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Massage for Detoxification

Some of the conditions associated with toxicity

• Auto immune diseases
• Multiple sclerosis
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Lethargy and muscle fatigue
• Psychological problems e.g. anxiety, depression, claustrophobia
• Cancer
• Colds
• Joint pain
• Arthritic changes
• Fevers
• Skin eruptions
• Digestive disturbances

Treatment of toxicity
Toxins which are circulating in the blood are normally eliminated through the colon, the kidneys, the lungs, by the liver via the bile, the mucus membranes, and the sweat glands in the skin. Other toxins like bacteria and minute particles such as coal dust are taken up and neutralized by the lymphatic system. Toxic substances can bind to proteins in the interstitial tissues and are then broken down by the action of phagocytes.

Effects and application of massage
Massage is very beneficial in the treatment of toxicity. It helps to relieve the symptoms such as headaches, myalgia and fatigue and improves the function of the organ or system affected.

Massage is first of all applied to improve the circulation systemically in order to secure a good nutritional supply to all tissues. It is also utilized to enhance the venous return which is essential for the removal of toxins. To this end massage movements like effleurage and petrissage are applied to the superficial tissues and to muscles. Circulation to the visceral organs can also be enhanced; using similar techniques and, in some cases, by more specific methods such as compression massage for the liver and for the kidneys (described further on).

See more at: http://www.pacificcollege.edu/acupuncture-massage-news/articles/558-massage-for-detoxification.html#sthash.h5rb1y16.dpuf

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Healthy Habits for Back to School

Crisp new clothes, backpacks bursting with school supplies, and fresh haircuts. Kids are headed back to school; it’s as sure a sign that fall is in the air as the leaves turning color. Autumn also means more demanding schedules for all kids—kindergarteners and high school students alike. Instill healthy routines in September to help keep your child robust throughout the school year.

  • Keep moving

The shift from outdoors to the classroom can mean a big drop in physical activity. Redirect children who head straight for the computer or television once the closing bell rings. Sign your child up for organized sports teams such as soccer or swimming, or after-school activities such as martial arts, gymnastics, dance, or yoga. Make exercise a family affair as well. Walk to your errands and to the park, hike a local trail, take a group bike ride, or work together in the garden.

  • Salute the sandman

In addition to its negative effects on overall health, lack of sleep has been found to be a major factor in poor school performance and behavioral problems. Establish a consistent sleep routine for the school year with set bedtimes. Younger children may need to adjust to going to bed earlier, so incrementally move bedtime back by 10 to 15 minutes over the course of the first week of school.

  • Make that morning meal mandatory

It’s widely held that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies show that children who regularly eat breakfast score better on standardized tests, experience fewer behavioral problems, and are less hyperactive than children who miss breakfast. Serve kids a healthy morning meal of whole-grain cereals, bagels, toast, or pancakes with fruit, cheese, and nut butters. In a time crunch, grab a granola or energy bar on your way out the door.

  • Lighten the load

Books, notebooks, calendars, and lunchboxes weigh down your child’s bulging backpack. This burgeoning weight can cause some undue harm to your child’s still-growing body. To minimize the effects, look for a pack with wide padded shoulder straps and a padded back that sits squarely on your child’s back. Make sure your child wears both straps: wearing the pack slung over one shoulder creates misalignment that causes muscle strain. Pack light and place the heaviest objects in the middle of the pack. Rolling backpacks are an option for kids who walk to school or to the bus; however, these can be awkward if your child has a lot of steps to manage.

Now it’s time to hit the books!

Spring Recipe for Detoxifying the Liver : Mung Bean and Tangerine Peel Soup

Serves 2

Peel an organic tangerine and let the peelings dry. You can leave the peelings out over night.

Take a half of cup of mung beans and soak them for 3 to 4 hours in clean water.

Drain the water and put the mung beans in a pot with 5 cups of fresh clean water and add the dry tangerine peelings.

Use a Slow cooker for 2 hours until beans are ready. If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can bring the beans and water to a boil and then cover them and simmer them for 2 hours.

If you like you can add a little brown sugar, perhaps a tablespoon of brown sugar or a little more – brown sugar is good for absorbing the extra water inside your body – and also can help to balance any infection in the body – organic whole brown sugar is best.

Mung bean and tangerine peel soup is especially good for people who work late and work a lot on the computer – have it a couple of times a week if you like.

If you don’t want to use brown sugar, then you can use good healthy sea, Celtic or Himalayan salt to taste. It is best with this dish to either use the brown sugar or the salt but not both together.

Mung Beans

These little beans are a nutritional powerhouse. Not only are they high in protein, and fiber they are low in saturated fat, contain no cholesterol and are packed with vitamins and minerals. The fiber in these beans is soluble and picks up and captures cholesterol in the blood stream and the intestines and carries it out to be eliminated.

Mung beans not only help detoxify the liver they also support heart health, the immune system and protect against free radicals and conditions like diabetes and cancer.

One cup of mung beans provides approximately 14 grams of protein.

Tangerine Peel

A 2004 Canadian scientific published study showed that tangerine peel has 20 times the antioxidants than found in the juice and helps lower bad cholesterol without diminishing good cholesterol.

The peel of an organic tangerines also helps, relieve stress, detoxify the liver, balance blood sugar.

Dried tangerine peel will last for at least two months if kept in a dry sealed container.

Tangerine Peel Tea

This is simple tea to make. Just boil a pure cup of water, tear off a couple of small pieces of the peel and place in the cup of hot water and seep for 2-3 minutes.

source : springforestqigong.com/energy-of-food/mung-bean-and-tangerine-peel-soup/

Reiki Really Works: A Groundbreaking Scientific Study

Science is catching up with what tens of thousands already know – Reiki, and other types of energy work, produce results.

” After decades of often disputed validity, the effectiveness of Reiki, a holistic energy treatment is gaining new respect within the medical community. Not only are highly reputable medical facilities throughout the U.S. offering patients alternative healing programs such as Reiki, those facilities are analyzing the benefits of their programs and are submitting them for review and compilation. The results of these Reiki research studies are nothing short of remarkable…The most recent data analyzed (during 2008-9) shows strong evidence that Reiki is indeed responsible for a positive biological response in both humans and animals…New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Campus conducted one of the first studies ever performed to determine the effectiveness of Reiki treatments on the autonomic nervous system. This “blind, random study” included a Reiki treatment group, a “sham” treatment group and a “control” group. The testing began with all participants at “baseline” autonomic nervous systems levels. The results within the Reiki treatment group showed a lowering of these levels including heart rate, respiration and blood pressure. These positive results led the team to recommend further, larger studies to look at the biological effects of Reiki treatment.”

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Reflexology for Back Pain Relief

A study conducted at the Hospital of Beijing College of Languages investigated the effect of reflexology treatment on acute lower back pain. Twenty patients between the ages of 35 and 55, all of whom were teachers or office workers, and suffering from lower back strain participated in the study.

The reflex points on the patients’ feet were treated for a maximum of ten treatments and the results analyzed. All of the patients reported that the treatment had effectively eliminated their pain; 5 of the patients obtained complete relief after only one treatment, 10 after 3 to 4 treatments and a further 5 after 5 to 7 treatments. No analgesics or other medications were used throughout the course of treatments.

Although a small scale study, it adds to the growing body of evidence confirming that reflexology has extensive therapeutic value beyond the realms of mere relaxation and stress management.

– Xiao Zhenge, Hospital of Beijing College of Languages

Circadian Rhythms Influence Immunity

This article on the connecting between sleep and your immune system from the Huffington Post outlines how lack of sleep or low quality sleep can have effects beyond feeling the need for a second cup of coffee.

Reflexology can help ease the stress, tension and pain that may interfere with your ability to get good, restful sleep.

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It’s common knowledge that too little sleep can increase our odds of getting sick, but a new study sheds light on just how direct the connection is. Researchers found that the body’s circadian clock controls an essential immune system gene in mice — a gene that helps the body ward off bacteria and viruses…read full article

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