By gems4friends | October 19, 2011
I am moving this blog to the main site.
All comments on the posts on this blog have been closed (they were mostly spam anyway.) All new posts will be on the new blog. All of the old posts still exist and are still visible on this blog.
Main site: Alternative healing
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By gems4friends | May 31, 2011
I found this in my email, sent by a friend:
Maxine poses an Obamacare question! Good Question!
Let me get this straight . . . …
- We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t,
- Which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor,
- but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents,
- written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it,
- passed by a Congress that didn’t read it, but exempted themselves from it,
- and signed by a President who smokes (and who has granted well over 1,000 waivers from it,)
- with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes,
- for which we’ll be taxed for four years before any”benefits” take effect,
- by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare,
- all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese,
- and financed by a country that’s broke!!!!!
What could possibly go wrong?
Yeah, that sums it up rather nicely, I think.
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By gems4friends | May 25, 2011
Burpee? Yeah, that’s what this guy calls it. Want to get in shape for the summer, with something a bit tougher that lawn mowing and planting your new roses? Do a few of these:
Here are some other exercises for that midsection, but these require a bit more equipment. They are also easier to tweak for people with different levels of fitness.
Here are some additional core fitness exercises that you can use with those large exercise balls.
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By gems4friends | May 15, 2011
As we all know, the issue of clean drinking water is a big issue in many places of the world. Via WattsUpWithThat I came across the SODIS project, which uses plastic bottles and the sun to sterilize water to the point where diarrhoea generating pathogens are killed.
Solar water disinfection – the SODIS method – is a simple procedure to disinfect drinking water. Contaminated water is filled in a transparent PET-bottle or glass bottle and exposed to the sun for 6 hours. During this time, the UV-radiation of the sun kills diarrhoea generating pathogens. The SODIS-method helps to prevent diarrhoea and thereby is saving lives of people. This is urgently necessary as still more than 4000 children die every day from the consequences of diarrhoea.
Very cool stuff: SODIS – Safe drinking water in 6 hours
By SK | April 25, 2011
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Almost every individual will have back pain at some point in his life. It might interfere with one’s capabilities in times of work and leisure. It’s really hard to cope with.
So, precisely what makes up back pain? This disorder is prompted by strain of the ligaments, muscles, and discs that sustain the spine. If the pain lasts for much more than 3 months, it’s essential to visit a licensed expert for healing of chronic low back pain.
The occurrence of back pain can either be gradual or sudden. The sudden beginning of back pain is brought about by a physical disturbance, generally because of an injury during sports activities, car accidents, and the like. Moderate or slow onset of back pain can be acquired from constant lifting of weighty objects or other comparable actions.
The treatment of chronic back pain can change in several ways, determined by its severity or duration. If the ache is managed at an early stage, you could possibly avoid paying much money on surgical treatment. Generally, non-steroidal analgesics and periods of bed rest can alleviate back pain. Suitable exercise is expected especially for people with skeletal flaws since it can help in building muscle strength in the back and other regions in the body. Good work-outs consist of light aerobics, walking, swimming, and a little of strength training.
Another brilliant treatment of chronic back pain is Camden physiotherapy which typically includes spinal manipulation, biofeedback, ultrasound, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, all of which should only be done by licensed specialists. It is also essential for the experts to instill in the affected person the suitable body posture and standard physical movements. In using this method, frequent back pain, that is caused by wrong body mechanics, can end up being prevented.
As much as possible, don’t ignore the onset of back pain. Very early treatment is definitely better than prolonging the misery. Having said that, prevention using North London sports massage continues to be a good option.
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By SK | April 23, 2011
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There are many different sorts of aromatherapy oil burners on the market. You can even make your own homemade burner. How does one know which one is correct for you? It comes down to thinking about how you wish to use it and what aromatherapy oils you will be using. You also have to consider convenience of use and the price of the burner, so that you can find the burner that is perfect for you.
Oil burners have been popularized through, among other things, their use at spas. Spas often make use of a range of burners to assist in the creation of a calming atmosphere. This has proved to be quite a useful strategy of aromatherapy. Employing a burner enables you to go about routine daily activities or work on other things while getting a little aromatherapy in the background, or at least a nice scent to work with.
You don’t also have to target the aromatherapy to get the benefits. In this world where everybody has to learn to multitask, it is great to get the benefits of aromatherapy oils with no need to take time out of your tight agenda to have an aromatherapy session.
There are two main sorts of aromatherapy oil burners. These are electric and flame based. Electric burners operate through an electric heating component, so will need to be plugged in. Flame based burners use some form of flame as the heat source, usually a candle.
Both sorts of burners use a reservoir that will hold the aromatherapy oils. You put the aromatherapy oils in the reservoir and either plug in the unit or light the candle. Some burners may have further features, e.g. some kind of small fan that will help to dispel the oil vapors. The fan would be situated close to the oil so once it vaporizes those vapors can be caught in the fan’s air stream.
Once you have a basic idea of what kind of burner you want you can then begin looking at the features of the individual burners. You need to think how well you can control the scent with the burner. Some burners could have features that let you adjust how much scent is released while others may have no option in any way. Controlling the scent will permit you to keep the oils from becoming too overpowering.
You might also want a burner that comes with a warranty. A guaranty typically will guarantee you can get your cash back or get a replacement if the unit fails to operate properly. If you’re spending quite a lot of cash on a burner then searching for one that’s got a warranty would be a good move. Usually the more intricate the design of the burner (the more expensive,) the more likely it is that you are going to want a guaranty.
Take time to choose the right burner for your aromatherapy oils. You will find that purchasing a good quality burner lets you get so very much more from it. You can create the right aromatherapy environment that lets you get the maximum from your full aromatherapy experience.
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By SK | April 21, 2011
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Aromatherapy and essential oils are nothing new, in reality aromatherapy has been used for many years. It might not have been called this specific name, but the idea of using smells to alter the body and mind is something that has been done all though history. This concept is something that might not be rooted in deep science, but the proof is in all the people who have benefited from the technique.
Aromatherapy products must contain essential oils and these oils are all natural. They don’t contain anything artificial. When used in products the amount of actual essential oil used is rather small, as they are diluted with carrier oils or other substances. Products used for this purpose include soaps, candles, lotions, body oils, and oils that are used with an infuser that puts them into the air.
Aromatherapy products may be used for the home or for the body. It’s critical to note that aromatherapy products aren’t controlled, so essentially any company can put the word aromatherapy on their products even though they are not a real product. You have to read labels and learn what the ingredients are before purchasing products for this use.
Aromatherapy oils in any form can be used for many things. You can use them to create a calmer home environment. You can use them to make a room or area of your home more relaxing. You can use them in body care products so you have the lasting effects throughout the day.
Aromatherapy is typically used to help treat mental and physical conditions. The essential oils may be employed to help in alleviating stress and induce relaxation. They may be employed to assist in reducing the consequences of conditions like asthma. You can also use them to help ease body aches and pains.
When you’re using essential oils it is important to use them in the right way. You have got to watch out about using oils you are not familiar with. Always train yourself about an oil before it’s used by you. You’ll do the research on your own or talk with a pro. You need to be sure that the oils will not cause a side effect, like an allergic response, or that the oil isn’t harmful.
Some oils may not work for people with certain medical conditions or allergies. Some aromatherapy oils are also annoying when used without delay on the skin. Just because you have seen an oil utilized in an aromatherapy product does not necessarily imply you can safely use it on yourself. It is generally best to be careful and do your homework first.
Aromatherapy can perform miracles for your body and spirit. When you start to do it you may spot the changes. You can use aromatherapy products and essential oils everyday if you want. You can make them part of your day. The benefits from aromatherapy have allowed many folks to chill, be more happy and to triumph over some health and mental issues they have fought with. You might be just as fortunate if you choose to start trying aromatherapy in your life.
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By SK | April 20, 2011
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In the event that you are heading through a challenging time period or a period of indecision, you may want to contemplate finding a private life coach or a life mentor. Life coaching is a occupation which includes numerous areas of private discussion and mentoring someone through a challenging period or a occasion in their life when they will need some additional assistance.
A life mentor could be a huge source of aid for an individual. They are somewhat like your own personal psychologist, yet usually the costs tend to be less and the partnership could be a bit more personal. Much like a physical therapist isn’t a medical doctor, even though there is some overlap in what they do. If you are feeling particularly caught up in a single part of your life, having your own private supporter of sorts can create a positive change when it comes to producing some forward push.
Yet another extra bonus with lots of life coaches is that it could be a service that’s provided from another location. Numerous personalized coaches perform their own trainings on the phone. Follow-up and accountability can be carried out by means of email and both parties have a huge amount of flexibility when it comes to scheduling options.
For anyone who is thinking about locating your own life mentor, you might like to start by searching the local classified ads or the local Craigslist section. If you can’t get somebody locally, do not be reluctant to search on the net or obtain referrals from other individuals.
If you feel that you might have a need for a life mentor then you just might be ready and willing to get yourself back on target. A life mentor can provide you with lots of cheerleading and also the aid that you need to produce a master plan that you can stick to. This particular accountability as well as preparation makes it possible for many people to go forward in life with spots that they previously felt trapped in.
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By gems4friends | April 19, 2011
Body/Mind healing rests on two paradigms which psychologists use to explain the relationship of body to the mind. One paradigm is the biological. This asserts that organic circumstances and events decide your state of mind. For example, when you sustain an injury this causes your mind to take a defensive perspective towards your environment, arouses fear, and leads the mind to analyse its alternatives – the flight or combat response. Reducing all mental states to organic conditions seems to be greatly counter-intuitive. There are many times when the body is perfectly at ease, you’re as healthy as can be, yet the mind is distressed, hurt, or even anguished. It is obvious that the organic paradigm is just not enough to define our states of mind.
The other paradigm recognized in therapy is known as the psychological paradigm. This perspective takes up where the biological point of view falls short. States of mind, from the psychological perspective, are dependent on various factors in addition to biology, factors like consciousness, thinking, memory, feelings and creativity. The psychological point of view finds causes for states of mind inside of the mind itself. In addition, this standpoint suggests that certain conduct patterns usually follow from states of mind instead of from organic factors. Such behavior may influence the body in a beneficial or negative way. The psychological viewpoint recognizes that the mind may influence the body’s health, not only by how it directs your conduct in the world, but additionally, by how the state of mind may influence your body’s chemistry.
Body/mind healing accepts both paradigms implicitly. The body may certainly be sick because of organic variables alone. A hurricane comes along and you break your leg. Your body’s innate ‘wisdom’ begins to mend the bones, sending a variety of cells and protective resources.
Medical healing is effective here. In this case, the organic viewpoint will have to always be thought of first. Before you employ the mind to heal a wound, you need to employ standard medical information on the injury and potential germs and consider the necessary methods to prevent infection. Whatever medical help can be utilized to a health difficulty ought to be thought of and, when medically sensible, utilized.
Body mind healing accepts and uses the body’s own system for healing itself. Since the mind can impact the body, because, for example, when the mind judges a thing to be scary and that judgment causes the adrenaline to flow, the body mind healing perspective asserts that the mind has the capability to either inhibit or stimulate the body to heal itself. Body mind healing is a healing proceedure that enlists the mind in the organic therapeutic process. It’s also possible to program your brain to make this form of healing more effective by using a subliminal program.
Quite a few body mind healers maintain that by concentrating consciousness on the sickness or condition, the body is as a result directed to concentrate its healing energies on that disease or condition. Other people hold that your mind is capable of visualizing a vital force that enlivens your body, and that this visualized vital force can be aimed, by your will, to the impacted area, where its healing power may take effect.
Extreme body mind healing holds that your thoughts, by use of one of these techniques, should alone, heal most illnesses. Whether or not this is correct or not, we cannot deny that the thoughts can considerably influence your body’s condition through awareness, thought, sensation and imagination. The concept of body mind healing does make some medical sense. It also meshes nicely with your positive affirmation training.
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By SK | April 2, 2011
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Massage is a skill that’s learned through years of studying and constant practice. You can’t be great at giving massage when you don’t put enough effort and time into it. Nevertheless all the practice in the world will not make it a perfect massage if you utilize only your cold dry hands.
A massage is a sensuous experience and as such must have smooth strokes that create an experience like no other. Since a massage is a sensuous experience it must also appeal to all of your senses and not just touch. A perfect massage appeals to touch above all, but it must appeal to the sense of smell, too. Removing the sense of sight, by giving a massage in the dark, and playing relaxing music only heightens the whole experience. Then the final key in an ideal rubdown starts with the perfect mix of massage oils.
To create your own massage oil you will need to blend carrier or base oils to essential oils. Concentrated oils are aromatic and as such may be too strong if applied directly to your skin. It can cause allergic responses and break outs. This is why you should be mix these oils with much milder and lighter carrier oils.
Carrier oils are usually milder vegetable based oils that are scentless and flavorless. They are usually available from any store that sells aromatherapy oils and supplies. Buying these oils in bulk can lower your costs if you are a massage pro or you simply generally enjoy receiving and giving massages.
Some of the more popular are Avocado oils and Apricot Oils. Avocado oils are good sources of vitamins A, B, D, E, Lecithin, Pantothenic Acid, and, naturally trans-acids which these carrier-oils are built on. Apricot oils are good for Vitamin A. It also has a light texture that’s both simply soaked up by the skin and nutritive at the same time. Most of the other possible carrier oils are extracted from seeds and nuts which include grape seed, borage seed, cranberry seed, almond oil ad macadamia nut simply to name a few.
These carrier oils are mild enough to be applied to your body directly and they will not fight with the natural scents and flavors of the essential oils. Carrier oils are inexpensive and even though the essential oils are much pricier you will only need a few drops. This will make your homemade massage oils inexpensive, safe, and very nice to use.
Remember that essential oils are potent and should not be used without being greatly diluted with a carrier oil. Tea tree and rose oils are essential oils that you can use. Tea tree basic oils are both calming and nutritive. Tea tree has long been utilized for medicinal purposes and as such is great for clearing up those aches and pains. Rose oils are also a good way to build romance with your massage. If you plan to give a loved one a massage then rose oils are a good choice for creating intimacy.
Making your own massage oils will afford you the power to personalize the massage. After all , a massage is one of the most personal experiences you can share with another person, don’t you think it deserves to be done right?
“Article by: John F. Black”
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