Real Estate & Living
Why New Concerns Over Ambien May Lead People To Look At Alternative Remedies For Stopping Insomnia
Finding the most efficient way of stopping insomnia is something that is subjective; there is no definitive treatment option that can be used by everybody because we all have different needs and expectations, and there is also a difference between acute and chronic suffers. What is certain is that there are many types of treatment to choose from.
One option that people can take is to receive a prescription for medication. Doctors will happily provide patients with sleep aids – such as benzodiazepines – to people with acute insomnia, however one of the treatments on offer is currently causing some concern in the medical industry: Ambien. Heath care providers, especially those in alternative disciplines, have always criticized allopathic methods for their “quick fix” approach to the problem, but there are new fears being voiced about Ambien over its availability and addictive nature. Experts reckon it is too easy for patients to take too much and become reliant, and that if it falls in the wrong hands it come become a dangerous form of date-rape drug.
These issues add weight to the arguments of these alternative practitioners that their treatments, which are more rooted in looking at the deeper problems and longer lasting cures through natural, chemical-free methods, are more beneficial in stopping insomnia. For those with the condition that do not wish to run the risk of drugs, they can try homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal treatments such as Chamomile and Valerian; however these remedies suffer further criticism from those that say you need to go even further to stop insomnia effectively – especially if it is the chronic form. These critics would recommend patients opt for Cognitive Behavior therapy instead, a psychological method that looks at the causes of insomnia rather than the symptoms to find a long-lasting cure.
For many, these new warnings over Ambien and related drugs will do nothing to stop them consulting doctors and looking for prescriptions to aid their attempts in stopping insomnia – and with some self-control they may feel no ill-effect at all – but for others it is reassuring to know that they do not have to be reliant on drugs and can find help in other ways.
I guess you all have at least once dreamed of living in a paradise-like community where every place is simply a mesmerizing haven. It never occurred to me before that in the midst of Bataan, Philippines there is such a place. Last May 20, I was able to join the Clark Press Tour in Anvaya Cove Morong, Bataan with other media friends and BCDA officers. I’m glad that my sister Mini insisted me to go (to take photos…lol) since she couldn’t join the trip. The entire tour was exactly what I needed at that time, an escape from the city!
From Clark Freeport Zone via SCTEX (Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway), the trip to Anvaya Cove is less than two hours. But if you are coming from Manila, it will be 2 1/2 hour-drive. This sprawling 320-hectare leisure development is Ayala land’s first venture in leisure development. It is indeed a perfect escape from the city with its natural beauty. Its rolling hills are planted with hundreds of bamboo, mango, cupang, cashew and narra trees that are just perfect for trekking and nature camping. Moreover, with a peak elevation of over 130 meters above sea level, it overlooks the 3.5 kilometer-coastline with two private coves.
The only regret I had about the tour- I didn’t indulge myself into a bracing dip in the beach…I missed the fun of swimming in the cool seawater. (Hmmn, maybe on my next visit? Oh(sigh), when will that be?)
Btw, here are some of the photos I took during my whole day stay at Anvaya Cove…
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I hope you enjoyed the photos…I will blog more about Anvaya Cove next time. For more info about this leisure community please refer to the contact details below:Ayala Land Premier
2/F Tower One & Exchange Plaza,
Ayala Triangle, Ayala Avenue, Makati City,
Within Metro Manila (+632) 848 5000; Outside Metro Manila 1-800-10-848 5000
People nowadays find a lot of ways how to decrease stress. And the best way to do this is to have a good massage and spa that will soothe one’s craving for relaxation and rejuvenation.
But scheduling massages and spa at the health wellness clinics often becomes a problem along the way. So a young and lovely entrepreneur, Mitchie Manalastas, came up with the idea of having her own spa and massage services that will cater to most men and women’s desire to find relaxation right inside their homes.
“One of my close friends in manila told me how convenient it is for her to have a massage services right in your own place. This makes it economical, convenient and relaxing for her. She doesn’t have to drive, pay parking fees, which saves a lot of time and expense. Right after the massage which she usually has after work she could just go to sleep which is not possible if she had her massage in other spa’s, this gave me an idea that there’s a demand for such kind of service,” Mitchie said.
Your Home Spa is now a pioneer service spa and massage service provider in Pampanga. With the growing demand on services within the bustling business and tourism center of Central Luzon, Mitchie is more than thankful to have thought of having a 24-hour service for the comfort and convenience of her happy clients.
“I decided to open up home-service spa for 24 hours mainly for the comfort and convenience of my clients. There’s no better service one can offer than being available 24/7. Our clients include professionals, housewives and surprisingly I have noticed that even teenagers as young as 13 years old are availing our services. We bring our therapists right into our clients’ home using our own transportation without extra cost,” She added.
Your Home Spa has trained therapist while their service rates are very affordable and reasonable. Here are the services they offer:
One Hour Full Body Massage P 250
Bentusa P 200
Bentusa with Massage P 450
Body Scrub P 500
Body Scrub w/ whitening P 1000
Foot Spa P 250
Foot Spa w/ Manicure and Pedicure P 350
Pedicure and Manicure P 150
For bookings, please call (045)860-6118 or 0923.659.7280.