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Coping with Pain Naturally

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Everyone deals with pain at some point or another.  This is an unavoidable aspect of life that will not go away.  Pain is unpleasant, but it is necessary to avoid further injury.  Burning a hand on the stove is certainly not ideal, but that pain does stop the person from continuing to leave their hand on the hot surface.  Unfortunately, sometimes pan can take on other forms, such as long-term chronic pain.

Chronic pain is something can happen to anyone, regardless of their age.  Although it is most common in elderly people, chronic pain can strike suddenly and without warning to anyone.  Sometimes there may be an obvious cause, a car accident or sports in injury for instance, but sometimes it can be impossible to determine what the reason for chronic pain is.
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Benefits Of Using Floatation Therapy During Pregnancy

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Floatation therapy is a wonderful alternative technique to help you achieve deep relaxation. It involves lying in a lightproof, sound-insulated tank containing a shallow (ten inch deep) pool of warm water in which 700 lb of Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) are dissolved.

This forms a supersaturated solution of saline, which is kept at a constant skin temperature of 93.5 °F (34.5 °C). The floater is suspended on this bed of minerals, which, as it is more buoyant than the Dead Sea, neutralizes many of the effects of gravity.

This is important in helping you achieve relaxation as it is estimated that 90 per cent of all brain activity is concerned with the effects of gravitational pull on the body (e.g. correcting posture, main­taining balance, etc.).

The tank screens out light and sound so your brain is cut off from virtually all external stimulation. This induces a profoundly relaxed state in which you generate the special brainwaves—theta waves—associated with medi­tation, creative thought and feelings of serenity. Studies show that you also continue to produce large amounts of theta waves for up to three weeks after a float.

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