Effects of Abdominal Massage Applied with Ginger and Lavender Oil for Elderly with Constipation

September 14, 2022

Since aging is a constant and universal process, elderly individuals face many health problems associated with aging. One problem common in old age is constipation.  It is estimated that 40% of individuals aged 65 and older experience constipation, which increases to 74% if they live in a nursing home.

If it is not treated, it can cause many complications including fecal incontinence, anal fissures, bowel perforation, gas and bloating. For constipation management, pharmacological, non-pharmacological and surgical treatment methods can be used. Considering the cost and complications of pharmaceutical treatment, the tendency to use non-drug methods such as complementary medicine and traditional medicine has increased.

The main non-pharmacological methods generally used in constipation treatment are lifestyle changes including increasing physical activity, liquid consumption and fiber consumption. In addition, biofeedback, acupressure, reflexology and abdominal massage are other preferred methods for constipation management.

Atherosclerosis  & Coronary Artery Disease

September 14, 2022

Hardening of the arteries is a common disorder that occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up inside the walls and arteries and form hard structures called plaques. This is often aggravated by inflammation of the arteries. Over time, this can block the arteries and cause a wide number of cardiovascular conditions. Coronary artery disease concerns the delicate arteries supply blood to the heart.

Essential Oils for Bad Breath

September 10, 2022

An embarrassing condition caused by bacteria and other pathogens that grow in the mouth. Gum, mints, mouthwashes and other products designed to fight bad breath are only temporary cures and may actually compound the problem by feeding the bacteria. Essential oils are particularly helpful in overcoming the root causes of bad breath and thus helping to prevent serious diseases throughout the body that begin in the mouth.

About the Role of Clove Essential Oil in Cadmium Induced Cognitive Impairment.

August 31, 2022.

Environmental pollution associated with heavy metals has been of global concern over many decades. These heavy metals are natural components of the environment but high rate of industrialization has been responsible for their wider diffusion and dispersal in the environment. Cadmium as a heavy metal has received considerable concern environmentally and occupationally as it has longer half-life and low rate of excretion making its level in the environment to increase.

Lavender Aromatherapy on Anxiety And Depression In Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome

August 31, 2022

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of mortality in all countries. Extreme emotional stress situations such as anxiety or depression are linked to increased cardiovascular health risk. Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) patients who are admitted to the cardiac care units (CCU) frequently suffer from depression and anxiety. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) describes a range of conditions caused by reduced blood flow in the coronary arteries to the heart. The decreased blood flow makes part of the heart muscle unable to function properly and may even cause permanent heart tissue damage. Anxiety while experiencing ACS contributes to poor recovery outcomes and increases the risk of mortality making managing stress and anxiety during ACS critical.

 Aromatherapy is the use of essential volatile oils or aromas extracted from plants for therapeutic purposes. One of  the  most  widely  used  essential  oils  in  aromatherapy  is  lavender. Lavender has long been used as traditional medicine. Lavender is an incredible herb with antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties. A decrease in anxiety or depression has been reported in different studies following lavender prescription. Also, aromatherapy with lavender has been studied in episiotomy, ’Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and cancer patients due to its sedative, hypnotic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects.

Best Herbs for Gallstones

August 25, 2022

At the initial stage of the disease, a phytotherapeutic course is sufficient.

Herbs for better dissolution of gallstones:

  • immortelle sandy;
  • artichoke extract;
  • corn silk;
  • tansy flowers;
  • flax;
  • infusion of birch leaves;
  • milk thistle;
  • dandelion decoction;
  • St. John's wort.   

How to Reduce a Big Belly and Cleanse the Intestines

August 20, 2022

Today I want to share a delicious and healthy scrub recipe with you “How to reduce a big belly and cleanse the intestines”

Recipe and preparation:

  • 2 teaspoons sesame.
  • 2 teaspoons of flax. Grind lightly.
  • 3 plums.
  • 1 tablespoon of raisins.
  • 300 ml kefir.
  • 200 ml of water.

Sesame Seeds for Weight Loss

When it comes to sourcing the best seeds for weight loss, sesame seeds sure to take a high seat in that. It is mainly because of the fact that these small white seeds are not just loaded with beneficial nutrients and vitamins, it is also rich in dietary fiber which tends to make you feel full and attain your satiety quite quickly.The rich fiber content along with the minerals in it helps boost the overall metabolism, thus aiding in the process of weight loss in an individual. Not just that, it also helps keep the lipid profile in check, thereby further promoting weight loss.

The Use of Abdominal Massage to Treat Chronic Constipation

August 20, 2022

Constipation is a disorder of gastrointestinal motility characterized by difficult or decreased bowel movements (less than three times a week). It may be caused by a change in diet, medication, a change in daily routine, abdominal surgery or acute emotional stress. Longer-lasting constipation, however, generally occurs when disease, poor diet, muscle spasticity, physical obstructions, sluggish contractions, or other factors cause stool to move through the colon at a slower-than-normal pace, until by the time it reaches the end of the large intestine it has lost a great deal of water and has become hard, dry, and difficult to eliminate.  Even those who have a bowel movement every day may have hidden constipation, that is, feces remaining in any of the three divisions of the colon or in the rectum itself.

According to Naturopathic medicine there are three primary causes of constipation, atonic (due to dilated or ptosed intestines, loose rectal muscles, or inactivity), spastic (due to irritation caused by food, medicines, parasites or emotional stress) or obstructive (due to adhesions from surgery or infection).  Treatment includes nutrition (including dietary changes, probiotics, digestive enzymes and dietary supplements), internal and external hydrotherapy, botanical and homeopathic medicines and manual therapies such as massage and visceral manipulation. Colon hydrotherapy may be employed as a method of stretching the muscles and fascia of the colon from within.

Effect Of Essential Oil On Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars (HS) are thick raised scars that occur when extra connective tissue forms during wound repair. These hypertrophic scars could affect the body image of the sufferers. But, on other hand, conventional therapy has not been optimally effective. Essential oils are currently widely used by society for treating several diseases, including skin diseases. Essential oils could penetrate the skin and are distributed under the skin. Essential oils are extracts from natural ingredients that are  oil/lipid-based. The  combination of Helichrysum  italicum,  lavender, lemongrass,  patchouli, and  myrrh  is one of  several essential oil combination  ingredients believed as hypertrophic wound therapies.

Nutmeg for Insomnia

July 13, 2022

About 30% of Americans experience insomnia, and 10% claims it also triggers negative effects during the day. This is an indication that a third of the U.S. population suffers from insomnia symptoms, which negatively impacts their health in several ways.
Very often simple popular herbal remedies such as valerian, passionflower, skullcap, or Zizyphus seed (suan zao ren) are used for insomnia and are often effective. But when these herbs do not work, many turn to over-the-counter or doctor-prescribed sleeping pills, which can cause serious problems. But before taking pills, you might first try nutmeg.

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans), a common kitchen spice with a warming, spicy energy, is used to add flavor to desserts and hot drinks. Called jaiphala in Ayurveda and rou dou kou in TCM, nutmeg is a well-known remedy for diarrhea in both these herbal systems, but lesser known is its usefulness in cases of insomnia. In fact, it is one of the best treatment for insomnia I’ve ever seen. Nutmeg is one of our most powerful herbal sedatives. It possesses potent medicinal properties that can help calm the nerve and release serotonin which induces sleep. In Pakistan, nutmeg is combined with poppy seeds for insomnia. The poppy is well known for its sedative properties, and Western herbalists have recently taken to using California poppy which has mild sedative effects for insomnia. Nutmeg is especially useful for people who tend to awaken too early or in the middle of the night and struggle to fall back to sleep. Using nutmeg for insomnia can help to reset sleep patterns. However, there are usually other underlying reasons for the insomnia that also need to be addressed. A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg powder in a glass of warm milk before bedtime is a common natural remedy recommended to help treat insomnia and promote better sleep.