July 6, 2012 in Therapies
Epsom salt is not actually salt but a pure mineral compound formed of magnesium and sulfate. This naturally occurring compound offers various health benefits, especially if used for bath.. Other benefits of Epsom salts are related to gardening, skin and beauty, household uses and treating various ailments.
August 9, 2011 in Therapies
Does acupuncture really work? It is a difficult question to answer. There is a body of evidence to support the claims of both camps – that acupuncture is a powerful healing method used for centuries by the Chinese or that it is a sham, and a means for charlatans to make a quick buck. Here is the evidence provided by both camps to enable you decide for yourself.
February 20, 2011 in Therapies
BACH FLOWER REMEDIES
Edward Bach (1880-1936), a physician and graduate of Birmingham University and the University College Hospital, London, became convinced that stress, if unresolved, leads to physical distress. In 1930 he abandoned his practice at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital and went to live in the country. Once there, he identified medicinal healing agents in wild-flowers.
February 12, 2011 in Therapies
Tips on fasting
A question arises, “when does fasting begin?” Fasting begins, not from the time the last meal is taken, but when a meal that is to be taken is omitted, that is, after the previous meal has been digested and the resulting wastes expelled, and hunger for the next meal is felt. This hunger is satisfied by drinking some water, not by eating. In the beginning for a day or two, [...]
January 28, 2011 in Therapies
Decades back, great hearts used to sit and relax under the shade of Banyan tree and they could solve their problems as it provides a positive atmosphere of peace and contentment. People were close to nature, they were healthy and they analyzed the life deeper. But those practices have become rare in today’s busy life, crowded with the running vehicles all around. When we think of our self to [...]
December 18, 2010 in Therapies
During World War II, art therapy was developed and was used in treating victims of “shell shock,” a term now referred to as posttraumatic stress syndrome. It was used to help patients express their feelings when words were insufficient. Following the war, the uses of art therapy were broadened. It is now used in many different populations, including traumatized children and adults, [...]
December 8, 2010 in Therapies
Cold packs, compresses, and ice massage: local cold applications
Ice has a wide range of uses in modern medicine because of its five main effects:
1. Ice reduces sensation by slowing down the messages from local sensory nerve fibers to the brain. The numbing effect of ice is widely used in medicine to reduce discomfort of musculoskeletal injuries, such as bruises, muscle strains, hematomas, and fractures; [...]
November 28, 2010 in Therapies
A modality that affects physiological changes and, at the same time, expands the boundaries of consciousness to allow for new frames of mind sounds a little like magic. In actuality, it is achieved through the combination of two healing agents from the ancient world-music and imagery.
November 20, 2010 in Therapies
For centuries oil massage has been part of the routine of Indian households. A ‘keep-fit’ tradition enjoyed by everyone from babies to great grandmothers, it is an excellent way to combat the stress of modern life.
October 29, 2010 in Therapies
Sound itself is a very powerful energy. This sound in tune with nature helps all the living beings to attain peace of mind and in humans, many a times, helps him to seek within. That’s why the sound (nada) is called Brahma i.e. Nada brahma and this art is blessed by Goddess Saraswati. When this music is played in tune and harmony in different forms called as Tala and Raga, it is [...]