Pain Management Techniques

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Pain management refers to steps taken to reduce pain or improve the quality of life in general when experiencing pain. Treatment of pain often requires the attention of medical practitioners. There are several ways of pain management depending on the type of pain that the patient is experiencing.

Forms of pain management

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This is the rubbing of the body muscles to relieve some tension or pain that a person may be experiencing. Massages feel great, but many times they provide a lot more than that, especially for people with back pain. Massage has been proved to boost endorphins and serotonins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Massage therapy has also shown that it works at a molecular level helping patients to deal with inflammation.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

This is a short-term physiotherapy that uses a hands-on approach to solving medical problems. CBT aims to change the patterns of how people behave and therefore changes the way they feel. CBT is best suited for chronic pain. In fact, CBT is preferred over standard procedures for people affected with body-wide pain due to lifestyle changes, meaning that the reduction of stress may be able to reduce pain in a person’s body.

Acupuncture

This is a complimentary of modern medicine that involves the pricking of the skin tissue to reduce the pain that a person is feeling. This method of pain reduction first originated in ancient China and afterward moved to the West. It is best suited for body pains, fibromyalgia, and tension headaches. This method has proved to reduce body pain, and it improves the functioning of the nervous system together with the skeletal system, which is more often than not the cause of body pain.

Meditation

fghfbdtrs534efrtThis is where an individual takes part in the training of the mind to gain a state of relaxation and well-being. Meditation may be used for reduction of chronic pain and can be used for symptom management. It can be aimed at self-regulation for people with anger-based pain such as self-inflicted pain.

Yoga

This is a collection of physical, mental, and psychological practices that were initially found in ancient India. There are various types of Yoga that are advised for treatment of various body pains, which may include migraines, backaches, and arthritis. This is because yoga promotes relaxation and stress coping mechanisms as well.

 

Common Types Of Phobias

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A phobia is defined as an irrational and persistent fear of a situation or an object. It can also be described as kind of anxiety disorder. A phobia is characterized by a profound sense of distress and dread when you encounter the cause of your fear. Usually, a phobia is connected to something specific, unlike general anxiety disorders.

The common types of phobias include

Trypophobia

It refers to the extreme fear of holes mostly closely packed irregular shaped holes. The people who experience this kind of phobia are known as trypophobes. This fear may seem irrational to normal people, the sheer sight of holes often set off panic attacks in trypophobes. Many times the persons affected by trypophobia avoid pretty much anything or place that that has holes in them. Although trypophobia is not yet documented as a medical disorder, it is one of the most common types of fears. Some researchers claim that trypophobia causes anxiety, itchiness, problems in catching breath and nausea.

 

Aerophobia

This is the immense fear of flying, either in airplanes, helicopters, or any other flying means of transportation. The fear usually affects a person’s professional and personal life as traveling is practically unbearable for them, as with many of the phobias aerophobia often has physical and psychological effects on the person affected. The physical symptoms may include nervousness, disorientation, dizziness, irritation and thoughts of falling to death.

Ophidiophobia

Ophidiophobia Ophidiophobia is the extreme fear of snakes, which is the second largest fear of animals affecting more than 30% of the population worldwide. Although most people that fear snakes can live a normal life as they don’t confront snakes under normal circumstances, there are a few people that have severe ophidiophobia that with only the mention or even images of snakes can lead to an extreme reaction which includes,  uncontrollable anxiety, screaming and increased heartbeats.Ophidiophobia is the extreme fear of snakes, which is the second largest fear of animals affecting more than 30% of the population worldwide. Although most people that fear snakes can live a normal life as they don’t confront snakes under normal circumstances, there are a few people that have severe ophidiophobia that with only the mention or even images of snakes can lead to an extreme reaction which includes,  uncontrollable anxiety, screaming and increased heartbeats.

Mysophobia

This refers to the massive and often irrational fear of germ. People affected by this condition see the world as a filthy and disgusting place, and thus they indulge in excessive washing and cleaning. A mysophobic individual many a times has a habit of thinking about microbes, this is due to the fear of being infected, and this can significantly affect an individual’s life. Different symptoms may be seen in the individual including, panic attacks, nausea, irregular heartbeats, and shaking. This causes the individuals to wash and clean extremely and avoid public places with crowded people.