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Review : FOREO UFO (plus masks) …

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FOREO UFO & Masks …

Introduction …

The following is a review of the FOREO UFO & UFO mini (plus masks). I bought the UFO on kickstarter and then upgraded to version 2 because I thought I was missing out LoL. That said, except for faster heat up I don’t see much difference between the two devices and so if you’re stuck for money I’d go with the original (version 1) not the mini or the mini 2. It makes better overall and financial sense.

I don’t use mine often due to illness, but when I do it’s like having a girly spa day treat in under five minute total.

What is FOREO UFO & Masks …

The FOREO website describes the UFO as; A beauty spa in the palm of your hand. Designed with a combination of cutting-edge technologies, this revolutionary device leaves you with an instantly nourished, healthy glow from the very first use. UFO features instant warming to infuse active mask ingredients deep below the surface of the skin (where they work best), quick cooling to shrink pores & reduce puffiness, full-spectrum LED light to diminish signs of ageing & visibly revitalise skin, and our signature T-Sonic massage to relax facial & neck muscle tension points while boosting skin’s radiance – for softer, smoother, selfie-ready skin. Experience the world’s first professional hand-held spa!

Main Features … (taken from product website, can be skipped ↴)

The FOREO ufo has the following features and technology:

one-time investment …

High-quality, long-lasting devices that will boost your natural beauty for years to come.

rechargeable …

40 uses per single charge. No need to constantly think about one more thing to recharge.

ultra-hygienic silicone …

Super soft and bacteria-resistant, transferring nothing but clean mask essences into the skin.

100% waterproof …

No complications, no cleaning hassle. Simply enjoy and rinse under running warm water.

sleek Swedish design …

A perfect palm-fitted, circular shape ergonomically designed to fit facial curvatures.

tailored skincare …

Create your own personalized custom-made treatment within the app.

led light-therapy …

Full-spectrum LED Light-therapy implements 8 varying wavelengths, satisfying any skin need and complementing the UFO activated facial routines.

thermo-therapy …

Now with 5x faster warming, loosens trapped sebum, opens up pores, and preps the skin for deep active ingredients absorption.

cryo-therapy …

The coolest new skincare hack visibly reduces puffiness, shrinks pores, lifts, and firms skin to remove signs of ageing.

t-sonic massage …

T-Sonic pulsations massage, increase microcirculation, deliver nutrients and oxygen to every cell and facilitate the hyper infusion process by pushing ingredients deeper into the skin.

power mask …

With power masking, you’ll get expert skincare, deeper ingredient penetration, and longer-lasting results – in minutes. Get the most out of your skincare.

advanced temperature control …

Your UFO 2 is compatible with all UFOActivated masks and, due to the new advanced temperature control feature, with most other sheet masks as well.

smart app …

The constantly evolving smart app guides you through preprogrammed mask routines for FOREO’s UFO Activated Mask range and allows you to customize all device features to your preference.

Impressions & Experience …

Initially, I felt that maybe it was hype. I did already own other FOREO gadgets but this was a magnitude higher in terms of cost outlay. However, since owning a UFO for over three years now I see its place in my life. It’s just that bit of luxury that enables me to still feel like a lady who enjoys spa days.

See below for my most important pros and cons in relation to the FOREO UFO & Masks.

the devices …

FOREO, on their website, describe the UFO as ‘a beauty spa in the palm of your hand’. It is designed with a combination of cutting-edge technologies, this revolutionary device leaves you with an instantly nourished, healthy glow from the very first use. UFO features instant warming to infuse active mask ingredients deep below the surface of the skin (where they work best), quick cooling to shrink pores & reduce puffiness, full-spectrum LED light to diminish signs of ageing & visibly revitalise skin, and our signature T-Sonic massage to relax facial & neck muscle tension points while boosting skin’s radiance – for softer, smoother, selfie-ready skin. Experience the world’s first professional hand-held spa!

Personally, I would describe it as a few moments of luxurious bliss.

ufo 2 …

The ultimate full-facial treatment. Imagine the best facial you ever had, but way better. Meet the beauty spa that fits in the palm of your hand & provides supercharged full facial treatments in just 2 mins. Featuring 5x faster heating to soften & prep the face & neck, soothing T-Sonic™ massage to infuse active ingredients deep into skin, cooling Cryo-therapy to depuff, full-spectrum LED light to refine, app-guided treatments & new advanced temperature control for fully customizable facials. Experience spa tech & achieve dream skin at home.

The UFO is a full on beauty spa and fits into any lifestyle, no matter how busy and no matter how sick, unless you’re unable to do a thing, which sadly is the case for some with very severe ME.

ufo mini 2 …

Unlock the full potential of your skincare. Otherworldly experiences come from this planet too – and you can have them! Sleek, compact and easy to use, UFO™ mini 2 offers 2-min supercharged facial treatments at home or on-the-go. Now with 5x faster warming, soothing T-Sonic™ Massage & LED light therapy, this tiny skincare spaceship refines the complexion & offers immediate deep hydration by enhancing the absorption of active ingredients in your masks. (No aliens are harmed in the process).

the UFO mini 3 is an equally full on beauty spa, with the only difference being the cryo-therapy element of the UFO. It fits into any lifestyle, no matter how busy and no matter how sick, unless you’re unable to do a thing, which sadly is the case for some with very severe ME.

the masks …

Any mask below that works with the UFO 2 will also work with the UFO original, likewise and mask that works with the UFO mini 2 will also work with the UFO mini original. The 2 is simply the updated version of the UFO. Further, the difference between the UFO & UFO mini is that the mini does not have cryo technology, but everything else is the same.

    • make my day: (UFO 2 & UFO mini 2) Anti-Pollution & Hydrating Facial Treatment. This luxurious red algae and hyaluronic acid face mask is just what your skin needs to start the day. Until now, masking in the morning just wasn’t feasible. But this 90-second UFO facial treatment leaves skin looking and feeling hydrated, protected and ready for anything!
      • 8/10 Lovely mask, makes my skin feel nourished.
    • call it a night: (UFO 2 & UFO mini 2) Nourishing & Revitalising Facial Treatment. Formulated with rich olive oil and rejuvenating ginseng, this deeply nourishing face mask is the perfect end to each day. All you need is 90 seconds to indulge in a relaxing UFO facial treatment that will leave your skin oh-so-smooth and dreamy-soft.
      • 6/10 not so struck on the smell of this mask and it makes me feel allergic in my eyes. But, my skin feels nice afterwards.
    • mask & serum intensive caviar fusion: (UFO 2) An Intensive Caviar Fusion & Gold Infused Smart Mask. Indulge with the world’s most luxurious smart mask treatment for aging skin. Combining the best of highly concentrated caviar extract and 24 karat gold, this two-step UFO treatment offers a decadent masking experience like no other – in only three minutes! Infuse premium ingredients into skin using our newly designed UFO Activated silicone mask for maximum dermal absorption and follow with the 24k Gold Serum for a complexion that turns back time.
      • x/10 not used yet …
    • glow addict: (UFO 2 & UFO mini 2) Enhanced Brightening Face Mask. Infused with pearl extract, this microfibre face mask instantly illuminates dull skin for a radiant, healthy glow. Pair with UFO or UFO mini for a 90-second brightening facial treatment guaranteed to make a Glow Addict out of you!
      • 10/10 When I used this mask my husband said to me, ‘I don’t know what cream you’ve used today, but you’re glowing’. So, I’m guessing it works. And it has obviously become a firm favourite.
    • h2overdose: (UFO 2 & UFO mini 2) A Smart Hyaluronic Acid Infused Mask. Infused with hyaluronic acid, this microfibre mask instantly drenches dry, thirsty skin in soothing moisture.
      • 10/10 My skin loves this mask.
    • youth junkie: (UFO 2 & UFO mini 2) A Smart Collagen Infused Mask. This ultra-rich age renewal complex deeply nourishes to give skin a firm, lifted appearance. Pair with UFO or UFO mini for a 2-minute at-home collagen facial treatment that will replenish and smooth skin, leaving you with a younger-looking complexion.
      • 10/10 My skin loves this mask.
    • shimmer freak: (UFO 2) Illuminating Eye Mask. Forget your morning coffee, this caffeine-infused microfibre mask is just what you need to banish signs of fatigue in just 90 seconds. Formulated with fine light-reflecting particles, Shimmer Freak instantly diminishes the look of dark circles while UFO’s signature Cryo-Therapy refreshes the delicate skin around the eye contour and awakens tired eyes.
      • 10/10 This mask feels lovely to use because it uses cold and definitely dampens down the puffiness around my eyes.
    • matt maniac: (UFO 2) A Smart Charcoal Infused Mask. This extra-purifying charcoal face mask removes excess sebum and impurities for fresh, clear skin. Combine with UFO’s cryotherapy and blue LED light for a 90-second facial treatment to minimise pores and imperfections.
      • 7/10 This mask really doesn’t clear my skin any more than a good steam does.
    • green tea: (UFO 2) Purifying Face Mask for Combination Skin. Soothe and condition stressed skin with one of mother nature’s most potent sources of antioxidants. Pair this Green Tea face mask with UFO for a refreshing facial treatment that will gently purify and protect skin, leaving it healthy and radiating with a natural glow.
      • x/10 not used this mask yet …
    • cannabis seed oil: (UFO 2) A Soothing Cannabis Oil Infused Mask. Soothe your skin in no time with this ultra-rich, instantly, calming formula infused with over 200mg of cannabis seed oil, nourishing chamomile and powerful magnesium.
      • x/10 not used this mask yet …
    • acacia berry: (UFO 2 & UFO mini 2) Smart Mask Treatment for Anti-Aging. Revive the youthful vitality of your complexion with this acai berry face mask, formulated with one of the world’s most antioxidant-rich superfoods for ultra-smooth skin. Pair with UFO or UFO mini to help reveal plump, younger-looking skin in minutes.
      • 10/10 I absolutely love the smell of this mask and my skin feels super nourished and soft after using it.
    • bulgarian rose: (UFO 2) Smart Rose Water Face Mask for Dry Skin. Infused with all-natural rose water, this lightweight smart mask treatment helps transform dull, dry skin in minutes. Pair with UFO for a radiance-boosting facial treatment that will leave skin healthy and hydrated.
      • x/10 not used this mask yet …
    • manuka honey: (UFO 2 & UFO mini 2) Smart Face Mask for Revitalised Skin. Made with real manuka honey, this anti-aging face mask softens skin and helps with dryness for that extra boost of youth. Pair with UFO or UFO mini for a revitalising facial treatment that leaves skin ultra-supple and radiant.
      • x/10 not used this mask yet …
    • coconut oil: (UFO 2 & UFO mini 2) Smart Face Mask for Dehydrated Skin. Treat your skin to a hydrating oasis with this nourishing face mask, infused with natural coconut oil and coconut water. Pair with UFO or UFO mini for a deeply moisturising facial treatment that leaves skin dewy, soft and oh-so-radiant.
      • x/10 not used this mask yet …

The Important Bits …

FOREO UFO & Masks
9.68 / 10 review score
FOREO UFO 2 & mini 2 & masks …~ item ~
£249 / £159 / £18.99~ RRP ~
Yes …~ recommend ~
Pros ...

what I found especially good about the FOREO UFO & Masks ...

  • pro #1: doesn’t take long, 90 seconds for most masks and 3 minutes for the caviar mask ...
  • pro #2: the masks use more natural ingredients ...
  • pro #3: nowhere near as messy as normal face masks ...
  • pro #4: battery life of the FOREO ufo is like forever ...
  • pro #5: it feels very luxurious and spa like to use ...
  • pro #6: no nasty chemicals or smells in the masks ...
  • pro #7: I just love it ...
Cons ...

what I found especially bad about the FOREO UFO & Masks ...

  • con #1: initial outlay for device is very expensive ...
  • con #2: the masks feel expensive too, but are comparable to normal sheet masks ...
  • con #3: the caviar mask is almost £25 for one mask, but it feels luxurious to the extreme to use ...
  • con #4: nothing else ...
  • pro #5: ...
  • con #6: ...
  • con #7: ...
Summary ...

points to note when considering buying the FOREO UFO & Masks ...

  • ✓ pro #1: a lovely relaxing experience ...
  • ✓ pro #2: not too taxing ...
  • ✓ pro #3: feels like a special treat ...
  • ✕ con #1: cost of the device ...
  • ✕ con #2: cost of the masks ...
  • ✕ con #3: nothing else ...

extra info …

I love this device and would recommend it it 100% ...

conclusion …

The FOREO ufo is definitely worth its cost because it give a luxurious experience and isn’t too taxing for someone with sever ME who needs a little spa like treatment ...

value for money ...10
usability for ME/CFS ...10
easy setup ...10
features ...10
quality ...10
style ...10
battery life ...10
app ...7.15
overall impression ...10

FOREO UFO & Masks …

Comparisons …

There are no devices in the market, right now, that are comparable with the FOREO UFO.

Alternatives …

There are no devices in the market, right now, that are comparable alternatives with the FOREO UFO.

Disclaimer

I bought the FOREO UFO 2 & Mini 2 & all masks with my own money and all the views and opinions stated are my own. Anything in the review should not be used as law, it is simply my own honest and personal opinion. It is not medical advice, I am not medically qualified, and should not be used as such.

Please see Reviews Disclaimer … for my full disclaimer policy.

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10 steps to practicing Radical Acceptance
according to DBT’s founder, Marsha Linehan:

 

1.  Observe that you are questioning or fighting reality (“it shouldn’t be this way”)

2.  Remind yourself that the unpleasant reality is just as it is and cannot be changed (“this is what happened”)

3.  Remind yourself that there are causes for the reality (“this is how things happened”)

4.  Practice accepting with your whole self (mind, body, spirit) - Use accepting self-talk, relaxation techniques, mindfulness and/or imagery

5.  List all of the behaviors you would engage in if you did accept the facts and then engage in those behaviors as if you have already accepted the facts

6.  Imagine, in your mind’s eye, believing what you do not want to accept and rehearse in your mind what you would do if you accepted what seems unacceptable

7.  Attend to body sensations as you think about what you need to accept

8.  Allow disappointment, sadness or grief to arise within you

9.  Acknowledge that life can be worth living even when there is pain

10.  Do pros and cons if you find yourself resisting practicing acceptance

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2009 Oct-Dec; 51(4): 239–241.
doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.58285: 10.4103/0019-5545.58285
PMCID: PMC2802367
PMID: 20048445

The biochemistry of belief

Address for correspondence: Dr. TS Sathyanarayana Rao, Department of Psychiatry, JSS University, JSS Medical College Hospital, M.G. Road, Mysore - 570 004, India. E-mail: moc.oohay@91oarsst
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

“Man is what he believes”

Anton Chekhov

Beliefs are basically the guiding principles in life that provide direction and meaning in life. Beliefs are the preset, organized filters to our perceptions of the world (external and internal). Beliefs are like ‘Internal commands’ to the brain as to how to represent what is happening, when we congruently believe something to be true. In the absence of beliefs or inability to tap into them, people feel disempowered.

Beliefs originate from what we hear - and keep on hearing from others, ever since we were children (and even before that!). The sources of beliefs include environment, events, knowledge, past experiences, visualization etc. One of the biggest misconceptions people often harbor is that belief is a static, intellectual concept. Nothing can be farther from truth! Beliefs are a choice. We have the power to choose our beliefs. Our beliefs become our reality.

Beliefs are not just cold mental premises, but are ‘hot stuff’ intertwined with emotions (conscious or unconscious). Perhaps, that is why we feel threatened or react with sometimes uncalled for aggression, when we believe our beliefs are being challenged! Research findings have repeatedly pointed out that the emotional brain is no longer confined to the classical locales of the hippocampus, amygdala and hypothalamus.[1] The sensory inputs we receive from the environment undergo a filtering process as they travel across one or more synapses, ultimately reaching the area of higher processing, like the frontal lobes. There, the sensory information enters our conscious awareness. What portion of this sensory information enters is determined by our beliefs. Fortunately for us, receptors on the cell membranes are flexible, which can alter in sensitivity and conformation. In other words, even when we feel stuck ‘emotionally’, there is always a biochemical potential for change and possible growth. When we choose to change our thoughts (bursts of neurochemicals!), we become open and receptive to other pieces of sensory information hitherto blocked by our beliefs! When we change our thinking, we change our beliefs. When we change our beliefs, we change our behavior.

A mention of the ‘Placebo’ is most appropriate at this juncture. Medical history is replete with numerous reported cases where placebos were found to have a profound effect on a variety of disorders. One such astounding case was that of a woman suffering from severe nausea and vomiting. Objective measurements of her gastric contractions indicated a disrupted pattern matching the condition she complained of. Then a ‘new, magical, extremely potent’ drug was offered to her, which would, the doctors proclaimed, undoubtedly cure her nausea. Within a few minutes, her nausea vanished! The very same gastric tests now revealed normal pattern, when, in actuality, she had been given syrup of ipecac, a substance usually used to induce nausea! When the syrup was presented to her, paired with the strong suggestion of relief of nausea, by an authority figure, it acted as a (command) message to the brain that triggered a cascade of self-regulatory biochemical responses within the body.[2] This instance dramatically demonstrates that the influence of placebo could be more potent than expected drug effect.

An important observation was that, part of the placebo response seemed to involve the meaning of the disorder or the illness to the individual. In other words, the person's belief or how she/he interprets (inter-presents or internally represents) directly governs the biological response or behavior. Another remarkable study involved a schizophrenic. This woman was observed to have split personality. Under normal conditions, her blood glucose levels were normal. However, the moment she believed she was diabetic, her entire physiology changed to become that of a diabetic, including elevated blood glucose levels.[3]

Suggestions or symbolic messages shape beliefs that in turn affect our physical well being. Several cases of ‘Disappearance of warts’ have been reported by Ornstein and Sobel wherein they ponder on how the brain translates the suggestions (sometimes using hypnosis) into systematic biochemical battle strategies such as chemical messengers sent to enlist the aid of immune cells in an assault on the microbe-induced miniature tumor or probably small arteries are selectively constricted, cutting off the vital nutrient supply to warts but not touching the neighboring healthy cells.[2]

Findings of carefully designed research indicate that our interpretation of what we are seeing (experiencing) can literally alter our physiology. In fact, all symptoms of medicine work through our beliefs. By subtly transforming the unknown (disease/disorder) into something known, named, tamed and explained, alarm reactions in the brain can be calmed down. All therapies have a hidden, symbolic value and influence on the psyche, besides the direct specific effect they may have on the body.

Just as amazingly life-affirming placebos are, the reverse, “Nocebo' has been observed to be playing its part too. It is associated with negative, life-threatening or disempowering beliefs. Arthur Barsky, a psychiatrist states that it is the patient's expectations – beliefs whether a drug or procedure works or will have side effects – that plays a crucial role in the outcome.[4]

The biochemistry of our body stems from our awareness.[5] Belief-reinforced awareness becomes our biochemistry. Each and every tiny cell in our body is perfectly and absolutely aware of our thoughts, feelings and of course, our beliefs. There is a beautiful saying ‘Nobody grows old. When people stop growing, they become old’. If you believe you are fragile, the biochemistry of your body unquestionably obeys and manifests it. If you believe you are tough (irrespective of your weight and bone density!), your body undeniably mirrors it. When you believe you are depressed (more precisely, when you become consciously aware of your ‘Being depressed’), you stamp the raw data received through your sense organs, with a judgment – that is your personal view – and physically become the ‘interpretation’ as you internalize it. A classic example is ‘Psychosocial dwarfism’, wherein children who feel and believethat they are unloved, translate the perceived lack of love into depleted levels of growth hormone, in contrast to the strongly held view that growth hormone is released according to a preprogrammed schedule coded into the individual's genes!

Providing scientific evidence to support a holistic approach to well being and healthcare, Bruce Lipton sheds light on mechanism underlying healing at cellular level. He emphasizes that ‘love’ is the most healing emotion and ‘placebo’ effect accounts for a substantial percentage of any drug's action, underscoring the significance of beliefs in health and sickness. According to him, as adults, we still believe in and act our lives out based on information we absorbed as children (pathetic indeed!). And the good news is, we can do something about the ‘tape’ our subconscious mind is playing (ol' silly beliefs) and change them NOW.[6] Further recent literature evidences provided knowledge based on scientific principles of biology of belief. There are limited studies on clinics of traditional beliefs and if we get more scientific data, we can use these traditional systems in clinical mental health management. Human belief system is formed by all the experiences learned and experimented filtered through personality.[7] The senses to capture inner and outer perceptions have higher brain potentials. Some questions that arise in this context are, does the integration and acceptance of these perceptions result in the establishment of beliefs? Does the establishment of these beliefs depend on proof demonstrations? The proofs might be the perceptions, which we can directly see or having scientific proof or custom or faith.[8,9] Beliefs are developed as stimuli received as trusted information and stored in the memory. These perceptions are generalized and established into belief. These beliefs are involved in the moral judgment of the person. Beliefs help in decision-making. Bogousslavsky and Inglin explained that, how some physicians were more successful by taking an account of patient beliefs. Beliefs influence factors involved in the development of psychopathology. They also influence the cognitive and emotional assessment, addictiveness, responses to false positives and persistent normal defensive reactions. Total brain function is required in stabilizing the belief and in responding to environmental system. Some of the brain regions and the neural circuits are very important in establishing beliefs and executing emotions. Frontal lobes play a major role in beliefs. Mental representations of the world are integrated with sub-cortical information by prefrontal cortex. Amygdala and Hippocampus are involved in the process of thinking and thus help in execution of beliefs. NMDA receptor is involved in thinking and in the development of beliefs. These beliefs are subjected to challenge. A belief that is subjected to more challenges becomes stronger. When a new stimulus comes, it creates distress in the brain with already existing patterns. The distress results in the release of dopamine (neurotransmitter) to transmit the signal.[10,11] Research findings of Young and Saxe (2008) revealed that medial prefrontal cortex is involved in processing the belief valence.[12] Right temporoparietal junction and precuneus are involved in the processing of beliefs to moral judgment. True beliefs are processed through right temporoparietal junction.[13,14] Saxe (2006) explained that beliefs judging starts at the age of five years citing example of judging of belief questions on short stories by the children.[15] Belief attribution involved activating regions of medial prefrontal cortex, superior temporal gyri and hippocampal regions. Studies by Krummenacher et al, have shown that dopamine levels are associated with paranormal thoughts suggesting the role of dopamine in belief development in the brain.[16] Flannelly et al, illustrated on how primitive brain mechanisms that evolved to assess environmental threats in related psychiatric disorders.[17] Also were highlighted the issues such as the way beliefs can affect psychiatric symptoms through these brain systems. The theories discussed widely are related to (a) link psychiatric disorders to threat assessment and (b) explain how the normal functioning of threat assessment systems can become pathological. It is proposed that three brain structures are implicated in brain disorders in response to threat assessment and self-defense: the regions are the prefrontal cortex, the basal ganglia and parts of limbic system. The functionality of these regions has great potential to understand mechanism of belief formation and its relevance in neurological functions/dysfunctions. Now it is clear that biology and physiology of belief is an open area for research both at basic and clinical level. The future directions are to develop validated experimental or sound theoretical interpretation to make ‘BELIEF’ as a potential clinical management tool.

Perceptual shifts are the prerequisites for changing the belief and hence changing the biochemistry of our body favorably. Our innate desire and willingness to learn and grow lead to newer perceptions. When we consciously allow newer perceptions to enter the brain by seeking new experiences, learning new skills and changed perspectives, our body can respond in newer ways –this is the true secret of youth. Beliefs (internal representations/interpretations) thus hold the magic wand of remarkable transformations in our biochemical profile. If you are chasing joy and peace all the time everywhere but exclaim exhausted, ‘Oh, it's to be found nowhere!’, why not change your interpretation of NOWHERE to ‘NOW HERE’; just by introducing a gap, you change your awareness – that changes your belief and that changes your biochemistry in an instant!

Everything exists as a ‘Matrix of pure possibilities’ akin to ‘formless’ molten wax or moldable soft clay. We shape them into anything we desire by choosing to do so, prompted, dictated (consciously or unconsciously) by our beliefs. The awareness that we are part of these ever-changing fields of energy that constantly interact with one another is what gives us the key hitherto elusive, to unlock the immense power within us. And it is our awareness of this awesome truth that changes everything. Then we transform ourselves from passive onlookers to powerful creators. Our beliefs provide the script to write or re-write the code of our reality.

Thoughts and beliefs are an integral part of the brain's operations. Neurotransmitters could be termed the ‘words’ brain uses to communicate with exchange of information occurring constantly, mediated by these molecular messengers. Unraveling the mystery of this molecular music induced by the magic of beliefs, dramatically influencing the biochemistry of brain could be an exciting adventure and a worth pursuing cerebral challenge.

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Articles from Indian Journal of Psychiatry are provided here courtesy of Wolters Kluwer -- Medknow Publications

HRPacing ...

Description

Heart Rate Pacing is a technique used to stay within ones energy reserves. The anaerobic threshold (AT) is the heart rate at which aerobic energy surges. The threshold is often around about 60% of a ones maximum heart rate, though each person is different and an individual's threshold may vary from day to day or within a day.

(Note: Maximum heart rate is 220 minus ones age. For a 50 year old, 60% of maximum heart rate is (220 - 50) x 0.6 = 102 bpm.)

Features:

* Changes colour to indicate:

- Resting - (REST) Lavender

- Recovery (RECOVER) - Green (RHR + 10%)

- Exertion (EXERT) - Orange (RHR + 20%)

- Anaerobic Threshold (AT) - Red ((220-50)x0.6)

* Set an alert based on:

- reaching Anaerobic Threshold Zone, or

- custom set Maximum Heart Rate.

* Set the Anaerobic Threshold Tolerance from 0.6 (default) to 0.5 if desired.

* Set a custom interval between alerts (15 secs default).

* Displays 12/24 hour clock based on user settings in Fitbit profile.

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I am gathering together a living list of people with ME

you can view the list by going to ‘ME list …’ and clicking on each initial
the list is ordered alphabetically, by christian name

you can add your name to the list by going to ‘ME lis (submission) …
and submitting your details along with an image

help me fund my ME treatment ...

... help me fund my ME treatment ...

you can choose to donate as much or as little by sliding the slider along

you can pay for the introductory workshop by donating £65

you can pay for an individual care plan by donating £71

you can pay for a monthly session by donating £71

you can pay for an individual progression plan by donating £71

you can pay for a medical review by donating £121

you can pay for a medical follow up by donating £121

you can pay for the individual assessment by donating £141

you can pay for a medical assessment by donating £187

Thank you very much !

help me fund my assessment treatments ...

... help me fund my ME treatment ...

you can choose to donate as much or as little by sliding the slider along

you can pay for a medical assessment by donating £187

you can pay for an initial assessment by donating £141

you can pay for a medical review by donating £121

Thank you very much !

help me fund my preparation for rehabilitation treatments ...

... help me fund my ME treatment ...

you can choose to donate as much or as little by sliding the slider along

you can pay for the introductory workshop by donating £65

you can pay for an individual care plan by donating £71

Thank you very much !

help me fund my rehabilitation treatments ...

... help me fund my ME treatment ...

you can choose to donate as much or as little by sliding the slider along

you can pay for a monthly session by donating £71

Thank you very much !

help me fund my follow up treatments ...

... help me fund my ME treatment ...

you can choose to donate as much or as little by sliding the slider along

you can pay for an individual progression plan by donating £71

you can pay for a medical follow up by donating £121

Thank you very much !

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summary of the 5 major diagnostic criteria from 1988 onwards …

summary of the 5 major diagnostic criteria from 1988 onwards …

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