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Breaking the mold: A doctor’s illness journey changes her practice – Peninsula Press

Gut Instinct? Gut health has grown among consumers and physicians but, as this Peninsula Press article shows, not all providers are ready to question conventional Western medical authority. Dr. Cynthia Li turned to alternative solutions for her own mysterious medical condition — something that would soon change her approach to life and to medicine. Of …

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I Tried Gua Sha To Treat My Ankle Injury And This Is What Happened

A Need for Gua Sha? I cried as they carried me off the basketball court, blubbering about how this couldn’t be happening. I had a half marathon in 14 weeks, and a severe ankle injury was not in the plan.  After a month of pain and little-to-no progress, I was willing to do just about …

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Silicon Valley is obsessed with meditation and there’s new evidence it changes the brain for the better

Meditation Evidence By giving our bustling minds a dedicated break from day-to-day worries, meditation appears to empower the brain to run more efficiently, new research shows. A large review of studies involving close to 3,000 people found that mindfulness meditation was linked with a reduction in feelings of depression, anxiety, and even physical pain. Source: Silicon …

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