Oil pulling

Our mouths are a fairly busy part of our physiology… the CEO of tremendous daily responsibilities. In Ayurvedic medicine, the mouth is considered a reflection on the general health of our entire body. Also, it’sconsidered a kind of gateway to treat and maintain wellness. Home to billions of microorganisms, according to Ayurvedic medicine our mouths...

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Pet Health: Holistic Approaches

“What I see commonly in dogs and cats is arthritis. So, increasing blood flow is really beneficial for the circulation and with that brings anti-inflammatory properties – and pain relief.” Sharlene McInnes is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultant and veterinary acupuncturist, based in Wellington, New Zealand. She specializes in the field of holistic animal...

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Finding the right wellness practitioner

At its core…finding the right practitioner for your wellness treatment – whatever that treatment may be – is a lot like finding that perfect hairdresser…. Or mechanic. The same basics concepts apply. You need to check certain criteria boxes before you become involved in this new, dynamic and deeply personal relationship: Are they reputable? Are...

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Hot stone massage

The practice of massage with hot stones is an ancient and revered treatment. Indigenous cultures have applied magnesium and iron-rich basalt stones to the back, arms, chest and stomach to assist with pain and disease for hundreds of years. Currently a popular and blissfully effective treatment – used in almost all spas and clinics –...

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Finding the right wellness practitioner

At its core…finding the right practitioner for your wellness treatment – whatever that treatment may be – is a lot like finding that perfect hairdresser…. Or mechanic. The same basics concepts apply. You need to check certain criteria boxes before you become involved in this new, dynamic and deeply personal relationship: Are they reputable? Are...

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How to catch a cold… A story for everyone

There is no virtue in recalling the exact moment it occurred. At this point, it might be better to make acceptance (and tissues) your primary focus. It’s tempting to imagine how (and when) this stealthy intruder breached the gates of your now apparently wide-open immune system – but it might be more energy efficient to...

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Shiatsu Therapy

The first thing they observe is a quiet and calm feeling. They normally go home with a ‘floating sensation’ and positive lightness. For sure, if it was pain that brought them to a session – by the end of the treatment, it is gone.” Gemma Sachiko is a Shiatsuteacher and practitioner, based in Spain. Shiatsu...

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The potential effects of fasting

“The ancient Romans, for example, believed that eating more than one large meal, per day, was unhealthy.” This from the study, “Fasting as a Therapy in Neurological Disease” from the US National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health. The study is referring to the perceived importance of fasting in the biological evolution of our species....

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Laser acupuncture treatment and smoking

 “I went for the treatment, which was relaxing and pleasant. Afterwards, I had no withdrawal symptoms, no stress and no desire to have a cigarette – Six years and counting!” Laser acupuncture therapy, can be thought of as one variation on ‘Acupuncture without the Needles’. It can be a very effective treatment for chronic pain,...

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“Sound Frequency Therapy and Binaural Beats”

“Binaural beats change brainwaves and induce temporary states of deep relaxation, or awareness, depending on the needs of the person. They help to calm the mind and mimic the body’s natural brainwaves – without any negative side effects.” Scott Hutchison-McDade is a sound therapist, meditation guide and yoga practitioner based in Scotland. He works with...

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