Ayurveda - Topic Overview
What is ayurveda?Ayurveda, or ayurvedic medicine, is a health system that people in India have used for more than 5, 000 years. Ayurveda emphasizes good health and prevention of illness through lifestyle practices (such as massage, meditation, yoga, and dietary changes) and the use of herbal remedies. Ayurvedic medicine is holistic, which means viewing the body and mind as a whole. Ayurveda not ..
Healing Touch - Topic Overview
What is healing touch?Healing touch influences a person's physical or emotional health without anyone physically touching the person. It is widespread. Healing touch is also called spiritual or energy healing, therapeutic touch, or distant healing.In the 1970s, nurses developed a specific form of healing touch called therapeutic touch to provide a more holistic (viewing the body and mind as a ...
Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview
What is therapeutic touch? Therapeutic touch is a technique to help people relax, relieve their pain, and help them heal faster. Therapeutic touch is also called a "laying on of hands." Therapeutic touch is thought to promote healing through balance in the body.
What does this tool measure?
Click here to find out how resilient you are.This tool measures your resiliency-your ability to bounce back from stressful situations. People who are resilient recover quickly from disruptive change, illness, or misfortune without being overwhelmed or acting in destructive ways.The tool uses the values you enter to calculate your score. The calculation is based on those personality factors-such ..
Should I use complementary medicine?
This information will help you understand your choices, whether you share in the decision - making process or rely on your doctor's recommendation.Key points in making your decisionYour decision on whether to use complementary medicine will involve several issues, including the amount of research available on the treatment you are considering, the opinion of your medical doctor, and why you are ..
Where to Go From Here
Write down any questions you have about hospice care to discuss with your doctor during your next visit. If you would like more information on hospice programs, including referrals to programs in your area, see the Other Places to Get Help section of this topic. ...
Stress Management - Ways to Avoid Stress
Because stress is unavoidable in life, it is important to find ways to decrease and prevent stressful incidents and decrease your negative reactions to stress. Following are activities to help you do this.Managing timeTime management skills can allow you to spend more time with your family and friends and possibly increase your performance and productivity. This will help reduce your stress.To ...
Conversations Before The Crisis
In addition to understanding what a person wants, and who is going to make those choices, conversations about the end of life are also opportunities to explore family issues.
Questions and Answers: Artificial Nutrition and Hydration and End of Life Decision Making
Observation of patients indicates that the death process is quite peaceful, and no evidence exists that they are less comfortable or aware of the removal of artificial nutrition and hydration. Learn more here.
Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions
Though you may have some form of an advance directive, you can still receive certain types of care, even if you wish to refuse others. Learn more here.