Month: February 2018

It’s About Health, Not Technology

About Health, Not Technology I like technology and the value technology services can deliver. I have a made a career of developing, implementing, overseeing, and improving technology services around the world. Perhaps one of the most enduring truisms I picked up in that time is “If you siliconize a bad process, bad things happen more …

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AYUSH Medicines Booming In India

AYUSH Medicines Booming India boasts one of the oldest medical systems in the world, Ayurveda. Now India is investing in the renewed interest of its non-conventional medical systems, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, Naturopathy, Siddha, and Homeopathy). The new global interest has resulted in AYUSH medicines booming. This boom has attracted not only government investments but …

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Essential Oils For Healing

Essential Oils For Healing At one time, essential oils were commonplace in health. Many medical systems like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine make great use of herbs in a variety forms. However, more Americans are using essential oils for healing as they take more control of health and lifestyle decisions. Most of us trust our …

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Music Therapy Addresses Trauma

Music Therapy Addresses Trauma At the time of this article, daughter Emily is in her Junior year at university studying Music Therapy. That might be interesting enough but Emily recently shared an insight about Music Therapy that escapes many. Music Therapy is not about the music but the relationship between client and therapist. Music Therapy addresses …

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Does Your Psychological Wellbeing Affect Your HDL Cholesterol Levels?

Mindful of Your HDL Cholesterol Levels New research suggest that being mindful of your HDL cholesterol levels may have a new meaning. For many years the link between psychological well-being and lipid profiles has been studied. Initially, it was found that there was a negative correlation between cholesterol and moods. This means that as cholesterol …

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Music as Medicine

Music As Medicine The familiar phrase “music calms the savage beast” usually comes to mind when we think about music and health. Music is, of course, relaxing… for savage beasts or wound-tight humans. But there is more than just relaxation. There is music as medicine. Again, we do not want to get rid of conventional …

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Turning the Tide on Lifestyle Diseases – It’s time to change our approach

Lifestyle Diseases Need Lifestyle Medicine An epidemic of chronic disease faces the US. Our leading killer, heart disease, often has its beginning in poor lifestyle decisions. Heart disease, cancer, COPD, diabetes are fairly modern diseases and have really taken hold only in the last century. As with any disease, we need a way to fight. …

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Transforming Patient Health Care and Wellbeing Through Lighting

Wellbeing Through Lighting Lighting definitely contributes to mood. A well-lit room (not overbearing) can be quite energizing. Appropriately dimmed lights can be restful, relaxing, even romantic. Researchers have known for some time that they can influence wellbeing through lighting and are now looking for ways to use that in healthcare. The world of health care …

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