Archive for the 'General' Category

Treating PTSD: Learning to Manage Anger

manage angerPost traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a highly misunderstood condition. Many people associate it with soldiers who have been in a war, and while PTSD does affect many war veterans, anyone who has experienced any type of trauma may develop post traumatic stress disorder.

Symptoms of PTSD may be hard to pinpoint directly, as they may often be associated with a variety of other conditions, and can even be mistaken for an emotional imbalance or a difficult personality. One such symptom of PTSD is uncontrollable anger. Read Full Article

How Yoga Can Help with Anxiety

yoga and anxietyMany people have praised the power of yoga believing that the practice is good for everything from weight loss to stress-reduction. Can yoga really help anxiety though? If so, how?

There is a strong belief that yoga does help anxiety and that the benefits one receives from the practice can help those suffering from anxiety learn to better control the condition. The following are just some of the ways that yoga can help anxiety.

Reduces Heart Rate, Blood Pressure and Eases Respiration

Yoga is a practice of fluid movements that require strength and deep concentration. Read Full Article

Dogs: Dealing with Separation Anxiety

dogs and separation anxietyMost dogs would love to tag along on every car ride, regardless of how dull the excursion may be. Unfortunately, dogs would attract strange looks at the grocery store and the office.

Let’s face it! Even if, our pups tend doggie daycare, or get walked midday by a sitter, there will be times that Fido has to stay home alone. So, how do you deal with your dog’s separation anxiety?

Dogs are social creatures. They want to be with their owners. Read Full Article

Acupuncture And Emotional Health

acupuncture and emotional healthIt is estimated that acupuncture has been practiced for 3,000 – 4,000 years to cure a number of health problems. While people often think of pain management, acupuncture can also be used to cure emotional problems.

Those that suffer from stress, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues may benefit from acupuncture. What exactly is acupuncture though and how does it help emotional health?

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Chinese medical technique that has been practiced for at least 3,000 years. Read Full Article