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Tai Chi And Its Benefits

 

 

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What is Tai Chi?

 

The world has known about martial arts through the movies of Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris decades ago. People became interested in learning karate and other forms of martial arts for self-defense, and they even enrolled their children in karate classes. That was how the Westerners influenced everyone in terms of how we should practice martial arts.

 

In the Eastern world, on the other hand, Asians have utilized martial arts in many different forms, such as in the practice called “Tai Chi”.

 

Tai chi is among of the oldest methods in Chinese alternative medicine that has been utilized by almost everyone in China to achieve mental, physical and emotional wellness. It involves performing slow and gentle movements combined with proper breathing techniques to achieve peace of mind, heart and soul. Its purpose is also for self-defense, but not through violence and haste. It practices total focus and concentration.

 

How does Tai chi Achieve Wellness?

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Seasoned Tai chi masters are known to utilize a small amount of energy to push a much heavier force through full concentration and a steady flow of ‘Qi’ or life energy. A smooth flow of life energy is the optimal priority of practicing Tai Chi. It is this energy that’s responsible for creating harmony within our bodies, thereby helping us achieve wellness. With regular practice, it can be an essential exercise for the body, mind and heart.

 

What are the Types of Tai Chi?

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There are actually several ways of doing Tai Chi, but there are three major styles that are more commonly used, their names derived from their founding masters.

 

  1. The Chen style is done by doing slow, but explosive moves. It requires coordination of almost all body parts and is therefore not recommended for beginners because of reported injuries to the back and knees.
  2. The Yang style is the most popular one, although not the oldest. People you see in parks and other recreational places that are doing Tai chi in groups are usually doing the Yang style. The steps are gentle, consistent and easy enough for children, adults and seniors to follow.
  3. The Wu style is a more recent style derived from Yang and is composed of about 100 movements, but can be done in 36 steps using its shorter version. Some people find the Wu rather boring with much slower movements.

 

What are the Benefits of Tai Chi?

 

Here are some of the all-time benefits of Tai Chi for our mental, physical, and emotional well-being.

 

  • Improves flexibility and muscular strength
  • Relieves pain
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Promotes normal blood circulation and speeds up healing
  • Strengthens joints and ligaments essential for optimal physical function
  • Helps improve mental and emotional well being
  • Tremendously decreases stress and tension levels
  • Regulates blood pressure and helps maintain a healthy heart

 

Tai Chi goes far beyond physical and mental health. It is a fulfilling spiritual experience as well. The feeling of being free from stress, negativity and physical ailments is more than enough to be grateful for this wonderful Asian healing method known as Tai Chi.

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While many believed Buddhism is a religion, freethinkers tend to think otherwise. For them, Buddhism is not about divine authority or following a religious institution. It is something more. Buddhism is more of an experience and a realization. It gives a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the world and the people.

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Is Acupuncture Right For Me

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Whatever health issue we are going on in life, be it affecting you physically or emotionally, we try all sorts of solutions. Doctors, medications, support groups, even stranger chat rooms, the latter of which, as Betterhelp says in its post, has pros and cons. One alternative that comes  Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and many people swear by its healing qualities.  Here is some background to help you decide if it’s right for you; and even if it’s not… there are other options out there to get what you need to start feeling better, things like diet, exercis, and speaking with an online psychologist according to BetterHelp and others.

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Revealing How Acupuncture Works And Its Many Benefits

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Nowadays, people seek other alternative treatments. Oftentimes, when Western medicine is not effective, individuals would search for the best available traditional treatment that may possibly work for them. This is particularly true for patients with back pain or those that suffer from idiopathic and chronic pain.

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Can Asian Healing Treat Depression?

Traditional Asian healing methods and medicine have been used for many years. It goes way back to ancient history. In today’s times, people are resorting to Asian healing for treating mental illnesses because it is more natural than anti-depressants and other medications. Asian medicines are herbal and natural. Apart from their medications, they also have other forms of therapy which help with treating depression.

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It’s perfectly normal for people to feel depressed occasionally. Depression is a normal human emotion. However, if you find yourself constantly depressed and it’s been taking a toll on your life in a negative way, then you’re most likely suffering from depression.

The Symptoms of Depression

If you find yourself having most of these symptoms, then you’re probably suffering from depression. Whatever your symptoms might be, it’s best for you to consult your primary health care provider. Here are the symptoms of depression:

  • Lack of concentration.
  • Changes in your sleeping patterns.
  • Weight loss or weight gain.
  • Lack of libido.
  • Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, worthlessness etc.
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings.

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A Few Asian Healing Techniques

 Herbal Medicine

Asian herbal medicine is not only cheaper than anti-depressants, but it also has no side effects. They are natural and they can even boost your energy levels. They can also come in the form of teas, pastes, pills, and powders. Most of these medicines are usually plant-based. However, some might contain animal products. Ensure that you consult your therapist and health care provider to confirm which medication is most suitable for your needs.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has become a popular form of treatment, not only in the East but also in the Western culture. Acupuncture is performed by using sterile and tiny needles into certain parts of the body. It might sound scary to people who have a fear of needles. However, these needles are so tiny that many feel little to no pain at all. Acupuncture is done to restore energy in the body and to balance the organs. This also helps patients with sleeping better and reducing the stress levels. Depending on the individual, some notice a change in just a week. Some might take a month or more to notice a change.

Aromatherapy

This type of therapy is used for various mental health issues. It’s beneficial for anxiety, insomnia, depression, stress, and moodiness. It comes in the form of an oil, which is extracted from plants. This oil is not taken orally, but it’s either applied onto the skin or inhaled. The scent of this oil triggers a part of the brain that is responsible for the individual’s emotions and behavior. In doing so, it improves the mood.

Yoga

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This has become increasingly popular worldwide. More people are participating and finding comfort in this form of exercise. It’s probably one of the best relaxation techniques. It’s also been around since ancient history. Yoga helps with various physical and mental health conditions. It reduces the stress levels, improves the sleep, and also lessen chronic pain. There are plenty of different poses and breathing techniques that you can learn in yoga.

Craniosacral Therapy

This type of therapy is a form of massage. It can be performed by naturopaths, chiropractors and massage therapists. Finger pressure is the type of pressure that is applied to the bones, skull, and pelvis. This type of therapy reduces the stress levels, improves the sleep and helps with other physical health conditions such as asthma and urinary tract symptoms. More than 100 years ago, an osteopath discovered that cranial bones are interrelated to tissues and fluids in the body and its central nervous system.

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What is Ayurveda and What Are the Benefits

 

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Ayurveda is probably one of the world’s oldest healing systems, which dates back around 3000-5000 years. That being said, it is one of the oldest holistic healing practices. It originated in India and uses Chinese medicines. The goal of Ayurvedic treatment is to promote good health. The foundation of Ayurveda is that wellness and health depend on a balance between spirit, mind, and body. It is also believed that everything in the universe – both dead and alive, are connected. Once these three are at peace — mind, spirit, and body are at peace with the universe — then, you have excellent health. When this balance between the three is disrupted, it causes one to fall ill. A few examples that upset this balance are injuries, age, emotions, climate etc. It is also believed that every individual is made up of these elements: fire, water, air, earth, and space.

How is Ayurveda Treatment Performed?

An Ayurvedic practitioner examines the patient by observing their movements, skin color, skin, eyes, lips, hair, nails etc. This is called Darshan. After the observation, the practitioner will press down on some of the body parts in order to listen to the sounds made by internal organs. Some laboratory testing might also be involved. This process is called Sparsha. After this, the practitioner will ask the patients questions about both their mental and physical health. At this point, the patient needs to be completely honest with the practitioner. This step is called Prashna.

Ayurvedic healing comes in these forms:

  • Herbal formulas: These are Ayurvedic medicines which contain only natural ingredients.
  • Detoxification: The detoxification process has many steps such a massage, steam treatment, bloodletting, oil based laxatives and nasal treatment. The goal of this process is to get rid of all the toxins in the body.
  • Healthy diet and nutrition: Ayurvedic treatment relies on a healthy diet, across these six different tastes: pungent, bitter, sweet, salty, astringent, and sour.

The Health Benefits of Ayurvedic Treatment:

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Ayurvedic treatment has many health benefits and has been trusted over the centuries. However, before taking up Ayurvedic treatment, you should consult your doctor as a safety precaution. Let’s take a look at the health benefits.

Balances the Hormones

For women, Ayurveda helps with menstrual pains and regulating irregular periods. It also helps with PCOS and some other endocrine disorders. It can also help with various PMS symptoms such as acne and oily skin.

Heals Injuries and Aids in Recovery

Herbal oils are rubbed onto wounds, which help with healing. Ayurvedic medicines also increase the blood circulation, which aids in the recovery process. It can also reduce pain.

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Lowers Cholesterol Levels and Blood Pressure

Ayurvedic medicines and diets have excellent benefits for the cardiovascular health. They lower the blood pressure and cholesterol. They also help with unclogging the arteries and prevent them from clogging again. This helps with preventing cardiovascular infections and heart attacks. Ayurvedic medicines can also prevent strokes.

Ayurveda Helps with Anxiety and Stress

Ayurvedic treatment helps with lowering both anxiety and stress. The Ayurvedic medicine relaxes you and improves the blood flow, which combats stress and anxiety. In addition to Ayurvedic medications, the practitioner might also recommend some other Ayurvedic therapy treatments to help with treating stress and depression. Some of these forms are yoga, meditation, some breathing techniques, etc.

Aids in Weight Loss and Could Prevent Weight Gain

An Ayurveda diet consists of healthy foods, which prevents weight loss. The Ayurvedic medicines also help with shedding off excess weights.

Aids in Digestion

Ayurvedic medicines and diet help with speeding up your metabolism, which helps with digestion. It can also help with other digestive issues such as IBS, constipation, etc.

 

 

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Herbal Plants As Medicines

Herbal Plants as Medicines

Before the germ theory of medicine, our ancestors rely on traditional healing and treatments of common ailments. One of the oldest methods of traditional healing is the use of medicinal or herbal plants. This article will discuss the ten most common herbal plants that can be used as recommended by the Department of Health.

 

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Before trying any of the herbal plants for specific ailments, please consult your doctor about it. It may alter or affect any of the medications that you are currently taking. It is best to ask your doctor if this specific herbal plant can help you, for there are certain health issues that is best left to professionals, such as those needing help with an addiction of any kind.

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Asian Methods of Healing

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Being in chronic pain is never a good thing and yet thousands are faced with it on a daily basis. It can be truly unpleasant to deal with pain and medical conditions as it can put a big strain on your day to day life. However, it does seem as though people are looking at less conventional or traditional methods and looking into things they don’t know such as Asian-style healing. Have you ever thought about Asian methods of healing? No? Well, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. There are millions who haven’t really thought about this option when it comes to their health and yet it can be pretty effective. So, which methods of healing do you have?

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Asian Art of Self-Healing

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Self-healing isn’t always given too much thought when it comes to healing your body. Have you thought about how self-healing can help your overall body? Sometimes, you have to self-heal in order to deal with the pain you feel. When you have trouble with chronic pain and discomfort, you can often find a little self-healing does the trick. There are lots of impressive Asian methods to self-heal and they can help you too.

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