How Do You Know When You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to an accident involving a motorcycle, you should look into hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer. While a lawyer can’t undo the injuries that you and your family have suffered, they can and will help you find justice.

The Dangers of Motorcycles

Unlike a car, a motorcycle leaves its riders unprotected. There are no airbags, and there’s no metal frame around the passengers to protect them. This lack of protection means that accidents involving a motorcycle are more likely to lead to severe injuries than accidents involving only a car. If you or someone you know was in a collision while riding a motorcycle, chances are that they have suffered some kind of injury. If that injury is severe, then you or your friend should contact a motorcycle accident lawyer.

However, it’s not only motorcycle riders who might need a motorcycle accident lawyer. The 1981 Hurt Report on Motorcycle Safety found that three quarters of all motorcycle accidents involved a 4-wheel vehicle. Cars often collide with motorcycles due to the increased difficulty of seeing the bikes, which are much smaller than cars. Cars turning making left turns most commonly collide with motorcycles. If you or someone you know is suffering an injury due to such a collision, consider hiring a lawyer.

Injuries Major and Minor

The kinds of injuries for which a motorcycle accident lawyer can help you find justice range from the most severe to more subtle injuries. In the worst case scenario, someone you love was killed in the accident. In this case, a lawyer can help you sue the negligent party for wrongful death. The suit will not help with the grief of losing someone close to you, but suits like these ensure that lethal carelessness does not go unpunished.

There are also many severe injuries that leave the victim alive. Collisions often result in damage to the brain or spine, which can lead to paralysis, amnesia, or coma, all very serious conditions that warrant calling a motorcycle accident lawyer. Collisions can also cause broken or fractured bones, injuries which can lead to the victim missing work, or being permanently disabled. If you can no longer do your job because of an injury, you need a lawyer to help you get the compensation you deserve.

However, not all injuries are obvious. Injuries to the brain often have delayed or hard-to-notice symptoms, including depression, confusion, loss of senses such as smell or taste, and changes to one’s personality. As a result, traumatic brain injuries often go undiagnosed, even though they can significantly impact one’s life. Victims of undiagnosed brain injuries might lose interest in the activities they used to enjoy, or behave in erratic ways that damage their interpersonal relationships. If any of these symptoms make you think of someone who was in a motorcycle-related accident, then you should encourage that person to see a doctor-and to call a motorcycle accident lawyer.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

Motorcycles are fun and cool, but they are also very dangerous. If you or someone you know has suffered any injury, major or minor, from an accident involving a motorcycle, you should find a motorcycle accident lawyer who can fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.

Over the Counter Solution – Nail Fungus Treatment

Nail fungus is one of the fungi that lives on a parasitic relationship with man. It survives by making use of the substrate on the human body. This include making use of the keratin on the nail plate and the nail base.

Being parasitic means that the fungus will make use of the food resources on the parts of the body at the expense of the body itself. This results in death of the cells around the particular area that the fungi would have infected. The fungi will at the same time leave behind deposits of the byproducts called mycotoxins. These can affect the nervous system and the respiratory process in a human being.

With such a threat to human life, you want to ensure that there is no nail fungus growing on your toes or nails. This will take a good hygiene and an always dry toes or fingers. Damp conditions will always attract the fungal growth. On addition, you will need to preserve the integrity of the nail plates. Do not allow the use of nail polish removers or glue that sticks on the nail plates and leave them weaker when removed.

There are a times when you find yourself with the fungus and you need to be able to reverse situation fast. Unfortunately, if the nail fungus is related to cosmetic causes of reasons, then the insurance may not be willing to take liability.

If you have been in this situation, you need not despair. This is because there are many solutions that are available for you. You need not be try to think of the solutions that would work. The information is right here on the internet. Get some over the counter solutions and get back to work.

The benefit of over the counter anti-fungal therapies is that you cut down on costs of consultancy. Since they are tested for efficacy and potency, they are usually satisfied by the authorities as being safe. What you would need to know to treat nail fungus is the symptoms associated with it. As long as the symptoms match the prescription that is provided in the information pack of the over the counter medicine.

Some of the most popular over the counter medicines include the cotrimazole and micanozole nitrate. They can be applied topically and therefore have limited potential of being hazardous. Depending on the concentration, most of these over the counter nail fungus medicines should be applied either once or twice daily.

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ADHD and Mixed Dominance

ADHD has been associated with mixed dominance. Most people are unilaterally dominant. Unilaterally dominant people have an eye, ear, hand, and leg, which are dominant on the same side of the body.

Mixed dominance or mixed brain lateralization refers to a condition where the individual is ambidextrous or where the individual is right handed but left leg, left eye, or left ear dominant or any combination of incongruous hand, leg, eye, or ear dominance. To tell what ear or eye is dominant. Take a small earpiece and put it up to your ear, the ear you choose is your dominant ear. To tell what eye is dominant, take a kaleidoscope and look through it. The eye you chose to look through the scope is your dominant eye. You can kick a wall or ball (put shoes on) to determine which foot is dominant.

Mixed handedness and mixed dominance has been studied and was found to be correlated with atypical cerebral symmetry and with mental health problems such as ADHD. A study published in February of 2010 concluded that mixed handed individuals were more likely to have language, scholastic, and ADHD symptoms.

When my Primarily Inattentive ADHD son had his vision therapy evaluation the optometrist found that he was left eyed and left eared but right footed and right handed. The optometrist reported that this explained the following symptoms:

* A tendency to misplace objects in his personal space

* A tendency to rotate his papers strangely when writing

* A tendency to tip his head 40 degrees when writing

* Difficulty with left and right side of letters (“Mommy is this the way the letter ‘P’ goes??”)

* Difficulty making decisions

* Poor handwriting

* Difficulty with Organization

* Difficulty with gross and fine motor movements

* Learning difficulties

* Difficulties performing task that cross the body midline

Crossing the mid-line work is any left side of the body movement that is performed with your right side or vice versa. As you can guess, tasks such as reading and writing require cross body movements, as your eyes must scan the page from left to right.

Optometrist and Occupational Therapist believe that for the brain to work efficiently the brain must establish dominance. A brain with a cross dominance will have difficulty organizing information and will find that learning information visually and auditorily more difficult.

The brain of a mixed dominant person is not organized in an efficient manner so retrieving information is also more difficult. According to specialist in this area, retrieving information when the cross dominant individual is anxious or upset is more difficult still.

In the late 1990s parents were reporting to physicians that left-handed kids were more likely to have symptoms of ADHD. Studies looking into these reported phenomena did not support this claim. These same studies, however, did find an association between anomalous lateral brain functioning and the symptoms of ADHD.

It does not take much imagination to see that issues with cross dominance will at best worsen the symptoms of ADHD and at worse may somehow be related to the cause of ADHD. As far as I know no studies have been performed that specifically looked at how treating cross dominance problems such as the inability to cross the mid-line affect the symptoms of ADHD.

Sweat, Blood & Protein – Build Muscle 102 – To Gym Or Not to Gym

The first decision you'll need to make when embarking on a body building program is whether to train at a gym or at home.

Gym

1. Cost – You might wonder why I have listed this as an advantage. How I see it is if I have paid out a lump sum to join a gym and signed up for a years membership I'm going to make sure I go and make the most of my money. To me, having to pay is a great motivator.

2. Social – Gyms are busy, crowded, noisy places where there's no room to be shy. You'll be changing and showering with other people and in close proximity to people when you are exercising. If you are a social, gregarious person then this could be for you. If not, you may find it uncomfortable and a bit intimidating.

3. Equipment – Most modern gyms will have a bewildering array of machines, apparatus and weights to help you train every muscle in your body, well almost! To equip your home to this level would cost more than most of us are willing to spend. You need to save some money for your protein. Build muscle and it'll be worth every penny.

Home

1. Cost – Obviously you will not have to pay to work out at home, or will you? You've still got to buy the equipment you're going to need and you'll need to reserve some space which may not go down well with your significant other! However you will not be paying to get the gym and you'll need to get some decent protein. Build muscle – spend money!

2. Social – Working out at home means you will not have to queue for a machine or sit in someone else wet patch. It also means you will not feel intimidated and embarrassed. However it does mean there is no chance of making any friends. Working out at home can be lonely.

3. Equipment – As I mentioned earlier, you will have to buy all of the equipment and apparatus you need. Also you may not be able to afford the 'Life Fitness' treadmills that they have at the gym. The ones they sell in Argos probably will not be as nice.

To summarize then, go to a gym if you love the social side of working out, the wide range of equipment and the motivation it gives you.

If you do not like sharing a machine with an 18 stone, red, sweaty bloke and do not need much motivation you may be able to work out at home. Just remember it can be a lonely business.

Next time we'll take a look at some of the equipment involved including supplements like protein. Build muscle and feel great!

Stress ‘overload’ can harm your health and relationship and change your perception of life

Stress treatment and therapy

Communicating with your doctor is an important part of the diagnosis and treatment of stress. By talking to your doctor openly, you allow your doctor to provide you with the best stress treatment possible.

There are a variety of treatment and therapy options available to cope with stress. You can choose which stress treatment works best for you out of the ones mentioned below:

Non-prescriptive alternatives for stress management: There are many non-prescription alternatives on the market today. Some of them contain supplemental vitamins and minerals, while others contain herbal alternatives that have been used to naturally medicate stress. Herbal alternatives like St. Johns Wort, Kava Kava, 5-HTP, Valerian and SAM-e have all been shown to relieve stress and some forms of symptomatic anxiety in clinical trials.

Behavioral Therapy: This therapy helps a person weaken the connections between troublesome situations and one’s habitual reactions to them. This helps control self-damaging behavior as well as reactions like irritability, anxiety, depression and anger. This therapy teaches individuals ways to calm their mind and body, so that they feel better, think more clearly, and make informed decisions.

Cognitive Therapy: Through this therapy you learn how certain thinking patterns have the ability to create problems, making us feel anxious, depressed or angry for no apparent reason; you can also be provoked into negative actions. Resolving the cognitive aspect means we worry less.

Literary Therapy: This therapy incorporates books, articles, and other research materials by which the process of healing starts. Acquiring in-depth knowledge on a wide range of perspectives as well as our problems will provide us the essential tools needed for controlling and resolving unsolved issues.

Communication with family: Communication is a big healer. Talking to friends, family members, or a therapist can help one find support when dealing with stress.

Signs and symptoms of stress

Stress and anxieties become apparent in individuals in the form of physical, emotional and behavioural symptoms. Some of the stress signs and stress symptoms include:

Emotional symptoms of stress include:

  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Irritability
  • Feeling depressed
  • Intolerance of others
  • Aggressiveness and/or anger
  • Suspiciousness
  • Fussiness
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Despondency
  • Loss of concentration and/or memory
  • Feelings of panic
  • Nightmares or disturbed dreams
  • A feeling of loneliness
  • Frequent crying
  • Lack of interest in sex

Behavioural symptoms of stress include:

  • Difficulty getting to sleep
  • Increased smoking
  • Increased alcohol consumption
  • Increased casual sex
  • Over eating
  • Obsessive dieting
  • Grinding of teeth
  • An eye tic
  • Finger or foot tapping
  • Frowning
  • Nail biting
  • Pacing the floor
  • Excessive concern with time – arriving late, being early
  • Loss of interest in personal appearance
  • Loss of sense of humor
  • Lethargy
  • Accident prone

Physical symptoms of stress include:

  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth and/or throat
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Sudden weight loss or weight gain
  • Ulcers
  • High blood pressure
  • Palpitations
  • Excessive sweating
  • Rapid breathing / irregular breathing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Frequent colds and/or flu
  • Impotence or female sexual dysfunction

Mastering Credibility Part II: It’s The Relationships You Build

Ever since childhood, Mark had been known as an in-your-face competitor. Whether it be in sports, in the classroom, or in relationships, he wasn’t happy unless he beat someone else at whatever he was doing. Being in competition to Mark meant that he was going to do whatever he could to ensure he won and that his competitor lost. Those on his team loved his competitive spirit and encouraged it; those not on his team feared him. His behavior was validated through the number of trophies and medals he received while growing up.

As an adult his competitive spirit didn’t wane. He became a feared negotiator in his company’s purchasing organization and became known as a pompous ass who would stop at nothing to ensure that his suppliers were giving up as much as possible so his company could get a better deal. Suppliers hated to deal with him, but his company was too big to ignore so they put up with him.

Jennifer was a new vice president with one of Mark’s suppliers. She was asked to come in and talk with Mark about one of the contracts that was being negotiated and to try to get more of a win-win on the contract. Mark would have nothing to do with it. For him, win-win meant that he was leaving something on the table which simply wasn’t acceptable. In their first meeting Jennifer was very cordial and professional and proposed an idea as to how Mark’s company could get value while Jennifer’s company could also realize a reasonable profit.

Mark immediately went on the attack and questioned Jennifer’s motives, insulted her intelligence, and publicly embarrassed her as being incompetent.Jennifer stood her ground, developed a relationship with Mark’s boss, Alex, and ultimately sold her win-win proposal. Mark was incensed with anger and vowed to make life as difficult for Jennifer as possible.

Several months later, Alex decided to take a job with another company. Mark felt he was a shoe-in for Alex’s job. Mark interviewed for the job with his vice president, Christie, and came in second. Someone else got the job. Angered beyond belief, Mark stormed up to Christie’s office to find out why he didn’t get the job. Just as Mark approached Christie’s office, he saw Christie in the doorway. “Mark, I’d like you to meet your new group manager”. Mark came in the office and saw Jennifer sitting there. “Jennifer is our new group manager?” Mark asked incredulously. “Yes, she has really impressed us with her ability to relate to people and to work with partners to help us meet our objectives. We’re thrilled she’s on board. I’m sure you’ll learn a lot from her”.

Mark felt as if he had been hit in the gut with a battering ram. The person that he publicly embarrassed as incompetent was the same person who had control over his career and was now the new favorite child of the organization. Mark couldn’t cope with the situation and ultimately took a lower-level job in another company since his toxic nature would not permit him to get a comparable job in his industry.

Mark’s ultra-competitive nature ultimately caught up with him. His incensed desire to equate success with him winning and someone else losing put him in the loser’s corner. He saw building relationships as something only the weak did. He had a wonderful opportunity to build a business relationship with Jennifer and figure out how he and Jennifer could get something done that was good for both companies. This story could have ended up very differently had Mark kept focus on the relationship with Jennifer and not viewed her as a chess pawn.

For you, how important are the professional relationships you build? I’m not talking about the surfacey “hi, how are you” cordialities; I’m talking about sincere relationships where you truly understand what matters to your colleagues, how you can help them, and how they can help you. When you take time to understand what matters to your colleagues you go a long way towards building your own credibility. I want to be very clear about what I am saying; I am not advocating that you simply do or align to whatever your colleagues want. Take that stance and you’ll be viewed as a sailboat adrift in the ocean without a sail. What I am advocating is that you understand where you and your colleague have similar and differing goals, leverage the similarities, and work to win-win on the differences.

My one nugget for you is thus: Mastering credibility is also about who you know, how you build relationships with those you know, and how you and your colleagues learn to help each other be more successful. Don’t put relationships on a back burner. Keep it in the forefront of whatever you do.

7 Persuasive Reasons Why Men Should Shave Their Privates

Here are seven reasons why men should consider shaving their privates. No, I’m not talking about Privates in the Army, although a “soldier” at attention, with a shiny helmet and a loaded weapon, is definitely involved.

Most men worry obsessively about the hair on their heads but rarely give a second thought to their pubic hair. Only when the time is right with that special lady do men realize they should have spent some time grooming their privates. Guys, here are 7 compelling reasons why you should groom your pubic hair or even remove it completely.

1. Cleanliness. The crotch is a focal point for heat, sweat, and bacteria. Cropping or removing your pubic hair makes that area much easier to keep clean, and more importantly, smelling clean and manly. She’s more likely to explore that area up close if it’s well maintained.

2. Novelty. The contrast between your obviously adult-sized package and your new hairlessness can be quite erotic, and not just to you! Your lover may gush over the idea of making love to what now has the illusion of being forbidden fruit.

3. It’s More Inviting. If you remove most or all of her objections to performing oral sex on you, isn’t it worth the trouble? Pay special attention to removing stray hairs from your shaft. Hair in the mouth sucks, but she won’t if she finds one.

4. Don’t Forget The Scrotum. A woman’s body is playground of softness and smoothness, so don’t you think she’ll appreciate the same on you? A silky smooth ball sack invites both manual and oral caresses. She’s far more likely to play down there if she doesn’t have to use a weed-whacker to find it.

5. It’s Healthier. She’ll see immediately that you have no skin outbreaks or unwanted “critters” to hide. Furthermore, you will have greater manual sensitivity when you perform your periodic testicular self-exam. You do examine yourself regularly, don’t you? You should. The earlier you catch any problems, the easier they are to fix.

Learn more about Testicular Self Exams (TSE) at http://my.webmd.com/hw/mens_conditions/hw234856.asp

6. It’s Fun To Let Her Do It! That’s right, let her shave you! This is not only an exercise in trust, but a highly-suspenseful erotic thrill ride. The danger of an ultra sharp razor in such a sensitive area, the tension of long slow razor strokes, the aching of your pulse-pounding erection, and the foamy friction of her shaving-creamed hand on your shaft can intensify your pleasure like you never thought possible. Just don’t make any sudden moves.

And most importantly (to some at least):

7. It Makes Your Erection Look Huge. I’m not kidding – you will swear that you gained at least an extra inch in length! If your crotch is not groomed regularly, you probably have pubic hair at least part way up your shaft. Your penis “appears” to begin where that pubic hair ends. Remove the underbrush and your hidden length will be revealed.

When you’re grooming the hair on your “big head,” don’t forget about the hair on the “little head” too! Whether you do it to please yourself or a partner (or both), regular pubic hair grooming or even total pubic hair removal can spice up your love life. If you like it enough, consider permanent removal methods such as laser hair removal or electrolysis.

Note that some people experience moderate to intense itching the first few days after shaving as the pubic hair grows back. You might want your first grooming experience to be at the beginning of a weekend so you’re not squirming in your office chair all day Monday! The itching should decrease or stop if you continue to groom yourself regularly.

And if the guys in the gym locker room make fun of you, first ask them why they are checking out your package. In the embarrassed silence that follows, tell them why you did it, that you’re having twice as much sex as they are, and what she’s doing now that she wouldn’t do before! Then get ready to answer their questions.

When Depression Sets In

Your boss has called you into his office and taken your company ID card, and security has escorted you off the premises. You have been laid off and you are in shock, but worse than that, you feel like a criminal. As the days, weeks and months pass, you find yourself spiraling downwards. You have re-written your resume, posted applications and networked, and yet still your emotions are getting the better of you.

Do you feel like any of the following symptoms apply to you?

1. Feeling sad, down or irritable

2. Feeling hopeless

3. Crying for no apparent reason

4. Feeling tired or weak

5. Loss of interest in normal daily activities

6. Problems sleeping

7. Feeling of just wanting to give up

8. Feelings of guilt

9. Diminished ability to think straight, concentrate or make decisions – feeling like you are thinking in a ‘fog’

10. Feeling worthless

11. Feelings of paranoia

12. Loss of interest in sex

13. Feelings of restlessness

14. Suicidal thoughts or behavior

15. Unexplained physical symptoms such as pains, dizziness, excessive sweating, shaking, shortage of breath or feeling like you are having a heart of attack

These are some of the classic symptoms of depression and anxiety, two of the most paralyzing medical conditions that are experienced by all too many jobseekers and unemployed people. We are not talking here about emotionally unstable people, but regular people like you or I who are normally in control of our lives and excellent ‘copers’.

As if the sense of desperation about how you are going to pay the bills is not enough, you feel hi-jacked by your emotions. Rejection, powerlessness, self-doubt and a poor self image can arise at any time after being laid off from a job. First there are the initial feelings to deal with, and then there are the times when nothing seems to be happening. Either you are not getting any interviews or employers are not even bothering to respond to you. And then there are the rejections…With each new one that lands on the front doormat, you can feel yourself sinking lower and lower and your sense of motivation dissipating. Your relationships are beginning to suffer and you might even have started drinking to excess. And it is not just the unemployed who are affected either. The same feelings can arise if you are stuck in a job that you hate and are trying to break free.

It can feel almost impossible to pull yourself up by the bootstraps when depression or anxiety really take a grip and, for some, the only answer is to seek out professional medical help. By recognizing the symptoms early on though, it is possible to stop things from getting any worse.

In any set of devastating circumstances or loss, it is very common to ask yourself ‘Why me?’ In a job loss situation, however, it is important to remember that it is not just you. Most people will lose at least one job at some point in their lives, but that does not make them bad people or ‘failures’. Laying off people from work is a business decision – nothing more, nothing less. It is not a personal smear and it is vital to remember this.

Although it might be hard to avoid hearing news reports and reading stories of the unemployment situation in the papers, often these simply add to the feeling of hopelessness. Yes, 8.1 per cent of the American population is now out of work. But that means that 91.9 per cent are still in work.

Depression and anxiety are terrible things to face, not least because the emotions are often totally unexpected, by men and women alike. They are, however, perfectly normal, and there is no shame whatsoever in admitting them and talking about them, whether it be to family, friends, counselors or somebody from the medical profession. There is no need to suffer alone. Recognize the symptoms early and seek the help that you need, and that you deserve.

If you are on that dreadful downward spiral and there is any helpful advice that you can give, or a story that you are comfortable sharing, then please drop me a line. Feeling like we are not alone can be a powerful pick-me-up.

Skin Doctors Accelerating Cleanser

Skin Doctors Accelerating Cleanser is a gentle cleanser which can be used on a daily basis; it is the most important accessory to get the natural glow and a younger looking skin. It helps in making the cosmeceutical results more effective. It combats acne scarring and helps in reducing the blemishes and unblocking the pores. It also helps in removing the dull and dead skin cells, adding a glow to your face. It nourishes your skin and makes it feel smooth and soft. The cleanser is one of those natural product which doesn’t harm your skin with harmful chemicals making it more vulnerable for acne and other problems. The cleanser is recommended by most doctors and skin specialist for a younger and healthy looking skin.

The Skin Doctors Accelerating Cleanser consists of Avacado extract which nourishes and moisturizes your skin and makes it soft and supple, it also gives an instant radiance to your skin, while the lactic acid acts a good exfoliate, which exfoliates your skin and helps in skin cell growth also the Sodium Laureth Sulphate and Cocamidopropyl Betane act as a very good cleanser and maintain pH integrity of the skin. They do help in maintaining a hydrating balance of your skin by controlling the secretions and keeping your skin healthy by removing the toxins.

This is a specially designed cleanser used to apply or cleanse your skin before starting any of the cosmeceutical procedures and it is mainly applied to get better results because this improves the absorbing capacity of your skin. It in turns accelerates the procedure. This special formulation contains Alpha hydroxyl acids which is a natural ingredient derived from sour milk and grains, which help in maintaining the stability of the skin and also removing the dull, lifeless dead skin cells which tends to form a thick layer on the skin which will reduce the results of most cosmeceutical procedures. It also helps in stimulating the growth of the skin cells. These Alpha hydroxyl acids are also known to relieve people from all kinds of acne related problems, reducing the wrinkles and appearance of fine lines. The cleanser is also very effective in removing dirt, oil and also unblocking the pores. You can also use this cleanser to remove the tough make-up to reveal a younger looking skin. This accelerator cleanser is most preferred by doctors and skin specialists before they could start any of there treatments to obtain maximum and effective results.

Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, and Spatial Orientation: Perception is Everything

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been plagued by agoraphobia. Well, my arm’s fully extended upward. I can recall being all but housebound because of it in the early 1980’s. And if I did venture out it was with a few drinks under my belt, a few beers in the car, and about ten cigarettes in my mouth. I can’t tell you how thankful I am those years are gone. But, one of the huge upsides is my ability to offer very meaningful and efficacious assistance to those suffering from the same misery. Well, then. I’d like to share some interesting information regarding the relationship between agoraphobia and something known as spatial orientation.

First, let’s make sure we have a solid foundation. “Agoraphobia” is a compound word. “Agora” comes from the Greek for “place of assembly;” and, of course, “phobia” comes from the Greek, “phobos,” meaning fear. So, literally we have “fear of the place of assembly.” Now, as you may know, agoraphobia and panic attacks are attached at the hip. In fact, a formal diagnosis of panic disorder is made “with or without agoraphobia.” Simply put, agoraphobia is, well, anxiety about being in places or situations where a quick exit may be tough to pull off. And why don’t we throw into the mix feeling uneasy about who will come to the rescue should panic-like symptoms, or an attack, occur. Ultimately, things escalate to the point where places and situations of perceived threat are most often avoided; and if not, they’re endured with tons of angst. Again, been there and done that way too many times.

Okay, so just what is spatial orientation? It’s pretty cool, actually. How ‘bout we say it’s our ability to maintain a sense of body orientation and/or posture within the context of our surrounding environment in the immediate. And this applies to when we’re moving and static. Though it’s so wonderfully natural it seems as though it “just happens,” such is definitely not the case. No, to maintain sufficient spatial orientation our brains blend proprioceptive (from the skin, muscles, tendons, and joints – tactile) and vestibular (from the inner ear) cues with visual messages. And, of course, adjustments are made as changes in environment and/or positioning occur.

Well, research has discovered a relationship between agoraphobia and problems with spatial orientation that makes a whole lot of sense, and explains much. It seems as though many agoraphobics have weak vestibular functioning. As a result their brains are forced to rely solely upon visual and tactile cues for spatial orientation. Well, this becomes a major problem if visual cues are tough to come by; say, if one is standing in the middle of a desert. And problems also occur if the visual input is overwhelming, like what may be experienced if one is on the dance floor of a popular night club. Finally, those with spatial orientation challenges have difficulty with irregular surfaces or landscapes; say, one of those goofy rooms in an amusement park funhouse where the floor is severely tilted.

Hmmm. Standing in the middle of a desert, being on the dance floor of a popular night club, a severely tilted floor in a funhouse. Aren’t these places and situations that are generally very disturbing to agoraphobics and panic sufferers? You bet. And it’s all about having difficulty with processing atypical audiovisual input.

I really enjoy uncovering and sharing tidbits like this. And the cool thing is, once we make our “scientific” discovery we always end up saying, “Well, hey, that makes sense. It happens to me all the time.” So, how ‘bout we chalk-up another manifestation of anxiety to biology. And the next time we become distressed over an issue of spatial orientation, let’s first consider the facts as to what’s really going on and learn to leave panic and avoidance behind.

How Can You Protect Yourself Against Seasonal Allergies?

Those prone to seasonal allergies like hay fevers are awakened to the change of seasons by bouts of sneezing or itching. Hay fever, which requires seasonal allergy relief, is an allergic response triggered by the abundance of pollen in the air. As pollen production is restricted to specific seasons in many plants, hay fever is often seasonal, although it can be perennial as well.

Hay fever, which is also known as allergic rhinitis, is quite common in spring and summer when different plants start pollinating. Seasonal allergy relief measures can be determined only after being able to pinpoint the plant, the pollen of which is causing allergy in a particular person's case. Since there will be many plants in the surroundings, the process may not be easy. Sometimes this could be successfully managed by a skin test where the skin is pricked and the possible allergen is placed on the pricked area.

If by a skin test it becomes possible to isolate the type of pollen which is causing the allergy, seasonal allergy relief can be taken by not venturing outside during the times when that plant is pollinating. However, remaining inside is no fool proof relief measure because pollen grains are powdery in nature and extremely small. They will reach the interior of the house through the air we breathe and it is best to air condition the house to minimizeize its impact.

Having air conditioning systems with air filters both in one's vehicle and at home will be a great seasonal allergy relief for those who are prone to hay fever. The provision will purify the area by removing every dust and mite and pollen grains from the atmosphere so that chances of getting an allergy attack will become substantially low.

Seasonal allergy relief today is the requirement of nearly 35 million Americans. So much indeed that communities as a whole, and the medical world, are very much interested in finding effective methods of seasonal allergy relief. To help in these endeavors, websites of Asthma and Immunology, American Academy of Allergy etc. Are guiding people in methods of calculating the pollen count in a given area during a particular season.

While remaining inside an air conditioned home or office most of the time can be a relief measure, it may not always be possible to do that. However, it is best to remain inside during mornings, when pollen count is reasonably to be very high outdoors. Likewise, on days that are windy or sunny it is better to remain indoors since pollen is likely to be heavily airborne on such days. And while going out, even on normal days, a sound seasonal allergy relief measure would be to wear face masks with the ability to filter pollen.

Depression, Anxiety and Insomnia

Depression is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed illnesses. Many times the root of the problem is not addressed. Proper treatment can relieve depression symptoms and allow those to lead more satisfying and productive lives. The actual onset of depressive illness is attributed to a deficiency of certain brain chemicals. Symptoms of depression vary with individuals.

These symptoms include: sadness, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, loss of enthusiasm, memory loss, weight loss, weight gain, eating disorder, insomnia, oversleeping, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, loss of interest, hopelessness, pessimism, guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, bad thoughts, headaches, chronic pain, and digestive disorders.

Researchers have shown that physical changes in the body can be accompanied by mental changes as well. The recovery time for physical illnesses can be prolonged without addressing proper depressive disorder symptoms. Without the proper care of depression, a variety of health related problems can result. Lifestyle changes and stress management techniques should also be incorporated.

Natural herbs can be used as part of an overall program for improving mild to moderate depression and improving insomnia. Many herbalists will agree that a combination of herbs is effective for reducing or eliminating symptoms of depression, mood disorders and anxiety. The actual onset of depressive illness is attributed to a deficiency of certain brain chemicals. These herbs raise levels of dopamine, serotonin and nourishes the brain. These herbs safely and gently work to reduce depression and anxiety, relieve stress, relax muscles and induce sleep. Herbal remedies offer more options for treatment through natural and more cost effective means.

Overcoming Anxiety Attacks – How I Beat Anxiety Attacks Naturally

Overcoming anxiety attacks is usually through drugs. But I beat my anxiety attacks naturally. Here, you’ll discover the symptoms of anxiety attacks, the usual drug-based treatments and their side effects, and, information on how I eliminated my anxiety and anxiety attacks naturally.

So if you are struggling with any of the following types of anxiety disorders then don’t worry, help is at hand:

Phobias – fear that’s not in proportion to any real danger.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) –

Panic disorder –

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) –

Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) –

feel worried most of the time about things that might go wrong.have or witness a traumatic eventliving ‘in fear of fear’. recurring obsessions and/or compulsions.

tightness or pain in your chest

shortness of breath

dizziness

difficulty swallowing

shaking

You can also get psychological symptoms with anxiety, which can include…

sleeping difficulties

feeling worried or uneasy all the time

feeling tired

being irritable or quick to get angry

being unable to concentrate

If the above is familiar, then don’t worry as there is help available, which is powerful, but also practical. Don’t let finding ways of overcoming anxiety attacks worry you any more: I beat my anxiety attacks naturally. This natural solution worked for me and now I feel incredible. You’ll get the information at the bottom, but first, here’s my anxiety story…

My anxiety attacks were related to a social phobia; crowded public places were a hell-hole for me. My chronic anxiety invaded my life and kept me from going out with friends and having fun. Friends and family would do my shopping and I never went to the cinema, just waited for the DVD.

I was prescribed drug-based treatments. But I found my anxiety disorder drug treatment had basically ‘duped’ my brain into a better state. I was prescribed a serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), basically an anti-depressant. It made me feel unmotivated and constantly tired. I was going about in a daze.

If you have already sought medical advice, then the chances are that you have been prescribed some form of drug treatment programme? But before this you would have been asked countless invasive questions. Typical drug treatments include…

Tranquillisers – Such as Benzodiazepine. Short-term stress-related anxieties. Risk of addiction if taken for long periods.

Buspirone – Can relieve anxiety over time but has side effects. Different from Benzodiazepines.

Antidepressants – Such as Seroxat, Sereupin. Three month course, but may require longer.

Beta-blockers – Such as Inderal or Lopressor only relieves physical symptoms of anxiety such as shaking. Doesn’t affect psychological symptoms. Not suitable if asthmatic or diabetic.

The above can help to a degree, but the thought of taking these for lengthy periods scared me stiff. I felt like I was slipping back to where I started; I felt dependent on them. Some of the drug treatments listed can be addictive and also have otherside effects, such as Buspirone which causes nausea, headache and nervousness. So I took another, more natural route to overcoming anxiety attacks…

If you don’t want to go down the same costly ‘drug’ route with their negative side effects, then go now to http://get-rid-of-panicattacks.blogspot.com where you’ll get the facts on a completely natural remedy for overcoming anxiety attacks successfully used by thousands of ex-sufferers worldwide. Plus, a free video of an anxiety attack as it happens.

But before we look at ways of overcoming anxiety attacks, let’s look at the symptoms.

When you’re suffering an attack, you may experience a range of physical symptoms. These occur because of the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response which is caused by the release of the stress hormone adrenaline. These symptoms can include…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Astrology

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is an anxiety disorder. It is characterized by distressing intrusive obsessive thoughts or repetitive compulsive actions. Obsessions are ideas, images and impulses that run through the person ‘s mind over and over again. People who have OCD often have other kinds of anxiety, like phobias or panic attacks, also may have depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an eating disorder or a learning disorder such as dyslexia.

Medical Astrologer’s View:

DOB: 18-06-1985, TOB: 06.41 PM IST, LAT 16N34 LONG 82E01

The Native is suffering from nervous disorder, OCD and depression along with severe stress and problems like shivering of body, remembering his own breath, losing concentration so quickly at many times, feeling lonely, mentally hurt and developed a complete negative attitude towards life and lost his Job because of abnormal mental situation and no concentration.

Aries is the first sign of Zodiac and stands for Head and Brain. Mars, the Lord of Aries rules over Head and all diseases related to the Head and Brain. Sun rules the vital fluid in the body. Ascendant is also to be considered. So affliction to Aries and Ascendant and their lords and the planets Sun, Mars in an astrology birth chart will cause disease of the brain.

The fifth house from ascendant in an astrology chart rules over the wisdom or intelligence. Afflictions to the 5th house and to the Moon or Mercury will also cause mental disease. Moon governs the mind intellect and affliction to Moon will cause mental excitement or depression. Mercury controls the entire nervous system and intelligence and any affliction to Mercury will cause mental imbalance. Saturn or Rahu afflicts Moon or Mercury; the native may get to mental depression. Gemini is the sign of reasoning and Cancer is the sign of emotions and severe afflictions to these signs will also cause mental disorder.

For a Sagittarius ascendant, Mars and the Sun are benefics. Venus, Saturn and Mercury are evil and Jupiter and the Moon neutrals in an astrology chart. Here Aries is the 5th House and its lord Mars is placed in 7th house in Gemini and placed in Arudra star ruled by Rahu. Aries is also afflicted by the placement of Venus and Rahu. Venus and Rahu are placed in Bharani star aspected by malefics Saturn and Ketu from Libra. And thus Moon is severely afflicted. Four planets Sun, Moon, Mars and Mercury are placed in Gemini sign and heavily afflicted create mental disturbances. Mars and Mercury are placed in Arudra star ruled by Rahu. Sun and Moon are placed in Mrigasira star ruled by Mars.

Mercury rules the nervous system and Saturn rules the windy pressure in the nervous system. 3rd house from Zodiac is Gemini and rules over nerves. Conjunction or affliction of Sun and Moon in an horoscope causes mental disease. Afflicted Mercury and Moon in Gemini, 3rd house from Zodiac, in astrology birth chart cause mental disease. 6th house, the house of disease is Taurus and its ruler Venus is severely afflicted here. Saturn and Ketu are placed in Libra and Rahu is placed in Bharani star. The Lord of the 6th, Venus is placed in its debilitated sign Virgo and weak. 6th house is aspected by ascendant lord Jupiter.

Rahu’s placement in the 5th house[trine] aspected by Saturn create mental problems. Ascendant lord Jupiter is weak by its placement in Capricorn and afflicted by Saturn. Saturn and Ketu are placed in Visakha Star ruled by Jupiter. In Navamsa chart [D9] Moon is afflicted by Rahu and Sun and Mercury is afflicted by Saturn and debilitated Venus. In Drekkana [D3] Chart Moon is placed in Gemini and afflicted by Saturn, Sun and Ketu. Mercury is also severely afflicted here.

In Shashtamsa [D6] chart, Moon is afflicted by Sun, Venus and Mercury. Mercury too afflicted here by Saturn and Mars. Fifth house of the D6 chart is Virgo and afflicted by Saturn and Sun in D6 is afflicted by Rahu and Ketu indicating mental problems. Conjunction of Sun and Moon in Aries in D6 is the clear indication of mental trouble. A weak Moon in the 12th house of D6 chart indicates mental difficulties. Mercury is afflicted in the 3rd house and Moon is placed in 12th house in D6 indicates mental disease.

The association of Moon and Mercury is not favourable in astrology chart and the native will have the feeling of guilt, insecurity and suspicion. Affliction to the Moon will affect the mind and suffer by his own imagination. All these afflictions to the significators in the astrology birth chart and divisional charts are responsible for nervous disorder and mental depression.

Certain postures of yoga are beneficial for treating depression. The Simhasana (lion pose) yoga posture increases the glow of the face by providing more oxygen to the facial muscles. Matsyasana (fish pose) is posture also helps in providing relief from tension and relaxes the mind and the body.

Rasayana treatment, head massaging (like sirovasti, thalam), meditation are involved in Ayurvedic depression cure treatments. Wearing a three Mukhi Rudraksha will help to get confidence and energy to face any situation. It is very useful for those who suffer from depression, anxiety, and guilt induced complexes.

How to Treat Insomnia Effective Tips and Remedies

Insomnia (sleeplessness) is a common sleep disorder in which a person experience difficulty in sleeping. Depression and anxiety are the two main causes of insomnia. Poor concentration, short memory, decreased alertness and mental sluggishness are major symptoms of sleeplessness. Person suffering from insomnia feel irritability without any obvious cause.

Home Remedies to Treat Insomnia

1.    Take your dinner at least 4 hours ahead of your bed time. Insomnia is often aggravated by digestive problems, and hence, it is best to avoid the problem altogether.

2.    Avoid drink such as coffee, alcohol, and tea that influences sleep. In case you must have your regular cup of coffee, at least ensure that you take it before a minimum of four hours from your bedtime.

3.    Regular exercise helps in relieving stress, depression, anxiety and sleeplessness. Even a walk for about 30 minutes daily is also good. Try to gradually increase it to one hour or so for best results.

4.    If you find that you cannot sleep, do something that you enjoy (reading, listing to music, writing letters to dear ones, etc) aiming to relax your mind and body. Sleep usually comes after your body relaxes completely.

5.    Self help and natural therapies also help in treating insomnia. Improve sleep habits and environment. Practice stress management and relaxation techniques. Acupuncture and massage, cognitive behavior therapy, herbal remedies and homeopathic remedies are also helpful in treating this disorder.

6.    Aromatherapy is another useful natural treatment for sleeplessness. Taking a bath before going to bed using a few drops of essential oils like lavender, marjoram, or ylang-ylang can help. Or you can drop these oils directly on your pillow.

7.    Diet containing magnesium can help to improve sleep in those suffering from sleeplessness. So, include magnesium rich foods in your diet.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

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