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The Difference Between Acupuncture and Acupressure

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If you suffer from chronic aches but don't like the idea of taking medications to treat the pain, then you may benefit from acupoint stimulation to bring about relief naturally.

Acupressure and acupuncture are two methods of alternative therapy used to stimulate acupoints and restore the balance of energy. Both treatments stem from traditional Chinese medicine and have been relied upon for ages in the eastern world and beyond for their numerous health benefits, including help relieve pain.

How Acupressure Differs from Acupuncture

Though both alternative medicine techniques are used to manipulate the body's acupoints to promote natural healing in the body, acupressure uses deep massage to revitalize the points. Acupuncture, on the other hand, uses very fine needles to stimulate acupoints.

Acupuncture also elicits a stronger stimulation to energize the body's innate healing ability, whereas acupressure is gentler on the body and is often recommended for those who are sensiti…

How the Aging Body Benefits from Regular Massage Therapy

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Aging is often synonymous with a sedimentary or inactive lifestyle caused by pain, stiffness, and illness; however, with regular massage therapy, this does not have to be the case. Massage therapy induces relaxation and promotes feelings of calm, which have been shown to provide many anti-aging benefits, and it can be used to help both men and women age healthfully. Some anti-aging benefits of massage therapy include:

It Boosts Circulation 

A properly working lymphatic system enables the body to battle infection and provides clean plasma and tissues by distributing immune cells throughout the body, which helps protect against toxins and filters out waste, including dead plasma, potential cancer cells, and excess fluid. However, with age, the lymphatic system can become sluggish, resulting in various issues, including tenderness, cold feet and hands, fatigue, pain, and fluid build-up in the legs and arms.

Meanwhile, the cardiovascular system's function is to circulate blood, which …

What is Reflexology?

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Reflexology helps relieve stress, which in turn provides many benefits for the body. This includes helping ease pain and tension and restoring balance to the body for overall health and wellbeing. Some studies show that it may even be more effective at relieving pain than aromatherapy and body massage. Because it doesn't require being touched all over your body, it's an excellent alternative for those who are uncomfortable with traditional massage. It can even be used to complement other treatments, including cardiovascular issues, asthma, diabetes, cancer treatment, anxiety, headaches, and more.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is the procedure of applying pressure to specific reflex points on the hands, feet, or ears. By activating these points, the therapist can also identify and eliminate areas of energy blockage, which may be the underlying cause of pain, stiffness, and disease. For instance, by stimulating the therapy zones in the ball of the feet, the therapist can allevi…

Massage Therapy for Events in Life

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You may not think of a massage as a part of your routine, but it should be your go-to for routine events in life. Bad habits, unusual circumstances, and even good intentions can wreak havoc on your body. The holidays, fitness class, house upgrades, and joining a new team are sudden changes that your body may find challenging to deal with at first. Swedish massage, Relaxation Therapy, and Deep Tissue Treatments can all help. We give you six significant life events below that should signal your call to book a massage.

When the Holidays are Stressful

This time of year can be the most detrimental to your health if you are the person that invests all of your energy into the season. When you spend your days crafting and creating new showpieces, recipes, or party lists, then you can overlook the tension you are feeling. Your body is not normally under the strain of these long hours. Over time, your muscles will bunch up and begin to spasm. The Mayo Clinic says to stick to a budget, be realisti…

Massage Therapy for Nighttime Muscle Cramps

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There is nothing worse than an ailment that keeps you up all night, tossing and turning while desperately searching for something - anything - to relieve the condition as you tear apart the medicine cabinet. Whether it's flu-like symptoms, Restless Leg Syndrome, or anything in between, no one relishes the thought of losing treasured hours of sleep because of discomfort. Here we are going to take a closer look at one of those ailments that generally comes along with severe and chronic pain, typically in the calf muscle, repeatedly all night long.

Nighttime muscle cramps are nothing to take lightly - just ask the millions of folks who suffer with them. These nocturnal contractions can occur not only in the aforementioned calf muscles, but sometimes in the feet, and come on suddenly. To say the pain associated with this suffering is intense is something of an understatement, but regular massage therapy has been proven to loosen up the muscles and stop cramping.

Why Do People Get Noctur…

The Health Benefits of Music

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Everyone knows that music is relaxing and helps to manage or alter emotions. Research has shown that music has a number of other benefits, some that we may know about subconsciously and other benefits that are often overlooked. Music has the power to benefit our physical health, as well as our mental health. What are the most noted physical and mental health benefits of music? Let's explore the research available on music therapy.

Physical Benefits of Listening to Music

There are many physical benefits to listening to music, especially music that can positively affect your emotions, and help you build energy internally. Here are some of the benefits you can receive from listening to music.

Pain Relief

Studies have proven that the right kind of music is effective in reducing the amount of pain a person feels, as well as the intensity of the pain they are experiencing. These studies cover a wide range of subjects, but the most noticeable results were found in patients who required long-…

Foods that Reduce and Prevent Inflammation

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This article is based on the latest nutritional research. I am not a nutritionist. I suggest you use this information in order to have a conversation with your doctor if you are suffering from inflammation and think dietary changes may be beneficial.

Inflammation impacts both our health and the quality of our life. It triggers several chronic diseases, and it has become a burden that affects health care all over the world. Anti-inflammatory diets and medications exist, but most people do not understand what inflammation is.

What is Inflammation?
When something is inflamed, it feels warm and is swollen, sore, red, and painful. In this situation, inflammation is uncomfortable and obvious. However, it is a part of the natural defense mechanism of the body where the immune system wards off and fights infection and sometimes to repair tissue damage.

The immune system activates and is in fight mode when the body identifies something foreign, including a chemical, pollen, or an attacking microbe…