Surprising New Revelations About Placebos

Surprising New Revelations About Placebos

Placebos have been used by scientists as a means to test the effects of certain new drugs against the body’s own ability to heal. Placebos don’t contain any medicinal properties whatsoever in trying to treat certain diseases and conditions. But there is something quite surprising about recent discoveries about placebos and how they might affect […]

Timeless Herbal Remedies

Timeless Herbal Remedies

There are quite a lot of natural remedies that have been used through the years. Such plant based remedies have a long history and have been handed down from generation to generation. While some of them have long been forgotten, there are also remedies that have survived all through the years, mainly because they have proven to be effective. Here are some of them.Cayenne PeppersPepper has a long tradition as being an ingredient to various traditional remedies. Since Columbus brought them to the …

Quitting Smoking and Weight Gain

Quitting Smoking and Weight Gain

Quitting smoking can be a challenge for most people. Aside from the challenge of quitting the habit because of nicotine addiction, there is also the issue of weight gain. According to studies, people who quit smoking gain around ten pounds on average. Why Quitting Causes Weight GainThe main reason why quitting smoking leads to considerable weight gain is due to the changes in the body’s metabolism. Nicotine has the ability to increase the body’s metabolic rate. Once the body experiences nicotine…

Understanding Stroke Rehabilitation

Understanding Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation is an important means to help stroke victims and patients regain certain skills that they may have lost as a result of a stroke. It is the best means to help stroke patients get better as well as a way to help them avoid sinking into depression as a result of their stroke. Stroke rehabilitation aims to help stroke victims try to gain back their independence as well as confidence and be more able to cope up with their condition. Stroke Rehab TeamThere is a team of specialist…

The Therapeutic Effects of Writing

The Therapeutic Effects of Writing

Writing is one of the first things we learned in school as kids. We were instructed to trace letters, write words through colored pictures, describe our surroundings through phrases and sentences, until we eventually learned to write coherent paragraphs. As we grow up, though, we learn about things that go beyond the four corners of the classroom. As such, we learn to make use of writing for different purposes. Many people resort to writing down their thoughts in black and white when they feel d…

What is Hydrotherapy Treatment?

What is Hydrotherapy Treatment?

Hydrotherapy is the practice of using water to sooth away pains as well as in treating diseases. It is a practice that has its roots way back in ancient times. Egyptian royalty took their baths with essential oils and flowers. The Romans were known for their communal public baths. The Father of Medicine from ancient Greece, Hippocrates, was known to prescribe bathing in spring water to treat sickness. BenefitsThere are a number of benefits attributed to the use of water therapy. One of the known…

Concealing Medication in Food and Drink

Concealing Medication in Food and Drink

When we were kids, our parents used to conceal medication in our food and drink when we were sick. It is admissible when there is no other way to give a drug. Covert administration of drugs for adults is an entirely different matter, even for mentally ill patients who will not or cannot take their medicine.Is it ethical to conceal medication in food and drink? Should drug concealment be medically sanctioned and recorded? How common is it?The extent of concealing medicationStudies about the exten…

Cognitive Restructuring for Stress Relief

Cognitive Restructuring for Stress Relief

Stress management involves different ways on how to handle stress. One of them is the use of cognitive restructuring for relieving stress. Cognitive restructuring has actually been developed as a form of therapy used for treating conditions such as severe stress, anxiety disorders as well as depression. What is cognitive restructuring?Cognitive restructuring as a form of therapy was developed in the belief that situations and circumstances that seem to bring or cause stress is borne out of a per…

Humor and Laughter May Influence Health

Humor and Laughter May Influence Health

Laughter is the best medicine. We have all heard that before, but how true is this saying?How does humor and laughter affect our body and health?Though the study of laughter is still fairly new and doctors are still unlocking the utterly complex function of our brain, medical researchers and scientists have discovered that laughter triggers the brain to secret chemicals such as endorphins that studies have shown to cause a “feel-good” effect in our system, stimulate healing, reduce pain and stre…

Types of Physical Therapy

Types of Physical Therapy

There are many specialty areas in the field of physical therapy. Although these areas are well known throughout the profession, it is often overlooked by the general public. Here is a brief description of the most common specialty areas in physical therapy and find out which is most appropriate for you or your family member.Orthopedic physical therapy It is the diagnosis, management, and treatment for disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system as well as rehabilitation of patients’ pos…