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Discipline for the body; Meditation for the mind

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 Discipline for the Body; Meditation for the mind.

 

Meditation-5Discipline is for the body while meditation is for the mind. Your awareness, calm, and focus will increase through proper meditation. Masters in the art of mortal combat often teaches the “mind over matter” techniques in order to achieve maximum potential. The subtle differences can mean victory or defeat in combat. Improper tuning of awareness causes a weak stance for the enemy to exploit. Entering combat with a clouded mind renders you impaired in making decisions whether to attack or defend. An anxious mind will result in an un-calmed body which wastes more energy than needed; you will have been defeated by your opponent even before the combat begins. This counts also for your everyday life; with a calm mind your progress improves fast with a troubled mind you stand still or reverse.

The Meditative Process

You may have heard it said that the human mind is like a computer – complex and processes a lot of information. Well Read More

The Therapeutic Far Infrared Amethyst BioMat

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The Therapeutic Far Infrared Amethyst BioMat

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The use of the bioMat for healing is very well known in Europe.

Characterized as purifying, pacifying and transitional; Amethyst has become known as a power crystal with healing powers among spiritualists and meditation experts. Amethyst acts as a healer at all levels of the mind, body and spirit. It also has the ability to transform lower energies into higher ones.

According to ancient Greek folklore, they believed that among the healing powers, Amethyst protected a person from the intoxicating effects of alcohol.

What kinds of diseases does Amethyst heal?

According to alternative medicine experts Amethyst is known to cure Read More

Unbelievable Remedies for Peptic Ulcers

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Unbelievable Remedies for Peptic Ulcers

 

Stomach painPerhaps 2 out of every 10 people on the planet have had peptic ulcer or are still suffering from it; in fact, some of my friends in one time or another went through this ordeal in their lives. Gastric, peptic or duodenal ulcers are caused by over production of stomach acids that strips off your stomach lining and cause it to sore. While your body creates new stomach lining every 72 hours, the over production of gastric acids in your stomach could eat it away faster than what your body can produce under normal circumstances. There are actually OTC (over the counter) drugs that are used to cure stomach ulcers such as Rabeprazole which is a proton pump inhibitor Aluminum Hydroxide (an antacid medication) and many others. However, there are also some alternative duodenal ulcer treatment methods that are fairly effective even by most accepted medical standards. Read More

Medical Science Revolutionized – Using Thermography to Detect Illnesses

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Medical Science Revolutionized – Using Thermography to Detect Illnesses

 

thermography-image-3Apparently efficiency works by using various techniques in order to root out the problem; for example farmers would use fertilizers and pesticides on top of their crop-cultivating methods to bring out the best harvest each year. The same is true when it comes to medical science and what could not be determined or identified through standard means; Read More

Aromatherapy before Meditation

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Aromatherapy before Meditation

Meditation-5Lately a lot of medical research centers, colleges and universities have published ground-breaking discoveries on the benefits of “Mindfulness Meditation,” “Transcendental Meditation” or just plain old “Meditation.” It’s funny how experts on eastern medicine simply shrugged off this news and said that western science is merely confirming what eastern philosophy has already discovered thousands of years ago. Read More

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Up Close

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EFT- Up Close…

tapping-1Every day there is a challenge to be faced.  For some of us, just waking up and going to school or work. Others studying for an exam or picking up their kids after school and bringing them to  their sports or piano lesson. A few of us enjoy life as it comes but no matter how optimistic we are about the things that happen to us, some avoidable situations just arise. Problems with family, relationships, jobs and sometimes issues within us occur in spite of all the caution and carefulness we take. Stress is a challenge whether you’re young or old. Somehow, for some people stress makes them stronger and mindful of themselves. However, others just can’t cope properly. Read More

How mindfulness meditation and Yoga can help with PTSD

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Mindfulness, Meditation and PTSD 

trafficStress is inevitable and unavoidable. No matter how we look at it, stress is a part of our daily lives. Traffic, noise, pollution, work, family and loved ones are considered the common stressors we encounter every day. The way we handle and face all the stress is really important and essential because it is detrimental to our coping process as an individual, no matter how big or small it is. But not all people encounter only the common stressors mentioned above.  Some have experienced traumatic events in their lives which employ a big impact on them.

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posttraumatic_stress_disorder, Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that result in psychological trauma.

Examples of traumatic events are:  Read More

The Truth behind S.A.D

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The Truth behind S.A.D

Brrr……..It is indeed winter season again. Rain and breezy winds have been clattering the windows of my house. Winter season means, the days are  getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. Some of us, depending on where you live, experiencing long dark nights which can be very depressing. Those who experiencing these feelings are going trough the so-called winter blues.

sad personWinter blues or winter depression is a general term for having mood swings during winter season. It is fairly common and it’s just a mild condition. It usually resolves on its own after a short period of time. Winter blues has also been found out to be related to stressful holiday season and remembrance of the absence of their loved ones. If this winter depression or winter blues has not been resolved, it can lead to a more serious disorder called the Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a severe type of Read More

What meds are you unknowingly taking in when drinking tab water?

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Drugs in drinking water: danger or distraction?

 

Over the last decade a dozen or more studies in the U.S., Europe, and Australia have found trace amounts of pharmaceutical drugs in surface water, wastewater, groundwater and to a lesser degree in drinking water.

 

In 2008, the Associated Press ran a series of well-researched articles on the findings of these studies, which brought the issue to public attention. They found that drugs have been detected in 24 major metropolitan areas, from California to New Jersey. Of the 62 cities that had tested for pharmaceuticals, only Albuquerque, New Mexico, Austin Texas, and Virginia Beach, Virginia, reported no pharmaceuticals had been found in drinking water.

Obviously, with only 62 cities even testing for pharmaceuticals in the water supply, most cities around the country can’t say whether drugs are or are not in the water. In Texas, only Austin, Arlington, El Paso, and Fort Worth have tested their drinking water for pharmaceuticals. Read More

Integrated care such as massage therapy, yoga and nutritional counseling offer better low-back pain relief

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Harvard study shows integrated care may offer better low-back pain relief

One of the most common ailments of humans since we began walking upright is low back pain. Modern medicine has employed a wide range of strategies to provide relief to people with chronic low-back pain ranging from anti-pain, and anti-inflammatory medicines to surgery. For some people those remedies provide significant relief, but many people continue to experience sometimes debilitating pain.

In an effort to find ways to increase the improvement in pain, researchers led by Dr. David Eisenberg at Harvard Medical School in Boston collaborated with researchers at Seattle’s Group Health Research Institute, and Brown University, Providence RI, on an integrated care study. They compared conventional medicine, or usual care, to a combination of usual care and complementary or alternative medicine approaches, referred to as integrated care. The results were published April 19 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

A total of 20 people from an occupational health clinic or a community health clinic who had low-back pain lasting three to 12 weeks were randomly assigned to undergo usual care or integrated care for a period of 12 weeks. Read More

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