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In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on May 28, 2013 at 8:00 am

                  PAIN-GONE-FAST

                     ‘HERBAL HEALING OIL’

                  Suffering from pain? 

body-pain

Have you ever dreamed of a Natural Healing Therapy that heals pain fast? 

That dream is now a reality.

 We are proud to introduce a super-healing formulation of natural herbs which heals the achy joints and muscles fast. Not only that, it also helps with revitalizing the senses with its natural healing aroma.

Healing Benefits: 

     Musculoskeletal inflammation. It will help eliminate muscle aches and arthritis pain. It can help produce stronger joints and bones in the body

     Male Sexual Dysfunction: Massaging the penis with this oil improves blood circulation, stimulates the muscles and dilates the blood vessels resulting in enhanced sexual functions.

     Improves Skin tone

     Great for Hair health: Apply daily on scalp to stimulate hair follicles. It can help you make your hair softer, shinier and more luxurious.

     Helps with cough/congestion if applied on neck and chest during cold

     Excellent stress reliever. It has a stimulating effect on the mind and removes mental exhaustion and fatigue.

 

How to use it?

Apply thoroughly on the pain affected area, mainly joints and muscles, and rub till you feel that the grittiness has gone. You may see the dark brown/black herbal particles even after the massage, which can be easily wiped of. You can also choose to leave them there for prolonged skin reconditioning. Apply 1-2 times daily depending upon your symptoms.

Comes in Easy-To-Carry bottle

Quantity: 2.5 oz

Note:

  • Always test a small amount of essential oil first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
  • Shake well before use
  • Not for oral ingestion. Only to be applied on skin.

 

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What is Meditation?

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on February 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

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What is Meditation?

Answer:
Meditation is a conscious effort to change how the mind works. The Pali word for meditation is ‘bhavana’ which means ‘to make grow’ or ‘to develop’.

Question:
Is meditation important?

Answer:
Yes, it is. No matter how much we may wish to be good, if we cannot change the desires that make us act the way we do, change will be difficult. For example, a person may realize that he is impatient with his wife and he may promise himself: “From now on I am not going to be so impatient.” But an hour later he may be shouting at his wife simply because, not being aware of himself, impatience has arisen without him knowing. Meditation helps to develop the awareness and the energy needed to transform ingrained mental habit patterns.

Question:
I have heard that meditation can be dangerous. Is this true?

Answer:
To live, we need salt. But if you were to eat a kilogram of salt it would kill you. To live in the modern world you need a car but if you don’t follow the traffic rules or if you drive while you are drunk, a car becomes a dangerous machine. Meditation is like this, it is essential for our mental health and well-being but if you practice in a stupid way, it could cause problems. Some people have problems like depression, irrational fears or schizophrenia, they think meditation is an instant cure for their problem, they start meditating and sometimes their problem gets worse. If you have such a problem, you should seek professional help and after you are better then take up meditation. Other people over reach themselves, they take up meditation and instead of going gradually, step by step, they meditate with too much energy for too long and soon they are exhausted. But perhaps most problems in meditation are caused by ”kangaroo meditation’. Some people go to one teacher and do his meditation technique for a while, then they read something in a book and decide to try that technique, then a week later a famous meditation teacher visits town and so they decide to incorporate some of his ideas into their practice and before long they are hopelessly confused. Jumping like a kangaroo from one teacher to another or from one meditation technique to another is a mistake. But if you don’t have any severe mental problem and you take up meditation and practice sensibly it is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

Question:
How many types of meditation are there?

Answer:
The Buddha taught many different types of meditation, each designed to overcome a particular problem or to develop a particular psychological state. But the two most common and useful types of meditation are Mindfulness of Breathing (anapana sati) and Loving Kindness Meditation (metta bhavana).

Question:
If I wanted to practice Mindfulness of Breathing, how would I do it?

Answer:
You would follows these easy steps: the four Ps place, posture, practice and problems. First, find a suitable place, perhaps a room that is not too noisy and where you are not likely to do disturbed. Second, sit in a comfortable posture. A good posture is to sit with your legs folded, a pillow under your buttocks, your back straight, the hands nestled in the lap and the eyes closed. Alternatively, you can sit in a chair as long as you keep your back straight. Next comes the actual practice itself. As you sit quietly with your eyes closed you focus your attention on the in and out movement of the breath. This can be done by counting the breaths or watching the rise and fall of the abdomen. When this is done, certain problems and difficulties will arise. You might experience irritating itches on the body or discomfort in the knees. If this happens, try to keep the body relaxed without moving and keep focusing on the breath. You will probably have many intruding thoughts coming into your mind and distracting your attention from the breath. The only way you can deal with this problem is to patiently keep returning your attention to the breath. If you keep doing this, eventually thoughts will weaken, your concentration will become stronger and you will have moments of deep mental calm and inner peace.

Question:
How long should I meditate for?

Answer:
It is good to do meditation for 15 minutes every day for a week and then extend the time by 5 minutes each week until you are meditating for 45 minutes. After a few weeks of regular daily meditation you will start to notice that your concentration gets better, there are less thoughts, and you have moments of real peace and stillness.

Question:
What about Loving Kindness Meditation? How is that practiced?

Answer:
Once you are familiar with Mindfulness of Breathing and are practicing it regularly you can start practicing Loving Kindness Meditation. It should be done two or three times each week after you have done Mindfulness of Breathing. First, you turn your attention to yourself and say to yourself words like “May I be well and happy. May I be peaceful and calm. May I be protected from dangers. May my mind be free from hatred. May my heart be filled with love. May I be well and happy.” Then one by one you think of a loved person, a neutral person, that is, someone you neither like nor dislike, and finally a disliked person, wishing each of them well as you do so.

Question:
What is the benefit of doing this type of meditation?

Answer:
If you do Loving Kindness Meditation regularly and with the right attitude, you will find very positive changes taking place within yourself. You will find that you are able to be more accepting and forgiving towards yourself. You will find that the feelings you have towards your loved ones will increase. You will find yourself making friends with people you used to be indifferent and uncaring towards, and you will find the ill-will or resentment you have towards some people will lessen and eventually be dissolved. Sometimes if you know of someone who is sick, unhappy or encountering difficulties you can include them in your meditation and very often you will find their situation improving.

Question:
How is that possible?

Answer:
The mind, when properly developed, is a very powerful instrument. If we can learn to focus our mental energy and project it towards others, it can have an effect upon them. You may have had an experience like this. Perhaps you are in a crowded room and you get this feeling that someone is watching you. You turn around and, sure enough, someone is staring at you. What has happened is that you have picked up that other person’s mental energy. Loving Kindness Meditation is like this. We project positive mental energy towards others and it gradually transforms them.

Question:
Do I need a teacher to teach me meditation?

Answer:
A teacher is not absolutely necessary but personal guidance from someone who is familiar with meditation is certainly helpful. Unfortunately, some monks and laymen set themselves up as meditation teachers when they simply don’t know what they are doing. Try to pick a teacher who has a good reputation, a balanced personality and who adheres closely to the Buddha’s teachings.

Question:
I have heard that meditation is widely used today by psychiatrists and psychologists. Is this true?

Answer:
Yes, it is. Meditation is now accepted as having a highly therapeutic effect upon the mind and is used by many professional mental health workers to help induce relaxation, overcome phobias and bring about self-awareness. The Buddha’s insights into the human mind are helping people as much today as they did in ancient times.

 

Source: www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/qanda06.htm

 

Relaxing Moments: Peaceful Wind Chimes Meditation

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on October 30, 2012 at 9:33 am

Wind Chimes Relaxation Sounds for 1 Hour

When you add wind chimes to your porch or patio, you bring a new dimension into your outdoor space. The sound of the metal or wooden chimes adds gentle ambiance. There are actually many reasons that the gentle, tinkling is used. Some of these include:

• Soothing — the calming and soothing effects will provide peaceful background noise while you work or play outside.
• Health — there is evidence that the chiming sound created by wind improves health.
• Comfort — the gentle sound will comfort a troubled mind.

It is well known that certain types of music can be beneficial to patients who have high-blood pressure or heart conditions. As a light breeze blows, the wind chime peels its jingling strains in your backyard. To sit and listen will encourage total relaxation, which can be beneficial for many health problems. The psychological benefits actually work to benefit the physical ailments.

There are several places where a wind chime is ideal. You will want to securely attach the apparatus to a roof, beam, rafter or overhang. For this, a simple C-shaped hook that screws into wood usually works well.

You may enjoy your chime in many situations in your yard and around your property. Consider installing yours where you will be able to enjoy it. For example:

• A deck is one of the most obvious places that will be an accessible location where you can hang your chime. You will enjoy the music the breeze creates when you sit and watch the sunset from your deck or when you just sit in the shade to enjoy the fresh air.
• Hang one of these natural instruments near your garden area. You will commune with nature as you dig in earth to the accompaniment of the strains moved into music by the wind.
• A swimming pool or dining area is a great place to enjoy your wind chime. Imagine floating in a pool chair with the tinkling of chimes in the breeze, or having that gentle, natural background music to set the tone for your outdoor dining area.

Many people hang wind chimes on their property. The most popular ones available are made from wood or metal. Often, these are hollow tubes that clink together to create the attractive noise that peels through the air and brings pleasure while you enjoy or work in your yard.

 

11 Simple & Effective ways to Super-Boost your Immunity

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on October 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

11 Simple Effective ways to Super-Boost your Immunity

What is immunity?

The immune system protects the body from possibly harmful substances by recognizing and responding to antigens. Antigens are substances (usually proteins) on the surface of cells, viruses, fungi, or bacteria. Nonliving substances such as toxins, chemicals, drugs, and foreign particles (such as a splinter) can also be antigens. The immune system recognizes and destroys substances that contain antigens.

Your own body’s cells have proteins that are antigens. These include a group of antigens called HLA antigens. Your immune system learns to see these antigens as normal and usually does not react against them.

So, how can you Super-Boost your Immunity?

1. Sleep for no more than 8 hours and no less than 6 hours.

2. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, totaling 64 ounce.

3. Take over-the-counter vitamin C pill daily especially during the change of season.

4. Deep breathing: Enhances the vitality of the internal organs and detoxifies the blood.

5. Exercise regularly at least 3-4 times a week with a minimum of 20 min of aerobic activity.

6. Meditation: Relaxes the mind and muscles, improves oxygen uptake, improves bone marrow functions and overall improves immunity.

7. Kill the stress: Stress is the most common cause for reduced immunity.  Try to stay more happy, calm and relaxed.  Avoid getting angry.  Whenever stressed, take a moment and say to yourself 3 times “Relax…… Relax…….. Relax…..”.

8. Listen to calming music.

9. Stretch your body.  Avoid sitting or standing for long hours.  Make sure you take a break every 30-45 minutes to stretch your body.

10.  Do your best and leave the rest.  We cannot control many things in her life.  So stop controlling the outcomes.  Make sure you perform your best with good thoughts and actions.  That is the most important thing in life.

11. Eat healthy: Fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains and fish gives you abundant antioxidants, proteins  minerals and vitamins necessary to skyrocket the immune system.

Follow these 11 simple and effective ways to approach your immunity for a week and see the big difference in yourself.  You will feel much stronger in your mind and body.

Colors of OM: Relaxation and Meditation with Powerful OM Chants

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on September 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Colors of OM: Relaxation and Meditation with Powerful OM Chants

“Om” is the primordial sound of the universe, the first vibration of creation, the eternal sound of the divine. “Om” in particular helps center and calm participants, bringing a sense of peace, focus and connection to ourselves, each other and the world. When chanted in repetition “om” is invigorating, strengthening and an effective way to release stress. Here are a number of the benefits of chanting “om.”

Physiological Effects:

1.slows the heart beat
2.relaxes muscles
3.calms the body
4.decreases blood pressure
5.oxygenates the blood
6.massages the spine, chest, core, throat and head through vibrations

Mental/Emotional Effects:

1. induces the relaxation response
2.improves task performance
3.increases clarity and concentrated focus
4.soothes the mind
5.increases effectiveness and motivation
6.deepens the connection to spiritual self
7.creates a sense of community (group chanting)

Simple and Effective Desk Exercises

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on August 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

Most of us spend most of our day in the office. Sitting for prolonged periods can lead to excess fat storage, weaken muscles, neck and back problems, a depressed mood, and a lack of energy. You may not want to turn your office into a mini gym, but there are exercises you can do sitting at your desk (reading, talking on the phone, etc.). They will help you stay fit, relieve tension and stress, keep your energy up and make you more alert.

Exercise 1Exercise for shoulders, chest, upper back and arm muscles
With your hand, take edge of a table and strain the hand, like you are trying to lift the table. When your muscles get tired, repeat the exercise with your other hand.office-fitness-exercise-1

Exercise 2: Exercise for shoulders, chest, upper back and arm muscles
Put your hand on the table, palm down. Press down as strongly as you can, and keep your strain as long as you can. Repeat the exercise with your other hand.
Exercises 1 and 2 can be done with your both hands at the same time.office-fitness-exercise-2

Exercise 3: Exercise for shoulders, chest, upper back and arm muscles
Put your right hand on the table, palm down. Put your left hand under the tabletop, palm up. Press your right hand down as strongly as you can, and keep your strain as long as you can. Simultaneously, with the same effort, press your left hand up as strongly as you can, and keep your strain as long as you can. When your muscles get tired, change your hands and repeat the exercise.office-fitness-exercise-3

Exercise 4: Exercise for hips and belly
Sitting on the edge of your chair, raise your straight leg some inches above the floor, and hold it for a few minutes. Raise the leg higher – it will make the exercise more effective. When your muscles get tired, change your leg and repeat the exercise.office-fitness-exercise-4

Exercise 5Exercise for the whole body
Sitting on the edge of your chair, and holding on to the edge of the table, raise straight legs. Hold them as high as it is convenient for you for as long as you can.office-fitness-exercise-5

Exercise 6: Exercise for the whole body
Put your right hand on the outer side of you right knee. Press on your knee as strongly as you can, like you are trying to move it toward your left leg. At the same time, strain your right leg to counteract your hand’s pressure. When your muscles get tired, repeat the exercise with your other hand and leg.
This exercise can be done for both sides simultaneously.office-fitness-exercise-6

Exercise 7: Exercise for the whole body
Put your right hand on the inner side of you right knee. Press on your knee as strongly as you can, like you are trying to move it away from your left leg. At the same time, strain your right leg like you are trying to move it toward your left leg. When your muscles get tired, repeat the exercise with your other hand and leg.
This exercise can be done for both sides simultaneously.office-fitness-exercise-7

Exercise 8: Exercise for arms, chest, and abs
Put your right hand on you right knee, and press on your knee down as strongly as you can. At the same time, strain your right leg and try to counteract your hand’s pressure raising your knee. When your muscles get tired, repeat the exercise with your other hand and leg.
This exercise can be done with both hands and legs at the same time.office-fitness-exercise-8

Exercise 9a: Exercise for arms and back
Take your right wrist with your left hand and the pull your hands in the opposite directions. When your muscles get tired, change your hands and repeat the exercise.office-fitness-exercise-9

Exercise 9b: Exercise for arms and back
As in the previous exercise, take your right wrist with your left hand. Now, with your left hand, pull your right hand down. Strain your right hand to counteract the left hands’ strength. When your muscles get tired, change your hands and repeat the exercise.office-fitness-exercise-10

Exercise 10: Exercise for arms, shoulders, and back
Take side edges of your chair with your hands. Pull up as strongly as you can for as long as you can.office-fitness-exercise-13

Exercise 11: Exercise for arms, shoulders, and chest
Put your hands on the tabletop. Make a fist with your left hand, and set it against your right palm. Press the hands firmly against each other. When your muscles get tired, change your hands and repeat the exercise.office-fitness-exercise-14

Exercise 12: Exercise for arms, shoulders, and chest
Lower your hands, join your palms (fingers pointing down) and press them firmly against each other, for as long as you can. Then, repeat the exercises with fingers pointing up.office-fitness-exercise-15

Exercise 13: Exercise for abs and legs
Raise your feet above the floor, couple them together, and pull in the opposite directions, till your muscles get tired.office-fitness-exercise-17

Exercise 14: Exercise for abs and legs
Raise straight legs above the floor and cross them. Press with your top leg on your lower leg. When your muscles get tired, change your legs and repeat the exercise.office-fitness-exercise-18

Enjoy your workout!

Source: http://going-well.com/2009/12/04/office-workout-routine-14-simple-and-effective-exercises-you-can-do-at-your-desk/

 

CLIMB THESE STEPS TO A HEALTHIER YOU

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on August 12, 2012 at 8:00 am

You are never too out of shape, overweight, or old to change your habits. With all of life’s demands, it is easy to let your health and fitness slide.

 

Below are a few tips on how you can get on track with healthy habits. Chances are, you will realize it is not as hard as you think.

STEP 1: NO MORE EXCUSES. IT IS TIME TO THINK POSITIVELY!

Set goals and target your motivation.

Think of realistic and gradual changes you can make to improve your diet and physical activity level.

STEP 2: WHAT IS STOPPING YOU? JUMP OVER THOSE OBSTACLES!

Identify your roadblocks.

•No time? Exercise before work, during your lunch break, or before dinner.

•Do you dislike the taste of healthy food? Make your favorite meals in a healthy way.

STEP 3: CREATE A PLAN OF ACTION.

Make fun, small changes to improve your habits.

• Explore fun activity options like dancing or biking.

•Include family and friends for motivation and support.

STEP 4: STICK WITH YOUR NEW HEALTHFUL HABITS.

Do not be discouraged if you slip up. Keep going!

Reward yourself as you meet your goals. You deserve it!

Are you ready to change your habits and maintain a healthier lifestyle?

 

Active at Any Size Day 11: Tips for Safe Physical Activity

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on August 11, 2012 at 8:00 am

Tips for Safe Physical Activity

 

Stop your activity right away if you:

◆Have pain, tightness, or pressure in your chest or neck, shoulder, or arm.

◆Feel dizzy or sick.

◆Break out in a cold sweat.

◆Have muscle cramps.

◆Are extremely short of breath.

◆Feel pain in your joints, feet, ankles, or legs. You could hurt yourself if you ignore the pain.

Ask your health care provider what to do if you have any of these symptoms.

Slow down if you feel out of breath.

The “Talk Test” is an easy way to monitor your physical activity intensity:

◆You should be able to talk during your activity, without gasping for breath.

◆When talking becomes difficult, your activity may be too hard.

◆If talking becomes difficult for you while exercising, slow down until you are able to talk comfortably again.

Wear Suitable Clothes

◆Wear lightweight, loose-fitting tops so you can move easily.

◆Wear clothes made of fabrics that absorb sweat and remove it from your skin.

◆Never wear rubber or plastic suits. Plastic suits could hold the sweat on your skin and make your body overheat.

◆Women should wear a good support bra.

◆Wear supportive athletic shoes for weight-bearing activities.

◆Wear a knit hat to keep you warm when you are physically active outdoors in cold weather. Wear a tightly woven, wide-brimmed hat in hot weather to help keep you cool and protect you from the sun.

◆Wear sunscreen when you are physically active outdoors.

◆Wear garments that prevent inner-thigh chafing, such as tights or spandex shorts.

Drink fluids when you are thirsty.

Drink fluids regularly while you are being physically active. Water or other fluids will help keep you hydrated when you are sweating.

THIS CONCLUDES OUR SERIES ON BEING  ‘ACTIVE AT ANY SIZE’. HOPE YOU ENJOYED IT.

 

Active at Any Size Day 9: What can I do?

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on August 9, 2012 at 8:00 am

 

Yoga (Weight Bearing or Nonweight Bearing)

Yoga may help you:

◆Be more flexible.

◆Feel more relaxed.

◆Improve posture.

Yoga may help you breathe deeply, relax, and get rid of stress.

Your local fitness center may offer yoga, tai chi, or other mind/body classes. You may want to start with “gentle” classes, like those aimed at seniors.

 

Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths: Day 15

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on July 31, 2012 at 8:00 am

 

Myth: Certain foods, like grapefruit, celery, or cabbage soup, can burn fat and make you lose weight.

Fact: No foods can burn fat. Some foods with caffeine may speed up your metabolism (the way your body uses energy, or calories) for a short time, but they do not cause weight loss.

Tip: The best way to lose weight is to cut back on the number of calories you eat and be more physically active.

This ends our series of most common myths on weight-loss and nutrition. Hope you enjoyed it.

 

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