by Roberta Bolduc Doug Allen, a licensed massage therapist, qigong practitioner and CranioSacral Therapist, is the owner of Harmony and Fusion, LLC, in Greer, South Carolina. QiGong, as described by the National QiGong Association, is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound and focused intent.
There has been a lot of press lately regarding the many positive effects of hemp oil, otherwise known as CBD oil. Comments from Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Sanjay Gupta as well as information from various online medical sources such as NetDoctor.co.uk (NetDoctor.co.uk/medicines/a23099460/cbd-oil-benefits-and-risks/), along with personal testimonials, herald the improvements seen with several common health challenges.
25 Years of Natural Awakenings by Jan Hollingsworth The year was 1994. America Online opened the first gateway to the World Wide Web; Jeff Bezos founded the fledgling behemoth Amazon; and Deepak Chopra installed the first bricks on his path to enlightenment with the publication of his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams.
New Energy for the New Year by Ronica A. O’Hara With the merry-making furor of the holidays behind us, it’s that time of year when our bodies are crying out for some detox and rejuvenation. Aside from getting back to the basics—a healthy diet and daily exercise—we can take a page from traditional Chinese and Indian medical practices and holistic approaches and use natural, organ-by-organ procedures to renew our bodies and restore inherent vitality.
A New Roadmap to Better Health by Linda Sechrist Good detectives trained in the art of investigation know not only how to look for, collect and interpret evidence, but also how to use the tools that can help them solve a mystery. With the right tool, such as a comprehensive functional blood chemistry analysis, an experienced practitioner trained in systems biology examines the body’s metabolic blueprint, unravelling the enigma of declining health hijacked by chronic disease.
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by Jennifer Smith It is no secret that emergency room visits increase during the holiday season, with stress being the main contributor. From the physical stress of food and drink overindulgence,
Tips from a Rock Star Doctor by April Thompson The holidays can emulate a rock star’s life: a wearying travel schedule and social calendar, overindulging in rich food and drink, restless nights in unfamiliar beds. Fortunately, celebrity tips and tricks can help us through a hectic season, according to Gabrielle Francis, naturopath and author of The Rockstar Remedy: A Rock & Roll Doctor’s Prescription for Living a Long, Healthy Life.
Natural Ways to Stay Healthy by Kathleen Barnes Like many other health conditions, challenges to our immune systems are on the rise. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 26.5 million adults and kids have asthma, 50 million have allergies and up to 20 percent get the flu each year. Catching a cold is common, with U.S. adults generally coping with two or three a year and children about twice as many.