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Stressing Stress: Understanding the world’s No. 1 health problem

Stressing Stress It seems that we have no way to explain the impact of stress on our lives other than stressing stress. Everyone in the Modern World gets it. Deadlines. Financial Pressures. Family Disruptions. Strained Relationships. Addictions. The list goes on and on. There are so many pressures that mount on us. There seem to …

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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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Science Supports Meditation: In Depth | NCCIH

Science Supports Meditation Meditation, mindfulness, etc. have generated much interest recently. For thousands of years humanity has recognized the importance of mind – body practices like meditation, yoga, Taichi, Qigong, and more. Increasingly, conventional science supports meditation as this recent article from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health highlights. What Is Meditation? Meditation is …

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Most Popular Alternative Healing Therapies

Popular Alternative Healing Therapies Trying to stay healthy has been with us since the dawn of Humanity. Many popular alternative healing therapies have been around for thousands of years. Traditional Chinese Medicine like acupuncture and herbs started over 2,500 years ago. Ayurvedic Medicine started over 3,000 years ago in India. We exist at a great …

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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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The Benefits of Being Present

Being Present Mindfulness is in vogue. We hear phrases like “just breathe”. Yoga pants sell at over $100. Once reserved for parks in China, Tai Chi classes dot the US landscape. Aetna’s CEO, Mark Bertolini, has found mindfulness improves his productivity as well as Aetna’s workforce. Perhaps we should pause, just a moment, and consider …

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9 Holistic Approaches to Relieve Joint Pain

Holistic Joint Pain Remedies One particularly nice thing about a holistic approach is that many modalities are available. When thinking about holistic joint pain remedies, many Americans limit the possibilities. Our frame of reference for pain management is usually a medication (Over-The-Counter or Prescribed) or some procedure. This article by Nicole Noel, Guest Columnist at Pain …

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