Monthly Archives: March 2015

Seek Solitude, Not Just Meditation, For Important Decisions
“What? You're not meditating?” demanded a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. It went on to explore today's “mindfulness meditation” mania, so popular that it has already sparked the backlash that we fickle beings accord anything that captivates ...
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REBECCA HAGELIN: Holy Week meditation on Jesus' Crucifixion suffering ...
During Holy Week, many in the church meditate upon the suffering Jesus endured on our behalf, knowing that this meditation will make the joy of Easter so much sweeter. Some churches set up “stations of the cross,” which are artistic representations of ...
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Daily Meditation: Striving For An Ideal
Today's meditation features a rendition of the Hindu devotional song "Vaishnav jan to" by interfaith sacred music group Riyaaz Qawwali. As the video's description outlines, the song "discusses the practices and characteristics of an ideal person, to be ...
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The First Emperor of China (Qin Shihuang) famously consumed mercury because it was thought to preserve his youth. The search for eternal youth leads us to myriad modern-day creams, balms, tonics, lifts, and tucks--but can they really help us age gracefully? Join Bay Area Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner Amy Petrarca, MS, RN, Lac. in an exploration of the fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

TCM formula found effective against type 2 diabetes
Lai said he hoped that the study would help alter bias against traditional Chinese medicine, as it proves that some chronic diseases can be effectively treated with the integrated use of traditional Chinese and modern medicine. Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, ...
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Calgary's most vulnerable benefiting from ancient Chinese medicine
Now, with the help of a partnership between the Alex Community Health Clinic and the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CITCM), she's been able to access the service free of charge and said the change has been drastic. “The pain has ...
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More traditional Chinese medical professionals be introduced to Malaysia
More traditional Chinese medical professionals need to be introduced to put Chinese medicine industry in Malaysia onto a normal and healthy track, said President of Malaysian Chinese Medical Association Tan Khai Hee. Currently, good and bad ...
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A usual human disorder that strikes a lot of persons as they get older is drop in eyesight clarity or better still vision loss. Nearly all persons who are more than the age of 40 encounter some kind of eyesight problem. Strain on eye muscles that are delicate or an inappropriate flow of blood to the retina can make your vision to worsen. The use of herbal supplements may enhance retinal worsening and can aid to hinder various kinds of eye problems.

The herbs you will need to improve your eyesight are namely passionflower, mahonia grape extract, bilberry, goldrenseal, aspalathus and ginkgo biloba.

When you consume a supplement rich in bilberry extract, its antioxidant compounds will aid to shield your retina from eye problems. Bilberry is a berry which is black and blue in colour and it has anthocyanosides. It also aids to enhance improper vision at night if the disorder is occurring as a result of lack of peculiar coloring pigments which the eyes need to function effectively. It is essential to bear in mind that bilberry functions as a preventive solution instead of a remedial solution.

You need to utilize ginkgo biloba to enhance your retinal impairment together with the rest of other body problems like tinnitus, amnesia (loss of memory) and inadequate circulation. It deals with present problems associated with retinal impairment and functions as a preventive herb by enhancing the movement of blood and nutrients to the retina.

Consume passionflower which is in supplement form if you encounter steady asthenopia (strain of the eyes). It is a chilling herb that aids to make the little blood vessels of the eyes to relax. Some persons also use these herbs as a remedy to restiveness and sleeplessness.

You have to begin to take goldenseal. It can help to solve eye problems known as pinkeye and hordeolum. It is a very powerful herb that assists in lowering rubor.

Another herb to take for eyesight improvement is aspalathus. It is a strong herb gotten from the republic of South Africa. It has antioxidant which is a bit related to bilberry. This herb can enhance your current eye condition for good together with the improvement to your immune function.

UV radiation and the sun harm our eyes heavily. You can make use of extract from mahonia grape to restore the negative effect UV radiation and sun rays has had on your eye. It can also aid to tone up the capillary vessels in the retina. It can lower the natural worn-out of the eyes and assist in preserving your eye health.

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Complementary/Alternative Medicine: Traditional Chinese

Nearly half the US populations turns to complementary, alternative and integrative practices to maintain or improve their health. Beverly Burns of UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine explores traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, meridians and chi. Series: "UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public" [12/2007] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 13073]

Sharing life-affirming joy of Qigong
She began to dabble in Qigong (pronounced CHEE-gung), which blossomed into a life-changing pursuit in Western New York, after her husband was offered a job 16 years ago in the earthquake research center at the University at Buffalo. She has since ...
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Exploring Qigong and the Infinite Rhythms Consciousness Dance
The first portion of the evening was an exploration through Qigong instructed by Bonnie Lee who stood in the front of the room. Qigong is an ancient Chinese system of exercise. Particular attention is placed on the breath as people move through both ...
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Acupuncture for hot flashes
Acupuncture has the ability to detect energetic changes that occur in the body and quickly relieve symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, foggy mind, and irritability. In fact, there is evidence that acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used ...
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Palm Drive Health Care District board votes to approve hospital opening
After several hours of a standing room only meeting, the board of directors of the Palm Drive Health Care District (PDHD) voted unanimously to approve the management services agreement (see below) with Sonoma West Medical Center (SWMC), contingent upon ...
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'Quack' Cures That Really Work
Gabe Mirkin, M.D., author of “The Health Heart Miracle,” tells Newsmax Health that the American Heart Association says that there is some evidence that when soy protein was substituted for animal fat that total cholesterol and LDL were lowered ...
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