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Sound therapy healing — New technology for an ancient art

November 2, 2012

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by Harold Gill —  From ancient time to present day, sound and music have been used to influence humans physically, emotionally and spiritually. Native peoples used drums during ceremonies both to relax and to stimulate. In early North American cultures, a baby attending its first ceremony was comforted when it heard the drum, as the […]

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When what you know does not work for you anymore

October 14, 2012

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by Mary M. Ernsberger —  Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Did you ever watch one of those TV movies based on actual events? They always post a disclaimer that says the names have been changed to protect the innocent. […]

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Tending the whole self through movement and attention

October 10, 2012

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by Katie Underwood —  Often when a person is tired, hurt or ill, he or she feels hopeless and worn out from constantly working hard to feel better. Pain and fear can take a big toll on enjoying life. Many people are finding that taking time to attend to oneself can be healing and revitalizing. […]

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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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Chinese foot reflexology — this is the balance

October 9, 2012

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by Fatina Hijab — Without balance there is chaos. According to Chinese Traditional Medicine (CTM), disease occurs when the body is imbalanced. Foot reflexology helps the body achieve and maintain its natural balance, or homeostasis. Reflexology works on the 11 systems of the human body: muscular, nervous, skeletal, endocrine, digestive, urinary, circulatory, reproductive, respiratory, integumentary […]

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What we think about, comes about

October 6, 2012

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by Lori Keeley —  Did you know that your thoughts create your reality? Whatever you are experiencing in your life is a direct result of the thoughts you repeatedly play through your mind. Our thoughts are real energies which manifest our lives and reality. Whatever we focus on is what we create. Take the time […]

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Buyer beware when purchasing essential oils

October 6, 2012

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by Carol E. Gutierrez —  Not all essential oils are created equal. The quality of an essential oil depends on the growing conditions, crop yield, distillation process, and integrity of the distiller and supplier. Essential oils are really not oils at all, but plant extracts, so if you place a drop of essential oil on […]

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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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“Rolfing saved my life”

October 2, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  The headline sounds melodramatic, doesn’t it? But this refrain is heard from rolfing patients, time and again. Saving my life can mean jogging without pain for a morning athlete, skiing on one’s 60th birthday instead of walking with a cane, moving with flexibility and ease for a senior citizen, running without […]

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Pregnant women urged to reconsider using pain meds

October 1, 2012

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by Dr. James Bogash It is no secret that taking medications during pregnancy is risky. The dangers of pain relievers to a developing baby are well known. For years, the most widely recommended over-the-counter pain reliever has been Tylenol®. Newly published research suggests that as much as 7 percent of childhood asthma may be linked […]

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Uncovering the myths of massage therapy

September 28, 2012

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by Brian Hampson —  Massage has enormous potential to do a body good, if you are in the right hands. But it is essential to understand the facts and fiction regarding a good massage. A massage should be relaxing, comforting or rejuvenating to the body and mind. But with recent reports of abuse and an […]

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Anger and Asian Medicine

September 27, 2012

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by Brian Skow —  When an obstacle gets in the way of a goal, we feel frustration, then anger. In Asian medicine, anger is associated with the Wood process. The Wood organs are the liver and the gallbladder. Although often perceived as negative, anger can be a positive if it promotes a non-damaging action that […]

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The mysteries of TMJ and what to do about it

September 21, 2012

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by Becky Coffield —  Mention TMJ and almost everyone either knows someone who has the disorder, or they have it themselves. Despite the millions of people who suffer from TMJD (temporomandibular jaw disorder), there really is only educated speculation as to its causes. Even less is known about its cure. The temporomandibular joints are small, […]

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