Aromatherapy to Treat Migraines

Posted by on Jan 16, 2016 in Alternative Medicine | 0 comments

A majority of health practitioners have agreed to the fact that aromatherapy is an effective way to treat migraines.  While it may not permanently cure the splitting headaches, studies have shown that aromatherapy can scale down the number and intensity of attacks.

The methodology of using plant-derived essential oils in aromatherapy is beneficial for its therapeutic effect.  Essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, sandalwood, clary sage, ginger, ylang-ylang, basil, and chamomile are just a few examples recommended to treat migraines.  And it can be used in a variety of ways.  For instance, it can be used in an aromatherapy diffuser to be inhaled two to three times a day.  Also, it can be mixed with a full bowl of water and its scent inhaled.  Essential oils can also be applied on the face and body during a bath or massage but only after a thorough consultation with an aroma therapist with knowledge for its purpose.

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Can Acupuncture Help Autistic Children?

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016 in Alternative Medicine | 0 comments

Results from research reveal an increasing number of children that are diagnosed with autism.

As yet, doctors have not discovered a remedy to this condition which explains why a number of parents decide to test out alternative forms of treatment like acupuncture.

Acupuncture is an alternative method in the treatment and prevention of several diseases. This type of  treatment uses very thin needles inserted to several specific points in the body. These points are linked together by a system of pathways called meridians. As soon as these pathways are stimulated, balance is supposed to be created in the body.

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Alternative Cures for the Flu

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Alternative Medicine | 0 comments

There are hundreds of different cold and flu viruses, most of them routinely alter themselves on an annual basis in response to their own environment. This means that any traditional medical cure is not possible. This is because of the way in which current antibiotics and medications are developed.

For this reason many of the same treatments which were used by our ancestors continue to be used today in order to shorten the length of time the flu virus affects your body. The flu will typically affect between 10 and 35% of the population each year, depending upon the virulence of seasonal flu variety and how well protected individuals keep themselves.

There is no real cure needed for the flu virus because the body will recover spontaneously. However, using protocols to prevent the onset of the illness and treatments that can shorten the length of it once you contract the flu, you will not have to spend as much time suffering.

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Homeopathic Treatments for Varicose Veins

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Alternative Medicine | 0 comments

The first sign of varicose veins is swelling along the path the vein takes down the leg. After this most people notice bluish or reddish tinged coloring to the area as well as a swelling along the vein. Varicose veins are the result of damaged one way valves that help push the blood through the veins and forward to the heart. When the valves become damaged, the blood is able to pool within the veins and decreases the ability of the body to remove toxins and oxygenate the tissues. (1)

At this time, traditional Western medicine believes that sclerotherapy is the gold standard for treating varicose veins. However, some insurance companies do not cover this expense if there are no other underlying medical symptoms. And, some women would like to try other more natural remedies in order to treat their varicose veins and prevent any further from occurring.

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Weight Loss Options

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Alternative Medicine | 0 comments

If you are overweight, the best thing that you can do is find a weight loss option that will work for you.

It does not matter how successful someone else was with a particular diet program because it might not work for you. Every body is different and people gain weight for different reasons. They also lose weight in different ways.

There are many weight loss options available, some more drastic than others, so it is best to consult a doctor before choosing a particular option.

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