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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the entourage effect?
    The term “entourage effect” was coined in 1998. The theory is that by using the whole plant rather than a singular aspect, there's a boost in the health benefits and overall therapeutic effect of cannabinoids
  • What is the Endocannabinoid System and what does it regulate in the body?
    The endocannabinoid system seems to regulate many functions in the body, including learning and memory, mood and anxiety, drug addiction, feeding behavior, perception, modulation of pain and cardiovascular functions. The endocannabinoid system consists of cannabinoid receptors, endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), transport proteins and enzymes that synthesize or degrade the endocannabinoids.
  • What are Phytocannabinoids
    Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant. The phytocannabinoids are most concentrated in the glandular trichomes (hairy outgrowths) of the flowering heads of the female plant. There are about 100 different cannabinoids isolated from the cannabis plant. The main psychoactive compound is (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is produced mainly in the flowers and leaves of the plant. The THC content varies from 5% in marijuana to 80% in hashish oil. It is responsible for most of the pharmacological actions of cannabis, including the psychoactive, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antipruritic, bronchodilatory, anti-spasmodic, and muscle-relaxant activities. It has been reported that a number of side effects of THC, including anxiety, impaired memory and immunosuppression, can be reversed by other constituents of the cannabis plant (cannabinoids, terpenoids, and flavonoids).
  • What are Cannabinoid receptors and how do they affect the body?
    Endocannabinoids interact with cannabinoid (CB) receptors to influence biological function. The two types that have been discovered thus far are CB1 and CB2, which are found in tissues throughout the body. In the brain, CB1 is found on neurons, and this is the receptor with which tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) binds to produce its psychoactive effects. It is noteworthy that many phytocannabinoids do not bind to CB1, and are therefore unlikely to be intoxicating. CB2 is found largely in immune tissues, including the brain’s immune cells, the microglia. Triggering CB2 on these cells reduces inflammation of the brain. Targeting CB2 may then offer hope in treating various conditions that involve brain inflammation such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and various psychiatric conditions
  • What is the Enteric Nervous system?
    The enteric nervous system or intrinsic nervous system is one of the main divisions of the autonomic nervous system and consists of a mesh-like system of neurons that governs the function of the gastrointestinal tract
  • What are Terpenes?
    Terpenes are organic compounds found in a wide variety of plants. They are responsible for the distinctive aromas of different strains of natural medicinenatural medicine and are found in the oils produced by the plant's flowers. Research has suggested that they have potential health benefits. There are more than 100 different terpenes found in some natural plants, and each strain of the plant can contain a unique combination of terpenes. Some common terpenes found in natural medicine include linalool, myrcene, limonene, and pinene. Terpenes are thought to have a number of potential health benefits For example, linalool, a terpene found in some strains of natural medicine, has been shown to have analgesic (pain-relieving) and sedative effects. Similarly, limonene, another terpen has been shown to have antidepressant and anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effects in animal studies. It is important to note that the research on the potential health benefits of terpenes is still in the early stages and more studies are needed to fully understand their effects.
  • Can natural medicine help with Nausea
    Nausea is a common side effect of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other medical treatments. It can also be a symptom of certain medical conditions, such as motion sickness, pregnancy, and gastroenteritis. Natural medicine, is a therapy that is used to treat a variety of conditions, including nausea. There is some evidence to suggest that natural medicine may be effective in reducing nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and other medical treatments. Natural medicine's contains compounds called cannabinoids, which can interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to help regulate a variety of functions, including appetite and nausea. However, it is important to note that medical cannabis is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and its effectiveness may vary from person to person. If you are considering using medical cannabis for the treatment of nausea, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if it is appropriate for you. They can help you understand the potential risks and benefits, as well as provide guidance on how to use it safely and effectively.
  • Natural medicine and IBS irritable bowel syndrome
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine. Symptoms of IBS may include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. There is no cure for IBS, and treatment typically focuses on managing symptoms. There is some evidence to suggest that natural medicine may be effective in reducing symptoms of IBS, such as abdominal pain and diarrhea. Cannabinoids interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to help regulate a variety of functions, including gastrointestinal function.
  • Natural medicine and Dopamine
    Natural medicine contains compounds called cannabinoids, which can interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to produce a variety of effects. One of these effects is the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in reward and pleasure. Dopamine release is thought to be one of the mechanisms by which natural medicine can produce feelings of pleasure and relaxation. However, it is important to note that the long-term effects of natural medicine use on dopamine and other neurotransmitters are not fully understood. Some research has suggested that chronic natural medicine use may lead to changes in the brain's dopamine system, which could potentially contribute to the development of addiction and other negative outcomes. It is also worth noting that natural medicine use can affect dopamine release in different ways depending on the specific strain of Natural medicine, the method of administration, and the individual's unique biology. For example, some strains of natural medicine may be more likely to produce feelings of relaxation and pleasure, while others may be more stimulating. If you are considering using Natural medicine, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if it is appropriate for you. They can help you understand the potential risks and benefits, as well as provide guidance on how to use it safely and effectively.
  • Natural medicine and Diabetes
    There is some evidence to suggest that natural medicine may have potential benefits for people with diabetes. For example, research has shown that natural medicine may help reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity, which are both important factors in the management of diabetes. However, it is important to note that the evidence is still preliminary, and more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits and risks of using natural medicine for diabetes. Natural medicine is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and its effectiveness may vary from person to person. If you are considering using natural medicine for diabetes, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if it is appropriate for you. They can help you understand the potential risks and benefits, as well as provide guidance on how to use it safely and effectively. It is also important to note that natural medicine is not a replacement for traditional diabetes treatments, such as medication and lifestyle changes, and should be used in conjunction with these treatments.
  • Natural medicine and Anger
    There is some evidence that natural medicine use may have an impact on anger and aggression. A study published in the journal Psychopharmacology in 2018 found that natural medicine use was associated with an increase in aggressive behavior among individuals with a history of aggression. Another study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence in 2017 found that cannabis use was associated with an increase in aggressive behaviour among individuals with a history of alcohol use disorder. However, it is important to note that the relationship between natural medicine use and anger is complex and may be influenced by a variety of factors, including individual differences, the type and frequency of cannabis use, and the presence of co-occurring mental health disorders. More research is needed to fully understand the relationship between natural medicine and anger. References: Schreiner, A. M., & Dunn, M. E. (2018). Cannabis use and aggression: A review. Psychopharmacology, 235(2), 367-377. Davis, A. K., Kaylor-Hughes, C., & Blevins, D. (2017). Cannabis use and aggression among individuals with alcohol use disorder: A systematic review. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 179, 13-19.
  • Natural medicine and Female Sexual Dysfunction
    Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) refers to a range of issues that can affect a woman's sexual response, including difficulty with arousal, lack of desire, pain during intercourse, and difficulty with orgasm. It is a common issue that can have a significant impact on a woman's quality of life and her relationship with her partner. While there are a variety of treatments available for FSD, including medications, therapy, and lifestyle changes, some women may be interested in exploring the use of natural medicine as a potential treatment option. There is some evidence to suggest that natural medicine may be effective in treating FSD. One study found that natural medicine use was associated with increased sexual desire and pleasure in women. Another study found that natural medicine use was associated with improved sexual function in women with multiple sclerosis. However, it is important to note that the research on natural medicine and FSD is limited and more studies are needed to fully understand its potential effectiveness. Additionally, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider before using natural medicine as a treatment for FSD, as it may interact with other medications and may have potential side effects.
  • Explain the importance of rotation of medication for the purposes of alleviating tolerance
    Rotation refers to the practice of switching between different strains to alleviate tolerance and maximize the therapeutic effects of the medication. Tolerance occurs when the body becomes accustomed to a certain medication, requiring higher doses to achieve the same effects. This can lead to increased side effects and potentially harmful drug interactions. By rotating between different strains, patients can avoid the development of tolerance and continue to experience the therapeutic benefits of the medication. Different strains of cannabis contain different ratios of cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, and may have different effects on the body. By rotating between strains, patients can expose their bodies to a variety of cannabinoids, potentially reducing the risk of tolerance. Additionally, rotating between different strains can allow patients to target specific symptoms or conditions more effectively. For example, a strain high in CBD may be more effective for reducing inflammation and pain, while a strain high in THC may be more effective for increasing appetite and reducing nausea. By rotating between different strains, patients can find the most effective treatment for their specific needs. Overall, medicine rotation is important for the purposes of alleviating tolerance and maximizing the therapeutic effects of the medication for patients. It allows patients to avoid the development of tolerance, target specific symptoms or conditions more effectively, and potentially reduce the risk of harmful drug interactions.
  • What are the best terpenes in natural medicine for Anxiety?
    There is some evidence that certain terpenes found in cannabis may have potential therapeutic effects for anxiety, but more research is needed to fully understand their role and potential benefits. Some terpenes that have been suggested to have potential benefits for anxiety include: Limonene: This terpene has a citrusy scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of cannabis. It has been suggested to have mood-boosting and anxiety-reducing effects. Linalool: This terpene has a floral scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of cannabis. It has been suggested to have relaxation-inducing and anxiety-reducing effects. Caryophyllene: This terpene has a spicy, woody scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have anxiety-reducing and antidepressant-like effects. Myrcene: This terpene has a musky, earthy scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have sedative effects and may help with sleep, which can be beneficial for individuals with anxiety. It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of these and other terpenes for anxiety and to determine the optimal strains and dosages for treatment. It is also important to keep in mind that the effects of natural medicine on anxiety may vary, and it is not a replacement for traditional anxiety medications or therapies.
  • What are the best terpenes in natural medicine for depression?
    There is some evidence that certain terpenes found in natural medicine may have potential therapeutic effects for depression, but more research is needed to fully understand their role and potential benefits. Some terpenes that have been suggested to have potential benefits for depression include: Limonene: This terpene has a citrusy scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains. It has been suggested to have mood-boosting effects. Linalool: This terpene has a floral scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains. It has been suggested to have relaxation-inducing and antidepressant-like effects. Caryophyllene: This terpene has a spicy, woody scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains. It has been suggested to have anxiety-reducing and antidepressant-like effects. Myrcene: This terpene has a musky, earthy scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicines. It has been suggested to have sedative effects and may help with sleep, which can be beneficial for individuals with depression. It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of these and other terpenes for depression and to determine the optimal strains and dosages for treatment. It is also important to keep in mind that the effects of natural medicine on depression may vary, and it is not a replacement for traditional depression medications or therapies.
  • What are the best terpenes in natural medicine for chronic pain?
    There is some evidence that certain terpenes found in natural medicine may have potential therapeutic effects for chronic pain, but more research is needed to fully understand their role and potential benefits. Some terpenes that have been suggested to have potential benefits for chronic pain include: Pinene: This terpene has a pine-like scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have anti-inflammatory effects, which may be helpful for individuals with chronic pain. Myrcene: This terpene has a musky, earthy scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have sedative effects and may help with sleep, which can be beneficial for individuals with chronic pain. Caryophyllene: This terpene has a spicy, woody scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. Linalool: This terpene has a floral scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have relaxation-inducing and pain-relieving effects. It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of these and other terpenes for chronic pain and to determine the optimal strains and dosages for treatment. It is also important to keep in mind that the effects of natural medicine on chronic pain may vary, and it is not a replacement for traditional pain medications or therapies.
  • What are the best terpenes in natural medicine for insomnia?
    There is some evidence that certain terpenes found in natural medicine may have potential therapeutic effects for insomnia, but more research is needed to fully understand their role and potential benefits. Some terpenes that have been suggested to have potential benefits for insomnia include: Myrcene: This terpene has a musky, earthy scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have sedative effects and may help with sleep. Linalool: This terpene has a floral scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have relaxation-inducing effects and may help with sleep. Pinene: This terpene has a pine-like scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have cognitive-enhancing effects and may help improve memory and focus, which may be beneficial for individuals with insomnia. Caryophyllene: This terpene has a spicy, woody scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have anxiety-reducing effects, which may help with sleep. It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of these and other terpenes for insomnia and to determine the optimal strains and dosages for treatment. It is also important to keep in mind that the effects of natural medicine on insomnia may vary, and it is not a replacement for traditional sleep medications or therapies.
  • What are the best terpenes in natural medicine for PTSD?
    There is some evidence that certain terpenes found in natural medicine may have potential therapeutic effects for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), but more research is needed to fully understand their role and potential benefits. Some terpenes that have been suggested to have potential benefits for PTSD include: Pinene: This terpene has a pine-like scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have cognitive-enhancing effects and may help improve memory and focus, which may be beneficial for individuals with PTSD. Caryophyllene: This terpene has a spicy, woody scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have anxiety-reducing and antidepressant-like effects, which may be helpful for individuals with PTSD. Limonene: This terpene has a citrusy scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of canatural medicine. It has been suggested to have mood-boosting and anxiety-reducing effects, which may be helpful for individuals with PTSD. Linalool: This terpene has a floral scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have relaxation-inducing and anxiety-reducing effects, which may be helpful for individuals with PTSD. It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of these and other terpenes for PTSD and to determine the optimal strains and dosages for treatment. It is also important to keep in mind that the effects of natural medicine on PTSD may vary, and it is not a replacement for traditional PTSD medications or therapies.
  • What are the best terpenes in natural medicine for inflammation?
    There is some evidence that certain terpenes found in natural medicine may have potential therapeutic effects for inflammation, but more research is needed to fully understand their role and potential benefits. Some terpenes that have been suggested to have potential anti-inflammatory effects include: Pinene: This terpene has a pine-like scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have anti-inflammatory effects. Caryophyllene: This terpene has a spicy, woody scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have anti-inflammatory effects. Myrcene: This terpene has a musky, earthy scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have anti-inflammatory effects. Limonene: This terpene has a citrusy scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of natural medicine. It has been suggested to have anti-inflammatory effects. It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of these and other terpenes for inflammation and to determine the optimal strains and dosages for treatment. It is also important to keep in mind that the effects of natural medicine on inflammation may vary, and it is not a replacement for traditional inflammation treatments.
  • What are the medical benefits of topical application of lavender?
    Lavender oil is a natural oil that is derived from the lavender plant and has a number of potential medical benefits when applied topically. Some of the potential benefits of using lavender oil topically include: Reducing anxiety and stress: Lavender oil has a calming and soothing scent that may help reduce anxiety and stress when inhaled. Improving sleep: Lavender oil has been shown to improve sleep quality and may be helpful for those with insomnia when inhaled or applied topically to the skin. Reducing inflammation: Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory properties and may be helpful for reducing inflammation in the body when applied topically. Improving skin health: Lavender oil may be helpful for improving skin health and may be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and dry skin. Reducing pain: Lavender oil has been shown to have pain-relieving properties and may be helpful for relieving muscle aches, joint pain, and other types of pain when applied topically. It is important to note that the medical benefits of lavender oil have not been extensively studied and more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness. It is also important to use caution when using lavender oil topically, as it may cause skin irritation in some people. It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before using lavender oil or any other
  • What are potential benefits of the specific strains of natural medicine?
    Specific natural medicine are known for their energizing and uplifting effects. They are often used to help manage mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, and are also commonly used to increase focus and creativity. Specific natural medicine strains are also often used to manage chronic pain, fatigue, and appetite loss. Some people find that specific strains are helpful for reducing inflammation and improving sleep. In addition to their medicinal uses, certain strains are also popular for their recreational effects. They are known for producing a "cerebral" high that can be energizing and uplifting. It's important to note that the effects of strains can vary widely depending on the specific strain and the individual's unique biology. It's always a good idea to consult with a qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment, including the use of natural medicine.
  • What are the potential benefits of Indica strains of natural medicine?
    Certain natural medicine plants are known for their relaxing and sedative effects. They are often used to help manage anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain, and are also commonly used to reduce muscle spasms and tremors. Some people find that indica strains are helpful for reducing inflammation and improving sleep. They may also be used to help manage symptoms of multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and Crohn's disease. In addition to their medicinal uses, indica strains are also popular for their recreational effects. They are known for producing a "body" high that can be relaxing and calming. It's important to note that the effects of certain natural medicine strains can vary widely depending on the specific strain and the individual's unique biology. It's always a good idea to consult with a qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment, including the use of natural medicine.
  • Can natural medicine be used as a mood regulator?
    Natural Medicine has been used for centuries to help regulate mood and manage a wide range of medical conditions. It has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety, depression, and stress, as well as in improving sleep, appetite, and overall quality of life. One of the primary ways in which natural medicine regulates mood is through the action of cannabinoids, which are chemical compounds found in natural medicine. These compounds interact with the endocannabinoid system, a network of receptors and neurotransmitters that is present in all mammals and plays a key role in maintaining balance in the body. The endocannabinoid system is widely distributed throughout the body including the brain, modulating many functions and it is involved in mood and related disorders. There are two main cannabinoids that are of interest when it comes to mood regulation: The first works by activating the CB1 receptors in the brain, which can lead to feelings of relaxation and euphoria. The second, is non-psychoactive and has been shown to have a number of therapeutic effects, including the ability to reduce anxiety and improve mood. In addition to their effects on the endocannabinoid system, and has been shown to increase the levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in mood and anxiety and has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect and to modulate the activity of other neurotransmitters, such as GABA and serotonin, which can help to improve mood and reduce anxiety. The endocannabinoid system is widely distributed throughout the body including the brain, modulating many functions. It is involved in mood and related disorders, and its activity may be modified by exogenous cannabinoids. CB1 and CB2 receptors primarily serve as the binding sites for endocannabinoids as well as for phytocannabinoids, produced by natural medicine inflorescences. However, ‘natural medicine’ is not a single compound product but is known for its complicated molecular profile, producing a plethora of phytocannabinoids alongside a vast array of terpenes. Thus, the “entourage effect” is the suggested positive contribution derived from the addition of terpenes to cannabinoids. Here, we review the literature on the effects of cannabinoids and discuss the possibility of enhancing cannabinoid activity on psychiatric symptoms by the addition of terpenes and terpenoids. Possible underlying mechanisms for the anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects are reviewed. These natural products may be an important potential source for new medications for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. A growing body of evidence unequivocally demonstrates that deficits in endocannabinoid signalling may result in depressive and anxiogenic behavioural responses, while pharmacological augmentation of endocannabinoid signalling can produce both antidepressant and anxiolytic behavioural responses. There are a number of ways in which medical natural medicine can be used to regulate mood, including smoking, vapourizing, and consuming edibles. Each method has its own pros and cons, and it is important to consult with a healthcare provider or a trained medical natural medicine professional to determine the best course of treatment. It is worth noting that while medical natural medicine can be an effective treatment for mood disorders, it is not without its risks. Like any medication, it can have side effects, and it is important to use it responsibly and in accordance with the recommendations of a healthcare provider. Additionally, it is important to note that medical natural medicine is not legal in all states, and it is important to be aware of the laws and regulations in your area. In conclusion, medical natural medicine has been shown to be an effective treatment for mood disorders, including anxiety, depression, and stress. By interacting with the endocannabinoid system and modulating the activity of neurotransmitters, it can help to improve mood and overall quality of life. However, it is important to use it responsibly and in accordance with the recommendations of a healthcare provider. Hill, M. N., & Gorzalka, B. B. (2009). The endocannabinoid system and the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. CNS & Neurological Disorders-Drug Targets (Formerly Current Drug Targets-CNS & Neurological Disorders), 8(6), 451-458. Ferber, S. G., Namdar, D., Hen-Shoval, D., Eger, G., Koltai, H., Shoval, G., ... & Weller, A. (2020). The “entourage effect”: terpenes coupled with cannabinoids for the treatment of mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Current neuropharmacology, 18(2), 87-96. natural medicine
  • Can I travel with my natural medicine medications?
    Yes. If you are a patient with a valid prescription for natural medicine, you are allowed to travel with your approved medicine/s between all states in Australia. Even if you're flying. ‍ If you're travelling with natural medicine in Australia, here are some things to keep in mind: Always ensure you can access a copy of your script outlining your approved medications. Keep your medication in its original packaging with the pharmacy label attached so that it can be identified as the medication on your approval letter or script. Make sure you're carrying some form of ID matching the information on your script, medication and/ or approval letter. Remember that while you are permitted to have your treatments with you and to travel with them, there may be restrictions on certain medication delivery methods, such as vaping in crowded public areas. Remember any driving restrictions that exist for your prescribed product will apply Australia-wide. natural medicine
  • Who are we?
    Greenhouse Medical Clinic is telehealth clinic offering the services of Medical Cannabis doctors.
  • Products cost approximately $4 to $8 per day on average
    Factors including: the ratio of THC and CBD in the prescribed product; the amount individually used; the product form (i.e. flower, capsules, oil). For e.g. epileptics are often prescribed doses 4 times that of those with chronic pain or other conditions. Medical condition is a huge factor in dosage and therefore cost. Age is also a factor. Most children will not be prescribed THC. Medical Marijuana product costs can also vary depending on the pharmacy dispensing fee.
  • Is natural medicine covered by any private health cover?
    Each health fund varies depending on the level of cover, however they will only subsidise a pharmaceutical prescription benefit when the following criteria are met: 1. The drug is only available by prescription. 2. The drug is listed within the MIMS schedule. (The prescribing reference for general practice.) 3. The drug does not appear in the Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits. Some of our current patients have had success with Health Fund's claiming a portion of their prescriptions depending on their level of cover. Please check with your own Health Fund and be persistent as your level of cover may mean they have to cover non-PBS listed prescription fees. The current list of health insurance providers that cover non-PBS pharmaceuticals include: NIB Health Insurance CBHS Health Fund Australian Unity Medibank As the terms and conditions often change, check with the insurance provider’s exclusion list to ensure that they have not further excluded medicinal cannabis. Most medicinal cannabis products are classified as non-PBS pharmaceuticals, The steps to claim non-PBS prescriptions are: receive the prescription for non-PBS medicinal cannabis products order and pay the full amount submit the receipt and claim to your health insurance provider Please note: All the information provided is subject to change without notice. Please always contact your Insurance provider for details regarding private health fund rebates.
  • Am I eligible to apply for medicinal cannabis?
    You are eligible if previous treatment or medication options for your condition have failed. Medicinal Cannabis is not considered a first line medication and therefore you would have had to be diagnosed with a condition for which previous medication or treatment options have failed. This would circumstance would make you eligible to apply for approval which is granted by the TGA. Greenhouse Medical Clinic will assists patients with the application process.
  • What forms of natural medicine are available in Australia?
    There are many forms of natural medicine medications. Typically Medicinal natural medicine oral/ submucosal liquids (drops applied under the tongue) are used. Tablets, capsules, sprays, and vaporisations are available depending on the symptoms, the treatment plan, patient age and patient preference.
  • Do I need a referral from my regular GP?
    You do not need a referral from your regular GP. Greenhouse Medical clinic doctors are practising GPs with extensive experience prescribing medical cannabis. On some occasion's a letter from your specialist Dr or GP maybe necessary.
  • Can I change my Script?
    Unfortunately in accordance with Australian Medical Regulations it is NOT possible to change a prescription. New Prescriptions may be issued following a medical telehealth consult.
  • How will I know when the optimal dose is reached?
    A self-report mood, sleep and symptoms diary will assist you and the doctor in identifing the precise individual dose that works best for you .
  • When can I reduce my current medication?
    Physical addiction and potential withdrawal symptoms determined by the type of medication and the duration it has been prescribed, will dictate when and how a patient can reduce their current prescribed medication. Titrations of medications must be discussed with your doctor, before any alteration of medication is undertaken.
  • What if I have an allergic reaction to natural medicine?
    If you experience an allergic reaction that presents as anaphylaxis, you must contact 000 and your prescribing doctor. All adverse reactions must be recorded as per the Medical Code of Conduct guidelines.
  • How should I take my medication?
    When choosing a suitable method of delivery, smoking is not encouraged due to the toxic by-products created through the combustion of smoke. Adding to this 30-50% of cannabis is incinerated through this process making it an inefficient method of cannabinoid delivery. Vaping offers a more efficient cannabinoid extraction. This process heats cannabis at 160-230°C. Toxic elements are significantly reduced but not completely eliminated. 1 Additionally, patients report less respiratory symptoms } Both methods offer quick onset of action within minutes, with the peak effect within 3 minutes and a duration of action between two to four hours 1 Oral cannabis preparations usually work within 30-90 minutes, with peak effects between 2-4 hours, the total duration of action lasting between 4-12 hours and could even last as long as 24 hours.
  • What’s the difference between vapourising natural medicine and taking it orally?
    When natural medicine is vapourised, the effects are immediate and can last for 2-4 hours. When natural medicine is consumed orally, the onset is delayed, and effects range from 30 mins up to 2 hours post ingestion. The effects of oral consumption last between 4-8 hours, depending on the dose.
  • What are the types of administration available in Australia?
    Currently, Medical Cannabis is administered via inhalation or orally.
  • What's a vapouriser?
    A vapouriser is an electronic device which allows patients to release the active ingredients and therapeutic compounds of Cannabis via inhalation rather than smoke. A vapouriser heats dry herb to just below the point of combustion, which produces the flavour and effect of the plant into a vapour form. Vapourising results in significantly more efficient extraction (a 46% increase) of Cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, as well as decreases the irritation and harmful effects caused by smoking. Since no plant matter is being burned, no potential carcinogens are consumed. Vapour is much more flavourful and smoother to inhale than smoke, which makes the entire experience more enjoyable and comfortable for the user.
  • Why is vapourising recommended over smoking?
    At least 40% of product is lost to combustion when smoked, making it difficult to estimate the dose of your Cannabinoids that your are receiving. Evidence also indicates that smoking is harmful to your lungs and smoking of Cannabis products is not supported. Vapourisation with temperature controlled devices, allow you to heat the the cannabis to an optimal temperature for the procession of decarboxylation without combustion occurring.
  • How do you use a dry herb vaporiser?
    Using a dry herb vaporizer correctly can dramatically improve the experience, decrease the amount of flower used, and ensure your device is with you for the long run. HOW TO GRIND YOUR FLOWER Dry herb vaporizers don’t work well with chunks of cannabis in their chambers, but nor should it be ground to a super fine powder as it can fall through the holes in the chamber, meaning you’ll need to clean it more frequently. The easiest way to get a consistent grind is to invest in a herb grinder, taking the guesswork out of this step. A semi-fine consistency creates a larger surface area and can be heated more evenly, allowing the full range of terpenes and cannabinoids to be extracted in the vapour. HOW DO YOU PACK A DRY HERB VAPORIZER CORRECTLY? Packing your vaporizer correctly has the following advantages: • More vapour • Stronger vapour • Smoother vapour Packing the chamber so that it’s full and tight will often yield the best results. It won’t be heated as evenly if the flower is loose, resulting in unsatisfactory vapour production and a harsh taste. However, it’s important to note that it may also restrict airflow if you pack the chamber tightly with coarse flower. WHAT IS THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE SETTING FOR A DRY HERB VAPORIZER? Heating cannabis to the correct temperature will ensure that the cannabinoids and terpenes are efficiently vaporized, delivering optimal therapeutic effects to your system. The ideal temperature for vaporizing cannabis is between 157 – 200°C, depending on the results you’re trying to achieve. It’s important to note that each cannabinoid has a unique heating point to extract maximum therapeutic potential. Cannabis researcher Dr Arno Hazekamp recommends 210°C as a universally beneficial temperature for vaping.
  • How will this effect drug testing at work?
    Every workplace has their own policies and procedures in accordance with government guidelines, and ultimately it is each employers decison as to whether special consideration will be applied for this prescription medication.
  • The legality of natural medicine products
    Some medicinal natural products are Schedule 8 (S8) medicines, also known as controlled drugs. Products containing cannabidiol only are Schedule 4 (S4) medicines, also known as prescription only medicines. For S8 products, approval from the Department of Health is required, for each patient. Most medicinal cannabis products are not registered therapeutic goods. Supply of unregistered therapeutic goods requires Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approval or notification. Information about the role of the Commonwealth Government in providing access to medicinal cannabis is available from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA, external site)
  • How long will the approval process take?
    Applications time can vary depending on the complexity of the application. We allow 2-3 days for the pharmacy to contact you with details of your prescription.
  • Why choose Greenhouse Medical?
    We are a leading natural medicine clinic with a focus on holistic patient wellbeing utilising Cannabis treatments and holistic therapeutics. Our doctors and registered nurses are highly experienced in treating chronic conditions such as pain, neurological and gastrointestinal disorders with medical cannabis. Are doctors are medication agnostic, which means we don't prescribe from only one or two brands, but offer the entire range of natural medicine products on the market. This is something that you must research before choosing a clinic. Consultations are telehealth and we deliver to your door, our pricing is set and there are NO hidden costs. The cost of the medication is paid directly to the pharmacy and is NOT determined by our clinic. We have a relationship with a pharmacy which specialises in plant based medicines and offers the largest range of natural medicine products in Australia, at the most competitive prices.
  • My Medication is OUT OF STOCK or DISCONTINUED?
    Natural medicine is a seasonally grown medication. Sometimes certain medications are either discontinued or out of stock for a period of time. In MOST cases the Dr will provide a new prescription with a substitute product with the same number of remaining repeats issued to your pharmacy. The best way to facilitate this is to use the Patient Portal - on the website.
  • What is involved in changing my dispensing pharmacy?
    A $25 fee includes but is not limited to: ● Our administrative time ● Updating your patient file ● Compiling relevant documentation from various sources to be transferred ● Transferring escripts across ● Sometimes this will require that the escript be cancelled at the original pharmacy and reissued which requires input from your practitioner ● Transfering TGA documentation ● Creating a shared drive linking your pharmacy and the practitioner Your pharmacy will need to: ● Set up accounts with various cannabis pharmaceutical companies for ordering ● Be contactable via phone and email We cannot guarantee that your pharmacy of choice will have the capacity to efficiently support you in this process, please discuss your ongoing needs and expectations with your local pharmacy to ensure a smoother process for you. ● Should you wish for your scripts and TGA to be transferred back to one of our recommended pharmacies, the $25 fee will apply again. ● Should your pharmacy not be able to assist you further, and you would like to try another pharmacy, then the $25 fee will apply again Time frame: A few days, potentially up to a week (these are approximates only and will depend on how quickly your pharmacy can set up new processes)
  • Is natural medicine dangerous during pregnancy and breast-feeding?
    Cannabidiol is POSSIBLY UNSAFE to use if you are pregnant or breast feeding. 1. Pregnancy and contraception. Pregnant women and women planning to conceive or not using contraception should not use natural medicines. Early research is currently insufficient to determine the precise effects of natural medicine on the foetus of pregnant women. 2. Lactation Concentrations of cannabinoids can accumulate in breast milk, leading to growth delay in the infant. Due to the potential developmental risks, natural medicine is harmful to the infant during lactation.
  • How do I get my Product?
    After your consult your e-script will be sent to the pharmacy selected in your initial consult. We use specific pharmacies around Australia that specialise in Medical Cannabis. Unlike many other clinics, we DO NOT have deals that restrict which products our doctors can prescribe, enabling the doctor to select from almost 150 different medical cannabis products. The pharmacy will contact you regarding costs of the medication, payment methods, and the pick up or delivery of your medicine.
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  • What are the potential side effects of natural medicine?
    Research indicates that medical cannabis is generally well tolerated, while around 25% of patients may experience the occasional adverse side effect. Nervous disorders were the most commonly reported adverse side effects, followed by gastrointestinal disorders. The most common adverse effects occurred around 10% of patients including: mild dizziness, dry mouth, sedation, somnolence, nausea and fatigue. Most side effects occur during the first four weeks of treatment and can be reduced with an alteration in the titration schedule.
  • Are there medical conditions that would prevent the prescription of natural medicines?
    1. Serious cardiovascular disease Patients with serious cardiovascular disease, including ischemic heart disease, arrhythmias, hypertension and heart failure. 2. Previous diagnosis of psychotic disease Patients with a personal or family history of psychotic disease including a history of delusions or hallucinations, are not suitable for natural medicine prescription. 3. Pregnancy and contraception. Pregnant women and women planning to conceive or not using contraception should not use natural medicine. The presence of CB1 receptors in the reproductive system. Early research is currently insufficient to determine the precise effects of natural medicine on the foetus of pregnant women. 3. Lactation Concentrations of cannabinoids can accumulate in breast milk, leading to growth delay in the infant. Due to the potential developmental risks, natural medicine is contraindicated during lactation.
  • What is adult ADHD?
    Adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterised as a disorder with symptoms ranging from difficulty paying attention (inattention), hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Adult ADHD can lead to substance abuse, unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, low self-esteem, and interference with daily functioning ranging from mild to severe. Science indicates that adult ADHD symptoms start in early childhood and continue into adulthood, however, in many cases, ADHD was not diagnosed until adulthood. Adult ADHD symptoms are often less obvious than ADHD symptoms in children. In adults, hyperactivity may decrease, but challenges with impulsiveness, restlessness and difficulty paying attention continue. Often adults with ADHD are unaware they have it, they just experience life’s tasks as more challenging. Adults with ADHD may find it difficult to focus, prioritise and organise, leading to forgotten social plans and meetings and missed deadlines at work or school. The inability for impulse control ranges from general impatience to mood swings and/or outbursts of anger.
  • What are the known causes of ADHD?
    Research suggests that the development of ADHD may be a result of Genetics, where a parent or sibling has ADHD or another mental health disorder, Environment - smoking, drinking alcohol or drugs during pregnancy or exposure to environmental toxins during childhood, and complications prior to and during development, such as premature birth.
  • How is it possible that a diagnosis of ADHD could have been missed?
    Because the symptoms of ADHD are similar to anxiety and various mood disorders, and the fact that research indicates, more often than not, individuals with ADHD have a co-morbid mental health condition such as anxiety or depression, it can oftentimes be missed as a diagnosis
  • Disorders that may occur alongside ADHD
    Other disorders often occur alongside ADHD which can make treatment more challenging, they include: Mood disorders - depression, bipolar disorder and a repeated pattern of failures due to ADHD can worsen depression. Anxiety disorders - overwhelming worry, nervousness and other symptoms which can be made worse by the challenges and setbacks of ADHD. Other psychiatric disorders - increased risk of personality disorders, intermittent explosive disorder and substance use disorders.
  • How does CBD help with depression, ADHD and ASD?"
    The Anti-inflammatory effect of CBD has been shown to help with depression, ADHD, and even autism spectrum disorders. In ADHD, reduced inflammation can stabilise the nervous system, reducing symptoms which can aggravate ADHD.
  • What are the best terpenes in medical cannabis for adhd?
    There is some evidence that certain terpenes found in cannabis may have potential therapeutic effects for ADHD, but more research is needed to fully understand their role and potential benefits. Some terpenes that have been suggested to have potential benefits for ADHD include: Limonene: This terpene has a citrusy scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of cannabis. It has been suggested to have mood-boosting and anxiety-reducing effects, which may be helpful for individuals with ADHD. Pinene: This terpene has a pine-like scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of cannabis. It has been suggested to have cognitive-enhancing effects and may help improve memory and focus, which may be beneficial for individuals with ADHD. Linalool: This terpene has a floral scent and is found in high concentrations in certain strains of cannabis. It has been suggested to have relaxation-inducing and anxiety-reducing effects, which may be helpful for individuals with ADHD. It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of these and other terpenes for ADHD and to determine the optimal strains and dosages for treatment. It is also important to keep in mind that the effects of cannabis on individuals with ADHD may vary, and it is not a replacement for traditional ADHD medications or therapies.
  • What are the historial uses of Natural medicine?
    The medicinal properties of Natural medicine have been known for millennia. As far back as 2800 BC, Natural medicine was used to treat a vast array of health problems and was listed in Emperor Shen Nung's pharmacopoeia. Natural medicine has a long and colourful history. The use of natural medicine originated in central Asia or western China. Natural medicine has been used for its alleged healing properties for millennia. The first documented case of its use dates back to 2800 BC, when it was listed in the Emperor Shen Nung's (regarded as the father of Chinese medicine) pharmacopoeia. Therapeutic indications of Natural medicine are mentioned in the texts of the Indian Hindus, Assyrians, Greeks and Romans. These texts reported Natural medicine to treat a vast array of different health problems, including arthritis, depression, amenorrhea, inflammation, pain, lack of appetite and asthma. The ancient Hindus thought the medicinal benefits of Natural medicine were explained by pleasing the gods such as Shiva. Ancient Hindu texts attribute the onset of fever with the ‘hot breath of the gods’ who were angered by the afflicted person's behaviour. Using Natural medicine in religious rites appeased the gods and hence reduced the fever. Recent scientific evidence provides an alternative explanation of course. Natural medicine acts on the hypothalamus to reduce body temperature. Source: University of Sydney Lambert Initiative.
  • Why do people take Lions Mane mushrooms?
    Lion's mane is a type of edible mushroom that is native to North America and Asia. It has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine for centuries and is believed to have a variety of health benefits. Some of the potential health benefits of lion's mane include: Boosting the immune system: Lion's mane is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the body against damaging free radicals and may help boost the immune system. Improving cognitive function: Some research suggests that lion's mane may have a positive effect on cognitive function and may help improve memory and concentration. Reducing inflammation: Lion's mane contains compounds that may help reduce inflammation in the body, which may be beneficial for people with chronic inflammation or autoimmune conditions. Enhancing cardiovascular health: Some studies have suggested that lion's mane may have a positive effect on cholesterol levels and blood pressure, which may be beneficial for heart health. Promoting nerve growth: Lion's mane contains a substance called hericystin that may help promote the growth of nerve cells, which may be beneficial for people with nerve damage or neurodegenerative conditions. It's important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential health benefits of lion's mane and to determine the appropriate dosage and duration of use.
  • Why do people take Chaga Mushrooms?
    Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) is a type of mushroom that grows on the bark of birch trees and is native to colder regions of the northern hemisphere. It has been used in traditional medicine for centuries, particularly in Russia and other Eastern European countries. Chaga mushroom is believed to have a number of potential health benefits, including boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, and acting as an antioxidant. Some people take chaga mushroom for its potential to improve digestive function and to promote healthy skin and hair. It has also been suggested that chaga mushroom may have the potential to improve cardiovascular health and to reduce the risk of cancer, although more research is needed to confirm these effects. It is important to note that the safety and effectiveness of chaga mushroom as a dietary supplement has not been fully established and more research is needed to determine appropriate dosage recommendations.
  • Why do people take Cordyceps Mushrooms?
    Cordyceps mushrooms are a type of edible fungus that has been traditionally used in Chinese and Tibetan medicine for their potential health benefits. Cordyceps mushrooms are believed to have a number of potential benefits, including improving athletic performance, boosting the immune system, and reducing inflammation. They are also thought to have the potential to improve respiratory function and to have anti-aging effects. In addition, cordyceps mushrooms are believed to have antioxidant properties and to have the potential to protect against certain types of cancer. Some people also take cordyceps mushrooms for their potential to improve sexual function and fertility. It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential health benefits of cordyceps mushrooms and to establish safe and effective dosage recommendations.
  • Why do people take Ashwagandha?
    Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an herb that is native to India and has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It is believed to have a number of potential health benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving brain function, and increasing endurance and strength. Some people take ashwagandha for its potential to lower blood sugar levels and to reduce the risk of heart disease, although more research is needed to confirm these effects. Ashwagandha is also sometimes used as a natural treatment for insomnia and to improve fertility in men. In addition, ashwagandha is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, and may be able to boost the immune system. Some research suggests that ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) may be able to increase testosterone levels in men. Testosterone is a hormone that plays a key role in male sexual development and function, and low levels of testosterone can lead to a range of health problems. One study found that supplementing with ashwagandha for eight weeks significantly increased testosterone levels in men with infertility. Another study found that taking ashwagandha for three months increased testosterone levels and improved sexual function in men with mild to moderate sexual dysfunction. It is important to note that more research is needed to confirm the effects of ashwagandha on testosterone levels, and to determine the optimal dosage and duration of treatment. It is also important to note that ashwagandha may interact with certain medications and may not be safe for everyone. If you are considering taking ashwagandha to increase testosterone levels, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if it is safe and appropriate for you.
  • What are some natural products that may help prevent hair loss?
    Some natural supplements that may help prevent hair loss include: Biotin: A B-vitamin that promotes healthy hair growth and helps to strengthen hair shafts. Zinc: A mineral that plays a crucial role in hair growth and can help to prevent hair loss. Iron: Low levels of iron can cause hair loss, so taking an iron supplement may help to prevent hair loss. Nettle: An herb that is rich in nutrients that may help to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. Saw palmetto: A herb that is often used to treat male pattern baldness and may help to prevent hair loss. Some essential oils that may help prevent hair loss include: Rosemary oil: This oil stimulates hair growth and may help to prevent hair loss. Peppermint oil: This oil stimulates the scalp and may help to promote hair growth. Lavender oil: This oil promotes relaxation and can help to reduce stress, which may contribute to hair loss. Thyme oil: This oil stimulates hair growth and may help to prevent hair loss. Cedarwood oil: This oil stimulates the scalp and may help to promote hair growth.
  • What is the best essential oil used to treat skin inflammation
    There are several essential oils that may be helpful in treating skin inflammation. Some popular options include: Chamomile oil: This oil has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, making it an excellent choice for reducing redness and irritation. Lavender oil: This oil is known for its calming and anti-inflammatory effects, and it may be helpful in reducing swelling and redness. Tea tree oil: This oil has powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which may make it effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, including inflammation. Frankincense oil: This oil has anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties, which may make it useful in reducing inflammation and speeding up the healing process. Geranium oil: This oil has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, which may be helpful in reducing redness and swelling. It's important to note that essential oils should be diluted before they are applied to the skin. It's also a good idea to do a patch test on a small area of your skin before using an essential oil, to make sure you don't have an adverse reaction.
  • How often should I do a parasitic cleanse.
    The frequency of a parasitic cleanse will depend on your individual needs and circumstances, but averaging between every 3 - 6 months. Some people may benefit from doing a cleanse on a regular basis, while others may only need to do one occasionally. If you are experiencing symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, or anemia, it may be a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional to determine the appropriate frequency and course of treatment for your specific situation. As for natural products, there are several herbs and supplements that may be helpful in eliminating parasites from the body. Some popular options include: Black walnut: This herb contains a substance called juglone, which may have antiparasitic properties. Oregano oil: This oil has antimicrobial properties and may be effective in killing parasites. Grapefruit seed extract: This extract has antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties and may be helpful in eliminating parasites from the body. Pumpkin seeds: These seeds contain a substance called cucurbitacin, which may have antiparasitic effects. Wormwood: This herb has been traditionally used to kill parasites and may be effective in eliminating them from the body. It's important to note that these natural remedies have not been thoroughly studied and their effectiveness may vary. It's always a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional before starting any new treatment.
  • What are the symptoms and parasite infestation in the body?
    Symptoms of parasite infestation can vary depending on the type of parasite and the part of the body it is affecting. Some common symptoms of parasite infestation include: Diarrhea Nausea and vomiting Abdominal pain Weight loss Fatigue Anemia Allergic reactions, such as a skin rash or difficulty breathing Some parasites, such as tapeworms, may cause no symptoms at all. Others, like malaria, can cause severe and life-threatening illness. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a healthcare provider for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
  • Why should I do a parasitic cleanse?
    A parasitic cleanse is a type of dietary or herbal regimen that is claimed to help eliminate parasites from the body. Some people believe that a parasitic cleanse can improve digestive health and boost the immune system, although there is limited scientific evidence to support these claims. There is some evidence that certain herbs and supplements may have antiparasitic properties, but more research is needed to determine their effectiveness and safety. It is important to speak with a healthcare provider before starting a parasitic cleanse or taking any dietary supplements, as they may interact with medications or have potential side effects. It is also important to note that hygiene and food safety practices, such as washing hands and cooking meat to a safe temperature, can help prevent parasitic infections.
  • What is Black seed oil and what are the possible health benefits?
    Black seed oil, also known as Nigella sativa or black cumin oil, is a type of oil that is derived from the seeds of the Nigella sativa plant. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat a wide range of ailments. Here are some potential health benefits of black seed oil: Anti-inflammatory: Black seed oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and may be helpful in reducing inflammation in the body. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/) Shabana, A., El-Menyar, A., Asim, M., Al-Azzeh, H., & Al Thani, H. (2013). Cardiovascular benefits of black cumin (Nigella sativa). Cardiovascular toxicology, 13(1), 9–21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12012-012-9181-z Cancer: There is some evidence to suggest that black seed oil may have anti-tumor properties and may be helpful in the treatment of certain types of cancer. However, more research is needed to confirm this. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/) It's important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential health benefits of black seed oil and to determine the appropriate dosage and usage. As with any supplement, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor before adding black seed oil to your routine.
  • How can I use Castor oil for health?
    There are several ways in which castor oil can be used for health purposes: Skin conditions: Castor oil can be applied topically to the skin to help treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, dry skin, and eczema. It can also be used as a natural moisturizer. Hair care: Castor oil can be used to improve the health and appearance of the hair. It can be massaged into the scalp to stimulate hair growth, and it can also be used as a hair conditioner to help improve the texture and shine of the hair. Constipation: Castor oil is a natural laxative and can be taken orally to help relieve constipation. Pain relief: Castor oil can be applied topically to the skin to help reduce pain and inflammation. Wound healing: Castor oil has antibacterial properties and can be applied to cuts and scrapes to help speed up the healing process. It is important to note that castor oil should be used with caution, as it can cause side effects such as stomach cramps and diarrhea when taken orally. It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before using castor oil or any other natural remedy.
  • What are the heath benefits of pine needle tea?
    Pine needle tea, which is made from the needles of pine trees, is a traditional remedy that is believed to have a number of health benefits. Some of the potential benefits of pine needle tea include: Boosting the immune system: Pine needle tea is high in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which may help boost the immune system and protect against illness. Reducing inflammation: Pine needle tea has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in the body. Enhancing respiratory health: Pine needle tea has been used traditionally to help improve respiratory health and may be helpful for those with colds, flu, or other respiratory conditions. Improving skin health: Pine needle tea may have astringent properties and may be helpful for improving skin health and reducing acne. Reducing stress: Some people believe that pine needle tea may have calming effects and may help reduce stress and improve sleep. It is important to note that the health benefits of pine needle tea have not been extensively studied and more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness. It is also important to use caution when consuming pine needle tea, as some types of pine trees may contain toxins that can be harmful if ingested. It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before using pine needle tea or any other natural remedy.
  • What are the medical benefits of the topical application of peppermint oil?
    Peppermint oil is a natural oil that is derived from the peppermint plant and has a number of potential medical benefits when applied topically. Some of the potential benefits of using peppermint oil topically include: Reducing pain: Peppermint oil has been shown to have pain-relieving properties and may be helpful for relieving headaches, muscle aches, and other types of pain. Reducing inflammation: Peppermint oil has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation in the body when applied topically. Improving respiratory function: Peppermint oil has been traditionally used to help improve respiratory function and may be helpful for relieving congestion and other respiratory issues. Improving skin health: Peppermint oil may be helpful for improving skin health and may be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne and dermatitis. Reducing stress: Peppermint oil has a refreshing and invigorating scent that may help reduce stress and improve mood. It is important to note that the medical benefits of peppermint oil have not been extensively studied and more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness. It is also important to use caution when using peppermint oil topically, as it may cause skin irritation in some people. It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before using peppermint oil or any other natural remedy.
  • What are the medical benefits of topical application of frankincense oil?
    Frankincense oil is a natural oil that is derived from the resin of the Boswellia tree and has a number of potential medical benefits when applied topically. Some of the potential benefits of using frankincense oil topically include: Reducing inflammation: Frankincense oil has anti-inflammatory properties and may be helpful for reducing inflammation in the body when applied topically. Improving skin health: Frankincense oil may be helpful for improving skin health and may be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and scars. Reducing pain: Frankincense oil has been shown to have pain-relieving properties and may be helpful for relieving muscle aches, joint pain, and other types of pain when applied topically. Reducing stress: Frankincense oil has a calming and soothing scent that may help reduce stress and improve mood when inhaled. Improving respiratory function: Frankincense oil has been traditionally used to help improve respiratory function and may be helpful for relieving congestion and other respiratory issues when inhaled. It is important to note that the medical benefits of frankincense oil have not been extensively studied and more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness. It is also important to use caution when using frankincense oil topically, as it may cause skin irritation in some people. It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before using frankincense oil or any other natural remedy.
  • What are the medical benefits of topical application of rosemary oil?
    Rosemary oil is a natural oil that is derived from the rosemary plant and has a number of potential medical benefits when applied topically. Some of the potential benefits of using rosemary oil topically include: Reducing inflammation: Rosemary oil has anti-inflammatory properties and may be helpful for reducing inflammation in the body when applied topically. Improving skin health: Rosemary oil may be helpful for improving skin health and may be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and dry skin. Reducing pain: Rosemary oil has been shown to have pain-relieving properties and may be helpful for relieving muscle aches, joint pain, and other types of pain when applied topically. Improving hair health: Rosemary oil has been traditionally used to improve hair health and may be helpful for reducing dandruff and promoting hair growth. Reducing stress: Rosemary oil has a refreshing and invigorating scent that may help reduce stress and improve mood when inhaled. It is important to note that the medical benefits of rosemary oil have not been extensively studied and more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness. It is also important to use caution when using rosemary oil topically, as it may cause skin irritation in some people. It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before using rosemary oil or any other natural remedy.
  • What are the health benefits and uses of thieves oil
    Thieves oil is a blend of essential oils that is believed to have a number of health benefits. It is named after a group of thieves who, according to legend, used a blend of these oils to protect themselves from contracting the plague while they robbed the sick and dying. Today, thieves oil is commonly used as a natural remedy for a variety of health concerns. Some of the potential health uses of thieves oil include: Reducing inflammation: Thieves oil has anti-inflammatory properties and may be helpful for reducing inflammation in the body when applied topically. Improving respiratory function: Thieves oil has been traditionally used to help improve respiratory function and may be helpful for relieving congestion and other respiratory issues when inhaled. Reducing pain: Thieves oil has been shown to have pain-relieving properties and may be helpful for relieving muscle aches, joint pain, and other types of pain when applied topically. Reducing stress: Thieves oil has a calming and soothing scent that may help reduce stress and improve mood when inhaled. Improving oral health: Thieves oil has been traditionally used to improve oral health and may be helpful for reducing plaque and preventing gum disease when used as a mouthwash or applied topically to the gums. It is important to note that the health benefits of thieves oil have not been extensively studied and more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness. It is also important to use caution when using thieves oil
  • What are the health benefits of Ginger and how can I use it?
    Ginger is a popular spice that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Here are a few ways that ginger may be able to improve your health: Reduce nausea: Ginger has been shown to be effective in reducing nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, morning sickness, and chemotherapy. Relieve pain: Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that may help to reduce muscle pain and soreness. Lower blood sugar: Some studies have suggested that ginger may help to lower blood sugar levels, making it potentially useful for people with diabetes. Improve digestion: Ginger has been shown to improve digestion and reduce bloating and gas. Boost the immune system: Ginger has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help to boost the immune system and protect against illness. There are many ways to incorporate ginger into your diet, including drinking ginger tea, adding ginger to recipes, or taking ginger supplements. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider before taking any dietary supplements to ensure they are safe and appropriate for you.
  • What are the health benefits of onion water?
    Onion water is a simple remedy made by soaking sliced onions in water for a period of time. Some people claim that onion water has various health benefits, including: Reducing inflammation: Onions contain compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce swelling and pain. Boosting the immune system: Onions contain antioxidants and vitamin C, a nutrient well known to support a healthy immune system which is important when fighting off a virus or infection, Improving digestion: Onions may help to stimulate digestion and reduce bloating and gas. Reducing blood pressure: Some studies have suggested that onions may help to lower blood pressure. Relieving cold and flu symptoms: Onions have been used traditionally to treat cold and flu symptoms, such as cough and congestion. It is important to note that the research on the health benefits of onion water is limited, and more studies are needed to confirm these potential benefits. Additionally, it is not clear how much onion water one would need to consume to achieve these benefits. If you are interested in trying onion water, you can make it by slicing an onion and soaking it in water for several hours or overnight. You can then strain the water and drink it as is, or add it to recipes for flavor. It is always a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider before trying any new remedies to ensure they are safe and appropriate for you.
  • What is the science behind Intermittent fasting?
    Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating that involves regular periods of fasting, followed by periods of non-fasting. There are several different types of intermittent fasting, including alternate day fasting, whole day fasting, and time-restricted eating. The science behind intermittent fasting is still being studied, but there is some evidence to suggest that it may have a variety of health benefits. For example, intermittent fasting may: Improve insulin sensitivity: Intermittent fasting has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity, which may be beneficial for people with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC535701/) Promote weight loss: Intermittent fasting may be helpful in promoting weight loss by reducing overall calorie intake and increasing fat oxidation. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7065911/) Lower blood pressure: Some studies have suggested that intermittent fasting may be helpful in reducing blood pressure in people with hypertension. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5466941/) Reduce inflammation: Intermittent fasting has been shown to reduce markers of inflammation in the body, which may be beneficial for reducing the risk of chronic diseases. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6709355/) Improve brain function: Intermittent fasting may have a variety of beneficial effects on brain function, including improving cognitive function and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases. (Reference: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7065911/) It's important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the effects of intermittent fasting and to determine the optimal frequency and duration of fasting periods. As with any change to your diet or lifestyle, it's a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional before starting an intermittent fasting routine.
  • I have ADHD and can't be 🥱, what is the best way to motivate myself?
    There are several strategies that may be helpful in motivating yourself if you have ADHD: Set specific, achievable goals: Setting specific and achievable goals can help to give you a sense of direction and purpose, which can be motivating. Break tasks into smaller steps: Breaking larger tasks down into smaller, more manageable steps can make them feel more achievable, which can help to increase your motivation. Use rewards: Establishing a reward system for yourself can be a powerful way to motivate yourself. For example, you could set up a reward system in which you earn points for completing tasks, and then use those points to redeem rewards. Create a positive mindset: Reframing your thoughts and focusing on the positive aspects of a task can help to increase your motivation. For example, instead of thinking "I have to do this task," try thinking "I get to do this task and it will help me achieve my goals." Find your why: Understanding the purpose or meaning behind what you are doing can be a powerful motivator. Take some time to reflect on why a task is important to you and how it fits into your overall goals and values. Seek support: Surrounding yourself with supportive people who believe in you and your goals can be a great source of motivation. Consider joining a support group or finding a mentor or coach who can provide guidance and encouragement. It's important to note that what works for one person may not work for another, and it may take some trial and error to find the strategies that work best for you. It's also a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional if you are struggling to motivate yourself and are having difficulty managing your ADHD.
  • I have trouble with SLEEPING, what is the best way to prepare my for a good nights rest?
    There are several strategies you can try to help you prepare for a good night's sleep: Create a bedtime routine: Establishing a consistent bedtime routine can help to signal to your body that it's time to wind down and get ready for sleep. This can include activities such as reading, taking a warm bath, or practicing relaxation techniques. Avoid screens before bedtime: The blue light emitted by screens can disrupt your body's natural sleep-wake cycle and make it harder to fall asleep. Try to avoid screens for at least an hour before bedtime. Keep a consistent sleep schedule: Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This can help to regulate your body's natural sleep-wake cycle and make it easier to fall asleep. Create a sleep-friendly environment: Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark, and quiet, and consider using earplugs or a white noise machine to block out any unwanted noise. Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bedtime: Both caffeine and alcohol can disrupt your sleep, so try to avoid consuming them for at least a few hours before bedtime. Practice relaxation techniques: There are several relaxation techniques that can help to calm your mind and body and prepare you for sleep. These can include deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or guided imagery. If you continue to have trouble falling asleep despite trying these strategies, it may be a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional. They can help to determine the cause of your sleep problems and recommend appropriate treatment options.
  • What strategies can I do to help prevent panic attacks?
    There are several strategies you can try to help prevent panic attacks: Identify and address triggers: Panic attacks can be triggered by certain situations or stimuli. Identifying your triggers can help you to better manage and avoid them. Practice relaxation techniques: Techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or guided imagery can help to calm your mind and body and reduce the risk of panic attacks. Engage in regular physical activity: Regular physical activity can help to reduce stress and anxiety and lower the risk of panic attacks. Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep can increase the risk of panic attacks, so it's important to get enough rest. Try to establish a consistent sleep routine and create a sleep-friendly environment. Eat a healthy diet: A healthy diet can help to reduce stress and improve overall well-being, which may lower the risk of panic attacks. Seek support: Having a supportive network of friends and family can be helpful in managing stress and anxiety and reducing the risk of panic attacks. Consider seeking support from a therapist or joining a support group. If you experience frequent or severe panic attacks, it's a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional. They can help to determine the cause of your panic attacks and recommend appropriate treatment options.
  • What behaviours can I adopt to help prevent depression?
    There are several behaviours you can adopt to help prevent depression: Engage in regular physical activity: Regular physical activity has been shown to improve mood and reduce the risk of depression. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most days of the week. Eat a healthy diet: A healthy diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can help to improve mood and reduce the risk of depression. Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep can increase the risk of depression, so it's important to get enough rest. Try to establish a consistent sleep routine and create a sleep-friendly environment. Practice stress management techniques: Techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or mindfulness meditation can help to reduce stress and prevent depression. Seek social support: Having a strong support network of friends and family can be helpful in preventing depression. Consider joining a support group or seeking support from a therapist. Seek help if you need it: If you are struggling with persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or worthlessness, it's important to seek help. A healthcare professional can assess your symptoms and recommend appropriate treatment options. It's important to note that these behaviours may not work for everyone, and what works for one person may not work for another. It's always a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional if you are struggling with depression or are at risk of developing depression.
  • What is Box breathing and what are the health benefits and how do I do it?
    Box breathing, also known as square breathing or four-square breathing, is a simple relaxation technique that can help to reduce stress and improve overall well-being. To do box breathing, follow these steps: Find a comfortable and quiet place to sit or lie down. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose, counting to four as you do so. Hold your breath for four counts. Exhale slowly through your mouth for four counts. Hold your breath for four counts. Repeat this sequence for a few minutes, focusing on your breath and the counting. Some potential health benefits of box breathing include: Reducing stress and anxiety: Box breathing can help to calm the mind and slow down racing thoughts. Improving sleep: The relaxation effects of box breathing may help you to fall asleep more easily. Boosting energy: By oxygenating the blood and increasing the flow of oxygen to the brain, box breathing can help to improve energy levels and mental clarity. Managing pain: The relaxation effects of box breathing may help to reduce the perception of pain. It's important to note that while box breathing can be a useful relaxation tool, it should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment. If you are experiencing severe stress, anxiety, or other mental health issues, it's important to seek help from a qualified healthcare professional.
  • What are the health benefits using a sauna?
    Saunas are popular for their potential health benefits, which include: Relaxation: The heat and humidity of a sauna can help to relax muscles and promote a sense of well-being. Improved circulation: The heat of a sauna can increase blood flow, which can be helpful for people with circulation issues. Pain relief: The heat and humidity of a sauna may help to reduce muscle and joint pain. Cleansing: Saunas can help to flush toxins out of the body through sweat. Improved cardiovascular function: Some studies have suggested that sauna use may improve heart function and reduce the risk of heart disease. It's important to note that while saunas may offer some health benefits, they are not a replacement for medical treatment. If you have any health concerns, it's important to speak with a healthcare professional.
  • What are the health benefits of Cryotherapy?
    Cryotherapy is a treatment that involves the use of cold temperatures for therapeutic purposes. Some potential benefits of cryotherapy include: Pain relief: Cryotherapy may help reduce pain and inflammation in people with conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and muscle soreness. Improved sleep: Cryotherapy may help improve sleep quality and reduce fatigue in some people. Increased energy: Cryotherapy may help increase energy and reduce fatigue in some people. Improved mood: Cryotherapy may help improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety in some people. Enhanced athletic performance: Cryotherapy may help improve athletic performance and reduce muscle soreness and fatigue in athletes. It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of cryotherapy and to determine the best uses for this treatment. Cryotherapy is generally considered safe, but it may not be appropriate for everyone, and it is important to speak with a healthcare provider before starting cryotherapy treatment.
  • What is the psychological science behind writing a gratitude journal?
    Writing a gratitude journal is a practice in which a person writes down things that they are thankful for on a regular basis. The psychological science behind gratitude journals suggests that regularly focusing on and expressing gratitude can have a number of benefits for mental health and well-being. One reason why gratitude journals may be helpful is that they can shift a person's focus from negative thoughts and experiences to positive ones. This shift in perspective can help to reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression, and increase feelings of happiness and contentment. Gratitude journals can also foster a sense of social connectedness and appreciation for others. When we express gratitude, we often do so in relation to the actions and kindness of others. By regularly acknowledging the positive impact of others in our lives, we can strengthen our relationships and feel more connected to the people around us. Overall, the psychological science suggests that gratitude journals can be a simple and effective tool for promoting mental health and well-being. If you're interested in trying a gratitude journal, you can start by setting aside a few minutes each day to write down three things that you are thankful for. Over time, you may find that this practice helps you to feel more positive and grateful for the things in your life.
  • What are 5 simple interventions I can do to improve my productivity
    There are many simple interventions that you can try to be more productive. Here are a few ideas: Make a to-do list: A to-do list can help you to organize your tasks and priorities, and give you a sense of accomplishment as you check items off. Set small, achievable goals: Rather than trying to tackle a large, overwhelming task all at once, try breaking it down into smaller, more manageable goals. This can help to keep you motivated and make progress feel more achievable. Take breaks: It's important to take breaks to rest and recharge. Scheduling regular breaks can help you to stay focused and avoid burnout. Minimize distractions: Turn off notifications on your phone and computer, and find a quiet place to work. Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep can negatively impact productivity. Make sure to get enough rest to help you stay focused and alert. Remember, productivity is a personal and often individualized concept. What works for one person may not work for another. It may take some trial and error to find what works best for you.
  • 7 Great ways to improve your connection to your children
    Here are a few tips to help you connect with your children: Spend quality time together: Make time for activities that you both enjoy, such as playing a game, going for a walk, or cooking a meal together. Be present and listen: Put aside distractions and give your children your full attention when they talk to you. Ask questions and show interest in what they have to say. Practice open and honest communication: Encourage your children to talk to you about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and be open and honest with them in return. Show love and affection: Physical touch, such as hugging and holding hands, can help to strengthen the bond between you and your children. Set boundaries and rules: Clear and consistent boundaries can help children to feel safe and supported. Encourage independence: Encourage your children to make their own decisions and solve their own problems, within the limits of your rules and guidance. Seek out shared interests: Find activities that you both enjoy, and make time to pursue them together. By implementing these strategies, you can build a strong and positive relationship with your children.
  • 6 tips for being assertive as a parent.
    Being assertive as a parent means standing up for what you believe in and setting clear and consistent boundaries with your children. Here are a few tips for being assertive as a parent: Know your limits and values: Determine what you are and are not willing to tolerate from your children. Communicate clearly and directly: Use "I" statements to express your thoughts and feelings, and be specific about what you expect from your children. Be consistent: Follow through on what you say and do, and consistently enforce rules and consequences. Practice active listening: Pay attention to what your children are saying, and try to understand their perspective. Respect your children: Show your children respect, even when you disagree with them or set limits. Take care of yourself: Make sure to prioritize your own needs and well-being as a parent. By being assertive and setting clear boundaries, you can create a positive and healthy dynamic with your children. It's important to remember that being assertive does not mean being aggressive or controlling, but rather expressing your thoughts and feelings in a respectful and honest way.
  • 7 Steps to teach your children Resilience
    Teaching resilience to children can be a challenging but important task. Here are some ideas for how to do it: Be a good role model: Children learn by example, so it's important to show them how to handle challenges and setbacks in a healthy way. Encourage a growth mindset: Help your child understand that intelligence and abilities can be developed and improved upon with effort. Help your child find ways to cope with stress and emotions: Encourage your child to express their feelings and offer support and guidance as they learn to cope with difficult emotions. Encourage your child to set goals and work towards them: Help your child set goals and work towards achieving them, even when faced with challenges or setbacks. Teach your child problem-solving skills: Help your child learn to identify problems, generate possible solutions, and make decisions about the best course of action. Help your child develop a support network: Encourage your child to build relationships with friends, family, and other supportive adults who can offer help and guidance when needed. Help your child develop a positive self-image: Encourage your child to focus on their strengths and accomplishments and help them learn to appreciate their own unique qualities. Remember that it's important to be patient and understanding as your child learns to become more resilient. With time and practice, they will develop the skills and confidence they need to handle challenges and setbacks with grace.
  • 6 steps to becoming more Resilient
    There are several ways to become more resilient: Practice self-care: This includes getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising regularly, and taking time for hobbies and activities that bring joy and relaxation. Develop a positive mindset: Look for the silver lining in difficult situations and try to focus on the things you can control rather than dwelling on things you cannot. Learn to manage your emotions: Practice techniques like mindfulness and deep breathing to help regulate your emotions and stay calm in stressful situations. Seek support: Surround yourself with supportive people who can help you navigate challenges and offer encouragement. Learn from your experiences: Take time to reflect on past challenges and think about what you learned from them. Use these lessons to build your resilience in the future. Practice gratitude: Focusing on the things you are grateful for can help you stay positive and resilient in the face of challenges.
  • What exercises can I perform to improve my eyesight
    There are several exercises that can help improve your eyesight: Palming: Close your eyes and place your palms over them, blocking out all light. Take deep breaths and relax for a few minutes. Eye roll: Roll your eyes in a circular motion, starting at the top and going clockwise, then counterclockwise. Eye stretches: Look up, then down, then left, then right. Hold each position for a few seconds. Blinking: Blink rapidly for a few seconds, then close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Distance focusing: Look at an object in the distance, then a nearby object, and repeat several times. It is important to consult with an eye care professional before starting any new eye exercises, as certain exercises may not be suitable for everyone.
  • What are the 5 most common medical treatments in Ayurveda?
    Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine that originated in India and is based on the idea of balancing the body's natural energy in order to promote good health. Some common treatments in Ayurveda include: Herbal remedies: Ayurveda utilizes a variety of herbs to treat a wide range of conditions. These herbs may be used alone or in combination with other substances. Massage: Massage is an important aspect of Ayurveda, as it is believed to help balance the body's energy and improve circulation. Massage may be performed with oils or other substances to treat specific conditions. Diet and lifestyle changes: Ayurveda places a strong emphasis on the role of diet and lifestyle in maintaining good health. Practitioners may recommend changes to a person's diet or lifestyle in order to help treat or prevent certain conditions. Yoga and meditation: These practices are believed to help promote balance and well-being in the body and mind. Panchakarma: This is a series of purification and detoxification treatments that are believed to help eliminate toxins from the body and restore balance to the body's natural energy. These are just a few examples of the treatments that may be used in Ayurveda. It is always important to discuss any treatment options with a qualified healthcare professional.
  • How do I cleanse my pineal gland?
    The pineal gland, a small pine cone-shaped gland also known as the "third eye," is a small gland located in the brain that is responsible for producing the hormone melatonin, which helps regulate sleep. Some people believe that the pineal gland can become calcified over time due to the accumulation of calcium deposits, and that decalcifying the gland may have various health benefits. However, there is currently limited scientific evidence to support these claims. There are several strategies that people may try in an attempt to decalcify the pineal gland, including: Consuming a diet that is rich in raw plant-based foods: Some people believe that a diet high in these types of foods may help decalcify the pineal gland. Using supplements: Some people take supplements such as magnesium, tamarind fruit, and probiotics in an attempt to decalcify the pineal gland. Engaging in spiritual practices: Some people believe that certain spiritual practices, such as meditation and yoga, can help decalcify the pineal gland. Using detox methods: Some people use various methods to try to detox the body, such as foot baths and dry saunas, in an attempt to decalcify the pineal gland. It is important to note that there is currently little scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of these methods for decalcifying the pineal gland. It is always best to consult with a healthcare professional before trying any new treatment or making significant changes to your diet or lifestyle.
  • What are the physiological effects of love, oxytocin, on the body?
    Love is a complex emotion that can have a number of physiological effects on the body. Some of the ways in which love can affect the body include: Increased heart rate: When you fall in love, your heart may race and you may experience a "butterflies in your stomach" sensation. This is due to the release of adrenaline, which speeds up your heart rate and increases blood flow. Increased levels of oxytocin and vasopressin: These hormones, which are released during times of bonding and attachment, can increase feelings of love and affection. Oxytocin has been shown to increase feelings of trust and bonding, while vasopressin has been linked to feelings of attachment and loyalty. Decreased levels of stress hormones: Falling in love can also decrease levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, which may help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. Increased production of neurotransmitters: Love can increase the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, which is associated with feelings of pleasure and reward. Changes in brain function: Love has been shown to affect brain function and activity, particularly in areas associated with emotion, motivation, and reward. These are just a few examples of the ways in which love can affect the body. It is important to note that these physiological effects may vary from person to person and can change over time.
  • How can I stimulate my behavioural activation system to motivate me for success ?
    The behavioural activation system (BAS) is a part of the brain that is involved in motivation and the pursuit of rewards. Here are a few strategies that you can try to stimulate your BAS and motivate yourself for success: Set specific, achievable goals: Setting clear goals can help you focus your efforts and provide a sense of direction. Make sure to set goals that are specific, achievable, and measurable, as this will help you stay motivated and track your progress. Reward yourself: One way to stimulate your BAS is to reward yourself for making progress towards your goals. This could be something small, like treating yourself to a favorite food or activity, or something bigger, like taking a vacation. Find activities that are personally meaningful: Engaging in activities that are personally meaningful to you can help increase your motivation and drive. Consider pursuing hobbies or projects that align with your values and interests. Seek social support: Surrounding yourself with supportive friends and loved ones can provide a sense of encouragement and motivation. Consider seeking out a mentor or joining a support group to help keep you motivated and on track. Practice gratitude: Focusing on the things you are grateful for can help increase your motivation and sense of well-being. Consider keeping a gratitude journal or sharing your gratitude with others. Remember, motivation is a complex process and what works for one person may not work for another. It may be helpful to experiment with different strategies and see what works best for you.
  • Does having a pet reduce anxiety stress and improve mental health and wellbeing?
    There is evidence to suggest that having a pet can have a positive impact on mental health and well-being. Owning a pet has been associated with a number of benefits, including: Reduced stress and anxiety: Interacting with pets has been shown to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol and increase levels of the hormone oxytocin, which can help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. Improved mood: Pet owners have been found to have lower levels of depression and loneliness, and report feeling more positive and cheerful. Increased social support: Owning a pet can provide a sense of social support, especially for those who may be isolated or live alone. Enhanced well-being: Pet owners have been found to have higher levels of physical activity, which can contribute to overall well-being. Improved mental health: Pet ownership has been linked to improved mental health outcomes, including reduced symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress. It is important to note that the benefits of pet ownership may vary from person to person, and it is not a substitute for seeking professional treatment for mental health issues. However, owning a pet can be a great source of support and companionship, and may help promote mental health and well-being.
  • Nasal congestion ?sinusitis? What are the health benefits of a nasal flush?
    A nasal rinse, also known as a nasal irrigation or nasal douche, is a technique that involves using a saline solution to cleanse the nasal passages. Nasal rinses are commonly used to help relieve symptoms of nasal congestion, allergies, and sinusitis, and may have a number of potential health benefits. Some of the potential health benefits of a nasal rinse include: Reducing nasal congestion: Nasal rinses can help flush out mucus and other irritants from the nasal passages, which may help reduce nasal congestion. Improving respiratory function: Nasal rinses can help remove irritants and allergens from the nasal passages, which may improve respiratory function and help reduce the risk of respiratory infections. Reducing allergy symptoms: Nasal rinses can help remove allergens from the nasal passages, which may help reduce allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, and congestion. Improving sinus health: Nasal rinses can help remove mucus and other irritants from the sinuses, which may help improve sinus health and reduce the risk of sinus infections. Reducing inflammation: Nasal rinses can help reduce inflammation in the nasal passages and sinuses, which may help alleviate symptoms of allergies and sinusitis. It is important to follow the instructions for performing a nasal rinse carefully and to use a sterile saline solution to reduce the risk of infection. It is also important to consult with a healthcare professional before using a nasal rinse or any other natural remedy, especially if you have chronic respiratory or allergy problems.
  • 5 Steps to learn remote viewing!
    There are a number of different methods and protocols that have been developed for remote viewing, but most involve the following steps: Set a clear intention or target for the remote viewing session. This may be a specific location, object, or event that you wish to view remotely. Enter a relaxed and meditative state. Remote viewing often involves entering a relaxed and receptive state of mind, similar to a meditative state. This may involve using relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or visualization, to quiet the mind and allow the unconscious mind to take over. Open your awareness. Once you are in a relaxed state, focus on opening your awareness to the target of your remote viewing. This may involve visualizing a connection to the target, or simply allowing yourself to "tune in" to the energy or vibrations of the target. Record your impressions. As you focus on the target of your remote viewing, pay attention to any thoughts, feelings, images, or sensations that arise. It is important to record these impressions as soon as possible after the remote viewing session, as they may fade quickly. Analyze and interpret your impressions. After the remote viewing session, review your impressions and try to make sense of them. You may find it helpful to compare your impressions to known information about the target, or to seek the assistance of a trained remote viewing interpreter. It is important to note that the validity and effectiveness of remote viewing as a psychic ability has not been scientifically established, and many scientists and skeptics are highly skeptical of the claim that it is possible to gather accurate and reliable information through paranormal means. If you are interested in learning more about remote viewing, it is recommended that you do further research and approach the subject with an open but skeptical mind.
  • What is Motivational interviewing and how can I use it to help improve my parenting?
    Motivational interviewing is a counselling approach that is designed to help people explore and resolve ambivalence about making changes in their behaviour. It is a collaborative, person-centred style of communication that helps to increase an individual's motivation for change. In the context of parenting, motivational interviewing can be a helpful tool for supporting children in making positive changes in their behaviour. Here are a few examples of how you might use motivational interviewing when parenting children: Help your child to explore his or her thoughts and feelings about a behaviour: "Can you tell me more about why you think it's important to make this change?" or "It sounds like you have some mixed feelings about this. Can you tell me more about that?" Encourage your child to think about the pros and cons of change: "What are some things you might gain from making this change? What are some challenges you might face?" Help your child to set goals and make a plan: "What are some specific steps you could take to make this change? How can we support you in achieving your goals?" Celebrate your child's successes and progress: "I'm so proud of you for working so hard to make this change. What do you think helped you to succeed?" Remember, the goal of motivational interviewing is not to persuade or convince your child to make a change, but rather to help him or her to explore and resolve ambivalence about change. By using this approach, you can support your child in making decisions that are authentic and meaningful to him or her.
  • 5 top foods for Anxiety with a sensitive stomach.
    The best foods to eat for breakfast for anxiety on a sensitive stomach vary depending on individual preferences and tolerances. Some options to consider include: Oatmeal: Oatmeal is a low-fat, high-fiber food that is easy to digest and can help to soothe the digestive system. Scrambled eggs: Eggs are a good source of protein and can be easily digested by most people. They can also be combined with vegetables to add fiber and nutrients. Avocado toast: Avocado is a healthy, high-fiber food that is easy to digest and can help to reduce anxiety. Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is a good source of protein and probiotics, which can help to support digestive health. Smoothies: Smoothies made with a blend of fruit, vegetables, and protein can be a convenient and easily digestible option for breakfast. It is important to pay attention to your body's reactions to different foods and to consult with a healthcare professional if you have ongoing digestive or anxiety issues.
  • How do I know if I am over using my medication?
    There are several signs that you may be overusing your natural medicine. You feel that you need to use natural medicine to function normally or feel good. You are using more frequently or in larger amounts than you intended. You are unable to stop or cut back on your use despite wanting to. Your natural medicine use is causing problems in your personal relationships or at work. You are experiencing negative physical or mental health effects, such as changes in appetite, sleep, or mood. You are experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you stop using natural medicine such as irritability, anxiety, or insomnia. If you are experiencing any of these signs, it may be helpful to consider seeking support from a healthcare professional or a substance use disorder treatment program. They can help you determine if you are overusing natural medicine and provide guidance on how to reduce or stop your use.
  • What are the 5 best natural mood stabilising behaviours?
    There are 5 natural options that may help to stabilize mood: Exercise: Regular physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on mood and may help to reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Diet: A balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may help to support mental health and stabilize mood. Sleep: Getting enough quality sleep is important for maintaining good mental health and mood. Meditation: Techniques such as mindfulness meditation have been shown to have a positive impact on mood and may help to reduce stress and anxiety. Social support: Surrounding yourself with supportive people and participating in activities that bring you joy and fulfilment can help to improve mood and overall well-being. It is important to note that while these natural options may be helpful in supporting mood stability, they may not be sufficient to treat severe mood disorders. If you are experiencing persistent or severe mood symptoms, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.
  • How can I naturally eliminate phlegm, or mucus, from the body?
    There are several ways to naturally eliminate phlegm, or mucus, from the body: Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of fluids, especially water, can help thin out mucus and make it easier to cough up. Use steam: Inhaling steam can help to loosen mucus and make it easier to cough up. You can use a humidifier or take a hot shower to inhale steam. Try saline nasal sprays: These sprays contain salt water and can help to thin out mucus and flush it out of the sinuses. Use a humidifier: A humidifier can help to add moisture to the air, which can help to loosen mucus and make it easier to cough up. Drink warm liquids: Hot liquids, such as tea and chicken soup, can help to break up mucus and make it easier to eliminate. Avoid irritants: Exposure to smoke, pollution, and other irritants can make mucus thicker and harder to eliminate. Avoiding these irritants can help to reduce mucus production. Get plenty of rest: When you are sick, it is important to get plenty of rest to allow your body to heal and recover. This can help to reduce mucus production and make it easier to eliminate phlegm. Try natural remedies: Some people find that natural remedies, such as honey, ginger, and turmeric, can help to reduce mucus production and make it easier to eliminate phlegm. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider before trying any new treatment, especially if you have a chronic respiratory condition or are pregnant.
  • 4 Breathing exercises for better health and mental clarity
    Breathing exercises can be a simple and effective way to improve mental clarity and focus. Here are a few breathing techniques you can try: Box breathing: Also known as square breathing, this technique involves inhaling for a count of four, holding your breath for a count of four, exhaling for a count of four, and holding your breath again for a count of four. Repeat this pattern for a few minutes. Alternate nostril breathing: This technique involves closing one nostril and breathing in through the other nostril. Then, close the opposite nostril and exhale through the first nostril. Alternate nostrils and continue for several minutes. 4-7-8 breathing: This technique involves exhaling completely, then inhaling for a count of four, holding your breath for a count of seven, and exhaling for a count of eight. Repeat this pattern for a few minutes. Deep belly breathing: This technique involves taking slow, deep breaths from the diaphragm, rather than shallow breaths from the chest. Place one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach, and focus on filling your belly with air as you inhale. Incorporating these techniques into your daily routine can help to calm the mind and improve mental clarity. It is also important to practice good posture and take regular breaks to stretch and move around to help improve overall well-being.
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