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About Homeopathic Medicine


Homeopathy is a safe, natural form of medicine, based on the practice of
treating like with like. Homeopathy is derived from the Greek words homios,
meaning like or similar, and italios, meaning suffering.

Homeopathy is concerned with treating the whole person rather than the illness
alone. The homeopath will consider the patient as a whole, both physically and
psychologically, taking into account the patient's physical appearance, their
likes, dislikes and their temperament. It is there fore a highly personalized
form of treatment, so patients who apparently suffer from the same ill ness may
be given advice for different medicines.

Homeopathy is a well established form of healing. Today many of the leading
pharmaceutical companies are researching and mass-producing homeopathic

Homeopathic Medicines

Homeopathic medicines look very much like conventional medicines, are taken in
the same way, but the way they work is entirely different.

The medicines are not synthetic and are derived from natural sources. Over 60%
of homeopathic remedies are prepared from vegetable or plant materials. Other
remedies are prepared from naturally occurring mineral substances, including
metals, non-metallic substances, and mineral salts. Animal sources of
homeopathic remedies include: Cuttlefish (the ink or juice provides sepia) and

Homeopathic medicines are prepared by obtaining the remedy in its most
concentrated form, and then, through a long process of dilution, by preparing a
medicine whose potency is sufficient to effect a treatment. The potency
describes the measure of the dilution of the remedy and is denoted by the
number which follows the name of the medicine itself. The higher the number,
the greater the dilution (up to one part remedy to one trillion parts dilutant).

Homeopathic Medicines

Homeopathic medicines, commonly referred to as remedies, may come from the
plant, mineral, or animal kingdom. Some common remedies include: arnica
montana, from the Leopard's bane plant; belladonna, from the deadly nightshade
plant; calcarea, calcium carbonate from oyster shells; sepia, from cuttlefish
ink; and the element, sulphur.

Homeopathic remedies today are produced using the same dilution principles as
in Hahnemann's day. In a common dilution of 1:100, one drop of the homeopathic
substance is added to 99 drops of water and/or alcohol. The mixture is then
potentized by a process called "succussion" -- repeated tapping on a hard
surface for a specific length of time. Remedies may be diluted up to 1000
times, leaving only an infinitesimal trace of the substance. Remedies are
typically diluted 10, 100, or 1,000 times, which translate into potencies that
are marked with the Roman numerals X, C, and M. Homeopathic remedies range from
6X as the lowest potency to 1M or more as the highest potency.

Remedies can be taken orally in pill, powder, or drop form, rubbed topically,
or injected. There are usually no side effects from homeopathic treatments, but
a patient can experience what is called a "healing aggravation," a temporary
accentuation of symptoms. This is seen as a positive sign that the remedy is
working. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, a homeopath may choose an
antidote, which produces the opposite effect of the remedy. The antidote may be
another homeopathic remedy, or a strong substance, such as perfume, camphor, or
coffee, which are known to block the effects of a remedy.

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized
homeopathic medicines as drugs since 1938, working with the Homeopathic
Pharmacopoeia Convention to produce and update their reference book of
homeopathic medicines. Over the years, the FDA has classified homeopathic
medicines as either prescription or more commonly as non-prescription
(over-the-counter), depending on their strength. In the United Kingdom,
homeopathic medicine has been part of the National Health Service (NHS) since
it began in 1948. There are currently 5 homeopathic hospitals in the NHS.
Homeopathic medicines are available over-the-counter or by prescription.

Safety of Homeopathic Medicines

Because of the very, very small doses used in homeopathic treatment, the
medicines are completely safe, non-addictive and have no unwanted side effects.
The curative properties of the remedies are released even in extremely high
dilutionÜand render the medicine completely safe for the treatment of both
children and babies.

Always consult a practitioner before buying homeopathic remedies, and make sure
that they are kept safe and out of the reach of all children.

Where dosing instructions have been followed, no case of toxic action has ever
been reported in association with homeopathic medicines.

Receiving Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathic treatment is practiced by fully qualified Health Practitioners who
understand the philosophy of homeopathic medicine's well as patients' emotional
and daily situations.

While some homeopathic medicines are readily available in both regular
pharmacies and health stores, you MUST consult your homeopathic practitioner
before attempting treatment for any serious ailment or illness.

If you are currently on medication for a serious medical or psychological
condition, you should NOT stop taking your medication in order to start
homeopathic treatment. Your practitioner will advise you on the best course of
treatment, often working with your internist or therapist.

The Risk of Diabetes

Psychological and emotional stress among mothers may trickle down to their kids
and increase their children's risk of having diabetes. Mothers who experienced a
stressful event such as divorce, domestic violence, mental tension and work
pressure have an increased risk of developing diabetes. Parents who are often
stressed out or are having problems is the number one stressor among children.
Without the parent's knowledge, children may get stressed, raising level of
cortisol-also called the "stress hormone".

Cortisol is found adjacent to the kidneys and is released in response to either
physical or psychological stress. It breaks down muscle protein into its
component amino acid which then circulates the bloodstream. These amino acids
are used by the liver in the manufacture of glucose for energy increasing blood
sugar level and at the same time lowering the use of glucose as fuel. The excess
and deficiency of cortisol in the body may trigger some system disorders such as
autoimmunity damaging the insulin-producing beta cells thus resulting in insulin

Children with diabetes who experience frequent episode of severe low blood
sugar or hypoglycemia particularly at an early age may have reduced long-term
memory performance than diabetic children who experience severe hypoglycemia at
a later age. A diabetic children's spatial memory performance may be greatly
affected by episodes of extreme low blood sugar. Hypoglycemia is an abnormally
low level of glucose in the blood or low blood sugar.

Anti-diabetic medicines that are taken orally by the mouth are effective as
insulin injection in controlling symptoms of diabetes. The number of people
with diabetes continues to rise while their ages at the time of diagnosis drop.
Type 2 diabetes, which used to be called adult -- onset diabetes, is now
striking children, due largely to the obesity epidemic. Overweight and obese
kids that present identifying symptoms like darkness around neck and armpits
area are those who frequently get urinary tract infection (UTI).

Diabetes if not properly managed can lead to many complications such as
amputation and damage to key organs of the body like the eyes, kidney and the
heart. It takes every ounce of restraints and discipline on the part of the
patient to be able to follow the rigid diet and medication regimen required for
the management of disease.

Having diabetes requires careful examination of ones sugar level. Besides
watching for sign of high blood sugar, they also have to be aware of warning
signs of blood sugar or hypoglycemia. Using blood glucose meter, a person who
has diabetes can tell his/her sugar level is low. Normal fasting blood sugar is
70 to 100 mg/dl.

About Frustration

What is Frustration? It is a feeling of disappointment and discomfort aroused
in the mind of human beings only when something has went wrong with them or
they are not able to achieve the goals that they had set for themselves. In
every ten people seven are affected by it and out of them three are severely
affected. It is a mental feeling that is growing like other dangerous diseases
such as AIDS.

In today's competitive scenario every person has his targets that he wanted to
achieve timely and if he is not able to achieve his targets he is frustrated.
This frustration can affect the mind in negative way in which person's thinking
power gets slowed down. Frustration led a person a take wrong decisions and as a
result of which he is not able to come with innovative ideas. His creativity
gets stopped down. He is not able to achieve all his targets and is left with
only his uncompleted plans and unachieved targets. Such a frustrated person
goes far away from reality.

How this feeling of frustration does arise? Firstly the feeling of frustration
is aroused in human beings when they are not able to achieve the targets that
they had set for themselves. Secondly the feeling of frustration is aroused
when they compare themselves with others and find that they are lacking behind
while others had made a rapid progress but they had remained where they were
earlier. This causes frustration in them. When the people misinterpret their
capabilities and set those targets which are far away from their potentials.
They just compare themselves with those who are more educated or are equipped
with high potential or more resources and then set their target up to those
levels where they factually could never reach. And then when they are not able
to meet their targets they get frustrated.

It is the fact that everyone on this earth are not born with same potential and
have same abilities and in same area. If they misinterpret their functional area
and start their career in line in which they are weak or the line which is not
meant actually for them. Then this results in frustration on the condition of
being not achieving the targets. Example: Some people enjoy the post of CEO in
reputed companies just because they are born in high society and rich family
even though they are not that much talented while others although they are more
qualified and talented struggles hard to acquire he middle class jobs also. If
common man does not make effort to remove these types of social injustices then
this led to frustration in them. The involvement of large number of young
persons in activities like terrorism is also an outcome of frustration.

Headaches Due to Tension

What are tension headaches? Tension headaches are headaches caused in people
due to tension in mind. Most people describe it as a constant achy feeling on
either side of head. Some people also feel tightness in their head and neck
muscles. It often starts in middle of day and begins gradually and slowly. Some
people also call it as stress headaches that means when people say that they
have stress headaches they mean by saying this that they have tension headache.
It may be severe or mild, but when it is severe it sometimes may be more painful
and dangerous and do more harm than migraine headaches.

How to diagnose? Tension headaches can be analyzed and diagnosed by the
inspection of your doctor. Your doctor can tell the nature of your headaches by
an examining you and studying the description of pain given by you. And to
diagnose this problem technique like Blood Tests, X-Ray or brain scans are
usually not required.

What treatment to take in which situations? When your tension headaches are
occasionally then simple pain reliever which can be taken without prescription
can be useful. But while choosing these pain relievers you should first of all
check the label for possible side effects which may be caused due to
interactions with other medicines you are taking. So to avoid any such
possibilities you must read the instructions on the label and follow them
carefully. If you are still facing any problems regarding how to take the
dosage you must consult your reliable doctor or pharmacist.

But if your tension headaches are not occasionally and occur everyday or at
regular short intervals of time then these pain relievers will not give you the
right treatment and so in this type of situation you should consult your doctor
this is because the medicine which he will prescribe you will be more
beneficial for relieving the pain at the time of these tension headaches. These
medicines referred by your doctor not only help in relieving the pain but
sometimes also useful in preventing these headaches to take serious forms. It
is always advisable to treat the tension headaches when they are mild before
they take some serious forms this is because in earlier stages these headaches
can be cured more easily.

What other techniques could be useful to relive pain from tension headaches
besides using medicines? Besides taking medicines you can also use several
other techniques to get relieve from pain in tension headaches. These
techniques include:

Take enough sleep or rest Put an ice pack on your neck or head at the time of
these headaches Regular exercises of 30-60 minutes 6 times a week will be
useful in relieving the pain Take everyday walk after meal or move on a long
vacation to relieve yourself from your busy life.

Treatment of Childhood Eczema with aromatherapy

Childhood Eczema is increasing and is becoming a common problem to school age
children. According to National Eczema society of UK it is a common disease
effecting children up to one fifth of all children in UK. The harshness of this
disease can vary in different forms. This disease shows its effect on the skin
of child and so the symptoms of this disease can also be judged from the
inspection of the child's skin. In its initial forms the skin is hot, itchy and
dry while in more severe forms the skin becomes raw, broken and which also
results in bleeding which looks very unpleasant and cause uncomfortable ness,
sleeplessness to child but it is not infectious and it cannot spread to others
just by touching. The Aromatherapy treatment can reduce the effect of Eczema in
child. The treatment of Eczema can be done with Aromatherapy by the application
of Essential Oils on the child through massage but before applying these
essential oils it is advisable better not to take risk and should consult from
professional Aromatherapist rather than self prescribe this is to avoid any
harm because these essential oils can cause harm to children if applied
incorrectly. This has been proved by one experiment. The experiment was done to
find a better, efficient and effective solution to Eczema. The experiment was
that a group consisting of eight children was taken to test the application of
Aromatherapy. These children were divided into two groups randomly in which
first group received treatment of Aromatherapy in which the essential oils
choose to massage the children skin were from among 36 commonly used essential
oils. These Essential oils were German Chamomile, Thyme, spike, lavender,
benzoin and Litsea cubeba. While another group of children received massage
without essential oils. This was done for the period of eight weeks in which
massage was given by the therapist once a week while for remaining times mother
gave massage to their children. The treatments were evaluated day by day.
Children from both groups showed improvement but there was no differences in
the improvement of both the groups.

SARS: The Mystery Disease

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS is a mysterious disease that has
sparked great fear. Classified as a type of atypical pneumonia, which is cause
by organisms that are difficult to identify. Infection by these microorganisms
could lead to serious, even life-threatening consequences.

Two types of new viruses were found in lung tissues from decease SARS patients.
First type of virus is corona virus, a virus that has a halo or crown-like
appearance when seen under the microscope. It causes mild to moderate
respiratory illness in human. Second is paramyxovirus, same virus family of
measles virus.

SARS could be spread through direct close contact with an infected person,
droplet transmission from sneezing and coughing, contact with an object
contaminated by SARS. Compared to influenza, SARS appears less contagious. It
is quite likely that a SARS patient is most infectious when he or she shows
symptom, as fever or cough. Scientist has yet to determine how long before or
after the symptoms appear that, a SARS patient can transmit the disease to

Presently, the diagnosis of SARS is based on careful history taking and the
symptoms of the patient. It initially appears as high fever with temperature of
38¡C and above. This is associated with chills, headache, general feeling of
discomfort or body malaise, body aches and muscle stiffness, loss of appetite
and mild respiratory symptoms.

Being kept under quarantine is necessary not only to determine if a person may
have contracted the disease, but also to prevent its spread. Suspected SARS
cases are placed in isolation units separate from other patients. Strict
infection control measures are taken in order to prevent the spread of the
disease via patient's visitors and health care workers.

According to WHO, antibiotics do not seem to be effective. Therapy using
steroids and antiviral agents like oseltamivir or ribavirin has been tried,
although women have been advised of the harmful effects of ribavirin on the

To prevent SARS, we should avoid crowded places. Distance yourself from sick
people and those who are sneezing or coughing openly. Wash hands frequently to
reduce risk of picking up the virus. In addition, maintain healthy lifestyle.
Eat a well-balanced diet, exercise regularly, do not smoke, avoid stress and
boost the immune system with vitamins.

SARS should not be a cause for worry, as long as protective and preventive
measures are strictly followed, the spread of the disease can be contained.

Professional Cosmetic Surgery

Every one wants to be perfectly beautiful and to attain it people discover to
change all those flaws. Cosmetic surgery is one sure way to have a perfect
beauty but one must be open to the outcomes and dangers of the surgery. One has
to find a good surgeon that would perform the operations to avoid complications.
Hematoma is one, it occurs when blood collects under the skin, looking at first
like a huge black and blue mark. Nerve injuries are rare but they can occur in
the forehead or cheek, making the face flaccid and without expression on one
side. The patient can vomit and risk congesting the lungs, or fluctuating blood
pressure can result in sustained bleeding. Many people suffer from depression
after surgery, partly because of the long-term after-effects of the anesthetics
and painkillers they take.

Implanting a highly purified form of soluble collagen just beneath the skin
promises to change all that known as collagen implants, the new system came
originally from search done at Stanford University, where scientist developed a
new way of processing bovine collagen into an odorless, whitish substance with
the consistency of soft paste. Silicone is another substance, which can be
injected into fine lines to smooth them out.

The modern high-technology version of skin peels involves the use of chemicals
such as salicylic acid, resorcin and -best-known- phenol and tricholoroacetic
acid (TCA). They are designed to eliminate fine lines on the face and they work
best on fair complexioned, thin- skinned people with fine wrinkles. TCA can be
use to give only a light peel, taking off the outermost part of the epidermis.
This is particularly helpful for removing uneven pigmentation when it is use in
very light concentration, but it does little to alter the look of long-term

Similar to a peel, dermabrasion can go beyond it in that it affects not only
fine wrinkles but also deeper acne scars and sunspots. It can be use to treat
frown lines, smile lines, vertical wrinkles, naso-labial lines and fine lines
around the mouth. Dermabrasion is often use after a chemical peel on areas of
the face that need further treatment.

Port wine stains, strawberry birth marks and other disfiguring blemishes caused
by abnormal concentrations of capillaries beneath the skin surface used to be a
matter for concealment alone. The argon laser- a finely focused hot beam of
light able to burn tissue at incredible speed and with exceptional precision
can treat many of these disfiguration easily, painlessly and in the doctor's
office. The helium-neon laser is use cosmetically to improve the look of aging
skin. It is not as dangerous as hot laser and tends to be use on specific
points on the face many of which correspond to acupuncture points. This
non-surgical lift consists of beaming these points with the laser light then
directing it along facial lines on the forehead, around the eyes, facial lines
and mouth.

Acupuncture with Stimulator: An Alternative Cure for Stroke Survivors

Stroke survivors now turn to traditional Chinese cures combined with modern
technology to speed up recovery and reclaim their lives. Chinese medical theory
cites that excesses or deficiencies in food intake, work, exercise, emotions,
and so on, can cause illness. More people are discovering just how effective
modern alternative health and therapeutic treatment is in healing ailment
raging from tension and fatigue to pain and serious illness like strokes.

Majority of stroke patients are left with some forms of permanent disability
that interferes with normal daily activities, such as walking, speech, vision,
understanding, reasoning and memory. To ease their condition there is various
treatments and rehabilitation involves using a mirror. It is believed that if a
person who has had a stroke watches how the unaffected side of his or her body
moves, it can give visual clues to help the person move the affected side.

Traditional Chinese medicine which is acupuncture employs the additional use of
a machine to stimulate the needles and, in effect, provide relief where needed.
Acupuncture is one Chinese treatment, which has been intensively researched on,
challenged and corroborated by western doctors. The journal of American
Association of Anatomist indicated that acupuncture points correspond to areas
where connective tissues are thickest and which contains many nerve endings.
Far from being a fleeting trend, acupuncture has become an accepted health care
practice. It involves science intersecting with nature.

Electrotherapy is among the services, which offers holistic and integrated
approach based on the intrinsic flow- and - energy balance theory of health and
healing. It has proven to be a very effective treatment, especially when
administered within one year after a person suffers a stroke. It is able to
help improve blood circulation, speech, and motor facilities. A stoke is a
brain damage cause by lack of blood flow to a portion of the brain. It results
in permanent damage to the brain tissue- and in many cases permanent disability
for the patient. In addition to physical consequences like speech disability and
paralysis, stroke survivors often deal with the psychological effects, like
feeling depressed, angry and frustrated at their inability to perform tasks
that, before the stroke were easy or automatic.

The person's general ability to take part in a rehabilitation program after the
stroke is important consideration when decisions are being made about
rehabilitation. Rehabilitation begins as soon as possible after a person is
admitted to the hospital.

Products and Programs that Can Help You Lose Weight

Many available weight loss products and programs offer quick solutions to
weight problems. It is a fact that it is a very hard task to achieve the
desired weight. Before you get into a weight loss program, it is important that
you check the cost of the whole session. Most of these programs offer high cost
registration fees and may pressure you to buy pills and special supplements
that will help you to have a physically fit body.

Over 50 million of Americans are engaged in weight loss programs, but only 5
percent sustain the weight they have worked off. Many people think that losing
weight is easy; they may encounter the struggles of working out and dieting in
the course of their weight loss programs. Many are still finding the most
effective way to get rid of the excess weight in their body not realizing the
fact that there is no such thing as a quick solution to get rid of the excess
weight in a short time.

One solution that is seen by experts to be the answer to weight problems is the
change of the lifestyle of a person. Eating healthier foods and having an active
lifestyle only proves that it is the most effective way to lose weight.

Products that are sold over the counter to help you in your weight problems and
even weight loss programs that enables you to have a regular exercise everyday
can cost more money. If you want to engage in these kinds of programs, it is
important that you must first get the enough information on how good the
products or programs are that made others look good and achieve a physically ft

Although weight loss products and programs have the capability to help you lose
the unwanted weight, it is important that you must select the program that can
truly guide and help you in your quest for a physically fit body. To have a
healthy diet could be the most recommendable thing that one must do to help the
overall health aspects.

Laser Hair Treatment


With special mention to the various technologies of today, the usual unattended
abnormalities for human features are slowly being given emphasis, one of which
is Hair Removal. Excessive hair in various parts of the human body have become
a bane for most people, especially the females, who have to resort to the
traditional ways of taking out unwanted hair from their bodies. With the fruits
of technology vastly being developed, such issues have been given the proper
study and treatments have become numerous and welcome to people who consider
such discomforts something critical in their daily lives, especially for people
who are very much particular about their appearance.

Hereditary Growth Issues and Abnormal Growth:

People expect to land some hereditary traits passed on from their genes, and
hair growth is something that goes along with this. All people, from teenagers
to the adults consider such traits as a bane, having to attend to them
regularly and take out these unwanted hair growth. Many have tried various
techniques presented, largely manual means and taking medically developed
chemicals to be able to prevent excessive hair growth, but these have not
proven to be effective, especially for people who are quite particular about
time consumption from their daily lives. They have to allot a certain period of
their day towards doing these manual and temporary ways of hair removal just to
be able to satisfy what they want to project when they interact daily.

Laser Hair Removal:

Laser hair removal has provided the consumers with a technology-developed means
of being able to answer one of their bodily concerns. There is not control that
such hair growth issues can be answered through the use of the manual means of
medication or practices. At first glance, laser removal may be considered as a
painful process to the clueless people of today, but in reality, laser hair
removal is truly a pain-less procedure. Perhaps the only painful thing about it
is the costs that are involved but the benefits after undergoing such a
procedure will help most consumers use that small time for something more

The procedure itself depends on the part of the body, which it shall be made.
For example, an entire back can be done in 1 to 2 minutes or an upper lip in
less than 10 seconds. Not bad considering that a lifetime of grief can be
treated in such a short span of time.

People who seek Hair Removal:

Teenagers are in the period of transition where they are becoming more aware
and conscious of their physical appearance. This especially holds true towards
the female population. While some hormones may find some women having excessive
hair on their legs, armpits and lips, these can be answered by laser hair

Ordinarily, all males would prefer to have excessive hair in most parts of
their body to retain that macho man look. For some however, the definition of
excess hair may not sit well. The male population as well, seeks laser hair
medical treatment for one reason or another, like for athletes; comfort is
their most common reason for having such excessive hair removed to be able to
perform up to par in the competitions they participate in.

Not to be left out, pregnant ladies can expect excessive hair growth during
their time of pregnancy. This is not an abnormal occurrence; it is natural in
the sense that the sex hormones known as androgens are increased in the first
trimester of the pregnancy periods. Applying laser hair removal is considered
safe, but however painful at this stage due to the load that they already bear
while they are in this stage. However, all these excessive hair growth are
expected to disappear three to six months after giving birth.

Permanent Hair Removal:

For most people who are tired of having to concern themselves with the
excessive and abnormal growth of hair in various parts of their bodies, a
permanent solution would be their immediate choice. Painless but costly, such a
procedure would rid them of such problems and this would in turn be something
worth their investment. Instead of having to rely on the temporary means of
being able, to remove these unwanted hair growth in various parts of the body.
Most people look towards permanent hair removal, and this is something that is
really more realistic, especially for people who don't want to be able to be
burdened by minor problems as having to be bothered by hair growth. Permanent
laser hair removal, expensive as it may seem but less painful serves as the
logical answer to most people, who consider abnormal hair growth an issue for

Facts About LASIK Eye Surgery

The term LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileuses. LASIK eye
surgery is a medical procedure performed on a patient who has eye problems.
These eye problems can be any of the following: being farsighted or
nearsighted, and astigmatism. Furthermore, LASIK eye surgery is performed so
that a person with any of the aforementioned eye problems would not have to
wear eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Nowadays, LASIK eye surgery is one of the most common medical procedures that
an eye doctor performs on a patient. Once a patient decides to undergo this
kind of surgery, the shape of the cornea will be permanently changed. This is
because a rounded "flap" is created on the cornea. Afterwards, with the use of
laser or an instrument called the 'microkeratome', there is a part of the eye
which will be vaporized to correct the eye problem.

LASIK eye surgery has become quite popular in the medical circle because of its
painless-free operation. One more advantage that it has over other medical
procedures to correct an imperfect vision is: the results are instantaneous.
Right after the operation, you just need to let a day or two pass and you will
see a definite improvement with your vision.

However, there are some disadvantages to this type of medical procedure. First,
the rates can be quite steep so you better check with your eye doctor or
ophthalmologist if you plan to undergo such a surgery. Second, just like any
other medical operation, there are complications that the patient may suffer in
the aftermath of the operation. Third, some job types will not allow an employee
to undergo any form of eye surgery.

If you decide to go for LASIK eye surgery, you need to do your part and
research so that you will know everything about the procedure. Also, have a
thorough talk with your doctor so that you would know what to do before the
operation. Finally, you can ask about the results and improvements with your
vision problem right after your LASIK eye surgery.

Acne skin problems

Acne, one of the commonest skin problem that ails the human kind irrespective
of the age,caste,colour gender etc. Acne is a tremendously embarrassing and
burdensome problem. Acne can be defined, as red eruptions on the skin some time
filled with a white substance, is itchy and also painful. It is a problem on
which we do not have our control.

There are different ways to treat acne .one can o for medication from a skin
specialist or one can also try home or natural remedies. Natural remedies are
less time consuming, less costly, and have no side effects. It only requires a
little more patience because the routine has to be followed diligently to get
rid of the problem once and for all. A natural remedy for acne is just as
effective as medication.

Here are a few natural remedies to cure your acne:

To start with, your daily consumption of water should be minimum of eight to
ten lasses. This helps us to detoxicate our system and kill harmful bacteria
that cause acne. Too much of oily food also leads to acne, so fried and spicy
food should be strictly avoided. Including chromium in your diet also helps to
cure acne. There should be a combination of right nutritional balance and
proper skin care.

A mixture of nutmeg powder with unboiled milk when applied on the affected area
regularly also helps to cure acne. Cinnamon powder mixes with honey is equally
effective in curing acne. Boiled neem leaves when applied on acne acts as a
disinfectant. The infected area should be washed with anti acne soap at least
three to four times a day.

Makeup should be strictly avoided when one is suffering from acne. Makeup makes
the acne conditions worse. Acne should never be squeezed as it may spread and
become worse. Squeezing your acne may also lead to permanent mark on your skin,
which leaves your skin, looking ugly. Avoid your hair to fall on the
acne-affected area. Hair should be kept tied to avoid contact with acne. Pillow
covers should be washed on daily basis to avoid the germ to spread. Regular
cleansing of your skin should be done to keep it free from germs.

Apart from all these a healthy lifestyle should be followed, with proper
balance of food, exercise and sleep. Remember if you take proper care of
yourself no ailments can trouble you leave apart a small thing as acne!

The Physiology of Massage

Your state of mind is of prime consideration while you are giving massage to
someone with the objective of relieving the receiver's body from pain and
tension. This is because until and unless your mind and feelings are not pure
in nature you will transmit your tension to receiver's body. Before giving a
massage you should first of all watch your vibrations. If vibrations in your
hand and other parts of body are rapid because of emotional upsets you should
not give massage and should postpone the schedule to some other day. Example:
You should not give massage while you are yourself affected from cold or flu
because you may infect the receiver body. The objective is before giving a
massage to someone else's body you should be first calm yourself. When you will
have peace in your mind then you will be able to give relief through massage to
other person.

The most basic rule to give massage is let your instincts be your guide. While
giving massage if you suddenly feel that you should touch a particular
receiver's body in a particular way then you should not hesitate in doing that.
Give a touch to that particular part of receiver's body with proper stroke and
pressure as soon as it is calling you with the aim of relieving it. You should
be pure in heart and should have peace of mind while giving massage this means
that do not let your ego penetrate between you and your receiver. While giving
a massage someone first locate problem area and then try to give relief by
giving proper required stroke or application of pressure but if receiver is not
relieved from pain after reasonable amount of time then abandon your efforts for
a while and return to that area after sometime and then again put your efforts
in achieving your aim this can be done several times in one massage if
receiver's body requires it.

Many people try to engrave their fears and tensions within themselves with the
hope that these fears and tensions may remain hidden from the entire world and
from themselves also but this is not the fact. Though these fears and tensions
may remain hidden for a while but will surely return in more dangerous manner
in form of pains or body aches and the sufferer will not be able to predict the
real problem this time. An intelligent massage therapist can communicate with
tensions and can end these tensions by their magical massage.


Aromatherapy is the holistic and traditional system of treatment which has been
resulting proven from long time back. It is brought into action by application
of Essential Oil in a mix of carrier oil to provide relief to patient from
almost all diseases. It can give relaxation to a person from tension and stress
of mind and body. When the highly concentrated Essential Oil in carrier oil is
diluted and applied to patient body through techniques of massage then it
provides the magical treatment to mind and body of patient. So to bring the
magic of aromatherapy into action and to transform the theories into reality
and facts proper massage is basic requirement. So some knowledge about massage
is also essential.

What is Massage?

Massage is to touch the body with the intention of relieving the pain. The most
important thing is to remember while giving a massage is let your instinct be
your guide. You should have an aim to relief the body of patient from tension,
stress and pain. So Massage should be given with purity of heart and honesty.
Your body and mind should be free from tension and stress while giving a
massage otherwise it is possible that you may transmit your tension and stress
to receiver body. To cure most emotional and physical problems regular massage
session are necessary which can bring dramatic changes to both mind and body.
It is said that magic of massage is a gift because the ability to give a
magical massage without training is a gift and some people are born with this
gift. But those who are not born with this gift can extend their skills and
learn this magic so that massage can become an integral part of their life.

How can one learn magic of massage?

When one is desirous of mastering the art and wishes to help someone feel
better. Put your ego aside and listen to what the receiver body is telling you.
Let your instincts guide your hands as you fill your being with love and allow
your compassion to flow from you to the receiver. When you function with purely
instinctual basis, you are automatically in touch with those magical forces that
allow you to sense things which normally escape your awareness. A person giving
massage to another person should also take care of following things like he
should be free from any tension and stress. He should not be suffering from any
disease. If this is so that the person giving massage to another person is
suffering from cold hen there are possibilities that he will transfer his own
problems to receiver body and receiver will be sicker. A physically and
mentally sound person can only give effective massage if he knows the art of

About Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the science of using fragrant essential oils from trees and
plants, natural herbs to enhance a person's health and his beauty. The field of
aromatherapy is becoming famous because people are looking for a better solution
to new days emerging diseases as an alternate to existing system of medicine in
allopathic, ayurvedic etc. It is science and art of using herbs and essential
oils from trees and plants to make use of their medicinal value. Aromatherapy
is a practical, safe and inexpensive means of better health. In this method by
which essential oils taken from natural aromatic plants, and herbs is taken in
crushed form used to enhance the health of a person and also for the emotional
well being of person.

Where the concept did came from?

Early Egyptians used this herbs and essential oils to purify their body for
life after death in pharaohs. French Chemist Rene Maurice is credited with the
origin of the term Aromatherapy. The story of the term Aromatherapy begins with
him. It was accidentally this term came into existence. The story of the
beginning of this term Aromatherapy is explained in following lines below:

While in the year 1920 he was working in his lab he burned his hand and then to
get relief from this severe pain he plunged his arm in lavender essential oil
that was the only cold substance around him at that time. This action healed
his hand rapidly and here it gave birth to a new science. This French chemist
devoted his remaining life in exploring the healing power of natural essential
oils and medicinal values of herbs.

What are applications of Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is widely used in treatment. It is an accepted system of treatment
in many countries. Some of applications of aromatherapy are as: It can give
immediate relief from severe pain as soon as the wounded or burned portion of a
person body is brought in contact of cold of herbs and essential oils. Products
like lavender are used to treat burn victims while scents are used to recover a
person from anxiety and depression.

Essential Oils are high concentrated extracts of plants which are hundred times
powerful than the plant itself and can be very efficiently used in treatment.
Many types of essential oils are used for their smell only. Example: The scent
from plant Eucalyptus is used to provide relief from problems like chest

Many essential oils are used for their anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and
anti-inflammatory property. Tea tree oil is used to recover from ringworm and
fungal infections etc.

About Essential Oils

Essential Oils are the basis of Aromatherapy treatment to diseases in a
patient. Essential Oils are used to alter or enhance emotional state of mind to
achieve goals. The connection of mind with body is a powerful force and
Essential Oils are used to make use of this force in their way to providing
treatment to a patient. Aromatherapy is branch in herbal medicine that makes
use of the medicinal properties of herbs and plants. Aromatherapy consists of
two words Aroma and Therapy where the word aroma refers to the fragrance or
smells a group of chemical compounds, wines, flowers from which essential oils
are extracted and therapy refers to any of measures adopted for treatment of
disability or disease, it is a generic term to use and describe any
psychological or medical system of treatment designed to promote the physical
health and mental well being of a person. It is the attempted recovery from any
of health problem.

Presence of Aroma: The aroma you can find every where in all your surroundings.
You can find aromas in fruits, plants, barks, roots, roses in gardens, tangy
limes, lavender and lemons. Soaps and shampoos include essences of plants,
fruits and flowers.

Carrier Oils: Aromatherapy requires use of pure essential oils. Since some
Essential oils are toxic so they must be utilized carefully with attention to
receive benefits of this natural gift. The Essential Oil obtained after
distillation from essences of plants, flower and fruits is highly concentrated
so it must be first diluted with the carrier oil. Carrier Oil allows the
Essential Oil to slowly to penetrate through skin, and prevents from any
inflammation. The most common types of carrier oils used are jojoba, sweet
diamond, rose hip, olive, sunflower, sesame, safflower, hazelnut etc.

Storing of Essential Oils: Essential Oils should be stored in jars or glass
vials and plastic containers should be avoided for this purpose. These bottles
should be colored cobalt or amber. Store these Essential Oils in cool and dry
place. Generally Essential Oils lasts from 1 to 3 years but few are exceptions
like Citrus Oil which last in 6 months to 1 year.

Multi purpose Essential oils are Lavender, Rosemary, Tea tree, Chamomile,
Eucalyptus, Rose, Pine, Sandalwood, Peppermint and Lemon.

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