Foot Massage

Foot massage or foot reflexology has a Chinese origin. It dates back to more than 3,000 years ago and is used in the prevention and cure of many health ailments. Some in fact say, foot massage dates back to ancient Eygyptian times due to archaeological findings in cave drawings in Egypt. The principle of foot massage rests in the premise that the meridian network connects all tissues, organs and cells in our body. Each organ in the body is connected to a specific reflex point on the foot through the intermediary of 300 nerves. A trained foot reflexologist can put pressure on different meridians or energy lines on the sole and side of the feet to determine the cause of …

Arthritis – Home remedies for Arthritis

It refers to inflammation of joints. It is one of a number of diseases commonly called rheumatism. Arthritis arises from many causes and it is treated in many different ways. Arthritis has been classified as follows: – * Arthritis caused by infection. * Arthritis resulting from rheumatic fever. * Rheumatoid arthritis. * Degenerative arthritis. * Arthritis due to joint injuries. * Arthritis caused by gout. * Arthritis originating from the nervous system. Rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis caused by rheumatic fever are classified as collagen disease. * Rheumatoid arthritis and degenerative arthritis are the two most common types. Millions of men and women are afflicted with them. But good medical treatment begun early and continued faithfully can often do much to …

Aromatherapy Essential Oils: Seven Things You Should Know

Aromatherapy uses essential oils to treat medical conditions, to alleviate psychological ailments, for cosmetic purposes, and to reduce stress. The essential oils of aromatherapy have the power to enhance both your physical and mental state. Essential oils are extracted from living plants and trees. When essential oils are used appropriately, most can be used at home safely, enjoyably, and with beneficial effects. Keep the following seven things in mind if you want to try aromatherapy at home. (1) Most essential oils should never be applied directly without diluting them. Only lavender and tea tree oil are exceptions to this rule. (2) Essential oils are flammable, so use extreme caution around flames and heat sources. If you use a burner to …

Aromatherapy as an Relaxing Treatment

Aromatherapy has been alive for centuries. It is known as a therapeutic natural practice that is commonly performed to energize, relax, and advance the beauty, health, as well as a sense of ease. It is highly considered as an energizing and relaxing treatment as it generally works to unite or balance the body, the mind, and the spirit of those who are taking it, leaving the person calm and active. The aromatherapy as an energizing and relaxing treatment is in the first place a healing practice that involves the use of pure essential oils with a number of ways that include bathing, inhalation, and massage. Its nature is actually derived two words: Aroma, which means scent and Therapy, means treatment. …

Laxatives You Find In The Drugstore

A laxative is defined as, A substance that is used to promote a bowel movement when you are constipated. Laxatives work by starting and stimulating peristaltic action. Peristaltic action is a wave like movement that occurs throughout your gastrointestinal tract – esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon – that helps move your food into your stomach, through your intestines, through your colon, and out your rectum. There are drugstore products, natural occurring foods, special nutrients, liquid preparations, herbal substances, and homeopathic liquids that have laxative effects. I do not recommend using drugstore laxatives or any other form of drugs to clear a constipation problem. All my recommendations are for using natural foods, minerals, special nutrients, or herbal products. And some of …

Kidney Stones – Get Rid of Them Fast The Natural Way

I am no doctor or expert in anyway, but what I sure am, is a kidney stone sufferer. I recall the first stone I got, a long time ago, back in my twenties. A sudden and excruciating pain striking around the kidney area, making me roll onto the floor not knowing which position to take in order to alleviate the pain. I was rushed to the hospital where I was kept under observation for three to four days. I was given heavy doses of a painkilling injection, as there was no other remedy available. Eventually, the tiny stone traveled through the urinary tract and was finally ejected. What a relief! On leaving the hospital, the doctor warned me that this …

Moving Back To The Nature Through Aromatherapy Skin Care

In the mid east, there is the custom of wearing hijaab among women. It is a kind of veil that covers the entire face. Though it has taken many a connotations with time (largely controversial), the very basic purpose of it was to protect the facial skin from the sun. Skin care, as can be seen, has been accorded wide importance at all times. In addition, it has been an ubiquitous phenomenon as no part of the world is unaffected with the concern for their skin. Skin care with herbs and plant extracts is finding growing popularity in recent years. This is termed as aromatherapy skin care. Aromatherapy skin care is not a recent concept. Only that we were so …

More Than Just Packaging: Aromatherapy Bottles

By aromatherapy bottles, most of us will construe the packaging for aromatherapy products. Is packaging as important to be written about? Nevertheless, the aromatherapy bottles are different and are more than just packaging. By going through the following section, you too will agree that aromatherapy bottles have a role to play. The bottles serve two purposes. Firstly, they ensure protection of the oil or absolute. Secondly, they add a style element to the simple looking oils. First, let’s discuss the protection that bottles provide to aromatherapy products. Aromatherapy products are largely made of essential oils. Essential oils become adulterated when exposed to sun or exposed to direct air for a longer time. Therefore, choose the bottles for storing the aromatherapy …

Massage Your Head The Indian Way

Massage, a revered form of healing is in practice since decades. Touch which is a vitally important to human well being takes the form of skilled and sensitive massage. Beside relaxing and revitalizing an ailing or tired body, it communicates warmth, reassurance and a sense of self worth. Massage is an ideal way to ease anxiety, worries and soothe tight muscles resulting from tension and stress. There are many kinds, variations, styles and sequences of massage, influenced by local traditions, used in different parts of the world. Indian head massage is one of the most popular forms of head massage also known as “Champissage” is characterized by a sequence of massage movements. Originated over thousands of years ago in India, …

Massage Therapy: Beyond Touch

Massage therapy is a type of therapy that incorporates the use of massage in helping to heal the body in one form or another. In many cases, the simple applying of pressure to certain areas of the body will relieve aching muscles and help the individual to relax. It can help to minimize stress as well as to improve the overall health in many areas of the body. This type of therapy is one that is enjoyable and can be a treat for a person or can be part of their normal exercise regime. In massage, there are several areas of the body that are targeted including the muscles, the joints, the tendons, the ligaments, and connective tissues. By applying …

Lowering blood pressure with the help of acupuncture

Doctors and scientists from the Irvine university of California have recently discovered a new method of lowering blood pressure. This method is based on electroacupuncture, which seems to have a significant effect in lowering blood pressure. The method has been tested on rats, by inducing low electric stimulation at the front of their legs, and their blood’s pressure after the treatment was 40 percent lower than before(their blood pressure had been artificially increased before). This opens new doors for hypertension treatment, maybe it will even replace the traditional medical treatments with this ancient method. These are all the methods that were tested : Needles were inserted into: -pericardium 5-6, and they were rotated every 10 to thirty minutes. While this …

Learn about this new way to recuperate quickly from surgery interventions

Learn about this new way to recuperate quickly from surgery interventions Passing through a knee surgery or any kind of surgery requires many care actions prior to and after the surgical intervention occurs . Indeed, the post surgery care is a determining issue for the eventual success of the surgery and your recovery. The surgery intervention is only half of the entire curing process, and the other half must be accomplished by the patient at home without the facilities and services that a hospital or a clinic can bring. But, health providers regularly recommend their patients to maintain the legs comfortable, this way, promoting a quicker recovery which can be done by maintaining a healthy sleep posture , using medicines, …

Learn about this new way to recover in short time from surgery interventions

Experiencing a knee surgery or any kind of surgery needs many care procedures prior to and after the surgical intervention is performed. Indeed, the post surgery care is a very decisive factor for the eventual success of the surgery and your recovery. The surgery intervention is just half of the entire recuperative process, and the other half must be accomplished by the patient at home without the facilities and services that a hospital or a clinic can bring. Nonetheless, health providers regularly recommend their patients to maintain the legs comfortable, so, promoting a quicker recovery which can be accomplished by maintaining a healthy sleep posture , using medicines, exercising and using a special leg or knee wedge pillow. How to …

Learn About Alternative Medicine

There is so much to be learned about health and medicine, sometimes it is easy to get overwhelmed. Most people I know do not really take the time to think about the ways they are taking care of their body and the effects of their choices on their short and long term health. I have been learning a lot about various types of alternative medicine and I have become convinced that more people need to be informed that there are options for your health and fitness needs. Basically, alternative medicine deals with a wide variety of non-traditional medicines and methods of treatment for all of the medical situations people can find themselves in. People have begun to be more concerned …

How Many Bowel Movements Should You Have Each Day?

Most doctors don’t ask you about your regularity. They may think it is not important to have a bowel movement every day. In fact, some doctors think its ok when you have 2-3 bowel movements a week. If you have one, two or more bowel movements a day, you may still be constipated. If you are leaving fecal matter along your colon walls because you don’t eat enough fiber this is considered constipation. Remember constipation is really the elimination of all fecal matter that passes through your colon from the food that you ate in the previous meals. If you sit on the toilet and have to stay there over 5-10 minutes pushing, straining, or paining to have a bowel …

How Magnetic Therapy Can Help You

Magnetic therapy has been in use for many thousands of years and it is still just as effective as it was when it was in use by ancient civilizations, such as the Ancient Greeks and Romans. This form of therapy has become more popular in recent years due to people’s movement towards alternative medicine. This type of therapy is possibly more effective than it was previously since there have been many developments in the field since it was originally discovered. One of the premium applications of magnetic therapy is magnetic jewelry that performs magnetic therapy while you are wearing it. This form of magnetic therapy can help you in various ways. Each different type of magnetic jewelry will provide you …