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Anxiety, nervousness and stress are common reasons of panic attacks that cause headaches, palpitations, and trembling or shaking.
Panic attacks may occur because of too much anxiety.
This anxiety can be caused by extreme pressure in the workplace or too many responsibilities at home. Other people experiences panic attacks when they were just starting a whole new event in their lives. Events like having to go through a traumatic event or leaving home to go to college can be a cause of great anxiety.
The person suffering from panic attacks tend to seek immediate relief from prescription drugs which often have adverse effects and may even worsen an already complicated condition. Prescription drugs only provide quick relief but not a permanent and lasting one. The side effects of these prescription drugs are absolutely not too little to ignore.
As such, natural treatment for panic attacks has been highly recommended by psychotherapists to provide remedy for these ailments. These treatments are healthy alternatives to prescription drugs, which targets the main reason for panic attacks instead of just alleviating the pain caused by these attacks. The underlying causes of these attacks must be clearly defined to properly avert it as well.
One natural treatment for panic attacks is undergoing therapy sessions with a licensed professional. Among these therapies are Exposure Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. During exposure therapy, the person is encouraged not to avoid the cause of his attacks. It makes the person confront the real cause of the panic attacks so that he will learn that his fears are unfounded. In Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, the person is taught to acknowledge and control his reaction to panic attacks. These therapies are aimed toward the elimination and management of the attacks and less with just curing their symptoms.
Another natural treatment for panic attacks is meditation technique which teaches the person to condition himself to relax and calm his nerves, not allowing external factors to take over his life. Yoga exercises are also effective relaxing methods. Yoga will provide you with the ability to make you stay calm and relaxed even when you’re in the midst of a very stressful environment.
Regular exercises and a healthy diet also play a major part in conquering the symptoms of panic attacks. The combination of these two also makes for a natural treatment of panic attacks since they promote good blood circulation and proper nourishment of the body which are essential for a balanced brain function. Caffeine, alcohol and nicotine must be reduced, if not eliminated. Drinking 2 to 4 liters of water every day may also help decrease the recurrence of anxiety and panic attacks.
But the most important in any treatment a person chooses is his commitment towards recovery and cure from panic attacks. Without commitment, even the best treatments and remedies will not be successful. One has to possess a considerable amount of perseverance and determination. Conquering panic attacks can’t be done in just one sitting or one therapy session. It may take much time this is why perseverance is very important. It is also equally important to have faith in the treatment process. One must be positive that his panic attacks will sooner or later disappear, he just have to remain patient and cooperative during the treatment process. Don’t think that just because you had a hard time in the process of eliminating your fears you’ll never ever get your normal life back. Be positive, negative thinking will get you nowhere.
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Aloe Vera type plant with thick, succulent leaves, which are native to the arid regions of Africa and India, used for centuries both as a food and in medicine. Popular remedy for minor burns and scrapes, aloe Vera juice is consumed with many health conditions and diseases, and in some countries has been widely popular like other types of juices.
Aloe Vera and antioxidants
Aloe Vera contains many antioxidants that protect us from cancer, according to a study published in 2010 in the publication Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology. The results show that the greater the benefits of combined oral and local application of aloe Vera plant that can prevent skin cancer, including melanoma – partly because of the high concentration of antioxidants such as vitamins A, C and E and the minerals selenium and zinc.
The anti-inflammatory properties of aloe Vera are useful in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, according to a survey conducted in 2004 and published in Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Of the respondents were given 100 ml aloe Vera juice two times a day for four weeks. Symptoms of ulcerative colitis significantly decreased and colon tissue recovered slightly. The authors concluded that aloe Vera juice is safe and effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and plan to conduct further studies on potential applications of aloe Vera in people with inflammatory bowel disease.
Aloe Vera and heart health
Aloe Vera is good for the heart, according to researchers who published their work in Janu 2010 in the publication Journal of Pharmaceutical Pharmacology. The study of laboratory animals were fed twice daily with 200 mg Aloe Vera per kilogram of body weight. The goal was to reduce oxidation and restore the antioxidant status to normal. After 20 days results showed that aloe increased levels of the antioxidant glutathione four times, which is indicative of properties protect the heart of the plant.
Action Against Cancer
The combination of aloe Vera and honey can protect us from cancer, the results of a study published in 2010 in the publication Phytotherapy Research. A combination of aloe Vera juice and honey helped shrinkage. Researchers concluded that aloe Vera and honey can be used to prevent the proliferation of cancer cells and to support apoptosis – programmed cell death.
Bone and Joint Specialists are helping Michigan area residents overcome their joint pain and get back to a healthier lifestyle. Our experienced physicians treat a wide range of orthopedic problems, whether treating a painful fracture, or repairing damage to a shoulder, hip or knee. Bone and Joint Specialists are dedicated to providing individual attention, developing personalized plans to fit each patient and ensuring patient satisfaction.
Over 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis or severe joint pain and over 700,000 hip & knee replacements are performed each year. There are many causes of joint pain. Early Evaluation and treatment can provide pain relief even without surgery. Bone and Joint Specialists board-certified orthopedic surgeons, expert staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment techniques offer patients the most complete orthopedic care available in Oakland County, Michigan and the surrounding areas.
We offer comprehensive on-site services to get you back to your active lifestyle. Bone and Joint Specialists physicians and physical therapists are dedicated to injury prevention, physical therapy & rehabilitation and orthopedic treatments.
Our Board Certified Orthopedic Doctors focus on returning each patient to his or her previous normal activity level, whether that be in a sporting activity, work situation, or just activities of daily living. We employ the latest surgical advances, non-operative treatment modalities, and minimally invasive techniques for the knee hip and shoulder which are accompanied by earlier more aggressive rehabilitation programs. This makes it possible for each patient to return to their fullest potential faster. To learn more about different procedures and the staff visit: www.bone-joint.net
Bone and Joint Specialists Orthopedic Surgeons, Bartholomew and Kohen are excited to offer the minimally invasive signature custom knee replacement. hey were among the first orthopedic surgeons in Michigan to perform this procedure.
Dr. Richard Bartholomew is an expert on shoulder and knee reconstruction, including minimally invasive procedures, arthroscopic surgery, and joint replacement of the shoulder and knee.
Dr. Kohen has special expertise in reconstructive surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder; including minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopy, and joint replacement of the knee, hip, and shoulder.
Dr. Bartholomew now offers the latest arthroscopic procedure to treat chronic shoulder instability. Developed by Dr. Laurent Lafosse, one of the world’s leading arthroscopic shoulder surgeons, this technique can now be done via an all arthroscopic approach. This means less pain, and quicker recovery time. Dr Bartholomew has recently traveled to Anncey, France to spend exclusive time with Dr. Lafosse to learn this new technique.
Patients who are good candidates for this procedure are those with significant glenoid bone loss (>25%), failed soft tissue instability repair, generalized ligamentous laxity, certain types of capsular avulsions (i.e. Hagl lesions).
The Bristow-Latarjet procedure involves osteotimizing the coracoid process and transferring it to the anterior/inferior aspect of the glenoid through a split in the subscapularis muscle. This extra osseous surface area, in conjunction with the ‘sling’ effect of the conjoined tendon, provide excellent stability of the glenohumeral joint.
Dr. Richard Bartholomew treats painful shoulder conditions such as bursitis, tendonitis, calcium deposition, advanced arthritis, rotator cuff tears and frozen shoulder.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an exciting new technology emerging in orthopedics and sports medicine. Injection of PRP is currently gaining widespread use in treatment of muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries. There is promising data showing quicker recovery times and stronger healing at the repair site in areas; such as lateral epicondylitis, patellar tendinopathy, ligament tears, and achilles tendinopathy to name a few. As well, there are encouraging studies and ongoing investigations into using PRP for stronger and quicker healing of the rotator cuff after arthroscopic repair.
PRP is defined as a sample of autologous blood with concentrations of platelets above baseline values. Platelets play an instrumental role in the normal healing response via local secretion of growth factors and recruitment of reparative cells. PRP is obtained from approximately 15-30cc of the patient’s blood and using a centrifuge to separate RBC’s, leukocytes, and platelets. With further concentration, plasma is divided into platelet-poor and platelet-rich portions. After isolation, PRP is usually administered with an activating agent such as calcium chloride and/or thrombin immediately before injection. This initiates platelet activation, clot formation, and growth factor release at the injection site. Platelets contain seven key growth factors: TGF-B, VEGF, IGF I&II, ECGF, PDFG-A&B, FGF and EGF. Several studies have demonstrated increased collagen gene expression and increased production of vascular endothelial growth factor.
This exciting technology is showing promising results with rotator cuff healing and return to activities more quickly by creating a more favorable biological environment for tendon to bone healing. Used in conjunction with minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, we may see even better results for the more challenging large and massive rotator cuff tears as well as revision repairs.
Again, I thank you for your continued support. I look forward to continuing to provide our patients with the most technological advances in minimally invasive shoulder and knee surgery.
In search of objective evidence for the benefits of Alternative Medicine, a group of researchers conducted a controlled clinical trial evaluating hydrotherapy and the efficacy of tai chi in 152 handicapped volunteers chronic arthrosis symptoms in the hip or knee.
Participants were randomly divided into three groups – 55 of them undergo a 12-week, therapeutic hydrotherapy course, tai chi exercise 56 and 41 constitute the control group. Each of the volunteers was assessed physical function and pain perception prior to the survey, and 12 and 24 weeks after the start.
During the first post-treatment control test participants from the first two groups showed improved mobility and reduced pain. The second check control researchers discover better average performance in the conversion group hydrotherapy course. Researchers, however, are likely to be due to the strict adherence and regular attendance in classes of participants in the first group.
In the control group, the researchers did not detect any significant changes.
They concluded that hydrotherapy and Tai Chi are effective and safe tools for improving the condition of disabled patients with arthrosis of the knee or hip.