Non Pharmacological Pain Management

In 1987 Dr. Giovanni De Domenico (Gion) was one of the first to show that there are two methods of pain control. The popular Melzack/Wall “gate control” theory was the dominant theory. Gate control focused on the inhibition of the upward flow of electrical stimulus from the source of pain, to the spinal cord, and transmission up the spinal cord to the brain cortex for interpretation and reaction.

The gate control theory fits very conveniently into the process of electrical stimulation of “non pain fibers” to enhance the deliverability of non pain messages. If non pain fibers are stimulated by an external interferential functional restoration device, then the pain fibers are not allowed access to the spinal cord for transfer to the brain. This theory fit in very nicely for explaining the way a tens ( transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator ) worked to suppress the unnatural chronic pain stimulus. As long as one wore the tens unit then the pain message was prohibited from ascending to the brain. In general conversation this is called an “ascending theory of pain”, i.e. moving up or toward the brain – ascending.

Dr. De Domenico had another theory of a descending inhibitor of chronic pain. Gion’s observations were formed by his early work with the use of interferential therapy for functional restoration. Gion had observed that most patients, following interferential therapy in the clinic, had long periods of time relatively painfree. He knew it could not be explained by the existence of an ongoing external electrical stimulus from a tens type machine. In the absence of external stimulation there would be no inhibition to an ascending message. Gion proposed the internal existence of a descending inhibitory message that was preventing the recurrence of pain message stimuli.

Dr. Gion explained that it was obviously not produced pharmacologically if the patient was not taking medications so he hypothesized it could be an internal pharmacological phenomena induced by interferential stimulation. He showed how the cortex of the brain actually helped produce natural pain inhibitors naturally by a descending pathway down the spinal column that blocked the pathways chemically for pain stimulus signals to be transported.

The descending pathway theory, coupled with the work of Dr. Sjolund showing the importance of internal peptides, most common being enkelphalins and endorphins, created the natural process on internal chemical change to stop unnatural chronic pain signals. This chemical process internally is what today drives the non pharmacological method of pain control using functional restoration interferential techniques.

Generally speaking the idea of allowing external pharmacological agents to be used for chronic pain has too many undesirable side effects, including death or furtherance of disease processes, and can be costly. External physical medicine electrical therapies are creating natural methods of helping chronic pain patients suffering from debilitating disease such as neuropathies, fibromyalgia, chemotherapy induced nerve damage, and even RSD, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, to have hope for natural production of inhibitory chemicals to stop chronic pain signals.

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The Easy Tips For Hair Loss Revealed! Discover the Easiest Tips and Methods to Regrow Your Hair Now

If you are looking for the best remedies and tips for hair loss, you have definitely come to the right place. In this short article, you will discover the most effective and amazing tips for stopping the balding and thinning effect. Make sure you read this article to learn the tips that you can put into use today and start getting immediate relief over your condition.

1. Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables generally contain a lot of vitamins and minerals as well as other nutrients that are very important to your hair's health. Vitamin A, C, E and zinc are some of the nutrients found easily in fruits and vegetables. These nutrients do more than just protecting and promoting your hair growth. They even help to slow down the baldness and thinning effects.

2. Biotin

Biotin is the single most important nutrient when it comes to stopping baldness and promoting healthy hair growth. Biotin is required in your body's natural hair production process. For this reason, it is very important that you supply your body with sufficient amount of biotin. Biotin can be found in significant and decent amount in foods like malts, cereals, brown rice and brewer's yeast.

3. Herbal Remedies for Alopecia

Herbal remedies can do wonders in stopping and preventing baldness. Herbs like Saw Palmetto and Nettle Roots are tested to be effective in stopping hair loss and stimulating healthy growth of your hair. You can easily find these herbs in your local health stores.

4. Scalp Massage

Massaging your scalp is probably the easiest and simplest way to promote healthy hair growth. By massaging your scalp, the blood circulation in that area is improved and boosted. The increase in the blood flow means more growth stimulating nutrients can be transferred to aid in your hair production.

Avoid A Monotone And Add Colour To Your Speech

Speaking with a monotonous delivery where every word sounds at the same pitch level will make your audience bored and inattentive. The sound of your voice has a huge impact on the acceptance of your message, your image, and your trust. To avoid sounding like a drill sergeant or an IT technician repeating numbers in a very unemotional and detached manner, you need to add variety to your delivery style.

This skill can be learned by three key areas: exercising your vocal pitch range, focussing your mind to the image of your message, and matching your voice sound to produce that image.

Step 1: Expand Your Vocal Range

First, you want to discover what your vocal range of pitch levels are from the highest to the lowest tone. So, with a relaxed body and tense-free neck, shoulder, and jaw repeat the word “yes” or “oh” up and down the scale from a high pitch to a low pitch. Be sure to support your tone by diaphragmatic breathing. Also, emit your sounds through your mouth cavity, not your nasal passage.

Step 2: Focus Your Image

Second, choose an image from nature or an adventurous moment from your life story. For example, with some of my clients I often ask them to use the image of a bird flying. If you can imagine a bird soaring, dipping, gliding, darting, threatening, or racing across the field; you will exercise your mental focus on a variety of images for each bird movement. Apply this technique to an image from your own speech content. Select a section, a phrase, or short line from your speech to see the mental picture.

Step 3: Match Your Vocal Sound

Finally, you must match your speech to the image of your content by changing your pitch level for each new image. For instance with our bird flight images, your voice tone may sound calm and mellow as the bird glides; or it may go high when the bird soars up; and perhaps, even go to a low tone if the bird dips below the trees. Every image is a choice for you because it’s your personal tones that paint your unique picture.

The listener benefits from this dynamic delivery style of a variety of pitch levels, energy, emphasis, and pace as an aide to seeing and feeling the image. You are colouring your language to bring your content alive by the use of your voice. If you think it and see it, then you will speak it colorfully. This skill takes rehearsal or lessons from a coach to expand your vocal range; but it is well worth the time to animate your speech.

The overall effect of grouping your content into thoughts or images, then speaking it with varying degrees of pitch, stress, and inflection of your voice will certainly spice up your delivery style. If you can add this vital ingredient of colouring your adjectives and verbs in specific portions of your presentations by flexing your vocal range; then you will avoid having a monotonous delivery and the audience will be alert and listen to your information.

What Are TV Ears?

Some people with hearing loss are unable to afford expensive hearing aids, and this is why they are unable to hear the programs on the TV. They see people enjoying shows and music, and regret not being able to hear any of the shows clearly.

For such people, TV Ears have now come into existence and cater to the needs of these people. These gadgets are extremely useful, as it allows them to hear and watch their favorite TV show, without having the volume cranked up all the way. It is basically a TV hearing aid.

TV Ears are equipped with latest and advanced features. The volume can be controlled and the tone set to suit your hearing condition. The ability to control volume is its beat feature, because you do not have to change the volume of the TV itself, as you do not want others to blast away with the high volume. You just need to adjust the volume of your own headset. Even if the TV is on mute, you can adjust the volume. For instance, if you like to watch TV in bed and your partner opts to sleep, so the only solution is to use TV Ears, so that you can watch your favorite show without distracting the other person.

Moreover, you do not need to have a special TV for it to operate on, as this type of hearing aid can work with all TV, DVD players and VCRs. In addition, such types of hearing aids are wireless and so you do not have to worry about anyone tripping over the annoying cords. TV Ears have voice enhancement technology and automatic commercial control, which means you do not have to bother lowering the volume when the advertisements are on.

However, recently some complaints have been made about such types of hearing aids. Many users have complained that the headset is too hard on the ears, and hurts their ears. They also have issues with its set being flimsy and breaking. In addition, they have complained that TV Ears transmit too much static noise.

It should be noted that TV Ears provide reliable customer services. All those people who have had problems in the past with the device were able to call customer service. There are many cases where new units have been shipped to the customers.

Many doctors have claimed that TV Ears has helped many people with hearing loss, to clearly hear the TV, without even turning up its volume. You can also make use of the professional TV Ear system which is the most widely sold hearing care product. It is simply a portable listening system, which you can carry anywhere you go and utilize it in any sort of situation.

TV Ears have made a breakthrough in the hearing aids industry. Its innovative features and excellent sound quality makes it the top choice of many people around the world. Now people with hearing loss can watch and listen to all their shows conveniently and with style.

Using Water Fountains With Massage Therapy

Many people deal with environmental noise on a daily basis. Noise pollution that disrupts and distracts regular functioning can be found in the workplace and in the community. Car traffic, airplanes, leaf blowers, and office noises bombard your clients on a daily basis. Even in the home, noise pollution from televisions and other electronics leaves people feeling stressed ours and disrupted. Studies have shown negative impacts of noise pollution including chronic stress, reduced productivity, sleep disturbance, and others.

Unfortunately, most people are not able to adjust the noise levels in their daily lives; however, they still feel its impact. Because of this, many turn to massage as a way to alleviate stress and increase relaxation. By helping to set the mood of the massage experience with sound, you can get their visit off to a great start.

In Lobbies & Waiting Areas:

Stressful and annoying sounds can increase heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels leaving your clients unable to relax. Hopefully, your lobby is a quiet place that gives your clients an immediate sense of tranquility. However, keeping all outside sounds from entering the lobby is not always possible. You may not have the budget to fully sound-proof your lobby, but soft, natural sounds can mask some of the noise from the outside world. When your clients hear relaxing sounds, like those from an indoor water fountain, they can start the relaxation process from their very first step inside the door.

In Individual Massage Rooms:

Sound is an extremely important part of the massage experience. You want to create an environment that is conducive to relaxation by providing relaxing and peaceful sounds, like those from a table top fountain. The gentle sound of a fountain masks noise and lets your client fully focus on the massage experience. It also ensures you will not be distracted by other sounds. Your clients can get more out of the massage experience when they (and you) are not distracted by outside noises.

At Home and Work:

Many massage therapists give clients stress reduction recommendations that they can carry out in their daily lives as well. You can ask your clients if they have noisy environments that they deal with and suggest ways to help them reduce the noise levels. When the noises are out of their control, you can suggest masking the noises with the sounds of a small table top fountain on their desk or in their home. If you use a water fountain in your massage rooms, they can also learn to associate that sound with relaxing and have increased benefits in other environments.

As you can see, using water fountains in your massage practice helps to eliminateinate noises and increase relaxation. And the best part is both you and your clients will enjoy the benefits.

Beside sound, light, temperature and scents can also enhance the massage experience. Here are a few other ways to help create a relaxing environment for stressed out clients:

  • Ask clients to turn off their cell phones
  • Use soft lights
  • Use relaxing colors like green, blue and purple
  • Keep the room at a comfortable temperature
  • Use scanned massage oils and lotions for client who like them

Importance of a Balanced Diet

The adage in computer language “Garbage in… Garbage out” is relevant to the food we take. We get energy to do work by assimilating the good we consume. We are spending energy every second to breathe, walk, stand and even to think. The quality of food we consume, our mood and time taken, play important role in determining our health, energy levels and happiness. Therefore, look closely at different types of food and the effect they produce on us. The food we take can be divided into five categories:

(i) Biogenic foods: They contain life generating forces and are used for detoxifying the body, e.g. sprouted seeds, sprouted grains, fresh fruit and raw vegetables and juices.

(ii) Whole grains, bread, cereals, cooked vegetables etc.

(iii) Milk and milk products.

(iv) Acid forming food: Meat, sugars, starches, eggs. These foods burden the body with excessive acidity and cause irritability.

(v) Processed food: Tinned, frozen heavily processed foods, refined and concentrated foods. These have little nutrients and are considered responsible for development of disease.

The first two categories of foods — biogenic and vegetarian food – are easy to digest and can cater to body’s requirement for energy. These food items have all the nutrients needed for body’s repair and renewal. The other categories of food have less nutrients and are consumed more for taste than for nutritional value. These food items leave a residue of toxic wastes in the body after digestion and become source for diseases. Therefore, restrict food items to the extent possible.

Our diet normally contains a number of biostatic and bio-acidic foods (e.g. meat, fish) and heavily processed foods (e.g. tinned/frozen, refined foods). These food items decrease our vitality, makes our body susceptible to early aging and disease. The average diet also contains excessive fat and sugar. These items contribute to the accumulation of wastes in tissues which impair cellular nutrition and encourage formation of something like sludge in the blood stream that impedes good circulation. Consequently, our body is burdened with excessive acidity, irritability and flabbiness. It is therefore, not surprising that about half of us have stomach troubles at some time or other and millions have recurrent health problems. To get relief from the problems many of us take laxatives, antacids and other drugs. Excessive dependence on drugs can do more harm than good. Therefore, be more concerned about the food you take and its effect on the body.

Meat Myth: The idea that we need meat to stay healthy is untrue. Meat, fish, poultry products have animal facts concentrated form and it is difficult to assimilate. On the other hand, a mixed diet of roots, grains, vegetables, fruits — all in minimally processed form — are better source of quality protein and it is easier to digest. It is better to avoid these categories of food or consume in small quantities, i.e. about half pound a week.

Too much fat dulls the brain: It has been established that when someone eats a meal with high content of fats, the fats form a film around red blood cells and encourages them to stick together or form clump. This clumping causes small capillaries to clog and as a result about 20% normal blood circulation is lost. Consequently, the oxygen available for our cells is reduced by about 30%. Too much fats in diet interfere with the clarity of mind.

Reduce coffee: Coffee contains caffeine and it is a drug. It stimulates central nervous system, pancreas, heart and cerebral cortex and that is why when you drink coffee you feel temporarily more alert. Every time you drink a coffee you are getting about 100 mg. of caffeine (ordinary tea yields 40-60 mg.). In case you drink 2-8 cups a day the dosage could be dangerous. Caffeine has been shown to affect the heart causing it to beat rapidly and irregularly. It can also increase the level of free fatty acids in your blood, stimulate secretion of excess acid in the stomach and raise blood pressure. Recent studies have shown habitual coffee drinking may lead to certain mental illness like depression and anxiety neurosis. Therefore, cut down intake of coffee.

Learning to eat sensibly is the first step towards achieving health and happiness. Consume balanced diet, eliminate causes of indigestion and cultivate healthy food habits. Then it will be easier to find happiness.

Balanced diet: To supply all the nutrients needed by the body, have a general idea of what constitutes a balanced diet.

Quantum of food consumed (percentage of food taken)

Food items

50% Carbohydrates such as rice, whole grain, bread cereals, simple sugars not to exceed 10% 30-35% Fats, e.g. eggs, butter, cheese 15-20% Protein, e.g. dairy products, meat

Further, to keep the body in good shape, we need to take 8 glasses of water and consume at least 50 gms. of fibre every day.

Causes of indigestion: It takes about five hours for digestion of food in the stomach. Eating in between meals and at frequent intervals or taking snacks etc., causes strain on digestive processes and results in indigestion.

Eating and drinking together. When liquids are drunk at the same time as food is eaten it means that digestive juices are diluted and their potency diminishes.

Eating acid fruits and starchy foods together.

Dietary guide lines:

(i) Avoid distractions during meals, i.e, reading,, T.V. viewing, arguments etc. Eat slowly. Never hurry through a meal and masticate your food as thoroughly as possible. Spend about 20-30 minutes for each meal.

(ii) Always come to a meal when you are hungry. If appetite is lacking don’t try to “coax” it by means of dainty tit bits, relishes etc. Miss a meal or two or take only fruit diet, until real appetite returns.

(iii) Never eat to repletion. Always leave the table feeling that you could eat more and leave a quarter of stomach empty. Do not sit down to a meal feeling worried, over-excited, tired or in a bad temper.

(iv) Over eating is the principal cause for obesity. The overweight are prone to many complaints: disease of liver, kidneys and heart.

(v) Increase intake of fruits and vegetables: They are valuable sources of vitamins and minerals. These items contain fiber (plant cellulose), assist in keeping the intestinal tract moist and help in elimination.

(vi) Alcohol: This provides higher number of calories and few nutrients. Moderation would be helpful.

(vii) Our body requires about 45 nutrients to maintain good health. It is not possible to keep track of even a fraction of these nutrients. Therefore, eat a variety of foods. It is also a good idea to eat as much fresh foods as possible and avoid processed, tinned foods.

The old saying — we are what we eat — is true. Many of our health problems could be linked to the food we take; very often we hurry through our meals, triggering indigestion. Therefore, to improve your health and happiness, be little more concerned about the food you take and make wise choices everyday.

Do You Need Plantar Fasciitis Treatment?

Do you feel some pain in your foot right after you wake up in the morning when you make a step out of the bed? You may have plantar fasciitis! In such case that the pain that is associated with the condition is felt, it is only right to seek for the plantar fasciitis treatment.

Pain Description

One who is affected by the condition normally experiences the pain during the time that he rises from the bed after a night’s sleep. The typical pain is felt as the first step of the foot is made. The pain is geared at the bony landmark comprising the anterior medial tubercle of that of the calcaneus. If this happens to an athlete, he is unable to walk via the heel-toe gait and may experience relevant problems. In some cases, the pain can be felt in the Achilles tendon, forefoot, or the subtalar joint. After using the injured foot for a short time, the pain can noticeably become tolerable but can again get heightened when the person does any strenuous activity, prolonged walking, or standing. For an athlete who executes jumping or running activities, plantar fasciitis manifests itself through an abnormally patterned strides as well as what is called poor dorsiflexion or that of lifting the forefoot from the ground. You can further test if you have the condition by crouching doing the full squat position with the foot sole placed flat onto the ground. You will then notice the pain that cuts through the foot which will eventually lead you to lifting your heel automatically because of the tension felt in the gastroc complex. With this, it is advisable to seek medical help at once before it worsens.

The Treatment

Plantar fasciitis treatment can be both challenging and frustrating. It only follows that you get the services of someone who is an expert in the field. The treatment process ranges between six weeks up to six months of religious therapy. In case of the serious affliction, a surgery is recommended. In line with the physical therapy, the goal is to boost the passive flexion on the foot as well as enhance the flexibility of both the ankle and the foot so they can normally function once more. Any strenuous activity is to be set aside for quite a time to allow the full recovery of the foot or else it may result to a permanent athletic inability or a chronic condition that is far more depressing.

The forms of treatment include the application of some anti-inflammatory medication, stretching activities, icing, splints, and heel inserts. Some cortisone injections may be required to speed up the healing process. As soon as icing can be eliminated, it has to be replaced with massaging and heating.

For the more serious case, surgery is required using either the local anesthesia or mild sedation. The process involves the removal of the bone spurs or damaged tissue.

Physical therapy is advised after the cast has been removed to lessen swelling, speed up the recovery period, and restore the foot’s flexibility. Again, seeking the plantar fasciitis treatment is the best way to heal fast.

Health Insurance Broker

Millions of people nowdays are enjoying the benefits of health insurance schemes worldwide. This great privilege for the common public has radically changed the health aspects and physical health conditions of them. Now with the great support of health insurance schemes, people are able to undergo proper medical treatments and diagnostic tests, improving their health conditions a lot. Really it is highly impossible for any body to meet the high expenses involved in treatments and diagnosis tests. Especially in the present world of plenty of most modern and technologically advanced diagnostic opportunities, one needs to spend much amount to carry out a proper identification of the disorder.

Nowadays many people are opting for health insurance schemes. The health insurance sector has grown to a big business; there are many market players. The offers from these numerous companies will be different from each other. There are many companies who do tricks on common insured public, without giving any timely support and consumer services. Most you will know about the credibility of these companies only when an emergency situation appears. It is imperative to avoid such a pathetic situation by which your life will be in shatters and you will be subjected to unnecessary stress. How to select a proper health insurance company and how to get the best deal? Answer comes from health insurance brokers.

A health insurance broker is the best personal who knows the market well. He will be having the perfect knowledge of the market players and their techniques. He can guide you to select the perfect insurance company, which suits your requirement. His expert advices for selecting the many options and to get the minimum insurance quotes are highly worthwhile. Health insurance brokers are not the agents of a particular company and so he will have to cater to your needs only. He will try to get maximum benefit to you as a customer.

You can just tell your health insurance broker about your requirements; it can be individual insurance, family insurance or group insurance. He will locate the best option for you within your budget specified. Once if you go through the health insurance broker, he will support you in obtaining the best service from insurance company in case of emergency, illness, accidents or hospitalization. There is a wrong concept among public that insurer has to pay a sizeable amount to the broker. Actually the company is paying for him. If you do not take the help from the broker, you are not earning much amount. In this case the company gains the maximum by not paying the commission amount that's all. They generally charge very less fees for all the help and support they do for you, comparing with the benefit you received in selecting the great deal, the payment is just worthy. Why do you want to waste their valuable service in this situation?

Currently, you have the facility of getting health insurance broker online. Their online websites will help you to clinch a great profitable deal in health insurance policy.

Herbal Supplements – Depression And Pain

Supplements are nutritional substances added to the diet to support over-all good health and relieve many health conditions including Depression. It is well known that Herbal Supplements can benefit depressive symptoms. Let’s take a look at the relationship between supplements, Depression, (and) pain.

Depression is marked by a lot of symptoms including deep sadness, lack of motivation, fatigue and pain. This is similar to the question: Which came first the chicken or the egg?

Does Depression cause physical pain or does physical pain cause Depression? Depression can heighten your reaction to pain and being in pain can be depressing. This is excluding the environmental and genetic factors.

Some of the herbs used to treat Depression include Dandelion Root known to benefit chronic illness and the liver. Grape Seed is known for its properties that relieve Cancer, Macular Degeneration, and vascular diseases. Passion Flower is known to provide general pain relief. These herbs together with other herbs, vitamins, and other nutritive substances can be blended into a specific formula to help treat symptoms of Depression and as a secondary effect may also relieve pain.

In to obtain the maximum benefit from an herbal supplement, you want the safest and most effective herbal supplement. The supplement would have been made to pharmaceutical GMP compliance using the same machinery as pharmacies use. The metabolic path of each ingredient is examined at the molecular level. The interactions of the ingredients are also noted. This ensures that you will get what the label says you are getting. It will further assure you of its effectiveness and safety.

Regarding pain in general, if you are in any kind of pain, have it checked by your doctor to rule out more serious health issues. If for example, you have Arthritis and are taking a prescribed drug for that, the herbs may reduce the effectiveness of the drug. There are few to no side effects with herbs or herbal supplements.

Supplements, Depression and pain are interrelated in that supplements may relieve both the pain and the Depression; again with fewer side effects. This is also true with herbal supplements.

Switching Addictions: No Drugs, No Drama

Have you ever walked in or along a stripped up river bed? Perhaps you have stepped over smooth boulders or small pebbles and imagined a mighty river once flowing there?

On your walk, you would be able to see the evidence of how the water once carved a path right out of the landscape, and at any moment, how it could easily occupy that same space again. The new landscape which a mighty river had once created is still perfect for another powerful body of water to flow through its empty channel. All it takes is a little rain storm or water runoff and a new river will once again rise. The same description can be made about the landscape of addiction which leaves behind a riverbed on your psyche and poses great challenges to addiction recovery.

That's what battling addiction is like – just when you think you might be getting the upper hand on your addiction, you suddenly find yourself addicted to something else entirely – another body of water begins to flow through that riverbed.

How could this be? Well, let's take a step back and briefly talk about addiction in general.

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic disease that leads to compulsive behavior, despite its harmful effect on the user. It can often change the chemistry – or landscape – of the brain. Remember, whenever we are talking about drug, alcohol, sex addiction – or anything else for that matter, no one specific factor determines our ability to be addicted. Rather, risk to addiction is affected by a number of factors including biological, social, and environmental factors, to name a few.

Even if you broke the addiction, these risk factors are still there – and now you have a ready-made landscape to go with it!

Was I Born This Way?

According to National Institute of Health, scientists estimate that genetics play about 60% of a role in addiction, which further supports that even though we may break the habit somewhere, another habit can just as easily formed.

When we finally break our specific addictions (for example drugs), we often find that our brains become "molded" or "hard wired" to become addicted to something else – to anything else. When we dry up that addiction and walk along the dry riverbank, we are very susceptible to a new addiction to rise – our brain's landscape nearly always determinates that.

This "switching addictions" in addiction recovery is very common and can lead to further health, social, and familial problems and needs to be watched for when you are trying to break the first addiction.

So, what are we to do?

Well, the first thing is we need to understand that our addiction will leave a discharged up riverbed or channel in its wake. If we understand this, we can prepare for it. Secondly, we need slowly fill up the "riverbed" with healthy lifestyle changes. Perhaps, you are trying to break the cigarette habit. Walking, exercising, or an energizing hobby that increase your serotonin levels may help you too.

Replacing that addiction or filling the void with healthier activities that will soon be healthy habits, such as exercise, art, and music are critical to your recovery. Whatever it is you choose, you want to indulge all five senses in a healthy manner so that you can slowly fill the river bed up with solid material and with something positive.

Also, we will need to focus on our stress levels. When we get stressed out or frustrated we will often regress back into what we know. Frustration or interaction with old friends that annoy us can cause us to go grab that beer or have that one cigarette. Avoid stressful situations and corrosive friendships.

With healthy lifestyle, new healthy friendships and support, switching addictions may not need to be in your future.

Buy the Safest Pain Medication Online Legally

You can purchase pain medications without prescription and at unbelievably lower prices so that you can be lured to buy medicines with no brand, no credibility and those companies certainly would not beiable if something happened to you.

That is why it is very important for you to buy tramadol ultram pain medication online with a prescription and from a registered tramadol pharmacy. Currently the most common pain medication on the market is tramadol ultram.

It is used to treat mild to severe chronic pains but has been found to be useful in many other problem areas of the body. Once in the body, tramadol ultram medication acts in a similar fashion as that of narcotics but its potential is very low for reliance which makes it the safest narcotic like drug on the market which you can legally buy. Important to note is also the fact that you should buy tramadol ultram, as it does not carry any serious side effects as those of its alternative medications like stomach ulcers and internal bleeding which makes it altogether a safer bet for pain medication.

Regardless to say that having to go to a "Registered Pharmacy" every time looks like a daunting task. But that's why the services of online registered pharmacies are at your disposal. Whenever you put down a request for pain medication, a group of doctors registered with the pharmacy (such as ours) evaluates your application and only when they see fit, the medicine is dispatched for delivery.

The efficiency of online pharmacies is such that the entire process from the application submission to package delivery takes no more than 24 hours which make ordering online a more hassle free and practical way to meet your medicinal needs.

Are These Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar Controlling You?

Does this diet plan sound familiar?

A person with hypoglycemia becomes associated with a daily bad habit that never helps alleviate blood sugar problems. You probably wake up with a cup of coffee and a piece of toast. Then you feel a little woozy as though your system has not buffered up yet. You grab a soda or tea and feel a little better. At lunch you have another soda and sometimes a sandwich or pizza. You feel like doing nothing off an hour or two after lunch time, and you crave another cup of a caffeine-laden drink to kick-start you again. Afternoon snacks may include crisps or other refined flour, sugar-laden nibbles. Finally, your evening meal is composed of potatoes, chicken, and ice cream.

Today's lifestyle

Many of today's menus are composed of high carbohydrate foods and caffeine beverages. Our body becomes accustomed to poor food choices and the resultant reaction when we forget our coffee or sweet chocolate bars. The next thing we know is that we have to make a daily habit of drinking coffee and eating ice cream or French fries. We think this is the way we should live our lives. We do not feel great when we go for nuts or fruits. It's the altered body chemistry that causes these problems.

You see, our bodies are the same bodies that our ancestors had. Before there was spaghetti, burger and hotdogs, there were only berries and nuts, all natural food sources. Now, our diets have dramatically changed, but our bodies have not. This is why we see obesity, diabetes, and heart disease-disorders that were not present during the time of our ancestors.

What sugar does to us .

With the popularity of high carbohydrate foods in the market, we have overworked our bodies. Our systems have to repeatedly respond to sudden spikes of blood sugar by releasing insulin. Then our sugar falls and we feel the awful symptoms of low blood sugar levels. We feel as though we are compelled to have another cup of coffee or chocolate drink or eat something sweet. We feel the temporary relief, only to realize a few hours later that we need another boost. Of course, you probably did not know this until reading it here. But it's these bad choices that control your daily life. You have become dependent on stuff and rubbish that causes abnormal changes in your blood sugar. And the low blood sugar changes make you grab more of the "stuff" that keeps your sugar levels rising and falling. It is a vicious cycle!

The good news is that you can break the cycle and reclaim your normal life!

Different Types of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common neurological ailments. There can be several causes for it but mainly, it occurs as a part of the ageing process. You may also suffer from this kind of backache because of a sedentary life style. When you consult a doctor about your backache, you will have to tell him/her in detail about your problem. Therefore, it is very important for you to be aware of the various aspects associated with this type of pain.

Working Conditions

Your working conditions play a very important role in this regard. For example, if you are working for long hours while sitting in a chair and if the chair is not ergonomically perfect, it may lead to certain back problems. However, in most of such cases, the pain does not stay longer than a week or so. However, when the pain is left unchecked or untreated, it may lead to some serious condition, which might take a longer time to resolve.

Acute Cases

If the pain goes away within a few weeks, it is termed as acute lower back pain. It is mostly mechanical in nature, which can be caused because of certain disorders, such as arthritis, or because of a trauma, such as sports injuries or stress on the spine. Though, it is very uncommon in pre-teen children, but still, heavy schoolbags are very much likely to strain their back. The symptoms may range from an inability (or difficulty) to stand straight, limited range of motion, limited flexibility, stabbing or shooting pain. Acute pain syndrome should never be left untreated, as doing so may make the problem more severe. Besides that, it is also very important for you to understand that sometimes, you may feel pain in your lower back, not because your lower back is hurt but because of a problem elsewhere in the body. Therefore, you must explain everything clearly to your doctor so that he/she can diagnose the root cause of the problem.

Chronic Cases

In order to decide whether the lower back pain is acute or chronic, the duration of the pain is measured. For example, if the pain persists for longer than two months, it will be considered as a chronic case. This usually happens when you do not treat the backache at the right time. In such cases, it is very difficult to diagnose the actual root cause of the pain.

Possible Causes

The possible causes for this kind of pain may include the aging process, injury and trauma, bone lesions, muscle problems, nerve irritation, scar tissue, congenital abnormalities in the spine, irritation to joints and discs, viral infections, osteoporosis or other bone diseases, and osteoarthritis. There are several other factors as well that may lead to this problem. These factors may include wrong sleeping position, poor physical condition or posture, stress, smoking, and obesity or weight gain.

Natural Hair Restoration – Non-Surgical Hair Regrowth Treatments

You can use natural hair restoration techniques to revitalize your follicles and stimulate hair regrowth. A significant number of women and men will experience hair loss at some point. Most people will start losing hair by the time they are 40. Others will unfortunately start shedding excessively when they are in their teens or early twenties. Regardless of when it occurs, hair loss is not a pleasant experience.

Alternative Hair Regrowth Treatments

People are sometimes reluctant to use alternative hair regrowth treatments because they are afraid they will not work as well as the medicated treatments. This is not the case. While prescription medications can help regrow hair, they can also cause side effects. Natural remedies help support the body’s own healing mechanisms to reverse the underlying cause of the thinning hair.

Scalp Massage

A scalp massage is a simple and effective method for natural hair restoration. It stimulates the strands to grow by removing dirt and oils which clog the follicles and prevent vitamins and minerals from making their way to the roots. Spend at least ten minutes daily massaging you scalp to get blood circulating to your scalp. The blood will bring nutrients with it.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is another treatment for natural hair restoration. It cleanses the scalp, prevents dandruff and other skin conditions which can result in hair loss. It also stimulates the follicles and promotes hair regrowth.

Alma Oil

Alma oil can be mixed with other ingredients to make a natural hair restoration treatment. Boil an alma plant in coconut oil. Allow it to cool a little and then mix it into your scalp. This will stimulate the follicles causing the growth of new hair. It will also provide protein to the strands making them stronger.

Natural Hair Restoration With Herbs

Nettle root extract and rosemary can be used for natural hair restoration in people who are losing hair due to androgenic alopecia. These two herbs can help lower the amount of the hormone in the body which causes androgenic alopecia.

Overcoming Injuries With Water Therapy – the Burdenko Method

Water has long been used for its therapeutic effects. Russian immigrant Dr. Igor Burdenko has combined water therapy with land exercises for some incredible results. Among his success stories is former Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan.

Many athletes have been helped by the Burdenko Method, but the results with average people, who have had serious injuries, is probably more newsworthy.

He has gotten results with some, where other methods failed, from knee and back problems to those with varying degrees of paralysis. One of the distinguishing aspects to this method, is exercise for areas of the body away from the pain.

Good therapists know that the body works as a unit and that where it hurts isn’t necessarily the problem, but the result of a problem elsewhere.

Burdenko starts his patients in deep water with a light flotation vest, allowing them to stretch and move in ways that would be hard to do, otherwise. This reduces the effects of gravity, making it easier to move.

This also allows them to be in a vertical position, which helps place some traction on the bones. This mild stretching creates space between the joints, taking pressure off them.

The water both supports the body and provides resistance, at the same time. Exercising in the water is less stressful on the joints. When you do movements in the water, it can help reduce swelling in the joints, partly due to the movement itself and also because of the water pressure.

Gradually, patients incorporate exercise in shallower water and on land, to prepare them for working against the forces of gravity. By combining water and land exercises in a specific manner, this method has seen some great success.

The Burdenko Method looks to develop balance, coordination, flexibility, endurance, speed, and strength.

Putting the body through movement is key in trying to restore function and reduce pain.