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Aromatherapy

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
This ancient system of using essential oils is powerful and effective in fighting infections, boosting immunity, relaxing our bodies, and stimulating our minds. There are many practical applications such as Bach Flower Remedies that can be used.              

Aromatherapy Relaxes Emergency Room Nurses

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
Aromatherapy treatment was shown to lower the anxiety of emergency room nurses. Yet this is not done in clinical practice. It could be used in the hospital to relax the entire staff and patients. Lavender would be a good example. Massage therapy is another very useful relaxants, especially for surgeons.              

Autosuggestion and Guided Imagery with Jean Luc Mommaertz, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Autosuggestion is different from guided imagery or hypnosis. It is a form of making choices oneself rather than from the hypnotherapist.          

Bodymind Medicine with Michael Mayer

submitted by: admin on 11/30/2023
Integrating qigong with psychotherapy adds another dimension to bodymind healing. The combination of the relaxation techniques and breathwork of qigong integrate well into psychotherapy and in particular pain management. Qigong also brings energy therapy into the body as well. The value of qigong in hypertension is documented with good research.

Botox for Prostate Hypertrophy

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
This paralyzing chemical can be used to relax the neck of the bladder when there is enlargement of the prostate for any reason. This can make it possible to urinate more fully and less often for several months. Pros and cons are offered.        

Bowen Therapy with Kevin Minney

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
This treatment of massaging across muscles increases circulation and lymphatic drainage and reduces muscle tension and sympathetic tone. It works very quickly in acute injuries and pre & post surgery.          

Does Money Bring Happiness?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Money rarely brings happiness but it is clearly one of the metrics of "success. " Money helps with our basic needs. People who make more work harder to get it and have less time for relationships and relaxation. Our goals guide us in the wrong direction for meaningful purpose in life.      

Ecodentistry with Fred Pockrass

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Going to the dentist does not have to be a scary, painful process. "Transendentistry" is a transformation to a relaxed, meditative state. Using meditation, sound cancellation, breathing techniques, special CDs, and even foot massage are part of this kind of practice.      

Emotional Release Through Breathing with Nirinjan Yee

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
How we breathe reflects how we are. It is related to what we think and how we feel and provides valuable information about how we are functioning. Sympathetic and parasympathetic breathing patterns are reviewed. The neurophysiology of breathing is reviewed.              

Exercise for Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Exercise is very powerful medicine that can treat hypertension, depression, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, osteoporosis, congestive heart failure, and many other  conditions that are reviewed. Exercise should be encouraged at every age and in every community. The type of exercise that is best is also reviewed.    

Exercise in Children and Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Exercise in young adults can protect against the development of hypertension for about 15 years. It also keeps blood pressure down in adults and is the reason why regular exercise is imperative to protect against the complications of hypertension.          

Exercise Reduces the Effect of an Obesity Gene

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Physical exercise can change the DNA in certain genes that stimulate obesity and lessen their effects by about 30%. Epigenetics has a lot to do with how the DNA in our genes manifests itself. This challenges the widely held belief that what is in our DNA is not changeable...thank goodness that this is not true. We have found the same epigenetic...

Getting Sleep in the Hospital

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Hospitals are a very difficult place to sleep. Patient comfort is not a high priority in the hospital; treatments are. Generally, sleeping pills are used instead of music, massage, or relaxation. Rest is critical when we are sick!        

Guided Imagery for Natural Healing with Martin Rossman

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Knowing how to use your mind to achieve relaxation is the easiest way to relax. Dr. Rossman teaches techniques that work to relax. Imagery changes the biochemistry and physiology of the body.                

Healing From Trauma with Kathleen Dunbar

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
The goal of Kathleen's treatment is to be in the moment. In trauma work we try to change tracks to a place from where we are revved up to a place where we are more relaxed and present. Noticing what happens when we're relaxed teaches us how life can be with practice. Breaking the usual track in life, even if it is dysfunctional, is what we try to do,...

Healing Through Bodywork and Massage

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
The power of the body is huge and the purpose of bodywork is to connect us with this power. The goal is to break tension and awaken nerves and muscles that are dysfunctional. The exercise we need is individualized to each person. There are two types of exercise; one to build up muscles and the other is to build kinesthetic  awareness. Meir gives examples...

How Exhaustion Can Increase Your Risk for a Heart Attack

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
A Mount Sinai School of Medicine study presented at the November 2014 American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions stated that fatigue, irritability, and demoralization can increase the risk of first time cardiovascular disease by 36%. This is known as "vital exhaustion." In Japan this syndome is known as Karoshi and in general medicine there's...

Hypertension: How to Manage It with Russ Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
There are many ways to treat hypertension. In the mainstream we tend to rely on medication to manage elevated bood pressure. By the time we reach 80 years old, 95% of people have elevated blood pressure. Natural approaches include fish oil, magnesium, exercise, relaxation, weight loss and more, and should also be used first. Yet there are still factors that are...

Hypertension: Treating the Cause

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Drugs treat the symptoms, not the cause of hypertension. Stress is the predominant cause of hypertension. Lack of sleep also causes hypertension. Sedatives lower blood pressure as well as antihypertensive drugs.        

Hypertension: What is it with Russ Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Hypertension is a physical adaptation to resistance to flow. When our blood vessels are too narrow for a variety of reasons the pressure we need to sustain perfusion is high. Some of these mechanisms such as stress, kidney hormonal factors that are out of balance, blood that is too thick, mineral imbalances, oxidative stress, and idiopathic. There's a balance...

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