Bid Goodbye To Hay Fever With Acupuncture

For most people the sweltering heat of summer is a welcome shift from the chilly season of winter, however, the prickly warmth also brings with it allergy symptoms such as hay fever and a whole bunch of summer allergies.

But with acupuncture, you can kiss allergies goodbye and say hello to the sunny weather. Yes, you read it right, I am in fact talking about the ancient form of healing that originated from China that has been proven effective to heal a wide range of ailments including hay fever and other illnesses that sprout during the spring and summer months.

Hay fever, for one, is a very usual allergic reaction caused by airborne elements such as hay pollens, grass, and flowers that would affect the upper respiratory passages involving the sinus, nose, eyes and throat. During spring and summer, the common culprits of hay fever are the pollens from the

Aromatherapy massage – get a best massage in health clinic Sydney

Aromatherapy massage is different from all other types of massage as it uses plant parts extract. These extracts are available in concentrated form known as essential oils. These oils are extracted from plant parts like bark, roots, leaves, stems etc. They can be used in hydrotherapy and can also be used in your homes for facial and bathing. Aromatherapy does not include false oils which are made up of certain chemicals just scented with the fragrance. Real aromatherapy lies in therapeutic effects of essential oils.

The working of aromatherapy lies in connection of nose with brain. Brain is associated with nose through limbic system. When oils are applied to the body, effervescence releases which is inhaled by nose. This reaches to brain and thus affecting heart beat, blood pressure, digestion, respiration, immune system etc. They are also absorbed by skin pores which directly reach blood.

Essential oils used

Mental Fitness – How Respiration Plays a Part

It is surprising how little we know about our breathing habits and how respiration affects physical and mental fitness.Respiration is a supreme physiological requirement for survival of brain and body but also a vital need if we wish to enjoy good health and abundant energy.

We each will inhale approximately 25,000 breaths per day and an unconscious process. These breaths are usually shallow. Fortunately for our survival, even when we are unaware of it, the respiratory pump of nature relentlessly continues to supply us with energy from cradle to the grave. It would be wise to appreciate this lifeline and know more about the process.

Starting with self examination…
Are you a shallow breather or do you consciously aim take slower, deeper breaths?
Can you take a deep breath at will or do you find it difficult?
Do you generally breathe through your nose or mouth?
Do you suffer from sinus or

Allergies Or An Upper Respiratory Infection- Find Out Now

Many parents become confused about the proper way to treat a coughing, sneezing child, because colds and allergies often have overlapping symptoms. When in doubt, talk to your Austin, TX pediatrician who will know exactly what is causing your child’s symptoms, especially if they are persistent or worsen with time.

Cold and Upper Respiratory Infections

Colds, upper respiratory infection, and URIs are common terms used to describe viral illnesses that cause nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever, and cough. A fever will typically last for 2-3 days, and the cough with congestion and runny nose may last for 5-10 days. The typical preschool-age child may experience 6-10 colds per year. Most colds resolve on their own with rest and fluids, but some may lead to ear infections, sinus infections, asthma attacks, or other complications.

Caused by viruses, colds can be spread through a sneeze or cough.

Benefits And Dangers Of Deep Breathing

Optimal deep breathing increases our vitality and promotes relaxation. Unfortunately, when we try to take a so-called deep breath, most of us do the exact opposite: we “take a breath” suck in our bellies and raise our shoulders. This is shallow breathing as measured by volume as it tries to access air from the high chest where there is to little to no lung volume

When our breathing is full and deep, and mostly in the lower thorax, the belly, lower ribcage and lower back where most of the lung volume resides, should all expand in a full circle on inhalation, thus allowing the diaphragm to drop down deeper into the abdomen, front, side and back. Then it retracts on exhalation, allowing the massaging action of the diaphragm to move fully upward toward the heart. This is healthy deep breathing.

Most so called deep abdominal breathing results in deep

Weight Loss Facts

Most people would say that they have some weight loss need. Whether it is only a few pounds or many pounds, most people today are over- weight. Our lifestyles make it difficult to eat a healthy diet and get the proper exercise. It is much easier to eat fast food than to prepare meals at home. Driving your car or mass transportation takes less effort than walking or riding a bike.

How often do you zip through the drive through on your way to work or some other activity? We are good at making excuses to justify our food choices and lack of moving. It takes time to shop at the grocery store, put the food away at home, and then have to cook it. It takes discipline to get outside and exercise every day. Sitting on the couch is so much easier.

Every other commercial on TV entices us

Why Junk Food Is Bad For You

For millions of adults and children junk food and increased inactivity has led to obesity. For some people junk food has become a way of life, they are addicted to it and if everyone in your family for example eats junk food then it is very hard to eat healthy. But it is not impossible at all. So why junk food is bad for you?

There is so much talk about junk food. People know that it is unhealthy and makes people fat but what is the exact definition of junk food. Well Junk food is an informal term applied to some foods with little or no nutritional value, or to products with nutritional value but which also have ingredients considered unhealthy when regularly eaten, or to those considered unhealthy to consume at all. The term was coined by Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public

How To Safely Detox Your Lungs

How the Lungs Function

The lungs perform a vital task within the body: Respiration. They acquire the air that we breathe, which includes a number of gases, such as oxygen that the cells need to function. They then transport the fresh oxygen to the blood, which in turn carries it to the bodys cells. Next, carbon dioxide, a waste gas from the metabolism of food, leaves the blood and is diffused to the alveoli to be exhaled via the lungs.

How the Lungs Protect Themselves

The typical person breathes in 20,000 liters of air every day and this inevitably means the ingestion of harmful toxins, particles and gases. The lungs have a natural defense mechanism that filters toxins entering the body, and counter those that sneak past.
There are three indispensable methods that the lungs rely on to perform these protection functions:

Epithelial barriers, enzyme systems

Importance Of Health And Safety Management Guidelines Within The Workplace

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued voluntary protection program management guidelines to encourage employers to do more than just comply with regulations to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses. Although compliance with the law, including specific OSHA standards, is an important objective, an effective corporate safety program looks beyond specific requirements of law to address all hazards. It seeks to prevent injuries and illnesses, whether or not compliance is an issue.

This is precisely what some of the best workplace safety consulting firms are doing. Health and safety management system standards/guidelines are important for corporate safety and health consultants to establish. These safety management practices are compiled, applied, and finally advocated by safety and health professionals and consultants representing corporations, professional associations, and labor unions. As a result, these guidelines are used to promote workplace safety through the use of effective and comprehensive safety audits.

The health and

Bromoethane Is Dangerous!

Bromoethane, also known as ethyl bromide, is a chemical compound of the haloalkanes group. It is abbreviated by chemists as EtBr. This volatile compound has an ether-like odour.

In organic synthesis, Bromoethane is the synthetic equivalent of the ethyl carbocation (Et+) synthon. In reality, such a cation is not actually formed. For example, carboxylates salts are converted to ethyl esters, carbanions to ethylated derivatives, thiourea into ethylisothiouronium salts, and amines into ethylamines.

The preparation of Bromoethane(CAS NO.: 74-96-4) stands as a model for the synthesis of alkyl bromides in general. It is usually prepared by the addition of HBr to ethene:
H2C=CH2 + HBr H3C-CH2Br

Bromoethane is inexpensive and would rarely be prepared in the laboratory. A laboratory synthesis include the reacting ethanol with a mixture of hydrobromic and sulfuric acids. An alternate route involves refluxing ethanol with phosphorus and bromine; phosphorus tribromide is generated in situ.

Bromoethane is