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9 Essential Oils + How To Use Them For Clear, Radiant Skin

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Essential oils are highly potent, steam-distilled plant extracts. Though completely natural, they must be handled and used with care.

Essential oils are used medicinally by aromatherapists. Like any medicine, these natural chemicals can be harmful if used improperly. It’s important to research any essential oil before using it in your routine. You’ll need to determine its recommended dilution, and check to see if the oil has any restrictions for use. Certain essential oils can be disruptive to medical conditions like pregnancy, high blood pressure, or epilepsy.

As a rule, any essential oil you are working with should be diluted to around 1–3% for use in skin care. That means that the oil needs to be blended with a carrier oil to be used directly, or used in very small proportions in recipes and formulations.

It’s important to note that essential oils should be used with extreme care on children and babies. Kids and babies can’t process the chemicals in essential oils as easily as adults. If you’re, I recommend consulting a doctor or aromatherapist before using or handling any essential oils.

While there are thousands of essential oils available, I tend to lean on a handful of favorites. Choose one or two that suit your skin type, and invest in small bottles of high quality oil.

The ultimate oil for mature skin care, rose essential oil is treasured for its ability to help soothe and soften. Rose essential oil is soothing to all skin types, and is an excellent addition to any of your most precious facial recipes.

Geranium essential oil makes a great alternative to rose essential oil and is far less expensive. It can still help balance skin pH, fight fine lines and wrinkles, and benefit facial recipes. Though any variety of geranium essential oil will do, my personal favorites are rose geranium and geranium bourbon.

Neroli essential oil is another great choice for facial care. Like rose essential oil and geranium essential oil, it helps to balance skin’s moisture. Which of the three you choose mostly depends on budget and personal preference.

Personally, I adore the smell of neroli essential oil. It is made from orange blossoms, giving it a delightfully sweet and floral scent.

Roman chamomile essential oil is very effective at soothing itchy, red skin. It also has a calming effect emotionally, which as far as side effects go, is not too shabby.

 

Another great essential oil for soothing inflamed skin, yarrow is also slightly astringent, making it a good choice for oily or combination skin.

 

Helichrysum essential oil is expensive, but a worthwhile investment for those fighting acne. It not only possesses potent antibacterial and antifungal properties, it can help reduce scarring. Helichrysum essential oil’s restorative properties also make it a good choice for mature skin.

 

Niaouli essential oil is a close relative to tea tree essential oil, an ingredient commonly used to combat acne. While both boast potent antibacterial properties and are excellent for acne-prone and combination skin, niaouli essential oil is more gentle on the nervous system and overall health. I recommend using niaouli essential oil in place of tea tree essential oil in recipes.

 

I use peppermint essential oil in almost all of my lip balm recipes. The hint of cooling mint will make your lips tingle. That stimulating feeling can also benefit tired muscles in your feet, legs, and hands.

A word to the wise though: a little peppermint essential oil goes a long way, so go easy with this particular essential oil. By the way, do not use peppermint essential oil with babies or toddlers.

 

Rosemary is a popular essential oil in haircare recipes because it encourages a healthy balance of oils in the scalp. It is believed to discourage dandruff, soothe inflammation, and may even stimulate hair growth.

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-22268/9-essential-oils-how-to-use-them-for-clear-radiant-skin.html

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How to Look More Beautiful as You Age

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No matter what your age, you can keep your skin looking like a teenager’s by paying attention to the four pillars of youthful skin:

  • Nourish your skin all year round, both from the inside and from the outside.
  • Rehydrate your skin internally and externally — maintaining moisture balance is crucial for skin health and appearance.
  • Detoxify from both the inside and outside to prevent the build-up of toxins and help keep skin clear and radiant.
  • Practice stress management — stress is the number one enemy of youthful skin.

Paying attention to these four pillars increases prabha, the natural luster and glow of the skin, and it is important to address all four aspects from the inside and the outside.

Nourish Your Skin

To nourish your skin from the inside, The Council recommends following the ayurvedic dietary guidelines for the season and your skin/body type. In addition, try adjusting your diet to become more skin-friendly:

  • Eat plenty of sweet, juicy fruits, including a stewed apple or pear for breakfast, to enhance skin suppleness.
  • Include multiple whole grains in your diet (quinoa, couscous, millet, barley, amaranth, rye and wheat) to provide a variety of minerals and the full range of nature’s intelligence to your skin.
  • Eat a variety of vegetables, cooked with skin-friendly spices such as turmeric, cumin and small amounts of black pepper (see recipe below). Green leafy vegetables provide fiber and nutrients such as iron and calcium, which help to nourish the blood and skin tissue.
  • Eat light, easily-digestible proteins such as milk, lassi (yogurt blended with water and a dash of cumin and fresh mint), and panir (freshly-made cheese), as well as nourishing proteins such as mung dahl, which is helpful for all skin types.
  • Take Youthful Skin Tablets and Premium Amla Berry tablets daily to support your skin with herbs, which represent the concentrated intelligence of nature.

Skin-Friendly Spice Mixture

  • 3 parts turmeric
  • 6 parts coriander
  • 6 parts fennel
  • 1 part fenugreek
  • 1 part black pepper

Sauté the spices in ghee (clarified butter), add steamed vegetables and stir. Cook for a few minutes to allow the spices to be absorbed.

Turmeric is the greatest friend of your skin because it is deeply purifying and is also a potent antioxidant. Cumin and fenugreek purify the blood and fat tissue, and black pepper and turmeric do the same, plus cleanse rasa (nutrient fluid) and sweat (the waste product of fat tissue). All of these factors have a direct link to the health and appearance of the skin.

Rehydrate Your Skin

For internal rehydration, drink more pure water; eat sweet, juicy fruits; and include moderate amounts of high-quality fats such as ghee or olive oil in your diet. A completely fat-free diet is unhealthy for the skin, and diminishes both luster and aura. But always cook fats with skin-friendly spices to improve digestion and absorption.

Vata skin-types require more fat content in the diet because their skin tends to be naturally dry, and Kapha skin types require less because their skin naturally has relatively higher oil content.

For external rehydration, massage daily before your bath or shower with the Youthful Skin Massage Oil: this oil includes herbs such as Sacred Lotus, Sandalwood, and Ashwagandha. The Youthful Skin Massage Oil is formulated for enhanced absorption, has an anti-aging effect, and increases glow and luster. It is the most effective oil for youthfulness, and incorporates new processing techniques that result in faster absorption and more satisfying aroma.

Facial skin can benefit from the deep-layer lipid support offered by the Youthful Skin Oil. Here’s a tip for fast, even, light application: barely moisten your hands, then pour 3-4 drops of the oil onto one palm. Rub your palms together to spread the oil, then pat your palms on your face to apply the oil. Gently massage it in with your fingertips, using even, upward strokes.

Royal Milk Anti-Aging Skin Bath

This time-tested beauty aid was recommended by traditional royal physicians for the queens of India to enhance glow and luster of the skin:

  1. Mix a large quantity of 70 percent rolled oats, 10 percent Indian Sarsaparilla, 10 percent Marshmallow Root and 10 percent Rose Petals.
  2. Place two tablespoons of this mixture in the middle of a small square of cheesecloth, gather up the ends of the cloth, and tie with a string.
  3. Dip the cloth into warm milk and pat the entire body with the herbal sachet to deeply moisturize your skin.
  4. Make enough mixture for one or two months and store in an airtight container.
Detoxify

The number one detoxification target should be the colon. If you have a problem with Apana Vata and are constipated, for instance, your skin will only become dryer and duller. Take daily walks, eat more fibrous foods, and drink plenty of water. If you still have irregular bowel movements, take Herbal Cleanse.

To seasonally detoxify from within, take Elim-Tox-O along with Organic Genitrac for 45 days whenever the seasons are in the process of changing: in the transition weeks between summer and fall, fall and winter, winter and spring, and spring and summer.

http://www.mapi.com/ayurvedic-knowledge/ayurvedic-beauty/ayurvedic-aging-secrets.html#gsc.tab=0

KATI VASTI ‘You are as young as your spine is healthy’- Ayurveda

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The term kati refers to low back region. It is procedure where by medicated oil is retained for a certain period of time in the low back area. A completely sealed walled boundary is made with the paste of black gram powder or wheat powder in the kati (low back) region. The medicated oil is heated till it becomes lukewarm. This lukewarm medicated oil is then poured in to the space inside the walled boundary in a constant and continuous stream. It is retained there for a particular period of time. The medicated oil is soaked up, heated to becomes lukewarm and poured back again by adding fresh oil in it. This repeated during the whole procedure. It helps in strengthening the muscles especially those in the low back region. It helps in alleviating neuronal complaints, lumbago and sciatica. The treatment is also effective in muscular spasm and inflammations in the low back region. Dhaanwantaram tailam, Sahacharady thailam, kottomchukkadi thailam, murivenna, karpoora thailam etc. are some of the medicated oils used for the treatment. The ayurvedic oils for the treatment are selecting depending up on the conditions of the patient or direction of the physician. The duration of the treatment varies from 30 to 40 minutes depending up on the condition of the individual. The course of treatment depending up on the directions of the physician or the conditions of the individuals.

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Benefits of kati vasti are relieves occupational tension build-ups, stiffness, spasms, pains and aches, and is very effective for sciatic pains and scolyosis.

http://www.ayurvedasopanam.com/kati-vasti.html

POWER PLANTS

HOLY BASIL

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Holy basil is a sacred herb within Ayurveda—the centuries-old medicinal practice from India—and has been called upon for thousands of years to help combat stress. Nowadays, we understand that it works by lowering cortisol levels in the body, says acupuncturist Jill Blakeway, director of the YinOva Center in New York City.

“Holy basil is often used in Ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogen—a class of herbs that help your body deal with stressors,” she continues. Which is what helps make “tulsi”—the Hindu name for holy basil—Ayurveda’s perfect antidote to the hectic pace of the modern world.

But holy basil’s benefits don’t stop at stress-busting. “I’ve also seen it pretty widely used to treat common ailments like an upset stomach or even a seasonal cold,” says celeb nutritionist and beauty-foods evangelist Kim Snyder. “It’s thought to work because the chemical compounds it’s comprised of can help decrease inflammation and pain.”

Holy basil has a more peppery, clove-like taste than its familiar Western counterpart, sweet basil, though the two are closely related. And like sweet basil, it can be used to flavor all types of savory dishes—just think more along the lines of spicy stir-frys and soups than Italian pasta sauces.

But the herb may be at the height of its stress-squashing abilities when it is enjoyed slowly, as part of a relaxing daily tea ritual. There are plenty of ready-made blends available online or in health food stores, or you can brew your own by steeping fresh or dried leaves. Then simply sip. Breathe. Repeat.

COCONUT

coconut2Coconut oil, often cold-pressed from the fruit, has been the indisputable breakout ingredient in the nutrition and beauty worlds for the last few years, winning fans who adore it for being a total wellness multi-tasker.

“People used to think coconut oil was unhealthy, because it contains saturated fats, but now we know that these saturated fats are different to those found in fatty meat,” saysacupuncturist Jill Blakeway, director of the YinOva Center in New York City. “Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) which are metabolized differently in the body and are a great source of energy.”

MCTs have even been shown to increase energy expenditure in the body, she says, which means coconut oil can aid in weight loss. Plus, the oil contains something called auric acid, which gives it antimicrobial properties, Blakeway says “making it a good plant to ward off infections”

From a culinary perspective, coconut oil makes an awesome alternative to olive oil because it can handle up to 450 degrees of heat, giving it a high smoke point (i.e., the point at which the good compounds in an oil begin to break down and potentially problematic ones can begin to form). Try it in stir-frys, or to pan sear lean proteins. It also comes in handy in everything from baked goods to bulletproof-style coffee.

And beauty aficionados are enamored with it. “Coconut oil is by far my favorite beauty product, and I use it wherever I can,” says celeb nutritionist and beauty-foods evangelist, Kim Snyder. “It’s super hydrating, so it’s great for use on dry, irritated skin.”

Who should use it? “Everyone, everywhere,” she raves. It’s also a hair conditioner, star makeup remover, lip balm, and body scrub (when mixed with sugar or salt). No wonder so many wellness gurus love to use and recommend coconut oil.

ROSE HIP

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Rose hip—the fruit of the wild rose bush—just sounds so much more romantic than your everyday produce, evoking images of lush, overgrown gardens at a Downton Abbey-esque estate. But it’s also a straight-up superfood, packed with more vitamin C than oranges.

“In the UK, during the Second World War [when citrus was scarce], people made rose hip syrup from the fresh hips to supplement their vitamin C levels and help keep them healthy,” says Tipper Lewis, lead herbalist at the famed British natural health emporium, Neal’s Yards Remedies.

Rose hips are also a known inflammation-buster, so much so that they’ve been used to help treat rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic inflammatory disorder), explains acupuncturist Jill Blakeway, director of the YinOva Center in New York. “Research has shown [rose hip] to be helpful at reducing the pain, inflammation, and swelling associated with the joints,” echoes Lewis.

“It’s thought to be a substance called ‘GOPO’—a galactolipid—that has the main effect, so if you’re buying rose hips [for inflammation], make sure they contain this substance.” Meaning buy it in whole or pure dried forms.

The fruit itself can taste a bit sour, so Lewis recommends trying it in tea, which is “tart and sweet at the same time.” Infuse fresh or dried hips in hot water, just like you would any tea, Lewis recommends. Or for a refreshing summertime tonic, soak rose hips in cold water overnight, then sip, letting the anti-inflammatory benefits (and yes, the Downton romance) wash right through you.

7 Amazing Benefits of Ashwagandha Root for Women

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Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is an Ayurvedic herb commonly used in traditional Indian medicine. Investigations into the herb’s powerful effects on the body have sparked an explosion of interest, and research has reported exciting potential for human health, specifically its effects on mental, physical, and emotional health.
Benefits of Ashwagandha Root
Ashwagandha may enhance energy, support aging, and stimulate sex drive. Here are 7 benefits women may experience with ashwagandha.

1. Promotes Graceful Aging

Stress, both metabolic and emotional, dramatically affects aging. Cortisol, the body’s stress hormone, contributes to muscle loss and weakness, wrinkles, and cognitive impairment. Research has found that ashwagandha improves resistance to stress, possibly decreasing cortisol production. One study of 64 individuals observed a reduction in stress and a significant decrease in cortisol levels in individuals taking ashwagandha compared with placebo.
2. Menopausal Support

Ashwagandha acts on the endocrine system by encouraging hormone balance. A study involving 51 menopausal women supplementing with ashwagandha noted a significant reduction in symptoms such as hot flashes, anxiety, and mood.

3. Sexual Potency

The Kama Sutra, one of the oldest surviving texts on human sexuality, mentions ashwagandha in its literature as a potent sexual stimulant. Research indicates that the herb supports sexual health and vitality by increasing blood flow and reducing bodily tension. Women taking ashwagandha typically experience an increase in sexual desire and satisfaction.

4. Memory Support

Recent research has shown that ashwagandha reduces memory impairment in animal models. The herb may also protect the brain from the oxidative stress that leads to neurodegeneration. Relaxation, a benefit derived from the herb’s stress-fighting effects, also improves long-term visual memory.

5. Revitalization

Another benefit many women report after taking this herb is in regards to energy levels. This anecdotal evidence is supported by scientific investigation; a recent study reported ashwagandha’s benefits for improving energy while reducing stress-related disorders.

6. Mood Booster

Ashwagandha is a known mood-boosting herb, and research suggests that the therapeutic plant may play a potential role in fighting mood imbalance. Women battling mood swings may benefit from supplementing with ashwaghanda.

7. Fertility

Stress, illness, hormone imbalance, and nutrient deficiencies — all of these issues threaten female reproductive health and make it difficult for a woman to conceive. Research shows that ashwagandha supports thyroid function, an organ responsible for regulating hormones.  Also, by decreasing stress, ashwagandha may encourage a situation that is optimal for fertility.  More research is needed to clarify whether or not ashwagandha is effective for helping infertile females struggling to conceive.

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/7-amazing-benefits-of-ashwagandha-root-for-women/

BIOSIGNATURES

Introduction to BioSignatures

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The diversity of patterns and shapes in nature makes one wonder, are they there to break the monotony or do they have functional purposes? Nature holds many secrets that are yet to be revealed, scientists are every day discovering fascinating facts about nature and adaptation, and these facts existed and were functioning long before they were recognized by orthodox science.

Extensive research in this field has shown that all patterns on the surface of plants, animals, insects and other living systems, form an integral part of the total energy system of that life form. This pattern is related to the peripheral energy flow on the surface of the body, which usually interacts with the environment to adapt the central energy system to external changes. The existence of a central and peripheral energy system in the body is a fact that most alternative medical practices recognize and work with.

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The BioSignatures are used within the BioGeometrical Company’s teaching and research departments, for the development and research. This is done under the supervision of the medical professionals, who are part of the research program. Many of the members are presently using this system in their private lives with success, as part of the research program. Large scale testing for statistical evaluation is currently undergoing in collaboration with scientific research institutions. For the energy balancing to support medical treatment of several problems; Hepatitis C, White blood cells low count, burns…etc, the cases are medically documented, with physicians’ reports and laboratory tests.

BioGeometry Jewelry, like anything else worn on the body can acquire electrostatic changes from surrounding materials or devices and should be knocked strongly on a hard surface or put on the BioGeometrical cleansing tray once a day to clear the charge in order for it to work properly.
After studying the body from the physiological orthodox point of view, the Chinese system of acupuncture and its subtle anatomy of meridians, and the Indian system with its energy centers (charkas) and the energy paths joining them, we discover new BioGeometry resonance relationships. These relationships are on multiple levels in the organs of our body and are expressed as linear energy patterns of organ functions that we call BioSignatures.

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If we put a simple shape into this information exchange layer around the physical body we will get resonance with corresponding energy pattern of any similar shape inside the body with the exact geometric configuration

If we look for example at an organ, it can have ten functions, which means that there are ten patterns of motion of energy inside it that are superimposed.Each pattern is on a different layer, with a different frequency.
The reason we made ‘chips’ with so many BioSignatures, is that, with all our present knowledge in the East and West, we do not really know everything about the workings of energy systems of the body, its paths and interrelations. Accordingly, having as many as possible proper energy BioSignatures within one’s energy system will always be beneficial because the body’s own wisdom will choose to access whatever it needs through resonance.

We then did a very interesting experiment: We reduced the BioSignatures in size on a computer down to just a point. There was absolutely no geometrical element left in there, only the energy of the shape.
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The Process of Creating BioSignatures

BioGeometry is to be distinguished from any form of symbolism. As we know symbols are as ancient as humanity; they are powerful tools of communicating ideas. Deciphering the codes of shapes in nature is what BioGeometry shapes and BioSignatures are all about. There are many schools of symbolism on levels ranging from religious and alternative beliefs to advertising and commercial manipulation. In BioGeometry shapes and BioSignatures however, we are speaking about something completely different, we are speaking about a design language. We are trying to read the energy language of nature that manifests itself in the shapes that we see. We are not creating them we are discovering them, very much like electricity, which we did not create but rather learnt how to manipulate it. We need to learn to decipher these shapes in order to use them. There is no symbolic value or any meaning in BioGeometry or BioSignature Shapes. They are functional like the integrated circuits on computer chips, and are not dependent on any belief or skepticism on the part of the user.

Results from experiments in the National Research Center in Egypt using bacteria, and other research on poultry and plants done at universities in Egypt and Holland, where auto suggestion, known as ‘placebo effect’, has no place, show evidence of this fact.

Interchangeability Between Scales

Before going into how to use BioSignatures, it is important to explain the process Dr.Karim went through to discover them. We know from the concept of interchangeability between scales, (Please refer to the paper “The Physics of Quality”), that we can translate a colour, like red for example, to a musical note, or translate it to an angle. They are all scales expressing the same thing in different languages. This means that the laws of one would apply to the other.

With musical notes for example, we have the laws of resonance as dealt with in the Science of Harmonics (Pythagoras, Von Thymus, Kepler, Chaldni, Jenny, Keyser). Like wise we ask, if there can be also resonance of shape? If the energy qualities of sound, colour, and angles (components of shape), are interchangeable, then there is resonance between similar colours, shapes and motion. We shall see how we can make use of this resonance of shape and discover new dimensions in the energy patterns of the functions of organs in energy systems.

Body Energy Anatomy

We have a central energy system, and several peripheral energy systems superimposed. There is always interaction between the central energy and the peripheral energy.The Chinese acupuncture points and meridians are part of the peripheral energy system. This peripheral energy system includes an energy boundary around the shape of our body, similar to that found on the periphery of any geometrical shape (The earth and its atmosphere for example). The shape of the body has a sort of energy storage layer, which is the fat on the skin. The fat layer has more than an insulation function that protects the central energy from external factors, it has the ability to accumulate and store information.The Internal energy system uses the senses and the energy centers (Chakras) to interact directly with all levels of energy in the environment. The peripheral energy systems, in turn, are not completely closed to the outside either; they are in constant exchange of information with the outside energy environment.

We must have windows. These points bring the information to the internal system to adapt it to the surrounding environment and are used in acupuncture to affect the energy flow directly on the organs. However, we must understand that their role is much more important, they are the body’s sensors to the outside environment. It is as if I use windows in a house only to look inside the house, we however know, that those windows primary function is to look outside. In our body every organ sends parts of its energy into the peripheral system (windows) to get information about what is happening outside and adapts accordingly.

The peripheral energy systems are not all within the physical boundary, they extend beyond it in a sort of energy field or aura around the body. The peripheral energy includes several superimposed levels. We have a vitality energy periphery, an emotional energy periphery, and mental energy periphery, and each one of them in turn includes its own sub levels.Now, with this information exchange layer, we have the ability to exchange information between the outside and inside of the body, and that is what we will do.

Similar Shapes Enter Into Resonance with Each Other

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Every pattern takes a certain shape because it performs a different function. While the shape will still be related to the primary shape, it will be more related to the internal energy patterns of shape within the organ, and will be of linear design in order to conduct energy. All these patterns interact together at the end and form an energy grid. So, instead of entering into resonance with only the primary shape, we go directly to each individual energy pattern. This process can go to the smallest detail, even reaching the DNA level.
We now have our BioSignatures, which when placed within the body’s peripheral energy, conduct energy into their linear shape to form an energy pattern of the same shape that enters into resonance with corresponding body function. If the BioSignature produces the correct pattern, it will enter into resonance with and therefore amplify the energy of that corresponding organ function. This could instantaneously correct the flow of energy and balance the organ function on the energy level.

It is important to note that we are producing energy balance of the organ function. We are not speaking of the healing of the organ on a physical level. BioSignatures have an energy balancing effect which supports other forms of orthodox medical treatments or alternative remedies.

Sometimes when the energy is properly balanced, the body can produce its own healing, which can be instantaneous. This should not however delude us into thinking that this is a form of alternative medical treatment. It is still a form of energy balancing, which is nearer to an environmental ‘tuning’ activity that supports health. It is rather like tuning of a musical instrument. When we look at it in this context, it is easy to understand the simple scientific concept of BioSignatures.

Using BioSignatures

In order to get good results using BioSignatures, it is important that the practitioner has a thorough knowledge of all types of energy flows in the body, as found in Chinese acupuncture meridians, Indian Chakra energy system, and other forms of alternative energy healing.We can illustrate the importance of this with this example. If a professional tennis-player suffers from a “tennis elbow;” it often means the end of his career. He will go through extensive medical treatments using drugs and prolonged physiotherapy which usually yields temporary results and the problem will recur under physical stress. In Chinese medicine, we know that the colon and the elbow are interrelated, because the colon meridian runs through the outer part of the arm over the tennis-elbow point.

In order to properly balance the energy of that area to promote the healing process, we will need to use BioSignatures for that particular muscle, the colon and any other interrelated functions. For example, there is also a connection referred to as mother and child relationship between the lung and colon meridians, so we’ll have to add the relevant lung BioSignatures as well.

Knowing the relationship between the different inner body organs and systems is not enough, in our case, we must know the language of shape in the body and understand the organ interactions based on resonance of shape. If we already have experience in healing, we can use whatever system, computerized technology, Bio-imaging, EKG, EEG, Radiesthesia, Kinesiology or any other body monitoring system to evaluate the energy balance and pickup what is needed.

Sometimes we find that the person needs BioSignatures that seem totally unrelated to his complaints. This could be for several reasons. One would be that the person might have an undetected problem in the organ function, which could sometimes also be on the energy level and not yet physically manifested.

Another reason could be due to resonance of shape between organs or organ details. Research has shown that there is resonance between the organs based on the similarity of their shapes, for example, ear and kidneys.

While working with BioSignatures we found that sometimes a BioSignature for a specific energy function also works for something else. We had such an experience when working with the research on Hepatitis C Virus. We used several BioSignatures for immunity and liver among others. The liver functions improved slightly, but when we went into the details of the subtle energy analysis of the liver cells, we found that something was still missing. We needed something to correct the inside of the cell and surprisingly found that one of the BioSignatures for the heart corrected the problem. This worked by resonance with something inside the liver cells, or other undiscovered relationships. In any case, one has to check the choice of BioSignatures a second time after a few days, to see if additions are needed.

Extensive research is needed as this is a developing science and each time is a new challenge.

Where Does The Energy That Flows Through The BioSignatures Come From?

Could we use for example, a small battery or magnet to introduce a small current into the BioSignature?

Actually, no. It is better to avoid that because electricity and magnetism have certain wave components that are harmful to our biological system. It is much safer to let the minute level of subtle energy from the body’s own electromagnetic field found in the peripheral energy flow through the linear shape of the BioSignatures to activate them. This will happen automatically when any linear object is put in an energy field from which it will conduct the energy. Using the body’s own energy is the safest way, as electromagnetic currents have both the horizontal and vertical wave components that are harmful to our body functions, a fact which produces harmful side effects from all medical devices. Intensive care units could benefit a lot if the harmful side effects of electromagnetic fields were reduced through the use of BioGeometry. We have done a lot of research on all type of biofeedback devices and all sorts of medical diagnostic and treatment devices and found that they all contain some form of vertical wave that should be cancelled. While conducting research in this field, we have filed for a joint-patent (with Vince Kubilius in L.A.) for the elimination of the harmful side effects of electrical devices, using BioGeometry. A similar joint-patent (with Dr.Toby Watkinson in L.A.) was filed for the elimination of the vertical wave forms found in copper coils used in energy balancing for health.
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We tested the effect of this dot on different people, and found that all the functions that were in it were still present and worked fine; they were still active. This is very similar to Homeopathy were the solution goes through several dilutions till no trace of the original matter is left, but the energy is still there.

An important point that we must keep in mind is that in making a general chip there are inevitable choices about which BioSignatures to include. In some cases a special BioSignature needed for a certain case might not be on the chip, or a Bio-numeral variation of the BioSignature would be more effective, it is therefore sometimes necessary to engrave additional BioSignatures on the chip.

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There are some BioSignatures that we found very helpful as a basic selection:

-The thymus gland plays an important role in our immunity.

-The stomach BioSignatures are very useful, because as we know from our studies in Chinese medicine, the stomach meridian runs through the whole body on both sides. There is a saying in Arab traditional medicine that “The stomach is the house of most ailments”.

-The BioSignature for the ‘spine and nervous system’ will help with back problems and is also good for the central nervous system and immunity related to the spine. We can see from its shape a flow from the base of the spine, moving the energy up along the vertebra to the back of the brain, pineal and pituitary glands.

-The BioSignature for the liver is also important.

-The BioSignature for relaxation is something we all need along with the sign for general immunity.

-There is also another important one, which deals with depression, it works on the emotional level,and balances the disturbed emotional and mental states associated with many diseases.

The Personal Diagram Is Not A BioSignature:

As previously mentioned BioSignatures are to be distinguished from other forms of symbols and designs used by different belief systems or personal diagrams visualized by healers. BioSignatures work on the basis of resonance, and are not dependent on practitioner’s visualization but, on his expertise in choosing the right combination, based on his measurements and knowledge of the body’s energy anatomy. The BioSignature database is a result of 30 years of research and testing of each and every signature.

A BioSignature Shape is very sensitive and delicate to minute adjustments and patterns’ flow. If drawn in a different way or from a different starting point, the shapes will manifest a different subtle energy quality. They could retain their visual quality but lose their potency.

The starting and ending of the BioSignature is very delicate, especially the direction of the curvature of the tips from which the energy comes in and goes out. A BioSignature will accept a small change in proportion without changing the flow as long as the pattern is not distorted. If the gold subtle energy quality of BioGeometry is not found in the BioSignature, then the drawing is not accurate. It is important however to remember that the BioSignatures work by resonance and therefore there can be no harmful signature. If the drawing is not accurate it will simply not resonate and be ineffective.

Enjoy the Wonders of Neem!

For centuries the Neem tree has been known as the wonder tree of India. Traditionally used in ayurvedic remedies as an antiseptic to fight viruses and bacteria, it is also recommended for urinary disorders, diarrhea, fever, skin diseases, burns and inflammatory diseases. Because of its wide variety of applications it is commonly called the “Friend and Protector of the Indian Villager.”

Today modern research has verified the remarkable attributes of this tree. Neem is increasingly a key ingredient in modern cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Cracking the Secrets of Neem: Why is Neem such a wonder tree?

Modern research studies have discovered that it contains both alkaloids and liminoids, each with an array of medicinal properties. For instance, oneliminoid (azadirachitin) has been found to be 95% effective when used as a pesticide and insecticide.

Another liminoid found in Neem leaves (gedunin) has been used to treat malaria in tropical countries. It is administered as a tea or herbal infusion. Two other alkaloids (nimbin and nimbidin) have antiviral and antifungal properties.

While all parts of the tree are used in traditional ayurvedic formulas, there are three parts that are of particular benefit. These are the bark, the leaf and the oil.

Uses of Neem Bark

The Neem bark has cool, bitter, and astringent properties. It is traditionally used to treat tiredness, Kapha dosha imbalance, worms, fever and loss of appetite. Because of its antiseptic and astringent properties, it is especially helpful in healing wounds.

Probably the most common use of Neem bark is to clean the teeth. The traditional method is to snap off a twig of the tree and chew on it. The astringent qualities of the bark prevented bleeding gums, tooth decay and foul smell long before the advent of toothpaste.

The Magical Neem Leaf

Neem leaf is famous in ayurvedic texts for having an almost magical effect on the skin. It works as an antifungal, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory agent. It is effective in treating eczema, ringworm and acne. Traditional methods include crushing the leaves into a paste and applying directly to wounds, ulcers or skin diseases.

Neem leaf has both pungent and astringent tastes. According to Maharishi Ayurveda, the Neem leaf is especially useful in balancing Vata disorders. It removes ama and other toxins from the body, purifies the blood, and neutralizes damaging free radicals. It is nourishing to the hair (keshya).

Neem leaf is also revered for its antibacterial and antiviral properties. Even today in India, people sprinkle fresh Neem leaf near the beds of patients with flu or fever, and hang a cluster of leaves on the door outside. The air that crosses the neem leaf is purified of viruses and bacteria, helping to disinfect the room and prevent the spread of disease.

Traditional Uses of Neem Oil

The oil is derived by crushing the seeds. Like the leaves, Neem oil is used to treat skin problems. It is especially effective in treating head lice and dandruff, and creates a purifying effect when used in aromatherapy.

Fortunately, you can enjoy the benefits of Neem oil, bark and leaves even if you don’t have a Neem tree growing in your front yard! Here are some simple ways to use Neem for your teeth, skin and hair.

Neem Bark Toothpaste to Prevent Tooth Decay

Brush your teeth with Ayurdent, a completely natural, flouride-free ayurvedic toothpaste that contains Neem bark. It helps heal sore gums, prevents tooth decay by strengthening gums and teeth, and creates a fresh feeling in the mouth. Ayurdent cleanses deep toxins from the teeth and oral cavity and is especially effective when used right before bed.

Neem Soap for the Skin

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Enjoy the magical effect of Neem leaves on your skin by bathing with Neem Aromatherapy Cleansing Bar. These natural soaps contain Neem leaves combined with other essential oils. Mild and healing, they smell delicious, too! Take Radiant Skin or Elim-Tox herbal supplements. Both Neem leaf and Neem bark are contained in these formulas, helping to purify the skin and flush out toxins from the sweat glands.

Neem Oil Lice Protector

Combine 10% Neem oil with 90% coconut or sesame oil. Apply to the hair and massage the oil into the scalp. Comb the oil through to make sure it is evenly distributed. Leave it on overnight. In the morning wash your hair with Herbal Flaky Scalp Shampoo. Repeat five to sixtimes, on alternate days, until the lice have disappeared. This formula also helps flaky scalp.

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DIY: This Baking Soda Shampoo Saved My Hair

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Did you know that baking soda is an incredibly easy way to clean your hair? Yep, the rumors are true. What shocked me even more than the fact that this actually works is how much better my hair began to look when I started using baking soda compared to traditional shampoo!

I’m a complete DIY gal when it comes to my beauty routine and I’m always on a mission to reduce my exposure to potentially harmful chemicals, so I was psyched that this method gave me such great results.

You might be wondering: what’s so bad about regular shampoos? Well, they can contain a lot of harmful ingredients. Some of the worst chemical-offenders are:
sodium Sodium Lauryl
Laureth Sulfate
DEA/Diethanolamine
Parabens
Fragrance
The word fragrance might not sound so bad, but on a label, it can mean the presence of over 4,000 separate chemical ingredients. How scary is that?!

There are lots of great natural brands of shampoo that don’t contain these ingredients, but as my short hair began to grow, it became really limp and flat due to the rainy weather here in Seattle. I tried to fix this with mousse and styling products, which then caused build-up.

To fix that, I started incorporating a clarifying shampoo every few weeks, but this dried out my hair, so I added in an intensive conditioner, which only made the lifeless hair problem worse. Plus, with the cold, my hair was getting really static-y.

Ugh.

I was ready to chop it all off and go back to short hair when I found my way to the baking soda and vinegar hair care method which solved all my problems.

My hair now has more body, volume, and strength than it did with all the crazy shampooing, products, and special hair care nonsense from before. And now my routine is incredibly simple: wash with baking soda, rinse with vinegar, blow dry, and maybe flat iron the front strands if I feel like it.

That’s it.

Since shampoos strip our scalps of natural oils, this tend to increase oil production so as you stop using shampoo you might find that you hair seems oiler than normal for the first few weeks until your scalp adjusts. Now that I’ve been using this method for awhile, I’ve found that my hair doesn’t get as oily as it did before and I only have to use this method every 2 – 3 days. The baking soda and vinegar method is cheap, effective, simple and chemical-free and I think you’ll love it as much as I do. Here’s how you can get started:

Method

It might be hard to adjust to the lack of shampoo foaming action at first, but I promise this is worth it in the end.

Baking Soda

Start by mixing 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water. I have shoulder length hair and mix about 2 to 3 tablespoon of baking soda with 3 times that amount of water in a small squeeze bottle. You can adjust this depending on your hair length.

Apply the baking soda and water mixture to dry or wet hair by starting at the roots and working to the ends.

Let it sit for 1 – 3 minutes then rinse with warm water.

After washing and rinsing with the baking soda mixture, you’ll want to apply a vinegar rinse.

Vinegar Rinse

Mix 1 part white or apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water. To minimize the vinegar smell, I also add lavender, peppermint, and/or rosemary essential oils to the vinegar mixture. I like to mix a big batch of this ahead of time and keep it in a squeeze bottle in the shower.

Tilt your head back, close your eyes (to avoid getting this mixture in your eyes), and distribute through your hair.

If you have longer hair like I do, I like to then (still keeping my eyes closed) tilt my head forward and distribute more rinse through the ends.

After a few seconds, rinse with cold water. The cold water helps to seal in moisture, smooth the hair, and add shine. I have straight hair and have noticed that this really made a difference with eliminating frizz and static.

Have you tried the baking soda and vinegar method? Any tips that have worked well for you?