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Feeling and living better with arthritis

January 15, 2014

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by Jennifer Schaecher —  If you are one of the 20 to 40 million Americans suffering from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, you may wonder what you can do to alleviate the pain. Have you tried exercise? Numerous medical studies demonstrate that exercise improves — even relieves — arthritis pain. People who choose […]

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Falling off the balance beam

January 17, 2013

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by Dr. Tom Stempel —  We often hear people say, “I feel out of balance.” Usually they are referring to spiritual or emotional feelings, but if you observe them closely, you can often see that the emotional or spiritual imbalance also causes them to be out of balance physically. Tight neck or shoulder muscles may […]

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Personal tai chi

October 14, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Tai chi can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, calm the nervous system, reduce anxiety and depression, improve circulation and sleep, and heal new muscular-skeletal injuries and internal disorders. It also is wonderful for anti-aging, improving skin tone and hair texture, reducing cellulite, tightening sagging muscles, and generally improving […]

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Professional-grade shiatsu

October 9, 2012

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by Brian Skow —  What do you know about your shiatsu therapist? Do you believe you are receiving authentic shiatsu or do you suspect you are receiving a watered-down version? To ensure you are getting the best shiatsu therapy possible, you want to check that the therapist has two certifications and look for a number […]

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Using feng shui for heath, wellness and beauty

October 3, 2012

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by Deborah Thum —  Most people who know about feng shui think it is simply about the placement of furniture to bring harmony into one’s life. Fewer people understand these same principles can be applied to the human body to chart the relationship between inner character and outer appearance. The principles of feng shui for […]

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Ai Chi — A symphony for the mind, body and spirit

September 17, 2012

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by Jane Copper —  Ai Chi, a simple water exercise and relaxation program, is performed using a combination of deep breathing and slow, broad movements of the arms, legs and torso in a flowing yet powerful progression. Ruth Sova, author and founder of the Aquatic Therapy Rehab Institute, says, “Ai Chi, flowing aquatic energy, is […]

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Where attention goes, energy flows

September 8, 2012

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by Khayriyyah Savannah —  Tuning in to your energy through focused breathing and other practices such as yoga, tai chi, meditation, or stillness and contemplation, is the beginning of healing imbalances in the mind/body. Where attention goes, energy flows; the mind begins to heal the body through intention. As you learn to listen to the […]

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The psyche of infertility

September 7, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Most of us would agree that the mind and body work together. The emotional and psychological factors/forces involved in infertility can be dealt with by talking with a health care professional or by using the body to help heal the mind and emotions and aid fertility. A healthy, peaceful mind […]

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Rejuvenate your life

August 19, 2012

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by Victoria Mogilner —  How many times have you awakened depressed, with low energy and the feeling that everything is moving too fast? Right now everything is speeding up, and unless you take time for yourself, you will burn out, become depressed and feel out of sorts. Chinese medicine is a practical tool to help […]

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Recognizing and alleviating menopause

August 9, 2012

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by Dasha Trebichavska —  Though many of us have been taught otherwise, menopause in not a disease; it is a normal physiological transition in a woman’s life from a reproductive to a non-reproductive age. The main problems a woman is likely to experience with menopause, with varying degrees of severity, are tiredness, lethargy, irritability, anxiety, […]

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The all encompassing tai chi

July 31, 2012

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by Ben Serpas —  There are several techniques one can use to manage stress, such as deep breathing, biofeedback, massage, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, thought-stopping, visualization and yoga. However, one specific technique includes all of these — tai chi, a form of qi gong (chi kung), which is considered the Chinese form of yoga. Tai […]

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Spontaneous bliss

July 27, 2012

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by Jangchub Tsomo —  Spontaneous bliss — this is the experience of practicing Kunlun Nei-gung. It might sound too good to be true, and yet bliss is what people can quickly and easily actualize. Whether someone is sitting peacefully in meditation or having a beer after work, everyone is chasing their bliss. So what is […]

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Why practice tai chi chuan?

July 21, 2012

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by Ben Serpas —  Is your life more stressful today than it was yesterday? Unfortunately, your likely answer is, “It is.” This is a worldwide phenomenon, not only affecting our society, but also touching millions of human beings all over the world who experience the same stress we do. This is but one reason for […]

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