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The act of striking blows; punishment or chastisement by blows.

Regular pulsation or contractions, as in a beating heart.

Throbbing, as in a beating migraine.

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The striking of blows, often understood as domestic violence, as in beating one’s domestic partner.


n massage technique that uses the ulnar side of the fist. The technique consists of rapid, heavy percussive tapotement. See also tapotement.

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Q. What are natural or alternative ways to beat depression? I keep reading about how depression is caused by 'chemical imbalances' in the brain, and it feels like I don't stand a chance at beating it without going on Anti-depressants, but I don't want to go down this route cause I'm worried about the side-effects. Can anyone suggest natural ways to beat depression that don't involve medication?

A. Here are couple of alternative ways to treat depression:

but if all of this doesn’t work- I recommend medical help. It can help you immensely. It’s much better then walking around with depression.

Q. what are the name of those popular pills i hear about to beat depression?

A. Common drugs used to treat depression are usually of the SSRI family. There are many names, depending on your place. These drugs are prescription drugs, i.e. prescribed by a doctor, so if you have any questions or seek to use them you should consult a doctor.

A list of anti-depressive drugs may be found here:

Q. Please suggest me the natural or alternative ways to beat depression without taking any antidepressants? I suffer from clinical depression yet never tried antidepressants due to the fear of getting addicted to them. Please suggest me the natural or alternative ways to beat depression without taking any antidepressants?

A. Hi, I felt so when depressed. Later I tried psychotherapists and psychologists and that has really helped me to come out from depression. You need to exercise regularly to keep you fit and healthy. All the best!

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Husband in Abu Dhabi begs judge to stop wife from beating him
Woman in dock over fatal beating of employee made to look like suicide
They started on my lower legs and my shins and kept beating them.
Did the approving looks Debbie got from the other guys at last night's party lead to a beating from her boyfriend?
He said other Corcoran inmates have written him about other beatings, too.
The four men were charged with beating and torturing to death about 30 Serbian detainees at the camp.
officials reply that cases like the California beating are rare and decreasing.
Some have attributed the beating to ``frustration'' with illegal aliens.
Five years ago, four Los Angeles Police Department officers were videotaped beating King after a high-speed chase in Lake View Terrace.
A passenger in his vehicle, Michael Martin, 19, of Thousand Oaks, was identified as one of the suspects in the beating, authorities said.
Simpson has denied ever abusing his wife, except for one 1989 beating to which he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery.
Midway through the coalition's news conference on the steps of City Hall, about 20 demonstrators against the beating showed up and began verbally challenging Coe and Spencer.