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The use of complimentary medicine and natural foods to boost our bodies' defenses and immune systems is increasing in popularity. People are now viewing these types of alternative health sources as not only a preventative measure against common ailments but also as a beneficial treatment when used alongside modern medicine to combat health problems and speed up the recovery process.

Although it is growing in popularity among users there is still much controversy and debate about the benefits of holistic health practices with many advocates of the use of modern medicine alone viewing these natural health sources with suspicion and doubt.

Complimentary medicine practices range from physical treatments such as massage and reflexology to spiritual treatments such as reiki, The practice of herbal medicine is one of the oldest forms of complimentary medicine and its uses range from the simplest practice of using herbs as a health food in home cooking, to ointments, herbal teas, creams, powders and pills.

Herbal Medicine is used to treat many common conditions such as, eczema, migraine, asthma, insomnia, digestive disorders, anxiety and mild depression.

Herbs that are frequently used include:

Peppermint - often used to help ease digestive discomforts such as indigestion and heartburn, a common ingredient in many over the counter remedies.

Garlic - Used to reduce flu-like symptoms and reduce cholesterol.

Ginger - Often used as an aid to reducing nausea and morning sickness.

St John's Worth - Used as a natural anti-depressant, can be prescribed by doctors in some cases, (although the use of this herb is not permitted in all countries)

Although many are adopting herbal medicine practices, until studies have been carried out fully and these natural remedies have been proven effective they should not be used as a replacement to modern medicine practices and treatments. If you are considering using complimentary treatments it is advisable that you consult your doctor to find out your suitability for any course of treatment. In most cases natural therapy is beneficial and compliments a healthy lifestyle regime there are some instances where certain treatments should not be used.

There are many instances in both modern and complimentary medicine where certain elements or ingredients should be avoided, some of these include pregnancy and depression treatment. I have always taken an interest in holistic health and wherever possible choose a natural remedy, however I would not do this without being advised by my own doctor. As a mother I have found there are simple ways to increase my families intake of beneficial herbs as well as other natural foodstuffs by replacing processed sweeteners by a natural substitute, such as honey.

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There is a preponderance of meditation books on the market, and many VCDs on Meditation to choose from. What is it about the meditation materials available from the Tej Gyan Foundation that sets them apart from the others?

Firstly, they are written and produced by Sirshree, the enlightened guru of the Tej Gyan Foundation. Sirshree's quest for spiritual enlightenment began early in life. He spent years learning about different schools of thought, and reading countless meditation books and the wisdom of the ages. After a long period of practicing various meditations and contemplating deeply on the truth, he came to the realization that the missing link among all these paths to enlightenment was “understanding” itself. He saw that all the meditation books he read and all the VCDs on meditation he absorbed began in different places, but ended in the same way: with understanding of the truth. Understanding, he realized, was the whole thing. And a seeker could become truly enlightened, connected to the Universal Consciousness, simply by listening to an enlightened teacher.

Sirshree founded the Tej Gyan Foundation (TGF) as a means of sharing his understanding with the world. The Foundation’s goal is nothing less than creating a highly-evolved society. It offers meditation books, meditation VCDs, meditation CDs, audio CDs, and DVDs of Sirshree's discourses on all sorts of topics related to human development, spirituality, happiness, fulfillment, and enlightenment.

Tej Gyan means “Bright Truth.” When the truth is clearly elucidated, the world becomes bright to us; the shadows of ignorance, vice, and delusion are dispelled. Two of the best meditation books available anywhere today are Sirshree's titles, Complete Meditation: 222 Questions and Answers, and The Complete Meditator: The Definitive Sourcebook of Complete Meditation, (which comes with an audio CD inside), Sirshree provides the answers to 222 questions about meditation. It teaches one how to be meditation rather than how to do it. It is the ideal meditation book for the novice, as well as the individual who meditates on a fairly regular basis, and even the serious devotee. The Complete Meditator provides the reader with specialized tools, exercises, and quotes to lead to higher levels of consciousness.

When seeking DVDs, CDs, and VCDs on meditation, one need look no further than the Tej Gyan online store at There you will find a virtual treasure chest of discourses by Sirshree on myriad topics, all designed to help the spiritual seeker connect with his true nature and become aware of his deep connectedness to Universal Consciousness. Some of the VCDs on meditation to be found there are Master Key, Seven Levels of Consciousness, and Self-Realization Here and Now! These extraordinary meditation VCDs contain some of the most enlightening discourses on meditation and higher states of consciousness you are likely to find anywhere.

Whether you seek meditation books, audio CDs on how to live a happy life, DVDs on success, or VCDs on meditation, the Tej Gyan online store is the web destination for you. The wisdom gained from these many, varied products will lead to enlightenment, happiness, and a joyous life. Enjoy your reading and viewing. Happy thoughts!

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Chinese herbs are a traditional form of medication that has been used for centuries. Known as TCM for short, this method is now being practiced across the world. It is known as an alternative form of medicine in the United States, but many people are leaning to its more natural state than taking man-made drugs.

The theory of traditional Chinese medicine is that all parts of the body work together in unison for optimal health. For that reason, all organs and their functions must be working correctly in to achieve a proper, healthy balance. This is can be done through the harmony of the yin and the yang, two energies that are complementary and through to have an effect on the quality of life.

Another idea of Chinese medicine is that the chi or energy that flows through the body does so through various channels, called meridians. The Chinese believe that if these paths become obstructed, physical, mental, or emotional complications begin to become apparent. In order to stabilize the flow, herbs and other forms of treatment are necessary.

Treating conditions with traditional Chinese herbs are done in such a way that is unique to each individual with a specific problem. There are many herbs used in these solutions. The most common include ginseng, ginkgo biloba, cinnamon, and astragalus. A special concoction of several herbs is mixed together to treat the problem the sufferer is having. These formulas are then administered in various forms, such as capsules and teas.

These Chinese herbs have not yet been subjected to a number of scientific studies to prove their effectiveness. However, they have been used in Western society for thousands of years to battle a number of medical ailments. They have been known to help get rid of or better the following conditions.

Acne Many herbs have anti-inflammatory properties that can clear up your skin.

Fertility Dong Quai and Ginseng are just two of the herbs that Chinese have used for years to help promote the chances of conceiving a child.

Stress The Chinese have formulated herbal medicines to help relieve stress by working with the hormones in the brain.

Weight loss Some herbs can work with the metabolism to boost the rate of calorie burning. They can also promote a healthier digestive tract, meaning your body can get rid of the unwanted toxins that can help the body store fat.

If you decide to heal any ailment with traditional Chinese herbs, you should contact someone who is qualified in this form of alternative medication. Those that use this form of treatment do not recommend trying to self-treat any issues you may be experiencing. It is also suggested that you speak with your primary physician prior to seeking this method with Chinese Herbs or treatment for any condition.

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Broadly speaking meditation can be defined as a self induced change of state of mind for the purpose of heightening certain awareness or attention, or for emotional well being.

However, the narrower definitions vary according to the beliefs surrounding them.  As beliefs differ among different people, so the understanding and practice of meditation differ just as greatly.

Some of the more commonly known types of meditation tend to be the legacies of the Eastern religions, but there are aspects of it in many of the Western beliefs as well.

From prehistoric times, ritualistic repetitive movements and chants were discovered to induce a state of conscientiousness which was believed to appease the supernatural that they worshipped.  It usually went alongside offerings and sacrifices to the gods.

When it became apparent that these spiritual rituals seemed beneficial to the people who performed them, they began to change and develop them in order to realise the self, but generally still for religious purposes.

The Oriental religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism refined meditation as a means for achieving a higher state of spiritual growth and goodness.  The word for ‘meditate' is ‘dhyana' in Hinduism and Buddhism and is derived from the Sanskrit root word ‘dhyai'.

The Western religions were divided in their approach to meditation.  Those that included repetitive words or actions formed one school of thought, while those that didn't formed another.

The English meditation comes from the Latin ‘meditari' which means ‘to think, contemplate, devise, ponder, meditate'.

The original Western Christian meditation was merely an aspect of worship that included reading, pondering, prayer and contemplation.  Although a deep calm and concentration was induced, no repetitions, specific postures or rituals were included.

Later in some branches of Christianity, there was a movement away from the more pragmatic type of Christianity towards an attempt at a mystic communion with God. This led to rituals, chanting, repetitive prayers and a euphoric state.

A modern and far more emotional approach in some churches has brought about deeply rhythmic music, clapping and swaying.  Supremely hypnotic states, such as ‘talking in tongues' have emerged from the emotional states induced.

The Jewish and Islamic religions tended more towards the original Western style of prayer and meditation, but here also there were some groups such as the Jewish Kabbalah and Islamic Sufism that branched off towards the more Oriental form of mind control and meditation.

Today meditation is a world wide phenomenon and found in many forms.  It is practised less for religious purposes and more for the practical applications that it offers.

Most of us live in stressful environments.  In olden times stress came and went in small spurts throughout life.  Today it is just a steady day to day stream of stress pouring on most of us without let up.

This can be a disaster for our blood pressure, cardio-vascular systems, and just about everything else concerning our physical and mental health!   Wherever you find great stress pressures, there you find a desperate need for an island of peace and calm.

People are turning more and more towards meditation for a way to find that oasis in life.  There is ample medical evidence that prayer and meditation benefits have healing and soothing properties.

The tranquility and peace that you find in nature have much the same effect, but it is just not often available to people living in crowded cities, as most of us do.  The alternative as a newbie to meditation is to find out how to meditate for beginners, especially loving kindness meditation.  The world will be a better place for us and for everyone who knows us. includes sites related to meditation beneifts you can access from here and also How to Meditate For Beginners

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Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 10, 2015

Saturday, April 25th, Shaolin Institute observes World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day with a 9:00 a.m. breathing meditation to start and followed by a talk of happy health Zen meditation and Tai Gong through quantum conscious communication and cosmic Qi. The event will also present Zen Tai Gong and Kung Fu demonstrations, teachings and festivities at Shaolin park (4350 PeachTree Industrial BLVD), on Peachtree Corners, GA 30071.

This free public event is hosted by SCF and sponsored by Shaolin Institute. This is a worldwide global health and healing event which will begin in New Zealand at 10:00 a.m. and spread time zone by time zone around the globe as it has since 2002. Locally, Shaolin Grand Master Shi Deru, along with Shaolin Institute staff members will demonstrate the ancient Chinese healing art of Tai Chi (pronounced “tie-chee”) and Tai Gong with meditation.

People of all ages, fitness levels, and abilities are invited to freely participate in cosmic Qi lecture, Qi Gong (“chee-gung”) breathing mind exercises and to learn basic Tai Chi movements alongside Grand Master Shi DeRu and his highly trained instructors.

These ancient arts not only provide significant health benefits, but have the added advantage of “not feeling like exercise”. Tai Chi and Zen Tai Gong are simple, slow, fluid, movements that, along with naturally controlled deep breathing, create cosmic Qi space, calmness of mind, body, and spirit.

This graceful art of Zen Tai Gong like health Tai Chi includes relaxing and stretching and each form or posture is supposed to flow seamlessly into the next. Zen Tai Gong is similar to Tai Chi and Qi Gong combined, a slow mental and physical Qi exercise, so the movements are in high conscious stream of mind with very easy motion on muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints, making it an ideal exercise therapy for the aged, injured, and even disabled individuals.

Close to 30 years ago, Shi DeRu, also known as Shawn X. Liu, founder and Chair of SCF and Headmaster of Shaolin Institute, brought Qi Gong and traditional Tai Chi to the southeastern U.S., opening schools in Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana. He has devoted his life to helping people and is doing so through generous community outreach efforts like World Tai Chi Day, Asian cultural celebrations, and martial arts performances by his highly acclaimed Shaolin Institute Performance Team worldwide.

Over the years DeRu has developed Tai Gong, his own amalgamation of Tai Chi, Zen meditation and Qi Gong, designed to redirect the body’s natural energy or “Qi” to and through Jing Luo (healing meridians or healing energy points) located throughout the body.

This dynamic cosmic Qi is the body’s natural healing mechanism, stimulating blood flow, improving organ function, and awakening the communication channels between mind and body while strengthening muscles and ligaments.

Zen Tai Gong like Tai Chi helps in the treatment of anxiety, depression, back pain, arthritis, low bone density, breast cancer, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, and speeds rehabilitation after a stroke.

Grand Master Shi Deru has helped many students overcome life-threatening conditions that did not respond well to conventional therapies. He credits success to the “mindset and cosmic qi flow” in one body-mind system.