommended dosages:

” Energique Nutrition” Metastat – 3 drops once a day.

This will pull the metal (i.e.; mercury, aluminum) out from where it is lodged, The majority of it will come out in the first week or so, then more slowly afterwards, you will need to monitor your child to possibly add an extra drop per day after the first two weeks.

Energique Nutrition Cometox- 2 capsules per day

If your child cannot take capsules, you can break them open and mix them in small amount of flavored syrup or beverage, just enough for him to swallow it liquefied. Cometox will chelate the heavy metals so that they cannot be re-lodged in the body.

Energique Nutrition Cilantro – 12 drops two times per day.

Homeopathic Cilantro is well known as a safe chelating method of evacuating heavy metals from the body.

Energique Nutrition Solidagocom – 10 drops two times per day

This protects and strengthens the kidneys to eliminate the heavy metals.

Calcium Carbonate

You can choose your own brand or I recommend a brand called “Calcium 6 Plus” or Solary brand. For children 1-6 years old, 250 mg, twice a day. For children 6 -11 years and older, 500 mg, twice a day. Age 12 – adult, 600mg, twice per day

Helps re-build bone and when the heavy metals are pulled put it can leave an empty space or small pit in the bone. Calcium carbonate helps to rebuild the empty space with healthy new bone material.

Keep in mind your child should always take calcium carbonate two times per day, no matter what, even when he is off this program. Calcium carbonate alkalizes the blood stream, and helps strengthen the ions in the brain. To give you an idea on how to do this, a typical day would be:

Morning: 3 drops of Metastat

1 Cometox

12 Drops of Cilantro

10 Drops of Solidago

Calcium Carbonate, as directed

Evening: 1 Cometox

12 Drops of Cilantro

10 Drops of Solidago

Calcium Carbonate, as directed

What you might observe:

In the first two weeks, your child may be a slight bit more irritable. They may be more prone to provoking behavior such as demanding to turn lights on/off, flicker light switches, flicker and push buttons around house. They may be too anxious to sleep.

Your child may cry and be more sensitive than he is now as well. Just be gentle and patient with them. In order to detox, it has to come up and out in order to be released from the system. As toxins are being released, you child may behave in a more temperamental manner due to the stress of detoxifying.

In the third week, look for more improved eye contact when you greet them. Notice the start of making clearer vocal sounds, repeating words, and showing some improved degree of listening skills. Imagine my shock when my silent non-verbal child all of a sudden said hello to me for the first time. Be patient, play music, let them enjoy listening to songs with easy to learn words like nursery rhymes and sing with them. Engage in pretending games such as playing drums on a toy instrument or drumming your hands on a surface.

Stay on this program for 30 days. You will only need to buy one bottle of each item.

Compared to other detox or heavy metal chelation options, the above protocol is safe, non-invasive, and relatively inexpensive.

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