Heartburn or GERD can Kill

Heartburn is a common annoyance. The busy lifestyle, quick meals, fatty or spicy foods all contribute to the occasional need of a chewable pain reliever. The acceptance of heartburn as an inconvenient, but natural, part of the daily grind can blind you to the warning that a severe heartburn symptom can bring.

Heartburn as a Disorder

Heartburn can be a symptom as well as a disorder. Simple heartburn or GERD can be controlled and dealt with. However, heartburn can signal the presence of a much more serious problem. If it’s heartburn, you will have a burning sensation in the chest usually after eating. There may be a spread of the burning to the throat, sometimes accompanied by a bad taste, difficulty in swallowing, belching, coughing, hoarseness and/or wheezing.

It can become worse by lying down or bending over or by eating. Relief can come from an antacid. While the more severe heartburn symptoms may be mistaken for a heart attack, simple heartburn is usually not made worse by exercise. If there is any concern that the pain may signal a heart attack, get help quickly.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Renew Your Chakras, Live A Better Life!

By Kimberlee Cusumano

With the Reiki discipline of self-healing, learning to stop and breathe for a moment, may it be in a moment of meditation or simple relaxation, is very important to keep the energy flowing. In this very tense, yang world, we are often unable to get that break in order for us to meditate and allow our bodies to heal itself.

However, meditating is not that easy. Our modern life consists of noise. Whether it's in the form of traffic in the street or the sheer number of visual distractions that they put up like advertisements in the streets, our society wallows in distraction. Due to these distractions, we must learn to take time to focus on the spiritual aspect of our lives.

Unfortunately, such deep meditation could seem impossibility. Our modern life consists of so many distractions that we cannot keep our minds clear. This is why you require a Reiki master to introduce you to some basic techniques of meditation. This way, you will be able to focus on your spiritual, mental and physical self-healing.

Energy of the chakras.

Your body runs on centres of energy or your chakras. These chakras hold specific aspects of your personality. There are 7 major chakras that are hidden all over your body. They constitute your personal life force, an energy that allows you to live. However, we are often in danger of letting our energies depleted.

All that re-energizing can be done through meditation or through touch. With meditation, you can reconnect with yourself first. Once you have established connection with yourself, you are now able to communicate with the Universe. When you're refilling your body with energy, you are actually healing yourself. This kind of energy healing is quite effective.

Reiki is not just about healing your bodies, it's about healing your life

This form of energy healing is often seen as some ridiculous form of alternative medicine. However, these are just critical attacks against Reiki. The modern life is sceptical about the benefits of age-old philosophies like the thousand year-old principles upon which Reiki was born. Granted that Reiki will affect people's lives in different ways but the benefits of its energy healing bring people well-being.

With constant Reiki exercises, you can improve the flow of energy in your chakras or your life's energy force. You will find yourself seeing the world in a different light from before. The new you will be more open to opportunities that will lead to your self-realization. After all, once you're free from your stressful burdens, you have renewed energy for new endeavours.

The impossible dream.

Since you have your body all juiced up with energy, your body will start to exude an inner light. This inner light is what the universe will use to guide it. With your positive energy catching the interest of the universe, it will decide to send good things your way.

This is the best time for you to try other things: read more books, travel more, focus on your spiritual well-being.

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