2 years ago
flymetothemoon
in English · 9,033 Views
likes 18clips 9comments 7
Health Secrets from Around the World
There is no one easy solution to perfect health, and health practices vary from culture to culture, and even family to family!
Here are a few traditional practices from around the world for you to try, thought personally I think I'm going to stay away from the cupping therapy...
What's the health secret from your culture? My mom always said that washing your face with Irish rain water was the key to perfect skin, but that's probably just her Irish pride talking ;)

India: Meditation

With benefits including stress relief, lower blood pressure, and improved regular sleep, meditation is an incredible practice for your health! It can take as little as 5 minutes a day to have a positive effect on your body.
Get started today:

China: Acupuncture

Originating in China, acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, and regular sessions are said to improve heart health, lower blood pressure, and even help you shed pounds.
Back Pain? Check out how acupuncture can help you!

Greece: The Mediterranean Diet

Fish, oils, and spices specific to a Mediterranean diet can add some serious years to your life and improve your heart health immensely. Grab some hummus, some olives, and some fresh salmon and dig in!

Switzerland: Muesli

Muesli is a popular breakfast dish based on raw rolled oats and other ingredients including grains, fresh or dried fruits, seeds and nuts, mixed with milk, soy milk, yogurt or fruit juice.

Egypt: Cupping Therapy

A form of alternative medicine that dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures, cupping therapy is the process of creating suction to mobilize blood flow and promote healing.

South America: Mate Tea

Mate, also known as yerba mate, is a traditional South American caffeine-rich infused drink, particularly in Argentina and southern Chile. Benefits of this beverage include weight control, heightened focus, and better digestion!
flymetothemoon clipped in 1 collections
7 comments
View more comments
At the risk of sounding ignorant, isn't the cupping treatment really dangerous? You use a flame to create that suction right?
2 years ago·Reply
There's a really great book called the Blue Zone about the benefits of certain diets and it offers some really great mediterranean recipes! Definitely worth reading :)
2 years ago·Reply
I have a friend that meditates one hour a day and my great uncle does half and hour a day as well!
2 years ago·Reply
My best friend's mom is actually involved in Chinese medicine and swears by acupuncture! My friend is always going to the acupuncturist and she loves it!
2 years ago·Reply
I might put that book on my reading list :)
2 years ago·Reply