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The Cause of Internet and TV Addiction?



04/06 to 06/06


·          I have more notes than I can publish at the moment. So, instead of leaving you in the dark until I do publish them, I’ve decided to post them here.

·          Notes will be removed when they become moot.




Vision: Binocular Functions: Amblyopia


Amblyopia in Older Children and Adults:

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Other Suggestions: Dehydration: Urinary Incontinence


“Your GP [general practitioner (doctor)] can refer you to continence clinics, physios [physiotherapists] and urologists but you might like to try some simple measures first.

Medical conditions like infections, diabetes, stroke, heart problems, medications, depression, excess weight, prostate for men, previous childbirth and menopause for women and even difficulty walking or moving around can be causal factors.


·        Other factors can include alcohol, coffee, tea and cola which can act as diuretics

·        Artificial sweeteners can also increase symptoms. 

·        Along with foods that are spicy and acidic, carbonated drinks, citrus juices and fruits, tomatoes and tomato-based foods, chocolate, overeating and constipation can also aggravate bladder control. 

·        Restricting fluids can lead to concentrated urine that irritates the bladder and causes dehydration.

So try supplements that help with muscle control ie carnitine, magnesium, B6 and potassium.  (signs of low potassium include being prone to urinary tract or other infections, hot flushes, swelling, heat draining energy, increased muscle weakness, palpitations (NB We can also get palpitations if potassium is too high - so ask GP for a blood test - needs to be in top half of normal).



As well as getting advice from a physio,

·        try short spells on a mini trampoline (just move weight from one foot to the other - don't jump) or

·        if you are not steady enough for that try sitting on an exercise ball and gently bouncing. 

Make sure you have something handy to steady you. Both of these will give you gentle all-over exercise (ie internal and external) for all your muscles without wearing you out.”




Exercise Mistakes:

It seems that it’s important to arch the thumb and the fingers for certain mudras, such as the varuna mudra.





Things to consider:

·        Some web sites display mudras which they refer to as the ‘varuna mudra’ which are slight variations from the mudra described in the 6/13/06 note below.

·        Some sites recommend performing some mudras with both hands. I do not recommend performing the varuna mudra with your subdominant hand alone. Articulating of the joints of one hand can influence hand dominance and brain hemisphere dominance.


The following link refers to a different version of the varuna mudra. It also recommends performing some mudras with both hands.

“After taking bath early in the morning, one should sit on an aasana (one can use a warm blanket also). If possible, one should sit in the Yogic postures: Padmasana or Sukhasana. Inhale deeply & then exhale slowly 5-10 times. Let your mind feel peaceful & thereafter do the following Mudras using both hands. When necessary, one can do these mudra(s) at other times also.”



Mudras (previously mentioned in the notes under the heading ‘Laterality: Correcting Laterality: Preserving Hand Dominance:’)



A bit like the Gyan Mudra.

Touch the tip of the little finger with the tip of the thumb while the other fingers are kept upright [see link for picture].

Regular practice ensures an optimum level of water in the body and heals all ailments connected with dehydration [dehydration equals stress].”


Excerpts from my ‘Depression’ page that may be relevant:

"When the body becomes dehydrated, the physiological processes that will establish are the same ones that occur when coping with stress. Dehydration equals stress, and once stress establishes, there is an associated mobilization of primary materials from body stores. This process will 'mop up' some of the water reserves of the body. Consequently, dehydration causes stress, and stress will cause further dehydration."

Book: F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., Your Body's Many Cries for Water, 2nd ed. Global Health Solutions, 1995. 


"In stress, several hormonal overrides become operative. The body assumes a crisis situation and will begin to mobilize for a 'fight or flight' response. (Page 57)"

Book: F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., Your Body's Many Cries for Water, 2nd ed. Global Health Solutions, 1995. 


"Several strong hormones become secreted and will remain 'triggered' until the body gets out of its stressful circumstances. These hormones are mainly

·          Endorphins,

·          Cortisone release factor,

·          Prolactin,

·          Vasopressin, and

·          Rennin-angiotensin. (Page 57)"

Book: F. Batmanghelidj, M.D., Your Body's Many Cries for Water, 2nd ed. Global Health Solutions, 1995. 




Vision: The Bates Method


*Ideas: ‘Sunning’ Exercise

Note: It’s very important to read about the sunning exercise before trying it yourself.

One of the sunning exercises (the one that involves slowly turning your head from side to side, with your eyes closed, while facing a light source) seems to be a good way to improve brainwave flexibility (the ability to move between brainwave states).

For example,

·        When you are facing a light source, even with your eyes closed, you are likely in a beta, active state.

·        When your eyes are closed and you are looking away from a light source (and hopefully, if you are inside, your walls aren’t reflecting a great deal of light), and your eyes are exposed to lower light levels, you are likely in a relaxed, alpha-theta state.

Spending a few moments in each of these states, and slowly moving between them, may be helpful for improving brainwave flexibility.


*Ideas: ‘Palming’ Exercise

It is commonly recommended the palming exercise be done for at least four minutes.

     It occurred to me that one of the reasons for this time limit may be that because after about four minutes pressure from the tips of your fingers, and even the lesser amount of pressure caused by the heels of the hands resting on the cheekbones, is likely building up and causing eyestrain.

     Maybe, instead of focusing on palming for a minimum of four minutes, it would be better to focus on the amount of pressure caused by your hands while palming, and to stop palming when the pressure becomes irritating.



Laterality: Correcting Laterality: Preserving Hand Dominance:


The Bhumisparsa Mudra (a gesture made with the hand or fingers)

Placing the dominant hand on the knee, on the same side of the body, improves foot dominance along with hand dominance?


Improve hand dominance by positioning the forearms so that the dominant hand is beneath the opposite elbow, and the opposite hand is above the other elbow,  and then resting  the forearms on a support?



Sleep-Disordered Breathing


·        SleepQuest: Latest Sleep Related News (many, many links to interesting articles and studies)


·        ScienceDaily: 'Case Western Reserve University Researchers Find Snoring Associated With Head Shape' (round-headed individuals ☺)


·        Doctor's Guide Publishing: 'Key To Snoring And Sleep Disordered Breathing May Lie In Neck Muscle Bulk' (neck tension can be associated with TMD, myopia, and other conditions associated with chronic stress)


·        American College of Chest Physicians: 'Prevalence of Insomnia Symptoms in Patients With Sleep-Disordered Breathing'




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