2012 February Cherokee County Texas Health

2012  February  Cherokee County Texas Health

Health and Medicine Information in Texas

Posted on February 28, 2012 by ammeleo · Leave a comment

Oxygen therapy involves delivering gas through an oxygen source like oxygen concentrator or cylinder. The patient breathes the oxygen through either a nasal cannula or a mask, which covers his nose and mouth. Physicians prescribe oxygen therapy for increasing oxygen level in the blood, based on the needs of body organs and tissues. Lack of oxygen in the body can lead to a number of problems, which is why it is absolutely essential to use supplemental oxygen supply in case body’s natural source is interrupted.Once the physician has decided that the patient requires therapy, the patient will be tested for determining the right amount of oxygen to be delivered through an oxygen concentrator. Oxygen therapy is used for general well being as well as fixing many other problems such as:COPD Treatment

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease includes diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The disease tends to damage airways and scars the proper channel of oxygen/carbon dioxide. Consequently, the heart has to pump much harder for delivering oxygen to all organs of the body. Therapy is very beneficial for COPD patients since it relaxes the strain on heart and helps patient get the required amount of oxygen. Although COPD is one of the most leading causes of death all over the world, the rates substantially decrease among patients who use therapy. According to many researches, there has been seen improvement in the function of heart, relief from depression and increased mental clarity among COPD patients.Interstitial Lung Disease Treatment

Interstitial lung disease includes a number of maladies associated with scarring of the lungs. It usually occurs due to drugs, toxic ingestion or a certain trauma. Keep in mind that oxygen therapy does not in anyway reverse the progression, it does however, help the patient in breathing properly. It reduces blood pressure, particularly on the right side of the heart, which aids in protecting patients from pulmonary hypertension. It also helps patient sleep better.Pneumonitis Treatment

Pneumonitis involves inflammation of lung tissue. It can be caused by a number of factors including exposure to chemotherapy and radiation therapy, asbestos or exposure to mould. Although corticosteroids and antibiotics are commonly used for treatment, oxygen therapy has also been reported useful for patients. However, the amount is largely dependent on the situation of the patient.Gangrene Treatment

Gangrene is characterised by interrupted flow of blood into the body organs, which causes the tissues to start dying slowly. In such a situation, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is useful and is usually an important part of treatment of the disease. A chamber containing oxygen that is 2.5 times more potent than atmospheric oxygen is used. Due to high pressure in the level of oxygen, the blood is able to carry oxygen to affected tissues much faster, and thus inhibit the growth of bacteria.Additional Benefits

In addition to treatment of specific diseases, oxygen therapy is beneficial for general health conditions as well:

• Improved ability of body organs to function optimallyPatients who are prescribed long-term oxygen therapy can reap additional benefits like:

• High energy level, particularly in physical activities and exercise

• Prolonged life due to reduction in heart strain

Posted on February 25, 2012 by ammeleo · Leave a comment

Ayurveda can be truly called the key to Health & Rejuvenation.Made up of two words – ‘Ayur’ + ‘Veda’, where ‘Ayur’ in Sanskrit means life and ‘Veda’ means knowledge, Ayurveda epitomizes the ‘Science of Life’ as it shows the way of leading a healthy life, not only physically, but also mentally as well as emotionally.It is regarded by scholars as one of the oldest healing sciences in the world.According to Ayurvedic belief, everything was ‘One’ in the beginning when the first sound ‘Om’ was pronounced. It was the vibration which resulted form this sound that led to the creation of the five elements- Air, Ether (or space), Fire, Earth and Water. And then, from these five elements, everything else in the universe was created.Thus, the whole basis of ayurvedic therapies is that everything has been created from the same single entity. At the heart of Ayurvedic therapies philosophy is the concept that the body is a microcosm of the universe, with three universal governing forces: Vata (air), Pitta (fire), and Kapha (earth).These forces are called Doshas and there is a unique pattern of energy that corresponds with these Doshas – a combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics.It is believed that most of the ailments and diseases are caused in the human body when there is an imbalance of these Doshas and achieving balance and harmony between Doshas is the aim of most of the Ayurvedic remedies.In Ayurveda, all the remedial actions are expected to lead to an equilibrium among all doshas in the human body, so that the human body is in sync with nature setting the foundation of health and wellbeing.Another important approach in Ayurvedic treatment is that it does not believe in local fixation. This means it considers the human body as a system in which all the parts are interdependent.Thus, before correcting the issue with one of the part, there needs to be an understanding that how is this body part dependent on others. An example of this can be like in the case of cosmetics. For a dull skin – a better cure may be treating the issues related to stomach instead of applying some ointment.Such an approach provides two clear advantages as following:1. No Side Effects – Side effects are the way other body parts are affected when one of the part is being treated. But in ayurveda, as the whole body is considered to be one unit and treated as a whole thus, the chances of having side effects are reduced to zero.2. Problems removed from the root – Again, as the whole body is being treated as a unit, after considering all the interdependencies, thus, the problem gets removed from the root leading to a long-lasting effect.Given the lifestyle of today, Ayurveda and its balanced and optimized approach towards healing makes it the most applicable and sought after treatment methodology today.

Posted on February 23, 2012 by ammeleo · Leave a comment

Besides vocalization, besides the sounds that can be made with their feathers and beaks, bird communicate with their postures.In general, there are three postures: an aggressive posture, a submissive posture, and a “look at me” posture.Aggressive postures are used against other birds or even other animals who may be posing a threat. The bird shows off its beak – its weapon – and fluffs its feathers or spreads its wings to make it look larger. An aggressive gull will stretch its head and neck forward and hold out its wings as it advances on another bird. The attitude clearly indicates that pecking will take place if the threat is not taken seriously. Geese and boobies likewise snake their heads forward. Songbirds such as black-capped chickadees and red-winged blackbirds, point their bills skyward. A great horned owl puffs up its feathers and raises its wings, which makes it look twice its size.Submissive postures are used to offer appeasement or to mollify an aggressive bird. They are also used by young towards adults, and by mated pairs towards one another. In appeasement postures, the bird hides its beak and makes itself appear smaller. Young crows lean away from threatening adults, and may even roll over on their backs like puppies do. A goose curls its long neck and tucks down its beak. Birds such as albatrosses and boobies engage in mutual submissive displays that help diffuse any aggressive tendencies.In courtship displays, the body language of birds reaches its height. Males, especially, show off all of their plumage and wattles and the like. Male Victoria crowned pigeons bow to prospective partners drawing attention to their lacy crests. Peacocks display their magnificent tails; and grouse inflate their air sacs, raise feathers on their heads, and reveal vividly colored wattles.

Body Tattoos and the Perfect Ways of Tattoo Aftercare

Posted on February 20, 2012 by ammeleo · Leave a comment

The art of tattooing has evolved with humans. You probably would have heard that tattoos aren’t the newest addition to body art; they have been around for quite a while now. And so are the infections. It is one of the downsides of getting a tattoo if it is not carried out correctly, it could leave you with bad memories and most probably a scar. So, before you follow the trend and get inked, you should think about it, read about it and ask about it.It is no secret that body tattoos have their own risks. You can get infected, develop allergies or skin problems and there is a possibility that you won’t be allowed to get an MRI because of the ink burns when you get under the machine. There is a lot to be learnt about tattoos from how it is done, where it is done and how to take care of it. Start with the most obvious question – do you want one? If yes, what do you want and where can you get it?Experts always suggest that you never try it at home and go to a professional studio. Not only is it safer but it is the best way to get what you want. If you are worried about the money they are going to charge you, think of it this way – spending a few bucks on a professional tattoo artist is better than spending a fortune on medicines and treatments if something goes wrong. Also, a tattoo artist can educate you about the tattoo aftercare which is the second step to a good tattoo. Aftercare of the tattoo can make it last longer and with a better effect. You should know when to apply water on it, how to clean it, which ointments to use and the everyday dos and don’ts. Following the instructions of your tattooist is the best possible way to care for your tattoo and if there are any doubts, you can always use the internet to confirm the expert’s opinions. Whenever you think it hurts too much or it isn’t healing properly, consult a dermatologist without wasting any time. You can never be too careful with your tattoo.It might not look like that to everybody but it is a huge thing to get a tattoo. If it is permanent, you will have to live with it whether you like it or not. It is true that you can get it removed surgically but that would be wasting a lot of money and time. Not to forget, it never goes away permanently especially if it has bright colors. So if you get back home one day and you don’t like your tattoo, it just might be too late. Take your own sweet time before getting under the needle. And when you are certain this is what you want, get it but take care of your body. If you won’t, no one else will. You owe it to yourself to be accountable and responsible.

Posted on February 17, 2012 by ammeleo · Leave a comment

Aerobic instructors have only one main job responsibility – to teach their students how to perform aerobics properly and to ensure that they can actually do it. Aerobics basically involves performing a combination of different exercises and routines to be able to increase the oxygen circulation in the human body and to stay fit. The word aerobics simply means oxygen and hence aerobic exercises are exercises that are meant to increase the oxygen flow in the body.With that said; for one to become an aerobics instructor one must be aware of the other responsibilities that have to be undertaken in this profession if they want to become successful. Other responsibilities include communicating with the students and scheduling an aerobics class at a certain place and time, attending training workshops to be able increase one’s knowledge in aerobics so that one can offer his or her students the best and stay relevant in their profession, being involved in producing written content such as books and pamphlets to help one’s students learn and understand more and also to spread awareness about one’s business among many others. All these duties need to be carried out during the course of one’s career as an aerobics instructor and they need to be carried out at the right time and without clashing with other duties. Once tasks start clashing the business tends to get unstable and this can have serious financial repercussions.So, what does an aerobic instructor to do? For instructors in this profession, managing their schedules not only with their students but also with themselves and how they can go about promoting their business should not be a big hassle. Provided they learn how to do it the right way and how to use the right tools then it should become very easy. One way that they can do this is by using online booking systems. These systems go by many names including online appointment scheduling systems, appointment schedulers, appointment makers and even system schedulers among many others.Basically, online booking systems are systems that were created to help out busy professionals to be able to manage their schedules properly by helping to keep track of time and tasks that they have to do. The systems are very easy to use. For them to function they require electronic devices that can connect to the internet. Gadgets such as laptops, ipads, smart phones, kindles and many others should be able to contain these systems. It should also be pointed out that some of these systems require complementary system scheduling software to accompany them to be used in different digital devices otherwise they might not be able to function or deny the user certain functions.That said; let us examine two practical ways that aerobic instructors can benefit from using appointment makers. The first, as mentioned above, is that the systems will help the instructors to be able to communicate with their students and plan their meeting schedule. Should an aerobic instructor run late then he or she can simply broadcast a message to all the students using these systems and they will receive them simultaneously. The instructor can also use the systems to reschedule or even cancel an attendance. This is much more effective than calling each student individually just to pass the message or using a third party.The second way aerobic instructors can benefit from using online booking systems and scheduling software is by using reminders. Some of these systems come with inbuilt reminders that can help professionals keep track of their time and tasks. Aerobic instructors can simply use this feature to help them navigate through different tasks without letting a single task take up another tasks time.

Posted on February 14, 2012 by ammeleo · Leave a comment

If you ask any layman, he will agree that with the overdose of allopathic medicines available today, our body has started fighting against us. While allopathic medicines are a boon and are required when suffering from a major disease, their abuse has reached never before limits. Whether it’s a common cold or a mild headache, we don’t think twice before popping a pill for relief. But the time has come to stop and wonder if we need to look for simpler alternative treatments. Our body is a machine that serves us all of our life. We need to stop and do something to ensure that it supports us without any glitches till our last breath.For this to happen, we need to be proactive. We need to pamper our body every once in a while before there is any onset of disease. And the best way to do this is with the help of naturopathy treatment. Naturopathy is a branch of holistic medicine wherein non-invasive, simple therapies and advocated to aid the body to reach a complete state of harmony. There are many options that come under naturopathic treatment. A few of the main ones have been listed below.Acupuncture: The age old treatment involving the use of needles to target muscles and relieve them of pain.Ayurveda: The ancient Indian medicinal system which employs the use of herbs and various other natural resources to treat diseases and alleviate pain.Colonic Irrigation: The process of irrigating and cleaning the colon, thus improving digestion.Diet Planning: A detailed diet change, focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables instead of refined foods.Massage: This could include a deep tissue massage or simply a massage to relieve the built up muscle stress.Packs: These include body packs and mud packs, designed to tighten and strengthen the skin and remove toxins and impurities.Reflexology: A treatment that focuses on joints and conditions like arthritis.Steam and Sauna Baths: One of the best ways to feel rejuvenated, steam and sauna baths remove toxins from the body and improve blood circulation.Yoga: The evergreen field of stretching and doing simple and slow exercises, including breathing exercises for your body.There are many more branches that come under naturopathy, as this is a constantly evolving and upcoming field of medicine. So, it’s high time that we start focusing on these treatments to give our body the attention that it deserves.

Posted on February 11, 2012 by ammeleo · Leave a comment

If you ask any layman, he will agree that with the overdose of allopathic medicines available today, our body has started fighting against us. While allopathic medicines are a boon and are required when suffering from a major disease, their abuse has reached never before limits. Whether it’s a common cold or a mild headache, we don’t think twice before popping a pill for relief. But the time has come to stop and wonder if we need to look for simpler alternative treatments. Our body is a machine that serves us all of our life. We need to stop and do something to ensure that it supports us without any glitches till our last breath.For this to happen, we need to be proactive. We need to pamper our body every once in a while before there is any onset of disease. And the best way to do this is with the help of naturopathy treatment. Naturopathy is a branch of holistic medicine wherein non-invasive, simple therapies and advocated to aid the body to reach a complete state of harmony. There are many options that come under naturopathic treatment. A few of the main ones have been listed below.Acupuncture: The age old treatment involving the use of needles to target muscles and relieve them of pain.Ayurveda: The ancient Indian medicinal system which employs the use of herbs and various other natural resources to treat diseases and alleviate pain.Colonic Irrigation: The process of irrigating and cleaning the colon, thus improving digestion.Diet Planning: A detailed diet change, focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables instead of refined foods.Massage: This could include a deep tissue massage or simply a massage to relieve the built up muscle stress.Packs: These include body packs and mud packs, designed to tighten and strengthen the skin and remove toxins and impurities.Reflexology: A treatment that focuses on joints and conditions like arthritis.Steam and Sauna Baths: One of the best ways to feel rejuvenated, steam and sauna baths remove toxins from the body and improve blood circulation.Yoga: The evergreen field of stretching and doing simple and slow exercises, including breathing exercises for your body.There are many more branches that come under naturopathy, as this is a constantly evolving and upcoming field of medicine. So, it’s high time that we start focusing on these treatments to give our body the attention that it deserves.

Advantages of the Indulgent and Luxurious Active Sea Body Mud Therapy

Posted on February 8, 2012 by ammeleo · Leave a comment

Active sea body mud therapy is one of the most effective, luxurious and indulgent spa therapies that are ideal for smoothing, stimulating, and detoxifying the skin and body. With a potent mix of five French seaweeds including, Laminaria, Fucus, Ulva Lactuca, Spirulina and Sea Rocket, this treatment that comprises a full-body exfoliate followed by a rich organic mud wrap relaxed people while wrapping them in a cocoon of warmth while they receive a foot or scalp massage that ends with a shower and moisturizing body butter.Submerging the body in pure marine actives that offer a sophisticated combination of ingredients that include, but are not limited to vitamins, iron, iodine, amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, essential fatty acids, and mucilage to stimulate, firm and moisturize the body represents an entirely new level of skin and body care. Mud packs and mud baths have been used therapeutically for hundreds of years as clearly evident from historical records. With its high mineral content, this active sea mud that is used for therapy has the ability to transfer heat, relax muscle tension, reduce pain, and ease stiffness in joints. It has a detoxifying and healing effect as one of the five elements of nature that has an amazing impact on the body in both health as well as sickness.Active sea mud has a high concentration of minerals and powerful trace elements that possess an ionic exchange capacity through skin and this offers powerful detoxification through topical bathing applications such as mud compresses and soaks. The combination of treatments used in this therapy work to stimulate the thyroid, promote decongestion, eliminate waste for better and smoother skin, rebalance and restore proper hydration, and also prevents future skin damage by fighting free radicals. Active sea body mud therapy is also credited with reducing the appearance of cellulite. Primarily marketed for women who are on the lookout for weight reduction and skin detoxification, these mud body wraps are applied with a brush on bare skin after which a plastic wrap is used followed by towels or a robe that are left on the body for at least twenty minutes to an hour.This sea mud that contains bromides, potassium, magnesium, sodium and sulfates potentially draw toxins out of the skin, tones the body, and aid women in their fat reduction efforts. As a part of the same treatment process, a facial mask treatment is also offered by most beauticians and massage therapists to tone and cleanse facial skin. Though there is no clinical evidence that suggests that active sea mud body wraps lead to any kind of weight reduction, on the bright side, there is ample proof regarding its detoxifying and toning effects on the skin and the role it plays in tightening the pores.Spa therapies are designed to help the body get rid of the constant onslaught of environmental toxins that trigger many diseases, are responsible for low levels of energy, numerous skin conditions, chronic pain, neurological problems, and even cancer. The application of active sea body mud that contains effective chelators such as humic substances in abundance draws out lactic acid and metabolic wastes from tissues. They bind toxins such as heavy metals and remove them from the body for effective detoxification. So, while the body temperature rises under the warm mud compress, there is an exchange of toxins for minerals from the mud.

Benefits of Using Herbal Body Wraps

Posted on February 5, 2012 by ammeleo · Leave a comment

Herbal body wraps have always been a favorite among numerous treatments available in spas. There are quite a number of health benefits that you can get from their use such as rejuvenation, skin detoxification and relaxation. The Romans and Egyptians were the ones who started using herbs in their saunas and bathhouses. Body wraps encourage the loss of water weight and toxins through the skin. As these happen, the herbs leave the skin with nutrients that help it become more energized and moisturized.There is really a need for us to detoxify with all the chemicals that we take in every single day. Salt and sugar seem to be the dominant ingredients that are found in convenient fast foods and processed foods that make up the majority of today’s diet for most people. Fast-paced living leads people to eat this way. You also get exposed to pollutants and detrimental compounds in your living environment. The easiest way to eliminate these toxins is through wrapping the body with detoxifying agents such as sea mud clay and herbs.What is so good about Herbal Body Wraps?As with any treatment, there are certain benefits that people look forward to every time they have their treatment. Here are some of the benefits that they can provide:DetoxificationWith the help of these special herbal wraps, your skin gets rejuvenated. Skin detoxification takes place because of the intense sweating involved. It isn’t true that the liver or the kidneys are detoxified.RelaxationIt’s a very relaxing experience when you undergo an herbal body wrap session. There are treatments available with or without massages but either way, you will definitely get relieved from the stresses that you experienced during the week. Treatments can always be heightened aromatherapy candles and soothing music. Usually, clients get some sleep during the session and this helps rejuvenate their mind as well.ExfoliationHerbal body wraps are always accompanied by body scrubs that are made from herbs and sea salt. Exfoliation gets rid of the dead skin cells and reveals a brand new layer of skin that’s ready to absorb the herbal nutrients that will help you achieve a more refreshed body after the treatment..Muscle stimulationIf you want your herbal detox wrap to include a massage, then your muscles will definitely get stimulated. This will help you firm up in all the right places and will improve your circulation as well.Helpful Tips When Getting Your Detoxification TreatmentWhen you get your herbal detox wrap, you should really know if you are ready for them. Here are some considerations when you decide to get an herbal body wrap treatment:Find out if your skin is sensitive There are people who have very sensitive skin that should be looked at by a dermatologist before the herbal body wrap treatment is performed. This is to avoid any negative reaction to the herbal preparations applied on the skin before the client is wrapped up.Think of your budgetIf you have a budget to think about and follow then you should look for the most affordable spa services in your area. Most places have promotions that will enable you to find a budget-friendly and yet suitable herbal wrap treatment.Ask for feedback from relatives and friendsIf you want to find legit places where you can go for an herbal wrap treatment then you should consult with your friends and family. They will be honest enough to tell you what places are good and affordable as well.ResearchYou could look for the spas that have the latest treatments available, or even do them in the comfort of your own home!. With ongoing studies and development in this field, surely there are spas that immediately apply the latest trends in human body wrap treatments.As you know, essential oils are often used in body wraps. Keep in mind that you must be careful when you incorporate them into your herbal body wraps because they are very concentrated and could trigger an allergic reaction or burning.

Body Building Workouts – Is Your Exercise Routine Amateur

Posted on February 2, 2012 by ammeleo · Leave a comment

All enthusiasts of body building agree that the fastest way a person can lose belly fat is through focusing on abdominal exercises, the classic way of doing which is through crunches, but it has been known for a long time that crunches can strain the back.Great body building workouts also involve the thighs and butts. This should make the lower limbs proportion with your abs and thighs. Below are two examples of workoutsfor your abs and thighs that will make significant changes to your thighs and butts.The Side Plank Ab ExerciseThis exercise works because it supports your entire body with only two limbs instead of four. This means that you have to exert more effort and the result is a stabilized and harder core muscles.To do the side plank, lie on your left side and make sure your elbow is beneath your shoulder and legs. Place your right hand on your hip. Lift your hips off the floor, using your left hand to push yourself up while your left foot is planted firmly on the ground.Hold this for 45 seconds and go back to the starting position. Do the same for the right side after several repetitions. This may not be everyone’s favorite out of the many body building workouts, but it is quite effective.The Walkout and Up Ab ExerciseThis exercise involves the movement of the entire body because you will use your arms and legs to build resistance and strength on your entire core. To do this, start in push up position and lift yourself up in the same manner you would on a push-up. Next, walk using your hands and feet forward and backward.Squat with Ball Thigh ExerciseStudies have shown that body building workouts through squats activate muscles in the butt area. What this does is to burn fat in your inner thighs and build the muscles therein.To do it, you need an exercise ball placed between your back and the wall. Next, plant your feet firmly at should-width distance. Bend your knees by about 10 inches, making sure your shoulders and hips are aligned. Hold the position for five seconds and stand up. Repeat 12 times.The Flamingo BalanceThis exercise will involve many parts of your body such as the arms, the legs, the torso, and your thighs. The secret here is to it slowly to maximize the muscle movement. To get started, you need a dumbbell which you need to hold on your right hand. Put your left hand on your hip.Lean your body forward while lifting your left foot then lift it behind, not forward, while your right foot provides support. Lift the left leg until the foot is at the same level as the hip, then lift your right arm forward with the dumbbell.Slowly execute a biceps curl while in this position. Put your left foot slowly down and do the same exercise with the left hand. Before shifting to the left hand, do the exercise for about 10 repetitions.I’ve prepared some powerful body building and fitness secrets for you below, enjoy!

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