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REFLEXOLOGY
Based on the Chinese concept of Chi or energy, reflexology works on the principle that every part of the body is reflected in areas or points on the hand or foot. By applying skilful pressure to these points, tension and stress patterns in the corresponding part of the body can be relaxed or released and effectively be healed. Reflexologist’s view that the feet and hands are a mirror image of the body, when pressure is applied it generates signals through the peripheral nervous system which enters the central nervous system where it is processed in various parts of the brain. It is then relayed to the internal organs to allocate the necessary adjustments in fuel and oxygen, this message is fed forward to adjust the body's tone or overall tension level.
The benefits of reflexology are generally to do with reducing stress or tension, however it is also often used as an indicator to what part of the body is out of balance that may need some further alternative therapy or remedy.

By: Editor - Utah, United States
PASSIONFLOWER

The State Flower of Tennessee. A fast growing perennial woody vine native to the tropical Americas, it can span up to about thirty feet in length and produces a yellowish, edible fruit. It has white to pale Lavender flowers of about two inches across with edible berries. The fruits ripen only in warm, sunny climates, and the vine thrives in well-drained, sandy soil in the sun. The Spanish explorers of the sixteenth century were astounded by the beauty of this exotic climbing vine that resembled elements of the Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and so named it the Passion Flower in honour of the agonies of Christ.

It is regarded as one of the best herbal tranquillizers for chronic insomnia and is completely non-addictive it is a very gentle and effective sedative that has a depressant effect on the central nervous system and has been a reliable remedy for nervous, menopausal and premenstrual tension, irritability, and fatigue and tension headaches. The Passion Flower has also been used successfully in treating hyperactive children and thought to relieve hypertension and lower Blood pressure. Some tests claim that it relaxes the walls of the arteries, which may be useful for maintaining good heart health.

By: Editor - Utah, United States
Candida
The name of a group of yeast-like fungi which can be found in all of us to some degree, but often does not cause us trouble; the most significant member of the genus is Candida albicans, which can cause numerous infections including candidiasis or thrush found in both humans and animals.
Candida can be present as a vaginal infection, it can also live in the intestinal tract, mouth and on the skin, it can become a problem anywhere if it gets out of control and can release toxins into the bloodstream which can have many adverse effects on the functioning of the body; symptoms can include depression, mood swings, sinusitis, headaches, chronic fatigue, joint pain, stomach pain, indigestion, vaginal thrush and other fungal infections, skin rashes and eczema, etc.

Often Candida can be controlled by a balanced diet and by the elimination of certain foods in order to create an internal environment in which the yeast cannot survive. Usually an initial detox diet will ensure, along with a good anti-yeast formula will enable levels of systemic Candida to be significantly reduced.

By: Lesley-Ann Sales - Utah, United States
Melissa - A Rare and Powerful Oil
Melissa officinalis, or lemon balm as it is commonly known, a member of the Labiateae family, a botanical group which contains hundreds of plants used by herbal practitioners and aroma therapists for their therapeutics properties. Loved by bees, the plant is thought to have been named after the ancient Greek nymph Melissa, protectress of bees.

What your eye colour tells
Eyes are categorized as either blue, brown or a mixture of the two. Lighter eyes are easier for an iridologist to 'read'. Blue eyed people may be more prone to breathing difficulties, while those with brown are more likely to have circulation problems and those with grennish eyes may be prone to digestive problems.

By: Lesley-Ann Sales - Utah, United States
NAME YOUR ECZEMA Atopic Eczema - An inherited disposition; dry, itchy skin triggered by stress and the environment.
Allergic Contact Eczema - Skin becomes red and itchy when it come in contact with something that you are allergic to.
Irritant Contact Eczema - Dry, red, rough and itchy skin caused wen the skin comes in contact with irritating chemicals.

By: Lesley-Ann Sales - Utah, United States

 


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