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Koubaton Self Defense Techniques
Can traumatic childhood dentist experiences result in lifelong dental phobias? Best ways to manage the dental phobia w/out sedation or medication?
Depends: Is punk rock fine music or just noise? Is sushi fine dining or just uncooked/raw fish? It is all about your perspective. ...Read more
Why is it taboo to employ opioids to induce psychic analgesia, yet commonplace therapy for acute/chronic phyisical pain? Personal thoughts/ideas?
Controversial: The most effective analgesics currently available are the opioids. For many years, they have been the mainstay of drug treatment to control chronic cancer pain. Their efficacy in acute pain such as postoperative pain is also well established. However, the use of opioids to control chronic nonmalignant painis fairly recent and is a complex and controversial issue. ...Read more
Thinking of $$$ investment in myself - BLT Vanquish. Uses RF technology. Seems Safe and noninvasive. Thoughts /Feedback?
It's BTL: BLT is a Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich.... Kidding aside, we do not give such advice on Health Tap Prime however I would be very careful about weight control or fat removal systems! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Self Esteem : Various forms of yoga can create confidence by teaching you to have the ability to calm and control your anxiety and tensions. The calm that results from yoga practice can lift your spirits and produce feel good chemicals that combat a low mood. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look beyondyour skin: Hard to assess how severe the acne is as you have also listed OCD as a problem, suggesting that you may amplify the condition in your mind.But a therapist would first make sure that a dermatologist is on board w you.Next, a thorough assessment of what you want out of life and how you are going about getting it would help you to put the focus back on achieving the goals that are meaningful to you. ...Read more
How does a therapist handle confidentiality in cases in which the client expresses thoughts of self harm?
Legal Issues first: If one is potentially harmful to one's self or to others it must be reported and the person is taken to the nearest facility for psychiatric evaluation. Aside from that exception it is a matter of law that information given to a therapist remains confidential unless released by the patient. If the patient is a minor, parents or guardians have access. Dss can access it if abuse is reported. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many do this: Art of the tattoo type can be done by anyone, although few do so. Prisoners are well known for the acquisition of tattoos which signify status and gang membership. Most body art that is self inflicted is temporary. Some also involve branding in various ways and the attachment of body jewelry. ...Read more
Does brain skills improve a lot (eg: memorizing speed, ability to understand) with progressive studying?what are other ways to improve skills?
Yes: There are many forms of martial arts that could improve your self- esteem & your ability to defend yourself. ...Read more
Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?
How can I induce a trance to overcome an immediate stressful situation? No money to learn meditation or hypnosis!
Stress managing: techniques are everywhere, starting with Herbert B enson's The Relaxation Response back in the 70's. Ask around. Zazen meditation is one I show clients and its FREE (and non-denominational, non-religious). Hypnosis is so-so in effectiveness in managing stress but it can point you in the direction of learning to relax. CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) is very effective... ...Read more
Try smoking (?): What! On a Health Website? I mean the breathing pattern - w/out a cigarette! Actually, many smokers benefit from the breath pattern w/out knowing the role it plays. The deep inhale, hold, and full exhale thru the lips is very good for you. It reduces BP and HR. Part of "I need a smoke!" is about this. So, don't use tobacco - but take the time of a cigarette and breathe that way whenever you want. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Party game: Hey, introverts like parties too! they just don't participate in the same way as extraverts do. Perhaps what you're concerned about is anxiety. If so, here's a quick tip: you can't feel anxious unless you're thinking about yourself. So, think of your focus or attention as a hot potato. As long as you keep it on someone else you won't get burned. ...Read more
Is medication administered before hypnosis? How is the mind/brain tricked so easily without it? Who benefits from hypnosis, Schizophrenics? Manics?
Clinical Hypnosis: Medication is not used w/clinical hypnosis. Hypnosis does not trick the brain. We are in similar states when absorbed in a book, a sunset, etc. It is used for a variety of situations, e.g., pain management, anxiety, etc. See www.asch.net for referrals to licensed healthcare professionals who use clinical hypnosis in their practices. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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