Pour 1 pint boiling water over 1 Tsp powdered Valerian root. Cover and steep 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten.
Add a pinch of mace as flavoring if desired.
Caution: Take this only once a day (at bedtime, to induce sleep).
Combine Herbs in a dark glass jar. To make tea, use 1 to 2 teaspoons herb mixture per 1 cup of water. Place water in a non metallic pan, saucepan, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes; turn off heat; allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain before serving.
Start by drinking 1 to 2 cups of tea daily for at least 2 weeks.
Nearly 800,000 patients are affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and it is about 3 times more common in women than men
If you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), no amount of sleep helps you feel more awake. While activity, both mental and physical, may make you even more tired.
You may also endure muscle Pains and weakness, memory problems and other symptoms with no detectable source. Fatigue, Sore Throat, Headaches, and fatigue lasting more than 24 hours following exertion are classic symptoms
Do you experience severe muscle and Joint Pain, Headaches and sore lymph nodes? On top of that, perhaps you can’t Concentrate, and you’re tired, really tired, most of the time — a sense of exhaustion that just won’t go away, no matter how long you sleep.
Called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, this illness comes with a varied list of symptoms and complaints.
The scope and causes of chronic fatigue, and even its existence is hotly debated.
This condition is widely misunderstood by doctors and patients alike.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is defined as the following:
- at least six months of severe, lingering exhaustion without any other medical explanation
- presence of four or more additional symptoms, including o memory or concentration problems o Sore Throat o tender lymph nodes o muscle or Joint Pain (without swelling or redness) o Headaches o unrefreshing sleep o post-Exercise malaise that persists more than a day
The symptoms must have recurred across six or more consecutive months, and they must not have predated the onset of chronic fatigue.
Only about 4% to 5% of people say they’re exhausted for six months straight. Many of them have non-medical reasons for their fatigue - job Stress or a new baby, for example.
“It’s not a normal tired,” a CFS sufferer from Virginia says. “You run into a wall. You can’t keep your head up or your eyes open.” She describes it as “having bricks tied to your arms and legs, to your eyelids and the back of your head.”
The crushing tiredness apparently is universal, but other symptoms are not the same for everyone, says Leonard Jason, director of the Center for Community Research at DePaul University in Chicago and a member of the federal government’s CFS Advisory Committee.
Some sufferers feel faint when they stand up, others have feverish symptoms, and for some, inflammation is the hallmark. Their illness takes different paths to the same endpoint: “They feel very, very sick, extremely sick, extremely debilitated,” he says.
Medical treatment generally focuses on relieving whatever a person’s specific symptoms might be, but it also can include such options as Exercise, lifestyle changes and behavioral therapy. Since there is no known cure CFS, treatment is aimed primarily at symptom relief. No single therapy exists that helps all patients. Lifestyle changes, including increased rest, reduced Stress, dietary restrictions, gentle stretching and nutritional supplementation, are frequently recommended.
Many persons find alternative and complementary therapies such as acupuncture, Tai Chi and other treatments such as alternative food and herbal supplements to be helpful. Treatment may incorporate any, or all, of the above categories as you seek to improve your condition and life.
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References: CFIDS Association of America; PreventDisease.com; Donnica Moore, M.D.
Is Hypnosis medically approved?
Yes. The American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association have approved Hypnotherapy for use by professionally responsible individuals. The British Medical Association also adopted Hypnosis as a viable therapeutic tool in 1958.
How does the subconscious accept Hypnotic suggestions?
Hypnotic suggestions bypass the intellectual mind, called the “conscious,” and zero in on the subconscious. When given a new suggestion that is within the bounds of a person’s belief system and moral orientation, the subconscious mind accepts it literally as a new reality.
Is Hypnosis dangerous?
No. The induction of Hypnosis is never dangerous to the subject, although personal disappointments may arise because of unrealistic expectations or preconceived information.
Can I be controlled?
No. You are in control the entire time while experiencing Hypnosis. The power lies in your mind, because while under Hypnosis you have greater awareness than when you are fully awake and you retain all the power to select what you want to say or do. You won’t do anything in a Hypnotic State that you would not find acceptable in your normal awake state.
What does being hypnotized feel like?
Most clients report pleasant feelings of mental and physical Relaxation, similar to those moments before we Fall Asleep at night. You will be relaxed, yet still aware and able to respond if we need to.
“At the end of my first Hypnosis session, my Hypnotherapist said, “When we’re through here you’ll be . . . you’ll be yourself!” This was prophetic. I would describe all of my subsequent experiences with Hypnosis as remembering or discovering parts of me that were characteristic, and following their lead.
Therapeutic Hypnosis has not involved suppressing or discarding any part of me. It has not meant using will power to force behavior changes. Rather, it is a way to allow change to arise inevitably, even joyfully, out of the unique person who has always been present. It is a tool for utilizing what is already there.” (Ruth Dart, Oakland California)
How does Hypnosis help people?
The ability to reprogram emotional attitudes and reactions is a latent talent within every human being. Hypnosis is the most functional and reasonable way to train life-long attitudes, rather than suffer a lifetime of emotional accidents the conscious mind is unable to change.
Contrary to popular belief, you do not necessarily even have to be relaxed during Hypnosis. It is easier (and more pleasant) to experience Hypnosis while relaxed, but Hypnosis can be accomplished while you are tense. Hypnosis has to do with concentration far more than Relaxation.
What if I don’t wake up?
No one has ever got stuck in a terminal state of Hypnosis. It simply cannot happen. If the hypnotist left the room, or if you were listening to a tape and the power went out, you would either Fall Asleep and wake up naturally, or your subconscious mind would detect that there is no voice guiding you and bring you to conscious awareness.
Does a person become unconscious or lose control during Hypnosis?
Actually the opposite is true as you are gaining control over mental functions most other people are scarcely aware of. Contrary to popular myth, you will never tell secrets you want to keep to yourself or accept suggestions that are not in your best interests. Also you will be awake the entire session and will be able to recall all that took place. You are always in control.
What do you mean by “Hypnosis is a tool?”
Hypnosis and selection of a therapist can be analogous to a surgeon and scalpel…
A scalpel is a blade used in Surgery by qualified surgeons. However, without the proper training, the tool is useless, and possibly dangerous. If you were going into heart Surgery, you would make sure that the surgeon using this tool had spent years at a legitimate institution learning everything that he/she needed to know about heart Surgery. This requires a complete Education and training until demonstrating his/her competence. The same goes for someone using Hypnosis. A Hypnotherapist should have years of training in mental health before even attempting to use Hypnosis as a tool for helping people make life changes.
How effective is Hypnosis counseling?
A survey of psychotherapy literature by noted psychologist Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. revealed the following recovery rates:
Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions. Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions. Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions.
Source: American Health Magazine
Some areas where Hypnosis is helpful include:
Anxiety, panic, phobias, unwanted habits and addictions, disrupted sleep patterns, lack of confidence and low Self-Esteem, fear of examinations and public speaking, Allergies and Skin Disorders, Migraine and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
The Hypnosis Network upholds the highest professional standards for our products, quality and therapists. We carefully monitor our product list and therapist requirements against the standards of The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), the largest U.S. organization for health and mental health care professionals using clinical Hypnosis.
Founded in 1957, ASCH’s members are psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, medical doctors, master’s level nurses and dentists. Their efforts to support research and set standards for ethical practices of Hypnotherapy are respected world-wide, and The Hypnosis Network is proud to meet (and in some cases exceed) their standards.
The following information on Hypnosis is taken from the ASCH’s website.
Definition of Hypnosis
Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. It is like using a magnifying glass to Focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when our minds are concentrated and focused, we are able to use our minds more powerfully. Because Hypnosis allows people to use more of their potential, learning self-Hypnosis is the ultimate act of self-control.
Everyone has experienced a trance many times, but we don’t usually call it Hypnosis. All of us have been so absorbed in thought – while reading a book, or riding the bus to work – that we fail to notice what is happening around us. While we were zoned out, another level of consciousness which we refer to as our unconscious mind, took over. These are very focused states of attention similar to Hypnosis.
Ruth Dart, assistant to Dr. Eric Greenleaf who founded the Milton H. Erickson Insitute of the Bay Area, has this to say about what Hypnosis feels like:
At the end of my first Hypnosis session, my Hypnotherapist said, “When we’re through here you’ll be . . . you’ll be yourself!” This was prophetic. I would describe all of my subsequent experiences with Hypnosis as remembering or discovering parts of myself that were characteristic, and following their lead.
Therapeutic Hypnosis has not involved suppressing or discarding any part of me. It has not meant using will power to force behavior changes. Rather, it is a way to allow change to arise inevitably, even joyfully, out of the unique person who has always been present. It is a tool for utilizing what is already there.
Clinical hypnotists do essentially three things with Hypnosis. They encourage the use of imagination. Mental imagery is very powerful, especially in a focused state of attention. The mind seems capable of using imagery, even if it is only symbolic, to assist us in bringing about the things we are imagining. For example, a patient with Ulcerative Colitis may be asked to imagine what her distressed colon looks like. If she imagines it as being like a tunnel, with very red, inflamed walls that are rough in texture, the patient may be encouraged in Hypnosis (and in self-Hypnosis) to imagine this image changing to a healthy one.
Another basic Hypnotic method is to present ideas or suggestions to the patient. In a state of concentrated attention, ideas and suggestions that are compatible with what the patient wants seem to have a more powerful impact on the mind.
Finally, Hypnosis may be used for unconscious exploration, to better understand underlying motivations or identify whether past events or experiences are associated with causing a problem. Hypnosis avoids the critical censor of the conscious mind, which often defeats what we know to be in our best interests.
Myths About Hypnosis
People often fear that being hypnotized will make them lose control, surrender their will, and result in their being dominated, but a Hypnotic State is not the same thing as gullibility or weakness. Many people base their assumptions about hypnotism on stage acts but fail to take into account that stage hypnotists screen their volunteers to select those who are cooperative, with possible exhibitionist tendencies, as well as responsive to Hypnosis. Stage acts help create a myth about Hypnosis which discourages people from seeking legitimate Hypnotherapy.
Another myth about Hypnosis is that people lose consciousness and have amnesia. A small percentage of subjects, who go into very deep levels of trance will fit this stereotype and have spontaneous amnesia. The majority of people remember everything that occurs in Hypnosis. This is beneficial, because most of what we want to accomplish in Hypnosis may be done in a medium-depth trance, where people tend to remember everything.
In Hypnosis, the patient is not under the control of the hypnotist. Hypnosis is not something imposed on people, but something they do for themselves. A hypnotist simply serves as a facilitator to guide them.
When Will Hypnosis Be Beneficial?
We believe that Hypnosis will be optimally effective when the patient is highly motivated to overcome a problem and when the Hypnotherapist is well trained in both Hypnosis and in general considerations relating to the treatment of the particular problem. Some individuals seem to have higher native Hypnotic talent and capacity that may allow them to benefit more readily from Hypnosis.
It is important to keep in mind that Hypnosis is like any other therapeutic modality: It can offer major benefits to some patients with some problems, and it is helpful with many other patients. But it can fail, just like any other clinical method. For this reason, we emphasize that we are not “hypnotists,” but health- care professionals who use Hypnosis along with other tools of our professions.
Uses of Hypnosis
LEGITIMATE USES OF Hypnosis
- Sleep Disorders
- Anxiety & Stress management
- Sports & Athletic Performance
- Obesity & weight control
- Smoking cessation
- High Blood Pressure
- Raynaud’s disease
- Sexual dysfunctions
- Test Anxiety
- Learning disorders
- Bowel Syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease
- Dermatologic Disorders (Eczema, Herpes, Neurodermatitis, Pruritus itching, Psoriasis, Warts)
- Pain (back pain, cancer pain, dental anesthesia, Headaches and Migraines, Arthritis or Rheumatism)
SOME NON-LEGITIMATE USES
- Growing taller
- Getting lucky
- Penis growth
- Psychic powers
- Remote influence
- Drug addiction
- Magical seduction powers
Breast growth (there have been instances where Hypnosis has worked with breast growth, but we are not confident in the research)
LEGITIMATE BUT INAPPROPRIATE FOR AUDIO PROGRAM
What Is Aromatherapy?
Certified Aromatherapists will recommend massage (introduction through the skin) and inhalation (introduction through the respiratory system) as the most effective methods of introducing these wonderfully balanced and holistic gifts from nature into the human body. For massage, a good quality Carrier Oil, Lotion, cream or salve is used to deliver the Essential Oils to the area needed. For inhalation, a simmering pot, Diffuser, hot tub, sauna - or something as simple as a common cotton ball is used.
While modern science can in some cases duplicate the fragrance of some Essential Oils, they have been unable to duplicate the benefits each can deliver. Each Essential Oil is made up of between 50 to 500 different chemicals that occur in nature. Essential Oils can be used for pleasure only, to scent your environment, or be used in an effective natural way to enhance Beauty and health.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oils are very volatile substances produced from Botanical sources. They are the concentrates of sromatic molecules of the plant or its parts. The molecules can be considered the hormones of the plant, as they control certain functions of the plants life. Many people think of Essential Oils as the spirit of the plant.
Pure Essential Oils are naturally occurring substances found in different parts of plants - the blossom, fruit, leaf, stem, bark, wood or resin. Through a complicated and often expensive process of distillation or solvent extraction, these precious oils are captured and bottled. The Essential Oils are then measured and combined according to the quality each oil possesses, and this blend is then administered to the recipient.
What are Essential Oils made of?
Essential Oils are compositions made of the basic Organic elements; carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, forming alcohols, Esters, ketones, oxides, phenols, and terenes. An Essential Oil can contain between 10 to 200 components and other minor trace compounds that are very difficult to analyze. Essential Oils form very interesting and specific molecules that react against such microorganisms as bacteria and Viruses. Such molecules can sometimes form a vitamin composition or a hormone-type chemical.
How do Essential Oils Enter the Body?
Three ways… 1. Through our skin. The largest organ in the human body, and accessible to Essential Oils because the molecular structure of the Essential Oils is so small they can enter through the skin and enter the blood steam. A modern application of this principal is used by many people today and is known as the patch. To Quit Smoking, or to raise estrogen levels in post Menopausal women, medication is introduced at a gentle and consistent level into the body through the skin. Massage is another way Essential Oils are introduced into the body. Essential Oils in salves, creams, oils, perfumes all are vehicles of delivery. Essential Oils take about half an hour to be absorbed.
Through smell. The olfactory system, (nose) sends the chemical message of the Essential Oils through the limbic part of our brain, which is the oldest part of our brain. Here the message is telegraphed to our central Nervous system and to our glands, which control how our body functions. Methods to use here are in baths, Diffusers, humidifiers, hot tubs, steams, perfumes, on a hanky, or Pillow. Takes only seconds for the message to be received.
Ingesting. In North America, ingesting can never be suggested. It is not the best method, in any case, as the Essential Oils end up reacting with the other materials in the digestive tract, and are often of very little use to the client.
How is a skin test performed?
Are Essential Oils used by doctors or hospitals?
Hospitals in England and France make a great therapeutic use of Essential Oils. There are many medical studies that support therapeutic results from the use of Essential Oils. The US utilizes Essential Oils less than most other countries for therapeutic assistance. In the US, massage therapists, reflexologists, accupressurists, nail salons, skin specialists and homeopathic practitioners generally make use of Essential Oils.
How long do Essential Oils last, once purchased?
Most Essential Oils will last 1-2 years if kept in a dark bottle in a cool place. Some of the resinous oils are more like wine, in that they actually get better with age! Because citrus oils are top notes and highly volatile, they should be used up within one year, and once oils are blended with Carrier Oils they should be used up within 1 to 2 months as the therapeutic value starts to diminish.
Essential Oils can be classified into top, middle, and base notes, signifying the length of time an oil’s scent can be detected.
Base notes or fixatives (like Patchouli, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Cedarwood) help to deepen the blend and create a lasting aroma. When smelled directly from the bottle they may have very little scent, but once used in a blend and applied to the skin, they react strongly and release their power. These scents (and effects) can last from several days to a week, depending on the oil.
What are the benefits of Aromatherapy?
Odors bring back memories and influence our behaviour. Depending on the fragrance, odours can calm, Relax, stimulate associations, evoke, frighten and arouse us. In fact, we have the capacity to distinguish up to 10,000 different odours that influence our memory and feelings and impact our quality of life.
In addition to the mind-emotional benefit, many oils have been scientifically proven to have antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, antifungal and antiseptic effects. Oils are also capable of exerting effects on various body systems and organs.
Can a person be Allergic to a scent?
NO, there are no Allergens present in an aromatic chemical. However, if a person has an Allergy to grass for example and smells something similar, they can react with similar sensitivities because of the scent memory.
What scent makes people buy more?
There is no particular scent. It depends on many factors, such as overall atmosphere, customer service, lighting and design. Scent compliments a marketing theme to create a better environment. In fact, recent tests have proven that people will stay longer in a store with pleasant odours, that it has a positive effect on the perception of a product and will influence the purchase decision.
What scents are most conducive to Relaxation and passion?
According to certain research it was discovered that women really like the smell of Granny Smith Green Apples, and Cinnamon Rolls and other baked goodies. They feel more relaxed and at home with sweet and spicy smells such as these. They are more encumbered to be more passionate, because such smells remind them of a homey atmosphere? They dont like strong smells such as cherry or strawberry. Men favor a more woodsy aroma with hints of spice, like Cedar, and Myrrh. Walk into a real Cedar cigar humidor and you will understand.
Sound has an effect on our cells, and organs. Vibrating sounds from patterns which create energy fields resonate and move in the surrounding space. We absorb these vibrations which subtly changes our blood pressure, skin temperature and other internal rhythms.
In the book “The Mozart Effect”, by Don Campbell, it stated that music can create an enzyme in the saliva which can boost the Immune System. Hans Jenny, a Swiss doctor describes how sound and vibration interacts with matter. Jenny shows how intricate geometric figures are formed by sound. He has created vibrations in Crystals with electrical impulses and transmitted the vibrations to a medium such as a string. Jenny also produced oscillating figures in liquids, the forms and shapes that can be created by sound can be varied simply by changing the pitch, the harmonics of the tone, and the material that is vibrating. A low Om produces concentric circles with a dot at their center, a high EEE creates many circles with wobbly edges. These forms are changed when different tones are sounded.
Light and sound are part of each other, their frequencies intertwine in order to uplift and carry information to our subtle bodies. When using sound and color in our working on our bodies, you bring about a rearrangement of the molecular structure creating an opening for information to flow in. Because the skeletal form holds sensibility to frequencies, information is stored in our bones. One can, through sound, access the information held deep within our skeletal memories. Sound is a tool for transformation: it can penetrate any substance, move molecules, and rearrange realities.
Sound and color carry a certain frequency that the body recognizes. The body is keyed to respond to acceptability of the frequency. Color coded Tuning Forks can be used to direct a certain vibrational frequency into an area of the body. When the Tuning Forks are placed on a blocked area along a meridian line on the body it creates an opening for the natural flow of energy to continue. Sound brings about states of emotional feelings. When the sound penetrates areas within your meridians it connects ti the feelings and in turn allows you to bring in information behind the blockages or illness. These blockages can create havoc in all areas: the physical, emotional, and mental bodies.
Healing is about you coming to a state of willingness, and co-creates with Great Spirit in order to connect the mistakes within the consciousness, and all levels of the body. When sound and light enters the body, it uplifts and raises our conscious awareness. As a child of God we come into this world perfect and complete just the way we are. Humans however drop down into a belief system, which causes imperfection within all levels of the emotional, mental, and physical bodies. Studies have shown that certain vibrations particularly coming from music can influence our over all sense of health.
About the author
Charles Lightwalker is a Metis shaman, author, medical intuitive, and healer. For more information visit the web site: www.thefamilyoflight.com.
Our most important energy source is light, and the entire spectrum of colors is derived from light. Sunlight, which contains all the wavelengths, consists of the entire electromagnetic spectrum that we depend on to exist on this planet.
Light flows through our eyes and triggers hormone production, which influences our entire complex biochemical system. This biochemical system then affects our being. And light does not travel alone. Light travels with other energies as illustrated on the right.
We know that each color found in the visible light spectrum has its own wavelength and its own frequency, which produces a specific energy and has a nutritive effect. We know some rays can be dangerous if we are exposed to them. But the visible light, the rainbow, has a soothing effect on us.
Light consists of the seven color energies: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. Each color is connected to various areas of our body and will affect us differently emotionally, physically, and mentally. By learning how each color influences us, we can effectively use color to give us an extra boost of energy when we need it.
If you wake up in the morning with little energy, or you need to prepare for a business meeting, this is where the power of colors can help. All you have to do is reflect on the type of day you have planned; choose the color that will help you meet the demands of the day; and then absorb that particular color. It’s like fueling your system with the right kind of gas.
Use when you need to meet a demanding day, or when you feel drained of energy. The color red provides the power from the earth and gives energy on all levels. It connects us to our physical body. Everything that is to be commenced needs the life Vitality of red.
Personality Traits: Courageous, confident, humanistic, strong-willed, spontaneous, honest, and extroverted.
The Root Chakra is governed by the color red.
- The color Orange HAPPINESS, CONFIDENCE, RESOURCEFULNESS
Brings joy to our workday and strengthens our appetite for life! Orange is the best emotional stimulant. It connects us to our senses and helps to remove inhibitions and makes us independent and social.
Personality Traits: Enthusiastic, happy, sociable, energetic, sporty, self-assured, and constructive.
The Spleen Chakra is governed by the color Orange.
- The Color Yellow WISDOM, CLARITY, Self-Esteem
Gives us clarity of thought, increases awareness, and stimulates interest and curiosity. Yellow energy is related to the ability to perceive and understand. The yellow color connects us to our mental self.
Personality Traits: Good-humored, optimistic, confident, practical, and intellectual.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is governed by the color yellow.
- The Color Green BALANCE, LOVE, SELF CONTROL
Helps Relax muscles, nerves, and thoughts. Cleanses and balances our energy, to give a feeling of renewal, peace and harmony. Green connects us to unconditional love and is used for balancing our whole being.
Personality Traits: Understanding, self-controlled, adaptable, sympathetic, compassionate, generous, humble, nature loving, and romantic.
The Heart Chakra is governed by the color green.
- The Color Blue KNOWLEDGE, HEALTH, DECISIVENESS
This is a mentally-relaxing color. Blue has a pacifying effect on the Nervous system and brings great Relaxation. Ideal for Sleep Problems, and hyper-active children. Connects us to holistic thought, and gives us wisdom and clarity enhancing communication and speech.
Personality Traits: Loyal, tactful, affectionate, inspiring, inventive, caring, and cautious.
The Throat Chakra is governed by the color blue.
- The Color Purple INTUITION, MYSTICISM, UNDERSTANDING
The purple energy connects us to our unconscious self, and gives us the experience of being part of the whole universe. Strengthens intuition, imagination, psychic powers, and increases dream activity.
Personality Traits: Intuitive, fearless, practical, idealistic, wise, and a truth seeker.
The Brow Chakra is governed by the color purple.
Purifies our thoughts and feelings giving us inspiration in all undertakings. The Violet energy connects us to our spiritual self bringing guidance, wisdom and inner strength. Enhances artistic talent and creativity.
Personality Traits: Inspirational leaders, kindly and just, humanitarians, self-sacrifing, visionary, creative, and strong mentally.
The Crown Chakra is governed by the Violet energy.
About the author
Charles Lightwalker is a Metis shaman, author, medical intuitive, and healer. For more information visit the web site: www.thefamilyoflight.com.