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The brain is not a stagnant realm fed with a granted quota of intelligence and memory at birth. It is always in a state of flux. Exercising your brain in various ways accelerates its ability to perform better. It is in your hands to have a sharper take on situations and occurrences. Playing games that require brainstorming, solving quizzes, crosswords or playing chess makes you feel rejuvenated and tired at the same time; the reason being activated brain cells. A healthy brain will affect your life decisions positively and you probably will think rightly before you leap.
Tips to exercise those brain cells:
1. Meditate and calm your mind: Ten minutes of meditation each day can help you get over anxiety. When your mind is at peace you think out pros and cons with enhanced insight. This composure reflects in each of your actions. Meditation demands your brain to be quiet when it is accustomed to work; you therefore have greater control over it.
2. Music can improve your brain abilities: Music is the best antidote for a sloppy brain. Music excites the neurons healing a bruised memory. It gifts you with clarity of thought. Apart from listening to music one must try to play a musical instrument. Teaching yourself things puts your mind through a strict regimen of constructive activities.
3. Take out time to learn a new language: We are paralyzed the minute our brain gives up. Due to several external and internal reasons each one of us is likely to suffer from cognitive disorders on being subjected to extreme pressure or shock. Trying to learn a new language motivate your brain cells to have a wider vocabulary, which further restricts your chances of brain damage.
4. Mental mathematics could better your intelligence: Calculators, computers and phones are ridding us of our ability to compute individual data. Computation and consolidation of data helps your mind to work faster with precision. So, you now know those lessons on mental mathematics in childhood were actually the key to a well-rounded brain.
5. Think of something novel: The more the number of neurons the merrier is your brain. Take pains to direct your mind on a novel track. Thinking beyond what is given and expected helps your brain grow new neurons. It builds up your creativity letting you discover more of your capabilities.
Anxiety and depression affects countless people around the world, some in more serious ways than others. Using essential oils for anxiety and depression has been a part of human culture for thousands of years, and remains a popular treatment to this day.
While stress is a natural part of life, and can often help our bodies prepare for different situations, anxiety can often become pervasive, changing your outlook on life. Stress and anxiety can increase inflammation, put strain on the immune system, and lead to oxidative stress and chronic disease. It can also negatively impact the stability of your personal, emotional, professional and social lives. And depression can cause you to lose interest in beloved activities, have poor sleeping habits, lose weight, and disengage from the outside world.
While many people think of anxiety as being a result of worry in our lives, it can also be caused by environmental factors, genetics, chemical changes in the brain and medical side effects. Similarly, depression is characterized by major changes in hormone and chemical levels in the brain and body, in conjunction with life events, grief, medical conditions and genetics. Using essential oils for anxiety and depression can help to alter that brain chemistry, promote the balance of hormones, and improve overall mood and attitude, thanks to their sedative, soothing, stimulating, energizing and detoxifying properties.
Best essential oils for anxiety and depression
Some of the most popular essential oils for anxiety and depression include rose, vetiver, ylang ylang, lavender, bergamot, basil, lemon, frankincense, chamomile, patchouli, clary sage, jasmine, peppermint, valerian root and geranium oils, among others.
This powerful essential oil is often used in aromatherapy practices for improving meditation and clearing the mind of anxiety and worry. It also helps to lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate, which can provide a feeling of calm during an anxiety attack.
How to use - Topically apply a few drops of this oil to the back of your neck, or mix this oil into a room diffuser or aromatherapy machine.
Valerian root oil
One of the common side effects of anxiety is tension in the stomach, cramping and indigestion. Valerian root oil can not only improve your mental state, but also soothe the stomach and stop the cycle of anxiety in its tracks. It is also a sedative, which can help with any symptoms of insomnia you may be experiencing as a result of anxiety.
How to use – external use of this oil is quite popular, particularly for sprinkling on the pillow before you go to sleep, allowing you to inhale the aromatic compounds all night.
To instill a sense of calmness in the body and mind, many people turn to chamomile oil, as it can settle feelings of restlessness that often accompany depression. This oil can elevate your mood, simply by inhaling it, and will also reduce sleeplessness, another common side effect of depression.
How to use – you can inhale chamomile oil straight from the bottle to soothe your nervous system, or you can add a few drops to a room diffuser.
The active components of lemon oil have been directly connected to a boost to cognitive energy. When you are in the throes of an anxiety or depressive episode, this oil can clear away the mental fog, giving your purpose and clarity, and boosting mood by increasing energy levels in the body through elevated circulation.
How to use – you can mix a few drops of lemon oil in a glass of warm water to induce a sense of focused calm, or you can add the lemon oil to your bathwater and re-set your mood.
This is one of the most versatile essential oils for anxiety and depression, as it can reduce inflammation in the body, stimulate the immune system, boost energy, lower blood pressure and reduce feelings of fatigue or despondency. For someone suffering from anxiety-induced depression, basil oil is a comprehensive remedy for all related symptoms.
How to use – adding a few drops of this oil to a pot of steaming water and then breathing in deeply can deliver the powerful aromatic compounds directly to the parts of your brain that need them. Using this oil in a room diffuser is also effective.
This powerful natural oil is not the most common, but it does interact directly with the central nervous system as a tonic, helping to regulate nervous system function, reducing panic and hypersensitivity. This is crucial for people suffering from chronic anxiety.
How to use – this oil is often combined with rose or lavender oil and then applied to the wrists, just a few drops on each. This can let the oil quickly enter your bloodstream and provide a pleasant, uplifting smell all day.
This popular oil has a number of stimulating properties, capable of elevating blood pressure, increasing mood and balancing hormone levels in the body. This can rapidly impact feelings of depression, while also countering anxiety by releasing dopamine and serotonin into the bloodstream.
How to use – this oil is popular in aromatherapy and room diffusers, as a few inhalations can start to boost energy levels. You can also apply a few drops to the back of your neck or wrists.
With its sedative and soothing qualities, lavender oil can help to lower blood pressure and moderate symptoms of anxiety, while also regulating hormones to reduce mood swings and periods of depression. Lavender also has anti-inflammatory properties when inhaled, which can reduce pain and chronic discomfort, which often leads to long-term anxiety.
How to use – putting a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow can induce sound sleep and leave you feeling rested in the morning, with a positive attitude and balanced hormones.
Research has shown that the aromatic compounds in patchouli oil are able to stimulate the release of dopamine and serotonin, which can quickly flood the body and replace feelings of sadness or despondency with hope and happiness. The sedative and analgesic properties can also promote healthy, pain-free sleep, which can further help avoid depressive episodes.
How to use – the pleasant, unmistakeable aroma of patchouli oil makes it a favorite for room diffusers, as it can help to keep your mood elevated and optimistic all day. Applying a few drops to the back of the neck is also a popular remedy.
Ylang ylang oil
Studies have shown that ylang ylang oil can reduce blood pressure and slow the release of adrenaline within the body, helping it counter panic attacks and reduce overall stress hormones in the body. It also has sedative properties that can aid sleep disorders and insomnia, which are common side effects of depression.
How to use – topically applying a combination of ylang ylang oil and a carrier oil (coconut or almond) to your skin as a massage oil or chest rub is an excellent way to deliver the active ingredients and see rapid results.
This oil can stimulate blood flow and circulation, and some of its active ingredients are even used in antidepressant medications. It is commonly praised for being able to clear the mind, invigorate the senses and provide relaxation for an overactive nervous system, in the case of anxiety.
How to use – you can add this oil to a room diffuser or topically apply it to the neck, stomach, hands or feet, where it can be readily absorbed.
This is a highly valued oil for its ability to regulate the central nervous system and balance hormone production. When using this oil, you can quickly calm your emotions and increase levels of happiness through the release of serotonin, helping to fight off depression, regardless of the cause.
How to use – inhalation is the most effective way to use jasmine, so adding it to a room diffuser, or putting a few drops in a steaming pot of water and then breathing in deeply, will provide you with almost immediate effects!
Chronic pain and inflammation are often connected to depressive symptoms, so geranium oil’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties are very important. Furthermore, this oil is a sedative, helping to induce sleep and promote feelings of calmness so you can rest uninterrupted through an entire night.
How to use – people often place a few drops in their hands, rub them together, and then breathe deeply before going to sleep. However, room diffusers and aromatherapy practices also work well with geranium oil.
Using essential oils for anxiety and depression can be extremely beneficial, without the side effects of pharmaceutical solutions. However, each of these potent oils comes with its own unique set of side effects, ranging from skin inflammation and fatigue to severe gastrointestinal reactions, dangerously low levels of blood pressure, cognitive confusion, dizziness, appetite fluctuations, mood swings, and many more. Speak with a doctor before adding any of these concentrated oils to your health regimen. Be particularly careful about which oils can be internally consumed, as some can be quite toxic.
Hey! I Have a husky voice since I was in class 6.I underwent endoscopy and many other test for the change in voice, they said there is no nodules in my voice box but certainly there is dust particles in lungs. I actually want to hear my real voice. I like my voice very much but it's husky and I sometimes feel bad. Isn't there anyway I can get my actual voice.
MYSELF IS 42 YEARS OLD I HAVE GOT BACK PAIN AND MY WEIGHT IN ALSO AROUND 87 KGS AND I HAV E TO SIT ON COMPUTER REGULARLY AND NOT FULLY FIT FEELING NOW THE BODY IS FULL OF PAIN AND BODY IS FULL OF HAVING TIREDNESS.
Do Juvenile Myclonic epilepsy has anything to do with memory problems? I have this disease and facing too much memory problems and confusion.
Hi everyone I'm in Hyderabad. My problem is my voice is hoarse but I need sweet voice. How is it possible?
Hello! My name is DR. Vikas Khanna and today I’ll be talking very briefly about how to live and cope up with problems like Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. It is especially for the people and family members of the patients who are suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which the patient lives in his own reality, he has his own imagined reality. His behaviors and his actions are totally disassociated with what we call our normal reality. We all have our own set of realities, we perceive the world in through our colored glasses but the reality of schizophrenic patient has no common ground with the world reality. The disease has a very strong genetic disposition and sadly its prognosis is poor.
So how to cope up with it? How to live up with it? Normally we force the patient to fit himself or herself into the reality of the world which is very disturbing for the patient. We are basically perpetuating the conflict by forcing the reality. They cannot change the reality, for them, that’s the real world. Can we leave them in their own reality and at least do not aggravate the conflict? Similarly, in bipolar disorder, patients normally have episodes of high and episodes of low but we try to fit their highs into what we call normal. Can we let them enjoy their highs and not struggle with their loss?
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मिर्गी उन बिमारियों में से है जिनका पहचान काफी पहले ही हो चुकी थी. आज हम मिर्गी के लक्षण, कारण और उपचार को लेकर बात करेंगे. विशेषज्ञों के अनुसार मिर्गी की बीमारी तंत्रिका तंत्र में विकार आने के कारण होती है. तंत्रिका तंत्र का सीधा सम्बन्ध मस्तिष्क से है. जब मस्तिष्क में विकार आता है तो इसकी वजह से तंत्रिका तंत्र प्रभावित होता है. फिर मिर्गी का अटैक आता है और पीड़ित का शरीर अकड़ जाता है.
इस बीमारी को लेकर पहले समाज में कई तरह की भ्रांतियां प्रचलित थीं. हलांकि अब भी कई लोग इसे भुत-प्रेत से जोड़कर देखते हैं. कई बार तो मिर्गी के मरीज को पागल की तरह भी ट्रीट किया जाता है. यहाँ ये बताना आवश्यक है कि मिर्गी भी बस एक बीमारी के सिवा कुछ नहीं है. इस लिए इसके मरीजों को तुरंत किसी चिकित्सक के पास ले जाना चाहिए. हम मिर्गी के के विभिन्न पहलुओं पर प्रकाश डाल रहे हैं.
मिर्गी होने का क्या कारण है?
शरीर के सभी अंगों की संवेदनशीलता मस्तिष्क द्वारा तंत्रिका तंत्र को दिए गए निर्देश के अनुसार ही काम करती है. मस्तिष्क में स्थित न्यूरॉन्स ही तंत्रिका तंत्र को सिग्नल देते हैं. लेकिन जब इस प्रक्रिया में बाधा पहुंचती है यानी कि न्यूरॉन्स तंत्रिका तंत्र को सही निर्देश नहीं दे पाते हैं तब मरीज को मिर्गी का दौरा पड़ता है. इसमें शरीर का अंग विशेष कुछ देर के लिए निष्क्रिय हो जाता है. इसके कुछ संभावित कारण निम्लिखित हैं-
1. न्यूरोलॉजिकल प्रॉब्लम्स जैसे कि अल्जाईमर.
2. अनुवांशिक कारण यानि आपके खानदान में किसी को रहा हो या हो.
3. ब्रेन ट्यूमर
4. जन्म से ही मस्तिष्क में ऑक्सीजन का आवागमन पूर्ण रूप से बंद होने पर.
5. मस्तिष्क ज्वर और इन्सेफेलाइटिस के के संक्रमण से.
6. ब्रेन स्ट्रोक के कारण ब्लड वेसल्स को नुकसान पहुँचने से.
7. कार्बन मोनोऑक्साइड की विषाक्तता से.
8. अत्यधिक मात्रा में ड्रग लेना.
क्या हैं मिर्गी के लक्षण?
जाहिर है हर बिमारी के कुछ न कुछ लक्षण होते हैं जिसके आधार पर हम इसकी पहचान करते हैं. ठीक उसी तरह मिर्गी के भी कुछ प्रारंभिक लक्षण हैं. इन लक्षणों के नजर आते ही आपको डॉक्टर के पास जाना चाहिए. हलांकि जब मिर्गी के दौरे पड़ते हैं तो एकदम स्पष्ट हो जाता है.
1. मरीज का पूर्ण रूप से बेहोश हो जाना या आंशिक रूप से मूर्छित हो जाना.
2. अपना जीभ खुद से काटना या असंयमित हो जाना.
3. सर और आँख की पुतलियों का लगातार घूमना.
4. हाथ पैर और चेहरे की मांसपेशियों में खिंचाव उत्पन्न होना.
5. मूर्छा से उठने के बाद मरीज का उलझन में होना
6. पेट में गड़बड़ी होना.
7. चिकित्सकीय पहचान: एक्सपर्ट्स का कहना है कि इन सब लक्षणों के बावजूद मरीज का मेडिकल करने के बाद ही उसके रोग का निर्धारण किया जाता है. डॉक्टर मरीज़ के पल्स रेट और ब्लड प्रेशर को चेक करते हैं. फिर इसके बाद न्यूरोलॉजिकल साइन का भी परिक्षण करते हैं. इसके साथ ही इस रोग का पता ई.ई.जी, सी.टी.स्कैन या एम.आर.आई और पेट के द्वारा लगाते हैं.
क्या है इसका उपचार और कैसे करें रोकथाम?
मिर्गी एक बेहद संवेदनशील बिमारी है. इसके उपचार के लिए सबसे महत्वपूर्ण उपाय बताया जाता है कि जब भी मिर्गी का दौरा आए उस समय सीजर को नियंत्रित करना. इसे नियंत्रित करने के लिए एन्टी एपिलेप्टिक ड्रग थेरपी और कुछ सर्जरी होती है. हलांकि डॉक्टर्स का ये भी कहना है कि जिन लोगों पर दवाई का असर नहीं होता है उन्हें सर्जरी करने की सलाह दी जाती है. मिर्गी के मरीजों को ज्यादा वसा वाले खाने से दूर ही रहना चाहिए. खाने में ज्यादा से ज्यादा कार्बोहाइड्रेट वाले खाद्य पदार्थों का इस्तेमाल करना चाहिए. इससे सीजर की आवृत्ति में कमी आती है.
रोकथाम के उपाय
आपको जानकर हैरानी हो सकती है कि अभी भी मिर्गी के कारणों का ठीक से पता नहीं लगाया जा सका है. हलांकि शिशुओं के जन्म के दौरान जेनेटिक स्क्रीनिंग की सहायता से माँ को बच्चे में इसके होने का पता लगाया जा सकता है. इससे बचने के लिए आप इस बात का ध्यान रखें की आपके सर में चोट न लगे. इसके अलावा आप ये उपाय कर सकते हैं-
1. जितना हो सके तनाव से दूर रहें.
2. खाने में संतुलित आहार लें.
3. डॉक्टर द्वारा दी गई दवा का सही तरीके से सेवन करते रहें.
4. नियमित रूप से चिकित्सक से सलाह लेते रहें.
5. पर्याप्त नींद लेना भी अत्यंत जरुरी है.