Wednesday, September 9, 2015

How to Test your Chakras Balance Online?

What is Chakra Balance, and why is it important?

An “imbalance” in your Chakras means that some Chakras are over-active, and some are under-active. Many people who are new to the ideas of “Chakra balancing” and “Chakra healing” mistakenly think that means “opening the Chakras”. Just like anything else in life, the keyword is “balance”, not too much, and not too little. Since the Chakras receive and transmit energy (which translates into psychic, emotional and physical energy) too much or too little may affect the way we think, act and feel; for instance, too little flow through the Heart Chakra could translate into a “hard hearted” and selfish personality, and too much flow through the Heart Chakra could translate into a person with a “bleeding heart”, someone who’s generous compassion can easily be taken advantage of. You might find that “closing” a Chakra or two actually provides more psychic and emotional relief than “opening” a Chakra.

Another concept most people don’t understand (or even reject) is that we are not alone, either as individuals, or as a human race; “open Chakras” is a primary means for “energy vampires”, either the ones we can see, or the ones we can’t see, to attach to us, to drain our energy, manipulate our thoughts and emotions, and to attempt to live through us. This is why “closing” or “covering” your Chakras is equally as important as “opening your Chakras”. Finding that perfect balance between openness to outside and Universal energies, and keeping up our own energetic boundaries, is the main purpose of Chakra balancing and Chakra healing. While being “One with the Universe” may be the ideal state of Being and the ultimate spiritual goal, don’t rush it; first you need to learn to differentiate between you, the Universe, and “others”, who may not be as spiritually advanced as you, and will only hold you back or drain you, if you are open to their energetic influence.

Mental states of being and our emotions have resonant frequencies; this is the secret force behind the transformational power of spiritual song and music, mantras and spoken prayers. Our various mental states and emotions are related to specific Chakra sound frequencies, and will respond to color, which is also a frequency. When exposed long enough to a resonant Chakra sound frequency, the Chakras will be brought into balance; and when your Chakras are in balance, so is your mind and emotions. Binaural beat sound therapy techniques, combined with the Chakra tones, can be used to quickly and directly realign the imbalances you may be experiencing within your emotions and mind, by exposing you directly to the most potent sounds for aligning your Chakras, and to make the life changing transformations you crave.

Take this free chakra test to find out how open each of your seven chakras is. The questionnaire consists of 56 questions, to which you can answer "not at all" through "definitely." Try to be as honest as possible about yourself, as this will get you the most accurate results.

Next to a list indicating whether each chakra is under-active, open or over-active, the test results consist of a graph displaying the activity of each chakra.

Below is a short questionnaire to help you learn more about your energy centers. Most questions have two parts. Be honest with your answers. Remember that this questionnaire is to help you to understand more about yourself. So don’t rush through the questions but rather try to reflect on each question before answering. And make sure you can honestly answer each question to be true at least 90% of the time.

Once you complete and add up your totals to each part, read the following section on “How to Use the Test Results.” Use your results to see what energy centers you are strongest in as well as what ones you need to work on...

Which of your chakras needs healing? Take our 2 minute free chakra test to find out (43 questions).

Take this 3-minute test and find out how each of your 7 Chakras are influencing your life.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Are you ready to forget about motion sickness?

Motion sickness can happen from any kind of movement, even movement that you are anticipating. People tend to get motion sickness on a moving:
* Boat
* Train
* Airplane
* Car
* Amusement park rides

It usually stops as soon as the motion stops.


Motion sickness happens when the body, the inner ear, and the eyes send conflicting signals to the brain. This most often happens when you are in a car, boat, or airplane, but it may also happen on flight simulators or amusement park rides. From inside a ship's cabin, your inner ear may sense rolling motions that your eyes cannot see. On the other hand, your eyes may see movement on a "virtual reality" ride that your body does not feel. Even viewing a 3D movie may cause symptoms of motion sickness.

Once a person gets used to the movement and the motion stops, symptoms may come back (although usually only briefly). Sometimes just thinking about movement can cause anxiety and symptoms of motion sickness. For example, a person who had motion sickness before might get nauseous on an airplane before take off.


Researchers believe that they could develop a new treatment for seasickness in the next few years, thanks to a breakthrough in the area of concern.

A group of researchers from Imperial College London (ICL) found in a new study that after shooting a mild electrical current to the scalp, people suffering from overstimulation of their responses like motion sickness will lessen their inadaptive capacities. With that said, feelings of nausea or even vomiting during a boat or a roller coaster ride will considerably be lessened when an adequate amount of electrical current is given beforehand.

It helps the brain in reducing the impact of the confusing inputs that it receives. Thus is becomes able to prevent the problem that originates motion sickness’ symptoms. According to researchers, people who suffer seasick in a ship will be able to get an effective cure within five to ten years.

The lead researcher, Dr. Qadeer Arshad said that after a series of tests, their team concluded that using such technique is safe for use. Eventually, when all the paperwork is done, the electrical devices will then be available in drugstores.  The proponents of the study also added that the device would be very similar to that of a tens machine used to alleviate back pain. They are also thinking of integrating the technology in mobile phones by putting it into headphone jacks wherein the jacks will deliver small amounts of electricity into the surface of the skin.

Before coming up with the conclusion, they experimented on the effects of the electrical signals by attaching electrodes on the scalp of their respondents for about ten minutes. After such, the participants of the study were asked to ride on a motorized rotating chair, which could induce motion sickness. After collating data, the scientists concluded that those who received the electrical signals were less likely to report feelings of nausea.

The researchers think that this breakthrough technique will be the ultimate solution to motion sickness because the tablets available to treat such can cause severe drowsiness. The goal of the study is to give people quality experiences even in motion-packed activities.

Findings of the study appeared in the most recent edition of the prestigious journal Neurology.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

“Female Viagra” Finally Approved by FDA

FDA officials finally approved the first-ever prescription drug intended to treat women suffering from a lack of sexual desire. That is correct – Women Viagra exists, and will be appearing on the market late October.

Sprout Pharmaceuticals Inc. will sell the drug, flibanserin, under the name Addyi for women who have not yet gone through menopause and suffer from low libido, according to a statement from the regulatory agency.

However, the FDA put restrictions on who can prescribe the drug to address serious side effects such as fainting if combined with certain other drugs or alcohol. Additionally, doctors will not be able to prescribe it unless they complete an online certification test.

How does it work?

Addyi acts on brain chemicals associated with mood and appetite, similar to antidepressant drugs. In fact, it was originally studied as a treatment for depression before being repurposed into a libido drug. It is not entirely clear why the drug increases sexual desire but researchers point to its ability to increase dopamine — a brain chemical associated with appetite — while lowering serotonin — another chemical linked with feelings of satiation.

Who will take this drug?

The FDA approved Addyi for premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, described as a lack of sexual appetite that causes emotional distress.

Surveys estimate that between 5.5 million to 8.6 million U.S. women have the condition, or roughly 8 to 14 percent of women ages 20 to 49. Because so many other factors affect sexual appetite, there are a number of alternate causes, doctors must rule out before diagnosing the condition, including relationship problems, medical conditions and mood issues caused by other medications like sleeping aids and painkillers.

The diagnosis is not universally accepted and many psychologists argue that low sex drive should not be considered a medical condition.

The rumors are this decision was controversial, why?

The drug followed a long, contentious path to approval, including two previous rejections by the FDA. For years, two opposing sides have argued over the fate of the drug.

On one hand, drugmakers and some medical experts argue that women need FDA-approved medications to treat sexual disorders, which they consider serious medical problems. On the other side, consumer-safety advocates have said the drug's side effects are too risky, and there are those who question whether low libido is a medical condition.

On top of this debate, Sprout Pharmaceuticals enlisted outside politicians and women's groups to lobby the FDA to approve the drug.

Does the drug work?

Experts usually describe Addyi's effect as "modest." In company studies, women taking flibanserin reported a slight increase in sexually satisfying events each month. Their answers to separate questionnaires indicated they experienced a slight increase in desire and a slight decrease in stress.

While FDA scientists describe these effects as "small," they were significant enough to meet FDA effectiveness standards.

In clinical trials, women who took Addyi recorded a median increase of 0.5 to one more satisfying sexual events each month than those who got a placebo. Women began the trials experiencing two to three satisfying sexual events a month. Some women experienced as many as six to eight more satisfying sexual events each month.

Addyi’s label will advise women to stop taking the pill if they do not respond after eight weeks.

What are the side effects?

About 10 percent of patients in Sprout's studies experienced the most common problems: dizziness, fatigue and nausea. The drug will also bear a boxed warning that women should not drink alcohol or take certain types of other medications, including antifungal drugs, because of an interaction that can cause low blood pressure and fainting.

How much will it cost?

Sprout says women who have health insurance will pay between $30 and $75 for a month's supply of Addyi, depending on their coverage terms.

History of Research

The search for a pill to treat women's sexual difficulties has been something of a holy grail for the pharmaceutical industry. It was pursued, and later abandoned, by Pfizer, Bayer and Procter & Gamble, among others. All drugs that act on blood flow, hormones and other biological functions, were proved being ineffective.

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