Thyme for a More Natural Cure to Acne

27 Mar 2012

Tweet Herbal remedies could be the most naturally effective way to treat acne, suggests new research from Leeds Metropolitan University.   Student Kimberley Sanderson and supervisor, Dr Margarita Gomez Escalada, a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology and Genetics at Leeds Metropolitan, found that a solution using the common herb thyme (known as a tincture) was more effective in killing the acne bacterium than traditional chemical-based creams. The research has been presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Dublin this week. Acne is caused by a bacterium called Propionibacterium acnes which infects the skin pore and then forms a pimple. Currently, the most common treatments for acne are antibiotics.

De-Stress with Heaven Sent Massage

02 Jan 2012

Tweet Stress is everywhere! In small doses it is good for you. When you have to handle something unexpected and are challenged to work faster, smarter and more creatively, you feel stress as a powerful burst of energy. But there’s a difference between stress and challenge.   “A workplace challenge puts a demand on you that temporarily goes beyond the routine level for your job,” says Laurence Shatkin and the editors at JIST in the book 150 Best Low-Stress Jobs.   Meeting a challenge may require you to think harder, exert more physical strength, show more patience, put in extra hours, pay more attention to details and face more competition,.

Happy New Year 2012 from Acupuncture & Alternative Health!

01 Jan 2012

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Oh Baby: Massage for the Little Ones

30 Nov 2011

Tweet   It’s common knowledge that one of the best ways to communicate with your baby is through touch. But an ever-growing body of research suggests that baby massage does more than help infants feel relaxed, secure and safe.   Massage has also been proven to aid them physiologically, psychologically and developmentally.“We’re finding that massaged babies are more mature, more vocal and fall asleep more quickly,” said Ann Erdmann, director of the Women and Infants Care Unit at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. “Among our postpartum patients, massage is helpful to both the mother and the baby. We definitely talk about massage with new moms — we think it’s important.”In a.

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