You may not realize that Aloe Vera is one of the oldest medicinal plants. Ancient Egyptians and Greeks have used the plant throughout the millenia and wars have been fought over it.
Aloe vera has been given many beautiful names: The Silent Healer, Plant of Immortality, Fountain of Youth, Plant of Life, Celestial Blessing, Harmonious Medicine, and Desert Lily.
Did you know that aloe vera plants can be found in over half the homes in theUnited States? Most people are familiar with the power of aloe vera in treating burns and scrapes. You simply break off a leaf and rub the inner leaf gel on the injury.
But in addition to external use, powerful health benefits come from ingesting the inner leaf gel which is rich in vitamins, minerals and polysaccharides? Polysaccharides are long chain sugars that help in cellular rejuvenation.
Integrative medicine is the practice of combining conventional allopathic medicine with complementary and alternative approaches in an effort to create a comprehensive treatment program.
It’s a growing field of medicine in which the patient and providers work together to develop a diagnostic and therapeutic program that draws on a variety of traditions, expertise and modalities to address an individual’s specific needs.
Integrative medicine seeks to draw on the best of “conventional” and “alternative” medicine.
Conventional medicine or allopathic medicine encompasses drugs and surgery. This is the kind of medicine most Americans encounter in hospitals and clinics.
Allopathic medicine is both expensive and invasive. It is also very good at some things such as handling emergency conditions like massive injury or life-threatening situations. It is medicine focused on dealing with sickness and does not encompass prevention or health and wellness. Some conventional medicine is scientifically validated. Some is not. Continue reading Does Your Doctor Espouse Integrative Medicine?
The short answer to the question “Who decides who lives and who dies?” is God. But it turns out that the answer to the question is a little bit more complicated.
Human beings have inserted themselves into the decision-making process on this issue. Witness the actions of concentration camp overseers in World War II or people today who choose to abort their babies.
Our involvement in making life and death decisions for ourselves appears to be completely appropriate whereas others making such decisions for us is alarming.
For instance regarding our health, we can choose a healthy lifestyle which can give us a long and enjoyable life. Eating a nutritious diet, being active, avoiding toxins, getting enough sleep, and other healthy habits are part of this choice. Rightly, this is a choice that we make ourselves about our own health. For more healthy lifestyle tips download our 10 Step Health Guide on this site.
Maintaining our own health appears to be more important than ever, given the formation of the Federal Coordinating Council For Comparative Effectiveness Research here in the U.S. The U.S. Government through the health care bill passed in March, 2010 has gotten into the act of deciding who is to live and who is to die.
The Federal Coordinating Council For Comparative Effectiveness Research was created and funded with 1.1 billion dollars as part of the stimulus bill. The 15 members of this health “rationing” board were appointed by President Obama within 3 days of the stimulus bill passing. Continue reading Who Decides Who Lives and Who Dies?
Practiced before Western healthcare advances existed in any form, the Chinese had a complete and comprehensive program of medical treatment that ran the gamut of ailments that any individual could conceivably suffer.
Almost everything from headaches to pulled muscles, and almost everything in between, had its individual remedy. Classic Chinese medicine has been around for 30 centuries or more, and is still in practice in numerous parts of the globe.
In contemporary times, many persons see standard Chinese medicine being a quite viable alternative to contemporary solutions. Many of the treatments for sicknesses are totally organic, which ends up producing a remarkably short list of side effects compared to modern pharmaceuticals. Even if you don’t factor in cost, that fact alone makes it an extremely attractive fit for persons who have decided to select to live a more normal lifestyle that’s more in sync with nature. Continue reading Discover Traditional Chinese Medicine
Super Germs – You can pick them up at the office, at the gym and even in your home. These germs have developed a resistance to more and more medicines.
Swine flu, when it appeared, was resistant to a group of drugs often used to fight flu in the past. This drug resistance occurs when a virus mutates in such a way that makes drugs ineffective. The primary cause of drug-resistant bacteria is our overuse and misuse of antibiotics, but mutations can also crop up spontaneously even when drugs aren’t over prescribed.
Chronic pain is something that plagues millions of Americans on a daily basis, and plenty of otherwise healthy individuals generally discover themselves wondering why they have to hurt so much all the time.
Even though the individual causes of discomfort and back soreness might be pretty varied, it ordinarily breaks down to either a posture issue that causes unnecessary tension from the muscles or an imbalance in a person’s ability to manage their strain. While stopping the causes just before they start is frequently not a possibility, since they’re an inherent part of each day living, one method for treating the signs that lots of folks have begun to resort to is Chinese acupuncture. Again, agony if left unchecked, can turn out to be debilitating as time goes on.
Acupuncture treatments aim to resolve the underlying causes, but not in the way people usually think of when back discomfort relief comes to mind. The Chinese believed that the fundamental flow of a person’s underlying life force could be enhanced and allowed to move much more freely by way of the accurate placement of tiny needles at several places of the body, and just under a person’s skin.
Whether or not you believe in the existence of this intrinsic field of natural healing life energy, the stress-relieving potential of applying acupuncture for back pain remedies is undeniable. All that’s needed to enjoy the advantages is an open mind, and a willingness to try solutions which are off the beaten path. It all depends on how ready you might be to get rid of your chronic back pain. Continue reading Using Acupuncture For Back Pain
Do you constantly have to put up with an annoying loud ringing in your ears? Has it come to a point that you are unable to do your job because of it ? Even though tinnitus isn’t considered a disease, the annoyance it brings is enough to drive someone crazy. Before you tear your hair it, read on and discover expert advice on how to cure tinnitus and get rid of it once and for all .
First off, you must understand that Tinnitus in itself is not classified as an illness . It is simply a sign that something is going wrong within your system. There are so many reasons as to why a person can develop Tinnitus . For example, a person may catch this condition by injuring his head thereby rupturing his eardrum or by simply being naturally intolerant towards aspirins. Regardless of the cause, your first step is to find a treatment that addresses the root cause and not just treat the symptoms. Continue reading How to Reduce Tinnitus – Quick and Easy Ways to Stop the Ringing
The FDA, the medical establishment, and big pharmaceutical companies have created an unhealthy environment for American citizens.
While the medical system seems to work well when surgery and emergency lifesaving treatment are required little focus is placed on prevention of illness or chronic disease. Treatment focuses almost entirely upon the performance of surgery and the prescription of drugs.
The current environment created by the medical system, big pharma, and the FDA is not just skeptical of natural alternative medicine and nutritional supplements but is hostile to the concept.
Pharmaceutical companies are motivated by more and more profits. We’re bombarded every day with outrageous advertisements, many of which include in the “fast talk” at the very end of the commercial a statement of the side effects, including fatalities.
The FDA is heavily influenced by Big Pharma. Did you know that many FDA and “independent” drug studies are financed by the drug manufacturers themselves? More than half the budget of the FDA division that approves new drugs is paid directly by the drug companies’ user fees. In a new definition of the fox guarding the hen house, drug company representatives even participate in study groups and review panels. Experts with financial ties to the drug companies dominate the FDA’s Advisory Committees and the panels that write clinical guidelines. In this type of a system the conclusions of these studies and reiviews regarding efficacy and safety should be suspect. Continue reading The Broken Promise of American Medicine
Isn’t it frustrating how the medical establishment, the FDA, and big pharmaceutical companies reject alternative and natural medicine?
While it’s clear that the motivation of Big Pharma is greed, and the FDA’s problem is their incestuous relationship with Big Pharma, it’s still puzzling how doctors who enter their profession because of a desire to contribute to the health [...]