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Archive for September 2016

Positive Reinforcement More Helpful for ADHD Kids?

Positive Reinforcement More Helpful for ADHD Kids?

Positive reinforcement is usually better than negative reinforcement but does positive reinforcement work the same in every child? According to a study out of the University of Buffalo and published in the journal Behavioral and Brain Functions, the answer would be no. They found that a little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – even more than it would for typically developing kids.

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4 Signs You’re Sleep Deprived—Plus 5 Ways to Fix It

4 Signs You’re Sleep Deprived—Plus 5 Ways to Fix It

 

 

 

Between demanding careers, kids, spouses and a non-stop, 24-hour society that demands we become real-life Energizer Bunnies, it’s no surprise that most of us don’t get enough sleep. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared insufficient sleep a public health problem, reporting that nearly a quarter of adult Americans suffer with some symptoms of sleep deprivation.

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Acupuncture Found Effective For Sleep Apnea Relief, Beats CPAP

Acupuncture Found Effective For Sleep Apnea Relief, Beats CPAP

Researchers (Zheng-tao, et al.) find acupuncture effective for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and conclude that it is a potentially valid and successful substitute for the CPAP machine. The findings indicate that acupuncture is a proven treatment option for sleep apnea patients looking for a cost-effective alternative to standard treatment or for those who find sleeping with the machine cumbersome and difficult to manage.

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Natural health: Glandular fever

Natural health: Glandular fever

The more that you rest up in the early stages of glandular fever, the better your chance of a complete recovery.

Q. Is there anything that we can do to help? He is exhausted all of the time and is due to start college this month.

A. Glandular fever, caused by Epstein Barr virus, is most commonly diagnosed in the 15-25 year age group. Unfortunately, at this age it does have a significant impact on the ability to carry on with study and/or work.

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Acupuncture Beats Drug For Insomnia Treatment

Acupuncture Beats Drug For Insomnia Treatment

Acupuncture outperforms a benzodiazepine medication for the treatment of insomnia.

Researchers find acupuncture more effective for the relief of insomnia than estazolam, a benzodiazepine pharmaceutical drug. Using Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scores as a basis of comparison, acupuncture outperformed estazolam for the improvement of “sleep quality, efficiency disturbance and daytime dysfunction.” The researchers note that the acupuncture protocol used to achieve the treatment results included a specialized order for inserting the acupuncture needles and that the “sequence of acupuncture points” plays an important role.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Homeopathy

A Beginner’s Guide to Homeopathy

Have you heard of homeopathy but never really understood how homeopathic remedies work? While it may come across as intimidatingly complex, this natural health practice is in fact based on a simple healing principle: ‘like cures like.’ In other words, if a substance causes a symptom in a healthy person, a very small amount of the same substance given to the person may cure the illness. A “homeopathic” dose suggests that an infinitesimal amount of what ails actually enhances the body’s normal healing and self-regulatory processes.

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Using St. John’s wort as a fibromyalgia natural treatment

Are you struggling with fibromyalgia and wondering if St. John’s wort can help you?

St. John’s wort is a popular herb that has medicinal qualities and has been used as a natural remedy. Fibromyalgia patients share that this herb may help reduce depression and improve sleep. However, St. John’s wort can interact with medications and has side effects, so you must consult your doctor before using it and check with your pharmacist.

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Would you Adam and Eve it? Natural treatment for DIABETES growing in your garden

Would you Adam and Eve it? Natural treatment for DIABETES growing in your garden

Diabetes medication, such as insulin, lowers blood sugar levels and helps diabetics regulate the glucose in the system.

Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas, which helps people to use the glucose in the blood. Everyone with Type 1 diabetes and some people with Type 2 diabetes need to take insulin to control their blood sugar levels.

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