Benefits of Cupping Therapy

Woman receiving cupping therapy

Cupping therapy is a practice that has medicinal benefits to the body. It is one of those medicinal practices that keep the body healthy. Through this therapy, the body can be as good as new. One can feel relief from pain and stress once they undergo the cupping therapy from highly skilled professionals.

There is no better practice to spend money on other than a cupping therapy session. It is this practice that involves the use of small glass cups and heating them. Once they are heated to the appropriate temperature, they are them put onto the skin. One should then pull away from the cups from the body to help relax and loosen the muscles. If done properly, this should promote blood flow.

Here are the other medical benefits that come from using the cupping therapy:

#1: Pain Relief

Pain relief is one of the reasons for people to use the cupping technique. Compared to other traditional treatments, the cupping therapy offers positive effects in relieving the body from pain. The cupping therapy targets various soft tissues by applying pressure to swelling areas and pain points. Doing so eventually, increases the blood flow as well as provide tissues with important oxygen and nutrients. The tissues situated deep within the body can be soothed then. Back and neck pain, rheumatism, and migraines can be relieved with the cupping therapy.

#2. Relieve Symptoms of Cough, Allergy, and Cold

The cupping therapy also helps in stimulating the lungs and vital organs. It clears out the phlegm in the lungs. With the said therapy, the process for relieving nasty cough, allergy, and cold symptoms can be hastened. It is also this therapy that helps in boosting one’s immune function by moving lymphatic fluid and blood all throughout the body.

#3. Promotes Relaxation

Cupping also promotes relaxation. In this fast-paced time, it is imperative that one takes a bit of time to relax. With constant stress, the body will become a host of numerous health conditions that include, but not limited to, mental issues such as depression and anxiety. Cupping offers are relaxing relief that helps in lifting pressure from one’s tense muscles.

#4. Detoxification

The body will accumulate lots of toxins over time if there is poor circulation. If the toxins build up, that can become the cause of numerous health conditions. With cupping, stagnation can be improved, blood can rush to the appropriate areas in the body, and toxins can be carried away. Aside from toxins, dead cells, and much other debris can be cleared away too. To promote detoxification with cupping better, it is highly recommended that one drink lots of water to flush away body impurities.

#5. Induce Inflammation

Thinking that cupping therapy induces inflammation might strike panic in your heart. However, there is a positive reason for that. The therapy induces inflammation for the sake of healing one’s injuries faster. Remember that inflammation is just one of the defense mechanism of the body which eventually leads to healing illnesses and injuries. With cupping, inflammation is induced to help the body recover faster.

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The Luxuries of a Private Plane

When you are well-off enough to afford luxurious transportation methods for traveling, then you are highly recommended to try out renting private planes. It is especially so when you are going from state to state or from country to country. After all, private planes allow for a faster and more comfortable travel. You won’t experience any hassle when you are traveling to your destination in a private jet.

To see the appeal of chartering a private jet, it is imperative that you check out what luxuries it has. A private jet has numerous amenities and luxuries that are designed to make your flight one hell of a pleasant experience. Sometimes, you can even compare the luxuries inside the jet to that of the interiors of expensive hotel suites.

Take the Boeing 747 as an example. This is one of the popular private jets among the well-off families around the world. You can find most of the Boeing jets to be equipped fully with a large dining room, lounge, conference room, master bedroom, and so much more. It is highly likely that the more expensive a private jet is, the more luxurious it is inside. Various amenities and luxuries can be enjoyed.

BATHROOMS

Almost all of the private jets has at least one toilet installed inside. There are differences in where they are installed inside the jet, though. Some toilets are positioned between the passenger cabin and the cockpit offering too little regarding privacy. Jets with this particular toilet are commonly used for short travels so the passengers can just opt to use the bathroom after landing.

If the jet is larger, then you will find that the toilet is becoming proportionally larger as well. There are even cases when the toilet has a dressing room. At times, you can expect the jet to have two bathrooms, steam room, or shower. Such luxurious setup is usually reserved for VIP jets.

BEDROOMS

Just imagine being in a private jet while traveling at night. Instead of sitting on a chair offering small legroom, you’ll be able to enjoy more space when resting here in a private jet. Commonly, you can enjoy resting on seats that can convert into flat beds. If you opt for a bigger jet, though, you can ensure bigger and better sleeping arrangements for yourself.

As some examples of what you can expect for your sleeping arrangements with private jets, you have one that allows you to convert a bench into bed. The seats in a private jet can be adjusted to make it a more comfortable resting area for the passengers. For jets that are designed to travel far distances, they are designed to accommodate an actual bedroom equipped with a very comfy bed.

FOOD

While you may expect huge differences with the previous two luxuries, you can say that the food in private jets are the same regardless of what their sizes are. You can expect to be served with a selection of drinks and sandwiches while you are on board.

However, don’t think that your food selection is only limited to sandwiches and drinks. If it is your birthday or wedding anniversary, you can make special arrangements beforehand. Being able to avail of special catering services while you are on board is one of the privileges of flying a private plane.

Of course, these are not just the only luxuries you can expect from the private jet. There are still a lot of other amenities that are found in the private plane. Overall, though, what you enjoy in-flight is entirely up to what you can afford.

How To Find Korean Makeup & Cosmetics?

Many people are jumping on the Korean beauty trend around the world. These people are not afraid to spend their hard-earned money just to achieve that youthful-looking glow you envied of beautiful Korean actors and actresses. With K-beauty products, various lotions, powders, essences, and face masks are available for you to achieve that beauty purpose.

If you are not sure where to buy Korean makeup and cosmetics, then you will most likely go to eBay or Amazon to get your hands on them. The products found in these online marketplaces are priced quite reasonably and competitively. However, the downside of buying products from online marketplaces is that you won’t know if the product is genuine or not before you make your purchase. If you don’t want to get into any trouble because of your purchase, then here are some of the places you can visit to find Korean makeup and cosmetics.

Peach and Lily

If you are into skin care, then Peach and Lily is your haven. The said place is where you can get your hands on highly vetted Korean cosmetics. The said the online store is founded by Alicia Yoon. Her enthusiasm for beauty and cosmetics converted here into becoming a skincare expert. The said online store contains lots of Korean products that she has personally tried out. If you’re deciding to try out a Korean skin care routine, Peach & Lily is the right choice for you. These products are sourced from her various trips to South Korea.

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters is not entirely a beauty store. It is a store that contains lots of fun beauty brands. There are Korean color cosmetics and skin care from brands such as Missha, Skinfood, TonyMoly, Holika Holika, and the likes. This is certainly a good place to start if you are a newbie in Korean beauty. Even when you are just originally browsing through the site because you want to buy some jeans and sunglasses, go to the beauty section to get a feel of what the store is like.

Missha

Missha has a web shop that allows Korean cosmetics enthusiasts to find high-quality Korean products. This is a prime K-beauty destination where you can buy various skincare products from Missha. You can expect fast shipping when you order from this particular webshop. Expect frequent sale and plenty of discounts when you visit the said website.

TonyMoly

This is one of the Korean beauty giants that is quite well-known in the US market. Nowadays, there is no more need for you to go to their shops in Los Angeles or Manhattan since they now have a fully-stocked web shop. You can just place an order online and wait for the products to arrive at your doorsteps. Through the online shop of TonyMoly, you can get your hands on Panda hand creams or Bunny face misters even in the dead of night. It won’t take long for the products you purchased to be shipped to your destination.

Pretty and Cute

If you are interested in Korean beauty products that are cute and pretty, then the Pretty and Cute company is your go-to destination. You can browse through a selection of Asian beauty brands that include Missha, Palty, Dolly Wink, and Dr. Jart. If you are from the Portland, OR area, then you should visit their brick-and-mortar shop there. The products you purchase from the online shop are shipped from this location, after all. Buying from the brick-and-mortar shop means great savings for you.

THE UTILITIES QUIET CONTROL OF DECENTRALIZED POWER TECHNOLOGIES

From The Power Line  a blog hosted by Bill Howley

Scott Sklar is one of the most expert of US experts on decentralized power.  Here is a very informative article he posted recently on Renewable Energy World.  Mr. Sklar takes apart power company claims that by using modern decentralized power technologies, small scale electricity producers are getting a free ride from consumers stuck in the clutches of obsolete generation and distribution.

This is a must read for anyone wanting to know “the rest of the story.”  To read The Power Line blog, take a look here.

Just a note: Bill Howley is an avid blogger on energy issues.

WISCONSIN PSC COMBINES SOUL AND CETF FOR INTERVENOR FUNDS

By Bev Vaillancourt, CETF Board Member

As you may know, XCEL Energy and American Transmission Company (ATC)’s application for the Badger-Coulee line has been received by the Wisconsin PSC. Following that, SOUL and CETF separately applied to the Wisconsin PSC for intervenor funds to cover the cost of expert testimony as part of the application review process. Though together the request was for over $200,000, the Wisconsin PSC determined that the intervenor applications were duplicative enough to award a joint amount of $75,000.

With that decision, SOUL and CETF were faced with the problem of having to dramatically reduce what the two groups could offer in compensation to expert witnesses while still presenting a solid and compelling stance that the Badger Coulee line is 1) not needed, 2) environmentally harmful, and 3) economically obscene. In effect, SOUL and CETF were expected to divide the funds in any way the two groups could agree to do so.

After a great deal of introspection and discussion, the SOUL and CETF boards independently voted to join forces and dollars, with a focus on compensating key expert witnesses. A newly developed joint workplan, as required by the WPSC, will be submitted soon. A steering committee made up of 2 SOUL board members and 2 CETF board members has been formed to monitor progress of all documents required of expert witnesses, to ensure that filings with the WPSC are done in a timely manner, and to maximize our opportunities for collaboration and effective dissent.

Fund raising efforts are ongoing to try to maximize the dollars awarded by the WPSC. Look for more information on this website posted as this process unfolds.

We will keep you updated as more happens. The CETF Board is excited about working in joint effort with SOUL. In unity there is strength! The CETF board very much wants to hear from you. Feel free to post your thoughts to this blog.

NORTH AMERICA’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH TRANSMISSION LINES

Bill Howley writes….

If you want to see really high density HVtransmission, drive to Montreal.  There are huge lines all over the place on the south bank of the St. Lawrence.  And they are all because of Hydro Quebec’s huge, and I mean huge, hydropower system in northern Quebec.  If you are ever in Quebec City, go to the Quebec Museum there.  Hydro Quebec give them gazillions of dollars and got a big wing of its own to tout its hydro power developments on land and waters they stole from the Cree back in the 1960s and 1970s.  Strangers Devour the Land is an excellent account of this theft.

I’m a big fan of hydro power, but this is exactly what is happening now with Big Wind.  Big development of renewable resources must always happen in areas where the basic resource is maximized, because big, centralized development is so expensive.  That means exploiting high resource areas and, because these areas have relatively low population density, building massive transmission to reach high load areas.

Read more about North America’s love affair with transmission lines at The Power Line.

CAN POWERLINES HARM YOUR HEALTH?

You’ve probably heard of the harmful health effects of the electromagnetic radiation (aka EMR or EMF) emitted by high voltage powerlines. You may also have heard that there’s no certain proof that the adverse health effects were caused by the EMF. It reminds one of how we heard for decades that there may or may not be a link between cigarettes and lung cancer. An extensive BioInitiative Report released last year makes a strong case that responsible public policy should limit public exposure to EMF. The report is long, but at least take a look at the Preface and the Summary and Conclusions section. The briefest summary starts on page 34.

DR. ARNE KILDEGAARD SUBMITS EXPERT TESTIMONY ON CITIZENS’ BEHALF

The Citizens Energy Task Force has submitted expert testimony to the administrative law judge on the CapX2020 case. Arne C. Kildegaard, PhD, is associate professor of economics and management at the University of Minneota at Morris. His research and teaching focus on the economics of renewable energy. For a taste, see this article in the CURA Reporter. To read the CETF testimony, see the documents page.

DOES CLEAN COAL REALLY EXIST?

Today’s Midmorning program on Minnesota Public Radio was a lively call-in on the topic of so-called “Clean Coal”. The Big Stone II coal power plant has of course been in the news lately, so this is a timely conversation. Check it out.

WELCOME

The Citizens Energy Task Force (CETF) is a coalition of neighbors and citizens concerned about the proposed CapX2020 high voltage transmission lines in Minnesota and Wisconsin. As a legally registered “intervening party” in the CapX2020 permitting process, we represent the concerns of citizens who question the need for these particular high voltage power lines, and who support clean, sustainable, locally-generated power sources.