HERBS FOR HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Herbs are a foundational root in medicine and health treatments, dating back thousands of years throughout every culture around the world. Modern Western herbalism comes from ancient Egypt. The Greeks developed a comprehensive philosophy of herbal medicine by 100 BCE and the Romans built upon it to create a variety of medical practices, some of which are still used today.

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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IMPACTS PSYCHOLOGICAL HARDINESS

Psychological hardiness is an individual’s resistance to stress, anxiety and depression. It includes the ability to withstand grief and accept the loss of loved ones. Alternative medicine is a more popular term for health and wellness therapies that have typically not been part of conventional Western medical approaches but are often used along with conventional medicinal protocols.  Coping and dealing with stress in a positive manner play a major role in maintaining the balance needed for health and well-being.

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ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

Interest in complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing as consumers and health care professionals search for additional ways to treat anxiety, depression and other mental health disorders. Some of these remedies include:

St. John’s Wort.  More than 30 studies show it to be effective for treatment of mild forms of depression,…

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3. Breast Augmentation

Also called augmentation mammoplasty, enlarging the breasts uses saline- or silicone-filled implants. It is the top cosmetic surgery procedure among women. It requires only a few days of recovery time, although the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (www.plasticsurgery.org) recommends no physical contact with the breasts for three to four weeks.



4. Tummy Tuck

Beer guts may be associated more with men, but women by far have more abdominoplasty procedures. During the surgery, extra fat and skin are removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened. Patients need two to six weeks of recovery time.


5. Facelift or Rhytidectomy

In this procedure, excess fat is removed and muscles are tightened before the skin is redraped. It takes 10 days to three weeks to recover from a facelift. Sun exposure must be limited for several months. Other procedures commonly done along with facelifts include nose reshaping, forehead lifts or eyelid surgery.

7 MOST POPULAR TYPES OF PLASTIC SURGERY

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6. Dermabrasion

Wrinkles and facial blemishes are literally rubbed out by a high-speed, rotating tool that scrapes away the top layers of the skin, leaving softer, newer layers. Dermabrasion is usually used for acne scars, age spots, crow’s feet, growths or lesions on the skin and sun-damaged skin. Recovery time is typically two to six weeks, but the face may have a red tint for up to three months.


7. Hair Transplantation or Restoration

This procedure is used to improve baldness. Hair is moved from an area of thick growth to a bald area. In a single session, more than 1,000 hairs may be moved. These hair moves are permanent, which means no long-term care is necessary. Most hair transplants result in successful hair growth. Depending on the technique used, several visits to the surgeon over 18 months may be required to restore your mane to its former glory.


If you are interested in any of these surgeries, be sure to talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon about what each procedure entails, including precautions and recovery time.


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Plastic surgery is a specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction or alteration of the body. There are two main categories of plastic surgery. One is reconstructive surgery, which includes craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery and the treatment of burns. Reconstructive surgery aims to reconstruct a part of the body or improve its functioning. The second type of plastic surgery is cosmetic or aesthetic surgery that aims to improve appearance.


Here are some popular types of plastic surgery:


1. Liposuction

This entails the removal of fat deposits. Using a tube inserted beneath the skin, fat is sucked out using a vacuum-like device. The procedure is often performed on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs and upper arms. Recovery times range from one to four weeks, but it may take up to six months for all the swelling to go down. This is an extremely popular cosmetic surgery procedure, highly sought after by men as well as women.


2. Rhinoplasty

Commonly called a nose job, rhinoplasty is the reshaping of the nose to make it bigger or smaller, to narrow the span of the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. People typically need one to three weeks to recover from rhinoplasty.