Archive for February, 2018

Sciatica Relief

Author: Dr. Larita
February 28, 2018

sciaticaSciatica is often erroneously referred to as pain in the lower back. However, the correct meaning is pain at any point along the sciatic nerve caused by pressure on the nerve. This nerve begins in the pelvic area and moves below the sacroiliac joint to the buttocks, behind the hip joint, down the thigh and then divides at the knee into two branches which end up in the foot. Sciatic pain can happen at any point along the nerve’s pathway and can be caused by a bulging spinal disc, poorly designed chairs or even just poor posture. I think it may even be caused by jobs that require sitting for long periods of time.

The pain we have (yes, I do have it too) from sciatica is a symptom of some underlying problem so treating the symptom alone is not a good enough treatment. You must discover the cause of the pain and treat that too.  An osteopath may be able to help you as well as using better posture and getting yourself more supportive furniture. You might think massage would be helpful but I did not find that to be true. I almost jumped off the massage table when the masseuse touched my sore spot.

The best thing to use is a cold compress to which you have added a drop of chamomile or lavender essential oil to reduce the irritation and lessen the pain. I have even used an ice pack for 20 minutes when the pain was really bad. Gentle massage (which I do for myself because I’m the only one who can tell how much pressure I can take at that point) can be used at times when the pain is not too extreme. You can also use lavender or chamomile essential oil in a warm, not hot, bath for relief too.


Discount Fragrances Are My Must Have

Author: Natural-Beauty
February 27, 2018

The power of essential oils is amazing and I love to find some great oils that are perfect for my mental and physical well-being. It is nice to find some great fragrances for every aspect of my life. I can find something that works well for work and for sleep, and for keeping my mood up throughout the day. The right fragrances are perfect for getting through a busy day.

I really like that some essential oils give me some great natural healing. The essential oils are nice for enjoying some great sleep at night, for feeling wide awake in the mornings, and for staying productive at work. I can always find a new fragrance that I just have to have. There are so many fragrances out there and I can always find something perfect for myself or for a friend.

With discount fragrances, I can never go wrong. They are awesome for gifting as well. I can always find a great essential oil that is just what one of my friends or family members needed. Giving the gift of essential oil is easy and it is a great way to surprise someone with a unique gift. I love that I can always find a fresh new fragrance.


Natural Muscle Relief

Author: Dr. Larita
February 26, 2018

Over exercised muscles cause pain and sometimes even tremble as we try to continue using them. The best therapy is rest followed by a hot bath and a massage. Use ice if there is swelling or pain caused by inflammation. After the rest and ice, take a hot bath into which you have added two drops of lemon essential oil and three drops of marjoram essential oil and soak for as long as possible.

After your bath, massage the aching muscles with 5 drops each of eucalyptus, peppermint, and ginger essential oils diluted in one tablespoon of a carrier oil such as shea or jojoba oil. If there is no relief after this, you may have an injury and you should see a physician!


Bath Oils Give Me Soft And Beautiful Skin

Author: Natural-Beauty
February 23, 2018

I have been using some great bath oils recently and they have been a nice addition to my morning routine and my weekend routine as well. The oils are nice for giving me the luxurious bath experience that I am wanting to have. It is nice to take a hot bath and to let my whole body just refresh after a long week or after a long day.

The oils that I have been using are perfect for ensuring smooth and healthy skin. My skin tends to get really dry in the wintertime, and it can even get so dry that it starts to crack and bleed. I have tried everything to avoid this happening, but nothing has worked except for the oils. The oils are perfect for using during every bath.

Getting some nice bath oils online is easy and I love that I no longer have to hide my skin thanks to the oils. They make it easy for me to enjoy the kind of bath experience that I want to have. The oils are great for soothing me and for moisturizing my whole body. I love the way that I feel when getting out of the bath tub after using some great oils. I feel so fresh and ready for the world.


An Aromatherapy Diffuser Creates The Best Environment

Author: Natural-Beauty
February 20, 2018

I have been discovering all of the vast benefits of aromatherapy, and it has been great to see what kinds of amazing scents I can find for work and home alike. I can get some great aromatherapy products online and ensure that I can work in a productive environment and relax in a great environment as well. The right fragrances help me to always be in the perfect state of mind.

My new diffuser has been great for the office. I love smelling the uplifting scent in the morning and enjoying working all day long with some energizing scents. The diffuser that I got has been nice for ensuring a productive environment. I don’t get tired towards the end of a long shift with the diffuser and it makes it easy for me to be wide awake in the morning.

The aromatherapy diffuser is perfect for ensuring an enjoyable work environment. I love using it all the time and it has really changed the way that I feel about coming into work in the mornings. I am not a morning person at all and I am usually wishing that I could just stay in bed and am not in the best mood in the mornings, but the diffuser has been changing that.


Moisture Miracle

Author: Natural-Beauty
February 20, 2018

My skin gets chapped, chaffed and dry during the cold months, so I am always on the lookout for a good skin moisturizer. I was using an anti-aging formula that was supposed to decrease cellulite and tighten the skin. But, after a few weeks of using the stuff I hadn’t noticed any visible results, and the product seemed to make my skin even drier than it was before. I needed a quick fix.

While shopping at my local health food store I noticed that many of the skin products contained grape-seed oil. I decided I would give it a try. I bought some grape-seed oil lotion and applied some after my nightly shower. My skin felt so soft and smooth, and the lotion had a clean fresh scent. The next morning my skin was still hydrated and supple. My husband even commented on how soft my hands were!


Aromatherapy Massage

Author: Dr. Larita
February 16, 2018

Aromatherapy massage or aromassage is an excellent way to apply essential oils as part of an alternative healing process. It is not hard to do and anyone can do it to family, friends, even to yourself. There are many different ways to apply aromassage:

  • Effleurage – this is a series of gentle, soothing strokes which allow essential oils to penetrate your body and help you to relax and become calm. For this method, use your whole hands in either long or short strokes that can be either firm or gentle.
  • Petrissage – is similar to gently kneading dough. Use the palm, fingertips and thumbs to slowly and gently knead the body. Petrissage is most helpful when used on fatty areas and on backs.
  • Head massage – put the essential oils on your fingertips to massage the scalp. Work the fingers all over the scalp.
  • For a migraine and headaches – massage around the base of the neck and work your way up to the base of the scalp. Massage in this manner for a few moments with firm effleurage strokes.
  • For the neck – massage the neck using small, firm circular movements from the base of the neck, up either side of the vertebrae to the base of the scalp. Massage the sides of the neck and repeat these movements in a more gentle fashion and work your way down the neck. Repeat several times using appropriate essential oils.

Future blogs will discuss more areas for you to massage.


 

Essential oils are used by many cultures throughout the world for their healing properties. Some uses for the oils include increasing over-all well being and physical, emotional and mental health. Many essential oils can also stimulate the sex drive and work as powerful aphrodisiacs. So those looking to spice up their love lives this Valentine’s Day should consider filling their oil diffusers with one of the following essential oils:

~Ylang Ylang oil energizes the body and intensifies sexual desire.

~Rose oil aids in hormone balance. This oil works best for women, but is also said to boost sexuality in men.

~Jasmine oil is said to have a counter-effect on frigidity, impotence and premature ejaculation. It also boosts energy levels.

~Sandalwood oil is said to aid in the treatment of impotence and help to relieve the anxiety that leads to frigidity. It also produces something similar to androsterone, a male hormone secreted in the armpits as a sexual signal.


Aromatherapy Diffusers

Author: Dr. Larita
February 13, 2018

We have discussed four ways to use aromatherapy as an alternative health care method and two of those ways, aerial diffusion and direct inhalation, are aided by the use of a diffuser. There are many different kinds of diffusers for you to investigate but their purpose is to get the essential oil aroma into the air.

The main difference in aromatherapy diffusers is the way in which they disperse the scent into the air.  A home diffuser uses ultrasonic technology to emit oils into the air and they cover more territory than a two or three part soapstone burner. The smaller diffusers are perfect for covering the area in a sickroom, office, bedroom, or bathroom. Some diffusers use electricity to heat the oils while others use tea light candles or a small light bulb.


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