Monday, February 9, 2015

Carboxytherapy and Mesotherapy for Buerger's Disease


When you take a course in carboxytherapy or mesotherapy you are able to treat a lot of different conditions as well as relieve pain and treat the patient comsmeticl\ally. However what many students do not realize is that one of the original reasons mesotherapy was developed was to treat the peropheral circulation failure found in many different types of conitions including Buerger's disease. 

What is Buerger’s Disease?

Buerger’s Disease, also called thromboangiitis obliterans, is a rare disease of the arteries and veins in the arms and legs.  Blood vessel inflammation and clots in the blood vessels characterize the condition. The impaired blood flow that eventually damages or destroys tissues and may lead to infection and gangrene.

Buerger's disease usually begins in the hands and feet and thenmay progress to affect larger areas of the limbs.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Buerger's disease include:

  • Pain and weakness in ghd legs and feet or your arms and hands
  • Swelling in ghd feet and hands
  • Fingers and toes that turn pale when exposed to cold (Raynaud's phenomenon) and
  • Open sores on your fingers and toes

Causes

Virtually everyone diagnosed with Buerger's disease smokes cigarettes or uses other forms of tobacco, such as chewing tobacco. Quitting all forms of tobacco is the only way to stop Buerger's disease   in its tracks. For those who don't quit, amputation of all or part of a limb may ultimately be necessary.

Quitting smoking may be part of the prescribed treatments Medications are available to ease cravings and acupuncture and nutritional support should definitely be part of the treatemnt . However, you won't be able to use nicotine replacement products, such as patches or gum, since the nicotine in these products also make Buerger's disease worse.

The disease eventually cuts off circulation to fingers and toes. Amputation of limbs is a way of managing the last stages of the disease that can lead to death.

Natural Treatment With Carboxytherapy

Carboxytherapy works for this condition because it increases the the microcirculation at the injection site and it also increases vascular activity as well as oxygenation of the affective area.   Mesotherapy can also be used to assist the situation as well.


The doctor will inject sterile CO2 into the area as often as once a day to treat severe cases.


For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses in mesotherapy and carboxytherapy including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.

Friday, February 6, 2015

How NLP Benefits You and Your Patients


The benefits of NLP are numerous and often occur simultaneously in the different life “spheres” of love, health, wealth and happiness. That is because the practice allows you to quickly look at the way things really then how you would like them to be or how other people are describing them to you. Delusions are blasted away and you are able to move forward in life without bitterness and with a new sense of confidence and self-esteem.
 NLP Helps People Take Back Control 
NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) works so well because it begins with a mastery of the subconscious mind. No longer will distressing thoughts or emotional that seem to come out of nowhere be able to disable your rational thinking processes. In fact one of the best benefits of practicing NLP is the ability to control negative reactions and emotions and recognize what may be triggering them. The realization that you are letting so many innocuous things have so much control over you in life and that you can change this by walking away from them is profoundly freeing and empowering.
NLP Improves Communication 
NLP techniques and exercises can also turn you into a powerful communicator. The result is improved relationships in every sphere of your life: personal, love and career. NLP techniques are highly recommended for those in careers that require them to be leaders. 
You will easily motivate yourself and others to be the absolutely best that they can be

Synapses move like lightening.
It is important to discern that NLP is a multi-faceted and integrated treatment that balances all aspects of your being so that you are better able to nip sabotaging attitudes and behaviors in the bud, eliminate that which is not serving you in life with less drama and regret and make think more strategically, clearly and better than you ever have before.
NLP veterans swear that their luck improves after they take an NLP course but the truth is that you are better able to create your own luck because you are better able to be prepared to greet any opportunity that comes your way with open arms. Self-sabotaging and negative thoughts and behaviours are eliminated because you have consciously made the decision that you will not entertain them any longer.
Many people who practice NLP or take NLP training compare the experience to finally reading the “owner’s manual” that comes with being in possession of a human mind, body and soul. They learn things about themselves that they have never known before and as a result take complete ownership of their life.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Why Doctors Are More At Risk For Depression

If you are a doctor you are at risk of developing depression. This is because the practicing of medicine is very stressful.  Reacting constantly to stress is wearing on the human psyche and personality, even if it is what is called “happy stress.” 

Happy stress is often experienced by what is called Type A Personalities.  These personalities use stress like a form of rocket fuel that helps them shoot to the top of the profession. They also thrive on being the center of attention.

Most doctors are Type A Personalities. They are proactive, talkative and good multi-taskers.  They are also over-achievers that schedule very little time to take care of their health or personal needs. They can also be talkative, demanding, impulsive and easily distracted.

Doctors are also trained to put others first. Everyone else’s needs are the priority as they check off everything on their To Do List.  Invariably their own needs are at the very bottom of the list and carried over as an undone chore from day to day, week to week and month to month.

If there is an award to win or an underdog to fight for this type of personality will go for it.  They work hard, they play hard and unfortunately they also fall hard when their bodies and brains can’t keep up with their indomitable will and high spirits. The result is often a crash that results in fatigue, burnout or depression.

Then there is the stress caused by the constant self-promotion of the self as an honest or legitimate professional. If you are a doctor, stress is quite simply the nature of the beast.  This is because most people associate doctors with “trouble.”  It is a wonder that more doctors don’t suffer from low self-esteem considering the negative image of them that is perpetrated as a symbol of trouble.

Meeting High Expectations

It also does not help that the public as very high expectations of a doctor in terms of expectations and performance. Feelings of loneliness and being constantly misunderstood are common in their profession.

The clients that they deal with cause the third type of stress that doctors suffer from.  Very few happy individuals schedule an appointment to see a doctor. On a doctor cannot guarantee a good prognosis after a case is stated. All that a good doctor can really do is manage the crisis as well as any emotional reactions or behavioral problems that clients might be displaying.

Yet another source of stress is the highly competitive nature of the business. Being a doctor means being combative, competitive, aggressive and adversarial. Being ruthless full time leads to feelings of shame and low self-esteem in some doctors as the negative actions, words and thoughts accumulate in the psyche. Eventually all of the genuine grief we feel as human beings at the persistence of unfairness and cruelty in the world catches up with us and overwhelms us with depression.

The Mask of Indifference

Yet another strain is the mask of the professional that must be worn by doctors.  It is not easy to consistently exhibit a calm and confident exterior while inside we are feeling fear, disgust, and even shock about what is happening in court and in our patient's lives.  Doctors are trained to e impervious and objective. This can cause a person to become neurotic and depressed as feelings are repressed.

Doctors are famous for working long hours. Early on in their careers doctors who want to make it often work at least sixty hours a week and as one hundred hours. Leading this type of exhausting schedule can also lead to depression.

It is also common for medical professionals to watch their social and family lives degrade simply because their demanding schedules take precedence.  This can lead to feelings of alienation and not feeling supported by relatives.

There is a good metaphor to describe how stress causes depression. You need to think of your body as a car and stress as something that causes the air to leak out of your tires. When you are not under stress, your fat pumped up tires glide evenly over every little bump in the road. However the flatter your tires are, thanks to the deflation of stress factors, the more you will feel every little miserable pebble, bump and pit in the road. The result is a more irritable individual who is prone to depression and burn out.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.