What if your mind's eye could take you to a place so peaceful that the experience eased your pain or sped your recovery from surgery? It's not such a far-fetched concept. In fact there are many studies that show that guided imagery can be good in many parts of your life. "Guided imagery," a type of mind-body therapy that uses visualized images to communicate to the housekeeping systems of the body, is making its way into traditional medical settings. "People are just now taking a very … [Read more...] about Guided Imagery To Improve Health
Many people look upon massage as an indulgence that is simply not necessary, I have to admit that I enjoy getting a massage but was always wondering if long term massage was good for me, This way of thinking keeps them from experiencing the miraculous healing power a good massage can have. This article is going to reveal some of the key health benefits of massage and debunk the idea that it is a luxury not worth pursuing. You will definitely give good results for your health. Here is what … [Read more...] about Health Benefits of Massage
The Chinese have used green tea to treat ailments for several centuries. Nowadays, Western culture is beginning to understand the benefits of green tea. Recent research has revealed some of the health benefits of using green tea including the possible prevention of arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cataracts and also cancer. Health Using Green Tea Besides the disease-fighting benefits, Green Tea also aids loss programs. Studies have shown that drinking green tea helps you burn more … [Read more...] about Getting Healthier Using Green Tea
The pH of the body is influenced by metabolic subproducts and our diet. Thus, pH is directly affected by the various categories of food that we eat and the internal mechanisms involved in their processing. Some foods that are acid in their composition can become alkalinizing following metabolization. Accordingly, it is to become more consciously aware of the impact that various food groups and our eating habits have on the internal environment of the body. What is Body Alkalinity? The … [Read more...] about Importance of Body Alkalinity
In the highlands of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, people look at life differently.When villagers cook, sew or plow the fields, they do so in a tranquil state. However, when the people invite you in for tea, their smiles are wide and welcoming. There are science of meditation studies out. I think most people reading this blog know that I am a pretty big fan of meditation and because of this I tend to find and post articles about meditation more than I should. I found this article at Psychology … [Read more...] about The Science of Meditation
How to use visualization is a very powerful and somewhat popular thing to do these days. One of the big parts of visualization is seeing yourself as you will be in the future. I think that your future self is something to look at very seriously and in looking at yourself and what you want to look like in the future here are some things that you can think of and visualize about yourself. How Does Visualization Work? The important thing to realize about when you decide to use visualization is … [Read more...] about How to use Visualization
I ran across this great article by Virginia Butters that explains why using an amino acid supplement called 5-HTP may be a great alternative to the current crop of anti-deperssion drugs that are out there like Luvox or Prozac or Praxil. Take a read and see what you think When depression and anxiety are severe, they can have an impact on every area of life, and most people welcome any form of relief. SSRIs, or Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors, are the choice to treat depression and … [Read more...] about Why 5-HTP May Be Better To Treat Depression
An interesting study was released a while back from West Virginia University on meditation as stress relief is getting some play on CNN today. The study followed over 100 people and looked at how regular coping mechanisms worked compared to using meditation and mindfulness to combat stress. An intensive program that teaches meditation skills may help people reduce the psychological and physical effects of high stress, according to a new study. Kimberly A. Williams, Ph.D., at West Virginia … [Read more...] about Meditation as Stress Relief?
I have never used Echinacea for a cold but this latest study of 700 people seems to show that it does not do much to help. Funny thing is that lots of people swear by taking Echinacea in the first signs of a cold to reduce the symptoms and time of a common cold. The study of more than 700 adults and children suggests the tiniest possible benefit — about a half-day shaved off a weeklong cold and slightly milder symptoms. But that could have occurred by chance. For most people, the … [Read more...] about Survey Says Echinacea No Help for Colds
Acupuncture for back pain is an ancient Chinese healing system that is highly effective in the treatment of many illnesses like nausea, migraines, aches and pains and infertility. It works by inserting needles into certain calculated points in the body. Acupuncture has been proven to be especially beneficial in the treatment of back pain, a common complaint these days. Acupuncture for back pain requires inserting very fine needles of depth varying from 1/4th to an inch into certain points … [Read more...] about Acupuncture For Back Pain Relief – Will it work for you?
It is likely that you have heard about Tai Chi but know very little information about it. This article is going to discuss what Tai Chi is and the benefits you can receive by practicing it regularly. Tai Chi is the ancient Chinese system of exercise that strengthens the body and the energy within it. The slow, flowing movements of Tai Chi help to relax the mind and body, while at the same time bringing you a sense of vitality and wellness. Healing Power Tai Chi - Body and Mind Daily … [Read more...] about Healing Power Tai Chi
Apple Cider Vinegar is a great health additive to anyones diet. I am always looking for new ways to improve my health and Apple Cider Vinegar is the latest for me. The first thing you have to think about is: "what is apple cider vinegar good for?" When I first decided to take this stuff I researched a lot of stuff and found that apple cider vinegar is good for lots of stuff as we will see in this article. Also I had to find out how to take this and even though you may think it is going to … [Read more...] about The Power of Apple Cider Vinegar
Peppermint is a plant. The leaf and oil are used as medicine. Peppermint is one of the most widely consumed single ingredient herbal teas, or tisanes. Peppermint tea, brewed from the plant leaves, and the essential oil of peppermint are used in traditional medicines. The phenolic constituents of the leaves include rosmarinic acid and several flavonoids, primarily eriocitrin, luteolin and hesperidin. The main volatile components of the essential oil are menthol and menthone. History of … [Read more...] about Great Health Benefits of Peppermint
No one knows exactly how old yoga is but we do know the history of Yoga. It originated as long as 10,000 to 5000 years ago. It was passed down orally and has gone through much evolution. The earliest reference to Yoga was found when archeological excavations were made in the Indus valley - an amazing powerful and influential civilization in the early antique period. This sophisticated culture developed around the Indus river and the long gone Sarasvati river in northern India, on the border … [Read more...] about History of Yoga
Having a daughter that suffers from Kidney disease means that I have done a lot of research into the causes and effects of different alternative therapies for Kidney disease. Sadly, for us this is not an issue as Taylor has inherited a bad gene from both my wife and me, so most therapies would not work. I have however found a lot of research showing that Ginger may be a great as a treatment for people suffering from some kinds of kidney disease as well as people with injuries to their … [Read more...] about Ginger for Recovery from Kidney Disease