Health, Medical And Wellness Category

n this selection we provide articles that explore the topics of health and wellness, both traditional medical and alternative health.

Massage Therapy Styles From Around the World

Human touch, when applied with caring hands, can be a wonderfully healing thing. Massage can be of benefit to anyone, anywhere. It's no wonder that a countless number of massage therapies are practiced all around the world. Here are some of the most popular massage modalities in use today: Swedish Massage The kneading, tapping and long, slow strokes used in Swedish massage offer relaxation, pain abatement, improved blood circulation and relief from constipation. … [Read more...]

5 Relaxation Techniques for Anxiety

Feeling stressed and anxious? No wonder. You have a "to do" list that never seems to get shorter and too little time to do everything. Stress manifests in a number of ways: headaches, vague aches and pains, sleep problems, general jitteriness, headaches, difficulty sleeping and upset stomach, to name a few. Deal with stress on a too frequent basis and you'll end up with health problems like high blood pressure or heart disease. When stress strikes, don't relegate … [Read more...]

Winter Blues: Battling Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

If you have what you consider to be "winter blues," you may actually have a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). With SAD, you get symptoms of depression and loneliness at the same time every year, usually in the winter. Instead of just dealing with SAD, there are ways to combat it to make your seasonal disorder more bearable. Symptoms of SAD *   Depression *   Loneliness *   Anxiety and Increased Levels of Stress * … [Read more...]

Why You Should Be Taking Cold Showers

Let's face it - almost everybody hates cold showers. Family members and roommates get angry at each other for using up all of the hot water because cold showers are miserable, uncomfortable, and make it impossible to stay under the water long enough to feel like we've gotten everything properly cleaned. But there are actually some very good health reasons for why taking cold showers might be a great idea. Take a look at these 5 reasons below, and give it a try if you … [Read more...]

What is Iridology?

Iridology was introduced to the Americans in 1950 by Dr. Bernard Jensen, a chiropractor and known proponent of a variety of alternative care methods. Dr. Jensen developed a method that uses the color of the iris as an indicator of the presence of toxins in the body. Dr. Jensen was also a holistic nutritionist and expounded in his lectures about the need to detoxify the body using natural foods. However, it was in Europe where earlier studies on iridology (the study … [Read more...]