The Acupuncture Alternative Medicine Up Close

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Using Acupuncture To Reduce Pain In Your Life

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medication technique that has been around for centuries.

Acupuncture practitioners insert thin needles through the skin to stimulate specific points on the body called acupuncture points.

The theory involved is to regulate the flow of Qi (life force) along the pathways know as meridians.

Acupuncture is used as a treatment for various diseases by acupuncture practitioners. In modern times, acupuncture has been shown to alleviate pain that was not able to be treated with painkillers.

It is also said to be able to cure the pain that exists in the body by treating the root cause.

There are no side effects associated with acupuncture when performed correctly. This is important for patients who experienced side effects caused by over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen) and narcotics.

The growing reliance on painkillers may be one of the factors that patients are seeking alternative treatments such as acupuncture.

Although there are several research showing the benefits of acupuncture, it is important to discuss with your family doctor before attempting any alternative treatment.

Different people respond differently to acupuncture. If acupuncture has not helped in resolving your pain for several weeks, acupuncture might not be the right treatment.

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What is the History of Acupuncture?

Acupuncture comes from two Latin words namely “acus” which means needle in English and “pungere” which means prick.

Its history originated in China more than 2000 years ago and has evolved into various forms.

Some of the techniques of acupuncture do not even use needles anymore. Vibrating objects, ultrasound and even the fingers of the practitioner have taken some of the work to make the person feel better.

The history of acupuncture is first discussed in an ancient Chinese medical text called the “Huang Di Nei Jing” or The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine.

But there have been a few who are the skeptics like the archaeologists who have found a 5,000-year-old mummy in the Alps with similar acupuncture points in the body.

This gives some people the idea that it was used even before the Chinese did but sine there is no written text to prove that, no one is certain and credit to this ancient practice goes back to the Chinese.

In the 6th century, this knowledge moved to Japan. In the 17th century, a man by the name of Waichi Sugiyama wanted to make this procedure painless for the patient.

He developed the insertion tube, a small cylindrical tube through which the needle is inserted. Believe it or not, this technique is still being used today.

But acupuncture only reached the US in the early 80’s with the establishment of a regulatory board called the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

As a result, various schools have been built and those who want to become licensed acupuncturists are now able to practice their profession.

Despite of that, there were a lot of people who are not yet convinced on the positive effects of alternative forms of medication.

It was only in 1995 that the US Food and Drug Administration decided to classify the needles used for acupuncture as medical instruments and assured the public that they are both safe and effective.

To further promote acupuncture, the NIH or National Institute of Health in 1997 has stated that this technique is very useful in treating various health conditions.

These include ear, nose, throat, respiratory, gastrointestinal, eye, nervous system and muscular disorders. In some cases, acupuncture is able to prevent some of them from happening.

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This was further strengthened by the fact that the side effects of acupuncture are much less than that of conventional drugs that are being sold by pharmaceutical companies.

So that people can avail of acupuncture, another recommendation by the NIH is for US companies to provide full coverage for certain conditions.

If you do not quality, perhaps there is partial coverage which you should look up in your policy.

But despite that, more research needs to be done to see its effects on other health related problems. Some examples of these include addictions, autism, chronic low back pain, migraines and osteoarthritis of the knee.

If you look at the history of acupuncture, not much has changed since the needle technique used back then is still being used today.

Even if various forms have developed through the years, one thing for sure is that it works.

In order for you to see how effective it is, you have to see a specialist who is not only qualified to treat your condition but also one is well trained.

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The Energy of Acupuncture

When it comes to acupuncture, you will find that there are basic concepts that you have to understand in order to learn the entire process known as “qi”. Qi happens to the energy of the body.

Anything negative that your body may go through, like disease or illness, is because your Qi is disrupted.

When it comes to the stimulation that you will get from Acupuncture, you will find that there are needles that are placed in specific points of the body so that the Qi flow can be affected.

An acupuncturist is someone who uses the use of the needles to heal or unblock your qi flow. The concepts of the qi is difficult for most beginners, but it can be broken into easily understand concepts that you can learn one at a time.

First, it is important to note there are five main types of qi energy: Qi, Jing, Xue, Jin Ye, and Shen. Qi can be roughly translated to “matter-energy.”

It causes the movements in the universe, but it is a vital part of your own good health. Some equate the Qi to the soul. Jing can be most closely translated to “essence” in the English language, but there are no exact words in Western terms that mean Jing.

When it come to Jing, it is something that is inherited like DNA and then we are able to create out own by eating certain foods and through the air that we breathe.

Jing, then can be somewhat called “health,” since we genetically receive some health predisposition, but also affect your own health and the health of your children with your lifestyle choices.

Literally meaning blood, Xue is the liquid that flows in the blood and through the Qi or energy of the body. The health of the two is dependent on one another. Jin Ye is also a tangible idea—bodily fluids.

These include saliva, milk, tears, genital secretions, sweat, stomach fluids, and other liquids of the body. Finally, Shen is simply just the spirit of the body. Traditionally, your spirit is located in your heart.

Acupuncture is a way that you can treat the energies and to help create a healthy body.

The energies are important since that help us develop body heat, defend illness, grow and develop, control the body’s blood and organs, transform, and break down the body’s metabolism.

If you get acupuncture done on a regular basis, then you will be able to turn all of your negativity in your Qi to be released.

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Types of Acupuncture

There are different types of acupuncture. Whichever you decide to use, they are designed to do the same thing and that is to relieve pain or treat certain diseases.

The first is called TCM based acupuncture.

Here, it uses eight principles of complementary opposites to create harmony in the body. These include yin/yang, internal/external, excess/deficiency, hot/cold.

Next is called French energetic acupuncture.

This is often used by MD acupuncturists. Meridian patterns are emphasized here particularly the yin-yang pairs of primary meridians.

Korean hand acupuncture is another.

The practitioners believe that the hands and feet have concentrations of qi, and that applying acupuncture needles to these areas is effective for the entire body.

There is also auricular acupuncture.

It is believed that the ear is a microcosm of the body. This means that acupuncture needles are placed on certain points on the ear so it can treat certain addiction disorders.

Myofascially-based acupuncture is often utilized by physical therapists.

It involves feeling the meridian lines in search of tender points before applying needles as this is where abnormal energy flows.

Japanese styles of acupuncture referred to as “meridian therapy,” tend to put more emphasis on needling technique and feeling meridians in diagnosis.

Impulses of electromagnetic energy can also be used as the body generates tiny but electrical discharges which influence the function, growth, and maturity of certain types of cells.

By inserting the needles in these areas, it stimulates and alters the neurotransmitters in the body thus making the patient feel better after treatment. This is also sometimes used for diagnosis and testing.

There are also other forms of acupuncture that do not use needles. For instance, there is sonopuncture that uses an ultrasound device that transmits sound waves to points in the body to treat a patient. Some practitioners use a tuning fork or other vibration devices.

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Acupressure is another. Here, the professional will use their hands to relieve the pain. This can be used on its own or with other manual healing techniques.

The number of treatments you will need depends on the patient’s condition.

On average this could be from 10 to 5 treatments and 2 to 3 times a week. How much it will cost also varies as this could be from $40 to $150.

Some insurance companies and HMO’s now cover that or partially so you should check if this is included in your policy.

Anyone can try acupuncture to relieve pain or prevent one but many practitioners decline to see someone during pregnancy. But if you have already started, it is generally safe to do so until the infant is born.

Some acupuncturists may ask you to take in some herbs as part of the treatment.

Since you have no idea what it can do, have this checked first by your local doctor to make sure this is safe as this could interact with the drugs you are taking causing side effects.

Which type of acupuncture should you try? That is up to you. All of them are effective so discuss this with your doctor and do some research so you know what you are getting yourself into.

Each of these is painless so just relax and let the professional do the rest.

Just like conventional medicine, don’t expect an improvement overnight as this takes time so just keep an open mind.

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What are some Myths About Acupuncture?

There are a lot of myths with regards to acupuncture. Some of these are true; others are silly while the rest only have a half truth. As you read on, you will learn which ones are worth believing.

The first myth is that acupuncture is painful.

This is not true because those who have tried it claimed they only experienced a tiny prick while others did not feel anything at all.

There is no tissue damage when the needle is inserted into the skin or pulled out and only in very rare cases there are traces of bruising.

The second myth is that you can get hepatitis or AIDS from acupuncture.

This is true only if the needles used are not sterilized. In the US, this will never happen because acupuncturists are required to use disposable needles thus you are not at risk from these two diseases.

Third, acupuncture is used to treat pain.

This is only a half-truth because this holistic technique has been proven to do other things such as stop a person’s addiction, lose weight and prevent certain illnesses.

Fourth, there are some who think that Asians are the only ones that can practice acupuncture.

Since 1982, there are already 50 schools all across the country that teach students about this technique and become licensed acupuncturists.

This means that anyone who has the desire to learn about this ancient practice can do so and help treat patients. Just to give you an idea, there are at least 3,000 acupuncturists now working in the US.

Fifth, medical doctors do not believe in the potential of alternative medicine.

This is not true because there are more doctors these days that are open to the idea that there are other ways to help patients aside from conventional medicine.

In fact, some of them even recommend an acupuncturist if they know that what they have done is not effective.

Another myth is that every patient will undergo the four needle technique.

This is not true and it will only be used when the specialist feels that the energy of the patient is virtually not moving as a last resort.

The seventh myth is that it is better for a medical doctor to perform acupuncture.

This is wrong because the training is much different than that taught in medical school. Students who have an acupuncturist license train for 3,000 hours before they are allowed to practice this profession.

Between an acupuncturist and a medical doctor, you should go with someone who has learned about this much longer.

The eighth myth is that acupuncture is only used in third world countries.

This is not true because this technique originated in China more than 2000 years ago and this has spread to developed nations in Asia such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Malaysia.

In the United States, acupuncture been practiced for more than 2 decades and is legal in 30 states. In fact 22 of them, license professionals after they graduate once they pass the state board examination.

Although acupuncture has been around for a very long time, there is still a need for this form of holistic healthcare which is why this is being taught in colleges and in use today.

It is painless and cost-efficient and a lot of studies have shown that it is effective in treating various illnesses and preventing some of them.

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12 Alternative Treatments You Could Try

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Are you familiar with some alternative treatments?

Learn more about homeopathy treatments, herbal remedies, herbal teas, bee therapy, detox program, meditation, aromatherapy, bioenergetics and biofeedback therapy, some muscular and skeletal alternative medicine, acupuncture, reflexology, and chiropractic medicine.

Homeopathy Treatments

Homeopathy is defined as an organic system of medicine that is based on three main ideas:

1. Like cures

2. Minimal dosing

3. One time remedies

Alternative medicine traditionally has the least amount of “active” ingredient possible, with the concept of using one single remedy regardless of how many symptoms are presenting. Homeopathy focuses on the least amount of treatments for better health.

Homeopathy focuses on the least amount of treatments for better health.

There are several reasons why homeopathy is the second most popular form of medicine (after conventional medicine).

The most popular reasons are:

  • It is extremely natural and safe
  • The results are permanent
  • It is effective
  • You can take most homeopathic medicines along with conventional medicine without side effects
  • It is non-addictive

Homeopathy is a precise science, which is why it sometimes takes longer to find exactly the right medicine for your illness.

Alternative medicine spends time asking questions about symptoms and the root cause of the illness in an effort to make a clear diagnosis for the problem and treat it effectively.

Try a homeopathic approach to ADD

ADD is becoming one of the most commonly issued diagnoses among young children and adolescents today.

Unfortunately, the treatment options are limited and most include the use of strong medications with terrible side effects.

A better approach might be to treat only the symptoms that are present and to treat in order to prevent the appearance of new symptoms.

Homeopathic treatment includes not only natural medicines but psychological counseling as well. The goal is to treat the patient, and not the disease.

There are many traditional physicians who will work with you to develop a homeopathic treatment plan and many holistic physicians who specialize in this type of treatment.

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Herbal Remedies

Nature provides many cures and treatments for ailments of all kinds. Each region has its own native plants that are used in alternative medicine.

When buying herbs for medicinal purposes, it is suggested that you use herbs from an herbal shop.

Herb strength varies depending on the way in which they are grown, so until you are familiar with growing techniques for medicinal herbs, purchasing from a professional is recommended.

The following list provides herbal cures to common ailments:

Acne and Skin Blemishes

Wash your face and rub a clove of garlic that has been cut in half. Or, mix lavender with witch hazel at a 1:10 ratio. Tea tree oil can be substituted in place of the lavender.

Anxiety and Stress

Lavender pure essential oil soaked onto a cotton cloth, heated, and folded into a compress. Apply to head or neck.

Bruises and contusions

Boil hyssop flowers and leaves into a tincture. Filter liquid, and soak a cotton compress.  Apply to bruised area by applying pressure. The hyssop, heat and pressure combination will reduce the bruise.

Burns

Minor burns can be treated with comfrey or aloe juice.  Simply rub aloe juice into burned area.  Comfrey can be crushed into a fine powder, mixed with equal parts of melted beeswax, and added to vegetable oil. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, and then strain the mixture.

Warts

Either use a cut piece of garlic, placed directly on the wart or, for a less odorous cure, try dandelion juice applied repeatedly throughout the day.

For natural remedies for headaches, you could find it here:

What Are The Effective Natural Remedies For Different Kinds Of Headaches?

Herbal Teas

An age old remedy, herbal teas are used to soothe and relieve pain and stress. Many teas are actually a tincture rather than a tea. A tincture is a thicker tea that is herb-dense and is infused instead of steeped.

The following list is a list of conditions and herbal tea remedies:

Anemia

Drink a tincture made from boiled stinging nettle leaves.

Arthritis

Drink a tincture of devil’s claw, juniper, birch, or celery seed (not the type on your spice rack).

Chemotherapy Side Effects

Drink a tincture of Siberian ginseng root.  It soothes the insides and relieves fatigue.

Colic in Babies

Add less than 10 drops of dill and fennel tincture to their bottle.

Constipation

Drink a liter of rhubarb root per day.

Cough

Drink a tea made from garlic bulbs and ribwort leaves.

Depression

Drink a tincture daily made from the ground up oat plant and St. John’s wart flowers.

Fever

Drink a hot tea made of lemon balm, yarrow, and ginger.

Gas

Drink a tea made of caraway, fennel, ginger, and peppermint.

Flu Symptoms

Drink a tincture made of Echinacea, yarrow, and catnip.

Bee Therapy

The practice of  Bee Therapy or also known as Apitherapy is the use of bee stings, bee pollen, propolis, royal jelly, and honey to treat a variety of ailments.

While there has not been extensive testing in the scientific world to validate the claims of API therapists, history proves that the treatments provide relief.

There are five honeybee products that are used in apitherapy:

1. Venom

A practitioner will aid the patient in injecting or being stung by bees in the affected area. The venom is used to provide relief for conditions such as tendonitis, Multiple Sclerosis, and degenerative bone disease.

It works because the venom is a natural anti-inflammatory which is more potent than others available to conventional medicine such as hydrocortisone.

You must get tested to be certain that you are not allergic to bee stings prior to exposing yourself to bee venom.

2. Pollen

A natural energy supplement that is also used as a seasonal allergy aid. It is also believed to slow down the development of wrinkles.

3. Raw Honey

A source of quick energy, raw honey is used for many cures. It can even be used as a salve on top of an open wound to avoid the spread of bacteria.

4. Royal Jelly

Is the milky white substance that the worker bees produce to feed the queen. While unsubstantiated, this substance is used as a beauty aid and is believed to help lower cholesterol.

5. Propolis

Is the glue used to keep the hives together and make repairs? Propolis is made from the sap of poplar and conifer trees. It is used to make lip balm and is considered to be an antioxidant.

Detox Program

Consider a whole body detoxification program.

The environment, stress and even the foods that we eat can affect every cell in the human body negatively.

Sometimes, the body just needs a break so that it can effectively remove harmful chemicals and byproducts that reduce the body’s ability to fight disease and to function at its peak.

A whole body cleanse will give you the ability to remove toxins from your intestine, organs, and even your skin.

Consider working with a holistic physician to see if a detoxification program could help you.

Try a natural caffeine detox .

If you have been promising to give up coffee or to cut down, you might need to actually remove the effects of caffeine from your system with a detoxification process that includes chamomile.

This extract helps to calm you while washing caffeine from your system.  You can use chamomile tea, or a specially developed compound designed to detoxify the body.

You can also check this: How To Go Through A Detox Program?

 

Meditation

Meditation is a skill that is learned.  Once you know how to do it properly, it can be used to greatly improve your quality of life and health.

The benefits of meditation are an increased level of energy, a more positive attitude, a better immune health, better sleep quality, and the slowing of the aging process.

To take advantage of the maximum benefit, meditate for at least 20 minutes per day prior to bedtime.

Follow these steps for meditating. First, sit down and get comfortable in a quiet room. Keep your back and neck straight, and clear your mind so that you are focusing on the present moment.

Then become aware of your breathing. Breathe in and out of your mouth, and pay attention to your stomach rising and falling.

If thoughts come into your head, acknowledge them and let the pass through your mind.

Remain conscious of your breathing and relax. If your thoughts carry you away, don’t get frustrated. Simply return back to focusing on your breathing.

When your time meditating is finished, become aware of your surroundings and stand up slowly.

Meditation is a wonderful way to instantly relax and reenter your being. It is the perfect supplement to any treatment, both alternative and contemporary.

This deep relaxation technique will help remove stress and anxiety from life. Reduced stress can only help healing.

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Aromatherapy

Become familiar with aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy is a simple way to change your daily life.  Through the use of essential oils, it is possible to get access to wonderful therapeutic results.

Aromatherapy has been a popular holistic health topic for thousands of years, and many people will tell you that the promised benefits are completely accurate.

For example, consider placing a few drops of Rosemary oil on a cotton ball and dabbing it on your forehead during a headache.

Or, consider placing a drop of lavender oil on the light bulbs in your bedroom for enhanced relaxation during sleep.

Consult a pharmacist, holistic specialist or a book on essential oils to determine if one or more could help you to improve your well-being.

Visit an aromatherapist

If you are interested in working with a holistic therapist who deals with aromatherapy on a daily basis, consider an aroma massage with an aromatherapist.

The therapist will create a custom oil blend for your visit, according to how you are feeling and your emotional state at the time of the visit.

Then, they will use a soft massage technique to apply the oils to your body.  You should begin to see the benefits immediately, and you should discuss what you should do for the next day or two in order to enhance the effects of the massage and oils even more.

You can also refer to these articles:

Master The Different Usage Of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy’s Essential Guide

Bioenergetic & Biofeedback Therapy

Try bioenergetic therapy when you are feeling depressed or tired.

Bioenergetics is an alternative therapy that includes a combination of different techniques used together to help your body fight off illnesses, depression, and other conditions.

Practitioners observe the patient and form a treatment plan that works to correct things like breathing patterns and stress levels in order to begin identifying and alleviating problems that the patient is experiencing.

This therapy combines biofeedback with talk and touch therapy, acupuncture and nutritional counseling in a specific way determined by each individual patient.

Consider biofeedback therapy

If you are experiencing health problems and cannot seem to find the source, a biofeedback therapist will monitor your body and how it reacts to daily activities in order to find out where it is not performing optimally.

In this treatment, you would wear a monitor that actually records how your body is reacting while it is turned on.

If you are an athlete suffering from muscle problems, you might want to consider this treatment to determine whether you are properly resting your muscles between activities.

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Muscular & Skeletal Alternative Medicine

There are numerous other alternative treatments for the skeletal and muscular systems of the body.

They include:

Kinesiology

Professionals test the various muscles throughout the body to determine areas that are not balanced properly, and then restore balance by using a variety of techniques.

Try Kinesiology to improve your well-being.

Kinesiology is a holistic approach to traditional biofeedback therapy, where the body is studied in order to determine the source of potential and current problems.

Through monitoring of your body, your Kinesiologist will determine a course of alternative treatments that will help you to perform to the best of your capabilities.

Rolfing

Rolfing is the use of pressure to massage the connective tissue within the body.  This allows for the body to be more flexible and be aligned properly. Rolfing will provide more energy and less anxiety.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is used to break up the knotted muscles, and to retrain the muscles. It works the ligaments, tendons, and soft tissue muscles. Massage therapy increases circulation and improves breathing.

Consider “trigger point massage” for pain relief.

If you are plagued by continuous pain and conventional pain medicines are not working to help eliminate it, consider this special type of massage.

It will help to not only ease the pain – but to eliminate its source as well.

Color Therapy

Color therapy uses color and light to treat ailments. Often considered a complementary treatment, color therapy is used in addition to other treatment.

There are seven colors that correspond to the wavelength centers of the body. Each color is matched with a region of the body.

Try changing the colors in your wardrobe to better suit your emotional needs during any particular time in your life.

For example, if you feel that you are in need of a personal change, or that you need to build your self-esteem, consider wearing more purple, as this color is known for its connection with self-healing. If you are stressed, try wearing light blue.

Green is a great color to add when you feel like you have recently made a personal accomplishment since it is a color known for renewing effects.

Magnetic Energy

The use of magnetic energy fields, as magnetic therapists believe, to manipulate cells with magnetic energy.

They also believe they can recharge cells. Magnetic energy can also increase blood flow that will then reduce scars on organs, provide migraine relief, and other reoccurring pain.

Use magnets when recovering from an injury.

Studies have shown that applying magnets to an injury will help to increase the healing rate because the magnets correct the polarity of the body cells and increase the overall health of the area where they are applied.

Healing will be faster, and pain will be less when you apply magnets.

Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

The craniosacral system is the membranes and fluid that envelops the brain and spinal cord. By applying gentle pressure to the head, the rhythm of the craniosacral system can be evaluated and in some ways manipulated.

This improves the flow and function of the central nervous system. This treatment is used in alternative medicine as a preventative measure.

Professional craniosacral therapy practitioners believe they can locate and release energy costs by unblocking them and realigning the neck.

Acupuncture is an age old healing technique used to stimulate nerve endings and to promote healing from within.

Overall, the goal of an acupuncturist is to restore well being and good health to the whole body. If you are currently experiencing chronic pain, consider consulting a therapist to see if your pain might be reduced with treatments.

In acupuncture, thin needles are inserted into the skin to draw nerve stimulation at pinpointed locations around the body.

Acupuncture is a Chinese medical procedure that involves Dao – the advocate for living in balance and moderation, with yin and yang – two life elements that are opposing forces that when balanced brings good health and happiness.

Acupuncture brings relief of pain, aids respiratory illnesses, and relieves headaches and ulcers, among other physical issues. It also balances the qi life force.

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Reflexology

Reflexology is a technique of applying pressure to and stretching the hands and feet in order to send nerve messages to other parts of the body.

Through the careful application of reflexology, practitioners can affect the health of various organs and parts of the body.

There are many resources available if you would like to learn more about the practice of reflexology.

 

If you are currently experiencing back pain, chances are that the damage has already been done.

Chiropractors are specially trained to manipulate the body in a way that frees nerves and muscles to function correctly, thereby reducing pain in the body immediately.

It is important to work with a Doctor of Chiropractic, who has attended college and Chiropractic College.

Try chiropractic for more than just your back.

Even if you are experiencing an illness or injury somewhere other than in your back, there is a chance that a Chiropractor will be able to alleviate some of your symptoms.

In general, holistic chiropractors believe that most illnesses are a result of nerve impingements somewhere in the body.

By carefully manipulating the spine, these nerves can be released and symptoms or even the illness itself will fade.

Consider scheduling a consultation with a chiropractor today. The visit will generally include an examination, discussion of your symptoms and possibly an adjustment to see if you experience immediate relief.

 


POINTS TO REMEMBER

12 Alternative Treatment

  • Homeopathy Treatments
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Herbal Teas
  • Bee Therapy
  • Detox Program
  • Meditation
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bioenergetics & Biofeedback Therapy
  • Muscular & Skeletal Alternative Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Reflexology
  • Chiropractic Medicine

TAKEAWAY QUESTIONS

– Have you tried some alternative treatments before?

– How comfortable and confident are you using these alternative treatments?

– Are you open in exploring these alternative treatments?

– Which among these 12 alternative treatments you want to try?

– Any other alternative treatments you know aside from these?


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What Should You Consider Before Meditation?

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Get the meditation process or meditation techniques right after knowing and applying some considerations for effective meditation.

After understanding some information about meditation, are you following all the steps correctly or not? The root of the technique lies in how you are meditating.

If you want to take full advantage of meditation, you will need to follow the techniques as much as you are capable of.

Meditation will be made more effective if one follows certain things before starting it. Learning how to meditate is an important aspect if you do not want to spoil your practice.

There are certain things which you need to ignore to avoid devastation. So in short, there are some do’s and don’ts of the meditation, which one should follow to make meditation more effective.

Now, these things will be discussed separately.

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There are some considerations on how to meditate that you should follow during meditation. These things are as follow:

Create A Calm Environment

The foremost important thing is to create an environment which is free of disturbances. Make sure that nobody is going to disturb you during meditation.

If you have some fixed responsibilities at home, try to wind up them first.   Moreover, while going for meditation, inform all family not to disturb you for some time. Choose a place where there will be no noise and distortion.

Comfortable Sitting Positions

It is not compulsory to use any specific sitting positions. Sit in a position in which you feel comfortable.  You can use yoga cushions as well.

Comfortable Clothing

Choose the clothes in which you feel most comfortable. Simple clothing will distract your attention less than any other superior clothing.

Deep Breathing

While starting meditation, you should try to breathe deeply and relaxing. Concentrate on your breath, and feel as it is coming from your abdomen.

Relaxing your Body

Try to relax your body. Start from one part of the body and extend this practice to other parts.

Develop your Concentration

Try to concentrate on a single thing. You may also concentrate on dim lights of your room. The cause is that your mind should not be wandering here and there during meditation.

Things that one should not be worried about

There are certain things in meditation, which should not be taken as a burden. These things also have the potential to spoil your meditation practice.

So, there are certain things to consider and also certain things to ignore during the meditation session. These things are as follow.

One Should “Own” Their Experiences

The first important thing, you should be impressed by any other’s personal experience.

Sometimes, people have had a bad experience with something, but you find it good during your own confrontation.

In the same way, sometimes others have good experience with something, but you do not find that thing up to the certain extent, during your own experience.

So the root is that every person sees the world through his own glasses, and their needs may be different from your needs, that make their experiences different.

During meditation do not bother, what others experienced during their meditation practices. Concentrate on your own self and experiences.

At the same time, try to take as much benefit from your meditation practice as you can.

Remember That “Meditation is Meditation”

Sometimes, it happens that people, who become conscious about meditation, cannot take benefited from it.

For example, a person who is conscious about the couch, on which he has to sit for meditation, and his clothing, he will not be able to concentrate on meditation.

One should remember that there is no set standard criterion for practicing meditation and one should do in which he feels comfortable.

The purpose of meditation is to bring calm and peace to the mind, not to make you more unfocused by immaterial things.

Gradual Processing

One should not jump to higher level of concentration in an inch of time. Everyone takes the time to bringing concentration in meditation so, be patient.

Each Meditation Session is Unique

Every meditation session gives you a new experience with a different level of peace and concentration. Don’t expect that all sessions will be equivalent in terms of their outcomes.

Make Best of your Meditation Session

Don’t worry about what is happening and what will you get after your meditation session. Just enjoy it as much as you can to get the full benefits out of it and don’t take the burden on yourself.

So, these are all the things, which one should take into account for a better and lively experience of the meditation session.

Meditation involves silencing our mind. It is not an intellectual activity. Think of it as a tool to relax your whole self, and also for better health. It also can be a valuable tool to discover one’s self.

The core of meditation is to focus and eventually quiet your mind. As you get better at it, you will find that you can meditate anywhere, anytime.

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However for beginners, doing it is not as easy as saying it. So how exactly do you meditate?

1. Make time

When you are starting to learn how to meditate, you need to set aside enough time in your daily routine for meditation. It can be any time of the day. You may set time for meditation at the start of the day or you can put it at the end of the day as a means of relaxing. However, it is recommended that the easiest time to meditate is in the morning because your body is not tired and your mind is still fresh.

2. Find a quiet space

Once you find the time to meditate, you need to choose a suitable space to meditate. Create an environment that doesn’t have any noise or distractions. Turn off the television set or your handphone. You can put some music on but make sure it’s calm, repetitive and gentle as so not to distract you.

3. Relax

Sit on a level ground. Remember to keep your back straight. This will help with your breathing. Remember to relax your arms and legs. They don’t need to be in a special position. The most important part is that you are relaxed. Now start searching for part of your bodies that are not relaxed. It could be the face muscles or certain parts of your body. Try relaxing all of them.

4. Concentrate on something

It may be hard to control our thoughts through the power of the mind. So to silence your mind, try to focus your mind on something. It may be a simple mantra or it may be concentration on a flower or a candle.

5. Silence your mind

Once you are focused, now you can clear up your mind.  This requires discipline and it is alright if you are not able to master it immediately.

Most importantly, meditation is something done with intensity and focus, once you achieved that, you have reached the pinnacle of meditation. So try it at home today and you’ll find yourself feeling better than you have ever been before.

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What Are The Medicinal Benefits Of Homeopathic Herbs?

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What do you know about homeopathy? How about medicinal herbs?

There are many different uses for herbs especially when it comes to medicinal uses, especially homeopathic uses.

Millions of people are now looking for more natural ways to provide relief for their ailments. Let’s take a look at some ways you can use herbs for homeopathic use.

What Is Homeopathy?

You may or may not have heard of homeopathic medicine? If not, here is a basic overview of what it is. It is based on the body learning to heal itself – “like treating like.”

When an invading germ or bacteria enters the body, its defenses create antibodies to fight it. Now that invader is recognized if it ever appears again.

Homeopathy uses a highly diluted form of the substance that is causing the symptoms in the body to trigger the natural defenses within to begin healing.

An example would be to expose allergy sufferers to a small dose of pollen, ragweed or dust mites to help their bodies become desensitized to it.

The repeated dilutions are to render the substance non-toxic. This works in a very similar way to allergy shots with the main difference being the substance that is used.

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A Comparison between Homeopathic Doctors and Medical Physicians

There are three major principles observed in the field of homeopathy.

These are:

  • principle of similarities,
  • principle of minimal dose
  • and principle of singular remedy.

Each of which proposes certain procedures that boil down into this: working on the symptoms is enough to bring health back into its order.

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann first proposed his comprehensive concepts on homeopathy in his book called Organon.

His initial edition appeared during 1810 and was later supported by his last edition which is apparently published posthumously during 1842.

After 200 hundred years, the grounds he offered during his time are still useful today. In fact, many subsequent principles found today are still rooted in his book.

This is not to say that homeopathy hasn’t improved but it’s because Dr. Hahnemann has found the root principles and are therefore confirmed by succeeding investigators.

So what happened after 200 years?

As expected there has been rampant progress in medical science which did not exclude homeopathic treatments.

For several years, many homeopathic doctors have focused their studies and research on new substances and materials that could be part of the more comprehensive and more effective treatment using the principles as stated above.

In fact, due to the developments, homeopathic doctors have now given new meanings and scopes to the field apart from what the pioneers have already provided.

This only indicates that homeopathic doctors are not merely benefactors of the vast knowledge but are also contributors in the expansion of what is known in this field.

There are several major differences in conventional and alternative medicine. Homeopathy, by the way, is included in the latter.

Therefore, it is but likely that we could spot several differences between the people involved in these practices.

If we are too closely look at the other roles of homeopathic doctors and those of the medical practitioners, we are likely to find the following observations:

The distinction lies in the differences of methodologies as covered by each field. The medical doctors, for one, view the human body as a battleground for health and diseases.

They have the tendency to focus on the disease and conditions themselves rather than on the symptoms, a vital point in homeopathy.

Conventional medical practitioners use techniques, parameters, methodologies, and practices that are based on factual, statistically proven and scientifically documented researches.

There is nothing really bad in here. It just that it fails to see and target the other important factors, such as the case of focusing on discovering ultimate cures rather than individual treatments.

Additionally, medical practitioners treat only the part of the body that causes the whole body to be affected with the disease or the ailment.

For homeopathic doctors, however, treatment must be holistic. The individual’s health is the main priority and treatment of the symptoms would provide the cures.

Plus, the normal use of natural substances could get around the risk that patients would be running from when subjected to conventional forms of medicine.

Another major difference between homeopathic doctors and medical practitioners is the therapies or forms of treatment they use.

Often, conventional medicine deal on surgeries and medications.

However, with homeopathy, alternative forms of healing such as hypnosis, aromatherapy, acupuncture and the use herbs and minerals are offered to bring effects of healing.

It must be remembered though that while both types of doctors portray major differences, they only have one basic task in mind- to bring health to whoever lacks it and to improve health.

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Homeopathic Herbs and Their Uses

There is more to homeopathy than what we described above. You can learn more about this type of medicine to get a better understanding of the mechanisms at work here.

Next, let’s discuss some of the herbs used as a part of that type of treatment.

Homeopathic medicines can be given in pill or liquid form depending on what is prescribed by the natural pharmacy.

They can also instruct you on dosage and frequency of use. They are recommended for treatment of minor ailments.

Arnica – This is also called “mountain daisy.” It is used to relieve pain after injuries like in sports and exercise.

Allium – Onion is a part of this family of plants. A common use for it is to help with common cold symptoms. As anyone who has cut an onion knows, it causes eye tearing and a runny nose.

Chamomile – It is soothing when steeped as a tea but also for relieving teething pain in children. It’s used with colicky babies as well.

St. John’s wort – Known to help improve mood, it can also be used for injuries and cuts that are accompanied by lots of sharp pains.

Nux vomica – It’s also known as “poison nut.” Works to relieve nausea and stomach complaints brought on by too much food and alcohol or a stomach bug.

Sepia – Assists with female menstrual issues.

Aconite – Used for treating shock, fever and maybe insomnia.

Apis – Used to treat insect stings on the body and resulting rashes and/or hives.

Herbs have been a part of medical treatment even before recorded history began.

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Using Herbs for Medicinal Purposes

As we mentioned earlier more and more people are looking at herbal remedies, ones that can be used to improve their health and their homes.

Herbs for medicinal purposes are sometimes looked down on by members of the medical community.  However, there is more of a relationship between herbs and modern medicine than people know.

People all over the world have used herbs as well as berries, seeds, roots, leaves, bark, and flowers to treat everything from a cold to indigestion to abdominal pain.

Scientists aren’t sure exactly how herbs work. There are a variety of compounds found in plants and it can be hard to separate the active ingredients.

However, research is showing that there is value to using them for preventative maintenance as well as treating some conditions.

Once scientists learned to extract certain compounds from plants and create similar ones, plant use dropped off.

The herb remedies fell into hearsay but have been making resurgence within the medical community. People want to return to their roots – literally.

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Popular Medicinal Herbs and Their Uses

Peppermint – It is great for candy but has several medicinal purposes as well. Leaves can be steeped in tea as a muscle relaxant, antispasmodic and antacid. The leaves can be used on the chest as an expectorant.

Calendula – This flower is used as a healing cream to fight inflammation. Use it to find relief from poison ivy.

Garlic – Tastes great on meats and in stews. Eat fresh cloves to help boost the immune system naturally as well as lowering blood cholesterol. Garlic is also an antibiotic.

Yarrow – This root can be used to stop bleeding externally. Also used as an antibiotic when ingested. Combine with lavender to repel insects.

Lavender – The purple flowers smell great. Used in essential oils to relieve headaches and stress. Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be used topically without burning or damaging the skin. This is used as an antibiotic and antifungal.

Chamomile – Steep the leaves in a tea as a sedative to help you sleep better. Also, chamomile is an anti-inflammatory.

Ginkgo biloba – We’ve all heard of this one for improving memory. It is used as well as a supplement to help fight the effects of free radicals in the body.

Echinacea – Known as the “immune booster,” it is used to help fight off the effects of a cold or a sore throat. When taking Echinacea, the duration of the cold is less.

Ginseng – Use this to boost the immune system.

Ginger – Eating fresh ginger root can help fight upset stomach and digestive problems. Try also in tea with a bit of honey.

Tea tree oil – Use this as an expectorant and an anti-inflammatory.

Nettle – This is used to fight muscle spasms like menstrual cramps.

When using herbs for medicinal purposes make sure to check proper dosages used by herbalists for best results. Also, check with your doctor for any interactions with prescription meds.

 


POINTS TO REMEMBER

Homeopathy uses a highly diluted form of the substance that is causing the symptoms in the body to trigger the natural defenses within to begin healing.

There are three major principles observed in the field of homeopathy.  These are:

  • Principle of similarities
  • Principle of minimal dose
  • Principle of singular remedy

Using Herbs for Medicinal Purposes

  • Research is showing that there is value to using them for preventative maintenance as well as treating some conditions.

Popular Homeopathic Herbs

  • Peppermint
  • Calendula
  • Garlic
  • Yarrow
  • Lavender
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Echinacea
  • Ginseng
  • Ginger
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Nettle

TAKEAWAY QUESTIONS

– What are the things you know about homeopathy?

– What do you know about medicinal herbs?

– Have you tried taking some herbal homeopathic herbs?

– If so, what is your experience on taking them?

– What other homeopathic herbs do you know?


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What Are The Easy Steps To Meditate For The Peace Of Mind?

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Meditation elicits many descriptive terms: stillness, silence, tranquility, peace, quiet, and calm.

All counter stress and tension.  Lama Surya Das in his book Awakening The Buddha Within says, “Meditation is not just something to do. It’s a method of being and seeing – an unconditional way of living moment by moment.

In other words, learning to live in this moment because this moment is all we have.

Henry Winkler is quoted as saying; “A human being’s first responsibility is to shake hands with himself.”

Meditation is an opportunity to ‘shake hands with ourselves’ in a safe, simple way and to balance our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

It takes many forms in today’s society.  All have one thing in common.  They use concentration techniques to still the mind and stop thought.

Many experts agree that meditation is an invaluable tool for relaxation. It has many health benefits. It wards off the physical damage caused by stress, boosts your immune function and basically helps relaxes your body.

However, meditation is one of the most widely practiced stress management technique worldwide. There are many benefits that you can derive from meditating.

So let’s look at some of the benefits that meditation has to offer.

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Meditation helps you control your own thoughts.

Man has conquered space and Mount Everest. But the most difficult thing to conquer is your own mind. Even the greatest minds on Earth are not able to control their thoughts.

Look at Van Gogh. He succumbed to his thoughts and committed suicide. They are not able to reject their negative thoughts and focus on the positive.

However, the art of meditation teaches that not only that you can control your own thoughts, you can also reject your negative thoughts.

Through meditation, you will be able to create the peace of mind that you always wanted.

Meditation also teaches detachment.

It is easy to get annoyed by all the little things in life. It may be the jam to work in the morning, the rude lady that cut your queue.

Every little small thing may annoy you. No matter how you try and avoid these problems, they will also keep appearing and we need to get used to doing that.

Meditation will help you develop detachment and also keep your mind in perspective. Through meditation, you will be able to detach yourself from all these irritating little nuisances.

Meditation also helps you discover the purpose of life.

If you are feeling empty inside, meditation allows you the time that you need to examine yourself inwardly and helps you gain a greater understanding of life.

You will start to be relaxed and you will be able to view your life from a whole different perspective.

Lastly, meditation leads to happiness and peace of mind. As we have pointed out before, it helps you control your thoughts. So it is out with the negative thoughts and in with the positive energy.

It detaches you from little petty problems and also helps you discover the purpose of life. So try meditating today to live a better life tomorrow.

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How to Meditate?

So how do you start meditating? Here are a few simple steps on how to learn to meditate.

First, choose the time and place.

You need to set a time each day for meditation. It may be the start of the day or it may be the end of the day.

It is recommended that you meditate at the start of the day because that is the time of the day when you are least tired and your mind is still fresh.

However, it is really up to you. After you have allocated a time to meditate, you need to set a place for you to meditate in. Preferably it is somewhere that is calming and relaxing and away from all noise and distraction.

You need to be away from the television set, or any house phone and mobile phones. You could also put on some gentle, calming music that is repetitive and gentle. This will create an environment that is relaxing for you.

Second, relax your whole body. Sit with your back straight.

It does not have to be in any particular position. The most important part is to remember that your back must be straight. This will help with your breathing later on.

Third, remember you control your own thoughts and not the other way round.

Reject all the negative thoughts and try to empty your mind. You need to be patient. Don’t expect that you’ll be able to successfully silence your mind on your first try.

If you were told to not think of a pink elephant, your mind will straight away think of a pink elephant. That is how difficult it is. Remember to be patient.

Fourth, try to concentrate on something.

It will be difficult to control your thoughts with just your inner mind alone. So try an easier way first.

Choose something to focus your attention on. It may be a simple mantra or you could be concentrating on a flower or a candle. You could also try listening to your heart beat and try to focus on that.

Once you are able to focus, you can now focus on silencing your mind. Remember, be patient and you too will soon be able to enjoy the benefits that meditation

Guided Meditation to Reduce Stress

Meditation is an anti-stress antidote. It is a means of attaining calm and tranquility.

Ordinary people who want to attain inner peace can utilize the same principles and through meditation be better equipped to deal with the everyday stresses they face.

One of the ways that meditation benefits practitioners is the way that it produces a deep state of relaxation, which enables the person to focus and attends to one thought or object.

The mind is often crowded by nagging worries and negative emotions, which affect a person’s judgment. It also involves problems the world has an offer. Meditation succeeds where other approaches fail.

When the human body is subjected to either psychological or physical stresses, there are physical changes that occur that negatively impact the body.

The fight-or-flight response kicks in. This is the body’s way of preparing the person to “survive” the situation.

This physiologic response can be harmful when the stress is applied continuously, like what happens to people who live a stressful lifestyle.

It is therefore not surprising that the incidence of heart disease, hypertension, and other diseases due in part to stress is increasing in modern society.

Western medicine is successful in alleviating these conditions and improving the quality of life, but only to a certain degree.

Moreover, some people are looking for other ways, or alternative approaches to help them deal with stress and make themselves much more capable of dealing with any situation that arises without kicking into high gear all the time.

Scientific studies have shown that meditation has the opposite effect as the fight-or-flight response.

Based on research, the following are the physiological effects of meditation: lowered muscle tension, decrease in blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate, as well as lowered oxygen consumption. These effects are proven to be very good for the body.

To avoid stress build-ups, you can try meditation. Besides it being cool to do, you can obtain an immediate calming effect regardless of your meditation posture. In this manner, you can reduce your stress.

1. Practicing your breathing is the first process you should learn. If you observe that stress is starting to disturb you, just do a couple of light breathing. Concentrate on your breathing quality. Make sure that it’s light and still. Then slowly breathe deeper.

2. The next step is to balance your posture and make it even, head up and back straight. Most people who are stressed out often do a slouching posture while frowning.

3. Clear your thoughts. Start to imagine that you are swimming in relaxing waves. Feel the flowing waves in your consciousness that is taking away all you stress and anxiety. Make sure your body receives the constant flow of the waves.

4. Acknowledge your stress and review its root causes. This is a very important step. Denying stress in the meditation process is not good. Clearly, speak to your mind that the stress is true but you have the capacity to handle it by thinking straight and finding ways to deal and cope up with it immediately.

5. Repeat this statement during your meditation process for at least ten minutes or more. Then take control of your stress totally. Think of the person who caused you such stress and made you out of control. Control your mind and remove the stress from it.

6. Finally, concentrate on a decision that you have the right to a peaceful and free mind and nobody can say or do anything against this right, as you end the meditation process. Every time you need meditation just dictates this decision to your mind.

These steps can do something to change your outlook whenever stress disturbs you. Never be afraid to try, just believe in the benefits that it will give you in the end.

Practicing meditation is  an effective approach to promoting emotional balance as well as overall good health. Experts today recommend it as a way to deal with stress and to lessen the symptoms of some body ailments.

 

Here are other helpful articles about meditation for your reference:

http://prcvir.com/blog/what-is-mindfulness-meditation/

http://prcvir.com/blog/what-are-the-health-advantages-of-meditation/

http://prcvir.com/blog/what-are-some-hindrances-and-some-solutions-during-meditation/

http://prcvir.com/blog/understanding-the-basics-of-meditation/

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What Are The Solutions To Some Hindrances To Meditation?

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What could be some obstacles during meditation and solutions to effectively push through your meditation? Nothing in this world is without effort.

When we want to attain our goals, we face many hindrances and obstacles in our way. Spirit and will power must be used to remove these obstacles from your way, or to mold these hurdles in your favor.

Sometimes, people are hyperactive and anxious in nature. Some anxious people withdraw because of their negative attributes while some people use their negative energies to gain positive goals, and use their hyperactivity and anxiousness in creativity.

Meditation is the process of attaining peace in life. If you will withdraw in the face of hurdles, you will not be able to attain your goals like peace and harmony.

Here are some hindrances which can come in the way of meditation.

Habitual Distraction of Mind

It is the habit of our mind that it keeps on thinking the things that are desirable for him. Our mind wants pleasure seeking, and it becomes difficult for it to calm down and concentrate on one object.

Ill Feelings

People may confront with bad feeling during their meditation sessions. These feelings can be due to the new physical postures because the body is not used to for such positions.

Sometimes, it happens that while developing concentration during meditation, we begin to concentrate on undesirable people and things. These things make us leave our meditation session.

Restlessness

Restlessness or unsteadiness is the thing that comes during meditation sessions when we are trying to concentrate our mind on one thing.

This type of concentration produces a large amount of mental energy. This mental energy then converts itself into physical energies.

By doing this, it becomes very difficult for a beginner to even preserve his posture during the session.

Slothfulness

It is another thing which works as a barrier during the meditation session. Slothfulness refers to fatigue or slowness. Many things can induce this tiredness in you, for example, a long hectic day.

When you will start meditation after a hectic day, or with many tensions in mind, you will not be able to concentrate in meditation.

It is important to free your mind before practicing meditation. Another thing is that, when people start meditation session after a long hectic day, they find much pleasure in sitting and emptying their minds.

Instead, they focus their minds on more complex practice, they choose to leave their sessions or go to sleep.

Indecisiveness

It can be harmful during the meditation session. Try to convince yourself before indulging in meditation. If you don’t think that it will help you in any way then be sure that, it is not going to help you.

If you are not convinced of the power of meditation, you will find it less enjoyable, and it will be more likely that you quit it at an early stage.

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Solutions For Hindrances During Meditation

We have discussed five major obstacles that can prevent any person from attaining goals during meditation.

Many people believe that there is no problem which exists without a solution on this earth. With this, experts have suggested some solutions for these sorts of problems.

The important thing for getting a solution for your problem is your awareness for your problem. One should know that what kind of problem he is experiencing. Only in this way, one will be able to find the correct solution of the problem.

These solutions are as follow.

Solution for Habitual Distraction of Mind

As we have seen that different desires can divert us during the meditation session, one can bring his attention back to meditation.

Experts suggest that in such a situation, a person should concentrate on his breathing. This could help in concentrating on meditation steadily and unconsciously.

Solution for Ill Feelings

Being kind is the perfect solution for eliminating ill feelings. Whenever feelings of hatred and aggressive comes in your mind, try to calm down yourself, take a break and try to change ill feelings with healthy feelings.

You need to think about the pleasant things during this procedure. The best and practical thing is to be kind to you.

Kindness with your own self is essential because ill feelings are most damaging for your own mind and health.

Once you begin to take care of yourself, you will not destroy yourself with negative feelings, and it will also produce positivity in your attitude.

Solution for Restlessness

One can eliminate the feelings of restlessness through concentrating on lower parts of the body.

One should notice the breaths are coming into the abdomen. This deep breathing will develop one’s concentration slowly.

Another thing which one should adopt during restlessness is self-instruction. Saying “calm down” with every breath can be helpful, as well.

This self-instruction has great importance in Psychology, where clinicians teach self-instruction to individuals with anxiety in order to slow them down.

Solution for Slothfulness

Illumination or bright light is the best solution for the problem of slothfulness or tiredness.

Experts have recommended that one should focus on senses coming from your upper part of the body if he wants to reduce tiredness.

Another thing is that one should concentrate on any bright object if feeling tired. If you want to close your eyes, there should be enough light in the room that you can feel even with closed eyes.

Otherwise, on should conduct meditation session with open eyes because dark or dim light produces depression in individuals.

Solution for Doubts

The best thing to eliminate a doubt is to enhance your knowledge about the issue. If you are fully aware of the effects of meditation, then you will be less doubtful about its effects.

Another thing to reduce doubts is to experience doubted thing. Be dedicated to meditation for some sessions, and you need to carry on with that further if you find it useful.

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Other Techniques

There are some other techniques that one can try during meditation. I will discuss all of them briefly.

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Reflection 

Sometimes, it is useful to concentrate on obstacles and their outcomes. Minor obstacles will be lightening away through this method.

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If one comes to know about an obstacle, one should stop there for some time. One should let these situations go.

Hopefully, these momentary situations will pass away soon. One should not practice detachment during the condition of tardiness otherwise, the person with become more tired than before the exercise session.

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If the obstruction is firm, and previously prescribed methods are not working over it then, one should try to push them softly. In this way, they will not be able to disturb you for a longer period of time.

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If you find that no method is useful for breaking your barrier, then you should wisely wind up the session and realize that your mental condition is not compatible with meditation that time.

Don’t think that all your effort during the session has come to nothing, because there is a series of sessions during meditation, and experiences during the current session will give confidence for the upcoming sessions to be taken effectively.

 

Here are other articles about meditation for your reference:

Understanding the Basics of Meditation

http://prcvir.com/blog/what-is-mindfulness-meditation/

http://prcvir.com/blog/what-are-the-health-advantages-of-meditation/

http://prcvir.com/blog/meditation-for-peace-of-mind-benefits-and-easy-steps/

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How To Stop Eating Midnight Snacks?

Do you want to stop eating midnight snacks or do you have some struggles on how to stop constantly eating midnight snacks? Listen and grab a copy of free stop snacking hypnosis below.

We all know that one of the most important and common reasons to pursue dieting are for weight loss.

While pursuing dieting for weight loss, one of the most common factors faced by people is an urge to consume more food and resist hunger pangs.

If you eat vending machine snacks they contain high fat and you can forget about reducing body fat because these snacks can sabotage your weight loss quickly.

Avoid late night snacks because your body’s metabolism slows down when you sleep. That means anything you eat just before you go to bed will turn to body fat.

Habits are hard to break. Willpower is not enough. You will get tired and go back to the old habits.

And eating snacks continuously or every now and then add pounds. It still adds calories. Of course, there are some tricks and tips to avoid constant binging.

But if those don’t work and you want an easy way to stop snacking even at wee hours, listen to this stop snacking hypnosis.

This is like having your own hypnosis daily for free at your own convenience.

Set 18 minutes daily to relax and focus your mind on listening to this.

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Trick Your Mind To Eat Healthy

Are you having some hard time eating healthy foods or switching to eat healthy? Check below to listen and grab your copy of free healthy eating habits hypnosis.

Your personality, attitude, and state of mind are just as important as the exercise and portion control in my opinion.

Of course, eating less and exercising more is the key, but how do you get in the right mood to accomplish that?  You have to train your mind along with your body, or you will never sustain weight loss.

A visualization is an amazing tool for motivating yourself and keeping that motivation high at all times.

To define, visualization is a technique involving focusing on positive mental images in order to achieve a particular goal.

No matter what goal you want to accomplish visualization can help.  It will help keep you motivated, as well as potentially train your subconscious to work with you rather than against you.

Some visualization tips include:

arrow3Visualize your ideal body in your mind every day.

arrow3Visualize all of the great activities you will do with your new body.

arrow3Visualize how it will feel to shop for normal clothes

arrow3Visualize how people will treat you differently.

arrow3A great time to visualize is before bed or when waking up. 

Spend 10 minutes doing visualization as often as you can.

arrow3Create a vision board!  Post pictures of healthy foods and physiques on a cork board that you have.

arrow3Change your desktop background to an edited picture that is your head in a healthy body. 

Every time you sit at your computer you will see it and be motivated!

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Visualization isn’t some magic pill.  It won’t let you lose weight on its own.  It isn’t some fairy tale either.

There is a science to prove that visualization helps improve results and keep you motivated.  And all high achievers visualize their success.

Visualization can help with any of your goals, and since weight loss can be one of the most important, there is no reason to not use it.  Visualize your future body to stay motivated.

Changing one’s lifestyle can be challenging at times. It is not convenient and a lot of struggle to stay on track. If you have not been successful in the past, stop the cycle.

Aside from visualization, here’s a little trick for you, for your mind to get used to eating healthy and help you change the way you look at food. With only 18 minutes of your time daily to listen to this self-hypnosis for you to start or keep on eating healthy foods.

Maybe you can try hypnosis and visualization for more impact and speedier result.

Listen to this healthy eating habits hypnosis.

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If you want to download this track, I provide you the link to listen to it anywhere at your convenient time.

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There are also exercise motivation and stop snacking hypnosis options for your optimum health benefits.

 

Need Help to Keep your Exercise Routine?

Do you need some motivation to keep on your exercise routine? Definitely, hypnosis might able to help you on that matter. Listen to the exercise motivation hypnosis below and grab a copy of this free hypnosis as well.

But before that, I would like to remind you to persist through failure if you want to commit to losing weight. Those who accomplished something have struggled with failure along the way. They persisted through it and learned a lesson. These are the two keys in dealing with failure.

If you slip on your diet or miss a day of exercise, don’t fret about it.  Don’t let it derail you.  Push it from your mind.  Focus on all your positive days, not the one slip up.

Treat it as a cheat day and move on.  This is how you persist. Failing for a day is fine. Just don’t let that day stretch into a week and then a month. Accept failures as natural and develop a tougher skin to deal with them.

The second step is to learn from your mistakes.  Usually, learning from mistakes makes one more efficient. It is more effective than learning from successes. Remember to treat it as a lesson when you fail.

It is just like in business when you fail at something, you learn the things that don’t work.  This is the same with weight loss.

If you have slipped off your new diet every time you drink, then maybe you avoid drinking.  If you realize that every Friday you miss out on exercise because of a late work meeting then reschedule your workout.

Failure is a natural part of life, along with death and taxes.  You can’t avoid it, and even if you could you wouldn’t want to.

Your life’s lessons are learned through your failures along with your successes.  Don’t fear failure, persist through and learn from it.

Along with many challenges when trying to lose weight, are you having a hard time sustaining some workout routine?

Here’s a simple trick that you can do. It only requires 18 minutes of your time each day. Relax your body and focus your mind.

Listen to this exercise motivation hypnosis.

Of course, I provide you the download link for free and store it on your device for you to access this and start conditioning your mind to love workouts.

Download free exercise motivation hypnosis.

 

Here are other posts for healthy eating habits and stop snacking hypnosis.

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http://prcvir.com/blog/how-to-stop-eating-snacks-constantly/