Should We Have Two Sleeps Rather Than One?

Should We Have Two Sleeps Rather Than One?
Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night. While night time awakenings are distressing for most sufferers, there is some evidence from our recent past that suggests this period of wakefulness occurring between two separate sleep periods was the norm.

Hum Your Way to Health and Well-Being

Hum Your Way to Health and Well-Being
Sound is an exceptionally powerful energy. It has the ability to stimulate the release of hormones in the body, to reduce the stress response and induce relaxation, to penetrate to body and affect us at a cellular level, to rearrange molecular structure, and to shape matter itself. 

Singing As An Act Of Power For Wellness and Health

Singing As An Act Of Power For Wellness and Health
In many places in the world when a person is ill, a song is sung to heal. The notion of singing a person to wellness and health may sound strange. You may think it irresponsible of me, a trained physician, even to mention it. But I am not talking about a New Age or alternative treatment. I am speaking of the medicine ways of my tribe...

The Twelve Simple Steps Of The Healing Process

Twelve Simple Steps Of The Healing ProcessIt isn't possible to make good, conscious decisions in the midst of confusion and shock. Slow down and don't be rushed. Listen to your inner voice. Weigh the options and make decisions and choices based on what you feel is right for you. We stay far more empowered when we take charge and make decisions we feel good about.

How To Open to Your Body's Natural Healing Capabilities

How To Open to Your Body's Natural Healing CapabilitiesWhy does the body seem to betray you? It's a belief. You're fight­ing it mentally, but you haven't let yourself experience and feel  what it's like to absolutely be in your body. Just as the Earth is the body of this planet, your biology is the body of your soul. If you're aging, if you look in the mirror and say...

The Healing Power of the Placebo Effect

The Healing Power of the Placebo Effect: Is It Real?Placebos have been found, at times, to work nearly as effectively as materialistic treatments. One series of studies covering more than one thousand patients showed that 35 percent reported significant relief from a variety of ailments after treatment with a placebo.

How To Heal Our DNA with the Assistance of Our Innate Self

How To Heal Our DNA with the Assistance of Our Innate SelfInnate is responsible for the seemingly mysterious and miraculous healings: accelerated recoveries, spontaneous remissions, and unexplained disappearances of incurable diseases. There is no mystery after all when the Innate is involved and can bridge the gap between quantum intelligent information and our bodies. It is not a force outside ourselves--it is something within all of us.

Nine Keys to a Healthier, Happier You

Nine Keys to a Healthier, Happier YouAre you stressed-out, overweight, overworked, uninspired, or plagued by negative emotions? Don't worry — anyone can achieve greater health and happiness by trying out some new behaviors and attitudes, and working at it step-by-step. Here are nine proven ways to get there.

The Argument For And Against Preventative Medicine

The Argument For And Against Preventative MedicinePreventative medicine has long used drugs to prevent the onset of disease. Those with symptoms such as high blood sugar or pressure are often diagnosed with the “pre-condition”, such as prediabetes or prehypertension, if their symptoms haven’t yet reached the levels which define the disease.

Why Some People Heal and Others Don't...

Why Some People Heal and Others Don't...Healing has always been a great mystery, especially when a cure works for one person but perhaps not for another. Part of the success or failure of any healing modality is how the recipient perceives and accepts the healing. Let’s face it. Some of us...

Protecting Your Energy and Your Aura

 Protecting Your Energy and Your AuraA strong mind can cope with a weak body, while even a strong body is no use if you have a weak mind. Remember that your aura is simply an extension of you. When strong, it acts as a protective shield. When fragile or damaged, it can leave you drained, unwell, and feeling disconnected from yourself.

Listen to Your Symptoms, They're There For A Reason

Listen to Your Symptoms, They're There For A ReasonCareful histories of people who come down with serious illnesses almost always reveal earlier warning signs that were ignored or treated superficially. Symptoms are like warning lights or gauges in your car. When the oil light goes on in your car, would you tape over it so you can go about your business?

Why Hypnosis Is Less Far Fetched And Far More Important

A new TV show would have us believe a powerful hypnotist can make us do whatever he says while we are powerless to resist or even realise. Evan/Flickr, CC BYA new TV show would have us believe a powerful hypnotist can make us do whatever he says while we are powerless to resist or even realise. Channel Nine’s new game show You’re Back in the Room debuted to high ratings on Sunday night.

Living From the Heart: Purifying the Mind and the Body

Purifying the Mind and the Body to Live From the HeartWith all the noise of society—busy highways, bustling cities, mass media, and television sets blaring everywhere—our minds can’t help but be highly agitated and polluted. I now avoid all this as much as humanly possible, especially the television. It’s now hard to believe that I was a reporter on television for more than two decades.

Healing with Color: Lupus, Liver, and Life

Healing with Color: Lupus, Liver, and LifeIn my late twenties, I developed both forms of the autoimmune deficiency disease Lupus. My doctors advised me that, given the severity of both forms of Lupus, I would only live another six to eight years. After three years of suffering, yet functioning with my Lupus, I had an experience that changed my perception.

The Amazing Power of Music Therapy: A Fusion of Art and Science

The Amazing Power of Music Therapy: A Fusion of Art and ScienceIn my practice as a speech language pathologist and music therapist, I’m able to use music to serve a variety of patients with an array of needs. Children with autism tend to be more attentive to musical sounds than speech sounds. For cancer patients, I’ll use songs of hope and resilience. I’ve helped patients preparing for surgery...

Enhancing Your Aura for Long-Term Benefits

Enhancing Your Aura for Long-Term BenefitsA strong, centered aura can bring many magical experiences into your life. By following these simple ten steps to good auric health, you can significantly improve your chances of attracting what you really love to your life! The first five steps are part of a daily auric energy practice, and the last five are an ongoing, long-term energy practice.

Cleansing Your Home and Environment with Incense

Cleansing with Incense

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.

Energy Medicine: An Emerging Paradigm

Energy Medicine: An Emerging ParadigmThe 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.

What Does Being Healthy & Happy Mean to You?

What Does Being Healthy & Happy Mean to You?I often asked my patients three important questions before surgery: Why do you wish to live longer? Do you wish to be happier? and What does being happy mean to you? These queries gave me an opportunity to discuss spiritual matters as well as physical and emotional ones...

Why Fighting Symptoms Doesn't Work

Why Fighting Symptoms Doesn't Work

When you go on the offensive and try to fight your symptoms, it only makes them stronger. Try this: whatever you do, do not think of an elephant. What happens? The harder you try not to think of it, the elephant's image becomes even more prominent...

From Bladder Weakness to Bladder Wellness

How To Go From  Bladder Weakness to Bladder Wellness

A misbehaving bladder is a very common problem. Some people go to the loo unnecessarily often, or leak when laughing or stretching. If you are in the habit of going to the bathroom on the first signal, you will feel 'full' even when the bladder is car­rying only a small amount of liquid...

Relaxation Techniques for Health: An Introduction

Relaxation at the beach

Relaxation techniques, such as autogenic training, biofeedback, deep breathing and breathing exercises, guided imagery, progressive relaxation, and self-hypnosis, including their uses for health purposes, scientific evidence regarding their effectiveness, and side effects and risks. From the U.S. government’s National Institutes of Health.

Water Cleanse for Vitality and Health

Water Cleanse for Vitality and Health by Tami Quinn, Beth Heller

Water is essential in supporting proper functioning in the body. Water helps with the transportation of hormones, nutrients, oxygen, and antibodies throughout the bloodstream and lymphatic system. Water can also benefit our physical appearance by helping hydrate cells, making the skin look plumper and less saggy...

Color Therapy Healed My Husband

Color Therapy Healed My Husband by Olga Horvat

Every morning, I would awake early and anxiously look in on my husband. I needed to know he was still breathing. Would I lose him? Survival instincts began to kick in. I started praying and calling upon a higher power. We were both agnostics, but it did not matter...

Yawning is Contagious... but is it Good For You?

Yawning is Contagious... but is it Good For You?

Yawning may be better than meditation! Despite the fact that we yawn spontaneously five to ten times a day, and that it is a highly pleasurable event, comparatively little effort has gone into understanding why we yawn. But much of what we do know is practical and can add to our practice with the breath.

Puppies Help Veterans with PTSD

NEADS Puppies Free Veterans from PTSD

One day, while lying in his hospital bed at Walter Reed, a Golden Retriever in a therapy dog vest entered his room with his trainer. Although Raymond could barely speak, the connection that he felt with the dog was immediate and profound. When the occupational therapist saw...

Setting your Intention: Fasting

Setting your Intention: FastingThink about how we normally consume. We usually choose to fill our shopping cart full of the foods we habitually buy. To choose new foods, even for a day, is to design a different sort of experience: it is the intention to experience something new...

Is It a Curse or a Diagnosis?

Is It a Curse or a Diagnosis?

The mere expectation of illness or death appears to lead to illness and death in voodoo and other such belief systems. This may be similar to a patient in a modern hospital who is told that they only have six weeks to live, and as a result, they die exactly six weeks later. Yet...

Goose Bumps: Holistic & Spiritual Messengers

That prickly feeling with the body hair standing on end and the skin looking like “goose bumps” is usually associated or identified with chills, shivers, and certain emotional states. Less known, however, is that this prickle is informative and effective in the fields of health care and spirituality...

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