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A few months into 2018, America’s opioid epidemic continues to rage on. However, some developments prompted by our government offer some glimmers of hope.
It is said that the basis for health is good sleep, good appetite, and regular bowel movements. If you are having difficulty defecating, sleep and appetite could be affected. Don’t let your functional constipation rob you of life’s joys.
In recent years, the opioid epidemic in America has reached critical levels. Just last October, the president declared it a public health emergency. According to CNN, the number of deaths attributed to opioid overdose has quadrupled since 1999. Although the use of illegal drugs like heroin comprises part of the epidemic, most of the deaths involve prescription painkillers.
Depression, a common mental disorder, accounts for the most cases of disability in the world. It negatively impacts almost every aspect of a person’s life, reducing their ability to function and inducing feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, and fatigue. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression around the globe.
As we approach October 10th, celebrated worldwide as World Mental Health Day, the Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine would like to address the state of mental health in the modern workplace, which is the theme for this year’s observance. Because we spend such an enormous amount of our lives working, it is only inevitable that our mental illnesses stem from, or are exacerbated by, our jobs.
To this day, Prince George of the British Royal family reflects on the death of his mother in the Paris car crash of 1997. Often, he thinks of her and the sort of grandmother she would have been to his two children. George’s younger brother, Harry, is even more forthcoming about the toll that personal tragedy has taken on him over the years. After losing his mom at the age of 12, Prince Harry says he experienced an emotional numbing that later led to drug and alcohol abuse. At the age of 16, he briefly visited a rehabilitation center for heavy drinking of alcohol and smoking marijuana. It wasn’t until the age of 28 that Harry had the confidence to seek professional help.
Here at the YANG Institute of Integrative Medicine, we understand that your mental health is just as important as your physical well-being. That is why we are proud to celebrate “May Is Mental Health Month,” which has been observed since 1949 in the United States thanks to Mental Health America. Each year, the organization chooses a different theme on which to focus. For 2017, that theme is “Risky Business,” which highlights high-risk behaviors that are either a symptom of mental illness or a precursor to developing one.
It looks like something out of Stranger Things. Wearing a bright-blue skullcap festooned with electrodes, 22-year-old Vince sits in an armchair facing a TV. The screen lights up and darkens— Vince is controlling it with his brain. The goal is to keep the screen lit for the 40-minute session. When he loses focus, the screen darkens and Vince has to channel his brainpower in the right direction. This is neurofeedback, the brain-training therapy being used to treat a variety of disorders, including ADHD and the anxiety and depression that often accompany it. Vince suffers from all three.
Many of us have faced drug abuse and addiction, either through a personal experience or by watching a friend or a loved one struggle. Opioid addiction is a national epidemic that claims thousands of lives each year. Often, people become addicted to these harmful substances as a byproduct of their underlying mental conditions, such as depression or bipolar disorder. Recently, Dr. JD Yang was appointed to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s task force to combat the opioid epidemic in our area.
For many individuals, January is perhaps one of the most difficult months of the year. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season seem like a distant memory, replaced with an oppressive, gray gloom. Many of us have already fallen through with some of our New Year’s resolutions -- maybe we’ve succumbed to the temptation of sweet or greasy foods, or we haven’t been going to the gym as often as we planned. When these experiences are coupled with an existing mental disorder, getting through each day can feel like a struggle.
The city of Philadelphia is in the midst of a crisis: drug-related deaths, especially related to opioid abuse, are on the rise. Over 800 people died from drug overdose in 2016, and there was also a dramatic increase in homicides. With growing concern that these powerful, addictive drugs are destroying families across the city, Mayor Jim Kenney decided to create a task force of specialists to find new solutions for this dire situation.
At the Tao Institute of Modern Wellness in Bryn Mawr, PA, a brand new therapy for aging healthier and happier has been introduced. The new treatment is Bio-identical Hormone Balance Therapy, which entails the administering of bio-identical hormones that are derived from plants and are formulated distinctively for each patient’s needs. Men and women are invited to experience this revolutionary 100% natural therapy now available.
The holidays can be a stressful time of year for many. With so much to do - like shopping for gifts, decorating the house, and planning get-togethers - anxiety and worry can cloud the mind. Per a poll conducted by Consumer Reports, about 90% of Americans admit to stressing over at least one component of the holiday season.
Dr. Jingduan Yang, Integrative Psychiatrist, Author & Educator, Offers Non-Drug Treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as May Affect the Witnesses and Other Persons Traumatized by Recent Terrorist Attacks
December 20, 2016 (Bryn Mawr, PA) - Dr. Jingduan Yang, renowned integrative psychiatrist and founder of Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, offers expert perspective on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as may be brought on due to recent international terrorist attacks.
School has started, and for most children, it’s an exciting time to make new friends, participate in their favorite activities, and enhance their learning skills across all subjects of the educational realm.
Dr. JD. Yang of Tao Institute and His Team of Renowned Experts on “Cupping” Practice Making Sports & Health Headlines During 2016 Olympics
This year’s 2016 Summer Olympians are bringing home more than metals as they share the remarkable pain-management benefits of CUPPING as first covered by the New York Times.
Everyone has specific needs to improve his or her lifestyle. For some, a better quality of life would mean feeling better emotionally.
The feeling of pain is the body’s way of telling the brain that something is wrong. The downfall to it is that, not only does it hurt, it can continue to occur even though the problem has been diagnosed. Individuals dealing with chronic pain simply just want relief.
If you suffer from depression, the symptoms can take a toll on your quality of life. While some days may be worse than others, dealing with the physical and emotional conditions of the mental illness can be a struggle.
When people think about the concept of beauty, it’s usually about the looks on the outside. But, beauty is not just appearance; it is also how we are on the inside.
Children who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) endure an everyday behavioral struggle.
While eating a healthy diet can improve physical health, it may not be able to provide the brain with the adequate supply of nutrients it needs to function properly.
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