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The Role of Acupuncture in Comprehensive Cancer Care

By Steven Siroky, L.Ac. and Yi-Jun Lin, L.Ac. It is estimated that in the United States, 60-80% of cancer patients seek out some type of alternative therapy while undergoing conventional cancer treatment. Alternative therapies such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutritional supplementation, massage, yoga, meditation and prayer are often used in conjunction with […]

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Yoga Breathing Exercise – Ancient Cure for Holiday Stress

By Yogi Ranjit Deora Cultivate the conscious intention to take care of yourself and those holiday obligations in a more centered way. Five simple ways to tame holiday stress and nurture your own spirit: Start Early-Give yourself plenty of time to get prepared. The earlier you get things done, the more time you’ll have to […]

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Tantra Creates Love

By Yogi Ranjit Deora Tantra says yes to life. It is not a belief or a faith but a way of living and acting. On this path, pleasure, vision, and ecstasy are celebrated rather than repressed. The Tantric path encompasses beauty, sensitivity, and exhilaration through eating, drinking, tasting, smelling, and touching. It embraces and enhances […]

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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Powerful Tools for Better Health

By Darren Holman, L.Ac, MAOM What are Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine? Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are one of the oldest continuously practiced medical systems in the world, and have been practiced for nearly three thousand years. They work by treating the body as an integrated whole, instead of treating separated systems or symptoms. Symptoms […]

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Massage During Pregnancy

By Debby Smith, LMBT Pregnancy is a time of physical and emotional transformation. Besides the obvious physical changes, the myriad emotions a pregnant woman experiences can often leave her feeling confused, overwhelmed, stressed or anxious. With so much attention focused on the arrival of the baby, moms-to-be often overlook the importance of nurturing their physical and […]

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Massage During Labor

Author: Debby Smith, Licensed Massage and Body Work Therapist The use of massage during labor is nothing new. Many tribal cultures throughout the world have traditionally incorporated massage into the birthing process. Nurturing touch during labor has been shown to enhance the laboring woman’s mood and ability to cope with labor. In 1997 the Touch Research […]

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Postpartum Massage

By Debby Smith, B.S., B.A., L.M.T The postpartum period, also known as the fourth trimester, refers to the six weeks following childbirth. This is the period in which nature un-does what it sustained for nine months. It is an intense period of physical and emotional change for new mothers. Her body will be ridding itself of […]

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