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How Much Does Acupuncture Cost?

So, you’re interested in acupuncture treatment, but want to know how much it costs? Very generally speaking, you might expect to pay at least £35/$55 for a session lasting around 40 minutes. However, this is a very rough figure, and the actual cost may be more or less than this, depending on a number of factors:
How many sessions you book at once – some acupuncturists will give a discount if you book (and pay for) a number of sessions in one block.
The first acupuncture consultation will usually cost more than …

Henna & Natural Dyes »

How To Remove Henna Tattoos Quickly?

So that henna tattoo you got no longer seems like such a great idea, and you need to get rid of it. Is there a way of removing henna tattoos quickly?
If it’s a new tattoo and the paste is still on your skin, wash it off immediately. The longer it stays on the skin, the stronger the tattoo will be. But what if you have an existing tattoo?
The bad news is no, you’re not going to get rid of a henna tattoo instantly. This is because henna works by staining …

Sweet Recipes »

Grapefruit & Minty Kiwi Fruit Salad

This fruit salad has a refreshing bite to it, and is great for hot summer days.
Ingredients
1C natural yogurt
1/2C fresh mint
4 kiwi fruits
8 ruby red grapefruits
1C dried coconut flakes
1/2C raw pistachios
Instructions
1. Chop the mint leaves finely.
2. Put the yoghurt in a mixing bowl, and mix the leaves with the yoghurt.
3. Optional – if you prefer a sweet flavour for the dressing, add a squirt of agave nectar to the yoghurt, and stir in well.
4. Chop the ends off the kiwis and peel if desired. Cut lengthwise into six sections, then …

Smoothie Recipes »

Smoothie Recipes

Here is a list of all the current smoothie recipes on this site. Included are both sweet and savoury smoothies, and most are suitable for vegans.
More recipes will be added soon.
Almond, Peach & Orange Juice Smoothie

Smoothie Recipes »

Almond, Peach & Orange Juice Smoothie

This tasty smoothie recipe is ideal for hot summer days, and the almonds make it more filling than a pure fruit smoothie.
Ingredients
1C frozen peaches
1C orange juice
1 frozen banana
2 TBSP slivered almonds
Instructions
1. Chop the banana into chunks.
2. Add the juice to the blender.
3. Add the banana and peaches to the blender.
4. Add the almonds.
5. Blend until completely smooth.
It is easy to make variations on this recipe. Try using pecan nuts or macadamias in place of the almonds, or use a different fruit juice in place of the orange juice (pineapple …

Aloe Vera, Herbs & Other Plants, Natural Body & Health Care Products »

Is Aloe Vera Good For Your Face?

Aloe vera is well known for its use in skincare, and it can be used both on the face and on other areas of the body. The gel of the aloe plant is very rich in a number of beneficial substances, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes and more, which give it a number of useful properties.
Some Aloe Vera Benefits For The Face
It has an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect, making it good for use on rashes and sunburn, and also for acne and pimples caused by bacteria, as well as on …

Meditation, Relaxation & Stress Release »

4 Easy Relaxation Techniques For Deep Meditation

Mental and physical relaxation are vital if you to get the most from your meditation practice. Have you ever sat down to meditate, and then finished the session feeling bored or frustrated, and like it was all just a waste of your time? This is quite a common experience, and it’s usually a result of being unable to relax properly, for whatever reason.
In this article we’ll take a look at some simple steps you can take if you’re wondering how to relax your mind and body fully, which will help …

Brainwave Entrainment Meditation, General Health & Wellbeing »

Getting The Most From Self-Healing Meditation

More and more people these days are aware of the power of their minds to affect their physical bodies. Even conventional scientists are beginning to realise that disease is not something that just happens to us at random, but that our state of mind plays an important role in maintaining physical health.
If you want to be in the best health possible, physical actions like eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise are vital, but so is ensuring that you’re using the power of your mind to its full …

Brainwave Entrainment Meditation, Fat Loss & Fitness »

Meditation For Weight Loss – Change Your Body From Within

Are you desperate to lose weight, but can’t seem to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan? If you’re like most people, you already know what you should be doing to lose weight – eat less, and be more active. It’s a simple enough concept, but as millions of people know, it can be difficult to put this basic advice into practice for long enough to achieve the weight loss you want so much.
This is because weight loss is basically a psychological process. While it’s the physical actions of …