Essential Oils – Healing Broken Bones is Not That Hard With the Right Healing Oils

Recently I slipped on ice and broke my arm. Luckily the bones were not displaced-a simple fracture of the head of the radius bone as shown on x-ray. What is significant is that the pain was greatly lessened by applying certain essential oils that are anti-inflammatory and pain relieving. Can essential oils help the healing process? In my case, absolutely! When bones are fractured, there may be swelling, internal bleeding into the area, nerve and even tendon damage. Applying ice and in my case splinting my arm to immobilize it greatly decreased the pain. Here are the essential oils that I used to get back full use of my arm in half the time someone of my age would take.

Helichrysum italicum also called Everlasting, was the first oil I used for pain and swelling. This is an outstanding oil that has several great medical properties. It is known as an anticoagulant, anesthetic, antispasmodic, antiviral, a liver protectant, detoxifier and stimulant, chelates chemicals and toxins, and helps to regenerate nerves.

Next I applied lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) for its anti-inflammatory action and its ability to regenerate connective tissues and ligaments. Lemongrass also dilates blood vessels, improves circulation, and promotes lymph flow. Lemongrass can be a little warm to the skin because of its high aldehyde content, so the third oil I chose was high in monoterpenes which served to quench the warmth.

Idaho balsam fir (Abies balsamae) is 98% monoterpenes making it an outstanding anti-inflammatory oil. It also has anticoagulant properties and is known as a great oil for arthritis/rheumatism, lumbago and sciatica. Plus the smell of balsam fir is that of Christmas trees-very refreshing and an improvement over the heavy lemongrass fragrance and “weed” smell of helichrysum.

The fourth oil I used was a blend called Trauma Life. It is a blend of valerian, lavender, frankincense, sandalwood, rose, helichrysum, spruce, geranium, davana and citrus hystrix. This particular blend helps to release buried emotional trauma from, in my case, the accident, but it also helps release emotional trauma from the death of loved ones, assault or abuse. It combats stress and uproots traumas that cause insomnia, anger, restlessness, and a weakened immune response. The valerian component of this oil certainly helped me to rest better since getting my arm in a comfortable position was a bit of a feat.

Many other essential oils have been found to be helpful in bone healing including wintergreen, peppermint, spruce, pine, ginger and vetiver. The key is finding out which oils are going to be most helpful for you. I found a formula that worked for me.

Spastic Diplegia – Symptoms and Treatment

One form of spastic cerebral palsy is known as spastic diplegia. This form is occasionally called Little's Disease and affects the movement of the upper or lower half of the body. Like other types of cerebral palsy, it is caused by damage to the brain. In many cases it is unknown how the damage was caused and it is there at birth.

Yet there are circumstances in which cerebral palsy is obtained after birth because of medical malpractice during the labor and delivery. Some known causes of cerebral palsy include lack of oxygen, infections to the baby or the mother that could have been prevented or other brain injuries like Hematoma that happen during a complicated labor.

Families of a child that has spastic cerebral palsy can talk to a lawyer and take action to be compensated for medical costs when their child's condition is caused by medical malpractice. Have your case looked at by a professional lawyer who deals with cerebral palsy cases right away.

Symptoms of Spastic Displegia

There are different symptoms which may vary from child to child and depend on how severe the condition is. However, there are some common characteristics, such as their muscle tone is tight because of this their muscles are contracted permanently. This is called hypertonia and it not only affects the limbs of the upper part of the body it also affects the legs.

A child may display the following symptoms:

* Muscle spasms that can not be controlled

* Joints do not have much range of motion

* Speaking and walking is hard

* Muscles are tight

* Irregular movements on the upper or the lower parts of the body

* Delays in development (ie: walking)

If your child displays any of the above signs, they need to be seen by a physician. Tests such as MRI, EEG, and CT scans will be run to determine whether your child has this form of cerebral palsy.

Treatment Options

Because there is no cure for spastic diplegia there are many treatments patients go through. Some common treatments are:

* Physical therapy it helps keep their muscles flexible and more range inn motion

* Medications such as Botox, to decrease muscle spasticity

* Surgery to control muscle spasticity

* Technology that helps individuals in mobility such as wheelchairs

These treatments not only help with spastic cerebral palsy, they help with the other types of spastic cerebral palsy such as spastic hemiplegia, spastic quadriplegia, and others

Does Your Child Have Spastic Diplegia?

It is possible you have a legal claim if there was medical malpractice or neglect that contributed to the condition of your child. Not every case is allowed compensation but if your child suffered from some of the following you may want to contact a lawyer. If you had a baby by C-section or the doctor had to use vacuum forceps, if your baby had severe jaundice, or had seizures after birth, even if your baby had an infection and was treated.

Psoriasis and Self Esteem

EMOTIONAL SETBACKS

Psoriasis can be difficult emotionally and physically, and have a big effect on your self-esteem but it doesn’t have to get the best of you. It’s not uncommon to experience a sense of shock, frustration, confusion, and anger about what’s happening to your skin. Having these feelings may lead to deep sadness or depression.

 One of the hardest things about living with psoriasis is that you encounter cycles of strong emotions, usually when the psoriasis goes into remission or reappears. The disease is unpredictable, and the emotions it triggers may reoccur. Common triggers are embarrassment, anger and guilt. You may be afraid that your psoriasis returning or getting worse, or being rejected by others. It is important to respect your feelings as they occur and to learn to face them, so they do not make you a prisoner of your emotions and put your life on standstill.

Some people show little emotion over having psoriasis, while others react intensely and this doesn’t depend on the extent of the case. Emotional responses are never the same. Getting beyond these emotional setbacks is possible, but it may take sometime to achieve. Therapy, support groups, and treatment are all possible options but most importantly you must understand that Psoriasis is not a death sentence, but an just an issue like any other, to be dealt with.

WHAT IS PSORIASIS

Psoriasis [pronounced sore-EYE-ah-sis] is a noncontiguous, chronic skin disease. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.

The most common form, plaque [plak] psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches or lesions covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells, called scale.

There are 5 main types of psoriasis

 Plaque: Most common form of the disease

 Guttate: Appears as small red spots on the skin

 Inverse: Occurs in armpits, groin and skin folds

 Pustular: White blisters surrounded by red skin

 Erythrodermic: Intense redness over large area

COPING

Do not worry about the future. Your skin doesn’t have to be the deciding factor in life’s important decisions, like your choice of work, whether to attend college, responsibilities for being on your own and the kind of person you want to be. People who have psoriasis have normal lives.

IMPORTANT PRACTICAL TIPS ON REBOUNDING YOUR SELF-ESTEEM AND DEALING WITH PSORIASIS

1.The more people know about and understand psoriasis, the better and easier it will be for you. Be willing to discuss your psoriasis with others, to the point that you are still comfortable.

2. Real friends will want to know about you and will want to help. They won’t be put off by psoriasis.

3.There is nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about. You didn’t do anything wrong. Skin disease has no meaning other than what it is, even if other people attribute odd things to it .It is natural to feel anxious, angry and depressed. Friends can help.

4.People around you can be very supportive. You can help your friends support you by letting them know that psoriasis is not contagious and that it’s the result of skin cells rapidly reproducing.

5. With God, there is hope, help, and healing to be found. When you have the most important relationship you will ever have in tact, everything else will be trivial. 

Botox Vs Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers: What’s the Difference?

While Botox used to be the only facial injectable available, recently an array of similar treatments have been developed and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All of these products promise to rejuvenate the face and reduce the prominence of wrinkles and folds, but each works differently. In general, all injectables can be divided into two main groups-those based on the Botulinum toxin type A and those based on hyaluronic acid. Read on to learn about the main differences between these substances.

Botulinum Toxin-Based Products

Botox is the most popular facial injectable. It has been used by plastic surgeons for over a decade, and it consistently delivers outstanding aesthetic results. This product is based on Botulinum toxin type A, which is diluted and prepared according to strict safety guidelines to be safe for cosmetic applications. Once injected in the skin, it blocks the signals from the nerves to the facial muscles. As a result, the muscles become temporarily paralyzed, which leads to the relaxation of facial wrinkles and lines.

Dysport and Xeomin are also based on Botulinum toxin type A. Like Botox, these injectables are typically used to smooth crow’s feet, relax the lines between the eyebrows, and reduce the prominence of forehead wrinkles. The results of all three of these products usually last about six months, after which time the treatment can be repeated to maintain the youthful effect.

The main differences between the three Botulinum toxin-based products are slight modifications in the formula and different handling procedures. Thus, Xeomin does not have to be refrigerated, which might make this substance easier to transport. In addition, the three injectables vary regarding their costs. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Botox cost is $325 for a treatment consisting of 20 units, while the cost of Xeomin is about $400-$600 for a standard treatment. The cost of Dysport typically falls within the same range.

Hyaluronic Acid-Based Injectables

Several products exploit the hydrating and “plumping” characteristics of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is produced naturally by the human body. They can be used to augment thin lips, fill in sunken cheeks, reduce the prominence of deep lines running from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds), and fill in deep acne scars. Two popular fillers of this type are Juvederm and Restylane.

As with the Botulinum toxin-based products, the results of Juvederm and Restylane injections fade over time as the body slowly absorbs the injected substance. However, due to the different chemical composition of Juvederm and Restylane, the results of these injections last somewhat longer than those of Botox. Plastic surgeons typically recommend that hyaluronic acid-based filler treatments be repeated every 10 to 12 months.

While Botulinum toxin- and hyaluronic acid-based fillers have traditionally been used separately and for different purposes, a recent study by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery shows that these substances can be combined. In fact, such combination treatments, sometimes referred to as “liquid facelift,” were found to produce more prominent, longer-lasting results. If you are interested in any facial injectables, ask your plastic surgeon about the possibility of combining several injectables for the best possible outcome.

Hernia – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Hernia occurs when a part of an organ protrudes through the muscular fiber that has the role of keeping that organ in its place. This usually happens due to a weakness that appears in the muscles that are around the organ, and causes them to tear and let a part of it come out through the small opening that is created. That part of the organ that protudes will create a proeminent bulge that can usually be seen.

Hiatal hernia (often referred to as hiatus hernia) is the protrusion (or hernia) of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm. Hiatal hernias may develop in people of all ages and both sexes, although it is considered to be a condition of middle age. In fact, the majority of otherwise normal people past the age of 50 have small hiatal hernias.

Causes

While specific causes are not really known, hiatal hernias have been associated with the following:

1. Pregnancy and delivery

2. Weight gain

3. Increased abdominal pressure from chronic coughing

4. Straining during difficult bowel movements

First of all there may be a mechanical cause. Improper weight lifting, hard coughing bouts, sharp blows to the abdomen, tight clothing and incorrect posture may contribute to the development of this problem. Improper lifting may be (though not necessary) the biggest mechanical cause of this disorder. If the air is not expelled out of a person’s lungs during lifting, it can force the stomach into the esophagus. So be careful with that.

Symptoms

Some people who suffer from hiatal hernia usually don’t have any symptoms at all. However, hiatal hernia can generate symptoms such as heartburn, abdominal pain and discomfort and nausea. Most people affected by hiatal hernia suffer from heartburn, which usually intensifies after meals. This common symptom of hiatal hernia occurs due to reflux of the stomach content inside the esophagus. When doctors suspect the presence of hiatal hernia in patients, they usually perform additional tests in order to confirm the clinical diagnose.

Irreducible hernia, just as its name suggests, can not be pushed back. This usually means that an old hernia is transforming, and complications can appear. It can easily lead to strangulation of the tissue. It also has some other different symptoms like vomiting. Strangulated hernia, a form that is more dangerous, as mentioned before strangulates an organ or tissue and it cuts its blood supply. This type of hernia can also present vomiting symptoms and the strangulated area is always painful.

Treatment

Hernia is a problem that can be treated. Its repair may be performed under local or general anesthesia. Even though is a safe surgery, hernia repair is not recommended for all the patients. Many factors may influence the choice of having a surgical intervention. These factors include age, health the type of hernia. Complications may occur if the patient is a smoker or an alcoholic.

The best treatment for primary inguinal hernias is considered to be the Lichtenstein repair. Not being a hard to do procedure this type of treatment may be used by non-specialist surgeons too. The results of this intervention are less pain and a smaller period of recovering. For bilateral hernias a laparoscopic repair is not only recommended, but necessary. There are some factors that influence the choice. One of them and one of the most important factors are the pores size. The mesh should not contain pores smaller than 10 um in diameter because these may develop bacteria that makes the pores inaccessible to leukocytes.

Mouth Infection – Causes of Mouth Infection

A mouth infection can have several causes ranging from a minor problem to something very serious. It can involve the teeth, gums, cheeks, lips and tonsils. It’s rare that the tongue or the floor of the mouth becomes infected. When they do it’s usually from trauma. There can be pain, bad breath, difficulty chewing which can aggravate a TMJ problem or systemic disease. A tooth infection is when a tooth dies and is treated with tooth extraction or a root canal. Dental infections can originate from a tooth abscess and if not treated aggressively can become serious.

Many of us surely have experienced (and in fact, some are still experiencing) that itchy soaring inside our mouth with those small burning white/yellowish spots? Remember the days when you wanted to taste your favorite food but the thrush in your mouth gave you sensation as if there is a burning coal kept in your mouth, which you cannot spit out but have to bare the burns/pain.

Any infection that occurs in ones mouth. See free access online books about Mouth infection below. See detailed information below for a list of 4 causes of Mouth infection, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

If you’re a healthy adult with oral thrush, you may be able to control the infection by eating unsweetened yogurt or taking acidophilus capsules or liquid. Acidophilus is available in natural food stores and many drugstores. Some brands need to be refrigerated to maintain their potency. Yogurt and acidophilus don’t destroy the fungus, but they can help restore the normal bacterial flora in your body. If this isn’t effective, your doctor or dentist may prescribe an antifungal medication.

Causes of Mouth Infection

Small amounts of the candida fungus are present in the mouth, digestive tract, and skin of most healthy people and are normally kept in check by other bacteria and microorganisms in the body. However, certain illnesses, stress, or medications can disturb the delicate balance, causing the fungus candida to grow out of control, causing infection.

The two most common forms of the virus are herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 is most often associated with infections of the oral cavity, with 90 percent of the US population exposed to this virus. HSV-2 is most often associated with genital herpes infections, with 30 percent of the US population ages 25 to 45 exposed to this virus. However, research suggests that both types of HSV can infect both the mouth and the genitals.

Small amounts of fungus normally exist in your digestive tract and mouth and help your immune system. When, for different reasons, your body and immune system become out of balance, too much fungus can grow. This fungus is called Candida albicans and can grow beyond what the body can manage.

One common cause of mouth infections is an overgrowth of yeast. Like many forms of skin fungus, knowing yeast infection symptoms can help you identify and understand what is happening in your body.

Heredity plays a role in mouth health. The overall strength of teeth is generally passed on from parent to child. Other risk factors such as neglect and poor nutrition are controllable factors.

Long term mouth disease can lead to serious complications such as, chronic fatigue, blood infections, septic poisoning, and even death in rare cases. Complications from undiagnosed conjoining diseases are innumerable.

When Does Fad Dieting Become an Eating Disorder

Do people who frequently go on fad diets have an eating disorder? To have a diagnosable eating disorder you have to have certain characteristics. As of yet there is no diagnosis for repetitive fad dieters, but it is it definitely is disordered eating pattern.

There are many similarities in fad dieting and eating disorders. Fad dieters do not like their body and have an unhealthy relationship with food. Many fad dieters have low self esteem and are depressed. Fad dieters restrict their caloric intake to extremes. Fad dieters may try one weight loss scheme after another. Some fad dieters use diet pills, diuretics and laxatives. For some fad dieters the only reason for exercise is to improve their appearance. Fad dieters may have episodes of binge eating.

Not all people who try fad diets fit the description above. In both fad dieters and eating disordered individuals there is dissatisfaction with one’s body, and an unhealthy relationship with food. Food should be enjoyed and fuel our systems to function. For instance, we should not be afraid to enjoy a sugary treat.

Some women begin to worry about their bodies in there teens. The media bombards us with super thin models that are happy. Normal weight and overweight teens strive for an unattainable goal and sometimes use dangerous methods. When their weight goals are not met it affects their self esteem. There is precise moment that a teen develops an eating disorder. Some things to look for are talking about how fat they are constantly, peculiar eating or not eating, and depression

Some men worry about their weight because of health issues less than appearance. Overweight teenage boys may suffer the same kind of feelings that the girls do. Men can also develop and eating disorder.

Fad diets why are they bad is because they can lead to an eating disorder. If a person is continuously trying strange fat diets and do not really lose weight that can lead to depression. If the body is not getting the nutrients it needs it can lead to depression.

Severe dieters may have deficiencies in their Vitamin B’s, Vitamin C, folic acid and Tryptophan just to name a few. These deficiencies have been linked with depression. Side effects from extreme dieing include irritability, feelings of depression, fatigue, dehydration, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and electrolyte imbalance. These symptoms can lead to more serious symptoms like a stroke or a hear attack.

Teens should be monitored for these symptoms of strange eating patterns and depression. Mothers should model healthy eating habits and do not talk negatively of their body. If a teen develops an eating disorder it can follow them through life.

To help beat depression and side effects of fad dieting, first start with well balanced meals and healthy snacks.
Snacks are important they keep you from getting to hungry and overeating. Eating well may be all that you need for your depression cure.

Avoid fad dieting. Fad dieting why are they bad is because they do not deliver what they promise. They do not teach you how to eat healthy. Eating healthy means eating a variety of foods form all the food groups.

If you need to lose weight reduce your calorie count and start exercising. Exercising is a big mood booster and it will kick off your weight loss plan. Most women can lose weight on 1500 calories and men can lose it at 1800 calories. If your depression does not lift after a few weeks go see your doctor.

Try to love your body and treat it well, it is the only one you got. If you need help with a diet plan go to a Dietician. There is information everywhere, just know what is unhealthy and what to avoid.

If you cannot stop restricting your meals or using diet pills, laxatives or diuretics, you should see your doctor. Eating disorders are addictive and you may need professional help.

Depression – Diagnosis and Treatment

Depression is a serious mental state, which can lead to extremely violent behavior, sabotaged family relationships, and professional career in doldrums. During serious stage of depression, people even develop suicidal tendencies. Depression is characterized by fluctuations in mood and total mental instability. Under certain conditions, a person can also exhibit signs of depression such as increasingly restless behavior, energetic, talkative and powerful destructive thinking. Even high-flying mood swings can spiral down to negative feelings such as easy-irritation, ever-confusion, violent anger, sudden feeling of choke, etc.

People often show different signs of depression under different circumstances and living regions. They show slightly abnormal behavior when focus on their diurnal activities such as talking, sleeping, eating etc. They show sudden change in mood and sporadic colors of sadness, sense of worthlessness, loss of concentration, loss of pleasure, sleep problems, etc. However, such patterns of highs and lows vary for each person depending upon the severity and length of depression. For some people, depression can last for weeks or months, even for years, but for others it can be a matter of few days or weeks.

Clinical psychiatrist and consultants can recognize the stages of depression and its symptoms in men and women. They can also predict the worst possible dangers of the depressive disorders. The different depressed phases can be highly-dangerous. They can even separate depression from other physical or psychological disorders, assisting them in treating depression in a focused manner.

Possible Depression Symptoms

The dramatic mood swings is a first known pattern of depression. Depression strikes any time but leaves its lasting impression on the minds, which sometimes cannot be recovered easily. A person may experience the sudden mood change for weeks and months. He may also feel change in food habits and social behavior. These are the symptoms that can be easily observed in people having depression. The severity of mood swings can differ from person to person depending upon the living conditions, geographical area, working conditions and age factor.

The stages of depression can be equally intense at times when not treated seriously. Sadness, worthlessness, and anxiety affect every facet of life such as feelings, sleeping, thought process, long-term relationships, and ability to work at length. If depression is not treated in early stages, it grows worse altogether affecting the normal running of lives. Therefore, one must rush to the medical help after observing such symptoms of depression.

Diagnosis

Early diagnosis can easily solve the problem of depression and can bring a person back to its original state. Psychologist and consultants can read the symptoms of depression and make an accurate diagnosis for further treatment. A depression diagnosis is made by taking close note of symptoms, including their severity and length.

Treatment

The best treatment for depression is a perfect combination of medication and counseling sessions. Clinical psychiatrist and consultants often treat the depressive symptoms with effective drugs along with regular counseling. Sometime doctors recommend regular exercise and social involvement as per the severity of the depression.

Therefore, depression should not be treated as a deadly disease and simple treatments along with medical care can alone make the difference.

My Experience With Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a highly dangerous disease. It has claimed thousands of lives worldwide. So far, there is no specific medication to treat the fever. Once contracted the disease, the patient needs to be monitored closely for high fever, dehydration and internal bleeding. Failure to administer the condition properly could expose the patient to high risk including death.

Dengue fever is transmitted by the Aedes Mosquitoes. The mosquito itself does not cause the disease. But when it bites an infected person, it can carry the dengue virus for days. Anyone who is bitten by this mosquito is exposed to the risk of contracting dengue fever.

I would like to share my experience with the disease here with you.

Day 1

I experienced high fever up to 39 degree Celsius and went to see a doctor. The doctor gave me some medications to control my fever.

Day 2

After taking the medications, I continued to experience fluctuating high fever. My temperature fluctuates from 37.0 to 39.9 degree Celsius. I felt occasional pain behind my eyes, aching body and fluctuating headaches. Both palms of my hands and soles of my feet appeared red.

Day 3

The condition did not improved and I went to see the same doctor the second time. The doctor gave me an injection to control the fever. I was asked to continue with the medications that he gave earlier.

Day 4

There is still no improvement on my condition. I changed the doctor. This doctor changed the medications and requested me to see him again if the condition did not improve the next day.

Day 5

I visited the doctor again. He conducted a blood test on me. The result was out four hours later. It showed that my blood platelets has dropped down to 47 from a normal of 150. The doctor advised that it was a sign of dengue Fever and requested me to admit to a nearby hospital immediately.

The hospital conducted another blood test on me and it showed that my condition has worsen.

1. My blood platelet has dropped further to 42.

2. My white blood cell count also dropped drastically.

3. My blood was very concentrated.

The hospital immediately put me on 6 bags of fluid drips and conducted another three blood tests from 4 pm till midnight. The last blood test showed that my blood concentration has diluted. The blood platelets dropped further to 27. The white blood cell count also dropped. The hospital reduced the fluid drips to 4 bags per day from tomorrow onwards.

Day 6

My fever did not improve and I experience a loss of appetite. Three blood tests were conducted on me and the last test showed that my blood platelet was maintaining at around 25 to 28. The doctor said that since my blood pressure was under control, I do not need blood transfusion at the moment. But if the blood pressure went up, I may have to go for it.

Day 7

My condition started to improve slightly. I regained some of my appetite. I had a diet of nutritious foods and a lot of fruit juices. Three blood tests were conducted on me and the last one showed that the platelet count was still maintaining at 28.

Day 8

My condition continued to improve and so was my appetite. I am more active. The hospital conducted reduced the number of blood tests from three to two per day. The last test showed good improvement in the platelet count which was at 49. However the white blood cell count was still low.

Day 9

A blood test was conducted on me in the morning, and it showed continued improvement in my the blood platelet to above 100. The white blood cell also showed improvement but still not up to normal level yet. I was discharged from the hospital but was requested to do a follow up check two weeks later.

Hypnotherapy for Fear of Dolls, Mannequins or Children – Pediophobia

Pediophobia is the clinical name for fear of dolls, dummies, mannequins or children

While it is certainly not the most common phobia that we treat here in our hypnotherapy clinics in the UK, it is something that we do see several times a year. Many clients have been relieved to learn that not only is there a name for this disorder, but that it most certainly can be successfully and quite easily treated.

The real number of people suffering from this particular anxiety disorder is actually unknown because most have no name for it and so imagine that they are the only ones with this fear. Few people would really feel fully at ease visiting a doctor and saying: ‘Well, Doctor, the truth is that I’m afraid of dolls…’

This, of course, not only serves to further alienate the person experiencing the phobia, but it also prevents them from getting the help that they need and that is available. Left untreated, pediophobia can affect and impact on a person’s life in quite major and devastating ways.

Sometimes, this fear can assume such overwhelming proportions that it seriously interferes with the individual’s ability to function in a normal way. An individual afraid of manneqins, for example, can very easily find a way to avoid those shops selling clothing. Or the person fearful of children or dolls may find themselves refusing to visit family and friends who simply do not understand the reasons for their behavior.

The symptoms of pediophobia are, generally speaking, similar to those found in other phobic conditions.

In the presence of children, mannequins or dolls, the phobic individual usually finds their heart pounding and their breathing becoming labored and shallow, and this is so often accompanied by feelings of nausea and a dry, parched feeling in the mouth. Some people may find difficulty in thinking or speaking properly, and the anxiety can swiftly snowball into a full blown panic attack, with all of its fearful feelings.

All too often the individual experiencing this phobia is all too keenly aware that it is irrational, but he or she feels powerless to do anything about it. Will power and attempts to ‘grin and bear it’ do precious little to lessen its frightening grip.

This is simply because fear, in common with all feelings, is being manufactured in the subconscious, and so it is to the subconscious that we must look in order to find an effective soloution.

But what causes a person to develop such a fear or phobia?

Almost always it is because of some unpleasant experience that the individual has passed through when younger, often in childhood.

At some time in the person’s past, they have been surprised or shocked while in the presence of mannequins, dolls or children, or have had a frightening experience which the younger self interpreted as being dangerous. (In some cases, this may even have been in a dream, nightmare or movie.)

This traumatic experience caused the pediophobic person to become afraid and anxious and they have linked this fear with mannequins, dolls or children in a manner similar to a ‘conditioned response’. Often this event has been forgotten by the conscious mind, but it is still being held onto by the subconscious which is attempting to prevent the person from putting themselves into danger again by creating fear as a means of protection.

But there is a way out.

Unfortunately, many therapists attempt to remove this phobia by simply working on the symptoms – the fear itself. This, however, can all too often prove only a temporary fix, even complicating matters.

A phobia has an origin, and carries with it much unprocessed subconscious emotion. By simply removing the symptom that is fear, the individual open to the unprocessed emotion surfacing in some other way.

In a process akin to displacement, the anxious emotions can later manifest themselves in all sorts of different unpleasant ways that are ostensibly unconnected with the original phobia. This is called ‘symptom substitution’.

In order for pediophobia to be fully and completely treated and healed, it is essential that the powerful subconscious emotion linked to the phobia also be correctly processed and comprehensively treated, together with the anxiety and fear itself.

In the hands of an experienced, fully qualified transformational hypnotherapist, the person can be safely taken back to the initial sensitizing experience itself (and to key reinforcing experiences, too) and there the damage can be undone. The ‘script’ or ‘program’ can be ‘re-written’.

Once the subconscious has accepted the truth – that mannequins, dolls or children do not in reality pose a threat or a danger — then the person is released from the grips of this pernicious and restrictive phobia.

If you or someone you care about suffer from the inhibiting phobia that is pediophobia, fear of mannequins, fear of dolls or fear of children, do not despair, help is available.

With correctly applied, modern transformational hypnotherapy techniques, you really can regain control and end pediophobia for good.

You’ll be glad you did!

Anxiety, Guilt and Support

A lot of people who suffer from anxiety experience feelings of guilt and somehow think that this means they are weak. This guilt is brought about by the realisation that someone who at one time could do things so easily, now struggles to get through the day. They may be in a relationship, or have children, and feel guilty that they can no longer do the things they once could with their partner or children. They may even fight their way through the day, putting on an act to prove to themselves that this thing will not get the better of them, only to go to bed at night more tired and anxious than ever. Anxiety can affect people from every profession, even doctors, the very people we first go to for help, so let me stress that you have nothing to feel guilty about.

Some partners may be very understanding about how you feel, but some may not. They may put pressure on you to ‘pull yourself together’ and the constant strain of trying to cope can tire you further, your partner’s lack of understanding hindering recovery. Thankfully, I did have an understanding partner and I explained to her that the person she could see was not the real me. I asked her to bear with me and told her that I wanted to be the person I once was and that, in time, I would be. I lost a few friends, as I was never available to go out. Certain people at work would snub me as I hardly spoke, but I did not wallow in self-pity! I knew I had to let all this negative stuff go and because of what I had been taught, I was not going to add any more worry to the mix. I also knew that I could sort all those problems out later when I was better.

At times, I felt like I was playing a role in a film, acting to try to appear normal, while other days attempting to hide how I felt. The pressure I felt trying to maintain this act, day after day, was immense and eventually I stopped trying to be the person I thought I should be.

So if you see yourself in this way, learn to put yourself first. You cannot keep trying to be the person you once were. You need to stop putting on an act, admit that you are no longer the person you used to be and you tell yourself that you don’t have to keep up this pretence any longer.

If you have an understanding partner, then great, you have the support you need. If not, I would suggest that you start talking to each other and ask your partner to listen. You can even suggest that they read this and explain to them just how much you need their support while you recover. If they truly care, then they will understand and give you this support. A lot of their anger is caused by frustration, frustration that the person they see is not the person they fell in love with and they want you back as much as you do. A little more understanding from them may give you the freedom to start recovery

Self-pity is another emotion that can drag you further into your illness. Again this stems from a reluctance to accept the way you are as you ask yourself the question ‘Why me?’ Constantly feeling sorry for yourself can only eat away at your spirit and cause you to feel more and more depressed about the way you feel. It is very easy to fall into this trap and I cannot stress enough just how important it is to accept how you feel and harbour as little self-pity as possible. Self-pity is a destructive emotion that will only prolong your negative feelings. You don’t need negative thinking during your time of recovery, so let all the negative thoughts go and build on the positives.

3 Common Unhealthy Activities

Humans have so much potential, but we so frequently squander it through laziness and self-destructive behavior. We make short-sighted decisions, selling out our futures for immediate pleasures. For example, take the person who eats a delicious cake today only to sulk over their obesity tomorrow.

These unhealthy behaviors lead to so much unhappiness and depression. We choose to engage in the unhealthy behaviors, which means that the unhappiness and depression is avoidable! Following is a list of 3 very common unhealthy activities that cause a lot of self-inflicted damage to humanity:

Television – Television is possibly the worst addiction in society. It engulfs so many people so much. So many people waste hours per day sitting slothfully in front of a TV melting their brain and growing fat and weak. For the most part, the TV is full of mindless garbage. Television is perhaps the main reason why people are reading less and less, and becoming dumber and dumber. Imagine how much better off you would be if you gave up TV.

Overeating – Overeating is indicated by the huge levels of obesity. It is physically unhealthy, because it increases physical risks such as the risk of a heart attack or heart disease. It is emotionally damaging, because obesity decreases self-confidence. The main cause is that people look to food for comfort and pleasure. People frequently overeat and indulge in unhealthy food to make themselves feel better. For some people, eating is their main hobby. Try to give overeating up completely. Teach yourself to eat to live, rather than live to eat. Find other healthy ways to get pleasure. For example, you could join a club, or go play games or sports, such as bowling or pool. Stop yourself from turning to food when feeling bad, and find a different way to cheer yourself up.

Needless Shopping – Materialism and needless shopping are major problems for many people, and are one of the main reasons most Americans live in debt. Unfortunately, corporate America uses commercialism to increase consumerism. With credit cards in their pockets, people buy a bunch of useless material goods and novelty items. They buy overpriced clothes. They buy extra-fancy cars that they can’t afford. In line with so many other short-sighted and impulsive decisions, people put themselves into debt buy overspending on things that will make them a little happy now, resulting in bills that will cause much trouble later. Consider giving up your credit cards, and adopting a more simplistic lifestyle. Consider only buying things that you need. Beyond food, clothes, shelter, healthcare, and education, consider spending as little as possible. At the very least, before buying anything, ask yourself if you can really afford it.

You can change your life today. Imagine how different a person you would be, and how different your life would be, if you gave up television, overeating, and needless shopping. You can do it, so why not? Give up unhealthy, short-sighted, addictive, and self-destructive habits, and instead engage in wiser and healthier desires. Whatever you do, good luck!

Types of Insomnia and Their Causes

Insomnia or sleeplessness is the difficulty experienced in falling asleep. There are several reasons that may cause this condition. Knowing the different type of insomnia will help you to better understand the responsible factors.

Types of Insomnia

1. Sleep Onset Insomnia – It is also called delayed sleep phase syndrome. In this case, the patient feels sleeplessness because he delays the major sleep episode and this delay causes sleeplessness and difficulty in getting up at the desired time.

2. Psycho-Physiological Insomnia – It is caused due to anxiety or psychological problem which creates physical symptoms and prevents sleep.

3. Childhood Insomnia – This type of insomnia is further divided into two types – limit- setting sleep disorder and sleep-onset association disorder.

4. Altitude Insomnia – This type of insomnia is an acute version of insomnia, short-lived but intense, accompanied by symptoms of headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite, all occurring when you move to high altitudes.

5. Stimulant-Dependent Sleep Disorder – This type of insomnia is caused by using drugs that stimulate the nervous system. The person becomes addicted to their use and fails to get sleep when abstinence from the drug is practiced.

6. Food Allergy Insomnia – This type of insomnia results as an allergic response to certain foods.

7. Idiopathic Insomnia – In this type of insomnia the nervous system becomes incapable of controlling the sleeping and waking mechanism of the body. The result is a lifelong failure to get proper sleep. It usually starts in early childhood.

8. Toxin-Induced Sleep Disorder – This type of insomnia is caused by the presence of certain environmental factors in the surrounding e.g. noise, smell, smoke etc.

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.

Copyright © Nick Mutt, All Rights Reserved. If you want to use this article on your website or in your ezine, make all the urls (links) active.

Here is an excellent Anti stress herbal supplement that will give you stress free life you were longing for. Also read Home remedies for insomnia at Natural cures website – a health guide to make you and your family fit and healthy.

Put Some Vaseline On Nail Fungus – Choose The Best Healing Method For You

To heal fungus toenail, let’s have a look at a short list of treatments available to people who are on the lookout for a fungus toenail treatment. There are different streams of treatments to heal fungus toenail and their effectiveness ranges in an appropriate way.

Before you begin any fungus toenail treatment, get a correct diagnosis from your consultant. Assorted non-fungus related skin conditions or bacterial infections may lead you to have fungus toenail-like symptoms. When you know, then you have several fungus toenail treatment classes to choose between.

Prescription drugs choices

After a confirmed diagnosis, you can choose prescription medications. Once prescribed, they’re simple to use. On the other hand, they do have side effects that may range between mild to dreadful.

The probabilities of having the fungus back are approximately 10-15%.

Natural treatments And Home Remedy selections

If you prefer to cure fungus toenail in a more natural way, there are fungus toenail treatments folk have used with innovation ( and various degrees of success ) for years . Some of the less convenient are procedures of soaking feet in solutions that are thought to be antifungal.

Chlorine bleach, hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar mixed with water are some examples. Although unconfirmed, some toenail fungus sufferers vouch for drinking apple cider vinegar two times a day to cure fungus toenail.

Remember, though, the most important focus for a successful fungus toenail treatment is getting the treatment beyond the nail to the fungus.

Natural essential oils have proved to be effective for people who want to cure fungus toenail without splashing cash. Tea Tree oil is a widely recognized oil from “down under” ( Australia ). It has strong antiseptic properties. Other oils that work phenomenally well in synergy with Tea Tree oil are : Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Lemongrass, Undecylenic fatty Acid and Clove Oil.

Regardless of which fungus toenail treatment is right for you, prevention is the perfect cure of all. Looking after your feet and applying straightforward self-care routines will help you build the 1st steps to heal fungus toenail.

How to Spot Nail Fungus and Treatment Options For Healthy Nails

What are the Symptoms of Nail Fungus?

Nails may be discolored (yellow, brown, black or may have white patchy spots). Fungal infections can cause nails to become brittle, dry and cracked and they may chip. Debris may collect underneath the nail and there may be a foul odor. Toenail fungus typically causes the toenail to thicken and general shoe wear may cause pain.

How is Nail Fungus Diagnosed?

Though many people attempt to self diagnose, it’s best to seek a physician’s opinion. Your doctor will first inspect the nails in question and if he or she feels they may be infected with a fungus, a test may be performed. Sometimes a small sample will be taken from the nail for further examination. The sample is sent to the lab to be tested for fungus. Tests will confirm the type of any fungus which is discovered from the sample.

How Will I Treat It?

An oral medication may be prescribed by your healthcare provider and is usually taken for up to 12 weeks. Sometimes a patient suffering from nail fungus will be given a prescription polish, which needs to be applied to the infected area daily for up to 48 weeks. Your healthcare provider will decide on which medication is right for your unique case.

Over the Counter Treatments

Though available, there are safety concerns with over-the-counter medications and their effectiveness is not proven. In essence, you may end up spending money, time and effort on something that doesn’t work and in the long run, you may have to seek a physician opinion anyway.

Home Remedies

There are many interesting home remedies out there. They vary from apple cider vinegar to Listerine. Many claim that these remedies do wonders, whereas others do not have a positive result. Do your research and make the decision which is best for you. Home remedies and over-the-counter treatments may be effective for some people, but they don’t necessarily work for severe fungus infections.

Prevention

Keeping your hands and feet dry is the first step in prevention. Fungus can enter into your bloodstream through tiny cuts and openings in the skin near the nail. Make sure you wear sandals or slippers when in public swimming pools, restrooms and locker rooms to avoid leaving yourself open to catching a fungal infection from someone else.

Fungi is attracted to moist, dark and warm places, so make sure you practice good hygiene, washing and drying your feet often. If you are more susceptible to fungal infection, make sure to avoid painting your finger and toenails and change your socks daily. Your shoes should be a comfortable fit and should not be too tight. Avoid wearing the same shoes continuously each day.

Related Articles:

Nail Fungus Treatment

Natural Home Remedies for Nail Fungus