Reflexology for Diabetes, Bilingualism for Dementia and Thyme for Acne

There is increasing awareness of natural and non-invasive means for treating or even preventing common ailments ranging from Diabetes to Dementia; Alzheimer’s to Acne.

Reflexology, one of the complementary treatments, is frequently used for diabetes for instance. Alzheimer’s disease can be delayed by being bilingual finds a study from York University, Ontario; and for acne, thyme could work better than prescription medications, found another study.

Being bilingual could delay dementia

ReflexologyResearchers have found many benefits of being bilingual – it is an added skill that could help you earn more. It is known to give a person, a more flexible mindset, and now researchers are telling us that it could also help delay the onset of degenerative mental diseases.

Being proficient in more than one language is thought to increase a person’s cognitive reserves even as they age.

This helps the brain work better for longer. Using more than one language stimulates certain regions of the brain more, leading to this positive effect because the brain is more constantly challenged.

Reflexology can be used as complementary care for diabetes

Dr. Marcelle “Cricket” Palanca Chen specializes in pediatrics but is a strong advocate for her sub-specialty of natural medicine. She believes that reflexology can be a very valuable adjunct to conventional therapy for diabetes.

Dr. Chen advocates reflexology because it can strengthen the glands, organs and cells of the body and can help to revitalize a person naturally by removing blockages and improving flow of energy in the body.

Reflexology can work for diabetics by stimulating the pancreas and the liver so that healthy blood sugar levels can be maintained. It can also help improve overall quality of life. Studies have been able to demonstrate a measureable improvement in blood circulation and overall health with the help of reflexology.

Thyme is natural treatment for acne

A study presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Dublin claimed that herbal preparations that use thyme could be better at treating the common skin problem of acne, than prescription medications.

Researchers from the Leeds Metropolitan University examined the effects of thyme, myrrh and marigold on bacteria that causes acne. Of the three, thyme was seen to be most effective in treating the problem. Though these findings were obtained in a laboratory setting, researchers are hopeful that further tests will prove that thyme is as effective in other settings and can actually be a natural alternative to current prescription treatments.