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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senior pet care or end-of-life issues. Some vets will come to your home to help you say goodbye to a beloved animal friend. And if she cries along with you – you know you have found the best vet around.

CHOOSING A VET FOR YOUR FAMILY PET

patient. Sit in the waiting room and chat with other clients who come in. Ask them how long they’ve been bringing their animal to this particular clinic and find out what keeps them coming back. Your pet may have more contact with the support staff than with the veterinarian, so everyone you meet should make you feel confident about their abilities and their dedication to their clients, both animal and human. Animal health technologists or veterinary technicians have a college diploma that allows them to work under the supervision of a veterinarian. They can carry out almost all types of animal care except diagnosing, prescribing drugs or performing surgery. So you want to make sure they handle their patients well. And of course, you will want to know about prices for various procedures.


Ask for a tour of the areas where animals are treated or kept. Are these areas clean and free of foul odors? Do the animals have comfortable bedding? Look at the size of the cages, and don’t be alarmed if there are a number of small cages. A small cage can prevent an injured animal from thrashing around and hurting itself.


Ask about emergency services – is there an after-hour call line? Ask about senior

It’s an important decision – finding a veterinarian to care for your family pet. It is as big a decision as deciding on a physician for the humans in the household.


One of the best ways to start your vet search is by asking friends and family members about their vets. If someone has had the same vet for a long time and is pleased with their care and service, that is a good sign.


You can ask them why they chose that particular care provider and why they stay with them.  Ask them about the vet’s personality – how he or she gets along with different animals. I knew I was going to like my dog’s new vet when he came into the examination room at our first visit and sat right down on the floor to play with him. Ask your friends about the vet’s office: Is it clean and friendly and inviting? Do the receptionist and other employees treat their animal patients gently? You don’t want to work with anyone who handles animals roughly or is afraid of them. If your friend’s pet has had surgery, ask them how the procedure went and how the vet handled it. Did the vet ask their questions satisfactorily and explain what the procedure was and why it was necessary? Did he explain possible side effects of the anesthesia used in the operation? Was he available for after care?


You can look in the Yellow Pages or online for a vet in your area. You may want to visit a clinic site alone before taking your pet in as a