Quitting smoking through hypnosis - the right suggestion
December 29, 2013
If you are considering such a possibility as a smoking cessation through hypnosis, talk about this with your doctor. Remember that quitting smoking is never too late, and the sooner you do, the more likely that you will be able to avoid many of the health problems associated with smoking.
Quitting smoking for most smokers is a very difficult task, however, to give up smoking
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It can and should be. Smoking - a dangerous and even potentially fatal habit. It can not only lead to lung cancer
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But also increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, various lung diseases, cataracts
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And diseases which are associated with an increased risk of fractures. If nicotine gum and patches, consultation with a doctor and psychologist, as well as its own force of will not help to stop smoking, it's not a reason to give up. In the fight against this harmful habit is good, almost all means, including hypnosis.
What is hypnosis
Hypnosis is called altered state of consciousness in which man looks sleeping or in a trance. In fact, hypnosis - it is rather a special form of the waking man does not sleep, but his mind is not functioning quite as usual. For example, a hypnotized person can not feel pain or remember what has long been forgotten. Hypnosis is used, for example, to combat obesity, for the treatment of speech disorders, and to get rid of various addictions.
The effectiveness of hypnosis is a lot of controversy. Some people believe that because the hypnotized person is extremely sensitive, and it can inspire many things - for example, that he no longer wants to smoke, hypnosis can be a panacea for the addictions. Others doubt this, because in a state of hypnosis the person continues to be aware of the reality and, contrary to popular belief, you can not get to do anything against their will.
Hypnosis for smokers
During the hypnosis session, which is held for the treatment of nicotine addiction, patients are often asked to imagine the unpleasant consequences of smoking. The hypnotherapist may also tell patients that, for example, cigarette smoke smells like exhaust gas or smoked cigarette after the patient feels strong dryness in the mouth. As a result, the patient must develop an aversion to smoking.
Other hypnotherapists during the session trying to convince the patient to three ideas:
- Smoking poisons the body;
- The body of the patient is necessary to live;
- The patient should respect your body and protect it.
- In addition, the hypnotherapist can teach the patient self-hypnosis to repeat certain affirmations that every time he wants to smoke.
How effective is hypnosis to quit smoking?
First of all, we must understand that hypnosis is not amenable to all people. Approximately one in four people is impossible to hypnotize - although some experts believe that they just can not find a hypnotherapist with sufficient skills to work with is not very susceptible to hypnosis people.
Studies on the practice of the treatment of nicotine addiction with the help of hypnosis, give conflicting results. For example, according to one study, half the patients unable to quit eleven months after the start of hypnotherapy. Other studies show that using hypnotherapy quit smoking less than a quarter of all patients, and can not always be safe to say that the result obtained is through hypnosis.
Currently, hypnotherapy has no official approval for use in treating nicotine addiction.
Doctors say that the need for additional, more extensive research is needed to assess the effectiveness of hypnosis as a means to quit smoking, but consider hypnosis promising, promising direction in the treatment of various addictions. At the same time, many experts say that quitting smoking is best used multiple techniques, and in addition, you must consider the patient as a method of treatment does not fit all.
How to find a hypnotherapist
If you want to try to quit smoking using hypnosis, it is best to consult with your doctor - he may recommend a good specialist. If you decide to look for a hypnotherapist yourself, you will be the following recommendations:
Make sure that the hypnotherapist has a valid license and appropriate education. Best of all, if he has a higher medical or alternatively, psychological education. If possible, talk to people who have already been treated at that hypnotherapist.
Meet hypnotherapist in person and ask about the experience of his work, about what the results achieved by his patients, and so on. It is highly recommended to find out whether this expert help you, without resorting to hypnosis
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. If the answer is no, you'd better look for another hypnotherapist.
Beware of hypnotherapists who promise too much. If a person claims to help you quit smoking for one day or a week, before you an expert or just a bad cheater. If he too praises itself - for example, it states that all without exception, his patients were able to quit smoking - most likely, it is greatly exaggerated. A good hypnotherapist immediately warn you that hypnosis does not help everyone, and will make sure that you have formed realistic expectations.
Living with Epilepsy - how to come to terms with the terrible disease?
December 28, 2013
Epilepsy - is a common neurological disorder, whose main symptom is occasional seizures. It is found, on average, one person in a hundred, and usually manifests itself as a child, although epilepsy can also develop in adults and the elderly.
Partial seizures - the most common type of seizures that occur when damage is only limited area of the brain. There are simple partial seizures, during which the person is fully conscious, and complex partial seizures, after which the person does not remember what was going on the attack.
Symptoms of simple partial seizures:
- Changing the appearance, smell, taste, sound familiar objects;
- A strong sense of deja vu - as if all this had happened before;
- Tingling sensations in the limbs;
- Sudden intense emotions
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For example, fear or joy;
- Muscle tension arms, legs and face;
- Twitching one side of the body.
With complex partial seizures may also occur weird, pointless actions, such as:
- Smacking his lips;
- Rubbing hands;
- Puzzling, random sounds;
- Aimless arm movements;
- Unusual, awkward postures;
- Chewing and swallowing.
Additionally, during such attacks person does not respond to external stimuli. Approximately two out of ten of all epileptic seizures are complex partial seizures.
Generalized seizures in most cases, lead to the fact that the person for the time completely ceases to recognize reality. The following types of generalized seizures:
- Absence seizures are most often seen in children. Consciousness patient suddenly disconnected and usually no more than twenty seconds. The patient just stares into space, on what does not react, although it can perform certain actions, such as blinking eyes. These seizures may occur several times a day. They are not dangerous, but may affect the performance of the child.
- Myoclonic seizures cause twitching limbs or human trunk as if it hit an electric current. Often they extend only a fraction of a second, and at this time the patient is awake. Such attacks often occur in the first few hours after the man woke up, and can be combined with other types of generalized seizures.
- Clonic seizures also cause muscle twitching, but it lasts longer, usually up to two minutes. Possible loss of consciousness.
- Atonic seizures cause sudden muscle relaxation, which is why the patient may fall. Injuries are a common consequence of the face of such attacks.
- Tonic seizures, unlike atopic, lead to the fact that the muscles tighten sharply, because of what people can also lose your balance and fall. However, when such seizures often fall back.
- Tonic-clonic seizures are tested in two stages. First, the muscles tense up strongly, then the arms and legs begin to twitch. People lose consciousness, sometimes involuntary urination occurs. Typically fit lasts from one to three minutes, but it can last longer. This - the most common type of stroke, which occurs in approximately 60% of people suffering from epilepsy. Tonic-clonic seizure may be called in a certain sense, "classical" epileptic seizure - that it represents the majority of people, when they hear the word "epilepsy".
- Status epilepticus - a lengthy seizure or series of seizures following one another for more than thirty minutes. This man regains consciousness in between seizures.
If the seizure lasts more than five minutes, you should call an ambulance.
In most cases the causes of epilepsy can not be established. Among the known causes most frequently mentioned brain damage.
There are three types of epilepsy: Symptomatic - when the reasons for violations are known, idiopathic - with unknown causes, and cryptogenic - so-called epilepsy, the exact cause of which could not be determined, but there is good reason to believe that it is caused by brain damage.
The causes of epilepsy can be symptomatic of the disease affecting the structure of the brain, such as cerebral palsy, substance abuse, congenital defects, birth injuries
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, Infections causing damage to the brain, such as meningitis
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; head injury, stroke, brain tumors. In 60% of cases of epilepsy is idiopathic, that is, to explain why it has evolved, is not possible.
Trigger epileptic seizures can be stressful
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, Lack of sleep, alcohol abuse, drug use, the flashing light as well as diseases that cause fever.
The aim of the treatment of epilepsy is usually control seizures, but not all patients require treatment at all. If seizures are not very frequent and prolonged, and do not cause severe discomfort, patients tend to live a completely normal life, and do not take any medication for epilepsy.
If treatment is necessary, 70% of patients received antiepileptic drugs. They are typically administered after the second or subsequent stroke, a seizure because not enough to determine whether a person is suffering from epilepsy. Antiepileptic drugs do not cure epilepsy, but reduce the likelihood of new attacks.
In some cases, it may be assigned to surgery - is possible, if the removal of the area of the brain where epileptic activity begins, will not cause serious harm to the health of the patient. If the operation is successful, there is a chance of complete cure of epilepsy.