8 HOLISTIC THERAPIES IN ONE

Water has been used from time immemorial for remedial purposes. The world’s oldest medical literature makes numerous references to the beneficial use of the bath in treating various diseases. The learned Greek, Hippocrates, who lived about five hundred years before Christ and is referred to as the “father of modern medicine,” was the first to write much on the healing of diseases with water. He used water extensively, both internally and externally, in treating illness of all kinds. 

 

The ancient Persians and Greeks erected stately and magnificent public buildings devoted to bathing. The baths of Darius I (about 558-486 B.C.), one of the earliest Persian kings, are spoken of as being especially remarkable. The Greeks were probably the first nation to use the bath for personal cleanliness as well as for health reasons. Records show that they were using the warm bath more than one thousand years before the birth of Christ. In the ruins of King Nestor’s palace in Greece there was found a built-in-bathtub and drainage system more than 3000 years old. Rome, however, surpassed all the older nations in the costliness and magnificence of her bathing facilities. The first public bath was erected in Rome in the year 312 B.C. and it used only cold water. It was not long, however, until warm water baths replaced all those using cold water alone. Some of the greatest works of architecture in Rome were the warm public baths, which were supplied with every convenience for increasing the use and luxury of bathing as well as having many rooms for social gatherings. Kings and emperors each endeavored to construct a larger and more ornate public bath than their predecessors. The baths of Diocletian, completed in 302 A.D., were the largest in the world and could accommodate up to 18,000 bathers at the same time. It took 10,000 Christian slaves nearly seven years to complete their construction. When the baths were completed, the slaves had the choice of renouncing their religion or suffering martyrdom. At one time the number of public baths in Rome reached nearly one thousand.

 

Two noted physicians of the Roman Empire, Celsus and Galen, praised and glorified the bath as being invaluable for the treatment of a number of specific diseases. Galen said that exercise and friction must be used with the bath in order to have a perfect cure. If only the physicians through the following centuries had continued the practice of Galen, as described in his works, what a lot of suffering would have been avoided. Doctors would have refreshed and revived their fever-stricken patients with the use of God-given water, instead of giving them drugs.

 

Vincent Priessnitz 

In the early part of the nineteenth century, Vincent Priessnitz popularized the use of cold water as a curative measure. He was a peasant who lived in the Austrian part of Silesia from 1799 to 1851. In the small Austrian town where he grew up, water was used by the people to treat many ailments. His success greatly encouraged, but he met with considerable opposition from the doctors when he treated some of their patients and cured them, after the doctors had given them up.

 

Although Priessnitz had no formal education, he developed various ways of applying cold water to the body to treat different diseases. His fame increased rapidly and in a few years he was known throughout the world. Today he is called the father of modern hydrotherapy. He succeeded in restoring hundreds of people to health who had been pronounced incurable.

 

The “water cure” spread to America about 1850 and until about 1854 it prospered greatly, but most of the doctors were opposed to this treatment. It seemed almost as though they did not want the people to get hold of any remedy that was practical, inexpensive, and could be used in any home. About 1870 they successfully had a law passed that prevented the water cure practitioners from practicing in New York. Since New York City was the headquarters, as soon as these treatments were stopped there, their use was abandoned nearly everywhere for a while.

 

Water is one of the most powerful and yet one of the simplest remedies that can be used by an intelligent mother who understands the effects of hot and cold on the body. If you cleanse and nourish your body properly, and leave nature to itself, it will renovate and heal the body.

 

THE WHOLE THING IN A NUTSHELL IS THAT THE USE OF WATER, COMBINED WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF FRESH AIR, SUNSHINE, PROPER DIET, EXERCISE, REST, RECREATION AND PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS, EFFECTS A CURE.

Source: University of Maryland

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/treatment/aromatherapy

 

 

“Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for nearly 6,000 years. The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used them in cosmetics, perfumes, and drugs. Essential oils were also commonly used for spiritual, therapeutic, hygienic, and ritualistic purposes.

 

More recently, René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French chemist, discovered the healing properties of lavender oil when he applied it to a burn on his hand caused by an explosion in his laboratory. He then started to analyze the chemical properties of essential oils and how they were used to treat burns, skin infections, gangrene, and wounds in soldiers during World War I. In 1928, Gattefossé founded the science of aromatherapy. By the 1950s massage therapists, beauticians, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors, and other health care providers began using aromatherapy.

 

 Aromatherapy did not become popular in the United States until the 1980s. Today, many lotions, candles, and beauty products are sold as “aromatherapy.” However, many of these products contain synthetic fragrances that do not have the same properties as essential oils.”

 

Aromatherapy is an exploration of creativity as well as technical knowledge. Creative expression comes from knowing the characteristics of oils and envisioning new combinations of scents. The scientific aspect of aromatherapy comes from knowing the subtle differences in essential oils that are attributable to thousands of aroma chemicals, and how these chemical constituents affect the human body.

 

“The health benefits of aromatherapy can no longer be considered placebo in nature. Accumulating evidence now shows that the fragrance of flowers and other volatile plant compounds pack a punch as powerful as certain drugs.

 

In a day and age like ours, bouts of stress and anxiety are expected to occur at least occasionally during the course of daily life. In fact, if the experience is completely alien to you, you may not be paying attention to what’s going on in the world around us — or, you may be enlightened, and should be congratulated.

 

Certainly, anti-anxiety drugs can be effective, but they are also addictive and dangerous, with withdrawal symptoms that include seizures and, paradoxically, extreme anxiety. Because of this fact, natural alternatives are needed now more than ever.

 

Fortunately, finding a non-pharmaceutical solution is no longer simply a matter of guessing, or relying solely on the anecdotal accounts of others. There is an accumulating body of pre-clinical and clinical research available today demonstrating the power, safety and effectiveness of natural compounds for relieving stress and anxiety. In fact, some of these substances do not even require being ingested, as they can be inhaled in exceedingly small doses to be effective.

 

For example, back in 2002, an amazing discovery was reported in the Japanese Journal of Pharmacology. Researchers found that the simple inhalation of patchouli and rose oil reduced sympathetic nervous activity by 40%, with rose oil reducing adrenaline concentrations by 30%.    

 

Such a profound reduction in fight-or-flight associated hormones is hard to accomplish through other non-toxic means. In fact, many folks use alcohol, tobacco and harder drugs, and even foods that contain opioid peptides, to self-medicate themselves down from the emotional cliff — but not without a wide range of unintended, adverse health effects. All the more reason to appreciate the power of therapeutic fragrances.

 

In turns out that many flowers are well-suited to calm the human body and soul, bringing them back into greater balance. Lavender oil, for instance, has also been studied for the ability to reduce stress, anxiety, aggression, and cortisol levels, among two dozen other potential therapeutic properties. 

 

Aromatherapy, of course, works primarily through the nose, but can also act through the lung and the skin. When inhaled, volatile aroma compounds from plants are capable of exerting direct-to-brain actions, primarily through the limbic and olfactory systems.  As opposed to the oral ingestion or topical application of a drug or herbal substance, aromatherapy usually offers a far higher margin of safety because the active compounds are small molecule.

 

AROMATHERAPY OFFERS FAR MORE THAN STRESS REDUCTION 

STRESS AND ANXIETY ARE ONLY TWO OF 30 POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN STUDIED IN CONNECTION WITH AROMATHERAPY.

 

OTHERS OF NOTE INCLUDE:

– Dysmenorrhea (Menstraul Pain): Aromatherapy massage on the abdomen was found superior to Tylenol for alleviating menstrual pain in high school girls.  Another study, this time in college students, found that the topical application of a combination of lavender, clary sage and rose essential oils was effective in decreasing the severity of menstrual cramps.

 

– Insomnia: Lavender fragrance has been found effective in a number of studies for treating mild insomnia. Beyond sleep-promoting properties, lavender has also been found to simultaneously reduce depression in women college students.

 

– Excessive Chocolate Cravings: While there are worse addictions, jasmine essential oil has been found to reduce chocolate cravings.

 

– Reducing Tobacco Withdrawal: The inhalation of vapor from black pepper extract reduces smoking withdrawal symptoms.

 

– Arthritis Pain: The essential oils lavender, marjoram, eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint blended in proportions of 2:1:2:1:1, resulted in decreased pain and depression scores in arthritic patients.

 

– Infantile Colic: The use of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil was found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of colic.

 

– Alzheimer’s Disease: 28 days of aromatherapy consisting of the use of rosemary and lemon essential oils in the morning, and lavender and orange in the evening, resulted in significant improvement in personal orientation related to cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.

 

– Migraines: Inhalation of lavender essential oil appears to be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches.

 

– Postpartum Depression: Aromatherapy-massage has been shown to have value for postpartum mothers in improving physical and mental status and to facilitate mother-infant interaction.

 

Article Resources

  1. Shinichiro Haze, Keiko Sakai, Yoko Gozu . Effects of fragrance inhalation on sympathetic activity in normal adults. Jpn J Pharmacol. 2002 Nov;90(3):247-53. PMID “

The aromatic properties of natural essential oils are a catalyst for change in the human mind and body.

Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms.

 

Our bodies need the sun’s light to live. And that light can actually be broken down into a seven color spectrum. An imbalance of any of those colors can manifest itself in physical and mental symptoms. Color therapy works on various energy points to help balance your body via the full spectrum of visible light, each color addressing a distinct need.

 

Color and light have been utilized by healers for thousands of years. Color therapy possibly has roots in Indian medicine (Ayurveda), ancient Egyptian culture and traditional Chinese healing.

 

Alternative medicine practitioners who use chromotherapy often relate the seven colors of the color spectrum to specific body areas.

 

It has been known for eons of time that color plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind. Color does affect one’s feelings, moods, and emotions.

 

Colors are certain wavelengths of electro-magnetic energy seen through our eyes. The color we see is the part of the visible spectrum that is reflected back by a certain object.

 

We know that when all colors join the result is white light. Therefore working with White Light brings about completeness, oneness, union of all complementary parts.

 

HOW COLORS AFFECT US

  • Color is one of the languages of the soul, just look at inspired or meditative paintings.

  • They influence our mood and emotions.

  • They have their impact on our sense of well-being or un-easiness.

  • Using and avoiding certain colors is a way of self-expression; it sheds light on our personality.

  • Colors affect our way of perception (light colors make a space look big, a high ceiling looks less high when painted in a dark color, etc.)

  • Colors have a symbolic meaning which is immediately recognized by our subconsciousness. It must be said that not all colors mean the same to all persons and all cultures.

  • They influence the flow and amount of energy in our bodies.

  • Colors tell something about biological attraction and sexual availability.

 

Before examining color and its healing implications, we must address a very important concept: that of cause and effect. True healing comes about when the cause of the condition or illness is addressed and transformed. If healing goes no further than a mere relief or masking of the symptoms, then, eventually, that which brought about the need for healing, in the first place, will resurface and manifest itself within the body in one form or another.

 

Body is an outward expression of that which is taking place within the mind, the soul (subconscious) , and the spirit (superconscious) of the individual. Thus, any healing technique which deals only with the physical body and the energy field of the individual tends to accomplish one thing: it jump starts the individual, so to speak, and gives him or her an added boost of energy. That energy boost then allows that person’s own internal healing mechanism to become mobilized into greater activity.

 

Keeping this in mind, let us look at how color can help jump-start the tired or diseased body. Color healing, known as Chromotherapy, can be implemented in a number of ways. The ancients built great halls of color healing, where individuals entered and were bathed in light that was filtered through various colored glass panels or windows.

 

Energy (spiritual) healers often supplement their healing work with color healing. As they lay their hands on the patient, they mentally direct specific color rays into the patient’s aura and body. Oftentimes, the color used is inspired by the superconscious.

 

In healing colors act as balancers: we administer the color(s) someone needs more of, or we give the opposite of the color someone has too much of.

In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting loss in one's sense of space and time.

 

THE APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE OF PEAK PERFORMANCE

 

The mind-body connection is no secret. But do you know how to optimize the connection and manage the non-conscious brain to achieve peak performance?

 

NFL, UFC, MLB, NBA,  PROFESSIONAL BOXING, etc… HYDRO BOREAL THERAPY provide of quick recovery for athletes of high competition, for faster healing after bruises and concussions, for mental clarity and lower stress during competitions.

 

Physical stamina requires mental stamina; when athletes feel lazy, dizziness, out of motivation all of these conditions will be reflected in his physical performance.

 

Cryotherapy and visualization therapy together are great component of this therapy to get instant positive results on the mindset of athletes, but also the other 6 therapies will be a great symbiosis to obtain the best performance for them.

 

 

SUCCESSFUL ATHLETES:

  • Choose and maintain a positive attitude.

  • Maintain a high level of self-motivation.

  • Set high, realistic goals.

  • Deal effectively with people.

  • Use positive self-talk.

  • Use positive mental imagery.

  • Manage anxiety effectively.

  • Manage their emotions effectively.

  • Maintain concentration.

 

 

NINE MENTAL SKILLS

 

1. Attitude

Successful athletes:

  • Realize that attitude is a choice.

  • Choose an attitude that is predominately positive.

  • View their sport as an opportunity to compete against themselves and learn from their successes and failures.

  • Pursue excellence, not perfection, and realize that they, as well as their coaches, teammates, officials, and others are not perfect.

  • Maintain balance and perspective between their sport and the rest of their lives.

  • Respect their sport, other participants, coaches, officials, and themselves.

 

2. Motivation

Successful athletes:

  • Are aware of the rewards and benefits that they expect to experience through their sports participation.

  • Are able to persist through difficult tasks and difficult times, even when these rewards and benefits are not immediately forthcoming.

  • Realize that many of the benefits come from their participation, not the outcome.

 

3. Goals and Commitment

Successful athletes:

  • Set long-term and short-term goals that are realistic, measurable, and time-oriented.

  • Are aware of their current performance levels and are able to develop specific, detailed plans for attaining their goals.

  • Are highly committed to their goals and to carrying out the daily demands of their training programs.

 

4. People Skills

Successful athletes:

  • Realize that they are part of a larger system that includes their families, friends, teammates, coaches, and others.

  • When appropriate, communicate their thoughts, feelings, and needs to these people and listen to them as well.

  • Have learned effective skills for dealing with conflict, difficult opponents, and other people when they are negative or oppositional.

 

5. Self-Talk

Successful athletes:

  • Maintain their self-confidence during difficult times with realistic, positive self-talk.

  • Talk to themselves the way they would talk to their own best friend

  • Use self-talk to regulate thoughts, feelings and behaviors during competition.

 

6. Mental Imagery

Successful athletes:

  • Prepare themselves for competition by imagining themselves performing well in competition.

  • Create and use mental images that are detailed, specific, and realistic.

  • Use imagery during competition to prepare for action and recover from errors and poor performances.

 

7. Dealing Effectively with Anxiety

Successful athletes:

  • Accept anxiety as part of sport.

  • Realize that some degree of anxiety can help them perform well.

  • Know how to reduce anxiety when it becomes too strong, without losing their intensity.

 

8. Dealing Effectively with Emotions

Successful athletes:

  • Accept strong emotions such as excitement, anger, and disappointment as part of the sport experience.

  • Are able to use these emotions to improve, rather than interfere with high level performance

 

9. Concentration

Successful athletes:

  • Know what they must pay attention to during each game or sport situation.

  • Have learned how to maintain focus and resist distractions, whether they come from the environment or from within themselves.

  • Are able to regain their focus when concentration is lost during competition.

  • Have learned how to play in the “here-and-now”, without regard to either past or anticipated future events.

 

APPLICATION OF THE NINE MENTAL SKILLS TO NON-SPORT PERFORMANCE SITUATIONS

The nine mental skills associated with athletic success are the same mental skills associated with performance in a wide variety of non-sport, performance situations.

 

Characteristics of A Performance Situation:

  • The situation is often scheduled or anticipated in advance.

  • The situation usually has a defined beginning and an end.

  • The circumstances are known in advance.

  • The rules and constraints are known in advance.

  • The results are evaluated by standards (or natural consequences) that are usually known in advance.

  • The results are uncertain and may involve psychological risk and/or danger.

  • The results are important to the performer.

  • The performer’s behavior is goal-oriented.

  • The results are influenced by the performer’s skillful behavior

 

Examples of Performance Situations

  • An important job interview

  • Performing a solo with a symphony orchestra

  • Auditioning for a role in a drama production

  • Giving a class presentation

  • Taking a driver’s examination

  • Giving a talk to the PTA

  • Testifying in court

  • Taking the state medical exam

  • Performing brain surgery

  • Landing an airplane

  • A firefighter entering a burning building

  • Participating in a military or police attack

  • An astronaut landing a vehicle on the surface of the moon

  • Rock Climbing

Scientific studies proving pyramid healing power

Karel Drbal was awarded Czechoslovakian patent number 91304 for his “Cheops Pyramid Razor Blade Sharpener” in 1959 when he discovered that his razor blades would sharpen themselves when put into a pyramid shaped container. This was proved in 2001 by Dr. Krasnoholovets when scanning-electron microscope photography confirmed that the molecular structure of the razor-blade was actually changing.

 

Many pyramids were build in Russia and the Ukraine by former workers of the military industrial complex of the Soviet Union after the fall of the Iron Curtain, where countless studies were done. Today there are more than 50 built worldwide out of PVC plastic and fiberglass, which are still being tested on today.

 

Below is a list of findings that were discovered through pyramid experiments. These experiments were scientifically controlled, and conducted by professors from the Russian Academy of Medical Science, the Russian R&D Institute of Pediatrics, the Gubkin Moscow Academy of Oil and Gas, and the All-Russian Electrotechnical Institute just to name a few.

 

The following results were gathered by Dr. Volodymyr Krasnoholovets, a leading theoretical physicist at the Institute of Physics in the Ukraine:

Storing a medical drub in the pyramid (venoglobin) caused the drug to becomes three times more effective.
When mice were given the same dose of the same carcinogen, 60% of the mice who were put into the pyramid survived whereas only 7% of the mice in the control group survived. Poisons and viruses became less harmful and toxic.
When built over an oil well, it caused a 30% increase in oil production with cleaner oil.
Seeds kept in the pyramid for a period of time before being planted experienced a 20-100% increase in crop productivity.
Animals experience a higher blood cell count, and food tasted better and was preserved longer in a pyramid.
Water purifies itself when put inside of a pyramid.
Ozone holes above the pyramid healed themselves, new streams developed, and supposed extinct flowers began growing around the area of the pyramid.
The molecular structure of rocks changed when put into the center of the pyramid and became white at the top. This was repeated 40 different times with 40 different rocks.
Prison cells that were build out of granite rocks that were left inside a pyramid resulted in improved behavior and reduced criminal activity.

 

HOW DOES THIS WORK?
Life apparently has an energy that supports its own existence, and this energy appears to be harnessed by the pyramid. The main theory proposed by these scientists is that it acts like a funnel to focus the energetic field and informational fields of the earth, or it creates a focus in the electromagnetic frequencies around the earth.

 

Could it create a directional current within the zero-point field similar to the technology of Nikola Tesla? Maybe this is why ancient may was obsessed with building pyramids and carving them into mountains wherever they could.

 

Western science is completely uninterested in this type of research and these experiments would never receive funding because it’s not seen as valuable to the current paradigm.  We haven’t replicated these studies or put them to the test because the Western scientific paradigm is materialistic and reductionistic.  Unless we are willing to explore the realms of ancient wisdom and New Science with the scientific method, our understanding of the world will be incomplete.

 

What are your thoughts on all this?

 

Sources:

The studies from this article were taken from an article written by John DeSalvo, Ph.D., Director of the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association which was originally see here: http://www.gizapyramid.com/DrV-article.htm

 

“The Source Field Investigations” by David Wilcock

I know this sounds complicated, but it’s pretty simple to understand when you think about it. For example, a 495 Hz audio tone and 505 Hz audio tone (whether overlaid in music or in a sound frequency) will produce a 10 Hz beat, roughly in the middle of the alpha brain wave range

 

Unfortunately, much of the western medical establishment refuses to acknowledge the incredible benefits of music. It is employed regularly in only about fifteen percent of American hospitals, and is not covered by insurance. Despite the overwhelming amount of anecdotal evidence that music heals, the medical establishment will argue that there is no “proof” of the efficacy of music – nothing which meets the rigorous requirements of the scientific method.

 

But healing isn’t about science. Healing is about people. And real people are experiencing very real results from the healing power of music, often through the efforts of volunteers, in hospices, senior centers, and in cancer and children’s wards. Stress is the number one indicator of the likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke. More than diet, more than family history, more than weight.

 

Music is Medicine and More Effective Than Drugs at Managing Pain

 

400 published scientific papers have proven the old adage that “music is medicine.” Neurochemical benefits of music can improve the body’s immune system, reduce anxiety levels and help regulate mood in ways that drugs have difficulty competing.

 

“We’ve found compelling evidence that musical interventions can play a health care role in settings ranging from operating rooms to family clinics,” says Prof. Levitin of McGill University’s Psychology Department. “But even more importantly, we were able to document the neurochemical mechanisms by which music has an effect in four domains: management of mood, stress, immunity and as an aid to social bonding.”

 

The review appearing in in Trends in Cognitive Science, was prompted by the growing number of studies addressing evidence-based music interventions (as opposed to music therapy, which is something else). Prior to this review, no one had really taken the time to look at what all the new evidence was suggesting.

 

Indeed, music is frequently used for self-medicating purposes; many of us listen to music as a way to calm ourselves or give us a boost. And we do it as frequently — if not more so — than with coffee or alcohol.

 

Opoids are also responsible for music’s myriad effects on mood, pain and well-being, giving clues to how we can harness its benefits even how it affects our aging.

 

Like other pleasurable experiences, there are two components to enjoying music: anticipation of hearing your favourite song, and then actually hearing it. The brain signalling chemical dopamine, which is linked to reward, is involved in both phases. But neuroscientists have wondered for decades whether there was more to it — what gives music its power to induce euphoria?

 

The brain’s natural opioids could be key. Professor Levitin’s team showed that blocking opioid signals in the brain by giving people a drug called naltrexone reduces the amount of pleasure they report getting from their favourite song. They still enjoy the anticipation of hearing the song just as much, suggesting that, although dopamine is involved, it’s when the opioids kick in that music really starts to affect our minds.

 

A flood of opioids would also explain music’s effect on our body. Listening to music is known to raise people’s pain thresholds, so much so that in some cases, it can be used to reduce the need for morphine-like painkillers.

 

In their analysis, Levitin’s team surveyed over 400 papers, looking for patterns in the scientific evidence supporting the claim that music can affect brain chemistry in a positive way. They succeeded in isolating four areas where music can help:

 

Reward, motivation, and pleasure (to help with eating disorders, as an example)
Stress and arousal (to help reduce anxiety)
Immunity (to strengthen the body’s immune system and slow-down age related decline)
Social affiliation (to assist in trust building and social bonding)
The researchers connected these areas with four primary neuro-chemical systems:

 

Dopamine and opioids
Cortisol (and related hormones)
Serotonin (and related hormones)
Oxytocin

 

“We know music facilitates active neurochemical processes in a symphony of opioids which pharmaceutical intervention has been unable to match,” said Dr. Francis Chandra commenting on the study.

 

“We’ve had residents where we could reduce psychotropic drugs or have them come off, and we could see benefits to staff with improvements in morale and engagement.”

 

One study showed that patients who listened to music prior to surgeryhad lower anxiety levels than people who took anti-anxiety drugs like Valium — and without the cost and side-effects. The scientists speculate that music may stimulate the release of endogenous opioid peptides within the brain.

 

“The reviewed evidence does provide preliminary support for the claim that neurochemical changes mediate the influence of music on health,” the authors note in the study.

 

“Music is among those lifestyle choices that may reduce stress, protect against disease, and manage pain.”

 

Tom Fritz at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, and Daniel Bowling at the University of Vienna in Austria, are working with a “jymmin” machine, a special type of exercise apparatus that allows music to be paired with weight training. The sounds change as the user pushes harder, and the music’s rhythm matches that of their workout. “It makes the music really pleasurable — you have the perception that you’re being really extremely musically expressive,” says Fritz.

Around the world, throughout history, people from nearly all cultures have believed that some gemstones and crystals held spiritual and healing powers.

 

The study of such spiritual and healing powers remains strong in countries such as India, where proponents believe that certain gems and crystals, brought in contact with the seven chakra points of the body, can help release clogged and unhealthy energy, freeing the body of imbalances both mental and physical. These beliefs have also gained a considerable following among many New Age adherents, who have brought these East Indian traditions to spiritual and alternative healing centers around the world.

 

Adherents believe that crystals heal through vibrational powers. There are examples within the realm of science that might lend credence to these beliefs. For example, piezoelectric quartz crystals are commonly used as oscillators in electronic devices (including quartz clocks, watches, and radios). Crystal healing practicioners believe that the inherent vibrational “tuning” of various crystals resonates with our bodies in various ways that can promote or speed healing, just as deep therapeutic massage, accupressure, and accupuncture are believed to have similar beneficial effects.

 

Crystal healing practicioners suggest that specfic gems be placed on certain of the seven chakra points of the body during massage treatments and during meditation. It is often recommended that the specified gems be worn or carried between treatments, as well.

 

1. Gems & crystals believed to aid the Root Chakra (base of spine):

 Agate, ametrine, black obsidian, black tourmaline, blood stone, carnelian, hematite, fire agate, garnet, ruby, nephrite, smoky quartz, onyx.

 

Physical, spiritual association: Adrenal glands, kidneys, spinal. column, back, hips, legs, feet; stability security, grounding, courage.

 

2. Gems & crystals belived to aid the Svadhisthana Chakra (sacral or spleen):

 Amber, carnelian, citrine, golden topaz, golden beryl, zircon.

 

Physical, spiritual association: Genital area, reproductive organs, bladder, bowel and lower intestine; creativity, harmony, emotional balance, passion, sexuality.

 

3. Gems & crystals belived to aid the Manipura Chakra (solar plexus):

Amber, citrine, emerald, golden topaz, tiger-eye, malachite, peridot

 

Physical, spiritual association: Stomach, pancreas, liver; courage, personal power, strength, self worth, transformation.

 

4. Gems & crystals belived to aid the Anahata Chakra (chest):

Rose quartz, pink tourmaline, rubellite, rhodochrosite, emerald, green tourmaline, malachite, green aventurine, ruby, green jade, nephrite, chrysoprase, rhodonite.

 

Physical, spiritual association: Heart, lungs, thymus gland; love, forgiveness, compassion.

 

5. Gems & crystals belived to aid the Vishuddha Chakra (throat):

Aquamarine, blue topaz, blue tourmaline, blue turquoise, lapis lazuli, iolite, zircon.

 

Physical, spiritual association: Mouth, throat, thyroid; will power, creativity, communication, truthfulness.

 

6. Gems & crystals belived to aid the Ajna Chakra (third eye):

Amethyst, blue tourmaline, sapphire, lavender quartz, sodalite, iolite.

 

Physical, spiritual association: Eyes, brain, pituitary, pineal gland, nervous system; balance, clarity, intuition, coordination.

 

7. Gems & crystals believed to aid the Sahasrara Chakra (crown):

Clear quartz, amethyst, diamond, moonstone, lavender quartz, white topaz.

Physical, spiritual association: brain stem, pineal gland, top of spinal cord; spirutuality, life force.

 

Magnetic Jewelry

Magnetic jewelry has experienced a major resurgence in popularity, especially among athletes and alternative health practitioners. Magnetic energy is believed to induce a calming effect, and to increase blood and oxygen flow. Some adherents believe bio-magnetic energy can cure a wide variety of ailments, from chronic pain to cancer. Magnet therapy has been practiced since ancient times. The Greeks and Egyptians studied the benefits of permanent magnets as long as 4,000 years ago, and a 2000 BC Chinese text details the beneficial results of magnets on acupuncture points.

Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method that involves applying pressure to certain meridian points on the body to relieve pain. The human body has fourteen “meridians” that carry energy throughout the body. These meridians start at the fingertips, connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with the specific meridian.

 

Acupuncture and Acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture uses needles, while Acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands. There is a massive amount of scientific data that demonstrates why and how acupuncture is effective.

 

Acupressure is the most effective method for self-treatment of tension-related ailments by using the power and sensitivity of the human hand. Acupressure deals with all the aspects of a person as a whole: body, emotions, mind, and spirit as one, not as separate parts. It relaxes muscular tension and balances the vital life forces of the body.

 

Common Benefits:
• Relieve stress and tension
• Relax mind and body
• Increase blood circulation
• Aid in the removal of toxic wastes
• Provide relief from head, neck and shoulder aches
• Promote the healing of injuries
• Increase energy levels
• Increase overall feeling of well-being
• Decreasing labor pains

 

Acupressure uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force to aid healing.

 

Acupressure can be effective in helping relieve headaches, eyestrain, sinus problems, neck pain, backaches, arthritis, muscle aches, and tension due to stress. There are also great advantages to using Acupressure as a way to balance the body and maintain good health. The healing touch of acupressure reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.

 

Acupressure focuses on relieving pain and discomfort as well as on responding to tension before it develops into a “disease,” that is, before the constrictions and imbalances can do further damage. By using a combination of self-help methods, you can improve your condition as well as feel more alive, healthy, and in harmony with your life.

 

This treatment involves stimulating the vital-energy points along the meridians on our body to effect maximum energy flow.

 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are over 800 vital energy points along the meridians that run from the head down to the heels, especially along either side of the spinal column. (The meridians connect the interior and exterior of the body). Every point has specific therapeutic effects on the related organ. By massaging these points, the corresponding body area receives specific therapeutic treatment. It can be used to treat internal organ diseases, relieve internal discomfort, and relax yourself; or to promote overall well-being of the body.

 

Western scientists have shown that many of these points are located at key crossways of the autonomic nervous system. This may explain in part why they can affect pain that the patient experiences in a part of the body far from where the pressure is applied.

 

It’s important to drink plenty of warm water after the massage, to help clear away toxic substances in our body.   

 

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