The Center for Attention Deficit and Learning Disorders announces today that it has added Hemoencephalography (HEG) to its list of treatment options for patients with ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, mood disorders and other conditions. HEG utilizes infrared light to measure blood flow and oxygenation levels in the brain during a Neurofeedback session. "The use of HEG in our Neurofeedback training sessions allows us to better target the areas of the brain that are not functioning at normal levels, " said Dr. Sanford J. Silverman, Ph.D., founder of the Center. "The goal of Neurofeedback is to exercise the brain in a specific way, and create new connections between neurons that carry information to other areas of the brain.
Alexander teachers believe that ill health comes from poor use of self. Proper use, what Alexander called primary control, comes from being aware of how you sit, stand and move. Most people slump when they stand up, with rounded shoulders, a caved in chest, a smack stomach and knees that are slightly bent. The pelvis may jut out in front of the body. Asked to stand straight, they thrust out the chest, curve the back and stiffen the neck and legs. Good posture, or primary control as taught by Alexander teachers, involves lengthening the spine and pulling it up, as if you have a thread through your skull that pulls you towards the sky.
Few days back I had a patient walk into my clinic asking for chiropractic treatment for lower back pain. He was bent over 30 degrees from the waist and was experiencing severe pain. He said "I have trouble standing as well as sitting down. I am not able to do my daily activities and I the pain is excruciating. Can you please help me?" This is a common scenario in my office now days with more and more patients facing lower back pain. Generally the patients have no idea about the cause of their back pain. Sometimes even the pain has advanced enough and affecting the nervous system resulting in sciatica nerve pain. The lower back in human body carries a great deal of responsibility.
Until a kidney stone actually enters your ureter, you may not even know you have them. If you're lucky, you may be able to pass stones without much pain; others, however, many suffer symptoms such as severe pain in your groin, side or abdomen, blood in your urine and nausea or vomiting. If you experience any of these symptoms, you need to see your doctor to confirm that this is indeed the problem you suffer from. Once you've been diagnosed, your doctor will recommend a waiting period to see if you get better. However how long does it take to pass a kidney stone? It depends on a variety of factors, including your physiology, how physically active you are and the size of the stone.
While there are some risk factors for developing kidney stones that you cannot control, such as genetic predisposition, there are others that you can control which can help treat kidney stones more effectively. For example, being overweight or obese can cause higher calcium levels in your system and increase your risk of developing this disease. In connection with this, people who lead sedentary lives may also have this kind of problems. Some medicines, including Diamox (used to treat glaucoma) and Crixivan (used to treat AIDS) may also lead to the formation of this condition. But the most controllable risk factor to treat kidney stones is your diet.
Home remedies can be an effective treatment for kidney stone and may even be safer than prescription medications. Here are a few natural remedies that you can easily find in your cupboard, refrigerator or the local market but work extremely well. When there is too much calcium in your urine, it may crystallize and form kidney stones. To prevent this, eat a diet rich in fiber. One good source of fiber is bran flakes; one cup can give you 17 grams of fiber, which can help reduce calcium and oxalates, natural substances which may also contribute to stone formation. Other fiber-rich foods include legumes such as peas (15 to 19 grams per cup) and prunes (12 grams per cup).