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12 Essential Oils That May Help Boost the Immune System

If you are not a regular user of essential oils, here is your chance to get a quick glance at just how effective these 12 essential oils are for you and your family’s health. Essential oils come from the plant stems, roots, leaves, flowers and have zero side effects (unlike over the counter drugs and supplements). Though not all essential oils are created equally, this list will give you a general idea on how some powerful oils can keep your body strong, fighting foreign pathogens and keeping the flu bug away.

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The Addiction-Will Power Connection

According to acupuncture and Oriental medicine, emotions originate internally from different organs inside the body. Conditions and events in the external world may provoke specific reactions but, ultimately, each person is responsible for the emotion generated. Any addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol, food, work, or other activity or substance, effectively blocks intelligence and suppresses healing abilities. Through these behaviors we choose to rely on the demands of addiction to dictate our lives, rather than taking responsibility to conduct ourselves in a healthy, life-affirming way

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Acupuncture: Boost Fitness and Sports Performance

Want less pain and a faster recovery? Try acupuncture! I like to say that with every ailment, acupuncture can help! When a top athlete like Kobe Bryant tweets a picture of acupuncture needles in his leg, you know it’s time to consider how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help improve your sports performance. All athletes and coaches are involved in an ongoing search for ways to improve performance and gain a competitive edge over their rivals. Many are finding that acupuncture can often provide that edge.

From moving more fluidly to recovering from an injury, acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you to stay active, boost your fitness level, and recover more quickly. By following the principles of Oriental medicine, an acupuncture treatment can strengthen body function and restore internal harmony and balance. Professional sports teams and top athletes often have an acupuncturist on staff to treat injuries and keep them performing at their peak.

Practitioners of Oriental medicine can help athletes, even the amateur “weekend warrior,” in many ways. In addition to acupuncture, tight, stiff muscles may be helped by manual techniques such as cupping, a suction-based massage, and Gua Sha, a Chinese form of friction massage. In 2011, researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen found that Gua Sha was effective at treating chronic pain and muscle stiffness in the lower back. In India, researchers from Majeedia Hospital found cupping helped to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle stiffness in patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis. Cupping also improved blood supply to the area and simulated light exercise, leading to increased muscle flexibility in the region, researchers explained.

Some of the best Olympic athletes incorporate acupuncture into their wellness programs. China’s 7 foot 6 inch basketball center, Yao Ming, used acupuncture and Oriental medicine to help him recover after undergoing surgery on his ankle. Chinese swimmer, Wang Qun, was photographed doing some last minute training in Beijing with round marks on her back from cupping.

Call today to see how acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help you meet your fitness goals and assist in recovering from an injury!

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Natural Healing Essential Oils for Top Skin Conditions

Below are natural healing essential oil recommendations for many of the top skin conditions experienced by people today:

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Learning About Reiki: Fundamentals 101

What is an Overview of Reiki?

Reiki was developed in 1922 in Japan by Mikao Usui. Reiki is the awareness that an unseen energy flows through all living things and affects the quality of a person’s health. If your life energy is low, you have a harder time being able to deal with stress; you may not sleep well, and are more susceptible to illness. If your life energy is high or strong you feel like a strong person, can deal with stress better, and are less likely to get sick. Reiki is what increases a person’s supply of life energy.

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New to Essential Oils? Just How Do Essential Oils Work?

If you are new to essential oils, helping to understand the simple science behind just how essential oils work can help alleviate some of the guesswork behind one of the most popular “alternative” medicine and lifestyle practices. Below is a quick overview of how essential oils are absorbed into the body, how it effects the chemical receptors of the brain and body and ways to use essential oils.

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