Think for a minute. When you cut yourself, do you worry that it will keep bleeding out and not heal? Usually, the answer to that will be no-we know that in a healthy body, the blood will clot and the cut will heal.
When you break a bone, sometimes you need to have it "set" so it heals properly. The doctor will align the bone to make sure it knits together optimally, but the body does the healing. If you leave the bone misaligned, it will still knit together and heal.
The trick is to know when you need to give your body a bit of help.
Some of the times when you need to help your body are:
In a nutshell, what happens is whenever you get some kind of attack your immune system kicks in to defend you. It has three lines of defence (soldiers) that keep your body safe. Your body is very clever.
Breathe , I say.
Of course I'm breathing you say, I would be dead if I wasn't, Dummy!
We can survive for around 3 weeks without food or 3 days without water. We cannot survive more than 5 - 6 minutes without breathing!
Did you know that the ‘simple’ act of breathing properly
immediately boosts the immune system!
When you breathe unconsciously its like watching a video that keeps buffering, it doesn't flow, the quality is poor and you have to keep pausing it to try to get it to play well. A similar thing happens in your body when you do not breathe properly. Your body doesn't get enough oxygen and doesn't release the carbon dioxide waste so as it all builds up you have less energy and the body becomes out of balance leading to dis-ease.
Breathing not only supplies our organs with oxygen, it also rids the body of waste products and toxins.
When we are in pain, stressed or anxious we have a tendency to hold our breath or breathe shallow breathes. This sends a distress signal to our brain and can make the situation worse.
By using breathing exercises we can avoid this and improve our health.Sound good?
So let´s have a look!
Are you a chest breather? or a belly breather?
Place your right hand on your chest and your left hand on your belly. Breathe in , which hand moves higher. If your right hand is higher, you are a chest breather. If your left hand is higher, you are an belly breather.
When you are chest breathing it is inefficient because then the greatest amount of blood flow occurs in the lower lobes of the lungs, areas that have limited air expansion in chest breathers. Rapid, shallow, chest breathing results in less oxygen transfer to the blood and subsequent poor delivery of nutrients to the tissues as well as retained carbon dioxide in the body. This is a learned habit, so therefore, like when you learn to drive, you can train the body to improve its breathing technique.
If you do this consciously and regularly you will breathe from the belly most of the time, even while asleep.
Breathing exercises should be done at least twice a day, when you wake up and before you go to sleep.It is also beneficial to do them if you feel stressed, anxious or are in pain.
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So Why does Tapping work?
by Linda Anne Ledwidge
Our body is an amazing machine, it is constantly regenerating, self-healing, self medicating and working to ensure the continual flow of blood and oxygen to all the organs and to maintain a balance of all the hormones and chemicals produced within. Our body does this naturally............until we get in the way.
Are you aware that at least 95% of all illness and disease is caused by the way we REACT to ....
Stress occurs when your mind believes that you are in some kind of danger – whether emotional or physical.
Your body pumps adrenaline into your system to give you a boost.
This is called the “fight or flight” response.
The ideal scenario is that only life threatening situations trigger the stress response in our body which allows us to act quickly with less thought and faster reflexes.
However in our society the stress response is often triggered by a ringing phone, a deadline, a boss, a family member, watching television or any number of other non-life-threatening situations.The long-term effects of continual stress are dangerous – even deadly – to our health and happiness, and, as you can see, stress is everywhere.
Some common effects of excessive stress:
Tapping on the body´s energy meridians (using some of the Acupuncture points ) effectively sends a message to the brain that says “ I am safe” , "there is no threat" and the brain then takes the body out of the “FIGHT OR FLIGHT “ mode. We then become relaxed and allow the body to do what it does naturally.
How to Tap
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Add sodium bicarbonate to your shampoo and rub into your hair, shampooing as normal. Just add a small amount in the palm of your hand , add the shampoo and off you go...
Rinse and dry.
Your hair will be shiny and manageable and the sodium bicarbonate helps remove any residue that gels, hairspray etc, have left behind.
Dissolve 3 tablespoons of sodium bicarbonate in a basin of warm water and feel your feet relax. especially good after a long day or before a pedicure.
You can also use as a foot scrub. Inexpensive and invigorating. Mix into a paste and massage into your feet.
Refreshing Bath Soak
For silky smooth skin and big dose of relaxation, add 1/2 cup of sodium bicarbonate to the bath.
Facial & Body Scrub
Mix into a paste and gently massage in circular motion to scrub away dead skin cells, rinse thoroughly and leave yourself with soft, glowing skin.
Add a teaspoon in half a glass of water, swish and gargle and then rinse. This will neutralise odours and leave you with fresh breath.
Hand Cleanser and softener
Mix a paste of 3 parts sodium bicarbonate to 1 part water, or add 3 parts sodium bicarbonate to gentle liquid hand soap. apply to your hands and then rinse clean for soft clean skin.
How embarrassing when you have smelly shoes, now there is no need to worry!
Shake a little sodium bicarbonate into the shoe when you take them off. It works by absorbing odour causing moisture while neutralizing existing odours. Use at least once a week or more if you wear the shoes frequently. Tap out excess baking soda before wearing your sneakers again.
So these are my suggestions on how to use sodium bicarbonate as a natural ingredient for personal hygiene. If anyone has any other tips please feel free to share....
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Linda Ledwidge -
Qualified General Nurse
Certified Practioner Level IV
Emotion Code Certified