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Stress Management: Holistic Methods Of Treatment

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Stress is common to all of us at one time or another. Prolonged and unrelenting stress can have serious consequences on our health.

Dr. Svetlana Kogan says that the trick is to determine what is normal and what isn't. And for those dealing with chronic stress and its negative effects, the goal is to learn methods of coping with stress. Some of the methods of coping that she recommends are relaxation techniques, hypnotherapy, and acupuncture.

(Transcribed from video interview)

Dr. Kogan:
Before we, you know, discuss treatments for stress, we have to identify what is stress, and really, you know, stress is something that comes with a territory of being a human being. Having more than one person in a room is already a stress, okay? You recording this video right now creates for a variety of stressful situations, you know, me trying to speak proper English; not being an English native speaker creates a lot of possibilities for a stressful situation.

Stress is present throughout our lives and in order for us to talk about the treatment for it, we have to identify what’s normal and what’s not normal. It’s normal for people to be stressed for a short period of time. We are equipped with a system to deal with short periods of stress: fight or flight system.

What we don’t want to have in our lives is a chronic stress, you know, a prolonged, constant exposure to stress, and for those situations, as a physician I recommend relaxation techniques, hypnotherapy; I recommend acupuncture, massage therapy, proper nutrition, balanced foods, good sleep–all the good things.

About Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D.:
Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D., is the Founder of Doctors at Trump Place (DTP). She is board certified in internal medicine and graduated from Cornell University. She is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Anti-Aging Academy, and a clinical researcher and patient advocate. Dr. Kogan is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.

Visit Dr. Kogan at http://www.dtpdoctors.com/about.html


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