The month of December is marked by words like: love, peace, joy, jolly, bright and ho ho ho! It’s supposed to be a joyful time of year, but for many it can be a time of darkness and depression. Instead of joy it can be filled with loneliness, anxiety, sadness and depression.
According to WedMD you may experience something called the “holiday blues.” They state the typical sources of this holiday sadness may include: … Continue reading
RSD stands for Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy. McGill Pain Index has ranked it as the most painful form of chronic pain. If you have RSD, there are some common symptoms. According to the New York State Department of Health, “the key symptom is, chronic, intense pain that is out of proportion to the severity of the injury and which gets worse over time rather than better.” The most commonly affected areas of your body include: arms, legs, hands or feet. … Continue reading
So much about Halloween revolved around the feelings of fear. Houses, stores and people are decorated to invoke fear and scare all those who pass by. Thankfully, this is a short season and all is well and returned to “normal” after October 31.
After Halloween passes if you still suffer from constant fears then you probably suffer from anxiety. These terms and feelings usually go hand-in-hand, but there are differences between fear and anxiety. … Continue reading
Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles utilizes Ketamine treatment to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, chronic pain and alcoholism. Our methods offer you with alternative forms of treatments. We offer ketamine intranasal spray as a supplementary therapy to our IV Ketamine infusion treatment. Nasal spray may also be used for maintaining freedom from your symptoms. While your customized dosage and frequency will be different from other patients, the method for using your nasal spray is the same depending on whether you use a pump or spray. … Continue reading
Have you taken the Enneagram personality test yet? It seems like, although it’s been around for a long time, it has emerged as another way to identify different personality types. Type One, The Perfectionist, is the first type described on the scale. You can read a lot more about this, and the eight other personality types here.
According to the Narrative Enneagram Perfectionists “believe they must be good and right to be worthy. Consequently, Perfectionists are conscientious, responsible, improvement-oriented and self-controlled, but also can be critical, resentful and self-judging.” … Continue reading
“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” –Abraham Lincoln
With the recent cases of celebrity suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, it’s made our nation stop and take a look at the cause of it. According to the CDC nearly 45,000 Americans died by suicide in 2016. While suicide is a choice, if you’re contemplating it, it may seem like it is the only and best choice for you. … Continue reading
Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy time with your friends and family members. The kids are out of school and everyone looks forward to a summer vacation where memories are made and relationships are deepened. However, for many of you, you may be dreading the thought of taking a family adventure due to your chronic pain.
Chronic pain cannot only affect your physical body, but it can also affect your emotional health as well. Depression typically accompanies chronic pain due to the constant strain that is put on your body daily. It can wear you down and cause you to want to “tap out” of every situation. Here you can read more information by WedMD about common symptoms of chronic pain. … Continue reading
Have you ever been on a trip and you thought you knew where you were going, but ended in a place that you never intended? It’s frustrating and makes you retrace your steps to discover where you made the wrong turn that led you on the wrong track. The journey to alcoholism can be similar to that of discovering you’re in the wrong place that you never intended to be.
If you are a social drinker, you may have become addicted to alcohol while some of your peers may not. Your genes may play a big role in triggering your development of alcoholism. Did you know that children of alcoholics are four times more likely to become alcoholics as well … Continue reading
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was once thought to only affect people in the military due to their shocking, terrifying and dangerous encounters during war. While this is still a very common and understood disorder for people in the military, it is also common for anyone who has suffered from a trauma in life.
The way PTSD develops is through a traumatic or series of traumatic events that triggers your body into a “flight or fight” mode. This releases stress hormones to give you the energy to survive. This process can make your brain be in a perpetual state of danger mode. Even when you are safe and secure your body remains in high alert, and the stress is perpetuated. … Continue reading