You can always count on Prevention magazine to give accurate well written information regarding natural cures. In their August 2010 issue they keep up that great reputation in an article regarding natural cures that really work. They weren’t’ skimpy on variety in this article either, making sure to touch on quite a few of them ranging from herbs to natural healing practices like massage and tai chi. The following are a few that author Jean Weiss touches on.
Anyone looking to improve their risk of falling as well as their balance will benefit from tai chi. This meditative, easy does it type of exercise was originally used as a marital art across Asia. It is known for improving the quality of sleep for those with moderate insomnia, according to researchers that study CAM, (Complimentary Alternative Medicines).
There’s been a lot of conflicting information regarding this supplement for joint pain. However, the CAM research has finally brought some clarity to that issue. Their analysis has shown that glucosamine will be most effective in the form of a sulfate when it is combined with chondroitin. The article goes on to say that those that seem to gain the most benefit from this remedy are people with moderate to severe arthritis. It is stated in the article that a dosage of 1,500 mg of glucosamine sulfate to 1,200 mg of chondroitin taken on a daily basis will provide the most effective relief.
Nothing is more powerful in the alternative health field at treating pain than this ancient natural therapy. I’ve used it myself to compliment my raw diet as I attempted to enhance my fertility. The result was positive…I ended up with 2 healthy boys after 5 miscarriages upon turning 40. But this alternative therapy is also an effective pain reliever as well. Prevention’s article states that regular sufferers of tension headaches experienced a relief in their pain levels. This was also the case regarding low back pain sufferers, and those with osteoarthritis.
I know a lot of folks will be happy to hear about cocoa’s ability to help stave off high blood pressure. Consuming this delicious treat for a duration of 2 weeks can be helpful in helping those with severe high blood pressure experience a decrease in their numbers. This is because the active flavanol components in the cocoa called epicatechins help improve function of the blood vessels. As a result, this substance helps the walls of the arteries relax and therefore the blood pressure will drop.
These among many more natural remedies are available to us in health food stores as well as other retail store venues. Next time you’re looking for something natural to combat an ailment, or to combine with a medical treatment for what ails you, consider something natural. Chances are you won’t be disappointed.
Prevention magazine’s August 2010 issue