The primary duty to patients should be to “do no harm”. Avoiding harm typically results in an approach that follows a spectrum of interventions beginning with treatments that pose the least risk of adverse side effects.
The harm reduction approach increases the likelihood patients will benefit without being exposed to unnecessary risks of harm. CES should be included in the spectrum of available treatments as it poses very low risk of harm to patients.
CES as a safe and effective alternative
People worried about the use of pharmaceutical drugs should consider CES as a safe and effective alternative
The FDA has expressed concern as to utilization of CES without first employing more “conventional” treatments. Unfortunately, the more conventional treatments at times are not only ineffective but also in many circumstances contribute to a worsening of the condition or result in deleterious side effects.
This can result in necessary therapeutic alliance adversely impacted. Frequently, patients will mention the advertisements they see on television by various attorneys soliciting patients who have been harmed by approved medications, ECT or other treatments. They are worried about being harmed by prescribed treatments and become suspicious of their health care professionals.
There is excellent data and clinical experience however to support the safety and lack of adverse side effects from CES and it should be included in the spectrum of available treatments as it poses very low risk of harm to patients.
Excerpts from “A View from the Trenches” written by Jason Worchel, M.D.
The findings of a seven-country survey of more than 7,000 people about smartphone habits released by Motorola, the newly acquired division of Chinese electronics giant Lenovo, shows:
Sixty percent of those surveyed said they slept holding their handsets — with the highest percentages in India (74 percent) and China (70 percent). And 57 percent said they took the device into the toilet, with the highest totals from China and Brazil.
One in six smartphone users said they used their phones while showering, and more than half — 54 percent — said they would reach for the smartphone before saving their cat in the event of a fire.
How close are people to their devices? 22 percent said they would give up sex for a weekend before parting with their smartphone. And 40 percent tell secrets to their phones they would not reveal even to their best friend.
The survey was conducted online by KRC Research with a total of 7,112 smartphone owners in the United States, Britain, Brazil, China, Spain, Mexico and India.
PUT DOWN YOUR IPHONE AND PICK UP YOUR CES ULTRA FOR A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP.
Take time for yourself this Mother’s Day — it’s your day, and you deserve it!
Take A Lazy Day to Celebrate this Mother’s Day
The concept of taking a lazy day may seem foreign — and perhaps downright crazy — when one considers all that has to be done on a given day (meaning, getting you and your family from Point A to Point B to Point C while maintaining some semblance of good grooming).
Know this, though: taking time off to rest and recharge is important for maintaining your sanity. While that “I-am-capable-of-doing-everything” gene may have kicked in the moment you became a mom, you don’t have to actually do it all in one sitting. Seriously.
Take a day off — we promise the world won’t end, and that you’ll feel rejuvenated and better able to meet the next day’s challenges.
And what better time than right now to create memories that will last you and your family a lifetime? Moms, take this as a friendly reminder; there’s nothing wrong with having a lazy day. In fact, it’s one of the best things you can do for you and your family.
And do not foget your cesultra to relax and enjoy the day – CES has been shown to reduce the levels of stress hormones. There are numerous CES studies in which CES has been shown to reduce the levels of stress hormones in the body. Usually this reduction is found to be in connection with a rebalanced relationship between stress related hormones and other hormones with which they are normally in balance in non stress states.
All scales receive the score above the X that the patient placed on each line, with the exception of the Time to Go To Sleep, in which the score is from 0 to 10, with one minute scored 0 and 50+ minutes scored 10. To get the total score for each scale just add the scores of the individual items together.
The depression and anxiety scales can be used alone for the study of those disorders, or the depression scale can be used along with the hypomania scale to study emotion swings in bipolar patients.
All 4 LIkert Scales
download them as pdf files
Statistical Note: These scales obviously force non linear data onto a linear scale for statistical handling. If groups of patients are studied pre and post treatment, it is best to let each group serve as its own control due to the error variance that can be best held constant in that manner
If a patient is to be individually clinically examined, then the percent change score as a result of treatment can be obtained by dividing the pre treatment score into the post treatment score and multiplying the result by 100.
Statistician. If a researcher wishes, he can email the scores in two separate groups, such as “group A” and “group B” to Ray Smith at ray.smith@Nastos.com, and he will do the statistical analysis and email the results back, usually within a couple of days.
Journal Write-up. If a researcher wishes, Dr. Smith will also write up the study for publication if the researcher will give him the name of the journal he wishes it published in so he can follow that journal’s author’s format.
Both of the above services are free for CES studies, though ethically, Dr. Smith has to append his name to the end of a published study he has been involved with.