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Healthy Living & Longevity

There is an ancient Chinese medicine axiom that says: 'One disease, long life; no disease, short life.' Doesn't this sound utterly bizarre? Why would going through the ordeal of a major illness or medical condition ...

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Qi Gong is a dynamic form of energy medicine originating in ancient China. It is a perfected, refined system comprised of various breathing techniques, physical exercises, body postures and meditation practices. The goal of Qi ...

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Everywhere you look there is a new trend in skin care.  Retinol, peptides, lasers, peels, fillers, neurotoxins, and countless other modalities which promise to be answer to aging skin flood the market each year.  Many ...

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As we grow older not only do we cultivate wisdom through experience, we also run a greater risk of disease and disability. According to acupuncture and Oriental medicine, signs of aging arise largely due to ...

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The nutritional evaluation of food and herbs differs between Western medicine and acupuncture and Oriental medicine. These traditions developed separately from each other and from very different ideologies. The foundation for Western medicine rests upon ...

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Leaving behind the bright years of youth and entering a quieter, more mature phase in life often prompts the question: How can I preserve my youth and extend my life? For answers to this question ...

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Is there a body/mind connection to will power? According to the principles of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine there is. Will power, or "Zhi," is said to reside in the kidneys and the state of the ...

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The endocrine system is responsible for hormonal functions in the body and produces thirty distinct hormones each of which has a very specific job to do. This system controls your physical growth, mood, hormone output ...

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The endocrine system provides regulation of the body through hormonal secretions. Cultivating your endocrine health combined with proper nutrition and diet can boost energy, improve appetite, reduce insomnia, relieve depression symptoms, improve circulation, relieve muscle ...

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By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. ~ Confucius Reflection is the process in which ...

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Our society puts a premium on our waking hours and has the tendency to underestimate the importance of a full-night's sleep. Often, good sleep hygiene is an afterthought for many people. Millions of people are ...

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When functioning properly, the thyroid gland secretes just the right amount of thyroid hormone to regulate almost all the metabolic processes in your body. Too much or too little of these vital body chemicals and ...

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Are you really healthy? What are the health indexes in Chinese medicine system?  Chinese medicine sees our body as a reflection of this universe and sees the material world as consisting of the five elements ...

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It is the beginning of a new year and, once again, a time to reflect on what changes we can make to improve our lives.If you are intent on improving your health this year, acupuncture ...

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To treat disease that has already developed is comparable to the behavior of those persons who begin to dig a well after they have become thirsty, and of those who begin to cast weapons after ...

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Acupuncture is probably the best known, most common, and most accepted Chinese natural treatment to help your face and body turn back the hands of time. Acupressure uses the same principles as acupuncture, replacing the ...

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For Delia, it was the pain of a severe auto accident and abdominal surgery that brought her to acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).  I decided to turn to the clinic because of their integrative ...

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Who among us doesn™t want to live a long life? The desire to survive is built into us. As animals, we react instinctively to protect ourselves in the face of danger. As organisms our bodies ...

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There have been some intriguing studies indicating that green tea can be extremely effective in the fight against high cholesterol. Specifically, the beverage reduces bad cholesterol and boosts good cholesterol, improving an individuals overall cholesterol ...

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In China, the pomegranate fruit symbolized longevity. Now there is scientific evidence for the fruit's restorative powers.Scientists have tested the juice in mice and found that it combats hardening of the arteries (atherogenesis) and related ...

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Get a fasting lipoprotein profile to find out what your total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglyceride numbers are. Calculate your risk for heart disease using the ATP III assessment tool. Discuss your risk ...

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The word meditation comes from the Greek word that means to be mindful. The practice of meditation is a proven stress reducer, and can help you tame your mind and overcome anxieties, agitation ...

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Whether you turn to acupuncture or allopathic medicine for healing, choosing the right foods for your constitution will speed your progress. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), health is a state of balance in which ...

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Living to be 100 is not the product of an expensive supplement, brutal daily regimen, plastic surgery or anything out of the average person™s reach.  A few simple changes in the most basic areas of ...

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How You Heal: Herbs, Remedies, and Elixirs. Anti-Aging Herb with a 5,000-Year Track Record. Panax ginseng is perhaps the world™s best-known herb. Popularly employed to increase energy and stamina, it has been used medically in ...

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Where You Are: Environment, Ecology, and Community. Are Your Clean Clothes Toxic? Traditional dry cleaning uses a chemical solvent, perchloroethylene, to remove stains.  Unfortunately, its chemical residue is toxic to humans.  People often experience headaches ...

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Herbal medicines, proven safe and effective through thousands of years of use, target different areas of disharmony and renew original beauty by enhancing adequate blood flow, moisture, energy and circulation.Ren Shen Yang Rong Pian is ...

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Q: I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and surgery is being discussed as the next step. Are there other alternatives?

A: Yes. Both of these conditions fall into the category of repetitive strain injury, a generic term encompassing many cumulative trauma disorde... Read More