Tag Archives: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Massage, Science, and Your Health – A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Weil

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Noted physician Andrew Weil, MD, author of Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine that Can Transform Our Future (Hudson Street Press, 2009) and a longtime proponent of integrative medicine, had a chance to sit down with Body Sense … Continue reading

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Tea Leaves – Flowing with the Seasons Reflects Wisdom

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Farmers–who plant, nurture, and harvest crops, then allow the ground to lie fallow for a period of rest–know well the significance of the seasons. Practitioners of the principles of Chinese medicine also honor the seasons, understanding that a healthy life … Continue reading

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The Roots of Disharmony – Part 2 – Emotional & Lifestyle Factors

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Emotions, of themselves, are not a problem. Everyone experiences a range of emotional feeling throughout their lives: Sadness, anger, joy, worry and so forth. They are a natural part of our embodied experience and a normal response to our environment. … Continue reading

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The Roots of Disharmony – Part 1 – The Six Excesses

The point of healing is to re-establish, and to help maintain, harmony. Balance, after all, is the normative state. According to Traditional Asian Medicine (TAM), the natural condition is the intricate and graceful dance whereby Yin and Yang, Blood and … Continue reading

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Water Wealth – Baths for Detox and Skin Health

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Skin is an amazingly complex organ and, by weight, the largest of the body. It covers some 22 square feet and weighs around 9 pounds (roughly 7 percent of body weight).1 Its integumentary system provides the front line of defense … Continue reading

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The Ancient Art of Achieving Balance

When you think about protection, what do you think? Car insurance, health insurance, home insurance? Being physically strong and well-trained? Regular check-ups, vitamins, herbal preparations? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and qigong meditation, the focus is on the balance of … Continue reading

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Seeking Alternatives for Arthritis Sufferers – Life Span–Chasing the Pain Away

Arthritis is an insidious disease, eating its way into the joints of nearly 70 million Americans, or nearly one out of every three U.S. adults. It is considered one of our most prevalent chronic health problems, costing the economy more … Continue reading

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Massage, Science, and Your Health – A Conversation with Dr. Andrew Weil

Noted physician Andrew Weil, MD, author of Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine that Can Transform Our Future (Hudson Street Press, 2009) and a longtime proponent of integrative medicine, had a chance to sit down with Body Sense … Continue reading

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Guided Imagery and Massage – Guided Imagery Finds Its Way Into the Spa

For massage therapists, there is no mistaking the connection between body and mind. It’s evident in each day’s work–from the client who has an emotional release in the middle of a session, to the client who recalls vivid memories as … Continue reading

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The Mind-Body Spa Experience

The Hands-of-Faith Holistic Healing Center is a Wellness Center, but we wanted to share with you that major spas are desirous of incorporating many of the healing modalities, that we offer, into their menu of services. While the U.S. spa … Continue reading

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