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Everyone meditates in a different way. Some people will sit in a very quiet environment, close their eyes, concentrate on their breathing, letting whatever comes come, and whatever goes, go.

For some people, however, the stillness needed is not available in their mind. Maybe their thoughts turn and turn, round and round, making the stillness and quiet hard to achieve. For those people, having a visual to focus on as you move in and out of the meditation process can be extremely helpful.

With this process, you look at something that makes you feel happy. This can be because of the colors or shapes you see, how it makes you heart feel, or what thoughts it brings to your mind. When choosing the second form, you'll find that a painting is an excellent way to help move you through the medication process. Here's how:

Sit comfortably and look at the painting.
Close your eyes and remember what you saw. Notice how much more you may be seeing about the painting. Maybe it now has more colors, more shapes, more figures, more perspective (such as sunrise vs. sunset). Let your mind go wherever it likes with what it has seen. Don't question why it is that you see what you see, just let your mind freely explore and imagine.
When you feel that you have reached as far as you can go, open your eyes. Then, once again, look upon the painting. Repeat the above process, with no concern for how you may now have a new visual imagine of what you have seen. Allow your thoughts to move about and see in your mind what they want. 
When you once again have moved to your mind's end, open your eyes. Now, look at the painting yet again.
As you close your eyes this time, focus on your breathing. Pay close attention to relaxing your mind and body. Allow yourself to let everything go. 
When you feel you have reached your stopping point, open your eyes. Notice how your mind and body feel. Notice how your impression of the painting has changed. Sit in quiet for a few minutes. Then, take a few clearing breaths and start again on your life's journey.  

I am a Consciousness Awareness, contemporary artist living in Naperville, IL. Painting is not only my profession, it is my passion! It is a tangible way that I am able to share with others a piece of my life and who I am. I paint with oil and acrylic and enjoy the contemporary, abstract and landscape but mostly enjoy the combination of these three. My work is a source of great pleasure for me and for those who have already purchased my art. I paint using only high quality fine art materials.

The concept of meditation has reached a stage of widespread popularity. Most people around the world know about its benefits, but only vaguely. Even as there are many CDs, books and magazines to provide ample information on the subject, the compatibility of different meditation techniques always varies from individual to individual and can be practiced only when the thing is tested by a professional.

The object of this article is never to turn your views against meditation. It would be foolish to try to do so, since meditation and its effects and the positives it can offer have been proven beyond any doubt. But the opportunity is taken here to let you know how wrong the choice of a meditation technique can be for you unless it really suits you. Possibilities are that without the help and guidance of an appropriate teacher, you might only be able to derive minimal advantages from it. Indeed, the objective instead should be to optimize meditation, to find out what suits you best and get the maximum advantages out of the same.

But there is another and a very serious problem involved. When you place yourself before the vast sea of information about the principles, basic philosophies and practices of meditation, chances are you might simply get bedazzled. After all, meditation, though it grew primarily out of the Pan-Hindu cult in greater parts of India, different sects (e.g. Buddhism) have molded it in different patterns to suit their individual needs. So you are likely to get confused regarding which path you should undertake for yourself.

Unless you are individually guided in this path, it is too tough for anyone to grasp the entire philosophy of the art he or she is practicing. Some people contemplate joining a group to solve the problem, but really it helps little. The only solution that follows is to get a professional who can guide you individually in this business. During the course of the training be sure to let your instructor know your personal needs from meditation, so that he or she can alter his or her own schedule to optimize the learning for you so that you gain maximum benefits.

The following guidelines may help you somewhat before you prepare yourself for guided meditation:

a. Be very specific and objective about your meditation goals. For this, you first need to know what you really want from the process.

b. Find the suitable program of meditation. Choose the one that suits your lifestyle best.

c. Speak with the teachers of guided meditation and find out a suitable program for yourself.

d. Get to know clearly about the duration of the course, its calculated costs, and the clauses for refunding of initially paid money and the guarantees given by the course authorities.

e. Practice the techniques for a while and get to know if they are really working for you up to the satisfactory level. You are the one who would know best.

Please realize that this is a course offered to you by professionals so that you can improve your lifestyle, your living habits and your management skills. If, in any way, you are not satisfied with your progress, be bold enough to let your teacher know so that your money paid can be refunded back. It is never really just an ordinary set of exercise for you-even after you will have completed the course, the effects must guide you towards further, continuous practice and an improved state of living. So the phrases like "Nobody can teach you to meditate," and "It's all up to you," are simply not to be paid heed to.

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Meditation briefly, is a state of consciousness where the mind is able to control its thoughts.

People who practice meditation are able to increase their concentration, awareness and have an overall positive outlook on life. Most people associate meditation with Buddhists or Monks. But anyone can learn the art of meditation. You don't even have to go to a temple or special place to meditate. It can be done right in your own home.

There are different ways to meditate but the principles are basically the same. The main principle is clearing the mind of negative, obstructive and wandering thoughts to help calm the mind. This readies the mind for a deeper quality of activity.
 
Whatever it is you have on your mind, especially those negative thoughts, must be released so your mind can now concentrate on something more meaningful. One way you can do this is to shut out all sight and sounds to help you concentrate even more. Now it's time to focus on a deeper more profound thought or whatever it is you are trying to achieve.
 
It may seem a little difficult at first.  Learning to concentrate and getting used to the quiet and stillness of your surroundings, but as you practice you will get accustomed to it and even identify things that are around you even though you can't physically see them.
 
Choose a comfortable Position
You may have noticed that when some people meditate they sit in what may seem like uncomfortable positions. However, you just need to find a position that is comfortable for you, one where you can concentrate and focus with ease. It can be sitting in a yoga type style, lying down, standing up or even walking. Once it is a position that can help you relax and focus. If you choose to sit or stand, make sure your back is straight, but not tense. If you choose to lie down just don't fall asleep. Wear clothing that is loose and comfortable and can 'breathe' on you.
 
Identify an Appropriate Place
Wherever you choose to perform your meditation it must have a calm and soothing atmosphere, whether it is your bedroom, living room, gym or basement. If you want to sit or lie on the floor use an exercise mat. You might even want to try some of the more complex positions if you are the type of person who likes to take on a challenge. Fix up the place in such a way so it can help soothe your senses.  Silence is the best way to help you relax and meditate so make sure the place you choose is free from distractions such as the telephone ringing. You can also try some incense or light some fragrant candles to help improve the atmosphere.
 
Focus and Concentrate
You may have noticed on television the monks making certain sounds while meditating. They are performing their mantra which is a short creed that holds some mystic value to them. It is not necessary for you to do the same, but you can do some deep breathing or humming to help you get into a higher state of consciousness. The important thing is to focus. You can focus on a particular thought or idea or pick out something in the room and keep your eye on that object if you do not wish to keep your eyes closed.
 
One thing you can use for your meditation is - if you are constantly subject to headaches - to focus on your head. Become aware of the tension you feel in your head. Then mentally release this tension. It really works.
 
Meditation is a painless, risk-free practice that can derive real benefits to you. It is now becoming very popular for spiritual as well as self improvement growth.

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Losing your hair at any age is a devastating occurrence. If we could prevent it, we would, and many of us would choose to do it with herbs, especially if you find yourself reading this blog right now.

And fortunately, there are a lot of things we can do to help prevent hair loss at any age, many of them being easily accessible without a prescription or oodles of cash. There are a lot of herbs that can help with hair loss, but mostly it's actually vitamins that help with this psychologically tough fact of life.

One are of herbal medicine that puts a lot of attention on hair loss and even graying of hair is Chinese herbal medicine. A lot of common westernized herbal medicine is actually based on Chinese medicine, since they were sort of the pioneers of it's modern descendant naturopathy here in the US.

One of the most common herbs used in Chinese medicine for hair loss is He Shou Wu. This herb has been around for thousands of years, and is regarded as one of the premier herbs to both guard against and minimize hair loss as it occurs. It is also supposed to have some benefit for thinning, the medical condition of alopecia, which is a certain pattern of hair loss, and graying hair as a person gets older, which happens naturally to all of us unfortunately.

Typically several tablets of He Shou Wu are taken per day. The principles of Chinese medicine may seem slightly crackpot to those of us that believe in modern western medicine, since a lot of their theories are based on to much "heat" in the body, and cooling and heating where needed, depending on where the deficiency is.

A lot of their theories are also based on your blood flow and something called "Qi" which is your life force of life energy, and how it's flow and the flow of blood are interrelated, and how restrictions on this can affect certain parts of the body. So, they have a theory for why hair grays and why hair falls out as well, since the head is all affected by restricted blood flow to this area.

Similar to these types of theories are the traditional Indian medicine of Chakras, or life force energy areas of the body that can be manipulated to help you in different ways. But don't laugh, there are many Chinese and Indian herbs that can help you with hair loss, it's just that there are also a lot of Americanized traditional herbs that can help you as well.

Another topical herb that is used in herbal medicine to promote hair growth is burdock root. Much like birch oil, it helps to promote healthy hair follicles by stimulating the scalp. It feels good too as you shampoo it on your head.

Other herbs that can help with hair loss and thinning are things you could actually eat, and often do as seasonings to make your food more savory. One is rosemary. This is often recommended as a simmered liquid reduction to put on the head as a sort of salve for the scalp to soothe and heal it, making it a more conducive environment to new hair growth. Apple cider vinegar is another that is often recommended, in a concoction with other herbs, to be applied to the head to help stimulate new hair growth.

 

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An increasing number of people are opting natural healing therapy to treat a variety of conditions. The traditional Chinese therapeutic technique called Acupuncture is implemented to promote health and alleviate chronic pain and suffering. For over 5,000 years the medical procedure has been administered with minimum side effects and improved health functions.

The natural healing treatment is administered by trained and licensed Acupuncturists. These specialized practitioners must meet strict criteria, such as completing four years of training at an accredited college of Oriental Medicine. The practitioner must also obtain an authentic license from the States Medical Board. The license must be visually displayed in the practitioners office at all times.

The Chinese concept for their natural healing treatment denotes the physiological functioning of the body. More so, the medical art conceptualizes that the body has an energy force flowing throughout it. The vital energy flows and distributes forces within pathways called channels and meridians. The theory suggests that positive and negative forces, referred to as yang and yin are essential to the bodys well- being. If the yang and yin become unbalanced, then a calamity or illness may occur. Acupuncturists use techniques to reestablish the balance amongst the energy forces that consists of essential life activities; spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical activities.

The basis of natural treatment is to insert fine- slender needles under the skin surface (where the meridians and channels meet at the surface of the skin). The acupoints are pre- determined by the illness and can be used in conjunction with other natural healing techniques. Modern forms of stimulation that are incorporated into the procedure include herbs, electricity, magnets, and lasers. This Oriental medicine uses the techniques to adjust the vital energy to help the body heal itself.

Acupuncture restores the balance amongst the yang and yin by penetrating specific locations that are easily accessible by needling, electrical stimulation, Moxibustion, and Acupressure. Needling is an intense procedure and must be precisely administered according to regulations and guidelines mandated by medical biohazard. The needles are all disposable and may vary in width or shaft, shape of head, and length. Following the insertion of the needles, the Acupuncturist uses specific methods to reach maximum sensation according to the ailment. The practitioner may use Raising and Thrusting, Plucking, Rotation, and vibrating techniques called Scraping or Trembling.

Procedures that are used in conjunction with the natural treatment for enhanced stimulation may be implemented, again, according to the condition. Electro- Acupuncture sends small electrical impulses through the inserted instruments. Lasers and sound waves are also used to obtain the same effect. The technique is generally used for pain relief or prevention. It has been successful in treating obesity as well as alcoholism and drug addiction.

Other techniques that are incorporated during the natural procedure are Moxibustion and Acupressure. Moxibustion is not uncommon in that it is considered an extremely complimentary form of treatment. This technique requires the Acupuncturist to apply heat to the acupoint to treat the disease. Moxibustion is used to treat bronchitis, arthritic disorders, and certain types of paralysis. Acupressure stimulates acupoints by the use of fingers or with a hard ball shaped head instrument. This is often used as an alternative to needles. Diseases of the internal organs are generally treated by this technique.

Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of illnesses and conditions. Although the natural treatment may render minor side effects, such as nausea or disorientation, it is extremely popular. The Oriental medicine theory adheres to the concept of the healing system. It implies that one maintain balance amongst the yang and yin as well as the flow of vital energy throughout the body.

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Did you know that tense muscles can affect all of the systems of your body, including blood circulation, posture and movement? Practicing this active meditation can help you to relax and reduce stress and muscle tension.

Remove shoes and loosen restrictive clothing.

Find a quiet place where you can lie on a firm surface for fifteen minutes.

Close your eyes. Quiet your mind. Breathe deeply, slowly and smoothly. Think of breathing out slightly longer than breathing in.

Allow yourself to become aware of your body. Do you feel tension, pressure or discomfort? Note where these feelings are.

Continue the slow, deliberate breath.

Tense you right foot. Hold for a few seconds and let it relax. Tense your calf. Hold. And then release. Tense your thigh. Release. Repeat with your left foot and leg.

Form a tight fist with your right hand. Hold a few seconds. As your release, feel your whole arm become limp. Repeat with left arm.

Tense and release each buttock.

Tighten your stomach muscles and, as you release, feel your stomach and chest become soft and warm.

Bring your shoulders up toward your ears. Hold, and then gently allow them to relax down. Slowly roll your head from side to side as you consciously release neck tension.

Become aware of any stress or tension you are holding in your face and head. Relax as you continue breathing slowly and smoothly.

If there are other areas of discomfort or you become aware of any returning tension, repeat the tense and relax method.

Continue with the relaxing breath for a few minutes. Gently roll to your side and get up.

This method of active meditation allows you let go of your stressors, removes tension from your body and provides an inner calm and quiet in our busy lives. Once you create this easy fifteen minute habit, you will be amazed that you didn't start a relaxation program sooner.

Joan Gilbert, Physical Therapist Assistant, Rehabilitation Specialist, Myofascial Release and CranioSacral Therapist, Healing Touch Therapy

As we mentioned in previous articles, conventional medicine plays an important role and most of the time, it is the first treatment for a couple who for whatever reason cannot conceive after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse. Because of frustration, time and cost consuming, some people may turn to tradition Chinese medicine for treatment. In this article, we will discuss how to treat hormonal imbalance in traditional Chinese medicine perspective.

Unlike conventional medication, traditional Chinese medicine treats the body as a whole and each patient is treated as one unique entity. It is difficult to prescribe one method for all patients, but in general, here are some general methods which have been used for over thousands of years in treating infertility:

I. In general
After taking personal files and past personal medical records, your TCM practitioner usually examines:
1. Your body and facial appearance
Believe it or not, your body and facial appearance will give your herbalist some idea about your conditions. If you have a pale facial appearance, he or she may suspect that you have yang qi deficiency.

2. Pulse reading
There are 2 types of pulses:
a) Heart pulse
Your heart pulse will tell your herbalist how your heart works. The different reading of irregular fast or slow pulses may contribute to different types of deficiency
b) Kidney pulse
Kidney pulse is especially important for treatment of infertility, as Chinese traditional medicine views the kidney as a reproductive system regulator. Any deficiency may distort the menstrual cycle in women and lower sperm quality in men.

3. Reading your tongue
Any deficiency or stagnation of qi and blood will be seen in the tongue color, taste buds, etc.

II. Necessary
After diagnosing your problem through initial examination, reading your personal medical files and assuming that your infertility problem is not caused by structure problems:
1. Weight
You may be asked to gain or lose some weight. The traditional Chinese medicine views the best weight for conception is 5-10 over the BMI normal range.

2. Exercise
It is hard to believe that some women engaging in running or playing some kind of sport which seem to be healthy, but they may contribute to infertility as a result of the brain's primitive reaction to certain environments.

3. Life style change
a) Alcohol
You may need to stop alcohol drinking completely, if your herbalist suspects that alcohol has certain effects in your liver function.
b) Smoking

if smoking interferes with your persistent condition, you will be asked to quit smoking. Don't worry, they have very good stopping smoking techniques as long as you are cooperative.
c) Exercise
You may be asked to do some very moderate exercising to improve blood flow to your body and reduce stress to your nervous system, including walking, tai chi, and yoga

4. Acupuncture
It is one of the oldest traditional Chinese medicine treatments. If your herbalist suspects that blood or qi stagnation, or imbalance of chi have interfered with the normal function of your body, leading to the underline disease then you may be required for a few sessions of acupuncture. By applying the needle in the exact meridian point, it helps to relieve the causes.

5. Acupressure
If the underline cause is pain related, then acupressure may be needed to stop pain or release muscle tension.

6. Breathing techniques
It helps to relieve symptoms of nervous tension including emotional and physical stress, anxiety, and depression. It is especially useful for stress causes of infertility, such as working in the stress occupation and women who are under constant stress.

7. Food
In Chinese medicine, foods are classified into five groups:
a) Cool
b) Cold
c) Neutral
d) Warm
e) Hot
You may be ask to add some specific types of food into your diet and reduce the other if your herbalist suspects that your diet has interfered with the normal function in your body or other specific organs. Women with kidney yang deficiency is required to add more warm and hot food into their diet.

8. Vitamins and minerals
When it is necessary, you will be asked to take certain vitamin and mineral supplements to improve your body deficiency.

9. Herbs
If medicine is necessary, herbs will be given to restore the overall health.

There are many other types of method which traditional Chinese medicine uses to treat underline causes of infertility and they believe each individual is unique, there are no one types of treatment for all.

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Longevity is associated with age and your life span. Aging is a normal cycle and an inevitable process of life; the faster we accept it, the better. As we age, the metabolism process of the body changes and so does all the internal professes, thus creating a lack of energy and efficiency.

This makes us more vulnerable to some of the degenerative diseases, such as cardiac arrests, diabetes, strokes and also cancer. Free radical damage also increases through oxidation and ends up rusting the body. It is the traditional Chinese herbs that helps in maintaining longevity and ensures that he process of aging does not affect the dramatically.

There are probably hundreds of Chinese tonic herbs and herbal products available on the market today to simply confuse your thoughts. But amongst all these herbs, there are two major Chinese tonic herbs that have been researched and identified to provide the best longevity benefits. Herbs called Reishi and Ho Shou Wu are commonly known for its innumerable benefits, but what makes them more important is that these are excellent longevity herbs available today.

Reishi- The Mushroom that Supports Health
Reishi is possibly one of the most commonly used Chinese tonic herbs. It has been used for treating several diseases. It is basically a type of mushroom that has anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-hypersensitive, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic and many other such properties. It also supports the liver. Reishi helps in boosting the immune system and takes care of some of the major organs of the body.

It is often used for lowering the blood pressure levels, cholesterol numbers and also levels of blood sugar. Besides, it also acts as an excellent support for cardiovascular diseases and treats patients with high cholesterol. Research reveals that reishi has often helped in treating cancer too. Overall, it is one Chinese herb that has some benefits for all the major organs of the body and makes sure that you have an increased lifespan.

Reishi is now available in the form of longevity tonics and tablets to restore health benefits. It helps in balancing the stress and demanding modern life, releases fatigue and ensures good health of the immune system and nervous system.

Ho Shou Wu and Longevity Benefits
Ho Shou Wu is also a Chinese tonic herb with several other names like Jiao Teng and Fo-Ti-Tieng, it is conventionally used for making different types of Chinese medicines. It is the root of Ho Shou Wu that is used for making anti-aging or longevity medications, improving sexual health, lowering cholesterol levels, easing back pain and improving overall life.

Chosen from over 10,000 Chinese medicinal herbs, only 60 belongs to the group of the Superior Chinese Tonic Herbs, and Ho Shou Wu is just one of them. It is now widely used and has been made a practice in traditional Chinese medicine for preventing premature aging. It restores the liver and kidney functions and also tonifies these vital organs. It functions by promoting the vital essence in the body, by nourishing blood and by fortifying the tendons, bones and muscles. It has an extremely soothing effect on all parts of the body that promotes longevity and improves life.

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Brandon Daemon is a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine as well as a Health Education and avid blogger.To learn more about these amazing tonic herbs, please visit Hyperion Herbs at http://hyperionherbs.com.

Traditional Chinese medicine has been around for thousands of years and for good reason - it works. While Western science has demonstrated its value in the field of surgical and urgent care procedures, Chinese medicine often provides better preventive and disease management care. Focusing on and using the body's inner energy, or Qi, to maintain good health, prevent illness, and better handle chronic conditions, Traditional Chinese Medicine has been shown to eliminate symptoms of such "incurable" conditions as chronic joint pain, infertility, Crohn's Disease, and a host of other conditions.

The fundamental idea behind Chinese medicine is that the human body is able to heal itself of many of the illnesses and injuries experienced, so long as the body's energy flow, or Qi, is uninterrupted.

What Is Acupuncture?

The first thoughts that come to mind when most people hear the word "acupuncture" are needles and the pain normally associated with injections. The needles used in acupuncture are as fine as a human hair, as they have no need for a hollow tube like those used with syringes. Generally, there is little to no pain experienced during these procedures. The needles are used to stimulate blood flow and bioelectric activity along a specific pathway within the body. While scientific researchers debate over the effectiveness of acupuncture, patients around the globe have found relief from conditions such as chronic pain, insomnia, digestive conditions, headaches, migraines, weight loss, infertility, depression, fibromyalgia, and many other medical conditions.

Teas & Tonics, or Terrible Side Effects

The FDA's requirement that pharmaceutical companies announce the side effects of their prescription medications in all advertisements has made those commercials tragic enough to almost be humorous. Most often than not, the side effects are worse than the initial condition being treated! Instead of risking other systems within your body to the ravages of prescription chemicals, Chinese medicine offers well-established regimes of herbal teas and tonics to bring about and maintain powerful health.

A Toast to Cupping

Cupping is the practice of using heated glass or ceramic cups to relax muscles and draw out toxins. Cupping draws toxins to the skin surface, where they are more easily removed from the body through sweating and respiration.

If you have not been happy with the results from Western medicine, perhaps it's time to take a look at a method of healing that has a longer history and some amazing success stories. While not the answer to every health challenge, in many cases, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can be a part of one's healing journey when Western medicine have failed them.

Wishing you health and healing!

Chris Harmen writes about the benefits of Chinese Medicine modalities including acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, and herbal teas. Outdating Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine has demonstrated its ability to provide relief from many seemingly "incurable" medical conditions.

There is a joke in Buddhist circles: "Don't just dosomething, sit there."

What is Meditation?

Meditation is how we train in continuous awareness. It is also how we train in letting go. Meditating might not appear to be very exciting or productive, but try it and give inner peace a chance.

Meditation is a truly transformative spiritual exercise. Beginning meditators do not always connect the simplicity of what they are doing to the essence of the spiritual search, but it is all there to be discovered by those who try it. The Dzogchen teachings of Tibet say one moment of total awareness is one moment of perfect freedom and enlightenment. You do not need to seek elsewhere; it is all within.

The Practice:

Begin your meditation practice in a place that is quiet and free of distraction. Sit comfortably with your back erect. Stay alert and yet relaxed and at ease. This begins the training in mindfulness, or in cultivating heightened consciousness and awareness.

Begin breathing in and out through you nostrils.

Mindfully breath in, mindfully breath out.

Let go of the natural flow of energy and breathing, and learn to simply let it be.

Pay close attention to each and every inhalation and exhalation, following the breath - the object of your attention, all the way in and all the way out.

What is the Purpose of Practicing Meditation?

Breath awareness practice may not seem immediately productive, but give it a chance. Some spiritual masters make it their primary practice throughout their entire lives. Mindfulness of breathing is the basic mediation practice, and yet it has the power to reach and enhance all levels of consciousness. It may appear simple, but even so it works on all levels of the path and it is certainly not just for beginners.

It may not be immediately apparent, but to be totally in the moment, which is what meditation requires, means relinquishing the past, the future, and the dualism that makes a distinction between self and others. This is the essence of letting go.

(Inspired by Lama Surya Das: Letting go of the person you used to be)

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