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  1. Acupressure Points and Massage Treatment

    WebMD takes a look at acupressure, a therapy that may be used to relieve pain, nausea, and depression

  2. Hydrotherapy - Topic Overview

    What is hydrotherapy?Hydrotherapy is the use of water to treat a disease or to maintain health. The theory behind it is that water has many properties that give it the ability to heal:Water can store and carry heat.Water can dissolve other substances, such as minerals.Water cannot hurt you, even if you are sensitive to your surroundings.Water is found in different forms, such as ice, liquid, or ..

  3. Building Resilience - Topic Overview

    What is resilience? Resilience is an "inner strength" that helps you bounce back after stressful situations. When you are resilient,you may recover more quickly from setbacks or difficult changes,including illness. Developing resilience begins with simple actions or thoughts that you practice,such as planning for what you'll do next and learning to accept change. Being resilient doesn't ...

  4. Social Connections - Topic Overview

    What are social connections? Social connections are the relationships you have with the people around you. They may be close,like family,friends,and coworkers,or more distant,like people you know casually. They can be as close as next door or so far away that you only connect with them by telephone or through the Internet. Your network of relationships may be big or small. One or two ...

  5. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What does it mean to be grateful? Gratitude is saying "thank you." But it's more than a thank-you to a friend for a favor or gift. Gratitude is saying thanks for everything that is important to you and good in your life. You are thankful for a gift,but you're also thankful to watch a sunset,do well at a sport,or to be alive. You see your life and your experiences as a gift. Gratitude is ...

  6. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What is optimism? Optimism is a hopeful,positive outlook on the future,yourself,and the world around you. It is a key part of resilience,the inner strength that helps you get through tough times. By definition,optimism helps you see,feel,and think positively. But it has extra benefits you might not know about-optimism helps keep up your physical health too. 1 You don’t have to be a ...

  7. Dealing With Negative Thoughts - Topic Overview

    What exactly is a negative thought? Suppose a coworker or a grocery store clerk suddenly gave you a mean look. How would you react? Would you just let it slide off you,like water off a duck? Or would you take it personally and feel bad about yourself,or even get angry about it? If you turn small things into big things that bother you for days,weeks,or even longer,you’re having negative ...

  8. Good-Health Attitude - Topic Overview

    Good health requires a positive attitude. It's up to you to decide to make the most of things when you are faced with health challenges. This attitude-a good-health mind-set-doesn't just happen. It takes work,every day. The following tips will help you enjoy a "good-health attitude": 1 Focus on your abilities instead of your disabilities. Focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses. ...

  9. Belly-Breathing (Diaphragmatic Breathing) - Topic Overview

    Belly-breathing fills your lungs fully,slows your breathing rate,and helps you relax. Place one hand on your belly just below the ribs and the other hand on your chest. You can do this while standing,but it may be more comfortable while you are lying on the floor with your knees bent. Take a deep breath through your nose. As you inhale,let your belly push your hand out. Keep your chest ...

  10. Stress Management: Practicing Yoga to Relax

    Yoga means different things to different people. This Actionset focuses on a kind of yoga called Hatha yoga. One of the benefits of Hatha yoga is that it can relieve stress and help you relax. Key points Yoga includes breathing,meditation,and exercises,called postures or poses,that stretch the body. You can do yoga to help you relax. The goals of yoga include improved physical and mental ...

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