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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It may take several visits and even a few admittances and dismissals before you find the facility that is that best fit for you or your loved one. Persevere until you get to the right place where you will get the help you need to begin a clean and sober new life.


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CHOOSING A REHAB FACILITY

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Many people who are in recovery from substance abuse find it necessary and helpful to enter a rehabilitation facility. It’s important to remove yourself or your loved one from people and situations that may trigger a relapse.


According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people in the United States can choose from more than 14,500 drug and alcohol treatment centers. What should you look for when choosing a facility? What kinds of questions should you ask the staff? Here are a few questions to keep in mind as you are doing your research.


  1. What treatment plans are offered?
  2. What are the qualifications and credentials of the staff?
  3. Is the facility accredited and licensed?
  4. Is there an outpatient option?
  5. Will my insurance cover my treatment?
  6. Is family participation encouraged?
  7. What should I bring with me for residential treatment? What is prohibited?
  8. What are the aftercare options?
  9. What medications are used to help with detox?
  10. What is the facility’s success rate?
  11. What types of activities are offered at the facility in addition to therapy?