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There Is a Gold Mine in Every Municipality

A municipal free library is an oasis of calm for a migraine sufferer. Does stepping into a library remind you of watching a movie about the undersea world of oceans? Muted sound envelops you as soon as you walk in. It is an escape to a world where healing...

Lemon Essential Oil

You'll find essential oil compounds in a plant's seeds, flowers, bark, roots, leaves, stems, rinds, fruit, and resin. Essential oils are found inside the peel of citrus fruits. You may have noticed that when you use lemon-scented products for cleaning your home, you feel more relaxed or uplifted...

Lavender Essential Oil

The US Food and Drug Administration generally recognizes lavender as safe for human consumption. The essential oil was used in hospitals during World War One. Lavender is best known for its fragrant purple blossoms and is a perennial plant that grows yearly. It's best known for its health benefits....

Suffer the Little Children (Part 2 of 2)

Do you suffer from migraine headaches, and your child does not? I would not find that reassuring. There are migraine pain relief methods and practices that your child can learn that would delay the onset of migraine headaches in adolescence, that would diminish the pain, and may even be...

Face and Neck Creams Simplified

There are three skin types: oily, dry, or a skin combination; some may call balanced or normal skin.   Today, I will discuss the face and neck skin types of aging men and women and focus on anti-wrinkle face creams and skin regeneration.    Dry skin comes from a lack of hydration and proper skin nutrition. An...

How to be a Perfect Host

What does it take to be a perfect host? Let's start with being hospitable. Then, create an environment that is easy to be in, comfortable, and inviting. Anticipate your guest's wants and needs. Be generous with food and drink. Respect shared spaces. Make a good and welcoming entrance to...

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus oil is prepared from its dried leaves. The leaves are dried, crushed, and steam-distilled to extract the oil. The extracted oil is colorless, with a strong, woody, sweet smell. The main compound of eucalyptus oil is cineole, also known as eucalyptol. The oil contains flavonoids and tannins, which...

Suffer the Little Children (Part 1 of 2)

Consulting a dictionary to find the precise meaning of a word teaches us that words have more than one interpretation! 'Suffer' is just such a word.  Setting aside its New Testament meaning of 'to tolerate,' we will focus on the modern turn of phrase, meaning a 'bad or painful...

Acupuncture for Stress, Anxiety and Pain

It seems more than before we are under a lot of stress and anxiety. Which include all generations, our youngest school agers with rising lack of focus and concentration abilities, the teens, and especially young adults. It seems to be in epidemic proportions. The popular drugs aren’t...

Oh, How We Love Our Pain!

That was the reaction of my shiatsu therapist, whom I was calling while in the throes of my latest severe migraine attack. What?! No verbal tea and sympathy?  I was incensed, furious! Gilles was a therapist - he was supposed to be sympathetic! I crawled back into my abject misery, consulted my list...

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