The art of aromatherapy is using the aromatic oils (essential oils) found in plants for the treatment of disease and for other health benefits. Those essential oils are taken from the plants and mixed with other substances, such as alcohol, lotion and other oils. Traditionally, they were applied in an oil base and massaged into the skin but they may also be beneficial when they are inhaled by being sprayed into the air or through the use of high-quality aromatherapy candles.
The fragrances from the essential oils work within the body, including the nerves of the nose to stimulate enzymes, hormones and to cause changes in the functions of the body. This would include lowering the pulse and reducing your blood pressure. It is also thought that aromatherapy may help to stimulate the production of substances within the body that reduce pain.
Aromatherapy candles make it very convenient for anyone …
From the statistics above it is clear that the medical profession is also suffering from a disorder of perception like many of their patients. When it comes to mental health they do not want to look at themselves for fear that they might have to change their directions. Yet unless they realize that we are hypnotic creatures and our perceptions create physiological and biochemical in us, all our research work will only prove to be just chasing shadows not the substance.
We must acknowledge the fact that our hopes and fears and desires affect our perception of reality. Our perceptions lead us to think in a particular way thus affecting our thinking. Our thinking process is hypnotic. It is made up of words and sentences. It influences our subconscious mind positively or negatively depending on the type of words we use; meanings or beliefs do not matter. Now our mental …
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the full name. There are mild, moderate, and severe symptoms, hence why it is a spectrum disorder. Behavior Analysis is a field within psychology that focuses on understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment. The use of scientifically-validated teaching techniques to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior is known as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Positive change is correcting the symptoms of ASD.
Positive change in behavior are: (but not limited to) increase socialization, increase communication skills, decrease problematic and repetitive behaviors
Some of the common repetitive behaviors displayed in individuals with ASD are aggression, self-injury, bizarre speech, and hand flapping.
Although Autism is typically a life long condition, it is beneficial that individuals receive interventions and therapies. There becomes a concern when individuals don’t achieve certain developmental milestones. Learning to talk, walk, eat independently, and play with others are things …
Schizophrenia is a serious medical condition which affects the individual’s normality how he/she thinks, speak, feels and act. The individual who encounters schizophrenia finds difficulty in correlating the imaginary and the reality. The biggest misconception among the people, confuse schizophrenia with the split personality or multiple personality disorder actually, both are the different streams.
Types of schizophrenia
With respect to the symptoms and behaviors, schizophrenia can be classified into 5 types as follows.
Paranoid schizophrenia: The most common subcategory of schizophrenia is paranoid schizophrenia. In this type, the individual conduces to lose the touch with the real world by struggling with heavy fear and anxiety.
Hebephrenic Schizophrenia: Disorganized schizophrenia is the other name of this type. The individual encounters illogical thinking and actions. The actions are highly triggered by environmental factors.
Catatonic Schizophrenia: It is a rare type of schizophrenia where the individual encounters group of symptoms, that influence and …
The Motivation for Narcissistic Abuse
Remember that narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and abuse exist on a continuum, ranging from silence to violence. Rarely will a narcissist take responsibility for his or her behavior. Generally, they deny their actions, and augment the abuse by blaming the victim. Particularly, malignant narcissists aren’t bothered by guilt. They can be sadistic and take pleasure in inflicting pain. They can be so competitive and unprincipled that they engage in anti-social behavior. Don’t confuse narcissism with anti-social personality disorder.
The objective of narcissistic abuse is power. They act with the intent to diminish or even hurt other people. The most important thing to remember about intentional abuse is that it’s designed to dominate you. Abusers’ goals are to increase their control and authority, while creating doubt, shame, and dependency in their victims. They want to feel superior to avoid hidden feelings of inferiority. Understanding this can …
A salad is the perfect cool, healthy and light meal for any hot day of the year. Not only does it take little energy to make, but it is also very light on your stomach. Your body will thank you for eating a salad in more ways than one. You will be loading up on your vitamins and minerals from all of the fresh veggies you add.
Instead of waiting until Winter to have a bowl of soup, have you considered making cold soups? A Spanish gazpacho is a perfect example of a cold, raw soup with raw tomatoes and other vegetables.This cold soup will cool you down, hydrate you and nourish your body, which makes it perfect for a hot day.
Fruit salad doesn’t always go as a full meal, but it’s ideal for a snack, dessert or side dish. Fruit salads taste delicious, are cold, raw, and they …
The main deal with obsessive compulsive behavior is that it is constant, invasive and controlling. However, there are natural ways and medical ways in which it can be lessened; ways that make a person’s life more enjoyable and happy.
One natural way is talking with someone they trust. For example, if a person knows that he or she will need to go to a social event, one that they don’t want to go to, they can share this anxiety with that person and get helpful advice on what to do at the social event.
Another way to lessen O.C.D. is to practice “mindful thinking.” Mindful thinking is when you are engaged in something you don’t like, you focus on what is going on during the event. In other words, you don’t focus on what can go wrong but on what you see at the event.
In addition, another way to …
Virasana (also known as hero poses)
Just sit in a comfortable position with your hips resting on your heels, involving a slight stretching of your ankles and knees. Stretching your spine upside and taking deep breaths in this position will help clear your mind and slow down your heart rate.
Bitilasana and Marjaryasana (cow and cat pose)
Without getting up from the virasana, you just need to roll in the forward position on the support of your knees and hands. For bitilasana, you have to pull your lower back down with your tailbone and head pointing upwards. For the Marjaryasana, you just have to do the reverse, your tailbone and head tilt downwards while your spine is arched upwards like the shape of letter C. Just keep alternating between these positions for as much time as you want to.
Start with sinking of your hips on your heels while …
The existence of fatty acids
Carrier oils contain fatty acids and will leave an oil stain on paper or cloth.
Essential oils don’t contain fatty acids and will usually not leave stains on paper or cloth. (Note: More viscous, darker-colored ones might because of their color.)
The reaction with plastic
Carrier oils are usually sold in plastic bottles. This is generally fine if they’re not stored for too long.
Essential oils, however, will dissolve plastic. This is one reason why reputable vendors will never use plastic packaging. They will use glass or metal instead to avoid oil contamination.
The rate of evaporation
Carrier oils are what we call fixed oils. They don’t really evaporate at room temperature.
Essential oils are volatile oils. They evaporate (diffuse) at room temperature.
The aroma strength
As carrier oils are extracted from the “fatty” parts of plants, they have very little aroma or at most, …