How Did Fashion And You Change The Scenario Of Shopping

In India, online shopping hasn’t really been a keen option as most of the consumers have always preferred to shop at retail outlets and malls. The trend to shop online had mostly existed in the western countries and it has taken a significant amount of time for the Indian consumers to get acquainted to it and start shopping online on websites. Today, we have several online portals that have started to offer clothing and apparels at a price that is irresistible and definitely better than the price in malls and retail stores. At the moment, we have portals like Yebhi.com, Snap deal, myntra.com etc which have a good range of clothes available online but the one portal that beats everyone and stands out as the finest online shopping portal in India is definitely Fashion and You.

Fashion and You has been operational for just over 2 years and today it is already the favorite online portals amongst Indians. There are many versatile reasons for the same as well. Firstly, Fashion and You as a portal itself generated immense curiosity amidst people when the website offered memberships only on invitation basis or through referrals from acquaintances. If that wasn’t enough, the portal started offering up to Rs. 750 discount to members on inviting their friends to join. This strategy indeed worked well as within a year the portal already had over 10,000 members and more than 5,000 of them were well active in buying apparels almost every day. Moreover, FashionandYou developed some amazing word of mouth support from people which further led to a rise in the membership of the portal. Besides the strategies deployed to acquire members, FashionandYou has itself become popular for the versatile and stylish clothing line as well as high end accessories that it offers at dirt cheap prices. The USP of Fashion and You has been to offer stylish and branded products from leading brands at upto 80% discounts. Many people who love to wear branded products but often cannot afford it due to high pricing loved it and started buying more and more clothing apparels from Fashion and You. Moreover they never really had any complaints as the products were 100% genuine and not at all duplicate or fake. The portal also garnered immense faith in its members with its speedy delivery within 2 – 3 business days. Most of the online portals tend to lose members if the delivery isn’t up to the mark or isn’t genuine. But FashionandYou worked well on authenticity and scored over its members pretty well.

Fashion and You is already the number one portal for clothes and apparels as well as accessories for both men and women. It has merged with several renowned brands to bring its members a whole new experience of branded shopping at a cheap price. This is why more and more online buyers today prefer to buy products from Fashion and You as it assures high quality products at a faster delivery and 100% authenticity.

An Introduction To Traditional Chinese Medicine

When you hear about Traditional Chinese Medicine, what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Odd stuff in jars in dark smoky rooms where equally odd old men mutter strange incantations in Chinese as they burn incense in a pot? Actually, there may actually literally be such places and maybe they do practice some form of Traditional Chinese Medicine too � but in these modern times, Traditional Chinese Medicine can also mean medicine that is practiced by even Western followers of the traditional ways of treating patients as the Chinese have learned all these centuries. And for such Western practitioners, Traditional Chinese Medicine may not mean burning incense as well but rather keeping rather immaculate and clinical treatment rooms where any modern patient would feel comfortable being treated for whatever is ailing him.

One part of Traditional Chinese Medicine that many Westerners may have heard of is acupuncture which is closely related to acupressure. Both acupuncture and acupressure are based on the premise that throughout our body certain points exist at which energy might be strongest. When the Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner finds some energy points to be �blocked�, he might prescribe a round of acupuncture (meaning, sharp sterile needles are inserted at such pressure points to release your vital energy that has been blocked there), or simply press down on the pressure points in a prescribed way so that the blocked energy finds itself flowing again through your body and the ailment is relieved. Though some Westerners may find this Traditional Chinese Medicine belief to be a bit strange, many other Western medical practitioners now advocate these two Traditional Chinese Medicine practices and may even use them in their own clinical practice.

Depending on who you talk to, Traditional Chinese Medicine may be considered either a form of alternative medicine or a form of complementary medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine may be a type of alternative medicine in that you can opt for Traditional Chinese Medicine practices rather than the conventional Western style of medical treatment � thus you chose an alternative. Traditional Chinese Medicine practices become complementary medicine when you allow both a Western style of medical treatment and the Traditional Chinese Medicine practices to be used side by side at the same time when you are undergoing treatment for your ailment. It may be easier to determine the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine when you opt to have it by itself, rather than mixing it with other forms of treatment. This is because the symptoms of your ailment might get relieved under a complementary medicine type of treatment program so you might get confused as to which treatment option really worked for you.

Not surprisingly, many people of Oriental lineage are strong believers in Traditional Chinese Medicine and may eschew modern ways of treatment so that they can favor Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment options alone for themselves and their loved ones. Is this good? It depends on the ailment � there are some ailments that modern ways of treatment seem to have been very effective at treating (such as cancer) for which there is little evidence that Traditional Chinese Medicine can cure. If you want to be sure of getting well, you may want to pursue Traditional Chinese Medicine only after modern scientific ways of diagnosing an illness have failed to show what you are really ill with. There is some evidence of a so-called placebo effect when complementary medicine methods are used where modern treatment practices have failed to give the desired cure.

Community Mental Health

People suffering from mental health problems often need a lot of support and understanding in order to be able to cope with their lives. Most people experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression will speak to their doctor in the first instance and many will find that is all that’s required. However, for more serious or complex forms of mental health problems or when there are additional factors or difficulties involved, they may be referred by their doctor to other professionals or support workers within the local community mental health team.

The community mental health team consists of a number of professionals who are trained in their specific areas and can include psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, and of course the community psychiatric nurse or CPN. Some specific problems or issues that can arise in addition to existing mental health problems or which can exacerbate or trigger mental health problems and which might need extra consideration include:

Financial problems
Physical disabilities
Housing issues
Divorce or relationship problems
Childcare issues

Certain kinds of mental health problems may result in different needs and may therefore require some specialist help to deal with and these can include:

Elderly depression and dementia
Child or Teen depression
Postnatal depression
Bipolar disorder
Schizophrenia

Obviously, finding one person fully qualified and skilled in all of these areas just isn’t possible so the community mental health team work together in order to ensure that the best advice and support is available as many of the professionals involved will be trained in specialist areas that allow them to offer a better service to people suffering from specific problems. So what sort of people make up the mental health team?

Psychiatrist

Patients can be referred to a psychiatrist by their doctor. After an initial assessment, the psychiatrist will recommend a suitable course of treatment and medication. If a mental health problem is particularly severe then they are also able to recommend that the individual be detained in hospital for a period of time. However, this is a last resort and also requires the approval of another doctor and a social worker who all agree that this is the best option for an individual concerned either for the individual’s safety or for the safety of others.

Psychologist

Psychologists have an understanding of human behaviour, emotions and how the mind works and although they cannot prescribe medication they can offer various types of psychological therapies. Patients can be referred to them by the doctor or other members of the community health team.

The Key Worker

People suffering from mental health problems will usually be assigned a key worker, which can be anyone in the community mental health team. The key worker ensures that the individual gets the right kind of help that they need. They will regularly assess the progress of an individual and report back to the rest of the team.

Community Psychiatric Nurse or CPN

The key worker will often be a CPN who will usually make regular visits to people with mental health problems in their own homes. They offer an important lifeline for people who are feeling isolated and alone with their mental health problems or who are experiencing particular difficulties. They are aware of the many issues surrounding mental health and can listen as well as help people talk through their problems in a setting in which they feel comfortable.

The CPN will liaise with and work closely with other members of the team to make sure that any practical support and assistance is offered when needed. They will assess the individual regularly and will discuss with them the effectiveness of their medication and any side effects they might be experiencing. The family and loved ones of a person suffering from mental health problems often need additional support in order to understand mental illness and to be able to cope with it, the CPN can offer practical advice and guidance.

Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists help individuals to cope with practical issues on a day to day basis in areas such as dressing, toileting and feeding themselves and can help individuals regain some control of their lives.

Social workers

Social workers can ensure that an individual gets access to various social services that will improve their quality of life and that they may be entitled to such as home help, respite care and perhaps admission to day or residential centres. They can also offer assistance in dealing with housing needs, financial difficulties or other social problems.

The best care

Many other people can be involved in the community mental health team including various support workers, therapists, counsellors, and of course loved ones. Together they all make sure that the individual suffering from mental illness gets the best care possible. Each team member can make a valuable contribution to the individual’s quality of life and can help them not only to cope with their illness on a day to day basis but to regain control over their lives and integrate with the rest of the community in a positive and productive way.