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Recovering from Addiction to Prescription Medications

I never thought of myself as an addict, but I did end up addicted to anti-anxiety medication after developing Generalized Anxiety Disorder. At some point, the medicine stopped being a way to deal with the nervousness and panic attacks, and became something my body craved. I knew that I needed help fast. Fortunately, a local drug rehab program includes support for people like me. They helped me wean off the medication, use methods like massage therapy to help my nerves heal, and even provided ongoing counseling for our family. I don't know how I would have made it without their help. If you suspect that your medication has crossed the line from being helpful to hurtful, take heart. Let me tell you about my journey out of addiction and back to wholeness.

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Recovering from Addiction to Prescription Medications

    5 Tips For Recovery After Carpal Tunnel Sugery

    Although some people are able to handle carpal tunnel without surgery, it may become your best option at some point. In order to get the most out of this surgery, you will want to consider the following five tips for recovery: Keep Hands Elevated: After having the surgery, it's important to keep your hands elevated in order to reduce inflammation. When sitting, have your hands resting on pillows to keep them upright.

    Best Foot Forward: 2 Yoga Exercises For Feet That Ache

    Yoga exercises are a great way to build strength, balance, and flexibility. But if you live with foot pain (whether from a sports injury, a klutzy moment, or even just weak feet) it can be hard to find yoga exercises that will allow you to stretch and rejuvenate yourself without hurting your foot further. So if you're looking for yoga exercises that you can do without causing more damage to your foot, then here's a couple you should know about.

    A Little Yoga Could Lead To Big Improvements In Accounting Departments

    Wellness programs are commonly designed to support better mental and physical health in the office. Yoga has found its way into many corporate wellness programs. Any business with a high-stress accounting department should seriously think about integrating the ancient art into a wellness program. Doing so may lead to far fewer costly mistakes when accountants are overwhelmed with paperwork and number crunching. Controlling the Mind A person who is stressed out and overburdened at work is not going to maintain the proper mental clarity for highly-detailed accounting work.

    Acupuncture Firsts: What To Expect From That First Appointment

    Acupuncture is a popular treatment for many chronic pain conditions, including carpal tunnel, arthritis and other problems. If you're considering acupuncture for a condition you've been struggling with, it can be helpful for you to understand the process. Here's a look at what you should know to ease your uncertainty before you take that leap. How Does Acupuncture Actually Work? Acupuncture uses a variety of points on your body to target specific types of pain, discomfort and trouble.

    The Zika Virus And Your Reproductive Health: What Women Should Know

    With all of the buzz about the Zika virus in the news lately, it can be easy to find yourself in a panic, especially if you are a woman. As a woman, you have a great deal to worry about when it comes to your reproductive health, and now there is this new virus that seems to be causing panic and alarm. Before you become overwhelmed, get to know more about the Zika virus and how it can impact your reproductive health.

    Diabetes And Your Eyes

    As you learn more about your newly-diagnosed diabetes, you'll discover that it can have an impact on your eyes. With symptoms ranging from out of focus vision to partial blindness, this is a disease that needs to be monitored closely with proper diabetic eye care. Here are some of the ways in which your diabetes may affect your vision and how to prevent it from keeping you from seeing clearly.

    The Medication Mystery: Options For Your Child's Allergies

    When your child suffers from allergies, you want to do everything you can to help them. To treat allergy symptoms, it is important to have an understanding of the available medications. When you walk into the pharmacy, you will likely see dozens of medication advertised to treat allergies in children. Before you fill your shopping cart, get some facts on the available options. Over The Counter Medications: Choosing The Right One For Children

    3 Things To Expect When Meeting With A Chiropractor For The First Time

    If you have never been to a chiropractor you might be wondering what to expect with your first visit. Seeing a chiropractor is a great way to improve your overall health, relieve pain and find solutions to problems without the use of medication. Here are some things you should expect with your first visit.   1. The Initial Spine Assessment Since a chiropractor specializes in the spine and keeping the body in alignment they will first want to do an assessment of your spine and your balance.