Personal Ritual: 3 Ways to Use Metaphysical Energy to Strengthen Yourself

Personal Ritual: 3 Ways to Use Metaphysical Energy to Strengthen Yourself

Metaphysical energy has been conceptualized by many traditional cultures throughout the world. Ancient Hindu and Buddhist scriptures refer to a metaphysical energy called prana, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this energy or life force is called qi (or chi). How can you harness these metaphysical energies in your own personal rituals? The following four techniques use metaphysical energy and are relied on for physical and mental strength and clarity by thousands of people.

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Acupressure and Tai Chi
Acupressure is a technique based on the Traditional Chinese Medicine technique of acupuncture, which visualizes the body as being divided by a system of “meridians” or pathways for metaphysical energy to flow throughout the body. While acupuncture uses needles in specific points to help unblock the flow of qi, acupressure uses pressure that does not pierce the skin. One can perform acupressure on one’s self for healing. Acupuncturist Jenise Parris, for example, teaches a course in which she shows students how to combine acupressure with aromatherapy to help enhance focus, promote more restful sleep, relieve stress, and relieve the symptoms of tension headaches. More

Spine Issues? 4 Tried and Tested Remedies for Chronic Back Pain

Spine Issues? 4 Tried and Tested Remedies for Chronic Back Pain

Your back hurts, and you want relief. It does not get any simpler than that. You know how chronic back pain changes how you do everything from your work to your leisurely pursuits. As a sufferer of chronic back pain, you probably have to make plans to do things that were at one time done spontaneously. It is not uncommon for back pain sufferers to mow a lawn or play a few holes of golf only to have to take a day or more to recover from the flare-up that activities can cause. If you are having problems with your spine, here are four things that work.

Back Pain Treatment

Electronic Stimulation for Back Pain 

You probably have already heard of devices commonly referred to as TENS units. TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. It is just a fancy way of saying the devices send little jolts of electricity through the skin into the nerves. Depending on the electrical frequency, the electricity can even cause muscular contractions that could theoretically increase strength and improve circulation in the affected area. Recently, TENS units have become available as an over-the-counter item you can purchase without a prescription.  More

7 Healthy Snacks for Sports Loving Kids

7 Healthy Snacks for Sports Loving Kids

Have you found yourself in charge of putting together game time snacks for your child’s Little League team, soccer team, or some other sports team? Or, do you have kids who simply love to play sports and need something to fuel them? Some snacks, of course, will be better than others in terms of health. Many of the processed snacks you see on store shelves today, for example, are loaded with sugar—which, of course, has been linked to obesity and a variety of related health issues due to the nature of sugar addiction. Because finding snacks that are both healthy and delicious can be tricky, here are 10 fun and healthy ideas for game time snacks that kids will love.

Drink Water

Water

It may not sound like much of a snack, but it’s worth highlighting first as a game time snack because often, this is all your kids will need after an hour of exercise in between meals. In fact, even the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends water as the sole drink for kids during sports, except on occasions where your child is engaging in “prolonged, vigorous physical activity.” Juice boxes and electrolyte-infused drinks like Gatorade tend to be full of sugar and are simply not necessary. If you want to make drinking water more fun for your kids, try adding frozen fruit pieces to their water or letting them pick out a fun water bottle to drink out of!

Frozen Grapes

Frozen Grapes

The natural sugars in fruit are always helpful before and after exercise, and frozen grapes are an especially fun fruit option. Simply stick some grapes in a freezer or cooler filled with ice to make them extra cool. Your kids will love the refreshing flavor, especially on a hot day! Tip: For those times when you need to feed several kids at once, cut the stems in the bunch of grapes to make smaller, snack size bunches.

Banana Slices

Banana Slices

Bananas are an especially great snack around exercise because they are rich in potassium, which promotes proper muscle function and helps prevent muscle cramping and discomfort. Slice them up for an easy snacks for kids, and for something with added flavor, you can always serve them with natural peanut butter.

Apple Sauce

Applesauce Packets

If you need something ultra convenient every once in awhile, applesauce packets (and other similar fruit and vegetable packets) are one convenient packaged food that can be a healthy snack option. Just be sure to select applesauce packets that are free of added sugars and to enjoy them sparingly—you don’t want your kids to grow to rely on packaged foods as they get older. Whole fruits and vegetables are always the better option. Tip: Be sure to have kids drink plenty of water after enjoying one of these, as the water will flush out any sugars that are left behind in the mouth.

Snap Peas

Snap Peas

So far this list has been fruit heavy, and it’s important to note that vegetables are a wonderfully healthy snack option as well. Snap peas are great because kids can enjoy them in the same way that they would enjoy, say, chips or fries. They’re ultra convenient, and you can always serve them with a little Ranch dressing for added flavor.

Celery Sticks and Peanut Butter

Celery Sticks and Peanut Butter

Celery contains healthy nutrients like vitamin K, potassium, fiber, calcium, and vitamin C, and pairing it with natural peanut butter can make it not only more appealing but also a good source of protein. Simply spread some peanut butter on some celery sticks and bag them up for this healthy and convenient snack. Use a natural peanut butter made with a healthier oil like coconut oil for maximum health benefits. (Just be sure to go easy on the peanut butter!)

Mixed Nuts

Mixed Nuts (with Dried Fruit and Dark Chocolate Chips)

This is an easy snack that you can put together with ingredients from the bulk section of the grocery store. Simply choose a couple favorite nuts like peanuts and almonds and toss in some dried cranberries, cherries, apricots, etc. along with some dark chocolate chips. Just be sure to go light on the dried fruit and chocolate chips, as the sugar can add up fast. This snack is especially great for after exercise because it contains protein, which is perfect for post-workout. Be careful with this snack, of course, if you’ll be sharing it around kids who may be allergic to nuts.

These, of course, are only a few ideas. What do your sports loving kids love for their game time snacks?

Common Symptoms That Say That You’re Diabetic

Common Symptoms That Say That You’re Diabetic

Diabetes is a lifestyle disease which means that it can be prevented by living a healthy and active lifestyle, and of course eating a proper diet consisting of vegetables, and limiting or avoiding the intake of sugary drinks such as soda, and sugary food. Not only will this prevent the onset of diabetes, but it will also lower the risk of other illnesses such as heart disease and high blood pressure.

Diabetes Accessories

Effects of Diabetes
When Diabetes is not managed properly, it can lead to complications. These problems are caused by glucose buildup in the blood. This buildup means that the sugar stays in the blood instead of being absorbed into the cells, which causes them to not function properly. Some of the complications are: More

Everything you should Know when Undergoing Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Everything you should Know when Undergoing Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Many individuals in the UK are going for laser hair removal treatments, and for good reason. The procedure is relatively painless and can result in the long-term removal of body hair. For some, it can even result in the removal of body hair permanently, especially if they undergo more than a few treatments.

Hair Removed

How it works

The process is quite simple. The laser beam is designed to blast as well as penetrate the skin’s outer layer, and this, in turn, destroys the hair follicles or roots with the use of intense or extreme heat. Since the hair follicles are destroyed, the hair will be prevented from growing back, either in the long-term or permanently. If you have unwanted hair on your legs, face, arms, back, shoulders, and other parts of the body, then laser hair removal can be a good option. More

The Hair fall solutions for Men

The Hair fall solutions for Men

Androgen alopecia or hair loss in men is the most frequent type of hair loss triggered mainly as a result of hereditary factors. Of a few of the very frequent reasons for hair loss include insufficient nutrients in the meals, tension, and tension by averting/balancing which you can have the ability to evade the chance of getting hair loss.

Hair Problem man

This combination needs to be filtered and stored in a bottle. Massage the bald patches often with this particular home remedy and you’ll begin seeing changes in several weeks’ time. More

What You Need to Look For in a Yoga Retreat

What You Need to Look For in a Yoga Retreat

Admit it, you are itching to hit the reset button of life! You might be a stressed out corporate executive using yoga to keep life somewhat balanced. However you now need a firmer commitment to your own health and well-being, and am planning a trip to a place you have always wanted to visit – a yoga retreat, to reboot life.

Yoga in Bali

You are going not only because you need a vacation, but also seek to find clarity and purpose. You have to choose a way of living that will keep you on the path to spiritual growth. More

What Is Urinary Incontinence In Men?

What Is Urinary Incontinence In Men?

Urinary incontinence in men is not a disease but a symptom of a problem. This is characterized by the accidental leaking of urine hence indicative of an issue with the urinary tract. There are many reasons why incontinence can happen and men should know them better to seek timely treatment.

Urine Testing

Urine may leak out in cases where the bladder either squeezes at the wrong time, or squeezes too hard. There are cases when the muscles around the urethra are either weak or damaged thereby making the urine leak out despite no problem with the bladder squeezing at the wrong time. More

Phantom Limb Pain: Therapy and Treatment Options for Amputees

Phantom Limb Pain: Therapy and Treatment Options for Amputees

When a limb is amputated, the nerve endings at the site of amputation may sometimes continue to send signals back to the brain. The brain may interpret these signals as a variety of sensations, including pain. It sometimes feels as if the limb is still there. This is referred to as a phantom limb. A person has a variety of treatment options to help them with these symptoms. The pain sensation for a phantom limb does not indicate any real health problem, but it can be difficult to deal with. Symptoms usually go away on their own, but if the problem persists for longer than six months, additional therapy and treatment may be necessary.

Pain

Pain Management Therapy 

Pain management techniques that do not involve medications are useful because they tend to have fewer side-effects and may provide long-lasting or permeant pain relief. There are certain therapies used specifically for phantom limbs. The first therapy is a TENS device. This device sends mild electric impulses through the skin and into the nerves. These impulses interrupt nerve signals and may mask the pain associated with the phantom limb. The device is worn daily to provide continuous relief without medications. More

New clinical pharmacy scheme will benefit patients

New clinical pharmacy scheme will benefit patients

Setting up clinical pharmacists with a dedicated space inside GP surgeries is an innovative new idea recently piloted by NHS England. The success of this approach, adopted to help relieve pressure on gate keeping and emergency health services, and in place at 490 surgeries countrywide, has sparked extra funding to expand the scheme.

Pharmacist

How can clinical pharmacists help?

Clinical pharmacists are highly qualified personnel and their knowledge of both disease and medication makes them extremely suitable for the role of the first, primary, or even exclusive, point of contact for particular groups of patients.

In general, the elderly, or those living with chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, require more regular support, advice, guidance and/or medication. Diverting such users to the care of a clinical pharmacist helps avoid GP system overload.

The advantages of GP practice-based pharmacists

There are many benefits to this scheme, both for the patients and for the NHS as a whole – https://www.england.nhs.uk/2016/12/clinical-pharmacy/. Having an easily accessible clinical pharmacist on-site is especially useful for patients with chronic or multiple health conditions, and the elderly too, who traditionally need more GP appointments or visits to A&E.

Releasing GPs to deal with issues requiring a different level of medical knowledge and training reduces waiting times for appointments, lowers the risk of GP burnout and generally eases stress on all other aspects of the healthcare system. This approach gives patients a fair chance of seeing a doctor or nurse practitioner when that is the sensible and necessary outcome, rather than the only one.

An in-house pharmacist on the GP surgery team leaves doctors with more time to practice medicine, rather than dealing with tasks such as repeat prescriptions or scheduling medication overhaul appointments.

What’s next?

A further 1500 clinical pharmacists will be invited to join GP practices by the deadline of 2020/21. This ambitious clinical staffing target may well rely on help from experts in this area of recruitment, such as http://www.gandlscientific.com/clinical-staffing-solutions/.

This scheme is one of several intended to help improve the patient experience, while also making the extended training needed to be a GP more attractive to new doctors. It should reduce pressure on front line services which are very often misused due to the over-long wait time for contact with a health professional.