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Can reiki help with both depression and pain?

Can reiki help with both depression and pain?

Possibly: There have been studies conducted by the nih cam center and others, but there is no supportive scientific evidence that reiki works for any condition. That said, working with someone who cares about you and your condition can be therapeutic. The healing power of touch and contact with someone who cares is helpful for someone with pain and depression. A pain psychologist might be more helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Can herbs help with depression and anxiety?

Can herbs help with depression and anxiety?

Natural drugs: Herbs can be of use in depression and anxiety however like any substance carry both risk and benefit. St. Johns wort is the most commonly used herbal treatment for depression. It works similar to the ssri medications and therefore carries some of the same risks. Valerian and other herbs have been used successfully for anxiety but also carry some side effects. Talk w your doc! ...Read more

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Could medicine help with anxiety and depression?

Could medicine help with anxiety and depression?

Pharmacotherapy: Can be very beneficial for anxiety ; depression. But, i would encourage you to also get involved in non - medication treatments. Start with your physician or a psychiatrist to determine if there are any medical conditions contributing to your symptoms. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is important. ...Read more

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In what ways can massage help with dysautonomia?

In what ways can massage help with dysautonomia?

May not : It depends on what the manifestations are. There are many symptoms of dysautonomia. However massage may will help the pain syndrome. ...Read more

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Can Citalopram help with chronic pain aswell as mood ?

Can Citalopram help with chronic pain aswell as mood ?

Pain is depressing!: Yes, it can help. How much is hard to say generally. But pain adds to depression, and depression makes pain worse. So helping with depression helps pain often. Since we don't have details on your pain or your depression, that's the best I can say! Citalopram may certainly help both. Try it, and see how it goes and follow other medical advice. Hope this advice, (as well as the Citalopram) helps! ...Read more

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Will reiki help with stress relief, headaches, and relief from autoimmune pain and pressures... ?

Will reiki help with stress relief, headaches, and relief from autoimmune pain and pressures... ?

Possibly: Reiki practitioners are in many clinics and hospitals. Research is not far along enough to "prove" reiki as an effective therapy, though. Many people with emotional and physical pain use reiki along with standard treatments for their conditions. Find a practitioner who is well-trained and professional in his/her approach. http://www.reiki.org/ massage therapists, rn's & some md's may be found. ...Read more

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Can Ultram help with depression?

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Can Ultram help with depression?

Ultram & depression: Ultram is a pain killer. It is not an anti-depressants. It is not indicated to treat depression. ...Read more

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Can Mirtazapine also help with chronic pain ?

Can Mirtazapine also help with chronic pain ?

Sometimes: If your chronic pain is a symptom of, or worsened by depression, then it can help as your depression improves. True nerve pain can be greatly helped by gabapentin or tricyclic antidepressants. MIrtazapine as a treatment for pain alone isn't optimal. ...Read more

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Can bluegreenalgae help with twitching and spasms?

Can bluegreenalgae help with twitching and spasms?

Blue Green Bacteria : Blue-green-algae (a cyanobacteria!) has not been proven to have any health effects on humans, at least not through mainstream scientific research. Likely healthy when eaten from natural sources in plants. Various forms exist some of which are neurotoxic. The neurotoxic effect may in the future help in treatment of certain neuromuscular problems. Safer options are available. ...Read more

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Can QIGONG help with anxiety depression constant tiredness and chronic constipation?

Can QIGONG help with anxiety depression constant tiredness and chronic constipation?

Chinese qigong: is not a panacea. i don't think they exist. There is a good deal of research to support many health and psychological benefits of qigong. Check out the National Qigong Association website USA www.nqa.org The gentle movements, breathing, and meditation, in western terms, adjusts biochemistry and attitude, not to mention turning down the fight flight freeze response. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What things can help with pain with out medication?

What things can help with pain with out medication?

Depends: Often conditions like arthritis can be alleviates with the proper exercises. Not too strenuous but enough to get good , consistent results. If your condition is in another area, you may want to talk it over with your physician. ...Read more

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What is accupressure and does it help cope with depression and anxiety?

Good adjuncts: Acupressure exerts pressure on major acupuncture points with fingers, thumbs or elbows to remove obstructions of chi, nerve conduction, blood & lymphatic circulations through meridians (or smaller subsets). It can be helpful with both depression & anxiety. A behavioral health eval should be done to assess the extent of symptoms. Acupuncture and acupressure are good adjuncts for tx. ...Read more

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How does acupuncture help with migraines and pain?

How does acupuncture help with migraines and pain?

Acupuncture: A number of chemicals/neurotransmitters can be impacted by acupuncture: serotonin, norepinephrine, substance P,GABA, Dopamine, B- endorphin, ACTH, Dynorphins, Leucine - enkephalin & methionine-enkephalin. Acupuncture also blocks obstructions in blood flow, lymphatic drainage, nerve conduction and Chi. Different forms of acupuncture have different impacts on the body. The strongest form of > ...Read more

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What medications are the best to help cope with anxiety and depression?

What medications are the best to help cope with anxiety and depression?

No "best" medication: People respond to medicine differently. Prozac may work for one person's depression but not anothers. Ssri's (i.e. Zoloft, (sertraline) celexa, lexapro) are a common family of medications that help with both issues. It may take time to find the right medicine that both works and is tolerated well. If one does not work, do not give up hope as a different family of medication could then be tried. ...Read more

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Can I use essential oils to help with pain and sleep?

Yes: But they are unlikely to help especially if you have an organic cause of pain. Aromatherapy helps with relaxation which helps with minor pains and sleep problems. Chronic pain will affect sleep. Talk to a pain specialist. ...Read more

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