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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can be similarly devastating. These include depression, anger and anxiety. Causes of chronic pain include cancer, nerve dysfunction, arthritis, unresolved disease or injury and degenerative disc disease.


Pain can come from many different sources. It can be categorized as:



Pain management experts use measures such as analgesics, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, physical therapy and exercise and thermo therapies to treat pain symptoms. Physiatrists, also called physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, are nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move. Anesthesiologists are trained to help alleviate chronic pain through a range of interventional and minimally invasive procedures.


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duration, intensity, aggravating conditions and structures involved in causing the pain. Pain management identifies the precise source of the problem and prescribes optimal treatment.


There are many sources of pain, but it can be divided into two types: acute or chronic. Acute pain often happens right after an injury. Most of the time, it is quickly resolved. Patterns of recovery from acute pain are usually predictable and help in developing a treatment plan. Pain specialists realize it is important to control acute pain to prevent it from becoming chronic. Causes of acute pain include burns or cuts, certain diseases, dental work, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, labor and childbirth and surgery.


Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting longer than six months. It may be severe and is sometimes connected to a previous injury. Chronic pain affects people physically and emotionally. It is more difficult to treat. A multidisciplinary approach involving several specialists who offer treatment separately or simultaneously has become the standard of care for chronic pain. Physical symptoms of chronic pain include muscle tension, loss of mobility and lack of energy. The emotional effects

WHAT IS PAIN MANAGEMENT?

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About 80 percent of Americans will suffer at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (www.iasp-pain.org), pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Undergoing any kind of pain can seriously affect quality of life.


Pain management is the medical specialty born out of the need to treat all types of pain. Depending on the cause of the pain, pain management can be simple or complex.


Sensory pain can result from conditions such as arthritis, cancer treatment, fibromyalgia and old injuries. It is crucial to get this pain under control. This is the specialty of pain management. Sometimes pain does not go away. Treating it can require a wide variety of skills and techniques, including:



The pain treatment plan is guided by the history of the pain, its