The effectiveness of the correction of vegetative disorders in the conditions of meteorological maladaptation by methods of reflexotherapy and crystal therapy
Changes in climatic conditions often lead to stress and sometimes disruption of adaptation resources. The autonomic nervous system is one of the main participants in adaptation to changes in the external environment, the deterioration of its function is inevitable in cases of short-term changes in meteorological and climatic conditions, especially in people with a history of vegetative-vascular disorders.
This paper presents the results of the correction of the functions of the autonomic nervous system by the methods of reflexotherapy and crystal therapy in cases of maladjustment associated with a change in meteorological conditions. On the example of practically healthy men and women with a history of vegetovascular dystonia, the state of the autonomic nervous system was assessed on the first day and 7-8 days after arriving on vacation in Anapa.
Effect of Positive Motivation on Reducing Alcohol Consumption
In 2011, the author conducted a survey of 826 respondents who attended communicative educational programs (CEPs) aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle through positive motivation. 37.0% of those who consumed alcohol prior to visiting the CPC stopped drinking after their visit. One in three (31.0%) reduced their alcohol consumption. For 17.0% of respondents, more than two years have passed since the reduction in alcohol consumption, which indicates the sustainability of these changes. Among those who have given up/reduced alcohol consumption for 2 years or more, there are twice as many women (18.6%) as men (9.4%).
The role of positive motivation in the formation of a healthy lifestyle
In 2011, the author conducted a survey of 826 students of communicative educational programs (CEP) over the age of 15, most of whom were women. The main focus of the lectures is the formation of healthy behavior through positive motivation. As a result of the study, it was found that 68% of respondents increased the amount of fruits and vegetables consumed; reduced the amount of food consumed at night; abandoned semi-finished products. Changes in the mode (routine) of the day were made by 65% of respondents. 39% of respondents have reduced their consumption of tobacco and alcohol.
Changing attitudes towards smoking under the influence of positive motivation
A quantitative survey of 826 residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg who attended communicative educational programs (CEP) on positive motivation for the formation of a healthy lifestyle (in particular, aimed at reducing smoking) was conducted by the author in 2011. As a result of the CEP, 17.5% of respondents gave up smoking. 9.0% of respondents reduced the intensity of smoking. Almost every third respondent who smoked earlier (29.0%) reduced the intensity of smoking by two or more times. 39.0% gave up regular smoking, but left occasional smoking.