Alternative Medicine

The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine & their Healing Power

The Five Elements of Chinese Medicine & their Healing Power

Chinese medicine and this ancient form of correcting imbalance in the body through acupuncture, diet and practices such as Qi Gong can be better understood when we study the five elements and their relation to certain organs and systems in the body. As with all holistic practices, Chinese medicine aims to create harmony in the body, and ailments such as allergic asthma, skin conditions and kidney ... »

Extended Puppy Pose or Uttana Shishosana

Five Yoga Poses to Alleviate Lower Back Pain

“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” ~ Geeta Iyengar, daughter of B.K.S Lower back pain can affect almost one and all at some point in our life. Sedentary lifestyle, eating habits, lack of exercise, stress, negative emotions etc. is often the cause for low back pain. Varying in level, the pain can be severe or worse, temporary or permanent, based on sex, age... »

Healing Autoimmune Diseases Naturally

Healing Autoimmune Diseases Naturally

An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune disorders – arthritis, multiple sclerosis, pernicious anemia, vitiligo, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, Addison’s disease, Type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto’s disease to name a few. Our immune system, which protects the body against exter... »

5 Common Spices that Destroy Diseases

5 Common Spices that Destroy Diseases

Over the recent years we have been moving further away from the pharmaceutical industry by taking small steps, if you recollect we did an article on how to cure a child from common ailments using an extract from five leaves. But today I’ve cooked up a bunch of spices and common food ingredients that you can use to keep good health and even help and protect you from a range of diseases. It sh... »

health benefits of fasting

Scientists Uncover the Several Benefits of Fasting

“Fasting is the greatest remedy – the physician within.” – Paracelsus, a 15th century Swiss German Renaissance physician, botanist. Imagine when you stop the overindulgence and rest the digestive system, you allow your body to detoxify, repair cells, tissues and organs – which in turn leads to a better mental and emotional health. Ancient traditions like Buddhism, Jainism and mor... »

Laughter: The Best Medicine

Laughter: The Best Medicine

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ~ Charlie Chaplin What is life without laughter? We get so caught up in our self-inflicted reality, that we forget the simple joys of life. Laughter is the best medicine, as its the perfect way to de-stress and overcome some of the difficult times in life. Don’t we all love the company of funny, humorous people? Here’s the reason wh... »

benefits of music on human health and mind

Seven Ways Music Benefits your Health

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ~ Billy Joel I remember the time I gave birth to our son, the doctor played some relaxing, soothing tunes that helped ease the process of giving natural birth. Music can have dramatic effect on the human min... »

shamans drumming

Shamanism and the Transformative Power of Drum Meditation

“Shamanism is not a religion. It’s a method. And when this method is practiced with humility, reverence and self-discipline, the shaman’s path can become a way of life.” – Hank Wesselman The wise make one lifetime into many; the many make one lifetime into less. Shamans are intent upon making their one life into many by cultivating a relationship and a dialogue with the multiple sub-selves within ... »

forest-bathing

Walk in the Forest to Heal Oneself

I have always been a nature lover, who appreciates spending time outdoors and soaking in the positive energy of the green surroundings. There is a popular practice in Japan called ‘Shinrin-yoku’ which means ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’ also known as ‘forest bathing‘. Spending time in nature is healing energy for the mind, body and soul. The idea with Shinri... »

transpersonal psychology

Psychology with a Soul ~ Views of a Transpersonal Psychologist

“The reflection, the verisimilitude, of life that shines in the fleshly cells from the soul source is the only cause of man’s attachment to his body; obviously he would not pay solicitous homage to a clod of clay. A human being falsely identifies himself with his physical form because the life currents from the soul are breath-conveyed into the flesh with such intense power that man mistakes... »

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