Natural Medicine for Pets

Natural medicine for pets

The popularity of alternative medicine has surged in recent years, but many people are starting to realize that many of the same treatments and preventative care are applicable to pets as well. But despite this recent interest in natural medicine for pets, it's actually almost as old as natural … [Read more...]

Bach Flowers for Children

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The following article was written by an expert on Bach Flower essences and homeopathy in general, and addresses a subject that is becoming increasingly popular: Bach Flowers for children. Bach Essences for Children by Shelley McQuerter Did you know there are safe, natural remedies to help with … [Read more...]

Tai Chi and Parkinson’s Disease

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Many physical and mental ailments respond well to  the well-know oriental discipline commonly called Tai Chi and Parkinson’s disease is one of those most recently discovered. Parkinson's disease causes a gradual destruction of the brain cells that produce a neurotransmitter essential in  controlling … [Read more...]

The Importance of Sleep

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These days getting enough sleep is wishful thinking. Many people think that they can get by with only a few hours of sleep a night, but the truth is that long-term sleep deprivation can lead to significant health problems. As you can imagine, not getting enough sleep can lead to chronic fatigue … [Read more...]

The Origins of Alternative Medicine

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An essential part of learning about a natural, holistic approach to health is studying the origins of alternative medicine. The following represents a very brief outline of the main types. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) This includes acupuncture, Qigong, herbal treatments, deep massage, and … [Read more...]

Alternative versus Conventional Medicine

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When most people get sick, they look to conventional medicine for relief and healing. However, natural medicine is becoming increasingly popular, and there is a growing debate regarding alternative versus conventional medicine. What treatments are considered “conventional?” Prescription medication, … [Read more...]

What is Homeopathy?

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Today it has become practically a household word, but exactly what is homeopathy? Homeopathy an alternative medicine that follows the philosophy that you can treat an illness with some kind of substance that produces similar symptoms (the Law of Similars), but diluted thousands or even millions of … [Read more...]

Ergonomics At Home And In The Office

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How you can start introducing Ergonomics at home and in the office today Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an injury caused by repetitive tasks or staying in an awkward and unnatural position for long periods of time. If you've ever known someone with carpal tunnel syndrome, and 1 in 20 Americans … [Read more...]

Depression and Sleep Disorders: the Chicken or the Egg?

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It is scientifically acknowledged that there is a close connection between  depression  and sleep disorders such as insomnia, but it is also a recognised fact that a lack of sleep can lead eventually to depression - so which came first, the chicken or the egg? Where exactly is the connection between … [Read more...]

What are the Six Principles of Naturopathy?

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Naturopathy is a form of natural medicine which has been around since the 19th century. Since then, it's developed into its own entire field of alternative medicine which has been steadily gaining popularity since the 1970s. At its core, naturopathy is based on the idea of vitalism, which states … [Read more...]