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ADHD Counseling

When first learning that your child has ADHD, a learning disorder also called Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder you and your child might be a little scared. You might start to wonder if he/she could ever have a normal life. Depression might set in with your child and from there you are in need of a Counselor to help you and your family sort out the issue.

It’s never easy with something hard happens in your family and learning your child had ADHD is no exception. You are strong for you child or children because you know that’s what you should be. But behind closed doors, its breaks your heart and maybe you start thinking it’s your fault. Maybe you start thinking about stuff you could have done better. Truth is we all do that. We all get scared that we did something to hurt our children, when the last thing we ever wanted was for them to be hurt. Try as you may, you live everyday making your child feel loved and special but inside you might have regret, not regret for your child, but the regret of thinking you could have changed this.

It’s not your fault though. These things happen and now you have to learn to live life as happily as possible so that your child doesn’t feel as though he’s different. Children with ADHD know that they are different, but they don’t have to feel it. It’s hard enough for them to go to school thinking that they are different and won’t it. So we as parents need to make sure we go the measure to make the happy. Some people need a little help to fit this mold and that’s why we have counselors.

The counselors will help us to see what we can do in the future to help our children with ADHD. They will also listen to whatever you need to tell them. Something’s you just can’t say to other’s, even to your closest friends. So it’s nice to have some one there who will listen to everything. Counselors are also there to help your children to cope with ADHD and to help them learn how to better deal with their feelings about it.

Some counselors are specially educated for dealing with ADHD alone and these are probably the best ones to go with. They do things like group therapy which allows your child to see that others are dealing with the same thing.

If you are considering counseling you definitely no matter what want to make sure you talk it over with your child. He may like the idea and then again it’s possible he may think something is truly wrong with him. It happens all the time; children start to feel like freaks, not like normal children.

How Acupuncture Helps PCOS

Having PCOS is a stressful thing. There are so many symptoms that go along with that diagnosis and it can be a very scary thing to have to deal with on a daily basis. Some symptoms include, hirsutism (excessive hair growth on the face and neck, among other places), acne, weight gain, trouble losing weight, insulin resistance, mood swings, menstrual irregularities, infertility, thinning of the scalp hair, depression and ovarian cysts. Many of these symptoms, if not all of them, can be controlled by alternative means, such as acupuncture, herbal supplements, aromatherapy, and reflexology.

Acupuncture is one of the most commonly used alternative therapies. Acupuncture can help many different symptoms and conditions. It was originally practiced in China, more than three thousand years ago. Acupuncture operates on the understanding that the body has pathways, or meridians, along the body. It is in these pathways that qi (pronounced chee) flows freely, unless there is a blockage. You would know you had a blockage if you have a condition, disease or even just a symptom, such as pain. Each meridian is connected to a certain internal organ or organ system. In order to unblock the qi and get the body balanced, special small needles are inserted in specific places in the body. This is painless and even relaxing for many. The needles are what opens up the blockages and allows the qi to freely flow throughout the body’s meridians, restoring the body’s balance and stopping the symptoms.

For women with PCOS, the biggest benefit is regulating the menstrual cycles. Acupuncture can also help with weight loss, headaches and mood swings. Many other conditions also benefit from acupuncture as well. Infertility has been known to be a big reason that people seek help from acupuncture. Many find that when they are going through conventional medicine treatments for infertility, that it is extremely beneficial to add in some Chinese medicine as well, such as acupuncture. The two work hand in hand in treating not only the symptom but also any other issues attached to that symptom.

There are very few studies that include PCOS sufferers and acupuncture but one study of five women with PCOS that do regular acupuncture sessions shows that all five women regained normal menstrual cycles by the end of the study. Acupuncture can restore the menstrual cycle within just a few short sessions. Some women even see total relief of their problems after just one acupuncture session.

The effects of acupuncture are complex. How it works is not entirely clear but almost everyone that tries acupuncture says that it does work. It may produce a variety of effects in the body and the brain. It increases our pain threshold and my also increase our blood circulation and body temperature. It affects white blood cell activity and also has been known to regulate blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol levels.

With all of these possibilities, it seems silly not to try it out. A typical acupuncture session is an hour or less and costs around fifty dollars. Many holistic centers and spas are popping up everywhere you turn so finding a certified, experienced acupuncturist shouldn’t be too hard. Keep an open mind and try it if you have any medical issues. You will be surprised at the outcome.

I have tried acupuncture a few times in the past and had outstanding results. I have PCOS and at one point in my life, my cycles were extremely irregular. I had one acupuncture session and within in a week, had a period on my own, with no medication help. I continued with the acupuncture until things regulated and I haven’t done it since. I haven’t had the need, but if that day ever arises and I feel that things are turning for the worst again, I will have acupuncture done before seeking help from a conventional medicine doctor. I know many people as well, that have had acupuncture done and have seen dramatic results. It can help almost any problem you might be experiencing. This is the way to go before resorting to unnecessary medications or procedures. It is inexpensive, quick and easy to find. I recommend it to anyone and everyone seeking help with their health.

Compressive Type Back Pain

This type of pain is caused when the nerve roots that leave the spine are irritated or pinched. A herniated disc is a very common cause of compressive pain. The nerves that leave the lower lumbar spine join to form the Sciatic Nerve which provides sensation and controls the muscles of the lower leg. Irritation of the nerve root typically produces pain down the back of the leg, side of the calf, and possibly into the side of the foot. A herniated lumbar disc characteristically produces sciatica but not may not cause back pain. The muscles that the nerve controls may become weak and the reflexes disappear.

Spinal stenosis can also cause compressive type pain. In some people, degeneration of the spine can result in a narrowing of the spinal canal where the spinal nerves are located. This causes all of the nerves within the spinal canal to become inflamed, and fail to function properly. Numbness can invoke both of the lower extremities and may become worse with activities such as walking. Pain can involve both of the lower extremities and worsens with activities such as walking, and gets better after short periods of rest. Weakness of the muscles of both legs may also occur, and again this may get worse when activity increases.

Chiropractic adjustments restore joint function and mobility and relieve irritation of pain-sensitive structures. Your chiropractor is specially skilled in the techniques of spinal adjustments and knowledge in the prevention and relief of low back problems.

Sufferers of back pain, acute or chronic, should seek chiropractic help immediately !

Historically, adjustments (spinal manipulation) have been accepted by patients for eons as an appropriate method of treating back pain. Hippocrates, the father of Medicine, used this approach more than 2000 years ago while 1995 marked the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the introduction of chiropractic to the modern world. Today, the chiropractic profession is recognized as one of the five diagnosing professions in Ontario (also dentistry, optometry, medicine and psychology) and throughout the world. Over 200 million visits are made to chiropractors annually, many for treatment and/or prevention of lower back pain.

Chiropractic stresses the importance of body wellness in maintaining a healthy back. Treatment/prevention programs will include instruction in good back habits, diet, exercise and overall body conditioning. If alternative forms of therapy are required, your chiropractor is knowledgeable about other health professionals and can refer you.

Copyright: Acupuncture Arlington Heights IL

Life Coaching 101

As human resources has evolved from managing the benefits and employee details of an organization to an investment-based philosophy, companies and individuals are embracing a new teaching method of personal development, life coaching. Part encourager, strategist, and accountability partner, life coaching is a growing tool for people whose needs are not met within the mentor-mentored relationship.
With corporations pushing productivity and excellence, the trickle down effect has landed in the minds of managers and supervisors who want to experience similar transformation in their personal lives as they conquer fear, adversity, and change. With motivational speakers like Tony Robbins and Les Brown have extreme pep rallys on the dimes of corporations, individuals like Rhonda Britten and Iyanla Vanzant launch people into orbit through personal development sessions as well as larger group meetings of life coaching.

Life coaching’s origins began as counseling took on a different form as people sought to get counsel on matters beyond the typical problems of marriage, addiction, and finances. That counsel was based on the personal development and desire to push beyond this invisible ceiling a person felt confined by. Within life coaching, any individual was able to tackle life in a fresh and exciting way as both coach and the individual agreed on their level of investment and the goals that would be pursued.
People that utilize life coaching do so because they value the input and counsel a life coach brings. A true life coach is someone who partners with their student to ensure that they reach their goals. Successful life coaches bring tremendous value to their student’s lives and usher in the necessary changes to propel their students to greater success, healing, and joy.
Life coaching is not a hocus pocus therapy session where students tell their entire life’s story with the hope that a life coach can make sense of it without any great effort on the student’s part. Quite the contrary, successful life coaching is based on a coach’s ability to discern the root issues of a person’s life and to help them overcome them through coaching exercises, techniques, and other methods.
In the case of Rhonda Britten whose Fearless Living life coaching program is centered on aggressive confrontations of fear, her life coaching strategies were so successful that she parlayed them into a television show called, Starting Over. In the course of five seasons, she was a catalyst to the change of countless women as they overcame their pasts and the consequences of poor decision-making. Her success both here in America and across the ocean in England is based in large part to her commitment to do everything in her power to see to it that her students reach their goals.
As a discipline, life coaching revolves around five objectives. These objectives include what the individual wants to accomplish and a reasonable timetable for them to be met. The goals must be specific and clear. And no goal can be agreed upon unless it is measurable. Lastly, the goals must be action-oriented and results-focused.
When Rhonda Britten begins coaching someone her first goal is to get a picture of what the student wants the end result to look like. Without an image of an end result, the Chicago life coach has no direction to bring the student to. On the other hand, when a student is aware of what the end result will look like; both the life coach and the student have somewhere to push towards. As the student paints the picture, the life coach will look to make sure the picture is specific and clear so that there is no gray area in what they are accomplishing together.
Having grasped the picture of transformation that is desired, the life coach will set out to develop ways to measure a person’s progress in relationship to where they are when they begin the coaching period. When a student is able to continually measure they are able to see the progress that they are making to encourage and inspire them to work harder.
The actions a student will have to do will be action-oriented. Seeing that a student typically gets into a rut because of passive behavior, the life coach will create actions that will push the student to excel and succeed. The more a student is able to feel the joy of success the more it will become the hunger that drives them.
In business, managers are looking for answers more than questions. It is the questions that have led them to the path they are on now. But in life coaching, as opposed to giving you the answers, the life coach will create situations or ask the appropriate questions to get you to see what you have been blind to before.
Results are the bottom line for life coaches. Life coaches fail their students when the number of sessions has been completed and the student has accomplished very little if anything. Just like in business, life is about results. If no noticeable change has been made, life coaching has been a waste. On the other hand, if life coaching is to have any real benefit, results are what will tell the story better than anything else.
Life coaching cannot and will not go on forever. Typically, an aggressive case of life coaching will last six to nine months in length; more passive cases can last upwards of fifteen months as students and life coaches develop a systematic plan of action.
Life coaching is a productive way for men and women to address issues that have kept them from pursuing dynamic positions and places. Successful life coaches bring tremendous value to their clients in a way no other discipline has or can. With motivational speaking and success media selling at high levels, life coaching will experience similar growth in the future as men and women gain perspective, passion, and principles to live a dynamic life.

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