The Effects of Arthritis And Alternative Medicine

October 21, 2016

Arthritis is a disease of the joints, ligament, tendons and bones in which they become inflamed. Or destroyed, causing much pain for the individual with h\this disease. This disease of the joints and bones affect numerous parts of our body including some organs.
There are several dozens of different kinds of arthritis. There are some with different cause while others have similar ones. These causes can be build up of crystals or uric acid on ligaments and joints which make movement of any kind painful.

Most medical practitioners recommend pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs to ease the pain of the disease. These are actually chemically formulated medication that can sometimes harm us when taken regularly. Many of the people who suffer from this degenerative disease start to feel the symptoms around their fiftieth year. Due to the sudden popularity of alternative medicine, these people have resorted to treating arthritis with alternative medicine.

Arthritis And Alternative Medicine Remedies

There are plenty alternative medicines which can affect the symptoms and causes of arthritis. Arthritis and alternative medicine remedies have been around for centuries. These herbal concoctions are not the same with the chemical drugs and medications that doctors often prescribe to their patients. Curing arthritis and alternative medicine a remedy to alleviate its discomfort is still being practiced especially in Asia and in other parts of the world. Some of the more effective alternative medicine for arthritis is acupuncture, chiropractic and herbal medicine. These are all from the east and they have been practiced their for centuries.

Chiropractic and acupuncture both have something to do with parts of the body being responsible for other parts. Those who suffer from arthritis and alternative medicine believers may find that these two are highly effective in alleviating and even decreasing the inflammation and pain. Chiropractic medicine believes that the spine is the central point of a person’s well being. The correct alignment and position of the vertebrae supports the overall well being and health of a person. Regular visits are needed to maintain the health of the person.

Herbal medicine is a popular source of remedy for arthritis and alterative medicine. The many tinctures, oils and teas help to relieve the discomfort of the individual. These herbal concoctions are better than most chemically formulated drugs because our bodies recognize them as organic elements which are similar to our make up. Oils can immediately ease the pain of the person due to the direct application on the affected area.

Natural Diarrhea Relief

September 15, 2016

It seems that it is always something. If we aren’t constipated, then we have diarrhea. Neither is good, but diarrhea can also be dangerous. Diarrhea can cause dehydration, particularly in children and older people. So when we or a member of our family is suffering from diarrhea, the first objective is to stop it.

Many things can cause diarrhea. Eating too much of a good thing, for example, can certainly causes diarrhea, but not eating enough of a good thing can also cause diarrhea. There are many prescription and over-the-counter drugs that can cause diarrhea, as well.

Diarrhea is not a human malady that started in the twenty-first century. People have suffered with diarrhea down through the ages, so you know that there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of home remedies to alleviate the problem.

Many people say that eating yogurt (plain and unflavored) will correct the chemical balance in the digestive tract and stem diarrhea at its source. This home remedy is actually supported by some medical studies that have been conducted over the last several years.

It has been noted down through the years that increasing the fiber in the diet will help to alleviate diarrhea. Soluble fiber is the best. Soluble fiber is found in foods like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Other home remedies for diarrhea are:

* Fresh apples (with the skin) and bananas are also useful in helping to stop diarrhea.

* Acidophilus (found in yogurt) mixed with nutmeg is known to help control diarrhea.

* Cinnamon tea and pure honey is supposed to curb diarrhea.

* Heat cow’s milk to a boil, cool, and drink all of it including the film that will form.

* The BRAT diet is said to control diarrhea. BRAT stands for Bananas, Rice, Apples and Toast.

* Boil 1/4 cup rice in 2 cups water until the rice is tender. Then strain out the rice and drink the water.

4 Steps To Relieve Back Pain

July 14, 2016

Michael J. Homan is a Reiki Master and studies natural healthing methods such as Acupressure, Electro-Acupuncture, Reflexology, Crystal Therapy, Chinese Magnetic Cupping, has his own e-Book called 4 Steps To A Pain-FREE Back!, and has a health related web site devoted to health issues and natural healing techniques.

I have studied and taken courses in acupressure. Studied some on chiropractic. I also have looked into psychological issues to do with pain and medical problems. And I am also a Reiki Master.

So now that you have a little about my background, and what fuels my writing… let’s get to the real content.

I am going to condense this article for convenience since it is a combination of four major studies in themselves, but you can get my e-book or read my full articles at my web site, which is

I have found that 4 major things play an important part in your spines health.

First, there is posture. I know this is not the first time you have heard this, but it needs to be said again and again. Posture should be noted in sitting, standing, and sleeping. Start taking note of your posture at all times. If it is not straight, then start working on fixing it.

If you sleep in a position like I have in the past, with both hands under your pillow while you lay on your side, you can pinch a nerve in your neck if your shoulder of the arm that’s up starts to relax and leans in toward your head or neck. It would be better to lay your arm of your upper hand down on your leg while one hand is under your pillow.

And if you can, buy a few different thickness pillows for throughout the night. I do not know about you, but I can not have a high, fluffy pillow when I lay on my back. But a thin pillow gives me neck ache when I lay on my side.

The second thing on our list is the flexibility of your back.

What you want to do when you notice your back goes out a lot and you experience pinched nerves, is in getting your spine back into alignment and having it flexible.

Of course if you feel a chiropractor is your best choice, by all means seek one. But think about your progress if you could align your own back when ever you needed to. It’s not all that hard!

If you are in pain at the present, put ice or heat on the spot until the pain seems to lessen.

Do NOT, under any circumstances exercise while any of your nerves are inflamed or swollen!

To get your back more flexible you might want to learn kundalini yoga. Not all yoga styles are like those you may have seen on television, where they twist themselves up. Kundalini yoga has very good and useful spinal exercises developed to help flexibility. Kundalini Yoga is also a spiritual tool to help before meditation as well.

It is very important to strengthen your back and the surrounding muscles. This is the third step to a healthy back.

Doing sit-ups is one such exercise, You do not have to do many sit-ups until you feel you can… step by step.

Take all of these things slow and at the pace of your body. Your body will let you know what it is feeling. Pain is a warning sign. Just remember… taking pain pills is okay when you really need them. But also remember that they do not heal the problem, they only mask the warning sign, they simply stop the warning sign, but not the underlying problem.

Health is more than just eating right. One has to consider mental health, environmental, and many other factors. It is not all that easy for a doctor to diagnose the complete problem and cure it, especially if it has roots in psychological issues and has gone a long time unchecked, and became a physical problem.

The fourth and last step in back health is to start a daily stretching routine. You have seen cats and dogs stretch when they get up, try it for yourself!

The key to back health is in keeping it actively flexible and strong, or well supported by the stomach and back muscles. You may have to find that happy medium in between like I have, being too much strength in one area will pull out another.

Each person is uniquely different in many areas. So never think what worked for someone else is going to work for you. You may have to build on someone else’s information and work it into your own, personal program.

I recommend you learn a little about acupressure as well to maintain your pain when it flares up.

I have found that I can manage pain by using acupressure, simply by putting pressure on certain areas of the body. But that is something I suggest you seek a professional for help, or look for someone who does acupuncture, or take a course in acupressure like I did.

Stop Hay Fever with Home Remedies

January 24, 2016

We call it “hay fever,” but there is rarely any fever, and the cause isn’t necessarily hay. The term “hay fever” refers to an allergic reaction to airborne plant particles, fungal spores, or pollen.

Hay fever is characterized by coughing; headache; itching of nose, mouth, eyes, throat, ear, and skin; red and watery eyes; runny and stuffy nose; impaired smell; sneezing; sore throat; wheezing; fatigue; and trouble sleeping. Hay fever is more prevalent during the spring and fall seasons, but it can last the whole year.

First of all, diet matters for those who suffer bouts with hay fever. Avoiding flour, sugar, salt, and dairy products, while adding high-quality protein and drinking plenty of filtered water and herbal tea can help to reduce the frequency and intensity of hay fever symptoms. Try to avoid going out of doors in the early morning or the late evening. These are the times when the pollen count is highest also. Try to avoid closed-room situations where there is cigarette smoke or other pollutants.

But even if you are following a healthy diet and doing all you can to avoid it, hay fever can still get you. Here are a few home remedies that might help you to keep from using prescription or over-the-counter drugs with all of those undesirable side effects.

Make a tea using minced grapefruit and lemon. Add a little honey to the tea and drink it several times a day.

Boil methi seed and tulsi leaf together and drink the water that they were boiled in to relieve hay fever symptoms.

It has been reported that high doses of the vitamin B complex can help to relieve hay fever symptoms and even prevent hay fever attacks.

Walking Meditation as a Modern Way to a Healthier Life

December 22, 2015

Meditation has always been associated with solitude, tranquility, and physical inactivity. When one talks of meditation, you may usually come up with a scenario in which a person finds a secluded area, closes his eyes in silence, and rests his body while working his mind out. Does meditation always have to be like this?

Meditation is an art. A method. A skill. A process. It is the art of keeping in touch with yourself, of discovering your entirety and the many facets of your being. It is also a skill that must be developed. It requires discipline and right mindset. You cannot simply think that you will meditate and expect to achieve a result right after. This requires the tuning of one’s consciousness. Meditation typically involves a set of procedures and guidelines to be followed. Typically, the success of the activity will depend on the adherence to the given principles and rules.

One interesting form of meditation that deviates from the old and traditional concept is walking meditation. Walking meditation is a lot different from other forms of meditation known to many. For one, you will not have to be physically inactive just to do it. In fact, you need to move and be active – you need to walk! You have to actively engage your mind and your body in this activity in order to experience a holistic positive result. This brings another benefit. Since walking is a daily activity, you can actually grow by meditation everyday!

You also will not have to find a secluded place just so you can meditate. Anywhere will do. Actually, a noisy and crowded place is even encouraged. Here is where the challenge lies. Concentration is important and awareness must be focused. You must not allow the outer world to bind your mind into it – by the things that you see, hear, or whatever you perceive. You may be aware of them, but you must guard not to do anything about them. Do not cling to anything.

The guiding principle behind walking meditation is achieving a balanced awareness, equilibrium, between your inner self and the outer world surrounding you. This meditation will invite you to feel your entire body, all the workings of the parts that make you up, being aware how each of your body parts operates. While doing this, you also have to notice your emotion and your mood. These are all done while you walk. The outside world need not be lost in your focus. There will always be stuffs that will catch your attention as you meditate, and you are not to resist. You are not to hang on to these, though. You have to let them pass by, observing them without doing anything at all.

This is the real sense of awareness. The ideal result of walking meditation is the person’s consciousness of the outside world while being completely aware of his inner self. When this is achieved, many of the puzzles and complexities of life will become clearer and simpler. By bridging the gap between what is within and what is out of yourself, you can take full control of your life and enjoy a healthier and a more satisfied lifestyle.

Christian Meditation for the Complete Inner Peace

October 14, 2015

Christian Meditation was started over thirty years ago by John Main. Many refer to Christian meditation as the practice of pure prayer. The practice of Christian meditation was not just used in churches, convents and monasteries, but by everyone from the day of their birth. In 1975, he begin have weekly groups of Christian meditation in London at his monastery. It became so popular that today it is used around the world in weekly meditation groups as a tradition.

Christian Meditation can be traced back as far as the third century when it was practiced as a way to find a direct path to God and bringing the presence of God into your life daily. Religious advocates such as Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint John of the Cross and Meister Eckhart did a lot of study on meditation and its ability to take us beyond our closed horizons to an holy refuge that is available to us at all times. This way of life has been a transformation for many for a number of years as practicing Christian meditation brings us into a feeling of oneness with Christ.

Christian meditation is much the same as religious people “finding God” in their lives and turning their lives over to God. When they are practicing this meditation, their mental, emotional and spiritual being is focused on Christ from beginning to end. Many have found that by practicing Christian meditation they are doing more than just praying, although it is a deep sense of prayer. Through this form of prayer, they not only find their life going in a new direction, but also find they have discovered true inner peace. This inner peace takes away any signs of stress, anxiety and unhappiness.

Although there are still some that doubt the ability of Christian meditation as an important way of life, it has been around for enough years that millions of individuals participate in this great art. Many people that don’t even consider themselves as religious have tried Christian meditation as a way to make their lives better and more fulfilling. Although many admit they don’t notice a change in their attitude or lives with just one or two meditation sessions, it comes on gradually. Once they begin to feel closer to Christ, they begin to feel more calm and peaceful inside. Each day they feel more serene until they find they’ve reached their total inner peace and tranquility with Christian meditation.

Many seminars and groups hold Christian meditation on a regular basis for those that are interested in changing their lives and reaching towards Christ. There are many online sites that offer the opportunity to learn more about Christina meditation, whether offline or online.

Meditation technique for different environments

September 6, 2015

There are people who have good sense of focus and concentration. They have the ability to stabilize their mind no matter what kind of environment they are into. However, there are also people who seem to be always disturbed. They can hardly concentrate, thus, affecting their judgment and quality of work. Meditation is a good aid for these types of people. During meditation, mental space is created in order to achieve a certain degree of enlightenment.

The effects of meditation to different people also vary. These could be affected by factors such as the mood, character and individuality. When a person hardly understands himself, his confusion reflects to his actions. That is why contemplation is necessary in order to achieve an enlightened consciousness.

A quiet space conducive for reflection, a mantra to be recited and absolute concentration are the essentials of meditation. While sitting meditation is considered the basic and most efficient form of meditation, there are other ways to modify the process. On the whole, you can only create other forms of meditation when you become habituated with the practice. When your mind had been set for meditation, it will be easy for you to stay tuned-up. Plus, you can integrate the spiritual essence and mental awareness with the physical and mental rhythms of life.

As meditation becomes part of your routine, you will always find time to stop and make a connection with the process of meditation. Naturally, you will seek the blissful state that you can experience only when meditating.

So what should you do when the place you are into is not conducive for meditation? There are ways to establish focus and concentration. You can capture your mind to be in the meditation state when you direct your attention to a spot in the room, or listen attentively to your breathing or focus on a small object. With the help of a relaxing music and tricky colors, you can employ meditation and extend such practice even beyond the meditation period.

Active people such as athletes need to stay focused in their skill or art while staying grounded. However, their physical ability could be more enhanced if they are in touch with their higher consciousness. A famous female boxer revealed that in her violent and aggressive profession, she never fails to meditate and chant. She constructed her own way of escaping the gym atmosphere in order to find peace within. She listens to the sound of the speed bag as she hits it one way. There is a distinct sound for a one-way blow and the sound varies with the difference in the impact of glove. Then all she had to do is close her eyes and meditate on the sound of the speed bag.

Even a basketball player can employ meditation at the free throw line if he is able to transcend the noise of the crowd and the pressure of the play. In this manner, he can manage stress and anxiety while connecting to his meditation process.

Be creative in modifying your own way of meditation. Break your patterns and make your imagination work.

Angel Guide and Healing Meditation

August 20, 2015

Angels are said to be part of every human’s life. There have been many encounters with angels told in history, as many people claim. But a lot of individuals find that quite hard to believe especially if they lack spiritual awareness and faith. Did you know that today there are a great number of people who use angels as guide to their healing meditation?

You’ve heard it right. There are many individuals who find using angels as an effective guide to meditation. You can find a lot of sites on the net that feature angel guide healing meditation. There are even books published about it. Now the question here is whether you do believe in angels because if you don’t, you will not succeed in achieving peace of mind nor be healed of your condition.

Angels love and protect people. For as long as anyone can remember, angels are widely recognized. Troubled souls can be enlightened and they can still follow the right path that would lead them to life’s fullness. There are many individuals who believe that through angels, world peace is still achievable.

If you’re experiencing spiritual difficulties, traumas, and stress, then it’s probably time that you seek healing meditation through angel guides. Angel guides are also people who were given a special gift to act as a spiritual channel; they can communicate with angels and they can greatly help people (with faith) to cope up with all their problems.

Most angel guides are willing to help other people regardless of race and religion. They believe that God created all men equal, and through the angels, they can bring people to love one another.

One of the major reasons why many people are now into meditation is because of health problems. More and more individuals are aware of their body and mind connection and that may be the reason why they practice meditation. There are even doctors that recommend meditation for stress-related depression and illnesses. Meditation is now accepted, scientifically speaking. Since there are many types of meditation, you should choose one that you think you can practice easily in your life.

Through an angel guide meditation, you can awaken your spiritual levels through your own experience and not how you’ve been taught or read. Meditation can help a person discover himself and his potentials. So don’t miss your chance being healed through an angel guide.

Have you heard about the so called touched by an angel? There are stories of people who were healed because of an angel. Miracles are indeed hard to believe but for people who are desperate to get answers and to be healed, they would likely believe in any miracle that might come their way. If you want to take your chances, do it with an angel guide. You have nothing to lose, and only everything to gain. Perhaps you will get well after such healing. There’s no harm in trying, and just make sure that you trust only the experts.

You can ask your friends and family members if they know an angel guide. Or if you want, you can purchase a book that’s all about angel guide healing. Remember, with faith in God you can overcome a lot of problems in your life.

Can 8-Minute Meditation Give You a Quiet Mind and Change Your Life Forever?

July 20, 2015

What exactly is meditation? It seems that so many people nowadays are hooked up with this form of activity. By definition, meditation is often used to describe the individual’s state of intense attention on an object of awareness or thought. The individual tries to turn his or her attention inward. Meditation is said to be of Vedic Hinduism origin. This is usually practiced in the eastern religions but now even the western culture is already involved in such activity.

People want to practice meditation so that they can focus their mind to God for their personal development, to attain peace of mind, and to be healthier.

Many Americans are now involved in some form of meditation. According to Time Magazine there is one meditation practice that can be used by almost anyone. This can be considered as the basic primer of Americans wanting to begin meditation but have no idea where to start.

There was a book published November 2005 authored by Victor Davich that is all about the 8 minute meditation. If you purchase the book and study it carefully, you will learn a lot of things about meditation, and you can do it in just 8 minutes.

Almost every individual who starts with anything new to him or her will often have lingering questions, hopes, and doubts about it. There are even people who hopes that when they begin to meditate, they will be enlightened. Or perhaps you’re one of those individuals who think that meditation is just like an exercise or diet that you’ve been trying to do for the past few months. But these things are normal; so don’t be surprised if you’re also like that.

The best thing to do is to face all the positive and/or negative expectations, and after doing so, forget about them and start with a clean slate. If you want to try the 8-minute program of meditation, you should learn how to approach it one minute at a time.

While many people think that meditation is a simple practice, then you’d better think twice. You might not notice it, but your mind is always racing from here to there. You can’t concentrate. According to the book’s author, you must watch your breath. This is the very first step to meditation. Do your inhalation and exhalation by breathing deeply. If you always do this and just keep on practicing, you can become good in meditation.

As a word of reminder, if you catch yourself thinking about other things, or in other words your mind strays off, focus again on your breathing. After all, meditation is all about concentrating and if you realize that you’re not on the right track, you can always return to that state of mind gently. Don’t get discouraged easily and just keep on practicing. There is a popular saying that says practice makes perfect; so always keep that in mind. If you quit easily, then you will remain a quitter.

Meditation can help you in achieving peace of mind. With all your problems at work, in your family, and the entire world, you should at least experience a few minutes of peace. Don’t miss this chance to attain personal development at no cost at all.

Arthritis Bracelet Magnetic

April 11, 2015

As an alternative to medications or other remedies, some people who suffer from arthritis in their hands and wrists may turn to an arthritis bracelet magnetic. The practice of using magnets to treat health problems traces its roots back at least to the ancient Greeks, and many people continue to affirm magnetism’s health benefits, including relief for arthritis. A large industry revolves around magnetic jewelry, selling various designs for different purposes, including magnetic bracelets for arthritis. Despite the controversy surrounding the practice, it has recently received more clinical acceptance in treatment for arthritis and other forms of joint pain.

The theory behind magnetic jewelry is that magnetism can stimulate the human bloodstream, promoting higher circulation. This, in turn, helps distressed areas of the body receive greater oxygen and nutrient flow, contributing to greater health. An arthritis bracelet magnetic, for example, would help create better blood circulation around an arthritic hand or wrist, amplifying the body’s natural healing abilities.

Some studies have taken place that indicates the legitimacy of this theory. The Arthritis Research Campaign conducted a study in which participants suffering from osteoarthritis were given arthritis bracelet magnetic and non-magnetic bracelet units to wear. The results from the study led to the conclusion that arthritis bracelet magnetic units have significant benefits in the treatment of joint pain. A similar study took place under the supervision of British researchers and was published in the British Medical Journal (18 December 2004)

Additionally, many people offer personal testimony in favor of magnetic bracelets. Golfers and baseball players, for example, affirm the benefits of magnetic bracelets. It is illegal in the U.S. to sell magnetic jewelry under the claim that it will treat “significant” diseases, such as cancer or HIV, but despite this FDA regulation magnetic bracelets continue to be a popular alternative form of health treatment. Among the online distributors are,, Sabona, and others.

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