Fatigue Therapy

Insomnia

Insomnia

Doctors calculate that at least half the population, at some stage or other, suffers from insomnia. In a bid to woo sleep people resort to all manner of strange remedies. It's no laughing matter at all when they put on long-playing records of parliamentary speeches, drive for hours around the block, make plates of good, thick porridge, eat chopped raw onions, or fumigate their pillows with lavender - in a bid to induce sleep. More commonly, many insomniacs pick up novels in the early hours, make themselves hot, soothing drinks, or reach for sleeping pills. The worst thing about insomnia,…
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Nervous System Disorders

Nervous System Disorders

The brain is, quite literally, the nerve center of almost all we do. Information comes in, is processed, and instructions are sent out. Information enters along nerves connected to our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, skin, and insides. These information-gathering nerves — called sensory nerves — each have a tip especially designed to detect one kind of sensation. Brain tumors Brain tumors are growths of abnormal tissue — either benign or malignant — in the brain. They may originate within the brain or spread from cancers elsewhere in the body. As brain tumors grow, they cause increased pressure within the skull.…
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Sleeplessness and Its Causes

Sleeplessness and Its Causes

Sleep gives rest to the tired mind and the weary flesh, although medical experts are not certain what causes people to go to sleep. Sleep affects people differently. While some can sleep the clock round and still feel tired, others are refreshed after a catnap. Young children appear to need more sleep than adults, and much older folk seem to require less sleep as age increases. Habit plays a decided part in both waking and sleeping. Many people can wake automatically at a certain hour if they so desire, or sleep on if there is no need to awaken. A…
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The Best Water Therapy for Chronic Fatigue

The Best Water Therapy for Chronic Fatigue

Most of us, at some stage, run a bath, have a good scrub, and relax. But apart from the cleanliness aspect, a bath can do wonders for your health. Did you know, for example, that bran in your bath water is said to help nervous conditions? Many other ailments may also be bathed away. I am addicted to baths. I like them cold, hot, and tepid. Baths are pleasure rituals, as well as for health and cleanliness. In addition, the right bath, and there are many to choose from, is an effective, inexpensive medicine. My favorite baths vary with my…
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Iron Deficiency

Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies found among Americans. When severe it is called iron-deficiency anemia. Women of child-bearing age, teenage girls, young children, and people on low incomes are the groups most prone to this problem. Iron is of great importance to the body. It plays a role in the formation of hemoglobin, which is the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen to all cells of the body. This process is essential for the production of energy. Symptoms of iron-deficiency include chronic fatigue and general weakness (that tired, run-down feeling), loss of appetite,…
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Chronic Tiredness

Chronic Tiredness

Chronic tiredness seems to be a big medical syndrome of the 21st-century living and one of the most common reasons for a trip to the doctor's office. For every person who seeks help many more just put up with it. As symptoms go it seems more social than medical and has none of the dramatic appeal of crushing chest pain. Researchers have largely ignored it on the grounds that it is normal, boring, and no-one dies from it. But studies in the past three years show that while chronic tiredness is common it is not trivial. People who visit their…
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How to Sleep Better Without Sleeping Pills

How to Sleep Better Without Sleeping Pills

Drugged sleep is not so good as natural sleep, and pills often have a kickback effect. Most people are surprised to know what can be done without drugs. There are some do-it-yourself was in which you can improve your sleep - most of them are simple, and often surprisingly effective - and it's certainly worth trying to see if any of them suit you. You may when you think about it be taking sleeping pills purely to blanket out the minor disturbances around you that seem to keep you awake. Could you do this without the pill? Noise, for instance,…
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Benefits of Having a Regular Facial

Benefits of Having a Regular Facial

Regular facials are helpful, even though they continue to be the target for much cynical and ill-informed criticism. Facials are a blissful indulgence but they also have an important physical and psychological effect. Stress shows on everyone's face, and one and a half hours of pampering can be a useful tool for encouraging relaxation and managing stress — facial lines are softened and you feel great. If you can't bear the idea of lying around for so long, ask for a mini treatment. The most compelling reason of all for investing in regular facials is they are a form of…
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Nutrients and The Human Energy System

Nutrients and The Human Energy System

I hope you don't think I'm trying to moralize about nutrition. I like to talk about the body and the way it moves, and there is an interrelationship between what you eat and how much energy you have for living. Most people have at least a vague understanding of the importance of a balanced diet, or the need to supply your body with the right amount of fuel and essential nutrients to match your day-to-day energy expenditure and wear and tear repair. Most people would also be familiar with the words vitamins and minerals. If you're a regular reader you…
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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

You float out on to the street, completely relaxed and charged with vitality and health. You're ready to face the challenges of 21st-century living. This is the sensation a massage gives. This feeling of harmony and balance should come naturally. Unfortunately, in a culture that creates so much stress through lifestyles that emphasize competitiveness, mental achievement, and material gain, this natural state is elusive. However, by stilling the mind and getting in touch with the body through massage a great sense of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being results. Massage, with its unique ability to produce this feeling of well-being, is…
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Feeling Sad for No Reason

Feeling Sad for No Reason

Your gaze is vague and disinterested; hearing requires concentration; words have no order; sentences struggle to form and, once uttered, disappear in a senseless fragmented way; your sense of taste goes into hibernation; your limbs are flaccid, your mind is empty. Everything is flat and dull. Nothing matters... We all know of someone that has suffered from Major Depression at one point or another in their lives, even if we were not fully aware of it. Presently, the amount of reported depression cases seems to be increasing drastically in the Western World. This modern-day epidemic preys on unsuspecting victims, feeding…
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Tremor

Tremor

Trembling is an almost normal reaction to any deep disturbance of the emotions. The teeth chatter. The knees knock together. And this can become very embarrassing because most people try to conceal their feelings. The person who trembles is written-off disparagingly as being highly strung. This attitude is unfair because trembling is not consciously motivated. It depends on certain repressed fears and feelings of guilt in childhood. It may have no connection with a lack of courage. But there are some who in ordinary domestic circumstances may develop a tremor so gross that nothing will hide it. Like the stammer,…
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