Month: October 2017

Indian Gooseberry Health Benefits

Indian Gooseberry Health Benefits We are, admittedly, latecomers to recognize Indian gooseberry health benefits. Luckily people like Dr. Michael Greger and the scientists behind the research he reviews are not. Based on Dr. Greger’s insightful articles / videos, we wanted to understand more about the Indian gooseberry, or Amla, and found this nice overview of …

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Global meeting including integrative medicine pioneers calls for “wellness moonshot”

Wellness Moonshot No disrespect to former US Vice President Biden but if we are going to have a “moonshot” in healthcare then why not prevent the preventable? A Wellness Moonshot would focus on preventing infectious and Lifestyle diseases. Not only are these good odds but they cost pennies on the dollar and help people avoid …

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As demand in La Crosse area grows, Gundersen promotes integrative medicine options

Gundersen Integrative Medicine Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI held an open house to promote awareness of its therapies. Local residents were able to get information and even demonstrations of Gundersen integrative medicine potential for their health. During the open house, prospective patients were able to speak with the center’s medical staff and ask …

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VR and Magnetic Fields Help Anxiety

Magnetic Fields Help Anxiety Anxiety can be a crippling disorder. When we think about the role of electric current in the body, it might not be so surprising that magnetic fields help anxiety. Using a combination of transcranial magnetic stimulation and virtual reality, researchers have helped to reduce anxiety in people with panic disorders. During …

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Urgent Need for Improved Mental Health Care and a More Collaborative Model of Care

Collaborative Holistic Care There has been a chasm between physical health and mental health for years. Our family has never understood this. Patient Engagement relies on a collaborative holistic care approach. However, we continue to see further dissection of the human condition into a pill for this and an injection for that, not collaborative holistic …

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Alternative medicine, conventional settings

Alternative Medicine Is Complementary There has been an evolution in US consumer attitudes around health and a revolution in consumer actions. Therapies that have produced results for centuries and millennia like acupuncture, yoga, and tai chi now appear in conventional medicine. Once separated from mainstream medicine, alternative medicine is complementary to many conventional practices. Health …

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Wing Chun May Strengthen Older Adults, Reports Study

Wing Chun Strengthens Older Adults Anyone who has watched a kung fu movie has probably seen the student practicing on a wooden dummy. Working at different speeds, the student lifts the pegs that represent arms and delivers various punch combinations. It is relaxing just to watch. However, this is not limited to young students who …

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Music At The End Of Life- brings healing, comfort to the dying

Music At The End Of Life It is wonderful that we are rediscovering the power of music at the end of life. Hospitals are not the most relaxing places for people nearing the end of life. The intensive-care units, lobbies and hospital wards are full of glaring bright lights and institutional noises. In this stressful …

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Wellbeing enhanced more by places than objects, study finds

Location Affects Wellbeing Location matters. Whether looking for a home, a school, a job we care about location. Just imagine some of your favorite vistas, a mountain top view, standing on the ocean’s shore, your favorite produce stand (or pizza shop). Where we are certainly affects who we are. That location affects wellbeing has been …

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