Vandalism: The Mad Disease

Pulling his coat closer, Tim briskly walked down Kimathi Street. He lived in Kangemi Nyeri, and at that hour of the night there were no boda boda or taxis working that route. He knew that this street could get dangerous, but he had no option. His ailing wife was probably still seated on the same sofa she was when he left for work. The meeting had taken three more hours than anticipated.

Suddenly! There was a movement in the shadows ahead of him. A cold chill ran down his spine as his heart started pounding faster to supply sufficient blood for a flight or fight reaction as fear crept all over him.He started moving vertically across the road, prepared to take a flight if need be.

Vandalism is literary a very mad disease. People work hard and get taxed by their local governments. That money is then used to improve the infrastructure and economy of that community. This includes putting up of street lights, hospitals and other public office buildings. It’s sad when a fully grown human being decides that the best way to spend their time or express their frustration is by vandalizing some of these things.

Darkness breads all kinds of crazies –especially when it’s combined with empty pockets, growling stomachs and empty stares from your kids or/and spouse.

Tim was now suffering the results of some vandals who thought that it was funny to knock out all the street lights along that street. A dog appeared from behind some bushes and hurriedly ran into some other bushes across the road.

As Tim got around Githwariga primary school, he heard heavy footsteps as someone came running towards him. Without any second thought, Tim just broke into a freaky run that seemed to surprise both him and the person behind him.

When he was safely at his gate, he stopped to catch his breathe. That’s when he realized that the mad figure was still running towards him. Since he hadn’t even taken his keys out yet, he decided that it was time to fight back and defend dear life. As he was about to attack, he heard his neighbors voice as he called out to him. Apparently he was trying to catch up so that they could walk home together. After all, there is safety in numbers. He had tried to hurry up and when that didn’t work, he had decided to run after Tim.

3 Ways in Which Acupuncture Helps During Pregnancy

As a woman when you become pregnant, your body will start to change and grow bigger than normal. The increased growth is meant to create more room for the child growing in your womb. The growth results in weight gain, stretch marks, dizziness and leg cramps among others. These changes tend to leave most women swollen and in pain. However, you can use medication to reduce or even prevent the pain that you might be suffering. Since some pain medication such as aspirin can be useful, but also harmful to the baby.

Acupuncture is a treatment process that uses fine needles to help patients recover from illness by correcting the imbalance energy flowing through your body. The following are some problems that you will benefit from visiting an acupuncturist:

Reducing Foot Pain

First of all, you should acknowledge that moving around, and light exercises are good for both you and your baby. With all that added weight resulting to swollen and hurting feet, you need a quick and sure solution to your problem. Feet injuries are pretty hard to heal if you keep walking around and putting more pressure on your wound.

With a series of acupuncture therapy sessions, you will be able to alleviate these unpleasant symptoms. Your acupuncturist will look for any blocked meridians that might be causing the pain, and then use acupuncture to bring in some fresh blood and oxygen to facilitate the healing process.

Labor Duration Reduction

The longer it takes to deliver a child, the more pain that the mother has to endure. Reducing the labor duration plays a significant role in easing pain during the child delivery experience.

The use of acupuncture has been proven to reduce the labor time by a whole twenty percent. To prep your body for the birthing experience, your acupuncturist will use acupuncture to improve your cervical maturation. A well mature cervix goes a long way in making the pushing out of the baby a little bit sufficient.

Reduction of Pelvic Pains

The most common symptom exhibited by pregnant women is pelvic pains. The stretching of ligaments and the increased size of your womb will result in severe or mild pelvic pains. If you factor in the increased hormones, the pain will keep growing. However, the use of acupuncture can be very effective when it comes to alleviating such suffering.

The acupuncturist will target the right meridians to improve the flow of energy (Qi) which then encourages your body to activate your self-healing mechanism. Using painkillers with adverse side effects might not be a wise choice; especially since it can trigger a miscarriage.

Vital Ways of Finding a Capable Cancer Acupuncturist

Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that has been proven effective on numerous types of illnesses cancer included. If you have, you could use acupuncture to relieve some of your pain. It focuses on the flow of your inner energy (Qi.) and manipulates it to alleviate one’s pain. Numerous radio and chemotherapy will leave you with some adverse side effects. In recent years, research has proven that acupuncture has significant pain relief benefits and also reverses the effects of both radio and chemotherapy. As a cancer patient, it’s best that you find an acupuncturist who specializes in that particular field. The following are some factors that will help you find the best acupuncturist for your cancer pain and side effects:

Excellent Diagnostic Skills

When looking for a cancer acupuncturist, you need to consider the diagnostic skills of every acupuncturist that you contact. Before the treatment begins, the acupuncturist has to diagnose your body for the affected meridians. The points and techniques used for needling a cancer patient will be different from those used on a pregnant woman. A good cancer acupuncturist will be able to determine which parts of your energy needs to be put in balance to alleviate your pain. For doctors to be able to be good at diagnosing acupuncture patients, they need to learn various skills. These include pulse and tongue readings, and clinical skills, which give the doctor comprehensive knowledge on the subject.

Use of Referrals

Cancer patients suffer a lot of severe pain especially after undergoing several chemotherapies, surgery, and radiotherapy treatments. To get reliable information on getting the best treatment, you should talk to survivors or people who are still battling it. Through tonification, your affected body system will get imparted with energy to help it fight off the pain. As most cancer survivors who have used acupuncture will tell you, this process very successful in long term pain control.

Asking Questions

If you or your loved one has cancer, you want to make sure that you get the very best treatment. You should find out what their treatment plan looks like and how they diagnose their patients. It’s also wise to know how long each session takes and how many days you need to visit. A good acupuncturist could either use acupressure, fine acupuncture needles or laser acupuncture to treat their patients. Their diagnosing process should be able to come up with the right location and techniques to be used for needling.

The Hand That Gives

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In a world rid with health problems, poverty and antisocial behaviors there seems to be no solution in sight. In my own opinion, I think that the best and most simple solution to most of these problems is a loving human touch.

Volunteering to help those in need is a great way of giving back to the community that you live in (whether they were part of your success story or not.)Even when you happen to be low on funds, you can always volunteer your time or skills.

Its crazy how there always seems to be someone who is hurting more than you. Even when you are trying to make do with one meal a day, there are some who hardly get any food for a day. The plus side of volunteering is that you not only get to help others, but that you also gain from the experiences.

There are studies that have been carried out on the benefits of volunteering to the volunteers and good health and improve social behaviors were on top of the list. You do not have to start aboard for your time and hard work to matter; you can always start with your local community and work your way up.

via Daily Prompt: Volunteer

Sharing is Caring

We live in a world that is not so fair to all; a few people are wealthy, healthy and happy whereas the majority is either struggling with health problems and poverty.

Generosity plays a very serious and important role in a world like this. The good thing about being generous is that it is somewhat of a “symbiotic” relationship.

Volunteering and helping the less fortunate has been associated with things like health benefits and even an improvement in social life. Even though the less fortunate can hardly help you out, giving and helping out gives you a sense of accomplishment. However, the best way to help out is to not go in expecting something in return.

Being stingy does not only help you gather wealth (a weak person’s perspective) but it will also make you miserable and antisocial. And seeing that human beings are social beings, I would suggest that you get off your high horse and join the rest of us in reality.

Concentration is Key

Life is filled with dreams and goals that we all want to achieve; however, if you are not well organizes you might end up with none.

Good time management is vital when it comes to achieve your goals. Jumping from one task to the other without any plans might seem to work, but the reality is that you will be spending way too much time and getting inadequate results.

Planning your time properly is one way of gaining more free time –if you are able to concentrate on the task at hand you will not only do it better but also faster. For example, if you were to be working on the your Daily Prompt piece as soon as you get the word instead of postponing, you would end up saving time that you can use to do something else constructive.

However, different working methods work differently for different people. If you need time to figure out something, you can put it at the back of your list and give it ample time once you are done with the other tasks at hand.

Inner Beauty

ibeauty.jpg In a world that appearances mean more than the value that one has to offer, elegance can be said to be compromised. People without much of self esteem are going through some pretty drastic changes just to fit that Hollywood picture perfect image. From the celebrities who are supposed to be helping in molding the young, to the young kids themselves.

It is still very possible to be elegant even without lots of wealth and numerous plastic surgeries. Simplicity (although overlooked) is one great way of becoming elegant without having to transform yourself. However, people are very different from each other and at the end of the day, one is bound to do what he or she pleases.

A Little Too Much!!

cake.jpgIf you are looking to lead a healthy lifestyle, you need to always be keen of what you consume and how much. For example, if you are a cake lover you need to watch your consumption. You could either cut down the amount you consume or opt for healthier options.

Most cakes contain huge amounts of calories and can be harmful to ones health when taken excessively. Besides from bad health, cake is mostly consumed with friends during festive seasons. Over eating it makes it lose its meaning (at least to people are strict about traditions.)

Next time you are out shopping for cake, you shouldn’t feel limited when it comes to your choice. From a wide range of designs and ingredients, you can find almost any type of cake you want. Either with gluten or gluten-free, whatever you like. Happy hunting!

via Daily Prompt: Cake

The Universal Language

music-notes.jpgI find the statement that “we live in a crazy world” to be an understatement of the reality we live in. So many things can and go wrong without any warnings; from terrorist attacks, suicide bombers to shootings in schools.

In all this madness, there is a universal language that can and helps a lot of people (if not all) cope with all the madness of the world. Music is its name. Humming melodies have been known to help people work harder and even to calm themselves while in the face of danger.

Music might be a simple act but it is very powerful. This is something that has been proven even scientifically for “Ye of little faith”

Embracing Your Inner “Child”

It is hard being a man in a time where the line between straight and gay men gets bleak with each passing day. Even though most women are on the front line of demanding for gender equality, the man is still charged with providing safety for his girlfriend/spouse. Showing any signs of weakness such as shivering under duress is not an admirable male trait. The most appreciated shivers are those of pleasure.

Being able to embrace your inner child affords you the freedom of doing ands saying whatever you want whenever you feel like it. This should not be perceived as an excuse to act like a complete kid, it should however help if you could share things that make you uncomfortable. If you are forcing yourself to act all macho to please some girl, you are better off using that energy in a more constructive manner.