Category Archives: Did You Know

Animal Communicators can help with behavioral problems, abandonment issues, health issues…

Animal Communicators help the animal and the client have a better understanding of each other and bond at a greater level.  They can help with behavioral problems, abandonment issues, health issues- such as where the pain is located, or other important information to help with possible treatment options.

Go to Find a Practitioner tab to find an Animal Communicator practitioner in your area.  Or go straight to nationwide search.  Many Animal Communicators also provide phone sessions so they do not need to be in your area.

Holding Hands Reduces Pain By Dr. Henry Sobo

Holding Hands Reduces Pain

By Dr. Henry Sobo

According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, if you suffer from pain and and are touched a loved one, your breathing and heart rate synchronizes with theirs your pain level may diminish.

Researchers with the University of Colorado Boulder and University of Haifa, also reported that empathy from a comforting partner reduces the pain that is being experienced. Lead author of the study,Pavel Goldstein, a postdoctoral pain researcher at CU Boulder says, “We have developed a lot of ways to communicate in the modern world and we have fewer physical interactions. This paper illustrates the power and importance of human touch.”

This study further explores the phenomenon known as “interpersonal synchronization.” It is felt that people physiologically mirror people they are with and in the context of brain wave synchronization, this brain-to-brain synchronization may play a role in “healing touch” or touch-induced pain relief.

The study recruited 22 couples, age 23 to 32 who had been together for at least one year. They compared the subjects in different situations measuring brain synchroniztion and brain wave activity. The different situations they measured were when the couiple was sitting together not touching. sitting together holding hands; and sitting in separate rooms. Then they repeated the scenarios as a partner was subjected to mild heat pain on the arm. Researchers found that when the female partner was in pain, and her partner couldn’t touch her, the coupling of their brain waves diminished. This matched the findings from a previously published paper from the same experiment which found that heart rate and respiratory synchronization disappeared when the male study participant couldn’t hold her hand to ease her pain. “It appears that pain totally interrupts this interpersonal synchronization between couples and touch brings it back,” says Dr. Goldstein.

Subsequent tests of the male partner’s level of empathy revealed that the more empathetic he was to her pain the more their brain activity synced. The more synchronized their brains, the more her pain subsided.

More studies are needed to find out, but Dr. Goldstein hypothesizes, “Interpersonal touch may blur the borders between self and other.

“You may express empathy for a partner’s pain, but without touch it may not be fully communicated.”

For more information visit one of Dr. Sobo’s listings on Alternatives for Healing:

https://www.alternativesforhealing.com/business-directory/optimal-health-medical/ 

 

A Medium is a person who is able to communicate with the spirit world

A Medium is a person who is able to communicate with those who have crossed over into the spirit world. They may be able to see, hear or smell and communicate with someone in the spirit world. They may receive information from their spirit guides, or yours, as well as a person who has crossed over to the other side. Visit our Find a Practitioner search to find a Medium in your area.

Dehydration causes impairment of one’s immune system

Dehydration inhibits the effectiveness of the lymphatic system and allows cellular waste to linger in the body.  Dehydration causes impairment of one’s immune system and can contribute to autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses, as well as general pain, fatigue and low energy.

Drinking water by itself is best, for many other beverages can cause even more dehydration.

Walking barefoot on the ground helps strengthen the body and helps with

Walking barefoot on the ground such as grass, sand, the dirt, helps strengthen the body and helps fight many common health disorders.  Benefits include helping with chronic pain, poor sleep, auto immune disorders, hypertension and more.  It also helps protect the body against EMF.

Natural insect repellents can be made with any of these

Natural insect repellents can be made with any of these: catmint oil, catnip oil, lavender oil, lemon balm, lemongrass, citronella oil, cinnamon oil, vanilla oil, or eucalyptus oils. To make concentrate for dabbing on skin or clothing, combine 20 drops of essential oil with 2 T of olive or grape seed oil. To make your own sprays- combine your concentrate mixture with purified water and shake well.

Natural ways to repel wasps include using either peppermint oil

Natural ways to repel wasps include using either peppermint oil or eucalyptus oil.  Mix in a spray bottle with water and spray areas as needed to repel them.  The wasps hate the smell.

Cinnamon essential oil can relieve headaches and more

Cinnamon essential oil when used as aromatherapy, can help as a physical, emotional and mental stimulant, relieve headaches and more. The oil also has anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and boosts the immune system.  Cinnamon oil is very powerful and can irritate the skin, so only small amounts are suggested, or use with a carrier oil, or use in a diffuser to scent the room.

Acupressure trick for headaches – gently squeeze the

Acupressure trick for headaches – gently squeeze the indentations where the bridge of nose meets the forehead.  Other points to try include the muscle in the webbing between thumb and index finger, the muscle between the big toe and second toe, and lastly the area in the back of the head in the hollow between the neck muscles.

For a natural way to clean copper, bronze, stainless steel or pewter…

For a natural way to clean copper, bronze or pewter- make a paste of salt, flour and white vinegar, then rub onto the metal, let sit for 30 minutes and rinse.  For brass use a paste of lemon juice and salt. For stainless steel just wipe with white vinegar.