How Holistic Approach Helped My Relationship

We deal with a lot of uncertainties in life that we often overlook the value of how good it is to have better health. Sometimes, we even take ourselves for granted and indulge in doing things that damage our overall wellbeing. With that said, I will share with you how my wife and I used the holistic approach to fully understand that our health depends on what we choose to do with it. 

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How Psychotherapy And Holistic Approach Helped My Wife

 

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My marriage with Stella is all I can think of. I was bound to commit my life to her, and I promised always to be there whenever she needed me. I was proud of myself for providing her everything she desired. I was confident that I could protect her from any harm that may come along the way.  But just years ago, I failed. 

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My Wife’s Skincare Secrets

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My wife and I have been married for a long time now, and as years passed, she hasn’t physically changed a bit. She does still have that amazing glow that I used to love about her. She even managed to stay young, pretty, and confident. After all these years of being in a relationship, I can say that I’m indeed a lucky man for having a timeless beauty by my side.

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The Psychology Of Losing Weight – A Personal Perspective

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I used to think that losing weight was as easy as 1-2-3. With our society today, and all the lose-weight and diet plans that are available as celebrities swear of its effectiveness in less time, anyone would be enticed to buy those fitness programs. According to Rudy Nydegger, PhD,  “For any person dealing with significant weight issues, it is important that they pay attention to the full range of health and mental health issues.” I mean, who wouldn’t be tempted? If Kayla Itsines can deliver a perfect beach body for you all year round in just 30 minutes a day, who wouldn’t be lured to buy it? That’s the psychology behind it all. Everybody wants to have the perfect body, and for those who can offer that chance, they will hit it big.

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5 Simple Ways To Remove Red Spots On Your Skin

Eyebags and wrinkles get a lot of hate these days, to the extent that you worry about your mental health and want to sign up for online therapy. These are signs of sleeplessness and stress, after all, and a therapist may be able to help get rid of them in time.

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If there is a skin problem that therapy cannot possibly resolve, though, that is perhaps the red spots that appear on the face and other body parts. They are usually the results of acne, allergies, rashes, and rosacea, you know. Such dermatological conditions may fade away after a while, but it is hard to tell if they will come back.

Despite that, here are five simple ways to remove red spots on your skin.

1. Tone Down Pimples

Zits are the ultimate cause of red spots for people from all walks of life. They can show up anywhere on the body since there are pores all over you that may get clogged with sebum or dirt. You are lucky if the acne goes away after puberty, considering many still get pimply even during their 20s or 30s.

Now, the pimples worsen when you feel stressed, or they become irritated by chemicals or constant touching. The first solution that you may want to try to overcome that is rubbing minced garlic on the zits. Aside from being a natural antibacterial product, it is abundant in sulfur, which kills the redness.

According to Doris Day, MD, “garlic has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory elements to it, which could help.”

What To Do

  • Wash your skin thoroughly.
  • Chop garlic down to small bits.
  • When your face is dry, rub the garlic on the affected parts.
  • Leave it there for no more than five minutes.
  • Rinse the garlic pieces away with lukewarm water.

2. Reduce Skin Inflammation

The skin immediately turns red when it gets inflamed due to things like overexposure to the sun or mosquito bites. It can take place as well when an allergic reaction occurs. Instead of smearing ointment on it, though, you should apply cocoa butter instead.

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This substance has phytochemicals that exhibit anti-inflammatory properties by nature. It may slow down skin aging and provide immense hydration too. Assuming you are not prone to acne, you may include it to your beauty regimen.

What To Do

  • Obtain cocoa butter from a reputable manufacturer. Make sure that it is organic. “Cocoa butter is an amazing moisturizer, as it’s rife with fatty acids. It’s also rich in antioxidants!” says Adarsh Vijay Mudgil, M.D.
  • Cleanse your skin as usual at night.
  • Take a tiny amount of the product and rub it gently on the problem spots.
  • Don’t touch the treated area again until the morning comes.

3. Exfoliate Acne Scars

Pimples typically leave blemishes behind. What’s worse is that the longer they remained on your body, the deeper and redder the scars will be. To get rid of those, therefore, you need to exfoliate those stains.

One easy way to do that is by combining honey with baking soda. The latter can lighten any darkened area, after all. As for the former, it is a well-known moisturizer and a wound healer.

What To Do

  • Wash your face with a gentle soap. It’s best to leave the skin wet for this procedure.
  • Prepare a tablespoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of honey. Mix them until you have a paste-like consistency.
  • Scrub the mixture on your face to exfoliate both the dead skin cells and the red marks.
  • After a few minutes, rinse your face thoroughly.
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4. Bleach Red Spots

If you don’t think your skin can handle the exfoliation process, you may try bleaching the red marks with fruits.

A typical product that we can recommend to you is a tomato. When consumed, it releases compounds that may help you avoid cancer or losing collagen quickly. Once applied directly on your face, however, it can minimize pores, reduce oiliness, and brighten unwanted spots.

What To Do

  • Grate a tomato to release its juices.
  • As if it’s a regular cleansing solution, spread the grated pieces all over the affected areas.
  • Let the juices soak into the skin for no more than 20 minutes.
  • Wash the tomato off using water only.

5. Help Your Skin Heal

In case your skin became red because of a popped pimple or another issue that left it with an open wound, you ought to let it heal. Otherwise, the condition might worsen if you try any of the tips mentioned above.

To speed things up, you may use coconut oil on the skin. This substance is known not only for its moisturizing effects but also for its soothing properties. Unlike cocoa butter, any skin type can benefit from it as well.

“Coconut oil may be useful in treating acne-prone skin, because it has high levels of skin-soothing linoleic acid—something that’s deficient in the skin of people with acne,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, M.D. He added that “it also contains lauric acid, which is thought to be antimicrobial, so it may lower levels of acne-causing bacteria on the skin and reduce inflammation.”

What To Do

  • Get rid of any product on the face before bedtime.
  • Add a tablespoon (or less) of coconut oil on your palm.
  • Rub your hands together to distribute the liquid well.
  • Massage both hands on your skin.
  • Let the oil stay there for the entire night.
  • Rinse the skin as you typically do the next day.

To Sum Things Up

Clearing the red spots on your skin with natural remedies is not difficult. They are practical and cheap – characteristics that most people look for in skin treatments. Feel free to try the tips given above to know which technique can reduce the redness the fastest.

Good luck!

Learning Traditional Breathing Exercises For A Healthier Lifestyle

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Breathing is essential to every living thing, and this is unquestionable. We will cease to exist once we stop breathing. However, it is so easy that we don’t recognize its real value in our lives. Only a few know its direct effect on our mental, emotional and physical aspects.

Kim Boivin, MEd, a registered clinical counselor, does breathing exercises, among other things. “My regular self-care behavior also includes mindfulness meditation (on my own and with a group); yoga at least twice a week; personal therapy; professional supervision; consultation with colleagues; going on retreats/holidays; making healthy meals and bringing them to work; laughing; going for walks around the block, looking for beauty to connect with, and breathing deeply. Oh, and eating dark chocolate with a cup of hot tea and only doing that. No multitasking, just enjoying that.”

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The Ancient Art Of Chinese Acupuncture

 

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Ancient Chinese acupuncture is a traditional process of healing and therapy which involves the insertion of needles into the skin. It is a medicinal practice which started 4000 years ago in ancient China. It is considered as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is currently one of the most accepted forms of alternative healing. US health institutes have declared its safety and efficacy for treating body conditions.

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The History Of Energy Healing

Even in the old times, people have already acknowledged the body’s ability to self-heal.  With the help of modern science, it proves factual as scientific evidence supports the claim. Many cultures have exercised energy healing and its power for more than thousands of years. It allows people to gain more awareness about the value of energy and how it contributes to self-empowerment.

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Ancient Traditions

Prana describes the universal energy in ancient Indian spiritual tradition for more than 5,000 years. Prana is universal energy, considered as the source of all life. The breath of life is another term for this energy. They believe that this moves in all forms and gives life to them.

Chi is the term used in China to describe the universal energy. Since 3 million B.C., this energy has been known in Chinese tradition and became part of their lives. Chi explains all matter have vital energy. Yin and Yang are two polar forces that create this force. When these two forces are in the balance, the matter is in good physical health.

Newtonian mechanistic view suggests that the human body is like a biological machine that consists of working independent parts. This view has been adopted by the Westerners for centuries even before Albert Einstein introduced quantum physics and the understanding of energy fields became known.

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Modern-day Understanding Of Energy Healing

In the present days, the Newtonian mechanistic view towards human body has become obsolete; this is because of Albert Einstein’s research and teachings that negate the thought that the world we are living in is comparable to a normal machine.

Einstein was able to prove that gravitational energy is just one of many energy fields around us. We have a better understanding of these energy fields through his studies. We learned that atoms are but a whole set of energy fields interacting with one another. It has been the basic composition of all matters, and this includes the human body.

Our body has its innate energy system which we call Human Energy-Consciousness System. This energy is also known as the human energy field or aura. Imagine it as a glowing light that coats the body. This energy interpenetrates and emits its unique radiation. This energy field is very thorough and complex that the qualities it has can directly explain the state of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual status. We respond to one another and our environment with the use of this field.

The work of Einstein in Physics has confirmed what our traditional cultures have been exercising for thousands of years. He supported through his studies that our body has the capacity to self-heal. It can be done as well with the help of experts for energy healing.

A review article was published in October of 2017 in the professional journal, Issues in Mental Health Nursing. It was titled, “Mental Health Wellness and Bio therapies: An Integrative Review” and looked at 30 studies conducted between 2014 and 2016. The reviewers were specifically looking at healing touch and reiki. The studies provided convincing evidence that healing touch and reiki are safe and effective. None of the participants had adverse effects or negative side effects. They found that these methods were effective for reducing anxiety and stress and for improving mood, relaxation, and enhancing overall mental health wellness. – Susan Franklin PsyD

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Power Of Energy Healing

EP is a holistic mind-body approach that allows people to do one of three things: 1.) reduce or eliminate negative emotional reactions such as anxiety, anger or self-criticism, 2.) reduce or eliminate blocks to performance, 3.) enter or maintain a higher functioning performance state.Robert Schwarz, PsyD

To grasp the power of energy healing, you must first acknowledge that we are energy beings. It will give us more understanding that we are not just a physical body. We can effectively use the techniques in restoring the energy flow within our core if we can accept and understand what energy is. It will help us to properly optimize the balance of our human body in all aspects.

This is also one form of self-care. According to Kim Boivin, MEd, a registered clinical counselor, “We are interdependent so what I do to take care of myself has an impact on all who I interact with. When I care for myself, I care for others better too.”

Chinese Herbs And Their Therapeutic Effects

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use various mind and body practices (such as acupuncture and tai chi) as well as herbal products to address health problems.D. Craig Hopp, Ph.D., and David Shurtleff, Ph.D.

Herbs are one of the most generally used items in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The Chinese have been using herbs for centuries to cure illnesses and diseases even before western modernization. There are various modern medicines developed from Chinese herbs proving their efficacy. Currently, there is an estimated count of 300 clinically proven Chinese herbs that can be used to increase modern medicine efficacy and reduce long-term side effects.

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