John Gallagher here explains the process of making herbal liniments. We use Comfrey root (1 ounce) 3/4th ounce of valerian root and ½ ounce calendula flower along with 1/4th teaspoon cayenne pepper and 3/4th ounce of ground cinnamon. Pint of rubbing alcohol or grain alcohol along with pint jar, strainer, cheese cloth and a coffee filter will also be needed. All the herbs in required weights have to be mixed. Pour the rubbing alcohol to fill the jar to the top. Stir it then. Always label your ...
Neti pots can be used to clean out your nose of dust, dirt and allergens and can help reduce swelling of the nasal passages. Stir half a teaspoon of salt in to a cup of warm water. Salt should be kosher salt or sea salt (DO NOT use ordinary table salt). Pour saline solution in the neti pot, then leaning over a bowl or sink place the spout of the neti pot in one nostril. Tilt your head so that your nose is slightly higher than the mouth, then rotate your head so your ear is facing the bowl or ...
Hypnotizing yourself may seem like a magic trick, but is actually a great way to manage your stress or change a habit.
Learn how to make use of the dandelion as an herbal oil and sunburn remedy by watching this how to video. The dandelion can also be an herbal infusion/tea.
Instructor Andrea Butje guides you through assembling and using an essential oil respiratory inhaler. This aromatherapy inhaler is great for travel and convenient relaxation and relief.
Dr. Sherrill Sellman gives tips on how to replenish the adrenal glands. Dr. Sellman lists what vitamins and supplements are key to keeping the adrenal glands healthy.
Are you constantly fighting pain? Do you wish you could turn pain off like a switch? Well, we've teamed up with NLP expert Andy Austin to show you how to use Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to change the way your mind interprets the pain signal, so the pain is effectively reduced or even turned off. Control pain the NLP way.
Today we show you how to relieve menstrual cramps through self massage.
Stop that horrible sensation with a form of traditional Chinese medicine known as acupressure. Watch this video to learn how to relieve nausea with acupressure.
Bodybuilders, not surprisingly, are very prone to injury. When lifting a 100-pound weight, it's hard to remember and to think about maintaining perfect posture since there are more pressing problems at hand (literally).
Don't want to end up like Quasimodo from the Hunchback of Notre-Dame? Then it's time to get serious and start practicing some good techniques and exercises to making sure you're not developing that (or any) kind of hunchback. Follow the tips in this video to make sure you spine and muscles stay strong, and your body standing tall.
Jack is showing us upon request how to use a Neti Pot. She finds half of an eight of a teaspoon is the amount of salt that she needs. Her neti pot is a little plastic neti pot, but there are many different kinds including ceramic. You want to use non-iodized salt, you do not want iodine although she does not know why. She then puts the neti pot in her nose, and lets the water run in her nose and out her opposite nostril. You would want to use a full neti pot for each side. Neti pots can be us...
John Gallagher explains the process of making herbal lozenges in which need slippery elm bark powder and licorice root slices both which sooth the irritation of the throat. You need half a cup of water and two tablespoons of honey along with a small bowl and a dough roller. To cut the dough get a bottle cap and store them in a small metal container. Boil half a cup of water and put licorice according to the number of lozenge required and simmer it on a low flame for 10 minutes. Take 2 tablesp...
Mountain Rose Herbs John Gallagher shows us how to make our own quality powdered herb capsules using a machine in this video. You will need three things to do this, your powdered herbs, zero size capsules and a zero size capsule machine. He shows us the parts of the capsule machine so we can follow his instructions. Find a container to put the base of the machine in, pull apart the capsules, putting the bottom part in the bottom of the machine and the top in the top part of the machine, filli...
This video demonstrates how to use a neti pot. This simple device is used to pour warm salt water up one nostril where it can clean out your sinuses and is then drained out the opposite nostril. This is a natural treatment for colds and allergies. You will need a neti pot, warm water, salt, a bowl, tissues and sesame oil. Dissolve the salt in the warm water in the neti pot. Turn your head to the side and pour the water into the top nostril. The water will come out the other nostril. To get th...
Relieve stress and wrap your aches in warmth by making your own microwavable heating pad. Just gather up these supplies (cloth, needle and thread, uncooked rice, spices/herbs, and essential oils) and follow along with this how-to video. Since this easy crafting project is made from houshold supplies, you'll save money on buying a heating pad from the store. Follow along with the steps in this video project and enjoy your new therapeutic, homeopathic treat.
Learn how to relieve menstrual cramps with acupressure. Don't suffer through one more bout of period pain. Instead, try this trick from the ancient Chinese healing art acupressure.
Weight loss is a very important factor in society today and everyone is looking for new ways to make it easier to lose weight. Learn what to expect when receiving acupuncture therapy and how it can help with hormone balance from a Chinese medicine expert in these free video clips.
Pharmacist Sherry Torkos details how L-theanine can help increase your ability to fight infections and optimize your immune system.
Dr. Christopher Lepisto offers natural supplements you can take to help clear up the feeling of being in a daze if you have Fibromyalgia.
Enemas have been made fun of frequently in pop culture (remember Blink 182's "Enema of the State" CD cover?), but they're very serious and useful treatments in the medical world. Whether you need to treat constipation, encopresis, or need a colon cleanse, enemas help get rid of congestion in the lower intestinal tract.
Detoxification is the removal of toxic substances from the body carried out naturally by organs like the liver and kidneys. However, you can aid these systems by cutting down on the toxins you ingest, and eating healthier foods for a short period of time. Before you get started on a detox diet you need to prepare yourself in a number of ways so let this video show you how! Prepare yourself for a detox program.
Out of aspirin or just don't like to take medicine? Watch this clip find out how to use your fingers to relieve a headache without pills. Using acupressure you can avoid pills and find relief. Video is poor quality streaming on some browsers. Get rid of headaches with acupressure.
For traditional Muslims fasting during Ramadan brushing the teeth is a controversial issue. Unless, that is, one uses the traditional Islamic toothbrush called a Miswak. It looks like a stick when you first get it, but this video explains and demonstrates how to properly use a Miswak to clean your teeth surprisingly well.
Fibromyalgia sucks. It manifests itself as pain over your entire body and even as a painful response to touch, which can make even everyday activities diffuclt to get through. But there are measures you can take to decrease this pain, including exercising and eating better. Check out the video for more tips.
When most people stress-eat they turn to sweets to cheer them up. Did you know that there are foods that will actually improve your mood if your consume them regularly? Watch this video to learn how eating fish, sesame seeds, and other moods can improve your mood long-term.
Everyone wants to live to join the ranks of the centenarians! By following longevity tips like taking care of your teeth, getting a college education, taking up a sport like golf or swimming, drinking a glass of red wine every day and even marrying a younger woman, you can live to be 100 years old! Not only that, you'll be able to make the best of your long life.
Everyone in these days have so many pressures. Either he or she is a working professional or student and these pressures create tension which can cause stomach disorders. As I myself experience very chaotic routines in my life, I've suffered with stomach disorders for ten years of my life. I have tried each and every type of medicine from allopathic to homeopathic and found no results. I lost hope. By chance I discovered something very simple to cure my troubled stomach and since then I have ...
Magnet therapy is a form of alternative healing that is meant to relax and rejuvinate your body. In this clip, Francesca will tell you all about this form of therapy so that you can decide whether this type of treatment is right for you.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a Valerian root tincture. This recipe is made with Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) and is a great calming remedy for insomnia. This tincture will also work well for treating anxiety.
EFT is an alternative healing method designed to bring you strength and change from within. You use simple exercises to relieve pressure in your body and your mind. In this video tutorial, Dr. Phillip Mountrose demonstrates some of the ways EFT can help you.
To correctly provide nostril to nostril irrigation, first fill the Neti pot with warm water or water a little warmer than body temperature. Mix one level teaspoon of salt into half a liter of water. Taste and spit the water to check the correct salinity. Place the nose cone into the right nostril, twisting it and applying pressure to it to make a seal. Do not move air through the nose. Bend forward from the waist and tip your head to the right so the left nostril is the lowest point of the no...
The video is of several different people demonstration how to use the Nasopure, a nasal cleansing device. The woman narrating explains the simplicity of the device, which is similar to a soap dispenser, but simply upside down. The device is filled with salt and lukewarm water. Then it is inserted into one nostril, while the tongue is press against the roof of the mouth, it flushes the slat water through the nose, cleansing the nose and then dripping to the floor. It removes irritants, reduces...
Research shows that color can have a powerful effect on our emotions. Start harnessing that power today. Watch this video to learn how to improve your life with chromotherapy.
Would you kill for a nap at work? If you're not sleeping at night, your job performance is obviously going to suffer. So fight the urge to take a rest at the office, and check out our simple tips to get you snoozing when you should be.
You'd kill to sleep, but even a quick rest is out of the question when you're on the job. If your performance is affected by lack of ZZZs, check out these ways to relax while you are working without falling asleep on the job.
Watch this video tutorial to learn how to do polyphasic sleeping. How often have you said, “If only there were more than 24 hours in a day!” By learning to polyphasic sleep—meaning breaking up a night’s sleep into a series of shorter naps—you can squeeze an extra whole day out of the week.
Learn how to relieve insomnia with acupressure. Get to sleep fast with a massage technique from the ancient Chinese healing art acupressure.
Feeling calmer and happier is at the tip of your nose: It’s just a matter of using your common scents. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to use Aromatherapy's Essential Oils to improve your life.
Use a neti pot daily to prevent sinus infections and promote easy breathing. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to use a neti pot.