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  • Many people are flocking to acupuncture, and health insurance companies are covering it more and more. What are the secrets of this alternative healing technique, and does it really work?

    Does Acupuncture Work?

    Does Acupuncture Work?

    by David Lieu1

  • Citrus fruits are very popular during the summer since they are common choices for preparing cold refreshments such as citrus juices. They aren’t just popular because of their rich taste, but also due to their powerful health benefits.

    Different Types of Citrus Oils and Their Benefits

    Different Types of Citrus Oils and Their Benefits

    by TheresaAnn1

  • Meridians are undetectable to the naked eye, and yet we couldn’t live without them. They carry energy throughout the body, much in the same way that arteries carry blood.

    A Guide to the 12 Major Meridians of the Body

    A Guide to the 12 Major Meridians of the Body

    by kirstennagy3

  • Reflexology works. Looking at it with Western logic, it shouldn't work—how can a foot massage cure the pain in your neck, shoulder, or hip? But reflexology worked for me.

    How Reflexology Worked to Relieve My Pain

    How Reflexology Worked to Relieve My Pain

    by Marisa Wright18

  • Traditional Chinese herb names have been compiled over thousands of years. Here is a helpful chart for students, herbalists, and practitioners who want a quick reference for Chinese herb translations.

    Chinese Herb Name Translations

    Chinese Herb Name Translations

    by Lauren Laks LAc MSTCM5

  • I was introduced to Acupucture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in two stages in London in 2000. Since then, I have been an avid user and introduced many who suffered pain to the effective cure it is.

    My Experience With Traditional Chinese Medicine

    My Experience With Traditional Chinese Medicine

    by Tessa Schlesinger3

  • Aromatherapy and its use of essential oils has garnered major popularity among all age groups because of its effectiveness in treating various kind of ailments and allowing several choices of application methods. Essential oils are commonly used in baths, teas, massage oils, inhalants, and diffusers, among others.

    Essential Oils for Babies and Infants

    Essential Oils for Babies and Infants

    by TheresaAnn1

  • Reflexology, at least in its mechanics, acts as a type of deep tissue massage that includes trigger-point therapy. It is useful in many types of muscle, nerve, and joint conditions.

    Reflexology for Orthopedic Conditions

    Reflexology for Orthopedic Conditions

    by Patty Inglish13

  • Acupressure is a simple and effective alternative therapy that helps resolve health issues safely. Learn about pressure point therapy for migraines and headaches in this article.

    Acupressure for Headaches and Migraines

    Acupressure for Headaches and Migraines

    by Rajan Singh Jolly43

  • Create your own zero-stress environment with a combination of music, dim light, and scent with the rejuvenating benefits of an essential oil diffuser.

    The Best Essential Oil Diffusers

    The Best Essential Oil Diffusers

    by GreenMind3

  • Burning sage should be done to keep yourself and environment balanced. It promotes maintaining a peaceful state of being, and clears negative energy. Think of it as "spiritual house cleaning".

    Why and How to Perform Native American Sage Burning

    Why and How to Perform Native American Sage Burning

    by Rebecca16

  • Gulkand is a ancient Indian preparation that has been used in Paan - the traditional Indian digestive and mouth freshener. It also has many other health benefits.

    Health Benefits of Gulkand (Rose Petals Jam)

    Health Benefits of Gulkand (Rose Petals Jam)

    by Rajan Singh Jolly27

  • Spleen qi deficiency is a very common condition in the United States, and is likely due to the Standard American Diet (SAD) and poor eating habits. The spleen, in traditional Chinese medicine, is considered the main digestive organ.

    What Is Spleen Qi Deficiency?

    What Is Spleen Qi Deficiency?

    by Lauren Laks LAc MSTCM5

  • Here we differentiate the different patterns of Spleen Qi Deficiency and the dietary approaches to treat them. The included food lists offer a wide variety of options for maintaining a healthy diet.

    The Spleen Deficiency Diet

    The Spleen Deficiency Diet

    by Lauren Laks LAc MSTCM2

  • Buying essential oils from leading health shops can be quite expensive. Hence, there has been a growing number of individuals who decide to make these oils at home instead.

    Essential Oil Making: Home Distillation

    Essential Oil Making: Home Distillation

    by TheresaAnn2

  • Hemorrhoids are veins located beneath the membrane that outlines the lowest part of your anus and rectum. A hemorrhoid is characterized by an enlargement of those veins, which is either caused by pressure or strain.

    Hemorrhoid Relief Using Essential Oils

    Hemorrhoid Relief Using Essential Oils

    by TheresaAnn7

  • Recent research shows that the mushroom Ganoderma Lucidum has healing properties for the mitigation and prevention of common ailments.

    About Ganoderma Lucidum

    About Ganoderma Lucidum

    by MariaInes2

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