The Alexander technique, named after Frederick Matthias Alexander, teaches people how to stop using unnecessary levels of muscular and mental tension during their everyday activities. It is an educational process rather than a relaxation technique or form of exercise. The Alexander technique has been shown to be helpful for back pain and Parkinson's. There is insufficient evidence to determine if it has any effect in asthma. Practitioners say that such problems are often caused by repeated misuse of the body over a long period of time, for example, by standing or sitting with one's weight unevenly distributed, holding one's head incorrectly, or walking or running inefficiently. The purpose of the Alexander technique is to help people unlearn maladaptive physical habits and return to a balanced state of rest and poise in which the body is well-aligned. History Alexander was a Shakespearean orator who developed voice loss during his performances. Process End-gaining
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Emotional HealthThe Advantages of Using the 9 Gamut Procedure - EFT Masters | EFT MastersBy Mair Llewellyn, EFT Master Introduction I really wanted to write this article because I discovered the advantages of using the 9 Gamut Procedure. I realize that most practitioners (myself included) don’t use it much because the shortcut version of The Basic Recipe usually does the job. However, there are times when it can be quite useful. The disadvantages of using the 9 Gamut Procedure There are four disadvantages. a) The first relates to time. b) On the face of it EFT is pretty weird and the 9 Gamut Procedure does not help to dispel this new age image. c) If a therapist feels discomfort about introducing the EFT Basic Recipe process which includes the 9 Gamut routine this could be unconsciously transmitted to clients. d) When using the whole of the basic recipe – which includes the 9 Gamut Procedure there is more to master. Four advantages of using the 9 Gamut Procedure Four advantages: a) One important advantage is that I actually love the 9 Gamut Procedure. The two point method
Meridian Tapping - The 9-Gamut Procedure | Project Tapping BlogAnyone who has ever done EFT knows that it looks a little silly. The fact remains, however, that it works. It is so far from how most of us are accustomed to dealing with our issues that some people feel a bit uncomfortable. Our education centres on left brained, verbal, analytical thinking, whereas the right brained, emotional and creative side is often disparaged. Battle of the Brain We are, in fact, in one of two minds at any given time. The 9-Gamut procedure looks even sillier than the tapping sequence and has not had much attention lately, but it has a very useful function. The 9 Gamut In a Nutshell Start with a round of tapping in the usual way. Close your eyesOpen your eyesLook hard down to your right Look hard down to your leftMove your eyes in a clockwise circleMove your eyes in an anti-clockwise circleHum a few seconds of any song (“Happy Birthday” works well)Now count out loud (1-2-3-4-5)Hum a few seconds again Repeat a round of tapping.
List of regions in the human brainAnatomical regions of the brain are listed vertically, following hierarchies that are standard in neuroanatomy. Functional, connective, and developmental regions are listed horizontally in parentheses where appropriate. Hindbrain (Rhombencephalon) Myelencephalon Metencephalon Midbrain (mesencephalon) Forebrain (prosencephalon) Diencephalon Epithalamus Third ventricle Thalamus Hypothalamus (limbic system) (HPA axis) Subthalamus(HPA axis) Pituitary gland (HPA axis) Telencephalon (cerebrum) Cerebral hemispheres White matter Subcortical Rhinencephalon (paleopallium) Cerebral cortex (neopallium) Neural pathways Motor systems Nerves Neuroendocrine systems Vascular systems Dural meningeal system Related topic External links
HypokinesiaHypokinesia refers to decreased bodily movement. One of the two categories of movement disorders, hypokinesia is characterized by a partial or complete loss of muscle movement due to a disruption in the basal ganglia. Patients with hypokinetic disorders like Parkinson’s Disease experience muscle rigidity and an inability to produce movement. It is also associated with mental health disorders and prolonged inactivity due to illness, amongst other diseases. The other category of movement disorder resulting from damage to the basal ganglia, hyperkinesia, features an exaggeration of unwanted motion, like twitching or writhing in Huntington’s disease or Tourette's Syndrome. Spectrum of disorders Hypokinesia describes a variety of more specific disorders: A person with medication-induced dystonia Pathophysiology Associated Neurotransmitters Dopamine GABA and Glutamate GABA and glutamate often interact with each other and with dopamine directly. Neurobiology Gender
Depression in Adults with a Chronic Physical Health Problem: Treatment and ManagementThe Role of Infections in Mental Illness | Alternative Mental Healthby Frank Strick, Clinical Research Director (The Research Institute for Infectious Mental Illness is no longer open.). In considering an infectious etiology to any chronic mental illness there are at least four categories to consider. First are those infections already recognized to induce psychiatric symptoms. While the psychiatric effects of these infections are known to the medical field, they are rarely screened for if the initial presentation is made to a mental health professional. Second are those parasitic infections such as neurocysticercosis where the brain is directly invaded by the infective agent through a well-established, imageable (visible on brain scan) mechanism (cysts, lesions, cerebral swelling etc.) Dr. Clinically, in cases like neurocysticercosis, the problem is not the lack of a well-defined mechanism but the lack of mental health practitioners qualified to make such a diagnosis or even suspect it. Remember, the brain is your body’s most energy-intensive organ.
PsychoneuroimmunologyPsychoneuroimmunology (PNI), also referred to as psychoendoneuroimmunology (PENI), is the study of the interaction between psychological processes and the nervous and immune systems of the human body. PNI takes an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating psychology, neuroscience, immunology, physiology, genetics, pharmacology, molecular biology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine, infectious diseases, endocrinology, and rheumatology. The main interests of PNI are the interactions between the nervous and immune systems and the relationships between mental processes and health. PNI studies, among other things, the physiological functioning of the neuroimmune system in health and disease; disorders of the neuroimmune system (autoimmune diseases; hypersensitivities; immune deficiency); and the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the neuroimmune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo. History Birth of psychoneuroimmunology See also