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Energy Medicine: An Emerging Paradigm

Energy Medicine: An Emerging Paradigm

by Finley Eversole, PhD. The prevailing industrial age view of the human body as a machine whose parts occasionally break down, requiring repair only to that part without regard to the whole human being and the sources of the problem, is a health model that will increasingly be replaced by a more unified theory of what a human being truly is.

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Trusting Yourself to Heal Others with Plant Spirit Healing

Trusting Yourself to Heal Others with Plant Spirits

by Pam Montgomery. We can work with plant spirits for our own personal guidance and healing, but when we call upon plant spirits to engage in the healing of another, a particular type of dynamism is added to the healing process. Plants are community beings that are here to serve the community as a whole so that when we step beyond our own personal needs...

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What Does My Aura Look Like?

Colors of an aura for the article: What Does My Aura Look Like

by Cynthia Sue Larson.

Your aura is filling the space around you with light and energy at this very moment. As your moods and ideas change, new colors and designs of varying intensity and beauty appear around you. Find out what condition your aura is in without even looking at it. By truthfully answering sixteen questions, you'll soon have a much better idea of your...

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What Is Aromatherapy?

Valerie Ann Worwood, author of the article: What Is Aromatherapy?

by Valerie Ann Worwood & Susan Worwood.

Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of natural aromatic substances — essential oils. The "aroma" in "aromatherapy" refers to the fact that all essential oils have a characteristic smell, while the "therapy" refers to the fact that these oils are used for healing. This "therapy" aspect has several branches. We now know, through scientific experimentation, that aromas exert an influence on the brain...

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How To Use Essential Oils

Valerie Ann Worwood

by Valerie Ann Worwood & Susan Worwood.

Essential oils are extremely versatile to use. The best-known method involves combining one or more essential oils with a vegetable base or carrier oil to make a "massage oil." Aromatherapists use these for medicinal or therapeutic purposes and usually apply them with massage. However, a massage oil can also simply be applied to the body, as one would apply any...

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Healing Allowed

Alan Cohen

by Alan Cohen.

As we finished lunch at a spiritual retreat center, one of the participants stood behind me and massaged my neck and shoulders. Suddenly I was jarred by a deep voice booming, No healing allowed here! To my surprise, the retreat center security guard was standing behind us...

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Ayurveda Guiding Principles

Angela Hope-Murray by Angela Hope-Murray & Tony Pickup. According to ayurvedic teaching, starting any form of treatment without first dealing with the toxins in the system that have caused the disease will only make matters worse. Toxins may either be eliminated or neutralized. This applies to both the physical and emotional level of disease...n>

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Ayurveda is a Verb

Shubhra Krishanby Shubhra Krishan. "Doing" Ayurveda does not require conquering complicated Sanskrit terms, memorizing mantras, mastering body contortions, or struggling with religious beliefs. It requires nothing except that you commit your time and energy to your own supreme well-being. What's more, it asks that you do this in as relaxed...

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Color for Healing

Romy Rawlings

by Romy Rawlings. Color therapy is an ancient approach to healing that has been used since the earliest of times. Decades of research show that color influences our thoughts, our actions, our health, and even our relationships with others. Indeed, many color energies are so powerful that even the visually impaired can sense their vibrations...

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Light The Final Frontier

Dr. Jacob Liberman

Life is basically an energy experience. It is now clear that different aspects, or frequencies, of this energy have different effects on our moods, behaviors, and vital functions. Each separate frequency, or color of the spectrum, is the food for the development and evolvement of certain aspects of our being.

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Cleansing with Incense

by Draja Mickaharic.

While incense can be used to cleanse a place or fumigate a person, the range in effect varies from very mild to exceptionally strong. They can be very potent aids to maintaining spiritual purity and cleanliness in a home. To some extent, we might compare burning incense to sending up a beacon or flare to attract those spiritual forces we wish to call. Each odor appeals to a particular force, and the "force" answers the call.

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Human Harmonies

Larry Dossey, M.D.So sensitive are we to sound that noise pollution has been called the most common modern health hazard. High levels of unpleasant sounds cause blood vessels to constrict; increase the blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rates; release extra fats into the bloodstream; and cause the blood's magnesium level to fall.

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Healers and Healing Energy

 by Betty F. Balcombe. All living things have a natural self-healing ability, but on occasions this ability is unable to function due to low energy. No one can cure another person; a psychic can give the healing energy, but the receiver's own centers distribute it where it is most required. Healing energy is given primarily to balance and encourage the positive aspects and energies of a person.

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Fragrance as a Protective Shield

Valerie Ann Worwoodby Valerie Ann Worwood.

When dealing with the invisible forces people have often used fragrance as a protective shield between them and the perceived negativity. This manipulation of fragrance for spiritual ends binds people very distant from each other in belief, space, and time, and often they use the same widely dispersed species of plant to facilitate more or less the same effect.

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Clearing the Atmosphere

Valerie Ann Worwoodby Valerie Ann Worwood.

 Rooms can have a different atmosphere that cannot always be attributed to such things as decor, light, ceiling height, or even good or bad feng shui. Rooms also have an aroma that reflects all that is in, and goes on, there. Another factor is cleanliness. If a place does not feel conducive to good energy flow, it may simply need a good energy cleaning.

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Aura Beautiful: How Your Aura Affects Your Life

Aura Beautiful: How Your Aura Affects Your Life

by Susana Madden. The aura, a field of energy that surrounds people and other living things, reflects the energy of the spirit in that body. Its colors, textures and patterns reveal much information about physical, emotional, mental and spiritual states. An aura is like a thumbprint; it is completely individual and expresses who you really are in all your splendor...

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Getting Down To Earth

Judith Poole

by Judith Poole.

We cannot be truly healthy, have vitality and experience joy without being comfortable and at home in our bodies. As long as we are physical entities we might as well move all the way into our homes. The following fun exercises can help you get in touch with the earth and energize your body as well.

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Magnetic Stimulation

by Eric Benjamin Lowe.

In the past decade, magnets have attracted the interest of many health consumers and have carved out a sizeable iche in the alternative medicine market as a treatment for multiple ailments - from arthritis to back pain. Now a preliminary study, one of the first to provide scientific evidence of magnets' medical benefits, suggests magnetic stimulation may lead to a safe, revolutionary treatment for patients with clinical depression who do not respond to standard medications.

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Body, Mind, and Qi

by Qingshan Liu. According to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, anger damages the liver, too much joy and laughter damage the heart, too much thinking and reflection affect the spleen and stomach, too much sadness and weeping affect the lungs, and anxiety damages the kidneys. This theory corresponds to a psychosomatic explanation of the change in organs, and the origin of disease.

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Color Therapy

Romy Rawlings

Color therapy is an ancient approach to healing that has been used since the earliest of times. Practitioners of Chinese medicine believe that colors have a profound effect upon health and that illness can be diagnosed through the color of certain parts of the body, including the tongue...

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