Who else wants to know that asthma is an allergic inflammation of the lungs and its on the rise among Americans, particularly among African American children. Its estimated that between 20 and 40 million people suffer from the disease and its attacks can be debilitating and frightening, especially if the medication used to treat it produces unwanted side effects like anxiety and chest pain. Fortunately, there are non-drug remedies to reduce the frequency of asthma attacks in Blacks and decrease severity when they do occur. Alternative remedies include acupuncture, breathing exercises, diet, environmental changes and nutritional supplements. Lets briefly look at each. 1) Pins & Needles Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that relieves pain and other conditions by the placement of small needles that stimulate certain responsive parts of the bodys nervous system. It has been proven effective in maintaining proper lung function, a key necessity for asthma sufferers. Contrary to its painful image of pin and needle-pricked skin, most acupuncture patients find the experience totally painless and experience immediate relief from symptoms. But effective acupuncture is both a science and an art and should be administered by licensed professionals only . 2) Take A Deep Breath Most of us are guilty of shallow breathing an especially serious problem for asthmatics who cant exhale with force. Air gets trapped in the lungs causing the gasping seizures so typical of the disease. Breathing exercises that fully engage the diaphragm to draw air in and out are an effective way to strengthen the lungs and control attacks. Yoga adepts who emphasize the importance of good breathing as fundamental to good health recommend the following techniques. First, relax. Put yourself in a meditative pose and focus on peaceful imagery. Second, breathe in deeply while visualizing your stomach (diaphragm) expanding and contracting, rather than your chest. Last, count your breaths. Inhale on three counts and exhale on six. Exhale through slightly parted lips. 3) Watch What You Eat - Your dietSugar, salt and processed foods are bad, bad, bad! They can trigger inflammation and allergic reactions that produce asthmatic episodes, so evaluate your diet and eliminate these no-nos. Then use the strategy employed when introducing first foods to babies. Eat only one food at a time milk for example to see if it triggers an allergic or asthmatic reaction. If it can be tolerated with good results, add other foods one by one to determine whether or not theyre a safe addition to your diet. 4) Supplement It Vitamin therapy can be an effective deterrent to asthma seizures. Taken regularly, the benefits of Vitamins A, C and E and the B-complex vitamins are good sources of antioxidant protection that have proven beneficial for asthmatics. Drug-therapy may be required for your asthmatic condition. But consider these alternative therapies as well. The natural approach may help alleviate or eliminate your symptoms entirely while allowing you to take control in a gentle, proactive way.You must create a plan for a future to have a drug-free asthma-free lifestyle. This includes a qualified medical practitioner who addresses your total health. Proper rest, proper breathing, proper exercise, proper nourishment, and a proper toxin-free environment. And remember to exhale completely!Eddy Elton is the owner of website, Unique Asthma Treatment Secrets. You can subscribe to a free report by visiting his web site at Asthma Treatment and receive updates when the latest to be released on asthma treatment is available.
According to history, in A.D. 527, an emperor named Wu Di invited an Indian monk named Bodhidharma to travel to China. The purpose of the journey was for Bodhidharma to come and teach his fellow monks in certain exercises to help strengthen their bodies. Monks in Henan province were frequently attacked by bandits and had no training in how to defend themselves. After arriving in Henan Temple, Bodhidharma meditated for nine long years. After he finished the meditation, Bodhidharma wrote two books entitled, Yi Jin Jing and Xi Sui Jing. The former was about exercises for developing external strength while the latter was about meditation and breathing. After finishing the two books, he wrote a third book entitled Shi Bao Luo Han Shou (The Eighteen Hands of Lohan), which was about his experiences as a member if the Kshatriya. (Indian warriors and rulers). This book included synchronized defensive routines. Historians consider this book as the first manual on offensive and defensive combat movements. That was how the martial arts began in China.These facts explain the close similarity of the postures in Chinese martial arts and yoga. Both traditions focused on the lower abdominal region as the center of all human energy (chi, pneuma, ki). Martial arts and Yoga were both developed to promote a healthy body, increase lifespan, and attain a state of bliss. According to Eastern beliefs, the mysterious power of the chi is responsible for self-healing, self-recovery, and self-realization; and that ll life in the cosmos is inspired by the chi. As the life force or vital energy that is present in every living thing, it is also the same force that controls the universe. Chi is the Chinese word for the word life...and translated as 'pneuma' in Greek... and 'ki' in Japanese. Clinical studies show that martial artists use several aspects of fitness like muscular strength, endurance, aerobic, and anaerobic conditioning. Their training also involves flexibility, body composition, motor skills, and coordination. These training modes may give practitioners health benefits such as stronger muscles and improved endurance. Martial arts training also includes meditation. These moments of stillness may bring short periods of relaxation. Some people actually see martial arts as moving meditation. Researches have also shown that the regular practice of martial arts help release stress and improve one's self-esteem. Sexual health But more than just a system of self-defense and meditation, the martial arts practice is also associated with the improvement of libido and overall sexual performance. People who frequently exercise have more energy, less anxiety, better self-esteem, and increased testosterone levels. Martial arts not only firms one's body and improve their overall health, martial arts can also improve one's sex life. The practice of martial arts entails rigorous physical exertion. Still, Bodhidharma was careful to teach his monk-students about the virtue of moderation. He taught them that even in martial arts, care must be exercised to avoid over-training. Some studies show that too much intense physical training may have an effect on one's sterility. An investigation by health experts revealed that exercising too much causes fatigue, which then temporarily reduces sperm count and quality. Other researches point out that those who exercised to the point of exhaustion produced less sperm during ejaculation. Specialists say that this happens because the body literally kills itself during training. To build muscles and improve the body, it needs to recuperate to attain normal cell development. Intense physical activities may reduce the level of hormones in the bloodstream that affects sperm production. Medical experts believe that sperm levels return to nearly normal after about three days. They added that drinking coffee after a few hours of training may protect sperm quality because of the antioxidants that are found in caffeine. Indeed, understanding the benefits of martial arts and exercise can make a difference in one's life. If done properly, these arts may promote good health, and an even better sex life.
All of us from time to time have experienced muscle cramps. Muscle cramps occur when the muscles tighten due to overexertion and dehydration. When the body does not have enough fluids in the system, it can lead to an electrolyte imbalance that can cause muscle cramps. People often get cramps in their calves, thighs, hamstrings, quadriceps, feet, and just about every muscle. Cramps may also occur after inactivity, such as sitting too long in one place without moving any muscle. A person can get a cramp even when lying in bed. A cramp can last a few seconds to 15 minutes or longer. it might recur multiple times before it actually goes away. Muscle cramps can happen anytime of the day, even during when a person is fast asleep. This condition is referred to as night leg cramps. Night leg cramps are a sudden painful cramp in the leg. It can be very painful. This happens because the leg muscles contracts, which usually happens in the back of the lower leg or calf. Most of the time they usually occur while a person is asleep or sometimes when a person is about to wake up.Doctors also believe that abnormal processing of electrolytes lead to such cramp attacks. Electrolytes such as salt and minerals are essential elements that our body needs for the maintenance of the basic functions of muscles. Other factors that contribute to cramping include inadequate stretching and muscle fatigue. Calcium deficiency also cause leg cramps at night, especially among women. If a woman is post-menopausal, trying to lose weight, or does not consume enough calcium, she is susceptible to developing night leg cramps. To alleviate leg cramps, one must have an adequate level of calcium consumption. This can also prevent other problems associated with calcium deficiency like osteoporosis. Calcium supplements may also help relieve a person from leg cramps, if taken on a regular basis. Decrease potassium levels, neuromuscular disorders such as Paskinson's disease and alcohol use are also some of the causes of leg cramps. Certain medications, such as albuterol, niacin, diuretics, and some calcium channel blockers and antipsychotic medications can also cause night leg cramps. Partially obstructed flow of blood to the legs and abnormal mineral or hormone levels can also be the causes for painful muscle cramps at night. If a person suffers form night leg cramps, there are some practical pain relief methods to make this annoying condition go away. Try massaging the area with ice for no more than ten minutes or until the area is bright red, which indicates that blood cells have returned to heat the cramped muscle. If ice is too uncomfortable, try heat. Heat improves blood circulation and makes muscles more flexible. Some people find that heat is more soothing for muscle cramps than ice. Try a heating pad for 20 minutes at a time or even a warm shower or bath. Make sure to massage the muscle following the application of ice or heat on the affected area.Doctors may prescribe muscle relaxants, Benadryl, or vitamin E for the treatment of leg cramps. These drugs are safe but it is best to first consult a physician before taking them. If a person is frequently suffering from leg cramps at night, it is still best to consult a doctor to get rid of this nocturnal problem that's creeping and twitching our legs and disturbs people from their good night sleep.
And they had a life together Happily Ever After… so the legend ends, but Cinderella discovered that life wasn’t quite the way it had seemed when her handsome Prince had tried the missing shoe. Oh no, once they were in the carriage the Prince had shown his bad temper and rejected the idea of making love. Cinderella battled for her dream of a sexy night and been rejected firmly.This was not the Prince she had found in the Ball, full of passionate words and saucy insinuations (this part is usually left out of the children’s books). She felt abandon and upset, but Cinderella was intelligent and she prepared a plan to identify what was incorrect and to buy a supporter - when you live in a fairytale, there are always intelligent old women on hand to support the “victims” in a crisis.She set off to the witch on the hill and required if she could investigate her crystal ball and see the mysterious special situation that was being lived by the Prince. The old hag looked her up and down. “I don?t necessitate my crystal ball, dear,” she yelled. “He’s a governor, he’s just got a new relationship and has now taken on the responsibilities of ruling a country… do you think he may be feeling a little worried by all the task?”“Well clarify it, he did get a little maniac when I asked if I could support him – perhaps I made him feel a bit inapt,” for Cinderella was a rather intelligent woman and not unaware of how some men acted when loved a beautiful wife who is also intelligent.“Hmmm” said the hag, “Chrystal ball indeed the boy just need to take his time before rushing off and taking up the time of us honest doctors professionals,” she said stroking her wart (a professional tool that she had spent many years cultivating).“I believe you want me to magic up cure now?”“ In reality, yes,” admitted Cinderella. Why not?And out of her big bonnet the magician pulled a bottle of generic Viagra (she was nothing if not a pleasant witch) and then a box of generic cialis. She grinned knowingly, “ Sometimes, the supernatural is just not enough, but generic Viagra will do you just as well. Or generic cialis, if you choose a longer-lasting solution to erectile dysfunction caused by stress.”Cinderella took quickly the medicines and kissed the witch. She ran off to the castle to greet her Prince and to aid him through his difficult time of adjustment with a gift of generic viagra.He was unbelieving but agreed to take them and finally Cinderella was rewarded with her happily sexy romance, and after, and after, and after, and after, and after…