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Reiki Music – Can the Wrong Music Impact a Reiki Session?

I have read a number of articles related to choosing the right music to accompany a Reiki session. Some will tell you that choosing the right music will determine the success or failure of a session, and others tell you that Reiki music is required to have any success at all.

I do not feel that either of these statements is true. First, music is not required to perform a successful Reiki session. I have performed many sessions that were simply done in silence, and I almost always perform self-healing while sitting quietly with no external music or noise. So to say Reiki Music is required is just not true.

To say the success or failure of a session is a little overly dramatic. As a Reiki practitioner, it is not always possible to provide the “perfect” music. Each person has different tastes and different vibrational levels. Different types of music will resonate differently with each individual. I'll use myself as an example. I really dislike sounds of water and sounds of whales when I am relaxing, meditating, or practicing Reiki. To me, the sounds do not resonate well and provide a distraction.

Then, for another example, I have a friend that likes to listen to Led Zeppelin while practicing Reiki. I really like Led Zeppelin, but I'm not sure it would work well for me. But it works for her, she has fond memories associated with that music, it resonates with her, and she likes the energy. So, for her, Led Zeppelin is good Reiki music.

I feel that if you choose to use music to accompany a Reiki session, then it is important to simply find music that feels good to you. Find something that helps you to relax and that feels like it has good, positive energy. If you are a professional Reiki practitioner, then you may find it useful to have a variety of music for your clients to choose from.

Whatever music you choose, know that it will not prevent the Reiki from taking place. If you intend the energy to flow, then it will. Reiki music should simply be seen as a tool to help the energy flow easier, to focus the mind of the practitioner, and to relax the recipient.

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11 Ways Healers and Healing Arts Practitioners Can Protect Themselves From Negative Energy

If you are a healer, a caregiver or just someone who cares for your family and loved ones, you could be in Grave Danger and not even know it. So many of us give our heart and soul to others, we give everything we can to take care of our mates, children, family and lovers. No questions asked. If they are sick, depressed, or just off balance we pore all of our energy and attention into trying to make them feel better.

I've seen with my own eyes both men and women go out on the town with their husband or wife while being as Sick-As-A-Dog, just to try and please the other.

Is this loyalty? A fear of not being loved, such a strong need to be accepted and loved, that one will compromise their own well being?

And what's their mate thinking?

Are they thinking?

No mater the reason, they jeopardize their own health and longevity, all while trying to please.

The intension may be good, but you could be “throwing out the baby with the bath water.”

Self-cultivation is a method used to not only educate yourself, but a way to build in self respect for yourself. If you feel that there is no one there for you, you first need to be there for yourself first.

“Healer, heal thyself”

The Headline in these months Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine News, read.

“We are all healers in one-way or another and in general we do not take the time to heal ourselves”. We must take care of ourselves as we help others do the same.

“If I give you a fish – you eat for a day, but if I teach you to fish you can eat for a lifetime.”

Here are some suggestions to make your life better and give yourself some well-deserved and needed self-cultivation:

Start your day out right …

· Start your morning with a hot cup of tea, and some quiet meditation before everyone else gets up.
· Have your first meal be a calming nourishing one
· Start your exercise with qi gong, yoga or a relaxing walk
· Get ​​6 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep
· Go to sleep before midnight at least 4 days a week
· Do not ever deplete your reserves, it's way too expensive
· Take some downtime
· Establish good work and play boundaries
· Build your immune system daily
· Fast one day a month or eat lightly that day
· Avoid big meals and deserts! – They suck your energy reserves

Develop a daily habit of cleansing your energy and refining it every morning with Qi Gong and meditation .

I establish an energy shield around my body before you start my day. It protects me and allows me to work at a degree level with students, patients, family and friends. Do not buy into the atmosphere of fear that people may project around you or their neediness. It's usually someone trying to suck energy from you. There are many ways to keep yourself healthy and retain a strong energy field around. It's not just about getting through the day but about making all the aspects of your Happy, Healthy and Wealthy life.

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Teach Me To Heal My Chakras – Part II

Tuning up your Chakras is as important to your health as is anything else you do for your body and mind. Most certainly apply the following techniques when you are feeling less than perfect and I strongly suggest to give yourself a Chakra cleaning periodically.

Chakras are not easily diagnosed with our eyes. In order to see what the state of any Chakra is, I use a crystal pendulum. You may need a friend to help out, which is a nice way to heal each other, and practice. Lie down, and have your friend place a pendulum directly over each chakra, one at a time.

The 7 Chakras

The Root or Base chakra is at the base of the spine, right at the bone. For this one, you need to lie on your stomach.

Working our way up, (and turning over) the second one is the Water or Sex Chakra located directly on the pubic bone.

3rd is the Solar Plexus, midway between the navel and chest.

The Heart is the 4th chakra and is located in the center of the chest at the heart.

The 5th is the Throat Chakra, at the Adam's Apple.

The 6th is the Third Eye, between the brows.

And then there is the Crown Chakra, at the top of the head.

Diagnosing with a Pendulum

Take a few deep breaths, letting them out slowly. Place the pendulum's point about 2 inches above the chakra. Now just wait a bit. The pendulum is likely to do one of several things.

It may stand dead still, which means that the chakra is not open and spinning, therefore not able to receive any energy.

It may start spinning slow clockwise or counterclockwise. Spinning slowly is better than not at all but rapid spinning is ideal, and clockwise is better than counter, but at least there is movement.

It may move in a straight line horizontally or vertically, which indicates a resistance or block or something stuck emotionally.

It may even do a little dance where it spins, and does a vertical move simultaniously.

It may spurt and stop, and spurt and stop again, and then start up into a healthy spin, or just stop.

If the pendulum makes a large clockwise circle with a fast spin, that chakra is in perfect shape. But if you witness any of the other scenarios, or even one I did not mention, the chakra needs healing.

One immediate way to heal is by taking the pendulum and turning it clockwise slowly, for at least 3-5 minutes over each center. And yet another quick fix would be to place your right hand over the center in need of balancing, and rotate the hand in a circle, as with the pendulum.

Each variation of the spinning of the pendulum means something else for the chakra. But what is important for now is to recognize an open chakra from a closed one, and what to do to fix it, at least for now, since the nature of the chakra is always changing.

Once the centers have been treated, take the pendulum and check again. You will more than likely see healthier activity. If not, then try another 3-5 minutes.

In Part III, I will offer some powerful meditations you will be able to do on your own, or in a group, that will polish your chakras right up.

And by the way, if you want an instant shot of energy and balancing for your chakras, go outside and hug a tree!

The tree's chakra system matches ours, but is so much more powerful due to it's connection with heaven and earth (roots into the earth and leaves reaching upwards). And the tree is only too happy to share!

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Five Benefits to Chiropractic Instrument Adjusting

Instrument adjusting has always played a significant role in my practice since I began in 1996. It enabled me to treat individuals that otherwise were not candidates for more traditional manual chiropractic adjusting methods, or people who preferred a different approach to correcting a problem. As a result of seeing families, athletes, geriatrics and infants for a variety of reasons, you can imagine the range of problems people might present with. Often times the most significant improvements are seen in people who are in their late eighties and some patients even in their nineties. Its a great feeling when you are able to provide a service to these people and see clinically measurable changes not only in the range of movement, strength, flexibility and comfort, but when those changes occur amazing to see how they change all the way around in their personality and well being.

The instrument that I have come to use and recognize as a leader in the chiropractic profession in the instrument adjusting area is the Arthrostim Instrument from Impac. There are five main reasons that I incorporated instrument adjusting into my practice and also the benefits I believe it provides to my clients.

Safe and Gentle The instrument settings allow me to control the amount of force utilized for the adjustment. When there is a mis-alignment in the spinal bones or other joints, interfering with normal function and health, the adjustment can be delivered to the specific area, with a controlled amount of force. The Arthrostim can deliver these gentle percussive taps at approximately 12-14 cycles per second. Therefore, the adjustment can be delivered without the use of a more physical manual type of adjustment, and the cracking or popping that may accompany it. Seniors and infants tend to enjoy this type of instrument adjusting the most, as it is very gentle, safe and effective. With different force settings, different tips for the instrument, the instrument can be used on all ages or with people who suffer from special conditions that make them more fragile to care.

Seated Adjusting Positions The different stylus tips, and settings and versatility of the hand held instrument itself make it easy to be able to adjust people in either the prone or seated positions. Shoulder injuries, thoracic or rib problems, lower cervical problems can all be comfortably adjusted in the seated position. This is especially conducive to elderly people who may have trouble with their balance or vertigo going into a position position on the adjusting table.

Specific Corrections When delivering a chiropractic adjustment it is imperative to have the maximum specificity to the adjustment. The more specific the contact to the area and the more specific the thruster delivered to the contact area the faster the results and the longer they are maintained. And often times when the contact is very specific the amount of force required to make a correction is very minimal and gentle.

Enhanced Neurological Response The Arthrostim Instrument works on the principle of neurological feedback. Similar to having your knee tapped with a reflex hammer and having your foot kick out as a result, the instrument has a similar effect on the spinal joints and other joints through a proprioceptive (sensory) receptor called the Golgi Tendon Organ (GTO). For the purposes of this article we will give a general overview of what may be happening. When there is force generated in the muscles surrounding the joint, nerve impulses are sent through the spinal cord to the brain cerebellum and cerebral cortex. The ascending or afferent (sensory) pathways to the cerebellum are the dorsal and ventral spinocerebellar tracts. They are involved in the cerebellar regulation of movement. So the more the instrument is able to specificallyrust multiple cycles, this sends multiple signals to the brain stimulating these movement pathways.

Adjustments in Motion Several types of problems may require to be adjusted while in motion to gain the maximum benefit. An example of this may be a person who has an elbow or shoulder problem, or a lower lumbar (back) misalignment with scar tissue or adhesions around the affected area. An effective way of using the instrument to maximize the results of the adjustment is to adjust the involved area while moving. For example I may have the person bend their arm back and forth moving the elbow joint as I deliver the threats, or have a person gently turn their head right and left as I use the instrument on the lower cervical (neck) misalignment, or walking on the spot for a lower lumbar problem. Often times I may see an increased range of motion from 50% to 80-90% just by having the person move their chin side to side as I adjust them. The instrument is able to mobilize the neck vertebrae, break up any muscle spasm and effectively the inflammation may start to dissipate. This may also help to reduce the pain quickly and get that person back on to the road of health again.

Some of the conditions that I have seen the greatest response from the Arthrostim Instrument include:

• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Sciatica
• Pain between the shoulders
• Leg pain
• Shoulder and arm pain to just name a few

The Arthrostim Instrument produces an average of twelve thrusts a second. This known as the low beta somatomotor rhythm frequency, this is what sets the Arthrosim instrument apart from the other chiropractic adjusting instruments.The Arthrostim's multiple thrust is two to three times the rate of other multiple thrust instruments. The rapid strength ability of the instrument bombards the target area with specific adjusting energy and force. The adjustment continues to stimulate the area through the joint to the surrounding soft tissues and nerves. This extra stimulus may also release trigger points muscle spam and help reduce inflammation, providing relief and longerer corrections. Patients typically may notice a positive difference with the first treatment.

This article is meant as a general overview of some of the benefits people have experienced as a result of the Arthrostim Instrument adjusting in my chiropractic practice. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the advice of a qualified professional. It is my goal for the public to better understand their health and general well-being. I urge you to consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis and for treatment answers to your individual health questions.

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Gift For a Throat Cancer Patient – 3 Tips For Finding the Right Gift

When people talk about throat cancer, they are usually referring to one of two types of conditions: a. head and neck cancer, which can affect the lip, mouth, nasal cavity and related organs and tissues, or, b. esophageal cancer, which is a malignancy of the esophagus.

In either case, throat cancer is something to be taken very seriously by both the patient and their friends, family members, and acquaintances. Fortunately, there are various cancer treatment methods for throat cancer patients, including radiation, chemotherapy, surgery and other specialized treatments.

If you know someone who has contracted throat cancer, you probably would very much like to cheer him or her up. And, your instinct is spot on. They likely need some cheering up. If there is anything as hard as having cancer itself, some forms of the throat cancer treatments themselves are good candidates. Both the throat cancer itself and the treatments can wreak havoc on the mind and body.

Happily, you can contribute to keeping the cancer patient's spirits up with the right get-well-soon gift. Giving a gift to a cancer patient what you know and care about is a great way to show that you wish them the best. A well-chosen get-well-soon gift can lift the spirits, calm the nerves and warm the heart.

If you are looking for a gift for a throat cancer patient, here are 3 tips for finding just the right gift:

Tip # 1: Your gift choice should be sensitive to their medical condition:

Throat cancer patients often have medical and physical limitations given their medical condition. For example, certain types of foods are likely to be avoided, especially during treatment cycles. Also, the treatments may be making him or her more tired than usual. So, of course, you will want to avoid any gift that might cause him or her to strain themselves when using it.

Tip # 2: Find something that is joyful and uplifting:

Going through cancer can be a dark time in someone's life. Even people with generally sunny and positive attitudes may be going through a lot on the inside. The person may be more sensitive than usual. Your gift should bring joy to the person and should be uplifting. While you do not need your gift to get “all mushy,” anything that can bring humor, hope, and joy will be appreciated.

Tip # 3: Take into account their living environment and situation:

Make sure you choose a gift that can be used given the person's current living environment and overall situation. Take into account the size of their living quarters, how much room they have, and whether or not they have regular access to the outdoors. If you are not sure about these things, ask a spouse or another friend or family member about any potential restrictions of this nature.

Follow these 3 tips to find the right gift for a throat cancer patient.

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A Look at a Medical Spa

A medical spa (sometimes referred to as a medi-spa) is a place where clinical practices merge with various spa therapies. This brings together elements of traditional Western medicine with the holistic and alternative therapies. Health conditions that arise in the body may be treated in an array of ways at such a place of healing. There are spas of this nature that treat various health concerns whereas others are more specialized and focus in on specific areas of the human body. An example of this would be a foot spa where various treatments such as acupuncture, reflexology, massages and attention from a doctor can be thought.

Many people think of medical spas as a cross between clinics and day spas. It is kind of like one-stop shopping when it comes to your physical health needs and when you need to feel rejuvenated physically and mentally. These spas are operated under the supervision and watchful eye of one or more doctors. Patients and clients come to this type of healthcare facility for help with any number of concerns.

A traditional esthetician can only do so much to help the appearance and feel of your skin. However if you visit a facility that is of a medical nature you can be treated for any number of conditions of the face, such as broken capillaries, redness and blotchiness, swelling, and brown spots.

The health services offered at these spas vary from one place to another and from one location to another. However, there are some treatments that are considered standard at these medical establishments. Examples of these include microdermabrasion, laser treatments, injectables (such as Botox and other types of fillers), laser hair removal, skin tightening, photofacials, IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments, and chemical peels (which range from mild to moderate to aggressive in nature).

You may have been to day spas more than once in your life but have a hard time imagining what they would like with a clinical side to them. The two are different in some ways but similar in others. Medical spas have more of a formal clinical aspect to them. Upon entering one you may feel more like you are there to see a doctor for a health concern as opposed to being pampered for the day.

There are plenty of spas that are oriented towards a medicinal atmosphere and menu that still offer services that are geared towards the relaxation and rejuvenation of their clients. If this is what you desire, then look for one that offers such services as body treatments, facial masks, and massage therapy. Plenty of these places have a wellness slant to them, and not just a clinical one. One that is geared towards both medical help and alternative health will offer to its clients such services as acupuncture, naturopathic doctor consultations, and nutritional counseling.

When looking for a medical spa that suits your greatest needs, you need to do ample research to find out about what the spas in your area have to offer. Ask others for recommendations, visit the Internet, and go through the yellow pages of your telephone book to learn more.

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Homeopathic Specialist – An Important Role in Homeopathic Treatment

If you are on the right path, the destination is never far from you. But for this direction you need a guide always to tell you right and wrong. In case of any wrong step you could have delayed on your destination or could move on wrong path. This may further add complications to your work. Same theory if applied to your body may lead to loss of life also. So you need to be a bit more careful in terms of your health. While visiting a doctor, make sure about his work and experience in the concerned field.

In homeopathy, the person diagnosing you has a very important role. Although remedies treat a particular disease but whenever you will visit to a homeopath, he will examine you properly with your symptoms and will ask you many questions. These questions will be related to your mental, physical, emotional state so that a homeopath can have proper diagnosis of your disease. Sometimes with same symptoms different remedies are suggested depending upon the other factors related to person's life. In such cases it becomes very essential that your homeopathic specialist should be an experienced one.

Homeopathic remedies are an amazing substitute for conventional medication. But here you should look in the background and training of the homeopath. For treatment of a disease through homeopathy, it is very important to have good patient doctor relations. As here, understanding of individual and his life is more important and that can be done by an experienced specialist homeopath. Sometimes some people for publicity want to show that they are expert enough in this field but it's your duty to make it sure. One should not be careless in this regard as 1-2 months delay in your treatment can cause further complications to your body. An inexperienced person can give you unnecessary doses and could stop your remedy when it is most required.

In some states where license agreement is not required, anyone can claim to be a homeopath while in others a license is required to practice homeopathy. For this license one has to clear a particular exam. Normally medical doctors (MD's) and doctors of osteopathy may choose homeopathy as their post graduate program. You should look up the degree and certificate before consulting any homeopathic specialist.

Homeopathy is never a one visit treatment. An individual has to be in regular contact for 5-6 weeks. In such case, whatever changes occurring in your body with the treatment should be properly analyzed so that one could change the remedies accordingly. This careful monitoring can also be done by trained and experienced homeopath. Also when you get treated yourself from an experienced doctor, he tries to cure illness from its roots rather than just treating superficially so that you could never again get infected with the same disease.

Beside the role of specialist, you already know that proper care of patient, healthy and nutritional diet and timely taken medicine can keep you away from disease and doctors through out your life.

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Hernia Pain After Surgery – 3 Tips For Faster Recovery

A hernia can arise at any time. In some cases, it occurs slowly over time, with the muscle of the abdominal wall slowly weakening until some tissue or bits of internal organs poke through. In other cases, a bout of strenuous activity can cause a hernia to occur more suddenly.

Often, the hernia will be easily visible as a protrusion outside of the body, pushing the skin over it outward and upward. In some cases, the protrusion can come and go over time as different degrees of stress or pressure are placed upon the affected area. But even in these cases, the hernia is ever-present – it is just the protrusion itself that comes and goes.

If you believe you have a hernia or have been diagnosed as such, it is important to seek medical attention. Depending upon its state, your doctor may choose to order surgery to have it repaired. This is particularly true if the hernia is determined to be incarcerated or encapsulated, which means that the protruding tissue poses some greater health risks to the body.

What Happens During Hernia Surgery

Hernia surgery essentially consists of the making of a small incision (laparoscopic procedure) or larger incision (open surgery) near the hernia. The protruding tissue is gently pushed into the body cavity and then sealed with a mesh material. The mesh serves to strengthen the area around the incision and greatly reduces the chances of recurrence.

For Faster Hernia Surgery Recovery

Recovery times for hernia surgery vary, usually taking from 1 to 5 weeks dependent upon the type of hernia, its seriousness, and the type of surgery performed. Fortunately, there are actions that the patient can take to ensure a smooth recovery.

Hernia Pain after Surgery – 3 Tips for Faster Recovery

1. Stay away from heavy exercises: As you have probably heard, it is important to avoid any strenuous activity during the entire recovery period. This includes avoiding heavy lifting, exercises, or stretching of any kind. Any of these activities run the risk of reopening the repaired hernia.

2. Be sure to move around each day: At the same time, however, it is important to keep mobile each day. Do not make the mistake of just lying still on the bed or couch for days at a time. In fact, your muscles will heal more quickly if they get worked out a bit every day (gently, of course).

3. Hernia pain after surgery: Be sure to listen carefully to your body. While you should definitely listen to everything your doctor tells you, also stay in touch with any signals you get from your body as you walk down the road of recovery. Some pain around the incision area is normal. However, if the pain does not improve or actually gets worse, be sure to consult with your doctor. He or she can verify whether you are recovering normally.

Also: be sure to watch for any signs of redness or swilling around the area of ​​your incision, as well as the development of a fever. If any of these symptoms arise, be sure to contact your doctor right away.

Follow these 3 tips for faster recovery after hernia surgery.

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Recovery Time For Inguinal Hernia Surgery – What to Expect

A hernia consists of a rupture or weakness in the muscle of the abdominal wall of the body. Internal tissues or organs, such as a part of the intestines, can protrude through that abdominal wall. The result is often a visible bulge on the outside of the body. It may be painful, or it could have been accompanied with a dragging feeling in the affected area.

An inguinal hernia is a type of hernia which presents in the groin area of ​​the body. Mainly affecting men but also affecting women on occasion, inguinal hernias are a fairly common occurrence.

If you have been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia or suspect that you have one, it is wise to seek advice from your doctor about getting surgical repair as soon as possible.

What Takes Place in a Hernia Surgery Procedure

Hernia surgeries are fairly common. During the procedure, the surgeon accesses the compromised muscle wall and gently pushes the herniated tissue or organ back into the body cavity. Then, the muscle is sutured with stitches, usually with a mesh material added to the location to enhance its strength.

Types of Hernia Surgery

There are two main types of hernia surgery: open and laparoscopic. Open hernia surgery is essentially a traditional surgery procedure where the surgeon creates a large incision outside the body and accesses the herniated tissue that way.

By contrast, laparoscopic surgery involves the surgeon making a much smaller incision and then entering the body with a tiny camera and surgical instruments.

Recovery Time for Inguinal Hernia Surgery

For laparoscopic surgery, recovery time is usually 1-2 weeks. Meanwhile, for open hernia surgery, it is about 4 weeks.

It is important to note that your recovery time in either case will depend in part upon how well you take care of yourself after surgery. For example, it is very important to avoid any type of strenuous activity such as heavy lifting during the entire recovery period

On the other hand, do not make the mistake of simply staying in bed, immobile, during the entire recovery period. Instead, it is important to get up and gently walk around on a regular basis. Doing so will help to strengthen the abdominal walls during recovery.

If the area around your incision swells or turns red, be sure to contact your doctor right away. Do the same if you develop a fever within a few days after surgery. All of these are signs of a possible infection.

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Sinus Relief by Humming – Why it Works

Sinus symptoms are usually caused by lazy nasal cilia. Cilia are the tiny oars that move bacteria and dust out of the nose. Then the bacteria do not remain in place long enough to multiply and cause disease.

In postnasal drip, the cilia move slowly. This allows the mucus to thicken and grow bacteria. Here is the gloppy feel and the odor, and the constant hawking.

Why do cilia slow down? Are you stuck behind a diesel bus? Smog in the air? Work where odors and dusts harm the cilia? For example, persons exposed to chromium dusts get many of these symptoms.

Allergies donate too, but in a roundabout fashion. Initially, in allergy, the cilia speed up. Here the nose drips and there is excessive sneezing-which blows out the pollen. But, after several weeks of symptoms, the cilia are exhausted and then bacteria remain in place and multiply.

The cure? Hum! When you hum set up a vibration in the air. That vibration does several things. It vibrates the mucus layer and breaks up the thick bonds so that the mucus is thinner and more liquid. This in itself allows better movement of the cilia.

Humming also vibrates the cilia. Know how your fingers tingle when you touch a piano at a certain note or chord? Know how soldiers march across a wooden bridge in perfect step can set up a vibration that causes a bridge to vibrate too? That is the kind of action you can get from humming.

However you need to get the right tone. Usually the deer into base you go, the better. If you put your fingers on your nasal tip, often that can tell you when you reach the right pitch.

This harmony tone is the principle of the kazoo that you blow into and it creates a low pitched sound for the chest cilia. That vibration helps break up thick chest mucus and get the chest cilia moving so they can remove bacteria.

Indra Devi, the Yoga Master, demonstrated to me how the yogis do it. They alternately sniff saline in and out in a rhythm that is ideal for activating the nasal cilia. This explains why she and her followers were sinus free.

The pulsatile irrigator is a mechanical way to follow the Indra Devi method. This gently sends a stream through the nose and sinuses at a pulse rate to stimulate nasal cilia. At the same time the pulse rate also removes the stale mucus and massages the nasal tissue in order to bring better circulation to the area.

For those of you athletically inclined, jumping up and down also works by shaking up the mucus and the nasal cilia. Some of my patients have been sinus free by this method.

Today, the method of taking huge doses of antibiotics at the sunset of a sinus infection is contrary to the studies showing not much difference in out between placebo and drugs. Surgery methods that do not restore cilia function may not succeed if the cilia movement is not restored; despite the best surgery, if cilia do not return to normal, the symptoms may persist. This is why a trial of humming and / or Hydro Pulse Nasal / Sinus irrigation is always best before other more invasive methods are used.

After any nasal / sinus surgery, you may get post-op nasal / sinus infection syndrome (PONSIS). This is because with surgery, the nasal cilia may take a long time to recover. Using humming and other means to return cilia speed to normal can help prevent this condition.

Additional aids for sinus problems include tea, lemon and honey, probiotics, and good sleep.

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How Are Amethyst Crystals Used in Healing?

Historically it was termed the Bishop's stone since it was worn as a symbol of humility, spiritual wisdom, compassion and piety by the Roman Catholic Bishops. Due to its rich colors, it has been used in many jewels which have been worn by royalty. It is therefore associated with wealth and prosperity.

In days gone by it was made into drinking vessels. At the time it was said to have the power to stop toxoxication to those who drank from these vessels. The crystal is classed as a sacred stone for meditation. Many people say that it possesses the highest energy vibrations of all the gems. it is thought to cause an augmented spirituality and serenity level. The ancient Egyptians believed that it could ward off evil. The ability to stop negative thoughts and feelings has been noted.

It is believed to aid in relaxation, meditation, spiritual awareness and psychic ability. This item has also been linked to serenity, tolerance, forgiveness and peace. Many people believe that wearing amethyst will assist with relaxing the mind an sharpening intuition.

This stone is normally used as an introductory stone to healing with crystals. For this purpose it is easily available as well as affordable and is one of the most convincing healing stones. To use it in crystal healing they can be worn in the form of jewelry. It can be placed in the pocket or on specific parts of the body for healing.

For physical health, it can be used to assist with skin diseases; pain and tension; headaches; blood cleansing; bruising or swilling on the body; intestinal disorders and drunkness or hangovers. It can also assist with respiratory tract and lung ailments. It has great potential for use in mental clarity. This will allow creative thinking; relaxation and restful sleep. It can improve concentration and help with overcoming mental blocks.

Amethyst crystals are remarkable healers regarding loss, sadness and grief. It also functions very well as a dream inspiration tool. If you place it under your pillow at night it is meant to promote clear, lucid dreams and prevent nightmares. It is used for emotional healing and spiritual development. This is one of the most important crystal healing stones as it can assist with the development of spiritual awareness.

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Oil of Oregano – The Miracle Drug Most People Still Don’t Know About

The uses for oregano and oil of oregano are many. Whether it's fighting diarrhea, intestinal gas, and digestive problems, it also works well against a sore throat and breathing difficulties. Oil of oregano can also fight against bee stains and many snake bites. Some reports have even recommended it as a treatment for dandruff and skin disorders.

The benefits of oregano have really gone unnoticed. Oregano is probably the world's most complete natural medicine. But it has to be the real thing. If it's NOT genuine oregano and oil of oregano, it will not have the powerful effects that the real will have.

Oregano may be what you've been searching for, but maybe you've never heard about the value and availability.

Oregano oil is very powerful in fighting:
* Yeast, fungus (skin and blood-borne)
* Allergies, hay fever, and sinusitis
* Infections (cold and flu).

One doctor learned about its strength first hand. He suffered from a blood-born fungal infection that literally put him out of work. He had to close his practice and move home to live. He had tried everything, until finally; he discovered the powerful antiseptic property of wild oregano. It saved him and he got his life back again.

In my opinion, the anti-allergic effect I've received has been the most impressive. I started using it a few years ago and made it through one of the worst pollen seasons ever. I took it before I went to sleep and slept through the night. Oil of oregano has been used since ancient times to fight yeast, fungal and viral infections. Oregano oil's ability to wipe out allergies, runny nose, sinusitis, and nasal drip has proven to me that this stuff really works!

Once again, I want to reiterate, you're not going to get the results eating a pizza! There's not enough real oregono power. Only, wild, mountain-grown oregano (from the Mediterranean) contains the naturally rich “carvacrols, flavonoids, and terpenes,” which give the oregano its incredible power. The Carvacrol is a natural “anti-microbial” and Flavonoids provide a “natural antiseptic” property, which act as a natural anti-inflammatory agent.

You may call them, “Mother Nature's antihistamines and decongestants.” Wild handpicked Oil of Oregano has over 70% Carvacrol by weight. That's a lot of healing power. Remember, you can not buy cheap imitations and expect any real results. The beauty of oregono is that it can be used internally and topically.
Every allergy sufferer needs to know that wild oregono is capable of stopping their next allergy attack in its tracks. It is effective, reliable, and safe. Can you even begin to say that about “over-the-counter drugs?”

Try the natural approach first. Why continue to suffer from allergies any more. Wild oregano oil conquers them every time.

Pathogenic bacteria, staph, strep, and E.coli, are no match for the power of oregano oil. This wonderful gift for healing has even been proven to destroy resistant fungal forms like the mutated fungi which result from antibiotic therapy.

Let me be honest, it is strong, so when you start using it internally, start with small amounts, like one or two drops twice a day in juice.
Take one drop twice a day and work your way to one drop four times a day. Mix it with a little honey or maple syrup, to improve taste.

As I said before, you can apply it topically to treat gums, teeth, itches, infections on the skin, and just about anywhere in the body. Exercise caution if you use it in the genital region. If you have to use it there, mix it with some olive oil or coconut oil before applying it.

Another benefit of oregano; there are no side effects.

Just look at how many health issues Oil of Oregano effectively treats:

• Acne
• allergies
• arthritis
• asthma
• athlete's foot
• constipation
• croup
• dandruff
• diarrhea
• digestive disturbances
• insect bites
• bronchitis
• canker sores
• colds
• flu
• earaches
• fatigue
• gum disease
• parasites
• headaches
• menstrual irregularities
• psoriasis
• toenail problems
• seborrhea
• ringworm
• rosacea
• sinusitis
• muscle pain
• varicose veins
• warts

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Hernia Surgery For Children – 7 Things You Should Know

Do you suspect or have you told that your child may have a hernia? While the condition does need to be addressed right away, you may be comforted to know that it is not at all uncommon. In fact, hernia repair surgeries are one of the most commonly-performed types of surgery on children.

A hernia occurs when tissue or an organ from inside the body, such as the intestine, pushes through a weak spot in a muscle wall. From the outside, it can look like a bulge or lump.

Hernias in Children

In the case of children, the protruding organ or tissue is sometimes only visible when the area is under strain, such as when the child is straining, coughing, crying, or otherwise exerting a lot of effort. If the hernia only shows up in these situations, it is called “reducible” and usually does not pose any immediate danger for the child (but check with your doctor to be sure).

However, in some cases, the tissue or organ can become trapped in the opening in the muscle wall. This is called an “incarcerated” hernia and does require immediate attention from a doctor. A “strangulated” hernia is even more serious and occurs when blood supply is cut off from the protruding tissue.

Hernia Surgery for Children – 7 Things You Should Know

If you believe your child may need surgery to repair a hernia, here are 7 things you should know:

1. For an incarcerated hernia, the doctor can actually squeeze the tissue back into the body cavity: If this type of hernia is discovered, the doctor can perform a temporary measure – usually with pain medication – to push the tissue back into the body.

2. Surgery is recommended within a few days for an incarcerated hernia: Once the doctor fulfills this temporary fix, surgery is required to permanently fix the spot.

3. Surgery is recommended immediately for a strangulated hernia: In the case of a disturbed hernia, surgery is required right away in order to save the tissue from dying due to lack of oxygen.

4. During surgery, the tissue is pushed back into the body and the muscle wall is closed: During hernia surgery, the tissue is pushed back inside and the wall is fortified with a mesh-like material.

5. Kids of all ages can undergo hernia surgery: A child of any age – including infants – can safely undergo hernia surgery.

6. Surgery is performed on a outpatient basis: Patients do not need to stay overnight at the hospital in most cases.

7. Most kids can go back to normal activity within 7 days: The child can resume normal activity in short order after surgery.

Familiarize yourself with these 7 things you should know regarding hernia surgery for children.

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Discover the Energy Healing Technique That Changed My Life & Learn How it Can Change Yours

Eight years ago, when I was among the first group of coaches selected to be the charter group trained in the Healing Codes technology, I knew it would change my life, but could not imagine all the ways in which it would change for the better ! And I had no idea how much joy I would experience as I was given the privilege to witness change and healing in the lives of others.

This healing system uses energy therapy to target unhealed cellular memory, limiting beliefs and painful, unresolved feelings. Although in my distant healing work with clients, I use a synergy of healing techniques, this system forms the foundation of that work and has changed the way I use every other techniques I know.

It changed my life and the lives of everyone I could talk into trying it in those first few weeks, and since then, many of the lives of my clients, who in our work together have become like family to me! I use it every day and am grateful I found out about it all those years ago.

The Healing Codes

“The Healing Codes is a form of energy healing that neutralizes the stress – past, present and future – that is created through our perceptions and held in the body and the energy field. stress, whether spiritual, mental, emotional or physical. A client is given sequences of simple hand positions involving one or more of four healing centers. This activates an energetic healing system that transforms negative memories and limiting beliefs. “- Alternatives for Healing

What the Healing Codes Technique Does

It Targets Cellular Memory

Energy healing techniques like the Healing Codes heal at the cellular level. Setting an intention for healing identifies the target and puts in an energetic request to group together the unhealed memories, beliefs and feelings and present them for healing.

Healing techniques like the Healing Codes then remove the pain in each memory and heal and clear the associated beliefs and feelings so that the memory is no longer destructive and then, can not hurt you anymore.

It Clears Toxic Energy from Your Energy Field

When we have experiences that hurt or frustate or wound us in some other way, and we do not heal them, that energy hangs around in our energy field like an unwanted companion. It damages our aura, our chakras and ever, affects our day-to-day experience.

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Best Method to Repair an Inguinal Hernia – 3 Considerations

If you have been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia or suspect you may have one, you are probably wondering about your treatment options. This type of hernia may or may not be painful, and this condition is often accompanied with a dragging sensation in the groin area. In almost all cases, repair will require surgical intervention.

What is an Inguinal Hernia?

An inguinal hernia refers to a hernia occurring the groin region. It occurs when a portion of the abdominal wall becomes weakened, allowing part of the intestine or other tissues to protrude outside of the abdominal cavity. This results in a visible bulge on the outside of the body.

Sometimes, an ultrasound is recommended by the doctor to confirm the presence of a hernia condition and to differentiate it from other conditions that may show similar symptoms (eg, a pathologic lymph node).

Inguinal hernias occurs much more frequently in men than in women, with a 9: 1 occurrence ratio between the two sexes. They can occur in all adult age groups. A person has about a 10% chance of developing this type of hernia over one's lifetime.

Options for Best Method to Repair and Inguinal Hernia

If you have this type of hernia, your doctor will likely recommend surgery to repair it. Broadly, there are two major types of surgical hernia repair methods: open repair and laparoscopic repair.

Open repair is the traditional method. It is repaired under local anesthetic and involves a relatively larger incision, longer operative time and longer recovery time.

Meanwhile, laparoscopic (minimally invasive) repair involves a smaller incision. This method involves attaching a telescope to a tiny camera which is inserted into the body through a small incision. It is done using general or spinal anesthesia. It involves a smaller incision, a shorter operative time, and a shorter recovery time.

In both cases, a mesh material is inserted into the body to strengthen the area weakened by the hernia.

Best Method to Repair an Inguinal Hernia: 3 Considerations

What is the best method of repair for your hernia? Only you and your doctor can decide together. But, here are 3 considerations:

1. Do you prefer local or general anesthetic?

2. Do you mind if you have a larger scar after surgery?

3. Are you concerned about having a shorter versus longer recovery time?

Consider the answer to each of these questions and then talk to your doctor about the best option for you.

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