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Aromatherapy Basics

— Whether you want to soothe your spirit, or protect your body, the nose knows when it comes to aromatherapy.

The positive effects of aromatherapy have been known for thousands of years.

Using essential oils extracted from flowers, leaves, branches, or roots, aromatherapy is used to treat everything from infections, insomnia, impotence, arthritis and skin disorders, to stress and immune system deficiencies.

In fact, some aromatherapists even claim the oils have the power to heal problems of the ovaries, kidney, and veins, among others.

However, successful aromathera

Shivambu Shastra - Healing with Urine Therapy -

The ancient Ayurvedic practice of urine therapy is undergoing a resurgence,
as its myriad health benefits are being explored by scientists,
health practitioners and the general public.

Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 9, Number 4 (June-July 2002)
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Complementary therapies can help combat cancer pain

Complementary therapies are not a replacement for standard medical pain control methods. They can work alongside conventional medicines to help control most types of cancer pain.

The main types of pain are:

  • · dull, aching bone pain ·
  • sharp, tingling nerve pain ·
  • colicky, spasmodic gut or bladder pain

Some pain may follow surgery or other cancer treatments. Often more than one type of pain is present at the same time.

Which complementary therapies can help?

Shock-Wave Therapy Doesn't Ease Heel Pain: Study

Tue Sep 17, 2002

By Jacqueline Stenson

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A type of shock-wave therapy that is increasingly used to treat heel pain known as plantar fasciitis is no more effective than sham treatment, according to an Australian study.

"We found no benefit of shock-wave therapy over and above placebo," said investigator Rachelle Buchbinder of the Cabrini Medical Center in Malvern, Victoria.

Hard Work Pays Off

Commentary
by Dr. Edward Taub
Special to ABCNEWS.com
Feb. 22 — While a great deal of attention has been paid to early stroke treatment and injury prevention, brain damage, unfortunately, still occurs.

And for the many people who are left with impaired use of their arms or legs, the next important question is to ask what we can do to help these individuals regain the use of their limbs and improve their quality of life.

stardust or: September Sign-off

This is the last planned installment of The O Zone. Sayonara. See you somewhere else?

To test natural products (the only kind I have any interest in testing), I test them on myself, on my own garden and house plants and on my pets. I suppose that makes me guilty of animal testing. My 12-year-old dog, Ursa, has never been sick. She still cavorts like a puppy. So, I suppose that not all forms of animal testing are bad.

Bears, Bears, Bears! O Zone Frequently Asked Questions

Some things bear repeating.

In a year and a bit of email response to the O Zone, my testimonial and my contributions to the oxytherapy mail/ing list, certain questions and concerns have been raised enough times that I feel that they bear repeating.

Stay tuned, though, because a section of new information follows this brief review.

June 1997

by Randall Prue

Have An Oz Day

Having a nice day must be important--barely does one go by that I am not requested to "Have a nice day.".

How about a really nice oxy/ozone day? A day in the land of Oz...

A day filled with fresh air and wonder...

You may already be imagining what a day like that would comprise. Your own personal picture of Oz comes from your perception and your desires--what brings you closer to the life force in everything.