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Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more
Do practices based in positive psychology (gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, etc.) really help to boost my mental well-being?
Mindbody: Yes, there are many studies that show mindbody medicinal practices improve outcomes. ...Read more
With intention: Find a teacher who appeals to your needs, make sure you have stretched well before the practice, don't forget to breathe and be mindful of your limitations while gently pushing yourself to your limit. ...Read more
Self-awareness: Regular journaling of your inner and outer experiences can help you become conscious of thoughts, feelings and behavior, allowing you to see patterns. This in turn helps you identify things to change and monitor your progress. It can help clarify your values and areas of life or goals you wish to prioritize. You may journal creatively with color and expressive images as well as words. Try it! ...Read more
Can be: Especially on the more extreme levels. I just tell patients, that anything that gets you moving and your heart rate up is great. And it's even better if you love to do it, as that will help you do it consistently. That's one of the keys of exercise, you have to do it consistently! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are many forms of martial arts that could improve your self- esteem & your ability to defend yourself. ...Read more
I'm a 17 yr old teenager n I want build lean muscular body. I practice push ups, pull ups , sit ups n Hindu dips. Doing Hindu dips decreases height?
Best to find teacher: It's very helpful - but if it's impossible, there are excellent books and video/audio tapes and online groups that can help. It's simple, but often frustrating w/o guidance. You usually get comfortable in an erect sitting posture and place your attention on your natural breath. Noting the nature of it w/o making any alteration. If you notice you've drifted - you simply come back - again and again. ...Read more
Meditation Technique: I commend you for your desire to practice Meditation. We are blessed with Breath of life every 4 seconds and with 3 million air sacs in our lungs to bring oxygen in the body and to remove carbon dioxide. Chose quiet place and comfortable position, take deep breath and focus only on Blessing and Wonder of lungs. No attention to any other thought Exhale naturally Repeat until you feel inner silence ...Read more
No evidence for this: Classical music is wonderful, relaxing and exciting at times both recorded and attending live concerts (nothing like it). But there is no proof that your creativity or intellectual capacity will be altered. You might extend your creativity to newer areas while relaxing with classical music and it might stimulate alternative thinking. Your infant may sleep better with it but it will not be smarter. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: karate will help to develop your strength and balance, and teach you good form so that you don't injure yourself doing a punch or kick. If you are ONLY interested in self defense, then a martial art that is more street oriented may be of more help. For instance, krav maga and Jeet kune do train wearing shoes and not in bare feet. It is only for self defense and not for tournaments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer