Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Therapist in New Jersey

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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) therapy is a psychotherapy that incorporated the use of acupressure. This therapeutic method is commonly referred to as tapping. The emotional freedom technique therapist uses the points of the body that are used for acupuncture, but the therapist taps the specific points of the body rather than using acupuncture needles.

EFT therapy can be used for a variety of reasons like anxiety, eliminating pessimism, depression, stress management, and pain reduction. An emotional freedom technique therapist may work with an individual, couple, or group. Some EFT therapists offer sessions over the telephone to guide the client to be able to use the tapping method to conquer anxiety and negative emotions.

At the beginning of the session, the EFT therapist may ask the client to identify the areas of the body where the person is feeling most tense or which part of the body seems to be most affected by anxiety. Some people are more likely to feel anxiety in their stomachs or intestines and have gastrointestinal problems associated with anxiety. Others may develop headaches, heaviness or choking sensations in the throat, or chest pains in response to anxiety.

Though the therapist is most likely to perform the tapping on all the points of the body commonly touched during EFT therapy, the emotional freedom technique therapist may focus on the areas of the body where the client habitually reacts to anxiety. Some EFT therapists ask the client to rate the amount of anxiety that the person is feeling at the beginning of the session and again at the end to show the effects of the emotional freedom technique therapy.

The principle behind emotional freedom technique therapy is that the negative feelings and defeating thoughts are trapped nervous energy that can be released by stimulating the energy points used by acupuncture. The EFT therapist may tell the patient to accept that the feeling exists but that the feeling does not need to negatively impact the individual.

An emotional freedom technique therapist often tells the individual to repeat affirmative messages while the energy points are being tapped. A common phrase that is repeating during EFT therapy is: “Even though I have this feeling, I deeply and completely accept myself.” The energy points typically are tapped seven times for each sequence.

Clients who are receiving emotional freedom technique therapy may learn how to do the tapping techniques at home. The clients can practice between sessions with the therapist. The EFT therapy can become a coping skill for the patients to utilize whenever they are feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed. An emotional freedom technique therapist may help the patient to learn how to use tapping to deal with stressful situations or negative feelings.

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Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) In New Jersey

EMDR New Jersey

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness caused by an exposure to a life-threatening traumatic event that is not integrated into the person’s memory normally.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is specially designed to treat PTSD. An Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapist may use EMDR therapy to treat other conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

During the initial treatment session, the EMDR therapist takes the patient’s history and discusses the need for EMDR. The therapist will describe the process so the patient knows what to expect. This is the first phase of treatment. Most EMDR therapists use a multi-phase approach to this treatment in which the patient advanced through steps that help to pinpoint the problematic memory and work to successfully integrate the memory.

Stress management techniques may be taught as the second stage of treatment. The ability to handle emotional distress is an important part of the treatment of trauma. The therapist may guide the patient through visualization exercises and teach relaxation techniques.

The stages that follow may include times when the counselor moves his fingers back and forth in front of the patient while the patient watches the hand movement. During this time, the EMDR therapist asks the patient about the traumatic event and memories related to the trauma. The therapist may ask for details such as the sounds and smells that the person experienced during the traumatic situation.

A memory of trauma is not the only target of this treatment. People who have experienced life-changing trauma often have developed negative beliefs about themselves and others which can cause anxiety and difficulty functioning in social situations. The EMDR therapist will help the person to overcome these obstacles related to the trauma.

Many people assume that emotional trauma requires a long recovery time. The use of eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy can dramatically shorten the recovery period. The progress that may take years for a PTSD patient to achieve with cognitive behavioral therapy can be reached in a fraction of that time with EMDR therapy.

EMDR therapy is often conducted during 90-minute sessions. The number of sessions may vary from patient to patient and among therapists. Some patients may need as few as three sessions while others may need twelve or more. Typically, people who have experienced recurrent trauma need more sessions than people who are recovering from a single traumatic event.

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Stop Smoking With Help By Exercising

Smokers who are trying to kick their habit might want to consider exercise the next time a cigarette craving overcomes them, according to a study published August 2012 in Britain.

The findings were published in the journal of Addiction. The researchers combined data from 19 previous studies and found that exercise helped smokers reduced their cigarette cravings.

In the studies smokers were assigned to exercise, most often biking or walking. The other groups were assigned a passive activity, such as watching as sitting quietly or walking video.

Overall, the studied showed people had less desire to smoke after working out. The research showed exercise may serve as a distraction, while exercising might also boost people’s mood.

None of the smokers in the studies were in a quit smoking program or using nicotine replacement therapy, such as patches or nicorette gum.

How does Kinesiology aka. Applied Kinesiology work?

How does Kinesiology work?

Our body has the ability to heal itself, and kinesiology aka. Applied Kinesiology — via biofeedback — can unblock areas that are preventing the body from working properly, even to the point of healing.  Using a combination of acupressure points, the body is rebalanced, and the body can enjoy the proper energy flow in vital areas of the body, like cells, hormones, meridians, as well as the muscle fascia.

The key to kinesiology is the understanding how the muscles communicate with the subconscious.  It’s in the subconscious where 90 % of our body’s information is stored, and where the nature and the location of our body’s imbalances can be found. Once that is discovered through Muscle Response Techniues, the kinesiology practitioner can work with specific acupoints to lessen the stress.

The word kinesiology literally means “study of movement,” though it does not use the term literally.  During the 1960’s chiropractor, Dr. George Goodheart, discovered the relationship between muscle groups and the Chinese meridian energies.

Since then, the development of kinesiology has been growing exponentially into a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the energy-emotion connection. While experience and intuition play their role, the real guide for an Energy Kinesiologist is the study of the muscles and the extraordinary protocols developed by those who came after Dr. Goodheart and who tracked down the source of the problem, and improved the practice.

Energy Kinesiology is good for everyone at any age. The younger you are, the easier to get to the root of the problem and the faster you will see improvement. Most imbalances such as allergies, physical pain, hormonal dysfunction, migraines, lymphatic blockages, anxiety, and depression can be helped with Kinesiology aka. Applied Kinesiology. Energy Kinesiology unstucks the imbalances, brings it back to surface or to consciousness, so it can be diffused not only on the mind level but also on the electrical level(nervous system.  The practice is pain-free, drug-free and long-lasting.

What it is not, however, is a quick fix that gives you the illusion that the symptoms have disappeared all at once. Energy Kinesiology will relentlessly go to every corner in your metabolism/body/mind/brain to bring up any hidden or suppressed physical/emotional/electrical/bio-chemical imbalances. It might take time but it is a very thorough approach to optimize your self-healing.

Applied Kinesiology Healing has been described as like peeling an onion. Every layer reveals another layer and you cry. Sometimes you feel as if you are regressing because you’re going back into the past. But, the choice is yours. However deep you want to go, and however quickly you want to go; kinesiology practitioners will always allow you to set the pace and will never impose their agenda on you.

Contact Dr. Robert – 10 Year Applied Kinesiologist servicing the greater new jersey new york area with applied kinesiologist by calling 201.618.3534, free phone consult to learn more. Email rob@drrobertg.com or visit the contact page of applied (AK) kinesiologist.

What is Kinesiology and Applied Kinesiology and How It Can Help You?

Kinesiology, (kin-easy-ology) is a non-invasive, energetic healing science which combines  eastern science with western techniques to balance the body on many levels. The ultimate goal of Kinesiology is to reestablish ‘balance’ by identifying the bottom-line cause of any imbalance and then resolving it. It may be nutritional, emotional, structural, psychological, energetic or even spiritual – something as simple as the individual’s state of mind, or even a repressed memory.

Though it took hold in the 1970’s, initial research began in the 1960’s when Dr. George Goodheart DC, discovered that muscle testing could be used to gather information from the body. This system was called ‘Applied Kinesiology’ and thereafter, it has been refined and tested to be a useful tool in helping peoples health.

Kinesiology recognizes the body’s innate healing intelligence to restore balance and health to neurological and physiological function. Profound improvements whether emotionally, mentally or physically will increase the patient’s health and well being; when our system is functioning well.

The analogy of a bio-computer illustrates in a simple manner how this works. Blocks or stresses prevent smooth energetic transmissions which affects the function of our bio-systems.  This results in changes in energy.  “Muscle monitoring” involves challenging the bio-feedback mechanism present in all muscles to reveal imbalances within the body. The ‘read out,’ or findings, may present as physical pain, mental discomfort and the many expressions of ‘dis-ease.’ Examples include depressions, allergies, learning and relationship difficulties, postural problems, poor performance levels, and digestive and nervous disorders.  Whatever the cause, the system shows a malfunction in the body.

‘Muscle monitoring’ gives instant access to holistic information held by the core operating unit of the entire body-mind system, also known as the subconscious. Though typically inaccessible, this neural substrate holds all our memories, the information about physical, emotional, mental and energetic states, and also determines our muscle tension. Accessing the bio-system, allows the kinesiologist to quickly determine the specific strategy to best reinstate to the body’s balance.

Find out more about Kinesiology and Applied Kinesiology by contacting me today … an experienced Applied Kinesiology Practitioner with 10 Years of Experience. Applied Kinesiology sessions available Call Dr. Robert at 201.618.3534.

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Common Painkillers May Reduce Risk of Some Skin Cancers, Including Melanoma

Can simple over the counter drugs ward off skin cancer?  A new study hints of the possibility that the use of NSAID or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin can actually protect against certain types of skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of the disease.

The new study hints at a possible link between NSAID use and skin cancer risk. It does not prove that a link exists or speak to how these medications may stave off skin cancer risk. Other studies have produced conflicting results. The findings appear online in the journal Cancer.

Researchers led by Sigrun Alba Johannesdottir of Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark compared use of prescription NSAIDs among people with and without the three major types of skin cancer: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma.  Those who filled more than two NSAID prescriptions from 1991 through 2009 were 15% less likely to develop squamous cell skin cancer and 13% were found less likely to develop melanoma than those who filled two or fewer NSAID prescriptions during the study period. It should be noted that researchers only looked at prescription NSAIDs, not the over-the-counter forms.

The study, appearing online in the Journal of Cancer, has had conflicting results, and does not definitively prove the link exists, or addresses how these medications may work as a protection against skin cancer.

No Safe Way to Tan

The studies found that the use of NSAIDs did not affect overall risk for developing basal cell skin cancer, but with that said, they did reduce risk of basal cell skin cancer in body parts other than the head and neck that were not regularly exposed to the sun.

“NSAIDs help lower inflammation in the body and reduce expression of COX-2, an enzyme involved in growth of cancers,” says Joshua Zeichner, MD, dermatologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City who found that the results of the study did make sense. In fact, a topical NSAID, Solaraze Gel (diclofenac), is approved for pre-cancerous skin damage known as actinic keratoses.

Don’t let these possible findings give the impression that the use of NSAIDs can replace skin cancer prevention measures such as sunscreens and wearing sun-protective clothing, warns Dr. Zeichnew.   “The positive results from this study will hopefully pave the way for future research on NSAIDs and other ways to treat and prevent skin cancer,” he says.


Adding that there is no safe way to tan, Dr. Zeichnew says, “The only safe tan is the one you get from bottle of self-tanning cream.”  Best of all, he adds, “Iif you protect yourself from the sun, you won’t need any preventive treatments.”

Julie Russak, MD, a dermatologist in New York City, agrees.  NSAIDs are known to help treat painful sunburns, she says,  but they do confer their share of risks when used for long periods of time, including bleeding and heart risks.  “Sunburns cause inflammation that may lead to the development of skin cancer,” she says. “It is a parallel pathway.”

The best way to reduce skin cancer risk is to use sunscreen and avoid a burn, and schedule regular checkups with your doctor.  “Early detection can also save lives,” Dr. Russak notes, “See a doctor once a year for a skin exam, and if you notice any change in your moles.”

Source: WebMD Health News May 2012

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New Holistic Natural Treatment For Autism by New Jersey New York Naturopath

According to a pilot trial from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, a specific antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for some features of autism.  The study, involving 31 children with the disorder, appeared in the June 1 issue of Biological Psychiatry.

Finding new medications to treat autism and its symptoms is a high priority for researchers.  The antioxidant, called N-Acetylcysteine, or NAC, lowered irritability in children with autism as well as reducing the children’s repetitive behaviors. Currently, irritability, mood swings and aggression, all of which are considered associated features of autism, are treated with second-generation antipsychotics. But these drugs cause significant side effects, including weight gain, involuntary motor movements and metabolic syndrome, which increases diabetes risk. By contrast, side effects of NAC are generally mild, with gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, nausea, diarrhea and decreased appetite being the most common.

Irritability affects 60 to 70 percent of children with autism. “We’re not talking about mild things: This is throwing, kicking, hitting, the child needing to be restrained,” said Antonio Hardan, MD, the primary author of the new study, and an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Standord and director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic at Packard Children’s. Says Dr. Hardan, “[Irritabilty ] can affect learning, vocational activities and the child’s ability to participate in autism therapies.”

The state of drug treatments for autism’s core features, such as social deficits, language impairment and repetitive behaviors, is also a major problem. “Today, in 2012, we have no effective medication to treat repetitive behavior such as hand flapping or any other core features of autism,” Hardan said. NAC could be the first medication available to treat repetitive behavior in autism — if the findings hold up when scrutinized further.

The study tested children with autism ages 3 to 12. They were physically healthy and were not planning any changes in their established autism treatments during the trial. In a double-blind study design, children received NAC or a placebo for 12 weeks. Subjects were evaluated before the trial began and every four weeks during the study using several standardized surveys that measure problem behaviors, social behaviors, autistic preoccupations and drug side effects.

During the 12-week trial, NAC treatment decreased irritability scores from 13.1 to 7.2 on the Aberrant Behavior Checklist, a widely used clinical scale for assessing irritability. The change is not as large as that seen in children taking antipsychotics. “But this is still a potentially valuable tool to have before jumping on these big guns,” Hardan said.

In addition, according to two standardized measures of autism mannerisms and stereotypic behavior, children taking NAC showed a decrease in repetitive and stereotyped behaviors.

Although the study did not test how NAC works, the researchers speculated on two possible mechanisms of action. NAC increases the capacity of the body’s main antioxidant network, which some previous studies have suggested is deficient in autism.  Other research has suggested that autism is related to an imbalance in excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters in the brain. NAC can modulate the glutamatergic family of excitatory neurotransmitters which might be useful in autism.

The scientists are now applying for funding to conduct a large, multicenter trial in which they hope to replicate their findings. “This was a pilot study,” Hardan said. “Final conclusions cannot be made before we do a larger trial.”

Stanford is filing a patent for the use of NAC in autism, and one of the study authors has a financial stake in a company that makes and sells the NAC used in the trial.

The research was supported by a grant from the Escher Family Fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Herzenberg and Tirouvanziam are listed as inventors on two patents for NAC used for treating cystic fibrosis that are licensed by Bioadvantex Inc., which supplied NAC for the trial. Herzenberg also has equity in Bioadvantex.

Source: ScienceDaily

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Exercise and a Healthy Diet of Fruits and Vegetables Extends Life Expectancy in Women in Their 70s

According to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, women in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy.

713 women aged 70 to 79 years took part in the Women’s Health and Aging Studies at the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University to evaluate the causes and course of physical disability in older women living in the community.

Lead author, Dr. Emily J. Nicklett, from the University of Michigan School of Social Work, explains, “A number of studies have measured the positive impact of exercise and healthy eating on life expectancy, but what makes this study unique is that we looked at these two factors together.”  The women most physically active and that had the highest fruit and vegetable consumption were eight times more likely to survive the five-year follow-up period than the women with the lowest rates.

In order to record the amount of fruits and vegetables the women ate, the researchers measured blood levels of carotenoids-beneficial plant pigments that the body turns into antioxidants, such as beta-carotene. The more fruits and vegetables consumed, the higher the levels of carotenoids in the bloodstream.

Participants answered a questionnaire that asked the amount of time they spent doing various levels of physical activity, which was then converted to the number of calories expended.

“Given the success in smoking cessation, it is likely that maintenance of a healthy diet and high levels of physical activity will become the strongest predictors of health and longevity. Programs and policies to promote longevity should include interventions to improve nutrition and physical activity in older adults,” says Dr. Nicklett.

Follow-ups were conducted to establish the links between healthy eating, exercise and survival rates.

Here are the key research findings:

  • More than half of the 713 participants (53%) didn’t do any exercise, 21% were moderately active, and the remaining 26% were in the most active group at the study’s outset.
  • During the five-year follow up, 11.5% of the participants died. Serum carotenoid levels were 12% higher in the women who survived and total physical activity was more than twice as high.
  • Women in the most active group at baseline had a 71% lower five-year death rate than the women in the least active group.
  • Women in the highest carotenoid group at baseline had a 46% lower five-year death rate than the women in the lowest carotenoid group.
  • When taken together, physical activity levels and total serum carotenoids predicted better survival.

ScienceDaily (May 30, 2012)

Eat Healthy – Your Kids Are Watching

The results are in.  Mothers who led by example and persuaded, rather than ordered, their kids to eat their vegetables had healthier diets, said Sharon Hoerr, MSU professor of food science and human nutrition.

The study conducted by Michigan State University and which appears in a recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, focused on the eating habits of low-income families. “Mothers should stop forcing or restricting their kids’ eating,” says Dr. Hoerr. “They’d be better off providing a healthy food environment, adopting balanced eating habits themselves and covertly controlling their children’s diet quality by not bringing less healthy foods into the house.”

If lower-income mothers want kids with healthy diets, it’s best to adopt healthy eating habits themselves and encourage their children to eat good foods rather than use force, rewards or punishments. And what about kids who’d rather play with their food or consume only junk food?  “With picky eaters, it’s best to coax and encourage them to eat rather than yell at them,” Hoerr says. “Other ways to get them interested in having a balanced diet is to take them to the grocery store or garden, and help them select new foods to taste as well as allow them to help cook at home.”

Parents should opt for maintaining regular meal and snack times, offering smaller portions of healthy foods and allowing the children to decide how much they will eat.

In continuing this research, Hoerr hopes to develop home-based and interactive educational materials for parents who want to encourage healthful eating.

Additional MSU researchers contributing to this study include Megumi Murashima, doctoral student, and Stan Kaplowitz, sociologist. Part of Hoerr’s research is funded by MSU’s AgBioResearch.

Source: ScienceDaily

Dark Chocolate Could Prevent Heart Problems in High-Risk People

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. A study published in the British Medical Journal connecting the consumption of dark chocolate and heart disease is creating a lot of excitement.   The researchers concluded that the blood pressure and cholesterol lowering effects of plain dark chocolate “could represent an effective and cost effective strategy for people with metabolic syndrome (and no diabetes).”

A team of researchers from Melbourne, Australia collected 2013 participants who had high blood pressure and who met the criteria for metabolic syndrome, but had no history of heart disease or diabetes and were not on blood pressure lowering therapy.  They used a mathematical model to predict the long-term health effects and cost effectiveness of daily dark chocolate consumption in the at-risk group.

Researchers found that daily consumption of dark chocolate can reduce cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in people with metabolic syndrome (a cluster of factors that increases the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes).  Dark chocolate which contains at least 60% cocoa solids, is rich in the heart-protecting flavonoids.  However, this has only been examined in short term studies.

With 100% compliance (best case scenario), the researchers show that daily dark chocolate consumption could potentially avert 70 non-fatal and 15 fatal cardiovascular events per 10,000 people treated over 10 years.

Even when compliance levels were reduced to 80%, the number of non-fatal and fatal events potentially averted was 55 and 10 per 10,000 people treated over 10 years, and could still be considered an effective intervention strategy.

The model also suggested that $40 could be cost effectively spent per person per year on dark chocolate prevention strategies and could be used for advertising, educational campaigns, or subsidizing dark chocolate in this high risk population, they add.

The authors stress that only non-fatal stroke and non-fatal heart attack were assessed in their analysis, and that the potential effects on other cardiovascular events, such as heart failure, are yet to be tested.

These protective effects have only been shown for dark chocolate — at least 60-70% cocoa — rather than for milk or white chocolate, probably due to the higher levels of flavonoids found in dark chocolate.

Source: ScienceDaily (May 31, 2012)