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Using Acupuncture to Treat PTSD

Using Acupuncture to Treat PTSD

When you hear the term PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), the image that comes to mind is a combat veteran from the military. While many of our troops coming home from foreign wars and conflicts show signs of PTSD, it’s more widespread than that and can effect people from every walk of life. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can come from any situation involving violence, aggression or disaster. Any incident involving physical, mental or emotional trauma may cause an individual to develop PTSD. Using acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help individuals affected with PTSD to lower anxiety levels and cope with their daily lives better.

The National Institute of Mental Health says that “PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.” They go on to say “traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat.” People who have been victimized may continually re-experience the traumatic event in the form of nightmares or flashbacks. They may become angrier than they previously were and remain in a state of hyper-vigilance. Usually they have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, which can lead to paranoia and depression. Patients can only be diagnosed with PTSD if they’ve been experiencing these symptoms for over a month and it must negatively effect their work and social life or radically alter their ability to function normally.

As previously mentioned, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can arise from many different situations. The one constant is that the person believes their life was put in grave danger and their mind is constantly reliving it making it impossible for them to move forward with their life. Examples of these situations might be physical assault, sexual assault, acts of terrorism, natural disaster or mental/emotional trauma. Although most people will experience some kind of trauma over their lifetime, only a small percentage of people will actually develop PTSD. There is evidence to support some genetic predisposition, but early childhood traumas and the severity of the trauma plays a crucial role.

Typically, patients with PSTD are on adrenal overdrive. In Chinese medicine the adrenal glands are correlated to the function of the kidneys, which can be negatively be impacted by fear. The most common Chinese medical diagnosis for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is often a Kidney deficiency, Heart or Spleen deficiency and Shen disturbance (The names of the organs are capitalized, as they are in Chinese medicine, to signify the organ meridian and not to imply there is a physical dysfunction with the organ). Acupuncture and herbal formulas can play an important part in relieving symptoms of PTSD. Auricular points are great to help control areas of the brain regulating stress and nervous function. Using an auricular treatment along with a whole body approach is more applicable to patients with this condition. Also, relaxation techniques and counseling should be employed to complete the healing process.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been treating patients suffering from stress and anxiety for a long time. It’s good to see our government and the military taking an active interest in acupuncture to help our troops, who have given so much for our country. More studies are being done and hopefully acupuncture will become an integral part of healing for our troops in all the VA hospitals throughout the nation. For all they’ve done, they certainly deserve it. Semper Fi.…

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Why Do Teens Have The Worse Acne Break Outs?

Why Do Teens Have The Worse Acne Break Outs?

Acne is not gender specific. Both males and females, young and old are susceptible to breaking out on their face or body. They are only a small group of individuals who almost never has any type of issues, but for the other millions of people, acne is a big issue. In a world where looks seem to be every thing, acne can lead to both stress and depression. For this reason, it is very important that you educate yourself on how to control this issue.

Why does Acne seem to be worse in teens? When teens hit puberty, they tend to also experience in excessive amount of pimples on their faces. This is true because at this age, teenagers, both male and female, are producing a massive amount of DHT, or better know as Di hydro Testosterone. This hormone is heightened during our teenage years and as this home increases, so does the natural oils in our bodies. Are bodies begin to produce and excessive amount of these oils, which in turn affects the cleanliness of our skin.

When this occurs, oil begins to block your pores. This blockage creates dirt and dirt means bacteria. And bacteria can lead to all types of problems, such as white heads, black heads, cystic acne, lesions, inflammation and skin defects. Most researches agree that the majority of acne in teens is due to and imbalance in hormones. And at this age, we can all agree that our hormones are definitely out of whack. Also at this age comes a lot of stress. Stress can also lead to and imbalance in hormones.

There are also foods that contain hormone mimicking compounds that can confuse the body. This can also lead to an imbalance in both teenagers as well as adults. If you think this a reason for some of your break outs, you may need to change your diet to more natural organic products.

Tho hormonal imbalance is not the only reason for people to have break-outs on their skin, it is a very commonly known reason. The best thing to do, since hormones can build up causing tension with in, is to find a way to relieve some of that tension. In most cases, tension leads to stress and stress leads to more pimples. So exercise, lifting weights, healthier eating, and if you’re a little older, a glass of wine is recommended to help relieve the stress. This will help prevent it, but once its there than only healthier eating can help a little and you will probably need to seek out a dermatologist.…

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Tips to Follow While Taking Musli Power Xtra

Tips to Follow While Taking Musli Power Xtra

Choosing the medicine for your sexual problems may not be a greater problem for you. But to choose the exact quality medicine to overcome your problem is very crucial. Many of the people fail to get the good quality medicine for them and get many other problems and diseases instead. This is a quality medicine used to cure the sexual disorder in both men and women. There are no side effects for this medicine as it is made from pure herbal extracts.

To get better result using Musli Power Xtra:

*Dosage Details

An adult having sexual disorder can take 2 Capsules twice daily for 4-6 months. People suffering from diabetes and cardiovascular diseases can take also take 2 capsules twice daily but only for about 90 to 120 days. You can feel the difference within a week of medicine intake. Excessive dosage may cause some effect so be careful about the dosage.

*Precautions

Strictly avoid alcohol while taking Musli Power Xtra. Consumption of alcohol will reduce the effectiveness of Musli Power Xtra. There may be other medicine available in the market that can be consumed along alcohol intake, but they may cause serious drawbacks to your body and health.

*Made of pure herbal components

Supplement is enriched with Jathi Pathri, a herb used in delaying ejaculation. The other herbs used will help you to last longer in bed. There are herbal medicines used as supplement to enhance fertility. This medicine can be used for problems like delayed orgasms, painful intercourse. This medicine has enhanced the sexual desire in people having dislike to sex. Women having pain in vagina during sexual intercourse can also use this. Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FASAD) can be controlled with this herbal product.…

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Justin Bieber Hits Puberty – Reasons Why it Won’t Jeopardize His Career

Justin Bieber Hits Puberty – Reasons Why it Won’t Jeopardize His Career

Many people wonder if Justin Bieber’s career will be ruined when he hits puberty because his voice will start cracking. I will be arguing that this will not be the case under two premises:

How he became famous in the first place.

Proof that his voice is already getting deeper, but is gaining more fame.

How he Became Famous in the First Place

Justin Bieber started off posting videos of himself singing covers on YouTube, and was accidentally discovered by Scooter Braun, a big shot in the music industry. Bieber was then introduced to Usher who signed him, but it was not without competition; Justin Timberlake was interested in signing him as well. The nature of how Justin Bieber was discovered is evidence that it was based purely on talent and looks, not on connections (like many other artists).

Furthermore, these people (Braun, Usher, Timberlake) are experts in the music industry, and they are not going to invest time, money and effort into Justin Bieber if he is not going to be a long term investment with extraordinary profits. You can count of them for already taking into account what will happen to him when he grows up.

Proof that his voice is getting deeper, but is gaining more fame.

Please see below for a YouTube video on evidence that Bieber’s voice has already gotten deeper.

Justin Bieber is sixteen years old right now, and it is very apparent that he has already hit puberty. But still, his shows continue to sell out, more people are following him on Twitter, and one of his music videos has the top views on YouTube.

If you want more evidence of “Bieber Fever” then have this in mind: Just a week ago there was a Bieber Parade in Denmark, organized by fans, where a plethora of girls took over the streets singing his songs with customized clothing and posters. Also, the producers of CSI has already asked him to come back on the show for a second episode while his first episode hasn’t even aired yet. I can go on with indicators that Justin Bieber’s fame is only increasing, and not slowing down.

I hope that now you are a little bit more enlightened, and will have more value to add to conversations when topics like this emerges among your friends.…

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How To Grow Taller After Puberty – Two Simple But Effective Methods!

How To Grow Taller After Puberty – Two Simple But Effective Methods!

Puberty is a time where people have their bodies developing, going through changes and growing unfortunately some of us don’t have a great experience as others which have people looking on how to grow taller after puberty. If you were looking through the internet and stumbled on this article then you have most likely been through others which have told you that you can’t grow after puberty which is true to an extent! You can’t actually increase your height properly however in this article I will show you how you can go round with natural backdoor methods that will help you get yourself some extra inches of apparent “non-growable” height.

How It Works…

The two top methods that you can use are sports and stretches! It is scientifically proven that in baseball the pitching arm of the pitcher is up to 3 inches bigger than the other arm due to vigorous exercise! And this was all after puberty as well!

Exercises

With this in mind you don’t want to increase the length of your arm but instead you want to target the areas that can stretch and that will give you some extra height; your spine, your shins and your thighs. These 3 areas can still be lengthened to help provide you with extra height which is why you need to do exercises specific to these areas.

Examples of exercises are jump rope, sprinting and kicking. Each of these when done properly create micro-fractures in the shins and when the body repairs itself it repairs over these coming back longer and stronger giving you the extra height you need. This process won’t happen over time but will instead take time which you should keep in mind so that you can stick to the plan.

Stretches

Next on how to grow taller after puberty is the use of stretches. Once gain these are specific stretches which target the main three body parts (shins, thighs and spine). The great thing about the stretchers is that they are simple but yet very effective to use and can be used at any time you want. For example an exercise that you can do when you wake up in the morning is as follows…

Stand straight with your feet together and your arm in the air above your head (palms together). Without moving your legs bend at the waist and lean towards the right, hold for 20 seconds and then come back up and go to the left for 20 seconds. Repeat for 2 minutes in the morning.…

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How to Talk to Your Child About Eating Disorders

How to Talk to Your Child About Eating Disorders

Have you looked closely at our celebrities lately? While those in the U.S. are on the heavy side, our stars are thin enough for it to be noticeable on the screen. This sends mixed signals to our children, and it can lead to major problems before they hit adulthood.

There’s good news; we can do something about it and many of us are doing so. Naturally, the first step in teaching our children about eating disorders and proper nutrition is to provide it in our homes. A healthy breakfast and supper, plus snacks that are low in fat and calories is a good start.

Very young children won’t have the experience or capabilities to understand complex descriptions of what an eating disorder is, but as kids approach puberty that changes. Adolescents begin to notice their own bodies and those around them. Now is the time to begin instructing them about proper eating and why extremes in the diet should be avoided.

That is what an eating disorder is, in essence. There are three types of disorder in this category. Anorexia, bulimia and those not categorized. The latter usually has symptoms similar to the first two, but some variations. Extreme overeating without purging fits into this category.

As your children approach puberty, start taking them with you to the supermarket and explain why you are purchasing the things you do. I suggest starting in the produce aisle, and talking about the nutrients, fiber content, etc. of the fruits and vegetables you choose. Ask them which they like best, and make sure some of them come home with you.

When purchasing meat, point out the good cuts and the bad cuts. As an example, turkey breast is 98% fat free most of the time, but plain ground turkey is often the darker cuts and they have similar fat and cholesterol counts as some beef and pork. Untrimmed boneless/skinless chicken breast has more of those two constituents than London broil or pork loin.

When we were working with our children, some of the magazines they had access to and various other media showed the results of those suffering from these disorders. While drawing it to their attention wouldn’t be wise, if they have noticed it, they’re ready for you to explain what is going on.

We parents also need to watch out for early signs these problems are developing. Depression, unexpected weight gain or loss as well as changes in how much your child is eating can be early symptoms. If they are caught early, these disorders are much easier to cure.

You may want to talk to your child’s pediatrician for other tips on how to discuss eating disorders with your child. He or she can also help you know whether or not your child is at risk for one. Working together, this is something that can be stopped.…

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Coming Of Age – Nourish Your Girl’s Soul

Coming Of Age – Nourish Your Girl’s Soul

“My daughter and I are going away this weekend, to be together without interruption” wrote to me a Mom of a 9.5 year-old girl, “I have some special things planned: We are riding bikes together, having adventures along the coast, getting a mother-daughter massage, riding the roller-coaster, can’t wait! Just wanted any good suggestions to enhance the already special connection we have, and bring her as high as I can!”

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I had to gasp!

Imagining a weekend packed with bike rides, adventures along the beach, and roller-coaster rides, what could I possibly suggest to “bring her as high as possible” and why would this be desirable?

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What compels us to believe that adding thrill and excitement will enhance our time with our children? Why would we want to bring them as high as possible, instead of deeper?

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I wrote back to say that I would balance the high-energy activities with quiet ones, such as collecting shells on the beach or making crafts together.

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Balancing exciting activities with peacefulA�ones, will not only allow you and your girl to breath easier, it will convey the message that relationships are a rounded thing: heights are followed by depths… Being together consists of many facets, and we can enjoy them ALL!

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We easily plan exhilarating and stimulating activities for our girls (or boys), but have you sat down to think what can you do together to nourish her soul? To let her explore deeply,A�rather than soar?

One of the most meaningful, satisfying, and special things you can plan is to share with your girl stories from your life. The time you were her age is a treasure chest of stories, and your daughter will love hearing them!

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Try gathering photos from the time you were her age, and let yourself reminisce while doing this. You can share the photo-gathering and reminiscing with your daughter, or prepare the collection of pictures and memories ahead of time. The important thing is the intimacy being created between the two of you. Being real and authentic with your daughter is something that a roller-coaster ride, with all its fun, could never provide…

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Focusing on sharing inner landscapes, not only outer (in an age-appropriate way) is one of the best (and lasting!) gifts you can offer your daughter or son.

A different, yet enchanting way for Mom and girl to spend soul-nourishing times together is to share what you are each grateful for in your life…

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What do you give thanks for? If you are out in nature, you could create (jointly or individually) an offering to Mother Earth or Mama Ocean, by gathering natural materials and weaving them into a basket of thanks, a bowl of gratitude, or a free-form sculpture that you leave behind as an offering.

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The possibilities are endless!

All you need do is turn off the cultural imperative for “fun” and tune in to your soulful sense of gratitude and appreciation. The rest will freely flow from you, and between you, to feed you to your core.…