There can be many reasons for why someone might become unwell. But by far, one of the biggest contributory factors to this, is a weakened Immune System, due to a prolonged exposure to stress. As many of us know, stress can leave you feeling extremely tired and run down. In this state, you are more likely to catch any cold or virus that is going around. Scientists believe, that it is for this reason, people who suffer traumatic events, such as sudden redundancy, bereavement; relationships issues such as infidelity, separation and divorce are more at risk from conditions such as heart disease and depression.
When under stress, cells of the immune system are unable to respond to hormonal control, and consequently, produce levels of inflammation that promote disease. Because inflammation plays a role in many diseases such as cardiovascular, asthma and autoimmune disorders, this model suggests why stress impacts them as well. Knowing this is important, it can be very helpful for identifying which diseases may be influenced by stress and how to go about preventing disease in chronically stressed people. There are also many other ways that stress can make us ill.
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The study of herbal remedies is known as herbalism; it is the knowledge of how plants and herbs can be used to prevent and cure many ailments. It has been around for centuries and there is evidence that the earliest civilisations used herbs for various purposes.
Herbal remedies are natural – they use various parts of certain plants and herbs, such as the flowers or the roots, to treat various conditions. Natural remedies are much more affordable than manufactured products. They are purer too, as they contain less ingredients. If you have a specific condition that hasn’t responded to traditional medication, or if you are having unwanted side effects, then why not give natural, herbal remedies a try?
Although most herbal remedies are perfectly safe to use, it is advisable to speak to your doctor or a qualified herbalist before taking any herbal remedy; this is because some of them can cause allergic reactions, or shouldn’t be used when pregnant, as with any form of traditional medication. If you visit a herbalist, they will ask you questions about your lifestyle and any previous allergies you may have, so they can provide you with the exact remedy you need.
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You would be surprised to know just how many illnesses are caused by stress. When we are stressed we can literally make ourselves sick with worry. Playing imaginary negative scenarios over and over in our minds can harm the body, as the subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between something real and something imagined.
When you are ill, it is always a good idea to go and visit a doctor. They can examine you and make sure there isn’t anything physically wrong with you. If there is, they can heal your body by providing the necessary medication. Sometimes, you may go to your medical practitioner and be told that there is either nothing wrong with you, or that your symptoms are likely to be psychosomatic; this means that your illness is all in your mind. You have either caused the symptoms by worry, or you imagine the symptoms and they’re not really there.
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Reiki is one of the most ancient healing methods known to mankind. It originated in Tibet and was rediscovered in the nineteenth century by a Japanese monk named Dr Mikao Usui. The tradition of Reiki is referred to in 2500 year old writings in Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language. The Usui system of natural healing named after Dr Usui, has been passed down by Reiki Masters since that time and is today practiced worldwide.
As humans we have Universal Life Energy all around us and within us. The Japanese word ‘rei-ki’ consists of two syllables: ‘rei’ which describes the cosmic, universal aspect of this energy, and ‘ki’, which means the fundamental life force flowing and pulsating in all living things. This life force energy is given to us at birth. We bring with us a certain amount of ‘ki’ to life and we use it up in the business of ordinary daily living. We then have to create a daily supply of new energy. When we are unable to make up for our energy consumption for a prolonged period, we may become physically, emotionally or spiritually ill.
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