Far Eastern cultures have been using alternative treatments for thousands of years and still do so today. Even people in the most technically advanced countries, like China and Japan, appreciate the effectiveness and simplicity of natural medicine.
There are many reasons for this. One reason is because natural treatments work. Another reason is that there are virtually no side effects. Unlike the latest technology, with its magical pills and promised cure-alls, there are better options out there, like reflexology. As long as you have two hands and two feet, you can self-treat your medical problems, as many have done for centuries before us.
Reflexology is safe for everyone, and it’s been proven effective. Reflexology is the practice of strategically applying pressure to reflexes of the feet and hands as they correspond with specific body organs. This stems from the ancient belief that the nerves in the feet are channels to the rest of the body. By stimulating nerves on specific areas of the feet and hands, we can stimulate blood flow, reduce stress and eliminate toxin buildup in the corresponding organs and systems of the body. With this, many forms of sickness and disease can be reversed. At the very least, the symptoms can be effectively treated for a period of time.
Although reflexologists cannot diagnose or cure a sickness or disease, they can nevertheless improve one’s feeling of well-being. That ability to calm a person and reduce pain makes reflexology one of the fastest-growing alternative therapies today. In fact, celebrities pay an arm and a leg for just a few minutes of reflexology.
Not only is it beneficial as a tool for relaxation and stress relief, but reflexology is also an effective tool for improving circulation; relieving pain, and stimulating the immune and nervous systems. It has a beneficial effect on many illnesses and conditions, including allergies; chronic sinus problems; acid reflux; acne; migraines; PMS; menopause; insomnia; fertility problems and even arthritis. Many who suffer from these problems have been helped tremendously by reflexology treatments.
Children can benefit from reflexology in many ways as well. Some of the most common complaints treated by doctors include ear infections, constipation, colic and bed-wetting. Reflexology has been shown to dramatically improve these problems as well as other issues that effect children.
Research has even shown that children with cerebral palsy who received reflexology experienced an increased growth rate over the kids who did not receive therapy. Elderly patients who routinely get reflexology treatment have been able to reduce cholesterol, lower and maintain blood pressure and treat painful digestion better than drugs. Elderly patients who have reflexology mats in their homes experience less pain and a greater sense of control when walking.
Reflexology has made its mark in the world of alternative therapies because it works. If you doubt that reflexology works, try it and see the results for yourself. Once you try it you will be a believer and most importantly, you will be hooked for life. Find yourself a good reflexologist, or better yet, learn the techniques for yourself. Having the knowledge to treat yourself and your family is one of the smartest things you can do.
Applied Kinesiology is used by chiropractors and doctors, and Touch for Health Kinesiology is geared for the lay person to learn simple skills to help themselves, their family and friends. www.USKinesiology.com
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Did You Know That Herbal Medicine Is As Old As Time?
In the ancient world there were no medical doctors and when people became unwell they would go to the village elder with the knowledge of the healing effects of various plant leaves, stem, flower and root that grew wild in the local natural environment.
Medicine from herbs is one of oldest forms of healthcare. It has a long and respected history of plants and parts of the plant being used for medicinal purposes based on the observation and testing of indigenous people.
Use of leaves, flowers, stems, berries, and roots of plants to prevent, relieve, treat and cure various medical conditions is known as herbal medicine.
Many modern medications have been derived from the knowledge of herbs and their healing properties. The medicinal component of the plant, herb, root or berry is analyzed and isolated. This component is then artificially stabilized and manufactured in large laboratories for use in pharmaceutical preparations.
Before the discovery and synthesis of antibiotics, Echinacea was most widely administered medicine to fight infection. It was even part of the medical kit for the men going to war. Echinacea is a herb that comes from a plant, commonly known as, purple coneflower. The scientists’ research today have found that it has immune boosting properties by encouraging the body to produce disease fighting white blood cells.
In the 1900’s as the Western medicine developed, through scientific research from an art to a science, modern medicine produced in pharmaceutical laboratories based on synthetic counterparts of medicine made from herbs became more popular pushing the practice of ancient traditional herbal medicine into relative obscurity.
But the big problem is WHY do they have side effects?
The World Health Organization has researched that out of 119 plant derived synthetic medicine, 74% are being prescribed for the same healing properties as has been used by indigenous people as herbal medicine, for centuries.
Pharmacologists identify, isolate and extract the active component and then synthesize it in the laboratories. The resultant powerful medicinal quality of the active component becomes toxic, creating side effects. It becomes toxic because it has been removed from its natural environment. The other supportive important components of the plant like vitamins,
bioflavonoid, volatile oils, glycosides, minerals, alkaloids etc that enhance the properties of the active component have been eliminated. So the herbal medicine that was originally safe has a synthetic counterpart, which has side effects.
Herbal medicines in there natural forms are safe and do not usually suffer from the problem of side effects and are apt at addressing targeted problems.
WHO, World Health Organization has found that estimated 4 billion people, i.e. 80% of the World’s population, uses herbal medicine as their primary form of medication. Herbal medicine is a major part of indigenous peoples’ traditional medicine around the World, be it ayurveda, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathy or native American Indian medicine.
Herbs and prepared herbal medicine are available in many different forms with unique properties for healing various medical conditions. They are available in the form of raw herbs, tinctures, extracts, capsules, tablets, lozenges and ointments.
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