What It Felt Like To Get A Cupping Massage

Because of some health related issues, I’ve received deep tissue massages for years. But this week, I got the opportunity to try something new – a cupping massage!

Cupping is an ancient technique that has been around for thousands of years. There have been, and currently are, a number of methods. My therapist told me she has three types of “cups,” although she only used a silicone version for my massage.

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Natural Ways to Get a Negative Group B Result In Pregnancy

There are so many things about pregnancy and labor that you typically don’t know about until you’ve experienced it. I, for one, had never even heard of Group B Strep until it was time for the test during my first pregnancy.

What is Group B Strep, you ask? I won’t go into too many details because a quick Google search will bring up countless articles on the subject (like this one), but basically it is a bacteria that many people harbor in their intestines and can be harmful if passed along to your baby during birth. The chances of this are relatively low, but the harm that can be caused is real and should be taken seriously.

If you test positive for Group B (usually around week 35 or 36 of your pregnancy), then you will be administered antibiotics intravenously during labor.  Continue reading “Natural Ways to Get a Negative Group B Result In Pregnancy”

Easy Home Remedies To Help You Fight A Cold, The Flu, Or Sinus Infections

For the past six months, I’ve been taking a daily dose of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar to help ward off the slew of sinus infections I’ve been suffering from the past few years. I was getting a sinus infection, bad enough to be treated by antibiotics, every 3-4 months. I hate being on antibiotics almost as much as I hate being sick, so my quest to end the cycle led me to RACV. Continue reading “Easy Home Remedies To Help You Fight A Cold, The Flu, Or Sinus Infections”