Best Acupuncture Services in Chicago

I have never tried acupuncture before, but I have been curious about it for some time. I actually scheduled an appointment about a year ago, but I didn’t go because something came up and I had to cancel the appointment. I was going to reschedule but that never happened. So I am going to try to find the best Chicago acupuncture services around, and make an appointment in the near future, because I think it is past time that I actually give it a shot.

The reason that I am so anxious to give it a shot now is because I have been dealing with chronic pain for quite awhile and I have tried a lot of other things, but nothing has really caused me to enjoy a lasting reduction in my symptoms. So I am kind of desperate, and I think that is fairly understandable. Most people do not handle living with chronic pain very well. Or so I assume anyway. Continue reading “Best Acupuncture Services in Chicago”

I No Longer Have Chronic Headaches

I used to get headaches at least twice a week. Sometimes, it was a lot more frequent. No matter how few or how many I would get, it was something that I was just never able to get used to. I would take over the counter medication, and sometimes I would have to take a prescription medication if the headache was so severe that it would just not go away with the OTC pain relievers. When my doctor told me that he wanted me to see a chiropractor in Redding because of my headaches, I honestly did not see the connection at all.

I had never been to a chiropractor before, but that was because I thought that their only specialty was back and neck pain. I had no idea that they treat so many other conditions too, including chronic headaches. Continue reading “I No Longer Have Chronic Headaches”

A Breast Enhancement Cream That Works

I wanted to learn more about a product called Naturaful after hearing about it. I read about it in an article I had found online, but I wanted to go to an unbiased site to get all of the details on it. I did not want just the favorable things that a company would definitely say about their product. I wanted to know everything about it, whether it was positive or negative. I did a search that told me to follow this link to find the information that I wanted, and I was able to get all of the details about this cream on the kind of site I was looking for.

What I liked about everything that I read was that this cream not only helps to enlarge breasts but it makes them firmer too. Continue reading “A Breast Enhancement Cream That Works”

Moving to the Beach is Just What I Wanted

When my husband said that we were being transferred to another city because of his work, I was a little disappointed. I felt so at home where we had lived together for 20 years already. But I also learned that the city we were moving to is a coastal town, and that was intriguing. So, I went ahead and began looking for a new doctor and dentist in Wollongong so that we would all be set up with that before we arrived. In doing that, I had been doing some research about the rest of the town as well.

The more that I learned about what it’s like to live in a beach area, the more my anticipation built up. Continue reading “Moving to the Beach is Just What I Wanted”

Working oF Sleeping Pills

Sleeping pills are sedatives that depress the central nervous system of the human body. This results in tranquility, relaxation, less anxiety, sleepiness, slowed breathing, slurred speaking, staggering gait, poor judgment and slow, uncertain reflexes. They are also called downers, tranquillizers, depressants, anxiolytics, soporifics or sedative hypnotics.

Most sleeping pills are usually prescribed for patients with anxiety problems. However, those described as sedatives are also used to help people sleep. Long term use of sleeping pills is discouraged as they are addictive and could be dangerous to the health of the patient.

The human body has two basic drives which is the waking drive and the sleeping drive. During the day, the waking drive is strong and the brain remains active. As the day wears on, the waking drive becomes weaker and the sleeping drive strengthens. As evening approaches, the sleeping drive builds up and by the time night approaches, the body is ready to go to sleep. What a sleeping pill does is that it strengthens the sleeping drive in the human body. A person with insomnia has imbalanced sleeping and waking drives.

In normal people, the onset of darkness induces the pineal gland in the brain to secrete a hormone called melatonin which prompts the body to go into the sleep drive. The melatonin makes the body less alert, it slows down the body mechanisms and the person begins to feel the need to sleep. The action of sleeping pills is similar. It sends signals to the brain that approximate to the symptoms produced by the hormone melatonin. The central nervous system is dampened and its ability to function is diminished. This makes the person sleepy. Sleeping pills work less effectively when the patient has had long term insomnia or has had trouble staying asleep for a long time.

Most sleeping pills are Benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are minor tranquilizers that belong to a class of drugs that are used to induce sleep. There are several drugs such as Nitrazepam, Loprazolam and Flurazepam that are categorized under Benzodiazepines. However, benzodiazepines are also used to tackle problems relating to anxiety, epileptic seizure and amnesia and it is important to choose the right benzodiazepine as a sleeping pill. Some of the trade names of benzodiazepines drugs are Mogadon, Remnos and Somnite. The natural herb Mandrake is also a common ingredient in these drugs. Mandrake is traditionally known as a drug that helps people sleep.

However, there are possibilities of side effects when taking sleeping pills. Most benzodiazepines have the same side effects- headaches, drowsiness, light-headedness, unsteadiness, confusion, forgetfulness, dependence, withdrawal, increase in aggression and muscle weakness. There are many drugs that one might be consuming that may interfere with the effectiveness of sleeping pills. These drugs themselves may be sleep inducing and taking sleeping pills in addition to such drugs will result in the effect of these pills lasting longer. People with respiratory problem, muscle problems, a history of drug or alcohol abuse or personality disorder, who are consuming sleeping pills, are advised to use it with caution and to consult their physician before taking any sleeping pill.

Moreover, some sleeping pills are known to cause amnesia. Patients have been known to perform several physical activities-even going on a binge on food-while completely asleep under the effects of the sleeping pill. Patients must, therefore, ensure that the instructions are followed meticulously and go to bed immediately after taking the sleeping pill.