Author Archives: Mark Rogers

About Mark Rogers

I am a holistic therapist / holistic therapy teacher. I want to provide hints and tips for people who are interested in holistic therapies.

How to Use Essential Oils Safely

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You can buy alot of blended aromatherapy oils over the counter. You should always read directions before applying them incase there are any contra-indications to their use.

If you are going to blend our own aromatherapy oils then you should be aware that pure essential oils are very concentrated and should not be apply directly to your skin.

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http://altmedicine.about.com/od/aromatherapy/a/safety.htm

Active Lifestyle Boosts Brain Structure and Slows Alzheimer’s Disease

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Research shows that maintaining an active lifestyle helps to maintain the physical structure of the brain (the gray matter) and it can also help to slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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http://www.alternativemedicine.com/news-item/active-lifestyle-boosts-brain-structure-and-slows-alzheimers-disease

Too Much or Too Little Activity Bad for Knees

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New research has show that too much or too little activity is bad for knees, with both scenarios leading to degeneration of the cartilage in the knee and possible development of knee osteoarthritis in later life.

So you need to get the balance right.

Supplements that may help protect your cartilage are omega-3 oil, and glucosamine sulphate. Both are available from health food supplement outlets.

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http://www.alternativemedicine.com/news-item/too-much-or-too-little-activity-bad-knees

Massage Therapy – What You Knead to Know

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massagewomanThere are many different forms of massage

Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, indian head massage, hot stone massage

Massage as often been seen as indulgence, a luxury, but recent research has shown that massage may also improve your health.

Massage can help to relieve pain, speed up the healing of sports injuries. By calming the nervous system and promoting the workings of the parasympathetic nervous system and can help to reduce stress, improve sleeping patterns.

Massage is also effective in managing and reducing lower back pain, which affects millions of people.

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http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/jul2012/feature2

Meditation may reduce death, heart attack and stroke in heart patients

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A recent study has shown that regular meditation can help to reduce the incidence death, heart attack and stress in patients who have a heart complaint. It can also help to lower blood pressure, reduce stress and feelings of anger.

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http://newsroom.heart.org/news/meditation-may-reduce-death-heart-240647