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Syair….

Tahukah kalian nama tanpa yang diberi nama
Pernahkan kalian petik mawar dari m-w-r semata
Kalian beri ia nama, carilah realiti yang diberi nama
Jangan lihat bulan di air, carilah bulan di langit sana
Andaikan dari nama dan huruf kalian ingin mengatasi
Dari egoisme hendaklah kalian hindarkan diri
Dari semua tabiat jiwa bersihkan diri kalian
Wujud nurani kalian nescaya terlihat
Memang Nabi dalam kalbu kalian nescaya tertampakkan
Tanpa guru dan penonton pun tidak diperlukan
Dari Dualisme ku tukar diri dan ku lihat alam hanya satu
Dari Yang Satu ku cari, dengan Yang Satu ku tahu
Kepada Yang Satu ku lihat, dan untuk Yang Satu ku seru
Oleh Piala Cinta ku mabuk dan alam pun fana sari pemahaman ku
Menikmati minuman dan berbincang dengan-Nya itulah kesibukan ku

~ Jalaluddin Ar-Rumi ~

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Cara mengatasi warna hitam dan bengkak di bawah mata

Di antara tanda-tanda proses penuaan ialah warna hitam bulat dan bengkak di bawah mata. Jika tidak dijaga, tanda-tanda ini akan cepat muncul sebelum tiba masanya.

Banyak terdapat pelbagai iklan anti-penuaan yang mendakwa dapat mengubati tanda-tanda ini dengan pelbagai jenis krim dan alat solek yang lain. Rawatan dalaman dengan mengenalpasti dan seterusnya menghindari faktor penyebabnya adalah lebih berkesan daripada rawatan luaran semata-mata.

Artikel berikut memfokuskan kepada cara menyelesaikan masalah warna hitam dan bengkak di bawah mata dengan kaedah menjaga kulit secara semulajadi dan menghindari faktor penyebab kepada gejala tersebut….

Solutions for Dark Circles and Puffy eyes

By Wendy C. Fries
Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD

Do you have puffy eyes or under-eye circles? Whether the cause is a few long days or too many restless nights, you’ve probably dealt with both at one time or another.

If your solution is to splash a little cold water on your face or grab a concealer, stop right there. There’s more that you can do to unpack those under-eye bags and prevent eye puffiness. These simple tips from skin care pros can get you started.

What Causes Dark Under-Eye Circles

Dark circles, or bags under your eyes, have many causes. These include:

* Increased melanin (also called hyperpigmentation)
* Fat loss beneath the eye
* Broken blood vessels

Hard living — too much caffeine and tobacco and too little sleep — is a less common cause of eye puffiness and bags.

6 Solutions for Under-Eye Circles and Bags

Try these tips for brightening your baby blues or bodacious browns:

* Get enough sleep. Sound sleeping is an inexpensive, easy way to help minimize dark under-eye circles, no matter what the cause. Sleep not only helps keep eyes bright. It also aids your body in repairing cell damage to your skin.

* Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Though they may perk you up in the short term, caffeine and alcohol don’t do the same for your skin. They can cause mild dehydration, making dark circles more obvious.

* Consider skin lighteners or bleaching agents. If the dark circles under your eyes are due to too much melanin, creams containing lightening agents such as retinol, hydroquinone, kojic acid, green tea, vitamin C, or soy can be helpful, according to California dermatologist Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD. To help skin-lightening products work their best, avoid the sun and use sunscreen daily. Badreshia-Bansal suggests a sunscreen with zinc and a sun-protection factor (SPF) of 30.

* Check out injectable fillers. A dermatologist may administer these if your dark eye circles are due broken blood vessels, says Badreshia-Bansal. Fillers can also help if fat loss is the cause of bags under the eyes.

* Look into laser treatments and vitamin K. Laser treatmentsmay reduce the look of dark circles due to broken blood vessels. Skin care products containing vitamin K can also help.

* Go a shade lighter in your concealer. A concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone can help disguise under-eye circles. A concealer with an SPF of 15 or higher provides double benefits. If your skin tends to be oily or acne-prone, use an oil-free concealer.

6 Strategies to Prevent Eye Puffiness

Lots of things can lead to puffy eyes — from too much to too little sleep, from eating poorly to getting older. To help reduce the look of eye puffiness, the pros offer these suggestions:

* Sleep. It’s as important to preventing puffy eyes as it is to diminishing dark circles. Start by getting at least eight hours of good sleep a night.

* Drink. Staying well-hydrated can help prevent puffy eyes, says Chicago dermatologist Carolyn Jacob, MD. Drinking plenty of healthy liquids, especially water, helps keep overall skin tone firm and full looking.

* Cut back on salt. Retaining body fluid can cause puffy, doughy looking skin. Reducing salt intake helps reduce the tendency to retain excess water. An easy way to cut back on salt? Reduce the processed foods in your diet.

* Use cool compresses. Florida dermatologist Andrea Cambio, MD, advocates the de-puffing power of chilled, moist green tea bags. Elizabeth L. Tanzi, MD, a Washington, DC dermatologist, suggests gently placing cool cucumber slices or a bag of frozen peas or carrots on the eyes for 10 to 15 minutes. A gel eye-mask will also do the trick.

* Consider fillers. These can help if collagen and elastin break down — “causing surrounding skin to pooch out,” in the words of dermatologist Fredric Brandt, MD, in his book 10 Minutes, 10 Years. Fillers can actually make puffiness look smaller.

* Learn to accept the look of your eyes. Some people are just more prone to puffy eyes or dark eye circles, according Brandt. As we grow older, skin naturally weakens and becomes less resilient, so puffy eyes or dark circles naturally become more noticeable.

These tips may help you keep your eyes looking their best. But the most effective eye-brightening tip may also be the easiest one to implement: Smile!

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Nasihat – 20

“Barang siapa telah menunaikan perintah Allah Azza Wajalla berupa dua macam jihad ini, nescaya ia akan memperolehi dua balasan, balasan di dunia dan di akhirat. Luka-luka pada tubuh seorang syahid bagaikan membekam (fasd) pada tangan salah seorang di antaramu yang tidak ada rasa sakit sedikitpun. Mati bagi mujahid linafsihi (orang yang memerangi nafsunya) dan bagi orang yang bertaubat dari semua dosanya bagaikan orang haus dahaga yang minum air ais.” ~ Syeikh Abdul Qadir Al-Jailani

Petikan Buku: Al-Fath Ar-Rabbani (Hakikat Pengabdian).

Tanda serangan sakit jantung pada perempuan

Ada laporan yang menyatakan bahawa tanda serangan sakit jantung pada perempuan agak berbeza sedikit dengan tanda-tanda yang terdapat pada orang lelaki atau tanda-tanda yang biasa didengar, seperti sakit dada dan sebagainya. Oleh itu, banyak perempuan yang tidak tahu bahawa sebenarnya mereka mendapat serangan sakit jantung.

Kurang pengetahuan tentang simptom atau tanda-tanda tertentu serangan sakit jantung kepada perempuan menyebabkan rawatan segera yang patut diterima tidak berapa diambil berat, tidak seperti orang lelaki yang selalunya dikejarkan ke hospital dengan segera.

Oleh itu, orang perempuan pun perlu mengetahui tanda-tanda khas serangan sakit jantung yang biasa dialami oleh perempuan disamping tanda-tanda biasa yang lain. Sehubungan itu, dipanjangkan di bawah ini artikel tentang tanda-tanda yang dialami oleh orang perempuan apabila diserang oleh sakit jantung supaya ia boleh dijadikan panduan yang berguna…..

Her Guide to a Heart Attack: Recognizing Female Heart Attack Symptoms

By Katherine Kam
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

On a Monday morning in April, Merle Rose, a New Jersey woman, experienced what some doctors call “female heart attack symptoms;” a feeling of indigestion and extreme fatigue. Later, she had nausea, vomiting and fainting.

But she never had chest pain-a “typical” male heart attack sign. When she got to the emergency room, doctors couldn’t find any sign of heart attack and Rose says, “They would have sent me home.”

As Rose’s experience shows, many doctors-and women themselves–still don’t realize that female heart attack symptoms can look very different than those of men. In fact, according to a study of women’s early heart attack signs published in Circulation, women have more unrecognized heart attacks than men and are more likely to be, “mistakenly diagnosed and discharged from emergency departments.”

In the emergency room, physicians had assumed she had a gastrointestinal illness. But at the time, no one told Rose that she had suffered a heart attack.

When an outside cardiologist recommended by Rose’s regular doctor ordered testing that uncovered major blockages, doctors still made no mention of heart attack, she says.

So when did she finally get word? Not until several months later, when she visited a new female cardiologist. This doctor told her in retrospect that she had suffered a textbook case of undiagnosed female heart attack.

“That’s the first I ever heard,” Rose says. “This doctor told me, ‘They didn’t connect the dots.'”

Female Heart Attack Symptoms: What are They?

These chest-related heart attack signs often appear in men, and many women get them, too:

* Pressure, fullness or a squeezing pain in the center of the chest, which may spread to the neck, shoulder or jaw;

* Chest discomfort with light headacheness, fainting, sweating, nausea or shortness of breath;

But many women don’t have chest pain. In the Circulation study on early female heart attack symptoms, researchers found that during a heart attack, 43% of the 515 women studied had no “acute chest pain… a ‘hallmark symptom in men,'” according to study authors.

Nevertheless, the study cited evidence that many emergency room doctors still look mainly for chest pain. Only a minority check for the other types of symptoms that women tend to develop. As a result, doctors may miss heart attacks in women.

“Although women can have chest tightness as a symptom of a heart attack, it’s also important for women to recognize that might not be their symptom,” says Nieca Goldberg, MD, a cardiologist and chief of Women’s Cardiac Care at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and author of “The Women’s Healthy Heart Program.”

“Women commonly have symptoms of shortness of breath, unexplained fatigue, or pressure in the lower chest, so they easily mistake it as a stomach ailment.”

In the Circulation study, common female heart attack symptoms include:

* shortness of breath (57.9%)
* weakness (54.8%)
* unusual fatigue (42.9%)

Women also had these symptoms:

* Nausea
* Dizziness
* Lower chest discomfort
* Upper abdominal pressure or discomfort that may feel like indigestion
* Back pain

Female Heart Attack Symptoms: Warning Signs That a Heart Attack May Be Coming

In the weeks preceding an actual heart attack, some of these symptoms may even appear as early warning signs, according to the Circulation study.

Goldberg, who is familiar with the study, says, “About six weeks before the actual heart attack, women were more likely to experience shortness of breath, unexplained fatigue or stomach pain as an early warning sign that they might have a blocked artery.”

Rose was a prime candidate for a heart attack: a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Long before her heart attack, she had struggled with extreme fatigue.

“I felt like I was being rolled over by a steam engine-couldn’t make plans,” she says. Doctors put her on antidepressants. She also developed shortness of breath. “I was constantly gasping for breath.” But because of the depression diagnosis, “I thought this was an anxiety issue.”

“I did have symptoms of heart disease,” Rose says. “They just didn’t connect it and I didn’t connect it.”

If you get early warning signs, call your doctor and talk about the possibility of heart disease.

“That’s the time to come in for an evaluation,” says Goldberg.

On the day of a heart attack, these symptoms can strike without any provocation; for example, shortness of breath may come without physical activity. Symptoms can appear during rest or even awaken a woman from sleep, and they’re much worse, Goldberg says.

“They just come on and they’re severe. I had one patient describing that she was so short of breath that she could barely talk to the 911 operator.”

Women often worry about being embarrassed if they’re not having a heart attack after all, she says. But embarrassment will pass without causing long-term damage; a heart attack may not.

Calling for an ambulance is better than taking a taxi or having someone else drive you, Goldberg says. And unless you have absolutely no other option, you shouldn’t drive yourself. “You don’t want to pass out driving your car,” she says.

A big advantage to calling 911: emergency medical personnel can start treatment, such as oxygen, heart medication, and pain relievers, as soon as they arrive, says Mohamud Daya, MD, MS, an associate professor of emergency services at Oregon Health and Science University.

One more compelling reason to go by ambulance: “When you come into the emergency room with the [cardiac] monitor hooked up, you’re really taken seriously,” Goldberg says. “You look the part.”

Female Heart Attack Symptoms In the Emergency Room

When you reach the emergency room, describe your symptoms, but don’t offer your own conclusions, Goldberg says. “I wouldn’t go through this whole dissertation about how, ‘Oh, I thought it was a stomachache, I thought it was this.’ You should just tell the doctor how you feel. Don’t interpret it for them.”

If it doesn’t occur to the emergency room doctor to check for heart attack, be bold. Goldberg tells women to say outright: “I think I’m having a heart attack.” Because many doctors still don’t recognize that women’s symptoms differ, they may mistake them for arthritis, pulled muscles, indigestion, gastrointestinal problems, or even anxiety and hypochondria.

In short, female heart attack symptoms may be missed-and dismissed. When one of Goldberg’s patients entered the emergency room with such symptoms, doctors gave her antacids. “She said, ‘Listen, I’m diabetic and women’s heart disease symptoms can be different, and unless you give me an EKG, I’m not leaving this place.’ And the next day, she had a bypass.”

Of course, stomach pain could prove to be nothing more than a bad case of gastrointestinal illness. “But what I tell all my patients is, ‘It’s best to check out your heart first because a potential heart attack is life-threatening,'” Goldberg says.

And if your fear of heart problems turns out to be unfounded, don’t sweat it, she adds. Doctors would much rather diagnose you with indigestion than a heart attack.

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Today’s Quote – 74

Have a talk with yourself. Then have a lot more talks with yourself. Convince number one that you can succeed and you will succeed. If you don’t believe in you, why should anyone else? ~ Tom Hopkins

Al-Muttaqin TV : Alamat-alamat kiamat ~ Ustaz Kazim Elias Al-Hafiz

Untuk peringatan bersama…..

Al-Muttaqin TV : Alamat-alamat kiamat ~ Ustaz Kazim Elias Al-Hafiz.

Jenis Urutan Terapi untuk Kesihatan

Berurut memang melegakan otot-otot yang ketat, lenguh dan sakit. Berurut untuk kesihatan ini telah diamalkan oleh manusia sejak beribu-ribu tahun yang lalu. Oleh itu, terdapat pelbagai jenis cara dan alat serta ramuan yang digunakan untuk mengurut yang masih diamalkan oleh pelbagai bangsa dan kaum sehingga sekarang.

Dengan peredaran masa dan kecanggihan teknologi, pelbagai cara mengurut telah dipermodenkan seperti spa, refleksologi, aromaterapi dan lain-lain yang semakin popular sekarang ini dan sesetengahnya ekslusif untuk orang-orang berada sahaja kerana harganya yang terlalu mahal. Bagi orang yang kurang berada, eloklah belajar sendiri mengurut untuk ahli keluarga dan diri sendiri.

Yang istimewanya sekarang ini kita boleh memilih jenis urutan yang sesuai dengan badan masing-masing kerana teknik dan cara-cara mengurut bukan lagi rahsia seperti zaman-zaman dulu.

Berikut dipanjangkan beberapa jenis teknik mengurut sebagai terapi untuk kesihatan yang boleh dipilih untuk diamalkan…… selamat mencuba!

Massage Therapy Styles and Health Benefits

Reviewed by Matthew Hoffman, MD

Massage has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, if you need or want a massage, you can choose from among 80 massage therapy styles with a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. These all involve pressing, rubbing, or manipulating muscles and other soft tissues with hands and fingers. Sometimes even forearms, elbows, or feet are used.

According to a 2007 American Massage Therapy Association survey, almost a quarter of all adult Americans had at least one massage in the previous year. And, they have a wide range of reasons for doing so. More and more people — especially baby boomers — recognize the health benefits of massage. They choose from among many massage styles to get relief from symptoms or to heal injuries, to help with certain health conditions, and to promote overall wellness.

Here is information you can use to help you decide what types of massage will work best for you.

Which massage styles are best?

You may have noticed that different massage styles are popular at different times. And you may have wondered whether each was just part of a passing fad or the latest, greatest massage technique? Even more important is how can you tell whether the latest style will actually help you?

Styles used in massage therapy range from long, smooth strokes to short, percussive strokes. Some massage therapists use oils and lotions; others do not. Most massage therapists have clients unclothe for a massage, but some do not. A massage can last anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours.

Before you can decide which massage style is best for you, you need to ask yourself a question. Do you simply want a massage for relaxation and stress control? Or do you need symptom relief or help with a certain health condition? Before booking a massage, let the therapist know what you’re looking for and ask which style the therapist uses. Many use more than one style. Or the therapist may customize your massage, depending on your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have.

What follows is a list of some of the more popular massage therapy styles. The first four are especially popular.

1. Massage therapy styles: Swedish

The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.

The four common strokes of Swedish massage are:

* Effleurage: a smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissue
* Petrissage: the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows effleurage
* Friction: deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue
* Tapotement: a short, alternating tap done with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand

2. Massage therapy styles: Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular therapy is a form of soft tissue manipulation that aims to treat underlying causes of chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems. This medically oriented form of massage addresses trigger points (tender muscles points), circulation, nerve compression, postural issues, and biomechanical problems that can be caused by repetitive movement injuries.

3. Massage therapy styles: Deep tissue

Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff “trouble spots” in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic — relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.

4. Massage therapy styles: Sports

Developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport, sports massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training — before, during, or after sports events. You might use it to promote flexibility and help prevent injuries. Or, it may help muscle strains, aiding healing after a sports injury.

5. Massage therapy styles: Chair

Ever gone to a county fair, music festival, or conference and envied other people getting chair massages? Or, maybe you’re lucky enough to work at a company that offers 15- to 20-minute massages as a regular benefit. Onsite, chair massages are done while you’re seated fully clothed in a portable, specially designed chair. They usually involve a massage of your neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands.

6. Massage therapy styles: Shiatsu massage

In Japanese, shiatsu means “finger pressure.” For shiatsu massage the therapist uses varied, rhythmic pressure on certain precise points of the body. These points are called acupressure points, and they are believed to be important for the flow of the body’s vital energy, called chi. Proponents say shiatsu massage can help relieve blockages at these acupressure points.

7. Massage therapy styles: Thai massage

During a Thai massage, the therapist uses his or her body to move the client into a variety of positions. This type of massage includes compression of muscles, mobilization of joints, and acupressure.

8. Massage therapy styles: Hot stones

For this kind of massage, the therapist places warmed stones on certain areas of the body, such as acupressure points. The stones may be used as massage tools or be temporarily left in place. Used along with other massage techniques, hot stones can be quite soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body.

9. Massage therapy styles: Reflexology

Reflexology uses hand, thumb, and finger techniques to stimulate certain areas of the feet. These areas are believed to correspond to different parts of the body. The massage, then, is expected to promote health and well-being.

10.Massage therapy styles: Pregnancy massage

During pregnancy, your body goes through major changes. Pregnancy massage can help with these changes by reducing stress, decreasing arm and leg swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. Massage may be particularly helpful during a time when medication and other medical options may be more limited. Using specially designed massage pillows, the massage therapist will help get you into a comfortable position for this type of massage.

Are there health benefits associated with massage?

Many types of massage offer benefits beyond simple relaxation. Here are just a few of the health problems that may benefit from massage. Ask your doctor before using massage for any health condition, though.

* Back pain. More than one study has shown the effectiveness of massage therapy for back pain. In fact, one 2003 study showed it worked better than acupuncture or spinal modification for persistent low back pain — reducing the need for painkillers by 36%.

* Headache. Another type of pain — headache — also responds to massage therapy, as shown by more than one study. Massage therapy can reduce the number of migraines a person has and also improve sleep.

* Osteoarthritis. In the first clinical trial looking at the effectiveness of Swedish massage for knee osteoarthritis, participants who received a one-hour massage either one or two times a week had improvements in pain, stiffness, and function. The control group had no such change.

* Cancer. Used as a complement to traditional, Western medicine, massage can promote relaxation and reduce cancer symptoms or side effects of treatment. It may help reduce pain, swelling, fatigue, nausea, or depression, for example, or improve the function of your immune system.

* Anxiety. A review of more than 12 studies shows that massage helps relieve depression and anxiety. It lowered levels of cortisol by up to 50%. And massage increased levels of neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.

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