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How to Deal With The Stress of Living With Asthma

How to Deal With The Stress of Living With Asthma

Your first home. A traffic jam. A job promotion. A death in the family. A vacation on the Mediterranean. A divorce. Some situations in your life can cause stress. No one leads a life free from stress. How do stress and other psychological factors affect a person with asthma? Researchers don’t have the complete picture […]

How to Reduce Your High Blood Pressure?

How to Reduce Your High Blood Pressure?

One of the most critical conditions that can affect your overall health is definitely the concept of high blood pressure. This is an ailment that affects millions of Americans as the modern concept of living has caused many Americans to have high blood pressure unknown to them. In essence, high blood pressure can be defined […]

How to Perform Percussion in Massage

How to Perform Percussion in Massage

Percussion is a term for a particular set of movements, the most common of which are pummelling, hacking and cupping. The movements should be performed quickly and all will have a stimulating effect, increasing the circulation to the surrounding area. Personally, I do not use them very often, but they can be quite fun to […]

How to Guard Against the Sun with Organic Goods

How to Guard Against the Sun with Organic Goods

Fun in the Sun Experts suspect that using sunscreen encourages us to spend more time in the sun, increasing the risk of skin cancer. Maybe so, but it’s still safest to practise slapping on sunscreens, particularly “broad spectrum” products that protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Natural sunscreens use ingredients such as shea butter […]

Simple Steps to Perk Up Your Aching Feet

Simple Steps to Perk Up Your Aching Feet

“Oh my poor, aching feet,” complain millions of people as they kick off their shoes every evening after work. But of all the delicate parts of the body, the feet are probably the most abused and ignored “Unfortunately, too many people ignore their feet until the pain sets in,” one doctor said. “They go to […]

How to Treat Lice in Children

How to Treat Lice in Children

Once one child at school has head lice, others soon follow as they can be easily passed on by direct contact such as a child scratching her head and touching another child, not necessar­ily on their head. Lice are not fussy and are just as happy on a clean head of hair as on a […]

How to Manage Bowel and Bladder Control

How to Manage Bowel and Bladder Control

Managing bowel and bladder control is a skill a child learns gradually. It cannot be acquired until the nervous pathways are properly developed. Control rarely begins before the age of fifteen to eighteen months, and sometimes very much later. Some time during the second year of life a child recognizes the connection between the sensation […]

How to Deal with Special Pregnancy Situations When Living with Asthma

How to Deal with Special Pregnancy Situations When Living with Asthma

Every woman is different, and every pregnancy presents its own challenges. Maybe you have an existing health condition other than asthma, for example. Or perhaps you feel nervous or scared about being pregnant and having asthma. Rest assured that you’re not alone. Pregnancy is wonderful, but it can be trying. Here are a few special […]

How to Exercise for Fitness?

How to Exercise for Fitness?

Your body is probably your most important asset. Without a perfectly functioning body, you will have problems enjoying your life. One of the ways that you can keep your body healthy and in shape is by making sure that you exercise for fitness. Of course, you will need to exercise properly and diligently in order […]

How to Relieve Your Stress?

How to Relieve Your Stress?

Living a stressful life is a net result of the pressures of the modern life. This is perhaps unavoidable as the concept of getting around can create stress on everyone. Career or family related issues can also contribute to stress. However, the good news is that you can do a lot of things to get […]

How to Do Pressing in Massage

How to Do Pressing in Massage

Pressing is a stroke performed with the pads of the thumbs. The thumbs can press alternately (as over the palms), singly or one on top of the other (as over the forehead) where the body does not need to be supported. Pressing is used to release the muscles over a specific, usually small, area. The […]

How to Learn the Basics of Water Safety for Babies

How to Learn the Basics of Water Safety for Babies

The two basics that the baby has to learn are how to hold her breath underwater, and how to float. When she has mastered these two important steps, you finish the lessons off by teaching her how to behave if she falls into the pool. Sit the baby on the edge of the pool and […]

How to Use Organic Herbs Effectively for Medical Purposes

If you are using herbs for any sort of medicinal purpose then you need to get a good book, written by someone who is an authority on the subject, and who can tell you the contra-indications or cautions about particular herbs. Herbs may be nature’s medicine chest but they don’t come in measured doses and […]

How to Perform Massage Stretching

How to Perform Massage Stretching

Stretching is a beautiful addition to any body massage. Although working the muscles feels wonderful, the body can still feel compressed. Simple pulling or stretching affects the fibrous tissue around the joints and reduces muscle tension, leading to functional lengthening. Stretching gives a sense of expansion, taking the body beyond its functional limits and relaxing […]

How to Perform Raking Massage Stroke

How to Perform Raking Massage Stroke

Raking is a wonderful stroke. By forming the hand into a claw-like shape, you then rake down or across the body, the hand shape allowing you to apply firm fingertip pressure. Unusually, the more angular your hands the better the movement works. Raking is rarely used on areas of the body other than the back, […]

How to Learn about Diabetes as a Parent

How to Learn about Diabetes as a Parent

Parents’ primary jobs are to learn enough about the disease in or­der to care for their children, keep them safe, and teach them how to grow up to be good diabetes managers. How much knowledge is enough? That’s hard to say. It’s like asking how much education is enough. If you want to be a […]

How to Use Cider Vinegar to Treat Arthritis

How to Use Cider Vinegar to Treat Arthritis

Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis, a medical conditions that takes over 150 forms. This painful condition affects the joints in the hands, feet and the rest of the body. The joints get inflamed and stiff, and the condition get worse with age. Patients suffering from arthritis can treat their symptoms with apple cider vinegar […]

How to Use Cayenne Pepper for Arthritis Pain

How to Use Cayenne Pepper for Arthritis Pain

Cayenne pepper contains a substance called capsaicin that has anti-inflammatory properties, reducing pain in the body. Though you might know cayenne pepper as a spice, ancient cultures also used it as a remedy. Arthritis is a painful medical condition, and adding cayenne pepper powder and cayenne pepper capsules to your treatment can prove very helpful […]

How to Use a Paraffin Bath to Decrease Stiffness and Arthritis Pain in the Feet and Hands

How to Use a Paraffin Bath to Decrease Stiffness and Arthritis Pain in the Feet and Hands

Paraffin can help patients suffering from arthritis by decreasing stiffness and allowing joints to experience more mobility. Arthritis causes a lot of pain in the joints, and paraffin can help release that pain. Physical therapists frequently recommend paraffin treatment for chronic arthritis sufferers. Paraffin allows heat to distribute equally in the joints, making them less […]

How to Treat Psoriatic Arthritis Naturally

How to Treat Psoriatic Arthritis Naturally

Psoriatic arthritis, one of over 100 forms of arthritis, holds similarities to rheumatoid arthritis, though with milder symptoms. Psoriatic arthritis symptoms include both skin problems and joint damage. You cannot cure this chronic disease, but you can find many treatments—both medical and natural—available to alleviate symptoms. Psoriatic arthritis usually affects fingers and toes, sometimes the […]