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Reviving the Traditional Treasure of Herbs & Plants with Phytomedicine

OPTM Health Care- Phytomedicines

OPTM Health Care- Phytomedicines

There can hardly be a full stop to few things for every good thing awaits revival. As change is the only thing constant, revival becomes essential. Our valuable herbs and medicinal plants are God’s precious gift to the humankind and it must meet a proper utilization. The concept of treating illness with medicines made out of herbs and plants is called herbal medicine and its origin is centuries old. In the recent times, focus is shifting back to employing the beneficial properties of medicinal plants to cure diseases. Applying scientific research and advanced medical practice to the herbal medicine is known as Phytomedicine, which is rapidly gaining popularity with pharmacists, doctors and all medical professionals.

It borrows its name from the word as used in the European parts of the world, where plant based medicines are continually in use and are supplied to people as ‘phytomedicines’. This encourages the growing use of science on plant drugs to be safely and effectively converted for being distributed, fully utilizing its medical purpose. Although, in the late 90s, time, energy and resources were directed towards building the synthetic medicines and treatment, thinking it to be better, faster and safer. But the herbal medicine scenario has been revived back with enhanced popularity in the advanced world of science.

We, at OPTM Health Care, are working hard towards researching and manufacturing, systematically and scientifically developed plant-originated medicines. Phytomedicine is based on a very traditional and a global medicinal system and hence, ought to be quite reliable for use. Phytomedicine treatment is highly effective in the case of Osteoarthritis, maybe more than any other disease/ illness.

With the application of science and advanced methodology to the use of herbal medicines, it can be a very beneficial cure. The conventional methods like physio, anti-depressant therapies & weight control as well as medicinal drugs like paracetamol, topical or steroids etc. used in the case of Osteoarthritis may not be sufficient.

Under the expert and innovative guidance of our founder, Dr. Apurba Ganguly, we are progressively developing new treatment techniques with phytomedicines. Dr. Ganguly’s ideologies and methodologies, for say achieving knee symmetry in the field, are remarkable and promise absolute recovery at lower costs.

 

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DEPRESSION “Helping Yourself or a Friend”

Depression

The teenage years can be tough, and it’s perfectly normal to feel sad or irritable every now and then. But if these feelings don’t go away or become so intense that you can’t handle them, you may be suffering from depression. The good news is that you don’t have to feel this way. Help is available and you have more power than you think. There are many things you can do to help yourself or a friend start feeling better.

How it feels like…????

When you’re depressed, it can feel like no one understands. But depression is far more common in teens than you may think. You are not alone and your depression is not a hopeless case. Even though it can feel like depression will never lift, it eventually will—and with proper treatment and healthy choices, that day can come even sooner.

Signs & Symptoms

It’s hard to put into words how depression feels, and people experience it differently. There are, however, some common problems and symptoms that teens with depression experience.

  • You constantly feel irritable, sad, or angry.
  • Nothing seems fun anymore, and you just don’t see the point of trying.
  • You feel bad about yourself—worthless, guilty, or just “wrong” in some way
  • You sleep too much or not enough.
  • You have frequent, unexplained headaches or other physical problems.

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  • Anything and everything makes you cry.
  • You’ve gained or lost weight without consciously trying to.
  • You just can’t concentrate. Your grades may be plummeting because of it.
  • You feel helpless and hopeless.
  • You’re thinking about death or suicide. (If this is true, talk to someone right away!)

Your attitude is the best pain management tool

Pain management can be simple or complex, depending on the cause of the pain. An example of pain that is typically less complex would be nerve root irritation from a herniated disc with pain radiating down the leg. This condition can often be alleviated with an epidural steroid injection and physical therapy. Sometimes, however, the pain does not go away.

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The treatment of pain is guided by the history of the pain, its intensity, duration, aggravating and relieving conditions, and structures involved in causing the pain. In order for a structure to cause pain, it must have a nerve supply, be susceptible to injury, and stimulation of the structure should cause pain. The concept behind most interventional procedures for treating pain is that there is a specific structure in the body with nerves of sensation that is generating the pain. Pain management has a role in identifying the precise source of the problem and isolating the optimal treatment.

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This can require a wide variety of skills and techniques to treat the pain. These skills and techniques include:

  • Interventional procedures
  • Medication management
  • Physical therapy or chiropractic therapy
  • Psychological counseling and support
  • Acupuncture and other alternative therapies; and
  • Referral to other medical specialists

All of these skills and services are necessary because pain can involve many aspects of a person’s daily life.