Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation TechniquesPanic and anxiety attacks make it extremely difficult for a person to relax. They are, by definition, mental and physical over-stimulation. To counter the mental and physical symptoms, it is good to use panic relaxation techniques. They seem useless or impossible at first, but over time they become valuable tools in your fight against anxiety. They also become easier and more effective because knowing those tools are there is comforting.

It sounds counterintuitive, but one of the best relaxation techniques for anxiety is exercise. It produces endorphins and focuses the body and mind. Another great panic relaxation technique is breathing exercises. Breathe in through the nose, hold it for three to five seconds and then breathe slowly out through the mouth.

Nausea and sweating are common symptoms of anxiety that make attacks worse. Counter this by putting your head between your knees and an ice pack at your pulse points.

Kick the Fear of Death Away with Meditation

Yoga-help-Fear-of-DeathContemplating on death, gives light on how you should live your life. Whilst the fear of death crosses everyone’s mind, certain individuals are more affected by this anxiety as compared to the total population. And although it’s very normal, some people with underlying mental conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder and hypochondria are likely to compromise their daily activities. There are many available techniques to manage the fear depending on where the anxiety is rooted. Among which is meditation.

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Tips On How To Deal With Panic On Cruise Ship

A panic attack is a disorder that is characterized by a sudden onset of fear that comes from nowhere. This disorder triggers a number of physical symptoms which include dizziness, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. This condition can also deny you the excitement that comes with cruising and it can make you hate the idea of going on a cruise. The following are tips on how to deal with panic attack on cruise ship.

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Have a physical exam
This is the first thing to do before going out on a cruise. It is important to have a physical exam to determine and rule out any physical conditions and ailments. This will help you understand that the attack is not because of any other disease. And incase of a disease, you will equip yourself with the right medication.

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Learn How To Save Life: Online CPR Program

CPR ProgramKnowing how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can literally mean the difference between life and death in an emergency. If you find yourself in a situation that calls for someone to perform CPR, will you be able to step forward and save a life? Everyday people can face opportunities to demonstrate heroic actions; by completing an online CPR class you can prepare yourself to be somebody’s hero.

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Naturopathy: Nature’s Greatest Medicine

Meditation-and-YogaMany people turn to naturopathy as an alternative to conventional medicine. Naturopaths use herbs and various homeopathic remedies in their work. Those who are interested in receiving some of these treatments can find a qualified Melbourne naturopath to provide them. Here are some of the advantages of receiving naturopathy:

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Health Hazards

Serious Health Hazards Are All Around You
female office workerWhile it is unpleasant to think about, there are serious health hazards all around you, every day. When you step into someone’s home, for example, you can damage your lungs in a number of ways. If the home owner or another resident is a smoker, they are damaging your lungs with secondhand smoke, while asbestos and mold are even more serious health issues.

When you purchase an older home, or work in an older building, you may be exposed to asbestos. Asbestos is a health hazard because it contains cancer-causing substances. These toxic substances infliltrate your lungs, and have been proven to cause lung cancer. Unfortunately, it is common for people who suffer from lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure to not know that the asbestos has been poisoning them until it is too late, and they are already locked in a battle to save their own lives.

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The Benefits of Massage Therapy on People with Depression

MassageThere are many different holistic health approaches that can result in positive effects on depression and anxiety, but massage therapy is perhaps the best method of treatment. In many studies, patients that suffer from depression and anxiety have reported a significant increase in their overall mood and these effects can last for days after the massage. It is simply undeniable that massage therapy contributes to a happier life and essential treatment for depression. Read the rest of this entry »

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How Can the GV 26 Acupressure Point Help People who Worry too Much

NaturopathyAcupressure is not only helpful for bringing your health into your own hands, it can also help you when you feel depressed or things aren’t going your way. The good news is that you can do a simple trick to stop worrying so much and regain your confidence in yourself. All you have to do is to press an acupressure point located right below your nose. The trick is to press it slowly but firmly into your gum. Hold this point for up to three minutes, while you breathe deeply.

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Who do you prefer, young or old doctors?

DoctorSome people prefer younger doctors because they feel that the younger doctors are more aware of recent advances in medicine and medical technology. They feel that older doctors may be more set in their ways and not open to some of the new medicines and medical procedures that are available.

Other people prefer old doctors, thinking that these doctors have the experience and expertise to better diagnose and treat them. Older doctors are thought of as having wisdom that only years in the medical field can produce.

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What to Expect When You Go to Rehab

If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs, at some point drug rehabilitation is going to become a necessity. In most cases, addicts cannot successfully stop using on their own, and need the treatment and support that rehab offers.

However, when it comes to actually go into rehab, many addicts resist, due to fear of the unexpected. Knowing what the drug rehab process is really like can actually allay those fears, and increase the chance that an addict will enter willingly and complete the process.

Phase One: Detoxification

When you are addicted to a drug, you have to continually take the drug in order to avoid the feelings of withdrawal that come from abstaining. You want to maintain the illusion of the good feelings that the drug brings, so you take dose after does of the drug.

The first step to rehabilitation, then, is to get the drugs out of your system. For the first several days or weeks of rehab, you’ll go through the detoxification process as your body cleans out the harmful substances. This process can be painful and uncomfortable, the severity of which depends on the drug. However, the rehabilitation center will do everything to make this process as healthy as possible; in most cases, detox is medically supervised, and you’ll receive help overcoming the symptoms of withdrawal.

Phase Two: Therapeutic

Once your body is clear of the physical symptoms of the drug, and you are on the road to regaining your physical health, rehab switches focus on to the psychological aspects of addiction. You’ll attend both individual and group therapy sessions, in which you’ll discuss the issues surrounding your addiction and learn new strategies for handling the triggers that lead you to use.

Depending on the facility, you may engage in other therapeutic activities during this time as well. For example, some facilities provide art therapy, animal therapy or sports therapy to help you recover and handle the emotions that surround your addiction and recovery. Expect to have a strict schedule during this period, and encouragement to engage in healthy activities, such as sleep and exercise.

Phase Three: Aftercare

Your time in the rehab center may end after 30, 60 or 90 days, but the process of recovery is far from over. In some cases, recovery is a lifelong process, and after you leave rehab, you’ll receive aftercare for a period of time. This might include daily or weekly check in calls with your counselor, regular therapy sessions and perhaps attendance at meetings. The idea of aftercare is that while it’s comparatively easy to stay sober in the controlled environment of the facility, in the real world it’s far more challenging, and you’ll need extra support to stay sober in that environment.

Everyone’s rehabilitation process is different, and every facility is different in terms of policies, programs and offerings. However, most follow this general process of detox, therapy and aftercare. It’s a proven process that can help you get back on your feet and enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life after drugs.

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