Over the past decade or so, studies have shown that the mind has more power over pain than once thought. While scientists have always known that the mind plays some role in pain and sickness -- think placebo effect -- they are learning more about the link. Fortunately, the news is good. Studies have shown that people who faithfully practice mental pain management techniques have less pain and are better able to deal with the pain they do have.
Have you recently been told that your child will need to have braces to correct an orthodontic problem, but your teen is negative about the treatment? There are a few different options you can consider to make wearing braces more bearable, and less noticeable for your teen. Unfortunately, your teen may be self-conscious about having to wear a mouth full of metal in front of their friends. They also may not want the hassle of braces, or the inconveniences that braces can cause.
Seniors who suffer from severe arthritis may have a hard time gripping their toothbrush and floss in order to clean their teeth. If you suffer from arthritis, and as a result you find it difficult to use your toothbrush, floss and other tooth cleaning implements, these tips will help you keep your teeth clean. Use Special Tools to Help You Clean Your Teeth Various tools are available on the market that can help arthritis patients grip their toothbrush, floss and other cleaning implements more easily.
Eczema, often called atopic dermatitis, is considered a childhood skin condition as most children outgrow it before the elementary age years. Eczema can persist long into the teen years, however. Even if your child's eczema does clear up, the hormonal changes of puberty and the teen years can cause it to flare up again. Unlike babies and toddlers, teens can be quite self-conscious about their skin problems, so proper treatment is essential to clear up the skin and reduce the itchy symptoms.
Pregnancy is a life changing experience for women, but it doesn't mean you have to stop exercising. Now, there are some things you really shouldn't be doing (like skiing, playing softball, kick boxing – basically anything where you'd have a high risk of falling or getting hit in the stomach), but there are many other forms of exercising you can do throughout most of the course of your pregnancy to help you stay fit and relaxed.
During my first pregnancy, I spent a lot of time pushing pillows behind my back trying to find comfort. As the size of the baby grew, so did my discomfort. By the time she was born, I was more than ready to give birth. When I found out I was pregnant again, I was determined that I would not suffer through the same discomforts. I started researching ways to ease the symptoms of pregnancy, including back pain. I created this blog to help other expectant moms find remedies to deal with those symptoms that can be emotionally and physically draining.