It rings and rings and unlike the phone, will not stop if you answer it. This is the way of the tinnitus suffer. A 2014 report published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology states, “Tinnitus is one of the most common somatic symptoms to affect humanity.” 50 million members of humanity, according to recent reports.
The causes are many and range from “natural” aging (I strongly disagree with this concept) to repeated inner ear infections to blood pressure issues.
Several years ago, I was involved in a study involving the use of acupuncture as a treatment for reducing the symptoms associated with tinnitus. The results and coupled research were very useful.
There are several treatments which can assist the individual suffering from tinnitus.
Most people have grabbed a stick of incense and lit it at some point. The fragrance is pleasant and the shift in energy that it causes is palpable.
Here is a question few of us have pondered. Is it safe?
The knee-jerk reaction is “Of course. . . ” but upon further review, the answers may surprise you.
1. It creates inflammation/irritation in your lungs.
Burning incense can irritate your lungs due to the fact that the smoke contains chemicals like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and formaldehyde.
Keep in mind too that those of us who have pets like dogs and birds, our friends are being exposed to that as well.
2. Incense smoke may be more dangerous than . . .brace for it. . . . . cigarette smoke.
The smoke via incense can cause respiratory issues and produce more “pollutants in the air” versus a cigarette. Cigarettes have 10mg/g. Incense, 45mg/g. .
3. It increases the risk of the C Word.
A study of more than 61,000 women found that incense use was associated with a significantly higher risk of upper respiratory-based cancers.
Another study noted that it “strengthens lung cancer malignancy, promoting activity in tumor cells, helping it get stronger.”
Not very promising is it!?
Now for the good news. There are a lot of healthy, safe alternatives. At the top of the list are Essential Oils. These are considered the “blood” of the herbs and contain the same medicinal qualities as the herbs themselves. Used properly, they provide many health benefits.
Following just behind are the Himalayan Salt Lamps. They have a calming effect on the system and can provide health benefits for the lungs and respiratory system.
A few others are on the list as well.
Bottom line: Seek one of these healthy options vs. incense.
Inflammation isn’t A problem. It is typically THE problem, from premature aging to illnesses of all sorts.
The good news is that when you clear inflammation, you improve overall health, even in areas that you may not be focused upon.
There are a number of substances that help. Here are the 3 best.
According to the American Cancer Society, every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Statistics, true or otherwise aside, there are 3 powerful ways to improve your overall health and wellness, and thus reduce risks.
The ideal way to identify the causes of low energy is to seek treatment from a health practitioner who will treat you in an individualized, personalized and detailed fashion. In other words, you need you to get to the root cause of the problem and treat it based upon YOUR chemistry.
Having said that, there are times when you need help and you need it now. You have a ton of work and your energy levels are just so low. Time will not permit a visit (and only now did you remember that you can order the Doc Wellness Virtual Visit HERE).
Here are 3 substances which are safe and quite effective as a natural energy tonic:
You finished the steak or the hamburger and now have the unenviable task of cleaning the grill. The neighbors are gone and junior is out with his buddies so time to roll up the sleeves.
You brush and scrub until all is right with the world, or at least the grill. But is it?
Doctors from the U of MO have published a study of what can occur if a wire bristle falls off, going into your food and then is consumed. The internal damage is rather pronounced, to say the least. A person who develops swallowing issue or continual pain post-grilling should seek medical attention immediately.
Better yet, avoid the issue altogether and go with a nylon brush. It is not quite as effective but is considerably safer.