Nowadays, you can see so many words with “holistic” preceding them—holistic lifestyle, holistic diet, holistic wellness, holistic treatment, etc. But what does holistic really mean, specifically in medicine and treatment? The Cambridge Dictionary defines “holistic medicine” as a way of treating the whole person, including the body and the mind, not only the person’s injury, disease, or condition.
You thought you were over it. Then suddenly, you find yourself shaking that you wanted to run but you felt numb. Your heart beats frantically and you remember the sensation as if it just happened yesterday, the place, the person, or even the strange smell in the air. Then suddenly you wake up and realize it was just a nightmare. This is the brain’s way of reliving the awful past.
As you stay awake in the middle of the night, you try to repress the images. Why and … Read More »
The life of an adolescent is the most exciting stage and the most crucial phase as well. With the transition from a child to an adult, the battle of innocence and yearn for independence is the most difficult battle to win over. And most of the time, the least of people teenagers would run to for help are their parents.
There are varying reasons why teenagers succumb to drug abuse and addiction. The desire to be beautiful, to be famous, to be known as great achiever in academics, … Read More »
It is painful to see your loved one suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They may act and behave differently from the person you knew before—irritable, angry, depressed, and withdrawn. He or she may be emotionally and mentally strained by PTSD. For some people, symptoms may even be severe, and seeking professional help may be necessary.
As a person concerned with your loved one’s situation, you may feel guilty that you cannot help fix their problems or maybe you want to hasten the process of healing.
Unfortunately, you cannot easily change someone. However, you can do the following things to help … Read More »
For many years, the answer physicians give to chronically depressed people was simple: the imbalance in the brain chemistry. Researchers and health professionals thought that if they just balance the neurotransmitters of your body, then you will be cured. However, this theory has a couple of problems.
- It is difficult to measure the level of serotonin in a human brain.
- The drugs produced by big pharmaceutical companies to help change the level of serotonin are not working.
According to this published data on antidepressant drugs, most of these drugs for treating depression have a placebo effect on the patient.
Does … Read More »