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Quit Smoking Tips

Quit Smoking Tips   Below, I have listed a few quit smoking tips or techniques that have been proven effective in helping to combat your cravings. As long as you employ one or more of these concepts, you take another step toward a healthier and happier smoke-free you! First step: when and where are your cravings? The first step toward becoming “smoke free” is to identify when and where your smoking cravings occur, i.e. after eating, after a cup of coffee, during stressful situations, etc. When you become aware of the triggers that precede your cravings, it will become easier for you to begin to break the habit. As long as you refrain from grabbing a cigarette for at least 20-30 minutes after the craving trigger, you will have a much better chance of quitting. As time ticks by, it will become easier to remove yourself from the cravings and you may even forget you wanted a cigarette in the first place. Manage you habit Cravings may feel like they last forever, but will most likely dissipate within 3-5 minutes. Invent your own ideas to bust the cravings or use the suggestions below to help you manage them when they occur. Plan ahead by writing down these suggestions in your day planner, on post it notes in your house, car, or at your desk, or even on your screen saver. Remember to make these healing activities fun and enjoyable, as well as easily accessible! Affirmation An affirmation is positive statement, which when spoken repeatedly, helps to bolster the positive and desired changes you are embarking upon. Repeating the affirmation...
Women’s health

Women’s health

Women’s health acupuncture Chinese medicine As a woman it’s especially important to actively care for your health through all the phases of life. Not only is nurturing your well-being a part of living in harmony with nature’s cycles, but it can also improve your quality of life. Most women face a wide variety of health concerns as they age, from PMS, fertility and childbirth issues, to menopause and beyond. Whatever your concern, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offer a safe natural and effective way to support your health, physically and emotionally. A whole-body approach to healing Acupuncture and TCM take a holistic or whole-body approach to health. According to these theories, Qi (pronounced “chee”) is the vital energy that animates the body and flows through pathways called meridians to nourish all of the body’s organs. When there is an imbalance or blockage in the flow of Qi, the cells, tissues, muscles and organs will receive an inadequate amount of your bodies vital energies. When this occurs physical symptoms relating to various medical concerns may result.\ Gynaecological health TCM tells us that specific meridian and organ systems. In this case the kidney, spleen and liver, are related to gynaecological health. When one or more of these systems are affected, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms before or during your period. Fertility issues can also related to these organs. Your practitioner will work to find the underlying imbalances and devise a treatment plan that will help your body regain its natural balance. PMS Your period can provide a great deal of information about your overall health. Unfortunately, many women suffer from...

Stress

Getting cross, irritable and snap at people when you don’t really mean to? Frustrated and depressed? Feel your life is out of control? Push yourself too hard and beyond your tolerance level? You are suffering stress! Main causes of stress include: Occupational stress: Shouldering a heavy workload; reaching the expectations others set for you; constantly having to perform the job.Conflict with colleague or costumers. Emotional stress: The breakdown of a relationship; the loss of loved one (such as death of a spouse or truly loved one), divorce or marital separation. Physical stress: Taking on extra work; heavy training sessions The consequence of stress can be: Hormonal imbalance:pre-menstrual syndromes; Low blood sugar: result from poor diet or inadequate exercise. possible stress-related digestive disorders; Poor immune function: Caused by poor diet and lifestyle. Recurring allergies such as hayfever and food sensitivities; Possibly result in chronic infection; Anxiety or panic attack; Insomnia; Hypertension or High Cholesterol; Aging. How does acupuncture help relieve stress? Acupuncture help stimulate the body to “heal itself”. For all stress related symptoms acupuncture is a safe and very effective management method. Acupuncture treatment can help reduce the Stress Hormone, restore and natural balance of the physical, emotional and mental functions. Generally during and after acupuncture treatment you would feel much calmer, more relaxed and aware the improvement of your well-being. Many researches found that acupuncture can help release Endorphin which is a “Happy Hormones” making people feel relaxed and calm. How many sessions do I need acupuncture for stress? Most likely you will experience a great feeling from the very first treatment. However acupuncture gives increasing benefits with each treatment....