Month: September 2017

Gua sha: Scraping of back is said to relieve pain and ease other medical problems

Gua Sha Scraping Bruises Gua Sha (“scraping bruises”) is an Asian folk remedy that is often used as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Like any other therapy, this is not suited for everyone or every condition. But it does offer another option for healthcare consumers who want to build their own holistic health regimen. …

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Partners In Healing- Cancer survivor testifies to the ways of healing

Partners In Healing Mary Katzke’s film explores the healing power of integrative medicine.  We originally prepared a title with “integrative medicine” for this article. However, as we reflected on Mary’s story we realized she has the right title… Partners in Healing. This isn’t about any medicine really. It is very much about partnerships, respect, even …

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WellCare Unveils New Holistic Health Brand – “Beyond Healthcare. A Better You.”

Holistic Health Brand What happens when large health plan decides health is more than clinical visits? They form a new holistic health brand and announce it to the world! WellCare’s new “Beyond Healthcare. A Better You.” says it so well! For more than 20 years, WellCare has been helping members live better, healthier lives by …

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Federal agencies partner for military and veteran pain management research

Nondrug Pain Management The U.S. military and VA often lead the way for complementary therapies. The referenced article looks at nondrug pain management research for chronic pain. U.S. agencies partner on research that focuses on nondrug approaches for pain management in military personnel and veterans; NCCIH is the lead for this multi-agency initiative.Studies report nearly …

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Holistic health care shift underway

Holistic Health Care Shift There is a holistic health care shift underway that is disrupting conventional medical care. In the early 1900’s the leading causes of death were infectious diseases. In this century, the leading causes of death are non-infectious chronic diseases. These illnesses, like heart disease, are often the result of our hectic lifestyles. …

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The effects of holistic health group interventions

Holistic Health Group Interventions New research shows that culturally sensitive sessions of holistic health group interventions help mild cognitive impairment. Persons with mild cognitive impairment (PwMCI) are at a higher risk of developing dementia than those without cognitive impairment. This research study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a holistic health group intervention, which is …

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The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: Need for healthy sleep

Healthy Sleep In a bustling 21st century world, we often do not appreciate healthy sleep. However, a good eight hours can not only make you more productive but also healthy. Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about …

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Free Webinar– Homeopathic Medicine Research

Homeopathic Medicine The Office of Integrative Medicine and Health at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the American Institute of Homeopathy will host a 90-minute research presentation reviewing new research findings in the field of homeopathic medicine and the developing understanding of the biological basis for homeopathic remedy response. Iris Bell MD, …

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Tibetan yoga practice may improve sleep quality for breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy

Tibetan Yoga Participating in twice-weekly practice of Tibetan yoga may reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The research, published in the journal Cancer, found that women who practiced Tibetan yoga at least two times …

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