Regardless of all difficulty elsewhere, consider choosing to be near those who...– Clarissa Pinkola Estes Author, Women Who Run with the Wolves
Does This Light Make Me Fat?
AcupunctureGirl says: The ancient Chinese texts advise going to bed with the sun and getting up with the sun. I haven’t seen a randomized, controlled study on the long-term health effects of such habits, but I suspect that our society has gone too far in the opposite direction, of ignoring all natural cues and paying for it with our bodies, stress levels, sleep deprivation, exhaustion,...
Back to Balance: Statin drugs raise risk of death... →
backtobalance: Yet even more reasons to eat a whole foods diet and regain and maintain your health naturally! This article is from William Campbell Douglass’ e-newsletter “The Daily Dose”: Cholesterol meds in death link You do everything your doctor orders and STILL keel over — doesn’t seem fair, does…
Thirty Minutes in the Sauna: Destress and Detox
Discover the hidden health benefits of sauna by James Schreiber (NaturalNews) People living in Finland and Sweden already know it - sauna therapy is a wonderful way to reduce anxiety and stress, while promoting relaxation, contentment and peace of mind. However, saunas and steam-baths are much more than just leisure products. Other health benefits of using sauna include muscle relaxation,...
Acupuncture for Colicky Babies
by Jennifer Cullen on Feb 25, 2011 Being a new parent is a wonderful thing, and a stressful reality. The stress can be confounded if your new bundle of joy has colic, an attack of ongoing crying, estimated to affect 20 percent of babies. New research is giving battle-worn parents something to smile about: a recent study suggests that acupuncture may be helpful in decreasing the severity of...
Does Coffee - even Decaf - Impair Fertility?
AcupunctureGirl says: Coffee is one of the items that many are reluctant to give up. When considering fertility, people assume it is the caffeine that is the problem, so they switch to decaf. However, it may not be the caffeine that is problematic when the question is about infertility. Coffee is a very ‘warming’ substance, in the ways that Chinese Medicine analyzes things, and...
Testimonial: "After acupuncture, I immediately...
Acupuncturegirl says: Here is a wonderful testimonial about trying acupuncture for the first time. Experiencing Acupuncture bella | Mar 14, 2010 | Comments 24 The practice of acupuncture has been traced back as far as the Stone Age. The earliest known writings about acupuncture were published in second century Chinese medical books. And still, in modern day Western society, there are...
Being conscious is cutting through your own melodrama and being right here....– Ram Dass, Grist for the Mill (via bodymindandsoul)
Since everything passes, peace cannot be found in anything or circumstances....– Satish Kaku (via aristela)
A human being is part of the whole, called by us as the Universe, a part limited...– Albert Einstein
Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia
Written by James Kaufman. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by a constant dull pain throughout the body accompanied by fatigue and sleep disturbances. Symptoms can vary depending on the weather, stress, physical activity, and even time of day. Generally the pain is widespread and occurs in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, along with especially sore spots called “tender...
Acupuncture for Athletes: Batting 1000
Acupuncture helps energize Hammel The Denver Post Posted: 02/16/2011 01:00:00 AM MST Troy E. Renck and Jim Armstrong post analysis, notes and minutiae on this blog devoted to the Colorado Rockies. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Coors Field has made plenty of pitchers want to stick a fork in their eye. But needles in their body? After a forgettable finish last season, Rockies right-hander...
Acupuncture helps women with Polycystic Ovarian...
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects up to 10 percent of women during their child-bearing years — and it’s a disorder than causes a host of heartbreaking problems. PCOS is the result of eggs that don’t mature and are not released from the ovaries. Instead, small ovarian cysts form, wrecking the balance of a woman’s sex hormones. The...
Acupuncture for Cancer Pain →
Studies show acupuncture alone cut post-chemotherapy fatigue by 31 percent, cut hot flashes by 50 percent and cut overall cancer pain by 36 percent.
Help for Veterans (anyone, actually) with PTSD
There are many organizations in the DC area (including VA & MD) that can help veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. If you are in the mid-Atlantic region and want more information, contact me via my web contact page. Help is available for anyone who is healing from trauma, not just veterans. Yesterday, CNN wrote about the “unseen scars of war,” the...
Chronic Fatigue: Acupuncture is Good For...
Study findings released last week are intensifying the debate over the relationship between emotions and physical health. They highlight the ever-growing need for therapies like acupuncture, which are premised on this dynamic interplay, to become better understood and more accessible. The new research found that psychotherapy and exercise can “moderately improve outcomes” for patients with...
Military deploys acupuncture to treat soldiers'...
Acupuncture helps people with trauma heal more quickly - although the idea that healing them efficiently so that “they can return to the front lines more quickly” is a bit disturbing to me. Still, healing = good. Healing without drugs = better. by Saeed Shah | McClatchy Newspapers Posted on Mon, Feb. 07, 2011 CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — The U.S. military is applying an ancient...
When he feels the wind blowing through him on a high peak or sleeps under a...– Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
When the Doctor’s Wife Has Cancer →
The ABCs of Fertility: Acupuncture, Babies &...
Great post on Fertility from Jennifer D. from Acupuncture Blog Chicago. Many women get pregnant easily, but it is unlikely that they are reading this article. For other couples, having a baby may be more difficult and therefore frustrating. If you are having difficulty, undoubtedly you want to optimize the likelihood of a pregnancy by practicing informed, healthy, fertile choices. In ...
A Whole New Diet →
So(y) dangerous: The Myth of Soy
How Much Is Too Much? by Mary Vance Terrain, interview with Kaayla Daniel Editor’s Note: Kaayla Daniel is a certified clinical nutritionist with a Ph.D. in nutritional sciences and anti-aging therapies from the Union Institute and University of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food (New Trends, 2005). What...
Soy: It's Not All That.
The Dark Side of Soy by Mary Vance Terrain As someone who is conscious of her health, I spent 13 years cultivating a vegetarian diet. I took time to plan and balance meals that included products such as soy milk, soy yogurt, tofu, and Chick’n patties. I pored over labels looking for words I couldn’t pronounce—occasionally one or two would pop up. Soy protein isolate?...
bodysoulconnect: How Will This Year Be Healthier? →
acupuncturegirl says: I like this approach because it is so DOABLE. Read on - bodysoulconnect: As part of the Nike Women’s Make Yourself Movement, they’ve asked me to share a secret to making myself fit and healthy in the New Year. Of course, I immediately came up with 3, 5, then 7 ideas, but that would be way too verbose. My personal favorite is to do at least one thing everyday. It...
Money Won’t Buy You Health Insurance
Heh. Read the last paragraph. Thanks, Donna! February 19, 2011 Money Won’t Buy You Health Insurance By DONNA DUBINSKY Redwood City, Calif. THIS isn’t the story of a poor family with a mother who has a dreadful disease that bankrupts them, or with a child who has to go without vital medicines. Unlike many others, my family can afford medical care, with or without insurance. ...
Important Rituals to Enhance Sleep - for the...
From Yoga Journal. After the prescription sleeping pills became less effective, Bradley decided to explore an alternative route, making an appointment to see Ayurvedic doctor John Douillard, director of the LifeSpa School of Ayurveda in Boulder, Colorado. He put Bradley on a regimen of herbs, tea, self-massage, and breathwork. He also helped her understand the best bedtimes for her body...
Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a...– Mitch Albom
Food Politics » Surprise! Most “better-for-you”... →
backtobalance: I am officially on a “foods kick” again. In this article Marion Nestle of Food Politics explains how the majority of foods labeled as being healthier for kids aren’t. This is more evidence that the foods we should be eating and serving to our kids be whole foods; not processed “food stuffs” found on our supermarket shelves. Contrary to some parent’s beliefs kids WILL eat whole...
How to Eliminate Suffering from PMS in 5 Simple... →
The Real Causes of PMS Th real cause for PMS is simply this: Your hormones become unbalanced, your estrogen levels increase and progesterone levels decrease, either relatively or absolutely. There are many things that promote these hormone imbalances, such as a high-sugar, refined carbohydrate diet, caffeine, stress, dairy, hormones in dairy products and meat, and estrogen-like toxins...
Healthy women don't have PMS (or, how to cure PMS)
From Dr. Mark Hyman: We are all so programmed to understand PMS and the negative mood and behavioral problems often associated with menopause as a “natural” part of life for women that it’s hard to see things a different way. So I want to tell you the story of a patient of mine with premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD … At 37 years old she had severe...
Video: The Importance of Home-cooked, Family... →
THE SLOW INSIDIOUS DISPLACEMENT of home cooked and communally shared family meals by the industrial food system has fattened our nation and weakened our family ties. In 1900, 2 percent of meals were eaten outside the home. In 2010, 50 percent were eaten away from home and one in five breakfasts is from MacDonald’s. Most family meals happen about three times a week, last less than 20...
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive...– MLK
Much Medical Research is Really Just Marketing for...
A RECENT STUDY in the Journal of the American Medical Association found over 40 percent of the best designed, peer-reviewed scientific papers published in the world’s top medical journals misrepresented the actual findings of the research.(i) The “spin doctors” writing the papers found a way to show treatments worked, when, in fact, they didn’t. Doctors and health care consumers rely on...
An Insider's look at the Health Insurance Industry →
An inside story about the insurance industry, written by fellow blogger Alli. Okay, I have a little story. This is the story of why I quit my job as a Health Insurance Broker. Before I get into it, here’s a little background: About 2 years ago, I worked as a Health Insurance Broker at a small firm in La Jolla, CA. I sold individual policies for the big 5: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United...
Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most...– Tom Robbins Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Government finds up to half of Americans under 65... →
The study found that one-fifth to one-half of non-elderly people in the United States have ailments that trigger rejection or higher prices in the individual insurance market. They range from cancer to chronic illnesses such as heart disease, asthma and high blood pressure. The study is laced with reminders about provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - as the...
TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way we Eat, Part 3. You. You eat food, right? You should watch this.
TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way we Eat, Part 2. As I said, anyone who eats food should watch this.
TedX Manhattan: Changing the Way we Eat, Part 1 Anyone who eats should watch this. Seriously.
Dr. Oz: Preventing Winter Injuries →
An MD writes about staying well while shoveling or blowing snow, and tips for preventing hypothermia, frostbite, burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, & slip and fall injuries. Safe Winter Driving Driving is another potentially dangerous activity most of us have to do in the winter. Studies find that auto accident claims go up by 12% in the months of January and February. It goes without...
Five Steps to Conquer Sugar Addiction
Reading the whole article is worthwhile to understand the latest findings. Dr. Mark Hyman writes: Regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters that affect appetite and cravings is complex and involves many factors including how quickly food spikes our blood sugar, stress, getting enough sleep, nutritional deficiencies, chemicals such as artificial sweeteners, food sensitivities which...
Acupuncture for Lupus: Testimonial →
itwaslupus: Hey guys, I just got back from a Reflexology appointment and I figured I might try to find some good information on it to put up. That link is definitely a good place to start, it even has a pretty coherent chart to follow. I thought I’d also get some thoughts off my chest about Reflexology/Acupuncture/Holistic Medicine while I’m at it. See, I know a lot of skeptics lump those...
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.– Mahatma Gandhi
Ways to Make Meditation Easy & Fun
AcupunctureGirl says, “Other suggestions include… use Mala Beads - 108 beads allow you to use them like a rosary, to keep track of your meditation time. Meditate while doing household chores - be mindful of the sensation of the hot water while you wash the dishes. Focus on polishing the silver. Paint the fence or rake the leaves with mindfulness. Walk a Labyrinth, mindfully ...