Sometimes Western medications are limited. Other medications from other cultures may have less side effects, or be better long term for one’s recovery. Eastern medications are sometimes wise to explore with the proper professional guidance regarding your diagnosis.
Healthcare professionals who are certified in holistic integrative medication can be a great source in guiding one through the various different types of medicine.
The article, “How Eastern Medicine Can Improve Your Life” through businessmirror states
Eastern medicine has been going mainstream in the last few years. It’s moved beyond simply being a fringe medical practice in the western world, and has become widely accepted as a relevant and effective alternative medicine. This comes as no surprise to practitioners in India and China; Eastern medicine, including Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), is steeped in thousands of years of history, study and practice.
Dealing with pain is a serious issue for Americans. Acute treatment usually requires some type of short term pain relief, but due to addiction, the use is becoming shorter and less. Americans are looking to find non addictive and other ways to deal with both acute as well as long lasting chronic pain. Holistic and alternative practices offer some varieties and ways to deal with pain. These sometimes cheaper options are also safer and can bring relief to pain.
The article, “Opioid crisis leaves Americans seeking alternative options for pain relief” by Cindy Schweich Handler discusses how Americans are turning to alternative methods to relieve pain. She states,
“Holistic practitioners believe that while patients are free to see their regular doctors, integrating physical therapy, massage, chiropractic, acupuncture and other procedures achieves best results in a majority of cases. It’s a conclusion patients are coming to, as well; according to the National Institutes of Health, a third of Americans seek help for their health in a place that’s outside their doctor’s office, and the trend seems to be on the rise.”
With the need and rise of alternative practices, Holistic Practitioners have an opportunity to put an imprint upon the healthcare scene with real and good methods to help against pain. Please also review our Holistic Integrative Practitioner Certification and see if it meets your goals.
Better care management and value based payments creates better control over opioid abuse. Care Management can play a key role in this endeavor in curbing this current epidemic.
The article, “Value-Based Payment Opens Doors for Better Opioid Use Disorder Care” by Jacqueline LaPointe looks at this situation. The article states
“We have about a 90 percent treatment gap in this country, and it’s really important for people to wrap their minds around that. People are presenting in a lot of places where care is not offered to them and until we transform the payment model, we’re not going to be able to close the addiction treatment gap”
ADHD can cripple many people and mentally exhaust them. The severe effort it takes to focus on multiple tasks is equal to hard labor outside for some. In fact, the same fatigue and irritability can result with those dealing with ADHD.
The article, “When ADHD Makes Simple Tasks Exhausting” by Neil Peterson looks at how ADHD can be so exhausting for those who deal with it. He states,
“For all the times people with ADHD have been told to try harder, there’s something that needs to be said: having ADHD can be a lot of work. What you can’t tell from the outside is that ADHD symptoms can make a seemingly straightforward task much harder for someone than it would be if they didn’t have ADHD.”
ADHD can be a hardship for indivudals in how they focus. This constant stress of focus, forces them into a state of fatigue and makes things even harder to deal with. Please also review our ADHD Specialist program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals.
Losing one’s temper is not only foolish and embarrassing but also causes many unseen problems within our body. High blood pressure, heart issues, stomach issues, and other mental issues can arise when we consistently lose our temper. One usually focuses only on the social, legal and relationship issues of going “red” when angry, but it is so detrimental to ones’ overall health as well. Better Anger Management techniques can help prevent one losing complete and total control.
The article, “How ‘seeing red’ can do more than damage your heart” by Melissa Sammy details the dangers of losing control from a health perspective. She states,
“Since ancient times, people have been aware of the negative impact of anger on health. In Buddhism, for instance, anger is referred to as one of the Three Poisons of the Mind, along with greed and foolishness. Today, most people know that anger can increase blood pressure levels, thereby elevating the risks for heart attack and stroke. But unmanaged anger can also manifest in the form of other significant short- and long-term health problems.”
Managers within a healthcare organization are tied to two very important pillars. First patient care, and second, increasing revenue. Both are critically important not just from a moral perspective, but also from a financial and customer service aspect.
The article, “How to generate revenue, improve patient care” by Lisa Eramo discusses how healthcare managers and executives can increase productivity and also improve patient care. She states,
“Providing behavioral health-related services can also help providers hit quality benchmarks, bill for new and/or higher-level services, and even address social determinants of health such as food insecurity, housing instability, and health literacy.”
The article gives many indepth ideas and concepts to help meet both goals of patient care and financial increases. Please also review our Healthcare Manager Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.
Anger is a necessary emotion but it can be misused and become not only dangerous but also unhealthy. Learning how to cope and deal with anger for one’s overall health is very important to maintaining a better life. Some individuals vent to release their anger, but there are still better ways to deal with anger.
The article, “5 healthier ways to deal with anger instead of venting” by Caroline Roberts discusses five ways to deal with anger instead of venting and letting it all out. She states,
“Actually, it turns out that the concept of venting as an effective anger management strategy is bunk. It makes us even more upset and forces us to play the victim role. Luckily, there are several methods that work much better than venting, so you can work toward being able to control your frustration more easily. ”
Stress is a universal thing for all living creatures. Stress can be deadly but it can also be merely a daily thing that we all face successfully without losing our minds.
Americans face different types of stress than others. In developing countries, stress to merely survive is a reality. Americans should consider this when dealing with stress and classify what is most important versus merely a frustration. This does not mean any form of stress is not truly affecting Americans, but it does show that some stress should be dismissed as not as important.
Many Americans do face real and important issues though. The article, “What Americans are stressed about, charted” from survey conducted by the APA, looks at what really stressed Americans. The article states,
“APA since 2007 has commissioned a national survey to evaluate the country’s state of stress. The survey assesses the impact of stress on the general public, determines leading sources of stress, identifies how the public manages stress, and measures perceptions of stress.”
Many of the issues are usually political, or centered around acts of terrorism within the United States. To read the entire article, please click here
Stress can be due to silly things or serious things. We need as Americans to remove or reduce the silly things and learn how to cope with the more serious issues we face. Please also review our Stress Management Consulting Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.
Parents with ADHD children need to deal and cope with their children from a different perspective than other parents. ADHD children cannot be placed in the mold as other children and hence expectations and strategies need to be different. Parents need to adjust their expectations and approach discipline and punishment from different points of view to successfully raise an ADHD child.
The article, “The Importance of Parenting with an ADHD Lens” by Natalia van Rikxoort points out certain ways parents can better help their children. She states,
“ADHD is a complex neuro-developmental condition that often requires lifelong treatment and management. When your child receives an ADHD diagnosis, it’s a game-changer. Conventional parenting tactics, strategies, and wisdom often no longer apply. Instead, you’ll need to begin what I call parenting with an ADHD lens.”
Please also review our ADHD Consulting Training program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals. The ADHD Consulting Program is self paced and online. Students can progress through the courses, and qualified professionals can earn a four year certification.
ADHD results in numerous unfavorable behavior, especially with children in school or home settings. Medication is usually the first answer. While it is good to utilize various coping behavioral strategies, it is sometimes needed. Ritalin is one of the most common medications used to deal with the symptoms of ADHD.
In the article, “ADHD: Is Ritalin the Answer?”, Etsy Mendelowitz looks at if Ritalin is truly the answer or not in dealing with ADHD. She states,
“The most common type of medication prescribed for ADHD is a stimulant, such as Ritalin, Concerta or Adderall. There are nonstimulant medications available for ADHD, but both Dr. Rothbort and Dr. Blatter agree that they aren’t nearly as effective as stimulants. In some cases, patients have no choice because stimulants don’t agree with them, and in some cases patients use stimulants in conjunction with nonstimulants for the best effect.”
ADHD can be a very disruptive issue in the home and school, so sometimes medication may be needed. It is important to find the right medication and right strategy for your child. If you would like to learn more about ADHD Consulting, or would like to become certified, then please review our ADHD Consulting Program and see if it matches your academic and professional goals. The program is online and self paced.