Tretment of HIV/ AIDS in Ayurveda

According to the literary text of Ayurveda  the  term ‘Rajyakshma’ is said to be ‘king of all disease’. It can be correlated with the modern HIV/AIDS. The symptoms and signs are identical in both of disease as described in text of Ayurveda , Astanga Hridaya (Chikitsa Sthan), Astanga Sangraha  as well as Charaka Samhita(Nidan Sthan). The treatment of  Rajyakhsma can be adopted for the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

The Symptoms include

  1. Excess loss of weight
  2. Fatigue and Lethargy
  3. Suseptible for Contagious and Allergic disease
  4. Irritation in skin
  5. Bronchial disease, often leading to TB
  6. Intestinal flora disorder, result in diarrhea, Dysentery, gastritis
  7. Fluctuation in bodily temperature

Root Causes of diseases are

  1. Unprotected sexual practice as Anal sex
  2. Unprotected intercourse with multiple partners
  3. Not cleaning genitals area after coitus
  4. Washing body with dirty, contaminated water
  5. Contaminated foods

Although AIDS and Rajyakshma  both are due to contagious issue. The symptoms and root cause are identical. The treatment line of Rajyakshma can be applied for modern war against HIV/AIDS.

As described in Ayurveda the treatment include  immnunity build up using tonics and  Rasayans(rejuvenators) and then selected medicines to counter the virus are used. Some text describe AJA MAMSA Rasayan (Prepared from Cow’s milk, ghee, and an extract of goats meat) and Indukanta Gritham are given for better stimulate appetite and strengthen the body. The medicine described in Ayurveda for building immunity are used.

Rasasindoor preparation( Prepared with purified mercuty) is applied along with some medicines are used for impart strength. This regimes are followed for some months for 6 month atleast and usually shows good results, depending upon the stage of disease and parameters. The virus may be continue to lurk in body but further damage in the body can be prevented and immune response can be enhanced. Then individual can live his normal life span.

After the therapy if the patient begins to recover then Sodhana ( Elimination) technique is adopted to expel toxins from the body through Enemas, Purgation and Emesis process. The medicines administered at this stage are not hard, hot or drastic, but soft, ghee based and eco-friendly  are used so that patient can withstands with ease. The build of immunity cause blood purified with Cooling medication.

Blood purification technique later strengthening, non vegetarian diet along with ghee preparation and liquid soups recommended. But spicy, oily, acidic, unhygienic foods are avoided. The ayurvedic preparation of Alcohol is recommended as Anupana(Carrier)to aid the digestive process and to removes blockage in the blood vessesl. i.e Srothsodhan

The patient are suggested to bath twice or thrice daily with cold water , followed by application of sandalwood paste on the body. The bathing cause cooling in the body and clean the unhealthy body, The sandalwood paste purifies body  by penetrating the hair follicles of skin.

After all these therapy the heated blood in the blood vessel are said to be weaken and even destroy the virus in most of cases. In some patient if unable to exercise and incapable of running further Swedanam(Steam) is recommended.

Myths About Aging – Memory

In this and several other articles, we'll be discussing the myths, lies and truths about the aging process. It is my intention that you become conscious of what the beliefs are behind your fears. I know it will change your life and give you incredible peace of mind. So, let's begin.

How do you view old age and the process of aging? What is OLD for you? Are you Old? Or is old something- anything beyond where you are at the present moment? We do not like to identify ourselves as old because the view that we hold of aging is not a good one. We automatically see the aging process as the process of becoming feeble, less aware or less mentally alert; We see a greater need for dependence on others. We fear being unable to take care of ourselves. And, yes, in many cases we fear illness, loneliness, isolation and extremely the fear of death.

However, researchers are discovering that these beliefs are simply myths, which then become self-fulfilling prophecies. Fortunately, there is a new view of aging, which recognizes the abilities and potential of the elderly individual and debunks the misconceptions of the aging process.

Myths about Senility and Personality Change

One of the common misunderstandings about the aging process is that it inevitably leads to senility. Memory loss, intellectual decline, and confusion are not normal parts of the aging process. Researchers have clearly demonstrated that while there is some declination in memory and sometimes in intellectual function, the changes are inconsequential for those who remain physically and emotionally healthy. The truth is that the accumulated knowledge alone helps one to make better judgments and solve problems more easily once one keeps active and healthy while aging.

The key factors in maintaining or improving mental capacities in later life are social involvement and flexibility. That means, that you can retain mental capacity by staying actively involved in family and society and by staying open to change and new experiences. Other research implies that emotional well being may be as influential on the aging mind as mental activity. I've been visiting a woman who is 104 and she's a perfect example of someone who finds life satisfying. She tells me all the time, and I can clearly see how content she is with her life which keeps her from negative emotions like anger, depression and anxiety. I have seen the opposite in people much younger who are continuously fighting "what is" and longing for things to be the way they used to. But, both studies and spiritual teaching tell us that the key to consciousness is acceptance of whatever is. It appears that the key to mental and emotional well being is the same.

One of the strongest beliefs about old age is that it causes dementia. Dementia is the result of disease, not aging. Scientists who have studied the brain insure us that the mind's accumulation of knowledge remains intact, though it can at times be harder to tap into during old age. Neuroscientists have found that it is primarily the brain's "hardware" – the billions of connections and relay switches that act as processing equipment – that is vulnerable to wearing out with age. Meanwhile, the brain's "software" – the actual information that fills up the mind over a lifetime – does not deteriorate and continues to grow more sophisticated with each passing year. When you run new software on an old computer, it takes more time and often causes problems. The same is true of the human brain – speed and accuracy may be affected later in life as well.

While at times, everyone experiences some memory lapse, we do not have to suffer memory loss as we age.

HARVARD STUDY

One of the most famous studies about MEMORY loss was done by Ellen Langer and Harvard college Rebecca Levy, Ph.D., They have shown that ecoming forgetful in old age is not inevitable. At least part of the reason our memory gets worse is that we expect it to.

To test this idea, the two psychologists conducted research on memory and attitude towards aging in two groups: Americans who are deaf and people from mainland China. These groups are less likely than most Americans to have been exposed to negative cultural stereotypes of aging.

Using standard psychological measurements of memory, the researchers tested both groups and compared them to a group of elderly mainstream Americans. In addition, the researchers compared memory retention in the elderly with younger people in all three groups.

Not only did the mainland Chinese and American deaf far outperform the mainstream Americans on four psychological memory tests, but the oldest in these two groups, especially the Chinese, performed almost as well as the youngest. The strength of their performance even surprised the researchers. They concluded that the results can be explained entirely by the fact that the Chinese have the most positive, active, and "internal" image of aging across the three cultures studied.

What is specifically striking about the Langer-Levy study is that it meticulously tracks how our fears, which are so culturally constructed, become self-fulfilling prophecies.

Our fear of memory loss can create actual memory decline. You may want to pause this video and journal about this. What have your beliefs been about memory loss? Did you believe it was inevitable, or perhaps even hereditary? Let this study guide you to a new way of thinking and helping to release some of your fears.

42 Thinking Skills You Can Learn From Doing Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles are a one-stop cognitive development and character-building activity. There are few educational experiences that have the potential to teach such a varied range of thinking skills, as well as other useful skills such as patience and perseverance. Learning these skills can benefit you at any stage of your life. For example, jigsaw puzzles can teach you:

  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Project management skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Visual skills
  • Cognitive skills
  • Character development skills and traits
  • Tactile skills
  • Social skills
  • Collaborative skills

Jigsaw puzzles are cheap and easy to obtain, you only need a small space to do them and very little can go wrong, provided that you don’t lose pieces or let the dog chew them. If you are a parent or a teacher, you can follow some simple steps to help your children or students gain confidence in a range of skills that will benefit them in many areas of their learning. The key to this is transferability. This article explains what it is and how you can use it.

The educational value of doing a jigsaw puzzle is twofold: first, by building up a base of useful individual skills; secondly, by transferring these skills to other situations where they can be applied to solve new problems. A lot of research has been done into the transfer of learning from one situation to another. This is one of the key aims of all learning. If you wish to do some in-depth reading on the topic, go to Google and search for “transferable skills.”

So, what is transferability? A simple example is learning how to hammer a nail into a piece of wood. Imagine if you could only use one length of nail and one size hammer to knock it into one type of material, e.g. wood. This wouldn’t be very useful to you, because the skill is not transferable to other situations. You’d have to learn a new skill every time you wanted to use a hammer in a different situation. However, if you knew that you could use any size hammer with any size nail and almost any type of material, it would be far more useful to you as a skill. Even better, if you knew that you could use the skill on the ground, in the air or on a boat or in a hundred other places, it would be more useful still. This simple example demonstrates what transferability is: knowing how to apply a skill in new situations.

How do you transfer the skills you are learning by doing a jigsaw puzzle to other situations? All you need to do is follow a three-step process. The skill you are using needs to be:

a. Identified,

b. Understood as a process, and

c. Applied to new situations.

But, before you rush off to do a jigsaw puzzle in the hope that you will become a super problem-solver, there are a few tips that will help to make the experience more beneficial. As you do your puzzle, you need to be consciously aware of what you are doing and be able to articulate the process as you do it.

This means that as you do the puzzle, you need to be aware of your own self-talk, i.e. what you say to yourself as you engage in doing the puzzle. An example of this could be: “I’m using my organisational skills to sort the pieces of the puzzle into straight edges and inner pieces.” This skill could be used later on when you do your washing, where you could say: “I’m using my organisational skills to sort the washing into dark and light colours.” At a higher level, you could say, “I’m organising my staff into skill levels so that we can complete the project in the most efficient way.”

In this article I have isolated 42 skills that can be developed through doing jigsaw puzzles, but there are probably a whole lot more. Write to me if you find some more and I’ll update the article. The beauty of jigsaw puzzles is that they start at a very simple level and go up to diabolically difficult challenge levels, such as the Clementoni puzzles which have over 13000 pieces. For those of you who are more adventurous, there are also 3-D puzzles and puzzles with other challenging features. Visit your local toy shop to see the range of puzzle challenges that are available.

It is useful to set a reasonable goal by starting where you’re comfortable and progressing from there to more challenging puzzles. As you do the puzzle, remember to note the skill you’re using. Developing this self-talk will help you to apply or transfer the skill to new situations.

Here are the skills that you can learn as you do your puzzle, as well as possible self-talk that could go with them. The skills are listed in alphabetical order. The final part of this article has suggestions for the type of self-talk you could use to apply the skills you have learned to new situations.

Affirmation for small achievements, e.g. fitting a piece correctly: “I feel great that I achieved that goal.”

Analysis: “I’ve broken the puzzle into all of its parts and now I understand how it will fit together.”

Arranging: “I’m arranging these pieces into an order that will help me work more efficiently.”

Attention to detail: “This colour is not the same as that colour, so this piece must go somewhere else.”

Categorising: “I’ve organised all of these pieces into their colours.”

Collaboration: “This area is very challenging, so we need to work together to solve it.”

Comparison: “This shape will fit into this space. This piece is too big to fit into that space.”

Comprehension: “I understand the picture, so I can do this section.”

Concentration: “I’m concentrating on the size, edges, shapes and colours of these pieces to see how they go together.”

Contrast: “Are these colours/shapes the same or are they different?”

Creativity (different ways of identifying puzzle pieces): “This piece is too difficult to identify by colour, so I’ll compare the shapes of the edges.”

Decision-making: “All of these pieces will form that part of the picture.”

Ever-increasing challenges (fewer pieces to many pieces): “I did a 100- piece puzzle last time. This time I’ll go for a 200-piece puzzle.”

Eye-hand co-ordination (fine motor control): “These pieces are very small, so I have to be dextrous to manipulate them into their correct spaces.”

Flexibility (work on different areas): “I’ve tried this area for a while without too much success. I’ll try another area for a while.”

Formulating questions: “How do these pieces fit together? Does this colour match with that colour?”

Goal-setting: “I’ll finish this puzzle in one week.”

Helpful (prompt a person, don’t give the answer): “Have you tried one of these pieces there?” “Try that piece the other way around.”

Hypothesizing: “This piece can’t go here, so it must go here. Let’s try here first.” “If that piece goes here, this piece must go there.”

Learning about picture content for discussion and language development: “I can see three green trees next to a blue river.”

Memory retention: “I tried this piece here before, so it won’t fit.”

Obtaining feedback on your decisions: “Oops! Wrong choice. I can see that doesn’t fit.”

Organisation: “All of these pieces go in that area, and all of those pieces go in this area.”

Overcoming distractions, strengthening concentration:” It’s a bit noisy in here with the television set on, but I’ll concentrate harder to complete the puzzle.”

Patience: “I have only found one piece that fits in the past fifteen minutes. Never mind, I’ll keep trying.”

Perseverence: “I’m going to stay here until I finish this puzzle.”

Planning: “I’ll do this area first, then I’ll look for the corner pieces, then I’ll complete that area.”

Planning work sessions and breaks: “I feel tired, so I’ll work for half an hour, have a break, then I’ll do some more.”

Prioritising: “I’ll do this difficult area first, then I’ll do that area which is a little easier.”

Problem-solving: “This whole puzzle is a problem I need to solve. Finding edges is a problem I can solve. Sorting the pieces into colour groups is a problem I can solve.”

Procedures: “I can choose which order I prefer to work in. I can do this before I do that.”

Process of elimination:” I’ll try these pieces in this area. If they fit, the puzzle will be a lot easier to solve from this point onwards.”

Reasoning, by justifying your choices of shape or colour: “These pieces go here because the colours match, but those pieces don’t go here. The colours are slightly darker.”

Reviewing: “So far I’ve completed this area and I only have five more pieces to fit before I move on to the next area.”

Self-reflection (learning from errors): “I’m feeling a bit annoyed. Why am I taking so long to complete this area?”

Sense of adventure: “This puzzle might be too difficult for me, but I’ll try anyway. What have I got to lose?”

Sequence: “This is a logical order of work. I’ll do this area, then I’ll do that area. After that, I’ll complete this edge.”

Sharing behaviour: “Let’s work on this area together. I’ll help you find your pieces if you help me find mine.”

Social interaction: I’m enjoying doing this puzzle with you. We’re a great team.”

Spatial orientation skills: “If I rotate this in my mind, I can see it doesn’t fit here. It fits there.”

Stop to enjoy, appreciate and admire the picture: “What a beautiful scene of a French vineyard.”

Trial and error process: “One of these nine pieces will fit here. I’ll try them all, even though it will take some time.”

Now that you know a range of skills that you can use, as well as examples of the self-talk that will help you understand the process you are using, it is time to do a puzzle. Print this article and keep it with you as you do it. Refer to it often to identify skills as well as practise the self-talk patterns.

When you have used these skills and are familiar with them, you will be ready to transfer them to new problem-solving situations. When you face a problem-solving challenge at home or at work, stand back for a moment and ask yourself:

· What skill that I used in the puzzle can I use here?

Use the same self-talk patterns to apply the skill to the new situation. Let’s use the example of having a flat tyre on your car. Perhaps you’ve never changed a tire before. What could you say to yourself?

“What skill that I used in the puzzle can I use here?”

“What sequence of actions do I need in order to accomplish this task?”

“I need to concentrate to complete this task in time.”

Finally, one extra thing needs to be said. You have to provide the motivation to learn the skills and apply them to new situations as part of your own personal problem-solving strategy. If you don’t apply your skills to new situations, perhaps the washing won’t get done or the tyre won’t get changed. The application stage is the most important one if you hope to become a better thinker.

Now you are ready to try solving some real-life problems with these skills. Happy puzzling and happy problem-solving.

Top 3 Fishing Lure Making Tips

There's been a recent surge in the interest of tackling making and a lot of people struggle since there really is not a ton of information available for a hobby like this as there might be for something like woodworking. It's for this reason that I decided to write more about this hobby and give you some ideas and tips can help you make fishing lures.

Here are 3 Top Fishing Lure Making Tips I think you'll enjoy

1. Spoon Making Molds. Did you know that you do not have to buy ready made molds for making your own spoons? Or even have to buy any spoon blanks in order to turn out professional looking spoons? In fact you can make your own molds for spoons from scrap wood that you probably have lying around on your shop room floor. Here's the secret to fishing lure making molds for spoon enthusiasts from scrap wood. Take some old 2×4's you have lying around and a couple spoons from your tackle box. Use these spoons as a guide to trace their shape onto the wood.

Now remember to oversize the outline as spoons are not flat shaped so you need to take this into consideration when you make the outline for your mold. Now all you have to do gouge out the shape you what and sand it nice and smooth. Then using some scrap sheet metal and a hammer you can pound out your own spoons in record time. Make sure one of those hammers that have a plastic end, that way you do not dent and misshape the sheet metal as you pound it into shape inside your wooden mold. Now all you have to do is trim it up, file the edges and add your hardware. Do not just stop at one, now you can have several fishing lure making molds. By making several of these molds for different shaped spoons, you'll have some mouth watering spoons that no fish is going to pass by.

2. Spinner Making Jig. OK sure those nice and fancy wire bending contraptions do crank out lovely looking spinners in record time, but what if you do not want to go through the expense of having to buy one? No problem, make your own fishing lure jigs? Again here's another tackle making tip for the guy who like me hates to spend money. Again grab some of those scrap 2×4's that you have lying around and let's make themselves a wire bending jig. All you have to do is simply take some nails and pound them into the ends of the 2×4.

Now it will take some experimentation to get the right configuration needed so you can bend out those nice eyeslets and bends needed for great looking spinners but heck for the price of using scrap 2×4 and some nails I'm sure you will not mind experimenting until You find the right configuration for the nails. Once you've done that put the scrap wood inside a vise sideways to make it easier to saw off the heads on those nails. This will make getting the wire on and off your fishing lure jig a whole lot easier. Bingo your very own spinner making jig that didnt cost you a cent. Now I like that.

Now for the last of my cheap no cost fishing lure making tips. Again I wanted to give you an idea of ​​what is possible so you can make fishing lures and make some nice ones without having to spend any money.

3. Fancy Painted Designs on Wooden Lures Made Easy. Now this fishing lure making tip is a little tricky, but I like it because its fast and and easy. I say tricky because it will require that you already have a couple actual fishing lure making tools like an airbrush but that's ok. Here's an easy method to getting some fancy designs on the sides of our homemade wood lures. Take some of your mother's or wife's fancy nylons or lace and use that as a template to airbrush a design on the side of your wooden lure. OK I will say you better ask permission first before heading into your wife nylons drawer or you may end up in the dog house if you know what I mean but it's a nice fast easy way to make some creative patterns on the side of our wooden lure . It may take some creative thinking and you have to protect the lure from overspray wrecking out pattern, but you can make some neat patterns without having to be Michelangelo. This should also give you some ideas about how to make some nice criss cross patterns and fish scale patterns as well.

Well there you have it 3 quick, easy, super cheap fishing lure making tips.

Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Pending Stroke Attack?

Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain has been halted due to a clot or bleeding into the brain. Therefore, blood is unable to reach all destinations of the brain, resulting in a stroke.  The person experiencing a stroke will begin exhibit signs and symptoms.  Some signs come and go usually within 5 minutes and leaves no lasting effects.  However, symptoms lasting longer may indicate a major stroke is occurring.  Even if symptoms are short lived, it is imperative to get medical help immediately.  If not treated as soon as possible, major brain damage and life long disabilities could result.

What are the signs?

Tingling sensation in the face or extremities
Paralysis or weakness on one side
Difficulty speaking
Inability to understand speech
Blindness
Dizziness
Pain
Nausea/vomiting
Sudden intense headache

If you or anyone around you is having these symptoms, call 911 and get emergency medical help right away.

Stroke risks:

Age – After age 55, the risks double every 10 years.
Family history and ethnicity.
Gender:  Women are less likely than men to suffer a stroke.  
Previous stroke
Atrial Fibrillation
Fractures of the long bone resulting in a fat embolism

Reducing your risks:

Take blood pressure medications as prescribed and monitor your blood pressures.
Reduce high cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Monitor blood sugar levels daily before meals and at bedtime.
Increase exercise
Eat a healthy diet
Quit smoking

Diagnosis is determined via CT, MRI, or angiogram.  These tests help to determine what type of stroke has occurred, it’s location, and the extent of damage caused.

Treatment involves clot busters, such as tPA that must be given within hours of onset of symptoms.  Surgical intervention is an option for ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.

After Care:

Patients who have survived a stroke may require rehabilitation utilizing speech, occupational, and physical therapies. Recovery can take a few days to a year or more to regain lost functions.  

Medications include:

Thrombolytics – Clot busters the lyse or break up blood clots.  the debris is cleaned up by phagocytic cells.
Antiplatelet – Prevents platelet from sticking together, thus preventing clot formation.
Anticoagulants – Stops clots from forming, particularly those with A-fib who are prone to blood clots due to the rapid contractions of the atria of the heart.

If you have other chronic disease present, such as diabetes or hypertension, keeping these values in the normal range will help to prevent, or lessen the likelihood of a stroke event.

Regular exercise 3 days per week will help to reduce hypertension.  High blood pressure is the major cause of stoke and is a factor in hemorrhagic strokes.

Healthy eating consists of a diet containing whole grains and nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and foods low in fat and high in fiber help to lower your risks that cause strokes.

Spitting (Growing Up Smart Bad Habit #9)

Expectorating, otherwise known as spitting, is the act of forcibly expelling spittle, quids, seeds, pits, or the like from your mouth. Today, spitting is normally considered rude and socially unacceptable. It wasn’t always so.

The German sociologist, Norbert Elias, in his two-volume The Civilizing Process,  records prohibitions against spitting from the Middle Ages to 1910. In the Middle Ages, for example, spitting at meals was permitted provided it was under the table and not on or across it—a habit apparently common among ill-mannered hunters at the time. In the 18th century, etiquette guides directed that, “You should not abstain from spitting, and it is very ill mannered to swallow what should be spat.” The guides went on, though, to discourage spitting “when you are with well-born people” and not “in church, in the houses of the great, and in all places where cleanliness reigns.”

Putting the social aspects aside, public health concerns over tuberculosis in the 1880s was the coup de grâce for public spitting. New York City issued an ordinance prohibiting it in 1896.  Public health dangers, especially when it came to tuberculosis and influenza, were taken seriously and word spread quickly. By 1916, 195 of 213 American cities with populations over 25,000 had laws against public spitting on the books.

We would be remiss at this point to not mention the venerable cuspidor, otherwise known as a spittoon. Cuspidors were used in the 1800’s to give people a place to spit, especially those that chewed tobacco. With the exception of the U.S. Supreme Court, spittoons have virtually vanished. Nowadays, the nine Justices are provided with pewter drinking cups and personal spittoons. They use their spittoons as wastebaskets. Justice John Marshall Harlan, who served until 1911, is considered the last tobacco-chewing Justice to actually spit into his wastebasket.

Supreme Court Justices aside, baseball players are infamous spitters. Almost since the beginning of baseball, players have chewed tobacco, using the tobacco juice to settle the infield dust, soften their gloves, and make spitballs. It’s said that some players spit so much they showed up as a scattered-shower on the weather radar. These days, though, it’s more likely you’ll see a player spitting sunflower seed hulls on the dugout floor, this because the players know and understand the dangers of tobacco.

Last, but not least, spitting has finally taken its rightful place as a competitive sport alongside ice hockey, table tennis, and javelin throwing. Every year, the International Cherry Pit Spitting Contest is held in Eau Claire, Michigan. Brian “Young Gun” Krause holds the coveted world distance record of 93 feet 6 ½ inches. And for those who don’t like cherries, Lee Wheelis, spit a watermelon seed 68 feet 9 1/8 inches during the Thump Spitting Competition in Luling, Texas. That’s a world record, too.

In deference to spitters everywhere, here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind.

Spitting Dos and Don’ts

•    Think before you spit.
•    Don’t spit where people walk. It just lies there for others to step in.
•    Don’t spit on people. (It’s an awful insult.)
•    Don’t spit into the wind.

CONSIDER THIS: Major-league (1934-1945) baseball player Stanley George “Frenchy” Bordagaray, upon being suspended for spitting at an umpire, commented that the punishment” was more than I expectorated.”

My Wife Is Not Affectionate Anymore! Why a Husband Shouldn’t Settle For This

There are certain things that all men seem to complain about once the honeymoon is over. Things like they don’t get to go out as often, their weekends are spent tackling the to-do list their wife crafted or they have to spend every Sunday afternoon brunching with the in-laws. Obviously, these issues aren’t life changing but they can tend to wear a bit on a couple’s connection. Fortunately, most issues like that are easily solvable with a bit of tender cooperation and negotiation. What about when there are issues that threaten the very foundation of the marriage? One of those issues centers on affection. If a wife stops being affectionate is there anything a husband can do or is he destined to a life of physical distance and coldness from his spouse?

Actually a husband must do something as soon as possible if his wife is not affectionate anymore. Physical and emotional affection are instrumental components of a happy marriage. Without them the relationship becomes a shell of what it could be and the husband will begin to resent his wife and her need to withhold warmth from him. If you and your wife used to be the type of couple that held hands as you walked side-by-side or you stole kisses when you two were doing the dishes together, it’s understandable why you’d miss not having that now. In many respects when a wife stops being affectionate it’s a clear sign that she feels less close emotionally to her husband. Obviously ignoring something like that can only lead to many marital difficulties down the road.

There are several things that can prove very helpful if you want to reawaken your wife’s connection to you. Begin by showing her more affection. At first you may feel somewhat awkward doing this primarily because you’ll feel as though you’re pushing yourself on your spouse. Try not to view it from that place. Instead, see it as a bit of an exercise in guidance. By demonstrating extra affection to your wife, she may start to feel more valued by you and also more cherished. If a woman feels these things, any emotional barrier that she may have put up will come crashing down. By kissing her when the opportunity presents itself, rubbing her shoulders more or just reaching for her hand when you two are watching television, you’ll be showing her glimpses of what’s in your heart. Once she senses that, she’ll be more open to reciprocating those actions.

One of the measures of a strong and connected marriage is how open and honest the communication is between the partners. If you and your wife don’t put in a strong effort to discuss your marriage that can certainly contribute to her not wanting to show you the level of affection she once did. Even though you both may lead incredibly full and busy lives, you must take the time to stay connected by communicating with one another. You should take the lead on this and invite your wife out for a nice dinner at a quiet and relaxing restaurant. Use this opportunity to discuss your marriage and anything that may be plaguing either of you. By initiating this, you’ll be demonstrating to your wife how highly you value the marriage and her. It will certainly serve as a catalyst for more open dialogue between you two and it will also pave the way for the both of you to get back on the path to the rewarding closeness you’ve always wanted.

Esophagus cancer onset age characteristics analysis

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Esophagus cancer called esophagus squamous esophagus, occurs in the organization of malignant tumor, all 2% of malignant tumor. Worldwide, 22 million people die every year in China is high, esophagus, because of esophagus cancer victim esophagus cancer incidence, after the age of 40 years in men than women, but in recent years, under 40 of growing trend. esophagus cancer with chronic stimulation, inflammation and nitrosamine trauma, genetic factors and drinking water, food and vegetables on the content of trace elements.

Early ec concealed (naked eye can be divided into that, under a microscope, debaucjed type (mucosal defect), mild debaucjed type (mucosal surface patches are sizes patches, cancerous in mucosal obvious thickening), nipple (tumor nodules, papillary or polyp uplift, edges and surrounding mucosa border).Use “electrochemical involvement with particle stents” technology, no operation, no pain, no chemoradiation, low cost, has been treated patients with esophagus cancer, cardia cancer etc, become the first 10,000 cases of esophagus cancer hospital professional treatment. The electrochemical intervention is through a very soft tissue tumors of the electrode, direct import tumor cell death and tumor rapidly, esophagus rapidly after treatment, eat well. Stent placement particles that cancer cells can be completely lost ability to reproduce, no damage to normal tissues, at the same time, make food propped lumenal through. Greatly prolong survival time, reduce pain and improve life quality esophagus cancer.

The electrochemical intervention with particle stents for the crowd:

1,and the early, middle and late cardia cancer patients with esophagus cancer,,

2,older age, with complications (such as merger with high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke and coronary heart disease, etc.) of patients,

3,because with mediastinal tumor location (near the aorta, adhesion, permeate to trachea), excessive tumor, lost the chance of operation patients:

4,and postoperative anastomotic recurrence, and postoperative scar tissue hyperplasia of patients,

5,despair, traditional chemotherapy invalid patients:

6,pyloric obstruction (complete obstruction and not all obstruction) patients,

7,esophagus chemical burns scar stricture, cardia loss after radiotherapy after esophagectomy atony, caused by esophagus obstruction and fibrosis with esophagus tracheal fistula, esophagus fistula, mediastinum by repeated expansion cannot heal stomach esophagus anastomosis stricture, etc.

Treatment of Bronchitis

Treatment of bronchitis usually depends on the cause.  The causes can be smoking, air pollution bacteria and viral pathogens.  Treatment of bronchitis is very important  if left untreated.  Other health problems may be felt.  This includes pneumonia and asthma.  Bronchitis caused by viral pathogens usually disappears on its own after a few days.  This kind of bronchitis is not usually serious.  Bronchitis caused by smoking needs one to stop the habit.

This kind of bronchitis is not usually serious.  Bronchitis caused by smoking needs one to stop the habit.  This is the only sure treatment of bronchitis for a smoker.  Drugs can be used as one stops the habit.  If not stopped, the condition will reappear.  This can lead to more chronic issues such as pneumonia, asthma and even cancer.  The tar taken in when smoking piles up in the inside wall of the bronchi.  This causes the inflammation leading to an easy bronchitis attack.

Treatment of bronchitis caused by bacteria can be done using antibiotics.   Note that the antibiotics are not effective in conditions not caused by bacteria pathogens.  The antibiotics can be used together with expectorant cough syrup.  This makes it easier for harmful bacteria in the lungs to be expelled out with the phlegm.  Most of the symptoms of the condition disappear within days of treatment of bronchitis.  The cough may last for up to a month.

Treatment of bronchitis is very important to avoid the condition from degenerating into other health issues.  These include asthma and pneumonia.  A prevention vaccine is also available. This was developed in 1985 by an Australian Professor, Robert Clancy of the University of Newcastle.  It was released in the market four years later.

Native American Indians, Alternative Medicine and Herbal Remedies!

Although conventional medicine won’t acknowledge any of the things that the American Indians use and have used for over 40,000 years as cures for the many ailments that people suffer, they certainly cannot disprove their effectiveness either. In fact it can be said that a lot of the things they used such as herbs and different procedure to cleanse a person do have obvious benefits. Native Americans use a combination of herbs, religion, different rituals and their spirituality to help with a lot of different medical issues and many say it has worked wonders for them.

One of the first things that the American Indians will do is to use purifying and cleansing techniques in order to help the patient to become a lot more receptive to the techniques that they offer to help them heal. These purifying and cleansing techniques may include different herbal teas that will cause a person to vomit, smudge (using smoke from plants to cleanse a person) and sweat lodges. These sweat lodges are kept dark and are enclosed with a fire in the middle that keeps stones hot. These techniques are also used for changing a person’s awareness. Other things that are done for purification can be singing, chanting, dancing, and sometimes even hallucinogenic substances produced naturally by nature.

For people who are suffering from different kinds of respiratory conditions are often treated by American Indians with skunk cabbage. This is said to be able to loosen up any phlegm a person may have and it is also used for those who may have asthma. Other herbs used are called pleurisy root and wormwood and they are often used for the symptoms that come with bronchitis. The pleurisy root is also used for pneumonia. For coughing they often use things like bone-set, aspen tea, wild cherry tea, sarsaparilla, rabbit tobacco, white pine tea, as well as blood root. Sage is also often used to help to combat the symptoms of a cold or the flu.

If a person has diarrhea, some of the herbs that they claim that are good for this condition would be black cherry root, tea made from dogwood bark, black raspberry roots as well as black cherry fruit juice that has been fermented. For heartburn and any urinary tract problems it is said that using dandelion roots will help ease these problems and sage can be used to treat upset stomachs. Juniper can also be used for diarrhea and urinary infections.

Other problems that may arise such as kidney problems are treated with oak and wild yam root can be used for hormonal imbalances. Sage can also be used for cuts, TB, colds and bruises. Purple cone flower is good for bites from insects, snake bites, gonorrhea, toothaches and sore throats.

Safety Note: Although a lot of people swear by these treatments it is important to note that none of these have been medically tested to see if there will be any interactions with other medicines or supplements that a person might already be taking and are not regulated or endorsed by the FDA. Always make sure to check with your doctor first before trying any of these remedies.

Best Alternatives of Cough Syrup -codeine

Even though there are billions of dollars spent every year in the US on over-the-counter cough syrups, most such medicines do little if anything to relieve coughs say the ACCP (American College of Chest Physicians). According to the nation’s chest physicians, cough syrups generally contain drugs in too low a dose to be effective, or contain combinations of drugs that have never been proven to treat coughs. Some over-the-counter cough syrups do contain two drugs that have been shown to help relieve coughs caused by colds – codeine and dextromethorphan – but again the doses are too small to be effective. For adults fighting a cough and runny nose, the best option is probably an antihistamine with a decongestant, such as Dimetapp Cold and Allergy Elixir, Robitussin Allergy and Cough Liquid, or Vicks NyQuil. For children between 2 and 14, here are two alternatives to using over-the-counter cough medicines.

Chocolate

Researchers at the National Heart and Lung Institute have found that a component in chocolate called theobromine, may be more effective in treating coughs than traditional treatments. The chemical was found to work directly on the vagus nerve, which is responsible for triggering coughing. In the study, 10 healthy, non-smokers received theobromine, followed by capsaicin, a cough stimulant. The effect of theobromine was compared to a placebo – and also to codeine, which is used in traditional cough remedies. It was found to be more effective than both in treating the cough. As a cough medicine, codeine (mostly known as a painkiller) had nominal success compared to the placebo, but theobromine was 33 percent more effective than codeine to stop coughing.

Theobromine has diuretic, stimulant and relaxing effects similar to caffeine, but about 10 times weaker. Unlike caffeine, it does not affect the central nervous system. Theobromine can lower blood pressure because it can dilate blood vessels and also relax bronchi muscles in the lungs. Dark chocolate contains 450 mg of theobromine per ounce which is four times more found in milk chocolate. The quantity of dark chocolate that should be eaten to stop coughing–about two ounces for an adult and about half as much for a child–is not enough to get children wound up, or for the minimal amount to cause sleep disturbances. Remember, chocolate is an anti-depressant and also contains flavonoids and other anti-oxidants, which help maintain a healthy heart, keep your blood circulation working well, and reduce the blood clotting which can cause heart attacks and strokes.

Honey

A teaspoon of honey before bed seems to calm children’s coughs and help them sleep better, according to a new study that relied on parents’ reports of their children’s symptoms. The folk remedy did better than cough medicine or no treatment in a three-way comparison. For the research, researchers recruited 105 children with upper respiratory infections from a clinic in Pennsylvania. The study found that honey was more effective than dextromathorphan for treating nighttime coughs in kids ages 2-11. The dosages used in the test were equivalent to the cough syrup: half a teaspoon for kids 2-5, a full teaspoon for kids 6-11. It is noted that honey should not be given to children under age 1 because it might cause a type of food poisoning known as botulism.

For coughs and sore throats, it may be the stickiness and viscosity of honey that makes it work well. Honey is also generally less expensive than over-the-counter medications and brings none of the side effects like dizziness or sleepiness. Honey also has antimicrobial effects with darker honeys having more antioxidants than lighter honeys.

So the next time you find yourself having to treat your cough or your child’s cough, think about using one or even both of these alternatives. These remedies are suggested in moderation since they also contain higher amounts of sugar compared to over-the-counter medicines.

Enlarge Your Penis Through Diet and Proven Exercises

For you to enlarge your penis successfully and in the shortest time possible, what do you think is the best way to do so? Pills or extenders maybe? No not so much, it's actually all down to diet and exercise, but not the same exercise as you may be doing in the gym, I'm talking about your manhood. That's right your piece of kit needs some treatment too when it comes to adding inches and you will not be disappointed in a couple of months when you look down and have gained 4 inches! See the key to enhancement is consistency and you will need to remain this way until you reach your desired length or width.

So what do I need to do to get a larger size?

Well quite simply you need to start improving you daily intake of vitamins and minerals so that you can launch your bio-chemistry into overdrive and make your blood flow increase in mass that will take to your penis in full force. When you start creating that balanced lifestyle you will start feeling different above all else but you will also start creating more oxygen through your system. I would say you should focus on Zinc and Protein to begin with, do not forget also that you need to drink at least 2 liters of mineral water a day.

What exercises do you recommend then?

Start of simple and go for the jelqing technique in combination with the ballooning technique this will propel you into instant gains, then when you have mastered the basics you should move straight onto the advanced methods, that will give you that extra boost.

Diabetic Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus, known widely as diabetes, is a chronic disease, identified by high blood sugar levels over a perpetual time period. Indications like uncontrolled urination, increased appetite, and excessive thirst, mark as symptoms of diabetes. Types include: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. The consultation of a diabetes doctor is mandatory, in case symptoms begin to grow. The type 1 diabetes mellitus treatment includes the intake of insulin, while in type 2 the treatment focuses on proper use of the insulin produced by the pancreas. Gestational diabetes, involves both medications as well as insulin shots.

Symptoms:

Common symptoms of diabetes include:

· Polyuria ( Uncontrolled urination)

· Polydipsia (Excessive Thirst)

· Polyphagia (Increased appetite)

· Extreme Fatigue

· Cuts and Bruises that are slow to heal

· Blurry Vision

· Unexplained weight loss

Diagnosis:

Consultation with a qualified diabetes doctor, will help you in diagnosing the disease. The doctor will ask you for a Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) test. This test provides the average of your blood sugar control over the past 2 to 3 months. HbA1C levels of 6.5% or higher indicate diabetes. To control the level of blood sugar in the hemoglobin, regular tests of HbA1C are required, every 3 months. This will help in identifying if the medications are working properly, and if the blood sugar has reached the target level of control.

Types :

Type 1 diabetes:

Also called ‘insulin-dependent’ diabetes mellitus, this results when the pancreas cease to produce sufficient amount of insulin. Formerly known as ‘juvenile-onset’ diabetes, as it often begins during childhood. Only 5% of people in the world with diabetes, have this form of the disease.

The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is still unknown. But, in most people it happens when the immune system in the process of fighting harmful viruses, mistakenly destroys cells in the pancreas, that produce insulin. Hence, the body needs insulin to function porperly, and it can be done through injecting insulin through the skin, into the fatty tissue of the abdomen.

Type 1 diabetes mellitus treatment and control include hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose). In hyperglycaemia, the adjustments of diet and insulin dose balance is required for control. If hyperglycaemia, remains untreated it leads to a severe condition called diabetic ketoacidosis, where the body breaks down fats instead of glucose, resulting in acid in your blood. It could be fatal, if not treated.

Type 2 diabetes:

About 90 to 95 percent of diabetes patients all over the world, have type 2 diabetes, which makes it the most common of all. This disease is identified by insulin resistance in the body, i.e. if the cells become resistant to the insulin produced.

Genetics and lifestyle, are the most prominent causes of type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is often a less threatening form of the disease. Although, if not controlled, type 2 diabetes can affect the kidneys, eyes, and nerves, causing major complexities in the body.

The treatment for type 2 diabetes calls for a change in lifestyle, from a diabetic friendly diet, to reaching an optimum body weight. A BMI within a healthy range should be maintained by being physically active. A dietician will help you better understand the requirements of your body, and accordingly advice a healthy diet.

Certain episodes of hypoglycaemia occur when you have type 2 diabetes, which needs you to intake a quick-acting carbohydrate, like a sugary drink, followed by a sustainable one, like a cereal bar.

Gestational diabetes:

Occurs in women during pregnancy, mostly after 6 months, where certain hormones made by the placenta, lead to a boost in the blood sugar levels. To some degree, pregnancy triggers insulin resistance in the body, which leads to the onset of the disease. As this disease developes during pregnancy, it could harm both the mother and the baby, which is the main reason to follow the doctor’s advice, and start the treatment right away.

The treatment for gestational diabetes includes special meal plans, adequate physical activity, as well as insulin injections. Women with gestational diabetes, are prone to develop type 2 diabetes in the future, so regular control of blood sugar levels is necessary in order to avoid it.

A healthy body, is a home to a healthy mind. And, in order to create a healthy environment, it is important to be physically active and keep diabetes’ complications at bay. A diabetes doctor acts as a guide, in your fight with diabetes, and it is crucial to follow their advice. With proper meal planning, medications and regular check up, diabetes mellitus, can be well controlled, ensuring a healthy future.

Shoulder Injury and Workers’ Compensation Transitional Duty

How do shoulder injuries affect transitional duty?
Recently Dr. Dave was asked to provide some information about shoulder injuries, a fairly common workplace injury, and how this type of injury may affect transitional duty.
 Dr. Dave says: The shoulder has a larger range of motion than any other joint in the body and as such, is highly susceptible to instability and injury. (There are even wall paintings in Egyptian tombs showing accurate drawings of how to reduce a dislocated shoulder.) One of the most common shoulder injuries we see in the workplace is the rotator cuff tear. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles attached to the shoulder blade and the upper humerus. Tears in the tendons are called rotator cuff tears.
 The first key point is there is a typical sequence of injuries leading up to a tear. Tendonitis is the mildest form. This can progress to bursitis, which can ultimately lead to a tear, which often requires surgery. This happens more easily with age and degenerative arthritis, often by bone spurs rubbing on the tendons.
The second key point is recognizing rehabilitating a shoulder after surgery takes considerably longer than most people realize. Rehabilitation may often take up to six months and sometimes longer before normal function is regained. Because this is so, don’t be too impatient and order an IME every four or five weeks or assume a worker is not trying hard enough to get better because normal function does not return as quickly as everyone would like.
So, find a transitional duty assignment to accommodate the injured employee while recuperation takes place and remember, most likely it will be a little longer than you expected.
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