Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian stones I brought them from Mexico in July 2017. We had bus tour to Chichen Itza, and on the way, we stop in little Mayas village where they were selling all different handmade stuff. I didn’t buy jewelry for myself, but I did what I love. I got my new stones 😊. Black Obsidian stones are spiritual and energy stones (they are from lava).

I had Mayan Shaman performing ceremony on me and my new stones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIrc2QCA9x0

He told me to take my new stones in the air by Chichen Itza temples to get more positive energy and spirit.

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Obsidian is a natural form of volcanic glass , composed of various combinations of basalt, Andesite, Rhyolite, and Trachyte.
Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity. It grounds you to the earth through the base chakra, absorbs negative energies from the environment, and strengthens you in times of need. It is helpful to highly sensitive people. It blocks psychic attack and removes negative spiritual influences.
A large piece of obsidian can be extremely efficient at blocking geopathic stress or soaking up environmental pollution, but its tendency to exposing the truth has to be taken into account. It is helpful for therapists and counsellors as it not only helps to get to the core of a problem, but it clears the negative energies that are released. Black or mahogany obsidian are suitable for this purpose. Place obsidian by your bed or under the pillow to draw out mental stress and tension, it may have a calming effect but it will also highlight the cause of the stress. The cause must be redressed before peace can return, this will resolve the problem permanently rather than just having a palliative effect. It is essential to clean the stone under running water each time it has been used so that the stone won’t retain the negative energy and send it back to you.
Obsidian brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion and restricting belief systems. It may do this by making it absolutely clear to you what lies behind the mental distress or disease. Once the confusion and belief systems have been cleared obsidian expands your consciousness and helps you enter the realm of the unknown with confidence and ease.
Obsidian’s gift to your is the insight into the causes of disease. It helps with digestion. It detoxifies, dissolving blockages and tension, including hardened arteries. It reduces the pain of arthritis, joint problems, cramps and injuries. Crystal water is useful for all types of shock. It eases pain and stops bleeding. It increases the circulation and warms the hands and feet. It can be used to reduce an enlarged prostrate.

Black Obsidian is a protective stone. It repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts. It helps you to release old loves and provides support during change.

Used in shaman ceremonies obsidian will remove physical disorders. It also has the gift of prophesy. Black obsidian spheres are powerful meditation and scrying aids, clear quartz will help ground you and articulate what is revealed.
This black stone is excellent to assist you to release disharmony that has built up in your day to day life and during work on yourself, including resentment of others, fear and anger.

This is a stone that has strong metaphysical properties to protect you from negativity, and is very useful to help you to let go of disharmony that has accumulated from your day to day life.

 

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These Things Happen to Your Body When You Try Cupping

 

These Things Happen to Your Body When You Try Cupping

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Cupping is simply applying suction to the skin surface to create negative pressure. The International Cupping Therapy Association says that cupping can improve your health if you suffer from several physical and mental health problems, including the common cold or flu, depression, arthritis, anxiety, sciatica, intestinal problems, muscle pain, and even cellulite and stretch marks.

 

The ICTA lists these health benefits of cupping:

 

* Deep tissue stimulation

 

* Relieves inflammation

 

* Promotes the flow of lymphatic fluid to stimulate the immune system

 

* Pulls blood supply to the skin

 

* Stretches muscle and connective tissue

 

* Encourages circulation

 

* Loosens scar tissue adhesions

 

* Stimulates the flow of Qi energy

 

5 Ways Cupping Works to Improve Your Health

  1. Increases immune system function

 

In a review of an ancient cupping therapy technique called Al-hijamah, which is a wet cupping technique, Egyptian and Saudi Arabian researchers say that the therapy ‘may be a promising treatment for increasing immunity of human body, potentiating pharmacological effects of modern drugs and clearing blood from pathological substances causing and related to pathogenesis of many diseases.’ The research showed that the cupping therapy helped increase immune system function by 156% when it was added to conventional pharmacological treatment. Without the drug therapy, cupping increased immune system natural killer cell response by 133%.

  1. Reduces chronic pain

 

The joint Egyptian and Saudi Arabian study also found that chronic pain intensity reported by patients was reduced using cupping therapy. The amount of pain that was reported by patients seeking help decreased by almost 34% after one month of treatment with cupping, 40% after two months, and 59% after three months of therapy. This was found to be true for people experiencing rheumatoid arthritis and the benefits are believed to extend to other types of chronic pain as well.

  1. Viral and bacterial illnesses defenses improve

 

Herpes, influenza, viral hepatitis, acne, dermatitis, and cellulitis are all health problems that can also be improved by cupping therapy. The ways that cupping works to improve health are complex because the treatment works on multiple bodily systems at once. In the neurological system, neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, endorphins are all released during therapy. In the immune system, the temporary skin irritation activates the immune function which then increases interferons, tumor necrotizing factor, and increases the flow of lymphatic fluid.

  1. Reduced rates of cardiovascular disease

 

Systolic hypertension, heart failure, vascular leg blood clots, myocardial ischemia and arrhythmia, and even myocardial infarction or heart attack instances were reduced using cupping therapy as reported by the Egyptian-Arabian study.

  1. Decreased headaches

 

Headache and migraine pain can be so debilitating that people can miss work and have a financial impact due to the pain that they experience. People may also miss out on fun social activities and hobbies that they used to enjoy due to their chronic headaches. The good news is that cupping works to improve the health of those dealing with headache pain.

 

 

Reference:

https://www.powerofpositivity.com/cupping-health-benefits/?c=PoPcupping

Kansa Face and Body Wand

Meet my new little baby – Kansa.

Add on your massage today!!!

The Kansa Wand Face Massage reduces stress and provides a gentle face-lifting therapy, using a bronze-capped massage wand and organic natural massage oils.

The bronze is a sacred metal alloy. Kansa (pronounced cuns) is produced from pure tin and copper. This blend of metals is known in Ayurveda, a traditional healing system in India, as “Healing Metal”.

The Kansa Wand provides gentle friction to facial muscles which helps pull acidity from the tissues. If fact, as it is used on the face, oils will often get grey or black if acids are present in the skin.

 

Another advantage of this treatment is the subtle electrical conductivity of the bronze metal, which may explain how this therapy improves the body’s natural electrical balancing system.

 

Tools like this have been used for centuries in India to enhance health and strength, and to increase energy, and reduce stress. They are believed to be essential to optimal health and well-being.

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Other benefits of Kansa Wand Face Massage:

Revitalizes face, shoulder, and neck muscles

Gently lifts facial skin

Reduces face pain, head pain and tension

Reduces acidity

Detoxifying

Unifies body, mind and spirit

 

Additional benefits of a Kansa Massage are:

 

The sensation is pleasurable and calms the whole nervous system

Eases all sorts of aches and pains, we have heard, even phantom pains after amputation and long term neuropathies

Erases stress and tiredness in the feet or any muscle group.

Helps to relax the whole body and calm the mind so you feel clearer and both able to rest or go out there and shine in the world

Reportedly makes it easier to fall into deep, relaxing sleep

50+ Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

 

50+ Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

 

For health, beauty, and around the house there hasn’t been a more versatile, natural, and affordable product since we introduced 101 Uses for Coconut Oil. Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries for its healing properties. Use it daily as a safe, natural alternative to chemicals and as an overall health boosting tonic. You won’t believe all the benefits in this little glass bottle!

 

As a Beauty Treatment

 

Apple cider vinegar is very useful for treating the skin, teeth and hair. Check out all the ways you can incorporate a little ACV into your beauty regimen.

 

Use as a hair rinse to fight dandruff and add body and shine

Use as a facial cleanser to boost the pH of your skin

Add to bath water to relieve the redness and pain of sunburn

Reduces buildup on the scalp

Helps in the removal of warts

Skin toner for blemishes

Reduces cellulite

Helps control bad breath

Whitens teeth and kills mouth bacteria

Reduces swelling and fades bruising

Use as an overnight soak to clean dentures

 

For Your Health

 

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most useful, affordable and versatile supplements you can take for your overall health. It fights infections and inflammation, eases pain, and helps with many digestive issues. Taken daily, ACV will provide numerous health benefits.

 

Use as a detox to cleanse the kidneys

Drink or supplement to prevent flu

Reduces inflammation from arthritis50-plus-Uses-For-Apple-Cider-Vinegar

Relieves sinus pressure and fights infection

Aids weight loss by decreasing appetite and increasing fat burn

Relieves allergies and asthma symptoms

Relieves Gout

Balances the body’s pH level

Lowers cholesterol

Reduces blood glucose level in diabetics

Removes nail fungus

Soothes bug bites and other minor skin irritations

Aids digestion

Taken with warm water and honey before bedtime, ACV may help with sleep issues

Strengthens bones

Has anti-inflammatory properties

Relieves pain from jellyfish stings

Aids in relieving chest congestion

Promotes bowel movements and eases constipation

Relieves heartburn

Can help stop hiccups

Promotes sinus drainage

Treats ear infections

Soothes rashes

Promotes growth of healthy flora

Helps control sugar cravings

Helps cure strep throat

Helps treat eczema

Increases energy and boosts metabolism

Relaxes sore muscles

Disinfects wounds

Boosts immunity

Lowers blood pressure

 

Around the House

 

Get rid of the toxic chemicals around your home. Many commercial cleaning products and deodorizers have been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, chronic respiratory conditions, and other serious health problems. Create your own products easily and inexpensively using natural items like ACV.

 

Use as a natural disinfectant cleanser

Use it to wash windows and leave a streak free shine and clean scent

ACV is a natural deodorizer

Use it to deter cats from having accidents they won’t go where they smell vinegar.

 

FROM:

50+ Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

 

3 Reasons Everyone Should Try Cupping

For many of us, the new year is a traditional time to set goals and enjoy an increased openness to new experiences. This willingness presents an opportunity to explore the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Better health is on everyone’s list for the new year and cupping is wonderful technique that can improve your health and provide numerous benefits.

One way to think about cupping is that it is the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward. I often combine cupping with acupuncture into one treatment, but it could also be used alone.

Cupping was developed thousands of years ago and though the techniques have modernized, the original philosophy remains the same.

Cupping involves placing glass, bamboo or plastic jars on the skin and creating a vacuum by suctioning out the air. The underlying tissue is raised, or sucked, partway into the cup. The purpose of cupping is to enhance circulation, help relieve pain, remove “heat” and pull out the toxins that linger in your body’s tissues.

You usually will feel a tight sensation in the area of the cup. Often, this sensation is relaxing and soothing. Depending on your comfort and your practitioner’s assessment of the problem, cups may be moved around or left in place. They may remain on your body briefly or for longer amounts of time. Each treatment is unique to you on that particular day. One very common area to be cupped is the back, although cups work well on other areas, too — particularly on fleshy sections of the body.

Cupping causes the skin to temporarily turn red, blue or purple, especially if there is an injury or energetic blockage under the area that was cupped. The skin discoloration can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but is rarely painful. Once the marks have cleared, the procedure can be repeated until the condition or ailment is resolved.

There are a number of methods of cupping — the two most common here in the U.S. are “fixed cupping” and “moving cupping.”

Fixed Cupping:

The cups are placed on a selected area of your body and then left in place without being moved.

Moving Cupping:

As the name implies, in this method your practitioner applies massage oil or cream on your skin in selected places, puts the cups over the areas to be treated and then slides them around that region of the body — most commonly the back. The cups slide easily because the cream has lubricated your body.

You ought to consider exploring the benefits of cupping if you seek relief from stress, pain, allergies, fatigue, flu, colds, back pain, anxiety, muscle aches, red itchy skin conditions or fever.

Here are three reasons why cupping just might go mainstream this year:

  1. Celebrity cupping enthusiasts are growing in numbers.

It was about 10 years ago when cupping first appeared in the tabloids. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow showed up on the red carpet with obvious round cupping marks on her back. She received a lot of press and later explained to Oprah, “It feels amazing and it’s very relaxing.”

Well, these days she is not alone among Hollywood stars who are devoted to this ancient healing technique. Last April, Jennifer Aniston arrived at the premiere of her movie, “Call Me Crazy” looking stunning in a strapless black dress which revealed cupping marks. She is known to be a long time fan of cupping and acupuncture.

Others stars who are outspoken proponents of cupping are Jessica Simpson, Lady Gaga and Victoria Beckham. They have spoken about using cupping for various physical complaints as well as for relaxation. Exes have picked up on the treatment too. Chris Martin (Paltrow’s “consciously uncoupled” partner) showed off his cupping circles while working out in London. Brad Pitt is also rumored to have tried cupping.

  1. Athletes use cupping as a secret weapon.

Wang Qun, a Chinese swimmer proudly showed off her marks during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Always looking for methods to naturally improve health and performance, more athletes have turned to cupping. Tennis ace Andy Murray said he used cupping in conjunction with other treatments to relieve stiffness and to help address a back injury.

Mets baseball players have also adopted the treatment. In August The Wall Street Journal reported on the multitude of Mets players using cupping. The trend started for them after their teammate Daisuke Matsuzaka appeared in the locker room with cupping marks. The 33-year-old started cupping about two years ago and was quoted in WSJ saying, “As an athlete, I want to play as long as possible, in order to do that, I need to find ways to protect my body. I’m always looking for something that might be better.”

But cupping is not just for movie stars and athletes … cupping is highly beneficial for everyone.

  1. Cupping provides relief for many health conditions.

Cupping has numerous benefits — it can help remove toxins from the body and stimulate the flow of fresh blood, lymph, and Qi to the affected area and throughout the body. It often works wonders for patients with the flu, colds, coughs, back and muscle pain, poor circulation, anxiety, red itchy skin conditions (though cups are not applied to inflamed areas), allergies, fevers, aches and myriad other pains.

Cupping is not exclusive to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Variations of this treatment were used by ancient Egyptians, North American Indians, early Greeks, and in other Asian and European countries. Cupping therapy was recommended by Hippocrates, the man whom many consider to be the “Father of Modern Medicine,” in his guide to clinical treatment.

It should be noted that cupping is not be used on patients who bleed easily and/or cannot stop bleeding, have skin ulcers, or edema. It is unwise to cup over large blood vessels as well. Pregnant women should be cupped with extreme caution and never on their abdomen or lower back.

To be cautious I generally practice a less intense treatment the first time, and then see how the patient reacts before implementing longer amounts of time and more suction.

 

From:

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-16791/3-reasons-everyone-should-try-cupping.html

 

This is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Pink Himalayan Salt

This is What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Pink Himalayan Salt

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by Alanna Ketler

So you’ve been hearing about this amazing Himalayan crystal salt for the last few years, and now you’re wondering, is it really better than sea salt or table salt? How does it benefit my body vs those other salts? Well, it is packed with some pretty amazing benefits, making it a wonderful alternative to table salt and an exciting new staple to add to your pantry.

The History

First of all, what makes Himalayan crystal salt so amazing? About 200 million years ago, there were crystallized sea salt beds that were covered with lava. Because this salt was subsequently enveloped in snow and ice for millennia, it was protected from modern day pollution and preserved in an untouched, pristine environment. The Himalayan mountain range goes across Asia, and passes through China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and India. Many people believe that this pink salt is the purest salt that can be found on the planet.

 

Minerals & Energy

Himalayan Salt contains the same 84 trace minerals and elements that are found in the human body; that alone is quite impressive! A few of these minerals include: sodium chloride, sulphate, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. When consuming this salt, you are actually getting less sodium intake per serving than regular table salt because it is less refined and the pieces are larger. Therefore Himalayan salt has less sodium per serving because the crystals or flakes take up less room than the highly processed table salt variety. Another great thing about this salt is that, because of its unique cellular structure, it stores vibrational energy. The minerals in this salt exist in colloidal form, which means that they are small enough for our cells to easily absorb.

What Exactly Are The Benefits?

Some of the benefits that you can expect to enjoy by consuming this salt in place of regular table salt include:

  • Aids in vascular health
  • Supports healthy lungs and respiratory function
  • Promotes a stable pH balance within the cells
  • Reduces the signs of aging
  • Promotes healthy sleep patterns
  • Increases libido
  • Prevents muscle cramps
  • Increases hydration
  • Strengthen bones
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves circulation
  • Detoxifies the body of heavy metals

Comparing Himalayan Salt To Other Salts

Sea Salt

While still a better choice than table salt, sea salt is becoming increasingly processed, and, let’s face it, our oceans are becoming more and more polluted each year. Because of the pristine conditions that Himalayan salt has been kept in, it is said to be the purest salt available today.

Table Salt

Regular, commercial table salt is completely stripped of the majority of its minerals with the exception of sodium and chloride. It is then bleached, cleaned with chemicals, and then heated at extremely high temperatures. The iodine that is added to table salt is almost always synthetic, which is difficult for our bodies absorb properly. It is treated with anti-caking agents, which prevents the salt from dissolving in water and clumping in the salt container. These agents then prevent the salt from absorbing into our own bodies, which leads to a buildup and deposit within the organs. This can cause severe health problems. Studies have shown that for each gram of table salt that is consumed that the body cannot process, your body will use 20 TIMES the amount of cellular water to neutralize the amount of sodium chloride that is present in this chemically treated salt.

This is largely the reason why salt has gotten such a bad name over the years. It is not necessarily salt that is unhealthy for us, but rather refined table salt that is inferior for our health. Aside from that, many of us are consuming way too much processed food. These foods contain astronomical amounts of salt, and it isn’t the good kind. It’s not about limiting our intake of salt; it’s about consuming more natural, homemade, whole foods. This way we can add salt while cooking or sprinkle some on our meals without having to worry about high blood pressure and so on.

Himalayan Salt Uses

Cooking and curing ­— Always use pre-ground salt or grinders like any other kind of salt.

Salt Slabs — Slabs will impart a better taste and mineral content. Chilled: use fruits, sushi, veggies, or cheese as a decoration. Frozen: cold delicious desserts and sorbets. Heated: slabs can be used to sear veggies, shrimp, fish fillets, and thinly sliced beef, and you can even fry eggs. Dense salt blocks conduct heat amazingly.

What is even better, Himalayan salt is a natural anti-microbial product, and the clean up requires only a simple scrub or rinse.

Bathing — Enjoy a detoxifying Himalayan salt bath. Its nutrients will stimulate your circulation and soothe sore muscles. Himalayan salt contains 80+ nourishing and skin-friendly minerals, so this bath will provide a healing and amazingly therapeutic experience for both body and soul.

Air purification ­— You can also find crystal rock lamps on-line.

You should be able to find this amazing Himalayan Crystal Salt at your local health food store or online.

Much Love

Sources:

http://fitlife.tv/10-amazing-benefits-of-pink-himalayan-salt/

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/himalayan-crystal-salt-benefits/

http://www.himalayanlivingsalt.com/salt_facts.htm

http://authoritynutrition.com/how-much-sodium-per-day/

 

Seven Most Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Neck Pain

 

 

Seven Most Effective Ways To Get Rid Of Neck Pain

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Most of us have experienced neck pain at some point of our lives even if only once, it is a very common type of pain that usually caused by wrong posture during sitting for long times or during sleeping, neck pain can also be caused by too much stress, fortunately there are some effective ways to get rid of neck pain which we will mention some of below.

1- Mind Your Posture.
Wrong posture while setting, sleeping or standing is the most common cause for neck pain, improper curvature for your neck may lead to serious spinal conditions over time, while setting to work on a computer or a desk or even while driving you need to make sure to have your head aligned with your spine, your shoulders slightly pushed back, your spine is slightly curved out and your neck is supported.
Also if you like walking around with HAND BAGS you need to make sure to keep your hand bag below three pounds, overloaded HANDBAGS specially if you are used to carry it on the same shoulder all the time can cause a huge deal of pain for your neck and back.

2- Massage.
Massaging is one effective way that can give a quick temporary relief to your neck pain and you should do it often while setting, standing or laying down, it helps circulate the blood in the area and relax the muscles the when tense they cause pain.

3- Avoid Stress.
Stress is a major cause for neck pain, you will benefit from taking frequent breaks during your work day and practicing relaxing activities like yoga or meditation, another way that will work wonders in eliminating your stress is laying down on the floor with soft light, close your eyes and focus on nothing else other than your breath, that will clear your mind, relax your nerves and relief your neck pain.

4- Hot And Cold Pads.
This is one of the most effective and oldest techniques that helps relief neck pain, apply hot pads to relax the stiff muscles, take away pressure and stimulate the blood circulation. Or you can also apply ice bags on your neck the ice should reduce and calm down the pain, try not to apply the ice for more than ten minutes straight every time.

5- Improve Your Sleeping Posture.
A wrong sleeping posture can lead to neck pain in the morning, thus you need to improve your sleeping posture and choose a comfortable pillow that is not too thick and firmed, also try not to sleep on your stomach so you don’t have to keep your head and neck twisted for long time.

6- Neck Stretching Exercises.
If you notice that you often suffer from neck pain then you should opt to start practicing some neck stretching exercises as they will loosen up and strengthen your neck muscle making it able to handle more pressure plus taking away tension and adding more flexibility.

7- Analgestic Creams.
You should also try over the counter creams that contain Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen, the cream along with the massage will relief and kill your neck pain.
The above were some techniques to help you get rid of neck pain, however always remember to avoid the causes in the first place so you don’t have to suffer neck pain.

10 Extraordinary Uses For Tea Tree Oil

10 Extraordinary Uses For Tea Tree Oil – The Medicine Cabinet In A Bottle

Not to be confused with an extract of the tea plant (Camellia sinensus) –tea tree oil is distilled from leaves of the Australian tea tree (Melalenca alternifolia.) Although it is highly toxic when ingested, tea tree oil has a surprising number of topical uses to cure or prevent a whole host of everyday maladies, hence why it is often referred to as a “medicine cabinet in a bottle”.
Here we explore the top ten tea tree oil uses and reveal why every home should own a bottle!
1. Topical Anti-septic
Terpenes in tea tree oil give this versatile substance anti-septic properties. Tea tree oil has been shown effective against even the super-bug MRSA, a strain of staph bacteria which is resistant to many common antibiotics. For this reason, tea tree oil is often used as a natural remedy to prevent infection in small wounds, blisters, and burns.
2. Acne Treatment
Due to its anti-microbial terpenes, tea tree oil is also commonly used to combat acne. A gel composed of 5% tea tree oil, when applied to affected areas has been shown to be as effective as an identical dose of benzoyl peroxide. Treatment is slower with tea tree oil, but this natural acne remedy is also proven to be less damaging to skin.
3. Nail Fungus
Shown to work just as well as over-the-counter chemical treatments, tea tree oil can also be used to cure fungal infections in toenails and fingernails. Undiluted tea tree oil applied twice daily to infected nails can relieve symptoms, and in some cases completely heal these unsightly ailments.
4. Oral Rinse
For those prone to oral infections (fungal or bacterial), tea tree oil can be used as an effective natural mouth rinse. Alternately, add a drop of undiluted tea tree oil to toothpaste right before you brush your teeth to get similar benefits.
***It is very important never to swallow tea tree oil as the toxic compounds it contains can cause nausea, disorientation, and in severe cases coma. ***
5. Scalp Health
Often used as a non-drying, non-damaging alternative to harsh chemical dandruff shampoos, tea tree oil just might be the miracle cure for itchy, flaky scalp. Premixed tea tree oil shampoois available from many natural health stores, or try this guide to make your own.
6. Sore Throat Treatment
Tea tree oil diluted in water is also a great natural remedy for sore throat. Add 2 – 3 drops of tea tree oil to boiling water, lower your face toward the vapors, and drape a towel over the back of your head / the sides of the pot to trap the steam. Inhale deeply for 5 – 10 minutes. Not only will your throat feel better, this treatment also works to clear up chest and sinus congestion. You may also add 3 – 4 drops of tea tree oil to warm water to make a gargle solution. Use this method up to twice per day to relieve soreness and kill bacteria in the throat and tonsils.
***Again, take care not to swallow tea tree oil as it is toxic when ingested. ***
7. Head Lice
When mixed with peppermint oil, tea tree oil has been shown to repel head lice in young children. Treatment with tea tree oil is also an effective natural treatment to eliminate lice already present on a host. While useful against parasites on people, tea tree oil is not recommended for treatment of pets as the toxins present in the oil present a high risk ofnegative side-effects in smaller animals.
8. Insect Bites and Stings
Apply tea tree oil liberally to insect bites and stings to disinfect the wound, lessen pain, and prevent itching. Keep the wound covered with a bandage to keep the oil from evaporating. Repeat once or twice per day until the bite or sting is healed.
9. Ringworm
Ringworm – a fungal infection of the skin caused by exposure to the fungus tinea – is highly contagious and spread through contact with infected people, animals, or items. Due to its anti-fungal properties, tea tree oil can be used to treat ringworm and prevent its spread. Apply undiluted tea tree oil 2 – 3 times per day to treat skin infected with ringworm. Clean any personal items that may have come in contact with the tinea fungus using a tea tree cleanser to prevent further spread of infection.
10. Household Cleaner
The same anti-microbial abilities that make tea tree oil so effective for clearing up infections of the body also make this oil an amazing household cleaner. In a 1 quart spray bottle, mix 4 ounces of vinegar with 24 ounces of water then add about 10 drops of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil cleaner can be used on mold and mildew, as a disinfectant in bathrooms, and even to clean mirrors and windows as the mixture dries streak free.

 

Reference:

10 Extraordinary Uses For Tea Tree Oil – The Medicine Cabinet In A Bottle

Chinese Eye Exercises

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Chinese Eye Exercises – Warming Up Session

With the head facing forwards:

1 Move the eyes from left to right. Repeat 10 times.
2 Move the eyes from top to bottom. Repeat 10 times.
3 Move the eyes diagonally from bottom left to top right. Repeat 10 times.
4 Move the eyes diagonally from top left to bottom right. Repeat 10 times.
S Move the eyes around clockwise. Repeat 10 times.
6 Move the eye around counter-clockwise. Repeat 10 times.
7 Rub the eyelids to improve circulation.
8 Perform palming to rest your eyes

Note: If you are old or have a tendency to become giddy or faint, do these exercises lying down.

Chinese Eye Exercises – Part 1

You can do the following Chinese eye exercises after meals, during the commercial breaks while watching TV, or as often as you like.

With eyes closed:

1 Using the middle fingers, massage the bone of the eye sockets. Move the fingers outwards and upwards, then down to the bridge of the nose, as indicated by the arrows in figure 1. Repeat 8 times.

Chinese Eye Exercises
2 Using the middle fingers, massage the hollows in the temples on either side of the face in an up and down movement. Repeat 8 times. (See Figure 1.)

3 Use the thumbs to massage the bones behind the ear lobes in an up and down movement. Repeat 8 times. (See figure 2.)

Chinese Eye Exercises

4 Use the thumbs to massage the bones behind the head on either side of top of the neck, in an up and down movement. Repeat 8 times. (See figure 2.)

5. Perform palming to rest your eyes

Chinese Eye Exercises – Part 2

This set of Chinese eye exercises is excellent for students during intensive study periods.

1 With the fingers, gently massage the areas in the back of the skull directly behind the eyes. These may be very tender. (See figure 2 above.)

2 Rotate the big toes clockwise and counterclockwise, then massage them thoroughly, on the front, back and top, to improve blood supply to the brain and optic nerves, and to relax the neck muscles.

3 Massage the eye reflex areas on the soles directly below the second and third toes on both feet.

4 Massage the eye reflex areas directly below the nails of the big toes.

Chinese Eye Exercises – Part 3

 

Chinese Eye Exercises

HOW THIS EAR PIERCING IS HELPING PEOPLE WITH MIGRAINES

HOW THIS EAR PIERCING IS HELPING PEOPLE WITH MIGRAINES

If you have ever had a migraine before, you know exactly how unbearably painful it can feel. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, approximately 18% of American women and 6% of American men suffer from migraines on a regular basis. Migraines don’t just mean a bad headache – they completely debilitate the sufferer, causing extreme pain on either one or both sides of the head. They occur due to a complex assortment of neurological symptoms, and can include nausea, vomiting, disorientation, dizziness, and extreme sensitivity to light and/or sound. Attacks can last anywhere from 4 to 72 hours, on average.
Many people turn to pharmaceutical drugs for help, but did you know that getting a particular ear piercing can help to alleviate your migraines? You might wonder how a piece of jewelry attached to your ear could possibly aid in eliminating your migraines, so allow us to explain below.
HERE’S HOW THIS EAR PIERCING IS HELPING PEOPLE WITH MIGRAINES:
If you love piercings and also happen to suffer from migraines, you will love this idea. Daith piercings have existed for around 3,000 years, but the name wasn’t coined until the 1990’s. The daith piercing goes through the cartilage nearest to the ear canal, appearing to actually enter it if you look at it from a distance. It works in the same way as acupuncture to relieve pain, and actually, acupuncturists target this pressure point during treatment if the patient suffers from migraines.
Simply put, piercing the skin allows blood vessels around the needle to open up, stimulating blood flow to the tissues in the area. While daith piercings haven’t been formally studied in regard to relieving migraines, countless people who have gotten the piercing have reported little to no migraines after getting their ear pierced.
Acupuncture works to relieve pain since your body releases endorphins after having the needles penetrate the skin. In the same way, your body releases endorphins after getting a piercing, which explains why the daith piercings seem to work for so many people.
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However, even though acupuncture might work to alleviate your migraines, you might want to go ahead with the daith piercing if you also enjoy a little bit of ear jewelry. So, the daith piercing serves as a stylish way to relieve migraines.