ADAPTING TO A HEALTHIER LIFE

ADAPTING TO A HEALTHIER LIFE Imagine you are working at your desk and suddenly one of the fluorescent lights overhead starts buzzing.  You take notice of it since it is a new stimulus, but don’t think much of it.  The longer it persists, however, the more annoying it becomes.  But, eventually you are able to
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ACUPUNCTURE…ALTERNATIVE WHAT?

ACUPUNCTURE…ALTERNATIVE WHAT? You have probably heard acupuncture referred to at some point as “alternative medicine.” The term itself consists of two very off-base implications. First, it implies that acupuncture is a runner-up or a contingency plan to turn to when medicine inevitably falls short, or should one choose not to utilize medicine in the first
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TUNE IN TO HEALTH!

TUNE IN TO HEALTH! Remember the days of rabbit ear antennas on your television sets? If you were lucky enough to find the exact seating position in your living room to optimize your body’s own magnetic field and the tilt of the earth’s axis, these beauties could tune in your favorite show with the crystal
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ARE YOU HITTING THE SNOOZE?

ARE YOU HITTING THE SNOOZE? The chirping of the alarm barely rouses you enough to pry one arm out from under the blanket.  Your hand automatically navigates its way to the bedside nightstand and inches its way to the alarm clock, a move ingrained by years of repetition. Despite your best intentions of arising on
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The Nervous System and Qi Cultivation

The Nervous System and Qi Cultivation © Roger Jahnke O.M.D. Much of what is described in traditional medical systems as the “balance” of forces, such as yin and yang in the Chinese system, can be associated with the dualistic components of the nervous system. In the central nervous system yin is rest and yang is
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YOUR BODY AS A GARDEN

YOUR BODY AS A GARDEN The concept of gardening gives us an excellent illustration for the theories behind Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. Imagine you are a gardener whose job it is to help a garden thrive. To help nature along, you must provide necessities such as water and fertilizer. You must make sure
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