Monthly Archives: April 2015

Mindfulness Meditation? Am I Doing It Right?
I teach people how to meditate and the most common statement I hear them utter is: I must not be very good at this. I just can't seem to do it right. My mind keeps wandering! Actually, hearing them say this always makes me smile. Because, guess what ...
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Annoying, Well-Adjusted Friend Even Fucking Meditating Now
LOWELL, MA—Noting how he piled on yet another healthy practice to his perfectly goddamned balanced lifestyle, exasperated friends confirmed Wednesday that annoying, well-adjusted 32-year-old Ryan Miller is even fucking meditating now. “Christ, the ...
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Is Meditation The Best Thing For Your Anxiety?
I did not want to go to meditation class. I was dreading it. The decision to go was one I made in the final days of 2014 — but on the first Sunday of January, I really didn't want to do it. Still, it was a new year, and I was a new me. And, I wanted ...
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East Meets West: Treating Infertility With Acupuncture and Modern Medicine
An ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture involves the painless placement of ultrathin needles into strategic points on the body to balance Qi (pronounced chee) – a form of “life energy” believed to flow throughout the body. A ...
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Hong Kong scientists help discover new synthetic bone treatment
It also won another second-class award for research on the discovery of anti-fibrosis drugs from Chinese herbs. Professor Lan Hui-yao and Dr Arthur Chung Chi-kong, from the university's medical faculty, found extracts in citrus fruits and Chinese herbs ...
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What Are Chinese Hamburgers And Why Aren't You Eating Them?
You might also find herbs like cilantro or greens like lettuce garnishing the sandwich. If you've never had a Chinese hamburger, now is as great a time as any to try one. See here for a recipe for rou ji mo, or watch the video below for step-by-step ...
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Oriental medicine is a form of alternative curative approach that claim to heal any sort of malady, irrespective of severity and acuteness. The therapy has been in use since 3000 years and people have started rely on it to get rid of both chronic and bacterial and viral infections. Adopted holistic approach in treating diseases, a therapist of oriental medicine diagnoses the root cause of a malady and corrects it with a therapeutic approach. Today, oriental medicine is studied at various schools and medical colleges in order to create awareness about its benefits on health and advance the science of holistic medicine. It is believed that when the state of equilibrium within the body gets disturbed, it indicates that the body is susceptible to any disease. Oriental medicine finds the reasons of disturbance occurred within the body and cures them to keep people healthy.

Oriental medicine is a vast concept that hosts a diverse disciplines of holistic systems of medicines right from infrared devices, diet therapy to cupping. When looking for holistic medicine, therapies like Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Chinese herbal medicine have drawn your attention because of their effectiveness and approaches towards healing procedures. However, oriental medicine cures the root cause of the disease, but the approach of the treatment differs from therapy to therapy. In reality, oriental medicine proves to be highly beneficial for the treatment of insomnia, emotional issues, addictions, respiratory disorders, muscle and nervous system disorders, etc.

At present, colleges and universities affiliated to the government of India and in abroad have started imparting researched-based education on oriental medicine so that people get aware of its health benefits and know how it improves the healing ability. Basically, educational institutions offer diploma, bachelor degree and post graduation programmes on alternative systems of medicines with the perspective to let students learn the pros and cons of holistic medicine and get training on how to diagnose and treat diseases. In fact, students willing to make a carccer in oriental medicine are ensured to handsome remuneration and bright professional life ahead. So, what are you then waiting for! Enrol in an accrediated institution to study oriental medicine with an aim to keep everyone health and fit with a therapy outside the mainstream of scientific medicine.

Doctor of Oriental Medicine College offers various professional acupuncture program in fields of alternative medicine. The Oriental Medicine School are include studies in naturopathy, herbal studies, natural health and aromatherapy.

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9 Ways to Prevent Spring Allergies
Erin Brockmeyer, LAc, is owner and acupuncturist at Solstice Natural Health. She creates custom health plans for patients to help them tackle their most complicated health concerns, including infertility, prenatal care, fibromyalgia, thyroid conditions ...
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Yoga fusion: Becca Odom and Chris Jacobs bring together yoga and acupuncture
... classes at Asheville Community Yoga and Asheville Yoga Center. In addition to teaching yoga, Odom is a licensed clinical therapist and co-founded the Yoga For Trauma program. Chris Jacobs sees private clients for acupuncture at Mission Health ...
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Surviving Lyme Disease and a Missed Diagnosis
By Katina Makris, Special to Everyday Health. I recall the ... He designed a tailor-made regime from metabolic-profile analysis work, aimed at detoxification methods (diet, herbs, homeopathics, sauna), nutritive supplements, acupuncture, and lifestyle ...
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On October 3rd, 2012, Dr. Yung Chi (Tommy) Cheng, Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine and the former Program Director of Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, presented "Mining Ancient Chinese Herbs for Cutting-Edge Therapies" at UCLA. He shared his insights on searching for innovative therapies from ancient Chinese herbs.

Professor Cheng is internationally renowned for his significant role in the advancement of pharmacology and exceptional contributions to herbal medicine research. He also founded PhytoCeutica, Inc., a biotech company specializing in the development of traditional Chinese medicine and FDA-approved prescription drugs for the treatment of cancer, and co-founded Achillion Pharmaceuticals, a company striving to further improve the existing antiviral compounds for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B. His extensive training and background in pharmacology has led him to the invention of multiple drugs that are routinely used for the treatment of cancer, hepatitis B, and HIV/AIDS—relieving the suffering of millions of people.

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Perhaps looking to Western medicine for MS is not the only answer when it comes to the treatment for those afflicted. Many people are instead turning to Traditional Chinese Medicine instead as a way to find relief from the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes that the roots of most diseases are affected by many factors including behavioral, spiritual, emotional, climatic and dietary habits.

The TCM approach to medicine for MS is to adjust environmental and human influences through changes in lifestyle, the use of traditional herbal medicines and physical therapy. In TCM the doctrine holds that all ingested substances have a direct effect on the body. This means that diet is adjusted to maintain the body's balance by the way food is prepared and by the choices of foods.  In the traditional mindset all foods, herbs and medicines are considered part of the same subject when it comes to health.

Chinese medical doctrines believe that diseases like multiple sclerosis stem from an imbalance of spiritual and emotional factors. They think that the disease may lie dormant until it is trigger by an event such as an infectious disease. The theory is that the body is weakened by emotional or spiritual stress and thus more susceptible to contracting MS. Medicine for this is best described as putting your emotional and spiritual house in order. Meditation and talking with ones elders to resolve stressful issues is seen as the best treatment for this.

The Chinese like the West use the introduction into the body of a "medicine" for MS as a way to treat the symptoms. The only difference is that in the West various drugs are used that tend to create some very unpleasant side effects, whereas the Chinese solution is to use a mixture of herbs to achieve similar results. Tests conducted show that the Chinese have achieved remarkable success using a combination of herbs, acupuncture and other forms of traditional medicines in reducing the number of exacerbations experienced in large numbers of multiple sclerosis patients. It has been noted that these remedies or treatments may also help to relieve many other health problems along the way.

I have benefited greatly from a book which has examined the link between what we eat and multiple sclerosis. If you would like to know what foods are attacking your body, what supplements you must take and how to create the energy that you need, then this book is a must read. Reverse Multiple Sclerosis

The power of community acupuncture
It had gotten to the point where he couldn't drive down 19th Ave. because the diesel fumes would trigger headaches and dizziness and leave him short of breath. Acupuncture worked quickly on his ailment, alleviating its effects to the point that he ...
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Synergy Doesn't Happen in Silos: Acupuncture in Hospitals and Other ...
As acupuncture and traditional East Asian medicine continue to intersect and integrate with biomedical approaches, the conversation about integration expands and becomes richer. One forum for these conversations is the Academic Consortium of ...
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Gwen Stefani goes for genie chic as she heads to acupuncture with son Apollo
No matter what she's doing, Gwen Stefani is always keen on making a fashion statement. And Monday was no exception when she stepped out in genie-style trousers with her 13-month-old son Apollo. The 45-year-old carried her little man in her arms as she ...
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