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Chakra Three; solar plexus or belly chakra; help empower eachother

EMPOWER EACH OTHER
Take what’s rightfully yours in life

PHYSICAL EFFECTS: jaundice, shingles, gall bladder problems, liver conditions, fevers, low blood pressure, anemia, poor circulation, arthritis, stomach troubles, indigestion, nervous stomach, heartburn, dyspepsia, ulcers, gastritis, lowered resistance to diseases, allergies, hives, kidney troubles, hardening of the arteries, chronic tiredness, nephritis, pyelitis, acne, eczema, boils, rheumatism, gas, sterility, spastic colon, abdominal cramps, pancreatis, ulcers.

 

AREAS AFFECTED: gall bladder, small intestines, lymph circulation, kidneys, ureters, adrenal and supra-renal glands, spleen, pancreas, duodenum, stomach, liver, solar plexus, blood, gall bladder, common duct.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: problems in this area are difficult and not always obvious as most problems are internal. In general, physical armoring can show up as weight gain or loss. Look for protruding or collapsed. Note areas of pain, tension and discomfort.

PERSONALITY TRAITS: People who have trained themselves not to express difficult emotions will often overcompensate and display extremely fragile and gentle personality characteristics. They generally have a quiet, sensitive style in relating and will seldom engage in forceful or violent acts. They are sometimes thought as “gutless” and they rarely can “stomach” things.

HEALING SUGGESTIONS see more at world tantric association

 

CHAKRA THREE: SOLAR PLEXUS, POWER ISSUES, DIGESTION

The belly is the feeling center, the place where many of our emotions and passions originate. When something happens in our lives that creates emotions, these emotions seem to “grow” out of our guts and spread out through out bodies and psyches to whatever path is appropriate for their expression. Emotions are energy in motion and once created they will attempt to release themselves unless restricted by conflicting beliefs and mechanisms. Unexpressed emotions, such as anger, when repressed may stick in your “gut” and the tension may become stuck, creating a chakra block.


EMOTIONAL RESPONSE:

Fear, wanting to stop the process, felt a lack of love as a child, defeated, a feeling of “what’s the use, it won’t work anyway, anger, burning up, bitterness, hard thoughts, condemning, prideful, gripping, undigested ideas, prolonged uncertainty, feeling of doom, dread, anxiety, griping and grunting, denying your own power, criticism, disappointment, failure, shame, childlike reacting, unresolved anger, chronic complaining, justifying, fault-finding to deceive self, feeling bad, wallowing in the gummed mire of the past, rejection, a belief of not being good enough, anxious to please.

 

 

Empower Eachother!

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The Amazing Strawberry; Benefits of this heart-shaped fruit

One of the most beautiful fruits in nature’s bounty is the strawberry. Its ruby red color and heart-shape give us clues as to how it may help benefit our health too. Yup, you guessed it; the heart. But not only the heart, your skin can benefit too. Read on for more about the wonders and benefits of the amazing strawberry…

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Get Rid of Acne Naturally With Essential Oils

Best Essential Oils for Acne Treatment thanks to; http://www.naturalnews.com/028374_acne_essential_oils.html

Individual skin types will react differently to essential oils. The process of combining and experimenting with the best essential oil blend may be a trial and error process. Generally, the skin responds well to aromatherapy oils because they heal and nourish the cells and reduce inflammation. Essential oils also have antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

The best essential oils for acne control include lavender, geranium, sandalwood, jasmine, lemon, patchouli, chamomile, rosewood and eucalyptus.

Essential Oil Recipe for Acne

Create a natural gel to treat acne. Combine a quarter of a cup of aloe vera gel with ten to twelve drops of geranium oil, ten drops of lavender oil and seven drops lemon grass oil or tea tree oil. Blend all the oils and gel together thoroughly and apply to blemish areas twice daily after cleaning the skin. Do not use around the eyes.

Safety Precautions

Unlike perfume, essential oils are highly concentrated substances that need to be diluted prior to application to the skin. When buying essential oils, it is important to look at the label closely to see if they are pre-diluted or not. Buy undiluted, pure, organic essential oil and avoid cheap oils as they may be impure, adulterated or distilled with petrochemical solvents which may aggravate the skin instead of healing it.

Good carrier oils for the skin include sweet almond, apricot kernel, carrot oil and avocado, jojoba and hazelnut. To dilute, add ten drops of essential oil to 28 grams (1 ounce) of carrier oil.

Make sure the skin is thoroughly clean and dry before applying oils.

Consult a qualified homeopath if the skin is severely inflamed or not improving after using home remedies.

Additional Tips to Combat Acne

Cut out sugar, processed and refined foods from the diet. Sugar is not food and should not be eaten in its refined form. Eliminating sugar is possibly the best thing an acne sufferer can do to cure his or her acne problem. Cravings should disappear after one week or so of eliminating sugar from the diet.

Sources:

http://www.naturalnews.com/027237_a…

http://naturalmedicine.suite101.com…

Essential Science Publishing (compiled by), Essential Oils Desk Reference, 2nd Edition. USA, Essential Science Publishing, 2001.

 

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Tea Tree Tested for Strep, Staph, Candida, Acne, Athlete’s Foot & Antibiotic

Tea Tree forest

Tea Tree forest

I’ve been trying to spread the word about the multitude of uses for essential oils over the past 15 years and most of what I’ve heard from the medical community is…

There’s no way an essential oil could work as well as an antibiotic or common western medicine. Well, the scientists that have been conducting tests with all natural essential oils have been proving them wrong.

Essential oils DO work, for a multitude of ailments and only now are being accepted as a “maybe” for a viable replacement.

The widespread use of antibiotics has contributed to the development of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotic treatment.

Now we’ve got bacteria that can not be killed by the typical antibiotic and the western medical world is having to look for alternatives.

Bacteria that are resistant to penicillins, vancomycin, and other antibiotics can cause life-threatening wound infections, primarily in hospitalized patients. There is a critical need to develop new antibiotics with new mechanisms of action.

Tea Tree Blossoms

Tea tree oil and manuka oil are natural substances that appear to be good candidates for the development of new antimicrobial products.

Manuka

This article provides a thorough review of the evidence for a role of these oils in inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

However, the experimental conditions and the mode of administration of the oils are not always described. It is not clear how much of the evidence is based on test tube studies and how much is based on topical application of the oils in animal or human subjects.

TeaTreeforest

TeaTreeforest

Review of Tea Tree Oil and Manuka Oil

-Reichling J, Weseler A, Landvatter U, Saller R.

Bioactive essential oils used in phytomedicine as anti-infective agents: Australian tea tree oil and manuka oil. Acta Phytotherapeuitca. 2002;1:26-32.

tea tree blossoms

tea tree blossoms

Australian tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a tree that grows in the subtropical coastal regions of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.

New Zealand tea tree oil, better known as manuka oil, is made from the leaves and young branches of the manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium).

Both Manuka and Tea Tree oils are known to have antimicrobial properties and are used in a variety of products applied to the skin.

Australian tea tree oil is widely used in skin creams, body lotions, shampoos, and oral hygiene products. It is also used medicinally to treat skin ulcers and infections.

Manuka oil is used in a skin cream to treat sores on the feet. The purpose of this article was to review the antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects of these oils for human and veterinary use.

The essential oils from the Australian tea tree and New Zealand manuka tree contain different compounds and display different antimicrobial activities.

Tea tree oil contains primarily monoterpenes, with terpinen-4-ol as the main component. Tea tree oil contains only small amounts of sesquiterpenes.In contrast, the dominant components of manuka oil are sesquiterpenes. Manuka oil contains only traces of terpinen-4-ol.

Tea tree oil shows activity against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. These include the human pathogens;

Escherichia coli and various Streptococcus and Staphylococcus species. Tea tree oil inhibits the growth of the fungus Candida albicans, the culprit in common yeast infections, and other fungi that cause athlete’s foot infections.

It also inhibits the growth of Propionibacterium acnes, a bacterium implicated in acne. A clinical study found that a gel containing 5% tea tree oil was as effective as a 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion, the established treatment of acne vulgaris.

Tea tree oil may be useful against skin and ear infections in dogs and cats, because it inhibits the growth of the common fungus Malassezia pachydermatis (some caution is warranted when treating animals with tea tree and other essential oils as cases of toxicosis have been repeatedly reported by veterinarians when the oil was applied topically to dogs, cats, and birds. In most cases, the oil was used to treat dermatological conditions at inappropriate high doses.

The typical symptoms of toxicosis observed were depression weakness, uncoordination, and muscle tremors. In the majority of cases, treatment of clinical signs and supportive care have been sufficient to achieve recovery free from pathological conditions within several days.1

Manuka oil has antimicrobial activity against a more limited range of organisms than tea tree oil. It is largely ineffectively against Gram-negative bacteria. However, the investigated Gram-positive bacteria were susceptible to manuka oil at lower concentrations than tea tree oil. A â-triketones-enriched manuka oil inhibited the growth of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium implicated in stomach ulcers, more effectively than tea tree oil.

—Heather S. Oliff, Ph.D.

Reference
1Refer Villar D. et al., “Toxicity of melaleuca oil and related essential oils applied topically on dogs and cats,” Vet Human Toxicol. 1994;36(2):139-142).

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Melaleuca forest

Melaleuca forest

There are numerous tests being done everyday to further enhance the reputation of the natural healing qualities of essential oils to prove once and for all that they really do work, and could benefit us in so many ways.

The natural world is full of wonderful healing medicine……

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