Georgia readers likely have their experiences of dealing with stress. Simply balancing the competing demands imposed by work, social and personal obligations can undermine an individual's composure.
One reason that alternative therapies like acupuncture, reflexology, meditation, and traditional Chinese medicine have gained in popularity is that chronic pain victims often cannot find relief for their symptoms. However, although many health practitioners now refer patients for certain acupuncture treatments, alternative medical approaches are still not widely known or prescribed by Western doctors to their chronic pain patients.
A University of Georgia student recently recounted her frustration at scheduling sessions with her local on-campus counselor. According to the student, the counselor's schedule was always full.
If Hollywood screenwriters are right, the efforts of American veterans readjusting to civilian life make for compelling drama. The subject is certainly a perennial topic in movies and television. Yet Georgia readers might be surprised to learn that the real-life struggles faced by veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts may be even more difficult than those cinematic portrayals.