Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Humans 'have six-hour window' to erase memories of fea

Humans have a six- hours window opportunity when fearfull memories can potentially be erased, a study says.
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Monday, December 14, 2009

People With Autism Have Problem With Self-Awareness'

Scientists have produced evidence that self-awareness is a big problem for people with autism.
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Willow Bark and Back Pain?

Willow bark from certain Salix spp. that contains salicin has been used to treat many different kinds of pain, including rheumatic pain, back pain, toothache, headache, and menstrual cramps. It is also used to relieve sore throat, fever, and headache associated with upper respiratory tract infections and influenza.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Saint John's Wort and Depression

References to the use of St. John's wort in healing can be found for the last 2000 years, dating back to the early Greeks. St. John's wort has been extensively investigated for mild to moderate depression.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Can Vitamin A Help with Acne?

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, which is derived from two sources: retinoids and carotenoids. Retinoids like retinal and retinoic acid are found in animal sources (like the liver, kidney, eggs and dairy products). Carotenoids like beta-carotene are found in plants like dark or yellow vegetables and carrots.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Borage Seed Oil and Arthritis?

Borage (Borago officinalis) is an herb native to Syria that has spread throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. Borage flowers and leaves may be eaten and borage seeds are often pressed to produce oil very high in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Borage is popularly used for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopausal symptoms. Borage is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it has been studied in clinical trials for conditions such as periodontitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sage a Spice and a Medicine

Sage has been used in Europe for centuries as a spice and a medicine. There are many different species of sage, with some reports describing over 500 species. Sage is a popular European treatment for inflammations of the mouth and throat, dyspepsia (upset stomach), and excessive sweating, in addition to other uses. The strongest evidence for the use of sage comes from clinical trials conducted with sage for Alzheimer's disease, menopausal discomfort, pharyngitis, herpes infections, and to improve mood, cognition, and memory.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Common Cold and Andrographis

The leaves of Andrographis paniculata, an annual herb, were commonly used in Indian folk medicine and Ayurveda for centuries. The herb is also used in Chinese and Thai herbal medicine, where it is known for its "bitter" properties as a treatment for digestive problems. Today, this herb is popularly used in Scandinavia to treat upper respiratory infection (URI) and the flu.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Pau D'Arco Tea

Pau d’arco “tea” is an infusion made from the inner bark of the Tabebuia Avellanedae or Tabebuia Impetiginosa (Taheebo) tree grown in South America. Pau d'arco tea has been used for many centuries by the Indio tribes of South America. The ancient Incas and Aztecs were probably the first to become familiar with the herb’s healing powers.

Pau d’arco reportedly helps combat infection, increase vitality, build up immunity to disease, strengthen cellular structure, and eliminate pain and inflammation. It is well known for treating a wide range of conditions including pain, arthritis, inflammation of the prostate gland, fever, dysentery,boils and ulcers, and various cancers. This tea is reported to have anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and, in some cases, anti-tumor effects. In addition, some researchers claim that Pau d'arco tea can relieve the side effects of chemotherapy.

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Tea and Cancer Prevention?

Tea drinking is an ancient tradition dating back 5,000 years in China and India. Long regarded in those cultures as an aid to good health, researchers now are studying tea for possible use in the prevention and treatment of a variety of cancers. Investigators are especially interested in the antioxidants-called catechins-found in tea. Despite promising early research in the laboratory, however, studies involving humans so far have been inconclusive.
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Monday, July 6, 2009

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy aims to support the body's ability to heal itself through the use of dietary and lifestyle changes together with CAM therapies such as herbs, massage, and joint manipulation.

There are six principles that form the basis of naturopathic practice in North America :
1. The healing power of nature,
2. Identification and treatment of the cause of disease,
3. The concept of 'first do no harm',
4. The doctor as teacher,
5. Treatment of the whole person,
6. Prevention.
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Monday, June 22, 2009

What is Noni?

Noni has a history of use as a topical preparation for joint pain and skin conditions.
Today, people drink noni fruit juice as a general health tonic, as well as for cancer and chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
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Monday, June 1, 2009

What is Tai Chi?

Tai chi (pronounced "tie chee" and also known by some other names and spellings) is a mind-body practice that originated in China as a martial art. A person doing tai chi moves his body slowly and gently, while breathing deeply and meditating.
In tai chi, each movement flows into the next. The entire body is always in motion, with the movements performed gently and at uniform speed. It is considered important to keep the body upright, especially the upper body-many tai chi practitioners use the image of a string that goes from the top of the head into the heavens-and to let the body's weight sink to the soles of the feet.
In addition to movement, two other important elements in tai chi are breathing and meditation.
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Cupping Therapy Demonstration

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What Is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping therapy is a form of deep tissue massage. It is also an ancient form of Chinese medicine dating back more than 2,500 years.
The health benefits attributed to cupping therapy include releasing toxins, stimulating the lymphatic system, clearing colon blockages, activating the skin clearing stretch marks, relieving join and muscle pain, and improving varicose veins.
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Friday, May 1, 2009

Reflexolgy Demonstration

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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is an ancient therapeutic healing technique. It releases stress and tension that can build up in the body from normal living by generating deep peaceful relaxation. The body is then in a state to facilitate its own healing. By creating relaxation, reflexology helps permit unrestricted circulation. There are 7,000 nerves and nerve endings. blood and lymph capillaries, and meridians located in the feet, making them very sensitive to reflexology' stimulating effects.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Back Pain, What To Do?

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Stress, bad postures can cause back pain. Kim Pozharsky, founder of Personal Care Professional presents his approach to treating back pain.
Kim Pozharsky is a certified physical therapist and sport medicine expert. Mr. Pozharsky serves a variety of remedial, restorative and preventative roles. He integrates his solid expertise in physical therapy and rehabilitation, with massage therapy and advanced personal training. His unique approach incorporates complementary treatment to conventional physical therapy.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Back Pain

Low-back pain is a common condition that can be difficult to treat. Spinal manipulations ( The application of controlled force to a joint, moving it beyond the normal range of motion in an effort to aid in restoring health. Manipulation may be performed as a part of other therapies or whole medical systems, including chiropractic medicine, massage and naturoptahy.) is among the treatment options used by people with low back pain in attempts to relieve pain and improve functioning. It is performed by chiropractors and other health care professionals such as physical therapists. osteopaths, and some conventional medical doctors.
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Healing Modalities in your Bathroom?

The idea of healing the body,mind and spirit in the bathroom is not a new concept. In fact, few knew how to do it better that the ancient Romans. Beginning with an oil massage and exercise period, most Romans spent a relaxing afternoon at the public bath, wither socializing or reading. After visiting the hot, steamy rooms of the caldarium, it was time for the actual bath, first in hot water and then a final rinse in the frigidrium -- a plunge in cold water. The Romans, the Greeks and Turks used bathing as a healing tool. Your bathroom can be more than just a water closet or a drive-by shower stall where you're in and out in less than 10 minutes, It can be a source of healing for your just lie it was for ancient civilization. You can start your holistic bathroom ritual with a nightly routine or dry skin brushing. Dry skin brushing is one of the healthier self-help methods available today.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine good for Children?

A wide range of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies are used in children, including herbs and dietary supplements, massage (Pressing, rubbing, and moving muscles and other soft tissues of the body, primarily by using the hands and fingers. The aim is to increase the flow of blood and oxygen to the massaged area.), acupuncture(A family of procedures that originated in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body by a variety of techniques, including the insertion of thin metal needles though the skin. It is intended to remove blockages in the flow of qi and restore and maintain health.), chiropractic care, naturopathy(A whole medical system that originated in Europe. Naturopathy aims to support the body's ability to heal itself through the use of dietary and lifestyle changes together with CAM therapies such as herbs, massage, and joint manipulation.), and homeopathy(A whole medical system that originated in Europe. Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself by giving very small doses of highly diluted substances that in larger doses would produce illness or symptoms (an approach called "like cures like").).
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Is Chelation Therapy Good for your Heart?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death of both men and women in the United States. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of heart disease in the U.S.
CAD is a condition in which the blood vessels that nourish the heart muscle are blocked by plaque composed of fatty deposits of cholesterol and calcium. Chelation therapy, along with lifestyle modification, has long been used by naturopathic physicians (ND) to treat CAD.
Chelation is a process in which a chemical is used to bind molecules, such as metals or minerals. The chelating agent holds the molecules tightly so that they can be eliminated from the body. Chelation has been used by the allopathic communityfor decades to treat heavy metal poisoning, such as lead poisoning. However, they have not yet fully embraced chelation as a treatment for CAD.
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What is Chelation Therapy?

Chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun) therapy is an investigational therapy using a man-made amino acid, called EDTA. It is added to the blood through a vein. An international research study is now testing whether chelation therapy is safe and effective for treating heart disease.
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture began to become better known in the United States in 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after surgery.The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What Do You Know About Cranberries?

Historically, cranberry fruits and leaves were used for a variety of problems, such as wounds, urinary disorders, diarrhea, diabetes, stomach ailments, and liver problems. Recently, cranberry products have been used in the hope of preventing or treating urinary tract infections or Helicobacter pylori infections that can lead to stomach ulcers, or to prevent dental plaque. Cranberry has also been reported to have antioxidant and anticancer activity.
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Thursday, February 26, 2009

In the United States, are men more likely to use complementary and alternative therapies than women?

The most comprehensive and reliable findings to date on Americans' use of CAM were released in May 2004 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). They came from the 2002 edition of the NCHS's National Health Interview Survey, an annual study in which tens of thousands of Americans are interviewed about their health-related and illness-related experiences. The 2002 edition included detailed questions on CAM. It was completed by 31,044 adults aged 18 years or older from the U.S. civilian non-institutionalized population. According to the results of that survey, some people are more likely than others to use CAM. Overall, CAM is used more by:
Women than men.
People with higher educational levels.
People who have been hospitalized in the past year.
Former smokers, compared with current smokers or those who have never smoked.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy seeks to stimulate the body's defense mechanisms and processes so as to prevent or treat illness. Treatment involves giving very small doses of substances called remedies that, according to homeopathy, would produce the same or similar symptoms of illness in healthy people if they were given in larger doses.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Why Health Supplements?

People take supplements for many reasons. A scientific study on this topic was published in 2002. In it, over 2,500 Americans reported on supplements they used (given the categories of vitamins/minerals and herbal products/natural supplements) and for what reasons.
Some uses of dietary supplements have become part of conventional medicine For example, scientists have found that the vitamin folic acid prevents certain birth defects, and a regimen of vitamins and zinc can slow the progression of the eye disease age-related macular degeneration. On the other hand, some supplements are considered to be CAM--either the supplement itself or one or more of its uses.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

What Is Ayurvedic Medicine?

The aim of Ayurveda is to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit. This is believed to help prevent illness and promote wellness.In Ayurvedic philosophy, people, their health, and the universe are all thought to be related. It is believed that health problems can result when these relationships are out of balance.In Ayurveda, herbs, metals, massage, and other products and techniques are used with the intent of cleansing the body and restoring balance.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

True or False?

In the United States, approximately one third to two thirds of the adult population uses some form of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)?
True. According to a report from The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health, during the 12 months prior to 2002, in the United States, 36% of adults were using some form of CAM. When megavitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons were included in the definition of CAM, that number rose to 62%.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Who Uses Chiropractic And For What Health Problems?

In 1997, it was estimated that Americans made nearly 192 million visits a year to chiropractors. Over 88 million of those visits were to treat back or neck pain.In one recent survey, more than 40 percent of patients receiving chiropractic care were being treated for back or low-back problems.More than half of those surveyed said that their symptoms were chronic. Conditions commonly treated by chiropractors include back pain, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, and repetitive strains.
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Monday, February 2, 2009

What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic ('kye-roh-PRAC-tic') is a form of health care that focuses on the relationship between the body's structure, primarily of the spine, and function. Doctors of chiropractic, who are also called chiropractors or chiropractic physicians, use a type of hands-on therapy called manipulationThe application of controlled force to a joint, moving it beyond the normal range of motion in an effort to aid in restoring health. Manipulation may be performed as a part of other therapies or whole medical systems, including chiropractic medicine, massage, and naturopathy. (or adjustment) as their core clinical procedure.
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Introduction to Reiki

Reiki is a therapy in which practitioners seek to transmit a universal energy to a person, either from a distance or by placing their hands on or near that person. The intent is to heal the spirit and thus the body.
(pronounced 'ray-kee') is an energy medicineTherapies that use energy fields with the intent to affect health. Some fields, such as magnetic fields and light, have been measured while others, such as biofields, have not.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What Are Antioxidants ?

Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage may lead to cancer. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals otherwise might cause. Examples of antioxidants include beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamins C, E, and A, and other substances.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Garlic and Cancer?

A host of studies provide compelling evidence that garlic and its organic allyl sulfur components are effective inhibitors of the cancer process.Several compounds are involved in garlic's possible anticancer effects.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

What is Ear Candling?

Ear candling is an ancient therapy. This alternative medicine practice helps the natural cleansing of ear wax buildup, and fungus from within the ear canal.

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