Most people give one of three reasons for neglecting their preventative health in favor of band-aid solutions when their body starts to break down: “it’s too expensive”, “it’s too time-consuming”, or “I don’t even know where to start.” Let’s break down each of these barriers to prioritizing your health and discover how it’s more achievable than you think.
Pregnancy is an exciting time for expecting moms, but it’s also filled with it’s fair share of aches, pains, and inconveniences (I’m looking at you, sciatica!).
Fortunately, prenatal massage is a wonderful way to manage your normal pregnancy aches.
The central premise in the practice of Qigong is to improve the energetic essence of the person practicing it, primarily using movement and self-awareness to do so.
Let’s answer a few of the most common questions people have about qigong, and dispel a few myths while we’re at it.
Whether you’re interested in acupuncture, qigong, massage, or yoga, you’ve probably noticed that holistic health care is a growing field.
More consumers in the U.S. are seeking access to holistic health care options every day.
In fact, a 2008 survey from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that 38% of adults are already using some form of alternative or contemporary medicine.
But in spite of this trend, some institutions limit the public’s access to alternative health options in favor of conventional medical treatments.
People are interested in exploring their options outside of the box of conventional pharmaceutical medicine, and like all consumers they want access to a variety of options.
Sitting is the new smoking, and as it turns out, the studies that show a link between time spent sitting and mortality are teaching us that this rule applies independent of leisure time physical activity.
Translation: You can’t make up for 8 hours spent sitting every weekday with 45 minutes of vigorous physical activity – it’s your overall time spent moving that reduces your mortality risk.
Have you considered that the thoughts you consume and generate can lead to just as many positive changes as all of the “planning” in the world?
Today we’re going to share some books that are incredible kick-starters for better wellness and balanced health.
Here are some of the must-read wellness titles of late 2017 and early 2018, according to wellness experts around the world.
It’s not an uncommon sight these days to see people with small tubes of antibacterial hand sanitizer dangling from their purse, keychain, or backpack. (In fact, you might even carry one with you each day.)
And we all probably have at least one friend that we’d confidently call a “germ-o-phobe.”
But where did this compulsive fear of germs come from, and are germs really a proven danger to our health?
Often combined with other herbs to create highly potent formulas, Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) has been used in Chinese Traditional Medicine to tone and strengthen many systems of the body for thousands of years. It has also been seen as a protector against both mental and physical stress.
Modern-day research on the effect of astragalus is very promising, providing proof to the centuries-old claims of its powerful impact on the body.
What if our health care was focused on taking initiative to care for and maintain our good health, rather than trying to fight off a dark shadow of illness already hanging over us?
Tonic herbs are herbal remedies that are taken regularly for an extended period of time, and are intended to improve your wellness by creating a synergy within body systems that fosters immunity. Tonic herbs are often combined in formulas intended to tone and strengthen particular bodily systems. Ashwaganda, Astragalus, and Reishi are a few examples of the many herbal extracts widely used in tonic herbalism.
So why should you incorporate tonic herbalism into your daily routine? Here are five reasons it will make all the difference for you.