Tag Archives: aromatherapy

Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies: For Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding

March 7, 2016

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Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies: For Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding by Demetria Clark — This comprehensive sourcebook explains how essential oils and herbal remedies can provide natural, alternative solutions to the myriad health care needs that arise during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Clark, an experienced aromatherapist and midwife, guides you through exploring the safe, gentle and […]

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Which natural/integrative treatments are for you? Part I

February 21, 2014

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  by Dr. Anna Nordin —  A good physician will take a thorough medical history and physical examination, and perform both integrative and allopathic diagnostic tests to reach a diagnosis for his patients. Ideally, the doctor will discuss the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual contributing factors and the effects of the diagnosis. He should then […]

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The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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Music therapy: A peaceful revolution

March 16, 2013

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by Sam Pasco —  We all know that we are exposed to more excessive noise today than at any other time in history. Modern life can seem like an ongoing struggle to rise above the din. Home life fills our ears with barking dogs, air conditioning units, televisions, boom boxes and the kitchen vent-a-hood. What […]

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Add some spice to your love life

December 26, 2012

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by Tiffany Richards —  For thousands of years, almost every culture has used various methods like fragrance, aroma and incense to enhance libidos, improve sexual performance and put some zip into their love lives. Cleopatra is said to have carpeted her bedroom with rose petals to seduce Marc Anthony. The ancient Romans are credited with […]

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Using feng shui for heath, wellness and beauty

October 3, 2012

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by Deborah Thum —  Most people who know about feng shui think it is simply about the placement of furniture to bring harmony into one’s life. Fewer people understand these same principles can be applied to the human body to chart the relationship between inner character and outer appearance. The principles of feng shui for […]

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A true European herbal facial

August 29, 2012

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by Beata George —  The goodness of Mother Nature is very much embodied in the plant life that graces this earth. Herbs and flowers have amazing cleansing and healing powers. European health spas have a long tradition of using raw herbs with therapies to achieve the most effective healing and beautifying results. In the European […]

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Es-“scent”-ials for pregnancy

August 13, 2012

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by Marci Cagen —  Aromatherapy is a safe, nurturing way to promote happiness and a sense of well-being, while also easing some of the discomforts of pregnancy. Although some precautions must be taken when choosing which scents to use, a number of essential oils are safe during pregnancy. Aromatherapy is a great way to bring […]

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Feng shui and aromatherapy

March 5, 2012

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by Joy Abrams —  For centuries, people have worn perfumed water and oils to entice, set or even change a mood. Men and women still do this today. Such aromas are not only pleasant to smell, but also can enhance passion, creativity and calmness. Feng shui can incorporate aromatherapy with pleasing results. One can place […]

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Essential oils for summer comfort

February 26, 2012

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by Carol E. Gutierrez —  Spending time in nature is one of the best ways to rejuvenate, and summer and fall offer a great time for outdoor fun. Yet after all the day’s activities, discomfort from sunburn and mosquito bites can keep you awake and miserable. Fortunately, nature offers remedies with essential oils, which make […]

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Shield yourself and family from colds

February 24, 2012

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by Dana Regev —  A  lowered immune system sets the stage for sickness. Factor in changing weather, traveling and exposure to sickness and it can become a losing battle. One of the easiest, most effective and natural ways to boost your immune system and shield yourself from illness is to use essential oils, which also […]

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