Although the benefits of modern Western medicine are vast, traditional Eastern medicine has a multitude of benefits when used as a treatment option for the diseases that afflict many Americans. Practitioners of this type of treatment protocol believe that there is no separation between the mind, the body, and the environment, and that the three must be treated together. Here are five of the leading health concerns in America and how Eastern medicine can help to treat these maladies: HEART DISEASE: As the number one cause of death in the United States, heart disease is a problem for many, as [...]
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Getting active and fit after an injury can be tough. But there are certain points in your body that could help you get better, according to holistic medicine. Whether or not you practice yoga or meditation, you have probably heard the word chakra. Defined as a disk or wheel, each individual is thought to have seven primary chakras, also referred to as focal or energy points, located between the crown and spine. Through meditation and practice, the chakras maintain balance and alignment. According to holistic believers, when any of the chakras are blocked a person may experience emotional, physical, or [...]
Most people have heard of chiropractors, but few know exactly what they do. A chiropractor tends to symptoms and effects of neuromuscular disorders or those health complications that have to do with the nerves and muscles. Typical treatment involves manual adjustments and manipulation of the spine. Although most of their work focuses on taking care of your spine, the effects of their treatments have benefits for the body as a whole. They note the relationship between the spine and the nervous system as a whole and believe that reducing pressure on the sensitive neurological tissues can improve the overall health [...]
Your body loses much energy during the day when you are undertaking your daily activities. Some cells die while the skin gets scratched of exposing some body tissues. All these need to be repaired while the dead cells need to be replaced. There is no better way than using the following seven natural ways to boost your body. Meditation Stress is a psychological state that prevents you from being focused on your daily activities and anything that may be required of you. When stressful, you are not in your right state of mind. To eradicate stress and increase focus, engage in [...]
Looking for a natural plant supplement that contains sufficient product labeling detail can be a challenge, especially if no explicit descriptive wording is provided for whatever derivatives a particular plant contains. It may take some research to know exactly what part or parts of a plant are in a certain supplement. Here are a few ways to help identify what plant materials are going into a supplement. Plant Form Specifics and Ingredients If you want a supplement that is specific in its ingredients and is one that you know is beneficial to your health, you are probably going to look for [...]
In the past years, homeopathic medicine and personal training have seen their profile spike and alternative approaches to medicine and treatment gain additional legitimacy. But these industries still don't have the credibility of the professional medical industry. Working in the field requires an added level of diligence, as any mistake you make can reflect poorly on the industry as a whole. Here are some of the most common mistakes you should avoid. Making Promises You Can't Keep Homeopathic medicine and personalized training plans can improve wellness to a significant degree, but making bold claims about giving someone the perfect beach [...]
Medicine is meant to fix our health problems and bring hope to patients. This, however, is not so for patients who take medication only to suppress symptoms. Holistic medicine, on the other hand, does not concentrate on the illness because it looks at health as the wellbeing of the whole body. This holistic approach takes into consideration the connection that exists between mind, body, and spirit. To achieve wellbeing, these types of therapies work on improving the overall well-being of the person—after this, any manifested health concerns as well as latent ones, subside to improve the overall condition and lifestyle [...]
Keeping your heart healthy should be one of your top priorities. Your heart performs several important functions that help keep you alive and healthy. You should already be aware of how diet and exercise can affect the health of your heart, but you may not know about these unexpected ways to keep your heart healthy. Catch Your ZZZs Staying up too late and waking up too early might be doing more harm to your body than you realize. In 2011, a review of sleep studies conducted on almost 475,000 participants revealed that people who received fewer hours of sleep (less [...]
If you’re in pain because of a fractured or broken bone, you may not know what to do next or if you’ll be able to heal correctly. In order to take care of your health, you should have a professional check you and diagnose the issue. Here’s what you should know about bone fractures and breaks. What is a fracture? Many people use the term “fracture” interchangeably with the word “break.” Medically speaking, there are five different kinds of fractures: stable fracture; open, compound fracture; transverse fracture; oblique fracture; and comminuted fracture. However, in a more general sense, these classifications [...]
Good oral health affects the rest of the body. Brushing your teeth, for example, can go a long way past just keeping your breath fresh and your gums clean. Taking care of your mouth is a simple thing that can prevent major health problems later on. Learn about the benefits of practicing good oral hygiene. Symptoms of Disease The mouth can sometimes show early warning signs of certain diseases and illnesses. Many of these symptoms are difficult or impossible to remove simply by brushing. Sores that line the cheeks or tongue could be signs of a viral or bacterial infection. [...]