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Vonage vs Ooma

Vonage vs Ooma

There are a number of VOIP service providers that are competing in the market. Some of them like Ooma, Vonage and some others are pretty good in terms of Call quality and some of them are pretty ordinary. OOma and Vonage both are well trusted names for VoIP telephony and they have many things in common and many things for both of them are different. Here we want to discuss some similarities, differences and pros and cons of Vonage and OOMA.

OoMA vs Vonage Voice Quality

Both Vonage and OoMA have excellent voice quality and mostly when the customer face problems with quality of their call its usually their own internet connection problem or mostly router problem. Both Vonage and OOMA have excellent customer service and you can call them and interact with them via forums. OOMA however is a winner if you consider price wise as it is free after investing in its hardware one time only. OoMA and Vonage are both VOIP services and they transfer the voice data over the internet. Also OOMA will have Ooma’s new HD2 VoIP handset very soon which promise to improve Voice quality further and will be highly friendly for users who want interaction between phone and social networking websites.

Calling rates of Vonage vs OOMA

Vonage has a US and Canada unlimited Calling plan for about 25 dollars per month. Other plans Vonage have if you only have to call Canada and the United States are 750 and 300 which have 750 free minutes and 300 free minutes and then few cents per minute if the subscriber exceed their minutes. These are all outgoing minutes and will be consumed when you call somebody. Vonage incoming minutes from all plans are unlimited.

OOMA when you compare it with Vonage does not have any monthly cost but its an initial investment of around 175 dollars. One have to order Ooma Telo device which costs around 175 dollars and then you can call unlimited to US and Canada with a very small negligible fees. Once you get OOMA device its easy to set it up and it will work like a home telephone once the device is configured.

International Call Rates Vonage Vs OOMA

With OoMA you can call almost every country of the world and the rates varies from country to country. You can find the OOMA Calling rate for each country on their website. OOMA also offers a 9.99 per month calling plan which include 1000 minutes every month to 61 countries around the world which is a very good deal for under 10 dollars.

Vonage on comaprison with OOMA offers a plan called Vonage World which is 25.99 per month and it one can call unlimited to 60 countries per month with this Vonage World plan and not only you have to use Vonage phone but you can extend this Vonage plan to your Mobile phone as well.

Vonage also offers an internationl plan which they call Vonage World® Mexico Sin Límites and this plan is almost like their Vonage World plan but this plan has Mexico Puerto Rico calling facility also included in it.

Another international calling plan Vonage offers is Vonage World Plus Latin America 100. This vonage plan is just around 30 dollars per month and include US, Canada and Puerto Rico unlimited. Here are some rates for example for Vonage international countries if your country is not covered. Vonage rate to call china is 1 cent per minute while its 4 cents per minute for UK. Vonage Philippines calling rates are 19 cent per minute and to Germany its 4 cent to 5 cent per minute. We have mentioned the rates just to give you the idea that if you have to call a country on frequent basis and Vonage do offer it in bundle package than its good to get it in Bundle. Some other countries which are included in 60 country plan are China, Australia, Finland, France, Chile, Brazil, India, Denmark, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Italy, Israel etc.

OOMA on the other hand have more or less about the same countries covered under OoMA 10 dollar World Wide plan.

15 inch Ultrabook

15 inch Ultrabook

Right now people as the new era of Windows 8 have started people are looking to interact in new ways with their laptops and notebooks. Dell launched their affordable and thin and slim Ultrabook 15Z in Oct of 2012. This touch screen ultra-book is super slim with just around 4.7 lbs of weight which is very light and less weight considering its bigger 15.6 inch screen size and this is the reason its getting excellent and good reviews from its users. The 15 Z Dell light weight ultrabook comes both touchscreen and with out touch screen model and the weight for both of models is same. The best thing about this laptop is that it comes with the hybrid hard drive (HDD) which means it does not have SSD which is very expensive but its hard disk is supported by a small mSATA SSD which makes it best of both world (fast and cheap in price too). Also 15z note book from dell is quite affordable and the price of dell 15 Z ultrabook starts from around 800 dollars and goes upto 1200 and depends upon the specs you choose for your system.

This ultra thin notebook comes in i5 processor which has 3M cache and i7 processor which has 4M cache. The memory installed varies from 6GB to 8GB which is pretty good with this reasonably priced ultrabook from Dell. Some specifications have Intel HD graphics 4000 graphics card while some specs have NVIDIA GeForce 630 card with 2 GB of DDR3 Memory which will make sure that you can play latest games and other graphic intensive applications easily on you 15z Dell ultrabook.

Other manufacturers like Lenovo, Asus, Sony and Toshiba also have some touch screen models but some of them are heavier in weight than 15Z. Right now we have found this ultrabook a very good choice for people who are looking for a bigger screen with touch screen capabilities as there are very few available models in market with such a big screen and having touch screen capabilities as well and having this much low cost as this model have.

Acupuncture For Pain

    Acupuncture For Pain management, Relief and Cure

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of Chinese traditional medicine system and has become popular not just in a single country of part but Acupuncture is practiced all over the world. Acupuncture is widely used as a chronic pain relief and to cure pain some times. Some times Acupuncture can cure pain for shorter duration of time while some time it can give you permanent relief and can cure even sever pain permanently. It was discovered by ancient Chinese that insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body has therapeutic effect and many diseases and medical conditions can be treated by Acupuncture. Specifically the Acupuncture was found to be very effective in case of pain in humans. Acupuncture needles are inserted so that the needles themselves do not give much pain and sometimes the patient even does not feel that the needles have been inserted in his body.

These points where the needles were inserted were found along pathways known as channels or meridians. Through these points vital energy flows and all these points act as a communication system through which all parts of the body are interconnected.

Pain is actually the body’s warning alarm and pain must be taken seriously as it is indicating you something is wrong. If you ignore your body’s alarm then just like the fire alarm in your house, severe problems can be caused and are created. As the blood passes through vital energy points it nourishes our body and protect body tissues, helping to maintain the functions in our bodies. When there is a blockage somewhere due to some injury or blockage or any other condition in the body the patient will be suffering from severe or minor pain which is a symptom that there is something wrong in the body. Any time when the meridian is blocked, blood are not able to move along smoothly. This results the affected area of the body as it will receive far less nutrition than it should get which is very harmful as malnourishment can occur in that part. The patient will therefore feel pain and also other symptoms might occur which can be numbness , bloating, etc.

The organ damage can be identified from the meridian, and the local blockage of the meridian can affect the internal organ as well. That is why in TCM, while treating a pain condition, the doctor do not usually only focuses on just the local pain, but also works to rebalanced and harmonize the whole body.
There are more than a single reason for the blockage of meridian which can also be caused by other reasons which can be but are not limited to excessive cold, dampness, dryness of skin, fire burnt injuries. Other reasons can be range from stress , depression, anger etc which are related to emotions in human beings. It is very important to identify what exactly is the cause of the pain and which meridian is blocked. In general the treatment therefore is, relieving the stagnant blood in the body, balancing energy present in the body, nourishment of the nearby and actual tissue, ways to increase circulation to fast up healing which will result in the fast building up and healing up of the effected muscles and organs.

Acupuncture can be used to correct the flow of Herbal medicine can be used to reestablish and balance , blood and moisture in organ networks, to control pathological factors Clinical research support that acupuncture is an effective remedy in the treatment of almost all kinds of pain conditions, including the following: migraines, neck pain, back pain, herniated disc, arthritis, frozen shoulder, shoulder pain, Fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, sports injuries and also the pain which occurs as a result of a major or minor surgeries in the body.

It has also been found that there was an enhancement in immune function of a patient after the patient undertook Acupuncture procedure. Acupuncture may actually help prevent pain by acting on the sympathetic nervous system and by stimulating the body to produce biochemical substances, such as endorphins, to help reduce pain.

Chinese herbs for pain treatment are often used according to the patient’s condition. A group of herbs are put together to enhance the power of the treatment and reduce the side effects. Herbs having analgesic properties, most of them are extremely beneficial. Herbal medicine can be used in both ways internally or externally. Chinese herbs are normally used in the capsules or concentrated powder and most of the times in the form of tea. Now a days some herbs may be used in inject able form.

Why Should I Eat Fruits

Why should I eat fruits?

There are so many reasons and benefits of fruits and that is why we should have 5-9 servings each day and preferably organically grown fruits if possible. People who eat more fruits and vegetables as a part of overall diet or having less risk of many chronic diseases like diabetes 2, cancer, Heart Attack, High Cholesterol etc. Fruits provide nutrients vital for health and preventive maintenance of human body.
Certain most important benefits are as under:
1. Fruits consist of 80% of water and this percentage is similar to the human body for example 80% again.
2. When we are using a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as a part of an overall healthy diet it may reduce risk for stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
3. Fruits are very beneficial for health and It has been proved now that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as part of an overall diet may reduce risk for diabetes 2 as fruits are not very rich in calorie count.
4. More over the experts say now that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as a part of an overall healthy diet protects us from certain cancers like mouth, stomach and colon cancer.
5. There are many good reasons for human beings to eat fruit and one of them is that diets rich in fruits contain fiber and are helpful in reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.
6. Nutritional value of fruits have been acknowledge by doctors and researchers equally and minerals like potassium which is another important mineral present in fruits and vegetables and the diets having fruits and veg may decrease bone loss and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.
7. Due to low in calorie intake fruits are best in maintaining and controlling the human body weight. Thus fruits are helpful in controlling the obesity and this is another reason why obese people should eat fruit. Although they can choose fruits which are less sweet to avoid sugar intake from fruits.
8. Fruits are very popular in maintaining your blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases as they are 100% free from the bad cholesterol.

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Health Benefits Of Sauna

Health Benefits Of Sauna Bath

Sauna bath is a very common procedure under which a person sits in a room that is closed so that the heat and steam does not escape and the person is exposed to high temperature under controlled temperature conditions. The benefits of Sauna baths includes Circulation improvement, Weights loss, Reduce tension, Boosting immunity , Relaxation and others. Usually sauna bath is considered relatively safe, beneficial and quite healthy. There are different types of sauna baths named according to the temperature making devices used to heat the bathe. If steam is used to heat the bathroom it is called steam sauna bath.

Steam bath involves exposing an individual to steam or hot mist at a temperature somewhere 44 degrees for fifteen to twenty minutes in a sealed steam room. The time that a person takes Sauna varies and can depend on heat tolerance of the person taking Sauna. Steam baths have a number of health benefits for its users but still it is advised to consult the doctor before taking Sauna because there can be some health conditions under which it is not advisable to take Sauna. Some of the benefits of steam Sauna baths are as under:

Benefits of using steam baths

  • Since our body is exposed to steam while taking sauna bath, It helps in the opening of the skin pores. It should be kept in mind that in extreme sweating all the toxins and impurities flow out of the body, through these pores. As there is a lot of sweating involved during Sauna bath so it is advisable to drink more water than usual in order to compensate for the sweating during steam Sauna bath.
  • Steam elevates body temperature and also helps in the flow of blood more effectively. Therefore Sauna bath is likely to make Circulation better. Also we get a lot of relief to out contracted muscles and the result is that we get benefit from arthritis and joints pains.
  • Steam sauna bath has been proved to be helpful in weight loss as the metabolism of the body is enhanced. Also the body loses oil during the sweating which helps to reduce weight.
  • Steam bath also helps in the relaxation of the mind as well as the human body. Most of the people have experienced a reduction in their tensions and mental stress after taking a steam bath.
  • It has also been observed that sauna baths are very effective in inducing relaxing sleep. Sauna baths have proved to be effecting in sleep disorders and nowadays the people with insomnia are taking help of their sleep disorders by using steam sauna baths.
  • Sauna steam bath is also helpful in boosting the immunity of our system as while in sauna bath the body temperature increases which helps the immune system.
  • Sauna bath is also very effective in treating medical conditions like sinusitis and bronchitis. The reason for this is that when you breath the steam may relief the congestion of the lungs.
  • It has been now proved that 15 -20 minutes of stay in sauna bath holds as much benefit as one to two hours of brisk walk. However the exact benefit differs from person to person.
  • Due to great blood flow to the skin while taking sauna bath provides a healthy glow to the skin and thus is beneficial for our skin.

There are many indirect health effect of Sauna and also many different types of Sauna which will be discussed later

Reasons For Blood Clots

Reason of Blood Clots

Blood clotting is necessary to repair the damage and restore integrity to the circulatory system. However clots which are also called thrombi become a major issue and problem when they form where they should not be forming. Blood clots can form in any part of body including lungs, brain, nose , eyes etc. There are more than a single reason for these clots to occur in human body and some clots in blood formation are due to conditions which the person is facing and others with illnesses and other problems in the body and that can lead to blood clot formation. There are many reasons that can lead to blood clotting but some of them are more common than the other. Also the high risk people must know the symptoms of blood clotting to avoid the damage.
Followings are some most expected reasons of blood clots.

1: The number one cause of Clotting in blood is due to prolonged Immobility mostly after surgery. This is also true in case long distant airplane flights where someone has to remain sitting in cramped condition for several hours and this start blood clotting process. This can be avoided by keeping your body moving and getting up from you seat at least once in couple of hours. Moreover there are some exercises which you can do in the plane to avoid clotting and these exercises are like moving your feet in circles and keep on doing some stretching while remaining on your seat. This will help you blood flow smoothly and will reduce the chances of clotting.

2: Birth control pills are another reason which can lead to blood clotting as the medicine for birth control can cause coagulation in the blood stream. People using birth control pills are at higher risk of developing blood clots in their bodies. Doctors normally advise to stop these medications to prevent the problem.

3: Pregnancy is another factor that can lead to the formation of blood clots as growing uterus may slow blood flow back to the heart to a sufficient extent causing blood clots. One must be very careful while she is pregnant as there are significant changes rapidly occurring in the body.

4: Obesity is also a reason for clots as experts say that being obese you are 30 times more on risk in long distant flights. Similarly too long and too short people are on high risk. People who travel too frequently are also on risky side and frequent air travelers must take precautionary steps and must know the risks of clotting.

5: Injury of the vein is also a factor of blood clots which is beneficial to prevent blood loss.

6: Leg fracture is also a known reason for blood clots. The blood clots can form at one place and then these clots can travel in other parts of the body specially to the lungs. Lungs usually have very small veins and these can be blocked by clotting process which can be a very serious health issue and the patients may need urgent care or even hospitalization.

7: Inherited blood factors or veins: Some people have to face this problem due to inherited factor either by having narrow veins or due some faulty heart valve.

8: Congestion heart function: This problem is when heart does not properly function to exert proper force for proper flow maintaining.

9: Cancer can also restrict your blood flow causing blood clots. A cancer tumor can form any where in the body and if cancer is exerting pressure on your veins it can lead to clotting.

10: Strokes or heart attack are another factor and a reason due to which blood clotting can occur as it will cause patient to bed ridden causing blood clots.

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