Mood Disorders – Depression

The study results conclude that mood disorder and depression are two Faces of the same coin. We can call depression as a symptom of mood disorder. Feeling of hopelessness, apathy and low energy are indications of depression. Mood disorder is also characterized by failures and rejections in ones life. It is both a psychotic and…

Fears and Phobias Defined

Phobias are the most common psychiatric illness among women of all ages, and the second most common illness among men older than 25. Phobias are thought to be caused by a combination of biological factors and life events, much in the way other disorders (such as diabetes or heart disease) are influenced by a person's…

Anxiety – Where Does It Come From?

Anxiety in adult life originates in the early stages of our development. It re-surfaces when long-term personal and / or organisational structures begin to disintegrate into unfamiliar forms, and the painstakingly constructed defence systems of the personality appear to be in danger of being swept away. The root cause of this feeling is not difficult…

Insomnia – What Causes Insomnia And How Can I Treat It?

Insomnia in itself is not a disease. It is symptom of sleeplessness. Not getting proper sleep, not getting sleep immediately after retiring to bed, getting sleep but for shorter periods only, and unable to fall asleep after interruption are some of the symptoms of Insomnia. Insomnia is divided in three main categories depending on duration…

Ingrown Nails Got You Hanging?

If you have an ingrown toenail, you can relate when I say the pain and discomfort is beyond aggravating. Trying to find comfortable shoes is sometime impossible. But what do you do about an ingrown toenail? Do you try to cut it out with a toenail clipper? Will it be there forever? Some people are…

Fingernail Fungus Picture

Many people try to confirm their fears of nail fungus infection by comparing their nails to a fingernail fungus picture. While it can be very useful to do this, it is also somewhat dangerous: a photograph does not tell the whole story and other types of nail disease can look similar enough to nail fungus…

Canine Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a clinical condition which is the final result of severe heart disease. It is usual that when a dog has heart failure, heart disease is also present in the body. However, it is true that in some cases, heart disease can be present, but never lead to congestive heart disease.…

The Juices of Digestion

When food reaches the small intestine and has been reduced by the action of chewing and digestion, it becomes "chyme". Chyme entering into the duodenum from the stomach is very acidic and contains a concentration of hydrochloric acid and enzymes which are required to further reduce the larger molecules so that absorption becomes easier and…

Marfan Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Methods

The Marfan syndrome is a connective tissue disorder. It can affect the heart, blood vessels, lungs, eyes, bones and ligaments. The disease is fully penetrant with marked interfamilial and intrafamilial variability. The disease may also affect numerous other structures and organs- including the lungs, eyes, heart, blood vessels, dural sac surrounding the spinal cord, and…

Colon Cleansing and Disease Prevention

Colon cancer has become the deadliest cancer in the United States. This is an especially striking phenomenon because proper colon health is something we can all practice and is neither expensive or time consuming. These are some of the most common diseases of the colon. Diseases of the colon include colitis, colon cancer, constipation, diverticulosis…

Menstruation Disorders – Dysmenorrhea – Blood Deficiency Tonic Herbs in a TCM Perspective

All women experience an irregular period sometimes during their child bearing years, before menopause. While Western medication has never viewed irregular menstruation as a problem of the women's reproductive system, traditional Chinese medicine looks at this problem seriously that if untreated it will disharmonize the women's ecosystem, leading to nervous tension and other health problems,…