Into Natural Health (05)

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Complementary and Alternative Therapies, from Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is an organization that aims to cure all types of cancer. This section of the Cancer Research UK website is focused on complementary and alternative therapies (CAMs), which can be used in combination with conventional cancer treatments. Here one can find the different types of CAM therapies, how each of them are used, and how much they cost. The page also provides links to studies on CAMS and to various resources and organizations that can provide even more information on this kind of treatment. It also provides a link on how to find reliable information on the web regarding complementary nd alternative cancer therapies.

Watch a Holistic Chiropractor in Action
This YouTube page includes a video description of the practice of holistic chiropractic, as described by an actual chiropractor. It's a good resource for anyone looking for an alternative, holistic approach to back pain#151;this form of chiropractic focuses on the well-being of the person, employs light-touch and is designed to bring peace to the entire body, with the ultimate goal being your body's ability to make adjustments on its own. The video details the process, and describes the length of patient visits, which shorten over time as the chiropractor is able to refine treatment.

Yoga for Everyone
Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or fitness. One does not need to be a yoga master to get the benefits a yoga workout brings. This article presents ten yoga poses that every beginner must learn. The first pose is the child’s pose, a calming pose that is used for resting and refocusing before going to another pose. It works to stretch the lower back and the lower extremities while relaxing the spine. There is also the downward-facing dog which relieves back pain, the plank pose which strengthens the core, and the four-limbed staff pose that makes the arms and wrists stronger. Aside from the poses, the article also states when not to do these poses, in case of injuries or specific medical conditions.

Acupressure Points
Interested in reflexology and how pressure points can affect your health? This site shows you the major points in the body and a diagram of the corresponding body parts affected with reflexology. Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method that involves applying pressure to certain meridian points on the body to relieve pain. The human body has fourteen "meridians" that carry energy throughout the body. These meridians start at the fingertips, connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with the specific meridian.

Practice Ki Exercises to Empower Your Life
This section on the Akido martial arts site Body Mind & Modem provides 15 lessons on Ki exercises to help develop a more powerfully/mind body state of relaxation and calmness. The lessons use photos, text explanation and fast-downloading mini videos. Ki is explained as a state when we are totally focused and completely ourself, yet with a limitless supply of energy. This is a powerful, higher state that makes us extremely effectful and often defines our lives, so it's desirable to be able to achieve it with some level of control. Through the study of Ki prinicples (i.e., one-point, relaxation, positive thinking and correct posture) as well as practicing Ki exercies, one should be able to spend more of his or her life operating in this powerful state. The promise is, if you do these exercise sfor a year, you will become a different person.

Herbal Musings: Herbs, Oils and Information
A hub for everything herbal, this Web site offers natural remedies, certified organic herbs, herbal essential oils and supplements, natural health foods, health drinks natural cosmetics, natural baby products, organic foods, and even Celtic jewelry. There are plenty of useful features, such as a resource directory, newsletter, section on herbals and drug interactions, and herb database and other natural health articles and information.

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