For the more humanistic approach to PTSD treatment, there are a few organizations that are focusing on helping the individual to get past the horrific experiences and help them to create a thriving and successful life for him or herself.
For instance, in a recent Channel 10 News section in Sarasota, Florida, “Veterans finding peace with equine therapy”, the focus was on the Circle V Ranch and Rehabilitation Center in Dade City. This ranch has, as its mission, to help veterans and first responders with alternative treatment. (Alternative to drug treatment). The ranch works with equine therapy to help the veteran and horse to work together and through this work, the veteran is able to move forward in their lives. One psychologist at the center is quoted in the news as saying that “They start to reconnect with themselves as they connect with the horse. As they connect with themselves, …
Our bodies have evolved over thousands of years to adapt and benefit from our natural environment. Plants have learned to make their own food from sunlight. As human beings, our bodies also produce essential nutrients in our skin, such as vitamin D, D3-sulfate (anti-inflammatory), and nitric oxide (lowers blood pressure) that help us stay vital and healthy. Light to the eyes, especially the blue wavelength, is important for maintaining normal sleep (circadian) cycles. Bright morning light is especially helpful and has been shown to be effective against insomnia, PMS and depression.
Even as the sun energizes us, prolonged exposure to UV radiation can cause health problems for the skin, eyes and immune system. But small amounts of UVB rays are quite safe, and essential for optimal health. Without the benefits of vitamin D our bones become soft, and this is well known. Vitamin D acts as a hormone in the …
Start this by squatting. Keep your feet very close to each other, and heels should be on the floor.
Now, spread out your thighs wider.
Now, leaving the breathe, lean forward in a way that your torso fits in your thighs.
Now, join your palms in a way that you join them to anjali and press your elbows against your inner thighs. This will increase the front side of your torso.
Now, press your inner thighs against the side of your torso. Then stretch out your arms and swing them in a way that your shins fit your armpits.
Now, hold your ankles, remain in the pose for 10 seconds, and then take a long breath and leave that breath.
However, this would be better to reach a professional yoga trainer who has taken yoga teacher training from a reputable yoga center, as he would be able to give you …
Fiber is a carbohydrate and is usually listed under “Total Carbohydrates” on the “Nutrition Facts” label. Humans lack the digestive enzymes to breakdown fiber. Therefore, it is undigested and not absorbed into the bloodstream and it arrives at the colon pretty much intact. Fiber has zero calories. Instead of being used for energy, it is excreted from the body.
The current recommended daily intake for adults who are 50 years or younger is 25 grams/day for women and 38 grams/day for men. For adults over 50 years of age, the recommendation is 21 grams/day for women and 30 grams/day for men. Unfortunately, for many who eat a typical American diet, it can be a huge challenge to consume that much fiber everyday. Most people top out at an average of 15 grams/day, regardless of how many calories they eat.
Maybe if we understand more about the different types of fiber …
On my return, and to my surprise, the slow pace of timelessness, which I experienced on vacation, was quickly departing like a rainbow fading into the mist after a soft rain. As a result, I found myself saying, “I must reconnect with my inner non-doer while still accomplishing all the goals that I want to make happen.”
This state of non-duality has often been referred to as the “Zen Mind.” From this Zen state of mind a peaceful, happy and an open presence greets all that crosses my path. Hurrying and stressing are the opposite of this. After all, the goal of my vacation was to come back home to myself and to rekindle my magical inner child. Being able to laugh at the little challenges that life brings helps me to stay in the present moment and find peaceful and clear solutions to situations that arise.
For instance my …
Sleep repairs the body. This has a positive knock-on effect to how you function cognitively the next and following days. When we sleep, we sleep in cycles of 60-90 minutes. During that time we oscillate between deep (so-called delta) sleep where the body repairs itself and the lighter REM sleep.
REM (rapid-eye-movement) sleep, or lighter sleep, moves information from your short-term memory to your long-term memory. This helps you to better recall information you absorb on a daily basis. It is during this REM phase of sleep that your eyes move rapidly from side to side (hence the name) and that you dream.
Getting to bed at the right time (ideally 10pm) and getting the right amount of sleep every night keeps your circadian rhythm in check. Your circadian rhythm is your natural body clock that gives you signals when it’s time for you to sleep and …
Bipolar I is the most extreme, from just what I have actually observed. State of minds turn from extremely manic to unbelievably clinically depressed, with a longer term for the clinical depression compared to the mania.
Psychotic indication does not suggest that the affected will certainly constantly have psychotic signs. In those having bipolar, the psychosis could proof itself throughout the specifically extreme state of mind swings. Primarily, a bipolar individual might listen to and also see points that are not really there, as well as think points that they have no proof for.
If an individual is detected with any of the other bipolar kinds, they typically aren’t always safeguarded from the state of mind swings confirming psychosis. Left without treatment, a light bipolar could advance to an extra serious type.
The various other kinds of bipolar variety from Cyclothymic condition, which is the mildest– small anxieties as well …
PTSD – Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – is a serious mental health condition that can occur in some people after experiencing or witnessing traumatic or life-threatening events such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks, serious accidents like car or plane crashes, their loved one’s sudden death, sexual assault or other violent acts. Most people, after such incidents, the effects of the event fade over time. But some get emotionally shattered and unable to recover, leads to PTSD, especially if the events are unpredictable and uncontrollable that affects their day-to-day functioning.
Tips to Prevent
It is possible to prevent through early intervention and treatment. The sooner it is treated, the easier it is to overcome. Here are some of the tips to reduce the complications.
If you are the victim of PTSD, disclose it to your loved ones; This disorder can make you feel disconnected from your social activities and from your loved …
The life-changing drug is a combination of Buprenorphine, a synthetic opiate, and Naloxone, which acts as an opioid blocker. Buprenorphine attaches to the same pain receptors as other narcotics such as heroin or oxycontin. Due to its chemical structure, it relieves the patient of detox symptoms but does not produce the “high” associated with painkillers. Also, its ceiling effect lowers the risk of overdose which can be a danger of methadone use.
Physicians report its use as being a critical part of the recovery process for their patients. While allowing outpatient access, patients adhere to strict dosing limits and times during the first phase of their treatment. Being a requirement for some programs, group therapy and meetings with counselors create a well-rounded regimen. Patients are still able to fulfill vocational requirements and meet family commitments without having to attend a costly inpatient rehabilitation center.
To combat the accelerating opioid epidemic, …