Massaggio Shirodhara

sabato 13 agosto 2011

Indulge in Vinotherapy for eternal youth

( Have you ever thought about taking a bath in your favorite wine? Although, it sounds eccentric, ‘Vinotherapy’ is the latest anti-aging therapy and is believed to be the secret to eternal youth.

Being high in anti-oxidants, a bath in the juices of wine grapes, often soothes skin irritation, heals skin damage, rejuvenates skin, and relieves symptoms of menopause as well. The treatment is soothing and relaxing to overstressed minds and aching muscles. A vinotherapy session leaves skin in high spirits. The Phytochemicals present in grapes detoxifies the body, enhances blood circulation, removes wrinkles and helps in anti-aging apart from reducing water retention.
Procedure: A typical Vinotherapy session performed at a Spa, begins with a scrub with one of the lightest and most pleasant smelling scrubs such as granulated sea weed and grape seed oil. This is followed by a massage with gel made of grape extracts that helps in smoothening the skin. Thereafter, the skin will be indulged or bathed in a lotion made with grape extracts with algae base, which helps in tightening of the skin. The polyphenols in the grape seed seep through the skin pores, and help them flush out toxins. Thereafter, the steaming process is done for maximum absorption by the skin. The session is completed with a soothing cream massage. (The entire session takes about 90 minutes).
Benefits: The Polyphenols present in grape seeds and grape skin, are substances rich in Vitamin E. Scientific evidences prove that these have the power in strengthening the natural protective defenses of the skin apart from effectively combating pollution.
Resveratrol in grape vines act as natural antibiotic and protect the vines against ultraviolet light, to keep vine healthy looking in the sun. Researches reveal that the extract from the vines when used in skin treatments, helps firm the surface, enhances skin elasticity, and stimulates cell multiplication. The grape is also rich in minerals, vitamins, acids and trace elements.
The polyunsaturated fatty acid in grape seeds are precious for skin, and helps in keeping down cholesterol levels and maintaining clean arteries.
The Red grape virgin juice, in particular, is rich in Anthocyans and Polyphenols that is said to contain rich vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidising effects.
The grape seed oil extracted from grape seeds is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and softening and nourisihing qualities, helps in maintaining natural cure and helps prevent signs of ageing.
The Grape Must being rich in fruit acids and sugar (alpha and beta hydroxyl acids) help in moisturizing and stimulation.
Summary: However, before arriving at a decision to go ahead with Vinotherapy, it should be noted that the active molecules in this are very unstable and actually turns red or smells bad with age. Hence, the best thing to do is to visit one of the nearest vinotherapy spas and/or around the world. (by

venerdì 12 agosto 2011

Lose weight naturally!

There are various methods experimented and adopted widely for curing obesity, as obesity is often the main factor behind all serious diseases. A few natural weight loss methods are discussed in this article.
Natural weight loss diets are considered the safest and surest way to lose weight without many side effects. Medical researches have emphasized on consumption of raw vegetables and fruits for speedy weight loss. Individuals with a strict vegetarian diet are less prone to cancer and heart diseases. A diet chart is prepared taking into consideration the existent weight of the person. Food points are given to all foods consumed based on fiber, fat and calories content. All vegetables are awarded “0” points, while, fruits are awarded one or two points each serving. This process though slow is a natural and healthy weight loss program.
Regular intake of water is the next requirement for weight loss. Regular exercises with right nutrition, is absolutely necessary to maintain a lean but healthy body.
Keeping in mind the risk factors that are inherent in remaining obese, it is necessary to take natural steps for weight loss. Herbal supplements and weight loss methods are a good way of achieving the same.
Herbs help in increasing metabolism levels, while also suppressing appetite, and contributing to over-all well-being and health. But, just as always, before going on herbal weight loss programs, consult a physician about any possible side effects associated with it, especially in case of aged and sick individuals.
Aloe Vera – A herb that cleanses the digestive tract and improves digestion.
Bee Pollen – is a weight loss method which helps in losing weight through stimulating metabolism, and satisfies cravings for sweet.
Astralagus – Also satisfies the sweet tooth, provides an instant boost of energy.
Kelp – also helps in improving metabolism.
Licorice – Regulates blood sugar levels apart from reducing sweet cravings.

giovedì 11 agosto 2011

Treating infertility through herbs

( Causes of infertility are complex and vary from one woman to another, as from one couple to another. However, many women have found beneficial results through use of herbs in establishing pregnancy without side effects, which is often associated with regular fertility drugs in the market.
A few such fertility herbs are as follows:
Red Clover Blossoms – is a herb found to be beneficial in establishing fertility. The herb has a high vitamin content which makes it valuable to the uterus, and a high protein constituent, which benefits the entire body. In addition, it contains magnesium and calcium which helps in relaxing the nervous system and promotes fertility. The herb also possesses every mineral required by the glands, and thus helps in hormonal balance. An infusion of one or more cups of the herb extract is recommended for several months.
Nettle Leaves – The herb is nourishing to the entire system, in particular to the kidneys and adrenals. It is a wonderful uterine tonic. The high minerals and chlorophyll content in the leaves are beneficial for hormonal balance. An infusion drink of one or more cups per day is recommended for a couple of months.
Raspberry Leaves – is the most popular among all the fertility herbs. It is a good uterine tonic, and has high calcium content. The fertility enhancing action of the leaves are more effective, when consumed in combination with Red Clover.
Flaxseed Oil – This herb plays a prominent role in increasing male fertility. The ingredients in the oil, help in keeping the sperm healthy and also helps in dealing with impotence. The herb also has the hormone-balancing lignans and phytoestrogens, which help in stabilizing the ratio of progesterone-estrogen in women. They are also useful in relieving hot flushes associated with menopause, and improve uterine functions.
Ginseng – The herb stimulates the immune system, fights male impotence and increases male fertility. It also enhances sexual desire, increase sperm count, sperm mobility and testosterone levels.
False Unicorn Root – The herb is a good uterine tonic, which helps the kidneys, bladder and ovaries. Standard recommended dosage is about 5 to 15 drops of tincture per day. (by

mercoledì 10 agosto 2011

Natural alternative to contemporary arthritis medications

( Recent university-based research has found a new natural alternative for arthritis treatment. The research, conducted by The Australian Center for Complementary Medicine Education and Research (ACCMER), reveals that SeatonTM Green Lipped Mussel Extract has the property to slow down the progression of Osteoarthritis.
The Green Lipped Mussel Extract (GLM) is an edible shellfish which is commonly found in the waters of New Zealand, and is a major diet of population in New Zealand. Studies conducted by the American Research Programme confirmed the potential of the marine mollusc in treatment of arthritis. This was followed by series of clinical trials, which found GLM to be effective in relieving symptoms association with arthritis.
SeatonTM Green Lipped Mussel Extract is a product that is manufactured by Healtheries of New Zealand. During the research conducted by ACCMER, the bio-chemical properties of the product were studied, so as to determine whether the product has the required activities for an effective anti-arthritic agent.
The study was supported by the historical records of the usefulness of the product for treatment of osteoarthritis. It was discovered that SeatonTM has a range of activities that are potentially useful for arthritic treatment, and was also a good anti-inflammatory agent. As opposed to other contemporary arthritis drugs, it was found to reduce the chances of formation of blood clots, and also helped in removing the clots that continue to form.
This indicates that apart from producing symptomatic relief from the condition, SeatonTM can be expected to slow down the progression of the disease. However, just as is the case with other complimentary medicines it may take several weeks before the results become evident, but once proven, it is likely to have multiple-beneficial effects.
Complementary medicines usually provide multiple benefits while also reducing negative effects considerably, and hence they are the preferred first line treatments among patients, particularly for conditions such as arthritis.
Currently, Seatone is sold in more than 30 countries and has helped several thousands across the world. (by

lunedì 8 agosto 2011

Simple home remedies for sunburn and glowing complexion

( Frequent exposure to the sun increases production of melanin (the skin’s pigment that gives color to the skin). Melanin helps protect the skin from sun’s radiation. As melanin is dark in color, the skin becomes dark in color, or tanned on sun-exposure. Apart from tanning, the skin is also exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation that leaves a long-term damage on the skin.
Hence, it is important to avoid direct sun-exposure as much as possible, particularly during noon till about 3pm. Hence, the skin needs to be protected from effects of sun-exposure through daily care routine that helps in tackling these effects. Also, remember to apply sunscreen while swimming, of while holidaying by the sea, as water, being a reflective surface, increases the effects of UV radiation.
Here are a few simple easy-to-follow home remedies for sunburn:
A scrub is often the first thing to set your hands upon after sun exposure, as it effectively removes immediate tan. But scrubs should be avoided in cases of redness or rash. After using the scrub, milk can help soothe the skin.
  • 3 tablespoons of ground meals can be mixed with half a cup of yogurt. Apply on face and neck. Rub it gently all over face and neck and wash off.
  • Mix two teaspoons of oatmeal with half a cup of ripe papaya and add a drop of honey. Apply the mask and wash off after twenty minutes.
  • Honey and lime juice can be mixed in the ration of 2:1 and wash it off after twenty minutes.
  • A pinch of turmeric can be added to yogurt and applied over face, neck and arms regularly for half-an-hour.
  • Lime juice and cucumber could be mixed in equal proportions and applied regularly for 20 minutes. Cucumber pulp together with yogurt can also be applied over face regularly and washed off.
For lightening skin tone:
  • Mix a teaspoon each of milk powder, honey and lemon juice with half-a-teaspoon of almond oil. Apply regularly on face and wash off after 10 to 15 minutes. This apart from removing tan brings shine back on skin.
  • Oatmeal, curd and tomato juice to be mixed and applied on face. Leave on for 20 minutes before washing off with cold water. This helps remove tan while also lightening the skin.
  • A mixture of grated tomato together with 2-3 drops of lime juice, could be left on the face for 20 minutes prior to washing off. This could be done for 15-20 minutes twice a day for two weeks for best results.
  • A tbsp of gram flour should be mixed with 2 tsp of raw milk and 2-3 drops of lime juice. Apply this mixture and leave on for 15 minutes and wash off. Repeat for a month, and follow-up with once a week.
  • Apply a paste of freshly ground mint leaves and leave on for about 20 minutes. Wash with cold water. Continue the routine for 15 days.
  • Soak 4 almonds overnight. Grind it into a fine paste with milk. Apply on neck and face, leave it overnight. Wash with cold water in the morning. Continue this routine for two weeks, and twice a week thereafter. (by

Asthma treatment in Ayurveda

( Due to today’s modern urbanized lifestyles, excessive pollution and rapid industrialization the number of patients suffering from [tag]Asthma[/tag] is fast increasing. Reports suggest that at least 15% of Indian population and 10% of U.S. population suffer from Bronchial Asthma every year. These days more and more of such patients are turning towards [tag]Ayurveda remedies[/tag], due to the holistic approach followed by [tag]Ayurveda[/tag] wherein apart from treating the disease without any side effects, measures are taken to find the root cause of the disease and prevent it.
Asthma is referred to as “Swas Roga” in Ayurveda. From an Ayurvedic perspective, the kapha dosha combines with ‘pranavayu’ leading to obstruction in the respiratory passage (called ‘pranavaha srotasa’ in Ayurveda) causing a condition called as ‘Swas Roga’ or “Asthma”.
There are various non-allergic and allergic factors that cause Asthma like diet, excessive exposure to smoke and dust, working in excessive cold or hot temperatures, over-exercising, emotional tensions, other disorders in lungs or throat or hereditary factors.
A few Ayurvedic remedies and home preventive tips are mentioned here:
  1. A few common medicines as suggested in Ayurveda are [tag]Sitopaladi choorna[/tag], Vasavleha, Swaskuthar ras etc. During Asthma attacks, “[tag]Rasayana Chikitsa[/tag]” is given to the patient. It is also advised that Asthmatic patients can go in for a [tag]Panchakarma[/tag], especially vaman chikitsa before the onset of monsoon.
  2. Honey is one of the most effective remedies used for [tag]treatment of Asthma[/tag]. During bouts of Astma, just holding a jug of honey beneath the nose and inhaling the air in contact with honey helps in easier breathing and provides temporary relief from Asthma. When consumed internally with equal parts of dates, black resins and pippali, it acts as a good lung tonic by thinning out the accumulated mucus and eliminating it from the respiratory system.
  3. When five grams of Indian gooseberry or Amla is mixed with one table spoon of honey and consumed, it acts as an expectorant, and is an effective medicine for Asthma.
  4. During Asthmatic attacks, [tag]massaging[/tag] mustard oil with camphor over the chest will loosen the mucus and help easy breathing. Simultaneously, inhaling steam with a few caraway seeds added to boiling water will help in dilation of bronchial passage. (by

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