The body sends signals to us regarding its needs and potential issues. Some of these signals simply guide bodily functions like eating, eliminating (going to the bathroom), and perspiring.
Herbal medicine has been around for centuries and is a staple of Eastern medicine. Herbs are considered a form of complementary therapy used in the United States and are used by about 20% of the US population along with other natural products, on which $14.8 billion is spent annually.
Everyone has heard the term Aromatherapy, but, not everyone truly understands what it means or what it does.Exactly as its name implies, Aromatherapy is therapy that is derived from aroma. In Aromatherapy our sense of smell is used for healing. It is a fact that the sense of smell is one of human’s most powerful senses.
Holistic treatment is a form of healing that takes the entire person into account.The idea that all the elements of a human being must be considered in order to promote optimal health and wellness comes from holism. Holism is a philosophy that promotes the primary goal of ultimate health and wellness.
As a society, we so easily pop a pill for everything. We tend to want to take medication to get a “quick fix” even for common ailments or minor complaints.And, this is not an exaggeration, visit your local drug store and take a look at the shelves.Also, consider the incidence of flesh-eating bacteria (MERSA) and drug-resistant tuberculosis.
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Aromatherapy is one of the fastest rising industries in the country. With the fad of new age activities like yoga on the upswing, it seems that aromatherapy is here to stay for the next couple of years.In fact, it is one of the most popular practices in terms of holistic and alternative medicine.
An essential oil is extracted from carefully chosen plants. These oils contain volatile compounds that have been extracted through heat processing or pressing.There are numerous types of plants, herbs, flowers or roots that are used for manufacturing essential oils.
Apple cider vinegar is a remedial product that punches far above its weight in terms of efficacy versus cost and availability. It is readily available, cheaply, even at the supermarket. For human health, dosages are small – for most ailments a few teaspoons a day.
The coconut tree is one of the most versatile plants in existence. Whilst we are all familiar with the coconut as a food source not many of us know the myriad of other benefits the coconut holds. In many countries coconut husks are woven into fabrics for mats, insulation and much more. The shells themselves are used as bowls, to make utensils and as flotation devices for rafts.