RSSArchive for May, 2011

Placebo Effect

Placebo or the Power of the Mind

The leading UK publication The Economist recently ran an article called Think yourself better, where it was claimed that rather than alternative medicine, it is the power of the mind or the placebo effect that helps to heal and cure people. For a long time there has been a hue and cry about the British […]

Herbs

Are All Herbs Safe?

By Tracey A. Planinz, PhD Many of us see the words “all natural” on a label and immediately get a warm, fuzzy feeling that the product we are considering will be something good for us. But, we should not assume that just because something is natural that it is safe. Herbs are a time-honored approach […]

Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback Therapy to Improve Your Brainwave Activity

Neurofeedback therapy, also called as neurotherapy, neurobiofeedback or EEG biofeedback is a therapy that shows you with realtime feedback on your brainwave activity that is measured by the sensors on your scalp, usually in the form of sound, vibration or video. Neurobiofeedback illustrates the problems of your brain disregulation. These problems include: ADHD, migraines, headaches, […]

Yoga Blocks

How Do I Use Yoga Props?

Although traditional hatha yoga did not utilize the yoga props we have today, teachers such as B.K.S. Iyengar of India, founder of Iyengar yoga, advocate using props to ensure proper alignment and to avoid injury. If you are new to yoga and are not ready for advanced poses, props are a great way to help learn […]

Yucca

Yucca – A Wonder Plant

Yucca is a succulent plant that grows throughout the Southwestern United States, Central and South America. Native people have used yucca as food and medicine for centuries. It is considered a natural anti-inflammatory and sometimes used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Consult your health care provider before using yucca for medicinal purposes. Uses […]

Chiropractic Therapy for Constipation

How Massage and Chiropractic Therapy Can Help With Constipation?

Constipation is a common complaint for so many of us – it could be due to lifestyle factors such as not getting enough physical activity on a daily basis or due to not eating enough fiber and nutrient rich foods. Sometimes the problem could simply be insufficient intake of plain water which can be easily […]

Sensual Body Massage

Tips to Give and Receive Sensual Body Massage

Sensual body massage can be not only pleasurable but also therapeutic in nature – as it helps one feel touch and experience it better, it will also induce greater mental alertness by enhancing one’s perception of the senses. Sensual massage can not only help a person heighten their sexual experiences, it can also bring about […]

Gastron Technique

What Is Graston Technique?

The Graston Technique is a manual therapy used by chiropractors, physical therapists and other health care professionals. It is designed to help break down and release scar tissue in order to facilitate healing. Graston advocates say that it reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication and can relieve chronic conditions thought to be permanent. Where Did Graston […]