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Benefits And Uses Of Aloe Vera For Skin

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Benefits And Uses Of Aloe Vera For Skin Benefits And Uses Of Aloe Vera For Skin

Beauty treatments and skin care routine have been associated with women since ages. One such ingredient which is common yet magical for healthy and glowing skin is Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is well known for its soothing and calming effects and as such is a great ingredient for use in our skin care products. Aloe’s beneficial properties, result in it being ideally suited for use in skin care products to soothe and calm sensitive, delicate and dry skin; Aloe enhances natural cell renewal, improving texture and elasticity so the skin is firmer, more supple and luminous.

Due to its many uses and benefits to the skin and hair, aloe vera has now gained more popularity and has become a staple ingredient in many beauty and skin care products. In order to achieve proper skin restoration, aloe vera needs to be applied every…

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Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicinals for Shingles

Integrative Medicine

Shingles is caused by herpes zoster, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can be an effective and safe natural remedy for this painful condition.

If you have ever had chicken pox, the herpes zoster virus lingers in your body for life. As we become older and our qi (lifeforce or basal energy) weakens, the herpes zoster virus can emerge again in the form of shingles. This process typically occurs after a period of chronic stress, illness, or a traumatic event. Shingles is a condition that can be experienced by many individuals for centuries, and Traditional Chinese Medicine has some very effective remedies for it.

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After a person has chickenpox, the herpes zoster virus migrates to the nerve cells of the body and remains dormant for decades. When a stressful event brings the virus out of its dormancy, the first symptoms are typically pain or tingling…

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Hacking Your Nervous System For Health & Healing

Integrative Medicine

Modern scientists are continuing to “discover” clues about how our bodies actually work that the ancient Chinese have known for centuries. Although acupuncture repeatedly achieves great clinical results in the treatment of a variety of conditions, such as pain, acupuncture for weight loss, nausea, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine headaches, menopausal hot flashes, and even psycho-emotional illness, many doctors and scientists remain skeptical of acupuncture’s efficacy because they do not understand how it works.

One major problem in finding an explanation for how acupuncture works was the prevailing Western scientific belief that the body is simply just a collection of anatomical structures and biochemical reactions that work mostly independent from each other. Even as recently as 1998, there was scientific consensus that the nervous system and the immune system work independently from each other and don’t have any direct connection. According to that…

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Mental Health Matters

Oriental Wisdom Sydney's Blog

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health issues worldwide.

Just as anxiety tends to disrupt routines, getting into a routine can lower anxiety. Routines allow us to be more efficient, to spend less time thinking or worrying about what needs to be done and more time just doing it. This then opens up time to relax and better enjoy our lives.

Did you know that your body is so finely tuned into a circadian rhythm that there are particular times of the day when it is better to eat, sleep and be productive? Chinese medicine sets out a guide to healthy living by living in tune with your body’s rhythms and cycles.  There are recognised two-hour periods throughout the day when qi (energy) is at its peak in each organ system and can help us think more clearly, digest better and sleep more deeply.  Creating a routine that…

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10 Easy Ways to Remove Toxins From Your Life

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You may be doing everything you can to live a healthy and fulfilling life – getting plenty of exercise, practicing yoga, eating well – but if you’re still feeling a bit run down, you may want to think about ways to remove toxins from your life! Toxins seem to pervade every aspect of our lives – from the cookware we use, to the products we clean with, to the foods we eat. Toxins seem to be unavoidable.

Our bodies were not designed to deal with these disruptors, and their effects manifest in several disturbing ways. Toxins have been linked to everything from thyroid issues, to fertility problems, to allergies and respiratory diseases. Most autoimmune diseases, and even diabetes and heart disease, have been linked partly to toxins.

If you want to improve your health and the health of the environment at the same time, follow these 10 tips to remove toxins…

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