Medical Articles

Agoraphobia and Social Phobia – What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between agoraphobia and social phobia? I get this question all the time. That’s because the two disorders have some similarities that can make them hard to distinguish from one another. For example, both the agoraphobic and the social phobic are afraid to be in public settings. Both develop a similar pattern of…

How Yoga Can Help in General Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Other than the conventional methods adopted by clinicians and psychiatrists to treat anxiety disorder, often people also come up with their own ways to deal with their problem. Some believe that keeping pets can make significant difference in dealing with their anxiety problem, while some take help of physical exercises. There are also those who…

Chronic Insomnia, Nightmares and Bad Dreams, What Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need to Know!

While the types of sleeping problems vary from person to person, practically all fibromyalgia sufferers can relate to the aches and pains, fatigue, and depression that chronic insomnia and sleep disturbances can cause. Repetitive and ongoing nightmares are common complaints. If you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you learn quickly that the sleep difficulties you’ve experienced…

8 Tips for Relieving Heel Pain

One of the most common problems I see in the office is heel pain. Heel pain can be caused by many things. Most people think they have a “heel spur” if they have pain in their heel. The truth is they may have a spur, but, a bone spur rarely causes pain. Most commonly heel…

Cure Jock Itch With Alcohol

A fungal infection called jock itch can cause certain discomforts like itchiness and pain. If left untreated, it may lead to a burning sensation. Blisters can be observed in the rashes too. Most people who are affected by this fungal infection have a very active lifestyle. Excessive sweating is a risk factor in this kind…

Hockey Can Be a Dangerous Sport

Hockey can be one of the most dangerous sports ever played, because there are so many ways a hockey player can get hurt. These players need to be in great physical shape in order to play the sport. A hockey player can be, severely injured while playing the game of hockey, because there are fights,…

Process of Food Digestion – An Interesting Story

How food gets converted into nutrients When food is solid we chew it. We swallow it if it is liquid. Then it goes down our throats. It is interesting to learn what happens to food in entire digestive track and how our food habits influence our health, fitness and wellness. Mouth process: When we chew…

10 Ways to Treat Endometriosis Naturally

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a painful condition in which endometrial tissue, which lines the uterus, can appear in the pelvic cavity and elsewhere in the body where it doesn’t belong. Endometriosis is one of the most frequent diseases in gyneacology, affecting 15-20% of women in their reproductive life, contributing to 5% cases of infertility.…

Ovarian Cysts Symptoms Are a WARNING Sign

Clearly enlisting ovarian cyst symptoms is a difficult proposition. The main reason behind this difficulty is that ovarian cysts can display very few to no symptoms. Ovarian cysts are often discovered accidentally during a Routine Physical Exam or can be chanced upon during ultrasound, which might be performed for various reasons. Let’s take a closer…

The Relationship Between Candida and Graves Disease

From time to time I have been asked about the relationship between candida and Graves’ Disease. Although there seems to be more of a connection between yeast infections and hypothyroid conditions, people with Graves’ Disease are more susceptible to getting candida infections, and the reverse may be true as well, which I’ll explain in this…

The Top Five Super Herbs You Should Be Using

1. Pau d’Arco 2. Vanilla 3. Chancapiedra 4. Chapparal 5. Sacha Jergon Pau d’Arco Pau D’Arco (Avellanedae or Tabebuia Impetiginosa) is the inner bark of a majestic flowering Amazonian tree. The pau d’arco tree grows up to 30 meters in height and the base of the tree can measure up to 3 meters in diameter.…

What’s in a Boat Name?

I must admit I have had a fascination with boat names for many years. It probably stemmed from when I lived on the River Thames at Chertsey and I used to spend many a happy summer day lolling on the decks of an old Thames Barge (grandly named ‘Sunbeam’ whilst a similar barge a few…

Dhauti – An Excellent Stomach Cleanser

Dhauti is a shuddhikriya which means the act of cleaning. It specifically cleans the stomach. Since is one of the main organ in the human body and the health of the human being is dependent on the condition of the stomach. Hence it becomes very important for you to clean your stomach. Dhauti is the…