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Geopathic Stress Buster
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Can happen: Ptsd can result from witnessing or being victim of a natural disaster, especially if the emotional trauma is overwhelming and therefore hard to integrate into everyday experience. Ptsd doesn't always happen, though: two people can have the same traumatic experience and only one gets ptsd. The causes of ptsd are not completely understood, & are likely some mixture of genes and experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MANY: Each person experiences "stress" in a unique way, and there are over 800 homeopathic remedies known to help people with anxiety, stress, etc. To find the remedy best suited to you, consult with an experienced homeopath who can take your case. S/he will work with you in a comprehensive way, and prescribe a remedy based on you as a complete being. http://www.homeopathyusa.org/. ...Read more
Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?
All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more
Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornados or hurricanes, forest
fires, floods, volcanic eruptions, landslides, or tsunamis can cause Posttraumatic stress disorder.
Traumatic experience can cause:
• Shock with disbelief
• Panic, anxiety and depression.
• Flashbacks: repeated and vivid memories of the event with rapid heartbeat or sweating.
• Fear that the emotional event will be repeated ...Read more
Exposure: While medications may help treat symptoms associated with ptsd, exposure and response prevention therapy is likely to have longer lasting and enduring effects. This must be done with a trained professional. I would not recommend self hypnosis to anyone who has not gone through exposure therapy first. Ptsd is very treatable and you may find it very uncomfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic tension makin me feel suicidal! all blood tests normal including magnesium etc. Acupuncture stretching chiropractic massage nothing works ?
Tried therapy?: Chronic tension can be diminished with cognitive therapy techniques. Relaxation exercises that require practicing relaxation in the proper form may help. Have you tried medications? Anti-anxiety medications are helpful in reducing chronic tension. Consulting with a doctor, especially when feeling suicidal is critical. There is help available. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What is thebest method to balance autonomicnervous system(sympathetic hypertonia due to chronic stress formany years)? Symptoms:anxiety,tachycardia...
Lowdose Beta/Calc bl: Lowdose Beta Block may work. Might start w Metoprolol Succinate (not Tartrate) at 25mgs/d. Physiology: Neg feedback is if U go off equilib U come back. Positive FB is if U go off equil, U go further off. Tachycardia frm Sympath nerves due to anxiety tends to be positive: U feel worse& increa sympa output. With Beta block (CaChan Blk if Beta counterind) can keep sympath system at bay. ...Read more
From one to many: The most common response to acupuncture is a very pleasant state of relaxation. It can often relieve stress immediately but you may need a series of treatments over time to help relieve chronic stress if you cannot learn to manage it in other ways as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best ways to treat anxiety induced white coat hypertension: blood pressure pills, anxiety meds, therapy???
Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?
Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer