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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Acupuncture Needle? by Braxton P. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 2:31pm Occasionally I get reminded that a lot of people who could benefit greatly from acupuncture are too fearful of needles to even give it a try. Since I spend my day sticking needles in people who mostly love it, I forget what a huge issue this is for so many. So I want to talk a bit about needling sensation, and why you’re probably going to like it ... Read on »
Hate Needles? Love emla by Rozzibee Posted Thu 09 Jun 2011 12:00am In just over 2 weeks, I will be in London for this years CyberMummy . I was unable to go last year due to chemo and the such like. However, this year I shall be there with bells on, and I am fortunate enough to have been sponsored by the lovely people at emla . emla  is something I only heard about fairly recently, but I so wish I knew ... Read on »
On Pins and Needles by NicoleD Posted Tue 27 Jul 2010 6:28pm Acupuncture - a word that strikes fear into many American's hearts, conjuring up images of needles, pin cushion pain, and witch doctor medicine. In reality, acupuncture is an ancient art that has earned modern medical notoriety. Acupuncturists identify more than 2,000 acupuncture points that are interconnected with pathways that conduct (t ... Read on »
Fearfully awaiting The Phone Call – again. by DofC Posted Tue 13 Apr 2010 12:00am When my mom’s condition took a turn for the worse, the doctors said it was matter of days to weeks before she died. This was December. She died in March. Consequently, we spent over 3 months waiting for The Phone Call saying it was over. In practice, what this meant was that every time my phone rang and it was a member of my family (sisters ... Read on »
FluMist Spray Perfect for Those Afraid of Needles by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Sep 2011 6:00am The cartoon legend (and amateur philosopher) Daffy Duck summed up many people’s anxieties about getting their flu shots when he said “I don’t like pain, it hurts too much.”  If you’re afraid of needles, though, you’re in good company: Late night jester Conan O’Brien, silver screen tough guy Jackie Chan and heavyweight champion Sonny Liston are al ... Read on »
Anxiety Release Offer by agapelife Registered Nurse Posted Tue 17 Jan 2012 10:18pm The post I published previously on Anxiety Release for 2012 generated some phone calls from people who have some anxiety in their lives. So I decided to offer 15 minutes free to release anxiety of my readers for a limited time. I've had excellent results working with clients to release their anxiety. The anxieties of my clients have be ... Read on »
Needles, no matter how scary, are your friend by JackiJaguar Patient Expert Posted Thu 13 Aug 2009 7:04pm So yesterday, in one of my many hours of nursing on my couch, I watched an episode of the Baby Story. There was this adorable woman on, cute as could be, worked for Sesame Street. Perky and energetic to boot. Fast forward to her labor scene where the poor thing is struggling. I mean, her contractions were some serious business and, out of an ... Read on »
Birthday Blunders Down Below, Part I - Kyra and Jaiden by Kymberli Patient Expert Posted Sat 20 Jun 2009 10:57pm From almost the moment we were told "It's twins!," I pretty much expected that I would deliver them via c-section. My OB wanted both of them to be vertex in order to attempt a vaginal delivery, and what with their almost constant uterine acrobatics and Jaiden's insistence to lay every which way BUT vertex, as the pregnancy progressed it became ... Read on »
Anxiety – fears and phobias can be treated by David M. Posted Sun 15 Jul 2012 10:13pm Are you afraid of spiders, snakes or public speaking? If you are afraid of a particular thing or situation and go to lengths to avoid that thing you may well have a Specific Phobia. Specific phobia involves the fear that a particular thing is going to harm you. This fear maybe irrationally strong even when you have never been harmed this w ... Read on »
Can’t put the needle in. by Ashley Nicole Patient Expert Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 6:13pm I started my Enbrel shots again last week. I forgot how much I hate them. Not that I’m complaining. Thank God for Enbrel! But I have always had a very bad phobia of needles. Its completely irrational. I’m not afraid of the pain. Its…..I’m not exactly sure. But I think it’s just the fact that there is a stick of metal poking through skin, musc ... Read on »