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Mindfulness Changes Brain | NCCIH

Mindfulness Changes Brain New research from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health shows that mindfulness changes the brain and pain sensitivity. Also interesting was the study’s finding that people have varying degrees of innate mindfulness. Those who are more mindful innately will “pay attention to the present moment without reacting to it”. This …

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This Mind-Body Technique Is France’s Best-Kept Secret For Reducing Stress

Sophrology Sophrology seems to be a growing mindfulness practice in many parts of Europe. It is even making a start in the US. Mindfulness practices are wonderful additions to our healthcare. Whether for prevention, balance, or even treatment these millennia-old practices still work. Sophrology is only a few decades old, by comparison, but has capture …

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Students Are More Stressed Out Than Ever. Here’s How Colleges Are Designing Campuses To Fix That

Stressed Students College has always been stressful. Stressed students are moving further into adulthood and away from the lives they knew while balancing demanding coursework and new communities. This is a situation ripe for trouble. Germany’s University of Heidelberg even had a “student jail” (Studentenkarzer) for wayward students until 1914. But today’s stress is worse. …

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Lifestyle Medicine Provides Empowerment

Lifestyle Medicine Provides Empowerment This was an insightful interview with Dr. Parneet Pal. What was most striking was her observation that lifestyle medicine provides empowerment. This is not about “patient engagement” but empowering individuals to be active in changing behaviors that determine 80% or more of health. While clinical care certainly remains vital, near total …

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VA Expands Holistic Health Programs | Military.com

VA Expands Holistic Health Programs Good news for those vets who need a more holistic approach to their health problems. The VA is expanding its holistic health programs! The VA seems to be leading the way in holistic health approaches that knit together multiple facets of health: mind, body, spirit, and environment. The programs embrace …

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Meditation 101: Practices, Postures, and Everything In Between

Meditation 101 Meditation is supposed to be simple, even relaxing. For many, however, it can be confusing and cause tension. Fitness Goat provides us with a Meditation 101 guide that lists many types of meditation and reassures us that it takes time. “I am incapable of meditating,” admitted a friend of mine just the other …

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Medical Tourism Escalates: Sets Sights On Holistic Medicine

Medical Tourism Escalates As more American consumers become involved in their health decisions, there has been an uptick in medical tourism. One example is the increased traffic to Indian destinations where consumers can engage in Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine. Some make the trip because they suffer from an illness while other go in …

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Mind Body Approaches Help Substance Use Disorders

Mind Body Approaches Help Substance Use Disorders At a time when the US faces a crisis of opioid abuse, it is refreshing to see that mind body approaches help substance disorders. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has pulled together research specific to a number of mind body approaches. Mindfulness-based approaches have …

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