Can You Treat Trichotillomania With Holistic Medicine?

Trichotillomania is an impulse control or brain disease similar to OCD or addiction where the person pulls out their own hair. The hair can be located anywhere. Trichotillamania may be caused by trauma, rape, physical violence, torture, child abuse, and very severe emotional abuse. It may be minor and easily managed or severe. This disease can overwhelm the person. It is very important for the person with this disease to eliminate or minimize exposure to any severely negative people in their life that are abusive or exploitative. It is an emotional disorder that usually needs several therapies in order to be managed successfully. There are many alternative therapies which are untried for this illness, but these may successful due to the large emotional component of the illness. Trichotillomania seems similar to addiction, OCD, and a bad habit. Quieting the mind should be one of the goals of any therapy. Alternative therapies that quiet the mind include Yoga, scalp acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT), botanical extracts, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS),and orthomolecular medicine.

This person must be evaluated by a medical professional. A full physical and diagnostic testing of hormones and neurotransmitters must occur. This patient must be evaluated for AIDS and a brain tumor. There are several diseases that are severe enough to result in very irregular symptoms. It is extremely important to be very aggressive in treating this disease. Amino acids therapy for this may be useful and could include 5-HTP, theanine, GABA, and phenylalanine. Chinese herbal patent formulas may be considered along with Chinese liquid herbal extracts. Scalp acupuncture may be very successful in treating this type of illness. It should be done with larger needles for this type of disease. Scalp acupuncture treatments last about thirty minutes to one hour. It may take nine treatments in order to see results. Laser therapy using a cold medical grade laser may work well on this patient. You may need several sessions of cold medical grade laser therapy before you see a significant change.

It is important for this person to sleep well and eat a well balanced diet without nitrates, amines, and food dyes. This person should avoid genetically modified foods, food additives, MSG, tumeric, and drink plenty of pure water to stay fully hydrated. The diet should allow Swiss method decaffeinated coffee or organic coffee and tea. This person should consider trying the Rotation Diet where each food may be eaten once during a four-day period. It is also a good idea to identify and reduce exposure to all allergens. You may want to consider some form of allergy treatment. Convention allergy treatments with shots is one alternative. NAET is a non-painful alternative that incorporates chiropractic and acupuncture with a special diet to treat allergens. This person needs consider a form of regular exercise like the walking, gym, biking, Bikram yoga, hiking, and dancing.

┬ęDr R Stone, MD-India

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5 Stress-Free Tips To Successfully Give Your Child Medicine

It’s no surprise that your little one doesn’t like the taste of medicine – you hated it when you were young, too! Apart from the not-so-appealing taste of most medications, anyone who’s feeling sick simply don’t have the taste buds or appetite for just about anything.

But sick children do need to take their doctor-recommended medicines to get better, so here are some effective tips and tricks to successfully give your child medicine:

Provide choices

Young ones tend to lose their self-control especially when they don’t feel well, that’s why it’s extremely helpful to guide them and provide them choices in every step towards recovery.

When it’s time for medicine, present them with different options that will make them feel they’re in control – how they take it (from a cup or syringe, with your help or by themselves), when they take it (before or after their sponge bath) and where they it (sitting in bed, on the couch while watching TV or at the play room).

Just be sure to supervise them if they choose to take it themselves!

Give it the right way

Oftentimes, children hate taking medicine because of the taste but sometimes the way it’s given to them is also a major reason. They tend to choke or gag, so be sure the medication is given in quantities that the child can swallow properly (divide larger doses, especially medicine with thick consistency, into smaller parts).

For babies, do not squirt the medicine directly to the throat. Squirt it into the lower cheek instead, waiting for them to swallow before squirting more. Always give medicine in a seated or upright position!

Always have a positive approach

A child needs to understand that taking medicine is not a punishment, so always approach with a positive attitude. Don’t forget to give praise if she took it without a struggle!

Give rewards

If you are really struggling to give medication to your little one, prepare a box of little goodies (small toys, stickers etc.) where he can pick out anything he likes after taking medicine. Young children are motivated by rewards and incentives, plus your sick little one deserves some fun!

Explain why it’s important

Younger children won’t understand, but you can explain why taking medication is important to school-age children. Let them know that the sooner they take it, the sooner they’ll get better and be able to play!

Try these stress-free tips to successfully give your child medicine!

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