Wednesday, December 19, 2018

In the past several decades, more people have been diagnosed with anxiety. Anxiety can be an after effect of a traumatic experience, such as a death in the family, or it can be an on going condition due to increased brain activity. In some cases anxiety can also be associated with attention deficit disorder or ADD. The treatment for anxiety will differ depending upon the cause. New research has shown neurofeedback and anxiety can work together to create an effective treatment for individuals. This method involves the person suffering from ADD or anxiety, to have their brain waves monitored using a sophisticated machine with a computer screen. The goal is to decrease the alpha waves as they appear on the screen by calming down the rapid thought processes in the brain.

Stem Cell Research for Anxiety

Medical research has also shown stem cells to be helpful in reducing levels of anxiety. The research conducted used injections of the stem cells to counteract brain activity. The cells were injected directly into the area of the brain which controlled fear and and anxiety. The stem cells therapy was performed on laboratory mice in controlled conditions. The subject mice had degrees of fear and anxiety which was exhibited in their behavior. They were compared to a group of healthy mice who did not exhibit the same behavior patterns. The mice given the stem cell injections calmed down and behaved more like the healthy mice.

This research indicates stem cells would be a viable treatment for the following conditions:

Vitamin C for ADD and Anxiety

Vitamins are essential nutrients the body needs to maintain its state of good health. Research shows vitamins are also essential in maintaining healthy brain functions. High dose vitamin C IVS or intravenous therapy, is used to treat a variety of physical and mental conditions, including anxiety. The process involves the insertion of a needle into a vein to administer the high content of vitamin C. This method allows the nutrient to go directly to the cells without going through the digestive system, where some properties might be lost. This method is extremely beneficial for people who are ill or for older adults whose bodies do not absorb nutrients the way they used to. There might be bruising or discomfort at the insertion site, but there are no side effects associated with vitamin C therapy.

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