by David Servan-Schreiber
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
Has your physician ever asked you to write about the worst day of your life? Probably not. Yet the Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a clinical study showing that writing can have a big impact on physical symptoms...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt:"Prescribing story writing for medical purposes is a time-honored way of treating post-traumatic stress disorder and depressive conditions." Here is some up-to-date research info on the health benefits of writing.
If we can learn to communicate with our bodyminds, we can tap into our body’s own language to better understand and facilitate healing. Pert has come to believe that emotions are the key to coordinating all the parts of us into a harmonious and healthy whole.
Science tells us that Earth created very particular and important sensitivities, perceptions, and skills in women. The wisdom of a woman living a healthy, safe, and fulfilling life is a cosmological event. When women are allowed to be fully human, population falls, families stabilize, and local economies thrive. When she is not allowed to be fully human it is not only a humanitarian crisis but a cosmological crisis. A unique aspect of the world is squelched...
In this article, we'll explore a centuries-old practice that's recently been updated through extensive scientific research by The Institute of HeartMath®. This practice is "Inner Smiling." It is a powerful way to reduce stress, improve your health and immune response, stay calm in the midst of chaos, and connect with inner clarity and intuitive guidance...
Editor's Note from Melanie Channell: The practice of inner smiling is an age old exercise that has been reintroduced and updated by the institute of Heart Math. The exercise helps to stimulate the relaxation response, which in turn reduces stress, lowers your blood pressure, reduces muscle tension, and assists in normalizing the bodies functions for better health overall.
Research has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. In fact, there’s a growing field of health care known as music therapy, which uses music to heal. Those who practice music therapy are finding a benefit in using music to help cancer patients, children with ADD, and others, and even hospitals are beginning to use music and music therapy to help with pain management, to help ward off depression, to promote movement, to calm patients, to ease muscle tension, and for many other benefits that music and music therapy can bring...
Editor's Note: An excellent article summarizing some of the diverse effects of music therapy.
I work full time as a teacher, parent twin toddlers and my elderly father has just moved in with us. I drink a lot of coffee, but I feel tired all the time. I am concerned that I might be more susceptible to getting sick. Do you have any herbs that can give me more energy and keep me healthy?...
Editor´s Note:Herbs have many benefits to the body after they are consumed. The main function of an adaptogen is to normalize or to correct what is wrong within the body so that it can work as it should.
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