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PTSD: How Common is it in the Military?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
It is hard to imagine that anyone in military combat does not come home with PTSD. Yet the VA does not recognize this in except a small minority of returning veterans.

Sleep Gets Better with Age

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
According to a 150,000 person study the March issue of the journal, Sleep, aging does not seem to be related to poor sleep. Actually, sleep seemed to improve as people aged and people in their 80s had the fewest complaints! Health issues and depression were common problems in people with insomnia. Sleeping patterns are helpful in determining the cause for...

Somatic Experiencing with Linda Chrisman, MA, CMT

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The work of Peter Levine, PhD is explored and related to how we can deal with PTSD. This powerful tool can help people who are stuck in psychotherapy move out of their head and into their body to explore old traumas.          

Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones, but Words...

submitted by: admin on 10/15/2018
  Emotional abuse can be as severe as physical and sexual abuse and any form can lead to severe disabilities later in life. This includes belittling, denigrating, terrorizing, exploiting, emotional unresponsiveness, or corrupting a child in a way that jeopardizes safety and often leads to making the child feel worthless, unloved, or unwanted. This...

Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/15/2016
Stress in the short term boosts our ability to cope with stress, but when it becomes longterm it creates major problems with our health. When we're stressed and don't have the tools to deal with it, we repress the situation but it remains in our uconscious unresolved. This can lead to PTSD. It is possible to identify and re-address these problems at a...

Treating Insomnia

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
  Many of the most common reasons for insomnia are reviewed. Treatment should be directed to the underlying cause. Sleeping aids are addicting and only effective for short periods. Alternatives are reviewed.

Treating Stress With Applied Kinesiology with Mitchell Corwin, DC

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
The way stress affects our body is discussed. Its effect in brain communication is unconscious and profound as it affects the rest of our body too. The relationship and impact of PTSD is explored. Treatment is presented.          

Using Your Mind to Regulate Pain with John Leonard

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
It is possible to use our mind to regulate pain. By using special techniques it is possible to turn off the sadness, anger, and other emotions it can help us function with less pain. Neurobehavioral behaviors can be modulated to relieve pain.            

Weight

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
How to Deal With Weight Issues Succsessfully Weight loss programs don't work! Today's weight management programs don't work over the long haul! Yet there is a $52 billion market that continues to convince overweight people that there is hope if they use the program or product offered by a particular company. This results in yo yo weight changes...

Weight Loss Takes More Than Will Power

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Weight loss takes much more than will power. There are many reasons why people become overweight that must be dealt with in order to lose and sustain weight loss. There are endocrine causes such as thyroid, adrenal, and ovarian causes as well as diet, exercise, PTSD, insomnia, environmental toxins, many drugs, and quitting smoking that are involved in weight...

Weight Management Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
HOW TO DEAL WITH WEIGHT ISSUES SUCCESSFULLY Weight loss programs don't work! Today's weight management programs don't work over the long haul! Yet there is a $52 billion market that continues to convince overweight people that there is hope if they use the program or product offered by a particular company. This results in yo yo weight changes...

What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

submitted by: admin on 04/18/2015
  A study of 19 patients in a convalescent hospital in Israel using medical marijuana showed that it is helpful  to improve appetite, ease pain, reduce tremors, improve mood, concentration, communication skills, and improve sleep. Permits for medical cannabis in Israel increased from 400 in 2009 to 11,000 now. Cannabis has been used for 2000...

Why Mainstream Medicine Resists CAM

submitted by: admin on 12/17/2014
An article published in the December 2014 supplement of Medical Care presented 14 original studies promoting the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the military to manage PTSD. They reported that CAM programs are now offered in 90% of VA hospitals today for chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, and depression. They can do this because they are...