Archive for September, 2010

Yoga for Geriatric Problems

Yoga for Geriatric Problems

It is very difficult to demarcate the beginning of old age because old age is more chronological than biological. Living a certain number of years does not necessarily make one old. In fact old age and senescence are two different things. Where as old age indicates to a particular period of one’s life, senescence means deterioration of biological efficiency and weakening of vitality.
Alternative treatments for anxiety

Alternative treatments for anxiety

Anxiety is a state of unexplained discomfort that is frequently coupled with guilt, doubt, fears, and obsessions. It is apt to occur in interpersonal situations that threaten prestige and dignity. A little anxiety is helpful to the learning process, but as it escalates, selective inattention to details occurs, until a state of disorganizing behavior called panic is reached. At that point, the heart [...]
Benefits of massage

Benefits of massage

Massage is derived from the Greek work ‘massier’ which means to knead. In Ayurveda as far as five thousands of years has utilised massage not only as a therapeutic agent but also a preventive aspect to protect and preserve the health. At 400 BC Hippocrates, has used massage for healing the diseases of patients. The Magic Touch When you hold the hand of a troubled friend, or wipe the feverish [...]
Anger Management Techniques

Anger Management Techniques

Anger is a strong feeling or condition of displeasure and antagonism that can depress the immune system and induce abnormal electrical activity in the heart (Wenneberg et al., 1997). Common sources of anger are illness and the health care experience (Whyte & Smith, 1997). Some other sources of anger include: attacks from others (including other health care workers), lack of assistance and support, [...]
Anemia – accupuncture and Chinese medicine

Anemia – accupuncture and Chinese medicine

ANEMIA In anemia, body tissues are deprived of oxygen due to a reduction in the number of circulating red blood cells. There are more than 400 forms of anemia. Symptoms include weakness, fatigue, and a general feeling of malaise (mild anemia); burning tongue (vitamin B12 anemia); weakness, tiredness, shortness of breath, and faintness or dizziness (severe anemia); pasty or yellowish skin and bluish [...]
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