What is Fibromyalgia ?

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome whose symptoms consist of chronic pain & stiffness. Massage therapy is an alternative treatment for this condition. It is ideal for fibromyalgia pain management.

What is it Like to Live With Fibromyalgia ?

It can be very difficult to live with fibromyalgia since it affects your entire body, even your emotions. This complex, arthritic muscle disease is serious. Some of it’s most debilitating symptoms include :

  • Widespread pain that is more intense at the 18 trigger point locations (picture right)
  • Fatigue
  • Stiffness
  • Depression
  • Nerve & Hormone imbalances
  • Difficulty sleeping

How Massage Therapy Helps

Massage therapy is able to specifically address the symptoms of fibromyalgia. This is because massage reduces pain & tension, improves your ability to sleep & energizes your entire body since it is able to increase your circulation. For this reason, massage therapy is ideal for helping you relax & reduce your stress levels. It also directly impacts what seems to be the underlying cause of fibromyalgia : the production of your brain’s chemical messengers.

Some researchers also believe that massage therapy increases the production of neurotransmitters (i.e endorphins). These block the feelings of pain. The Touch Research Institute in … Read the rest

What is Turmeric Essential Oil ?

Turmeric essential oil is a highly concentrated substance derived from underground roots (rhizomes) of turmeric plant, scientifically known as Curcuma longa. Turmeric plant is native to southern Asia & can be described as perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the ginger family. It can grow up to three feet tall & is embellished with distinguishable yellow flowers.

When speaking of rich & diverse chemical structure of turmeric essential oil, these are the most powerful & influential components worth mentioning :

  • 50% of Sesquiterpenes
  • 30% of Zingiberene & other Sesquiterpene Hydrocarbons
  • 4% of D-A-Phellandrene
  • 3% of Cineol
  • 5% of D-Borneol
  • 2% of Sabinene
  • 1% of Valeric Acid

The never – ending list of natural chemicals also features a significant ingredient called Curcumin. Curcumin is a bright yellow chemical responsible for the intense pigment of turmeric spice & essential oil. Curcumin isolated from turmeric has been shown to be a natural anti-cancer agent also capable of reducing oxidative stress & improving vascular endothelial functioning in humans.

Turmeric Essential Oil Benefits :

  • Antimicrobial
  • Antiviral
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Rheumatic
  • Analgesic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Nervine
  • Anti-Anxiety
  • Digestive
  • Diuretic
  • Antioxidant

Turmeric Essential Oil Uses & Benefits

Digestive Health

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Turmeric Curcumin Benefits

Over the last 2 years I have been researching the health benefits of Turmeric Capsules & even finding the Best Turmeric supplement.

Turmeric

Turmeric has been used in Indian & other Asian country’s cooking for centuries. They seem to have known the health benefits way earlier than here in the west. Here in the west we suffer far more with bowel illnesses, such as crohn’s disease & ulcerated colitis than our Asian friends.

Turmeric Benefits

Time after Time Turmeric with it’s Curcumin (approx 3% content) have had positive results. They help with

  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Stomach Bloating
  • Improves Liver Function
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Joint Aches & Pains
  • Diabetes
  • Bowel Cancer (still early stages of studies )
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Helps Fight Age-Related Illnesses
  • Helps With Crohns, Ulcerated Colitis & IBS
  • Helps With Ileo Anal Pouch ( my reason for trying  )

These are just a few things turmeric studies have found to benefit. Studies are still finding other health advantages. It is a anti-inflammatory & some research have said it’s as affective as normal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen.

Turmeric Side Effects

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Essential Oils For Facial Hair

According to some women, bearded men are very appealing & they seem to have this manly look about them that is just attractive. However, only a well groomed beard passes for this sort of attraction. Most men know only about keeping the facial hair well-trimmed & combed out, but it takes a little more effort to have a shiny healthy beard. This is where the beard oil comes into the picture. ( Pictured right. The most famous beard in the world ! )

Best Essential Oils For Beards

Beard oil is a moisturizer that is designed especially for the grooming of facial hair. Considering that the hair is even coarser than that on the head, men need to pay a little more attention to facial hair to maintain it’s beautiful look. The oil is made using helpful ingredients such as Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Caster & Sweet Almond Oil among others. Beard oils are also packed with vitamin E & other essential oils that give a fantastic scent. Because they are made for men, the essential oils commonly used are those considered to be masculine, such as Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Peppercorn, Lime,Read the rest

What is a Fish Pedicure , Fish Spa ?

I would say nearly everyone would have seen or heard of fish pedicure / fish spa ? This is where you normally place your feet in in a glass fish tank containing little fish. The fish then slowly start to come around your feet & nibble away at the dead skin on the feet.

The fish that are normally used are Garra Rufa the Red Garra.  Other names they can be called include Doctor Fish, Kangal Fish, Bonefish or Nibble Fish. They are found in Anatolia &  Northern & Central Middle East. They have been used since the early 21st century as a pedicure treatment.

Health Benefits from Fish Pedicure

  • Exfoliates the hard, dead skin on the feet.
  • Soften the skin on the feet, making them feel smoother.
  • Can help with warts, calluses & psoriasis. But will not cure psoriasis.
  • Tickle the feet making you laugh & feel happier.

Risks from Fish Pedicure

  • In several States In the United States & Canada, this practice as a pedicure is banned.
  • Risk from passing skin conditions from one customer to another. Only way for this not to happen is to change the
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Natural Remedies for Tinnitus

Tinnitus & essential oils- could one solve the other ? That is the question on the lips of some sufferers, In this article, I will tell you about this treatment & how it works. I will ask whether it is effective & worth trying. Finally, I will tell you where it stacks up against all the other tinnitus treatments out there, as well as something else you can try ! read on to find out more.

Essential Oils for Tinnitus- How Does That work ? 

Essential oils are basically plant-derived oils that give off unique (volatile) aroma. Whilst they smell great, many people claim that they have powerful medicinal properties. Whilst some oils do have specific effects (e.g. some are diuretics), for the most part there are no discernible, proven medical effects on the human body.

Some aroma therapists will prescribe various essential oils & you will commonly hear about juniper, cypress, lavender, lemon, rose & others being advised. However, I have never once seen an explanation for if or how they might work. The only guess I could make is that some could help to promote circulation & this is almost … Read the rest