A Natural Anxiety Treatment – Breathing Exercises

People with heightened anxiety typically hyperventilate – to an extreme if under a panic attack. Hyperventilation – breathing too much for the given physical activity level – can be both an effect of anxiety emotions and also a cause of increased anxiety, a feedback mechanism that can contribute to anxiety spiraling out of control into full blown panic.

Hyperventilation can mess with a proper carbon dioxide-to-oxygen ratio in the blood and to blood acidity. In so doing, hyperventilation can contribute to dizziness, to feelings of unreality, and to fears of going crazy or fears of dying. Each is a common sensation among people undergoing panic attacks. Hyperventilation can indirectly contribute to a raised heart rate and numbness in the extremities and ear lobes, each commonly being further disproportional bodily reactions to inappropriate levels of anxiety.

(An appropriate fear response might be what you need to get out of the way of a car that is speeding in your direction.)

Controlled Breathing – Antidote to Anxiety

Controlled breathing not only short-circuits the fear feedback to which hyperventilation contributions, it also provides bodily feedback that serves to calm the anxious or panicking person. If your bodyily symptoms tell you that you are OK, that helps you to feel normal rather than anxious. And controlled breathing can be practiced anywhere and it is inexpensive.

If controlled breathing is that important, how is it achieved? For some people with a prolonged or chronically heightened sense of anxiety, a degree of hyperventilation may be a "normal" (or felt to be normal) breathing pattern. And controlled breathing may easier said than done when you are in a panic attack.

In other words, the process begins with a will to progress and succeed. If you prefer being angry and subject to panic attacks, you may not be motivated to focus on breathing or disciplined enough to practice controlled breathing exercises. And there are people who feel their panic and anxiety serve them better than calm and peace.

But for those with at least a will to try, begin by testing yourself to see if you hyperventilate when your body is in its normal state of calm. Before testing, be sure you are fully at rest. In other words, be sure you have not just practiced, cleaned house, walked up a flight of stairs, or the like.

Test Yourself for Hyperventilation

Denise Beckfield in Master Your Panic Attack and Take Back Your Life suggests that, when fully at rest, take a watch or clock and find out how many breathing cycles you take in a full minute. Inhaling once and exhaling once is one cycle. Try not to alter how you would breathe because you are conscious of doing so. Sometimes a friend or family member can help. More than one attempt to count breaths can help get it right.

If you breathe more than thirteen times a minute at rest, you may be a candidate for hyperventilation (unless you have a lung problem like emphysema), especially if you know you have a heightened sense of anxiety or are subject to inexplicable panic attacks.

How to Breathe in Deep and Controlled Manner

If you do hyperventilate or are subject to panic attacks, you need to identify when your breathing mostly uses the upper portion of your lungs in the typical fashion of people in a sedentary lifestyle … and when you breathe deeply from the bottom to the top of your lungs. In the latter case, the muscles of your diaphragm under your lungs makes your stomach area rise and fall. Not so with shallow breathing at the top of your lungs.

Your controlled breathing practice needs to use deep breathing from your diaphragm. And because deep breathing uses more of your lungs than shallow breathing, you can breathe more slowly to get the same amount of oxygen.

To practice, sit comfortably or lie down, holding your hands over your stomach area to measure the up-and-down movements of your diaphragm. A clock with a second hand nearby may help. Inhale slowly enough to fill your lungs while counting to four in fashion of "one-one-thousand, two-one-thousand, …" to approximate four seconds. The exhale to the count of four in the same fashion. Inhaling and exhaling should take at least four seconds each. Practice this method of breathing for four minutes.

Next, Beckfield suggests setting two separate times a day for this practice. This will help you develop a habit. This needs to increase to about four times a day for two to six weeks. The goal is to make slow, controlled breathing ingrained in your brain so that it becomes easier and automatically automatic, so easier to practice during a panic attack or whenever you feel anxious. Meanwhile, do your best to breathe slowly and deeply while under a panic attack.

Breathing like this for panic attacks helps. Be sure also to combine deep and slow breathing with rational thoughts that will help you calm down.

The Head Banging Syndrome-Stop Bad Habits

Have you ever heard the expression,” Quit banging your head against the wall!” It’s an old expression my Mom used that basically translates into: There are certain things we do that are as productive and healthy as banging your head against the wall.

The interesting thing about the banging-your-head-against-the-wall, hereafter known as HBS, is its tendency to repeat itself. Which brings up another voice from my childhood: “When will you learn?” As in: “How many times do you need to bang your head against the wall to figure out it hurts?”

Why is it that after our Mothers collectively imparted this wisdom to us, either it took us a very long time to figure it out for ourselves or we still haven’t done so? I mean really, are we as thick as the bricks in that wall? The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expect different results. Hence our Mother’s refrain, “Are you nuts or what?”

In the process of Life Coaching, we often find that people do just that…continue on with habitual behaviors that not only don’t work but actually hurt. We fall into a pattern and we stick with it come hell or high water. We operate on automatic pilot. We think we are making real choices in our actions but far from it. Habitual behavior runs us. We aren’t really in control of our life.

Habitual behavior is oftentimes a result of behavioral adaptations we made when we were younger. You know, if your Mom didn’t love you enough, you might have developed the habit of looking for love in all the wrong places. Sorry. And you kept repeating that behavior, a behavior that evolved from a childhood reaction but one that surely does not work as an adult, until you end up with a head that is bruised from all the banging. Finally a light goes off in the old noggin. What’s up with that?

Who is in charge here? Perhaps its that childhood voice inside your head that says you aren’t lovable. Is that voice telling you the truth? Not. It’s a voice, only a voice and one that operates with highly outdated and unreliable information. Call it a troll, a demon, whatever. It started way back when you were younger at a time when you made childlike decisions in order to survive. Who are you going to listen to…it or you?

Stop with the head banging, would you! As your Mother knew, it gets you nowhere fast. Nowhere is not a fun place. Understand that voice in your head for what it is…a voice that wants to keep you locked into habitual behavior that keeps you from inner awareness and therefore any change for the better.

Start by recognizing that voice and noticing it. That’s it. Just notice it. Don’t argue with or attempt to have a rational conversation. It isn’t a rational voice. Trust me, I know from experience. Once you are aware of its presence, you can choose to ignore it. Awareness, then clarity, will lead to conscious decisions; decisions that are made by you and you alone. Nothing unconscious like trolls or bad habits.

Seek to develop new habits. If your life was run by bad habits then conversely it can be run by good habits you consciously choose. To develop a habit you simply must stick with for about three months and you are home safe. Just create the picture of what you want your behavior to look like and list ten habits that will get you to that picture of yourself.

It works the same with your life. Where would you like to be in ten years in terms of who and what you are and what you are doing? Think of ten habits that will get you to that Future Self and start today in adopting those guideposts. Work backwards from the future.

If you really want to make changes for the better you must aware of what is running you. That takes work…but again as Mom always said, “The effort you put into something determines what you get out of it.” Or was it, “Nothing worthwhile is easy.” Whatever, you get the picture.

Treatment For Candida to Get Rid of the Fungus Naturally – Stop Symptoms & Keep Them From Returning

The full name for candida is candida albicans. Studies have confirmed that two thirds of the worlds population is a host of the fungus. Although the candida fungus can be commonly found in the human body, an overgrowth can occur.

If a candida overgrowth does occur the fungus will grow in larger quantities in the human body. When overcrowth happens the condition is most often referred to as thrush, yeast infection, or candidiasis.

Many people suffering from this fungus will turn to over the counter topical creams such as fluconasole. This is usually the first approach when it comes to treatment for candida.

However, these topical creams are rarely effective in eliminating the fungus for good. Usually they will treat the symptoms, but soon after the symptoms will return. If you want to eliminate the root cause, over the counter products and other prescription drugs are not the treatment for candida you want to use.

Many people have found success in killing the fungus using natural remedies. There are many natural remedies available out there, and some are more effective than others. Garlic is by far one of the most effective ways to treat the candida fungus. Garlic has very high antifungal properties that can keep the fungus under control.

The candida fungus and garlic do not get along. Simply increasing your garlic intake has proven to be an effective treatment for candida. Garlic is also known for improving the performance of your immune system so you can get rid of the fungus naturally.

If you can not tolerate the taste of raw garlic you can take garlic supplements instead. You can take garlic supplements on a regular basis so you can stop the candida and prevent the symptoms from returning.

These garlic supplements can easily be found in any health or natural food store. The best treatment for candida depends on you, but if you get tired of over the counter products and prescription drugs give garlic a try.

The Reality And Non-Reality Of Mathematics

There's little doubt that mathematics rules the reality roost when it comes to the laws, principles and relationships within the sciences in general and the physical sciences in particular. Further, mathematics plays a dominant role when it comes to the purely economic aspects of our lives and where would sports be without statistics? However, when it comes down to brass tacks, how much of really real reality is actually reflected in our mathematics?

The Reality of Mathematics.

Mathematics is just a shorthand mental concept that simulates reality, or approximates reality or a possible reality or even an imaginary / impossible 'reality'. Mathematics is NOT reality itself. You can mathematicatically manipulate the challenged extra dimensions in String Theory but that does not mean that necessity that these extra dimensions actually exist.

Mathematics is a tool that at first approximation attempts to reflect upon the nature of really real reality. Mathematics is not reality itself. Further, our mathematics are structured to reflect our version of reality based on our observations not of necessity what really happens. The perfect example is Quantum Mechanics. For example, we may not know, even can not know even in principle, exactly where a particle is as well as at the same time where it is going with 100% precision. So we invent a form of probability mathematics like the Schrodinger Equation or the equation that governs the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Those equations are for our edification but they do not alter the really real reality fact that the particle has actual coordinates and is going from A to B. Probability in Quantum Mechanics, and the mathematical equations associated with it, are just reflections on the limits of the human observer and human instrumentation, not a reflection on Mother Nature's really real reality. Our Quantum Mechanical equations are imposed approximations to really real reality much like Newton's equation for gravitational attraction was really only in hindsight an approximation.

There can be multiple models of reality, each based on mathematics, but they can not all be right. Cosmology is a case in point.

The phrase "but the mathematics works" means absolutely nothing. Just because mathematics predicts the possibility of some kind of structure and substance, or some law, relationship or principle that the Cosmos might have, does not of necessity make it so. A prime example where the mathematics worked but the Cosmos did not go along for the ride was the ad-hoc piling on those epicycles upon epicycles in order to explain the motion of the planets. It finally got so unwieldy that the baby was thrown out with the bathwater and a new baby conceived, that being that the Earth was just another planet and not at the center of life, the Universe and everything. Once it was postulated that the Earth went around the Sun, planetary motion fell into place – mathematically into place as well.

Take a more modern example. The mathematics works in String Theory, but to date String Theory remains a theorists' theoretical dream (accent or emphasis on the word "dream").

Probability theory is that branch of mathematics that interposes itself between the macro human and human comprehension and abilities and the micro world of quantum mechanics. That has way more to do with the macro than with the micro since the absolutes of the micro are not visible in the realm of the macro; they are beyond the realm of the macro to resolve through no fault by the way of human comprehension or abilities.

A prime example is that there is no probability in quantum mechanics, only probability introduced by the limitations of the conscious mind to get down and dirty to the level of detail required to eliminate the concept of probability from quantum mechanics.

Mathematics serves no purpose, useful or otherwise, outside of the context of the human mind (specifically) or outside of the intellectual conscious minds of other sentient species (in general), thus making allowances for ET and possibly the terrestrial great apes; whales and dolphins; and perhaps other advanced minds – sometimes elephants as well as some birds.

In the absence of any conscious minds, what use has the Universe for arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, topology, statistics and the multi other branches of mathematics? Now 1 + 1 = 2 may be universally the case and logically true even in the absence of any conscious mind, or before any life form ever came to pass, but so what? That cuts no mustard with the Universe! There was nobody around to conceive of that or to make use of that or to equate the manipulation of numbers as a reflection of universal reality (or even even non-reality *). There was no conscious or intellectual mind around to appreciate any mathematical utility or usefulness or beauty or elegance.

Mathematics in fact is not a reflection on or of reality, only that reality as observed or defined once having been filtered through sensory apparatus that pondered over by the conscious mind. Reality as perceived in the mind is several transitional layers of processing removed from whatever pure external reality there happens to be. There's even an additional layer if instrumentation is a middleman. So the conscious mind is thus limited in terms of its ability to come to terms with the full scope of really real reality.

Mathematics is the interface between humans and human comprehension, understanding, etc. of the Cosmos at large. Mathematics can tell you in actuality or theoretically the 'what' but never the 'how' or the 'why'. For example, there's Newton's Law of Gravity, but even he realized that that equation just told you 'what', not 'how' or 'why'.

The Non-Reality of Mathematics.

The following examples are some of what I term the non-realities of mathematics.

* Hyper-cubes are a nice abstract concept that mathematics / geometry can incorporate. However, while you might be able to play with real cubes, like dice, hyper-cubes will be forever beyond you.

* Stephen Hawking's concept of negative time. Since IMHO time is just change and change is just motion, then negative time would have to be negative change and negative motion. That does not make any sense at all. So while Hawking's negative time may be useful in a mathematical sense, it has no bearing on our reality and can safely be ignored.

* Lots of quantum mechanical equations yielded up infinities so a sleight-of-hand concept called re-normalization was invented to deal with those cases involving infinities. That strikes me as dealing cards from under the table or otherwise known as a insertion a "fudge factor". Does re-normalization represent really real reality?

* The mathematics of singularities inherent at the moment of the Big Bang or in Black Holes goes down the rabbit hole in that the laws, principles and relationships inherent in the physical sciences that are so otherwise adequately described mathematically now break down when trying to describe singularities and so so does the accompanying mathematics that are involved as well. So what actually is the really real reality behind singularities?

* Mathematics are perfectly capable of dealing with alleged extra dimensions inherent in String Theory. However, that does not make String Theory a reality, does it make a half-dozen extra and hidden dimensions a reality.

* Mathematics is perfectly capable of dealing with an inverse cube law that has no correspondence with our physics. Just because a mathematical equation works does not mean that there is a one-on-one correspondence to the real physical world.

* Mathematics are perfectly capable of dealing with zero, one and two dimensions yet these are just mental concepts that can not actually be constructed and then have no real real reality.

* Space-Time: Since space is just an immaterial mental concept (that imaginary container that actual physical stuff has to tear in) and since time is also just an immaterial mental concept (our way of coming to terms with change which is just motion – which is also an immaterial mental concept since motion itself is not composed of anything physical), then space-time has to be an immaterial mental concept. Either space nor time nor space-time is actually composed of any material substance and the trilogy has no material 3-D structure. However, the mathematics incorporating the concept of space-time are a useful tool in describing reality, but not actually really real reality itself.

The World Of Vegan Protein Sources

In today’s world, Vegan is getting to be a very popular word. We hear more and more people around us using it, and turning into vegans. This surprises a lot of people, since the vegan lifestyle is very restrictive, and many vegans struggle to get the right amount of protein. With the limited vegan protein sources out there, are vegans able to get all of the nutrients required for a healthy diet?

Vegans are people who do not eat meat, or any other animal byproducts. This includes eggs and dairy. While it can be very difficult, it is possible for vegans to get enough protein in their diet. They just need to find the right combination of foods. The problem is that most sources of vegan protein are not complete proteins. The body requires a variety of amino acids to function properly, and that means that you need to be consuming complete proteins. The opinions out there are mixed, but most nutritionists today are saying that it is OK to get the various amino acids from a variety of sources, spread throughout the day. It is ideal to get them all together, but as long as you are getting them, your body will get what it needs. This is why it is very important to make the right food choices, especially if you have the restrictive diet of a vegan. Some good amounts of protein can be found in certain fruits and vegetables. Be sure that you are consuming a variety of green vegetables, beans, lentils, grains and nuts.

Here are 3 of the most popular foods that are a great vegan protein source, as well as delicious.

1. Bean and Lentils: These foods are an excellent source of vegan protein. Black beans, kidney beans, chick peas, vegetarian chili and lentils can give you grams of protein when eaten in the right amounts. A cup of kidney beans would approximately contain 13 grams of protein.

2. Grains: Whole grains are packed with protein. Many vegans go with brown rice, barley, oats or even whole grain breads, but the one that tops it is quinoa. Quinoa is a complete protein, and if included in ones diet makes an excellent vegan protein source. A cup of cooked Quinoa may contain around 18 grams of protein.

3. Soy products: Soy can be consumed in various different ways including, soy milk, soy nuts, soy ice-cream, soy yogurt, soy cheese and the list can go on. Tofu is easily available in grocery stores, is very inexpensive, and is a valuable vegan protein source. Tofu can be eaten just the way it is or incorporated with any seasoning to make a delicious healthy meal. It also contains calcium and iron. Half a cup of tofu might have up to 10 grams of protein and a whole cup of soy milk contains 7 grams.

Even with the various sources of vegan protein out there, many vegans really struggle to create a truly healthy diet. While there are many different vegan protein sources out there, most of them do not provide you with the complete proteins that you need for your body to work it’s best.

Lactase Enzyme


People with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar in milk. As a result, they have diarrhea, gas and bloating after eating or drinking dairy products. The condition, which is also called lactose malabsorption, is usually harmless, but its symptoms can be uncomfortable.

A deficiency of this enzyme produced in your small intestine – is usually responsible for lactose intolerance. Many people have low levels of enzyme but are able to digest milk products without problems. If you’re actually lactose intolerant, though, your lactase deficiency leads to symptoms after you eat dairy foods.

Most people with lactose intolerance can manage the condition without having to give up all dairy foods.


The signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance usually begin 30 minutes to two hours after eating or drinking foods that contain lactose. Common signs and symptoms include:

• Diarrhea

• Nausea, and sometimes, vomiting

• Abdominal cramps

• Bloating

• Gas


Lactose intolerance occurs when your small intestine doesn’t produce enough of an enzyme (lactase) to digest milk sugar (lactose).

Normally, lactase turns milk sugar into two simple sugars – glucose and galactose – which are absorbed into the bloodstream through the intestinal lining.

If you’re lactase deficient, lactose in your food moves into the colon instead of being processed and absorbed. In the colon, normal bacteria interact with undigested lactose, causing the signs and symptoms of lactose intolerance.

Types of lactose intolerance:

There are three types of lactose intolerance.

1. Primary lactose disease.

This is the most common type. People who develop primary lactose intolerance start life producing plenty of lactase – a necessity for infants, who get all their nutrition from milk. As children replace milk with other foods, their lactase production normally decreases, but remains high enough to digest the amount of dairy in a typical adult diet.

In primary lactose intolerance, lactase production falls off sharply, making milk products difficult to digest by adulthood. Primary lactose type is genetically determined, occurring in a large proportion of people with African, Asian or Hispanic ancestry. The condition is also common among those of Mediterranean or Southern European descent

2. Secondary lactose type

This form of lactose intolerance occurs when your small intestine decreases lactase production after an illness, injury or surgery involving your small intestine. Among the diseases associated with secondary type are celiac disease, bacterial overgrowth and Crohn’s disease. Treatment of the underlying disorder may restore lactase levels and improve signs and symptoms, though it can take time.

3. Congenital or developmental intolerance

It’s possible, but rare, for babies to be born with disease caused by a complete absence of enzyme activity. This disorder is passed from generation to generation in a pattern of inheritance called autosomal recessive, meaning that both the mother and the father must pass on the same gene variant for a child to be affected.

Risk factors:

Factors that can make you or your child more prone include:

• Increasing age. usually appears in adulthood. The condition is uncommon in babies and young children.

• Ethnicity. most common in people of African, Asian, Hispanic and American Indian descent.

• Premature birth. Infants born prematurely may have reduced levels because the small intestine doesn’t develop lactase-producing cells until late in the third trimester.

• Diseases affecting the small intestine. Small intestine problems that can cause this disease include bacterial overgrowth, celiac disease and Crohn’s disease.

• Certain cancer treatments. If you have received radiation therapy for cancer in your abdomen or have intestinal complications from chemotherapy, you have an increased risk.


This gauges your body’s reaction to a liquid that contains high levels. Two hours after drinking the liquid, you’ll undergo blood tests to measure the amount of glucose in your bloodstream. If your glucose level doesn’t rise, it means your body isn’t properly digesting and absorbing the lactose-filled drink.

• Hydrogen breath test.

This test also requires you to drink a liquid that contains high levels. Then your doctor measures the amount of hydrogen in your breath at regular intervals. Normally, very little hydrogen is detectable. However, if your body doesn’t digest the protein, it will ferment in the colon, releasing hydrogen and other gases, which are absorbed by your intestines and eventually exhaled. Larger than normal amounts of exhaled hydrogen measured during a breath test indicate that you aren’t fully digesting and absorbing lactose.

• Stool acidity test.

For infants and children who can’t undergo other tests, a stool acidity test may be used. The fermenting of undigested protein creates lactic acid and other acids that can be detected in a stool sample.


There’s currently no way to boost your body’s production, but you can usually avoid the discomfort of lactose intolerance by:

• Avoiding large servings of milk and other dairy products

• Including small servings of dairy products in your regular meals

• Eating and drinking protein-reduced ice cream and milk

• Drinking regular milk after you add a liquid or powder to it to break down the lactose.

Home remedies:

Maintain good nutrition

Reducing the dairy products doesn’t mean you can’t get enough calcium. Calcium is found in many other foods, such as:

• Broccoli

• Calcium-fortified products, such as breads and juices

• Canned salmon

• Milk substitutes, such as soy milk and rice milk

• Oranges

• Pinto beans

• Rhubarb

• Spinach

Limit dairy products

• Choosing smaller servings of dairy.

Sip small servings of milk – up to 4 ounces (118 milliliters) at a time. The smaller the serving, the less likely it is to cause gastrointestinal problems.

• Saving milk for mealtimes.

Drink milk with other foods. This slows the digestive process and may lessen symptoms.

• Experimenting with an assortment of dairy products.

Not all dairy products have the same amount of protein. For example, hard cheeses, such as Swiss or cheddar, have small amounts of protein and generally cause no symptoms. You may be able to tolerate cultured milk products, such as yogurt, because the bacteria used in the culturing process naturally produce the enzyme that breaks down lactose.

• Buying lactose-free products.

You can find these products at most supermarkets in the refrigerated dairy section.

• Using enzyme tablets or drops.

Collapsed Lung

What is this Condition?

Collapsed lung is an accumulation of air or gas between the membranes that enclose the lungs. The amount of air or gas that's trapped determines the degree of lung collapse. In a tension pneumothorax, the air in the membranes is under higher pressure than air in the adjunct lung and blood vessels. Without prompt treatment, a tension or a large pneumothorax results in fatal lung and circulatory impairment.

Pneumothorax can also be classified as open or closed. In open pneumothorax (usually the result of injury), air flows between the lung membranes and the outside of the body. In closed pneumothorax, air reaches the membrane space directly from the lung.
What Causes it?

Spontaneous pneumothorax usually occurs in otherwise healthy adults ages 20 to 40. It may be caused by air leakage from ruptured blebs (blisterlike accumulations of fluid) that are present at birth. It also may be caused by an emphysematous bleb that ruptures during exercise or coughing or from tuberculosis or cancer. The lung may also collapse spontaneously in interstitial lung disease.

Traumatic pneumothorax may be caused by chest surgery; a penetrating chest injury, such as a gunshot or knife wound; or the removal and analysis of lung tissue.

In tension pneumothorax, positive pressure in the lung membranes develops as a result of any of the causes of traumatic pneumothorax. When air enters the membrane through a tear in lung tissue and is unable to leave the same way, each inward breath traps air in the membrane, resulting in positive pressure. This in turn causes collapse of the lung and impaired return of blood through the veins. Decreased filling of the great veins of the chest diminishes cardiac output and lowers blood pressure.

What are its Symptoms?

The cardinal features of a collapsed lung are sudden, sharp chest pain (exacerbated by movement of the chest, breathing, and coughing); asymmetrical chest wall movement; shortness of breath; and bluish skin discoloration. In moderate to severe pneumothorax, substantial respiratory distress may develop, with signs of tension pneumothorax: weak and rapid pulse, pallor, neck vein distention, anxiety.

Tension pneumothorax produces the most severe respiratory symptoms; a spontaneous pneumothorax that releases only a small amount of air into the lung membrane may cause no symptoms.

How is it Diagnosed?

Sudden, sharp chest pain and shortness of breath suggest pneumothorax. A chest X-ray showing air in lung membrane confirms this diagnosis.
How is it Treated?

Treatment is conservative for spontaneous pneumothorax in which no signs of increased membrane pressure (indicating tension pneumothorax) appear, lung collapse is less than 30%, and the person has no shortness of breath or other signs of distress.

The treatment consist of bed rest; careful monitoring of blood pressure, pulse rate, and respirations; oxygen administration; and possibly, removal of air with a needle. If more than 30% of the lung has collapsed, a chest tube may be inserted to restore pressure.

Recurring spontaneous pneumothorax requires surgery. Traumatic and tension pneumothorax require chest tube drainage; traumatic pneumothorax may also require surgery.

Laser Tattoo Removal – Myths and Truths

Since the 1990’s, laser tattoo removal procedures have greatly increased in popularity. The rise of laser tattoo removal specialty clinics attests to the popularity of this procedure. Even so, myths about tattoo removal still abound. This article will attempt to debunk or confirm some of these myths.

Myth #1: Laser tattoo removal works by burning off the tattoo: This may have been true of older lasers, such as CO2, that burned off the superficial layers of the skin. Newer Q-switched lasers, such as the YAG and ruby, work differently. They photothermically fracture the tattoo pigments and rely on the body’s immune system to clear them from the tattoo. Although scarring is possible if too much energy is applied by a Q-switched laser, it is not necessary or common.

Myth #2: Fading creams work better than laser: Tattoo removal fading creams are plentiful on the internet. There is no data published in scientific journals to support them, as opposed to laser processes. This author has tried one of these creams personally and found no effect on his own tattoo. Unless a harsh acid is present in a fading cream, such as glycolic acid, that burns off the skin and leaves a scar, there is no conceivable “fading cream” that would remove tattoos. Tattoos are made from a myriad of inks with different chemical compositions. It is not clear what chemical in a cream would make these chemicals “dissolve” when applied over the skin.

Myth #3: Multicolor tattoos cannot be removed: It is well known that black tattoos tend to respond better to laser removal than some other colors. Certain tattoo inks are very difficult to remove, such as yellow, pink, and white. Certain colors do not come off well with a YAG laser, such as green and blue, and are more easily removed with a ruby or alexandrite laser. Also, even a black tattoo can be very difficult or impossible to remove if it contains metal-based inks, while a red tattoo might come off very easily. However, the more ink pigments that are contained in a multicolor tattoo, the more likely it is that one of them will not come off well.

Myth #4: Cosmetic tattoos cannot be removed: This is sometimes true. Some flesh-colored cosmetic tattoos contain iron pigments. When these are treated with laser, they may convert to a different chemical form that becomes black. These iron-containing inks are also very hard, if not impossible to remove. On the other hand, if they contain pigments that are non-metallic, they are as easily removed as other tattoos. Eye-liner tattoos pose a special challenge due to the proximity to the eye and require special laser eye shields to prevent damage to the globe. Also, there is the risk of losing eyelashes, though usually not permanently, from the laser treatment. Tattoos on lips can be treated but the teeth must be protected.

There are many more myths about laser tattoo removal. These four are some of the most commonly held misconceptions.

Finding Great Refurbished Rifle Scopes

Some people are more addicted to original and antique-like stuffs, even with firearms. True, refurbished rifles or guns or any ammunition is also as good as the new ones that you are getting for a hefty price tag. On top of that, there is the historic value that comes with these things. And not only rifles or large items of ammunition are taken into consideration when going through restored items. Among the good devices to have from reinstated items are refurbished rifle scopes. These are especially nice and grand for their prices, especially when you landed a night vision or something that had been used by important people in important events. These are still useful for protection purposes or for recreational activities. Whether you are a safety precaution freak or just love adventures, there will always be one especial refurbished scope for you from either over the counters or online markets. Or if you simply want an addition to your collection, you can also pick out a lot from the many choices made available in comprehensive catalogues of reputed online providers.

Some of the most prevalent refurbished rifle scopes in the online market are the following;

– Gamo 4×32 Scope

– Bushnell 34124M Bushnell Trophy Adjustable Rifle Scope

– Newco Day/Night Vision Rifle Scope

– Carl Zeiss optical Diavari VM/V Rifle Scope 30mm tube

– Konus 6.525×44 Kouspro M30 Riflescope

– Nikko Stirling Diamond Sportsman Rifle Scope

– Swift Instruments 4-12×40 Nickel Riflescope

– Leapers Accushot Swat Compact Rifle Scope

– Crosman Powermaster Pump Rifle with Scope

– Marksman Zinc BB Repeater Air Rifle Scope

– Bushnell Elite 3200 Rifle Scope

– Swarovski PH Series Rifle Scope

– Trademark Global Airsoft 29 in Spring Rifle with Electronic Scope

– 4x air Rifle Scope

– Grizzly Youth Rifle Scope

– Swarovski PH Series Rifle Scope

– Carl Zeiss Optical Conquest Rifle Scope

– Leupold VX-III 2.5 -8x 36 Boone and Crockett Silver 1-Rifle Scope

– Zeiss Conquest Rifle Scope

– Burris FullField II Rifle Scope

– Crosman 2100 Classic .177 Pump Action Air Rifle with Scope

– Swarovski AV Series Rifle Scope, and Bushnell Trophy 3-9×40 Rifle Scope

You can also find night vision rifle scopes for less with these samples of refurbished rifle scopes:

– Newcon DN 310 Night Vision Rifle Scope

– 3×42 Night Vision Rifle Scope Kit

– Yukon NVMT Laser 3×42 Night Vision Rifle Scope Kit

– 2.5×42 tactical Nigh Vision Rifle Scope

– NVRS Tactical 2.5×42 Night Vision Rifle Scope

Aside from these many rifle scopes, you can still find a lot on the online market. Just make sure though that you get it from reputed providers to land with the best choice net of the hefty tag prices. Also, you are to maintain it more than what you expect a brand new one is supposed to be maintained. This is because of the fact that these items are already well used and are only restored for display or for collection purposes. If used, it must be properly cleaned and kept as specified by its specifications or directions. Doing so will ensure longer service or display life of any of these refurbished items.

Thrombosed External Hemorrhoid – What You Must Know

Have you ever had hemorrhoids? Have you ever known someone to have hemorrhoids. Well, needless to say it’s a condition that rears its head when inflicting pain. When they lie in silence and placid, most will go about their daily lives in silent desperation. Becoming distressed, anxious and nervous are common emotional reactions when people see blood down the W.C. but feel no pain otherwise.

Onto the chief article of the thrombosed external hemorrhoid…

On a very basic level they are blood clots in the varicose vein and can develop in to a very painful circumstance. Take the recommended steps early on, however, and you won’t have to be concerned about the severe pain

Common sensations of hemorrhoids are feelings of fire on your body, of constipation, of an drive to scratch and a general sense of feeling uncomfortable. I want to emphasize though, that hemorrhoids are most often painless during the former stages. If pain is a component in your circumstance then it’s entirely possible you have a blood clot.

“Whenever you’re in a state of uncertainty, call your physician”

Don’t be alarmed if this is you. Simply go and see your doctor, ideally within 48 hours after you start experiencing pain, and no longer. This way, you yield for yourself the best chance of a quick and painless recuperation.

Healing a thrombosed external hemorrhoid

Underneath, I have put together a table with the popular methods to curing a severe condition like thrombosis:

Approach/ Further explanation

Rubber Band Litigation: Over a few weeks a rubber band is used to ‘strangulate’ the hemorrhoid of blood. With no blood passing through the hemorrhoid it’s size is reduced.

Sclerotherapy: A water-based or foam solidifying agent is injected into the varicose vein to seal off blood flow, allowing the vein to shrink.

Cryotherapy: As with the other treatments bloodflow is stopped through the hemorrhoid, this time using very cold temperatures (liquid nitrogen ordinarily).

Infrared coagulation: One of the more recent methods for dealing with hemorrhoids is by using a powerful light. Intense heat created from electric current burns the hemorrhoid causing scar tissue, which stops blood flow and allows recovery to take place.

Hemorrhoidectomy: When your condition grows more serious your doctor will bring up the hemorrhoidectomy as a solution.

How to completely avoid a Blood Clot

Food habits

Diet, diet, diet. So crucial is diet, that if you disregard it, it’s not possible to be healthy (and happy!) Having said that, if you have piles your diet should be the first thing you vary.

“Fiber is your friend” – not much of an alliteration but an essential point is made;) You’ll find fiber in countless foods at your local food store but it can be testing to get started. So what I have done is written you a little selection. Write down 5 of these foods now that you will buy next time you go to your store – Best of luck!


— Avocado

— Beans

— Baked Potato (with skin)

— Brussels sprouts

— Green Peas

— Kale

— Lima Beans

— Pumpkin

— Spinach

— Mushrooms


— Apples

— Raisins

— Bananas

— Raspberries

— Dried Apricots

— Blackberries

— Prunes

— Oranges

— Guava Fruit

— Kiwi Fruit


Whenever you read an article about good health, you’re going to find the word ‘exercise’. Why? Because (as I know you know) it’s so important! Why then, do people avoid it like the black death? We see images of long distance jogging and the horrendous gym apparatus. Exercise, however, can be exceedingly fun and very rewarding. You’ve just got to reframe what exercise means to you.

What do you find rewarding? Teamwork, leadership, strategy finding, head-to-head, neck-on-neck? Find an interest and link it with something physical so that exercise is simply a side effect of what you are interested in. Here’s an idea for you; jog on the spot while watching your favourite show on the television. (Or invest in a treadmill).

This idea is powerful because your motivation to watch tv will link into HAVING to do exercise – now you’re improving yourself two-fold!

Another suggestion is to have mini breaks throughout your workday instead of working right through until lunch. Not only is this great for blood circulation, but it’s also better for your productivity.

Many experiments have discovered that humans can only focus at a high level for 40 – 45 minutes maximum. I personally work for 45 minutes followed immediately by a 15 minute break usually involving a glass of water, a cup of tea or giving the dog a walk around the block.

Understanding Mental & Physical Health Issues After Severe Head Injuries or a Traumatic Brain Injury

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) comes in two forms. Either a violent blow to the head causes the brain to strike the inside of the skull, or an object penetrates the brain. This kind of injury can be very serious. It may cause bleeding or swelling of the brain and damage its nerve cells. The brain is at the center of human functioning, and an injury to it can affect the messages that it issues to the body. In turn, these kinds of injuries can affect behavior, speech, sensation, and movement.

Health Affects After a TBI

The effects on a person with TBI can vary considerably. It all depends on the severity and location of the injury.

How Is Cognition Affected?

People with TBI can experience problems with basic cognitive skills. They may have issues with attention, concentration, and memory. Their behavioral speed may slow down. This can include thinking and speech. Also, their speech may be generally impaired. They may have problems recalling the correct word and understanding what other people are saying.

The executive functions of a person’s brain may be affected by TBI. Executive functions are a group of processes that include attentional control, inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility. They also include reasoning, problem solving, and planning. All of these processes are necessary for the cognitive control of behavior.

With some training, people who have cognitive deficits from TBI may come to compensate for them. For more information on the cognitive deficits that may accompany TBI, go to brainline.org.

Effects on Mood and Behavior

When a person suffers a traumatic brain injury, the centers in the brain that regulate a person’s social-emotional life may be affected. These changes may be so significant that the person becomes a totally different person to their friends and family. Their personality may radically change. This may change an optimist into a negative person or make a person who is conservative in their behavior into one that lacks behavioral control.

The victim of TBI may not notice the changes in their abilities and behavior. This may be because either those changes are too painful to recognize, or the neurological damage may affect their ability to evaluate things properly.

Psychiatric illness, particularly depression, can occur as a result of TBI. This seems to be because the parts of the brain most subject to trauma are the frontal and parietal lobes. These two locations in the brain are often associated with mental illness.

The changes in thinking and behavior that accompany a TBI can affect the relationships that the victim has with others. As a result of the inability to relate to others, the patient may end up feeling very lonely. This can occur because of the following reasons:

– It may be difficult for someone with a TBI simply to understand what others are saying. This can tend to make the patient feel isolated and lonely.

– The victim might feel self-conscious about their condition. They may feel that they are less capable than other people, so they shy away from interacting with others.

– The victim may lack behavioral control. This may lead them to say things that they ordinarily would not to others.

– There may be practical issues with respect to getting together with others. The patient may not be able to drive, and they may need to stop working. This means that they won’t be seeing and interacting with others as much.

TBI can also have a severe impact on marriages. The spouse of a person with a TBI many times must assume a lot of the responsibilities that the patient used to take care of. This can be with respect to employment or any other major responsibility. Also, as mentioned before, the personality of someone with a TBI can dramatically change after their injury. This may drive a wedge between the couple.


Changes in Consciousness

Moderate and severe TBI can cause changes in a person’s consciousness and awareness. Altered states of consciousness can include:

– Coma – A person in a coma is unconscious and is not responsive to any external or internal stimuli.

– Vegetative state – This is different from a coma in that the patient may be partially conscious. He or she may open their eyes or move. However, the person remains unaware of their surroundings.

– Minimally conscious state – In this condition, the patient has severely altered consciousness but may have some awareness of their surroundings.

– Locked-in syndrome – Someone in this condition is aware of their environment but cannot speak or move. They may, however, be able to blink their eyelids.

– Brain-death – This occurs when there is no activity in the brain and brainstem. If someone is in this condition, the removal of life support will cause a cessation of breathing.

Sensory Problems after a TBI

Sensory and perceptual problems can occur in the TBI patient when there is damage to the right side of the brain or the parietal and occipital lobes. TBI can disrupt the senses and affect how stimuli are perceived. This may affect any of the sensory systems. This includes the auditory, visual, tactile, olfactory, and gustatory (taste) systems.

Even more noticeable than the disruption of sensory systems are visuo-spatial problems. Problems with these skills include:

– Recognizing objects

– Distinguishing right from left

– Mathematics

– Analyzing and remembering visual information

– Manipulating or constructing objects

– Awareness of the body in space

– Perception of the environment


A typical issue happens where the patient ignores one side of their perceptual field. This usually occurs on the left side. A patient with this issue may ignore the food on one side of the plate or be unable to copy the features from the left side of a picture.

Face Blindness

This occurs where the patient can no longer recognize faces appropriately. People with this uncommon problem need to use other features of people to identify them, such as their voice or clothing.

Visual Problems

People with a traumatic brain injury have a very high incidence of visual problems. This can occur with respect to vision itself or the perceptual system. More than 50% of neurologically impaired patients have visual and visual-cognitive disorders.

The following are the most devastating and impairing visual problems that result from a brain injury:

Visual Field Loss

In this condition, the patient becomes blind to half of their visual field. Further injuries can occur from bumping into objects.

Double Vision

This is a serious condition that can occur in patients with a brain injury. Patients who have this problem can use a patch over one eye many times to resolve the issue.

Visual Balance Disorders

These can be caused by disruptions of central and peripheral visual processing and other issues.

Vision can also be affected in many other ways. These include: Loss of vision, blurred images, and reduced depth perception.


A small percentage of victims of TBI experience seizures. In most cases, the seizures will occur soon after the injury. In a few cases, the seizures may happen even many years after the injury. There are two types of seizures that may happen. Major motor seizures involve loss of consciousness and the uncontrolled movement of the major muscle systems. Local motor seizures do not involve a loss of consciousness and have less muscular movement. There are medications that can be used to control the seizures.


In addition to the altered states of consciousness mentioned above, a traumatic brain injury can result in paralysis. This depends on the location of the brain that is affected. Spasticity is also a possible outcome of the injury.

Other Issues

Damage to brain tissue can also cause chronic types of pain, including headaches. There is now evidence that other body systems can be affected. These include the hormonal and endocrine systems. As a result of this, a person could lose control of their bowel and bladder functions or get a variety of other symptoms.


Doctors don’t have the ability to accurately predict the outcomes of traumatic brain injuries. The brain is very complicated, and it is hard to tell exactly which body systems and skills will be affected by the injury.

The changes that take place in the patient are dependent upon many factors. These include:

– The severity of the injury

– The patient’s age

– The amount of time spent in a coma

– The amount of time since the injury took place

– The skills that the patient needs for their particular life situation

The Process of Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injuries

The beginning of treatment for a TBI begins in the hospital. At the hospital, the team of medical professionals will generally be led by a trauma surgeon. The trauma staff will make sure that the patient’s vital signs are stable and resuscitate them if need be. The patient may need surgery for their injuries.

Once the patient is stabilized, they will be taken to the trauma care unit. There, the patient is monitored for infection and pain.

After this period, most patients will be transferred to a rehabilitation facility. The staff there specialize in the care of trauma victims. The goals of the team at the facility will be to:

– Stabilize the patient with respect to medical issues

– Prevent secondary complications, such as infections

– Restore any lost abilities

– Discuss with the patient’s family any changes in the home environment that are necessary

Every day, the patient will undergo therapy. This may be difficult at first because of the lack of certain skills. The care of the patient is directed by a physiatrist. A neuropsychologist will also make an assessment of any changes in the patient’s thinking and behavior. Other members of the team, such as a physical therapist and an occupational therapist, will help the patient with their pain and the skills that they need to adapt to their new life situation.

Surgical Treatment

Surgery is often used as a treatment in cases of TBI. In cases of a closed head injury, surgery is not used. An intracranial pressure monitoring device may be put in the skull to determine pressure in the brain cavity. If there has been any bleeding there, then it may be drained. In severe cases, the surgeon may remove damaged brain tissue.


A traumatic brain injury can bring a lot of complications, both immediate and long-term. Since the brain is so complicated, it may be difficult to know the exact prognosis for how the patient’s condition and life will change. It is important to emotionally support someone with a TBI because they may feel isolated and alone when they have troubles communicating with others. With the help of a strong rehabilitation team, the patient can relearn how to do certain life activities.

Coughing And Wheezing, A Remedy That May Work For The Common Chest Cold And Bronchitis

Sickness that brings on coughing and wheezing is experienced by most and no one has ever been immune from the ravages of floating viruses passed on from person to person that plague human existence. A nagging wheezing from mucus getting stuck in the air intake passages to the lungs and producing sounds that will drive anyone nuts stays ever present without assistance of removal from an outside source.

Coughing and Wheezing can be caused by many different conditions associated with ailments that constantly create rising mucus from the lungs or narrowed passageways that are the intakes of oxygen into the body to keep your body alive.

There are a minimum of 17 conditions that can cause wheezing. Most coughing is brought on by conditions that can lead to wheezing due to the fact that mucus in most cases has to be coughed up and the mucus gets stuck in airway passages that create the wheezing.

In cases of chest infections commonly referred to as “Chest Colds” where the common cold is taken in through a persons lungs and stays there, the lungs can constantly produce mucus to no end. You hack and cough up a large amount of mucus and five minutes later you are coughing up more. This hacking and coughing up mucus cycle seems to never end while wheezing that sounds like some kind of musical instrument is playing the same note for you all day and all night.

One of the most common causes of excessive coughing and wheezing besides the common cold virus is Bronchitis. Millions of people have this infliction that narrows the air passageways inside their lungs because of what is said to be spasms. Mostly Bronchitis flares up during the falling temperatures of winter as old age sets in. I might depict this as a Vagus nerve problem because the body’s capillaries expand and contract with external temperatures to cool and heat the bodies internal organs. A narrowing of the lung air passageways is said by medical professionals to be in, “Spasm” when the narrowing occurs but in speculation maybe the Vagus Nerve plays a part in Bronchial spasms?

Cough syrups have been formulated to thin out and loosen the mucus during a so called bronchial spasm to help the mucus pass up through the narrowed passageways. When the mucus is coming from a common chest cold it’s speculated that the constant flow of mucus is being produced to flush out the chest cold virus.

Asthma and pneumonia are two different stories than what I’m talking about in this article. Cancer can also cause wheezing and medical attention should be sought out if you cannot tell if your wheezing and coughing is coming from Bronchitis or the common cold virus.

My last recent “Common Chest Cold” I suffered from included the wheezing for the first time and trying to find a remedy for the wheezing wasn’t an easy task. Thanks to the internet I was able to find a remedy to help me through it and to my surprise what I found worked. I read plenty of web sites that have written about coughing and wheezing including web sites with natural remedies.

What I found that works well for myself is “Ibuprofen”, “Caffeinated Coffee” and a “Portable floor Heater”. I found the “Ibuprofen” remedy on a medical web site, the “Coffee” remedy on a natural remedy web site and I formed the idea on my own about using the floor heater from another natural remedy web site that talks about the steam from a hot shower loosening up the mucus in a persons lungs.

Most of the things the natural remedy web sites talked about really were an inconvenience as to the time they would last and wouldn’t work as well as I wanted for a home remedy. All the things on the medical web sites were drugs and surgery and avoiding the doctors is the game plan.

I tried “Ibuprofen” and noticed immediate results. “Caffeinated Coffee” helps but it is one of those remedies that wasn’t long lasting unless you drink coffee all day. I drink coffee anyway so what the heck! It does help some. I read that back in the days of old Coffee was the premier remedy for coughing and wheezing.

A “Floor Heater” is what really works and it seems like it resets the air passageways in a persons lungs from 4 to 6 hours along with slowing the production of mucus. I was reading about the hot shower and steam and I tried that with no long lasting results. I decided to get out my floor heater and breath in the hot air and, “BINGO!”, I hit the jackpot of clearing up the wheezing and stopping the coughing to the point I could sleep and function normally for about 6 hours.

I used all 3 remedies. All 3 work together well. Ibuprofen should only be used at night though. Only take two tablets a day because overdoing any over the counter pain medication is bad for the liver. A floor heater or even a blow dryer can be used all day. A car heater for times when your on the go. Just don’t get to close and inhale the extremely hot air or you could burn your lungs. I found 5 to 10 minutes at a distance of 12 to 15 inches up and away will do the trick. Do very deep breaths so the warm air completely fills all the passage ways in your lungs. Afterwards you may experience 30 to 60 minutes of some mucus coming up but this is just your lungs clearing out the present mucus. A very light wheezing may also be present but it will not be bad enough to drive you crazy.

This method of dealing with coughing and wheezing are my own experiences that work for me. If you have any doubt always see a medical professional and “Never” use over the counter pain relievers as a fix all. Never inhale extremely hot air! Put some distance between the heater and your face.

Unintegrated Primitive Reflexes May Be Hindering Your Life

I came across the subject of Primitive Reflexes a few times in the last year, and really took an interest about a month ago when I decided to do a course online about it.

Doing anything in my body has always been hard for me, and learning about the unintegrated reflexes made me realise why.

It so happened that the only person trained in NZ on the Rhythmic Movement website, lives 8 mins away from me I’ve had one session so far with her, she’s a kineseologist, and she worked getting my body switched on to achieve success integrating the reflexes.

These reflexes can be integrated at any age in life.

It appears from all my symptoms and the journey in my life, I have an active fear paralysis reflex and actiive moro reflex. It all makes so much sense now. Just even reading the course has me in tears because I relate to it all so much.


A reflex is an automatic, repetitive movement that is instinctual and aids in development, as well as development of the brain. We have many reflexes, like blinking, but the one’s I want to talk about are primitive reflexes. These are reflexes that are formed in the womb and hopefully become inactive in the toddler stage.

Sucking, and grasping of the hands, are primitive reflexes. These reflexes, and others, are designed to transform into more sophisticated movements, and therefore become integrated. They form the foundation, and development of balance, mobility, hearing, speaking, vision, learning and communicating.

Unintegrated Reflexes

There are many reasons why these reflexes don’t phase out, ie: lack of movement as a child, stress in the mother in pregnancy, illness, environmental toxins and many more reasons. They can be retriggered any time in life, often due to trauma and stress, and because of this, can cause a whole host of issues ranging from anxiety, ADHD, depression, learning disorders, sensory disorders, lack of confidence, extreme shyness, vision and hearing problems, addictions, autism and constantly feeling overwhelmed.

Reflex movements are the foundation of our nervous system, they originate in the brain stem, so they really are about survival, and staying unintegrated cause someone to be constantly in fight or flight. Body parts can’t move independently and freely, and can cause weak muscle tone, aches and muscle tension, fatigue, and a lot of effort to complete tasks.

Key Childhood Reflexes

Fear Paralysis Reflex

This reflex should ideally be integrated before birth and is about freezing, as in a deer in the headlights. Without integration it may cause the Moro reflex to not integrate as well.

Some long term effects of an unintegrated Fear Paralysis reflex are:

  • Underlying anxiety
  • Insecurity
  • Depression
  • Extreme shyness
  • Fear of groups
  • Fear of separation
  • Phobias
  • Withdrawal from touch
  • Sleep and eating disorders
  • and many more

Moro Reflex

Sometimes called the infant-startle reflex, this is an automatic reaction to sudden changes in stimuli, ie: bright lights, sounds, temperature, touch, movement. Unintegrated, a person can feel hypersensitive to any incoming stimulation. This can cause a change in blood pressure, cortisol and adrenaline levels, and breathing rate.

Some long term effects of an unintegrated Moro reflex are:

  • Poor digestion
  • Weak immune system
  • Poor balance and coordination
  • Difficulty adapting to change
  • Difficulty filtering stimuli
  • hyperactivity then fatigue
  • Difficulty with visual perception
  • Hypersensitivity to sound, light, touch, movement, smell
  • Emotional outbursts, easy to anger
  • and many more

Other reflexes that can be unintegrated are Tonic Labyrinthine Reflex, Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex, Spinal Galant Reflex, Oral, Hand and Foot Reflexes.

Integrating Reflexes

There are different body movements to do daily in order to integrate these reflexes. I’ve read a lot of wonderful testimonials about the changes that can happen. I will keep you updated about what happens for me in my sessions and from doing the course online.

Brain Cancer Symptoms

Brain Cancer is a malignancy that can be detected and treated only with a detailed medical examination. It is not a routine ailment since in most cases it is fatal. It normally strikes when one type of the brain cell transforms and loses its normal characteristics and starts multiplying to form an abnormal mass of cells called a tumor. However, not all brain tumors are malignant. Benign brain tumors pose no threat and can be successfully removed.

The malignant brain tumors grow very aggressively and they destroy the healthy brain cells. Continuous growth of abnormal cells also increases the intracranial pressure resulting in malfunctioning of other brain organs and tissues.

There are two types of Brain Cancer. The Primary Brain Cancer originates in the brain itself and generally confines itself to the brain only. The second type is the Secondary Brain Cancer which is an extension of a cancer in some other part of the body gradually spreading to the brain.

The symptoms of brain tumor depend on the part of the brain affected i.e. the location of the tumor. There are numerous symptoms which if not cured by basic medication need to be examined in detail for indications of brain tumor. These are:

* Headaches – most common due to increased intracranial pressure as a result of the growing tumor.

* Nausea, Vomiting & Seizures.

* Difficulty in maintaining body balance.

* Short lapses in memory.

* Swelling in the brain.

* Weakness in the arms or legs or both.

* Poor motor functions.

* Slurring.

* Lowered eye vision.

* Spells of dizziness.

* Lack of coordination in speech and action.

* Numbness of limbs.

* Difficulty in recollecting events.

* Hallucinating.

* Persistent general weakness.

* Falling or stumbling.

* Changes in pupil sizes of both eyes.

* Change in gait.

* Cognitive decline.

* Mood changes.

It is advisable to see a doctor whenever you feel you have a tumor. If you do not share your concerns with your doctor, they may not get addressed timely.