Use Journaling to Keep Track of Urges to Pull

Use Journaling to Keep Track of Urges to Pull

We work with a lot of people that suffer from trichotillomania. Many of them have tried all sorts of behavioral techniques to help them either become more aware of their pulling or to make it more difficult for them to pull. Results seem to vary dramatically with these therapies.

We have found amino acid therapy to be the most effective technique to eliminate the urges to pull associated with trich. However, journaling can help a person become more aware of when they are pulling, which can provide some insight into why they are pulling, which can ultimately help control the habit and urges to pull. Read more…

Journal page to help with urges to pull hair

Top 7 Things Women Approaching Menopause Should Do to Ease Symptoms

Top 7 Things Women Approaching Menopause Should Do to Ease Symptoms

Every woman, should she live long enough, will go through menopause. There is a lot of confusion associated with this natural process, especially when it comes to what a woman can do to prepare herself for menopause and ease the symptoms many women experience when they go through menopause. Here are the top seven things women approaching menopause should do to ease their symptoms and make the transition into the non-childbearing years as easy and enjoyable as possible. Read more…

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Can Amino Acid Therapy Help Relieve Diabetic Nerve Pain?

Can Amino Acid Therapy Help Relieve Diabetic Nerve Pain?

Amino acid therapy involves the therapeutic use of specific amino acids and cofactors to help reestablish proper neurotransmitter function. Amino acid therapy is commonly used to help with symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, compulsive behaviors, trichotillomania, addictions, restless legs and even Parkinson’s disease. Read more…

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“I’m Pulling My Hair Out!” — Asking for Help

“I’m Pulling My Hair Out!” — Asking for Help

Most people that pull out their hair – whether it be from their head, eyelashes, eyebrows, arms, legs, armpits or pubic area – don’t talk about it. Many don’t want others to know about their pulling and will go to great lengths to hide it from others.

There are many things that drive people that pull their hair out to keep it from others, including shame, thinking that something is wrong with them or that their behavior isn’t socially acceptable. But it also has an unintended consequence: when people hide their pulling it makes others that pull feel like they are the only ones in the world that do it, and it makes it very hard for those people to find the help they need to stop pulling their hair out. Read more…

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When Discomfort in Legs Won’t Go Away

When Discomfort in Legs Won’t Go Away

Many people suffer from something called “Restless Leg Syndrome” or RLS. The most common symptom is feeling a near-constant need to move the legs when at rest, like when they are lying down to go to bed or relaxing in a chair. However, it is also very common for people with RLS to have discomfort and/or pain in their legs that won’t go away or to experience tingling and itching legs, especially at night. Luckily, there are some very effective ways to improve and even eliminate these symptoms. Read more…

Amino Acid Therapy: Heal Underlying Causes of Chronic Conditions

Amino Acid Therapy: Heal Underlying Causes of Chronic Conditions

When most people think about neurotransmitter imbalances, they think of things like depression, insomnia and obsessive-compulsive disorders. That’s because the medications used to treat these disorders often try to shuffle around neurotransmitters in an attempt to relieve symptoms.

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