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History of Zone Therapy and Reflexology

The Zone Theory was the precursor to modern Reflexology, which began with Dr. William H. Fitzgerald, M.D in 1913. Dr. Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose and throat surgeon, noted that pressure on specific parts of the body could have an anaesthetizing effect on a related area. He called his work Zone Therapy. Dr. Fitzgerald divided the body into ten equal and vertical zones, ending in the fingers and toes. He concluded that pressure on one part of a zone could affect everything else within that zone. Dr. Shelby Riley, D.C., N.D., worked closely with Dr. Fitzgerald and further developed Zone Therapy by added horizontal zones across the hands and feet, together with the longitudinal zones. Eunice D. Ingham (1889-1974) a masseuse and physiotherapist worked closely with Dr. Riley and was fascinated by the concept of Zone Therapy and started developing her foot reflex theory in the early 1930’s. She had the opportunity to treat hundreds of patients where each reflex point was carefully and thoughtfully checked and rechecked until she was able to determine that the reflexes on the feet …

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Child Abuse Is Not Necessarily The Cause Of Genital Warts In Kids

Whenever doctors have found a child with genital warts, it has always been assumed that the child had been abused. Doctors usually call social services immediately. However, there was a recent study at the Wake Forest University Medical Center that suggests it may not always be the case. If a child has genital warts but no other signs of child abuse, it may not be the case. According to Dr. Sara Sinal at the Brenner Children's hospital, a trusted expert on child abuse, "We have seen over the past few years an increase in the number of human HPV cases." HPV refers to papillomavirus, the disease that causes genital warts. Dr. Sinal's studies show that kids who also develop warts in other parts of the body, such as the mouth, ear, nose or throat, were also likely to develop warts in their genital areas. Even though these kids suffer from HPV as well, there is not necessarily any reason to assume that it is sexually transmitted. Previous to this study, it had never occurred to doctors that the HPV virus …

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Tips to Boost Your Immunity

Do you want to take charge of your health, to feel great, heal faster and prevent sickness? If this sounds like you, then read on! There are many ways to boost your natural immunity, prevent health conditions and heal faster. Before I share the multitude of things that you can do for your immunity, I want to share some of the exciting new research about how chiropractic helps immunity. For years, chiropractors have observed that patients often demonstrate improvements of immune problems such as reduced allergy symptoms and fewer and faster recovery from colds, other respiratory infections and other maladies. However, scientific research into this area has been relatively scarce until more recently. The bottom line to the recent research is that spinal adjustments reduce inflammation and increase antibody production which has great clinical relevance! Thus, it appears that the nervous system and immune system function together to create optimal responses for the body to adapt and heal. Beyond the well known physical and mechanical benefits of chiropractic care, adjustments boost immunity! How often should you see a chiropractor? For …

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Anxiety With Pulsatile Tinnitus – How to Finally Get the Relief You Are Craving

If you have never suffered from Tinnitus it is a difficult disorder to understand. The condition causes a distortion of the hearing and people who suffer from it often complain of a constant noise – often a ringing sound — that can cause severe headaches. One sufferer described his Tinnitus as a “high pitched sound in my ears that pulsates in a rhythm.” This condition is known as Pulsatile Tinnitus. If you have Tinnitus, you know how debilitating it can be. Often it leads to severe panic attacks and extreme anxiety. It is not uncommon for the sufferer to become deeply depressed. One man, who had learned to live with his Tinnitus for over 10 years, suffered a leg injury that was extremely painful. The nagging pain in his leg caused him to became agitated, which, in turn, resulted in his Tinnitus to reappear “with a vengeance!” This condition became so dire that he actually considered having surgery to cause deafness in one ear in an effort to end the constant noise. Another man said he suffered from Pulsatile Tinnitus …

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The Conservation of Hearing – A Complete Study on Ear Care

Helen Keller, deaf, dumb, and blind, is credited with saying that she would value above all other senses the sense of hearing that instrument of intercourse with others without which the sound of the human voice is lost and one becomes engulfed in an indescribable loneliness . Living in lonely silence day after day, year after year, it is small wonder that the deaf became depressed, irritable and dependent. It has been estimated that there are in the United States at least 3 million people with sufficient impairment of hearing to merit attention. Many of these even with progressive deafness are unaware of the condition. In fact, injury of hearing is frequently unrecognized and not even given serious consideration until 75 per cent of the hearing has been lost. Causes of Deafness Certain types of deafness are determined before birth. Some of these appear in early life, others with advancing years. Most deafness, however, is due to inflammatory conditions of the middle ear, to interference with normal nasal breathing, to foci of infection in sinuses, tonsils, teeth, gall bladder, or …

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Yogic Kriyas – A Way to Purification

Yogic Kriyas or Kriya Yoga is a part of the yoga practise. The Kriyas are a group of techniques which are used to cleanse and purify the body and the mind. The Kriyas are also called Shuddhi-kriya, Saucha, Sauca, Shat-Kriyas and their practise opens the passages of the body, the mind and the heart. The Kriyas are a way to cleanse the inner body. Just like a normal person cleanses the external parts of the body, it is equally essential and of utmost importance that we also clean the inner part of the system of all the dirt and impurity that is present and makes the body unhealthy. The Yogic Kriyas are six in number and together cleanse various internal organs of the body. There are six main cleansing processes or Kriyas, namely, Neti Kriyas, Dhauti Kriyas, Vasti Kriya, Nauli Kriyas, Kapal Bhati and Tratak. The six processes cleanse different delicate organs of the body and should always be learnt under the guidance of an expert and later can be practised on their own. The Neti Kriyas is a process …

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Ears Ringing? It Could Be Tinnitus

Millions of people suffer from tinnitus or ringing in the ears and there are six main causes: diet, working in noisy environments, old age, certain medications, physical damage and disease. Diet One of the most common causes of tinnitus within the dietary heading comes from consuming foods or substances that contain stimulants and these include anything with caffeine – sodas and coffee, and a major cause is alcohol. Stimulants cause vasoconstriction, which means the blood supply to the brain and auditory nerves is constricted and can create the auditory hallucinations known as tinnitus. Noisy Environments There are a huge number of actors and musicians who suffer from tinnitus; Phil Collins the famous drummer from Genesis, Jeff Beck the guitarist, Pete Townshend of Who fame is totally deaf in his right ear from when Keith Moon blew up his drum set on stage in the 1960’s and loud amps. He can no longer tolerate in-ear monitors. Actors included on this list were the late great Leslie Nielsen, Barbra Streisand and William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, who were both affected by explosions …

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Why Do My Sinuses Wreak Havoc on My Head When the Weather Changes?

If you are one of the millions of people whose sinuses suffer every time the weather changes, you are looking for relief. In this article we’ll discuss why the sinuses are affected, and some ways to help get you through it. Seasonal As the weather changes seasons, new elements are introduced into the air. Pollen and other allergens are breathed in and the membranes in the sinuses fail to recognize the foreign bodies. The reaction produces antibodies and histamines to combat the allergen. Those with extra sensibility to allergens will suffer from sinus inflammation leading to congestion, runny nose, postnasal drip and sinus pressure. Barometric Pressure Throughout the day, atmospheric pressure is every fluctuating. However, when there is a severe and rapid shift in pressure, those with sensitive sinuses will feel the punch. When the pressure changes, oxygen levels are shifting. The body naturally tries to regulate those levels by releasing oxygen that is stored in the sinus cavities. If the sinuses are inflamed, they will narrow the sinus cavities and prevent the oxygen’s easy release. So the oxygen becomes …

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How to Easily Get Rid of Tonsil Stones

You have heard about tonsil stones and the sometimes desperate measures taken to get rid of them, but could you possibly have them? You keep trying to clear your throat of the feeling that something is stuck there. You feel the need to cough, even though you don’t have any symptoms of a cold or flu. And worst of all, is that awful taste in your mouth, which tells you your breath is way offensive to everyone around you. Do any of these symptoms sound familiar? If so, it may be possible that you are suffering from tonsil stones or tonsilloliths. We have all heard of kidney stones, but there are other parts of the body where troublesome stones can appear, such as the tonsils. Tonsil stones are small whitish calcified formations which can weigh as much as 42 grams each and they can cause a variety of problems for those prone to the condition. Why Me? Developing tonsilloliths can generally be contributed to two main factors. The first factor to be considered in the development of tonsil stones is …

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Tinnitus (Ringing In The Ears) and Meniere’s Disease

Tinnitus, also known as “ringing in the ear(s),” is the perception of sound when no actual sound is present. That sounds (pardon the pun) like people who experience it are crazy, hearing voices in their heads, etc. but, I can tell you from experience, it’s real and it’s annoying. Tinnitus can best be described by those who have it, including your author, as a high-pitched tone or a consistent whooshing (or other) sound which limits normal sound processing. The sound can be intermittent or continuous and causes hearing loss by preventing external sounds that occur within the same frequency range as the “ringing” from being heard. Annoying. Tinnitus makes people think of you as an old person before you are an old person. Tinnitus can result from a wide range of underlying causes such as neurological damage, nasal allergies that induce or prevent fluid drain, ear infections, wax build-up, antibiotics and exposure to loud sounds. When that happens, the brain tries to make up for the abnormality by creating sounds of its own. So you hear sounds that only exist …

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We All Have Rocks in Our Heads

I want to share a scary story with you. A few weeks ago, I woke at my usual 3:30 in the morning. I quickly sat up in bed and immediately fell to the floor. I lay there stunned for a moment and then tried to sit up. The room was spinning. I slowly pulled myself upright using the bedspread for leverage. When I managed to get to my feet, I had to hold on to furniture while traveling slowly towards the bathroom. After standing at the sink for a few moments, the dizziness dissipated. I slowly walked from the bathroom to the kitchen, again using furniture to support myself. I sat at the kitchen table sweating, with ringing ears, wondering what was wrong with me. I finally called family and asked them to take me to doctor. Two hours later, my diagnosis was vertigo and double ear infections. I missed a few days of work while trying to get a handle on the vertigo hoping the antibiotics would make it go away. Well, that didn’t happen. The medication did make …

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What is Asmatic Bronchitis

Asmatic bronchitis is caused by untreated bronchitis. This is a medical condition where either of the large bronchus tubes are inflamed causing chest congestion, difficulty in breathing, coughing and wheezing. The usual symptoms of bronchitis which are fatigue, fever, cough, wheezing, headache and respiratory problems are pronounced. Having chronic bronchitis for a long period of time is likely to lead to asmatic bronchitis because of the persistent irritation of the hair-thin structure found in the bronchial tubes as well as the accumulated mucus inside. As of today, though asthma is a prevalent disease, no known cure has been developed yet. This is the reason why it’s important to prevent bronchitis from developing into this worse form. Consult an ear-nose-throat medical specialist if the symptoms of bronchitis are visible for over a month already. Persistent and continuous irritation of the airways often results in the augmentation of mucus around the bronchus’s cilia. This obstructs air passage in and out the respiratory system. This causes shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing that leads to asthma in the long run. Inflammation in the …

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Get Rid Of Sinus

Perhaps sinus is the most common phenomenon that is being faced by the people around the globe. But to the best of my knowledge, sinus infection is one of the worst infections that one can suffer from. So, have you ever been through sinus infection? Whatever your answer may be, lets find out some effective treatments to get rid of sinus. These sinuses are hollow areas placed behind and in the center of your eyes and on both sides of your nose which maintain skull weight and shape. There are four sinuses in these area. When any of these sinuses is infected by bacteria or gets mucus then its called sinusitis. The infection in any case leads to a condition in which passage of your nasal is blocked and results in inflammation. Due to such irritating effects and discomfort one wants to get rid of sinus quickly and completely. Sometimes, when the infection is severe then it might stay in your nasal passage for more than fifteen days. This irksome illness will force you to take some immediate action and …

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High Decibels In Third World Countries Where Life Is Cheap

I know what 140 Decibels of sound feel like. I used to be a hardened clubber in my first-world youth, knowing people in the music and clubbing industries. I was also educated by the police and first aid crews who visited clubbing events and raves, giving out free ear protection and telling us about the dangers of tinnitus and how to protect ourselves. As a result, I visited a music shop and got the best ear protection I could. And danced the night away, every two hours leaving the main venue and going outside to give my ears a break, even though I was wearing ear protection. Good memories. In the gyms, over 70 Decibels was frowned upon very seriously. Nobody dared ignore the rule, and if they were silly enough to do so, I complained to the management, and the complaint was acted upon. In the third world country in which I am a visitor for the next six weeks (and have been for the last 7 years, over 90 is illegal. And yet, in the gym recently, the …

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The 10 Most Common Swimming Pool Dangers

In the back of their minds, all swimming pool owners know the risk of having a silent, lurking body of water in the back yard. Even more so for families with children, a swimming pool can be a silent killer. Consider this top ten list of the most common, and most dangerous swimming pool deficiencies: 10) Electrical Proper electrical wiring for a swimming pool and all its components is critical since water, electricity and people are a dangerous mix. Swimming pools, and all metal components within one meter of the water line should be bonded with a heavy ground wire loop. Additionally all electrical devices that come into close contact with water such as pumps and lights must be properly connected with a GFIC or ground fault interrupter. 9) Slippery Decks As swimming pool deck surfaces age and weather they will develop algae and become very slippery, especially in wet conditions. To reduce the likelihood of falling or slipping on a pool deck, you should pressure wash your deck yearly. Additionally a silica sand can be added to your concrete …

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