Aromatherapy is often called an "alternative therapy. Based on my experience, I would prefer to call aromatherapy a "complementary therapy," one that can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including headache and Migraine medications. Each person should, of course, check with their own physician, but mine advised me that he felt it was a safe complementary therapy for me. What IS Aromatherapy? Simply stated, aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils extracted from plants for both physiological and psychological treatment. Aromatherapy is an ancient practice that began when people of early civilizations began discovering the healing properties of plants. The term "aromatherapy" was first used by René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French chemist in 1928. Gattefossé was working in his family's 0perfumier business when he accidentally discovered that lavender caused a severe burn on his hand to heal more rapidly and with...
If you suffer from insomnia, your body’s sleep and wake cycle may be to blame. If there are no underlying medical conditions causing this problem, there are natural things you can do to help regulate your inner body rhythm. These natural remedies may be all that is needed to get your body’s cycle back on track.
The first thing to understand about the sleep and wake cycle is the hormone called melatonin. It is controlled by light exposure. It is what helps regulate your sleep and wake cycle. The body naturally secretes more of this hormone in the evening, when it starts to get dark, so your body can relax and sleep. The body produces less of this hormone during the day when it is light outside.
Melatonin production is a natural design of the body. It keeps you alert when you need to be alert, and it helps your body shut down when it’s time for rest. The problem is that today’s modern life can disrupt the production of melatonin. Your body may not know wh...
Tremor - familial
Treatment may not be necessary unless the tremors interfere with your ability to perform daily activities.
How well medicine works depends on the individual patient.
Medications that may reduce tremors include propranolol, Mysoline and other anticonvulsants, and mild tranquilizers. If tremors are severe and do not go away with medicine, surgery to implant a deep brain stimulator (DBS) in the brain may be an option.
Caffeine (in substances such as coffee and soda) and other stimulants should be avoided because they can make tremors worse.
Alcoholic beverages in small quantities may decrease the tremors, but drinking should be carefully monitored to avoid alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence , especially if there is a family history of alcohol problems. How alcohol decreases an essential tremor is unknown.
A familial tremor is not a dange...
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