According to a recent survey five minutes of meditation daily will work more magic than an hour once a week as consistency is the key. After you have had your first drink of the day they suggest you sit on your bed and put your hands onto your knees and focus on your breathing.
“Find what works for you, whether its simply focusing on the breath, listening to a guided meditation, or repeating an affirmation”, says Lucy Sherwood in Good Housekeeping who is a meditation teacher to some celebrities.
Lavender has been used as a culinary herb since Roman and Greek times. It lends a delicate flavour to casseroles, scones, roast lamb and even ice-cream. It is a tonic to the cardiovascular and digestive system, it can lower blood pressure and can help to thin the blood due to the presence of coumarins.
It’s good for muscle spasm, sprains, strains, cramps, and rheumatic pains. It can work as a sedative to the central nervous system and can relieve headaches, nervous tension and insomnia, mood swings and pms and even keep the moths away (we have loads at the moment).
The list is endless – its antimicrobial, anti-infectious and antiseptic, making it effective on wounds and as a front-line defense against respiratory infections.
Looking through the Internet brought me some brilliant websites – Yorkshire Lavender,Snowshill Lavender which has some good products to help you sleep including slumber gel, which you apply to your temples and pulse points. Another one Mayfield Lavender had some really unusual teapot oil burners and The Lavender Fields was another one with unusual gifts.
The healing benefits of a good massage are vast and according to The Natural Therapy pages massage is becoming one of the most popular complimentary therapies today.
It’s benefits are endless from improving waste removal, encouraging sleep, relieving stiff and aching joints, encouraging lymph drainage, improving blood circulation, improving skin tone and colour, relaxing you from top to toe, releasing feel good endorphin’s and much more.
Massage Therapy UK say it can also improve the muscular system, the skeletal system, the cardio vascular system, the respiratory system, the lymphatics system and the nervous system and many more.
There are a number of different types of massage so the best way to find which one gives you the most benefit is to try each one. Keeping a regular appointment will mean your body will stay in great condition.
According to ‘Fibromyalgia Treating‘, there are certain things that you should NEVER say to a health insurance company about your condition.
Never say the word ‘Fibro-Fog’, instead say ‘I have difficulty in finding my words’, or ‘I forget important things’.
Never say the words ‘it hurts all over’ but instead say ‘it hurts behind my should blades and upper arms and lower back etc’.
Never say ‘I have good days and bad days’, instead say ‘my doctor’s treatment plan advises staying as active as I can, but I have a hard time functioning afterwards’.
Finally never say ‘I sleep all the time’, but instead say ‘following my treatment plan is exhausting and physical activity causes me great fatigue’.
For a more in-depth view on the how to’s with your insurance company take a look at this posting on Fibromyalgia Treating website.
I thought this delightful recipe for Pain Relief Tea which I found on Pinterest from Secrets for Extraordinary Health was well worth a share with my blog friends. Enjoy…
In this herbal pain relief tea recipe, you will need…
5 cups of filtered water
4 -1” coins of chopped ginger or 1 tbsp powdered ginger
1 tbsp + 1 tsp powdered turmeric
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper