Endurance Training are exercises designed to increase aerobic performance, as well as cardiovascular and muscular stamina. Common forms of Endurance Training include running, swimming, cycling and cross country skiing. Endurance Training is a common element of healthy lifestyle changes. Endurance Training is not generally used as a treatment for acne, but it may have a … Continue reading “Endurance Training”

Strength Training exercises are designed to increase the strength, density and size of muscle tissue. Most Strength Training exercises use resistance (eg. weight training) to induce the cellular processes associated with muscle growth. Strength Training has many health benefits, including increased ligament and tendon strength, increased bone density, reduced risk of injury and elevated basal … Continue reading “Strength Training”

Meditation and Prayer are both mental practices where one focuses on their own consciousness and its connection to the larger universe. Prayer often involves communicating with God or either deities, and most religions have their own unique prayer practices. Meditation is often more focused on looking inward into one’s own consciousness and freeing it from … Continue reading “Meditation and Prayer”

Yoga is a discipline that combines physicality and spirituality. There are many different types of Yoga, but most forms of Yoga rely on a similar system of physical exercises that emphasize balance, flexibility and meditation. Yoga is routinely incoporated into holistic treatment plans for a wide range of ailments.¬†Yoga is rarely used as a direct … Continue reading “Yoga”

Aromatherapy is a technique that involves using olfactory stimulation to improve mood, relieve anxiety and support a sense of well-being. Application of Aromatherapy can be done topically, via inhalation or water immersion. Essential oils and other plant extracts, as well as many other naturally occurring compounds can be used in Aromatherapy. It is unclear whether … Continue reading “Aromatherapy”

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that involves putting thin needles into the skin and superficial tissue of a patient. Acupuncture is an important element of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture is believed to help redirect the flow of Qi (life force energy) through the body in a way that can be helpful for healing, … Continue reading “Acupuncture”