Glossary

Sciatica

Sciatica is a fairly common condition. It is the pain that stems from the lower back and radiates in the buttocks down the back of the leg and occasionally down as far as the toes, through the sciatic nerve system.

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine, which can make the sufferer look distorted in appearance. In most cases the cause of scoliosis is unknown, but it is often seen in people suffering with cerebral palsy or spina bifida and is a consequence of these conditions. Its a hereditary condition that tends to run in families. Some of the symptoms may include:

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Seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a specific type of depression that affects people at the same time each year, predominantly autumn and winter. During spring and summer, people with SAD feel well.It is believed that SAD is related to a lack of daylight exposure, which would explain why people feel well during spring and summer and only start experiencing problems when the days get shorter. Some of the symptoms many people experience are, feeling miserable, lacking in energy, being tired, insomnia, food disorders, having low spirits and feeling depressed.

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Shamanic herbalism

Shamanic herbalism is an ancient way of using plants of power. It provides a depth of knowledge and wisdom into the relationships necessary to work with plants and the living wildness of the Earth. According to its theory, plants repulse spells and act as messengers to unseen worlds.

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Sinusitis

Sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinuses; it's usually caused by an allergic reaction or an infection in your sinuses that stops them from working properly. The sinuses are air-filled spaces behind the bones of your face that open up into the nose cavity. They are lined with the same membrane as your nose. They make mucus, which normally drains through small openings into your nose. Any of your sinuses can get blocked and inflamed, leading to sinusitis.

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Socrates

Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher born in Athens in 469 BC. Socrates never wrote down any of his ideas while he was alive, but is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy.

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Spina bifida

Spina bifida is caused by problems in the development of an embryo in the womb. The features of spina bifida vary between individuals, but commonly the small bones that make up the spine (the vertebrae) have not formed fully and may have gaps in them. In severe cases, one or more vertebrae may be missing, exposing the spinal cord. This defect is what is known as spina bifida.

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Subcutaneous

Subcutaneous means beneath or just under the skin.

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Swish

The Swish pattern or technique is a way to quickly dissolve the feelings attached to unwanted thoughts and to deal with non-useful responses, by redirectioning thinking. The unwanted thoughts or responses are replaced with more useful and appropriate ones. The actual swish comes when the new image overtakes the old and sends your brain in a new designated direction.

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