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Trauma Releasing

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Trauma Release Exercise

Some experiences we encounter cause intense stress and tension in our body. If we are unable to change the circumstances or receive treatment in the way of resolution, these situations would cause that strees turns into mental physical trauma. As these stress accumulations can have great consequences in our body, with the accumulation of minor effects, they can turn into mentally depressive states in total and into key points in our body such as a physically active contraction / pain / nodal point. Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) is based on the basic idea supported by research that stress, tension and trauma are both psychological and physical at same time. TRE applications are the stresses that are released from the body by physical oscillations and vibrations that occur as a result of a number of exercises for the treatment of these tensions accumulated in the body. This technique is designed to help release the deep tension created in the body during a traumatic experience or through chronic stress.

TRE was created by psychologist Dr. David Berceli who observes war-traumatized communities in the Middle East and Africa. He discovered that by activating the body’s natural tremor mechanism to release trauma, the need for psychotherapy or medication to control post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is decreased. Accordingly, he has lived extensively in Israel / Palestine, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Yemen, Egypt and Lebanon and worked by providing trauma relief workshops and designing recovery programs for international organizations around the world.

Steve Haines is a leading TRE provider with training in various locations around the world. “Shaking is normal and hugely beneficial,” he explains. “You see animals do it after a stressful encounter, yet we’ve forgotten how to access it. Under stress, your body is stuck in fight, flight or freeze which affects every system in your body; your heart rate, muscles and nervous system are all geared up to make you react quickly in response to danger. This response can remain in the body long after the event and become chronic. TRE can reset these systems.”

TRE consists of seven simple exercises that induce a natural tremor reflex in the body. (In case of lack of competence to perform the movements, the movement series can be revised and changed by experts in the field.) After performing the exercises related to a certain number of repetitions, lie down on the ground. The legs take the butterfly position (baddha konasana from yoga positions) and the feet are pulled towards the hips. The tremor response begins when you slowly bring your knees together. To find the vibration, you open and close your legs with very slow movements and find the relevant stopping point. The tremor usually starts in the legs and can move the spine upwards. In this way, the upper body and arms can also be involved in the swing movement. If the tremor becomes too strong, do not panic. This shaking state is the part where the application is healing, it should not be forgotten that it is the discharge of tensions in the body. It is also possible to control vibrations with leg movements. Afterwards, rest on the mat (savasana from yoga positions) to allow your mind and body to calm down. This is important for the combination of your healing with your body.

TRE’s reflexive muscle vibrations are generally pleasant and soothing. It has been observed that after performing TRE, feelings such as peace, relaxation, calmness and comfort are revealed in many people. It is stated that there are thousands of people who have recovered mentally and physically with this method. During the learning and experience phase, it is important to get support from experts in the field and to apply the movement series in the right positions to prevent damage to the body. When this muscle shaking / vibration mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return to a state of equilibrium.

It is thought that after gaining experience in flow, the person can use it independently when needed throughout his life, thus continuously supporting personal health and well-being, and this method can be used as a self-help tool.

You can listen to the video interviews with the opinions of the people in the following study areas, who have tried the TRE application and gave feedback on its effect on them, and you can read detailed studies on the subject on the same link.

https://traumaprevention.com/

  • Sleep, Stress and Relaxation
  • Military, Vets and PTSD
  • Doctors, Therapists and Emergency Workers
  • Work Related Stress
  • Yoga, Meditation and Pilates
  • Affordable and Universal Healing
  • Sports Recovery and Resilience
  • Media Covarage

VALERIANA OFFICINALIS L VALERIAN

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

VALERIANA OFFICINALIS L

Valerian, Amantilla, Baldrian

Family: Valerianaceae

Medical use: Sleep-onset insomnia, weak kind uneasiness, stress or anxiety, waek sedative and painkiller, menopause, asthma, appetite-supressant

Parts: Roots

Side effect:

  • Might cause some gastrointestinal problems like vomit
  • Might cause dizziness, make reflexes weaker due to its sedative effect, therefore don drive or use any complex (dangerous) machine in first 2 hours after useing it

Drug interactions:

  • MAOI (inhibitor), sedatives, antidepressants might interact with valerian, so caffeine and warfarin (coumidine) too
  • Generally, drugs, chanced by liver would interact with it

Warnings:

  • Dont use under 12 age
  • Max 4 weeks
  • Dont drive in two hours after using valerian
  • Dont mix or drink together with alcohol

How to Use:

Internaly:

Sleep-onset insomnia, weak kind uneasiness, stress or anxiety, waek sedative and painkiller:

Tea: 2-3g grinded root, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. Max 3 times a day. For sleep drink it half-one hour before going to bed.

Dry extract(3-7:1, %40-70 ethanol): Max 600mg, 3 times a day. For sleep, half-one hour before

Tincture(1:5, %70 ethanol): 30-60 drops a day, put in a glass of water to drink

Appetite-supressant:

Tea: 20g fine grinded root, add 200ml water in room temperature, brew 8hours, filter. Drink half hour before eat

Roots of name valerian can be based on latin ‘valere: strong’, but some other resources claims that it comes from Arabish language.

4. and 5. century before cristus, greek and roman doctors named it as Phu and used it to treat every kind of diseases, in middleage its used against plague and stimulate sexual drive, but today we know that these are just superstitions.

Poor people of north England and Scothland place a premium on valerian, because of believe in its benefits.

Some butterfly larvas feed on valerian

Content: Main effective companent is considered to be valerenic asid (effective on stress and uneasiness). Flavones (isovaleric acid [relaxant], linarin [makes sleepy], hesperidin), irodioids, some alcoholids (valerianin, valerin, actinidine, chathinine), GABA (one of main active inhibitor by mammals nervsystem

MELISSA OFFICINALIS L LEMON BALM

Saturday, March 6th, 2021

MELISSA OFFICINALIS L

Lemon Balm

Melissa, Balm Mint, Balm

Family: Labiatae

Medical use: Relaxant, sedative, insomnia, weak stomach disorders, stomachache, headache, amnesia (forgetfulness), depression, herpes

Parts: Leaf

Side effect:

  • No side effect by suggested dose
  • Can effect function of thyroid, if you have thyroid problem, consult a doctor
  • Can affect blood suger, patients with diabetes should use under doctors control
  • Can cause a little doziness (sleepy)

Drug interactions:

  • Can interact with sedatives and cause doziness

Warnings:

  • ATTENTION: Dont cofuse with Aloysia citriodora (Lemon Verbena, Lemon Beebrush), Nepeta cataria (Catnip), Sideritis species (Ironwort, Mountain Tea) or Cymbopogon (Lemongrass)
  • Not recommended under 12 age
  • Dont use longer than 2 weeks without consult a doctor

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Relaxant, sedative, insomnia, weak stomach disorders, stomachache, headache, amnesia: Leaf: 0,4g, 2-3 times a day Tea: 2-4g grinded leafs, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 2-3 times a day Liquid extract (1:1, %50 ethanol): 2-4ml, 2-3 times a day Tincture (1:5, %50 ethanol): 2-6ml, 2-3 times a day Depression: Tea: 6g leaf, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 1-2 times a day, one hour before dinners

Externaly

Herpes: Pomad: Pomad with %1 extract, apply on herpes area

It is native in eastern Mediterranian but allready spread to every continent.

Oldest records about medical use points at least before 2000 years.

The origin of name considered to came from greek word ‘melis: honey’, due to that, melissa means honey bee, but ancient Greeks have called some other species with same name, which attract honey bees (probably same reason cause that in modern literature some other plants are named as melissa, they shouldnt confuse with another)

Serapion, Dioskorides, Pilinius, İbni Sina have claimd that this plant can treat mental disorders and melancholy. Sister Hildegard of Bingen (her name refered as first person who has used hops in beer) has also used it for some disorders like headache, dizziness, rheumatism and a female disorders.

It is common as flavour by tea reciepes, desserts, foods and ice cream.

It should kept in side that fresh leafs are twice strong (per leaf) than dried leaf (in 6 months the content of leaf reduces by half).

Content: Eugenol, monotrepene, tritrepene, citronellal, citrol, citral b, flavonoids, α-humunele, oleonic, ursolic, rosmarinic, caffeic and chlorogenic acides, thymol, trace level harmine (MAO-A inhibitor)

HUMULUS LUPULUS L HOPS

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

HUMULUS LUPULUS L

Hops

Family: Cannabaceae

Medical use: Psychological disorders (stress based), bad temper, sedative, loss of appetite, insomnia, circulatory disorders, high/love blood pressure

Parts: Flower buds, leaf (rare)

Side effect:

  • No side effect in suggested dose and ways. But its seen by some people who works by harvest of hops, some effects like headache, doziness (beeing sleepy), dermatologic problems, also early mensturation by womans (estorogen)
  • Can cause dizziness and stomach disordes by high dose
  • Can cause doziness
  • By patients of diabetes type-II can increase sensitivity of insulin, decrease blood suger

Drug interactions:

  • İnteracts with sedatives and alcohol, increases effect, can make to much doziness (sleepy)

Warnings:

  • Acts like estrogen, if you have hormonal sensitivity, consult a doctor
  • Dont drive or use dangerous machines
  • Not recommended for children under 12 age

How to Use:

Internaly: 

Psychological disorders (stress based), bad temper, sedative, lack of appetite:

Grinded (dusted) flower: 400mg, 2 times a day. 200mg under 18 age

Tea: 0,5g grinded flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. 3-4 times a day

Liquid extract (1:1, %45 ethanol): 0,5-2ml, 3 times a day

Dry extract (4:1, %50 ethanol): 125mg, 3 times a day

Tincture (1:4, %50 ethanol): 1-2ml, 3 times a day

Loss of apetite:

Tea: 3g flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 8-10min, filter. Drink between dinners

Wine: 50g flower, add 1lt white wine on it, let brew 10 days, filter. Drink between dinners 40-50ml

Insomnia:

Grinded (dusted) flower: 1-2g, one hour before going to sleep

Tea: 0,5-1g grinded flower, add 150ml boiled water, brew 15-20min, filter. One hour before going to sleep

Dry extract (4:1): 125-250mg, one hour before going to sleep

circulatory disorders, high/love blood pressure:

Tea: 10g grinded flower, add 150ml water in room temperature, brew 8hours, filter. Heat a little before drink. 3-4 times a day

It is considered that name humulus comes from proto-persian ‘hauma-arayka’ (Osetia in Caucasian) and spread from there to middle German (hoppe, became hopfen).

It growns in west Asia, Europa and north America.

Due to folkloric belife in Germany, first added in beer to surpress over sexual-desire by mans (maybe because of estrogen-like effect caused that belief), even by King Gambrius itself (a legendary figure, which based on an ancient German King, named Gampar, lived at BC 15.century, also on the other hand includes characteristics of John the Fearless [AC 12. century] and John I the duke of Brabant [AC 11. century]). But first real record of using hops in beer brewery dated to 9. century, claims that a sister named Hildegard, lived in monastery by Bingen-Germany), was the first one who used it in beer.

It shows an anti-baterial effect, one of the reasons, why it is used to added to beer. Also it has proved that hops can kill bacillius bacteria.

Young shoots of plant can be eaten.

Content: humulone, lupulone, choline, myrcene, kolin, tanen, mirsen, methil buthenol (sedative), xanthohumol (estrogenic)