Pressure Points To Relieve Indigestion

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that focuses on inserting needles into pressure points in a person s body so as to re-energise them. The acupuncture points are said to stimulate the nervous system, thus causing a release of chemicals that creates a reaction in the body that reduces pain and restores a healthy balance.Acupuncture LondonThis form of treatment has for many years been seen in the UK as complimentary medicine, but there is now a growing trend for GPs to recommend this in support of physiotherapy and osteopathy.As children can be frightened of needles a form of acupuncture called Shonishin is used on them, and it is non-invasive. It is a form of stimulation of the body through rubbing, tapping and massaging. The use of this type of acupuncture focuses on physiological illnesses such as bed-wetting and behavioural issues.Facial acupuncture is for the regeneration of the skin and involves the use of gold plated needles and Chinese herbal facemasks. The combination of these two will rejuvenate the skin and bring back a tightness and glow that was previously absent.Auricular AcupunctureAuricular acupuncture, as it names suggests, is focused around the ears. It involves sending messages to the brain through the insertion of needles in certain nominated parts of the ear. It has no danger attached to it and is a purely therapeutic treatment.Cupping is totally non-invasive and involves placing a small cup over the skin and then drawing the skin into the cup, so as to stimulate circulation of blood and also the lymph glands. It is an aid to deep tissue injuries.Gua Sha is another non-invasive form of acupuncture that creates a harsh stimulation of the body and is of benefit in reducing both internal and external pain. It use can also assist in the treatment of colds, bronchitis and asthma.Moxibustion, which involves the placing of a hot piece of moxa on the body, is applied for the treatment of joint pain, muscular pain, menstrual pain and non-specific pain.Acupuncture is now seen as having remedial value and as not being injurious to the recipient.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some massage techniques for getting rid of headaches and migraines?
    My boyfriend gets frequent headaches and we don't know the cause. I was looking for some massage techniques that I would be able to use to help relieve his problems (headaches, migraines, sinus') Thanks! :]

    • ANSWER:
      There are 13 major points behind the neck. They are

      One at the joint between the occiput and the neck in centre
      Three of them one inches apart at the place where the cranium joins the neck (behind the head) on the left side.
      Three of them one inches apart at the place where the cranium Joins the neck (behind the head) on the right side.
      Another three each of them perpendicular and parrelel to the neck (behind the neck) on both sides of the virtebral colomn passing through the neck.

      Press all these points very midly and delicately for two minutes each or less. There will be pain on these points. Mild and careful pressure will remove the pain and the headache or migraine will also go away. Also massage the two shoulders which will be stiff. There are few points on them also which can relieve the head ache.

      Few chances of migrain:

      1. Problems with Cervical /Spine/Spondylosis and the like.
      2. Stress on spine.
      3. Posture problem or continued sitting on computer etc for a very long time in awkward posture.
      4. Acidity/liver/stomach origin.
      5. Sinus/Eye origin.
      6. Serious reasons in the head itself.
      7. Alcohol/Tea/Coffee/Drugs (withdrawal symptoms)
      8. Associated with other major or minor illness of the body.
      9. Neurological/Congestive.
      10. High or Low blood pressure.
      11. Other reasons like associated with the exposure to Sun/exposure to cold wind etc.
      12. Gastric.

      For migraines due to Sinus press the finger tips of all fingers. Use Allium Cepa 30 three doses a day for one day followed by Natrum Mur 200 one dose a day for three days.

      For Acidity use Nux Vomica 30 three doses a day for one day followed by Arsenic Album 30 three doses a day for one day.

      For headache due to indigestion in particular of Oil/Ghee, use Pulsatilla 30 three doses a day for one and repeat whenever necessary. Do not use pulsatilla in females during menstruation.

      Fore headache from eye sight. Check with the doctor and wear appropriate glasses first. Then press on the orbit of the eyes very mildly and carefully with the tip of the fingers in clockwise and anticlockwise direction. Pinch the eyebrows from centre towards the end carefully few times. Press on both sides of the eyes and at the centre of the eyebrows (if centre of eyebrows invoke nausea then stop doing that.)

      For Gastric headaches. May have to use medicines according to symptoms. Carbo Veg., Natrum Phos, Arsenicum Album, Argentum Nitricum, Lycopodium, and many other medicines have to be checked according to symptoms.

      For continued sitting on computer. Use one dose of Rhus Tox 1M (two globules) once in a week.

      For spondylosis with nausea while travelling in bus and sun allergy on face :
      1 dose of Rhus Tox 1 M (2 globules) to start with. Next day onwards use Cocculus Indicus 30 three times a day for three days ( one dose is three globules to five globules).

      For Liver origin : Use Chionanthus Q for a long time three times a day 5 drops in one ounce of water. This will help in breaking the habit of periodical all kinds of headaches.

      For head : According to symptoms and under doctors supervision.

      For alcohol/Tea etc.etc. Use 1 single dose of Nux Vomica 30, if it does not relieve within few hours, use Sulphur 30 one single dose.

      Use accupressure on the hands on points indicated for stomach, sinus, brain nerves, pituitary glands, penial glands, throat, napes of neck, vertebrae, constipation, liver etc. If the points are not known, generally press on all parts on the front side of the palm/soles of feet and wherever pain is felt, keep pressing for maximum of two minutes a day. Pressing should be done gently and not to damage any nerves or organs. Press only upto the point where pain is registered, in other words do not press to give pain to the patient. Press the centre of both hands and feet at the reflex point of kidney to activate the kidney to remove the toxins accumulated.

  2. QUESTION:
    What do other IBS sufferers use as treatment?
    I've had IBS for 4 years and have been on Zelnorm previously. I'm at point again where I can begin a new treatment and I'm looking to hear from other IBS patients on what they use or do. I've read a lot about using certain homeopathic treatments (such as herbs, psychiatrists and chiropracters). Basically I want to hear what everyone else uses and how well it works for them personally.

    I have IBS with severe bloating, pressure pain, constapation and diarrea all complicated by menstrual cycle and stress.

    I have tried the diet and it doesn't work at all for me.
    Once again I need to point out that I tried the diet for almost a year all that it caused was major constipation to the point that I had to be hospitalized to relieve it.

    Thank you for the suggestions in this area though.

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome also. I don't use any medical drugs I have learned how to eat to stop the symptoms. First off you have to eliminate all fats. Fat is a big trigger food.

      As a general rule, the grain and cereal foods at the top of this list make the safest, easiest, and most versatile soluble fiber foundations for your meals and snacks.

      Rice, Pasta and noodles, Oatmeal, Barley, Fresh white breads such as French or sourdough (NOT whole wheat or whole grain)* Rice cereals, Flour tortillas, Soy, Corn meal, Potatoes, Carrots, Yams, Sweet potatoes, Turnips, Beets, Squash and pumpkins, Mushrooms, Chestnuts, Avocados (though they do have some fat), Bananas, Applesauce, Mangoes, Papayas (also digestive aids that relieve gas and indigestion)

      *Please choose a baked-daily, high quality, preservative-free brand. White bread does not mean Wonder.

      stay all way from high fiber foods until you learn how to eat correctly for this condition. I'm enclosing a link to a website that has the best information on how to take care of this condition that I have ever found.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of drinking lime juice???10 points?
    I got fresh lime juice in a bottle... I wanna know what are the pro and cons of drinking lime juice poured into water..... for drinking daily... Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Benefits
      1. Medicinal
      contains Vitamins A,B,C helps with scurvy
      -Sore throat; Lime juice and honey can be used to soothe sore throat .
      -Stinging Coral and mosquito bites; rubbing lime relieves irritation.
      -Headaches and fever; make a poultice with crushed lime or cut into pieces and place
      on forehead.
      -many claim it is anti rheumatic,antiseptic and antiviral
      -lime juice helps with
      a. common cold because of Vitamin C content
      b. forgetfulness,gives clarity of thought
      c. Intestinal disorders
      d. jaundice
      e. high blood pressure
      f. menorrahgia
      g.diarrhea and dysentery
      h.flatulence and indigestion
      i. bad breath
      j.limeade helps to prevent sun and heat stroke

      2. Culinary- Baking, pickling, marinating,desserts, beverages
      ( limeade is one of the best summer drinks),salad
      Dressings, garnishes.

      3. Beauty therapy-
      - Perfume industry, aromatherapy ; utilizes the hard pressed peel oil.
      - Hair use lime juice to shampoo then rinse gives freshness.
      -Dandruff; rub lime juice on scalp for 15-20 mins. Rinse, gives
      clear hair and dandruff free.
      -Light Streaks; by applying lime juice to hair and going out in hot
      Sun for sometime.
      - Acne- apply lime juice on face as astringent.
      - Blemished skin-mix 1tbls lime juice with 2 tbls pureed prunes apply
      for 15 mins. Then wash area
      - Shrink pores-apply lime juice on pores and rinse after 15 mins.
      - Oily skin-lime juice and ice cold water; splash on face massage for
      5mins. Then wash off.
      - Dry and rough face- Mix 1egg yolk,1tbls lime juice and 1tbls olive
      oil. Place on face and leave until feels dry. Wash off with
      normal temp.water then splash with cold water.
      - Improve dull, greasy complexion- tsp lime juice and 1tsp.
      cucumber juice and few dps. of rose water. Apply to face and neck
      for 15 mins. Then rinse.

      4. Cleaning
      -Eliminate odors;Grind whole lime in electric garbage disposal to get rid of
      unpleasant odors.
      -Brass; lime juice is used to get tarnish off brass.
      -Detergents; soaps,soap powders; dish washing liquids,toilet bowl cleaners,
      airfresheners
      -Removal of calcium deposits; dilute lime juice overnight gets rid of calcium
      deposits in tea kettles.

  4. QUESTION:
    Who has had a gallbladder attack?
    10 POINTS for PERSONAL STORIES ONLY PLEASE! NO CUT & PASTE FROM MEDICAL WEBSITES- I KNOW HOW TO GOOGLE. Thanks!

    Any of the following details please.

    Where is the pain?
    Does it radiate to other parts of the body?
    What does it feel like? (burning, pressure, stabbing, throbbing)
    How long does it last?
    When does it happen? (time of day, after certain events)
    What foods trigger it?
    Does anything relieve it?

    • ANSWER:
      actually i just started having gallstone symptoms 9 days ago and went to the doctor for it today and at 7:30am i'm going for an ultrasound of my gallbladder.

      the first time it hur the pain was super super bad. i was sleeping and woke up with this horrible stabbing pain and i could move or it hurt more then i started feel ill but it pass in about an hour. and since them i've been having pain on an off throughout the day and a bit worse at night but nothing compared to the first night.

      -pain is in the right upper stomach area like righgt below the rib cage

      -it radiates to my right shoulder blade and in between my shoulder blades.

      -the pain comes and goes and for the most part it feels like i have a bad bruise and i feel sore but especially at night it feels like more of a stabbing pain.

      -it lasts from as little as 15 minutes to as much as 3 hours straight. for the most part it ususally hurts for like an hour then goes away for a little while and i feel perfectly fine but then it comes back

      -like i said its way worse in the middle of the night when i'm trying to sleep. it wakes me up then i don't sleep good for an hour then i can get back to sleep. but that is when the pain is the worst.
      other than that it just happens randomly every little while and especially after a greasy meal like tonight i had pizza and it hurt kinda bad for a little while.

      -like i said greasy foods like pizza, taccos, .... idk pretty much every dinner i eat i feel pain after but breakfast and lunch when i'm not eating much grease it doesn't hurt as much.

      -NO absolutely nothing relieves it it just comes and goes as it pleases and when it hurts i just have to lay down until it passes.

      anything else?

      *EDIT*
      you didn't ask if there were any other symptoms with it so i'll tell you what mine are.
      -very low fever (only 99.5)
      -lots of extra gas
      -indigestion

  5. QUESTION:
    Chest pain and trouble breathing?
    I am 33 weeks pregnant and I am having a very difficult time breathing. I know this is usually a common symptom during late pregnancy, but I know chest pain Isn't. I've been to the hospital countless times and all they do is listen to my heartbeat and tell me I'm fine. But I'm in severe pain...what's the problem? It's not indigestion or acid reflux either. Advice NEEDED!!!!!
    I am already on medicine for anxiety and I take it twice a day.

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed with costochondritis at first, but then they figured out that it is chronic myofascial pain (which is very similar to fibromyalgia). You probably have some trigger points (a trigger point is a knot in the muscle). The trigger points are most likely in your sternalis, pectoralis, or intercostal muscles - but can spread (ie. serratus anterior). What ever muscles are effected in the front will also be effected in the back aswell and vice versa. Therefore you probably have a corresponding trigger point in your back muscles. Trigger points also develop corresponding trigger points on the opposite side to the one affected. So if your right side is sore, check your left side. So if you don't act on them you can have a whole cascade of them all over your body before you know it. The only way to relieve a trigger point is to put pressure on it (Use a broad tip marker on the pointy end - I like those fat sharpie's and consider buying a THERACANE - it is a great tool for the back especially!). The external intercostal muscles are responsible for expanding your ribcage when you take a deep breath. It will hurt when you press on the trigger point at first and lots of times they refer pain (you will press on the trigger point and feel the pain else where). The pain will be felt at first but then it should gradually get less and less as you hold pressure on it . You have to work out the trigger points (consider seeing a massage therapist who does myofascial release - I tried electro-acupuncture but it was NO-WHERE NEAR AS EFFECTIVE as massage therapy) also make sure you stretch your back, neck and ribcage (do a pec stretch). To do a pec stretch (which stretches your pectoral muscles, sternalis, and intercostals) stand in a doorway with your arms against the door frame in an "L" position (and keep your bicep at shoulder height and lean forward and try keeping your arms at different heights to stretch different parts of yoru chest). You should feel a stretch in your chest. To stretch the neck (re: sternocledomastoid and scalenes) sit in a chair with the feet flat on the floor and arms by your side relaxed. Tilt your head to one side and hold when you feel a stretch. then do the other way. Also for the scalene muscles (which are accessory breathing muscles) in the neck tilt the head to one side while seated in the chair and then at the same time turn your head upwards to the ceiling and hold. Also make sure you sit with feet flat on the ground, keep them straight, and your back straight and not slouched as this can lead to developing trigger points in your back & neck in the scalenes (re: neck) and in the rhomboids and trapezius in your back & other places. Also be aware of your posture and the position of your head and feet while standing and sitting. Make sure you are sitting & standing erect and your feet are not outwards (sign of tight glutes) or inwards. Your feet should be straight and your head back & straight. Your head should be straight and shoulders back and relaxed (down). You should try to deep breath (Make sure it is from your diaphragm) even if you can only get a little air in and hold it as this will allow your diaphragm muscle to stretch. It might also be tight. Sometimes you will hear your bones crack and pop if your diaphragm is really tight when you stretch it - this is normal and will not hurt you. Your diaphragm is your primary breathing muscle. Rehab I found is a LONG PROCESS for this and RX muscle relaxents do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! you should consider buying the the book by Claire Davies called "The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook". Trigger points can also create sattelite trigger points (i.e. in your abdominal muscles - rectus abominus). These can give you bladder problems - you feel like you got to go but you actually don't, or your have trouble going to the bathroom. Use heat on the affected area to increase the blood flow - you only want to use ice immediately after an injury for swelling. At this stage you want heat (and I find heat much more soothing and helpful myself). I got my diagnosis from a Thoracic Surgeon, but you can also see a Rheumatologist.

      I also want to note that I went for a pulmonary function test and my family doc told me I had asthma. HOWEVER, he did not know my specialist got a copy of the test results and he said my test was "normal" - so I don't have asthma! Apparently ALOT of family practice MDs have never heard of Chronic Myofascial pain and do not know about trigger points (mine didn't).

      It took a year for me to be able to yawn through my nose (in though the nose and out through the mouth) - I still cannot yawn with my mouth cause of my trigger points and diaphragm tightness.

      Do not self-massage your abdomin though, I did that and within 20 min I had blood on my underwear b/c I irritated my ovary. Leave that to your massage therapist - MAKE SURE YOU SEE ONE and stretch all your muscles.

  6. QUESTION:
    Sharp pain in the chest area?
    Im not positive if its my heart that hurts or my chest, but i randomly get this horrible feeling in that area for a short period of time. It usually comes and goes whenever...what should i do? it started when i was laying down getting ready for bed and i couldnt even lay on my stomach because of the pain i was in. what could it be? anything will be helpful. thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      all the types of chest pain is mentioned below, so check your symptoms with below and visst a doctor
      1>Angina: is a type of chest pain or discomfort caused by reduced blood flow to your heart muscle. Angina may be stable or unstable:
      Stable angina persistent, recurring chest pain that usually occurs with exertion
      Unstable angina sudden, new chest pain, or a change in the pattern of previously stable angina, that may signal an impending heart attack
      Angina is relatively common, but can be hard to distinguish from other types of chest pain, such as the pain or discomfort of indigestion.
      Angina signs and symptoms may include:
      Chest pain or discomfort
      Pain in your arms, neck, jaw, shoulder or back accompanying chest pain
      Nausea
      Fatigue
      Shortness of breath
      Anxiety
      Sweating
      Dizziness
      The severity, duration and type of angina can vary. If you have new or changing chest pain, these new or different symptoms may signal a more dangerous form of angina (unstable angina) or a heart attack. If your angina gets worse or changes, becoming unstable, seek medical attention immediately.

      2>Pulmonary embolism: occurs when a clot usually from the veins of your leg or pelvis lodges in a pulmonary artery of your lung. The lung tissue served by the artery doesn't get enough blood flow, causing tissue death. This makes it more difficult for your lungs to provide oxygen to the rest of your body.

      Signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism may include:
      Sudden, sharp chest pain often accompanied by shortness of breath
      Sudden, unexplained shortness of breath, even without pain
      Cough that may produce blood-streaked sputum
      Rapid heartbeat associated with shortness of breath
      Fainting
      Severe anxiety
      Unexplained sweating
      Pulmonary embolism can be life-threatening. As with a suspected heart attack, call 911 or emergency medical assistance immediately.

      3> aortic dissection :is a serious condition in which a tear develops in the inner layer of the aorta, the large blood vessel branching off the heart. Blood surges through this tear into the middle layer of the aorta, causing the inner and middle layers to separate (dissect). If the blood-filled channel ruptures through the outside aortic wall, aortic dissection is usually fatal.

      If you think aortic dissection is the cause of your chest pain, seek emergency medical assistance immediately. Typical signs and symptoms include:

      Sudden severe chest or upper back pain, often described as a tearing, ripping or shearing sensation, that radiates to the neck or down the back
      Loss of consciousness (fainting)
      Shortness of breath
      Sudden difficulty speaking, loss of vision, weakness, or paralysis of one side of your body, such as having a stroke
      Sweating
      Weak pulse in one arm compared with the other
      Pneumonia with pleurisy

      Frequent signs and symptoms of pneumonia are chest pain accompanied by chills, fever and a cough that may produce bloody or foul-smelling sputum. When pneumonia occurs with an inflammation of the membranes that surround the lung (pleura), you may have considerable chest discomfort when taking a breath or coughing. This condition is called pleurisy.

      One sign of pleurisy is that the pain is usually relieved temporarily by holding your breath or putting pressure on the painful area of your chest. This isn't usually true of a heart attack. If you've recently been diagnosed with pneumonia and then start having symptoms of pleurisy, contact your doctor or seek immediate medical attention to determine the cause of your chest pain. Pleurisy alone isn't a medical emergency, but you shouldn't try to make the diagnosis yourself.

      4>Chest wall pain
      One of the most common varieties of harmless chest pain is chest wall pain. One kind of chest wall pain is costochondritis. It causes pain and tenderness in and around the cartilage that connects your ribs to your breastbone (sternum).

      In costochondritis, pressing on a few points along the edge of your sternum often results in considerable tenderness in those small areas. If the pressure of a finger causes similar chest pain, it's unlikely that a serious condition, such as a heart attack, is the cause of your chest pain.

      Other causes of chest pain include:

      Strained chest muscles from overuse or excessive coughing
      Chest muscle bruising from minor injury
      Short-term, sudden anxiety with rapid breathing
      Peptic ulcer disease
      Pain from the digestive tract, such as esophageal reflux, peptic ulcer pain or gallbladder pain that may feel similar to heart attack symptoms

  7. QUESTION:
    do you have any ideas for an at home spa day with maybe, some at home spa mask recipes.. ect.. 10 pts. 2 best?
    i wanna treat myself to a spa kinda day.. but i have to do it her at home with the miserable things i have at home.. do you have any ideas? recipes? fasical mask things? you know..

    10 points to best A

    • ANSWER:
      It's not always possible to get out to a spa, especially over the holidays. But that doesn't mean you can't bliss out at home. Here are some tips to help you escape the holiday madness and achieve the relaxation and benefits of the spa experience in the comfort of you own abode.

      Creating the atmosphere
      Music

      Acquiring spa music couldn't be easier. Several music download sites offer the perfect relaxation music, from yoga chants and ocean waves to ethereal sounds, classical music and even light jazz. Try iTunes in the categories of classical, inspirational or new age. Or you can simply put "spa music" in your internet search engine to find appropriate music downloads.

      Some suggestions: anything by Enya, Gregorian chants, soothing sounds of ocean waves, or rain.

      Candles

      Scented candles are a must for creating a spa atmosphere. The most effective scents are those infused with essential oils which contain healing and relaxation properties.
      Lavender - helps with relaxation, a general sense of well-being, balances emotions and encourages restful sleep.
      Jasmine - helps relieve tension.
      Orange - smells fresh, helps relieve tension, anxiety and disappointment.
      Peppermint / Spearmint - lifts mood, restores energy and helps with mental clarity.
      Rose - a pleasing smell that can calm mood and promote sleep.
      Ylang Ylang - helps relieve feelings of panic and stress, lessens feelings of anger and aggression.
      Eucalyptus - unblocks stuffy nose due to allergies or colds.
      To sip:

      Green Tea and White Tea - the perfect drink for promoting good health, it contains antioxidants that fight viruses, slow aging, and reduce cancer risks. Green tea has also been proven to reduce high blood pressure, and stabilize blood sugar levels.

      Rooibos or Red tea - also contains disease-fighting antioxidants, has been found to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and is recommended to ease irritability, headaches, insomnia, tension, mild depression or hypertension and relieve indigestion. It contains zinc and alpha-hydroxy acid, which promotes healthy skin and magnesium which keeps the nervous system healthy.

      Supplies:

      Comfortable bath or Jacuzzi
      Comfortable and supportive flat surface for massage
      Big, warm, comfy towels.
      Bubble bath, bath bombs, essential oils
      Body sugar or scrub, body lotion, massage oil
      Hand and nail lotion, cuticle oil, nail scissors, nail files, nail buffer, polish remover, nail polish, base and top coat.
      Foot file or pumice stone, foot cream.
      Small soaking bowl for hands, larger soaking bowl for feet.
      Cotton balls, tissues, toe separators, small towels for nails and feet.
      Solitary spa:

      Set aside at least an hour to enjoy a leisurely and aromatic soak in your bathtub, surrounded by candles and sweet smelling bath oils. Take your time towelling off, apply body lotion paying special attention to dry spots and tension points. This is your moment to pamper yourself the same way a spa attendant would. Lose yourself in the music, leave your hectic day behind you and savour the moments of peaceful solitude. Don't leave the bathroom until your mind feels at rest, your body relaxed and supple.

      Spa with your mate:

      A perfect way to unwind and reconnect with your significant other. You don't need a professional masseuse to feel relaxed. Just learn a few simple techniques and practice makes perfect. Chances are you don't have a massage table on hand, but a firm and comfortable bed or surface will work.

      Simple Massage Techniques:

      Swedish massage is the most common technique and easiest to learn. It uses soothing, tapping and kneading strokes to work out muscle tension and relieve sore joints.

      The five basic moves are:

      Effleurage: Or Stroking, use this part of the technique to apply an aromatically scented massage oil
      Petrissage: lightly grabbing and lifting muscles
      Friction: working deep circles into muscles with thumbs and fingertips
      Tapotement: chopping, beating, and tapping strokes
      Vibration: pressing fingers on a muscle, and shaking rapidly for a few seconds
      Spa with your gal pals:

      Nail night is always fun! Instead of healthy tea, spice things up with your favourite festive cocktail; sparkling wine, spiked eggnog or a girl's-night-in Cosmo. No men allowed!

      Manicure:

      Prepare a small bowl with some mild bath soap, or a few drops of lemon juice.
      Remove any polish and cut nails if needed.
      File your nails; square, short nails are best for the darker polish colours that are in fashion this winter.
      Buff your nails to even out any lines or uneven surfaces.
      Soak your hands, one at a time, for 5 to 10 minutes.
      Massage cuticles with almond oil, caster oil, Vitamin E oil or store-bought cuticle oil.
      Use a nail stick to push cuticles back, carefully remove excess cuticle skin with nail or cuticle scissors.
      Before applying polish, clean nails with alcohol or nail polish remover. This removes oils and creams used earlier.
      Apply b

  8. QUESTION:
    Can Acupuncture help with acid reflux (GERD)? And in my case esophagitis as well?

    • ANSWER:
      Acid reflux, or heartburn, can definitely be relieved with acupressure. First of all, though, a few tips.

      1. Relax when eating.
      2. Eat slowly.
      3. Never eat anything very cold (this includes ice cream, I'm afraid, though if you can't resist it on a hot day, wait until it is on the point of melting before eating it).
      4. Avoid greasy foods and foods that fight each other (e.g. fatty foods and sweet foods, as in chips followed by chocolate).
      5. Try drinking a small amount of water, not too cold, before eating. As you get older the body tends to dry out, so this is more for older people.
      6. If you feel bloated or unwell, try fasting for a day, drinking only water or weak tea or soup, with perhaps a few vegetables. This will help your inside recover.

      Try the following acupressure exercise.

      Find the point just below the Solar Plexus, half way between the lower edge of the breastbone and the tummy button. Press it in with your fore finger or middle finger. Don't do this exercise if you have any kind of serious illness or complaint. Your stomach needs to be fairly empty, so wait at least two hours after eating.

      The best method is to lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Close your eyes and relax as you slowly press this point, pressing towards the diaphragm at a 45 degree angle.

      Slowly apply pressure for around 2 minutes. Breathe deeply to relax and dissolve away any tension. This exercise relieves stomach pain, indigestion, heartburn and constipation.

      Then find the point about two finger widths directly below your tummy button.

      Press for one minute to relieve indigestion, constipation, flatulence, stomach ache and lower back pain.

      These two exercises can be combined in the following way, if you feel so inclined. Lie on your stomach and place the palm of one hand on one point and the palm of the other hand on the other point, put your head on one side on the floor, close your eyes and breathe deeply. The breathing may be painful at first, but should become less so within about five minutes. It's very important to relax and breathe as deeply as you can.

      This combination of exercises can last from one to five minutes. If you feel tired or weak, then stop early.

      Do try them and see how you get on.

      Good luck.

      Philip

  9. QUESTION:
    Menstrual cramps?
    How to relieve the pain? I've never had them this bad since i first started my period 5 years ago. I cant walk it hurts so bad. Any home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are experiencing symptoms of menstrual cramps, it's important to see your doctor to be properly diagnosed. Although certain natural remedies show some promise, there hasn't been enough research at this point to conclude they're effective. Here are some of the more popular natural remedies for menstrual cramps.

      * Omega-3 Fatty Acids
      Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, and anchovies. They are also available in fish oil capsules, which may be the preferable form because many brands filter out any pollutants in fish, such as mercury and PCBs.

      At least eight studies involving a total of 1,097 women have investigated the relationship between diet and menstrual cramps and have found that fish oil intake seemed to have a positive effect on menstrual cramps.

      Animal studies suggest that the two compounds in fish oil, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may decrease prostaglandin levels.

      In one small study, 21 young women took fish oil (containing 1080 milligrams eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), 720 milligrams docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and 1.5 milligrams vitamin E) daily for two months followed by a placebo pill for two months. Another 21 young women took the placebo for two months followed by fish oil for two months. The results suggested that the women experienced significantly less menstrual cramps when they were taking the fish oil.

      Fish oil capsules are sold in drug stores, health food stores, and online. Look for the active ingredients EPA and DHA on the label.

      Fish oil capsules may interact with blood-thinning drugs such as warfarin (Coumadin) and aspirin. Side effects may include indigestion and bleeding. To reduce a fishy aftertaste, it should be taken just before meals.

      * Magnesium
      Magnesium is a mineral found naturally in foods such as green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. It is also available as nutritional supplements. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions. It helps to regulate blood sugar levels and is needed for normal muscle and nerve function, heart rhythm, immune function, blood pressure, and for bone health.

      In 2001, researchers with the Cochrane Collaboration reviewed three small studies that compared magnesium and a placebo for dysmenorrhea. Overall, they found that magnesium was more effective than placebo for pain relief and the need for additional medication was less with magnesium use.

      In the studies, there was no significant difference in the number of side effects or adverse effects between the magnesium and the placebo.

      High doses of magnesium may cause diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, irregular heart rate, and confusion. It can interact with certain medications, such as those for osteoporosis, high blood pressure (calcium channel blockers), as well as some antibiotics, muscle relaxants, and diuretics.

      * Acupressure
      Acupressure is a traditional healing practice that is based on the same principles as acupuncture. Instead of applying needles to acupuncture points, pressure is applied

      A point that is often recommended by acupuncturists for menstrual cramps is called Spleen 6. Although there are only preliminary studies on acupressure for menstrual cramps, it is a simple home remedy that is often recommended by alternative practitioners.

      To find the point, acupuncturists suggest feeling the bony point of the inner ankle. From that point, draw an imaginary line up the lower calf from the inner ankle. The point is approximately four finger widths from the inner ankle. It isn't on the shin bone, but just beside it towards the back of the calf.

      With your thumb or middle finger at a 90 degree angle to the skin, apply gradually increasing pressure. Hold for three minutes. The pressure should not be painful or uncomfortable.

      Acupressure to the Spleen 6 point should not be done if you are pregnant. It should also not be done over broken or infected skin.

      * Other Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps
      - Low-fat diet
      - Vitamin E
      - Vitamin B1
      - Heat (such as a heat pack, warm bath/shower)
      - Crampbark
      - Fennel
      - Aromatherapy
      - Massage
      - Calcium
      - Chiropractic
      - Exercise

      I would recommend that if your periods are so bad that they interfere with your daily activities such as you missing out on school/work that you consult with a doctor/gynaecologist for further evaluation to rule out anything serious.

      Hope this helps. Good luck :)

  10. QUESTION:
    Bad knee pain?
    My mom has gone to the doctor countless times for her knee pain and they've shot it full of stuff, but it doesn't help. Any at-home remedies ne1 no of??? Easy ten points.

    • ANSWER:
      TRY DRINKING APPLE CIDER VINEGAR...

      To maximize the benefits of apple cider vinegar, a general dosage of one teaspoon is usually recommended stirred into a 6 or 8 oz. glass of water. Most people cannot drink even this level of dilution of apple cider vinegar and usually add a tablespoon of honey, preferably organic. This dosage can be repeated at each meal, but most find this difficult. Many people find it much more palatable to pour some over their favorite salad.
      Vinegar helps:

      * Clear your sinusitis Stop hair loss
      * Remove toxins from your body Stop a leaky nose
      * Prevent mild food poisoning Relieve your joint pains
      * Rid your constipation Combat fungal and bacterial infections
      * Prevent indigestion Lower your cholesterol
      * Lower your blood pressure Prevent obesity, lose weight
      * Lower incidents of weak bones Relieve arthritis

      I am drinking it regularly, and all my joint pain gone......
      go search " APPLE CIDER VINEGAR"
      you will be very surprise of how effective it works wonder....


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