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Medicine and Hypnosis. Hypnotherapy – Healing Emotionally and Physically from the Inside Out

More and more doctors now realize that hypnosis is powerful medicine.
Why this is and how it happens is still something of a mystery, but
science is proving that hypnosis can improve your health in amazing
ways. It can help relieve pain, make breathing easier for people
with respiratory illnesses, aid with gastrointestinal ailments and
relieve depression just to name a few. The most astonishing evidence
is coming from research on healing.

In a pilot study published in 1999, Harvard University psychologist
Carol Ginandes, Ph.D., shown that hypnosis can help broken bones
heal faster and, in a follow-up experiment published in 2000,
Ginandes and her research team discovered that women who had breast
reduction surgery recovered far more quickly after undergoing
hypnosis.

It is speculated that hypnosis alters the levels of certain chemicals
found in the brain that influence the nervous system, hormone
production, and the immune system. It appears that hypnosis affects
how genes in cells express themselves, turning some functions on and
others off. Studies using brain scans and other imaging technology
are providing explanations as to how and why hypnosis works in
helping the body heal itself.

Hypnotherapy uses relaxation techniques such as deep breathing,
imagery, visualization and positive suggestions. Clients often say
to me that they experience a feeling of peacefulness and euphoria yet
are fully aware during a session. This is similar to what is
experienced during meditation. As David Spiegel, director of the
psychosocial treatment laboratory at Stanford University School of
Medicine and coauthor of Trance & Treatment: Clinical Uses of
Hypnosis (American Psychiatric Publishing) explains, there is "some
overlap with meditation "however," hypnosis focuses on the ability to
do something for a specific purpose. "And this is how hypnosis
achieves its strength, by using positive statements and suggestions
while a client is in a fully relaxed state. This enables the client
to more easily focus on past problematic patterns or behaviors and it
This ability to more easily focus that results in the desired
change. A sort of spring cleaning for the mind. Working from the
inside out, releasing negative thoughts, perceptions and behaviors
and replacing them with the positive thoughts and suggestions that
the client desires.

It is this technique of focusing and strengthening willpower that is
responsible for hypnotherapy's high success rate, particularly for
clients who want to lose weight or quit smoking. A University of
Connecticut review of six weigh-loss studies found that 70 percent of
study participants rated hypnosis better than cognitive therapy
alone.

Arreed Barabasz, director of the laboratory of hypnosis research at
Washington State University in Pullman and coauthor of
Hypnotherapeutic Techniques (Brunner-Routledge) agreements. The
suggestions, however, you must not emphasize what you are against, but
rather stress the positive goals and imagery that you are seeking.
For the client who wishes to quit smoking, positive suggestions about
their body and visualizing their lungs becoming clear and free of
smoke as well as instilling images of the client happy, healthy and
smoke free are the types of …

Momordica Charantia and Diabetes Control (Facts about Bitter Melon)

Doctors and researchers have been studying the relationship between momordica charantia and diabetes control for many years. Since it is eaten fairly commonly in Asia, Africa, South America and the Caribbean, one medical concern has been over possible momordica charantia side effects. Here, we provide a description of the plant and an overview of its historical and modern day uses, as well as highlights of research about momordica charantia and diabetes.

Momordica charantia, commonly known as Bitter melon, bitter gourd or Karela, is a vegetable that grows on a vine and is similar looking, at least on the outside, to a cucumber. The flavor, as the common names imply, is very bitter, becoming more so as the fruit ripens and eventually becoming impossible to eat.

In China, it is sometimes used as an ingredient in stir fries, soups and teas. In Pakistan and India, it is prepared with potatoes and served with yogurt or stuffed with spices and fried in oil. In the Philippines, where the shoots and leaves are used for salad greens and the melon is served in various dishes, it is known as ampalaya. Also, in the Philippines, bitter melon tea is used among the poor for controlling high blood sugar levels and diabetes.

The understanding that there was a relationship between momordica charantia and diabetes control likely began with an ancient system of medicine known as Ayurvedic. This system of medicine dates back to at least 1000BC and is widely practiced throughout much of India today. Doctors of Ayurvedic Medicine take a holistic approach to the treatment of all diseases, focusing on mind, body and spirit, rather than the body alone. Thus, they do not consider momordica charantia a “cure” for diabetes, but simply one element used in treating the disease and its complications.

In any system of medicine, it is important that doctors and patients discuss diet and the use of over the counter remedies. Concerns over momordica charantia side effects are due largely to a lack of communication between many doctors and their patients. Also, there is a lack of understanding about natural remedies for diseases, i.e. momordica charantia and diabetes control.

Published Research

Over the years, researchers studying the relationship between momordica charantia and diabetes, blood sugar levels, glucose tolerance, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, etc. have noted the following:

o In 1981, “These results show that karela improves glucose tolerance in diabetes,” was published in the British Medical Journal.

o In 1981, in the Journal of Natural Products, “A hypoglycemic peptide, polypeptide-p, has been isolated from fruit, seeds and tissue of momordica charantia…is a very effective hypoglycemic agent when administered subcutaneously to gerbils, langurs and humans.”

o In 1985, at the Foundation for Diabetes Research in Edinburgh, it was found that the only momordica charantia side effects in normal mice were improved glucose tolerance. In diabetic mice, “the level of hyperglycemia was reduced by 50% after 5 hours.

o In 1986, in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, “The fruit juice of Momordica charantia was found to …

Electronic Nebulizer – Simple to Handle, Easy to Clean

An electronic nebulizer is like any other nebulizer used to convert the medicine into mist form so that it directly reaches the lungs for quick recovery. They are not only used by humans but it comes handy to treat animals from influenza and other kinds of respiratory issues. These nebulizers depend on membrane vibration to produce aerosol. Since the machine depends on vibration, air compressors are not required, thereby making the nebulizers compact and affordable. Electronic nebulizers are available in all leading medical supply stores. Online stores offer better deals when compared to offline stores. Browse alphabetically to catch the best deals.

Ultrasonic nebulizer is also a kind of electronic nebulizer as they use sound waves to convert liquid medication into mist for easy inhaling. A crystal is placed inside the machine that generates sound and the conversion process takes place. A valve is also present in some models to control the flow of the mist. Ultrasonic nebulizer is not capable of handling all types of medicines. Another major application of ultrasonic nebulizer is that it is used in humidifier apparatus that helps to spray water particles to dampen dry buildings. Ultrasonic nebulizer is more popular because of its various applications. It is simple to use and easy to clean.

Electronic nebulizer was invented in the year 1930 and it was initially called a Pneumostat. This machine converted liquid medicine into aerosol using an electrical compressor. When these electronic nebulizers were new to the market they were priced high and since it was used only by selected few while most of the users preferred hand driven nebulizer called the Park-Davis Glaseptic. It was only in the year 1964 Ultrasonic wave nebulizers were introduced. They were far more efficient and user friendly that most of them turned toward ultrasonic nebulizers. With the passage of time more advanced electronic nebulizers have replaced the traditional models.

Electronic Vibrating Mesh Technology or VMT is the latest in the nebulizer world. They produce dense medicated aerosol by moving through a metal alloy mesh. VMT is lightweight and compact and is absolutely portable. In this wonder machine around 98 percent of the medication is delivered. This means there is very minimal waste of the medicines. The adapters are compatible with any masks and T-piece. The head of the unit can be removed easily for cleaning purposes. Electronic Nebulizer with VMT comes with a main power unit, medication cup, mesh cap, mask adapter, mouth piece, instructional video and a carry case. This nebulizer weighs just 6oz. The product comes with a two years limited warranty. …