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Traditional Chinese Medicine – Part 1: Acupressure

Acupressure is an alternative medical practice based on ancient precepts from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It’s foundational concepts rely on the assertion that our bodies are interlaced with networks of channels, sometimes called meridians, through which a living force flows. This life force, known as qi ( pronounced chee), enlivens the various parts of our […]

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November 29, 2013 No Comments

An Apple a Day Really Can Keep the Doctor Away

Most people know that fruits should be part of any healthy diet. All fruits provide benefits, but all fruits are not equally health enhancing. With so many fruits to choose from, which ones should we make sure we eat often? In the course of researching the benefits of various fruits as part of my quest […]

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November 28, 2013 No Comments

For Hay Fever and Other Seasonal Allergies, Try Butterbur

It is Spring, and, in temperate climates, this is the time of year for many when grass and pollen allergies flare up. Fortunately, there is a safe, inexpensive, natural herb for this that is effective for many people. The European herb Butterbur (Petasites hybridus) has been tested recently in clinical trials with impressive results. In […]

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May 6, 2013 No Comments

Aromatherapy Massage

What is Aromatherapy Massage? Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy where highly concentrated plant oils, called essential oils, are added to the massage oil or lotion. How does aromatherapy massage work? The aromas from the massage oils stimulate the brain in ways which affect heart rate, stress level, blood pressure, breathing, memory, digestion, and the immune […]

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February 4, 2013 No Comments

Natural Strategies to Lower Cholesterol

Keeping bad cholesterol, what doctors call low density cholesterol or LDL, under control is important for good cardiovascular health. Fortunately, there are many natural strategies that can be used to lower cholesterol. Here are a few of the best researched ones: Life Style Changes Some Supplements Can help to Lower Cholesterol Some of the herbal […]

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January 25, 2013 2 Comments