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What are some relaxation techniques for tics? Is there ant treatment?

What are some relaxation techniques for tics? Is there ant treatment?

It depends: Relaxation techniques can vary from person to person. Some people relax by doing things that they enjoy, such an painting or drawing. Other people can relax by listening to music or playing an instrument. Yoga and activities such as regular exercise, karate and tae kwon do are options that can help certain people. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Relaxation Techniques (Definition)

Relaxation techniques are helpful tools for coping with stress and promoting long term health by slowing down the body and quieting the mind. Such techniques generally entail: refocusing attention (for example, noticing areas of tension); increasing body awareness; and exercises (such as meditation) to connect the body and mind together. Used daily, these practices can lead to a healthier perspective on stressful circumstances. In fact, more than 3,000 studies show the beneficial effects of relaxation on ...Read more


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What are some relaxation techniques before going to sleep?

What are some relaxation techniques before going to sleep?

Several: Make sure the room is dark and comfortable and cool enough without being cold. It should be quiet. Close you eyes. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth slowly. Imagine yourself in the best place you would like to be (for me it would be deep under the ocean, gou you it might be a mountain top). Consciously relax each muscle group from your toes up. Hop this helps. ...Read more

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What are some relaxation techniques I can use when surrounded by a stressful environment?

What are some relaxation techniques I can use when surrounded by a stressful environment?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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What are some quick and effective relaxation techniques?

What are some quick and effective relaxation techniques?

Many good choices: There are many ways to quickly change gears & become relaxed. Many involve slow deep breathing. One advised by andrew weil is the 4-7-8 exercise- see www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00521/three-breathing-exercises.Html for full description. I like to breath in & softly say ahh-ohh-ooo-mmm (aoumm) as i breathe out. See www.Healthy.Net/scr/article.Aspx?Id=1205 for a good discussion of many other techniques. ...Read more

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It it normal to get addicted to relaxation techniques? Why, and is it normal?

It it normal to get addicted to relaxation techniques? Why, and is it normal?

Relaxation: techniques can make us feel good and so it is possible for them to feel "addictive." If they are keeping you from doing your duties such as work, family, etc. then they are being abused. Please don't avoid reality w/them. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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What are some good relaxation techniques?

What are some good relaxation techniques?

Lots: Meditation, hyponosis tapes, relaxing music, massage, aromatherapy, gentle stretching yoga routine, homeopathic medications such as calm's forte, valerian root tea and holy basil either as a plant or supplement can help relax you. ...Read more

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What are the most effective emotion-control / relaxation techniques?

What are the most effective emotion-control / relaxation techniques?

Explore a bit: Abdominal breathing, muscle relaxation, guided imagery, mindfulness meditation, and biofeedback are all helpful. You must find what works for you. I think breathing and guided imagery are the easiest to begin with - see www.Thehealingmind.Org. ...Read more

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What are some effective relaxation techniques that don't require medication?

What are some effective relaxation techniques that don't require medication?

Many good options!: There are many different relaxation techniques including meditation that are highly effective- see www.Healthy.Net/scr/article.Aspx?Id=1205 you might also benefit from counseling- many psychologists specialize in stress reduction. Self-help techniques like emotional freedom technique may also help- see http://www.Eftuniverse.Com/ please see my comment for additional ideas. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Tics are clinical findings that involve repetitive jerky motor movements of discrete muscle groups. Vocal tics result in the creation of sounds such as cough, grunting, ...Read more