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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder vs Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
New research shows that children's risk for learning and behavior problems and obesity rises in correlation to their level of trauma exposure. These findings should encourage physicians to consider diagnosing PTSD rather than ADD/ADHD, which can have similar symptoms to PTSD, but the treatment is very different. A Stanford University study examined kids...

Causes of Eating Disorders

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Eating disorders (bulimia and anorexia) are frequently triggered by traumatic events such as severe grief, relationship problems, or abuse (physical, emotional, or sexual) when there is insufficient support from family or friends. Eight million people suffer from these conditions and 20% will die within 20 years, 35% will recover, and the remaining 45% will suffer...

Creating Optimism with Bob Murray and Alicia Fortinberry

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
Blending bodywork, movement, and psychotherapy is a potent combination that gets at the underlying causes of deep psychological problems. Emotional and physical trauma as a child affect us lifelong and are embedded in our bodies.

Getting in Touch with Prenatal Emotions with Julie Motz

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
There are prenatal events that can lead to depression. What happens prenatally remains with us into adult life. People under anesthesia experience some of the same situations that occur prenatally. Some of these experiences that are not brought to completion are imprinted into our behavior. Julie documents regressions that make prenatal experience as important...

Headaches: Their Causes and Treatment

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
There are an enormous number of causes for headaches that include caffeine withdrawl, migraine, TMJ, stress, muscle contraction, and other vascular-related causes. Treating the cause is important, but most of the time our doctors are delighted when they can treat the pain successfully. NSAIDS are often used but they are not safe. There are many other approaches...

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,...

How to Treat Headaches in Children

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
  3-4% of children have headaches. Neck pain is where most headaches stem from. Stress aggravates the tendency to headaches. Quality of sleep is a big tipoff for stress-induced headaches. Caffeine usage has increased and caffeine withdrawl is one of the most common causes for headaches in the US.

Infrared Light Therapy

submitted by: admin on 07/12/2017
Infrared light therapy is a very powerful new technology that relieves pain from most conditions including neuropathic pain. The use of an infrared scanner to monitor skin thermal changes in real time is essential to achieve safe and effective treatment. This video gives examples of its application and the article below describes it. Its use in the treatment...

Music for Better Sleep

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  A study from Wake Forrest Baptist Medical Center published in the November 2012 issue of Brain and Behavior demonstrated that by balancing the electrical activity of the two sides of the brain, when they are out of balance, can enhance more normal sleeping patterns. This technique, called Brainwave Optimization or neurofeedback, can be accomplished...

Persistent Pain After Trauma

submitted by: admin on 06/14/2024
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Ten Strategies to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  We tend to focus on what causes Alzheimer's disease and how to treat it, but what about how to prevent it? The UCLA Center on Aging has come out with 10 strategies to prevent this common disease. These strategies include coffee, flossing your teeth, keeping your brain active, exercise, omega 3 fatty acids, low stress, adequate sleep, weight control,...

Tips to Lose Fat and Rev-up Metabolism with Sherrill Sellman, ND

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
In this epidemic of obesity, we have few solutions that make sense. Weight loss reduces inflammation and improves diabetes, hypertension, cancer risk, heart disease, etc. The hypothalamus is the major control system of weight control. Chemicals, stress, eating patterns, traumas, electromagnetic fields, etc have a lot to do with dysfunctional hormone levels regulated...

Traumatic Stress Linked to Elevated Inflammation in Heart Patients

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Greater lifetime exposure to the stress of traumatic events is linked to higher levels of inflammatory markers in a study of about 1000 patients with heart disease. Heart disease patients with higher levels of inflammation tended to have worse outcomes. Traumatic stress can have a longterm negative effect even if PTSD is not apparent. People with a history of...

Understanding and Managing Back Pain

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Disc problems can cause pain in any area of the back, although the cervical and lumbar spine misalignment is most commonly involved. Trauma caused by accidents or even emotional stress can cause this. Treatments are reviewed, both conventional and CAM.        

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