benefit-moxibustionChina is full of all sorts of different alternative medicines and alternative ways of doing things.  That is one of the main reasons why we depend on China to provide us with some of the ancient healing techniques that have used for centuries.  Take Moxibustion for example.  This is the method where you burn herbs on or near specific points of the body to produce a very particular effect.  While in Western medicine, there is no real need for Moxibustion, this technique has been perfected over the course of 3,000 years and has spread all over Asia, not just in China.

One of the herbs that is mostly used in Moxibustion is going to be mugwort and it is usually placed right on the patients skin or on top of a piece of ginger that is placed right on the skin – or the herb is held above the skin on an acupuncture needle, as showed here.  Whenever you are getting Moxibustion, it should be by someone who knows exactly what they are doing, as you do not want someone burning your accidently!

The benefits of Moxibustion is that it has been proven to promote both blood and qi circulation!

essential-oilsBlemishes, pimples, zits, outright acne — some form of facial and/or skin imperfections affect all of us at one time or another. The problem is, how can you get rid of these blemishes, especially something as serious as acne, without spending a fortune on creams, pads, and worse, prescription medications that have awful side effects?

Well, you can turn to some alternative remedies, for one thing. You just have to be open minded — and that also means realizing that acne is by no means a problem encountered only, or even mainly, by teenagers. Anyone who tries to make you believe that is full of it. People of all edges can suffer from acne and similar skin conditions. There are even forms of baby acne!

Now, as of late, there are strong suggestions that essential oils can help clear up all the blemishes associated with acne. These oils are not abrasive and thus will not damage your skin or dry it out.

Try eucalyptus oil and lavender oil to start out with — you can find them in any number of places, they are not expensive, and they will be good to your skin!

intro_imageYoga is something that every single person should learn at some point in their life, whether they are looking to increase their flexibility or they are just looking to feel better overall.  Yoga has an entire slew of benefits and that is exactly what we are going to explore!  If you are the type of person that is constantly sitting down and that does not get a lot of movement in their day, you might want to make sure that you enroll in a yoga class at least once a week, that way it can get your blood flow increased. Yes, it’s a great idea to burn stress off your system through exercise!

Another great thing that yoga can do for you is increase the lubrication between all of your joints and ligaments and for those of us that are a little bit older, we know just how important that part of our body is.  Another fantastic benefit is going to be the fact that yoga will massage all of your organs in your body, so you will absolutely feel better no matter how many times a week you go!

Yoga has been around for a very, very long time and honest, it is one of the best treatments in the world and it is absolutely something that everyone should be doing!

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Hot stone massage is something that everyone in the world can appreciate at some point in their life.  Whether you need to get one due to the fact that you have a pinched nerve, or you are just looking for a way to relax, there are a ton of different benefits to getting a hot stone massage.  What you might not know is that hot stone massage has been around for quite a while and it is actually one of the oldest forms of deep tissue massage.

What you might not know is that there are a ton of different benefits that are hooked to hot stone massages and the first is going to be relaxation.  Just feeling stones lining your body and laying on certain parts is enough to make anyone to relax.  These stones also release toxins from your body, calm the psyche and definitely improve circulation throughout your body.

If you are stressed?  Getting a hot stone massage can help you relax, so keep that in mind whenever you are dealing with stress!

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