Category Archives: Alternative Treatments

San Jiao: The Powerful Mystery Meridian for Metabolism Function

When we look to the organ that controls metabolism function, most people would go to the Stomach. However, it’s not a physical organ at all; it’s a mystery meridian called the San Jiao—the body’s most powerful energy pathway for metabolism function. The San Jiao is the only meridian that is not associated with a physical…

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The Many Nuances of the Mental/Emotional Symbol

I’ve been doing Reiki since I was 15 years old, and of all the symbols I’ve learned and been attuned to over the years the one that still intrigues me is the Mental/Emotional symbol. The SHK. I always felt like it had hidden depths and meanings. I was first introduced to the SHK in my…

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Aromatherapy Used In Treatments of Medical Conditions

Aromatherapy is an ancient practice of using certain aromatic fragrances to stimulate nerves within the nose.  Those nerves reach the necessary part of the brain that controls certain functions. The science of aromatherapy is the use of scented oils that come from varying parts of flowers, plants, and in some cases – bark!  Each scent…

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Aromatherapy Scents That Are Good for Your Mental Health

Aromatherapy has long been touted as a beneficial therapy for physical conditions.  But it can also be good for your mental health as well.  Extracting the scented oils from various plants, aromatherapy products permeate your body and mind to offer relaxing, healthful benefits that last. Aromatherapy should never be used as a sole treatment to…

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Alternative Ways to Treat Sleep Apnea

There are many causes for sleep apnea, including obesity and obstructed air passages. Its symptoms are loud snoring sounds that are sometimes interrupted by a few seconds (or minutes) of lapses in breathing. The silence is often followed by loud gasps for air until regular breathing resumes. Sufferers of sleep apnea often have trouble functioning…

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Alternative Ways to Give First Aid to Your Skin

The skin is an organ – the largest one in your body. It’s always renewing and repairing itself by sloughing off dead cells. These dead cells must be removed before they increase and prevent the skin from breathing and eliminating toxic waste. Oily skin can produce acne, especially in adolescence, while dry skin occurs as…

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How Acupuncture Has Been Used for Pain Management

People who suffer from chronic pain can sometimes benefit from the ancient practice of acupuncture. The Chinese have used this form of treatment for centuries, but western medicine is just getting around to recognizing it as a viable tool to treat pain. Rather than treating pain with mind-altering drugs, results have shown that the techniques…

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