Into Natural Health (11)
19 Natural Remedies for Anxiety
Are you given to bouts of anxiety every now and then? If you have an anxiety disorder, you probably take medication to help you get through episodes. But prescription drugs are not the only answer. If your breath suddenly becomes shallow, your heart starts beating and you begin thinking thoughts of impending doom, you can calm yourself down through natural means. This article presents different natural alternatives for dealing with anxiety. These include mindfulness meditation, taking a forest bath, and following a breathing technique called 4-7-8 breath. You can also exercise for 20-30 minutes, take a quick healthy snack, drink chamomile or green tea, and use sedative herbs such as lemon balm, lavender, hops or valerian.
Aromatherapy: What You Need to Know
Aromatherapy is a kind of complementary and alternative therapy that makes use of essential oils to bring forth holistic healing. Essential oils, according to the International Standards Organization (ISO), are products derived from plants through distillation with steam or water or dry distillation. These oils are said to contain antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Essential oils can be inhaled with the use of a diffuser or breathed in through a steam bath; they could also be diluted in a carrier oil such as almond oil or olive oil and then applied topically to the skin. Aromatherapy is said to reduce pain, eliminate circulatory problems, ease fatigue and curb symptoms of anxiety and depression. Caution must be exercised in aromatherapy as some oils can cause adverse effects.
Natural Holistic Health Care for Pets
This site provides details on holistic care for animals including homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition, phone consultations, Referrals and related information. Dr Larry Bernstein is a holistic veterinarian who can help you care for your animal companions in a natural way. Information about the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association is included.
Billed as Your guide to natural health, therapy, holistic healing and sustainable green living..., this is the website for Australia's Universal WellBeing, which published numerous magazine titles in the natural living area. The site is packed with information, from feature articles to educational courses, from spas & retreats to product information. There are major sections on yoga, mind health, body health, soul health, anti aging, food, parenting, and even wisdom. There are also reviews, a gift guide, news and special reports. In the area of health, you can find such articles as how to cleanse toxic energy, holistic kinesiology, mystical experiences, natural therapies for palliative care, stress relief yoga for fertility, aging well with antioxidants and using HRT to combat aging.
American Holistic Health Association
This is the home page for the American Holistic Health Association, which includes research and referral lists, steps to wellness, self-help articles, and a section about what holistic health is. Many directories of holistic health centers and holistic health practitioners are included. A calendar, self-help tools, health information search tools, email reports and wellness messages are also included.
Meditation: In Depth
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a type of complementary therapy that originated in Japan. Proponents of Reiki believe that this type of healing balances the energy fields in and around the body, therefore helping a person receive physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual benefits. Cancer patients who are given Reiki therapy after their treatment experience deep relaxation, stress relief and an overall feeling of wellbeing. This resource from the Cancer Research UK provides information for cancer patients who are interested in Reiki. In this page one can find research about the complementary therapy, how the therapy is done, and different Reiki organizations that can provide further knowledge about the therapy.