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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Perhaps most important, be sure to create an aftercare plan for when you leave rehab. Recovery is a lifelong process that does not end when your treatment program is over. It is something you will have to work at every day. Put a support team in place and ensure they are ready to step up and help you when needed. Attend AA or NA meetings as necessary. As well, learn about relapse prevention so you know what to do if you happen to relapse. Learn to identify your triggers – those things that make you begin to crave drugs or alcohol more strongly. Taking time to identify what makes you feel like relapsing will help you create a more informed action plan for recovery when you leave treatment.


GETTING THE MOST OUT OF REHAB

Many people realize they cannot get over their addiction unless they enter rehab. That is a big decision to make and a proactive one. Rehab could be the place where your life turns around for the better. How can you make the most of your rehab experience? Here are some tips to keep in mind as you prepare for rehab.