Aromatherapy (Essential Oils Therapy) - Topic Overview
Belly-breathing fills your lungs fully,slows your breathing rate,and helps you relax. Place one hand on your belly just below the ribs and the other hand on your chest. You can do this while standing,but it may be more comfortable while you are lying on the floor with your knees bent. Take a deep breath through your nose. As you inhale,let your belly push your hand out. Keep your chest ...
Manage Stress for Your Heart - Topic Overview
Why is it important to manage stress?Stress is the way we all react to change. It includes our mental, emotional, and physical responses to the pressures of everyday life. Because change is a natural and normal part of life, everyone has some stress.But stress can be bad for your heart. If you have heart disease, stress can lead to angina symptoms and maybe a heart attack.Stress can:Raise your blood pressure. This could make your heart work harder. It could also break open a plaque in your coronary artery, which could lead to a heart attack.Raise your heart rate. This could make your heart work harder. It could also cause a dangerous irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia).How can you manage stress?Taking steps to manage stress can improve your health and life. Try different ways to reduce stress, such as exercise, deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. Stop Negative Thoughts: Choosing a Healthier Way of ThinkingTry to change the situation that is causing your stress, if you can. Or maybe you
Hospice Care - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I use complementary medicine? ...
Hospice Care - Mind and Body Practices
These techniques develop the mind's ability to help the body to heal or keep itself well. Some of these techniques, such as cognitive - behavioral therapy, were once considered complementary medicine and are now a part of conventional medicine in the United States.AromatherapyAutogenic trainingBiofeedbackGuided imageryHumor therapyHypnosisLight therapyMeditationMusic therapyPrayerTai chi and qi ..
Complementary Medicine - Natural Products
These therapies use substances found in nature to treat illness or promote wellness. They include foods, vitamins, and both herbal and nonherbal dietary supplements. Alternative diet programsAntioxidantsBeta - sitosterol plant extractButterbur extractCapsaicinChamomileChelation therapyChromiumCoenzyme Q10EphedraGinkgo bilobaGlucosamine and chondroitinHerbal and natural ...
Hospice Care - Alternative Health Approaches
An alternative medical system is a set of practices based on a philosophy. Most of these systems have evolved apart from and earlier than the conventional medical system used in the United States. AyurvedaChinese medicineHomeopathyNaturopathyShould I use complementary medicine? ...
Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview
What is complementary medicine?Complementary medicine is a term used for a wide variety of health care practices that may be used along with standard medical treatment. People often use yoga, meditation, and other complementary practices to improve wellness and quality of life. However, in recent years, more people in the United States have been turning to complementary medicine to help treat a ..
Why Can’t I Remember Anything?
Can’t remember anything? You’re not alone. Follow these tips to boost your memory and learn the signs of a bigger problem.
Making a Change That Matters - Topic Overview
What is spirituality?Across cultures and religions, people tend to their spiritual wellness in countless ways. In the most basic sense, spirituality is about connecting with what's meaningful to you in a way that lightens or enriches your spirit. While there are many ways to describe it, most experts agree that spirituality can: Come from religious and non-religious experiences alike.Include the need to find answers to questions about the meaning of life, suffering, and death.Relate to how you think of the ultimate meaning and value of your self. Some people talk about the spiritual as the deeply moving or the feeling of being fully alive. Others call it the more than in their lives. For many people, spirituality is connected to a higher power. How does spiritual wellness relate to health?There is some research that links spiritual wellness with physical well-being.1Spiritual wellness can bring comfort and lend strength for handling life's challenges. Some people find that tending to
The Health Benefits of Yoga
Health benefits associated with yoga include improved flexibility, more strength, better concentration, improved posture, better breathing, and lowered stress. Find out how yoga can help you.