Cedarwood has been used in native American Indian ceremonies to enhance communion with the spirit and promote bravery against all odds.
Like all evergreen oils, cedarwood essential oil enhances feelings of security and protection. The aroma is used by aromatherapists to calm anger and relieve nervous tension. It quiets mind chatter, going over and over the same details and options ad nauseum. It promotes firm resolve and emotional stability, even against persistent opposition.
I recommend using cedarwood when you are going into strange or unfamiliar situations. It has been shown effective for those who suffer with ADHD.
I like to think of the essential oil of cedarwood as a powerful oil for breaking up phlegm and congestion not only in the physical body, but also congestion that may be cluttering our minds and emotions. Cedarwood is excellent for meditation and clarity of mind. It reduces tension and promotes restful sleep.
Dilute half and half with a vegetable mixing oil and apply it to the feet or to the body. It is also a wonderful aroma for diffusing. It fills the house with cherished heirloom memories.
Because it dissolves mucous, cedarwood is useful for chest
These modern-day practices on closer inspection are very different from those of antiquity.
Some purists of the day who see modern yoga as being so different from the traditional they refer to modern yoga as “Not Yoga”.
To be a miner of diamonds,
take care of your picks and shovels.
To be a miner of your spiritual Self,
take care of your body, breath, and mind.
But don’t confuse the tools and the goals.
Historically speaking, yoga was taut orally and there are subtle differences between those teachers of old.
Principles of this practice were usually communicated through religious teaching where brief instructions were expanded on verbally.
For example, in ancient times the outline of yoga was be found in 196 sutras of yoga which was then discussed with and elaborated upon by a teacher to pupil.
Furthermore, the deeper meaning of Om mantra for example, is detailed Upanishad and is elaborated upon orally.
This article is not claiming that there exists a single universal contemporary yoga… there are also many different approaches.
However, the overall perceptions of yoga have made an overall
This powerful oil is effective in treating ADHD. It soothes the mind and improves focus. Moreover, the rosemary enhances alertness and enhances performance for overall quality of memory. Rosemary essential oil blends well with Lavender and Lemon. In this cases forming a formidable memory booster. For effective results, one can inhale the oil directly.
Common oil among spiritual people, frankincense essential oil, alleviates anxiety and depression. Moreover, it increases intuition. By lowering anxiety, it acts as an excellent sleep aid. The oil reduces heart rate and high blood pressure without any adverse side effects. Massaging or a warm shower of Frankincense essential oil is an effective way of using it. Still, the oil a room diffuser works perfectly!
With most of its use in perfumes and fragrances, the yellowish-orange oil has a viscous consistency and is vital in calming and balancing the body. The myrrh balances the most critical hormones in the body. Balancing hormones, in turn, gives a feeling of calm and concentration. Blending it with Lavender works perfectly in room diffusers while mixing Myrrh with jojoba, makes it an effective massaging oil.
A lot of essential oils that are being used these days have only mild level of toxicity and are considered safe for adults. However, they still may not be safe for your children because their immunity system is still young and not yet fully developed. Therefore, you should make sure that you are using the safe ones. Babies and small young children have a huge possibility of being allergic to different kinds of foods. Some volatile oils are likely to cause unpleasant effects. This is why parents should be extra careful when choosing essential oils in aromatherapy for their children. Some of the safer essential oils are tea tree and lavender, but you will still need some intense care before using them. If you notice that your child feels uncomfortable or irritated with the smell of a certain volatile oil, stop using that oil at once and do not use it again because you baby might be allergic to it. If your child does not like the smell of a certain essential oil, it also has a great potential to be not the right oil for him or her. Therefore, parents should find time to try searching for
When you check into an alcohol rehab center the first thing that occurs immediately is the detoxification process. This is the process of stripping your body of poisons, addictive substances, and built-up waste. These things can sap your body of energy, stimulate allergies or inflammation, or cause illness. You will not be allowed any alcohol. If you are doing this as an outpatient, you will have to try to refrain from alcohol. If you do not think you can do this on your own, then you should opt for residential treatment. Because your body is used to having the alcohol you will most likely experience during the first three days physical withdrawal symptoms like: Chills, Depression, Sweating, Blackouts, Mood swings.
It could take one to two weeks to cleanse your system completely but it all depends on how extensive your alcohol addiction is.
Once you have finished with the detoxification process you will work on the psychological aspects of your addiction to alcohol. You will work with an addiction treatment counselor for private sessions. During these sessions, you will discuss any choices or life events that could have contributed to your alcohol addiction. The counselor will
Whenever we get sick in some way, our emotions usually contain all the information we need to work out why that may be happening.
For example, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that eating bad food makes a person ill. But we’re interested in finding out why the person is drawn to the bad food in the first place. What emotion are they repressing, or reacting to unconsciously, when they’re reaching for the chips? And that’s where the meridians can help us.
If you already know that you have a physical problem, or a physical weakness in a particular area of your body, you can go straight to the relevant meridian, and see what emotions may be hidden underneath. For example, one-sided migraine headaches, sciatica or gallbladder issues all suggest there is a problem blocking the gallbladder meridian. The emotions that are connected to the gallbladder meridian include anger, harsh judgement and rage.
Once you get that crucial piece of the puzzle, you can start working on releasing the negative emotional state that’s causing your physical illness. Deal with the underlying emotion, and nine times out of ten, the physical problem will resolve
Are our healthy clean eating diets helping us, or are they creatine nutritional mayhem. Let’s talk about a few examples.
No carb: the Go To diet for a very long time.
A few points.
The Moderation study: Dr Sara Seidelmann, clinical and research fellow in cardiovascular medicine from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, led the research. The study of more than 15,400 people in the US found that diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers had the lowest risk of mortality.
These findings were confirmed in a meta-analysis of studies ( study of hundreds of other studies combined) including over 432,000 people from more than 20 countries. Bottom line results:
Average life expectancies for 50-year-olds:
Moderate carbohydrate intake – additional 33 years
Very low carbohydrate intake- 29 years
High carbohydrate intake – 32 years
Nutritional sabotage? an excellent example here. The millions of people who do not eat carbs for instant gratification of weight loss – these studies seem to confirm nutritional sabotage, albeit the very best intentions.
Again – we have to define a carb – of
This test may screen for only one illegal drug like opiates or marijuana but some of them test for several drugs at the same time. An instant drug test may feature parameters or panels, which will tell how many substances the test will screen for. Some of the common instant tests are five panel, ten panel, and three panel. The test that is considered more comprehensive is the ten panel. It will screen for about ninety-five percent of all illegal drugs. This includes methamphetamines, marijuana, opiates, and cocaine.
These drug tests can be done in different ways but the one that is used the most is the urine instant drug test. When it screens the person’s urine, it screens for the metabolites in the urine and not the presence of any particular drug. These metabolites exist only because of a drug that a person might be using. These can test a person’s blood, hair, saliva, and even sweat, too.
In addition to testing for illegal drugs, these tests can also test for recent alcohol consumption. A Breathalyzer® is a form of an instant drug test for alcohol. It uses a sample of a person’s breath to
Eucalyptus’s strong scent opens up the congested airways of the lung. Eucalyptol, a chemical that breaks up mucous and phlegm, is the active ingredient in this oil that enables asthmatics to breathe easily. It’s great to inhale this oil through steam. Add a few drops of the oil to warm water, either in a pot or steam inhaler. Gently lean over and breathe it in (you may even want to place a towel over your head to get the full effect). This will expand the constricted airways.
Also a great one to use if you have a cold or flu!
Frankincense oil is an expectorant with anti-inflammatory properties. It eliminates congestion from the nasal passageways and lungs.
An added bonus is that this oil combats nervousness, anxiety and stress. If you’re feeling stressed too, this may be one you want to use.
It’s great as a chest rub – adding a few drops of the oil to a teaspoon of carrier oil, and apply! Or add a few drops to a diffuser and breathe in the scent.
Oregano oil has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. This oil is
Comorbidity: causes and control
According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 43.6 million Americans aged 18 and older experienced some form of mental illness. As many as 20.2 million adults had a substance use disorder in 2013, of which 7.9 million people had both a mental illness and a substance use disorder. “To help explain this comorbidity, we need to first recognize that drug addiction is a mental illness. It is a complex brain disease characterized by compulsive, at times uncontrollable drug craving, seeking, and use despite devastating consequences- behaviors that stem from drug-induced changes in brain structure and function,” says NIDA Director Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Risk factors associated with dual diagnosis
According to NIDA, six out of 10 people who abuse drugs also have a mental illness. Having both conditions increases the intensity of mood swings, depression, violence and suicide, with each condition worsening the severity of the other. Researchers have found that alcohol use may stimulate the same neurotransmitters in the brain which are also involved in bipolar illness, thereby suggesting that alcohol use may “initiate” bipolar