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Three herbs to benefit the immune system

Many herbs actively fight microorganisms like viruses, bacteria, worms, and bugs, according to the Herbal Medicine Department Chair at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. ...

 

Grounding

Last week we talked about the fun of walking on the grass with your bare feet. Well it seems we have walked right up to a trend called grounding. Proponents of grounding believe that...

 

Chiropractic Care

Many people seeking back pain relief alternatives choose chiropractic treatment. About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually. Of these, 7.7 million, or 35%, are seeking r...

 

Probiotics for beginners

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as germs that cause diseases, but your body is full of bacteria both goo...

 

Natural light shines with health benefits

Getting natural sunlight on a regular basis can offer many healthy benefits. You can help your body absorb some of these benefits by simply pulling open the drapes or blinds in your livi...

 

Hot Chilies can burn away pain

Capsaicin, the chemical that gives chili peppers their kick can be used in treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic neuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain ...

 

Yerba Mate tea packs a lot of benefits

There are few drinks touted as much as green tea. But, Yerba Mate may have it beat -by a long shot. Yerba mate is an herbal tea made from the leaves and twigs of the Ilex paraguariensis ...

 

Honey is a buzz with health benefits

Many people swear by the medicinal uses of honey and while some health claims may be hard to prove, it is clear that honey has been highly regarded for centuries. It is well-document...

 

Herbal cures for summer allergies

It’s no surprise that pollen, mold and insect stings are common allergy culprits during the summer months. Many allergy sufferers find relief with herbal remedies. Butterbur is an he...

 

Intro to Chakras

It’s almost impossible to browse your social media feeds and not come across people going on about chakras. Okay. Cool. Wait, what is a chakra? Here is a brief explanation. The word ...

 

Green Tea for Weight Loss

Many believe green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. It is loaded with antioxidants and various plant compounds that may benefit your health. Some claims assert th...

 

Collagen Supplements for skin and bone health

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles . ...

 

The Ayurvedic diet

Based on the principles of Ayurvedic medicine, the Ayurvedic diet focuses on balancing different types of energy within your body, which is said to improve health. It’s also popular beca...

 

Humming helps you in a number of ways

Humming is a soothing form of sound medicine that infuses your body with many therapeutic benefits. It’s also an easy and fun way to enjoy a meditation practice. There are many benefits ...

 

Singing Bowls offer bountiful benefits

Tibetan singing bowls are a type of bell that vibrates and produces a rich, deep tone when played. Also known as singing bowls or Himalayan bowls, Tibetan singing bowls are said to promo...

 

Tap your way to health?

Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It's also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure. People who use this...

 

Homeopathic Remedies for Heat Headaches

For many people tolerating high temperatures during the summer months can be a real pain: enter the heat headache. While there is nothing quite so effective as air conditioning, ice and ...

 

Art as therapy

The American Art Therapy Association characterizes art therapy as an approach to mental health that utilizes the process of creating art to improve mental, physical, and emotional wellne...

 

Naturally increase dopamine production to increase vitality

Dopamine is an important chemical messenger in the brain that has many functions such as motivation, memory, focus and attention. It is also a necessary for reinforcing good habits. When...

 

Therapy in your own hands: Self massage

Social distancing has made getting a therapeutic massage impossible. But the short answer to your aches and pains may be in your own hands: here is a guide to common types of self-massag...

 

Link between the moon and our health?

Since ancient times our imaginations have been captivated by the moon. Almost every culture in the history of humanity has celebrated it in some way. But in today’s scientific age, there...

 

Supplements and the Immune System

Some studies indicate that the following supplements may strengthen your body’s general immune response: Vitamin C. According to a review in over 11,000 people, taking 1,000–2,000 mg...

 

It’s bath time!

If you watched TV in the 1970’s you became familiar with the cry, “Calgon -Take me Away!” Calgon, for those who may not know, was a sudsy bath liquid that invited women to leave their st...

 

Mindfulness to reduce anxiety

Mindfulness involves focusing your attention to what's happening in the present moment. It aims to help you become more aware of your thoughts and feelings, helping you to react to them ...

 

Color Therapy

Color therapy (or chromotherapy) is an alternative remedy that uses color and light to treat physical or mental health by balancing the body's energy centers, also known chakras. This co...

 

What Is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Those who practice it use tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals. They believe the...

 

Hypnotherapy as mind-body medicine

In hypnotherapy (hypnosis), people are guided into an advanced state of relaxation and heightened attention. Hypnotized people become absorbed in the images suggested by the hypnotherapi...

 

Use these herbal remedies to help calm the nerves

Feeling a little frazzled? Here are some top natural calming remedies you may want to try: Calm with chamomile. Taking just 5 or 10 minutes to enjoy a cup of chamomile tea can ease ji...

 

Reduce inflammation with Turmeric and Ginger

Chronic inflammation is thought to play a central role in the development of conditions like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. It can also worsen symptoms associated with autoimmune c...

 

Move easier with the Alexander Technique

The ‘Alexander Technique’ is a way of learning to move mindfully through life. The process focuses on improving inefficient habits of movement and patterns built of accumulated tension, ...

 

Benefits of massage are more than skin deep

Getting a massage is no longer a luxury afforded to customers in high-end spas. In fact, massage has been used to treat a variety of conditions for many centuries. Although little scient...

 

Put the ‘ooommm’ in meditation

Perhaps one of the most accessible forms of therapy is meditation because it only requires a little time and very little guidance. Quite simply, meditation is the practice of thinking de...

 

The sound of Wellness

Sound therapy is used to improve your emotional and physical well-being. There are a variety of ways in which sound therapy can be experienced. Most are experienced one-on-one with a spe...

 

Crystals

There is no scientific evidence to support the use of crystals as a means to increase well-being and overall health. However, proponents of crystal therapy focus on the frequenc...

 

Aromatherapy

Proponents believe aromatherapy activates areas in your nose called smell receptors, which send messages through your nervous system to your brain. Aromatherapy uses essential oils that ...

 

he importance of stretching

It is not an overstatement to say that everyone should do some stretching daily. Stretching keeps your muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. It is important to increase flexibility...

 

Tea for two (and many other stomach ailments)

Yerba buena or hierba buena is the Spanish name for a number of aromatic plants, most of which belong to the mint family. Yerba buena translates as ‘good herb.’ Many El Paso families...

 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been employed to help reduce stress, muscle tension, chronic pain (including headaches) and help normalize menstrual irregularities. Many Acupuncturists believe that ...

 

Test your reflexes: Reflexology

Earlier in the week we talked about the importance of reaching out to others. Reflexology takes reaching out and touching to a whole new level. The ancient technique of reflexology i...

 

Making sense of complementary and alternative methods

Complementary and alternative are terms used to describe many kinds of products, practices, and systems that are not part of mainstream medicine. You may hear them used to refer to metho...

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