Monthly Archives: May 2015

Depression and Insomnia Relieved By Acupuncture
Acupuncture relieves depression. Research published in the Journal of Science and Healing finds acupuncture safe and effective as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of depression. The researchers concluded that “acupuncture was an effective and ...
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Animal Acupuncture: A Case Study in the Treatment of Traumatic Injury in the ...
The rise of animal acupuncture in the U.S. began in the early 1970's as a result of the work by members of the National Acupuncture Association in Westwood, Calif. Although veterinarians are able to treat animals with acupuncture in almost every state, ...
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Brain MRI Shows Acupuncture Relieves Migraines
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals that acupuncture prevents and relieves migraines by restoring normal brain functions. MRI results demonstrate that acupuncture decreases the frequency and duration of migraine attacks by increasing functional ...
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What Chinese Medicine Says About Alcohol
Red wine is known to have resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant. However to reap the benefits found in wine, you would have to drink a lot, so many people simply resort supplements to get enough resveratrol to impact their health. In Chinese herbal ...
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'Harley Street' clinics promoting leeches and acupuncture are subject of ...
The Zhai Clinic, run by Xio-Ping Zhai, also featured in the BBC2 programme last Tuesday, offering “natural fertility treatment” to couples struggling to conceive. The practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) describes herself as trained in ...

Answered prayers
Jamie even tried Deer Placenta Ointment, or Lutaigao, a Chinese herbal medicine she heard about through a friend, to help nourish blood, regulate her cycle and adjust hormone regulations. They also saw a doctor who practiced applied kinesiology ...
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Tai Chi, Qigong Classes Return To Great Lawn At Southport's Pequot Library
SOUTHPORT, Conn. --Tai chi and qigong classes will return to the Great Lawn at Pequot Library, starting on Friday, April 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.. Participants actively bring harmony and balance to their lives by practicing these soothing ...
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World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day - save the date
Saturday, April 25th is World Tai Chi & Qigong Day and we are celebrating in a BIG WAY! Join us in New Egypt, NJ at 10am as we all move as one in a Tai Chi Chih practice and then welcome Dr. Chang-Shin Jih, who will offer a workshop on Tai Chi and ...
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Feature: Chinese health Qigong, Taiji attract more fans in Scotland
EDINBURGH, April 28 (Xinhua) -- For 65-year-old John Cowwelly, a Scot who came from highland in northern Scotland, Chinese health Qigong gives him fitness and meditation after over 20 years of practising martial arts and Taiji. "I first practised ...
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Meditation should be incorporated in our life. Our busy schedule and life does not give us time to relax our mind and body. We get rid of the body strain or exertion but it does not relax your body and soul completely. Thus, meditation is necessary for inner relaxation of your body and mind and rejuvenating it for a new tomorrow. This rejuvenation is essential because your mind and body not only needs to relax but also rejuvenate so that it continues functioning effectively even at a later stage in your life. If you too wish to keep your mind and body healthy ‘Energy Meditation’ is the best thing for you. You do not need a meditation retreat for this; you can practice it at your home, office or park.

Yoga is a blend of meditation, postures, therapies, etc. the postures are also varied. In hot yoga and power yoga the poses require you to stretch your body to the limit so that you lose weight, maintain your body, etc. However, when your cross a certain age the type of exercise you choose is very important. This exercise has to be such that your body is relaxed and energized as well. Simple asanas like pranayam, butterfly, etc. are very simple but help your body muscles relax. The muscles at a senior age tend to get brittle. Any careless behaviour might lead to serious muscle injuries, also the flexibility of the muscles decreases. A simple exercise that can help you get back the flexibility as well as relive you of bone and muscle pain is yoga.

If you are a beginner, this meditation is excellent for you as it strengthens the aura when practiced regularly.

· Firstly relax your entire body. The deeper the trance, the more effective. You can meditate at any time and no specific trance is necessary for you.

· For beginners, you should visualize while at the same time, draw in energy from all sides of your body, front, back, top of your head and bottom of brilliant light, like the sun. Working with colors is more advanced and most effective when you are a bit more experienced.

· While exhaling visualizing the aura that is expanding besides you

· Breathe in again and visualize the energy getting brighter and more powerful, radiating from your entire being.

· Exhale again and visualize the energy and expansion of your aura, and feel the center of your body shining brilliantly like the sun.

· Repeat this several times, each time visualizing the energy becoming brighter and brighter as it increases in intensity.

· When working with colors, visualize the color becoming more and more powerful and vibrant. You will notice each color has a different feel to it. Colors can be used to attract according to their nature

Practice this meditation at a meditation retreat or your home and feel the difference in your life.

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Finding a new prescription for growth
Strong support from the government, growing overseas demand and overseas recognition of traditional Chinese medicine have all combined to create unprecedented global growth opportunities for Tong Ren Tang and other traditional Chinese medicine ...
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Tongrentang: From emperor's pharmacist to world TCM leader
Beijing Tongrentang (TRT), the renowned traditional Chinese medicine company, has been a household name in China for centuries, but since the 1990s it has been carving out a reputation globally. Founded in 1669, it was named the exclusive supplier of ...
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Chinese physicians exchange ideas at GRU
“Maybe it's not her time,” the Chinese cardiologist joked. Zhu is among a handful of physicians from Jiangsu Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine who are spending three months at GRU as part of an exchange being facilitated by GRU's ...
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Despite tough skin and bitter reputation, eggplants are really tender at heart
Eggplant is native to India, but Chinese farmers were the first to cultivate the plant. It took almost 2,000 years for eggplant to reach Italy, the European nation most strongly associated with the vegetable. A few centuries later, in 1746, a ...
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Is Captive Lion Hunting Really Helping to Save the Species?
Lion bones are coveted in Vietnam and China as a fraudulent and cheaper substitute for tiger bones to make “wine” and other products. The bones are ground down, boiled, and mixed with other ingredients, such as goat bones, herbs—even opium—to make ...
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21st century technology helps Cheung's Trading sell age-old herbal remedies
That leaves roughly 90 per cent of their business as walk-in, and the customer base is predominantly non-Asian. Along with Chinese herbs to help with everything from arthritis pain to weight loss, the family also offers treatments like acupuncture and ...
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NaMo to Visit Kung-Fu Land on May 14
Besides holding talks with Chinese leaders in Beijing, Modi was expected to attend an event alongwith Li featuring Yoga and Chinese martial art Thai Chi at the Temple of Heaven. On the third day, he would visit Shanghai where he would address business ...
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Escape this May to Dream Yoga Fest in Kabak Valley
On day 1 and day 2, Ray Rizzo, Turkey's own resident expat yoga guru by day and rap artist by night, will be offering his "Weightlessness" course, which combines yoga, Pilates and Chi Kung. The author of a book and DVD series by the same name, Rizzo ...
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Calendar of Events // Ongoing Events
150 N. King St., Suite 202, Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $ 2. The night includes a 30-minute mini-introductory class for teens and adults new to tango, followed by an hour-and-a-half practice time and social dancing with help from Brett and Jenny Griswold.
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Do you know what is phobia? Phobia is a type of anxiety that is unbearable in the rule can be less productive, especially if it will be difficult. Phobia can be described as an illogical or irrational fear of certain things or events. Most of the times phobia is the result of bad experience that the person had in his life. Sometimes it is their reaction on the something which is happened with their near or dear one. But meditation can be a great way out to beat phobia of any kind.

Phobia is a kind of fear of different things. People have fear of different things such as height, spiders, water, depth, flying and snakes etc. usually phobia is derived from traumatic experiences but in some cases we cannot reach to the root cause of the phobia.If we go on listing out there are around 700 different types of phobias. Here listed out are the phobias commonly that are commonly seen in the people around us.

• Arachnophobia
• Acrophobia
• Agoraphobia
• Social phobia
• Aerophobia
• Claustrophobia
• Brontophobia
• Mysophobia
• Carcinophobia
• Necrophobia

Lots of people suffer from different phobias. Meditation is one of the ways to get rid of phobias. Meditation helps you to concentrate on one thought and calm your restless mind. When your mind is out of diverse thoughts get concentrated on an aim which leads your life towards progress, you can beat anxiety. Anxiety is the very initial stage of phobia. If not taken care, it can cause fear about anything. But regular practiced meditation can wipe away anxious feeling and even phobias.

Meditation and phobias are diversely proportionate with each other. When meditative practices are practiced, it reduces your fear and restores positive thoughts. Phobias can even alter your life and make them not to do things that they want to do. Therefore it’s a kind suggestion that people who are used to phobia of any kind should keep practicing meditation. It gives you courage to stand by the problem , face it and solve it. Many of the scuba divers, trekkers and even psychologically ill people are recommended to practice meditation because of the results meditation bestows.

Regular meditative practices pays you more. If you are not used to meditative practices, there are lots of options available to you like, seminars, retreats, books and even online guide. is one of the services providing effective meditation work outs. You can visit them at provides retreats and seminars, podcast, TV show, counseling and speaking services on effective meditation work out. For more information visit:

US closes Ebola treatment center in Liberia
On Thursday, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy praised the "response and resilience" of Liberians. Liberia has gone 32 days now without a new Ebola case. If it stays that way until May 9, the World Health Organization could declare the country Ebola-free.
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Integrative Approach Helpful for Pain and Mental Health
PRIMIER is the first nationwide database of its kind, and is able to evaluate patient-reported outcomes over time — such as quality of life, pain, mood, and stress — for patients who supplement conventional medical care with therapies such as ...
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Ötzi the Iceman's bloody death: Oldest ever blood cells and clots found in ...
The marks found on the iceman reveal that tattoos could have been used as a primitive form of acupuncture. The iceman's tattoos are largely seen on the parts of his body that endured wear-and-tear, causing archaeologists to liken the practice of ...
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Culinary New Wave puts Taiwan on foodie map
“The pork is mixed with 10 Chinese herbs,” said cook Yang Rui-fu, 38, whose sister set up the stall. “It originally came from China, from Xiamen, but we have adapted it. The pastry is more flexible and chewy and the herbs make the taste fresher.” The ...
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Sichuan Bush Warbler New Singing Bird Sensation
For almost two decades of hide-and-seek, the Sichuan bush warbler finally revealed itself from its hide spot in the grassy, scrubby vegetation of Central China. Back in 1992, Per Alström, lead author and a professor of systematic and evolution at ...
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Taiwan dubbed foodie destination of 2015: Culinary new wave puts Taiwan on ...
"The pork is mixed with 10 Chinese herbs. It originally came from China, from Xiamen, but we have adapted it. The pastry is more flexible and chewy and the herbs make the taste fresher," said cook Yang Rui-fu, 38, whose sister set up the stall. The ...
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