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Beginning neuro biofeed back treatment for anxiety, excessive worry & job stress affecting performance. What is success rate for biofeedback?

Beginning neuro biofeed back treatment for anxiety, excessive worry & job stress affecting performance. What is success rate for biofeedback?

For stress managemen: t, it should be great if you can finish the course needed to allow your body, breathing to control and lower your stress and anxiety feelings. Don't stop half way. The merits are that you can control your feelings, your thoughts, your breathing & begin to use this to monitor you stress levels before they become overwhelming.Using positive focus, visualization, meditation will also help w/success. ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

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


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Which type of yoga would better help me relieve stress: ashtanga, vinyassa, hatha or iyengar?

Which type of yoga would better help me relieve stress: ashtanga, vinyassa, hatha or iyengar?

Hatha/Ashtanga: All are helpful but hatha & ashtanga are particularly good for relieving stress. ...Read more

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What are some safe relaxation techniques for stress?

What are some safe relaxation techniques for stress?

So many choices!: Guided relaxation cds are a great way to start. Yoga and chi gung classes can teach you specific breathing techniques and movements that can relax you. A person trained in emotional freedom technique (eft) can teach you an easy way to decrease feelings of stress pretty quickly. For ongoing stress, a counselor or psychotherapist is best able to help you in the long run. ...Read more

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Going to take a hatha yoga class, will it be a good stress reliever?

Going to take a hatha yoga class, will it be a good stress reliever?

Yes: All types of yoga are helpful but hatha & ashtanga are particularly good for relieving stress. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

Would doing acupuncture cure stress and anxiety symptoms?

"cure"?: Acupuncture is exceptionally helpful for the treatment of anxiety disorders. However, that does not mean that it would necessarily "cure" the condition. ...Read more

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What are some good relaxation techniques to use during anxiety or during a panic attack?

What are some good relaxation techniques to use during anxiety or during a panic attack?

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 more

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Currently using beer as a stress buster after therapy sessions, tried martial arts any other ideas?

Currently using beer as a stress buster after therapy sessions, tried martial arts any other ideas?

Anything you enjoy: I think that the physical activity is a better idea than alcohol consumption. Anything that helps you relax such as physical activity, reading, meditation or just going for a walk is a better idea than chemically mediating your stress. ...Read more

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Whats a good stress reliever/anger settler?

Whats a good stress reliever/anger settler?

Self-care/relaxation: Finding out what triggers your anger. Much of the time when we feel out of control, frustration might result. Identify things you can/cannot control. Work on things you can, and let go of things you cannot control. Practice relaxation (you can google the scripts), meditation, exercise; balanced diet. Establish time for yourself to help deal with stress. Seek help, if become overwhelmed. ...Read more

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Can we perform squats exercise in stress incontinence? For men

Can we perform squats exercise in stress incontinence? For men

See details: Why would a 20 year old have stress incontinence? You should determine the cause as a first step. Yes you can squat if you can control your bladder while doing it. ...Read more

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Which meds are good for anger and stress anxiety?

Which meds are good for anger and stress anxiety?

There isn't a simple: Answer for your question. If you have significant problems with anxiety and stress it needs to be evaluated. There are a number of conditions that can present with these symptoms. Your diagnosis will help to determine a treatment plan to include whether medications are indicated and if so, which ones. ...Read more

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Where can I find a doctor in scranton, pa that teaches breathing retraining exercises? Asthma, stress, & anxiety has caused problems for my lungs.

Where can I find a doctor in scranton, pa that teaches breathing retraining exercises? Asthma, stress, & anxiety has caused problems for my lungs.

Pittsburgh: The nearest center with expertise in treatment of respiratory disorders would be pittsburgh, pa. You can see any of the lung specialists at upmc. Another alternative would be to find a local speech and language pathologist who can teach you those exercises. Detailed evaluation by a lung specialist might be more useful in the long run. ...Read more

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What are some good breathing exercises for relaxation or for increased focus or alertness?

What are some good breathing exercises for relaxation or for increased focus or alertness?

Many Good Ones: Proper breathing is the key to relaxation/stress reduction and good heath! there are many good exercises. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02039/the-art-and-science-of-breathing.Html for an excellent overview. Also check out http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/10/08/6-breathing-exercises-to-relax-in-10-minutes-or-less/ enjoy! ...Read more

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What's a quick relaxation exercise for managing headaches due to the market?

What's a quick relaxation exercise for managing headaches due to the market?

Turn off CNBC!: Stay away from bloomberg. And look away from google finance. Seeing a sea of red does no one any good. Then close your eyes and breathe deeply. And when you get home, hug or call your loved ones. Family >> finances. ...Read more

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How do I fix musculoskeletal problems from constant panic attacks, stress, and anxiety? Also years of computer work, lack of stretching and exercise.

How do I fix musculoskeletal problems from constant panic attacks, stress, and anxiety? Also years of computer work, lack of stretching and exercise.

Treat the anxiety: Anxiety can present with feelings of stress and tension. Musculoskeletal pain and tenderness and other physical symptoms may accompany anxiety. Getting treated for the anxiety therefore helps to alleviate associated physical symptoms. Adding some physical workouts also helps the anxiety. ...Read more

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Can a combination of yoga and gym Exercises cure anxiety disorder&sleep problems?without medication? I have high level of anxiety after breakup.

Can a combination of yoga and gym Exercises cure anxiety disorder&sleep problems?without medication? I have high level of anxiety after breakup.

Break up is: enough to trigger anxiety and insomnia. Yoga and exercise can help but there is a normal adjustment process that we all need to go through when things like this happen in life. Consider seeing a mental health professional to ease that process. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Whats better, surgery or medication for stress and urge incontinence?

Whats better,  surgery or medication for stress and urge incontinence?

It depends.: Stress incontinence is caused by changes in a woman's pelvic floor, often after childbirth, but women who have never been pregnancy also suffer from stress incontinence. Talk to your physician about exercises and timed voiding before moving on to procedures. There is a new, noninvasive procedure called renessa you will want to look up. Medication will not help stress incontinence but will urge. ...Read more

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Are there stretches and exercises to help a stress fracture?

Are there stretches and exercises to help a stress fracture?

Nothing: Best treatment is immobilization and rest. Get off it. Should be doing no stretching or exercising that affects the injured area. ...Read more

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Any tips for psychological stress management?

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Any tips for psychological stress management?

Stress Management: Healthy lifestyle changes, eliminate alcohol or smoking, healthy diet, seek support, relaxation thru meditation/yoga, and stay active. ...Read more

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Please list some good hand exercises to relieve stress at work.?

Please list some good hand exercises to relieve stress at work.?

Squeezing hands: Ancient practices like acupuncture and reflexology are purported to relieve stress. From a modern perspective, there are a preponderance of brain neurons dedicated to the hands, so squeezing and rubbing your hands can disrupt brain activity related to stress and produce a relaxing effect. ...Read more

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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


Laughter (Definition)

Laughter = psycho-physiological reflex which is often in response to ...Read more