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Friday, 27 December 2013

More tips and strategies for taking care of yourself:
  • Appeal to your senses. Stay calm and energized by appealing to the five senses: sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Listen to music that lifts your mood, place flowers where you will see and smell them here is a website to good flower arrangement, http://bit.ly/1cbl09ohttp://bit.ly/Kag7YF ,massage your hands and feet, or sip a warm drink.
  • Engage in meaningful, creative work. Do things that challenge your creativity and make you feel productive, whether or not you get paid for it

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

SIMPLE PRACTICAL STEPS OF HYDROTHERAPY

Take a hot shower for 3-5 minutes followed immediately by a cold shower for 30 seconds .Alternate between hot shower  and cold  shower  5 times. Always end with cold shower. Before each shower or bath ,dry brush the skin with a stiff brush until the skin is rosy and warmed. Brush stroking towards the heart region. When contrast showers are done properly, it is said that there is a decided increase in the number of blood cells in the peripheral circulation .This increase often amounts to 20-25% in the red blood cells and from 200-300% in the white blood cells .The hemoglobin also shows an increase of 5% or more. Hydrotherapy can increase circulation by 400%.
Try this contrast shower for 30days continuously .With hydrotherapy, every treatment extends and builds on the benefits of the previous one .In critical cases hydrotherapy should be done twice a day and focus the treatment on the afflicted body part. Taking a steam bath at home is excellent.in serious sicknesses, have a steam bath daily until you are recovered. Sit on a small stool, covered with a blanket , from the neck to the feet,. Place a basin of boiling water between your feet. Replace the water as it cools with more hot water. Maintain this position for twenty minutes. End with a cold shower for 1-2 minutes. As I said earlier, the key to the success of hydrotherapy is patience and continuity. REMEMBER  GOOD HEALTH IS A CONTINUOUS HABIT NOT AN EVENT

Thursday, 5 December 2013

HYDROTHERAPY (HOT AND COLD WATER TREATMENT) A NESSECITY.

The use of water is one of the most ancient remedies used for overcoming disease. As early as 400 b.c,Hippocrates, who is considered by modern medical science to be the 'The father of Medicine 'prescribed  hot and cold water as a treatment to help people recover from their ailments.
Natural remedies combined with hydrotherapy are more effective in restoring health than all the drug medication in the world. However keep in mind that the use of water can accomplish but little if it is not combined with the appropriate diet and staying well hydrated by drinking copious amounts of water throughout the day. Disease does not exist without some kind of disturbance in the  circulation. The efficacy of herbs is diminished if blood is not circulating properly. Perfect health depends upon perfect circulation. Raising and lowering temperature of the body through hydrotherapy will help break up congestion and facilitate elimination and improve circulation. Cold water stimulates and hot water relaxes. Together ,they are like a universal pump that makes blood flow.
It is through the skin that hydrotherapy produces its powerful physiologic actions .the skin is intimately connected to every organ in the body via the nervous system and circulatory system. By changing the skin temperature with water applications that are hot or cold, nerve sensations will stimulate or sedate specific systems or organs. But remember that this is a process that must be done faithfully and continuously to get desired results. In my next post I will describe a step by step method of  carrying out hydrotherapy. GOOD HEALTH IS A CONTINOUS HABIT NOT AN EVENT.

Monday, 2 December 2013

ADVANTAGES OF BATHING DAILY

The skin is considered to play the role of a third kidney. The average healthy person eliminates about  1g of waste material daily through the pores of the skin. People who engage in rigorous physical activity eliminate an even greater amount . it is important to keep the pores open and clean by daily bathing. A neglect of this will induce disease. More so those who are not in good health have impurities  in the blood. The multitude of pores through which the body breathes become clogged and filled with waste matter and the skin is not in a healthy condition. The skin needs to be carefully and thoroughly cleansed that the pores may do their work in freeing the body from impurities. Whether a person is sick or well, respiration is more free and easy if  bathing is practiced. Bathing makes the body muscles more flexible, the mind and body are invigorated ,the intellect is made brighter  and every faculty becomes livelier.it is a soother of the nerves, it promotes general perspiration, quickens circulation ,overcomes obstructions in the system and acts beneficial on the kidneys and the urinary organs.REMEMBER TO ALWAYS END YOU BATH OR SHOWER WITH AT LEAST 30 SECONDS OF COLD WATER THIS ALWAYS HELPS TO STRENGTHEN THE BODY
.GOOD HEALTH IS A CONTINUOUS HABIT, NOT AN EVENT
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DISCLAIMER

All articles in this blog are designed solely for educational and information purposes and is not intended to serve as a medical advice .If you have or suspect any health problem please consult your doctor/Health provider.