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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PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES SOMETIMES COME WITH HEARING LOSS

Awareness of the possible stages of grieving the loss of hearing is important for both the person with hearing loss as well as their family and friends. Working with an integrated health care team that includes an otolaryngologist, audiologist and psychologist may be beneficial in treating individuals with hearing impairment.


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DR. THOMAS W. MILLER, PH.D, ABPP

Thomas W. Miller, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist, Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Department of Gerontology, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky.

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Each person dealing with hearing impairment faces numerous challenges. Among these are psychological issues that may arise. One of the most serious challenges is the potential isolation from social experiences. A person with hearing loss may feel emotions similar to those Elizabeth Kübler-Ross identified from her work with patients facing complicated health-related problems. Some individuals struggle with accepting their hearing loss and doing something about it. In order to get to the stage of acceptance, they may need the help of a health care professional.


Kübler-Ross found many patients go through a transition involving the stages of grief. Hearing impairment can create a sense of grief because of the loss of a vital human function. The ability to hear, understand and communicate is the doorway to the world around us. Kübler-Ross found patients often experienced a progression of emotional states that usually included an initial sense of denial that leads to blaming their difficulty understanding on others. The frustration and realization that something is wrong leads to anger, followed by a stage of bargaining. With unresolved anger, a person can become depressed over the loss of relating well with others. Effectively processing the anger and depression experienced is often done with psychological interventions aimed ultimately toward acceptance, as well as beneficial audiological services.