The winter can be a beautiful season, but when temperatures drop is when our health needs the greatest care. We all know about cold and flu season or the winter blues, for example. But one area that many of us forget to consider during this time of year is heart health. In fact, the risk
Modern science has just begun to scratch the surface of music and sound in terms of healing potential. However, traditional medical systems from around the world have long revered the beneficial vibrations of music, harmony and rhythm for health and vitality.
In terms of brain health, what exactly is “cortical folding,” or “gyrification,” and how does it increase your mental capacity? These questions may seem to address complex issues best left to neuroscience, except for one simple practice that directly relates to them: meditation. Researchers have been studying the effects of meditation on the brain for decades, and have come to some importantconclusions that may offer further motivation and inspiration for regular—and certainly for aspiring—practitioners of this time-honored healing art.
Learn why meditation is one of the most powerful, but often neglected, tools for maintaining optimal health.
The impacts of our fast-paced lifestyles, holiday travels and festivities, along with the seasonal changes, lead most of us to believe that colds and flu are inevitable facts of winter. But they’re not ...
Finding motivation to follow a health program is not always easy. In this article, I share insights and advice on how to energize your healing path, using Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophies and mind-body practices.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the Fall season is one of the most optimal times to engage in a cleanse for greater health and wellness. This transitional season offers the opportunity to lighten and energize your system in order to build health and maintain necessary vitality during the cold winter months.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is recommended that we embrace the Fall Season by lightening our physical, mental and emotional load. This will give us the greater energy and health needed for a smooth transition into the Winter season.
I recently led a meditation, transformation and healing retreat at EarthRise IONS Retreat Center in Sonoma County, Calif. The event drew people from across the country, including medical doctors, acupuncturists, cancer patients, counselors, students of integrative medicine, and those interested in learning more about meditation and healing.
When it comes to integrative cancer treatment, I always emphasize the importance of “patient-driven medicine.” Patient-driven medicine is what true integrative medicine is about. It embraces the principle of equality between patient and doctor, and each treatment program is tailored to the patient’s individual needs, desires and comfort level, with a focus on non-biased and holistic, comprehensive protocols.