What are the types of energy therapies?
There are many types of energy therapies but the The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicines of the United States of America, has five categories of complementary and alternative therapies.
What are the types of complementary and alternative therapies?
Whole medical systems are therapy based on whole medical systems based on theories and practices with histories predating the United States of America. This includes development of homeopathic and naturopathic medicines.
Biologically based therapy complementary medicine. This therapy is natured based view to promote wellness and treat illness with food, herbs, supplements, and vitamins. It includes alternative diet programs.
Mind-Body Interventions is a therapy that applies to affecting the bodily function and symptoms.
Manipulative and body-based methods is therapy that involves manipulation or movement of the body or parts of the body.
Energy Therapy involves transitioning energy in a client’s body.
Who are using these types of therapies?
12.7 % adults used a type of deep-breathing exercises
9.4 % adults practiced mediation
6.1 % adults practiced yoga
1.4 % adults and 0.2% children used acupuncture.
0.4% adults and 1.1 % children used a traditional healer
Reiki Basic Self Taught
What is Reiki? Reiki is the movement of positive energy throughout the body. The body has areas where Reiki energy can concentrate such as the mind, heart, and solar plexus/gut. When any of the areas in the body are blocked with negative or bad chi, the body does not function as well as it will when all the areas are unblocked.
How can I do Reiki?
Self Reiki is beginner Reiki. Easy to do and will help those who are anxious or stressed out. A form of mediation to some and a way to teach an individual to calm down. Often learned in quite areas and later can be used in noisy areas to help calm one in a stressful event.
Think of Reiki as water. When you pour water over your head it runs down. Now areas that are blocked, the water will fill in and run down. To eventually the water runs down the body with no areas blocked.
To begin, sit yourself in a comfortable area. Take several breaths. The breaths you want to take will expand the lungs fully. Often a stressed person does not realize they are breathing shallow. Close your eyes for comfort and focus. Continue to breathe evenly. This means slow and easy. Then visualize the water pouring over your head and running down your body. Focus on this water/energy making it all the way down to your feet.
Do this exercise over and over every day. Eventually, in a stressful day, you can do this exercise to calm yourself down and give your body a rest.
Ever hear that vinegar kills germs? Is it true? Vinegar is a combination of water and acetic acid (CH3COOH). Vinegar is a fermentation process. Vinegar can be produced from apple cider, balsamic, beer, cane, coconut, date, corn, rice, wheat, fruit, honey, palm, and wine to name a few types. Used in culinary dishes, beverages, and medications.
A couple health benefits from research based studies state that those who ingested vinegar frequently were able to lower cholesterol and triacylglycerol, reduce blood glucose and control diabetes, and lose weight.
But can vinegar kill germs? Yes. Vinegar has been used to kill germs since Hippocrates (460-377 BC). Studies show that the antimicrobial properties of vinegar with a 5% acetic acid content shows a bactericidal effect against strands of S. aureus, L. monocytogenes, S. Enteritidis, E.coli 0157:H7, S. sonnei, and Yersinia sp.
Being quite the biodegradable and environmentally-friendly solution for the household, Vinegar at 5% had little mercy. It is 90% effective at killing mold off and can be 99.9% effective in taking out bacteria.
Need to make sure it is dead? Add a mix of half and half Dawn dish liquid detergent with the 5% vinegar. Makes one of the best homemade solutions for cleaning and killing germs. Vinegar is a very helpful cleaner when commercial chemical cleaners cannot be used.
Hand washing killed C diff
What is C diff? C diff is the nickname of Clostridium difficile colitis. C diff is a bacteria with a hard crust that classifies it a spore bacteria.
· What are the symptoms?
· The symptoms are similar to flu symptoms.
· Typically comes on quickly within 24 hours.
· Adult patients will have three or more watery or partly formed stools. Children may experience two to three watery stools over several days.
· Recent use of antibiotics.
· Complaints of abdominal pain, may be nausea, and have loss of appetite.
· Fevers of 105 degrees Fahrenheit or 40.5 Celsius.
· Stool has a distinctive smell.
· A slight rise in white blood cell count up from a normal 10,000 to 15,000 or higher.
How do you get C diff?
· Transmitted from human to human via fecal-oral route.
· Gastric acid suppression medications.
· Antibiotics; fluroquinolone, cephalosporins, carbpenems, and clindamycin.
· Overuse of antibiotics in meat sources.
· Unclean healthcare environments.
How is C diff diagnosed?
· Cytotoxicity assay : Gold standard of diagnosis is a toxigenic culture. Stool sample grown in a petri dish and tested for toxin production. This is slow and can take up to 72 hours but remains the highest in sensitivity and specificity.
· Toxin ELISA is an immounosorbent assay and detect toxin A, B, or both with negative prediction of 96%
· Stool sample: testing for leukocyte and lactoferrin levels. Limited accuracy.
· Stool sample: Polymerase chain reaction and 90% accurate.
How do you kill C diff?
· Hand washing with soap and water. Friction breaks down the crust on the spore and allows it to be killed. Alcohol gels do not break down the crust. Hand washing between patients will prevent the spread of C diff to other patients and to health personnel.
· Medication of choice is the inexpensive Metronidazole first.
· Second medication is oral Vancomycin or in addition to Metronidazole.
· Avoiding long term antibiotic medications to decrease diarrhea to avoid worsening C diff.
· Probiotics, evidenced-based research is showing positive results in re-establishing GI flora and decreasing C diff.
· Sever cases, stool transplant or surgery.
How long will it take to get better?
· 3-5 days after treatment, symptoms will resolve in 10 days.
Are you normal? Drink water.
What is normal? Normal is the average total of what the range of what falls for a large percentage of people. So let us talk about normal ranges for water intake. Water intake helps the body function. Just like gas for a car, water is the main product that helps our body work.
Now the fall and winter seasons begins drying folks out. Dehydration causes many health problems. Start with measuring your drinking glass or look at the amount your water container holds that you are drinking from. The normal amount of 8 ounces is one "glass of water". Normal is drinking 8 of those glasses in a 24 hour time frame. Are you normal? You are if you are drinking 8 glasses of water throughout the day.
Nurse Practitioners :Precepting the Next Generation.
Nurse Practitioners students need at least 500 clinical hours and more in different disciplines. Each discipline requires x number of hours to enhance the learning experience and meet requirements for graduation and to sit for certifications. Not all schools and universities offer help in finding preceptors or find/contract preceptors for their students. The students are told to find their own preceptors. If a student cannot secure a preceptor in a determined manner, then that student may have to sit out of that term/class until they can.
What makes finding preceptors difficult is that the working Nurse Practitioner may not be able to precept even if they want to. Many working Nurse Practitioners are bound by contracts that may not let them precept because it will interfere with productivity. Some contracts state that any additional work done is owe to the company and not the Nurse Practitioner. Teaching work places may have contracts in place that stipulate that only the schools or universities listed in a collaborating contract may be accepted at the work place.
What makes student Nurse Practitioners different than many other disciplines is all Nurse Practitioners hold a Registered Nurse licenses with prior training and education. The Registered Nurses may have many years of work experience. Many work part time or full time jobs as Registered Nurses, attend school or university part time or full time, and then manage to find time to do 20 to 30 hours a week in clinical work without pay. Nor will the preceptor receive any pay for working with the student Nurse Practitioner.
So why do it? Nurse Practitioners are encourage to pay it forward. Give the gift of giving that was given to them is the general practice. But finding a preceptor is hard. The profession now has 192,000 Nurse Practitioners. An increase of 50,000 Nurse Practitioners in the last 5 years. So demand is high for a preceptor. Some schools/universities are now contracting with preceptors/companies. Several pay for clinical sites have sprang up offering paid assistance to find a preceptor to help students. Yet, the most helpful motivation will be that, soon both certifications (AANP/ANCC) will offer renewal credit by 2017 for precepting students. Currently only the ANCC certification offers credit toward renewal if a working Nurse Practitioner precepts a student Nurse Practitioner.
Meanwhile, Nurse Practitioners are strongly encourage to grow the profession by volunteering to precept. Pass it forward to those new student Nurse Practitioners.
October 2014. Dr. Lisa Goins PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, RMT will be attending the Ohio Association of Advanced Nurses (OAAPN) in Columbus, Ohio. There are over 10,000 Advanced Practice Nurses in the State of Ohio. Attending this convention allows Dr. Goins to keep up to date on skills and learn valuable information that will benefit clients. Classes count as credit toward licences renewal and allow Dr. Lisa to meet with NP peers to exchange the latest on skills and procedures that are evidence-based and researched.
Girlfriend to Fiancé
The story goes, boy meets girl, falls in love, and then asked to marry her. But let us back up a little bit on the boy’s story. We always focus on the girls’ story of how they met, fell in love, how he prosed, and all the wedding plans. But the boys’ have a story too. They also go through the worries, is this the one? Am I really in love? Do I want to spend the rest of my life with her?
Once they wrestle with the idea that this is the one, then they decide it is time to ask. Some men know right away and others it may take a bit of time for them to come to this conclusion. But the men do eventually get to the decision that this is the woman they want to be their wife.
Next, traditions. Many cultures have traditions that need to be followed. One of the most well-known is asking the Father and Mother of the woman for permission to marry her. The woman may or not know of this before being asked.
Next up, a ring or similar item that acts as a contract between the couple. It is a contract to marry and a simple yes or no is acceptable. An item, such as ring, is given when the answer is yes. If the contract is terminated, then the ring is given back. Questionable contracts involve giving the ring on a holiday, such as a Christmas gift too, so if the contract is broken, the ring may or not be returned.
This is all followed by the heart pounding, nerve wracking, and heighten stress level of figuring out how to ask the woman to marry. Where, when, how, what, and who should be there? Men can decide to do it simple and just ask while she is doing his laundry…not really the most romantic idea but it got a yes, while others have to have fireworks going off over head…got a yes, or flying overseas during a category 5 Typhoon to meet up with the woman to ask, and you can see from the picture above, she said yes.
Accident, helping family.
Enclosed is my Step-Father’s truck after he hit a semi. Injuries resulted in a helicopter ride to a trauma center. I am happy to report a happy ending, he made it, and he is now in rehabilitation.
So a lot happened very quickly after the accident happened. Heaven forbid, it happens to your family, what can you do? Can you be ready?
For starters, knowing your families’ code status. Do they want to have CPR done? Do they want to be on a ventilator?
Next, write down medications, herbs, supplements that are being taken. Put in on a card and place it in your wallet next to your drivers’ licenses. First responders are going to try to identify you. If your medications are near your licenses they are going to find it, but they aren’t going to dig through your wallet to find it. This is also a good place to mention if you wear a hearing aide, glasses, and dentures. These things can go missing when the focus is on if you are breathing and your heart is working.
The helicopter ride. It is VIP. Odds are only the person who is injured is going to ride. This means that family or other members called to the accident are not going with the helicopter. They will need a ride to the hospital, as they may now not have a vehicle to drive due to the accident.
At the hospital. The injured is now the patient. They come first. Family may not be allowed in to the room with the patient, as caregivers are doing their best. Let them do their jobs. Then when they can stabilize the patient, they will begin letting two members in at a time. Send in the persons who need to be there. The cousin twice removed on your great-uncles’ side, is not usually a priority member. When visiting and knowing, there are others who need to visit too, keep the time short. This helps not to wear out the patient and everyone gets to “lay eyes” on the patient.
Support is greatly appreciated. Prayers for good outcomes are always welcomed. Rides to and from the hospital are helpful for family. Waiting room refreshments are helpful and a good hot meal is much appreciated when family just can’t leave the waiting room and need to be close by.
Understand that families of the patient will be tired, stressed, and have a host of emotions. Do not take anything personal at this time. They are dealing with an information dump of education on how to help the patient get better. Lots of education, treatments, care, and follow up appointments are being set up. There will be still plenty of time for visiting once the patient is discharged home. The patient and family will still need prayers, support, and help with simple things they have not made a priority, like mowing the grass. And yes, bring the casserole. Someone will eat it.
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